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Amplification:

Marantz SR5015 (for processing/pre-amp duties)
Sunfire TGA-7401-230

Carver A-753x (currently not connected but too pretty to hide away)
Carver M-200T (ditto)

 

Speakers:

Vaf DC-X mains
Vaf DC-6 centre
Vaf DC-1 Atmos (not true Atmos speakers but repurposed for the job)
Vaf DC-2 rears (out of frame)
Monitor Audio ASW-210 subwoofer

 

Input Devices:
Thorens TD-160 Super Turntable with Rega RB300 Tonearm & Adcom HCE High Output Moving Coil Cartridge & Platter Matter Mat
Rotel RCD-855 CD Player with Simply Physics Isodrive
Sony KD-65X9000H LED TV
Panasonic DP-UB820GNK 4K BD Player
Panasonic DMR-BWT800 Blu-Ray Recorder
Kogan KABRP3D4KUA 3d Upscaling Blu-ray Player (this will play DVDs & BDs from any region)
Foxtel IQ4 Digital Satellite Decoder/DVR (pay TV)
AerialBox T2200 DVR (FTA TV)
Topfield TRF-2400 Masterpiece HD DVR (FTA TV)
Wintal DAB20C Internet & DAB+ Radio

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Driver arrangement in the Vaf DC-X speakers. I believe they are SEAS drivers modified for Vaf:

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Thanks for sharing. Very nice set-up.

 

Your turntable looks kind of sad back there, like you put it in time out.  🙂

 

Get rid of that TV and move it to front and center so everyone can see it !!!

 

Seriously - nice system.

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1 hour ago, B-Man said:

Thanks for sharing. Very nice set-up.

 

Your turntable looks kind of sad back there, like you put it in time out.  🙂

 

Get rid of that TV and move it to front and center so everyone can see it !!!

 

Seriously - nice system.

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The turntable doesn't get much use as I replaced most of my records with CDs over the years. The records I have left are mostly titles never released on CD.

My wife on the other hand has a lot of records but I won't play them on the Thorens because, prior to meeting me, she never looked after them. She played them on a cheap all in one system that used a ceramic cartridge on an unbalanced arm. She also sprayed the records with some silicon based record lubricant that only caused the dust to stick in the grooves. Playing her records sounds like dragging a stylus over gravel. (Note to self, don't let her read this :) )

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nice rig!

 

I am intrigued about the videos laying down vs. standing ... never dawned on me to do something like that.

blue ray vs. dvd's divided up?  divided by music / movies?

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6 hours ago, Scrappy said:

nice rig!

 

I am intrigued about the videos laying down vs. standing ... never dawned on me to do something like that.

blue ray vs. dvd's divided up?  divided by music / movies?

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The arrangement is watched and unwatched DVDs. Initially I had unwatched DVDs standing up but sticking out a bit. Then one day a visitor decided to start pushing them in so I laid them down after that.

As for organizing categories, those in the photo are English language movies & TV series. I have another shelf for German DVDs (my wife is Austrian). Music DVDs are in a cupboard with my CDs. Documentaries are in another room and I have a lot of anime  shelved in the corridor to the bedrooms. I used to take advantage of the annual Right Stuf anime sales. This and the German DVDs is the reason for the all-region blu-ray player.

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11 hours ago, mddawson said:

The arrangement is watched and unwatched DVDs. Initially I had unwatched DVDs standing up but sticking out a bit. Then one day a visitor decided to start pushing them in so I laid them down after that.

 

That is pure Genius !!!

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System update. After thinking about it for a while, I worked out a way to have better access to my turntable. Unfortunately it means putting my unused Carver amps into storage.
I have added a 19" rack mount sliding shelf to my system stand. This way the turntable can be stored neatly out of the way then pulled out for use.
I still have to purchase a suitable piece of MDF board for the turntable to rest on but we are currently in lockdown so it may take a few weeks to get it.
I will cover the MDF with felt contact and also cover the stands uprights to prevent the turntable getting scuffed when slide in and out.

Here is the shelf fully retracted into the system stand.
 

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4 minutes ago, mddawson said:

The shelf fully out. Although the shelf is quite sturdy and rated for double the weight of the turntable, I will also get a block of wood to place under the shelf as additional support.

 

 

 

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2 hours ago, mddawson said:

get a block of wood to place under the shelf as additional support

Very Cool Idea - one that I have been pondering for years. 

 

Don't forget to take into consideration that TT's need to be perfectly level (you have carpet under that extended shelf)...

 

I'm not trying to be a PITA - just dealing with a few TT issues, myself, that are very specific and corrected by leveling.  And, thought I'd mention it in case you might encounter some of the same issues.

 

I've always wanted a shelf idea like that..., and was approaching it with some of the super heavy-duty drawer-slide hardware now available for hard-core use (like that in drawers for tool roll-aways, and bigger...,).  The Ball Bearings and vertical stout-ness of these once installed with 6+ screws in a rigid frame, can support a vibration dampening piece of granite, layered with sorbathane, and another piece of granite... (requires a little more design - and I'm not there yet...)

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3 hours ago, AndrewJohn said:

Very Cool Idea - one that I have been pondering for years. 

 

Don't forget to take into consideration that TT's need to be perfectly level (you have carpet under that extended shelf)...

 

I'm not trying to be a PITA - just dealing with a few TT issues, myself, that are very specific and corrected by leveling.  And, thought I'd mention it in case you might encounter some of the same issues.

 

I've always wanted a shelf idea like that..., and was approaching it with some of the super heavy-duty drawer-slide hardware now available for hard-core use (like that in drawers for tool roll-aways, and bigger...,).  The Ball Bearings and vertical stout-ness of these once installed with 6+ screws in a rigid frame, can support a vibration dampening piece of granite, layered with sorbathane, and another piece of granite... (requires a little more design - and I'm not there yet...)

This is the shelf I am using. https://www.swamp.net.au/swamp-1u-19-rack-mount-sliding-shelf  I have seen exactly the same shelf available in the US.

It is rated for 20kg / 44lb distributed load so it should comfortably hold the 11kg / 24lb of my Thorens turntable. I have tested it and it did not appear to droop at all.
I was thinking of gluing the pictured foam rubber to the MDF to reduce vibrations transferring into the turntable.

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