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Offline HoffmanMyster

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Post your audio gear / stereo setup
« on: Fri, 03 April 2015, 22:40:58 »
I've been meaning to do this for awhile.   ^-^

We have a headphone thread, but nothing for stereo setups and complete listening rooms.

Here's my gear:
  • Receiver - Harman/Kardon 730
  • CD 1 - CDP-CX55 (50+1 changer)
  • CD 2 - CDP-CX235 (200 changer, linked to other CD)
  • Turntable - Pioneer PL-220
  • Cassette - Sanyo RD 10
  • 8-track (not pictured) - Panasonic


Listening Room by HoffmanMyster, on Flickr


Listening Room by HoffmanMyster, on Flickr


Listening Room by HoffmanMyster, on Flickr


Listening Room by HoffmanMyster, on Flickr


Listening Room by HoffmanMyster, on Flickr


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Old setup

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Bonus shot of audio gear I used at the Cedar Cultural Center  ^-^

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Re: Post your audio gear / stereo setup
« Reply #1 on: Fri, 03 April 2015, 22:43:00 »
Logitech Speakers and Razer Kraken Pro #legitballin

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Re: Post your audio gear / stereo setup
« Reply #2 on: Fri, 03 April 2015, 22:59:13 »
I like your record shelves Hoffman.

Too lazy to take some terrible phone pictures that wouldn't be worth posting anyway...
My sound set up revolves around my PC, since I mostly listen to digital files these days. I've got an audioengine N22 amp, orb speakers and a JBL/Harman Studio sub. But I do also vinyl and I have a Stanton T60 with a Behringer preamp with USB out.

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Re: Post your audio gear / stereo setup
« Reply #3 on: Sat, 04 April 2015, 00:51:03 »
Next on my list of electronic upgrades is a nice set of speakers and then a vinyl player down the road. Right now I have basic logitech speakers. I have already started my vinyl collection with some limited edition pieces that I didn't want to miss out on, even though I can't play them :P

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Re: Post your audio gear / stereo setup
« Reply #4 on: Sat, 04 April 2015, 10:07:42 »
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Re: Post your audio gear / stereo setup
« Reply #5 on: Sun, 05 April 2015, 00:09:27 »
Good stuff Hoffman! I'm still building my vinyl collection. My dad loves audio gear and has been collecting for quite some time. I thought I might share our set up because when I want to listen music and chill, this would be the place.

Here is our audio gear:







CD Players:
  • Jolida JD 200
  • Accuphase DD-70
  • Unison Research Unico CDP (Off to repair)
  • Rotel RDV-1040

Turntable:
  • ProJect Debut Carbon White with Ortofon 2M Red

Phonostage:
  • Clearaudio nano phono

DAC:
  • Jolida Glass FX Tube DAC II

Preamps:
  • Jolida JD-5T
  • Audio Research LS5

Integrated Amps:
  • Leben CS600
  • Ayon Orion

Power Amps:
  • Custom Tube Single Ended
  • Proceed AMP3

Receiver:
  • Marantz SR-19EX

Speakers:
  • Harbeth P3ESR SE
  • Kef XQ1
  • B&W DM640i
  • Dynaudio DM 2/8(Not pictured)
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Re: Post your audio gear / stereo setup
« Reply #6 on: Sat, 18 April 2015, 20:35:36 »



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« Reply #7 on: Sat, 18 April 2015, 20:41:10 »
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Please send me all your fire mixtapes.


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Re: Post your audio gear / stereo setup
« Reply #8 on: Sat, 18 April 2015, 20:45:19 »


Old picture, but that's what I'm still using. Monitor Audio R252 + NAD 3130.

Project Essential II has been added though :



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Re: Post your audio gear / stereo setup
« Reply #9 on: Sat, 18 April 2015, 20:49:29 »
JH13s with an 02 amp/dac and some audioengine 2+ (I think) for some casual listening  :thumb:









Hoff still needs to help me get a turntable...  :p
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Re: Post your audio gear / stereo setup
« Reply #10 on: Sat, 16 May 2015, 22:28:16 »
hi... if i post all my stuff I'm going to be here awhile... I love  me some vintage audio equipment.

my pride and joy is a Sony TA-N77ES / TA-E77ESD/TA-SDP-777ES/730ES/700ES stack in near mint condition i got at a G/W 1/2 sale $75 for all of it (oh yeah and a N110 amp also in the deal)

Speakers are JBL L1's I got at an estate sale a few years ago... excellent speakers:


PIC:


(blah blah blah...also in pic: speakers: MA Silver S1's, NHT SuperZero's, Advent /9's (broken sadly atm) Optimus Pro X44's , MK SX-7's and Mini Advents

amps on computer desk: Kenwood KR-V106R and a Pioneer SX-3600 and a little SMSL SA-S3

and FiiO E7K/E09K and of course my DT880 premium 250ohms headphones...oh right and one of my Hitachi PS-48 turntables (i have two of these).


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Re: Post your audio gear / stereo setup
« Reply #11 on: Sun, 17 May 2015, 00:25:38 »
Modi 2 Uber->Bottlehead Crack w/ Speedball->HD650s


Old setup on desktop.


New dedicated listening station.
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Re: Post your audio gear / stereo setup
« Reply #12 on: Mon, 18 May 2015, 19:24:24 »
right now just a lonely Modi. Maybe I'll actually get some headphones to go w/ it :))
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Re: Post your audio gear / stereo setup
« Reply #13 on: Tue, 19 May 2015, 06:46:14 »
JH13s with an 02 amp/dac and some audioengine 2+ (I think) for some casual listening  :thumb:

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Hoff still needs to help me get a turntable...  :p
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Re: Post your audio gear / stereo setup
« Reply #14 on: Tue, 19 May 2015, 07:07:59 »

Cowon D2+ with Pico Amp and Whiplash Twag.


Recently re-shelled after old Shure Se535 cracked.

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Re: Post your audio gear / stereo setup
« Reply #15 on: Tue, 19 May 2015, 11:40:14 »
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Recently re-shelled after old Shure Se535 cracked.


You re-shelled your Se535s? How costly was it and how does it sound now?

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« Reply #16 on: Tue, 19 May 2015, 19:31:24 »
Paid around 190 for re-shell, and $50 per side for additional faceplate. I'm not good in describing but it does sounds better as its deeper into my ear canel. You can check out at null-audio.com

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Re: Post your audio gear / stereo setup
« Reply #17 on: Mon, 19 October 2015, 16:48:56 »
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Re: Post your audio gear / stereo setup
« Reply #18 on: Tue, 20 October 2015, 05:46:19 »
Oooh, THE thread where I become sad because I'm not rich. :D

I've got nothing but a pair of cans to take a photo of, so I'll have to make due with spectating this thread only. Keep the pictures coming guys :thumb:

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Re: Post your audio gear / stereo setup
« Reply #19 on: Tue, 20 October 2015, 06:10:46 »
I have several stereo systems. My favorite one is the system hooked up to this machine.  It has a pair of Bose 601 series II speakers and a pair of Venturi V52 bookshelf speakers.  Currently running a Pioneer A335 integrated amplifier (The Yamaha A1000 is broken, it took a serious fall....) with an ADC SoundShaper 20 Equalizer.  A Technics SLQ-200 semi-automatic Quartz-Field generator Direct Drive Turntable with an Audio-Technica PM9000 Dual-Magnet cartridge and an elliptical stylus.  (The Linear-Contact stylus tears up vinyl, so I went with an elliptical shortly thereafter.)
As far as listening to this system, it is bliss.  The imaging is spectacular, and there is no way to put it into words.  You have to hear it for yourself.

I also have a pair of Minimus-77's I resurrected from the dead when I discovered the woofers on them disintegrated and I had to find replacements for it.  I found a pair of replacement woofers for them that actually made them sound better than they were when they were new.  They are being used in an AV setup.

I have another project going on, which led me on a tangent to build a new speaker system which I really didn't plan.  When it's finished, I will be more than happy to talk about that.

There are a couple other systems I can go on about, but that's for another day.
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« Reply #20 on: Tue, 20 October 2015, 22:24:52 »
My audio gears  :p (








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« Reply #21 on: Thu, 22 October 2015, 11:34:44 »
My audio gears  :p (
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Re: Post your audio gear / stereo setup
« Reply #22 on: Fri, 23 October 2015, 19:17:02 »
Hey Hoff!
I guess I can show everyone a work in progress....



It will be finished next week or sooner....  I have almost all the parts I need now.

*Smile*
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Re: Post your audio gear / stereo setup
« Reply #23 on: Fri, 23 October 2015, 21:00:32 »
Hey Hoff!
I guess I can show everyone a work in progress....

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It will be finished next week or sooner....  I have almost all the parts I need now.

*Smile*


nice bro, nice!
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Re: Post your audio gear / stereo setup
« Reply #24 on: Sat, 24 October 2015, 01:11:37 »
Hey Hoff!
I guess I can show everyone a work in progress....

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It will be finished next week or sooner....  I have almost all the parts I need now.

*Smile*

Nice.  :)  This will be a stereo setup, or part of something larger?  Either way, looking good.

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« Reply #25 on: Sat, 24 October 2015, 07:40:30 »
Hey Hoff!
I guess I can show everyone a work in progress....

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It will be finished next week or sooner....  I have almost all the parts I need now.

*Smile*

Nice.  :)  This will be a stereo setup, or part of something larger?  Either way, looking good.

It's kind of an experiment in a speaker build.  I hope everything works the way I planned.  I'll know when it's done.
Edit: I have a small snag, some parts I need are coming in next week.  I hate waiting!
What is suprising, is if I really wanted to, I could probably finish the build without the parts, just to see how it sounds.  I'll be patient and do it right, even though I am anxious as heck wanting to hear them!
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Re: Post your audio gear / stereo setup
« Reply #26 on: Sat, 24 October 2015, 09:05:20 »
Speakers: Fostex PM0.4 Studio Monitors
DAC/Amp: RATOC REX_A2496HA1


My headphones. This was after i finished making my headphone holders so i was testing headphone placements, i don't keep them out like this anymore. I now keep most of them in their original packaging in the closet


Except these two (though i'm trying to sell the C.O.P.'s because i don't use them anymore.
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Re: Post your audio gear / stereo setup
« Reply #27 on: Sat, 24 October 2015, 21:32:58 »
Hey Hoff!
I guess I can show everyone a work in progress....

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It will be finished next week or sooner....  I have almost all the parts I need now.

*Smile*

Nice :)

I've always wanted some speakers that would impress the guys that put up Stonehenge.
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Re: Post your audio gear / stereo setup
« Reply #28 on: Sat, 24 October 2015, 22:09:57 »
Hey Hoff!
I guess I can show everyone a work in progress....

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It will be finished next week or sooner....  I have almost all the parts I need now.

*Smile*

Nice :)

I've always wanted some speakers that would impress the guys that put up Stonehenge.

LOL!  The big question is can I really be patient enough to finish this right?  I am pretty sure it will work the way I planned.  We'll see.
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Re: Post your audio gear / stereo setup
« Reply #29 on: Mon, 26 October 2015, 04:14:37 »
There's some nice stuff in here!

I don't have anything special, just a pair of KRK Rokit 8 G3's. I'll get to posting a picture first chance I get!
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« Reply #30 on: Fri, 30 October 2015, 12:03:39 »
Well, I am having some serious problems with the design.  It's not working exactly as I intended and I have to work with the low/mid pass.  It's going to be on the back-burner for a while now.  Awww.
Those poor guys at Stonehenge.
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Re: Post your audio gear / stereo setup
« Reply #31 on: Fri, 30 October 2015, 22:09:53 »
Oooo...good stuff!

I don't have pics but love my AKG 240Ms that I've had from when they were still made in Austria.  Mine are still 600ohm. 

I also just a week ago turned on our original family Panasonic stereo/turntable/8-track with Thrusters speakers.  What shocks me is that they were bought right around when I was born, so they're as old as me and they still work!  Some of knobs were a bit crunchy but a couple of turns back and forth and the whole thing came back to life.  :thumb:
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Re: Post your audio gear / stereo setup
« Reply #32 on: Fri, 30 October 2015, 23:02:11 »
IT is ALIVE!  Holy Smoke!  They KICK HARD!  I just had to low-pass (80Hz) to the subwoofers and go full range pass through to the Alpine 6960's.  (No high-pass, totally unnecessary!)

I thought I would have to do everything over.  Duh, if it ain't broke, don't break it.
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« Reply #33 on: Fri, 30 October 2015, 23:57:59 »
Sweet, glad you got them kicking, literally!

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« Reply #34 on: Sun, 01 November 2015, 14:58:55 »
Well, I did finish and the system sounds incredible!  I guess if you see the picture, you can just imagine what it sounds like.



Edit: Getting the shot (1 out of 75) is next to impossible considering the lighting etc....
« Last Edit: Sun, 01 November 2015, 19:22:45 by Snowdog993 »
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Re: Post your audio gear / stereo setup
« Reply #35 on: Sun, 01 November 2015, 19:53:07 »
Well, I did finish and the system sounds incredible!  I guess if you see the picture, you can just imagine what it sounds like.

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Edit: Getting the shot (1 out of 75) is next to impossible considering the lighting etc....


They look awesome dude, congratulation!
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Re: Post your audio gear / stereo setup
« Reply #36 on: Sun, 01 November 2015, 22:12:59 »
I've been meaning to do this for awhile.   ^-^

We have a headphone thread, but nothing for stereo setups and complete listening rooms.

Here's my gear:
  • Receiver - Harman/Kardon 730
  • CD 1 - CDP-CX55 (50+1 changer)
  • CD 2 - CDP-CX235 (200 changer, linked to other CD)
  • Turntable - Pioneer PL-220
  • Cassette - Sanyo RD 10
  • 8-track (not pictured) - Panasonic

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Old setup
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Bonus shot of audio gear I used at the Cedar Cultural Center  ^-^
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hell yes. love how its all just kinda thrown around, shows it all gets lots of use.  :thumb:
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Re: Post your audio gear / stereo setup
« Reply #37 on: Tue, 03 November 2015, 03:57:13 »
great to see fellow audiophiles here...

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Re: Post your audio gear / stereo setup
« Reply #38 on: Tue, 03 November 2015, 17:56:51 »
Well, I did finish and the system sounds incredible!  I guess if you see the picture, you can just imagine what it sounds like.

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Edit: Getting the shot (1 out of 75) is next to impossible considering the lighting etc....

Nice!  Happy to see you got 'em up and running.  :D  I'd like to experience how it sounds, but of course that's not possible.  :P


hell yes. love how its all just kinda thrown around, shows it all gets lots of use.  :thumb:

Heck yeah!  I spend most of my time in that room, especially now that I've had to consolidate my computer room and video game room into my listening room after the move.  :O 

When we gonna get some pics of your badass setup, eh?

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Re: Post your audio gear / stereo setup
« Reply #39 on: Tue, 03 November 2015, 18:00:11 »
Well, I did finish and the system sounds incredible!  I guess if you see the picture, you can just imagine what it sounds like.

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Edit: Getting the shot (1 out of 75) is next to impossible considering the lighting etc....

Nice!  Happy to see you got 'em up and running.  :D  I'd like to experience how it sounds, but of course that's not possible.  :P


hell yes. love how its all just kinda thrown around, shows it all gets lots of use.  :thumb:

Heck yeah!  I spend most of my time in that room, especially now that I've had to consolidate my computer room and video game room into my listening room after the move.  :O 

When we gonna get some pics of your badass setup, eh?

In the midst of my "freakout: i own way too much ***" i got rid of my giant desk and am downgrading, as well as downgrading my stereo system. Will have to post next week when all is back up and running :D
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Re: Post your audio gear / stereo setup
« Reply #40 on: Tue, 03 November 2015, 18:06:24 »
In the midst of my "freakout: i own way too much ***" i got rid of my giant desk and am downgrading, as well as downgrading my stereo system. Will have to post next week when all is back up and running :D

:(  Sad day.

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Re: Post your audio gear / stereo setup
« Reply #41 on: Tue, 03 November 2015, 18:40:15 »
I've been meaning to do this for awhile.   ^-^

We have a headphone thread, but nothing for stereo setups and complete listening rooms.

Here's my gear:
  • Receiver - Harman/Kardon 730
  • CD 1 - CDP-CX55 (50+1 changer)
  • CD 2 - CDP-CX235 (200 changer, linked to other CD)
  • Turntable - Pioneer PL-220
  • Cassette - Sanyo RD 10
  • 8-track (not pictured) - Panasonic

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Old setup
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Bonus shot of audio gear I used at the Cedar Cultural Center  ^-^
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If i'm not wrong, that is B&W speaker right ?
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Re: Post your audio gear / stereo setup
« Reply #42 on: Tue, 03 November 2015, 18:41:47 »
I've been meaning to do this for awhile.   ^-^

We have a headphone thread, but nothing for stereo setups and complete listening rooms.

Here's my gear:
  • Receiver - Harman/Kardon 730
  • CD 1 - CDP-CX55 (50+1 changer)
  • CD 2 - CDP-CX235 (200 changer, linked to other CD)
  • Turntable - Pioneer PL-220
  • Cassette - Sanyo RD 10
  • 8-track (not pictured) - Panasonic
If i not wrong, that is B&W speaker right ?

Correct.  :thumb:  I forgot to put those in the list of gear.  :)

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Re: Post your audio gear / stereo setup
« Reply #43 on: Tue, 03 November 2015, 18:51:50 »
That's great, i love the B&W , actually i'm waiting for my 805 D3 , also headache about the setup to drive this speaker  :-X :-X.

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Re: Post your audio gear / stereo setup
« Reply #44 on: Wed, 04 November 2015, 12:36:46 »
Nice!  Happy to see you got 'em up and running.  :D  I'd like to experience how it sounds, but of course that's not possible.  :P

Well, if you could, you may experience 3 different aspects of how sound can be experienced.  Arena, Hall, and narrow field.  Each has it's own effect on the senses.  I like image the best of them all.  Nothing like hearing music being reproduced as it was intended by the artist.
It's a losing battle with new technology.  All I can do is let some people experience what I am talking about, and let them decide what they like.

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Re: Post your audio gear / stereo setup
« Reply #45 on: Wed, 04 November 2015, 13:19:02 »
I like image the best of them all.  Nothing like hearing music being reproduced as it was intended by the artist.
You know, this brings up an interesting point.

What does everyone like in terms of the equalization or 'shape' of their sound?  Do they like it a bit bass heavy, or sharped highs, or flat, or neutral, or naturalized?

Personally, I've been spoiled by working with a great sound engineer friend of mine.  He taught me to hear for things during mixdown and live productions--it's not easy.  But then again, we had great equipment as our tools--Sennheiser headphones, Mackie monitors, among the regular stuff like Shure sm58s.

My friend has a set of Mackie powering studio monitors at home for mixdown and that sound has become the reference by which I judge everything else now because of it 'untainted' and very 'true' sound.  My AKGs do the same.  But now everything else sounds so badly in comparison. :(


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Re: Post your audio gear / stereo setup
« Reply #46 on: Wed, 04 November 2015, 13:38:08 »
I like image the best of them all.  Nothing like hearing music being reproduced as it was intended by the artist.
You know, this brings up an interesting point.

What does everyone like in terms of the equalization or 'shape' of their sound?  Do they like it a bit bass heavy, or sharped highs, or flat, or neutral, or naturalized?

Personally, I've been spoiled by working with a great sound engineer friend of mine.  He taught me to hear for things during mixdown and live productions--it's not easy.  But then again, we had great equipment as our tools--Sennheiser headphones, Mackie monitors, among the regular stuff like Shure sm58s.

My friend has a set of Mackie powering studio monitors at home for mixdown and that sound has become the reference by which I judge everything else now because of it 'untainted' and very 'true' sound.  My AKGs do the same.  But now everything else sounds so badly in comparison. :(

Having a great equalizer is a must.  You have to use them properly and adjust the sound to the environment your speakers are in.  If you prefer, you can bend the sound to your liking, however, you discover after time that maybe you are "drowning" out essential content.

This is important.

Take a song like "Year of the Cat" by Al Stewart.  Listen to it however you like.  Then, as an experiment, turn everything FLAT.

Try it.

Then, depending on your environment, adjust your bass and treble frequency up and down until you reach that spot where the song goes full dimension.  (You'll know it when you hear it.)

That song was engineered brilliantly.  There are others, but it's a good example.
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Re: Post your audio gear / stereo setup
« Reply #47 on: Wed, 04 November 2015, 17:37:08 »
Yea... this should go in the headphone thread, but here's my R&R setup.

-Raspberry pi 2 with Hifiberry DAC pro (airplay)
-Shiit Lyr as amp
-Sanheisser HD 600 as headphones
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Re: Post your audio gear / stereo setup
« Reply #48 on: Wed, 04 November 2015, 18:09:09 »
I like image the best of them all.  Nothing like hearing music being reproduced as it was intended by the artist.
You know, this brings up an interesting point.

What does everyone like in terms of the equalization or 'shape' of their sound?  Do they like it a bit bass heavy, or sharped highs, or flat, or neutral, or naturalized?

Personally, I've been spoiled by working with a great sound engineer friend of mine.  He taught me to hear for things during mixdown and live productions--it's not easy.  But then again, we had great equipment as our tools--Sennheiser headphones, Mackie monitors, among the regular stuff like Shure sm58s.

My friend has a set of Mackie powering studio monitors at home for mixdown and that sound has become the reference by which I judge everything else now because of it 'untainted' and very 'true' sound.  My AKGs do the same.  But now everything else sounds so badly in comparison. :(

I always aim for a "flat" curve in terms of produced sound.  So similar to what snowdog mentioned, I'll adjust the EQ but only to compensate for the environment.  I may also mess with things if I "know" the mix is poor and I want to fix it.  :P  (though almost universally, my attitude is to "listen to it as the artist intended")

I've also had great experiences learning from some experienced sound engineers (ran sound for a 5-12 piece band at a church - see the last pic in the OP :D ), which taught me a lot.  I don't claim to be an expert, but I do think it has helped me in my quest for better sound. 

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Re: Post your audio gear / stereo setup
« Reply #49 on: Wed, 04 November 2015, 19:00:10 »
Ahh, not only have I found keyboard brethern, but sound brethern as well.  I love 'flat' and 'as the artist intended'.   :cool: :thumb:

It drives me batty to hear the crap headphones with excess equalization that people are buying for $200.  I mean, if people want to throw away their money I guess its their prerogative, but at least give me some.