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Added Monitor Audio PL500 II speakers being driven by Jeff Rowland 735s.
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Room Details

Dimensions: 24’ × 18’  Large
Ceiling: 8’


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    • Antipodes Audio K30
    Digital Player
    • Monitor Audio PL-500
    PL-500
    • Wireworld Platinum Eclipse 8 XLR
    .75 meter balanced from Jeff Rowland preamp to Jeff Rowland amp
    • Clarus Crimson
    2.5 meter pair with spades
    • GIK 242
    Acoustic Treatment
    • Chord Electronics Ltd. Dave DAC
    • Jeff Rowland Corus
    Preamp
    • Jeff Rowland 735 mono-amps
    Class A/B amplifier
    • Epson Video Pro Cinema 6040ub
    Home Projector
    • Screen Innovations Series 5
    120" Screen Innovations Series 5 Gray Slate
    • Torus RM-20
    Power conditioner

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Owner
Replaced my Jeff Rowland 625 S2 amp with Jeff Rowland 735 mono-amps.

ricred1

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Owner
I changed from my Antipodes DS GT music server to the Antipodes S40 music server. I liked the change so much I ordered the Antipodes S60 power supply and K10 ripper. I hope to receive the S60 and K10 on Saturday. In addition, I'm going to get the S30 to complete my digital setup. If I would have known then what I know now, I would have ordered the K30.

ricred1

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Owner
Added new images

ricred1

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Owner
Sold my REL Carbon Limited subs and replaced them with REL G1 mkII subs.

ricred1

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Owner

Hello Juanramos,

No, when I was scheduled to take my Rowland to Houston to compare the two, the Vitus was still on loan. I'm changing to REL no.25 subs and that will be my only change for a while. My other passion(I rode 23 miles on my bike yesterday) has started to pick-up; so no plans to change any other components.

I don't know how much money you want to spend, but Rowland just released their new 735 mono-amps at $40K for the pair.

ricred1

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Hi Ricred
I wonder if you were able to compare your 625+Chorus with Vitus SIA 030. I’m planning to upgrade my Concentra 2 to one of these set ups. Thanks 

juanramos

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Owner
joeinid,
Thanks for the compliment regarding my system.

ricred1

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Awesome system. Love the speakers and Rowland amp. Thank you for posting.

joeinid

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Owner
Replaced Audioquest Hurricane powercords with Clarity Cables Vortex powercords.

ricred1

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Owner
Updated picture. I replaced my JL Audio F112 v2 with Dual REL Carbon Limited subs. I still need to fine-tune placement.

ricred1

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Owner
Added dual REL Carbon Limited subs

ricred1

222222&text=ri
Owner
"I thought you were an Audio Research and Wilson Audio fan?
Maybe you have me confused with someone else? I haven't owned Wilson Audio or Audio Research for quite a few years. 

"When did things change, why"?
I submit a novice in any hobby struggles to find their preference. After years I learned to trust my own ears. I think about changing things occasionally, but I've had the same amp, preamp,  and speakers for over three years. 

"How does it all compare?"
I have never heard a speaker as dynamic as a Wilson, but I prefer my current system over any system that I've owned. It isn't better, just different. There are no absolutes in Audio,  only preferences. 

ricred1

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I thought you were an Audio Research and Wilson Audio fan.  When did things change, why, and how does it all compare?  ...or, am I incorrect?

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222222&text=ri
Owner
milpai,
My room is treated at the first relection points, ceiling, bass traps on the floor behind the audio rack,  and behind the listening position. I will post additional photos tomorrow. Again, thanks for the compliment on my room/ system. Much  appreciated!

Your room and system is very nice also. Do you speakers have a ribbon tweeters? 

ricred1

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@ricred1 ,
Good to know that. I did not realize that you also use tri-traps in the corners, and that too similar color as I do. I have ordered 4 additional tri-traps for the back corners. I was advised to go with 2 more 4A Alpha (2D) on front wall and 2 6A Alpha (2D) on the back wall, based on my current room setup. Once I install the rear tri-traps I will see how it changes the acoustics and then proceed.
Would love to see more pictures of your excellent system.

milpai

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Owner
milpai,

Thanks. Room treatment has helped my speakers disappear, improve detail and imaging. 
"Wondering how you made the decision between 1D and 2D on the Alpha panels?" I sent a panoramic picture of my room to GIK and they provided recommendations to me.  

ricred1

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@ricred1,
Great move on installing the GIK panels. How did the Alpha panels help? Wondering how you made the decision between 1D and 2D on the Alpha panels? I am currently ordering 4 tri-traps for my back corners. Plan to add 2 4A Aplha with 2D and 2 6D Alpha with 2D after a few months.

milpai

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Owner
I finally moved the center channel speaker from the equipment rack to a dedicated stand. In addition, I rearranged the components and eliminated the need for two racks.

ricred1

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Owner
Added two GIK Acoustics 4A Alpha Series Bass Trap Diffusor/Absorber, four GIK Acoustics 244 Bass Traps with FlexRange Technology, and two GIK Acoustics Monster Bass Traps.  


ricred1

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Owner
Changed from Audioquest Fire XLR to Wireworld Platinum Eclipse XLR series 8.

ricred1

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Owner
I think everything is about context...in my system the Dave added the detail my system was missing, while sounding more musical than my previously owned DACs.

My room is 20'x26'. I've had some great speakers(Aerial 7Ts, Wilson Sashas, Revels) but none of them could fill my room like the PL500 IIs.

"I bet it sounds like " you are there" type of sound." It's a system that I built based on my preferences and some won't like it. My system is on the very slightly dark side of neutral, that's detailed, but not in your face. I've owned hyper detailed systems before and I couldn't listen to them for extended time without feeling fatigued.

ricred1

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Ricred,

How do you like Dave vs other DAC's you've tried?
And, How big is your room
It appears you have plenty of speaker to load room...lol

I bet it sounds like " you are there" type of sound

Well done

Jeff

frozentundra

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Keep us posted on those Cable changes. Nice pics and system!
Happy Listening!

jafant

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Owner
Changed from Wireworld power cords to Audioquest.

ricred1

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Owner
Changed from Wireworld Platinum Eclipse 7 XLR to Audioquest Fire XLR. Changed from my Wireworld Silver Eclipse 7 speaker cable to Clarus Crimson.

ricred1

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