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System Pics 2022

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

  1. Aethelist

    Aethelist pfm Member

  2. gustav_errata

    gustav_errata pfm Member

    Beautiful room. Out of curiosity, what is the seating situation, with regards to the speakers surrounding the fireplace vs the AV setup to the right of the speakers? Separate seating or do you need to turn your head for one or the other?
  3. Aethelist

    Aethelist pfm Member

    Thanks for the compliment. There's a 3 seater sofa that sits on the wall opposite the SBL's. I sit to the far right end of it watching movies and stuff and sit to the left with my feet up on the table whilst listening to vinyl.

    The other half sits in a chair to the right of the sofa, in the corner. That's the sweet spot for the AV stuff (sub is behind the chair and it rumbles nicely there)

    It's not perfect . The room is 28 x 12 foot. The other end is taken up with vinyl and CD storage.
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  4. sunbeamgls

    sunbeamgls pfm Member

    Its a personal preference, there's merits in buying once, or complete swaps, or gradual upgrades. There's downsides to all of them too.
  5. sunbeamgls

    sunbeamgls pfm Member

    If this is the hope, he must never put a Linn KDSM/3 in front of the Accuphase :D
  6. sunbeamgls

    sunbeamgls pfm Member

    A Fraim without the Naim! :D
  7. Aethelist

    Aethelist pfm Member

    Well. There once was a CDS2 52 Supercap 135 system on there (in 2 separate stacks)

    But that was a long time ago
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  8. HiFiman

    HiFiman Don't tell him Pike


    Ziggy in shot chilling.....

    252/SCDR traded for a used but recently serviced and DR'd 552.
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  9. guydarryl

    guydarryl pfm Member

    Beautiful dog (system looks alright too :))
  10. HiFiman

    HiFiman Don't tell him Pike

    Cheers, there's another Golden Retriever somewhere she's probably asleep upstairs sneaked into bed with one of my daughters...
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  11. guydarryl

    guydarryl pfm Member

    Similar here - our staffie kept on "disappearing" upstairs after breakfast when our youngest was home from uni'
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  12. vince rocker

    vince rocker pfm Member

  13. lordmortlock

    lordmortlock A Linde Mann

    Our new music room is a few weeks away from being ready but I couldn’t resist plonking the system down for a quick listen. :)


    I can’t imagine there’s many people using LS3/5A with class D amplification and I did approach the pairing with some trepidation but I have to say that even in this undressed room it sounds startlingly good.


    I haven’t ever had the pleasure of the Falcons before but I knew I’d need a smaller speaker for this room, so when a pair popped up at a good price it seemed a good opportunity to audition. I expected the super transparent mids, sure, but they’re far punchier and lively than I thought they would be and they are surprisingly good with techno. The imaging is a hairs on the back of the neck up job … sound appears from well past either side of the speakers, and the reproduction of micro details is incredible.

    All in all I’m very impressed. I have a pair of Tab 10s to compare with, but they’re going to have to be very very good to get a look in.

    Oh, and the sponge is there for some critical sound absorption, expertly placed by my toddler boy.
    Last edited: Feb 26, 2022
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  14. CTank

    CTank pfm Member

    I’m in exactly the same position, having just bought a pair of Stirlings, in advance of moving into a new house.
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  15. lordmortlock

    lordmortlock A Linde Mann

    looking forward to your thoughts!

    PM me if you want a loan of the sponge.
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  16. Tarzan

    Tarzan pfm Member

    @lordmortlock could you please report back on Tab 10's against your Falcon's.:)
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  17. lordmortlock

    lordmortlock A Linde Mann

    For sure. I had a quick non critical AB last night. There’s certainly more bass with the Tabs, no question. Imaging is comparable, they both sound huge considering the actual dimensions of the things.

    The proac treble does seem a little ‘out on its own’ at times … slightly disconnected, like it’s trying to go solo. I’d imagine that’s the combo with the Lindemann amp rather than inherent to the speakers themselves. The Falcons in the other hand are just absolutely, completely coherent. They sound so right and natural.

    There is that lack of bass though. I listen to a lot of bass music, from techno through footwork to dubstep to reggae. The proacs are the better speaker for these genres for sure.

    They’re both bloody brilliant speakers though. They don’t take up much space either, so no reason to not keep both until finances dictate otherwise.
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2022
  18. lordmortlock

    lordmortlock A Linde Mann

    The Falcons bass performance wouldn’t need much augmentation to be perfectly acceptable. Based on personal experiences I’m very much in the ‘subs are too much of a ballache to integrate with standmounts’ camp, but having been cable agnostic to date I think I’ll try a speaker cable that’s known for bass performance to see if I can hear a positive difference. Something like EWA LS40 @Tarzan ?
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  19. You won't be disappointed with LS40s - IMO
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  20. Whaleblue

    Whaleblue Southbound

    Latest incarnation… but looking for ideas to lose the old fireplace and put something “modern” in (see off topic thread if interested).

    Fretbuzz, Tarzan, jamesd and 12 others like this.

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