Let's see it!

245678

Comments

  • voltz
    voltz Posts: 5,391
    love the George Jones photo :) you & Todd and those Mc's :)
    2 ch- Polk CRS+ * Vincent SA-31MK Preamp * Vincent Sp-331 Amp * Marantz SA8005 SACD * Project Xperience Classic TT * Sumiko Blue Point #2 MC cartridge

    HT - Polk 703's * NAD T-758 * Adcom 5503 * Oppo 103 * Samsung 60" series 8 LCD
  • halo
    halo Posts: 5,618
    Halo, funny that you started this thread today. For the last ten years or so I've had nothing but SDA's in my 2-channel set-up.

    This morning I received a pair of Dynaudio Contour S 3.4 LE's and rolled them into the mix.

    They will need plenty of break-in so I'm told, so the process has started. They have already opened up considerably in just a few hours...Good stuff :D

    tgrnz5faiurl.jpg
    That's a very good looking setup and I really like the way you've incorporated the acoustic treatments!
  • halo
    halo Posts: 5,618
    stangman67 wrote: »
    My basic 2 channel setup. Love it

    IMG_20160927_210616_zpseaakaxaf.jpg
    Doesn't look "basic" to me man. Looks nice!
  • Willow
    Willow Posts: 10,346
    Some nice cool systems here. Nice to see a showcase back.
    TV room- B&W 703, SVS PB10 NSD, Marantz NR1607, Parasound 1500a, Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (Yellow) with Acrylic platter, Pro-Ject phono pre, MIT AVT 2 speaker cables, MIT AVT 1 and AVT 2 ICs, XLO Jumpers, Signal Dig Coax, Signal Cable Magic Power Cables x3, Samsung QN75Q7DR Qled 75" tv, Harmony 1100, Sony BDP-S6200, Marantz DV-4200 (as Transport), Cambridge Audio DAC Magic100, Monster 3600MKII, Nintendo Switch and Xbox 360 Family room Samsung 55JS7000 Android Mi Box3 and Apple TV, Polk Magnifi Max. - Pool /Gazebo Yamaha RX-A1010, Polk Patio 25x4, Rotel RDV 1045 (as CDP) MIT AVT3 ICs - Work - Spotify Premium, Neutron App or Amazon Music to my FiiO Kunlun into my Grado SR125e

  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 27,163
    some nice wall paint colors, too. Srsly.
  • Mike Reeter
    Mike Reeter Posts: 4,066

    [/quote]

    How are you feeling about them being a long time SDA listener?
    [/quote]

    It's really too early to tell as the Dyn's are still a long way from their peak. I can say that they sound different, in a good way, but not any better in some ways.

    I didn't expect them the present the soundstage width of the SDA's, but the stage depth is much deeper and more coherent.

    What I hoping for, was better low volume resolution, and I think are going to fill that bill in spades.

    So far, they are very revealing but not "tipped up" in any way, detailed yet smooth.
    SDA SRS 2.3TL's/SDA SRS 3.1TL's/SDA CRS+4.1TL's and some other stuff
  • Mike Reeter
    Mike Reeter Posts: 4,066
    edited December 2016
    Nightfall wrote: »
    txcoastal1 wrote: »
    What up Josh...can you not read? :#:p;)

    Depends on how long the words are but sometimes. In this case I was hoping to get more detailed info than "good stuff". :D

    My "good stuff" was just a description of the beginning of the break-in progress. I wasn't trying to right a review of them, just posting a picture in a thread dedicated to our systems.

    btw, beautiful set-ups here, carry on.

    SDA SRS 2.3TL's/SDA SRS 3.1TL's/SDA CRS+4.1TL's and some other stuff
  • halo
    halo Posts: 5,618
    It's really too early to tell as the Dyn's are still a long way from their peak. I can say that they sound different, in a good way, but not any better in some ways.

    I didn't expect them the present the soundstage width of the SDA's, but the stage depth is much deeper and more coherent.

    What I hoping for, was better low volume resolution, and I think are going to fill that bill in spades.

    So far, they are very revealing but not "tipped up" in any way, detailed yet smooth.
    I've never owned SDAs but I've had the pleasure of hearing them on several occasions.

    What struck me about the Confidence C1 Platinum speakers at AXPONA 2016 was how they totally disappeared leaving nothing but music everywhere around me. It was quite the experience. Granted, I wasn't just hearing the speakers, I was hearing the setup as a whole. Still, I was captivated by the soundstage width, depth, height; the presence of the music & the impact of the bass.

    As I said before, the DM 2/6 replicated 80% of that experience for me in my listening environment with my equipment. I was really blown away by the "entry" level speakers and I decided to move up the ladder to the Excite line. The C1's are still the end goal - unless I have more money & a bigger room...lol.

    I got mine previously owned so they were already broken in for me. I can only imagine what is ahead for you Mike!

  • Mike Reeter
    Mike Reeter Posts: 4,066
    halo wrote: »
    It's really too early to tell as the Dyn's are still a long way from their peak. I can say that they sound different, in a good way, but not any better in some ways.

    I didn't expect them the present the soundstage width of the SDA's, but the stage depth is much deeper and more coherent.

    What I hoping for, was better low volume resolution, and I think are going to fill that bill in spades.

    So far, they are very revealing but not "tipped up" in any way, detailed yet smooth.
    I've never owned SDAs but I've had the pleasure of hearing them on several occasions.

    What struck me about the Confidence C1 Platinum speakers at AXPONA 2016 was how they totally disappeared leaving nothing but music everywhere around me. It was quite the experience. Granted, I wasn't just hearing the speakers, I was hearing the setup as a whole. Still, I was captivated by the soundstage width, depth, height; the presence of the music & the impact of the bass.

    As I said before, the DM 2/6 replicated 80% of that experience for me in my listening environment with my equipment. I was really blown away by the "entry" level speakers and I decided to move up the ladder to the Excite line. The C1's are still the end goal - unless I have more money & a bigger room...lol.

    I got mine previously owned so they were already broken in for me. I can only imagine what is ahead for you Mike!

    Literally disappear right in front of your eyes, never experienced this before in quite this fashion.

    Dynaudio has released the new Contour Series, the C20 would be a stand mount you need to get your ears on one day, They have the same tweeter as the C1.

    I heard the C30 floor stander and it's a jaw dropper.

    SDA SRS 2.3TL's/SDA SRS 3.1TL's/SDA CRS+4.1TL's and some other stuff
  • Joey_V
    Joey_V Posts: 7,751
    cfrizz wrote: »
    Pic of system that I had for years.

    lycaik2bmtdr.jpg

    Then I got a new Rack courtesy of Mark in 2014.

    6ay4vob6xwto.jpg

    Then he got me the TV in 2015.

    nazwwsmq751f.jpg

    Wednesday, it will be changing again. The Boston sub is gone and a SVS SB NSD-12
    will be going where it was on the left next to the wine racks. Then in Feb. I'll be getting the S60s in place of my RTA-8Ts.

    I like the progression Cathy
    Joey's Gear:
    Current Gear:
    Primary:
    Digital: Torus RM15 -> Emm Labs TSDx/Bluesound Node 2 -> Emm Labs DAC2x
    Analog: VPI Avenger Reference w/ Rim Drive w/ ADS + 12" Fatboy Dual Pivot + Lyra Etna
    + Audio Research Reference 40th Anniversary -> Boulder 2060 stereo amp (w/ Audioquest WEL Signature) -> new speakers + JL Audio F113v2 x2
    Secondary:
    Rotel RA1592 Super Integrated -> Sonus Faber Olympica 3
    Tertiary:
    Oppo 105D -> Rotel RC1570 preamp -> Rotel RB1582 amp -> Focal Kanta 2


    Main speakers system evolution over the years:
    Klipsch Promedia 4.1 -> Axiom M22ti -> Sonus Faber Concertino -> Sonus Faber Concerto -> Polk LSi7 -> Polk LSi9 -> Martin Logan Mosaic -> AV123 Onix Ref 1 -> Martin Logan Vantage -> AV123 Strata Mini -> Martin Logan Summit -> Sonus Faber Cremona Auditor -> BW 802D2 -> Sonus Faber Stradivari -> Rockport Avior -> BW 802D3 -> BW 800D3 -> ???

    Old Gear:
    Speakers:
    BW PM1 (3.5/5), CM10s2 (3.75/5), BW800D3 (5/5), Rockport Aviors (5/5), Sonus Faber Stradivari (5/5), BW 802D2 (4.5/5), Martin Logan Summits (4.25/5), Martin Logan Vantage (4/5), Sonus Faber Cremona Auditor (3.75/5), AV123 Strata Mini (3.5/5), ML Mosaic (3.25/5), Onix Ref1 (3/5), Sonus Faber Concerto (2.75/5), SF Concertino (2.5/5), Axiom M22ti (2/5), Polk LSi9 (3/5), LSi7 (2.9/5)
    Source:
    Squeezebox 3 -> PS Audio Digital Link III -> Cary 306/200 CDP -> Cary 306 SACD -> EMM LABS DAC2X/TSDX
    Preamplification:
    Rotel RC1070 -> Rogue Perseus -> Cary SLP98 -> Cary SLP98F1 -> Cary SLP05 (sold and then repurchased) -> ARC 5se -> ARC Ref 40th Anniversary
    Amplification:
    HK AVR330 -> Rotel RB1070 -> Rotel RB1090 -> Plinius SA102 -> Cary 211FE -> Classe M600 -> Boulder 2060
    Subwoofer:
    Infinity Entra2 -> SVS 25-31PCi -> SVS 25-31PC+ -> Dual JL Audio F113v2
  • Joey_V
    Joey_V Posts: 7,751
    DSkip wrote: »
    Current state of things. For reference, that's a 93" screen.

    910qzfan6sy0.jpg

    Big boy ushers
    Joey's Gear:
    Current Gear:
    Primary:
    Digital: Torus RM15 -> Emm Labs TSDx/Bluesound Node 2 -> Emm Labs DAC2x
    Analog: VPI Avenger Reference w/ Rim Drive w/ ADS + 12" Fatboy Dual Pivot + Lyra Etna
    + Audio Research Reference 40th Anniversary -> Boulder 2060 stereo amp (w/ Audioquest WEL Signature) -> new speakers + JL Audio F113v2 x2
    Secondary:
    Rotel RA1592 Super Integrated -> Sonus Faber Olympica 3
    Tertiary:
    Oppo 105D -> Rotel RC1570 preamp -> Rotel RB1582 amp -> Focal Kanta 2


    Main speakers system evolution over the years:
    Klipsch Promedia 4.1 -> Axiom M22ti -> Sonus Faber Concertino -> Sonus Faber Concerto -> Polk LSi7 -> Polk LSi9 -> Martin Logan Mosaic -> AV123 Onix Ref 1 -> Martin Logan Vantage -> AV123 Strata Mini -> Martin Logan Summit -> Sonus Faber Cremona Auditor -> BW 802D2 -> Sonus Faber Stradivari -> Rockport Avior -> BW 802D3 -> BW 800D3 -> ???

    Old Gear:
    Speakers:
    BW PM1 (3.5/5), CM10s2 (3.75/5), BW800D3 (5/5), Rockport Aviors (5/5), Sonus Faber Stradivari (5/5), BW 802D2 (4.5/5), Martin Logan Summits (4.25/5), Martin Logan Vantage (4/5), Sonus Faber Cremona Auditor (3.75/5), AV123 Strata Mini (3.5/5), ML Mosaic (3.25/5), Onix Ref1 (3/5), Sonus Faber Concerto (2.75/5), SF Concertino (2.5/5), Axiom M22ti (2/5), Polk LSi9 (3/5), LSi7 (2.9/5)
    Source:
    Squeezebox 3 -> PS Audio Digital Link III -> Cary 306/200 CDP -> Cary 306 SACD -> EMM LABS DAC2X/TSDX
    Preamplification:
    Rotel RC1070 -> Rogue Perseus -> Cary SLP98 -> Cary SLP98F1 -> Cary SLP05 (sold and then repurchased) -> ARC 5se -> ARC Ref 40th Anniversary
    Amplification:
    HK AVR330 -> Rotel RB1070 -> Rotel RB1090 -> Plinius SA102 -> Cary 211FE -> Classe M600 -> Boulder 2060
    Subwoofer:
    Infinity Entra2 -> SVS 25-31PCi -> SVS 25-31PC+ -> Dual JL Audio F113v2
  • Joey_V
    Joey_V Posts: 7,751
    stangman67 wrote: »
    My basic 2 channel setup. Love it

    IMG_20160927_210616_zpseaakaxaf.jpg

    Clean.
    09wk7d4svso6.jpg

    Sweet.
    halo wrote: »
    Halo, funny that you started this thread today. For the last ten years or so I've had nothing but SDA's in my 2-channel set-up.

    This morning I received a pair of Dynaudio Contour S 3.4 LE's and rolled them into the mix.

    They will need plenty of break-in so I'm told, so the process has started. They have already opened up considerably in just a few hours...Good stuff :D

    tgrnz5faiurl.jpg
    That's a very good looking setup and I really like the way you've incorporated the acoustic treatments!

    Professional.
    Joey's Gear:
    Current Gear:
    Primary:
    Digital: Torus RM15 -> Emm Labs TSDx/Bluesound Node 2 -> Emm Labs DAC2x
    Analog: VPI Avenger Reference w/ Rim Drive w/ ADS + 12" Fatboy Dual Pivot + Lyra Etna
    + Audio Research Reference 40th Anniversary -> Boulder 2060 stereo amp (w/ Audioquest WEL Signature) -> new speakers + JL Audio F113v2 x2
    Secondary:
    Rotel RA1592 Super Integrated -> Sonus Faber Olympica 3
    Tertiary:
    Oppo 105D -> Rotel RC1570 preamp -> Rotel RB1582 amp -> Focal Kanta 2


    Main speakers system evolution over the years:
    Klipsch Promedia 4.1 -> Axiom M22ti -> Sonus Faber Concertino -> Sonus Faber Concerto -> Polk LSi7 -> Polk LSi9 -> Martin Logan Mosaic -> AV123 Onix Ref 1 -> Martin Logan Vantage -> AV123 Strata Mini -> Martin Logan Summit -> Sonus Faber Cremona Auditor -> BW 802D2 -> Sonus Faber Stradivari -> Rockport Avior -> BW 802D3 -> BW 800D3 -> ???

    Old Gear:
    Speakers:
    BW PM1 (3.5/5), CM10s2 (3.75/5), BW800D3 (5/5), Rockport Aviors (5/5), Sonus Faber Stradivari (5/5), BW 802D2 (4.5/5), Martin Logan Summits (4.25/5), Martin Logan Vantage (4/5), Sonus Faber Cremona Auditor (3.75/5), AV123 Strata Mini (3.5/5), ML Mosaic (3.25/5), Onix Ref1 (3/5), Sonus Faber Concerto (2.75/5), SF Concertino (2.5/5), Axiom M22ti (2/5), Polk LSi9 (3/5), LSi7 (2.9/5)
    Source:
    Squeezebox 3 -> PS Audio Digital Link III -> Cary 306/200 CDP -> Cary 306 SACD -> EMM LABS DAC2X/TSDX
    Preamplification:
    Rotel RC1070 -> Rogue Perseus -> Cary SLP98 -> Cary SLP98F1 -> Cary SLP05 (sold and then repurchased) -> ARC 5se -> ARC Ref 40th Anniversary
    Amplification:
    HK AVR330 -> Rotel RB1070 -> Rotel RB1090 -> Plinius SA102 -> Cary 211FE -> Classe M600 -> Boulder 2060
    Subwoofer:
    Infinity Entra2 -> SVS 25-31PCi -> SVS 25-31PC+ -> Dual JL Audio F113v2
  • polkfarmboy
    polkfarmboy Posts: 5,715
    edited December 2016
    Awesome thread, classy joints and great gear! Skip is that some 50 foot long Electra 7's dangling from that rack?
  • txcoastal1
    txcoastal1 Posts: 11,558
    Missed your pic earlier Josh (nightfall), you've come along way bro...good job
    2-channel: Modwright KWI-200 Integrated, Dynaudio C1-II Signatures
    Desktop rig: LSi7, Polk 110sub, Dayens Ampino amp, W4S DAC/pre, Sonos, JRiver
    Gear on standby: Melody 101 tube pre, Unison Research Simply Italy Integrated
    Gone to new homes: (Matt Polk's)Threshold Stasis SA12e monoblocks, Pass XA30.5 amp, Usher MD2 speakers, Dynaudio C4 platinum speakers, Modwright LS100 (voltz), Simaudio 780D DAC

    erat interfectorem cesar et **** dictatorem dicere a
  • scubalab
    scubalab Posts: 2,996
    cfrizz wrote: »
    nazwwsmq751f.jpg

    Ergonomics!! Wine within reach of your system... me like! B)
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 27,163
    scubalab wrote: »
    cfrizz wrote: »
    nazwwsmq751f.jpg

    Ergonomics!! Wine within reach of your system... me like! B)

    -- as long as it is within staggering distance, all is well.
  • Erik Tracy
    Erik Tracy Posts: 4,676
    Rick88 wrote: »
    I am at work on lunch and trying to view this thread, but it is taking forever to load the photos.

    It's the pixel size and resultant file size of folks posting.

    A 4Mx2M picture? Really?

    H9: If you don't trust what you are hearing, then maybe you need to be less invested in a hobby which all the pleasure comes from listening to music.
  • rooftop59
    rooftop59 Posts: 7,104
    Erik Tracy wrote: »
    Rick88 wrote: »
    I am at work on lunch and trying to view this thread, but it is taking forever to load the photos.

    It's the pixel size and resultant file size of folks posting.

    A 4Mx2M picture? Really?

    I certainly can't speak for everyone, but I think many of us simply snap pics on our cell and directly upload them. Every other site can handle It, why not a site owned by a large company that sells the most speakers in the us???
    Living Room 2.1: Usher BE-718 "tiny dancers"; Dual DIY Dayton audio RSS210HF-4 Subs with Crown XLS 1002 amp; Musical Fidelity A308; NAD M51 DAC; Sony UBP-x1000es
    Game Room HT: Denon AVR-X4200w; Sony UBP-x700; Definitive Technology SM450; Definitive Technology LCR2000; Definitive Technology StudioMonitor350; Mirage Nanasats; Sub - HSU VTF-2 MK5
    Master Bedroom
    Cambridge Azur 551r; Definitive Technology promonitor 800; ACI Titan Subwoofer
  • Erik Tracy
    Erik Tracy Posts: 4,676
    rooftop59 wrote: »
    Erik Tracy wrote: »
    Rick88 wrote: »
    I am at work on lunch and trying to view this thread, but it is taking forever to load the photos.

    It's the pixel size and resultant file size of folks posting.

    A 4Mx2M picture? Really?

    I certainly can't speak for everyone, but I think many of us simply snap pics on our cell and directly upload them. Every other site can handle It, why not a site owned by a large company that sells the most speakers in the us???

    Not trying to single anyone out, but since this site in particular seems to serve up pictures slowly, can't folks resize their photos before uploading?

    "The needs of the many.."

    I'd love to check out the systems you all have, but the load times are killing any joy.


    H9: If you don't trust what you are hearing, then maybe you need to be less invested in a hobby which all the pleasure comes from listening to music.
  • sgmsmg
    sgmsmg Posts: 471
    ih7dkj2xcdrc.jpg

    Not the best picture but figured I would contribute. Plan to eventually get a stand more suited for the components. I know the A-21 should be more open but it isn't even getting warm.
    2 Channel
    Pre:Bryston BP173
    Amp:Bryston 14B3
    Speakers: Golden Ear Triton Reference
    Source: Oppo UDP-205, Bryston BDA-3, Bryston BDP-3, Bryston BCD-3, Apple TV, Amazon Fire
    Cables: Wireworld Gold Eclipse 7 Speaker, Wireworld Gold Eclipse 7 XLR, AQ Diamond USB/HDMI
    Power: PS Audio P10 Regenerator, AC12, AC10 and AC5 Cables
    Display: Sony XBR65Z9F

    Home Theater
    Pre: Marantz 8805
    Amps: Parasound JC5, A21+, A51, A51
    Speakers: Polk LSiM 707 (FL/FR), Polk LSiM706 (Center), LSiM 703 (SL/SR), Polk 900-LS (Atmos)
    Subwoofers: SVS SB13 x 4
    Source: Oppo UDP-205, Apple TV, Amazon Fire
    Cables: AQ Rocket 88, AQ Niagara, Wireworld Silver Eclipse 7
    Power: PS Audio P5 Regenerator, Furman IT Reference 15i, Pangea AC14SE and AC9SE Cables
    Display: Sony XBR85Z9G
  • EndersShadow
    EndersShadow Posts: 17,217
    ^How do those outriggers work with your LSi towers? Thought about getting some once or twice to make them less tippy
    "....not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted." William Bruce Cameron, Informal Sociology: A Casual Introduction to Sociological Thinking (1963)
Sign In or Register to comment.

Howdy, Stranger!

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!