System Pics 2018

Ardbeg10y posted:
French Rooster posted:
Hungryhalibut posted:
Franz K posted:
Hungryhalibut posted:

Not at all, it looks ok, as does Tony’s. It’s just the three angled stacks that I think look ridiculous. That said, I do think it’s ridiculous that one needs so many boxes for active. There has to be a better way, as I said before. Anyway, what does it matter what I think?

HH, thanks for your indispensable appreciation of my systems looks and for helping me see the light, byh mate, F

You are most welcome. I’m sure it sounds absolutely wonderful. 

it’s like a japanese smile.....   

French letter 

We can conclude that freedom of speech is there in the UK. That topic in the Padded Cell can be closed now.

I've printed these series of replies to educate my kids about Irony and Cynism.

good idea, but will they understand?

French Rooster posted:
Dave***t posted:
French Rooster posted:

it’s like a japanese smile.....   

What's this mean?  Not a phrase I've come across before.

a japanese can smile to a person and think the contrary.....if i can explain like that.

Oh, so it's racist.  

Don't worry, I'm not accusing you of being a racist - just (charitably) pointing out that perhaps something was lost in translation - that kind of phrase doesn't go over too well in English.

I move that some pruning take place and there's a bit more focus on pictures rather than sniping.

Alba1320 posted:
Franz K posted:
Gavin L posted:

Here is my setup

SNIP

SNIP

I am actually surpised to find that displaying 500 active DBL systems creates some "heat" here on the forum , but am quite happy to see more of these fabulous "old school" top naim systems.

Enjoy your system I know how sublime this sounds, also congrats to your third 500!

Cheers, F

Obsydian posted:

Great picture, thought i still love the old olive stacks more, but the 500 beasts is super cool.

SNIP

Arguably, for a 'proper' old school DBL system, perhaps the boxes should be Olive, rather than black?

I did say 'arguably'...

Very nice system, though, and the DBLs look rather good in black, IMO.

NAC 552 came out in 2002, the 500 preceded it, the DBLs ended in 2008

For argument's sake.

 

French Rooster posted:

HH once said to me:  “ i won’t call you French Letter because you write tipy responses “. ( tippy or tipy?)

That was in an exchange when you made an attempt to 'play' with HH's forum name.  He said "How else could I take it? I wouldn’t call you French Letter if you give dicky replies"    Dicky is another english slang meaning bad or defective.   Now you need to research french letter in english slang.   

yeti42 posted:
Alba1320 posted:

Arguably, for a 'proper' old school DBL system, perhaps the boxes should be Olive, rather than black?

I did say 'arguably'...

Very nice system, though, and the DBLs look rather good in black, IMO.

NAC 552 came out in 2002, the 500 preceded it, the DBLs ended in 2008

For argument's sake.

 

I was alluding to the fact that DBLs launched in the nineties, when Olive was current.

French Rooster posted:
Dave***t posted:
French Rooster posted:

it’s like a japanese smile.....   

What's this mean?  Not a phrase I've come across before.

a japanese can smile to a person and think the contrary.....if i can explain like that.

....and I thought you were referring to the song Turning Japanese!!

Mike-B posted:
French Rooster posted:

HH once said to me:  “ i won’t call you French Letter because you write tipy responses “. ( tippy or tipy?)

That was in an exchange when you made an attempt to 'play' with HH's forum name.  He said "How else could I take it? I wouldn’t call you French Letter if you give dicky replies"    Dicky is another english slang meaning bad or defective.   Now you need to research french letter in english slang.   

I meant acting like a dick. Anyway, we have moved on from that, FR and I have made up, and I see no need to mention it again. 

Mike-B posted:
French Rooster posted:

HH once said to me:  “ i won’t call you French Letter because you write tipy responses “. ( tippy or tipy?)

That was in an exchange when you made an attempt to 'play' with HH's forum name.  He said "How else could I take it? I wouldn’t call you French Letter if you give dicky replies"    Dicky is another english slang meaning bad or defective.   Now you need to research french letter in english slang.   

so i have certainly not understood the “french letter”....i will investigate.

Hungryhalibut posted:
Mike-B posted:
French Rooster posted:

HH once said to me:  “ i won’t call you French Letter because you write tipy responses “. ( tippy or tipy?)

That was in an exchange when you made an attempt to 'play' with HH's forum name.  He said "How else could I take it? I wouldn’t call you French Letter if you give dicky replies"    Dicky is another english slang meaning bad or defective.   Now you need to research french letter in english slang.   

I meant acting like a dick. Anyway, we have moved on from that, FR and I have made up, and I see no need to mention it again. 

absolutely, but Mike asked me...i could have better responded by “ it is between Hh and me”....or not responded.

Tony2011 posted:

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Just came back from a service. New aerial, upgraded battery  and full factory re-set. Was recommend better to place in well aired area, near the window for almost perfect  reception. Sounds wonderful. Who needs a NAT 1 anyway?

Now you lot: chill out!

no need of 6 nap 500 to power it.....just a little battery.

French Rooster posted:
Mike-B posted:
French Rooster posted:

HH once said to me:  “ i won’t call you French Letter because you write tipy responses “. ( tippy or tipy?)

That was in an exchange when you made an attempt to 'play' with HH's forum name.  He said "How else could I take it? I wouldn’t call you French Letter if you give dicky replies"    Dicky is another english slang meaning bad or defective.   Now you need to research french letter in english slang.   

so i have certainly not understood the “french letter”....i will investigate.

OK, I'll be  more specific.  This thread has gone far enough off-topic.  Time to leave it and move on.  Thank you.

Richard Dane posted:
French Rooster posted:
Mike-B posted:
French Rooster posted:

HH once said to me:  “ i won’t call you French Letter because you write tipy responses “. ( tippy or tipy?)

That was in an exchange when you made an attempt to 'play' with HH's forum name.  He said "How else could I take it? I wouldn’t call you French Letter if you give dicky replies"    Dicky is another english slang meaning bad or defective.   Now you need to research french letter in english slang.   

so i have certainly not understood the “french letter”....i will investigate.

OK, I'll be  more specific.  This thread has gone far enough off-topic.  Time to leave it and move on.  Thank you.

no problem and you are right.

Hungryhalibut posted:
Mike-B posted:
French Rooster posted:

HH once said to me:  “ i won’t call you French Letter because you write tipy responses “. ( tippy or tipy?)

That was in an exchange when you made an attempt to 'play' with HH's forum name.  He said "How else could I take it? I wouldn’t call you French Letter if you give dicky replies"    Dicky is another english slang meaning bad or defective.   Now you need to research french letter in english slang.   

I meant acting like a dick. Anyway, we have moved on from that, FR and I have made up, and I see no need to mention it again. 

until you see fit to insult someone else 

 

Hungryhalibut posted:
Franz K posted:

Slighly different angle

Seventeen boxes, plus record player and speakers. I’m sure it sounds absolutely brilliant, but it does look rather ridiculous. We then see Graham’s Vitus outfit, with three, albeit rather unstylish boxes, which is a very different approach. No criticism is meant or implied, of either setup. But why is everything just so.... big? How many boxes is too many? 

Mr Jealous shows up...”no criticism...”. I tell you why: Because it sounds fabulous! 

Of course it sounds bloody fabulous. As I said in the very words you quoted. But I still think that one shouldn’t need such a huge lot of equipment to get great sound at home. It doesn’t make me ‘Mr Jealous’ as I wouldn’t want it anyway. So let’s stop slinging childish insults. 

Tony2011 posted:

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Just came back from a service. New aerial, upgraded battery  and full factory re-set. Was recommend better to place in well aired area, near the window for almost perfect  reception. Sounds wonderful. Who needs a NAT 1 anyway?

Now you lot: chill out!

Tony, can I ask where you had it serviced? I have a very similar Sony (slightly larger, with SW) which works fine, but it would be good to know, just in case. 

Hungryhalibut posted:

Of course it sounds bloody fabulous. As I said in the very words you quoted. But I still think that one shouldn’t need such a huge lot of equipment to get great sound at home. It doesn’t make me ‘Mr Jealous’ as I wouldn’t want it anyway. So let’s stop slinging childish insults. 

Just try to be nice,  it’s easy and doesn’t hurt. if you can’t say something nice don’t say nothing at all .. so please don’t spout you negative attitude. And please let’s stop it here.  Life is to short for all this bs here. This place should be fun and about our passion I  assume we have in common ... musical bliss;-) 

ChrisSU posted:
Tony2011 posted:

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Just came back from a service. New aerial, upgraded battery  and full factory re-set. Was recommend better to place in well aired area, near the window for almost perfect  reception. Sounds wonderful. Who needs a NAT 1 anyway?

Now you lot: chill out!

Tony, can I ask where you had it serviced? I have a very similar Sony (slightly larger, with SW) which works fine, but it would be good to know, just in case. 

Are you serious? That was just a little tongue-in -cheek joke as the thread was getting a bit silly, just for people to lighten up.

I do have the radio though, given to me new as a present about 15 years ago. It is in mint condition and used maybe twice. And no, it’s not for sale. Sorry!

Tony2011 posted:
ChrisSU posted:
Tony2011 posted:

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Just came back from a service. New aerial, upgraded battery  and full factory re-set. Was recommend better to place in well aired area, near the window for almost perfect  reception. Sounds wonderful. Who needs a NAT 1 anyway?

Now you lot: chill out!

Tony, can I ask where you had it serviced? I have a very similar Sony (slightly larger, with SW) which works fine, but it would be good to know, just in case. 

Are you serious? That was just a little tongue-in -cheek joke as the thread was getting a bit silly, just for people to lighten up.

I do have the radio though, given to me new as a present about 15 years ago. It is in mint condition and used maybe twice. And no, it’s not for sale. Sorry!

No, I wasn’t being serious either - perhaps my post should have used some emojis🤪🐒 (and a photo!) It would be cheaper to buy a replacement off ebay than get a repair done. 

Ardbeg10y posted:

Tricky, used outdoor?

No, in a conservatory which we have just had replaced (like for like).

It's an old Bose Lifestyle system and I changed to the little jewel cube speakers from the slightly larger ones as the grills had faded badly.  The jewel ones have painted metal grills so won't suffer from this.

I feed it with a Yamaha MusicCast Smart Sound Adapter which is a bit like a Sonos connect but cheaper.  The Bose has a few line out options which feed a couple of Muso QB's in our kitchen and office which are adjacent to the conservatory which gives a simple multiroom arrangement at the back of the house.

There is a sub woofer behind the sofa against the house wall so all you see are the little jewel speakers and a remote control which is RF so doesn't need any line of sight.

Whilst not high end it does sound rather pleasant and stretching out on the lovely new sofa with a kindle looking out onto the garden is a very pleasant experience with some background music.  Whilst fully glazed the room no longer overheats as the glass is high performing, keeping the room relatively cool even on hot sunny days.

It would be a difficult room to put a decent system into and what I have does fill the room nicely with some tunes!

 

trickydickie posted:
Ardbeg10y posted:

Tricky, used outdoor?

No, in a conservatory which we have just had replaced (like for like).

It's an old Bose Lifestyle system and I changed to the little jewel cube speakers from the slightly larger ones as the grills had faded badly.  The jewel ones have painted metal grills so won't suffer from this.

I feed it with a Yamaha MusicCast Smart Sound Adapter which is a bit like a Sonos connect but cheaper.  The Bose has a few line out options which feed a couple of Muso QB's in our kitchen and office which are adjacent to the conservatory which gives a simple multiroom arrangement at the back of the house.

There is a sub woofer behind the sofa against the house wall so all you see are the little jewel speakers and a remote control which is RF so doesn't need any line of sight.

Whilst not high end it does sound rather pleasant and stretching out on the lovely new sofa with a kindle looking out onto the garden is a very pleasant experience with some background music.  Whilst fully glazed the room no longer overheats as the glass is high performing, keeping the room relatively cool even on hot sunny days.

It would be a difficult room to put a decent system into and what I have does fill the room nicely with some tunes!

 

A lovely conservatory. It's a bit of a challenge keeping a stereo system in one due to the inevitable swings in temperature. Ours gets bloody hot in the summer, even with the heat-reflecting glass and blinds. I now use a Muso in ours, which so far has withstood the rigours for maybe a couple of years. I do tend to move it out when there's a real heatwave on though.

tonym posted:

Sorry folks, as most of you spotted it's just a bit of Photoshopping jiggery-pokery.

Yes, I very much doubt that you'd have left the 'new' two Fraims vertically misaligned with the last three, as they appear to be in the photo. Good job, anyway. This opens up a whole new panorama of photoshopped pictures just to show off mega-systems. Luckily, safe for a few sane people, many here are too megalomaniac not to post real mega-systems pics.

tonym posted:
A lovely conservatory. It's a bit of a challenge keeping a stereo system in one due to the inevitable swings in temperature. Ours gets bloody hot in the summer, even with the heat-reflecting glass and blinds. I now use a Muso in ours, which so far has withstood the rigours for maybe a couple of years. I do tend to move it out when there's a real heatwave on though.

We've only had the new one since March, the old one would warm up rapidly and be unbearable in hot weather, it would regularly get to over 50c!  

On the weekend we managed to keep ours cooler than outside, and that was without opening all the windows.

We have 2 roof vents that are electrically operated and open automatically when it gets too warm and close when it rains.  This helps enormously with keeping the room cool.

trickydickie posted:
tonym posted:
A lovely conservatory. It's a bit of a challenge keeping a stereo system in one due to the inevitable swings in temperature. Ours gets bloody hot in the summer, even with the heat-reflecting glass and blinds. I now use a Muso in ours, which so far has withstood the rigours for maybe a couple of years. I do tend to move it out when there's a real heatwave on though.

We've only had the new one since March, the old one would warm up rapidly and be unbearable in hot weather, it would regularly get to over 50c!  

On the weekend we managed to keep ours cooler than outside, and that was without opening all the windows.

We have 2 roof vents that are electrically operated and open automatically when it gets too warm and close when it rains.  This helps enormously with keeping the room cool.

Roof vents would have been a good idea in ours. We've side-opening vents, but if they're open we tend to get inundated with bees and other buzzy insects which are almost impossible to catch. A roof vent would allow the beasties to escape up there.

Richard Dane posted:

ahem...  anybody have a picture of a hifi system that they would like to post on this thread?

A minimal contribution to the reprise of the proper topic (not exactly HiFi..).

In our renovated kitchen:

I substituted a used (but unused) Squeezebox Touch for the dead Pinnacle Soundbridge:

for Internet Radio while having breakfast (or meals).

While I'm at it, let me introduce to you Rosi und Resi, the two portrayed cows I bought in an Austrian B&B a couple of years ago. The artist (Walter) is the owner's brother. I paid €40 for them and they never ceased to cheer me up ever since.

Richard, if you think that this is Children's Corner stuff, move it, but it contains no tips or hints or small great ideas. Just breakfast music and two splendid Austrian cows.

 

tonym posted:
trickydickie posted:
Ardbeg10y posted:

Tricky, used outdoor?

No, in a conservatory which we have just had replaced (like for like).

It's an old Bose Lifestyle system and I changed to the little jewel cube speakers from the slightly larger ones as the grills had faded badly.  The jewel ones have painted metal grills so won't suffer from this.

I feed it with a Yamaha MusicCast Smart Sound Adapter which is a bit like a Sonos connect but cheaper.  The Bose has a few line out options which feed a couple of Muso QB's in our kitchen and office which are adjacent to the conservatory which gives a simple multiroom arrangement at the back of the house.

There is a sub woofer behind the sofa against the house wall so all you see are the little jewel speakers and a remote control which is RF so doesn't need any line of sight.

Whilst not high end it does sound rather pleasant and stretching out on the lovely new sofa with a kindle looking out onto the garden is a very pleasant experience with some background music.  Whilst fully glazed the room no longer overheats as the glass is high performing, keeping the room relatively cool even on hot sunny days.

It would be a difficult room to put a decent system into and what I have does fill the room nicely with some tunes!

 

A lovely conservatory. It's a bit of a challenge keeping a stereo system in one due to the inevitable swings in temperature. Ours gets bloody hot in the summer, even with the heat-reflecting glass and blinds. I now use a Muso in ours, which so far has withstood the rigours for maybe a couple of years. I do tend to move it out when there's a real heatwave on though.

Bet an active 500 or statement setup could be crammed in there

 

 

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