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Pics of mega-expensive equipment in horrible rooms

Jimbob54

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obviously, should not be your room - just post pics of things you find on social media

... or anti-social media, for that matter
There may actually be a similar thread. Or at least a horrible room thread. I shall dig.
 

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I saw one just yesterday on FB, I'll see if I can find it. I'm not sure how "horribly expensive" the equipment is in it, but the room is ALL reflective surfaces.

Edit: Found it. The only non-reflective surface is the rug, which looks like a rattan or something like that and not very absorbent in and of itself. BTW, this came from a site on how to design your own listening room.
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Does it count ? (coming from the Focal website).
200k euros for a pair (Grande Utopia Em Evo), here technically it's a mono listening experience, so it's a 100k euros listening system.
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And there aren’t any wires, so really just a 100k euros art piece.
 
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I saw one just yesterday on FB, I'll see if I can find it. I'm not sure how "horribly expensive" the equipment is in it, but the room is ALL reflective surfaces.

Edit: Found it. The only non-reflective surface is the rug, which looks like a rattan or something like that and not very absorbent in and of itself. BTW, this came from a site on how to design your own listening room. View attachment 126632
probably not very good for audio, but the choice of materials, colours and overall look, is aesthetically nicely matched. I wouldn't dare soldering on a nelson bench, but that's because I'm cheap...
 

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probably not very good for audio, but the choice of materials, colours and overall look, is aesthetically nicely matched. I wouldn't dare soldering on a nelson bench, but that's because I'm cheap...
Agreed. I've liked the design of many rooms I've seen, but horrible for hi-fi reproduction.
 

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Again, not "mega" expensive, but the caption on this the guy was working hard to "fine tune" the sound. At least there aren't any cable risers...
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My room, three years ago [when I still had a room.] Not terrible sounding, but still had lumpy bass with three powered subs:

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I see that Pioneer SX-x80 tryin' to hide on the right side of the photo! ;)

Ahem. on topic: I think that the converse would be amusing, too. Maybe a Samsung "boombox"(flashing LEDs and all) in a room at Versailles... something like that. ;)
 

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I see that Pioneer SX-x80 tryin' to hide on the right side of the photo! ;)

Ahem. on topic: I think that the converse would be amusing, too. Maybe a Samsung "boombox"(flashing LEDs and all) in a room at Versailles... something like that. ;)
The Gerrard on top of the Pioneer has a flip-over ceramic cartridge, useful for transcribing 78s. The Pioneer connected to a pair of RBH mini-towers under the kitchen window, out doors. There's a Harman Kardon 330 on the left side, had the Strathclyde 305-M on top. I think, maybe it was the Sansui. This is the Strathclyde:

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You could call me a hoarder at the time. The local Amvets would get a lot of audio gear. When I see a vintage Pioneer reciever for $15, what am I supposed to do, walk by it? I don't think so.

The biggest [and most visible] bargain are the Infinity Primus speakers, a full 5.0 of my 5.1 [with three powered subs], 360s up front, 250s in back, C 25 in the center, Amvets, $80. I was given the Strathclyde.

This is a clear case of "be careful what you wish for". Had to get rid of all of it when I moved:

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The late, great Miette enjoying the warmth of vintage electronics:

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