Oh well back to school for me...
Stunning - no other word for it.....are those Kef R300s that I see?
"Everything has been said before, but since nobody listens we have to keep going back and beginning all over again." André Gide
They certainly are... And at present are in my bedroom as a stereo pair...
I am seriously considering taking advantage of the 20% offer from KEF on the Reference range...
Dreaming of 201/2 all round with 202/c... Just trying to locate dealers nearby(ish) for demo?!
Really do wish I could post photos properly...
Very nice indeed......now how does it all sound?
- If the floor is suspended, you should put some Granite / Auralex Grammas under the speakers.
- You should have the option of two types of feet.....if you haven't done, you should experiment with spikes (+ spike shoes) or the metal feet. This allows you to get them level with the spirit-level provided.
- Next, 2 channel!
Updated pictures after taking on board wise words of forum members...
and the evolution of my 2nd system
That all looks stunning.
If those LS50s are sitting on wooden cabinets, you might be interested in Auralex Speaker Dudes / MoPads to decouple them from it: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Auralex-Speaker-Dudes-HD-speakerdudes/dp/B00266H...
I will look into those for sure... I had been considering some sort of gel isolation pads as i am in need for them with the 202/2c...Still haven't been brave enough to up end the 203/2's to put the shoes on... ...
Also found your link to the ultra audio review very helpful and informative... I am just about to order some upgraded jumpers also
Took your previous comments on board regarding 2ch (which i am now really enjoying) and had a brief demo/comparison of the Majik DS (was actually a DSi used only for streaming) and a ND5XS with Rega speakers (RS5 I think) and Naim amplification. I was very impressed with both to be honest and it was great to get a feel for the different control interfaces... I loved both the punchy, slightly forward sound from the Naim and the equally detailed but slightly more easy going (to my ears) of the Linn... I really felt both would work well in my system so I am currently evaluating my options... I feel i would need a proper home demo next...
I have not been able to subdue my passion for a new sub too... There are quite a few highly regarded options available so that may take presidence as my next upgrade...
Thanks again for the helpful comments and knowledge... keep 'em coming!
- I have mine sitting on Granite worktop savers with sorbothane pads in between.
- To up end your speakers:
1. Get help
2. Do it on a thick Duvet.
- IMO The jumpers make a difference.....get the same cable as you are using.
- The only way you will tell which streamer to go for, is a home dem. The Kefs are very different to the Rega, and a forward punchy sound might be too much.....but you won't know until you listen.
- What is your budget for the Sub, and the size of room (HxWxD)?
- Remember the Sneaky DS is half the cost of the MDS, and is very good indeed.....thus you might get a sub and a source.
(At a later date, the Sneaky could provide a source for your second room, using the same NAS...when you upgrade to an ADS! )
Re the subwoofer; there aren't any funds in place as we speak but I would imaginge around the 2-3k mark and i am perfectly happy with ex demo from a dealer...
I have been looking at B&W DB1, JL audio Fathom f110/f112, Ken Kreisel DXD12012... or possibly an ex demo Reference 208...open to suggestions...
Room dimensions (hxwxd) are 6mx6mx6m... the height only being so high as its all vaulted here... I may be moving this year so would be looking to arrange a similar setup however maybe with a slightly reduced room size but not too significant.
I am sure that I would need a home demo of the streamer candidates too...
And whilst I am loving the re-emergence of the avr350 with the LS50's I feel funds need to be directed back at the main system... and that's not fair to bring the ADS into this
IMO You should be looking at Sealed Subs, which would rule out the 208.
The Fathom and the KK are good shouts.......I also rate Velodyne SPL Ultra and DD+ series. I suspect you might need a 15" Sub or possibly two 10" ones if you continue with a 6m ceiling height.
SVS SB13 Plus / Ultra are good value subs.
Paradigm Studio Sub 12 / 15; or in a smaller room, the Seismic 110 (x2).....might also be put on your list.
looks fantastic to me. My Music system consists of:
Arcam FMJ A38 FMJ Amplifier
Acam FMJ CD37
PMC DB1's Speakers
Partington Superdrednought Stands.
Chord Chamelelion Vee3 interconnects
Chord Chorus 2 Speaker Cable (bi wired)
You're system looks like a beautiful setup too... I am new to 2ch really and becoming a big fan already!
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