Show Us Your Sapphires (Photo Thread)

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Mrjdo

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« Reply #20 on: 5 Mar 2022, 05:42 pm »
From the top , it is way shorter than previous . They do feel very stable though .


Ripwny

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« Reply #21 on: 9 Mar 2022, 04:27 am »



Mrjdo

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« Reply #22 on: 10 Mar 2022, 12:01 am »
Choosing the Ultralam over White was a tough call.
They sure look great in white.

sunnydaze

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« Reply #23 on: 10 Mar 2022, 12:22 am »
Choosing the Ultralam over White was a tough call.
They sure look great in white.

Not even close, you made the right call!    :thumb:

Mrjdo

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« Reply #24 on: 11 Mar 2022, 04:36 am »
Got 58 hours on them now , the first 10 or so needed the high bands turned down on the the Lokius to
Keep me in the room but tonight I listened to a king Crimson live cd ( through my new PontusII dac )
And these speakers are really showing the goods …
Looking forward to 100 hours and beyond .


Mrjdo

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Re: Show Us Your Sapphires (Photo Thread)
« Reply #25 on: 11 Mar 2022, 04:40 am »
Picked up this handy timer from Amazon to help keep track



DBT AUDIO

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Re: Show Us Your Sapphires (Photo Thread)
« Reply #26 on: 11 Mar 2022, 07:10 am »
Picked up this handy timer from Amazon to help keep track
I just ordered the Stylus Timer from Amazon as well.  Thanks for sharing!

Mrjdo

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« Reply #27 on: 12 Mar 2022, 06:26 pm »



Bingenito

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« Reply #28 on: 12 Mar 2022, 06:50 pm »
That room and speakers look amazing. Congratulations! Love seeing a symmetrical room with nothing big between speakers because you know it sounds good :)

Mrjdo

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Re: Show Us Your Sapphires (Photo Thread)
« Reply #29 on: 12 Mar 2022, 07:13 pm »
 Hey thanks , I’m pretty grateful to have a dedicated space .
This room is 33’ long which makes speaker and listening placement
Fun and easy to change .  I’ve got a long way to go regarding room and treatment ,
See how I’m experimenting with diffusion  :lol: pretty ghetto


Bingenito

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« Reply #30 on: 12 Mar 2022, 07:15 pm »
If you have not done so already watch some of Dennis's Acoustic Fields videos on YouTube. He gets into the math behind real diffusion to get it right.

PS Aint nothing wrong with Ghetto :)

Mrjdo

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« Reply #31 on: 12 Mar 2022, 09:08 pm »
I’ve seen a handful of the Acoustic fields videos and the website , he’s serious .
So far I have been playing with diffusion at 1st and 2nd reflection points . 
The ceiling is low ( 7’) down in this basement and I’d like to find some sort of low profile
Diffusion for it .

Bingenito

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« Reply #32 on: 12 Mar 2022, 09:14 pm »
No doubt that dude isnt playing around. My room is treated way more than most and Dennis would laugh at me if he saw it... All relative.

sockpit

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« Reply #33 on: 12 Mar 2022, 11:01 pm »
Lots going on between the speakers out of home office necessity.

Still, near-field this sounds very good with the M5s in my kid's old bedroom. The quality of the recording is now the only limiting factor . . .




Mrjdo

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Re: Show Us Your Sapphires (Photo Thread)
« Reply #34 on: 13 Mar 2022, 12:21 am »
I certainly know what you mean by recording quality ..

   Can you tell me about you’re ceiling treatment ?
 That may be exactly what I need in my low ceiling basement .

sockpit

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« Reply #35 on: 13 Mar 2022, 01:53 am »
I hung six GIK monster base traps, three with diffusers inside, on the ceiling. Put four in the four corners. Added two freestanding ones for first reflections.

Mike at GIK advised me. He was great. His thing: full range bass traps as thick as possible is the best way to manage such a small room. You can’t overdo it he said. Happy as a clam.

Mrjdo

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Re: Show Us Your Sapphires (Photo Thread)
« Reply #36 on: 13 Mar 2022, 03:20 am »
Thank you , I’ll reach out to GIK

sockpit

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« Reply #37 on: 14 Mar 2022, 03:30 pm »
Correction. The ceiling traps are 244s. The corners are monsters.

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« Reply #38 on: 6 Jun 2022, 01:17 am »
If you have some heavy quilts cover the Sapphires and allow them to burn in all night.  I did that for 7 days and got about 84 hours on them.  Probably up to 125-150 by now and they certainly do change for the better.
Hi from one Tarheel to another Tarheel (born in Boone, have been in Georgia for about 40 years)

Can you please tell us the kind of wood and the finish on your M3s?  I hope to have a pair of them in my future.

Thank you,
Charles

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Re: Show Us Your Sapphires (Photo Thread)
« Reply #39 on: 6 Jun 2022, 10:31 am »
Greetings Charles.....the wood is Sapele a hardwood found in Nigeria.  Clear finish.  They are M4s by the way and fill my 14'x14'x16' room nicely.  I had considered the X5s but Cloud at Spatial thought the M4s would be a better fit.  The Sapele is an upgrade ($250) as I recall.