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New Listening Room

Post by gninnam » Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:00 pm

After 13 years of having my HiFi stuffed in the middle room of the house, we have finally had a move around and I managed to get the end room with new furniture and stuff.
Think it looks good and so far I think it sounds better too :D

First picture shows the new listening couch, LP holders and lamp, plus foot stool (for big feet...)

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Second picture shows the rig on its new/old rack (made the rack many years ago but never got to use it properly - not 100% happy with it so might change it down the line)

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Also swapped out the Michell ISO MC phone stage for a Cairn Boost phono stage. It supports MC and MM and can be configured so playing around with some of the settings with the MC to see what sounds good

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Apart from the speakers bought from Colin and the rack made by yours truly, I am afraid missing a lot of DIY :oops:

One day I will get back into building my own stuff, but for the mo, just enjoying the tunes!!

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Re: New Listening Room

Post by Scottmoose » Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:36 pm

That's the object.

Room looks great. :)

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Re: New Listening Room

Post by gninnam » Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:55 pm

Scottmoose wrote:
Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:36 pm
That's the object.

Room looks great. :)
Cheers and agree :D

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Re: New Listening Room

Post by Nanook of the North » Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:38 pm

Kind of reminds me of the Holburn hifi listening room in Aberdeen.

I prey the sound of your new set up is better.


Don't like multi array speakers though, its like the designer said this just dont sound right.....I've an idea lets add another driver....wait a minute that still don't sound right....ive an idea lets add another driver....wait a minute.


Well you get the picture.

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Re: New Listening Room

Post by Scottmoose » Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:17 pm

Since I designed them, I can assure you they always had 4 midbass drivers. That's the entire point.

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Re: New Listening Room

Post by gninnam » Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:14 pm

Scottmoose wrote:
Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:17 pm
Since I designed them, I can assure you they always had 4 midbass drivers. That's the entire point.
And a grand job you did too :mrgreen: 8)
Love the sound coming from them and they work well in the new room.

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Re: New Listening Room

Post by Lee S » Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:04 pm

Looks very snug and intimate..... Love it !! 8)
©2018 Lee

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Re: New Listening Room

Post by gninnam » Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:13 pm

Lee S wrote:
Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:04 pm
Looks very snug and intimate..... Love it !! 8)
Thanks Lee

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Re: New Listening Room

Post by Neal » Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:13 am

Good job there, how stable is that Gyro on the top of the rack? Any chance of getting it on a solid wall bracket? IE brick up that door! LOL! :D
Only the Sith deal in absolutes.

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Re: New Listening Room

Post by gninnam » Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:27 am

Neal wrote:
Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:13 am
Good job there, how stable is that Gyro on the top of the rack? Any chance of getting it on a solid wall bracket? IE brick up that door! LOL! :D
:lol:
Replacing the rack in the next week or so for something lower and wider so will remove that issue (though not noticed any issues with the sound coming from the TT.

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Re: New Listening Room

Post by gninnam » Sun Apr 22, 2018 6:00 pm

Spent the weekend changing the rack as wasn't happy with the original one.
Used the Ikea Lacks with extra wood inserted in the hollow legs allowing me to put inserts in so I could screw in spikes - looks a lot better and very stable.
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Re: New Listening Room

Post by simon » Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:22 pm

Nice Ikea hack!

Interesting use of Lacks. I cut the legs down on one once to fit under a desk - they were a hollow plastic. Did you just glue some wood at the cut ends or fill the legs so it bears on the top of the leg?

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Re: New Listening Room

Post by gninnam » Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:57 pm

Thanks.
A mixture of both - but most have tons of glue in then the wood pushed in so the glue spews out.
Seems to work well so far :D

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