Room Details

Dimensions: 22’ × 12’  Medium
Ceiling: 8’


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    • AudioQuest McKensie cables
    From turntable to preamp and balanced from preamp to amp
    • Aesthetix Atlas Signature Amplifier
    NOS RCA tubes
    • AudioQuest Robin Hood Bi-Wire speaker cables
    • Sound-Smith Paua Cartridge
    Moving Iron design. Low output. Using 68 dB gain and 750 ohms loading on Pallene MC input.
    • Well Tempered Labs Well tempered table and arm
    Original Classic from the 1980's.
    • Aesthetix Pallene
    Essentially the preamplifier section with Phono Stage card from the Mimas. Not offered on Aesthetix website but available.
    • Vandersteen Treo CT in Rosewood

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scar972 - Thanks for your kind words. I just went to the hardware store and bought some hangers. I use 4 to a panel on the ceiling. I think they are supposed to be used to hang plants. BTW your room is beyond words. You've got a lot of stuff! Just listened to Anthony Grimani on Audioholics give a talk for about one hour on room acoustics and the effectiveness of various panel designs. I highly respect the man. He did not find the GIK "Mathematical Sequence" type diffusion panels to be effective below about 3K if memory serves so they aren't doing much for that critical midrange. I now wish I had listened to him sooner. I still like the sound in my room. Guess I was just lucky.

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Beautiful room @gsal Congrats! I love the way the GIK panels look in your room. I just installed GIK in mine as well. I was wondering how you mounted the panels to the ceiling, did you use hardware GIK provided or stuff from the local store?

scar972

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CY - Yeah, maybe, but you have to wonder why a company like Aesthetix would sell a $12000 amp with an "inferior" power cord when the sound of their amp can be be improved to amazing heights by simple updating it with a $1-200 after market power cord. No ill will intended...just saying.

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Beautiful room and system, @gsal !  I love the tidiness and starting with good GIK treatments.  But I am definitely One Guy on the Internet Who Thinks You Will be Amazed What Happens When You Put a $100-200 Power Cord on Your Amp.  

:-)

cymbop

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No special power cords or conditioning in use at present. Only dedicated lines. I believe my $ could be better spent elsewhere. To that end I am looking to purchase a new Clearaudio Innovation Compact TT with Tracer tonearm. Probably going with the new Hana Umami also. Thanks for the comments. Oh, BTW, I used to own the Thiel's you have. It was great to see them again in your system. Good listening.

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I love this room!  Curious, you don't mention nor do I see any power conditioning or special cords, wondering what your thoughts/experiences are with these?  Bet the Vandersteen/Aesthetix is a wonderful combination.

thosb

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Whoops; wrong system!

steveott

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Great room. How do the new rels blend with your treos? And are you using any crossover to roll off the lows in the treos?
Thanks steveo

steveott

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+1 for the Sunfire Cinema Grand you have tucked away. Beautiful room, too!

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Thanks for the kind words JO. Yeah, I'm also a Conan Doyle fan. Belong to a local scion of the famous Baker Street Irregulars. Glad you caught the reference.
pdreher, love your GIK treatment as well. I do believe that the room plays a very important part in the final result.
Thanks skypunk. I appreciate your comment.

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Awesome system and great looking room and love the nod to Holmes.

jond

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Nice looking room.  Love the GIK room treatments.

pdreher

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Nice room.

skypunk

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