New System pics

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darthlaker

New System pics
« on: 26 Jan 2018, 10:55 am »

Moved house and now have my own dedicated listening room which sounds considerably better.

Have done some more upgrading as well.

No more upgrades though! :D

Hope you enjoy the pics taken by a friend of mine.

System details below:

 

Stereo:

 

Equipment:

Vandersteen Model Seven loudspeakers
dCS Puccini SACD/CD player & DAC
dCS Puccini U-Clock
Bauer dps 3/Ayre Turntable
Lyra Atlas cartridge
Ayre KX-R Twenty Pre-amp
Audio Research REF 3 Phono stage
Ayre MX-R Twenty Monoblock amps
Audioquest Niagara 5000 Power Filter
Melco N1ZH Network Streamer

 

Cables:

Audioquest Eagle Eye 72V DBS BNC 75 Ohm digital cable
Audioquest Everest 72V DBS speaker cables in bi-wire configuration
Audioquest WEL William E Low Signature Cable balanced interconnects 72V DBS
Audioquest Diamond 72V DBS USB cable
Audioquest Wild Blue Yonder 72V DBS 75 Ohm digital cable
Audioquest Thunder 72V DBS power cables & NRG-10 72V DBS power cables (NRG-10's connected to the Vandersteen Sevens)



Misc:

Solid Tech Rack of Silence equipment racks with suspension shelves
Finite Elemente Pagode turntable wall shelf
Ayre myrtle wood blocks used under all equipment and also under interconnect and power cables to ensure they are raised above floor
Silent Running Audio "Ohio Class" Audio isoBASE custom made amp stands for the Ayre MX-R Twenty Monoblock amps
Cardas XLR and RCA caps on unused inputs/outputs
Audioquest Edison 20A AC duplex power outlet connected to dedicated 20Amp circuit
Audioquest Jitterbugs

Home Theater (in addition to above):

Equipment:

Denon AVR-3312 surround sound receiver
Panasonic DMR-BW750 Blu-Ray player/recorder
XBOX ONE
JBL in ceiling surround loudspeakers
Pioneer PDP-LX509A Plasma monitor (ISF calibrated)

Cables:

Audioquest King Cobra balanced interconnects
Audioquest HDMI cables, rear speaker cable










zybar

Re: New System pics
« Reply #1 on: 26 Jan 2018, 12:12 pm »
Well done!!

Great gear and looks like a top notch setup. :thumb: :thumb:

George

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Re: New System pics
« Reply #2 on: 26 Jan 2018, 01:22 pm »
Holy bejumpus! Can I live in your house?

 Didn’t Vandersteen design momblocks specifically for the 7s?

Damn!


darthlaker

Re: New System pics
« Reply #3 on: 26 Jan 2018, 01:25 pm »
Holy bejumpus! Can I live in your house?

 Didn’t Vandersteen design momblocks specifically for the 7s?

Damn!

Thanks! Not sure about living in my house but you are welcome to visit if you are down my way! (Australia)

Yes, Vandersteen have their own mono's for the 7's. Unfortunately too expensive for me! I love the sound produced by the Ayre MX-R Twenty monos though!

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Re: New System pics
« Reply #4 on: 26 Jan 2018, 01:31 pm »
Pretty looking setup.

Given the enormous investment, my best advice to you is to find a bonafide acoustics professional to recommend some measurements and installation of good performing and aesthetic treatments.

My recommendation is Nyal Mellor of Acoustic Frontiers (google search). He is not affiliated to any one acoustic company and he is quite impartial and objective which is terribly important.

Good luck to you.

Anand.

darthlaker

Re: New System pics
« Reply #5 on: 26 Jan 2018, 01:34 pm »
Pretty looking setup.

Given the enormous investment, my best advice to you is to find a bonafide acoustics professional to recommend some measurements and installation of good performing and aesthetic treatments.

My recommendation is Nyal Mellor of Acoustic Frontiers (google search). He is not affiliated to any one acoustic company and he is quite impartial and objective which is terribly important.

Good luck to you.

Anand.

Thanks.

The bass on the Vandys is tuned to the room. The drop ceiling in the room also helps. As it is the room measures and sounds fantastic.

dminches

Re: New System pics
« Reply #6 on: 26 Jan 2018, 02:06 pm »
Very nice setup.  I am sure it provides you with endless pleasure.

darthlaker

Re: New System pics
« Reply #7 on: 26 Jan 2018, 02:10 pm »
Very nice setup.  I am sure it provides you with endless pleasure.

Thanks, it certainly does.

I would love to hear your set up one day. Looks wonderful!

dminches

Re: New System pics
« Reply #8 on: 26 Jan 2018, 02:53 pm »
Thanks, it certainly does.

I would love to hear your set up one day. Looks wonderful!

I need to post new pictures.  That was my setup with my 5As.  I now have the same Model 7s you do along with the H7-MPAs.

Phil A

Re: New System pics
« Reply #9 on: 26 Jan 2018, 06:40 pm »
Looks fantastic!

milford3

Re: New System pics
« Reply #10 on: 26 Jan 2018, 06:49 pm »
And I thought my system was kick ass.  Very well done sir.  Just love your audio racks. :thumb:

darthlaker

Re: New System pics
« Reply #11 on: 26 Jan 2018, 08:50 pm »
Thanks guys for your kind words.

I need to post new pictures.  That was my setup with my 5As.  I now have the same Model 7s you do along with the H7-MPAs.

I think I saw your new system on another forum......would love to hear your H7-MPAs!!!  :D


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Re: New System pics
« Reply #12 on: 28 Jan 2018, 10:58 pm »
lovely.....how does it sound with the volume turned up ..also no flea tube amp for the mids and high range considering that the room is not very large.

darthlaker

Re: New System pics
« Reply #13 on: 28 Jan 2018, 11:39 pm »
Thanks.

With the Vandys I can keep raising the volume control up, Up, UP and UP and everything is still crystal clear and in it's space.

Dangerous as I don't want to damage my hearing!

:D