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Old 09-01-2018, 10:32 PM
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Default New System with Contour 20s

New setup with Contour 20s and McIntosh Ma252 and Node 2 streamer. It's breaking in, will post opinions soon.








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Old 09-01-2018, 10:40 PM
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Mike.......Very nice. Super clean. I like it.
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Old 09-01-2018, 10:48 PM
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Mike.......Very nice. Super clean. I like it.
Dan thank you. I was hoping to maintain the room's look. I'm looking forward to dialing it in. It's very raw right now, setup, cabling etc.
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Old 09-02-2018, 12:36 AM
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Very cool office setup - I don’t know if I’d get much done there, I’d be too distracted by the nice sounds.
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Old 09-02-2018, 01:20 PM
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Thanks I don't either lol. I don't actually work from home, its more for bill paying, photo editing, general computer use etc. Seating position for listening is pushed way back from desk. It's really a 2nd full system, set up that way, with occasional use at the desk.
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Nice mike loves the Contour 20s too!

Are you maybe going to add a small sub at some point?
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Nice mike loves the Contour 20s too!

Are you maybe going to add a small sub at some point?
Definitely not, that's why I chose these over the Special 40's, They sound almost like full range. I don't like subs in 2 channel personally. Stuff is breaking in nicely, much smoother.
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I would be really interested in comparison of midrange and highs performance of Contour vs. your Sopras. I’m considering Sopras 2/3 or Contour 60 for my main system. I like the dynamics and midrange of the Sopras but in some systems I’ve heard them personally to be bright. Never had a chance to hear Contour.
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I would be really interested in comparison of midrange and highs performance of Contour vs. your Sopras. I’m considering Sopras 2/3 or Contour 60 for my main system. I like the dynamics and midrange of the Sopras but in some systems I’ve heard them personally to be bright. Never had a chance to hear Contour.
I'm my system, detailed yes, bright no. Believe it or not with the McIntosh and the Contours, the highs and mids remind me a lot of my sopras running on my NAD separates. I do think the Contour tweeter might run a touch sweeter though, it's hard to tell because of the tube pre section on the amp. The Sopras are a lot bigger sounding and obviously go a lot lower with bass. The Contours aren't dialed in yet but Sopras are definitely more transparent. In the Contour system I haven't even messed with positioning, room treatments or cabling yet so it is very early to compare.
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Got a new listening chair. Also just placed an order for 6 GIK acoustic panels 20180905_193327.jpeg
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Nad M12 preamp with BlueOS card, VPI Prime Signature Turntable, Lyra Delos Cartridge, McIntosh MC462 amplifier. Focal Sopra 3 speakers. Salamander Archetype rack, Butcher Block Acoustics base, VPI periphery ring outer clamp, Wireworld Electra 7 power cords, Silver Eclipse 7 XLRs, Audioquest Niagara 1000 power conditioner and Audioquest Oak speaker cables. Herbie's Tenderfeet, Cone and Hush Puckies isolation feet. GIK Acoustic's bass soffits and 244 bass trap Art panels room treatments. Sony XBR75X900e 4K TV and Sony UBP-X800 Blu-ray player

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