I find it one of life's little mysteries that even if I take out and sort all my cables before putting them back together again it remains a complete mess.
You have a point there.......it's up there with "odd socks".
"Everything has been said before, but since nobody listens we have to keep going back and beginning all over again." André Gide
I'm interested in sealed speaker ideas so keep the suggestions coming
The Acoustic Energy ProSat and ProSub 2.1system are the best sealed speakers that I've heard.
Don't be put off by it being a 2.1 system because the subwoofer integration with the stereo speakers is 100% perfectly seamless. Just hide the sub out of sight somewhere and put the small ProSat speakers on stands close to a back wall and the sound is phenomenal. Close you eyes and the deep solid bass is better than you get with floorstanding speakers and never sounds directional. The midrange and stereo image are as outstanding as you would expect from a pair of high quality compact active speakers too.
PC > AVI Neutron Five 2.1
Sony NWZ-A847 64GB Walkman > Westone UM3x
I find it quite theraputic taking apart the system and putting it all back together again.
I find it's a pain in ar5e and boring.
Depends on how much stuff you have really, I only have a CDP, Amp and speakers so its not so bad. Gives me a chance to give stuff a clean and dust.
Michell Gyrodec SE / RB300 / 2M Blue | Sony DVP-S9000ES
Croft Micro 25 Basic | Decware Zen
Goodmans Axiom 201 / Rega Alya / Keesonic Kolt
Round the back of my TV is just horrific, I have 11 plugs.
PI need to review all my hdmi cables as they cause a lot of the problems.
I thought mine was bad enough with four mains leads, 2 HDMI cables, 2 Ethernet cables, 1 co-ax 'fly lead', 1 optical cable and two co-ax cables (for TV and FM aerials).
You have 11 plugs !! (What happened to all that minimilism that active ADMs give?)
I've been away from the forum for some time. Basically, I've trashed the house and am still putting it back together. However, I've taken the opportunity to address the cable issue. Here's a couple of pictures which, hopefully, will give you an idea of how I'm going about it.
The area in the centre is a recess into which will be fixed an articulated TV mount. This will allow the mount to be fully contained within the recess, allowing the back TV to be moreless flush to the wall. The articulated mount will allow the tv to pulled out and moved to one (or other) side to gain access to the recess and the cabling it contains.
The recess provides 4 ethernet ports, satellite and freeview TV ports, a route to the rear speakers, front and front height speakers. You'll also notice provision for two double gang sockets within the recess (bottom) proving power for the TV and any other devices I might be able to squeeze into the recess.
Below the recess are two triple gang sockets, with a further two double gang sockets just out of shot on either side. That makes a total of 14 power sockets in all. Hopefully that will be enough! Cabling will get into the recess from amplifers and other devices via the big chunky trunking in the centre.
Obviously, the plasterboard still needs to be fixed onto the wall.....amongst other things.
My useful(?) What HiFi Forum threads can be found here.
Good to see you back, PJ.
Some project and looking good...
Amp: Leema Pulse; Source: Naim CD5i-2, Denon 260MKII, Pro-ject XP I; Speakers: PMC TB2i
Formerly known as plastic penguin
Yeah, me too.
Sources: Rega RP3/Elys 2 - Roksan Kandy K2 CDS Phono Stage Cambridge Audio 540P
Amplification: Exposure 1010
Speakers: Dynaudio DM2/6
Listening to MUSIC!
Untidy cables are something of a pet hate of mine, I still haven't managed to tidy them up though. Inspired by chebby I might have another go this weekend.
He's not a diamond geezer, or called Joe!
+1. Heck of a job you're doing there PJ, nice one.
PP, what's up with your avatar?
+ another 1.
It looks very impressive so far. I'll be interested to see some more pictures when it's finished.
Thanks for the positive comments. Perhaps I should do a "How to - trash your house in three simple steps"
The avatar is the one I've been using more or less since joining the forum. My wife snapped a picture of me while we having lunch at somewhere expensive. I wasn't happy!
Ah! Too many P's there, my question was actually directed at plastic penguin, his avatar's gone a bit nuts lately. However I can certainly appreciate the angst of having to cough up for expensive food though (I'm a skinflint)
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