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    Posted: August 12 2016 at 18:04
Come post pics of your Prog Listening room - where you dust all those old records off or play your Flac files or what ever. Note No CD's allowed in this room (PS Have another Cambridge Audio setup with CD ;) )
Mine consists of both of the above plus a Nak tape deck for even crustier old time listening, plus a PA thrown in for good measure. Happy listening - make it loud I say or don't play................



Edited by EddieRUKiddingVarese - August 12 2016 at 18:39
"Everyone is born with genius, but most people only keep it a few minutes"
and I need the knits, the double knits!
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Does anyone use speakers anymore or just headphones, I keep my headphones in a box - where they belong(refer to pic)

gotta feel the music as well as hear
"Everyone is born with genius, but most people only keep it a few minutes"
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote aglasshouse Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 19 2016 at 23:40
I just listen to everything off of my computer and my two speakers. Don't want to show a picture because it'd just make me feel worse about how unkempt it is. 
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I use an iPhone and a pair of headphones.

I'm such a millennial... 
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get more mileage from a cheap pair of sneekers
"Everyone is born with genius, but most people only keep it a few minutes"
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The Eddie patented speaker placement method (endorsed by Flo), multiple speakers and amps- as many as you can find as more is always better (eg like stacks of Marshalls at a rock concert)- Step 1.
Then turn every thing on turn volume up, place needle on record (vinyl is best), leave that room very quickly (before record starts playing- go out thru neigbouring room, then outside to a comfy chair- Step 2
Light your pipe (with Tabaco or fix a drink of your preference and listen( feel the music coming thru the doors/ windows etc of mentioned room)- Step 3
Aah Step 4- Make sure you have no neighbours and/ or they are away.

That's my recommended listening setup- works well most weekends...........
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Luckily for the neighbours I have a football oval ("Australian rules" of course), over the back fence as the only neighbour within earshot. Have not got the system in the pic above 11 O'clock yet but keen to try out 1 O'clock on the vol dial.

Will have to wait till wife not home to do that, mega strife otherwise- will let you know how its goes and if plaster falls from the ceiling.

PS Used to have a homemade Mosfet power amp I made (120w/ channel with dual power suppliers etc), that I put soooo many capacitors in (big caps- as big and many as I could afford at the time), that when I turned it off it would keep playing for 3 minutes before powering down. Was much louder than my current system- had it back in my uni days! The caps alone would make too expensive to make again now
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Originally posted by mechanicalflattery mechanicalflattery wrote:

I use an iPhone and a pair of headphones.

I'm such a millennial... 


Yeah well I'm a baby boomer and do the same thing. I still buy and collect vinyl but don't play it a lot. If it's something not available on Spotify I'll rip it with Voyetra and add to my iTunes or my private cloud player. I'm not home enough to play much music there, some of my most memorable listening experiences come at airports, hotels or walking around some foreign city. Cranking GY!BE or Opeth on headphones while people-watching in an airport is much more interesting than laying out the vinyl in a stuffy room at home.
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sad sad sad what is the world coming to. Is real Hifi dead...................

I got three set ups 2nd one is the Wifes - used for Cline Dion and Opera (Yuck)- nice bid old Wharfedale Devondales SP (big sound- very nice) PS wife didn't notice pic taken :)

2nd one is more modern audio viso Yamaha setup but still with Vinyl




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"Everyone is born with genius, but most people only keep it a few minutes"
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Originally posted by EddieRUKiddingVarese EddieRUKiddingVarese wrote:

Does anyone use speakers anymore or just headphones, I keep my headphones in a box - where they belong(refer to pic)

gotta feel the music as well as hear

I thought I posted a pic on this thread.....Confused

Previous setup, new toys have been added since this pic


Setup after new speakers were added in June


My headphones are only used when I am setting REC levels and Monitoring on the R2R tape deck....Other than that speakers play my music.


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Where are the headphones Gary?? LOL I love your room.....my teen room was similar.



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No headphones, Jose. Those are 70s era Pioneer speakers on either side of the Telefunken stereo in the bottom picture. I can listen to music as late as I want without bothering anyone so I don't use headphones. 

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Me 2.....my area is in the lower level of my home, I can listen as long as I want and don't bother anyone. I can get pretty loud also, normally after midnight is when the wife will come down and tell me..."ummm honey it's after midnight, I think your TT needs to go to bed..." LOL

Gary you ever listen all night long into the morning? I have done that a few times....


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I've never listened to music all night but it's not uncommon for me to be up at 4:00 am.
If I'm up and in my music room then I'm listening to music.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Catcher10 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 17 2017 at 09:49
I could not fathom listening for long periods if I was a CD or digital file listener only....The listener fatigue of digital music would probably drive me bonkers.
Heck even on long plane flights I can only do maybe 2-3 hours of listening thru my digital player.


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I have a few ongoing projects in the music room so there are times when the music is in the background.
I don't sit and do nothing but listen very often and I probably couldn't for any length of time.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote BunBun Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 17 2017 at 16:16
Not the craziest, but I certainly enjoy it :)







And of course my Genesis corner w/ all my Genesis albums, solo members albums, and Genesis related albums along with 45s. And then my random Blue Effect CD boxset and Kaipa boxset behind it cuz i havent figured out where to put them yet.


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^  That will certainly do the job.  Thumbs Up

BTW, I have that Genesis Spot The Pigeon EP. 
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Thanks! I also have it on 12" LOL
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