Thanks for the interest. Had to go back to work today after a long break, and I was pretty busy catching up so no time to respond. But I'll try to work through some questions now.
Congratulations!! They are beautiful !
How do they sound?
I should wait until I have them on their stands and fully broken in before I go on about them. But I have to say they already sound pretty awesome. Not at all harsh or bright. It has a 'fuller' sound than what I had gotten used to, and a very little bit of added warmth. For my room and my listening habits, this is really what i am looking for. I'll try to update more as it goes along here.
Add some room treatments and you'll really be in heaven.
You read my mind. I really want to do some very simple room treatment. I wanted to start by simply putting something on the wall behind and directly between the 2 speakers. But I dont know what to do exactly. I was thinking about making something (some black panels of some sort?) but I dont know what to use or how to make it. Anyone have some instructions for making something simple for wall treatments. On the other hand, if a panel or 2 could be purchased for say a couple hundred bucks, maybe I would just buy something. I'm open to suggestion here.
Nice system you have there and it looks like you have an impressive music collection as well.
Collecting music has been my only consistent hobby since I was about 10 years old. So I have acquired a bit of a library. It's pretty diverse too. Although I have a small percentage of classic rock, I have shied away from most pop music. It now consists highly of psychedelic rock, folk, electronic, progressive, avante garde, experimental and general outsider music of all sorts.
Beautiful!!! And another Deadhead with Daedalus
did you AP those beauties?
The Dead is a guilty pleasure of mine. Actually, not so guilty I guess. I've become a proud Deadhead for several years now. Say it loud, say it proud "Good Ol Grateful Dead!". And I love to use some of those classic Dead recordings for equipment break-in and testing. Because it sounds great, and also cause I'm pretty familiar with it.
Yup - I 'AP'-ed the speakers as well.
Where are you?
Dont know what you mean? I'm right here...on the internets.
Just curious, are you set up against the long wall?
Yup. They are along the long wall. I get this question a lot. See that door in the last picture between a couple of my CD stands? It kind of wrecks the placement of the speakers along that wall for me. Especially if I ever decided to put a television or screen of some sort between the speakers (which I am undecided on, actually). It's just sort of feng shui as well - the room just doesnt work for me in the other direction. So I realize my speaker placement isnt ideal. The room is a little odd, and it opens up to a another room on one side (you can see in a couple of the pics where the carpet turns to tile).
Right now the speakers are about 8 feet apart and about 1.5 ft from the wall behind them. I am still able to sit about 10 feet away from the speakers in the critical listening position. But I do a lot of off-axis listening as well.
hey, thanks for posting all the photos. fwiw, in a couple of months the speakers will ship with custom cloth covers to protect against scratching etc.
I keep refining the shipping materials and that is the next step.
I shipped out three pair around the holidays with no damage!!! if you knew fed ex ( or UPS) like I do , you know that's impressive , or really lucky
Lou- You did a great job with this shipment. These boxes arrived with nothing more than a couple minor crinckles on the outer cartons. Inside, everything was nice and tightly packed, so there was no noticeable movement. Paper wrapped around the speakers was all intact (no rips). And another cardboard wrap over that (again all intact). Grills neatly wrapped and taped to the inside. Sturdy foam, and plywood top and bottom.