Discussion in 'My System' started by Ernie Adams, Feb 4, 2014.
My home office with 30 day old MA3s.
Sweet Setup DGA! I like it!
Well done. I see the felt around the tweeters too.
Guys these speakers are really good. Audio Note took this design and continues to make them, at a significant price increase. Their top model sell for close to $30k! I got my originals in 1979 for $800, I picked up a pair of model 3 with stands for $300.
If you are looking for nice speakers for a reasonable price, they are hard to beat.
The only thing I want to do now is get a pair of new woofers from Atomic Hi Fi. I did this with my old Snell Type C's and it made a world of difference. Even just the way they are now, I would put them up against anything in the 5-6000 range. I have heard Focals and Tannoy's in that range and while they are good in some areas, they are not as good "all round" like my little E II's.
Personally I like paper woofers but I would like to hear the Audionote hemp woofers, though I'm sure they are stupid expensive like everything else they "make".
Updated shot of the garage system
Looking good Bonz!! Those PSB are sweet..I went speaker hunting about 2 weeks ago and finally did some auditioning at my local audio boutique. These were not on the list but the price offered I could not pass them up, only about 6-10 hours on them, the dealer received by mistake on an order, but they were not going to send them back to England from Tacoma, WA LOL!! So I benefited.......
Rega RX5 in Walnut......beautiful tower and a sound that is improving with run in time.
Very nice catcher. I hope they are as satisfying in sound as they are in looks!
So far very good, should be real nice after about 200 hours.
Here's a good introduction to my system. I can't wait to shed some goodness from the Morrow level 3 IC and Speaker cables that are on the way. I just moved into this hous about 2 months ago, so the wires are a bit of a mess.
Speakers: Harbeth SHL5 30th anniversary model
Amplifiers: Quicksilver V4 monoblocks (KT150's right now)
Preamp: Cary SLP-05
Turntable: VPI Classic 3, SDS, Dynavector DRT-XVS1 cartridge
Phono preamp: EAR 324P
Digital setup: Auralic Audio Aries streaming bridge and Vega DAC
Digital Music: 4 TB Synology NAS, Tidal, Kobuz
Very nice indeed!
Beautiful system JRS! How do you like your VPI / Soundsmith set up? I have owned a Linn LP12 for 30 years. It has been upgraded a number of times and provided years of analog bliss; but, if I ever decided to replace it ......... I think VPI and Soundsmith (really like Peter's approach to his work and life) would be top contenders.
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