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GerryM5's California Main Sys
We live in the San Francisco bay area. We are lucky continuing to enjoy live music performances attending 25-30 a year. We are long time season subscribers to the SF Ballet at the Opera House, to the SF Symphony at Davies and to Best of Broadway Series at the Curran, etc. Additionally, there are lots of jazz performances near us Shoreline, Villa Montavlo and at Paul Mason – lucky for us. These are at a wide range of performance venues from Jazz, hot groups (pop classification are to many to describe) or soloist, to classical.
We consider music a priority at home. Our music home tastes run from Jazz, Rock, Vocals, and Classical. So a decent music system at home was important priority to us. I must admit I've gone overboard on the music system. I'm sure you have also.
Our living room (21x26) and the slightly smaller dinning room (16x20) are a one continuous space. They share one side (36’) full height windows and sliding glass doors. We have vertical blinds on that side. Another challenge was a solid brink fireplace bifurcating where the two rooms join together. There is a cathedral ceiling (15’) in the living room. The W/P8’s are 8.5’ center to center and set slightly forward (3’) on either side of fireplace. The Room sounds to dead with all the blinds closed and wonderful when the blinds are open and the speaker grills are off. I placed all the front-end equipment into specially built, “solid” cabinets in the family room that joins the dinning room. So I have to run 42’ of Stealth interconnect to the Lamm amps setting behind each speaker.
Why Wilson? My music pursuit couldn’t be obtrusive. We, my wife lived through this, went through stacked Quad’s, Quad’s with Entec’s, Magnepan Timpani IV’s, Infiniti 4.5’s, Avalon’s, and home dozens of demonstrations. We picked Wilson W/P because they gave us the best all round music performance in our home environment. They do a wonderful job into reproducing the wide range of music we like. Then the evolution over time was W/P 3/2s, 7's and now 8's.They are our favorite speakers in “our” home environment.