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
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
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!
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!