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System Pics 2022

Discussion in 'audio' started by Old Shatterhand, Jan 1, 2022.

  1. Jono_13

    Jono_13 Duffer

    The most satisfying speaker I have owned are my Cheviots, I hope you enjoy these as much. Lovely in the room and possibly the "smallest" big speaker..
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  2. linnfomaniac83

    linnfomaniac83 I bet you can’t wheelie a unicycle!

    Very nice!
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  3. Loving the sheer 70/80's retro-ness of it all.
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2022
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  4. Dirkster

    Dirkster pfm Member

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  5. Big Tabs

    Big Tabs looking backwards, going forwards

    I can’t remember who it was that I said I will try and find an old photo of my music room ?

    anyhoo, here is one I found from 1996, still the same Heybrook TT2s, and still in the same corner of the same room.

    Crikey - 25 yrs. ago.

    I tried weights on equipment quite a while ago :)

    Last edited: Jan 12, 2022
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  6. ToTo Man

    ToTo Man the band not the dog

    Ah.... IMF ALS 40 mk2a.... excellent speakers. How did you like them?

    Mine are still tucked away in my wardrobe awaiting the mids to be refoamed. I'll probably never get round to it as I'm too scared to balls it up. I experimented on a sacrificial non-working IMF mid driver but wasn't able to successfully cut through the rotting surround without distorting the shape of the cone, there's some sort of plasticky lamination on it. :eek:
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  7. narabdela

    narabdela who?

    Would you not consider getting it done professionally? It's such a shame that such great speakers aren't being used by someone.

    Wish I'd never sold mine. :(
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  8. Gervais Cote

    Gervais Cote Predator

    I replaced the mid drivers with a Peerless unit in my IMF with very good results without changing the "voicing" of the speaker :

  9. mrlamonta

    mrlamonta pfm Member

    I love this! Idea for another thread. Old system galleries.

    Endtroduing, too.
  10. ToTo Man

    ToTo Man the band not the dog

    I'm sure someone on the forum could refoam them for me, but I'm not even able to get the drivers out of the cabinets to send them off to get done, - the gaskets appear to have turned to superglue! :(
  11. Big Tabs

    Big Tabs looking backwards, going forwards

    I loved the IMF’s for many years, and have some Super Compacts still, but not in use. They will go to a G-Kid hopefully.

    The Daughter has had the IMF’s for about 11 yrs, I have spent the last couple of years trying to convince her that they are past their best.
    All being well I may have some other loudspeakers for The Daughter very soon, but I best not divulge as it might put the mockers on the whole situation.
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  12. Neil P

    Neil P pfm Member

    Your daughter may just be attached to the sound/provenance of the speakers ... I have a soft spot for the old roberts that I listened to in my late grandparents' kitchen as a child, even though it sounds awful :)
  13. Iain Docherty

    Iain Docherty pfm Member

    A pink sky has now arrived to match the Pink Triangle :)

  14. Big Tabs

    Big Tabs looking backwards, going forwards

    The Daughter had these speakers in front of her in my music room from the age of about 9 till she left home.
    We used to spend hours listening to music together, so she coveted the speakers for many years.
    Bearing n mind, Daughter has a younger and elder Brother - but one brother has no space (but would kill to have a decent system) and one has lost interest due to his Wife and work schedule (Chef) and kids…. (no bleedin’ excuse in my ears)

    I think Daughter would like those Wharfedale Lintons - and she likes some whump from the bass.

    I never understand the 8 ohm amp versus 6 ohm speakers thing. Daughter has an audiolab 8000A amp, which I think is 8 ohms Lintons are 6 ohms. Daughter likes it loud, and her house allows any loud, so she does.
    (why wouldn’t you? :) )
    Tried to read up about it but haven’t found an explanation that fits my absolute lack of knowledge.
    Not important anyhoo.
  15. ToTo Man

    ToTo Man the band not the dog

    I haven't heard the new Lintons and it's been a good few years since I last listened to my 40's but I'd be surprised if the Lintons outmuscled the IMFs in the bass department. The Lintons will have a warmer balance for sure but I fondly recall the chest thump my 40's produced. I never took them to ear-splitting volumes though! :)
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  16. Big Tabs

    Big Tabs looking backwards, going forwards

    Gotta have that thump.
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  17. seyles

    seyles Retired Child

    Motivated by Big Tabs 1996 post, I found some old pictures, so here's a few of mine through the ages:

    From 2001 and the quality of camera phone available at the time...
    Small loft conversion = dedicated HiFi room
    LP12 Ittok and K18mk2
    Magnum integrated (can't remember the model)
    Yamaha CD player (can't remember the model)
    DIY active crossover, DIY Phono Stage (two boxes in the middle)
    Harmon Kardon Power amp for the Subwoofers
    Out of shot, DIY Subwoofers and Infinity bookshelves (can't remember the model)

    Jump to 2005
    Loewe TV, Dynaudio 42 & Dynaudio 42C, DIY subs (double as stands)
    Behringer Analogue crossover, Rotel 985 5 channel amp, Quad 520f powering the subs
    Rest of the equipment was wall mounted on the otherside of the room.
    From memory, same LP12, Meridian 506 CD and 501 preamp and a Yamaha DSP300 for the surround sound

    Jump to 2010, room has been flipped around
    Now using Dynaudio BM5A for left, right & centre, Dynaudio 42 now passive rears, different Loewe TV
    Early Mac Mini for computer audio
    Loewe VCR and Denon DVD player!
    Other side of the room feeding the front through the walls
    LP12, Ittok and Sumiko BPS, same DIY Phono.
    Meridian 506 CD, Meridian 518 Digital Audio Processor and Meridian 568 Surround Processor
    Quad 510 for each DIY Sub, 520f now feeding the Rears, Behringer DCX2496 DSP Crossover.

    It's changed a bit since then, but having children in 2011 means the room seems to be a dumping ground / clothes drying space now...
  18. Amber Audio

    Amber Audio This is the Day

    First pic might be a Magnum IA125?
  19. seyles

    seyles Retired Child

    Thinking harder, I seem to recall it was a IA.150, 80w per channel, the heatsink used to get super hot, great amp though
  20. mrlamonta

    mrlamonta pfm Member

    I still love the look of the Meridian 500 series.
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