One might think i am a bass freak with al those subs, well i am not i cant even go under 20hz. (but 130db @ 20hz)
But i do like Super low distortion, bottomless dynamics and to be able to play really load without compromising with those things.
So both setups have a sensitivity above 98db and i don't use a lot of Watts (well the subs have A lot) and mainly amps in class A
2 ch setup is more "puristic" and the HT also uses Dirac for FIIR filters and a mix of digital/active xo
I sold all my LP:s years back that i regret but my CD collection stays and i also stream via jRiver.
Yeah, I got nothin' compared to that stuff ... I'll have to take a pic of the current setups (main, bedroom, computer). Basically:
Main (5.1 HT/2.1 music)
Integra DRX 5.2 A/V receiver
Classe CA-2100 power amp
Emotiva ERC-3 Gen 2 CD player
Cambridge CXN network streamer
Synology dual-HDD NAS
modified Apple Mac Mini (for digital ripping/backup NAS)
Ascend Acoustics Sierra-2 bookshelf speakers (mains)
SVS SB-2000 sub
NHT SB-1 surrounds
NHT Classic Center
Denon D-M101 executive system
Mission LX-3 bookshelf speakers (prototypes)
Athena AS-P300 subwoofer
Arcam rDAC DAC
Vanatoo Transparent Zero speakers
Velodyne MicroVee sub
Well its not a completion
I have been doing this since my teens and i am 50 years old so there have been a lot of changes over the years.
Also i am part time acoustic consultant, imo the room is just as important as the gear.
I am pretty impressed with the work i have done to the acoustic
For those who likes that stuff i have a lot of graphs and numbers.
Ascend Acoustics, that was something new for me, you got to love ribbon tweeters!
Nice gear, guys.
I have a bedroom system--old stuff; a computer system--really basic; and a living room system that doubles for TV watching.
55" LED TV
Highly modified Linn Sondek, arm and cartridge, 400+ LPs
Mac Mini with 3.5 thousand albums
ME 15 pre--modified and upgraded
SGR CX4F active speakers--upgraded to current drive, 650 watts/channel (tweeter, mid, mid-bass, 4 bass speakers in each cabinet).
All in a 7 x 7.5 x 3 metre irregularly shaped room with cathedral ceiling, and overlooking a park and river valley. (I can't see or hear any neighbours unless I really try. Don't know if they can hear me--they haven't complained!)
And while it's not hi-fi, a commercial lever espresso machine!
Music is mostly Jazz, rock, and alternative--all adult-->no kid stuff allowed.
Nice setup - Analog guy
and the room!
SGR CX4F, that's also something new for me.
All my gear uses active xo, i haven't used passive speakers for years.
Its a bit harder if your in to DIY and want to have compensation in the filters but its well worth it!