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  1. #1
    Join Date: Jan 2008

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    I'm Andy.

    Default New Listening Room

    After 13 years of having my HiFi stuffed in the middle room of the house, we have finally had a move around and I managed to get the end room with new furniture and stuff.
    Think it looks good and so far I think it sounds better too

    First picture shows the new listening couch, LP holders and lamp, plus foot stool (for big feet...)




    Second picture shows the rig on its new/old rack (made the rack many years ago but never got to use it properly - not 100% happy with it so might change it down the line)




    Also swapped out the Michell ISO MC phone stage for a Cairn Boost phono stage. It supports MC and MM and can be configured so playing around with some of the settings with the MC to see what sounds good



    Main system:

    Digital.
    Raspberry PI plus IQAudio DAC+. Philips DCC 730. NAS drive
    Analogue.
    Michell Orbe with arm decoupling kit. AudioNote Arm 1 V2. Goldring Elite MC and Cairn Boost
    Lenco L75 in Birch ply plinth. Linn Basik Plus. A&R P77 cart (Paratrace by Expert)

    Amp. Pure Sound A30
    Speakers. Reiver Jenna floor standers


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    Join Date: Jan 2009

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    Looks nice and cosy Andy! Well done.
    Have you listened to this month's choice in the Album Club?

    Barry

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    Very nice Andy
    Analogue
    301 / 3012 / 2m black
    401 / PU7 / AT33ev / Highphonics SUT
    Phono 2 + PSU X 2
    Digital
    Vortexbox, SBT / Teac Dac
    Fiio Taishan
    Cambridge CXC
    Amps
    P50sa, Glasshouse TVC or Quad 34/44
    Quad 303; 606 or Bel Canto Set 40 or NG 300B Set Monoblocks
    Speakers
    Tannoy GRF Memory.
    Q Acoustic 3020.

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    Great sofa !
    Is it an old car seat by any chance ??
    Linn Sondek LP12, Ittok, AT-F7 > Musical Fidelity XLPS v3 Phono Stage
    Sony CDP-XE520 CD Player > SMSL Sanskrit DAC
    Pure DAB tuner
    Tisbury Mk.1 pre-amp > 2 x Meridian 205 monoblock power amps > Linn Kan mk.ii speakers on Kan stands and I'm about to do a handstand
    Grado SR80 headphones

    www.paulridgeblog.com

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    Thanks Barry and andy

    Quote Originally Posted by rigger67 View Post
    Great sofa !
    Is it an old car seat by any chance ??
    That is why I chose it, but no, it is made from scratch by a local furniture retailer in Leeds - so comfy
    Main system:

    Digital.
    Raspberry PI plus IQAudio DAC+. Philips DCC 730. NAS drive
    Analogue.
    Michell Orbe with arm decoupling kit. AudioNote Arm 1 V2. Goldring Elite MC and Cairn Boost
    Lenco L75 in Birch ply plinth. Linn Basik Plus. A&R P77 cart (Paratrace by Expert)

    Amp. Pure Sound A30
    Speakers. Reiver Jenna floor standers


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    The couch reminds of the seats on the old 1960's buses. Very cool.
    Martin



    Current Lash Up:

    Technics SL1200P CD Player * NVA P90SA passive pre / Krell KSA50S Power amp * JM Lab Electra 926 loudspeakers *


    'This is the sort of music I'd be listening to if I was going shopping for a training bra.'

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    Quote Originally Posted by gninnam View Post
    That is why I chose it, but no, it is made from scratch by a local furniture retailer in Leeds - so comfy
    The fact it's from Leeds is enough for me - MOT
    Linn Sondek LP12, Ittok, AT-F7 > Musical Fidelity XLPS v3 Phono Stage
    Sony CDP-XE520 CD Player > SMSL Sanskrit DAC
    Pure DAB tuner
    Tisbury Mk.1 pre-amp > 2 x Meridian 205 monoblock power amps > Linn Kan mk.ii speakers on Kan stands and I'm about to do a handstand
    Grado SR80 headphones

    www.paulridgeblog.com

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    I so wish I could keep my listening room that tidy Andy LOL
    Analogue
    301 / 3012 / 2m black
    401 / PU7 / AT33ev / Highphonics SUT
    Phono 2 + PSU X 2
    Digital
    Vortexbox, SBT / Teac Dac
    Fiio Taishan
    Cambridge CXC
    Amps
    P50sa, Glasshouse TVC or Quad 34/44
    Quad 303; 606 or Bel Canto Set 40 or NG 300B Set Monoblocks
    Speakers
    Tannoy GRF Memory.
    Q Acoustic 3020.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gninnam View Post
    Thanks Barry and andy


    That is why I chose it, but no, it is made from scratch by a local furniture retailer in Leeds - so comfy
    My leather sofa was destroyed by scratch (well, scratches from cats); I call it my perforated look !

    Notice the Michell deck (Orbe or Gyro?) plus p/supply, as well as that v.f.m. British valved amplification. What happens when someone wants to come in through the doors behind? Not sure about the speakers in that narrow room, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Reed View Post
    My leather sofa was destroyed by scratch (well, scratches from cats); I call it my perforated look !

    Notice the Michell deck (Orbe or Gyro?) plus p/supply, as well as that v.f.m. British valved amplification. What happens when someone wants to come in through the doors behind? Not sure about the speakers in that narrow room, though.
    Cat so far has kept away from the sofa.....
    Yes - deck is the Orbe and I can't remember the last time we used the sliding doors to be honest.
    As for the sound, I am very pleased with what I am hearing in the room - sure if it was slightly wider then the speakers could 'breathe' a bit bitter, but to my ears I am well happy.
    Just going to change the rack for something else so expect another photo in a few weeks time (another DIY rack).
    Main system:

    Digital.
    Raspberry PI plus IQAudio DAC+. Philips DCC 730. NAS drive
    Analogue.
    Michell Orbe with arm decoupling kit. AudioNote Arm 1 V2. Goldring Elite MC and Cairn Boost
    Lenco L75 in Birch ply plinth. Linn Basik Plus. A&R P77 cart (Paratrace by Expert)

    Amp. Pure Sound A30
    Speakers. Reiver Jenna floor standers


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