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    My system (Biamped NHT speakers, mostly Sony ES gear) Dashboard
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    Last Reply: September 17, 2010, 11:14 pm

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    Author My system (Biamped NHT speakers, mostly Sony ES gear)
    mhedges
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    Joined: Mar 04, 2003
    Posts: 737
    From: Greensboro, NC

      Posted: 2010-06-20 21:45

    So I promised to post pics of the N90ES I got from Echosphere and I thought instead of cluttering up that thread I would start a new thread and post pics of my whole system.   First a basic overview:

    Speakers:

    NHT Classic Four (modded to remove crossover to subs)

    Sources:

    Sony ST-SA5ES tuner
    Denon DVD-3930CI universal player
    Apple Ipod

    Preamps:

    Sony TA-E80ES preamp (modded)
    NHT X2 active crossover

    Amps:

    Sony TA-N90ES (125 hz +)
    Sony TA-E80ES (on the built in subs, 125 hz and down)

    Rack:

    Cambre Timbre 4 shelf rack (modified to change shelf spacing)

    Cableing and tweaks:

    DIY 12 gauge silver coated copper speaker wire (biamped of course)
    Morrow audio interconnects
    Black diamond racing cones
    Cones on speaker base
    Wiremold power strip (no switch, breaker, etc.)
    Leviton Hospital grade plugs
    Leviton Hospital grade outlets

    I can provide more detail on anything if anyone is interested.  Anyway, now for the pics:


    The room.  The sweet spot is the center seat on the couch in the foreground:


    The equipment rack:




    One of the speakers:



    Mark


       


    mhedges
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    Posts: 737
    From: Greensboro, NC

      Posted: 2010-06-20 21:50

    Some more pics:


    Here are the sources:

    The preamp and active crossover:



    My N80ES.  Its a little scratched up but I got it cheap and I don't see it much anyway since its at the bottom of the stack.



    The aforementioned N90ES.  Cosmetic condition is not bad but not mint.

    Mark


       
    mhedges
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    Joined: Mar 04, 2003
    Posts: 737
    From: Greensboro, NC

      Posted: 2010-06-20 21:54

    A few more pics:


    The normal childproofed configuration.  Its a little hard to see but there is a sheet of plexiglass on the side of the second shelf to keep my daughter from grabbing at the interconnects.  I also childproofed the speakers by replacing some of the driver mounting screws with eye bolts and zip tying the grills on.


    My Sony RM-AV2100 universal remote.  Its a little clunky but it does everything!


    Mark


       
    dontsleep33
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    Joined: May 03, 2008
    Posts: 742
    From: MG,Brazil

      Posted: 2010-06-20 21:54

    If it sounds right then looks don't matter to me anyway.
    Nice system.Have fun listening!


         
    jttar
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    Joined: Feb 28, 2003
    Posts: 9228
    From: Chicago,IL, USA

      Posted: 2010-06-20 22:55

    mark,

    Thanks so much for taking the time to take and post the pictures. It was well worth the wait.
     Great looking and I'm sure sounding, system.

    Joe


         
    Maxxwire
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    Joined: Aug 29, 2002
    Posts: 26074
    From: Portland, Oregon - USA

      Posted: 2010-06-20 23:24

    Mark- Great setup! As someone who is familiar with the sonic benefits of Resonance Tuning Audio equipment how satisfied are you with sonic effects generated by the way that your equipment rack is coupled to the floor through the carpet?

    ~Maxx~



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    A Satisfied Sony Fan Since 1974!



    The OCCC Furu-Charged Sony DB 930


         
    ShadowLord
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    Rank: Sony Fanatic


    Joined: Oct 14, 2004
    Posts: 386
    From: LA, Ca

      Posted: 2010-06-21 09:35

    Very nice. After all the searching the best part is the enjoying!


       
    Echosphere

    Rank: Sony Enthusiant


    Joined: Jul 23, 2009
    Posts: 33
    From: Olympia, WA USA

      Posted: 2010-09-17 23:08

    Great thread. Wow! The N90ES looks great! What did you do to clean the poor boy up. Look spectacular.



       
    Echosphere

    Rank: Sony Enthusiant


    Joined: Jul 23, 2009
    Posts: 33
    From: Olympia, WA USA

      Posted: 2010-09-17 23:14

    btw, E80ES side panels.  Did you paint them black? Very nice.

    [ This message was edited by: Echosphere on 2010-09-17 23:15 ]


       
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