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System Pics 2021

Discussion in 'audio' started by Whaleblue, Jan 1, 2021.

  1. coupe-sport

    coupe-sport pfm Member

    That’s a beautiful setup - love that amp.

    Very nice indeed
  2. hifi-dog

    hifi-dog pfm Member

    out of interest, is the vs175 quiet? i had a vs150 and had to send it back as the transformers buzzed like crazy!
  3. RossB

    RossB Member

    Yes, it’s completely silent.
    hifi-dog likes this.
  4. Gervais Cote

    Gervais Cote Predator

    5010, Nagra, Audio Research......definitely high end stuff ! Can’t go wrong with either !
  5. lordmortlock

    lordmortlock A Linde Mann

    Same here!

    Arrived today, safe to say I can’t wait to get home.

    Last edited: Oct 23, 2021
    TimF, sunbeamgls, Tarzan and 9 others like this.
  6. Mystic Mac

    Mystic Mac cauliflower ears not golden ears....

    [​IMG] Well..... this spur of the moment amplifier purchase landed today. Rather pleased with it :)

    Tarzan, PhilofCas, calorgas and 10 others like this.
  7. mega lord

    mega lord Centre tapped

    I love your rack. Lots of distance between shelves which will minimise the EMI soup :)
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  8. Joe Hutch

    Joe Hutch Mate of the bloke

    [​IMG] It doesn’t get any tidier, I’m afraid. Note the carefully sorted CDs.

    From the top: Roksan Xerxes X, Rega tonearm, Hana ML cartridge; Meridian G08 CDP; Deviliat 250 amp/DAC; Stax headphone amp. To the side, Spendor D7 speaker.
  9. Tigerjones

    Tigerjones Bagpuss

    Where’s your cable money shot, Dr Hutch?
  10. sls4321

    sls4321 pfm Member

    A new room, for which new items are Wilson Sabrina speakers and a Shunyata Hydra Alpha mains conditioner. Otherwise a Devialet 250 Pro I've had for 5 years and a Claro turntable for 7 years. The Wilson speakers were chosen by my wife to fit in with the colour scheme. Having lived with Harbeth for years, which would not have fitted in this room at all, I find the sound very similar, but just more of it, richer bass and crystal clear treble, but not bright.

    The room is acoustically treated with a product called Acoustiwall lining the brick under the wallpaper, as well as the lowered ceiling, which is made from sound bloc board. There is a dedicated mains supply to the audio system, shielded and on a separate phase from the rest of the house. The windows are also noise reducing, about 40dB.

    There is also a 6-speaker immersive sound system fitted into the lowered ceiling, a new sound/light product launched earlier this year, which has lots of things built in and which I mostly use with Roon.

  11. Joe Hutch

    Joe Hutch Mate of the bloke

    I'm not sure the world (well, pfm) is quite ready for that.

    Actually, the cables are mostly down behind the equipment stand, or hidden by the curtains, and there's not that many of them these days (turntable and CD player to amp, amp to headphone amp, plus speaker cables.
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  12. flapland

    flapland pfm Member

    Lovely looking room. Can I ask if the record storage was a off the shelf;), or a bespoke job. Its look excellent.
  13. Dark Lord

    Dark Lord pfm Member

    i have always liked Audio Research amps especially Ref5SE/Ref 75 but also GSi integrated. Awesome sound.
  14. sls4321

    sls4321 pfm Member

    It was made about 10 years ago by Simon Gavin at Audinni. It had doors before, took them off and ironed on a bit of veneer to cover some magnetic catch holes.

    The audio is in a new unit from him, Aveos Cube, which he made 15cm taller.
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  15. Del monaco

    Del monaco Del Monaco

    I like the other equipment you have on your photo site as well though I’m not sure how I’d fit it in my room or what my wife would say!
  16. Darren L

    Darren L pfm Member

    Nice room, layout and equipment @sls4321 what the dimensions of your room please?
  17. lordmortlock

    lordmortlock A Linde Mann

    Sadly imgbox seems to have gone all Pervy. I’ll replace the link when I have a moment

    EDIT - switched to imgbb, seems to be less weird advert content on there.
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  18. Del monaco

    Del monaco Del Monaco

    I think the stable door has closed…;)
  19. sls4321

    sls4321 pfm Member

    Not big, about 14' x 18' I think. Used to have my hifi in a much larger space. Hence attention to building materials and furnishings for acoustics and speakers suitable to the size of the room. Harbeth and Wilson are both accommodating speakers, but Harbeth benefitted from more space to the side than this room would allow.

    Neither my wife nor I like looking at hifi, but the Sabrina in Titanium are quite a feature. I've used Townshend Isolda cables for some years and they go under rugs, but the wife objects to the few inches that are visible.
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  20. andrews

    andrews pfm Member

    Fanatisc room and system
    Have you tried a larger carpet (or dare I say rug)
    Is your floor suspended or concerte
    Are there any reports of placing Sabrinas on their own independant suspension such as from Townshend etc?

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