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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

 

Don't think it'll have been me as I've not posted about it but they're doing very well with this last album, and I've heard Simon Mayo plugging it also. The previous album is also very good. In a less good system I find it sounds a little flat, but through a good hifi it's pretty magical  Smile

 

As you say the SCM40s are great all rounders, the midrange excels for things like First Aid Kit and the speed, detail and clarity from the bass driver is great for a bit of electronica  Smile

 

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Great system and room Ben  :grin:

Your acoustic panels were a great idea also  Smile

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Thanks for your kind words and support Matt  Smile

 

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Well here goes nothing (as promised).

Dragooned in daughter for moral support (ie. sort the bl**dy thing). The better pictures were taken with her much better camera (by her good self).

If this proves successful, some pictures of my system may follow (after a good dusting - as high standards have been set).

 

Here is the finished article, where the front is bevelled, and the side isn't and butts into it.

 

This is without the wooden trim.

 

 

 

This is without the front piece.....notice how both side pieces but into the front one.

 

 

Here is a close up of the front trim. The back one looks the same, but is shorter, as it fits in between (butts up against) the two side pieces

 

 

 

 

Here is the side angle.

 

 

Here is a split close-up showing the difference between side/back and side/front.

 

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Hi Cno,

 

well I'd say you / your daughter have more than cracked posting photos!  Smile Definitely time to start a system thread  Wink

 

Thanks for these photos. It's basically what I understood from your description but all is much clearer with the photos. What is between the granite and the Gramma if anything?

 

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Wonderful looking system Ben. I like the black legs on the Podium stand. I toyed with those for mine, but got overuled!

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BenLaw wrote:

Hi Cno,

well I'd say you / your daughter have more than cracked posting photos!  Smile Definitely time to start a system thread  Wink

Thanks for these photos. It's basically what I understood from your description but all is much clearer with the photos. What is between the granite and the Gramma if anything?

Cheers,

Ben

It took someone "demanding" photos, to spur me into action.

The two Granite slabs are placed with the little rubber feet up (helps grip the wooden trim).

The Gramma is just a hard top, with heavy acoustic foam underneath (I stuck some polystyrene in the gap in the front). It is placed on the Granite with nothing in between.

When you place the Gramma on top, measure the amount of the offset, which is about 7mm on the sides, but less front and back (hence the need for the bevel). 

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Wonderful looking system Ben. I like the black legs on the Podium stand. I toyed with those for mine, but got overuled!

 

Thanks very much Dan  Smile I saw the oak plinth / black leg look on another forum so can't take the credit, but I now promote it whenever I can  Wink Looks great whether components are black or silver. I also love the possibilities for custom sizing with this rack, the 'snug fit' I've got may limit the resale market a little but is great for aesthetics  Smile Btw your system also looks rather tasty!  Smile

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BenLaw wrote:

Hi Cno,

well I'd say you / your daughter have more than cracked posting photos!  Smile Definitely time to start a system thread  Wink

Thanks for these photos. It's basically what I understood from your description but all is much clearer with the photos. What is between the granite and the Gramma if anything?

Cheers,

Ben

It took someone "demanding" photos, to spur me into action.

 

:grin: Just goes to show the benefits of nagging  Wink I look forward to seeing the full system thread in due course...

 

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The two Granite slabs are placed with the little rubber feet up (helps grip the wooden trim).

The Gramma is just a hard top, with heavy acoustic foam underneath (I stuck some polystyrene in the gap in the front). It is placed on the Granite with nothing in between.

When you place the Gramma on top, measure the amount of the offset, which is about 7mm on the sides, but less front and back (hence the need for the bevel). 

 

Thanks for the explanation. It's a shame Auralex don't do something ready made that suits, but I guess that's not the market they're aiming for and this looks like a solution I'm capable of and that won't break the bank. I'll let you know as and when I give something like this a go. 

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Very very nice set up....and room of course...

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Thanks El Hefe  Smile

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Dan Turner wrote:

Wonderful looking system Ben. I like the black legs on the Podium stand. I toyed with those for mine, but got overuled!

 

Thanks very much Dan  Smile I saw the oak plinth / black leg look on another forum so can't take the credit, but I now promote it whenever I can  Wink Looks great whether components are black or silver. I also love the possibilities for custom sizing with this rack, the 'snug fit' I've got may limit the resale market a little but is great for aesthetics  Smile Btw your system also looks rather tasty!  Smile

 

Cheers. I did a system thread a while back, but perhaps it's time to take some up to date photos. I know what you mean about custom fitting your components, but the downside is what happens when you change things. I have a 'old blu ray' sized gap at the moment!

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Yes, some photos of your system would be good  Smile I too have a gap where my tuner used to be, which makes the ZP90 look rather small! My rack is wide enough for standard sized components and with hifi racks you could always buy some new longer legs to fit any taller components, at not much cost. 

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I will try to get myself organised and do some new ones!

The problem I've got is that I have 2 stacks side by side, which for aesthetic reasons need to be the same height, and some limitations of what side certain components can go, so it's not as simple as a new set of legs unfortunately! I may have painted myself into a bit of a corner actually! No regrets though I love the hiFi racks stand.

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Yeah it's a great stand  Smile Well you've got no less flexibility with hifi racks than a non-customisable rack and if your circumstances ever change you then have more options  Smile

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