Finally getting new sound room set up

KennethSwaugerKennethSwauger ModeratorPosts: 6,833
edited May 2018 in 2 Channel Audio
Here are some photos of my new listening area, it's bigger than the previous room so I can bring my Martin Logan CLS II/IIa speakers out of storage.c5fi8s5nh1kj.jpg
"They thought we were too loud, but shoot, I had four army blankets folded over my amp, and the volume level was on 2. I'm used to playin' on 10!" S.R.V.
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  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 5,043
    Thats a super cool room, Mr. Swauger. Is that what one can look forward to when the darn kids leave?!?
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  • KennethSwaugerKennethSwauger Moderator Posts: 6,833
    Thank you! This is a new (to us) house we've moved to and one of the important features was the sound space. We had some definite criteria and this place fit it perfectly.
    "They thought we were too loud, but shoot, I had four army blankets folded over my amp, and the volume level was on 2. I'm used to playin' on 10!" S.R.V.
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  • mdaudioguymdaudioguy Posts: 4,873
    Ok, Ken, what time does the party start?!? :)
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  • simmsimm Posts: 459
    Very nice!!
  • cfrizzcfrizz Posts: 13,196
    Very nice Ken, enjoy.
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  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 16,305
    I want info on the OTHER gear in the room lol.... amps, other speakers, preamps etc
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  • SCompRacerSCompRacer Posts: 7,018
    Nice space!
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  • KennethSwaugerKennethSwauger Moderator Posts: 6,833
    Yea, it's great having records and tapes on the same floor as the turntable. I can use a roll around cart to load up a tape deck, roll it over to the system and play a tape with no fuss. Then roll it into the work room to work on it instead of lugging it up to a second floor from the basement in the old place.
    "They thought we were too loud, but shoot, I had four army blankets folded over my amp, and the volume level was on 2. I'm used to playin' on 10!" S.R.V.
  • vmaxervmaxer Posts: 4,341
    Love it.
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 20,610
    soooo tasteful!
    Thank you for sharing photos, Ken!
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  • schwarcwschwarcw Posts: 7,174
    WOW! What a great looking place! Very spacious, colorful, comfortable, functional and a place where you should spend a lot of good quality time. Impressive vinyl collection and audio gear. Congrats Ken!

  • oldrockeroldrocker Posts: 2,044

    Eye balling them RTR's...
  • FTGVFTGV Posts: 3,612
    edited May 2018
    Very nice and tasteful. Lots of great vintage pieces. I see the Janis gets pride of place between the ML's.
  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 10,475
    Ken, that is very nice. I bet it is a good space after some mod issues. :)

    One question about the wall behind the speakers. It reminds me of a Japanese design, but, if so, would seem to be wrong from an acoustic view. What is the wall design?
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  • gudnoyezgudnoyez Posts: 6,598
    Looks good Ken!
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  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 14,019
    Very nice..
  • motorstereomotorstereo Posts: 981
    What a great looking room and thanks for posting the pics! Did I miscount or did I actually see 6 or 7 reel to reels?
  • HermitismHermitism Posts: 2,188
    BlueFox wrote: »
    One question about the wall behind the speakers. It reminds me of a Japanese design, but, if so, would seem to be wrong from an acoustic view. What is the wall design?
    I had a neighbor that had something very similar. I believe they were called shoji panels. They were sliding doors with glass in them, instead of rice paper. They were super cool looking, but their house burned to the ground. Not due to the shoji panels.
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  • RicardoRicardo Posts: 10,509
    Very nice Ken!!!!!!
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  • KennethSwaugerKennethSwauger Moderator Posts: 6,833
    Those are real shoji screens that can slide out of the way. Behind them is another area with shelves on either side. I've put my collection of Audio Amateur magazines and some audio components. Then there's a sliding pocket door that leads to another room where I keep the air compressor, air tank and coil of plastic hose for the turntable. This is also where the model train layout goes.
    "They thought we were too loud, but shoot, I had four army blankets folded over my amp, and the volume level was on 2. I'm used to playin' on 10!" S.R.V.
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 12,304
    Sweet room Ken! I bet it sounds real good.
  • Mike ReeterMike Reeter Posts: 3,384
    Gorgeous Room! Looks very comfortable and enjoyable!
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  • KennethSwaugerKennethSwauger Moderator Posts: 6,833
    Thank you, it's a great place to listen and a chance to tinker with toys. Plenty of work space and storage for bins full of parts.
    "They thought we were too loud, but shoot, I had four army blankets folded over my amp, and the volume level was on 2. I'm used to playin' on 10!" S.R.V.
  • westmassguywestmassguy Posts: 6,255
    Very nice Ken. Enjoy!
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  • pumpkinmanpumpkinman Posts: 6,623
    What a wonderful room Ken. I know you’ll spend many happy hours there. :smile:

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