The Holy Temple of Salk!!

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Big Red Machine

The Holy Temple of Salk!!
« on: 15 Dec 2006, 03:37 am »
Let me know if this link does not work yet, my buddy, who took the photos, is hosting them.

http://alhull.com/room7/index.htm

I have a Dodd battery pre on order to replace the Cary in early January.  I just love this room because the sound is to die for!!

Quick equipment rundown:

Cary SLP98P
Cary 303/300 Tube/Digital CD
Audiophile APS 1050 conditioner
Moscode 401HR
HT3's of course!
Analysis Plus Big Silver Ovals
Electra IC's
Bodgan PC
PS Audio Statement and Plus PC's
VH Audio Cryo'd Romex
Cryo'd hospital grade outlets
Signal Cable risers
Auralex acoustical foams
Homemade rack of black walnut slabs and formica
Double drywall, green glue, hat channel construction, double exterior entrance doors

I hope you get a chance to try it out some time!

Rob Babcock

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Re: The Holy Temple of Salk!!
« Reply #1 on: 15 Dec 2006, 03:53 am »
Wow!  What a gorgeous room/rig!  Very nicely put together, with as much effort spent on aethetics as sonics.  Very cool. 8)

95bcwh

Re: The Holy Temple of Salk!!
« Reply #2 on: 15 Dec 2006, 04:20 am »
Nice room!! :drool:

Oh I notice that the Moscode seems to "just" fit into the rack, there's hardly any space on both sides of the amp, does the amp gets over-heated?

nicksgem10s

Re: The Holy Temple of Salk!!
« Reply #3 on: 15 Dec 2006, 05:36 am »
What a killer room.  That was well thought out and put together.  Congrats enjoy it. :thumb: :thumb:

jermmd

Re: The Holy Temple of Salk!!
« Reply #4 on: 15 Dec 2006, 05:40 am »
Big Red,

Fantastic. One of these days I'm going to try that amp out. Super nice room! I love it.
And the speakers are spectacular.

F-100

Re: The Holy Temple of Salk!!
« Reply #5 on: 15 Dec 2006, 05:41 am »
Very nice system with my dream speakers (Salk HT3) and my dream tube amplifier (Moscode 401HR).  :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool:

Why wasn't I born rich instead of handsome?  :lol: :lol:

Rob Babcock

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Re: The Holy Temple of Salk!!
« Reply #6 on: 15 Dec 2006, 08:08 am »
Yeah, the Moscode is beautiful.  Much better looking than it seems in the static pics where it's turned off.

playntheblues

Re: The Holy Temple of Salk!!
« Reply #7 on: 15 Dec 2006, 10:58 am »
Thats one of the nicest rooms I have seen, great job :thumb:

Big Red Machine

Re: The Holy Temple of Salk!!
« Reply #8 on: 15 Dec 2006, 11:04 am »
Nice room!! :drool:

Oh I notice that the Moscode seems to "just" fit into the rack, there's hardly any space on both sides of the amp, does the amp gets over-heated?

No issues.  As you may know, the faceplate is wider than the case.  There's about 2" on either side and of course with the back and top wide open, it really does not get very warm.

I think I'll send the link to George Kaye and tell him his amp is not coming back.
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Re: The Holy Temple of Salk!!
« Reply #9 on: 16 Dec 2006, 07:06 am »
Awsome set up!
I'm betting it sounds great too.

zybar

Re: The Holy Temple of Salk!!
« Reply #10 on: 16 Dec 2006, 12:56 pm »
Absolutely first class setup!   :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

George

Big Red Machine

Re: The Holy Temple of Salk!!
« Reply #11 on: 16 Dec 2006, 02:02 pm »
Thanks guys.  I am very happy with my room.  My wife gets the credit for color choices.  I can build it, but I need her to make it look like something.

I'll pile on a little, here's my theater also:

http://new.photos.yahoo.com/pad8947@sbcglobal.net/album/576460762363759922

tdangelo

Re: The Holy Temple of Salk!!
« Reply #12 on: 16 Dec 2006, 02:59 pm »
Very nice  :thumb: I like the colors ;)

Tony

arthurs

Re: The Holy Temple of Salk!!
« Reply #13 on: 16 Dec 2006, 03:52 pm »
Terrific looking setup Pete!   :thumb:

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Re: The Holy Temple of Salk!!
« Reply #14 on: 16 Dec 2006, 04:58 pm »
Pete,
Both setups look great.  I am sure they sound as good as they look!  :D

jsalk

Re: The Holy Temple of Salk!!
« Reply #15 on: 18 Dec 2006, 02:04 am »
I have seen both rooms - definitely first class all the way! I will hire Pete when I get around to doing my listening room.

- Jim

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Re: The Holy Temple of Salk!!
« Reply #16 on: 18 Dec 2006, 03:33 am »
Beautiful setup!  Where did you get the plaster peices, those heads by the ceiling?  That's among the nicest looking installs I've ever seen. :beer:

Big Red Machine

Re: The Holy Temple of Salk!!
« Reply #17 on: 18 Dec 2006, 04:02 am »
Rob, bought them as is from Materials Unlimited in Ypsilanti but they can be found unfinished online for twice the price.  I paid $55 each and there is a website that had them for $100 recently.

We always look for an inspiration piece when we start a project and the heads were the inspiration for the decor.  The wainsotting in the HT is actually cork flooring.  Real tin ceiling in the back half.  Dead front, live rear is what I went with versus the typical boring "all dead" batting over Knauf, fabric covered, walls all around.  For us the room had to have visual interest as well as acoustics.  The lights aren't always dimmed!!

Pete

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Re: The Holy Temple of Salk!!
« Reply #18 on: 18 Dec 2006, 04:35 am »
Well, you did a fine job! :beer:  I love the door.

Randy

Re: The Holy Temple of Salk!!
« Reply #19 on: 23 Dec 2006, 11:18 pm »
Red - What do you think of your Audoiphile APS?  I have one on order and expect it soon.  (I had one briefly a year ago or more but sent it back, the reason being  too convoluted to explain.)  I have high hopes of it solving my severely grungy electricity problem.