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    Good man.

    Sigh of relief from all the concerned fellow enthusiasts I'm sure!

    Good luck to him, if it sounds "good" now I'm sure incredible isn't too far away.
    System 1: - Amp - Musical Paradise MP-701 - Neurochrome 686
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    Quote Originally Posted by Opti-cal View Post
    Not to criticise some absolute dream kit but is the left speaker not somewhat obstructed by the equipment rack positioning?
    (& don't mention his radiator is only warming up his window )

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    Were it me, I would have placed each power amplifier behind the speaker so as to use the shortest length of speaker cable, and run balanced-line cables back to the preamp.
    Barry

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roy S View Post
    (& don't mention his radiator is only warming up his window )
    Yep, curtains not tucked in behind radiator as per regulations - minus 5 points.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Macca View Post
    Yep, curtains not tucked in behind radiator as per regulations - minus 5 points.
    Indeed and they look too long to do so

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    Were it me, I would have placed each power amplifier behind the speaker so as to use the shortest length of speaker cable, and run balanced-line cables back to the preamp.
    Don't say things like that!!!!


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    Just to show how odd things can get, for example in my own personal system the speakers final resting point is the right speaker 312mm further forward than the left, yet they utterly disappear and they are far greater in stature than the Scala's, but that is because EACH room is very different and has acoustic challenges as well as electrical and vibrational ones imho

    As far as spikes on speakers go, that would be the last place I would be looking to go, THINK of how the vibrational energy is transmitted / dissipated through the DUT (Device under test) in this case the speaker!

    You can obtain a basic accelerometer app for your phone, just see what is being reflected back up into the speaker when using spikes.

    Long story short, when myself a couple of other dealers went on a Focal factory trip a few years ago (this we also to see our pair of Grand Ultopia III's being built) we were treated to a listen in Focals main demo suite. Full DCS stack, Shunyata cabling and Halcrow amps.

    Myself and another dealer just looked at each other and were thoroughly underwhelmed, the then Be tweeter designer Dom baker (now Audiolab) stated 'We make the best speakers in the world, its up to you make them sound good!' Anyway we engaged in a heated argument over the use of spikes, he was adamant they were the way I was not lol!

    Anyway six months later Dom dropped in on ourselves and ended up staying quite a while, he was very intrigued but our use of NO spikes lol.

    Now we employ the use of several professional accelerometer's including a tri-axial device for specialist applications
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roy S View Post
    Indeed and they look too long to do so
    Yes, but at least they are helping to dampen the lovely resonant sounding board that is the radiator.
    Barry

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigman80 View Post
    Don't say things like that!!!!

    Why not - you make both kinds don't you?
    Barry

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    Yes, but at least they are helping to dampen the lovely resonant sounding board that is the radiator.
    But it just makes a mockery of having the radiator Barry

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