Although I had a nice audio system for the last 15 years, I really started getting serious about the hobby about 5 years ago. This is my latest system after going through several iterations and gear swapping. I consider myself blessed to enjoy the music in a dedicated listening room that I can set up any way I like :)
I have also added some older pictures to show the progression over the years. I had tried a lot more variations but unfortunately don't have pics for some other speakers and components I had in the same room.
@singere I found Z Audio in Audiogon ads. The gentleman's name is Terry Nielsen and he's based out of Austin. He used to advertise regularly on Audiogon but I don't see any ads from him anymore. Not sure if he's still in business.
@baylinor Thanks for the compliment and I appreciate the subwoofer placement advice. Believe me, I have tried at least 10 different positions/combos and the one you see in the pics sounds the best to my ears. One difference (since I took the picture) is that now the subs are pulled out further such that they sit flush with the speakers and much closer to them. When I tried the position you mentioned, I felt that the right speaker was dominating the soundscape a bit more. I find my current setup a bit more balanced. But the truth is that I'm still fussing with speaker positioning (you know how it goes) and I might end up again with what you're suggesting.
@rman9 Sorry just saw your comments. First of all, thank you for the compliments. I see that you have already ordered Rogers High Fidelity. I used to own his 65v2 SET amp and absolutely loved it. The build quality was off the charts and the sound was very exquisite. I like my Qualiton a50i a lot, but I doubt the EHF 200 is any less spectacular. You're going to love the class A sound. In fact, I might end up with this same model in the future. Who knows. Congrats!
@arafiq I ended up ordering the Rogers High Fidelity EHF 200 MK2. Got cold feet on the Qualiton, after hearing from members here on the hassle if something were to go wrong.. Hope I made the right choice..
Very nice! I had my dual subs positioned kind of like yours, but following recommendations made on this site about placing them on opposite walls did wonder for the low end in my room. See my house of stereo system. The right sub is basically placed like yours, but the left one is about a third of the way down along the left wall. Having them in a stereo position was good for the listening position but caused some heavy booming along the back wall. Now it just sounds right everywhere. It may not be an issue for you but was a big one for me. Wanted to share. Enjoy!
Hello Arafiq. Very nice system and room. Your investment, time and attention to detail is obvious. I hope you get to enjoy the listening as often as you’d wish. Question: could you describe the speaker platforms? I’m looking to change/upgrade mine and really like how yours look seamless with the speakers and room. Thanks for your time!
Also @arafiq hopefully this is not too invasive.. I have been thinking about getting a Vac tube integrated and been thinking about the Audio Research i50.. Also I hear great things about the Audio Hungary brand and I notice that in your setup. If it's not trouble would you be able to tell me where you got the qualiton from? Do you miss tone control with that Amp?
@arafiq Absolutely!! All JA speakers have that beautiful sweetness to it with that infinite slope design.. Fit and finish are second to none. I am jealous :0) I am absolutely in love with the 595ASE, don't let the lower wattage fool you.. It fills up the big room with such command and drives the Magicos and Salk with ease.. I am a big sucker for Class A.. I notice you have the Denafrips.. I recently got the Hifi Rose RS150B, real nice DAC.. I see ARC gear in your setup. Again, beautiful taste!!
@rman9 Thank you for your kind words. The Perspective2's are indeed world-class speakers that I'm enjoying very much. I'm also a huge fan of Luxman (owned 590AXII up until last year) as well. I see that you have the 595 ... what do you think about it? If I ever go back to SS, the 595 will most likely be the final contender.
Just beautiful.. I bet you enjoy those Joseph Audio Perspective2s.. I use to have the RM22Si, but when I was looking into the Perspective2/Pearl, I waited for a facetime call with Jeff and I never got that call. I ended up getting Magicos.. All my gear is Luxman, Luxman and more..