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System pics 2012

Discussion in 'reference' started by Cereal Killer, Jan 1, 2012.

  1. coupe-sport

    coupe-sport pfm Member

    Spacey - very clean & neat. How's the Olive ?

  2. nitrous

    nitrous pfm Member

    Mmmmm(thinks) near top of the rear cabinet, so long lengths of unnecessary speaker cables hang down the back?

    Or it's not one of Ivan's designs after all.
  3. Cereal Killer

    Cereal Killer fourhundredandthirtytwo

    Hello James, It’s just superb. It’s a really fool proof design and works/networks faultlessly. I didn't expect it to sound as good as it does via digital out, or its own internal DAC. I wasn't expecting such a huge improvement in sound quality over ALAC/iTunes but it sounds wonderful :) and it’s really nice to be in the world of FLAC! I also like the fact the remote app is available on both Android and Apple App markets.
  4. FredM

    FredM pfm Member

    Can you recall the acquaintance with a man who has a funny French accent? Looks like the 'subliminal merge promotion team' has found you :D
    Nice fireplace ;)

    Cheers, Fred
  5. Pete the Feet

    Pete the Feet pfm Member

    More boxes than your previous system at Halifax Spacey; steady on. Are you adopting the Usonian philosophy with a touch of Bahaus overtones to please the wife? Be careful as the great Frank Lloyd Wright invariably exceeded his budget.
  6. Robert M

    Robert M pfm Member

    stu-cj View from the window:


    Very nice, get a telescope! :cool:
  7. Pete the Feet

    Pete the Feet pfm Member

    Yes very relaxing, lights out music low and curtains open.

    Or a bit of Wagner for a stormy night.

    Where is it?
  8. Robert M

    Robert M pfm Member

    What are those monster speakers?
  9. Cereal Killer

    Cereal Killer fourhundredandthirtytwo

    Pete, what does this word 'budget' mean ? ;)

    The wife hasn't a clue about HiFi or care one bit about how it looks, I'm the tidy freak in our house... I can't stand mess!

    There maybe one extra box, but its still a simpler system IMHO.
  10. nitrous

    nitrous pfm Member

    Are you Morse?
  11. BenS

    BenS pfm Member

    They are IMF RSPM mk vi transmission line speakers. Bass down to 18hz!

    Now I have had the crossovers updated with newer and better caps they sound stupendous. They like a bit of power though...

  12. monty

    monty pfm Member

  13. JTC

    JTC Saint Alphonso!

    OK, I don't normally get into this sort of thing but seeing as the room is fairly tidy right now and I've (for once) some spare time, here's a selection of pics of my modest system:

    View from the listening position (roughly)

    Right hand speaker and LPS

    Another view of system

    System is:
    Rega P25 turntable (rarely used these days since I sold most of my vinyl);
    Mac Mini 2011/i5/8Gb/500Gb running OSX Lion and PureMusic
    Audiolab CDQ
    Adam Audio Compact Classic active speakers

    I may be getting the best sound I've ever had out of perhaps the simplest system (at least in terms of boxes) == win all around :)
  14. ex brickie

    ex brickie pfm Member

    Monty - what are the speakers? they have a touch of the Focal Nova Utopias about them but have a different tweeter...
  15. Jonathan Ribee

    Jonathan Ribee Unavailable at present

    Absolutely no change in the last 12 months I think. Mullards in the phono stage maybe.

  16. monty

    monty pfm Member


    They are Usher Dancer Mini 2's. Wonderful speakers although they sound completely different in my new room vs my old one.... They don't sound as good. Bass has gone, imaging is poor. It's probably a placement and room issue. At least, thats what I'm hoping......
  17. jaz9706

    jaz9706 pfm Member

    Hi Zebbo,

    is that the tweaked anni ? nice, what speakers you sporting?

  18. Zebbo

    Zebbo pfm Member

    It is indeed! Temporary armboard fitted at the moment but still lovely. The speakers are Heybrook Sextets, picked them up at the Tonbridge Hi-Fi jumble last year, very nice when everything is good ruthless otherwise!
  19. JTC

    JTC Saint Alphonso!

    That's some wallpaper :)

    DAVEDWACK pfm Member

    That TT cd player looks out of place at the bottom there and anyway it won't be getting much use these days.

    That being the case would you flog it cheap to me please? ;)

    Nice stuff I bet it all hangs together rather nicely.



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