One can dream, can't they? - Audio Exotics

https://www.audioexotics.com/

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Good information about subwoofers - https://audioexotics.vanillacommunity.com/discussion/13088/subwoofery-by-jim-smith

This site also has a forum.

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Holy Smokes Batman! I don't even know what kind of connectors those are!!!

Happy New Year's to everyone here at Club Polk. Happy reading/looking/drooling!

Tom
~ In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence. ~
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  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 32,764
    edited December 2019
    Thanks for sharing that!
    Looks nice although not really quite my kinda hifi junk.

    If you like that (and/or the rather more esoteric stuff that I dream about, hifi wise), there's a guy on Flikr whose albums you might like, too. :)
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/_hb/albums

    48199879607_0d9e673c9c_h.jpgff19g_06 by Holger Barske, on Flickr

    see, e.g., https://flic.kr/s/aHsmJye3gv
    2019 European Triode Festival



  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 18,116
    edited December 2019
    Here ya' go, Mark. This may be more up your alley..

    http://zero-distortion.org/speakers/speakers-2/

    How's this for a horn setup?
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    Tom
    ~ In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence. ~
  • BlueFox
    BlueFox Posts: 15,251
    That first picture looks like an awesome sound room. Wish I could hear it.
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    Lumin X1 file player, Westminster Labs interconnect cable
    Sony XA-5400ES SACD; Pass XP-22 pre; X600.5 amps
    Magico S5 MKII Mcast Rose speakers; SPOD spikes

    Shunyata Triton v3/Typhon QR on source, Denali 2000 (2) on amps
    Shunyata Sigma XLR analog ICs, Sigma speaker cables
    Shunyata Sigma HC (2), Sigma Analog, Sigma Digital, Z Anaconda (3) power cables

    Mapleshade Samson V.3 four shelf solid maple rack, Micropoint brass footers
    Three 20 amp circuits.
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 32,764
    treitz3 wrote: »
    Here ya' go, Mark. This may be more up your alley..

    http://zero-distortion.org/speakers/speakers-2/

    How's this for a horn setup?
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    Tom

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    :)
  • Joey_V
    Joey_V Posts: 8,480
    Systems for people without budget or space restrictions.... awesome
    Magico, JL, Emm, ARC Ref 10 line, ARC Ref 10 phono, VPI, Lyra, Boulder, AQ Wel, SRA Scuttle Rack, Bluesound
  • audioluvr
    audioluvr Posts: 5,386
    BlueFox wrote: »
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    Sorry but with that much money invested you'd think a more comfortable chair would be appropriate.
    Gustard X26 Pro DAC
    Belles 21A Pre modded with Mundorf Supreme caps
    B&K M200 Sonata monoblocks refreshed and upgraded
    Polk SDA 1C's modded / 1000Va Dreadnaught
    Wireworld Silver Eclipse IC's and speaker cables
    Harman Kardon T65C w/Grado Gold. (Don't laugh. It sounds great!)


    There is about a 5% genetic difference between apes and men …but that difference is the difference between throwing your own poo when you are annoyed …and Einstein, Shakespeare and Miss January. by Dr. Sardonicus
  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 24,903
    You would think that turntable would be used for something better than "The Bodyguard" soundtrack as well.
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, Arcam AVR20, Oppo UDP-203 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk Audio Legend L800 with height modules, L400 Center Channel Polk audio AB800 "in-wall" surrounds. Marantz MM7025 stereo amp. Simaudio Moon 680d DSD

    “When once a Republic is corrupted, there is no possibility of remedying any of the growing evils but by removing the corruption and restoring its lost principles; every other correction is either useless or a new evil.”— Thomas Jefferson
  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 27,862
    I honestly feel exhausted looking at systems like this.

    I will never forget the day we sold my Dad's Grande Utopias... 5 men and a fork lift, honestly makes you have a head ache just thinking about it!

    I'm sure it sounds good, but then again maybe not. I've heard alot of bad audio from systems like this!
    - Not Tom ::::::: Any system can play Diana Krall. Only the best can play Limp Bizkit.
  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 18,116
    audioluvr wrote: »
    BlueFox wrote: »
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    Sorry but with that much money invested you'd think a more comfortable chair would be appropriate.

    With a system like that....the chair is or would be minuscule and could have cost more than many a whole system on this forum. Just sayin'...

    Tom
    ~ In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence. ~
  • TEAforONE
    TEAforONE Posts: 996
    treitz3 wrote: »
    audioluvr wrote: »
    BlueFox wrote: »
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    Sorry but with that much money invested you'd think a more comfortable chair would be appropriate.

    With a system like that....the chair is or would be minuscule and could have cost more than many a whole system on this forum. Just sayin'...

    Tom

    I'm going to venture a guess that chair is probably in the $2-$3K range.
    See my profile for list of gear.
  • Joey_V
    Joey_V Posts: 8,480
    I’m gonna venture to say they probably don’t use those systems more than once a month
    Magico, JL, Emm, ARC Ref 10 line, ARC Ref 10 phono, VPI, Lyra, Boulder, AQ Wel, SRA Scuttle Rack, Bluesound
  • DarqueKnight
    DarqueKnight Posts: 6,760
    audioluvr wrote: »

    Sorry but with that much money invested you'd think a more comfortable chair would be appropriate.

    A more comfortable chair might detract from alertness during critical listening sessions.

    Proud and loyal citizen of the Digital Domain and Solid State Country!
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 32,764
    audioluvr wrote: »

    Sorry but with that much money invested you'd think a more comfortable chair would be appropriate.

    A more comfortable chair might detract from alertness during critical listening sessions.

    https://youtu.be/hl-QR-KNwck


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    Heaven forfend!

    :|

  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 18,116
    This guy does not seem to mind a more comfortable listening chair...

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    Either do I... https://forum.polkaudio.com/discussion/178055/the-search-for-the-perfect-listening-chair-is-over/p1

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    Comfortable enough to fall asleep in and truly enjoy the music!

    Tom
    ~ In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence. ~
  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 12,471
    You actually want a chair like this that doesn't have a head rest or anything around your ears for the sound to bounce off of. So acoustically, this is an excellent chair choice for that room.

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  • isolationdrill
    isolationdrill Posts: 31
    edited January 2020
    That's a Chieftain. Your estimate is low.
  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 18,116
    Dayum....I didn't think it would have been that much! Wowzers.

    Tom
    ~ In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence. ~
  • BlueFox
    BlueFox Posts: 15,251
    Only $14,000. Guess I will get two.
    Lumin X1 file player, Westminster Labs interconnect cable
    Sony XA-5400ES SACD; Pass XP-22 pre; X600.5 amps
    Magico S5 MKII Mcast Rose speakers; SPOD spikes

    Shunyata Triton v3/Typhon QR on source, Denali 2000 (2) on amps
    Shunyata Sigma XLR analog ICs, Sigma speaker cables
    Shunyata Sigma HC (2), Sigma Analog, Sigma Digital, Z Anaconda (3) power cables

    Mapleshade Samson V.3 four shelf solid maple rack, Micropoint brass footers
    Three 20 amp circuits.
  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 12,471
    edited January 2020
    I only plant my аss in chairs that cost at least 10 grand. My derriere only touches butter soft leather seating surfaces.
  • ZLTFUL
    ZLTFUL Posts: 5,638
    I picked up a push back reclining "accent chair" to replace my Ikea Poang chair. I still have the Ikea as it holds some sentimental value but the new chair is fantastic, soft without being too soft, low backrest so as not to influence reflections from the back and side walls, and above all else, was $50 (hardly) used.
    "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
  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 18,116
    Check these out.....I thought the Dodd wood pre was cool looking. These blow the looks of that out of the park!

    https://www.archusaudio.com/

    Tom
    ~ In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence. ~
  • audioluvr
    audioluvr Posts: 5,386
    I have a big poofy cloth loveseat to help absorb reflections and cushion my GF and I's butts. Occasionally my daughter and I sit together and enjoy music. No one else is allowed there because they don't know how to shut the F**k up and listen. :p
    Gustard X26 Pro DAC
    Belles 21A Pre modded with Mundorf Supreme caps
    B&K M200 Sonata monoblocks refreshed and upgraded
    Polk SDA 1C's modded / 1000Va Dreadnaught
    Wireworld Silver Eclipse IC's and speaker cables
    Harman Kardon T65C w/Grado Gold. (Don't laugh. It sounds great!)


    There is about a 5% genetic difference between apes and men …but that difference is the difference between throwing your own poo when you are annoyed …and Einstein, Shakespeare and Miss January. by Dr. Sardonicus
  • verb
    verb Posts: 10,176
    I finally upgraded my secondary rig chair from this:
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    Basement: Polk SDA SRS 1.2tl's, Cary SLP-05 Pre with ultimate upgrade,McIntosh MCD301 CD/SACD player, Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC, Cambridge 851N streamer, McIntosh MC300 Amp, Silnote Morpheus Ref2, Series2 Digital Cables, Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Series2 XLR's, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Pangea Power Cables, MIT Shotgun S3 IC's, MIT Shotgun S1 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, EAR Acute CD Player, EAR 834L Pre, Northstar Designs Intenso DAC, Antique Sound Labs AV8 Monoblocks, Denon UDR-F10 Cassette, Acoustic Technologies Classic FR Speakers, SVS SB12 Plus sub, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable, Groneberg Quatro Reference IC's
    Spare Room: Dayens Ampino Integrated Amp, Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38), Analysis Plus Oval 9's, Zu Jumpers, AudioEngine B1 Streamer, Klipsch RB-61 v2, SVS PB1000 sub, Blue Jeans RCA IC's, Shunyata Hydra 8 Power Conditioner
    Living Room: Peachtree Nova Integrated, Cambridge CXN v2 Streamer, Rotel RCD-1072 CD player, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi sub
    Garage #1: Cambridge Audio 640A Integrated Amp, Project Box-E BT Streamer, Polk Tsi200 Bookies, Douglas Speaker Cables, Shunyata Power Conditioner
    Garage #2: Cambridge Audio EVO150 Integrated Amplifier, Polk L200's, Analysis Plus Silver Oval 2 Speaker Cables, IC's TBD.
  • verb
    verb Posts: 10,176
    Viking64 wrote: »
    verb wrote: »
    I finally upgraded my secondary rig chair from this:
    To this:

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    Potty Chair! You got it! :smile:
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS 1.2tl's, Cary SLP-05 Pre with ultimate upgrade,McIntosh MCD301 CD/SACD player, Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC, Cambridge 851N streamer, McIntosh MC300 Amp, Silnote Morpheus Ref2, Series2 Digital Cables, Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Series2 XLR's, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Pangea Power Cables, MIT Shotgun S3 IC's, MIT Shotgun S1 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, EAR Acute CD Player, EAR 834L Pre, Northstar Designs Intenso DAC, Antique Sound Labs AV8 Monoblocks, Denon UDR-F10 Cassette, Acoustic Technologies Classic FR Speakers, SVS SB12 Plus sub, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable, Groneberg Quatro Reference IC's
    Spare Room: Dayens Ampino Integrated Amp, Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38), Analysis Plus Oval 9's, Zu Jumpers, AudioEngine B1 Streamer, Klipsch RB-61 v2, SVS PB1000 sub, Blue Jeans RCA IC's, Shunyata Hydra 8 Power Conditioner
    Living Room: Peachtree Nova Integrated, Cambridge CXN v2 Streamer, Rotel RCD-1072 CD player, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi sub
    Garage #1: Cambridge Audio 640A Integrated Amp, Project Box-E BT Streamer, Polk Tsi200 Bookies, Douglas Speaker Cables, Shunyata Power Conditioner
    Garage #2: Cambridge Audio EVO150 Integrated Amplifier, Polk L200's, Analysis Plus Silver Oval 2 Speaker Cables, IC's TBD.
  • Viking64
    Viking64 Posts: 6,592
    verb wrote: »

    Potty Chair! You got it! :smile:

    That cushion doesn't flip up, but don't let that stop you. :p
  • verb
    verb Posts: 10,176
    Viking64 wrote: »
    verb wrote: »

    Potty Chair! You got it! :smile:

    That cushion doesn't flip up, but don't let that stop you. :p

    No wonder I made a mess! I'm gonna return it now! :smile:
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS 1.2tl's, Cary SLP-05 Pre with ultimate upgrade,McIntosh MCD301 CD/SACD player, Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC, Cambridge 851N streamer, McIntosh MC300 Amp, Silnote Morpheus Ref2, Series2 Digital Cables, Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Series2 XLR's, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Pangea Power Cables, MIT Shotgun S3 IC's, MIT Shotgun S1 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, EAR Acute CD Player, EAR 834L Pre, Northstar Designs Intenso DAC, Antique Sound Labs AV8 Monoblocks, Denon UDR-F10 Cassette, Acoustic Technologies Classic FR Speakers, SVS SB12 Plus sub, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable, Groneberg Quatro Reference IC's
    Spare Room: Dayens Ampino Integrated Amp, Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38), Analysis Plus Oval 9's, Zu Jumpers, AudioEngine B1 Streamer, Klipsch RB-61 v2, SVS PB1000 sub, Blue Jeans RCA IC's, Shunyata Hydra 8 Power Conditioner
    Living Room: Peachtree Nova Integrated, Cambridge CXN v2 Streamer, Rotel RCD-1072 CD player, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi sub
    Garage #1: Cambridge Audio 640A Integrated Amp, Project Box-E BT Streamer, Polk Tsi200 Bookies, Douglas Speaker Cables, Shunyata Power Conditioner
    Garage #2: Cambridge Audio EVO150 Integrated Amplifier, Polk L200's, Analysis Plus Silver Oval 2 Speaker Cables, IC's TBD.
  • BlueFox
    BlueFox Posts: 15,251
    I could use that since I like to drink beer while enjoying the stereo.
    Lumin X1 file player, Westminster Labs interconnect cable
    Sony XA-5400ES SACD; Pass XP-22 pre; X600.5 amps
    Magico S5 MKII Mcast Rose speakers; SPOD spikes

    Shunyata Triton v3/Typhon QR on source, Denali 2000 (2) on amps
    Shunyata Sigma XLR analog ICs, Sigma speaker cables
    Shunyata Sigma HC (2), Sigma Analog, Sigma Digital, Z Anaconda (3) power cables

    Mapleshade Samson V.3 four shelf solid maple rack, Micropoint brass footers
    Three 20 amp circuits.
  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 18,116
    Damn, Bud. LOL

    Tom
    ~ In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence. ~