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System Pics 2016

Discussion in 'reference' started by Tony L, Jan 1, 2016.

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  1. Bemused

    Bemused What's this all about then?

    Love the room, nice and bright.
  2. BrianPK

    BrianPK pfm Member

    . . . and the Boston fern is doing very well too;)
  3. Gromit

    Gromit Plasticine Dog

    A photo from a few months ago, but the set-up's still the same Sony-Fest (Teac DAC is out of sight). Changes for this year? None planned, although would like to see if I can improve on the 770ES's phonostage somehow...

  4. Rodney gold

    Rodney gold Im just me...

    System pics as of 16 December

    Roon and tidal to a Squeezebox touch in the digital domain , minidsp dirac DDRC 22 room correction to Devialet Spdif .. Munsdorf silver ribbon speaker cables

    Fully treated 8m x 6m dedicated room , 2 x SVS sb13 ultra subs to smooth room response .. I use a meridian 568.2 to control all of them. The whole room is fed by a 5kva pure sine wave converter running off 6 x 200ah batteries

    The walls of the room are acoustic panels on battens with uthermo behind , the ceiling is more the same , but solid , not slotted and pierced like the walls. The ceilings have "faux rock" diffusion .. fully configurable listening chair.

    Changes planned for this year are to change the doors to the room to proper acoustic doors , a new decent touchscreen tablet to control the whole system , 2 more SVS subs and if I can afford it , another Devialet to make it a dual monoblock system.









  5. jamesd

    jamesd pfm Member

    So awesome. What other speakers, if any, have you had in that room?
  6. Rodney gold

    Rodney gold Im just me...

    I have redone the room a few times in terms of acoustic treatment but had lots of speakers in it in its various iterations

    Had ATC's 50 and 100's , kef LS50's + subs , meridian DSP5500 and DSP 6000's , Osborn epitomes + bass towers , genelecs 8050b + subs , Linkwitz Orions , Canton ergo dc 1200 and a few more I cant remember
    The Giya G1's are in a league of their own.
  7. jamesd

    jamesd pfm Member

    Interesting, thanks for the list. I can't imagine what something like that sounds like
  8. Joe Hutch

    Joe Hutch Can you hear Talvin Singh?

    My number one aim for 2016 is a tidy listening room.
  9. C. Alshus

    C. Alshus pfm Member

    Great picture, Tony.

    Makes me almost miss my old olive kit.
  10. scottcarpenter

    scottcarpenter pfm Member

    Happy New Year from Sydney.

    This is the current system configuration as of 2nd January 2016.

    LP12/Tangerine Audio Plateau/Cirkus/Ittok/ATOC9 11/Naim Armageddon/Prefix/Hicap
    Beresford Bushmaster 2
    NAC52/Teddy Supercap
    2 x biamped Avondaled NCC200 NAP250s
    Kudos Titans





  11. jy3

    jy3 pfm Member

    Love the look of the room Scott, comfy chair, and I'm sure the system gels well together. Any plans on upgrading the LP12?
  12. scottcarpenter

    scottcarpenter pfm Member

    Thanks. Yes, it's a lovely room for serious listening and especially cosey when the Sydney winter comes and I can light the fire again.

    The system does have a lovely synergy and Naim works so well with Kudos.

    Upgraditus is always on the horizon and my next step is to upgrade the LP12 by changing the Ittok for an Ekos SE ;) The Tangerine Plateau was such a massive leap upwards (as good as a Keel in my opinion) that the Ekos SE is the natural progression.

    In the longer term I have my sights set on a NAC552 and a NAP500 when finances allow :)
  13. Mr Underhill

    Mr Underhill pfm Member


    That's what I listen to.


  14. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron Unicorns fart glitter.

  15. peter bj

    peter bj pfm Member

    Maybe it helps with the rooms accoustics
  16. gary yeowell

    gary yeowell pfm Member

    Lovely room and system to boot!
  17. scottcarpenter

    scottcarpenter pfm Member

    Many thanks Gary.

    Old houses are much rarer here in Sydney so I was delighted to find this one.

    I'm originally from Brighton so I miss the UK architecture.
  18. formbypc

    formbypc pfm Member

    A small request.

    If anyone is quoting a post with lots of pictures, and adding merely a one-line comment, could they maybe consider editing the quote, and removing all but one of the pictures? Just leave the first or best one in the quote?

    It's easy to do, just scroll up and remove one or more IMG tags by highlighting and deleting

    Makes the thread less cluttered.
  19. rvw67

    rvw67 pfm Member

    Beautiful setup! I'm curious to know what type of plinth the lp12 sits in?

    Thanks, john
  20. Hoopsontoast

    Hoopsontoast pfm Member

    Only real change in 2015 was with the speakers, my Rega R9s were out on long term loan so I played around with a few speakers (Kord Tornado, Tannoy Stirling HE) but settled on some cheap Vandersteens, very very happy with them.
    The SME M2-9 and AT33PTG/II cart were added as well.
    I think only a new CDP instead of the Sony at some point, mainly something smaller that will fit on top of the Bryston.


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