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System Pics 2021

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

  1. @hermit you've even managed to get an authentic yellowed/tobacco stained rad in behind the sofa - respekt! :D

    Where's the ashtray and 20 B&H Gold though?
  2. pembers

    pembers pfm Member

    Haha - I certainly am! Yeh the pics have come out well, iPhone 11 night mode works great with a steady hand.
  3. hockman

    hockman pfm Member

    An already cool apartment just got cooler! :)
  4. hermit

    hermit obsessive

    That made me laugh. When the painter was doing the room last summer, he decided to leave them and in the interest of frugality I went along with it. Now that you've publicly shamed me they might just get a coat of white gloss later this year. :D

    Banished and I'm pleased to say that I haven't smoked for nine weeks.

    Thanks hockman. Found an extra shelf for the Ladderax yesterday. :)

  5. matt j

    matt j pfm Member

    Ladderax is awesome stuff, unfortunately when I was looking at it the cost was probably more than the Hi-Fi!
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  6. hermit

    hermit obsessive

    I got lucky and didn't have to pay the insane prices that it usually seems to go for on ebay.
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  7. jimpey

    jimpey pfm Member

    T-cut should sort it. Worth a try before painting anyway.

    Does the Frame change the artwork automatically or do you select it? Either way it's blooming lovely!

  8. hermit

    hermit obsessive

    Jim, I think the radiators were originally off white and have just yellowed slightly with age rather than nicotine. I didn't actually smoke more than four or five per day in here and so there was no nicotine staining on the walls when I removed the pictures prior to painting. On that basis do you still think T-cut would be worth a try?

    I just change the artwork when I feel like it but you can have it on rotation. It's very flexible software.
  9. Tarzan

    Tarzan pfm Member

    @hermit Will you please stop posting pictures of your room and system.:mad::)
    TimF, wow&flutter and hermit like this.
  10. hermit

    hermit obsessive

    Your wish is my command. I think my work here is done. ;)
    ampedup and Tarzan like this.
  11. wow&flutter

    wow&flutter pfm Member

    It’s a handy pic to have if you’re considering speakers with a relatively low WAF! I suspect most speakers will be more acceptable if you show the Lockwood pics and ask “what do you think of these?”
    hermit likes this.
  12. Tigerjones

    Tigerjones Bagpuss

    I'm just desiging some Ladderax for my new gaff, it is expensive but then so are any decent shelving systems.
    matt j and hermit like this.
  13. Tigerjones

    Tigerjones Bagpuss

    Beautiful room and amplifier.
    Tarzan, TheDecameron and hermit like this.
  14. Ptah

    Ptah pfm Member

    Still got my family's from the 1960s. Cost = 0.
    (it's spelt Tory)
    hermit likes this.
  15. Cato

    Cato pfm Member

    really looking forward to your thoughts on the Falcons. I have the same speakers and thinking about the Croft amps

    Nagraboy likes this.
  16. InSides

    InSides pfm Member

    Finally put together the headphone "system" in a dedicated location, and not a selection of cupboards to house various bits.


    Currently in the roster - Denon AH-D7200, AKG K-701, Sennheiser HD-650. All recabled / reterminated for balanced operation. Missing from the picture is the AKG K-1000, currently undergoing re-termination.

    The actual kit driving all these:


    Trafomatic Head One for a valved amplifier, SAC KH-1000 for a balanced transistor amplifier, Matrix Audio mini-i 3 Pro for the source (networked DAC being feed from the ROCK powering the main system).

    Equipment rack is DIY heavily influenced by Tabula Rasa designs (beech and maple solid wood + tempered glass shelves), headphone stands are DIY (aluminium + Delrin) heavily influenced by Woo Audio HPS which were perpetually out-of-stock so I resigned making my own.
    jamesd, gustav_errata, Waxxy and 14 others like this.
  17. Salamander

    Salamander pfm Member

    Nice work 'InSides' in making your own rack and headphone stand. All the cables look identical on your headphones, are they after market cables and if so what brand?
  18. InSides

    InSides pfm Member

    So I recabled all of the headphones using mostly ViaBlue supplies.

    ViaBlue EPC-4 headphone cable, Neutrik XLR for the amp end, ViaBlue "small" sleeving, ViaBlue SC-4/2 splitters, ViaBlue T6s "small" 3.5mm jacks and generic HD-650 jacks. On the AKG's I had the cable hardwired, using glued retainers.
    jamesd and Salamander like this.
  19. HiFiman

    HiFiman Don't tell him Pike

    Second setup for the new kids playroom, carpet delayed by 4-5 weeks but I couldn't wait to set this up.

    Nait 2
    Witchhat Phantom speaker cable
    JonR, jamesd, Miss Ariel and 7 others like this.
  20. wow&flutter

    wow&flutter pfm Member

    Wow, very lucky kids. I bet “Paw Patrol” never sounded so good!
    alan967tiger and HiFiman like this.

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