My modest but very nice sounding system, thus far. The HT set-up is completely separated from 2 channel listening as the 2 channel Parasound Zpre3 pre has an HT pass-thru. The Vandy 2CE Sigs are driven by the Belles 400A even in HT mode. My two subs are connected directly to the 2 channel Belles 400A in stereo mode, thus no LFE. HT is not really ‘critical’ at all for me. My concentration is 99% 2 channel, and those components, especially the vinyl rig.
One of the best lived-in audiophile rooms I've seen, and very jealous of the Belles! I was oh so close to buying a 350A and couldn't pull the trigger due to its age etc but imagine I will always wonder what I missed out on.
Well, actually, I put them into groupings of 4 with packing tape to make a ‘full panel’, then use the 3M mounting squares to mount them to the wall. When I was experimenting with best placement, temporarily with good ol duct tape.
Hey Steve. The acoustical panels were simply some acoustic dampening tiles I purchased on Amazon, and also got the ‘3D’ tiles on Amazon as well. The acoustical tiles are actually made for sonic absorption, but not real thick, so limited. The ‘3D’ tiles are actually architectural wall tiles, but obviously I’m using them for diffusion. So, although not purposely made for that purpose, they do a pretty good job. A lot of trial and error placing them all temporarily, moving around, flipping locations, etc. until I found the right mix to maintain/enhance the overall soundstage and imaging.
Thanks, yea, it’s like an audio cockpit 😁 Yep, a humidifier for the fall/winter months. Need to get another type though. It’s an ultrasonic that leaves a light white residue over everything. Wasn’t aware of that consequence when I purchased it.
Love the Zephyr, and has never sounded better with the Hagerman Trumpet I recently purchased. That said, I now wish I had the Lo version Zephyr MIMC Star instead of the high output Zephyr (2.4 mV). But, no complaints, albeit I may try an MC cart soon as well.
Thanks, it works, and is indeed comfy.....my little ‘get away’ after a busy day of work. As an architectural designer I like the modern clean look of yours as well. That has become incredibly popular with many of my clients over the last 4-5 years. Nice.