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System pics 2013 part I

Discussion in 'reference' started by Tony L, Jan 14, 2013.

  1. JTC

    JTC Saint Alphonso!

    Don't you get a sore neck with the tv way up there? And doesn't it get a tad hot when the stove is on?

    I must get some decent pics taken and posted...
     
  2. Cereal Killer

    Cereal Killer fourhundredandthirtytwo

    No not really. The TV is about 4m away from the us when sitting on't sofa. It's also got a resonable downward tilt. The fire's set well back so heat doesn't effect the TV at all.
     
  3. Tw99

    Tw99 source last

    You could improve the S/N ratio by at least 9db by having a less loud carpet ! :)
     
  4. JTC

    JTC Saint Alphonso!

    Fair enough. I like my TVs to have their top bezel roughly at seated head height, so that my angle of view is orthogonal to the screen both vertically and horizontally. I also like everything lined up just nice, see, and dammit I can't get out of the house without checking the locks fifteen times or more..... :)
     
  5. JTC

    JTC Saint Alphonso!

    It's cheaper than LSD. Might trigger bad trips of its own however...
     
  6. mrlamonta

    mrlamonta pfm Member

    I am loving that set up Tony. It looks nice and (relatively) compact. Can I ask, do you use the DAC with the Apollo? I heard the Apollo the other day as part of a demo and was quite tempted.
     
  7. Theo

    Theo pfm Member

    Possibly :) still preferable to the standard oatmeal/beige varieties...
     
  8. pil

    pil pfm Member

    What legs/feet are on the plinth tony?
    I need something to use myself.

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  9. S-Man

    S-Man Kinkless Tetrode Admirer

    Not much to see here, this is the only visually interesting bit of my system (Grant Lumley GL50A):

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    The rest of it is built for discrete looks and to sound damn good.
     
  10. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    Yes, it's hooked-up via coax. I have to admit I'd probably be entirely content with the Apollo R on it's own, the DAC is really only there to add computer audio functionality / future-proofing as I have all my CDs ripped to the computer anyway.

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    They are just a lash-up using some old but unused 1970s polyurethane skateboard wheels and some little adjustable cones I got from eBay (like these, but mine aren't gold). The cones are there so I can level the deck, they just sit in the rear bearing recesses of the wheels. It all seems to work very well, and the 'feet' certainly provide some isolation, e.g. tapping the table shows little breakthrough with the stylus on a stationary record. I've not tried any alternates so have no idea how it stacks up sonically, but it's certainly a nice sounding turntable.
     
  11. Hoopsontoast

    Hoopsontoast pfm Member

  12. pil

    pil pfm Member

    Excellent..looks stable to.
     
  13. seoirse2002

    seoirse2002 pfm Member

    Yes,that Trio has alway been an object of desire for me.....almost got one once,but now way of my range:(
     
  14. LOTUS HIFI

    LOTUS HIFI LOTUS Hifi

    Some really great looking systems chaps. Love all the valve action.
     
  15. SMU

    SMU pfm Member

    All really lovely gear here lads, well done.
     
  16. Rack Kit

    Rack Kit pfm Member

    Lovely pic that.
     
  17. Simonms

    Simonms Trade: Simon Mears Audio

    Still in the throws of building my second pair of these, so a bit of a mess with all the playing around but here is my set up as it stands, Acoustic Masterpeice Integrated amp (22wpc PP), Well Tempered TT with Reson Reca cart, Sugden phono and DIY Tannoy's.

    Some nice pics so far!

    Worth a mentioning the kit that i have had running this year at stages that stick out, Lampizator dac 4 very anologue sounding dac so saving pennies and also Hush isolation platform under the TT...marked improvement.

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    DSCN1048 2 by simon ms, on Flickr

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    DSCN1046 2 by simon ms, on Flickr

    New Ply cabinets under construction,

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    DSCN1024 by simon ms, on Flickr

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    DSCN1026 by simon ms, on Flickr

    Just listening to Grimes on this....:)

    Cheers Si.
     
  18. Rack Kit

    Rack Kit pfm Member

    Warning: Contains some Naim bits. Haha!

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  19. Steven Toy

    Steven Toy L3 Toy

    Wow! I am not worthy!
     
  20. Steven Toy

    Steven Toy L3 Toy

    Contains some rather good Rega bits too. I just love the Isis player.
     

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