Yes, the setup I was astounded by was Linn + PMC (Linn Akurate Exact DSM, Linn Akurate Exaktbox DAC/DSP, two Linn Akurate 4200/1, PMC Twenty.26)drummerman said:I assume you saw an exhibitor at Scalford using a similar set-up?
What was used and did they demonstrate with/without room correction?
Yes, I was very impressed reading about your setup in different threads. Hope the sub will give you all you hope for.DocG said:Your train of thought is remarkably similar to my own project (almost scaringly so!). Though I must admit I threw more money at it...
At the moment, I have a Bluesound Node 2 as my source; digital RCA into my DEQX HDP-3 (active XO + driver and room correction + DAC); analogue RCA-to-XLR to 2 two-channel Hypex amps (diy, 1 x SMPS-600, 2 x NC-400) and to my Rythmik subwoofer (15", sealed, bespoke cabinet, 370 W AB-amp); and 4-core 4mm2 speaker cable (spades to Speakon) to Magnepan MMGs (reframed in solid wood, XO-less).
Everything bought blind or diy...
Very happy so far; still have to integrate the subwoofer (that was brought just this morning).
I tell myself this set-up will cure upgraditis (though I'm already toying with the idea of adding separate DACs...).
Thanks Lionluckylion100 said:I'm sure amazing results can be achieved and I'm sure this will make for a very interesting thread, I'm expecting great things!
I'd love to consider something like this myself, my next goal is assembling a Raspberry Pi3 and the thought of that is terrifying. ;-)
Best of luck.
Yes, will do, thanks. Joined the Wam before Scalford so will pick their brains too. The more the merrierdrummerman said:Also try DIY Audio and PFM/Wigwam for advise.
She is great, I'm truly blessed. I'm trying to keep the hobby within reasonable financial constraints. I intend to keep my existing setup (bar one amp, not sure which still) almost until the end. In real terms I might actually be saving money or spending very little.MajorFubar said:I just think your wife is a saint. Mine would have divorced me by now.
Excellent, thank you!Vladimir said:
I intend to take the crossovers out of passives I'd get second hand. That would give me more room in terms of what's availble.davedotco said:A lot depends on how much computer nonsense you plan to get involved in, or whether you prefer to keep it 'hi-fi'.
Your proposal will involve some complications, finding speakers that can be used actively at this sort of price will be a challange, 4 channels of amplification will cost, etc, etc.
A relatively 'hi-fi' solution would involve using a pair of integrated active speakers, probably from the pro world, these will give you crossover and amps 'matched' to the drivers. Drive them with the DSP Antimode Dual Core, a processor/dac/preamp that is a complete package, including measurement microphone.
The DSP Antimode costs £700, so a big chunk of the budget, but it is effectively plug and play so just add a small pair of actives, entry level Adams say as a starting point. Stretch you budget to a pair of A7x, and you have a very capable system indeed.
Both pair of speakers I currently possess are rather rare. QLN Qubic are a small 2-way floorstanders with fair quality Vifa drive units. They go much deeper than the Rosebuds so would provide more extention. They're quite a decent speaker in their own right. They're worth more to me for how they sound than what others would be prepared to pay for such an unkown Swedish brand. Plus if I was to damage the woofers on them I wouldn't really be that upset as it wouldn't be that big of a financial hit.seemorebtts said:Any reason the speakers you have chosen.iv never heard them before