Finally getting new sound room set up

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  • HermitismHermitism Posts: 1,925
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    Okay I have to ask, what's keeping that glass on the table from falling over?

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  • monepolkmonepolk Posts: 860
    Very nice set up.
  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 2,127
    Very nice Ken, nice comfortable area. And lots of toys on display :smiley:
    Hermitism wrote: »
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    Okay I have to ask, what's keeping that glass on the table from falling over?

    I am also curious.
    Not Tom, or Trey, or Jim
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    Monitor Audio Radius R90’s/Mission Freedom 770 IV
    BJC speaker cables, generic RCA’s, one homemade power cable, because that’s going to do any good with the rest of the generic ones.
    Technics SL3200 turntable and a Shure M97xE phono cartridge
    Velodyne VA-907 subwoofer
    Lafayette LR-1100 acting as a tuner and phono.
    I've always thought the goal of high end audio was not to have your neighbors bang on the wall and say, 'Turn that darn music down' but to have your neighbors bang on the wall and say, 'Tell your friends to go home and you can practice later this week'.
  • HermitismHermitism Posts: 1,925
    edited May 6
    I bet that there is a hole in the glass and the ornamental piece on top the glass threads to the base. If so, I've never seen such a thing, but like it.

    Or the ornamental piece is made of osmium.
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  • krazypolkkrazypolk Posts: 288
    Impressive to say the least. Enjoy.
  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 15,927
    Hermitism wrote: »
    I bet that there is a hole in the glass and the ornamental piece on top the glass threads to the base. If so, I've never seen such a thing, but like it.

    Or the ornamental piece is made of osmium.

    The base is split so the entire thing isn’t under the glass. There is a sliver of it above the glass that it’s hard to see.

    I bet your right but it’s the top piece that’s got the thread that goes through and connects to secure it.
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  • HermitismHermitism Posts: 1,925
    Upon closer inspection, I believe you're right. I dig that, and the whole room.
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  • kharp1kharp1 Posts: 2,523
    Very nice!
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    Usher CP-6311/Tyler Acoustics Taylo Reference Monitor, LSA-1
    Dual SVS SB2000
    Wireworld Equinox 7 bi-wire, Wireworld Silver Eclipse 7 IC

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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 4,715
    Absolutely gorgeous room. Stunning. Love all the vinyl!
    Got Dayens?
  • JaybeezJaybeez Posts: 681
    Most excellent... enjoy!
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  • BlueMDPickerBlueMDPicker Old Polk Posts: 6,983
    Gorgeous space! I appreciate the extreme amount of work it took to put it all together. Enjoy the music, Ken!


  • KennethSwaugerKennethSwauger Moderator Posts: 6,616
    edited May 7
    Thanks, everyone I appreciate all the kind remarks. Yes, the table has a removable top that holds the glass in place. In fact it's so heavy that that's the only way to move it. There are matching end tables to the left and right of the couch. The tallest record cabinets we brought from our old place and painted to match the new room's decor. One of them was a DIY project my wife and I tackled the other one a friend made. The remaining record cabinets are based on Ikea furniture that we added feet and masonite backs. The audio rack is a DIY project that uses an aluminum frame made by a company that makes industrial and scientific apparatus. There are four gussets at each shelf corner, I glued Tip Toes spikes on each gusset. The shelves are made from carbon fiber skins over foam core, lightweight but very strong. Each shelf is supported by the four Tip Toes at the corner only. I bonded steel braces to the underside of the top shelf and added sound deadening material underneath. Three of the cross braces have lighting strips added, these were not turned on for the photos.
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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 29,759
    Very nice Ken, enjoy it. Who would have thought you were such an analog guy. :)

    Didn't know either you were sitting on CLS's....nice speakers.
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  • heiney9heiney9 Posts: 23,860
    Ken,

    Looks like a nice place to spend time listening to music. My next house has to have a dedicated music room.

    Enjoy

    H9
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  • motorhead43026motorhead43026 Posts: 2,694
    Somebody is making too much money.

    Great space.
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    All TV's sound enhanced by Polk Magnfi Mini's.

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  • steveinazsteveinaz Posts: 18,396
    edited May 7
    Awesome setup, Ken. I know you're a big vintage audio guy, do you ever listen to 8-tracks or have any interest in them?
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  • KennethSwaugerKennethSwauger Moderator Posts: 6,616
    I'm afraid I don't have any ability to play 8-tracks. For some reason there are always lots of sealed 8-tracks being offered on eBay that are interesting. The Akai models have a good reputation, also Wollensak 8050 was good.
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    If you pity the stranger who stands at your gate" G.Lightfoot
  • machonemachone Posts: 1,005
    I had a friend that had an Akai 8 track. It was excellent in its day.
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  • machonemachone Posts: 1,005
    I have always enjoyed model trains. I am into N scale these days. What scale are you modeling?
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    Marantz SA 8005
    Pioneer PLX-1000 Turntable - Shure SC35C/N35X - V15III/VN35HE
    Yamaha TX-540 Tuner...Sony BDP-S570

    Separate subpanel with four dedicated 20 amp circuits.
    1. Amplification 2. Analog 3. Digital 4. Video

    "All THAT IS LOST FROM THE SOURCE IS LOST FOREVER"
  • mpitogompitogo Posts: 281
    edited May 12
    machone wrote: »
    I have always enjoyed model trains. I am into N scale these days. What scale are you modeling?

    King of all scales of course, O Scale :)

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    Ignore the stereo, behind them are shelves of some O Scale diesels.
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  • OldSchoolPolkOldSchoolPolk Posts: 148
    Love the UP1989!
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  • KennethSwaugerKennethSwauger Moderator Posts: 6,616
    Definitely like all the model train photos, feel free to keep them coming. I model the Erie Lackawanna railroad in n-scale. Moving the layout was the hardest thing we moved, a real nail chewer. Things got a little nicked up but it survived.
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    If you pity the stranger who stands at your gate" G.Lightfoot
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