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System Pics 2022

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

  1. Waxxy

    Waxxy pfm Member

    Cyrus stack!

    My favorite phono stage has been the Cyrus Phono Signature for some time now. I've owned a Cyrus 8xpd integrated for the past 5 years and an Cyrus 8vs prior to that. I've always been mightily impressed with the sound from these products and while I have ventured off in other directions, I still feel that Cyrus gear is near the top of my personal heap. One thing I'd not tried with my Cyrus gear was the addition of the PSX-R2 power supplies. I now have two of those units in house and I'm very happy with overall increase in fidelity, even if only incremental. Perhaps a combo to finally oust my JVC AX-Z1010!?


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  2. topa

    topa Sans CDPs

    Who cares for the black boxes with that turntable in the background...
    Tarzan, Waxxy, Gervais Cote and 4 others like this.
  3. Nero

    Nero Don’t call me Bud

    Tell us more about that deck....
  4. Gervais Cote

    Gervais Cote Predator

    Wow for the turntable and the window !
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  5. Waxxy

    Waxxy pfm Member

    No interest in the Cyrus gear? LOL!

    The deck is a Transrotor Fat Bob S with the TMD (magnetic) drive system. Arm is an Abis (Sorane) TA-1L and is nearly 13 inches in length. Purchased second-hand this fist new TT in 10 years. It's stunning!


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  6. Amber Audio

    Amber Audio This is the Day

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  7. gavreid

    gavreid pfm Member

    I think it's just familiarity and you had a special looking deck to the side ;)
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  8. Hoopsontoast

    Hoopsontoast pfm Member

    Another update, I bought a longer mains cable so that's nice and tidy, I have bought a pair of Auralex Gramma V2s which are working well, up until a point anyway, with very bass heavy music at high volumes the floor still starts to vibrate a lot, but a lot less than before! I have a Rega wall shelf for the P7 to go up at some point too.
    Also finally got round to putting a basic TV system together, a pair of bargain KEF 3001SE to go with the Castle Sub, a MiniDSP 2x4HD to do the DAC/Pre and Crossover and a Bantam Stealth (on its way) for the power amp.
    Feeling a bit more lived in now, with the LPs unboxed and some pictures put up around, as well as the remaining acoustic panels.

    I’d like a nice big plant for the far corner but the Wife would like a big corner sofa, so some negotiations going on there. At least hifi wise, no issues, pretty much carte blanche… (now to kick off the DIY speaker project!).

    by Robert Seymour, on Flickr

    by Robert Seymour, on Flickr

    Living Room
    by Robert Seymour, on Flickr
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  9. Dirkster

    Dirkster pfm Member

    A stunning room.
    klfrs, TheDecameron and Hoopsontoast like this.
  10. Del monaco

    Del monaco Del Monaco

    Is that Ercol furniture? Lovely design.
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  11. James Evans

    James Evans Bedroom Bodger

    Lovely looking space and a decent size to let things breathe. My advice, give in on the corner sofa ;)
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  12. Hoopsontoast

    Hoopsontoast pfm Member

    The armchairs are a Hans Wegner GE290 knockoff and the sofa is an Innovation Living Balder Sofa/Bed.
  13. hifinutt

    hifinutt hifinutt

    very nice steven . thats one speaker i would consider as an upgrade from my tannoy eaton legacy . not heard a pair yet though
    [​IMG]P1070857 by , on Flickr
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  14. jan tomczak

    jan tomczak pfm Member

    love the chairs
  15. Ayya Khema

    Ayya Khema pfm Member

    just curious why you use also the Amphion speakers? are these the argon 3s? how do you like em?
    I had the amphion one18, lovely imaging beast!
  16. Ayya Khema

    Ayya Khema pfm Member

    complete new system:
    speakers are diy, first order series crossover, 95 db efficient, about 6 ohm impedance.

  17. hifinutt

    hifinutt hifinutt

    The Argon one yes , absolutely lovely speakers . very beguiling with the right amp . big fan of amphion. I had the 3s here as well but just as happy with the argon one . these as you probably guessed are used as front and right for a nice AC system and they get a lot of use with classical on the AV system and TV. Big sound really .
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  18. Ayya Khema

    Ayya Khema pfm Member

    how these sound?
    It Destroy vintage Tannoy, Harbeth SHL5plus, Graham LS5/9, AN-J. Runs circle around these, its so much better its not even funny and actually a bit perplexing to me.

    Ive known all the lies in audio, but i didnt understand fully. How can this DIY speaker that cost me about 1500$ in parts actually annihilates "hifi" system costing upward of 20k?

    Theres really no replacement for displacement and weve been fooled is my honest opinion.

    I fully intended these to be a compromise next to Harbeth or Graham midrange purity cause I also thought that 3 drivers simply couldnt integrate better then 2 drivers. The mids is like a open window, so much details pooring out. It leaves even the Harbeth mids way down the line.

    I had realistic goals with this DIY speaker and im beyond happy as it exceeds greatly any expectations. These are the best speakers ive had a chance to hear so far. These combine the speed of horns, the details of cone drivers and the smoothness of Panels.
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  19. ChrisS

    ChrisS pfm Member

    Not to turn this into a furniture thread, but what about the TV stand? It has a very Børge Mogensen feel.
  20. hockman

    hockman pfm Member


    As I've commented before, beautiful turntable!

    I am guessing you are using a Yamamoto carbon fibre headshell. How do you find it and how is it different from a more conventional aluminium one? I have one too but am currently using a basic Ortofon HS with my AT MM cartridge in my 12" Jelco manufactured Transrotor arm.

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