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#169563 - 06/03/07 06:19 PM Pics
ditcin Offline
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Hi everbody.
A while ago there was a poll asking what kind of finish we all had. Someone askeed me to post pics - sorry for the delay.
(2) M80s Main L&R
(1) VP150 Center
(2) M2s Front Off Axis
(1) EP600
(4) QS8 Side & Back Surround

7.1 system in VaSSallo Oak w/Buttercup Stain w/Burnt Sienna Grill








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#169564 - 06/03/07 06:51 PM Re: Pics [Re: ditcin]
Mojo Offline
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Wow, I love that finish! It matches your room very well.

How does the QS8 by that door sound? I'm also curious to know if the off-axis speakers make a big difference. I've never heard a set-up like that. Thanks for posting.

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#169565 - 06/03/07 07:00 PM Re: Pics [Re: ditcin]
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That's a great looking room. Lots of nice wood there -- almost seems a shame to put the grills on.

I'm also interested in the off-axis M2s. Do you have them wired in parallel with the M80s somehow ?
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#169566 - 06/03/07 10:49 PM Re: Pics [Re: ditcin]
HAY Offline
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Becarfeul or you may blow the fur off the cat!!



Also, in the last photo in the background there's some sort of Axiom plaque or poster...Care to share what it is?

If curosity doesn't kill the cat the 80's and 600 sure might

Cool set up and matching with the finish. Thanks for sharing and I hope pic doesn't offend.
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#169567 - 06/03/07 10:57 PM Re: Pics [Re: HAY]
Mojo Offline
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I think the plaque came with the Valsallo speakers. It reminds him that he is one of the elite .

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#169568 - 06/03/07 11:06 PM Re: Pics [Re: Mojo]
HAY Offline
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I was thinking that's was what it is, but I thought the plaques "custom made for..." were on the back of the speaker only... If not, even more of reason to order a custom finish
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#169569 - 06/03/07 11:56 PM Re: Pics [Re: Mojo]
ditcin Offline
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Wow, I don't know what to say about all of your kind words. Thanks! Glad you all like the set-up. It's incredible to the ears, that's for sure. I'm extremely happy with it, and the wood/stain and grill colors.
I not sure what someone mean by a custom plaque in the background, but if you meant the white rectangle inside the bookcase in the last picture, behind the loveseat - then that's just the of the boxes that contain the wooden chest filled with feet, alan wrench such as part of the VaSSaLLO Line.

Oh, and "HAY", me, upset over your photoshop pic - NO WAY. IT WAS GREAT. I'm sure you only expressed what my cat (Mina) is actually expressing/repressing, inside.
That's a keeper!
Actually one reason I keep the grill on the sub is due to the large front port openning - it large enough for a cat to get into.

Oh "Mojo" and "Bridgeman" about the side axis speakers...
I don't know what kind of set-up/amp/rec you guys have but my Sherbourn actually has a side-axis channel output on the receiver/decoder which in turn is powered by an outboard amp. (The main Sherbourn amp only does 7.1) On the Sherbourn the axis is made up from the differenct between the front Left and Side Left Surround - and same of course for the Front Right and Right Side Surround.
I find it actually spreads out the frontal soundstage more, depending on the film and how it is mixed. It broadens the scope to extend beyound the front 3 channels. This is especially true with music at times giving the impression of have an orchestra laid out begore the listener swaying across the front part of the room, not just side to side of the TV. Also it tends to really extend the Right/Left much wider. The real trick I found was the volume setting. I tend to make the axis speakers lower than the Front R & L. This allows them to stand by way of the delay setting in stead of being overly loud and drowning out the real Front L & R locations. It's weird really since there isn't just the L&R Axis but also plain Front L&R. Again, this is how it works with the Sherbourn, it may be different with other Rec/Amps and how they decode. So "Bridgeman", to answer your question, I don't have them wired in paralle.


"Mojo", the surrounds sound just fine near the door. Becuase of the way the room is the alcove, near the front door tends to focus the sound from both the Side Surround and the Back Surround so I have to compensate with a lover volume - just one would with any set-up via a sound meter.
One thing I have noticed while experimenting was slightly differnt heights to all the speaker tends to accentuates each channel and allows each to standout better and more defined. This is why I have the heights all off from each other but in pairs (except the Front Center to itself of course).
Again, thanks all for the great response.

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#169570 - 06/04/07 12:03 AM Re: Pics [Re: ditcin]
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Scott, great looking set-up. I must say, it looks like you did a lot of careful measuring. Not much room to spare. Good job fitting everything in!
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#169571 - 06/04/07 07:04 AM Re: Pics [Re: ditcin]
RickF Offline
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Everything looks great Scott, I really like the finish on the Axioms....they look right at home. Thanks for sharing the pictures.
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#169572 - 06/04/07 03:32 PM Re: Pics [Re: RickF]
dllewel Offline
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Loc: Utah, USA
Looks very nice indeed.

I've read about the additional front speakers, that I've heard refered to as "presence" speakers.
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