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#190048 - 12/30/07 05:32 PM Pictures of setup... 5 months later...
EFalardeau Offline
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Registered: 08/27/07
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Loc: Laval, Quebec, Canada
Now that I have a working camera, I can take pictures. Unfortunately, I pushed my "2007 spring cleaning" by another week so walls are not that clean... But, since I am supposed to be getting my new "entertainment unit" on Thursday (very long story that will wait until next week not to jinx it!), I decided to take pictures anyway.

My first comment: plasma TV and camera flash don't mix well!

Here is how it looks from the fartest wall in the "living room/dining room" (13x22) (don't bother taken down serial numbers; they're already registered under my name!)



The view when I come in my little music-love-nest! (the postcards are there to prove to my sisters that, at least for the duration of a picture, I actually display their cards!)

Yes, on the table are my new headphones (HD-650), and yes I have started to re-read the last Harry Potter. Damn you guys are nosy!



The swedish sub. I called it the swedish sub because of all the massages it gives me when pipe organ is playing or some action-packed movie. I'll come back to the little bench later...



The view of 3 QS-8 from the front. Almost interesting. In case you cannot read it well, the labels on the speakers are saying "Axiom".



QS-8 on their stands... on a little bench... with some bits of wood to make it more stable. That is the position where the back QS-8 are better for music. For movies, they're actually better straight on the stands. I also have ceiling-mounts, but I haven't installed them yet to test. This is an appartment, so I am not too bothered by the look.



Alan and JC's favoite amp to drive the M80s!



SACDs, DVD-Audios, HD-DVDs... this is actually the most expensive part of the whole setup... until the end of January... (my whole CD collection is in boxes as I'm using either my computer, my iPod or my Soundbridge when listening to non-SACD).



I do not have a WAF, but I have a CAF. Believe me, it's almost as bad. According to her (yes, she's a she and she doesn't like to be called a it), the EP-500 has to go, along with all that noise generating equipment... but the sub first...
(BTW, I am a dog person, not a cat person. The only reason why I have a cat is very complex and involves the... involvement of a female of the human species).



Well, that's all folks!

If everything goes according to plan (and it already went terribly wrong three times already), I should get the missing box to assemble my new entertainment unit which will allow me to place the center channel up until end of Jan when I will also have a second one...


Edited by EFalardeau (12/30/07 05:36 PM)
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#190051 - 12/30/07 05:43 PM Re: Pictures of setup... 5 months later... [Re: EFalardeau]
Mojo Offline
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Eric,

Your 80s need more toe-in \:\) .

It looks cozy. The 500 must just pound in that space.

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#190053 - 12/30/07 05:46 PM Re: Pictures of setup... 5 months later... [Re: EFalardeau]
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 Originally Posted By: EFalardeau
Here is how it looks from the fartest wall [...]


Do we want to know how it earned that designation?
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#190054 - 12/30/07 05:54 PM Re: Pictures of setup... 5 months later... [Re: CV]
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Eric, your system and setup looks very warm and inviting, those 80s and that 500 must darn near blow your place apart. Nice job my man!

I'm curious though, fourth picture down ... the white acoustic panel next to the curtains, how's that working out for you?


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#190055 - 12/30/07 05:56 PM Re: Pictures of setup... 5 months later... [Re: CV]
EFalardeau Offline
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Loc: Laval, Quebec, Canada
 Originally Posted By: CV
 Originally Posted By: EFalardeau
Here is how it looks from the fartest wall [...]


Do we want to know how it earned that designation?

I am missing a key between G and J on my keyboard...
Tat is wy I ad to write "fartest" it like tat.
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#190057 - 12/30/07 05:59 PM Re: Pictures of setup... 5 months later... [Re: RickF]
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 Originally Posted By: RickF
I'm curious though, fourth picture down ... the white acoustic panel next to the curtains, how's that working out for you?


Do you mean the heating system or the six-inches wall creating a sense of separation between living room and dining room?
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#190063 - 12/30/07 06:21 PM Re: Pictures of setup... 5 months later... [Re: Mojo]
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The 500 does it's job alright! It actually is at very low gain, but the blend with all the other speakers is incredible and very linear. I like it...
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#190064 - 12/30/07 06:29 PM Re: Pictures of setup... 5 months later... [Re: EFalardeau]
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Registered: 06/22/03
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Loc: The Peoples Republic of Il.

Nice system Eric and a rather cozy looking room. Good thing there's no such thing as overkill \:\) No doubt you need that Axiom amp \:\)
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#190076 - 12/30/07 07:20 PM Re: Pictures of setup... 5 months later... [Re: Wid]
EFalardeau Offline
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Registered: 08/27/07
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Loc: Laval, Quebec, Canada
Hey! It's 2800 cubic feet. Need to move the air! I am concerned, though, that the speaker grills may fall off with the A1400! \:\)
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#190077 - 12/30/07 07:22 PM Re: Pictures of setup... 5 months later... [Re: EFalardeau]
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Registered: 12/26/03
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Looks nice and cozy. I can just imagine sitting in the sweetspot while the 500 is rumbling away and you get bounced out of the seat.
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