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Cobra2

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Yes, well spotted; it is a PC2602M, pro-amp. Cary pre/proc. (or Krell HTS7,1, or Krell KRC-2, or...) gets the signal from a Transporter or Yamaha NP-S303 streamer, both soon to be replaced by Raspberry/HiFiberry Digi-something...also waiting for a Topping D50 to complement a diy-dac
 
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If find myself doing most of my listening in the studio these days. I've also just moved the studio to a new building and happen to have taken some pictures before it gets messy.

The speakers:
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With the lights on:
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Normal lighting:
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The Harman Kardon HK-40s are powered by a JBL Power 50 amplifier. The JBL 4312Cs are powered by SAE 3000/3100 pre/power amp. The Advent Largers are powered by a Technics SU-9070 pre and Dynaco ST-70 power amp. All very different sounding, used to check mixes.
 

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If find myself doing most of my listening in the studio these days. I've also just moved the studio to a new building and happen to have taken some pictures before it gets messy.

The speakers:
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With the lights on:
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Normal lighting:
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The Harman Kardon HK-40s are powered by a JBL Power 50 amplifier. The JBL 4312Cs are powered by SAE 3000/3100 pre/power amp. The Advent Largers are powered by a Technics SU-9070 pre and Dynaco ST-70 power amp. All very different sounding, used to check mixes.
I feel like I’m looking at studio setup photos at gearslutz. :cool:
 

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Do I spy with my little eye... a Schiit! Heathen! :cool:
It was one of the first things I purchased. I was quite nooby back then. I still have a Schiit dac but I just can't be bothered to get anything else since to my ears they all sounded the same. I'm not taking advantage of the balanced inputs/outputs of it though so I probably should get something cheaper and pocket the extra money.
 

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It was one of the first things I purchased. I was quite nooby back then. I still have a Schiit dac but I just can't be bothered to get anything else since to my ears they all sounded the same. I'm not taking advantage of the balanced inputs/outputs of it though so I probably should get something cheaper and pocket the extra money.
Get on an "audiophile" forum and sell it. Say that it's been fully burned-in after all these years of use!
 

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What kind of speakers are they?
They were a custom built, limited run all hand made by Robert Gaboury from Arteluthe, he had previously worked at Gemme Audio and designed the Katana loudspeaker. My particular unit used a 15" Beyma woofer, the cabinet was tuned to 50hz, but could reach down even lower then my JBL's can. Was the best bass I ever had! On top was a 3" compression driver, loaded into a smith horn. All hand crafted solid oak cabentry, stuffed with real wool, and all paper in oil capacitors.

He also sold ones using rare vintage TAD drivers. I believe Tube de Force still has a pair in the local area if you want to go hear them for yourself and are in the GTA.
 

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You can search google for 'arteluthe cadenza' and you'll find many pics and posts of them which I've talked about it in detail in other places.
 

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You can search google for 'arteluthe cadenza' and you'll find many pics and posts of them which I've talked about it in detail in other places.
Thanks, the horn really intreged me. I love that stuff, if I only had the room. :(
 
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The monitors are 2-way 8" DIY using Beyma stuff (a high performance/price ratio local manufacturer), around 25 years ago during my college time, so as the Philips amplifier dated the same age but still working :D

Just using a Scarlett Solo 3rd Gen as a decent low latency DAC.

Regards
 
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Cool beans, although you might want to prop your speakers up to avoid any desk coupling/reflection issues?
I'll do something like that. Anyway the truth is 8" are oversized for this space and for my neighbours' comfort. I was thinking of building something more adequate with 5" stuff, like the d'Apollito I made for the living room:

 
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