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Re: The listening room

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Twistedheat02 wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 6:57 pm
Ours is a very small room approx 3.5m x 3.

I couldn't get away with big speakers in there.

The acoustics are actually pretty good. There is quite a lot of soft furnishings which I think help.

To be fair I've positioned my rig in the optimal position (firing down the length of the room).l

I would love a dedicated listening room one day but being honest a lot of the appeal of music for me is listening with my mrs so the setup we have now works pretty well.
I've visited one member here who has 4 foot high Tannoys in a smaller room than that...but his is a dedicated listening room.
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Re: The listening room

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savvypaul wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 7:05 pm
Twistedheat02 wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 6:57 pm
Ours is a very small room approx 3.5m x 3.

I couldn't get away with big speakers in there.

The acoustics are actually pretty good. There is quite a lot of soft furnishings which I think help.

To be fair I've positioned my rig in the optimal position (firing down the length of the room).l

I would love a dedicated listening room one day but being honest a lot of the appeal of music for me is listening with my mrs so the setup we have now works pretty well.
I've visited one member here who has 4 foot high Tannoys in a smaller room than that...but his is a dedicated listening room.
How did it sound Paul? 8-)
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Twistedheat02 wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:52 am
savvypaul wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 7:05 pm
Twistedheat02 wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 6:57 pm
Ours is a very small room approx 3.5m x 3.

I couldn't get away with big speakers in there.

The acoustics are actually pretty good. There is quite a lot of soft furnishings which I think help.

To be fair I've positioned my rig in the optimal position (firing down the length of the room).l

I would love a dedicated listening room one day but being honest a lot of the appeal of music for me is listening with my mrs so the setup we have now works pretty well.
I've visited one member here who has 4 foot high Tannoys in a smaller room than that...but his is a dedicated listening room.
How did it sound Paul? 8-)
A lot to like about it. I'd rather have Klipsxh Cornwalls or La Scala than the Tannoys, though.

Contrary to popular myth, most large driver speakers are very dynamic at low listening levels. This is especially true with high efficiency speakers, ime. I find that most small speakers need a lot of volume before they come alive, sounding boxed in and compressed at low volumes

Living in a terraced cottage, I want a speaker that can immerse me in the music without starting a war with my neighbours...
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Re: The listening room

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savvypaul wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:14 am
Twistedheat02 wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:52 am
savvypaul wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 7:05 pm


I've visited one member here who has 4 foot high Tannoys in a smaller room than that...but his is a dedicated listening room.
How did it sound Paul? 8-)
A lot to like about it. I'd rather have Klipsxh Cornwalls or La Scala than the Tannoys, though.

Contrary to popular myth, most large driver speakers are very dynamic at low listening levels. This is especially true with high efficiency speakers, ime. I find that most small speakers need a lot of volume before they come alive, sounding boxed in and compressed at low volumes

Living in a terraced cottage, I want a speaker that can immerse me in the music without starting a war with my neighbours...

Sounds nice mate....

I get what you mean about the neighbours. We are in a terrace so cannot get too carried away!
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When I lived in a terrace as a student we had very elderly neighbours on both sides. Both had hearing problems so we got away with a lot :dance: :dance: :dance: We lived up a steep hill and I always helped them carry their shopping up the hill as well as other errands and repairs in their houses. Happy days :grin:
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Have been in a detached for nearly five years so no problems with volume. Was in a semi detached before and only had problems with one set of neighbours who were their for nearly nine years. They were complete nutters and things got very nasty with police, the council and solicitors before they moved out.
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CN211276 wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:37 pm
Have been in a detached for nearly five years so no problems with volume. Was in a semi detached before and only had problems with one set of neighbours who were their for nearly nine years. They were complete nutters and things got very nasty with police, the council and solicitors before they moved out.
I'd love a detached place, just for the ability to crank it up guilt free. one day.....
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Re: The listening room

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Twistedheat02 wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:53 pm
CN211276 wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:37 pm
Have been in a detached for nearly five years so no problems with volume. Was in a semi detached before and only had problems with one set of neighbours who were their for nearly nine years. They were complete nutters and things got very nasty with police, the council and solicitors before they moved out.
I'd love a detached place, just for the ability to crank it up guilt free. one day.....
It was a major consideration when moving house. :character-beavisbutthead:
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HP:Grado SR 325e, Chord Mojo, AQ Carbon.
Analogue: Rega Planar 3, Denon DL-110, NVA Phono 1, NVA SSP.
Second System:NVA P20, NVA A20, NVA Cubettes, NVA LS3, NVA SSC, Arcam Miniblink or Mojo.
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