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.
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 19,544
    mine's too messy (plenty of images on this forum) :(
  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 2,322
    I’ll get everything cleaned up and share some pics, when I have time.
    Micah

    Main system: Technics SL3200, Shure M97xE, Lafayette LR1100 for tuner, Hagerman Audio Labs Bugle 2 phono stage, NAD C352 integrated, Boston Acoustics VR 2, Boston PV500, generic ICs, and BJC Belden speaker cables.

    Desktop: Dell Precision 690 running iTunes, Yamaha RX-v665, Monitor Audio R90s, Velodyne VA-907, generic ICs and speaker cables.
    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'.
  • polrbehrpolrbehr Posts: 2,147
    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: 935
    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?
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 19,544
    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).
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 935
    Lol. Yeah right.
  • gmcmangmcman Posts: 1,267
    edited August 2
    joecoulson wrote: »
    Lol. Yeah right.

    Seriously, that's his Schnauzer. B)
  • polrbehrpolrbehr Posts: 2,147
    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: 935
    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!
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 4,947
    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.
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 11,460
    Jesus you're going to get retina damage with those subs... lol
  • ZLTFULZLTFUL Posts: 4,668
    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: 4,477
    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
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 935
    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!
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 935
    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!!
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 19,544
    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
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 935
    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.
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 935
    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?
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 935
    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?
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 4,947
    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.

  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 19,544
    joecoulson wrote: »
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    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.
  • tratlifftratliff Posts: 656
    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: 935
    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 !
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 935
    Very cool Hardy. Would love to hear that.
  • scubalabscubalab Posts: 2,448
    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: 19,544
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