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Interesting stuff, and this definitely enthuses me to try it. We've got a baby due in a few months so funds are now tight but this isn't an overly expensive thing to try. I would definitely be interested to see a photo of the trim to see exactly what you mean. Was that expensive / difficult to make? My DIY is average at best!  Wink

Good luck with the baby....we had 4 of them over the years, and now I'm EDITED.

The trim were ordinary bits of timber, about 17mm thick and cut to fit.

 

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Really nice setup, bet it sounds awsome. The fifth photo down looks really cool.  Smile

I like the acoustic panels with the pictures on them too.

 

Thanks Steve  Smile Yeah that photo worked out nicely, and the one JD quoted  Smile

 

I mulled over what to do with panels for a while, but there's a guy with ATC active 70s on another forum who has a DSOTM panel which inspired me, and the two next to each other work pretty well. WYWH is usually the first album I pull out to see how the system has changed  Smile

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BenLaw wrote:

Interesting stuff, and this definitely enthuses me to try it. We've got a baby due in a few months so funds are now tight but this isn't an overly expensive thing to try. I would definitely be interested to see a photo of the trim to see exactly what you mean. Was that expensive / difficult to make? My DIY is average at best!  Wink

Good luck with the baby....we had 4 of them over the years, and now I'm EDITED.

The trim were ordinary bits of timber, about 17mm thick and cut to fit.

 

:grin: Yeah I'm expecting to be a bit EDITED myself! One of the reasons I wanted to get all my gear (mostly) sorted beforehand  Wink

 

The DIY sounds within my limits then! Just need to see those photos to check....  Wink

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Just need to see those photos to check....  Wink

Harrumph! Smile

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Nice pics/set up Ben. Does the sofa not hinder the left speaker sound in any way? Cool

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Thanks Graham  Smile Good question! I actually checked the height of the drivers v the height of the sofa when getting it. Although there weren't many lower sofas so if I hadn't been happy I would have needed a major change of plans! I actually unzip the sofa arm most of the time, so no part of the drivers are covered, but I thought I'd have it on for photos  Wink Even like this it only covers the bottom quarter or so of the bass driver and I can't really notice any difference, if there is one it's subtle and doesn't affect my enjoyment for most of my listening. 

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Fantastic looking system. Primare certainly have the knack of style. That said, I'm still not convinced about the ATC's look. Sure they sound great but...

Noticed the l/hand speaker is close to the sofa arm, hope that doesn't influence the sound.

It's a cracker!

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Thanks a lot PP Smile The ATC look definitely isn't for everyone, but 'in person' build quality is very high and I like the rather functional looks, it's reassuring that they're doing the job they're supposed to!

 

As posted above, I normally have the sofa arm zipped off so there are no problems, and even with it on I can't say a notice.

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Excellent, you should be proud, and as for those magnificent ATCs... not many loudspeakers out there where the term"Dynamic or audio compression" does not exist in their vocabulary.  Splendid! And thank you for sharing!

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Thanks proffski, much appreciated  Smile

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BenLaw wrote:

Thanks Graham  Smile Good question! I actually checked the height of the drivers v the height of the sofa when getting it. Although there weren't many lower sofas so if I hadn't been happy I would have needed a major change of plans! I actually unzip the sofa arm most of the time, so no part of the drivers are covered, but I thought I'd have it on for photos  Wink Even like this it only covers the bottom quarter or so of the bass driver and I can't really notice any difference, if there is one it's subtle and doesn't affect my enjoyment for most of my listening. 

Cracking, top answer! I did that too with some sofas I bought a few years ago!  Cool
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Cracking, top answer! I did that too with some sofas I bought a few years ago!  Cool

 

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Hi Ben ,

You have lovely systems in all your rooms, but the Hi-Fi one is just excellent. The Primares look the deal , placed in that beautiful rack, and Yes , the SCM 40`s might not look good enough to everyone`s taste, but who cares..It`s important that you like them... For me personally - I love the sight of those tanks...What types of music are you using them mostly for ? 

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Hi atanakata, thanks for your kind comments  Smile

 

I listen to a wide range, although not a huge amount of classical or jazz. My main interests at the moment are electronica, often fairly minimalist stuff (Blue Skied An' Clear by various artists on the Morr Music label has been a favourite) and Americana / Blues / Country / Folk often inspired by Bob Harris Sunday on Radio 2. Recent examples would include First Aid Kit (The Lion's Roar) and Ruarri Joseph (Shoulder to the Wheel). I've also been listening to things which fuse those two genres, such as AA Bondy (Believers) and Mark Lanegan Band (Blues Funeral): 'Ode to Sad Disco' is my current track of the year!  Smile

 

Cheers,

Ben

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I quite lik the First Aid Kit ... Someone had suggested them to me earlier, It might have been you, or someone else from the forum ... But yes- lovely vocals...

I bet everything sounds at home with these speakers...

Enjoy Smile

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