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The kit we bought, our current setups

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My new home theater setup.

Anthem mrx1140.
2-svs sb2000.
L/c/r - Monitor Audio cp-iw460x
SL/Sr/Sbl/sbr - Monitor Audio WSS230.
2front height/2rear height - Monitor Audio c265-fx.
 

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What is going on in front of your speakers? Strings?

And how do you vacuum that carpet? ;-)

Nice room treatment :cool:
Thank you yes strings!

Vacuuming is easy with a brush.
 

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Thank you yes strings!
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Very cool, bit pricey for me, but i bet you enjoy them a lot.:)
 

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The carpet is modern hand-made Persian of low-medium threads per inch. My fine and I bought it in Toronto in 1992.
The rug looks good in the photo. Where in Iran was it made?

We have enjoyed having Persian rugs in our home for decades. One (an Isfahan) is shown in some of the photos in this gallery.

Library music system (and office system)
 

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New preamp. Swapped out a Yamaha C-4 for this TA-E7B. Gonna sit here and watch the VU meters dance for a while.

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Oh my, that is a nice preamp. I do love the old Yamaha gear, and the new stuff seems to be of the same kind. Here is my workbench. A Yamaha CA-2010, with a Mitsubishi DA-F20 FM tuner, and a WCA-50 network streamer.
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Just collected a Yamaha A-S 801 with a faulty potentiometer for 450€, not really cheap, but they are rare and it's silver and i can't resist this stuff. I'll repair and sell it for 550€ if i can :cool:

Also collected a pair of Kef LS50 Meta for 840€. again, not cheap, but i wanted to try them, now that i have the old LS50. See what the hype is about and if it's justified.

Pics follow.
 

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Also collected a pair of Kef LS50 Meta for 840€. again, not cheap, but i wanted to try them, now that i have the old LS50. See what the hype is about and if it's justified.


Speaker one:
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Speaker two:
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I have been duped.:facepalm:
Contacting the dude later, obviously he has to take them back. Why do people do this?

The A-S801 is fine however, just a knocked off solder joint on the treble potentiometer.
 

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Speaker one:
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Speaker two:
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I have been duped.:facepalm:
Contacting the dude later, obviously he has to take them back. Why do people do this?

The A-S801 is fine however, just a knocked off solder joint on the treble potentiometer.
Damn. What a shame, both for the actual speakers being in unacceptable physical condition, and that they were misrepresented. I don't understand the mindset that allows people to behave that way.
 

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I don't understand the mindset that allows people to behave that way.

Rules for life #1 : Don’t be a dick
Rules for life #2 : See rule # 1
 

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He didn't want to take them back. This was using classifieds, not Ebay or something, so i'm on my own. When i called him before, i asked explicitly if there are any problems or defects. None he said.

So i called him, asked him to take them back. His story changed. In the end he denied i even asked him anything. You could basically listen to the story change bit by bit, until he was the victim. In the end he said the speakers where in top condition and they are my problem now.

Needless to say, i was fuming at that point, what a lying piece of orange peel.:mad:

Once i cooled down, i called a friend, who is a lawyer. He said it's basically his against my word and he doesn't recommend to go the law route, says it's easiest to just move on. The money doesn't hurt me anyway, and i don't need the stress just to make a point. So that's what I'm doing, it's decided.



So then i called Kef. I asked what the driver units cost. 240€ a piece, 6 weeks delivery time. I'll order two tomorrow. If the Wireless II have the same replacement part number i might even get a classy grey instead of the rather ugly copper. :)

Once i have the new ones, i'll sell the ugly drivers. Maybe someone has totally broken ones or maybe someone wants to build a pair of Metas the very cheapest route.
 

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Thread needs more pics!

So i have been reduced to this then, for the time being:
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