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System pics 2013 - part II

Discussion in 'reference' started by oldius, Apr 1, 2013.

  1. gary yeowell

    gary yeowell pfm Member

    Thankyou gents!

    @ Rackit, still prefer the Canon to all the rest if shooting digitally.
     
  2. 9designs

    9designs pfm Member

    One assumes investing in a Naim Fraim is to prevent vibrations getting into the electronics? So isn't placing it in a corner and behind a speaker some what counter productive?
     
  3. gary yeowell

    gary yeowell pfm Member

    Or on the other hand, given my room's layout and the fact that it's the only available place, it makes a much better job of a bad situation, given other possibilities of course i'd avoid it. Also in terms of floor vibration, the speakers don't transmit much vibration as they are sitting on two large paving slabs sunk into concrete which go down to the foundations, whereas the Fraim sits on the suspended wooden floor that floats around the speaker's solid foundation. Air born is unavoidable of course, but the CDS3's transport is suspended...
     
  4. garysan

    garysan pfm Member

    Thought I'd post some images of my rig now I've had a pause from throwing money at it this last few months. Hopefully I'll be able to leave it alone for a while now. Well, the wife hopes… ;)

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  5. James

    James Lord of the Erg\o/s

    :cool:
     
  6. Rack Kit

    Rack Kit pfm Member

    Some impressive AV kit there. You running 5.1?
     
  7. scottcarpenter

    scottcarpenter pfm Member

    I remember Hughes Electrical in Norwich. I grew up in Southwold/Halesworth/Lowestoft! Is it still there? I don't live in Suffolk these days.

    They do look absolutely beautiful I agree.
     
  8. garysan

    garysan pfm Member

    Thanks :)

    Yes, I have it configured as 5.1 although not quite 'there' yet with it. The bass monster seems to have appeared since I introduced the AVR600 as there's a lot more sub-bass info being extracted from Blu-Ray's then its predecessor managed (AVR350). I've had to tone down the subwoofer quite a few db's to compensate and although it's nearly there, there's a little more tweaking to go methinks.

    2 channel is bang on however and I'm very happy with standard stereo performance now :)
     
  9. palacefan

    palacefan pfm Member

    Last time I looked Hughes were located in a warehouse/shed on the norwich by-pass-I used to go into the Lowestoft shop sometimes,many years ago though.
     
  10. realmassy

    realmassy pfm Member

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    A simple STAX setup, with a custom amplifier. Now it's time to get some new valves
     
  11. garysan

    garysan pfm Member

    I like it ;)
     
  12. mattski

    mattski pfm Member

    Snap, great looking system :)
     
  13. mattski

    mattski pfm Member

    Following a couple of tweaks :)

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  14. StephenB

    StephenB pfm Member

    started with a pair of Meraks this summer, ended up with this :)

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  15. darrenyeats

    darrenyeats pfm Member

    Mattski, nice. What are your impressions of the Auralic?
     
  16. mattski

    mattski pfm Member

    Lovely meraks and system, what speakers are the?

    Thanks Darren - the Auralic stuff is fab, really impressed - not going anywhere soon...
     
  17. darrenyeats

    darrenyeats pfm Member

    Good to hear Mattski.

    I suppose the same question about the Auralic DAC to StephenB. I also would like to know what those speakers are.
     
  18. StephenB

    StephenB pfm Member

    Vienna Acoustics Beethoven Baby Grands, bought them for my Cyrus system a few years ago and were a revelation with Cyrus.

    Reassuring to know Auralic chose their bigger brother to demo their kit at the Vegas show CES 2013, so no immediate plans to change them yet

    Genuinely shocked at the performance jump of each component compared to my last setup, got me so firmly back into my love of music I even got a TT and decent Phono :)

    I stream from a recently built Intel NUC btw bottom right of telly

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  19. htm_1968

    htm_1968 pfm Member

    The main rig is much the same as last year:
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    I did get a very nice Stax Earspeakers setup from my wife for Christmas:

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    The headphone stand was a present from my kids too!

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