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

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

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System edited: New fotos...

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Owner
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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