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  • ^^My bad.
    2 channel: Anthem 225 Integrated amp; Parasound Ztuner; TechnicsTT SL1350; Vincent PHO-8 phono pre; Marantz CD6005 spinner; Polk SDA2BTL's; LAT International speaker cables, ZU Mission IC's and power cables all into a PS Audio Dectet Power center.

    Other; M10 series II, M7C's, Hafler XL600 amp, RB-980BX, Parasound HCA-1500 amp , P5 preamp, all in storage. All vintage Polk have had crossover rebuilds and tweeter upgrades.

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  • mrloren
    mrloren Posts: 2,386
    Milito wrote: »
    Updated pic with my new 900F and HSU VTF-2 MK5 sub. Nice improvement over the PSW505. Wife was not happy about the size of it, lol.

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    See if you can try this.

    Move the right speaker out to the light switch, put the plant between the speaker and stand. Swap the left speaker and sub.

    Like your setup VTF subs are great with the tuning. I have mine with 4" port open EQ2 and Q @ 5.5.
    When I was a kid my parents told me to turn it down. Now I'm an adult and my kids tell me to turn it down.

    Family Room:
    Samsung UN75RU710DFXZA,
    Denon AVR-X4400H, Emotiva XPA3 GEN3
    Oppo BDP-93,Sony UBP-X800BM, WD Live HUB.
    Main: Polk LsiM 705
    Center: Polk LSiM 704C
    Front High/Rear High In-Ceiling Polk 80F/X RT
    Surrounds: Polk S15
    Sub: HSU VTF3-MK5

    Bed Room;
    Marantz SR5010, BDP-S270
    Main: Polk Signature S20
    Center: Polk Signature S35
    Rear: Polk R15
    Sub: HSU STF-2

    Working Warehouse;
    Sony 2100ES AVR, Sony DVP-NS3100ES for disc
    Cerwin Vega AT-12 (blasters) Advent Prodigy (listening)
    Old sony 12" Sub
    Mini tower PC with 400GB of music
  • joecoulson
    joecoulson Posts: 4,944
    And pull away from back wall so front of speaker is just past entertainment ctr
  • audioluvr
    audioluvr Posts: 3,629
    joecoulson wrote: »
    audioluvr wrote: »
    Kinda hokey compared to to others here but great ambiance.

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    That an HD radio tuner in that rack?

    Yes. A Sangean. Sorry for the slow response...
    Cambridge Audio 851N Streamer/DAC
    Belles 21A Pre modded with Mundorf Supreme caps
    B&K M200 Sonata monoblocks refreshed and upgraded
    Belles 350A Reference modded with Mundorf Supreme caps
    Polk SDA 1C's modded / 1000Va Dreadnaught
    Wireworld Silver Eclipse IC's and speaker cables


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  • mrloren
    mrloren Posts: 2,386
    Milito wrote: »
    I can't move the right speaker over as there is a sofa you don't see in the picture, it's a narrow space there. I usually have the speakers further forward, but moved them back for the holidays.

    BTW, I appreciate all of the advice. That room is smaller than I would like for it to be and I'm very limited to what I can do in that room. My next house if there is one will have a larger main room so I can be more flexible in my setup. That room is the main thing I don't like about our house.

    Here's a picture of what I mean.

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    I'd try it anyway see how it is once done. Once it's toed in a tad it might not be that bad. Are you able to at least swap the sub and left speaker?

    Trust me I know a lot about the WAF when placing speakers.
    When I was a kid my parents told me to turn it down. Now I'm an adult and my kids tell me to turn it down.

    Family Room:
    Samsung UN75RU710DFXZA,
    Denon AVR-X4400H, Emotiva XPA3 GEN3
    Oppo BDP-93,Sony UBP-X800BM, WD Live HUB.
    Main: Polk LsiM 705
    Center: Polk LSiM 704C
    Front High/Rear High In-Ceiling Polk 80F/X RT
    Surrounds: Polk S15
    Sub: HSU VTF3-MK5

    Bed Room;
    Marantz SR5010, BDP-S270
    Main: Polk Signature S20
    Center: Polk Signature S35
    Rear: Polk R15
    Sub: HSU STF-2

    Working Warehouse;
    Sony 2100ES AVR, Sony DVP-NS3100ES for disc
    Cerwin Vega AT-12 (blasters) Advent Prodigy (listening)
    Old sony 12" Sub
    Mini tower PC with 400GB of music
  • Milito
    Milito Posts: 1,344
    mrloren wrote: »
    Milito wrote: »
    I can't move the right speaker over as there is a sofa you don't see in the picture, it's a narrow space there. I usually have the speakers further forward, but moved them back for the holidays.

    BTW, I appreciate all of the advice. That room is smaller than I would like for it to be and I'm very limited to what I can do in that room. My next house if there is one will have a larger main room so I can be more flexible in my setup. That room is the main thing I don't like about our house.

    Here's a picture of what I mean.

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    I'd try it anyway see how it is once done. Once it's toed in a tad it might not be that bad. Are you able to at least swap the sub and left speaker?

    Trust me I know a lot about the WAF when placing speakers.

    Problem is a chair goes when the tree is so there isn't much room. When the tree goes down after the holidays I'll see what I can do, but I think it might not look good and you know how my wife will feel about that.

    Yamaha RX-A2070, Music Hall A70.2 integrated amp, Benchmark Dac1, Bluesound NODE 2i, L600, L400, Douglas Connection Alpha 12AWG OCC Speaker Cables, Douglas Connection Alpha Analog Interconnect Cables, Audioquest Interconnects and Digital Cables, Douglas Connection Alpha 11 OCC Custom Power Cable, Cullen Gold and Crossover Series Power Cables, Signal Power Cable, Furman PL-8C 15 Power Conditioner, Fluance RT85, Parasound Zphono USB Phono Preamp, Sony 65" 900F, Sony UBP-X700, Fios.
  • joecoulson
    joecoulson Posts: 4,944
    Russ what are those monoblocks?
  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 22,980
    joecoulson wrote: »
    Russ what are those monoblocks?

    Rogue Audio M180’s I think... definitely Rogue Audio though.
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with Pass Labs Xono Phono Preamp, Walker Precision Motor Drive, ClearAudio Goldfinger Statement V2 cartridge and Origin Conqueror Mk3c tonearm, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X0.2 three chassis preamp, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Pioneer Elite SC-LX701, Oppo UDP-205 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB800 "in-wall" surrounds.

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  • halo
    halo Posts: 5,611
    lightman1 wrote: »
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    I'm back at the warehouse....
    Radiohead OK Computer spinning through the Infinity RSb. Yup.....

    How about a rundown on all the equipment in the photo young man?
  • Milito
    Milito Posts: 1,344
    So how do you like the VTF-2 MK5 compared to the SVS?
    Yamaha RX-A2070, Music Hall A70.2 integrated amp, Benchmark Dac1, Bluesound NODE 2i, L600, L400, Douglas Connection Alpha 12AWG OCC Speaker Cables, Douglas Connection Alpha Analog Interconnect Cables, Audioquest Interconnects and Digital Cables, Douglas Connection Alpha 11 OCC Custom Power Cable, Cullen Gold and Crossover Series Power Cables, Signal Power Cable, Furman PL-8C 15 Power Conditioner, Fluance RT85, Parasound Zphono USB Phono Preamp, Sony 65" 900F, Sony UBP-X700, Fios.
  • rooftop59
    rooftop59 Posts: 7,246
    edited December 2018
    Milito wrote: »
    So how do you like the VTF-2 MK5 compared to the SVS?

    The jury is still out. The idea was to replace both of the other subs while gaining some extension and perhaps output. (I was using the Martin Logan just for 2 channel coming out of the peachtree and the SVS just for LFE; but the ML was always on and made the Dynaudio's full range which also helped with HT). I am still dialing it in for both. I definitely like it better for music as it fills my large family room (that spills into kitchen and living room) better. I think I finally just about have it dialed in, so hopefully will get to watch a good movie on it this weekend to really test it out...
    Living Room 2.1: Usher BE-718 "tiny dancers"; Dual DIY Dayton audio RSS210HF-4 Subs with Dayton SPA-250 amps; Musical Fidelity A308; NAD M51 DAC; Sony UBP-x1000es; Squeezebox Touch with Bolder Power Supply
    Game Room HT: Denon AVR-X4200w; Sony UBP-x700; Definitive Technology Power Monitor 700 x3; Definitive Technology StudioMonitor 350; Definitive Technology ProMonitor 800; Sub - HSU VTF-2 MK5
    Master Bedroom
    Cambridge Azur 551r; Polk RT25i; ACI Titan Subwoofer
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    Gots me a rack. I have been swapping between the SDAs and the ERA bookshelves. Those bookshelf speakers are killers, obviously they can't touch the SDAs in overall presentation but they are great in their own way.

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  • Tony M
    Tony M Posts: 9,866
    What are those bookies?
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • Tony M wrote: »
    What are those bookies?

    ERA/Peachtree Audio Design 5s. I won them in a Karma from TonyB, they are a fun speaker and SOAK up power. They pump out some serious bass for their size, it took me by surprise. They can almost keep up with the SDAs on bass output. The high end is a little laid back which I like, the differences between the two speaker models keeps things fun switching back and forth.

    http://www.6moons.com/audioreviews/era/era.html
    Just a dude doing dude-ly things

    "Temptation is the manifestation of desire which equals necessity." - Mikey081057
    " I have always had a champange taste with a beer budget" - Rick88
    "Just because the thread is getting views don't mean much .. I like a good train wreck doesn't mean i want to be in one..." - pitdogg2
    "Those that don't know, don't know that they don't know." - heiney9
    "Audiophiles are the male equivalent of cat ladies." - Audiokarma Member
  • Tony M
    Tony M Posts: 9,866
    edited December 2018
    Thanks... :)

    Nice Karma! B)

    You're a lucky dude! ;)
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • Willow
    Willow Posts: 10,400
    I took this picture this afternoon after the great home theater renovation of 2018, which included a new wall mount for the TV, 100’ of split loom cable tubing, roughly 1,000,000 zip ties, and various other tweaks. It also includes the PS4 that I acquired back in November.

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    I think you should have splurged for 1000001 zip ties. Doesn't look quite right. 😉
    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

  • joecoulson
    joecoulson Posts: 4,944
    Looks great John!
  • EndersShadow
    EndersShadow Posts: 17,237
    What happened to those BE-10's you had? The ones from Iowa or MN I think it was....
    "....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)
  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 19,266
    DSkip wrote: »
    Current room situation.

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    That is a strange way to do room treatments, but hey if it works for you who am I to argue......
  • mdaudioguy
    mdaudioguy Posts: 5,159
    I took this picture this afternoon after the great home theater renovation of 2018, which included a new wall mount for the TV, 100’ of split loom cable tubing, roughly 1,000,000 zip ties, and various other tweaks. It also includes the PS4 that I acquired back in November.

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    Great job, and I just saw it on Reddit too!
  • motorstereo
    motorstereo Posts: 1,649
    DSkip wrote: »
    Current room situation.

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    Cool looking set ups and looks like a lot of fun to be had by trying out different combinations. So what are your thoughts on the big Mac?
  • Dabutcher
    Dabutcher Posts: 2,358
    John M. New theater room looks great. What seating brand did you go with and are you happy with them so far? Peace. D
    MIT Magnum MH-750, Monster HTS 5100MKII, Mitsubishi rear projection 73, PS4, PSW505 , Sunfire Signature Grand 425 x 4,Parasound hca 120, LSiM 702FX x 4, FXiA6, CSiA6, SDA SRS 1.2, Pioneer Elite SC63 , Pioneer Elite BDP-05



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  • stangman67
    stangman67 Posts: 1,360
    Love it Joe! Those Elacs look fantastic
    2 Channel - Dual Purpose system in the works

    Polk LSIM707 I Polk LSIM 706C I Modwright SWL9.0 Anniversary Pre I Marantz AV7707 I B&K Ref 200.7 I Rega P6 w/ Ania MC I Rega Fono MC I Audience Ohno ICs/Audience Forte F3 Power Chord/Acoustic Zen Satori I Cambridge 851N


  • joecoulson
    joecoulson Posts: 4,944
    Thank You Zach!!
  • halo
    halo Posts: 5,611
    joecoulson wrote: »
    Changed quite a lot since I started this thread 4 months ago. But here is the latest.

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    Pretty sweet looking setup you've got there Joe! Rock on man!