My audio mess at this moment

fiddlefye

Senior Member
DSC_3514 by fiddlefye, on Flickr
As I've mentioned in another thread - I need good shelves for all of this. Soon... My Okki Nokki RCM is supposed to be sitting all nice and handy where everything is now. Having said that, this is the state of the system today and I do love how it sounds. The power amps are down on the floor out of the pic. Nothing earth-shattering, but it works together for me.

Sources -
Denon DP-80/Audiocraft CA-400C/Benz Gold/Technics EPA-250/Denon DL-304/Redboy Microtran SUT
Denon DCD-1520 (as transport)/Channel Island VDA-2 DAC/VDA-1 power supply
Magnum Dynalab FT-101A "Elite" tuner
Revox A-77 RTR

Preamps -
Bottlehead Seduction phono pre
Conrad Johnson PV-12 pre

Power amp -
Conrad Johnson MV-45

Speakers - Reference 3A mm de Capo/Target two post stands

Alternates -
Tuner - Scott 333B

Phono pre - Opera PM-1 - when all is up and running on the shelving this will be in the mix full-time to cover one of the arms and maybe a dedicated mono table

Pre-amp - Anthem Pre-1

Power amp - Mac MC-250 for the hot months. Listening in an Easy Bake oven isn't so much fun.
 

mhardy6647

Señor Member
This might (?) make you feel better -- or perhaps less worse. :)

DSC_4693 (2) by Mark Hardy, on Flickr

DSC_4691 (2) by Mark Hardy, on Flickr

Finally discharging the backlog of phono preamp assessments here by "ripping" (as the cool kids these days say) tracks from the analog to the digital domain for easy comparison :)

That Bottlehead Reduction belongs to "mrbiron" on the Polk forums... and it has been held against its wishes at my house for a tad over four years now.

Believe it or not, the Lounge LCR demo from @Prime Minister catalyzed my getting it packed up to send home this week!

but I digress...
 

mhardy6647

Señor Member
further digression:

the keen-eyed might spot an @Redboy manufactured SUT endeavoring to hide behind the little A/D USB interface box thingy just to the right of that cheap-jack Dell lappie (with a bjorked display -- to add digression upon digression).
 

fiddlefye

Senior Member
This might (?) make you feel better -- or perhaps less worse. :)

DSC_4693 (2) by Mark Hardy, on Flickr

DSC_4691 (2) by Mark Hardy, on Flickr

Finally discharging the backlog of phono preamp assessments here by "ripping" (as the cool kids these days say) tracks from the analog to the digital domain for easy comparison :)

That Bottlehead Reduction belongs to "mrbiron" on the Polk forums... and it has been held against its wishes at my house for a tad over four years now.

Believe it or not, the Lounge LCR demo from @Prime Minister catalyzed my getting it packed up to send home this week!

but I digress...
Nice RTR on the bottom shelf there. I have one similar, plus a B77. I grew up in a Revox household.
 

mhardy6647

Señor Member
I've seen pics like this before and wondered how it happened. Mine are as solid as the Rock of Gibraltar - then again I glued everything as I was assembling it...
It happens if the dividers are used for the shelving and vice versa.

I inadvertently assembled (or installed) a used one like that when I put it up here (in the NH house). Someone noticed when I posted a photo & I fixed it, posthaste.
 

mhardy6647

Señor Member
Nice RTR on the bottom shelf there. I have one similar, plus a B77. I grew up in a Revox household.
Charles "Stellavox" King took three A77 carcasses (carcii?) and crafted that high-speed, half track A77 for me some years back. I can't name-drop very often, so I'll take this chance so to do. It is an excellent machine (albeit criminally under-used).

The two organ donors remains are still ensconced in the basement :p
I'm not necessarily proud of that, though.
 

fiddlefye

Senior Member
This might (?) make you feel better -- or perhaps less worse. :)

DSC_4693 (2) by Mark Hardy, on Flickr

DSC_4691 (2) by Mark Hardy, on Flickr

Finally discharging the backlog of phono preamp assessments here by "ripping" (as the cool kids these days say) tracks from the analog to the digital domain for easy comparison :)

That Bottlehead Reduction belongs to "mrbiron" on the Polk forums... and it has been held against its wishes at my house for a tad over four years now.

Believe it or not, the Lounge LCR demo from @Prime Minister catalyzed my getting it packed up to send home this week!

but I digress...
You've got room. The lack thereof in my little study/listening room is a big part of the problem. That isn't about to change, so i just have to work with it. At least I'm not trying to fit in a grand piano...
 

mhardy6647

Señor Member
You've got room. The lack thereof in my little study/listening room is a big part of the problem. That isn't about to change, so i just have to work with it. At least I'm not trying to fit in a grand piano...
The problem is that Boyle's Law (a/k/a The Gas Law) still applies, regardless of the size/shape/volume of the room.
In essence: the amount of hifi stuff expands to occupy the space available to it.

:smoke
 

fiddlefye

Senior Member
The problem is that Boyle's Law (a/k/a The Gas Law) still applies, regardless of the size/shape/volume of the room.
In essence: the amount of hifi stuff expands to occupy the space available to it.

:smoke
Damn. You're so right. This house is the proof of it. I moved to Windsor 36 years ago with everything in a small van. Now I have four floors full and not enough room for it all. I don't remember actually buying anything, so where on earth did it come from?
 

Fran604g

Just Call Me Junior
Damn. You're so right. This house is the proof of it. I moved to Windsor 36 years ago with everything in a small van. Now I have four floors full and not enough room for it all. I don't remember actually buying anything, so where on earth did it come from?
I feel ya, bro! Ive been adding on to this old post and beam since we moved here in '82, and I keep thinking "...one more room off the side for the audio system. Or the talking machines. Or whatever."

"Or maybe I should convert the shop/barn into living space, and just build a small 2 car off the front..."

Who am I kidding? I'd have it filled before I finish drywalling!
 
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