Description

Lots of constraints in this room.  A long and narrow room (15 x 30) that doubles as a dining room and living room.   Lots of openings, so speaker placement was limited.  Difficult to achieve WAF...  Original goal of this system was mostly for background music while dining or entertaining with guests - but it's continued to evolve into much more. 

Very happy with the Bryston Mini T's. Only 23 inches tall, they have excellent base extension, and they sound good from just about anywhere in the room.  

Always evolving...
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Room Details

Dimensions: 30’ × 16’  Large
Ceiling: 8’


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    • DCS Network Bridge
    • Bryston Mini T speakers
    • Kinki Studio EX-M1 Integrated
    • Mojo Audio Mystique EVO
    This is the "B4B" model with analog PSU choke upgraded to Lundahl
    • Black Cat Cable Coppertone Speaker Cables
    • Cerious Technologies Interconnects - Graphene Matrix
    • Black Cat Cable Digit 110 AES cable
    • Target Audio Products HR-16 speakers stands
    • Cullen Cable Crossover 2 power cables
    • Sbooster LPS
    LPS on cable router, and on Gigafoil
    • Herbies Audio Lab Tenderfoot
    Under DAC, Streamer and Amp
    • Perfect Path Technologies Omega Emat
    4 mats in the breaker box.  Also have a few Stopits around the house, and some ecards in various places.
    • DJM Electronics Gigafoil V4 - ethernet filter
    • Sablon Audio Panatella ethernet cable
    • PI Audio Group UberBuss
    Power conditioner
    • Triode Wire Labs 7+ Power Cable
    • Audio Envy 3P+ Power Cable
    • Plixir Elite BAC 150
    Balanced transformer.  DCS Network Bridge is plugged into it.

Comments 10

222222&text=cy
I love the mid-mod vibe of your room.  Looks like a great space for living and for listening.

cymbop

Center
Awesome equipment....love the decor too!

gadmanrdh

222222&text=ve
Owner
Oh - a major change since my first virtual system post a year ago:  replaced the Yamaha A-S801 integrated with a Kinki EX-M1.  The Kinki can grip the Mini-T's with much much more authority than the Yamaha.   I'm surprised at how much better it is at driving these pretty difficult speakers.

veroguy

222222&text=ve
Owner
A couple of recent tweaks and additions with updated pictures.

Like a few here had recommended, I purchased stands for the Mini-T speakers.  Found some heavy duty 16-inch Target HR stands.   It was a bit challenging to find shorter speaker stands - these are working great.

I also added the Mojo Mystique V3 DAC.  It replaced a Schiit Modi Multibit.  Huge upgrade.

New speaker and interconnect cables by Signal Cable.

A few little changes with the Sonos Connect (W4S mod) was helpful:  switched from wireless to wired.  Moved the unit to a circuit that was different than the amp/dac.  Upgraded ethernet cables.   Turned off wireless module inside the Connect - this cuts power to that module.  

Loving what I'm hearing right now.  Playing around with power conditioning, filters, etc. right now.

Next upgrade will probably be to upgrade the Connect to a higher quality streamer.

veroguy

128x128
Lovely room with the glow of real wood, great gear, now waiting for new photos w/ speakers on stands? How about some mid-century tulip speaker stands.

mjcmt

222222&text=ve
Owner
I hear you, guys.  I'm shopping for stands but having trouble finding ones that look pleasing, will support 42 pounds, and are short (10 inches?).  Any recommendations?

FWIW, the speakers are not laying directly on the floor today.  The Mini T's come with factory feet that screw into the bottom of the speakers.  They are about 1 inch high.  Tough to see in the pics.

veroguy

Center
+1 @noromance

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128x128
I'm begging you man, get those speakers off the floor! And even if you can't, place them on spiked slabs of oak or concrete, blocks, tiles or something!

noromance

222222&text=lo
very nice system, but i would be inclined to get your speakers on stands and off the floor so they're closer to ear level.

loomisjohnson

222222&text=sh
Your setup looks quite nice to me.  I like how the Yamaha fits into the credenza, too.  Just make sure guests don't set their drinks on top of the speakers!

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