Put a fork in this system...it's done :)

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Put a fork in this system...it's done :)
« on: 18 Mar 2023, 11:29 pm »
Well, who are we kidding?...I'm sure it's not really done but I'm thrilled with where it is

I've had my M3 Sapphires for almost 4 months and between them breaking in and a few system changes during the process, I'm in audio heaven. They are everything I hoped they'd be and more. I can't get over the level of detail, depth/width of the soundstage, imaging and, of course, I can't forget the quality (and quantity) of the bass. I feel like, in my room, the whole system is working together to highlight the best qualities of each component - most of which are not high-dollar, high end pieces. The speakers simply disappear and the music fills the room.

My room is approx. 15'x27', open to the kitchen behind the listening position. I have treated the room a couple of pieces from GIK and the rest DIY. I've tried diffusion on the front wall but,
surprisingly, found that 3" absorption panels sounds best. There are 5" deep panels behind the curtains behind the speakers and 6" deep bass traps in the front corners. I tried different combinations of treatments at the first reflection points and found I like the GIK Impression panels there the most.

The rest of the system:
VPI "Super" Prime Scout (Scout plinth, Prime motor & platter, 10" tonearm) w/ Soundsmith Carmen MK 2 cart
Sutherland Insight phono stage w/ LPS
Lumin D2 streamer/DAC w/ Booster LPS
Schiit Freya+ w/ NOS RCA & Sylvania tubes
Orchard Audio Starkrimson monoblocks
Audio Envy cables (power, RCA, XLR) - If you're in the market for new cables, I highly recommend checking this brand out.


Re: Put a fork in this system...it's done :)
« Reply #1 on: 19 Mar 2023, 12:43 am »

    I see you've got an extra "woofer" in the middle there 8)

    As with many audiophiles, it is never done but always on the rare side.

Nick B

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Re: Put a fork in this system...it's done :)
« Reply #2 on: 19 Mar 2023, 01:22 am »
Nice system! I bet you’re doggone exhausted….

Mr. Big

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Re: Put a fork in this system...it's done :)
« Reply #3 on: 19 Mar 2023, 05:02 am »
Glad you are so happy! GIK makes great products and you used them well. Bass traps are to me a must, I've taken them down and right back up they go. You get so used to your system that sometimes you forget what you did to get you to that point. They are wonderful speakers and you nailed their sound well.


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Re: Put a fork in this system...it's done :)
« Reply #4 on: 19 Mar 2023, 11:53 am »
Nicely done!