After completing the wall construction work, my new setup lasted only 3 months… On the right is the new wall that I extended by closing the hallway, thereby creating a longer wall. This way I could set up the equipment sideways, creating more floor real estate in the process, which was my wish. Later I […]
Martin Logans, like any dipole speaker, need lots of space around them. The listening section of my secondary listening room is only 4 meters wide, but with careful positioning of the speakers I have been able to get excellent bass out of them with seemingly ruler-flat response, much better in that respect than in the […]
After completing the construction work it was time to reposition the Apogees The Duettas and associated equipment was moved into position and with anticipation I sat down on the listening sofa, only to be overwhelmed with bassy room modes. Of course I could have known. With the initial sofa placement smack in the middle of the room […]
After being unhappy with the placement of the listening sofa, some more construction work was in order… This is what the secondary setup looked like end 2015: a nice, cozy place to listen to music and watch TV. To make this setup possible I had already removed several walls. Still, I was unhappy with the […]
Components: Apogee Duetta Signature Magnetostatic speakers (refurbished, with original crossovers) Meridian 506.24 as CD transport AudioAanZee Reference Flow Music server direct via USB or over ethernet via EC Designs BBB Roon and jRiver Media Center on Windows PC via Devialet Air Devialet 120 Integrated amplifier, DAC, Streaming endpoint AudioQuest Castle Rock Speaker cables On the […]
The above picture illustrates where we left off on the previous page, with no more room for the Meridian MD600. Once it seemed proven to me that integrated CD players invariably beat separate transport-DAC combos and that going by the results obtained so far, this also seems to extend to streaming (as evidenced by the […]
SACD promised even more perfect sound forever. It was hoped that it would replace CD and revitalize the music market. Alas it did not, but the DSD format is still around. Here are my thoughts on the subject.