I couldn't figure out how to comment while viewing your systems, so I'm commenting here. you have a lot going on in all 3 spaces within very simple organized structure, that takes a certain kind of discipline which I know is part of your enjoyment. Must be fun moving speakers from system to system. Said and done, it's the speakers, and their appropriateness within their space, everything else is fascinating and expensive small potatoes.
These things are amazing, enjoy yours when it get's home.
I had a friend over today, he went off with around 300 of the 4000 LP's I inherited that I will be parting with. Dazzled him with this and that, then: I played a MONO LP with stereo cartridge/mono mode; mono cartridge/dual mono; mono cartridge/shingle speaker, he understood how darn good recording techniques were way before stereo.
Luxman, oh yeah, we started in my office, he couldn't believe how good this 10 wpc sounds in here. What Luxman do you have?
came with 6550's, I changed to and prefer KT*88's. I don't need the extra power, but I prefer the ultralinear mode's sound). Original version with 16 ohm taps for my 16 ohm speakers. Newer ones have easy bias, this is internal, difficult and dangerous.
That Russian Preamp is still on it's way BACK TO RUSSIA, sadly arrived with bad noise problem, couldn't resolve the problem, got full refund, bought a nice small Luxman Integrated Tube Amp SQ-N150 10 wpc for the office. It arrived in 2 days!
Those drivers are from a 1958 Fisher President II I inherited from my uncle in 1973.
That was it, instantly hooked on awesome sound. Horns are impregnated linen, nearly indestructible. I burnt a pair of T35 tweeters blasting Iron Butterfly. Electro-voice re-built them for me. I switched to T-350's.
I had the 15W woofers re-coned by a pro once, then did it myself. I have a full set of spare drivers downstairs! Just installed new 16 ohm L-Pads which all these vintage speakers came with/need.
btw, on my Reel to Reel version, you can hear him drunkenly slur 'Garden of Eden'.
Thanks, this room is what makes this small house a keeper.
We are surrounded by big and bigger Victorians in 6 historic districts. When I visit other houses, I always look first: "where would the .... go?".
I added a nice glass/screen porch just behind, insulated windows, sunset side, listening without imaging there. Both rooms in the back yard, private and quiet, I can play at any volume any time.
I need time to list the components, I'll get there, next week probably. I want to add my small but happy office and garage systems too. The last 2 years have been active changes in all 3 locations. I guess I could say something about the Video system too, small but very enjoyable.