Description

The room is dedicated for listening and has some acoustical treatments as well (for example behind the speakers). Also, several hundreds books help dampen the room.

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Room Details

Dimensions: 16’ × 18’  Medium
Ceiling: 9’


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    • Quad Elite Pre
    • Audio Note UK Lexus IC
    Between DAC and Pre
    • Audio Note UK Lexus Speaker Cable
    2 pairs for bi-cabling
    • Avantgarde Acoustic Uno Nano
    • Audiopax Model 88
    Brazilian tube amp with unusual solutions using KT88. Very good with Avantgarde horns.
    • Apple iPad Pro 12'9
    Roon Control
    • Aqua La Scala MKII Optologic
    NOS R2R DAC from
    • Kondo AudioNote Japan KSL-Vc I.
    Between Pre and Power amps.
    • AudioQuest Carbon USB A-B
    Between Mac and DAC
    • Apple MacBook Pro (mid 2009)
    With Roon Core + Endpoint

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Owner
Quad CD changed to Aqua LaScala Optologic DAC with MacBook (Roon).

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Hi! I tried it, the first two months was actually trying to find their place/position. In my room that is the optimal distance. If they are closer the music is too congested, doesn't really breath. Further away I loose to focus. 

It maybe helps, that the side walls are really have the distance (even in this position), so the speaker stands really free. How knows.

Matter of fact I am wondering every time I see Avantgarde horns close to each other how can they sound good :)


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I'm surprised you are able to get great sound with the Nanos that far apart.  Neither mine, nor my friend's, work well if there is more than 9 feet between their inner corners.  I would suggest you try moving them closer together - you might not know what you've been missing.  Avantgarde also recommends it.  Setting the speakers up in the room correctly is much more important than room treatments, in my experience.  Good luck!

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Audio  Note Quest Silver monoblocks changed to Audiopax Model 88 monoblocks. Much better synergy with the horns.

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Major System change and new photos.

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Avantgarde Model 5 Changed to Audio Note Quest Silver Monoblocks.

Temporary a Heed Audio Passive Pre takes the duties of the Volume and Input selection.

New photos.

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Hi,

they are in a different league really... Much, much more bass (quality and quantity), better human voice, dynamic...the only area where the Quad is probably better: speed.

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Carboncopy,
Congratulations on the new acquisition. How did the Audio Note improve your listening experience?

milpai

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System edited: Quad 21L changed to Audio Note E/Sp

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System edited: New fotos...

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You are welcome.
That is quite some distance between the speakers.
Mine are 4 foot from back wall and about 7 foot apart.

Good luck in your cabling project :-)

milpai

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Hi Milpai,

the room is a cellar room, so dimensions are a bit tricky. It's footprint is fairly big (9meter x 4,85meter), but the usable space (where I can walk around) is 5.5 meters x 4,48 meter.

The speakers are now about 110cm from the back wall, distance between them is almost 3 meters. They do like space around them!

Biwiring them is also on the plan, thanks for the reminder :)

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If possible, try to use bi-wires with the Quads.
It makes a big difference on these speakers.

milpai

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Carboncopy,
Very nice system. I totally agree with your take on the Quad 21L. They are phenomenal speakers. I have been using mine for 9 years and don't have the itch to upgrade them. How big is your room and how far have you placed them from the rear and back wall?
Also your decision to go with the same cables throughout the system will reap huge benefits.
Welcome to audiogon and enjoy your music.

milpai

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