System Pics 2018

@DrPo 

its just a standard piece but its hugely heavy and pretty vast... we knew we wanted something wider than the TV and my previous set up included a bunch of Cambridge Audio AV Stuff, so need copious space underneath to house the double height boxes... those boxes got traded for the svelte Naim boxes and of course, they have to go on top

 

A new addition for 2018, an XPS2.  I wasn't really planning on getting one, at least not yet.  But I happened to see it come up at what seemed a great price.  It'll be going off to Class A for a service soon, but already I've been able to hear the difference, and it's lovely.

Not a DR, but even if I get it DRed at a later date it'll have cost a very substantial amount less than a new XPSDR.  Hell, even with the service it's still costing me less than most unserviced XPS2s I've seen advertised.

Adamxjc posted:

@DrPo 

its just a standard piece but its hugely heavy and pretty vast... we knew we wanted something wider than the TV and my previous set up included a bunch of Cambridge Audio AV Stuff, so need copious space underneath to house the double height boxes... those boxes got traded for the svelte Naim boxes and of course, they have to go on top

 

From where, Adam?

Pcd posted:
BobbyBlitz posted:

Hi everyone. First post in this section with my brand new babies: D7

Boby, I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoy mine I went for the dark side of the colour choices.

 

Wonderful loooking PCD! Awesome setup tough! I drive Spendor D7 with Sn2 and Dac-v1, can’t imagine how good they sound with that magic piece of gear!

I hope I will enjoy mine more and more. as I have from only 3 weeks.

cheers!

I've recently changed from my ProAc D15's, which simply don't work in my newer, smaller listening space, to some ATC SCM19's.

They've been bedding in for about ten days now and are just coming on song.

This morning, I played Sandy Denny singing "Fotheringay" - solo voice with acoustic guitar accompaniment - and although I'm very familiar with this track, for the first time, I could clearly hear Sandy's breath passing through her throat as she sang! This level of detail is a whole new world.

There's no loss of musicality either and the soundstaging is rock solid. I'm SO impressed.

So after purchasing this astonishing pair of speakers, here's my modest contribution to the thread:

 

Mike1951 posted:

I've recently changed from my ProAc D15's, which simply don't work in my newer, smaller listening space, to some ATC SCM19's.

They've been bedding in for about ten days now and are just coming on song.

This morning, I played Sandy Denny singing "Fotheringay" - solo voice with acoustic guitar accompaniment - and although I'm very familiar with this track, for the first time, I could clearly hear Sandy's breath passing through her throat as she sang! This level of detail is a whole new world.

There's no loss of musicality either and the soundstaging is rock solid. I'm SO impressed.

I recently listened to these speakers at my Naim dealer through a 272/XPS DR and 250DR.  Very impressive sound and lovely fit and finish. Congratulations. 

I was a bit silly and should have put my system pics in the right thread. Anyway its a Core, Nova, NAP300DR, NACa5 threaded under fireplace with audio quest Forest ethernet, Audioquest Cinnamon optical for TV sound, and PMC 25.26. Cold miserable day, log fire burning, speakers do not get hot before anyone asks.

Mike1951 posted:

Amazon purchase.  The panels disrupt reflected bass frequencies and deaden the tendency of my rock and concrete plaster-covered Spanish walls to imitate an echo chamber.

I can now hear a very nearly decay-less handclap.

Just glued them up...

I doubt they have much, if any affect on bass frequencies, it's mids and highs that are diffused with those kinds of panels (hence hand claps sounding less reflective). 

Ho Ho, toasty warm, actually I put my hand on them and they were cool to the touch. However on Sunday I had to reverse the speaker cable to move the amps from the left to right hand corner. The NACA5 runs in a conduit under the log burner and hearth, even having cooled overnight it was still warm to the touch.....but sounds great.

Morning!

And a very happy new year to everybody - not least Tiny Tim, who has a hell of a time. Or Timy.

As you can see, not many changes (the cat, perhaps, is even fatter, should reality allow such a thing).

Oh, I see that my TV is now a portal to the glorious, sunlit uplands of Brexit. 

 
Mr.Tibbs posted:
Tony2011 posted:
mcjt posted

Hi! Is this a RB2000 on a LP12? 

RB1000 if he has not upgraded  last year’s setup.

Correct, Tony.  Still slumming it with the RB1000

 

Mr Tibbs

Excellent! and I just saw it on pinkfish. I want to do the same with a 2000.  

 

Donkeyhaute posted:

Morning!

And a very happy new year to everybody - not least Tiny Tim, who has a hell of a time. Or Timy.

As you can see, not many changes (the cat, perhaps, is even fatter, should reality allow such a thing).

Oh, I see that my TV is now a portal to the glorious, sunlit uplands of Brexit. 

At last a room that looks lived in! Ingenious speaker stands too.

Gazza posted:

Just wonderful.........and I bet the difference between Your stands and the usual culprits is rather small........bravo

 

 

 

 

Thank you kindly, Gazza.

I deployed the Naim technique of having three different types of material absorb three different frequencies of vibration.

If you look closely, my stands are comprised of WOOD (sautéed in milkmaid rage), METAL, for dialling out MeatLoaf and INCOMPETENCE, which i find takes care of most chart music. 

Gazza posted:

I was a bit silly and should have put my system pics in the right thread. Anyway its a Core, Nova, NAP300DR, NACa5 threaded under fireplace with audio quest Forest ethernet, Audioquest Cinnamon optical for TV sound, and PMC 25.26. Cold miserable day, log fire burning, speakers do not get hot before anyone asks.

BTW, do your speakers get cold! LOL...

 

PS. Very nice System!

How do you like Naim's Reference Core?

I have had the Core since January 2017, I bought it because I do not like computers. It was a botched launch, old history, for some with classical music preferences some way to go...  have about a thousand cd,s ripped. Into my Nova I prefer a BNC to BNC digital feed rather than Ethernet, but I think that’s the Nova design, digital cuts out a stage into the DAC. My system is fully ethernet connected, WiFi for iPad communication.

Donkeyhaute posted:

Thank you Mr Yeti. I stole them from a pair of distracted milkmaids and then screwed things into them. The stands, you understand.

Those aren’t milking stools ... too many legs!  Milk maids need ones with three legs (stools that is!)

Mike1951 posted:

I've recently changed from my ProAc D15's, which simply don't work in my newer, smaller listening space, to some ATC SCM19's.

They've been bedding in for about ten days now and are just coming on song.

This morning, I played Sandy Denny singing "Fotheringay" - solo voice with acoustic guitar accompaniment - and although I'm very familiar with this track, for the first time, I could clearly hear Sandy's breath passing through her throat as she sang! This level of detail is a whole new world.

There's no loss of musicality either and the soundstaging is rock solid. I'm SO impressed.

So after purchasing this astonishing pair of speakers, here's my modest contribution to the thread:

 

I'd like to try SCM 19s with my NAP 500 amp system, be very different from SBLs but interesting.

The acoustic absorbing material is disgraceful to the extremous in the WAF department but i see the point of order. Are they up for painting in a colour? [other than grey]. Wouldn't mind getting some of that myself - if only to annoy my non music minded guests : )

 

 

yeti42 posted:
Donkeyhaute posted:

Morning!

And a very happy new year to everybody - not least Tiny Tim, who has a hell of a time. Or Timy.

As you can see, not many changes (the cat, perhaps, is even fatter, should reality allow such a thing).

Oh, I see that my TV is now a portal to the glorious, sunlit uplands of Brexit. 

At last a room that looks lived in! Ingenious speaker stands too.

I would be terrified of knocking something over.  Must be a very well behaved or just lazy cat.

kevin J Carden posted:
Adam Zielinski posted:

D4A90FB0-0BF3-4DD4-B19C-DC8EDB3C48DE

And here are my 12000 or so tracks...

Adam, I’d be interested in which  supply that is and what you think of it.

I’m awaiting delivery of a Unitiserve p.s. to try. 

Cheers, Kevin

It’s a power supply from Israel, used to power my QNAP NAS. The objecive was to reduce noise - QNAP came with a regular, cheap-looking-power-plug-supply-thingy....

The bottom rack-mounted beast is a UPS - it will keep all the newtork components powered for up to 30 min, givin me time to shut the servers down (UnitiServe is also plugged into it, sitting outsied the rack).

Gazza posted:

I was a bit silly and should have put my system pics in the right thread. Anyway its a Core, Nova, NAP300DR, NACa5 threaded under fireplace with audio quest Forest ethernet, Audioquest Cinnamon optical for TV sound, and PMC 25.26. Cold miserable day, log fire burning, speakers do not get hot before anyone asks.

Years ago, my dad, thinking he was being helpful, stacked some wood next to a firebox like that. It caught fire. Luckily, I was home.

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