Some Winter Projects

Just finished up a couple of Winter Projects. Built a new TT Rack and moved it to side of the room, had a pesky Heat Vent above the Table in the former position, spewing out Dry Air and Dust. Lowered the Center Rack also, this has helped clean up the Center Image a bit.

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Also finished up a pair of CRS+'s, just received back the X-Overs from "The Man" Dave yesterday, have them hooked up and playing Music. I can't get over how much sound comes out of these boxes! Accompanied by Rythnik F8 Subs, the CRS's sound really, really good!

I stripped the Vinyl covered cabinets and Veneered with a Birds Eye Maple, some Cherry Stain and a few coats of Clear Poly later.

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Let the "Burn In" begin ;)

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SDA SRS 3.1TL's/SDA CRS+4.1TL's and some other stuff
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  • dkfreebirddkfreebird Posts: 1,049
    That looks awesome. Nice job.
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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 4,478
    Sometimes I see plants near speakers, is it a type of acoustic treatment?

    Room and speakers look great, I immediately want to bring over several records to test everything :)
    Got Dayens?
  • aprazer402aprazer402 Posts: 1,074
    Very beautiful room Mike!
  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 15,854
    So are you running XLR from your TT to your preamp? I’d love to see how everything’s connected as it looks super cool!
    "....not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted." William Bruce Cameron, Informal Sociology: A Casual Introduction to Sociological Thinking (1963)
  • Mike ReeterMike Reeter Posts: 3,273
    Thanks for the Positive comments, yes I do all the House Keeping as well :) my Phono Preamp doesn’t have Balanced Outputs, so I have some Audio Sensibility, 5 meter RCA I/C’s to the Linestage Pre.

    I can not hear any signal loss from the TT’s previous location, moving the TT and lowering the Center Rack has really cleaned up the Imaging, I might end up with all the gear in the new Rack and just have the Amps in the center.
    SDA SRS 3.1TL's/SDA CRS+4.1TL's and some other stuff
  • Mike ReeterMike Reeter Posts: 3,273
    Clipdat wrote: »
    Sometimes I see plants near speakers, is it a type of acoustic treatment?

    Room and speakers look great, I immediately want to bring over several records to test everything :)

    The Plants are for astetics and color! Can’t tell if they bring anything else to the table. Bring your LP’s and I’ll have the Refreshments ready!

    SDA SRS 3.1TL's/SDA CRS+4.1TL's and some other stuff
  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 15,854
    Thanks for the Positive comments, yes I do all the House Keeping as well :) my Phono Preamp doesn’t have Balanced Outputs, so I have some Audio Sensibility, 5 meter RCA I/C’s to the Linestage Pre.

    I can not hear any signal loss from the TT’s previous location, moving the TT and lowering the Center Rack has really cleaned up the Imaging, I might end up with all the gear in the new Rack and just have the Amps in the center.

    Wow, I figured 5m RCA's would cause some issues. Good to know its not the case (as I'm potentially headed that route shortly lol.....

    You also have me wondering if I shouldn't do the same thing for my setup and leave my 5 channel amp, and my 2 Crown amps in the middle and then locate all my source gear in the corner out of the way. Would free up some space for a project I'm working on. Then I'd just XLR from my preamp to my B&K and Crowns and be good.
    "....not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted." William Bruce Cameron, Informal Sociology: A Casual Introduction to Sociological Thinking (1963)
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 14,761
    Plants are good for random diffraction patterns. They also add a 'homely' feel to a room which is why many use them at audio shows.
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  • ken brydsonken brydson Posts: 7,072
    Gorgeous! Wish I could pull off something like that!!
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  • Mikey081057Mikey081057 Posts: 5,426
    That is very beautiful Mike... Congrats well done..
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  • ConradiclesConradicles Posts: 5,742
    Great job Mike! Bet that room sounds fantastic.
  • Mike ReeterMike Reeter Posts: 3,273
    Thanks for the Positive comments, yes I do all the House Keeping as well :) my Phono Preamp doesn’t have Balanced Outputs, so I have some Audio Sensibility, 5 meter RCA I/C’s to the Linestage Pre.

    I can not hear any signal loss from the TT’s previous location, moving the TT and lowering the Center Rack has really cleaned up the Imaging, I might end up with all the gear in the new Rack and just have the Amps in the center.

    Wow, I figured 5m RCA's would cause some issues. Good to know its not the case (as I'm potentially headed that route shortly lol.....

    You also have me wondering if I shouldn't do the same thing for my setup and leave my 5 channel amp, and my 2 Crown amps in the middle and then locate all my source gear in the corner out of the way. Would free up some space for a project I'm working on. Then I'd just XLR from my preamp to my B&K and Crowns and be good.

    Sounds like a plan, I did a “test run” before I decided to make the move, and liked what I heard, so I proceeded to get to work. I’m going to try moving the Linestage and other gear to the side next and using the long I/C’s from the pre to the amps and see what that brings.

    SDA SRS 3.1TL's/SDA CRS+4.1TL's and some other stuff
  • ZLTFULZLTFUL Posts: 4,569
    Awesome looking setup Mike. Still need to get down there to visit first hand!
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  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 9,870
    Looks great

    Do you still have the Dyn's?
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  • StimpyWanStimpyWan Registered User Posts: 49
    A beautiful room and set up. Plus, I'd love to hear construction details on the equipment racks, as they look awesome! Nice job.
  • vmaxervmaxer Posts: 4,259
    Very nice, love it.
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  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 14,761
    I didn't add but I love the room. It's beautiful and very welcoming.
    audiothesis.com/

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  • Mike ReeterMike Reeter Posts: 3,273
    txcoastal1 wrote: »
    Looks great

    Do you still have the Dyn's?

    Yes, I just like to play around, Love that SDA sound too!
    SDA SRS 3.1TL's/SDA CRS+4.1TL's and some other stuff
  • gudnoyezgudnoyez Posts: 6,284
    Great looking room are they 4.1TLs? I love the venner job looks great.
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  • ThortonThorton Posts: 1,113
    Nice job. Looks great and the room is beautiful too.
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  • Mike ReeterMike Reeter Posts: 3,273
    Thanks again, everyone! The CRS+'s have the 4.1TL Upgrade, they are amazing! I had a previous pair with the 4.1TL Upgrades, and like the Fool that I am, I sold them! I came across another pair and decided to turn them into "keepers"

    I've been working on the Room for over two years, it's always been a "Work in progress". I'm an extreme amateur at working with Wood, but I enjoy making pieces that incorporate into the Audio Obsession :)

    SDA SRS 3.1TL's/SDA CRS+4.1TL's and some other stuff
  • Mike ReeterMike Reeter Posts: 3,273
    ZLTFUL wrote: »
    Awesome looking setup Mike. Still need to get down there to visit first hand!

    Ryan, the door is always open to you and any other CP Members that might be passing through the Midwest. The Tubes are always warm and the Beer is always Cold!

    SDA SRS 3.1TL's/SDA CRS+4.1TL's and some other stuff
  • machonemachone Posts: 988
    Nice!
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  • verbverb Posts: 2,938
    Beautiful job on the cabinets Mike !!!

    Can you share some details on the acoustic wall panels? They look great too !!!
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  • Mike ReeterMike Reeter Posts: 3,273
    edited January 13
    verb wrote: »
    Beautiful job on the cabinets Mike !!!

    Can you share some details on the acoustic wall panels? They look great too !!!

    The Panels were also a DIY Project, made out of 1"x2" Frames, mine are 2'x4' and 2'x2', filled with Corning 703 Rigid Insulation, which comes in 2'x4'x2" sheets.

    I just finished the Bass Traps a few months ago, they took a little more effort. Very simple stuff, bought the 703 and the Burlap Covering from https://www.atsacoustics.com/

    SDA SRS 3.1TL's/SDA CRS+4.1TL's and some other stuff
  • westmassguywestmassguy Posts: 6,100
    Very nice Mike. The maple looks beautiful on those puppies.
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  • Mike ReeterMike Reeter Posts: 3,273
    Very nice Mike. The maple looks beautiful on those puppies.

    Thanks David, your X-Overs fit like glove! And are sounding very good!

    SDA SRS 3.1TL's/SDA CRS+4.1TL's and some other stuff
  • chumliechumlie Posts: 8,360
    Awesome looking room.
  • scubalabscubalab Posts: 2,360
    I have to agree with others, Mike. That Bird's Eye Maple veneer on those CRS+'s looks absolutely amazing! Very nice room.
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