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  1. #91
    Join Date: Jan 2012

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macca View Post
    I love the white Eames. No good to me though, I would get chocolate all over it within seconds
    Thanks. It does make me wonder though how exactly you eat chocolate. Kinda scary to think about it..

    Quote Originally Posted by HackneyRF View Post
    Terrific looking space David. I bet it also sounds as good as it looks. Nice to see the drinks cabinet to finish it off. Très sophistiqué!
    Quote Originally Posted by rmcin626 View Post
    Very jealous
    Thanks fellas.

    The liquor cabinet is one of my favorite pieces. It pulls double duty as it also holds my VPI record cleaner (pics are from one of my older setups):




  2. #92
    Join Date: Jan 2008

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    Hi David,

    Nice to see you checking in again. Hope you're keeping well?

    A very cool set-up, as always, and I mean both your living space and system! However, as usual, the drinks cabinet (and contents) seals the deal for me... More 'listening rooms' deserve such touches

    Enjoy the music (and the bourbon)!

    Marco.
    "A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do". - Milan Kundera.

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    Modified Technics SL-1210MK5G/Mike New high-precision bearing & baseplate/Mike New ETP platter/Bruil record weight/Nagaoka GL602 crystal T/T mat. Paul Hynes SR7EHD PSU (plus regulator modules)/DCSXL pure-silver DC lead. Ortofon RS-212D tonearm/'Speedy Steve' custom-made Ebony armboard. Yannis Tome 423.5 Phono Silver-Litz tonearm cable, with Furutech CF-DIN(R) and Eichmann silver Bullet Plugs. Cartridges: Denon DL-S1 in AT MG-10 headshell with AT-6106 Quattro Hybrid lead-wire. Denon DL-103C1 in '103U' headshell with AT-609 silver lead-wire. Vintage Denon DL-103AU in AT-Ti15ANV Titanium Headshell. Shure M55E in Denon PCL-300 headshell with 6N silver lead-wire. Shure original USA SC35C. Audiocom-modified Sony X-777ES/DAS-R1 transport/DAC. Raspberry Pi-3 Model B and IQaudio Pi-DAC+/Paul Hynes SR3DR-05 linear PSU/Williams Audio NAS linear PSU. Heavily-modified Croft Charisma-X preamp. Stereo Coffee LDR. Head-amp: Paul Hynes design/SR5 PSU. Also modified Lentek. Tube Distinctions 50W Class A P/P Copper amp with cryo-treated Tung Sol KT150s. Speakers: 'Lockwood Majors', using 15" Tannoy Monitor Golds, modified with bespoke crossovers. Also Celestion Ditton 15XRs. Stands: Mana Acoustics (non-magnetic stainless steel 'clones’). Hi-Fi Racks Podium T/T wall shelf. Sony ST-5055L tuner. Cables: Furukawa EE/F-S 2mm & 2.6mm solid-core mains leads, fitted with Furutech FI-50 IECs and FI-1363Rs. Stereo interconnects: Sommer Carbokab 225 (with silver-plated MS Audio non-metallic POM RCAs). Speaker cable: VDH 'The Wind' Hybrid II. Digital coaxial cable: 1m Trompeter Electronics Triax TRC-75-2, with MS Audio ‘Starline' silver-plated RCAs. Mains block: Mark Grant 6-way, modded with Furutech FP-1363R sockets and Furukawa cable. Tube Distinctions digital noise filter. VPI HW 16.5 record cleaner.

  3. #93
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    I'm Timothy.

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    Just don't get your "solutions" mixed up and drink the wrong one!
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  4. #94
    Join Date: Jan 2012

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    I'm David.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frazeur1 View Post
    Just don't get your "solutions" mixed up and drink the wrong one!
    So you're saying it was a bad idea to fill my empty bottle of Bombay with VPI mix?? Interesting..

    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Hi David,

    Nice to see you checking in again. Hope you're keeping well?

    A very cool set-up, as always, and I mean both your living space and system! However, as usual, the drinks cabinet (and contents) seals the deal for me... More 'listening rooms' deserve such touches

    Enjoy the music (and the bourbon)!

    Marco.
    Hey Marco. Good to hear from you too. Always lurking around on this site, just not as active as some. I find the posts here extremely interesting, especially compared to some of the more popular forums here in the states. It's a different perspective, but good stuff nonetheless..

    No complaints here in FLA. Hope all is well with you, and (as always) thanks for the comments.

    David

  5. #95
    Join Date: Jan 2012

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    Been awhile since I posted something new here, so I thought I'd share my latest find.

    I've always been a big fan of Thiel, especially the CS 3.7. It was a Jim Thiel's last speaker, and the engineering behind it is quite impressive. I've had a chance to hear it a number of times in different settings, and each time I had to pry myself away from the listening room.

    Long story short, these are now inbound:

    IMG_0357

    Thiel 3.7 limited edition Les Paul's in tobacco finish. Only 13 pairs of these were made. Each are signed by Les Paul just a few months before he sadly passed away. Gibson's signature sunburst finish applied at its custom factory shop.

    I should have these bad boys within a week or so. More pics to follow...

  6. #96
    Join Date: Apr 2012

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    They look interesting David. Let us know how they sound in your system.
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  7. #97
    Join Date: Feb 2013

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    nice speakers, and will look awesome in situ
    Regards,
    Grant ....
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  8. #98
    Join Date: Jan 2008

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    I had the lesser Thiel CS2.3 for quite a while and really enjoyed them
    It was unfortunate that a pair of long-sought Yamaha 1000M came along during the Thlels' tenure, as the Yammies were quite handily seen off!

    I look forward to seeing pics of your 3.7 in situ.
    Jerry

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    Spotify Premium streaming, Cambridge Audio 851D DAC, Pure Sound L10 pre, Pass X150 power amp. Speakers: MBL 116F. Cryo Silver i/c & Western Electric 16GA spkr cables. ProJect and Nordost Magus power cables

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  9. #99
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    Absolutely blown away by your listening room. I'm not familiar with any of the names you have yet would love to have a listen.
    There was another thread here a while ago about posting videos of your system, would like to see a video of your room and get a feel for its sound.

  10. #100
    Join Date: Jan 2012

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    So they finally arrived today. Personally I think they're gorgeous, but my fiancé clearly thought otherwise. I don't think anyone would disagree though that they're definitely Jim Thiel's best looking speaker.

    I'm still getting my bearings sound-wise, but my initial reaction was how alive they are - the music just jumps out of them with amazing clarity and resolution. I do think, however, they'll benefit some from my REL sub once I dial it in.

    More impressions to follow once get a little more accustomed to them. And as always, thanks for the comments.

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