Description

We moved into this home in April 2020 and this is the latest iteration of our den/listening room. The space is starting to feel cozy and we're very please with the sound. I also finally got all the art on the walls.

New adds this year:
DeVore Gibbon Super 8s, Heed X-2, vintage Meridian 206ΔΣ, lava lamp, and custom rack (solid mahogany).  

2020-21 system: 
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Room Details

Dimensions: 13’ × 14’  Medium
Ceiling: 10’


Components Toggle details

    • DeVore Fidelity Gibbon Super 8
    Loudspeakers
    • Heed Audio Obelisk SI Mark III
    Shoebox size integrated amplifier (running dual mono power with the X-2 power supply) w/ phono board installed.
    • Heed Audio X-2
    Outboard power supply paired with Obelisk SI Mark III
    • Clearaudio Concept
    w/ Verify Tonearm and Russ Andrews PowerPak II PSU
    • Soundsmith Otello Cartridge
    High output moving iron
    • BorderPatrol DAC SE
    R2R, non over-sampling DAC with S/PDIF & USB inputs
    • Meridian 206ΔΣ
    Vintage, dual-chassis CD player/transport
    • Bluesound Node 2i
    Qobuz, Apple Music and local library of FLAC files (rebook & Hi-Res)
    • Sony Playstaion 1 SCPH-1001
    IYKYK
    • Signal Cable Co. Various Cables
    - Ultra Speaker Cables
    - MagicPower power cables into the Obelisk SI & X-2
    - Digital Cables
    • AudioQuest Various Cables
    - NRG C7 power cable for the Node 2i
    - NRG-X power cable for the Meridian 206ΔΣ
    - Sidewinder interconnects from Sony Playstation 1 SCPH-1001
    - Power cable for BorderPatrol DAC
    - Diamondback ICs from DAC
    • AudioQuest PowerQuest 2
    Budget friendly power strip and conditioner
    • HiFi Man HE-300
    Open back headphones (not pictured)
    • Various Tweaks from Herbie’s Audio Lab, etc.
    - Herbie’s Tender Feet
    - Herbie’s Baby Booties
    - Cable Elevators
    - Vibrapods 
    - Isonodes 
    - RoomTune

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@mjcmt 
Thank you for saying so.  It's nice to hear our collection in this space feels inviting.

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So nice and inviting w/ your gear and natural woods.

mjcmt

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@jmalen123 

Thank you.  That's the goal with this space.  The DeVore's sound good with nearly any genre and combined with the Heed amplification the detail retrieval is there, without sacrificing palpability.  That in mind though, if a recording is not good this system does not beautify it.

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@dcevans 
Thanks for saying so.  Being in this house for a couple years now we've been able to get this space feeling cozy and functional with the stereo system.  Even at 15-16 years old these DeVore's carry their weight.  They're keepers. 

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Beautiful system and decor! Love the DeVore speakers

dcevans

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That stereo and the rooms vibe just seem so relaxing and enjoyable that I really have to admire it. Thanks for posting and I wonder what kinds of music does the system most excel at.

jmalen123

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@toro3 
I didn't even notice you can view other member's favorites.  I agree, it's an underutilized feature. Thanks again for commenting.  Cheers!

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@baylinor 
That's Ripley (yes - named after Ellen Ripley).  Luckily she doesn't shed too much, but I spend more time than I prefer trying to stop her from jumping up onto the turntable. 

@doodle6 
Haha!  Nice Catch

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Love the cat lamp

doodle6

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Nice cat, mine is black but has no access to my house of stereo.
Cat hair free zone :)

baylinor

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@stereosanctity couldn't agree more with having that gratitude. You favoriting me?! That's the greatest compliment I've heard on this site - thank you! It seems like members rarely utilize the favorite button. I'm a huge fan. Your favorite list is wonderfully broad - found some new systems I hadn't seen before!

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@toro3 
Wow!  Thanks for commenting.  It means a lot to hear that.  This has been seven years in the making, and although I know what the weak points are, and have more grand plans, I'm pretty happy (and lucky) with what I currently have.  

I'm also a fan of your systems and rooms.  I remembering Favoriting your most recent system(s) a few years back. 
Cheers!

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Top three favorited virtual systems of 2022. Love the pictures, colors, DeVores, and general vibe. I would be content in that listening space.

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@subterranean6 
Thank you.  I'm really enjoying these DeVores and they're priming me for when I'm able to afford a set of Orangutans.  

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Beautiful speakers!

subterranean6

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@honeyooi 
Thanks.  I certainly am enjoying.  Even at 15-16 years old the Super 8s still deliver.

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Hah, I got same speaker back in the day, great one for sure ,sometimes I miss that sound . Enjoy

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@jond 
Thanks for commenting. For the space I think I’m good sound wise (maybe a pair of O/Babies way out in the future).  It’s very relaxing at night when the Phillips Hue bulbs are dimmed low.  So many late, late nights. 

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Cool system and cozy room indeed I bet it all sounds great together bomd!

jond

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@jerryg123 & @lalitk 

Thank you for your kind words.  Great to hear from other Heed lovers.  

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Love your current system and thoughtful transformation from 2020-21 system. I bet it sounds amazing. I’ve been a fan of both HEED and DeVore!

lalitk

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I love it! Simple and elegant. Big Heed fan.

jerryg123

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