I bought my Linn Axis turntable  in London during the late ‘90s and travelled around the world with it.  I also had a nice portable pair of Paradigm Atom speakers for about 15 years, which I passed on to a niece and replaced with some ELAC Debut 6.2s. My old trusty NAD 7020 gave up the ghost a couple of years ago and I replaced it with a Cambridge Audio Topaz SR20 receiver.  My wife and I decided on a drastic downsizing and I sold all my records and equipment over the holidays.

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    • Linn Axis Basik
    My old Linn Axis turntable with Basik Arm and Nagaoka MP-110 cartridge.

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They in fact did turn out to be most excellent!  I used BlueTac and they were very stable.  I recently upgraded from ELAC Debut 6.2 bookshelf speakers to Zu Audio Dirty Weekends, so I disassembled the speaker stands and reassembled them as cabinet; see my updated photo.


Concrete blocks make excellent stands.  Use something in between (double sided tape or earthquake tape) so they sit properly, and they're about the most stable stand out there.



Thanks for the comment.  The rooms acoustics are just fine, since the carpet controls the sound wave reflections.  This is my old system, and it was getting a bit cluttered.  By the time I sold all my records, they filled the entire space in Kallax shelves (about 2600 records total).  My new system is much more basic, with just a streamer, a couple of speakers and headphones.  I don’t sweat the acoustics too much because I tend to use my headphones (my wife works from  home for the moment).  


Looks great! And, how does the room sound? I bet having concrete walls makes the room less reverberant, though some say that concrete does resonate. Love the look of it!


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