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System Pics 2015

Discussion in 'audio' started by JTC, Jan 4, 2015.

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  1. mrlamonta

    mrlamonta pfm Member

    I have just bought bigger vinyl storage. Went to Ikea yesterday and bought a 4x4 Kallax. System comprises of:

    Technics SL-1210
    Raspberry Pi with built in dac
    Rega Brio-R
    Harbeth M30.1


    Not sure I want to keep the system on top of Kallax, but it'll do for now.

    Not pictured but recently purchased:

    Sennheiser HD650
    Bottlehead Crack OTL
  2. jamesd

    jamesd pfm Member

    Sounds like a great rig! Would like to hear impressions of the Bottlehead.
  3. mrlamonta

    mrlamonta pfm Member

    I'll let you know. I only received it this week, so I still have to put it together! I understand it is a good match for the 650.
  4. Rosie

    Rosie pfm Member

    Hi Mrlamonta,
    Re Ikea Kallax, do fix it to the wall . There are some great photos and video on the internet of Ikea book cases full of LPs collapsing sideways . Can't remember what its called but I have the 'Kallax ' predecessor at home and its great , but very fixed to the wall !
  5. formbypc

    formbypc pfm Member

    They only collapse if oriented incorrectly. The long shelf goes horizontally, the short ones vertically. Do this, site it on a broadly level floor, and it will not collapse.

    The predecessor is/was the Expedit.
  6. formbypc

    formbypc pfm Member

    Correct orientation in my picture above.
  7. Gaius

    Gaius Trade: Stiletto by Tangerine

    Mine is an Expedit, it has been like this for years and shows no sign of collapse, not bolted to the wall either.

    Think I need a tidy up mind!

  8. GaryT

    GaryT pfm Member


    I bought a 4x4 Kallax recently, and found after putting the albums in that I needed more! I bought a 1x4 which sits on the top, and lets me use 4 of the plastic inserts to store bits'n'bobs (singles, 10" albums, box sets etc.)

  9. cjarchez

    cjarchez pfm Member

    Out of interest, roughly how many LPs fit into one Kallax cube-space leaving enough room for fingers to comfortably retrieve one?
  10. formbypc

    formbypc pfm Member

    It's roughly the same size as the Expedit, and mine takes 80-odd in each space. You can almost count them individually in the picture above.
  11. Gromit

    Gromit Plasticine Dog

    Just found a couple of photos from this month, 30 years ago, but don't think we've got a thread for 'System pics 1985'. :)

    Was the month my first LP12 arrived.
  12. auric

    auric pfm Member

    ^^ Try to get them posted if only to allow others to observe your listening room and home furnishings from all those years ago:)
  13. echann

    echann pfm Member

    Compared to last year, Naim 52/135 gone. Replaced by Teddy Pardo PR1/MB100. Also added Roksan Reference Phono Stage.




  14. MattSPL

    MattSPL pfm Member

    My current setup.
    Sony Bluray player, Matrix Quattro Dac and Digidesign RM2's with upgraded drivers on Dreadnought broadsides. And a velodyne DD12 sub.
  15. Butuz

    Butuz pfm Member

    Those Digidesigns are so rare and cool.

    I bow down.

    Upgraded drivers? Que?
  16. Butuz

    Butuz pfm Member

    Bit messy at the moment unfortunately. Having a Pro Monitor shootout. And an Active V Passive shootout at the same time!

    Two studio monitor behemoths PMC v Genelec.

    Only one way to find out..... FIIIIGGGHHHHTTTT!!

  17. MattSPL

    MattSPL pfm Member

    Thanks :)
    I started looking into replacement drive units as one tweeter and one mid bass had a slight crease(although the mid bass looked like a manufacturing defect). After contacting Digidesign and PMC, I discovered there were no replacements available. Around this time, one tweeter stopped working properly.

    So using some calculations and guess work I looked for drive units that could work in the RM2's.
    I found the SB Acoustics Satori mid bass(4ohm) to be suitable as it can handle the quite high 3khz crossover frequency. It's slightly smaller than the RM2 driver, but fitted with new mounting holes drilled and the old holes filled.

    The tweeters are also SB Acoustics and an almost perfect fit, looking identical to the old tweeters. I had to sand the rim of the tweeter plate slightly to make it fit.

    These new drivers completely transformed the speakers. They are so much more revealing now and have better bass and go much louder. I can't make my mind up if the tweeters are slightly louder than the old ones or not, or if they are just brighter maybe.
    If I come across an alternative tweeter that is slightly less sensitive, I'll try them.

    All in all, very happy with the mod :)
  18. Whaleblue

    Whaleblue Southbound

  19. merlin

    merlin Avatar changed - Town names deemed offensive.

    Are those GIK 242's with scatter plates?

    Do you have them on the other walls?
  20. Whaleblue

    Whaleblue Southbound

    244s with range limiters and scatter plates. Great at reducing the boom (echo), but do little to affect the volume of bass at the seated position, but that's a actually still a big help.

    These are the only panels I have at the moment, and no plans beyond adding curtains, maybe.
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