A life time of buying and selling to upgrade. I started 40 years ago. My 20x12x8 room is the biggest limiting factor. Two dedicated lines help power the system with one wired with 10 gauge instead of 12 gauge code. A definite sonic upgrade is my DIY speaker bases. I have wood floors and these tighten up and lower the bass quite a bit. Its not a subtle difference either. Here is how to make them.
1. Start 4 aluminum cones. I used my old Mod Squad Tip Toes but any ones will do.
2. 16x16 slab of granite.
3. 1/4 inch cork.
4. 1/2 inch neoprene rubber. The extra 1/4 inch made a small difference.
5. 1/4 inch cork.
6. Top it off with another 16x16 slab of granite.
7. Finally a wood cradle to hide the mechanism.
It's based on well known industry isolation/damping standards and a wealth of information fellow Audiogon members have shared.
One of my great regrets is in not purchasing the original Ohm A when it was first introduced ( I bought the Infinity Servostatics instead ) . Those 18 in. inverted " ice cream" cones sounded incredible . Unfortunately there were no amplifiers that could realistically drive them .
Really fun system you've assembled . What do you play on the Dragon ? I have many fond memories of the 700 I owned which I reluctantly gave up with the introduction of DATs .
Great system. Years ago I bought a Thorens turntable from a guy who auditioned the Thorens through the same Ohm speakers. Very impressive speakers. BTW I love your ‘Taste of Honey’ album art. I was infatuated with it as a youngster.
Much love for the Ohms. I also have run into issues with my Ohm Walsh 2000s on carpet. Found they sounded significantly better on hard floors than carpet. I have mine raised up about an inch off the floor with pegs; however, I like your method a lot better.
Very nice system. I see you listed a Nakamichi Dragon but I didn’t see it in the pictures. That is by far the nicest Cassette I’ve ever seen. I had the Nakamichi LX3 back in the early 80’s and always wanted the Dragon just couldn’t afford it then. If I missed the Dragon in the photo please point it out. Thanks.