Room Details

Dimensions: 9’ × 13’  Small
Ceiling: 8’


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    • Usher Mini One Diamonds, & Mini Two Diamonds
    Abbey Road Bi-Wire speaker cables
    • Townshend Audio Rock 7
    Merlin power supply, Mark Baker belt (Origin Live), Funk Firm FXR re-wired with Audio Note 38 gauge/silver straight through,(from cart clips to phono stage) to KLE Absolute Harmony RCAs. With the round BDR platform, I'm able to let the fixed phono cable run down beside the basic platform without interference.
    • VPI Industries Classic 3 Signature SE
    Using a SOTA Eclipse motor package (Condor, Roadrunner)

    Stillpoints Ultra SS feet
    • VPI Industries Analog Drive System (ADS)
    • Soundsmith Sussurro Mk. 2
    • K&K Audio Trio phono preamplifier
    Herbies tube dampers, Synergistic blue fuse
    • SMc Audio DNA-225 modded to Signature Ultra status
    • Quicksilver V-4 mono
    • Martin Logan Depth i
    Two of these
    • Shunyata Research Hydra 4 & Hydra 6 & Hydra 8 & V-Ray
    • Synergistic Research FEQ - Frequency Equalizer
    • Synergistic Research Blue & Maestro outlets
    Outlets
    • Akiko Audio Triple AC Enhancer
    2
    • Akiko Audio Phono Enhancer
    • ORB disc flattener DF-01iA
    • VPI Industries HW16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
    • Stillpoints LLC Aperture
    (3)
    • Furutech RW-1
    (2)
    • Vicoustic Extreme Bass Panels
    (8)
    • Ready Acoustics Bass panels
    (2) moddified
    • Vicoustic Mutifuser DC2 Diffusion panels
    6
    • Perfect Path Technologies Omega + E Mat
    2 of these
    • MyMat turntable mat
    2 of these
    • Vibrato Ultrasonic record cleaner
    10 quart/80khz/frequency sweep function/6 transducers/heater
    • Mark Tunis Silver Ghost interconnects
    Recently upgrades with KLE Absolute Harmony RCAs
    • PEEK film for VPI dual pivot owners
    At .0002" thick, this film applied to the metal dual pivot base will bring out the best of your dual pivot upgrade. 

    I'll provide a pre-cut piece, mailed for $10.00 in the CONUS.
    • SoundSmith Zephyr MIMC Star ES
    • Shelter 501 MK II
    • Dedicated Audio Cable Elevators
    I added the rubber bands

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Thanks @tubegb.
I noticed you're a fellow Per Madsen guy as well!

slaw

Center
Owner
@tvad, What a nice comment. Thank you.

slaw

Center
Owner
@bdp24, Send me some pictures when they are finished. Are you going to use an adhesive to bond the layers?

slaw

Center
Owner
Thanks richmon, appreciate your post.

slaw

Center
Owner
BTW Eric, I had previously tried a Stillpoints Aperture in the same place (center front wall) and didn't like it there. The Apertures are great products....expensive though.

slaw

Center
Owner
Thanks Eric. The Multifusers are fantastic. I had originally planned to put all 6 on the ceiling. Out of curiosity, I put 3 on the back wall and was amazed!. I was going to put the remainder on the ceiling but out of curiosity, I put one on top of each Furutec diffuser and one in the center front wall and was again amazed. Looks like another 6 pack for the ceiling at a later date.

slaw

Center
Owner
Thanks JIm. It has been a long time coming and thankfully, I had exactly everything I needed today to install it.

slaw

Center
Owner
Hi Rick,

Yeah, it's still in the box.

slaw

Center
Owner
It's been a while and I felt the need to update. The past posts regarding the performance of the VPI vs The Rock need to be amended.

It turned out my new Classic 3 Sig SE had it's S2P distance off by 3-4 mm from the factory, in addition my old SDS was failing. The S2P distance has now been corrected and VPI gave me a new ADS in exchange for my old SDS.

While I haven't been able to compare directly yet, The VPI is performing admirably. I have also added the dual pivot upgrade. It is a great upgrade!

slaw

Center
Owner
I've had my VPI Classic 3 Sig SE on the exact same set-up as my Rock 7 and the Rock 7 blew it away with more natural tonal SQ, more musical/cleaner bass, less fatiguing etc...……….

slaw

Center
Owner
kennythekey,

I take your point regarding multiple springs...however, I go with what has worked for me. I will be able to address each individual component when I get the system installed. Such as using either a BDR Shelf for the source, with or without Symposium Rollerblock Jrs. (to address horizontal issues). Lots of options.

slaw

Center
Owner
No, I did not build my Trio.

I just posted some recent pics of my support arms in their final state before being installed.  Not too far away from being finished.

slaw

Center
Owner
Hi bdp24,

No, It's the Trio. According to Kevin, the Maxxed-Out may never be produced again. I think the Trio may be in the process of being phased out as well. He told me that he has a brand new design he wants to develop. I too lusted after a Zestos... the price is a consideration. I believe K&K offers performance way above their asking price. I've spent several hours talking and listening with Kevin. I'm a believer.

slaw

Center
Owner
Thank you both for your responses. I have many years, tears and lots of time/money invested in what resulted in my current set-up. I can appreciate your time invested in researching the best way to isolate/decouple. All I can say is, sometimes one has to go with their ears. This is what I've done and I'm very satisfied. Still, I think my new design will be beneficial to my forth-coming set-up/

slaw