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  • BIGDaddyWilBIGDaddyWil MichiganPosts: 1,939
    ^^^^^^ Even better! Congrats!
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  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 9,442
    Speaker stands, what is everybody using?

    For big floor standing speakers.  I see some nice walnut ones for sale on ebay, but thinking of making my own.
  • mrussel1mrussel1 Posts: 7,649
    Speaker stands, what is everybody using?

    For big floor standing speakers.  I see some nice walnut ones for sale on ebay, but thinking of making my own.
    I'm confused.  You are going to put stands under floor standing speakers?
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 9,442
    mrussel1 said:
    Speaker stands, what is everybody using?

    For big floor standing speakers.  I see some nice walnut ones for sale on ebay, but thinking of making my own.
    I'm confused.  You are going to put stands under floor standing speakers?
    Yes.  The speakers should be on an angle so the sound comes at you better.

    See these http://www.ebay.com/itm/Pair-of-Solid-Walnut-Speaker-Stands-made-for-Pioneer-HPM-100-Speakers-/132281399893?hash=item1ecc95fa55:g:3KkAAOSw-3FZD9bV
  • dudemandudeman Posts: 1,418
    ^^^^^^ Even better! Congrats!
    Thanks man. It was a lot of fun putting together. None of the equipment worked properly when I got it so it's extra rewarding that everything works, sounds great and cost next to nothing. 
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  • dudemandudeman Posts: 1,418
    Before I would buy or build stands, I would experiment by sticking books or magazines under the front of the speakers to determine how much tilt you prefer. 

    Tilting your speakers back can have a profound effect on your listening experience. It's not always an improvement though. The size of the room, distance between speakers, distance to your listening chair, ceiling height, room furnishings etc. all contribute to the overall performance of your speakers. 

    Good luck with whatever you decide. 
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  • BIGDaddyWilBIGDaddyWil MichiganPosts: 1,939
    mrussel1 said:
    Speaker stands, what is everybody using?

    For big floor standing speakers.  I see some nice walnut ones for sale on ebay, but thinking of making my own.
    I'm confused.  You are going to put stands under floor standing speakers?
    Yes, I did put my Pioneer HPM 60 on stands.  It really sounds awesome!


    Pine Knob Music Theatre - Jul 31, 1992 Crisler Arena - Mar 20, 1994
    Summerfest - Jul 09, 1995*Savage Hall - Sep 22, 1996The Palace of Auburn Hills-Aug 23, 1998 Breslin Center- Aug 18, 1998,The Palace of Auburn Hills-Oct 07, 2000 DTE Energy Theatre-Jun5,2003,DTE Energy Music Theatre - Jun 26, 2003Sports Arena - Oct 02, 2004 Van Andel Arena - May 19, 2006Palace of Auburn Hills-May 22, 2006 Quicken Loans Arena-May 09, 2010
    10-16-2014 Detroit
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 9,442
    mrussel1 said:
    Speaker stands, what is everybody using?

    For big floor standing speakers.  I see some nice walnut ones for sale on ebay, but thinking of making my own.
    I'm confused.  You are going to put stands under floor standing speakers?
    Yes, I did put my Pioneer HPM 60 on stands.  It really sounds awesome!


    You ever think of angling them up?  I've tread up on placement and toyed around with mine and there is a considerable difference when you have them angled towards your ears.  In a nice chair in center I'm sure you get a nice sound.

    Nice setup.  Pioneer SX?
  • BIGDaddyWilBIGDaddyWil MichiganPosts: 1,939
    Yes
    mrussel1 said:
    Speaker stands, what is everybody using?

    For big floor standing speakers.  I see some nice walnut ones for sale on ebay, but thinking of making my own.
    I'm confused.  You are going to put stands under floor standing speakers?
    Yes, I did put my Pioneer HPM 60 on stands.  It really sounds awesome!


    You ever think of angling them up?  I've tread up on placement and toyed around with mine and there is a considerable difference when you have them angled towards your ears.  In a nice chair in center I'm sure you get a nice sound.

    Nice setup.  Pioneer SX?
    Yes, Pioneer SX 950 and Pioneer PL-570 turntable. Thanks!
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    10-16-2014 Detroit
  • SVRDhand13SVRDhand13 NYCPosts: 23,733
    Uturn orbit turntable
    kanto yumi speakers
    kanto sub8 woofer
    about 150 records (most in this shot) 

    speakers have stands they just had to be moved temporarily 
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  • dudemandudeman Posts: 1,418
    mrussel1 said:
    Speaker stands, what is everybody using?

    For big floor standing speakers.  I see some nice walnut ones for sale on ebay, but thinking of making my own.
    I'm confused.  You are going to put stands under floor standing speakers?
    Yes, I did put my Pioneer HPM 60 on stands.  It really sounds awesome!


    This is one of my favorite systems in this thread. Well done. 
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  • BIGDaddyWilBIGDaddyWil MichiganPosts: 1,939
    ^^^^^^^ Thank you!!!!
    Pine Knob Music Theatre - Jul 31, 1992 Crisler Arena - Mar 20, 1994
    Summerfest - Jul 09, 1995*Savage Hall - Sep 22, 1996The Palace of Auburn Hills-Aug 23, 1998 Breslin Center- Aug 18, 1998,The Palace of Auburn Hills-Oct 07, 2000 DTE Energy Theatre-Jun5,2003,DTE Energy Music Theatre - Jun 26, 2003Sports Arena - Oct 02, 2004 Van Andel Arena - May 19, 2006Palace of Auburn Hills-May 22, 2006 Quicken Loans Arena-May 09, 2010
    10-16-2014 Detroit
  • dudemandudeman Posts: 1,418
    Uturn orbit turntable
    kanto yumi speakers
    kanto sub8 woofer
    about 150 records (most in this shot) 

    speakers have stands they just had to be moved temporarily 
    Cool setup.

    Those Kantos look like studio monitors. I'd bet they sound nice and smooth with the dome tweeters. 
    If hope can grow from dirt like me, it can be done. - EV
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 9,442
    Uturn orbit turntable
    kanto yumi speakers
    kanto sub8 woofer
    about 150 records (most in this shot) 

    speakers have stands they just had to be moved temporarily 
    Where's the Vault?!?

    I have a question about these little speakers.

    Do these actually produce a decent sound?  I have Martin Logan 15's and they sound great but my HPM100's sound way better.

    Curious.  THX Joe

    C
  • Weston1283Weston1283 Cleveland, OHPosts: 2,099
    Best turntable under 500?
    Best speakers under 500?
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  • mrussel1mrussel1 Posts: 7,649
    Best turntable under 500?
    Best speakers under 500?
    Ha!  You're in the market again?  Are you happy with the Emotiva gear?
    TT, you have some good choices.  But I would personally go with a Pro-Ject or Rega with the options you want.  
    Speakers...well that all depends on your listening space.  If you've got a small room, you need near field speakers.  You don't want big ole towers, likewise, if you have a large room then you need something full range.  
  • Weston1283Weston1283 Cleveland, OHPosts: 2,099
    mrussel1 said:
    Best turntable under 500?
    Best speakers under 500?
    Ha!  You're in the market again?  Are you happy with the Emotiva gear?
    TT, you have some good choices.  But I would personally go with a Pro-Ject or Rega with the options you want.  
    Speakers...well that all depends on your listening space.  If you've got a small room, you need near field speakers.  You don't want big ole towers, likewise, if you have a large room then you need something full range.  
    Very happy with the Emotiva gear!  Still never upgraded the speakers, looking to do so over the next few months.
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  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 37,148
    mrussel1 said:
    Speaker stands, what is everybody using?

    For big floor standing speakers.  I see some nice walnut ones for sale on ebay, but thinking of making my own.
    I'm confused.  You are going to put stands under floor standing speakers?
    Yes.  The speakers should be on an angle so the sound comes at you better.

    See these http://www.ebay.com/itm/Pair-of-Solid-Walnut-Speaker-Stands-made-for-Pioneer-HPM-100-Speakers-/132281399893?hash=item1ecc95fa55:g:3KkAAOSw-3FZD9bV
    Yes, floor speaker stands are great. When I needed them, I liked just the black coated wire kind because they are almost invisible.
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  • dudemandudeman Posts: 1,418
    Best turntable under 500?
    Best speakers under 500?
    "Best" is difficult to determine. "Best for your particular tastes and needs" is the question to ask.
    If hope can grow from dirt like me, it can be done. - EV
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 9,442
    PJ_Soul said:
    mrussel1 said:
    Speaker stands, what is everybody using?

    For big floor standing speakers.  I see some nice walnut ones for sale on ebay, but thinking of making my own.
    I'm confused.  You are going to put stands under floor standing speakers?
    Yes.  The speakers should be on an angle so the sound comes at you better.

    See these http://www.ebay.com/itm/Pair-of-Solid-Walnut-Speaker-Stands-made-for-Pioneer-HPM-100-Speakers-/132281399893?hash=item1ecc95fa55:g:3KkAAOSw-3FZD9bV
    Yes, floor speaker stands are great. When I needed them, I liked just the black coated wire kind because they are almost invisible.
    Links or pics Ms Soul?
  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 37,148
    edited August 22
    PJ_Soul said:
    mrussel1 said:
    Speaker stands, what is everybody using?

    For big floor standing speakers.  I see some nice walnut ones for sale on ebay, but thinking of making my own.
    I'm confused.  You are going to put stands under floor standing speakers?
    Yes.  The speakers should be on an angle so the sound comes at you better.

    See these http://www.ebay.com/itm/Pair-of-Solid-Walnut-Speaker-Stands-made-for-Pioneer-HPM-100-Speakers-/132281399893?hash=item1ecc95fa55:g:3KkAAOSw-3FZD9bV
    Yes, floor speaker stands are great. When I needed them, I liked just the black coated wire kind because they are almost invisible.
    Links or pics Ms Soul?
    Like these in design, but the ones I used to have were less obvious - I guess made of much thinner, stronger material. (My ex got the speakers and the stands, so I don't have a photo of what I actually had).


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  • mikesbrimikesbri Posts: 654
    a friend of mine saw this at a contents sale, crappy pic.  Anyone know what model the Technics turntable is?  Any suggestions if its worth buying and at what price? The receiver is a technics SA-EX310.  
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  • dudemandudeman Posts: 1,418
    edited August 25
    Not sure of the model number of the turntable. If it works and has a decent cartridge, $100.00 seems fair. It's hard to tell what it is from that pic but it's not an SL1200-mkII. That would be worth several hundred dollars. 

    I'd pass on the receiver unless it's really cheap and you need one for your garage or something. 

    I would be interested in hearing those speakers though. They appear to have pretty deep cabinets. IME and generally speaking, deep cabinets typically make for good, punchy bass.
    Post edited by dudeman on
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  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 9,442
    PJ_Soul said:
    PJ_Soul said:
    mrussel1 said:
    Speaker stands, what is everybody using?

    For big floor standing speakers.  I see some nice walnut ones for sale on ebay, but thinking of making my own.
    I'm confused.  You are going to put stands under floor standing speakers?
    Yes.  The speakers should be on an angle so the sound comes at you better.

    See these http://www.ebay.com/itm/Pair-of-Solid-Walnut-Speaker-Stands-made-for-Pioneer-HPM-100-Speakers-/132281399893?hash=item1ecc95fa55:g:3KkAAOSw-3FZD9bV
    Yes, floor speaker stands are great. When I needed them, I liked just the black coated wire kind because they are almost invisible.
    Links or pics Ms Soul?
    Like these in design, but the ones I used to have were less obvious - I guess made of much thinner, stronger material. (My ex got the speakers and the stands, so I don't have a photo of what I actually had).


    Thanks Soul.  Those are neat!
  • TikiTiki USAPosts: 4,845
    mrussel1 said:
    Speaker stands, what is everybody using?

    For big floor standing speakers.  I see some nice walnut ones for sale on ebay, but thinking of making my own.
    I'm confused.  You are going to put stands under floor standing speakers?
    Yes, I did put my Pioneer HPM 60 on stands.  It really sounds awesome!


    I like the King Kong cassette deck.
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  • TikiTiki USAPosts: 4,845


    That CD player works but the source is strictly ipod into the AUX.


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  • dudemandudeman Posts: 1,418
    ^^^^^ Cool! I like to see people still use and enjoy vintage gear. Nice receiver! 
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  • mwplummwplum Posts: 1,027
    Got into Vinyl about 6 years ago (I'm 36 so tapes were all the rage when I was a kid, never really got a chance to listen to record growing up). Put together a very basic set up of an Audio Technica LP60 TT, Denon 1613 reciever, and decent bookshelves - PSB Image 4's. Enjoyed that system over the past 6 years while I amassed a decent collection of LPs. 

    However, I decided to finally put some money into a decent TT this week, and wow, it feels like I've finally unlocked something that I was missing out on. Still have the same speakers, but got a Rega Planar 3 and a Rega Brio integrated amp, and man does it ever sound incredible!!! Just wanted to share in case there other's like me who are thinking about upgrading. I am so excited I feel like a little kid again.

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  • reesdogreesdog Auckland, NZ.Posts: 1,857
    mwplum said:
    Got into Vinyl about 6 years ago (I'm 36 so tapes were all the rage when I was a kid, never really got a chance to listen to record growing up). Put together a very basic set up of an Audio Technica LP60 TT, Denon 1613 reciever, and decent bookshelves - PSB Image 4's. Enjoyed that system over the past 6 years while I amassed a decent collection of LPs. 

    However, I decided to finally put some money into a decent TT this week, and wow, it feels like I've finally unlocked something that I was missing out on. Still have the same speakers, but got a Rega Planar 3 and a Rega Brio integrated amp, and man does it ever sound incredible!!! Just wanted to share in case there other's like me who are thinking about upgrading. I am so excited I feel like a little kid again.

    You can’t go wrong with Rega, high quality gear. Enjoy the new sound!
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  • dudemandudeman Posts: 1,418
    edited 1:30AM
    mwplum said:
    Got into Vinyl about 6 years ago (I'm 36 so tapes were all the rage when I was a kid, never really got a chance to listen to record growing up). Put together a very basic set up of an Audio Technica LP60 TT, Denon 1613 reciever, and decent bookshelves - PSB Image 4's. Enjoyed that system over the past 6 years while I amassed a decent collection of LPs. 

    However, I decided to finally put some money into a decent TT this week, and wow, it feels like I've finally unlocked something that I was missing out on. Still have the same speakers, but got a Rega Planar 3 and a Rega Brio integrated amp, and man does it ever sound incredible!!! Just wanted to share in case there other's like me who are thinking about upgrading. I am so excited I feel like a little kid again.

    That's awesome! Nice gear choices. Anything that gets you more excited about music is a good thing. 

    You have selected stereo equipment that should hold up for years. 

    Have any photos? 
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