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HebertFest08
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A little pregaming....


Marco Esquandolas
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I gotta order the reissue. I have the original pressing.

Gonna play it tonight.

I spent the entire day moving gear—the main racks, the speakers, the subs, cables...

Moved the subs to the inside of the mains and the difference is huge—got a lot of the bass back in the listening position. It took me a year to finally do this because the amps, racks, subs, and mains all had to move, and it is all heavy as hell and quite cumbersome.

I had to get a pair of dollies from Harbor Freight to put under the subs to move them. I also had to put footers and furniture sliders under the amps and speakers to move them.

My friend came over today to help—that was needed—couldn’t do it by myself.



HebertFest08
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Damn son.... drop a line if you need help.


Streaming Dead an Co on Nugs right now!


BigOrangeBri
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Queen of Hearts is simply sublime. If you don't feel something when that guitar intro hits then you have no soul


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Marco Esquandolas
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New pic of the gear moved...the 16” subs are in front now (out of the corners)

...and added a pair of SVS PC-4000 cylindrical 13” subs on the sides.


Still integrating the new 13” subs.











Htowntiger90
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WOW. Can do some serious with that setup!


Marco Esquandolas
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On now...





Antal Dorati conducting the London Symphony Orchestra

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov...Capriccio Espagnol, Op.34/Suite from “Le Coq d’Or”


Mercury Living Presence, DIrect Stream Digital SACD, 3-channel stereo, 1956/2004.




Marco Esquandolas
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On now...just because...






Dr. John—“In A Sentimental Mood”...Warner Bros. Records, CD, 1989.






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JackieTreehorn
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What are you baws opinions on a Marantz 2220B receiver? I have an opportunity to grab one that has been fully serviced with new LED's for $100. Is it powerful enough to provide good sound for a smaller living room? Would probably just hook up a couple of good quality bookshelf speakers. I am not an expert so any advice would be greatly appreciated.


Marco Esquandolas
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$100 sounds really cheap for a Marantz that has been fully serviced (to what extent?).

I believe it is a 20 wpc receiver...remember, it isn’ t about size when it comes to powering a speaker. I have a six foot tall, 240 lb. speaker with seven drivers per cabinet, and they will play a good bit louder than my tiny pair of ELAC bookshelf speakers when given 30 watts of power.

You need to find a speaker that is efficient (read up on speaker efficiency a.k.a. A speaker’s sensitivity rating, expressed in “x” decibels at “y” watts at “z” distance for a given resistance)—-it sounds complicated but it isn’t.

The lower the number, say 86dB, the less efficient, and will thus need more power to give the same output as a more efficient speaker at the same power applied. 99dB efficiency is very high, and can play loudly with just 10 watts of power.

Horn speakers (such as Klipsch) as well as full range single driver speakers (Zu Audio) are very efficient. Ribbons, planers, electrostats, and many small bookshelf speakers, on the other hand, are not very efficient.

If you want to use this receiver, look for something g that is 94dB to 99dB efficiency rating if you intend to fill a room with sound.

I also went pretty in depth with speaker sensitivity about 100 pages back in this thread...I’ll look for it later if someone else doesn’t post it before me.


Also....what is your budget for speakers?




Marco Esquandolas
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Go to the middle of This page and read the Audio 101 “All watts are not created equal” piece I wrote...it explains in detail about wattage and speakers and their relationships.


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JumpingTheShark
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That’s so badass


JackieTreehorn
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Wow, I appreciate all of that information. Your posts are always enlightening.That is great stuff! The gentleman I am considering buying it from is a friend of my dad's who has had it for 40 years. He said he'd just let me have it for $100 cash instead of throwing it on ebay and going through the hassle. Said he replaced all of the bulbs, had it throughly cleaned inside and out (knobs, face, case itself). I am sort of debating going the vintage route or just picking up a new Marantz receiver.

For speakers I'd like to stay around $250 if possible. I was looking at the Klipsch reference line.

Thanks again for your advice and assistance!!


river_man
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Day spinnin’...



Neil Young “On the Beach”, 2016 reissue


Marco Esquandolas
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quote:

JumpingTheShark



Howdy stranger...




Marco Esquandolas
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On now...





The Orange Constant—“Point of Reference”...TIDAL stream, 16 bit/44.1k resolution


Newly discovered (by me) rock ‘n roll band out of Athens, GA...these guys recently played the Sweetwater Brewery’s 420 Fest in Atlanta and are quickly making a name for themselves.


Good stuff here!!


Check out the last tune—Red Ryder—-killer smooth groove!



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HebertFest08
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Hey... does someone make decent feet that I can replace the spikes with on my vandys?

Went through with some updates in the house and one of them was replacing the late 90s green tile around the fireplace. The most cost efficient way was to just lay granite on top. Problem is, when I’m not listening I just have the speakers pushed back. Not that big of deal as I can move them on a level surface. Now I have a slab of granite to navigate with spikes on brass isolators. Obviously, not something that will work.

So I want some feet to screw into the stands that way I can slide it without worrying about putting a spike through my wood floor. Ideas? Prefer not to drop $200 on a set of 4 replacement feet which would cost me $400 cause I need 6.


Marco Esquandolas
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I may have a solution...my friend here in Metry just put a pair of IsoAcoustics GAIA II Footers (they are great feet—hefty and screw into the bottom)...on his speakers, a pair of LumenWhite “White Light” (a big, crazy expensive, heavy, ceramic driver speaker from Switzerland), which has tri-pod feet—-so he is left with 2 extra feet after buying (2) 4-packs—they don’t sell in sets of three.

I set his entire mega rig up for him about 3 weeks ago (moved it into a new house)...he would like to find a buyer for the 2 remaining GAIA feet—they have boxes and all adapter screws and nuts (I know because I am the one who put them on and repackaged them. The 2 were never taken out of the box).

You would only need to buy one 4-pack and his 2 (he will discount t the 2).

Although the GAIA II will support more speaker weight than you currently need, you may consider the GAIA II (120 lbs) over the GAIA III (70 lbs) if you plan on getting a larger speaker down the line.

The GAIA III are $200 for 4...
The GAIA II are $300 for 4...he will probably do $100 for the 2 extra.

So 6 GAIA II would run the same as 8 GAIA III.

PROS...you get a bigger footer for the same price—good to have if you move to a larger Tri-pod speaker.

CONS...if you move to a Quad-footed speaker, you will then need to source another pair (8 total).

However, there are many people dealing with this issue, so you may be able to find 2 more for sale on AGon, whether it be buying a pair of IIs or a pair of IIIs.


FWIW...I have a pair of IsoAcoustics Custom Configurable Modular Series Aluminum stands (18.5” x 20”), slated for delivery tomorrow, to go under the subs (260 lbs. capacity each)

Looks like this...






Holla at me later this evening on my mobile.






JumpingTheShark
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I’ve been gone because my damn turn table needs a fixin and it’s not in the budget right now so I’ve been lurkin like a creep arse


Marco Esquandolas
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What’s its ailment?


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