Showcase your setups

Would love to see everyone’s setups. Pictures say a thousand words and the creativity some have with furniture/placement/selection always fascinates me.
TV - Sony XBR 75X900E
Amps - Marantz SR5003 , 2 x Linn Lk240’s , NAD 2400 THX, Denon 1804
Speakers - POlk Lsim705’s ,Totem Acoustic Rainmaker's, Sonus Faber Piccolo, Definitive Technology SM350's , Sonos Play 5, 2 play 1's, Mirage Oasis MKii's
Subwoofers - SVS SB16 Ultra, Jamo D4SUB
Sources - Denon 2910, Sony CDP-CX355, JVC XM448BK, Sonos Connect,
Vinyl - Project Debut III, Nagaoka MP-110, Cambridge Audio Solo, Okki Nokki RCM
Cables - Zu Audio power cables, AudioQuest Type 4 speaker cables, Linn Interconnects
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 18,423
    mine's too messy (plenty of images on this forum) :(
    "It's like watching a roomful of people who couldn't get through college algebra discussing the flaws of quantum physics theory. I guess it could be fun, but it's ultimately a waste of time." -- seen on audiokarma

    "Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

    "Writing about hifi is like dancing about architecture" -- paraphrasing some wag (possibly Frank Zappa)
  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 1,412
    I’ll get everything cleaned up and share some pics, when I have time.
    2 channel
    Speakers: Mission 770 Freedoms
    Integrated amp: Technics SU-v75 and matching tuner
    CDP: Technics SL-PC20
    Cables: Monoprice, Monster, Acoustic Research, and a few generic ones
    TT: Technics SL-3200, direct drive
    Cartridge: Shure M97xE

    Pc gaming setup
    Receiver/amp: Yamaha RX-V665
    Computer: Lenovo g50 (soon to be upgraded to a Dell Precision 690 which is far from stock!!)
    Interconnects: Amazon basics HDMI, Acoustic Research HDMI, Monoprice speaker cables
    Speakers: Boston Acoustics CR75s

    Random equipment on standby:
    Onkyo TX-v940, JBL woofers and tweeters, single Klipsch KG .5, Yamaha guitar amplifier, Peavey Rage 158 guitar amplifier, Kicker comp 12” subwoofer, single Bose 802 series II, a whole bunch of 1”-3” full range drivers, Infinity Crescendo 3007s (on sale), Polk LSi25s
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  • polrbehrpolrbehr Posts: 2,097
    You joined up about 4 years too late. :/ There used to be a dedicated section called System Showcase, but that went the way of the dodo when Vanilla came along in 2014. Not even sure if the Wayback Machine will direct you there anymore.
    So, are you willing to put forth a little effort or are you happy sitting in your skeptical poo pile?


    http://audiomilitia.proboards.com/
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 281
    polrbehr wrote: »
    You joined up about 4 years too late. :/ There used to be a dedicated section called System Showcase, but that went the way of the dodo when Vanilla came along in 2014. Not even sure if the Wayback Machine will direct you there anymore.
    So is this post not allowed or something?
    TV - Sony XBR 75X900E
    Amps - Marantz SR5003 , 2 x Linn Lk240’s , NAD 2400 THX, Denon 1804
    Speakers - POlk Lsim705’s ,Totem Acoustic Rainmaker's, Sonus Faber Piccolo, Definitive Technology SM350's , Sonos Play 5, 2 play 1's, Mirage Oasis MKii's
    Subwoofers - SVS SB16 Ultra, Jamo D4SUB
    Sources - Denon 2910, Sony CDP-CX355, JVC XM448BK, Sonos Connect,
    Vinyl - Project Debut III, Nagaoka MP-110, Cambridge Audio Solo, Okki Nokki RCM
    Cables - Zu Audio power cables, AudioQuest Type 4 speaker cables, Linn Interconnects
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 18,423
    No, it's allowed (AFAIK), I think the point is just that there's a legacy that is unfortunately lost (other than via the Wayback Machine).
    "It's like watching a roomful of people who couldn't get through college algebra discussing the flaws of quantum physics theory. I guess it could be fun, but it's ultimately a waste of time." -- seen on audiokarma

    "Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

    "Writing about hifi is like dancing about architecture" -- paraphrasing some wag (possibly Frank Zappa)
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 281
    Lol. Yeah right.
    TV - Sony XBR 75X900E
    Amps - Marantz SR5003 , 2 x Linn Lk240’s , NAD 2400 THX, Denon 1804
    Speakers - POlk Lsim705’s ,Totem Acoustic Rainmaker's, Sonus Faber Piccolo, Definitive Technology SM350's , Sonos Play 5, 2 play 1's, Mirage Oasis MKii's
    Subwoofers - SVS SB16 Ultra, Jamo D4SUB
    Sources - Denon 2910, Sony CDP-CX355, JVC XM448BK, Sonos Connect,
    Vinyl - Project Debut III, Nagaoka MP-110, Cambridge Audio Solo, Okki Nokki RCM
    Cables - Zu Audio power cables, AudioQuest Type 4 speaker cables, Linn Interconnects
  • gmcmangmcman Posts: 1,119
    edited August 2
    joecoulson wrote: »
    Lol. Yeah right.

    Seriously, that's his Schnauzer. B)
  • polrbehrpolrbehr Posts: 2,097
    edited August 2
    http://web.archive.org/web/20121103012110/http://www.polkaudio.com/forums/system-showcase/

    Here ya go ^^^, a glimpse into the glorious past LOL.
    Gawd, I looked at my pics and with the exception of my new SVS (not even pictured) everything is different - even the furniture.
    So, are you willing to put forth a little effort or are you happy sitting in your skeptical poo pile?


    http://audiomilitia.proboards.com/
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 281
    So I am still waiting for even one pic of someone’s current setup. I have posts back in 04-06 from a past theater and 2ch setup over on the Ecoustics forum, but all my stuff is very different now. Including the house.
    Someone pls post some current setups!
    TV - Sony XBR 75X900E
    Amps - Marantz SR5003 , 2 x Linn Lk240’s , NAD 2400 THX, Denon 1804
    Speakers - POlk Lsim705’s ,Totem Acoustic Rainmaker's, Sonus Faber Piccolo, Definitive Technology SM350's , Sonos Play 5, 2 play 1's, Mirage Oasis MKii's
    Subwoofers - SVS SB16 Ultra, Jamo D4SUB
    Sources - Denon 2910, Sony CDP-CX355, JVC XM448BK, Sonos Connect,
    Vinyl - Project Debut III, Nagaoka MP-110, Cambridge Audio Solo, Okki Nokki RCM
    Cables - Zu Audio power cables, AudioQuest Type 4 speaker cables, Linn Interconnects
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 4,248
    edited August 2
    I don't really like to publicly post photos of my gear because I don't want it to seem like I'm showing off. I feel weird about advertising "wealth" or the impression of having it.
    Got Dayens?
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 10,261
    Jesus you're going to get retina damage with those subs... lol
  • ZLTFULZLTFUL Posts: 4,534
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    Jesus you're going to get retina damage with those subs... lol

    That's only 4 of the 6. The other 2 are built into corner enclosures for the rear corners of the theater but they are sitting in the storage room.

    I was debating on adding nearfield subs and some midbass modules...just in case.
    "Some people find it easier to be conceited rather than correct."

    "Unwad those panties and have a good time man. We're all here to help each other, no matter how it might appear." DSkip
  • halohalo Posts: 4,199
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 281
    ZLTFUL that’s an awesome setup in both rooms! Love the 2ch setup. Wish I had another room in this house to dedicate to 2 ch but alas kids/wife and current house do not permit.
    Thank You for being the first to post!
    TV - Sony XBR 75X900E
    Amps - Marantz SR5003 , 2 x Linn Lk240’s , NAD 2400 THX, Denon 1804
    Speakers - POlk Lsim705’s ,Totem Acoustic Rainmaker's, Sonus Faber Piccolo, Definitive Technology SM350's , Sonos Play 5, 2 play 1's, Mirage Oasis MKii's
    Subwoofers - SVS SB16 Ultra, Jamo D4SUB
    Sources - Denon 2910, Sony CDP-CX355, JVC XM448BK, Sonos Connect,
    Vinyl - Project Debut III, Nagaoka MP-110, Cambridge Audio Solo, Okki Nokki RCM
    Cables - Zu Audio power cables, AudioQuest Type 4 speaker cables, Linn Interconnects
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 281
    halo wrote: »
    joecoulson wrote: »
    Would love to see everyone’s setups. Pictures say a thousand words and the creativity some have with furniture/placement/selection always fascinates me.

    I started a thread in 2017: https://forum.polkaudio.com/discussion/175274/lets-see-it/p1
    Your photos do not show but I have seen your setup with the 705’s recently and it’s very similar to th look of mine so you know I love it!!
    TV - Sony XBR 75X900E
    Amps - Marantz SR5003 , 2 x Linn Lk240’s , NAD 2400 THX, Denon 1804
    Speakers - POlk Lsim705’s ,Totem Acoustic Rainmaker's, Sonus Faber Piccolo, Definitive Technology SM350's , Sonos Play 5, 2 play 1's, Mirage Oasis MKii's
    Subwoofers - SVS SB16 Ultra, Jamo D4SUB
    Sources - Denon 2910, Sony CDP-CX355, JVC XM448BK, Sonos Connect,
    Vinyl - Project Debut III, Nagaoka MP-110, Cambridge Audio Solo, Okki Nokki RCM
    Cables - Zu Audio power cables, AudioQuest Type 4 speaker cables, Linn Interconnects
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 18,423
    Clipdat wrote: »
    I don't really like to publicly post photos of my gear because I don't want it to seem like I'm showing off. I feel weird about advertising "wealth" or the impression of having it.

    never stops me... one look will squelch any impression of "wealth", "taste", or "orginizational skills".

    sigh...

    27138816799_d247e72652_b.jpgDSC_9976 (3) by Mark Hardy, on Flickr
    "It's like watching a roomful of people who couldn't get through college algebra discussing the flaws of quantum physics theory. I guess it could be fun, but it's ultimately a waste of time." -- seen on audiokarma

    "Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

    "Writing about hifi is like dancing about architecture" -- paraphrasing some wag (possibly Frank Zappa)
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 281
    Clipdat wrote: »
    I don't really like to publicly post photos of my gear because I don't want it to seem like I'm showing off. I feel weird about advertising "wealth" or the impression of having it.
    I totally respect you not wanting to show it but I don’t think anybody would pre-judge you based on equipment, I wish I had the money to spend on some of the setups that I see on here, like Dskip and so on, but alas I’m not there yet.
    Would love to see your gear as I know you are a big fan, especially with the fantastic coverage of that show, but again I respect your decision.
    TV - Sony XBR 75X900E
    Amps - Marantz SR5003 , 2 x Linn Lk240’s , NAD 2400 THX, Denon 1804
    Speakers - POlk Lsim705’s ,Totem Acoustic Rainmaker's, Sonus Faber Piccolo, Definitive Technology SM350's , Sonos Play 5, 2 play 1's, Mirage Oasis MKii's
    Subwoofers - SVS SB16 Ultra, Jamo D4SUB
    Sources - Denon 2910, Sony CDP-CX355, JVC XM448BK, Sonos Connect,
    Vinyl - Project Debut III, Nagaoka MP-110, Cambridge Audio Solo, Okki Nokki RCM
    Cables - Zu Audio power cables, AudioQuest Type 4 speaker cables, Linn Interconnects
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 281
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    Clipdat wrote: »
    I don't really like to publicly post photos of my gear because I don't want it to seem like I'm showing off. I feel weird about advertising "wealth" or the impression of having it.

    never stops me... one look will squelch any impression of "wealth", "taste", or "orginizational skills".

    sigh...

    27138816799_d247e72652_b.jpgDSC_9976 (3) by Mark Hardy, on Flickr
    That’s a great space to listen in I bet, those towers are monstrous, what are they?
    TV - Sony XBR 75X900E
    Amps - Marantz SR5003 , 2 x Linn Lk240’s , NAD 2400 THX, Denon 1804
    Speakers - POlk Lsim705’s ,Totem Acoustic Rainmaker's, Sonus Faber Piccolo, Definitive Technology SM350's , Sonos Play 5, 2 play 1's, Mirage Oasis MKii's
    Subwoofers - SVS SB16 Ultra, Jamo D4SUB
    Sources - Denon 2910, Sony CDP-CX355, JVC XM448BK, Sonos Connect,
    Vinyl - Project Debut III, Nagaoka MP-110, Cambridge Audio Solo, Okki Nokki RCM
    Cables - Zu Audio power cables, AudioQuest Type 4 speaker cables, Linn Interconnects
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 281
    tratliff wrote: »
    Picture is a little old but shows majority of todays system. In fact only addition is a R2R which I have included an additional pic and a change in TV. But, you get the idea.


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    Wow. Stunning
    Did you see a difference using the granite as bases for the towers?
    I have access to granite for nothing and wonder if I should do that?
    TV - Sony XBR 75X900E
    Amps - Marantz SR5003 , 2 x Linn Lk240’s , NAD 2400 THX, Denon 1804
    Speakers - POlk Lsim705’s ,Totem Acoustic Rainmaker's, Sonus Faber Piccolo, Definitive Technology SM350's , Sonos Play 5, 2 play 1's, Mirage Oasis MKii's
    Subwoofers - SVS SB16 Ultra, Jamo D4SUB
    Sources - Denon 2910, Sony CDP-CX355, JVC XM448BK, Sonos Connect,
    Vinyl - Project Debut III, Nagaoka MP-110, Cambridge Audio Solo, Okki Nokki RCM
    Cables - Zu Audio power cables, AudioQuest Type 4 speaker cables, Linn Interconnects
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 4,248
    My gear/setup is pretty modest compared to most of the other forum members.
    joecoulson wrote: »
    I totally respect you not wanting to show it but I don’t think anybody would pre-judge you based on equipment, I wish I had the money to spend on some of the setups that I see on here, like Dskip and so on, but alas I’m not there yet.
    Would love to see your gear as I know you are a big fan, especially with the fantastic coverage of that show, but again I respect your decision.

    Got Dayens?
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 18,423
    joecoulson wrote: »
    ...
    That’s a great space to listen in I bet, those towers are monstrous, what are they?

    Not exactly towers, and not exactly easy to describe succinctly in their present incarnation.

    They started out as slight variants of this design, loaded with 604E Duplexes and Mastering Labs crossovers.

    http://www.wardsweb.org/Billfort/

    As they're currently configured, the coaxial treble drivers of the Duplexes are (ahem) bypassed, and treble is managed with a pair of EMILAR EH-500 2" throat horns loaded with (depending on my mood) JBL 2441 or Altec 802D (1" exit, with adaptors) compression drivers. Crossover is first order at ca. 600 Hz and treble is augmented with B&C DE35 horn (super) tweeters, crossed in very high (first order).

    http://www.hifihaven.org/index.php?threads/billforts-altec-604-ramblings.47/
    http://www.hifihaven.org/index.php?threads/so-if-you-ever-find-one-or-a-pair-of-these-horns-snap-them-up.2371/
    http://www.hifihaven.org/index.php?threads/one-inch-two-inch-red-inch-blue-inch.3325/
    http://www.hifihaven.org/index.php?threads/on-high-sensitivity-super-tweeters-or-i-musta-got-lost.3042/

    Now, aren't you sorry you asked? ;)


    It all started, for me, with a pair of Polk Audio Monitor Series Model 7A loudspeakers in 1978. Still have 'em, too.
    "It's like watching a roomful of people who couldn't get through college algebra discussing the flaws of quantum physics theory. I guess it could be fun, but it's ultimately a waste of time." -- seen on audiokarma

    "Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

    "Writing about hifi is like dancing about architecture" -- paraphrasing some wag (possibly Frank Zappa)
  • tratlifftratliff Posts: 627
    joecoulson wrote: »
    Did you see a difference using the granite as bases for the towers?
    I have access to granite for nothing and wonder if I should do that?

    Using granite as bases has been discussed many times within the site. I really like it on the top of my rack to add rigidity for my turntable. But did not notice any change with using it at the base of my speakers. One thing I do like about using it under the speakers is that the vacuum cannot touch the speakers.
    2 Channel
    Legacy Focus SE, McIntosh C50, McIntosh MC601's, VPI Prime w/SoundSmith Zephyr MIMC, Parasound Halo JC3, Marantz SA-14s1, Oppo BDP-105, Technics RS-1500, Furman Elite 15PFi, Douglas Connection Alpha Interconnects, Douglas Connection Alpha Speaker Cables, Pangea Power Cables

    Theater
    Yamaha RX-Z9, Legacy Focus SE (same as 2 Channel system), Def Tech C/L/R 2500, Def Tech BP-2X, Def Tech Pro-Monitors, Vizio M-75

    Office
    Teac NP-H750, Parasound Ztuner, Audio Engine P4N, Grado SR80, Grado iGrado, Audio-Technica ATH-M50, PC running High Rez files

    Living Room
    Yamaha YSP-4100 digital sound projector, Sharp Aquos 60"

    Bed Room
    Yamaha YSP-5100 digital sound projector, Sharp Aquos 70"

  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 281
    Clipdat wrote: »
    My gear/setup is pretty modest compared to most of the other forum members.
    joecoulson wrote: »
    I totally respect you not wanting to show it but I don’t think anybody would pre-judge you based on equipment, I wish I had the money to spend on some of the setups that I see on here, like Dskip and so on, but alas I’m not there yet.
    Would love to see your gear as I know you are a big fan, especially with the fantastic coverage of that show, but again I respect your decision.
    Mine too my friend. I appreciate all setups
    I started with buying old stuff at Goodwill growing up and trying to repair to make a Frankenstein setup.
    My setup now is still very modest in the grand scheme. Things is, I’m still proud of it !
    TV - Sony XBR 75X900E
    Amps - Marantz SR5003 , 2 x Linn Lk240’s , NAD 2400 THX, Denon 1804
    Speakers - POlk Lsim705’s ,Totem Acoustic Rainmaker's, Sonus Faber Piccolo, Definitive Technology SM350's , Sonos Play 5, 2 play 1's, Mirage Oasis MKii's
    Subwoofers - SVS SB16 Ultra, Jamo D4SUB
    Sources - Denon 2910, Sony CDP-CX355, JVC XM448BK, Sonos Connect,
    Vinyl - Project Debut III, Nagaoka MP-110, Cambridge Audio Solo, Okki Nokki RCM
    Cables - Zu Audio power cables, AudioQuest Type 4 speaker cables, Linn Interconnects
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 281
    Very cool Hardy. Would love to hear that.
    TV - Sony XBR 75X900E
    Amps - Marantz SR5003 , 2 x Linn Lk240’s , NAD 2400 THX, Denon 1804
    Speakers - POlk Lsim705’s ,Totem Acoustic Rainmaker's, Sonus Faber Piccolo, Definitive Technology SM350's , Sonos Play 5, 2 play 1's, Mirage Oasis MKii's
    Subwoofers - SVS SB16 Ultra, Jamo D4SUB
    Sources - Denon 2910, Sony CDP-CX355, JVC XM448BK, Sonos Connect,
    Vinyl - Project Debut III, Nagaoka MP-110, Cambridge Audio Solo, Okki Nokki RCM
    Cables - Zu Audio power cables, AudioQuest Type 4 speaker cables, Linn Interconnects
  • scubalabscubalab Posts: 2,326
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    It all started, for me, with a pair of Polk Audio Monitor Series Model 7A loudspeakers in 1978. Still have 'em, too.

    The gateway drug...
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 18,423
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    "It's like watching a roomful of people who couldn't get through college algebra discussing the flaws of quantum physics theory. I guess it could be fun, but it's ultimately a waste of time." -- seen on audiokarma

    "Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

    "Writing about hifi is like dancing about architecture" -- paraphrasing some wag (possibly Frank Zappa)
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