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Hello Jean,Congratulations on the finalization of your dream system! Your room and overall system design is an amazing sight from just looking at your updated photos. Is the sound quality giving you "goose bumps" with each listening session? I'll be sure to stop by for a listen when I visit my partner in Netherlands, Cor Dekker, in a few months. He has told me that you have done an extremely good job of setting this room up and he is very excited to have you as a new client. Happy Listening!A.V.S.
It took a while before posting/preparing my next post, but it took a while to get the set-up at 'the next level'.Currently I'm a very very satified Von Schweikert user!!!After the initial placement in May last year, it took some time before finding the 'optimal' placement for the maintowers and subtowers of the system.For the subtowers a DSP is now added enabling full correction of undesired room acoustics.Herewith some new pics... Next step: further improvement of the electronics Best regards,Janthe subtowers in the corners with 90 degrees toe-in (you can hardly see them) resulted already in a very smooth frequency response.but they are really there my previous speakers are now used as surround speakers
If Albert does visit we expect lots of photos documenting the event. Hey Cor, perhaps even some HD video as well
awesome system along with story behind putting it all together - thanks for sharing
Wow, looks amazing! Thanks for posting!
That's awesome Jean! I'm using a now antiquated Marantz pre-pro in my HT. I am getting a bit itchy. If you don't mind my asking, what is the retail for the Altitude32?
Hello Jean,Your room is progressing nicely; it is beautiful and very well designed! I'll bet your new processor will work some magic and I can't wait to hear this unit.
I apologize for not coming to see you sooner, but I was unable to leave my factory this summer as I had to design several new models and finish a new " super speaker" for a client who owns our VR-11SE Mk2. I've been working on the client's custom model, called VR-111 XS, for two years and am very close to having the complete design assembled and tested. We will publish a set of photos prior to shipping them, but there are some basic photos published by The Absolute Sound magazine in their latest Recommended Components Issue.
Two months ago, there was also a shorter version published on the TAS website called "Robert Harley Visit's Albert Von Schweikert's Design Studio." We provide a link to the article from our website News Page. Jean, you might find it interesting that the VR-111 XS resembles the system architecture of your VR-10 Mk2, which I designed back in 1987 and built on a custom basis for clients all over the world. Although we altered the system to a single tower per side in the VR-11 SE Mk2 in 2004, the basic concept is similar to that design as well.
The VR-10 Mk2 was a simplified version in basic black that we marketed for home theater use, although we found that most the systems ended up in two channel systems. I believe you have the only pair of them in your country and we are quite proud that you have taken this design to new heights of quality with your fantastic room and dedication!
I will try to visit you and Cor when I'm at the upcoming Munich show in Germany in a few months. Let us plan ahead!Happy Listening,AVS
Yowza! Quite a bit over my budget! I shall live vicariously through you Jean. I'm looking forward to your impressions when you've got everything dialed in
Nice to hear your first user comments from Altitude32. I would be curious to ask what will be your main signalling way (for music) alternatives into Altitude. Analog XLR or HDMI or USB bit perfect from a server. Movies with HDMI is the way but what are the possibilities from a music server that has usb output ?
How was the XO frequency selected for the VSA bass towers in Altitude ? - preselect frequency with proposed slope in Altitude or did the system analyze the best XO frequency by itself ? Just wondering because the towers must have their own inbuilt XOs also. So how to do it in Altitude or was it mainly finetuning the levels, room modes and phasing in digital domain ?
Great system and tailoring the biamp curve for the sub towers and house curve for the system must be a great opportunity. Please keep on posting more comments and would be great to see the before after graphs from screen for response & phase measurements.
Congrats Jean, excellent effort, excellent looking system and setup.................. Regards..
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