Pictures of your speaker system

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  1. spwath

    spwath Collegiate hijinks master

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    I have different jbls at my parents house that I am working on.
    These ones worked fine when I got them, I just replaced the horns with Altec horns and Emilar compression drivers.
     
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    Here's a shot from my very boring room of my not-at-all boring Tekton Moabs (w/ Center Be Tweeter).

    The chain is Yggdrasil A2 -> JBL Nano Patch+ -> Aegir Monoblocks. Sources are either Macbook Pro or Onkyo C7030. I'm planning to do a write-up on this setup soon, which for now I'll just say that I'm very happy with, even in the smallish room (14x13x8) with no treatments (yet) and other non-ideal features (e.g., folding mirror closet doors).
     
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    Good grief, those look amazing!

    But do they work from ground level, or does your listening chair have to be on a platform?

    For the record, how high are those monsters?

    Oh, and I love the colour! :)
     
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    Ha, never thought I'd own a pair of smurf colored speakers that are nearly as tall as I am (almost 6 feet). I almost ordered a standard black finish, but I'm so glad that I didn't - because this smurfs my smurfin' smurf. Their sound is correspondingly yuuuge when pushed past 75db (BWC is truth) and yet they still sound pretty good at lower volumes.
     
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    Or... That's a micro components stand, less than a foot tall? :D
     
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    Dude I love your speaker setup, but wow those speakers looked a lot taller than 6ft. Lovely color, like a DNA amplifier. How do you like that Onkyo CD transport vs your Macbook Pro?

    Your Yggdrasil/JBL patch/Aegir monoblock is my endgame setup if I ever get a house. Still haven't decided on speakers yet, leaning towards a Crites Cornscala.

    And BTW are those 14 midrange softdome tweeters per speaker? I wonder what's behind the design of that...
     
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    I definitely prefer the Onkyo SPDIF to Gen 5 USB - better all around extension, layering/separation, less etch. I'm sure it's still mid-fi, but it's tiding me over until Unison drops, or a near TOTL CD transport is released for under $500.
    The Yggdrasil + Aegir combo has effectively freed me from upgraditus. Not because other gear wouldn't make me more happy, but because the price to "upgrade" represents absurd cost multiples (x2, x4...). Really thankful that the Moab (which I bought without being able to demo) synergized so well with my chain.
    The solo center Be tweeter is functioning as the true tweeter, and the other 14 handle midrange AND mid-bass. It's weird, but it works incredibly well. I'll write more about this later, but my beloved HD650's set the bar for the kind of rich/smooth/detailed mids I wanted to hear from a 2 ch. setup... and the Moab's definitely deliver.
     
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    I just moved my whole setup I posted the other day to another, smaller room.

    My wife finally decided no big hifi system in our dining room...

    Still sounds good, but not as good. Sound is little more congested in complicated passages. I need to mess with placement more. I have an eq in there, and tweaking that is helping get it back to where I like it.

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    Plus dogs! Dogs definitely improve fidelity!
     
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    Looks like you have mismatched woofers there, one larger than the other. How does that affect the balance of the sound stage?
     
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    Surprisingly the smaller woofer puts out a lot more power, so they end up pretty balanced.
     
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    Ha! Well played.

    I have a kid like that. Our younger daughter makes up for being 5 years younger by sheer energy, drive and volume. She's small but mighty...
     
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    Damn it, I actually scrolled back to look at the speakers! :oops: :rolleyes: :D
     
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    God there's a good woofer/cones/neutering joke in here but I just ... uunnnghhnnn ahh hell I've lost it.

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    The little one has a Napoleon complex. She runs the whole house.
     
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    Just beware if she wants to take you on a quick trip to Moscow...
     
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    Only in the summer!
     

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