My Current Setup - Y'all Think

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In My Setup / Collection:

SDA SRS 1.2TL
SDA SRS 2.3TL
(1) Hafler DH-500 amp
(3) Hafler XL-600 amps
Hafler Iris System w/ Remote
(2) Hafler DH-110's
Symmetry ACS-1 Crossover
(2) Sony Cd Players
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  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 24,928
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    UMM, your SRS 2.3tl's are backwards.......Sooo I must wonder if the 1.2tl's are as well.....
  • Astrl55
    Astrl55 Posts: 62
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    I feel like the star of that setup is the Panasonic 8-track player/recorder.
  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 12,779
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    Needs more **** stacked on top of the speakers.
  • Viking64
    Viking64 Posts: 6,841
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    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    UMM, your SRS 2.3tl's are backwards.......Sooo I must wonder if the 1.2tl's are as well.....

    Ivan, do you know if the original (non-TL) 2.3s were opposite (4 drivers outside, two drivers inside) than the 2.3TLs? I had a guy tell me mine were in the wrong position. He had worked in an audio store back in the 80s and was certain mine were wrong. :p
  • Viking64
    Viking64 Posts: 6,841
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    That rack needs a few more Haflers below carpet level.
  • neuschww
    neuschww Posts: 8
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    I just moved them into a new room for now, haven't got them positioned correctly or hooked up at the moment.
  • gyosa
    gyosa Posts: 728
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    Noticed the Harrier …
    You fly them ?

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  • neuschww
    neuschww Posts: 8
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    My father in law did, he passed last year
  • msg
    msg Posts: 9,862
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    Is there something wrong with Hafler amps?
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  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 33,355
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    msg wrote: »
    Is there something wrong with Hafler amps?

    In general, nope, nothing at all.
    David Hafler begat (in this order): Acrosound, Dynaco, and Hafler.
  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 25,257
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    neuschww wrote: »
    My father in law did, he passed last year

    Semper Fi and Godspeed to the father-in-law...

    Welcome to the club.
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  • aprazer402
    aprazer402 Posts: 3,122
    edited January 19
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    I agree your 2.3TL's are reversed. You asked for opinions, I guess; "Y'all think" so...

    I've had countless CD players, many were Pioneer, a few Pioneer Elite ones and
    by far the worst sounding one is the one you have in the rack, a PD-M423. The
    poor sound of these is very obvious when compared with about any other CD
    player of similar vintage. Just swap it out with pretty much anything and it will be an
    improvement.

    All else looks good, I have 2.3 non-TL's and 1.2TL's. Enjoy the music!

    EDIT: Your available space may be limited, but the 2.3TL speakers should be farther apart and should not be back the 3-4 inches from the front of the rack. They should be on the same plane or just protrude a half inch in front of the rack. There are SDA side wall distance recommendations also, but we can't see the right wall location in the photo.

    Welcome to the forum! I just saw your post above that you had just moved them into a new room and they are not set up correctly, my apology.
  • Toolfan66
    Toolfan66 Posts: 17,051
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    I would ditch the 1.2tl’s and focus on setting up the 2.3tl’s properly, your ears will thank you..
  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 24,928
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    Viking64 wrote: »
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    UMM, your SRS 2.3tl's are backwards.......Sooo I must wonder if the 1.2tl's are as well.....

    Ivan, do you know if the original (non-TL) 2.3s were opposite (4 drivers outside, two drivers inside) than the 2.3TLs? I had a guy tell me mine were in the wrong position. He had worked in an audio store back in the 80s and was certain mine were wrong. :p

    Yes the original 2.3 had the donut drivers top and bottom of the outside 4 driver array. In other words opposite of the 2.3tl.
  • neuschww
    neuschww Posts: 8
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    Toolfan66 wrote: »
    I would ditch the 1.2tl’s and focus on setting up the 2.3tl’s properly, your ears will thank you..

    The 2.3TL's are better than the 1.2TL's? Why is that, What has been done differently besides the obvious numbers of drivers and tweeters?
  • neuschww
    neuschww Posts: 8
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    aprazer402 wrote: »
    I agree your 2.3TL's are reversed. You asked for opinions, I guess; "Y'all think" so...

    I've had countless CD players, many were Pioneer, a few Pioneer Elite ones and
    by far the worst sounding one is the one you have in the rack, a PD-M423. The
    poor sound of these is very obvious when compared with about any other CD
    player of similar vintage. Just swap it out with pretty much anything and it will be an
    improvement.

    All else looks good, I have 2.3 non-TL's and 1.2TL's. Enjoy the music!

    EDIT: Your available space may be limited, but the 2.3TL speakers should be farther apart and should not be back the 3-4 inches from the front of the rack. They should be on the same plane or just protrude a half inch in front of the rack. There are SDA side wall distance recommendations also, but we can't see the right wall location in the photo.

    Welcome to the forum! I just saw your post above that you had just moved them into a new room and they are not set up correctly, my apology.

    Thanks for your info on the CD Player, I didn't know they were that bad.... Guess I'm off Shopping for a new one.
  • aprazer402
    aprazer402 Posts: 3,122
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    neuschww wrote: »
    aprazer402 wrote: »
    I agree your 2.3TL's are reversed. You asked for opinions, I guess; "Y'all think" so...

    I've had countless CD players, many were Pioneer, a few Pioneer Elite ones and
    by far the worst sounding one is the one you have in the rack, a PD-M423. The
    poor sound of these is very obvious when compared with about any other CD
    player of similar vintage. Just swap it out with pretty much anything and it will be an
    improvement.

    All else looks good, I have 2.3 non-TL's and 1.2TL's. Enjoy the music!

    EDIT: Your available space may be limited, but the 2.3TL speakers should be farther apart and should not be back the 3-4 inches from the front of the rack. They should be on the same plane or just protrude a half inch in front of the rack. There are SDA side wall distance recommendations also, but we can't see the right wall location in the photo.

    Welcome to the forum! I just saw your post above that you had just moved them into a new room and they are not set up correctly, my apology.

    Thanks for your info on the CD Player, I didn't know they were that bad.... Guess I'm off Shopping for a new one.

    Two pieces down in your rack is a Sony disc player, use that for CD's instead, it should sound better.
  • Gardenstater
    Gardenstater Posts: 4,281
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  • audioluvr
    audioluvr Posts: 5,492
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    You should get rid of the haflers. They're terribly bright and fatigueing. The 2.3tl's sound okay (Better than the 1.2tls) but I'd get rid of them too for the the SDA2B's or better yet the 7b's!
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  • F1nut
    F1nut Posts: 50,086
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    neuschww wrote: »
    Toolfan66 wrote: »
    I would ditch the 1.2tl’s and focus on setting up the 2.3tl’s properly, your ears will thank you..

    The 2.3TL's are better than the 1.2TL's? Why is that, What has been done differently besides the obvious numbers of drivers and tweeters?

    The 1.2TL projects the sound above your head like you're sitting in the orchestra pit. The 2.3TL projects more like you're in the 10th row level with the musicans.
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  • Toolfan66
    Toolfan66 Posts: 17,051
    edited January 20
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    F1nut wrote: »
    neuschww wrote: »
    Toolfan66 wrote: »
    I would ditch the 1.2tl’s and focus on setting up the 2.3tl’s properly, your ears will thank you..

    The 2.3TL's are better than the 1.2TL's? Why is that, What has been done differently besides the obvious numbers of drivers and tweeters?

    The 1.2TL projects the sound above your head like you're sitting in the orchestra pit. The 2.3TL projects more like you're in the 10th row level with the musicans.

    This, and my post below,
    neuschww wrote: »
    Toolfan66 wrote: »
    I would ditch the 1.2tl’s and focus on setting up the 2.3tl’s properly, your ears will thank you..

    The 2.3TL's are better than the 1.2TL's? Why is that, What has been done differently besides the obvious numbers of drivers and tweeters?

    I’m not saying they’re better, I’m looking at how you have everything crammed together in what looks to be a fairly smaller room, the 2.3tl’s will do everything and then some for you.
    You’re not doing the speakers or your ears any favors having them pushed together like that.
  • neuschww
    neuschww Posts: 8
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    When flexing goes wrong.

    I am Not flexing, I just wanted to post what equipment I have, At the moment none of it is hooked up, I had to move it into a smaller room for now because I am remodeling the larger room that they will go in.
  • msg
    msg Posts: 9,862
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    Yeah, get off 'im @Gardenstater
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  • Toolfan66
    Toolfan66 Posts: 17,051
    edited January 20
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    So you ask what we think of your setup, and when a few point a couple things out, nothing is hooked up, and just stored in this room?

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  • neuschww
    neuschww Posts: 8
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    Toolfan66 wrote: »
    So you ask what we think of your setup, and when a few point a couple things out, nothing is hooked up, and just stored in this room?

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    Yes, Its not hooked up at the moment, when it is, they are setup correctly with the correct X,Y and Z Spacing. Of course not all preamps are hooked up at the same time, but I have those because I found them that someone was trying to basically throw them away and I wanted to save them. I'm not complaining at all that I'm getting feedback, whether it's positive or negative, That is why I posted it. I thank everyone for their input!
  • DarqueKnight
    DarqueKnight Posts: 6,765
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    F1nut wrote: »
    The 1.2TL projects the sound above your head like you're sitting in the orchestra pit. The 2.3TL projects more like you're in the 10th row level with the musicans.

    On must recordings, in my room, my 1.2TLs do project the sound over my head when I am sitting down, as if I am sitting in front of musicians standing in front of me. If I stand up, I am face to face with the musicians. On some orchestral recordings, some instrumental images do come from above the speakers.
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  • JCL
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    I have original 2.3’s with the donut drivers and mine would be set up like you have. That being said yours should be reversed if they are the tl’s. I’m supposed it doesn’t say on the back of the speaker which is the left and which is the right.
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  • neuschww
    neuschww Posts: 8
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    JCL wrote: »
    I have original 2.3’s with the donut drivers and mine would be set up like you have. That being said yours should be reversed if they are the tl’s. I’m supposed it doesn’t say on the back of the speaker which is the left and which is the right.

    Normally they are setup correctly and they do show left and right on the dataplate on the backside. Thanks