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Few things in life are as pleasant as relaxing with some treasured music playing on a nice sounding stereo system.



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Room Details

Dimensions: 20’ × 16’  Medium
Ceiling: 13’


Components Toggle details

    • VPI Classic 3 Signature Edition
    • VPI SDS controller
    • Lyra Delos
    • Sumiko Blackbird
    • ModWright PH 9.0X phono
    • ModWright Outboard power supply
    • Sony HAP-Z1ES HDD audio player
    • Bryston BP-26 pre-amp
    • Bryston MPS-2 power supply
    • Bryston 4B3 amplifier
    • Aerial Acoustics Model 7T loudspeakers
    • Bryston BHA-1 headphone amp
    • Sennheiser HD 800 headphones
    • Sennheiser HD 820 headphones
    • Shunyata Research Hydra 8
    • Audiodesksysteme Glass Record Cleaner
    • SolidSteel S-4 equipment stand
    • AudioQuest Water, Columbia IC
    • AudioQuest Oak speaker cables
    • Shunyata Research Power Cables
    • PS Audio Power Port AC receptacle

Comments 18

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Well done, Bill! 
I used to own Aerial 7s, so I can only imagine how great the 7Ts are. 
Dying to hear the 9.0X some day. That's on my short wishlist. 

Love the album art around the room...a man after my own heart. Cheers,
Spencer

sbank

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Bill,

Thanks for the nice comments.  Really enjoying the Scansonics.  Your system looks great too.  I lusted after the Modwright but didn’t want to spend that much at the time.  Great reviews on the Aerials.  Haven’t had the chance to hear them though.  Enjoy!

Nick

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awesome !,,,,,,

tomic601

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Owner
Hi, noromance!
I’m torn on the speaker placement, moving them out gains a bit of imaging but loses bass and I really like the bass they put out. I’m trying to avoid adding a sub system for now. Thanks for your comment and the suggestion.

bslon

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Hi Bill. Looks superb. Would the speakers benefit from another foot into the room?

noromance

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Owner

Hello rixthetrick,

Getting the best sound and performance out of the gear is paramount, but aesthetics are important, too. To me, anyway.

Your comments are appreciated!

Bill

bslon

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Great looking system. You've taken some good shots of classy looking gear.
Enjoy the music.

rixthetrick

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Owner
Thanks, slaw!
What’s on the turntable tonight?

bslon

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Nice system!

slaw

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Owner
Great comments Jon, thanks! The Aerials can kick it out in a surprising and satisfying way, and pair really well with the 4b3 amp. Years of careful upgrades have given me a system that I really enjoy. Chilehed likes the 7T’s too, has a pair in his system. If you get a chance to hear them sometime, be prepared—there’s a Wow Factor! :-)
Cheers!

bslon

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Excellent looking system Bill my first ever serious  hifi component was a Bryston B-60 back in the late 90s, sweet little amp I know how good Bryston can sound. And those 7T's look the business I've read about Ariel speakers for years never been fortunate to hear any. I also love your record storage and the whole room vibe!

jond

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bslon, great setup and beautiful room! Love the 7Ts...happy listening.

chilehed

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jrw1971, thanks for your reply and advice—it’s appreciated! The Fat Boy gimbal looks like my next upgrade. Vinyl Rules!

bslon

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Bill -- Love the rig, and the vinyl.  You asked me a question about swapping in the gimbal arm.  It's pretty easy.  I also did it on my Classic 3.  The half-dollar sized nut under the tonearm assembly plate (if that's the right term) can be a pain to loosen, and you don't want to mar it with plier marks, but you can wrap some duct tape around before using any tools if that's a concern.  VPI also answers their phone, I've learned, and they can be helpful.

jrw1971

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Owner
John, at least you’ve kept your sense of humor!!
I’m afraid to make a list of old gear, my wife could find it!  :-)
Bill

bslon

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Nice system.
I wish I had kept a list of all the amps, speakers, CDPs, cables and what ever else has passed through these hands in 40+ years. But then again I'd probably get depressed and what I have sold. I'm crying already

johnvin01

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Owner

I’m fortunate to have retailers nearby where I was able to see and hear my gear and ended up with gratifying sound, even with the headphones. Some high-enders may say move the speakers out, add room treatments or subs but I’m happy with it as is…for now. You know how that is.

Thanks for your comment!

bslon

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Nice!!

earlflynn

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