I recently moved my audio into a better room than my original almost square room. The new room is around 14 wide 8 high with no back wall. It opens into a living room that is over 30 ft. For the last years I have had nothing but horns like Altec, and Klipsch (which I still have and love) but this new setup is AMAZING! The Alon Lotus speakers with the Cary 805C amps sound great I use a pair of Sonance subs but they rarley kick in. I recently heard a setup I fell in love with but the price tag was 10x what I have in mine so I am very pleased so far. So far so good the stage is HUGE and WIDE and the vocals and instruments sound great!
Im using a Plinius Jarrah phono stage with a Transfiguration Spirit MKII cartridge, and an Immedia RPM arm, on my VPI TNT 3.5.
The racks are filled with lead. The room treatments are from GIK acoustics.
The cables are now Pure Note Paragon silver connects, speaker cables, and power cables are PS Audio xStream Plus SC. The speakers are around 6.5ft from the rear wall and 3.8ft from the side walls. Pretty close to Cards rules. Sometimes I will throw in my electraPrint 300B amps for some amazing vocals. Even though they are only 7-10 watts these amps are Awesome.
Also my attempt at an isolation box for my TT made a great improvment in sound as well. For starters my TT is rather large so this box may seem overkill. The box is made of solid maple pieces. Maple is very good for vibration control. The box is 2 inches thick. It measures 6" tall x 24" deep x by 32" wide. The box is screwed together then Ii caulked the inside so no sand could escape. The box itself weighs around 60lbs. Then i filled it almost to the top with 100lbs of fine washed beach sand that I bought at Lowes for about 4 bucks a 50lb bag. Then I had a 1" thick slab of granite cut to the inside demensions of the box. I placed the granite slab inside and moved it back and forth checking it with a bubble level. Then I put the TT on top. Each material has a resonance point. Using 3 different materials sand, maple, and granite I tried to have the platform as dead as possible. Finally underneath the box are 8 2" brass cones. with the TT sitting on the box the whole thing weighs close to 275lbs. Here are some picture from the front, top, and side. They are not the best since they are from my camera phone but you get the idea. If it works out which it seems it will I will paint it gloss black and get a black granite slab to match all my other equipment, but I'm in in no hurry to do that as it weighs a ton.
Hello, was just wondering if you have listened to the Pure Note Cerulean speaker cables. The Paragon s/c costs 2X more than the Cerulean. Also, if you have experience with Nordost speaker cables, a comparison would be useful.
The VPI setup has much more detail and seems to have a wider stereo spread. The Thorens with the Shure has a lot of bottom weight, and it's a lot quiter with noisy records. Im really loving these Decware speakers. The no xover SET combo seems to be working well.
Thanks guys. Jsawhitlock The table is fairly new and the cartridge needs to break in as it only has around 50 hrs on it but it is sounding great. I will be going some vta adjusting tonight. Ill stick to the safe hobbies like this instead of the racing. Ill leave that to you. LOL! Thanks
Dewald. Thanks. Yes you can use it. I would love to see your newsletter as well. Im assuming its about audio?