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The system component I am showing here is the room. I am trying to get advice on room treatments and speakers for this room via the following thread.

https://forum.audiogon.com/discussions/big-speakers-in-small-room-at-moderate-volume-levels

The components listed are the only items that will stay in this room. I am looking for new speakers, integrated (maybe DAC) and room treatments.
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Room Details

Dimensions: 11’ × 10’  Small
Ceiling: 9’


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    • TORUS POWER RM 15 PLUS RM15
    • Sony SCD-1
    • Magnum Dynalab MD-102

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Nice room and system!  Happy Listening!

jafant

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Nothing at ceiling or along the walls?
The traps at the corners behind the speakers- Was there too much bass?
Just curious.
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Blankets on the windows is something I am considering. I will listen as is for a while to see if the sound is good enough.

yyzsantabarbara

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New pics look good. I would try putting a blanket over the windows/Venetian Blinds. You need to break up all that flat wall space, too.
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I am almost of the opinion that you should put all the CD's and books in the closet and try listening with the doors reattached. Maybe put the Just a thought...
Not to sound like a broken record (if you have a kid, you probably don't remember), but the VLR's would really be a good fit in your room. They don't look like much, but they do sound great. The Treo's will work, too, considering their smallish size- and having them close to the walls should improve bass.
The VLR's are really good for the size, and price, but the Treo's are really amazing (and I owned the 3a sigs before them).
I really must post some pics of my setup, but I am trying to learn Jriver along with the Jriver Id. My poor old mind takes so long to learn these things nowadays.

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@gdnrbob I cannot make any alterations to the room. I was thinking that removing that 31" wall would make audio life easier but that is not in the cards.

I have not put up any blankets on the windows but that is something I will do if I need to deaden the room further. Room is rather good now without treatments for the LS50. It sounds very promising for a bigger speaker.

That second desk will not make a reappearance in the office. The improvement without it was huge. I can adjust my work tasks to be done on that one big desk.

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I know there is something I am missing, but I need to sleep on it.
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And, thanks for posting the additional pics!

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Yes, I can understand wanting floor standers. My VLR's are very good, but the Treo's are outstanding-Though I do use them with a pair of 2wq subs.
I can sympathize with your opinion about sub integration, but the use of the Vandy sub w/crossover makes integration seamless. IMHO.
I also think you would be able to put the desk back to get a full stereo image-especially if you add room treatments.
My one major change would be to get rid of the closet and open up the remaining space-and perhaps adding a second door at the corner. But, I know that would be big hassle.
Have you tried putting a blanket/rug over the window/shades to see if it makes things less reflective?
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@gdnrbob  I am planning on placing the speakers in the same spot as the existing KEF LS50. Unfortunately this would mean I am hearing the music with my right hear closer to the speakers than the left ear, unfortunately that ear is on the other side of the head. Sounds OK at the moment doing this.

Now that I think I can get floor standers into this room, I do not want to get any small monitors anymore. I have had them for 10 years now from AudioEngine A2, Thiel SCS4, KEF LS50, Audience 1+1 V3. All because I moved to Southern Cal and lived in audio unfriendly places. Now that I have the best room in 10 years I want it to be floor stander or something that can approximate the audio happiness for me of a Thiel 3.7 or KEF Blade. I have yet to find a monitor that gave me that kind of sound. 

The floor standers that I have demoed recently, Vandersteen Treo CT, Magico A3, Vivid Kaya 90, all had that big sound that I am looking for. The KEF Reference 1 not so much but it came real close.

I understand the sentiment towards using subs in my room but I have never liked separate subs and preferred the low freq to come from the speaker. I have some sensitive hearing that way, maybe a medical thing, but subs get to me in a bad way.

Today, I contacted a Canadian dealer on the Yamaha NS5000 speaker. Something, that sounds real exciting for a office system, super cool audio technology. I was told it would work in my room with room treatments (100% required) and guaranteed with the DSP of the Lyngdorf. If that observation is correct, that also means the other floor standers I have auditioned would also work with the treatments and DSP. 

Treatments were delayed in shipment and went out today.

I am going to demo another floor-stander tomorrow, the Paradigm Person 3F. I maybe able to check out DSP via the Anthem components. 

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thanks for sharing the pictures - this helps visualize work space.....treatments next then that trial listen, then maybe the Lyngdorf....
fun

tomic601

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Can you get a shot of the other side of the room?
I have some ideas...
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Where are you planning to place the speakers?
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I still think you should look at a pair of Vandy VLR's. I think they will fit in you office perfectly. With a pair of HSU subs, you would be in heaven.
I'll try to post some pics of my office.
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@hallock01  No sub in plans. Looking at one of Harbeth SHL5+, Magico A3, Vandersteen Treo CT driven by Lyngdorf 3400. I also have GIK treatments coming this week or next.

yyzsantabarbara

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I see a sub in your future.....woooooo...and room treatments....aaahhhh...

hallock01

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A beautiful room and system. I especially like the CD Rack.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

jafant

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Whoa, 5 big monitors - you ain't messing around! :-)
As a fellow KEF LS50 owner, I do love their sound.
Interesting thread. Makes me reconsider relegating my big Klipsch Epic CF-4s to HT duty in my smallish condo living room.

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