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    Join Date: Dec 2014

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    Default Some boxes joined together with wires

    Haven't really posted any 'system' pix since I joined AoS in 2014 so thought it high time.
    Basically a bunch of boxes ...nothing particularly special but I like them and they make a jolly racket

    I alternate between two basic setups with intermediate swopping out of boxes ... usually on the whim of the day.
    This is what I have up at the moment ... based around a Quad 34/405-2 combo using a Focusrite Saffire as AD/DA converter. The other set features a Quad Vena (1st generation)



    More pics to follow .....
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    The little pair of speakers are Quad Lite and I switch to them when I am sitting at the desk. They were cheap (60) because the varnish is faded
    The floorstanders are Quad 22L - I got them locally for 200 and I really, really like them. They have been all around the room before they settled on the best spot.

    Below is a block diagram with a key to the main components in the first photo:



    I used to make notes of the various setups that I tried so I could remember the good ones ... but kept losing the scraps of paper so now make diagrams in PS (it passes the time)
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    Quite liked the 22L myself, didn't expect to. What are the big teak speakers to the back right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Macca View Post
    Quite liked the 22L myself, didn't expect to. What are the big teak speakers to the back right?
    Maybe a cupboard

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lawrence001 View Post
    Maybe a cupboard

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    They look like IMFs. But then I suppose IMFs do look like cupboards.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Macca View Post
    They look like IMFs. But then I suppose IMFs do look like cupboards.
    There's a piece of wood dividing what could be speaker grilles a third of the way down, so it's not a pair. If they were speakers they would probably be a separate high/mid and bass cabinet, but then they look too old to have that, unless they are a diy design far ahead of their time. Hopefully we'll find out soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lawrence001 View Post
    Maybe a cupboard
    Bang on the money
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lawrence001 View Post
    There's a piece of wood dividing what could be speaker grilles a third of the way down,
    Yep - hinge of the pull down leaf ... it's a bureau type thing (currently crammed full with assorted crap and redundant remotes)
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    Had piano black 22L quads myself. first versions. Fingerprint magnets mind so they gave you gloves. Reckon they would work very well with a vena.

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    Thanks for the pic Mike and interesting set up. I ran the same Quad set up with a405-2 which I held onto for years until I replaced it with a 606. Think I preferred 405-2.
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