Clarity of Sound

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Re: Clarity of Sound

Post by mjcmt » Sat Jan 28, 2012 8:04 pm

I just re-did the 11' x 13' room so the Altecs are in the corners of the 11' side. Now the Altecs are farther apart and I can now sit 13' away too. Much better sound, better soundstage, and fuller sound w/ less brightness. *5*

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Re: Clarity of Sound

Post by engtaz » Sun Jan 29, 2012 3:11 am

Congrats
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Carver M4.0T in front channels to Caver AL VI's in SACD & 2 Channel setup
C 16, PT 2400, Slim Device, Carver TX-8, 490T and Rega TT w Grado Gold cart in the 2 channel setup
Bogen SRB20 is computer amp
Carver PM-350 donated for youth church use

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Re: Clarity of Sound

Post by mjcmt » Sun Jan 29, 2012 1:51 pm

Here is what the new arrangement looks like taken this morning while the morning sun was filtered through the blinds. (The low angle makes the stump looks like it obstructs the sound but it doesn't. The other JPG photos would not be recognized for some reason. I'm sure you get the idea of the small room I'm dealing with.)

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Re: Clarity of Sound

Post by engtaz » Sun Jan 29, 2012 4:18 pm

Beautiful setup. Love the acoustic fir.
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Carver M4.0T in front channels to Caver AL VI's in SACD & 2 Channel setup
C 16, PT 2400, Slim Device, Carver TX-8, 490T and Rega TT w Grado Gold cart in the 2 channel setup
Bogen SRB20 is computer amp
Carver PM-350 donated for youth church use

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Re: Clarity of Sound

Post by mjcmt » Thu Feb 23, 2012 7:45 am

Just a little equipment update. Sold the Mac tuner, so no need to use the preamp with only one source.
I'm using the CDP's variable analogue outputs direct to the tube amp to the horn speakers. Better clarity, detail, and soundstage. I've had a similarly minimalist system twice before and always liked the sound better quality. I will use the preamp again when I add a TT and HD tuner down the road.

Good day.

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Re: Clarity of Sound

Post by kingman » Thu Feb 23, 2012 9:34 am

EL Neato!!!! 8)
In reality, it only matters what it sounds like to YOU!!!

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Re: Clarity of Sound

Post by MRHP » Sat Feb 25, 2012 9:54 am

That is a nice looking setup! Where did you get the thick blocks of wood on the top two shelfs?
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Re: Clarity of Sound

Post by mjcmt » Sat Feb 25, 2012 10:46 am

Thanks for you compliment mrhp.
The shelves are 2" thick maple butcher block. The design of the rack allows the shelves to recess between the horizontal frame members. I cut the top shelf larger above with a smaller section to recess into the rack for a future turntable.
You can purchase real maple countertops from various suppliers and cut to size, but I purchase a used table from SA made of 2" thick maple and cut the tabletop section to fit the rack.

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