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My (temporary) living room system

Discussion in 'Show off your system' started by PaulyT, Dec 15, 2010.

  1. PaulyT

    PaulyT Behind the Curtain Staff Member Administrator Moderator Superstar

    Just in case I want to have some Christmas music at ~135dB SPL... ;)

    Yes, this is my live sound system. This room was used for band rehearsals for a while but (long story) that's probably not gonna happen anymore. But hey, while I still have the gear, may as well get some use out of it. Eventually I do plan to have that Heresy + tube amp system in this same location. Someday...

    You'll see my new (to me) squeezebox, normally sitting on top of the (closed) mixer case. It's one of the original white V3 Slim Devices branded units, pre-Logitech. But still, plugged it in, hooked to wireless, did a firmware update, and I was up and running in 5 minutes. Sweet.

    Despite a pretty crappy noise floor - obvious hiss from the (powered) speakers even with everything else off - this isn't a bad system for home listening. With these large speakers spread apart this far - about 12' - the soundstage is IMMENSE. It's kinda fun. And imaging isn't bad either, despite total lack of any acoustic treatments. Horn tweeters helps here, some, I'm sure.
     

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  2. Aaron German

    Aaron German Active Member

  3. Botch

    Botch I.Y.A.A.Y.A.S! Superstar

    Pauly, are those the self-powered QSCs? (I don't see a power amp). Those are supposed to be the bee's knees as keyboard amps...
     
  4. PaulyT

    PaulyT Behind the Curtain Staff Member Administrator Moderator Superstar

  5. Towen7

    Towen7 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

    What's the mixer being used for? Just volume control?
     
  6. PaulyT

    PaulyT Behind the Curtain Staff Member Administrator Moderator Superstar

    Right now, basically it's a really fancy RCA->XLR adapter. ;) I just set the volume on the mixer and speakers themselves to a "loud" level when the volume on the SB is 100%, then use the SB's own volume control to adjust from there.
     
  7. GreatDane

    GreatDane Well-Known Member

    You're ready for a REAL Christmas party. :music-rockout:
     
  8. TitaniumTroy

    TitaniumTroy Well-Known Member

    So where are the cats, I am used to see a kitty or two in your pics Pauly?
     
  9. PaulyT

    PaulyT Behind the Curtain Staff Member Administrator Moderator Superstar

    Yeah for a change the cats weren't around... they do sit on the big speakers sometimes, or in the window. Fortunately they mostly leave the Christmas tree alone - except one cat has a tendency to pee on certain things, which is why the tree skirt isn't under there yet. Sigh.
     
  10. MatthewB

    MatthewB Grandmaster Pimp Daddy Famous

    Pauly you cranking your Hanna Montana albums at 135db must just be manna from heaven for you. :handgestures-thumbup:
     
  11. PaulyT

    PaulyT Behind the Curtain Staff Member Administrator Moderator Superstar

    :angry-cussingblack: :angry-cussingblack: :angry-cussingblack:






    Fortunately, my kids are too young to have been involved in that craze... thank God. Though Wiggles aren't much better.
     
  12. DIYer

    DIYer Well-Known Member Famous

    Don't be so sure yet. Wait till they hear about that Beaver guy or whatever his name is.
     

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