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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    • Apple iPad Pro 12'9
    Roon Control
    • Luxor Audio PC
    Hungarian made audio PC with linear power supply, heated central master clock and Paul Pang V5 USB card. Runs Ubuntu Linux with Roon Core and HQPlayer.
    • AudioQuest Carbon USB A-B
    Between Mac and DAC
    • Aqua La Scala MKII Optologic
    NOS R2R DAC from
    • Townshend Audio Fractal interconnect
    Between DAC and preamp
    • Townshend Audio Allegri+
    Passive autoformer preamp
    • Townshend Audio Fractal interconnect
    Between preamp and poweramps
    • Audiopax Model 88
    Brazilian tube amp with unusual solutions using KT88. Very good with Avantgarde horns.
    • Townshend Audio Fractal Speaker cable
    For speakers
    • Townshend Audio Seismic Isolation Pods
    Resonancce controll for electronics
    • Townshend Audio Seismic bars for speakers
    Isolation for the speakers
    • Wolf von Langa Son
    Two way Loudspeaker with electromagnetic drive for the mid/bass plus special AMT Heil tweeter. Back side has a passive driver.

    Very fast, very dynamic, yet smooth presentation.

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Center
Owner
And being a consequent man...Wolf von Langa "Son" as a new speaker.

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Owner
Thanks :) I am truly enjoying it!

Maybe in a couple of years a Wolf von Langa "Son"...they sounded absolutely stunning in München this year.

Otherwise mostly done.

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All I will say is - you have set up a great looking room. I am sure it sounds as good or maybe better. Very impressive.

milpai

Center
Owner
Lot's of Townshend equipment into the system. I tried the supertweeter too, but the Rethm did not liked it.

I updated the acoustic too with diffusors and ceiling treatment.

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Center
Beautiful room and great gear!

pdreher

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Thanks!

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Center
Owner
The thing is, that the Townshend pods have an M8 screw "hole" and the stand under the Audiopax amp too. So, I just needed an M8 srew (no head) to screw them together. It is not the factory use, but works nevertheless. Just a bit of creativity :)

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Thanks for your response on the differences between the two speakers/system.

Very cool application of the Townshend Seismic Isolation Bars. Did you do the modifications to fit your gear yourself or did Townshend help? ...With the short 'bars' under your main rack and the repurposed (?) base / cross-frame for the Audiopax amps? Thanks.

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Center
Owner
I tried the Townshends under the Bhaava, to my suprise it doesn't worked out. Then I put them under the electronics. Another suprise: they elevated the sound to an another level. I did not expected such a strong effect with electronics.

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Owner
Thanks! It really sounds sublime.

As for the difference between Avantgarde and Rethm. I think the Rethm is better suited to my room. It hasn't got the raw power of the Avantgarde's, but it is nevertheless open, dynamic and yet very relaxed. They are a good match to the Audiopax amplifiers. I think in a bigger room the Avantgarde would better the Bhaava. Just more transparency, energy and livliness. Plus the Avantgarde's are really showing everything in the recording/system. The Bhaava is just more forgiving.

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Can you comment on the differences between the Rethm and Avantgarde based system?

The front wall treatments are exceptionally well coordinated with your Art!

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Wow...what a great room. Congratulation on the Rethms. They sounded great when I heard them a couple of years ago at a audio show. Your system should sound amazing.

milpai

Center
Owner
Avantgarde changed to Rethm Bhaava. Very relaxed, yet fresh sound. Love it.

MacBook Pro changed to a dedicated audio PC running Roon Core + HQPlayer.

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Center
Owner
Numerous changes:
- AN Lexus IC between DAC and Pre changed to Kondo KSL-Vc I
- Speaker Cable changed from AN Lexus bi-cabling to a Hungarian manufacture Product
- Tubes changed for TAD to Gold Lion/Brimar
- Townshend Seismic pods for the Speakers
- Audiopax udpated to newer version

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

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

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Center
Owner
Major System change and new photos.

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Center
Owner
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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Center
Owner
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

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

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Owner
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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