Matt D
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Let's See Your Sound System

Wed Apr 02, 2003 1:31 pm

I'm back! Actually, I never really went anywhere. I've just been very busy. I figured we haven't had a "stereo" thread in awhile, so I'll start. Here are some pictures I took today of my setup.

Enjoy!

Here's the whole system, wide angle view.



Components, left to right:

Left Satellite Bose AM-5 Satellite system
Akai GX-635 Reel to reel, Denon DN-790R pro cassette deck, Teac X-2000R reel to reel, Philips CDR-770 Recordable CD player (below X-2000R)

Middle stack, top to bottom:
Kenwood receiver (model number escapes me at the moment, American DJ dB output lightbar, Technics Equalizer, Yamaha KX-930 3-head cassette deck, Denon DRM-740 3 head cassette deck, Technics SLPD-987 Carousel CD player

Far right-top to bottom:

Gemini PDM-12 8 channel mixer
2 Gemini CDJ-10 pro DJ CD players

Not shown:
Right satellite and subwoofer of speaker system.

Here's a close up of the X-2000R deck. That is a piece of lint that got picked up in the scan on the takeup (right side) reel. The actual reel is blemish free. That is my own made "studio" reel. It says "Des-Lab", and "1" and "2" on each side of the reel. Des-Lab is the name of my "studio".



Here is a low light view of some of the system, showing some of the lights.



Here is a close up of my mixer and some of the models I have on display (had to show that I still have the airliner spirit in me), including 3 home made models: Valujet 717, Reno Air 717, and Reno Air 737-700








 
Superfly
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RE: Let's See Your Sound System

Wed Apr 02, 2003 1:38 pm

Now that is an awesome rig!  Smokin cool

My photos are at a cheap site that will not let me link photos.  Sad
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RE: Let's See Your Sound System

Wed Apr 02, 2003 1:38 pm



Shall we enclose our home address's and when we are next planning a trip ?

Jeremy
 
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RE: Let's See Your Sound System

Wed Apr 02, 2003 1:40 pm

Matt D:
Scroll down and look at Cathy112's thread on cassettes.
She could use some of your advice as well.  Smile
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Matt D
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RE: Let's See Your Sound System

Wed Apr 02, 2003 1:41 pm

Superfly:

Send me a couple of pictures to my work e-mail, and I can post them for you. I bit the bullet and bought an account that allows hotlinking. I LOVE posting pictures.
 
Matt D
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RE: Let's See Your Sound System

Wed Apr 02, 2003 1:44 pm

Speaking of cassettes, there is that box of 3M 4040 BlackWatch tapes with your name on it next time you come down! Look towards the lower right.



Artsyman:

Is that your way of saying you like my system?
 
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RE: Let's See Your Sound System

Wed Apr 02, 2003 1:46 pm

That's mine, the sony DAV-S300, an excellent system...
 
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RE: Let's See Your Sound System

Wed Apr 02, 2003 1:49 pm

Artsyman: Is that your way of saying you like my system?
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ooh er, big fella... do I like your system.....
 
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RE: Let's See Your Sound System

Wed Apr 02, 2003 1:50 pm

Matt D:

I am slobbering over those tapes!  Love
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Wed Apr 02, 2003 1:56 pm

America's chickens are coming home to rooooost!
 
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RE: Let's See Your Sound System

Wed Apr 02, 2003 1:57 pm

Looks cool Matty!

I've got a big one too (sound system that is).

A combination of Yamaha Tape Deck / Pioneer CD/DVD / Pioneer (turntable) / Sony AC3 5.1 THX tuner (reference model) / Yamaha mixer etc etc.

Cheers,

mb
 
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RE: Let's See Your Sound System

Wed Apr 02, 2003 6:21 pm

Since January:
Rotel silver line amp and cd-player, going into Bowers&Wilkens speakers by Kimber cables...life can be so beautiful sounding Big grin Big grin Big grin

at home in Berlin: a wild mixture of Denon amp, Marantz cd-player, Sansui tuner (the old TU 9900!!), Pioneer cassette deck and Akai tape machine going into big old speakers that need replacing, probably going for chaeper Bowers&Wilkens there, too, I just love that sound! Furthermore my old Scott amp and my old Hitachi cassette deck, both in working condition but currently not in use.
I know it's only VfB but I like it!
 
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RE: Let's See Your Sound System

Wed Apr 02, 2003 6:31 pm

The centerpiece of my system is probably the subwoofer, pictured below. It utilizes a 12" Dayton Loudspeaker Titanic Mk II subbass driver. I constructed the enclosure out of 3/4 Medium Density fiberboard, with approximately 4.8 cubic feet of internal airspace and a 4" x 16" round flared precision port tuned to 23 hz. It is powerd by a plate amplifier from partsexpress.com which delivers 250 watts into a 4 ohm mono load. I used a large sheet of black ash wood laminate to give the subwoofer a "manufactured" appearance. It is currently running summed mono from the subwoofer output of my reciever.

Also pictured below are my Phase Technology Teatro 4.5 bookshelf speakers, Denon DRA-395 stereo reciever, Denon DCM-270 5 disc CD Changer, and Toshiba SD-310V DVD player. All together, it sounds excellent but I will be expanding to a better DVD player and adding surround speakers along with a 5.1, 6.1, or 7.1 reciever as my budget allows.







 
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Superfly's Studio

Thu Apr 03, 2003 12:08 am

Here it is, for your viewing pleasure:




And I imagine that this resides in one of his cars.  Big thumbs up
 
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Thu Apr 03, 2003 12:33 am

 
Matt D
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RE: Let's See Your Sound System

Thu Apr 03, 2003 12:36 am

JCS17:

Now THAT puts my system to disgrace.

I'm surprised no one has commented on the Reno Air 737-700
 
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RE: Let's See Your Sound System

Thu Apr 03, 2003 1:32 am

Thanks Matt, it took me quite a long time to afford my stereo.

Now that I look, WTF! A Reno Air 737-700? What!? Do you also have a 747-400 in WN colors.  Big grin

[Edited 2003-04-02 17:50:06]
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Matt D
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RE: Let's See Your Sound System

Thu Apr 03, 2003 2:04 am

Well it did take me awhile to build up this system. I made the QQ 73G because I thought it would be cool. I do not have a WN 744. That would be a little too gratuitous.

When is Superfly going to get up? I hope he wasn't hitting the Cold Duck again last night.
 
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RE: Let's See Your Sound System

Thu Apr 03, 2003 6:53 am

Matt D:
Thanks for the photos Matt.
No Cold Duck last night, just Mogden David wine & pork Chops.  Smile


I'll list the componets later.

See ya.
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RE: Let's See Your Sound System

Thu Apr 03, 2003 8:00 am

My sound system is in my car... At home I listen to the computer. My dad has a Pioneer component system with bose speakers, an infinity sub and two more infinity satellites.

In my car I have a Pioneer DEH-P4400 Head Unit with 4 3-way Pioneer speakers, two 12 inch MTX subs, and a Jensen 300w amp. I also subscribe to the XM Satellite Radio Service.
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RE: Let's See Your Sound System

Thu Apr 03, 2003 8:01 am

I've just been very busy

Explains why Arseanal@LHR hasn't posted much recently.
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RE: Let's See Your Sound System

Thu Apr 03, 2003 9:14 am

My home stereo is a hodgepodge of Denon, Marantz, and *cringe* RCA stuff. At my weekend job (SR tech), on the other hand, I use an Amek Recall RN, hooked up to a Meyer SIM II real-time analyzer, sound is provided by 2 Meyer Sound Laboratories MTS-4 loudspeakers, 3 UPA-2Cs, and 6 UPM-2Cs as well as 2 Meyer subs. Infills are provided by 3 B&W commercial speakers...now that's audio!
 
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Thu Apr 03, 2003 11:55 am

Victech:
RCA is nothing to laugh at. Yes a lot of there stuff is cheap now but I had to settle for an RCA VCR/DVD combo unit because it's the ONLY brand of VCR that is resistant to high levels of interference.
I live just 2 blocks from Sutro Tower here in San Francisco. It's a 974ft. TV antenna that causes all sorts of interference and distortions in audio & video equipment. I tested 13 different VCR brands before I settled with RCA.



That is my stereo system.
On the left column is:
Denon DP-47F Turntable with Blue Point phono cartridge
Marantz 4400 Quadraphonic receiver
Marantz 5220 Cassette deck
Marantz/Superscope 8track recorder/player
Tachnics 858 Quadraphonic 8track recorder/player

In the center I have:
Niles 5 format switcher box
Marantz CD-400B Quadraphic LP decoder
Teac A-3340 4-channel reel to reel tape recorder/player

On the right column:
Technics 1200 MK2 Turntable
Kenwood KR-9340 Quadraphonic reciever/amp used only as an amp
Yamaha K-550 Cassette deck not pictured
Sony CDP-C305 5 disc CD changer
RCA/Go Video VCR/DVD combo not pictured





This reciever comes with an oscilloscope to monitor the output, direction and shape of sound instead of a generic LED found on todays equipment.


This unit detects a 30,000 Hz frequency in CD-4 encoded quadraphonic LPs to decode multi-channel information.


This is a solid workhorse of a cassette deck.  Smokin cool


This is an extremely rare quadraphonic 8track player/recorder.
Akai was the only other brand to make one.


My Denon turntable has black instead of chrome that you see in this photo.


This Blue Point phono cartridge is the most impressive one I've owned. It has a frequency response of 5-50,000 Hz and tracks at only 1.0 gram.
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Thu Apr 03, 2003 12:15 pm





The big Lincoln has the AM/FM QUADRAPHONIC 8track player.


I play cassettes through the 8track cassette adapter in the Lincoln 8track player.


I also use a car discman with cassette adapter to play CDs trought the 8track/cassette adaptor.  Smile







Chrysler/Infinity CD/cassette combo AM/FM stereo system in the LaBaron Convertible.


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RE: Let's See Your Sound System

Fri Apr 04, 2003 2:13 am

Here is a pic of the one in my living room:

Bang & Olufsen Beosound Overture:





Bang & Olufsen Beolab 6000 speakers:




My Room:
Philips FW620C



And 4 of these speakers:

 
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RE: Let's See Your Sound System

Fri Apr 04, 2003 5:07 pm

Also, the Woosters 1:200 scale aircraft is an Olympic Airways A-340.  Smokin cool


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