Room Details

Dimensions: 21’ × 12’  Medium
Ceiling: 7’


Components Toggle details

    • Pioneer SX-1250
    • Denon DP-57
    • GIK Acoustics Acoustic Panels
    • Focal Kanta No. 2
    • SVS SB-1000 Pro

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Owner
bmoncrieff - Thanks for your comment. But why would I run a step-down transformer with my turntable. I just plug it into the power conditioner and everything works fine. Let me know if I'm missing something. Thanks

techgrump

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mjcmt -- Thanks! I had the sx1250 recapped last year and it got a clean checkup. I refinished the wood on the outside myself using some furniture rejuvenator I had. The unit is as close to showroom new as it gets now. And it works great with everything I connect to it (my Focal Kantas, my Sonus Faber Concertino bookshelf speakers, and even my old Cerwin Vega D-9s. All sound terrific).  The HT stuff -- which I almost never use anymore -- is an old Definitive Technology surround sound system I used in old home theater setup. I have it there just in case we watch any movies or play and video games. The powered subs on each of those speakers really rumble, but it is a stand-alone setup not connected in any way to the 2-channel system in that room, which dominates my time now. I can't remember the last time I watched a movie in that room. LOL

techgrump

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What a great listening room. Is your sx1250 rebuilt and how does it compliment Focal modern speakers?

What is your HT component/speaker list?

mjcmt

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Very nice. I’m curious what step down transformer your running with your DP-57?

bmoncrieff

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Wow!

earlflynn

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Gorgeous room love the decor and the awesome chair. And nice mix of vintage and modern and nice looking GIK panels. Really an inviting space!

jond

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Thats how its done boys and girls!

b_limo

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That record rack is fricken sweet! Well done!

millercarbon

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Owner
thosb... Thanks for the kind comment! Regarding acoustic treatments... GIK provided some input to some design ideas I came up with myself. They mostly recommended adding diffuser panels to the bass traps to get good combo of diffusion/absorption in the room. After that, I moved them around the room in different spots and tried things out, but being that most of the treatments are combo panels, they can go pretty much anywhere. I also made a few extra acoustic panels on my own that I can move around the room as needed. I became a big believer in the importance acoustic room treatments after many years struggling with room issues. There's no perfect solution, of course, but every little bit helps. Thanks again!

techgrump

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Very cool, love the vintage electronics with the Focal Kantas, which btw I didn't recognize bc I don't think I've ever seen them with the driver screens on.  Great record collection too, many of my faves!  Curious about your room treatment - did you get guidance from GIK or similar or was it trial/error or both that led you to the type and locations of treatments?  Well done sir!

thosb

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Very retro and I really like the cat door.

chicagoblue1977

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