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Old 05-13-2017, 02:29 AM
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Thanks, Dave!
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Main system: Synology NAS, Auralic Aries, Mutec MC-3+USB, Classé CP-800 Mk 2, Bryston 4B3, Janszen Valentina, 2xJL F112; acoustics by ASC, GIK, RPG, & Vicoustic
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Now that's a 'man cave' , nicely done Mike !
Thanks, Dave!
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Because of construction problems, we had to replace the cork flooring with synthetic wall-to-wall carpet. So here's a new photo.

System changes are moving the subs to a foot behind the listening chairs, along the side walls; a new power amp (thanks, Ivan, for a great deal); and new and rearranged acoustic treatments. Though I loved the wool oriental rug and cork floor, the sound is better than ever.

P.S. Classe CP-800 partly visible in rack, as is Mutec MC-3+USB. Auralic Aries (main source) not visible.
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I like the setup and use of color
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Mike,
Congrats on creating a really attractive space. It looks very comfortable and I’m sure it sounds great too!
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Old 05-01-2018, 09:45 AM
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Great job. Looks nice.
Perhaps I missed it but what is the length of your room?
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Old 05-01-2018, 10:33 AM
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My system is entirely digital and uses a DLNA home-network setup, with an Auralic Aries receiving digital streams from the network. The system is housed in a basement room that I designed with soundproofing help from a local acoustician.

The unavoidably low ceiling (7 ft) and narrow width (12.5 ft) favor speakers with controlled directivity, which the the Janszen main speakers provide -- they also are very clean and uncolored in the midrange and treble. The room's soundproofing results in bass retention, and thus strong bass peaks and nodes; I use a pair of JL F112 subs to help smooth those out, even though the Janszens in this room have strong bass response down to 20 Hz (probably lower, but my measuring setup goes down to 20).

A Classe CP-800 provides preamp, DAC, electronic crossover, and optional EQ and tone controls. Missing from the photos (just back from repair) is a Weiss EQ1 mastering equalizer, which I find cleaner and easier to operate than the Classe's own parametric EQ. The EQ is used almost entirely to smooth the response below 300 Hz.

The Janszens are driven by an AVA Fet Valve 400R. I've tried several considerably more expensive amps, and the AVA fits the Janszens better than most of them.

Nice set up Mike. I wish I still lived in West Linn so I could come over to your place and listen to your system. Looks like you "music" room is very quite with all the sound treatments. Still miss living in Oregon.
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Old 05-01-2018, 12:48 PM
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Thanks to all for the kind comments! Anyone in the neighborhood is welcome to drop me a PM and have a listen.

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Great job. Looks nice.
Perhaps I missed it but what is the length of your room?
Length: 612 cm = 20.07 ft
Width: 381 cm = 12.51 ft
Height: 212 cm = 6.96 ft

Acoustically, the height and width are sub-optimal -- but that's what's available -- and I've had rooms with worse dimensions. The acoustic treatments help reduce effects of the width. The controlled directivity of the speakers helps reduce effects of both the width and -- especially -- the low ceiling. Not seen in the photos are acoustic panels on the ceiling behind the listening position. Installing them made a small but positive difference in the room acoustics (specifically, smoothness in the treble), presumably by dampening any "splash" of sound bouncing around in the rear wall-ceiling area.

Well, now I've undoubtedly told you more than you needed to know!
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Main system: Synology NAS, Auralic Aries, Mutec MC-3+USB, Classé CP-800 Mk 2, Bryston 4B3, Janszen Valentina, 2xJL F112; acoustics by ASC, GIK, RPG, & Vicoustic
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wow! amazing system!
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Old 06-12-2018, 04:02 AM
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Thanks for all the kind comments. AA members in or visiting Portland, OR, are invited to send me a PM for a get together.
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Main system: Synology NAS, Auralic Aries, Mutec MC-3+USB, Classé CP-800 Mk 2, Bryston 4B3, Janszen Valentina, 2xJL F112; acoustics by ASC, GIK, RPG, & Vicoustic

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