My system has seen some recent upgrades, i've gone from Monitor Audio Bronze speakers that i've had since 2002 (or somewhere around there) to a 5 channel Salksongseries system anchored by Songtowers. I've recently also upgraded the power going to the front three channels w/ an AVAHifi Insight+ 240/3. I am very happy w/ the results but will be looking to add an Analog preamp w/ HT passthrough, a new and more musical subwoofer, and a turntable front end.
Enjoy the pics!
Salk Songtower x 2
Salk Songcenter x 1
Salk Songsurround I x 2
Klipsch KSW 12 subwoofer
Onkyo TX-SR707 AVR
AVAHifi Insight+ 240/3 power amp
HRT MusicStreamer I (very nice little USB>Analog DAC)
X-Box 360 w/ HD-DVD player
Treatments by: GIK acoustics, Aurelex, Subdude
Cables by: Kimber, Audioquest, Monoprice, Belden (bluejeanscable)
Very nice. I would have liked to have seen some pictures without the grilles as well, but no big deal.
I've never been a fan of having my game consoles vertically though...and I suggest getting a new sub
LOL, yeah, the sub seems a little outclassed there. Very nice system.
HT: Emotiva UMC-200, Emotiva XPA-3, 3X GR Research A/V-2s, GR A/V-1s, Epik Empire, Oppo BDP-83SE, URC R-50, APC-H10, Panamax 5100, PS3 Slim120G(500G) Bluejeans Cable
System Two: Marantz SR-8300, GR Research A/V-2s, Sony SCD-222ES SACD, Panasonic BD-65, PS3 60G (250G), My HT
Are you sure which side of the glass you are on?
I'll take some pics w/ the grills off soon and i'll try and get some good shots of the new drivers.
The Klipsch sub is definitely the slug in my system right now. I don't listen to sacd's as much as i used to and i think the sub is the reason. Before i had the MA's and though they were nowhere near what the salks are they blended better w/ the klipsch therefore not shining a spotlight on the subs boominess and sluggishness. That being said its acceptable for movies and i don't use it at all for 2channel stereo. The salks sound great using the onkyo and van alstine in pure mode but i know an analog preamp would be a great improvement. So my to do (or to buy) list is:
1. A new preamp w/ HT bypass (thinking parasound classic 2100)
2. Turntable, phono pre, etc etc etc... getting into vinyl takes some effort to say the least
3. A new sub... i'm sure the songtowers will make a nice full range system w/ a rhythmik, epik, edesign, or hsu sub... now which one to get???
I'm not sure which of these i'm going to upgrade first but i'm thinking that the sub will be last. The addition of the van alstine amp provided a noticable and very enjoyable improvement over the onkyo, i can only imagine what a good pre would do for the sound.
I'm calling BS, those rear speakers are not even hooked up....
A bunch of Paradigm stuff, a big sub, a few amps and 3 plasma's...Panny of course...
Here are some pics w/ the grilles off
Nice collection of media. I have a similar set of shelves - not in appearance, but in how they are fully loaded or overloaded D:
Nice system you got there man! Congrats and enjoy it the best you can
Hold on Tight to your Dreams - ELO