dhoff01

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In terms of room size/speaker positions, I’ve played around with my 3.7s for quite some time and have settled on the following in my 15x20 room:Speakers are placed along the long wall 32” out in front (measured from the rear of the speaker), 8.5’ ... 
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sdecker - I was thinking more in terms of a butcher block or something similar to help raise the height, but I hear what you're saying.  I'm also lucky in that I have my own dedicated room above the garage, but I still have to make it aestheticall... 
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Good stuff guys. Thanks for chiming in.sdecker- instead of tilting the speakers, have you tried raising them altogether by a couple of inches so you can also maintain time/phase coherency? Or is there another disadvantage to doing it this way? Jus... 
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Tom,Thanks so much for weighing in.  I do enjoy a listening height of 3', which I noticed from your earlier posts is a critical factor in finding the sweet spot.  It also makes complete sense that there are many variables at play that have a great... 
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Jafant,I currently measure the same way you do.  From my ear(s), I measure just over 8 feet from where the base of the speaker is.  Speakers are also 8 feet apart (measured from the center of each speaker) and 2’ 6” from the back walls (measured f... 
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Quick question (and forgive me if this has been asked and answered before) - when measuring the distance between the 3.7 (or 2.7) and the listening position, do you measure from the tweeter/midrange or the woofer?  I assume that it’s the tweeter, ... 
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jafant - they work quite well together. Ayre’s output was measured by Stereophile at 150 ohms (balanced), whereas the Accuphase has a balanced input of 40k. The Ayre was much lower than the Cary, which tested higher than the specs showed (again ac... 
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Hey jafant. Still running much of the same gear. Accuphase A50 for amplification, Ayre P5xe phono pre, and a VPI Aries/Ayre qb9 on the front end. Upgraded the Aries with a new fatboy tonearm and an Airtight PC7. It works for me :) 
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I second thieliste - Ayre matches quite well with Thiel.  My local dealer always paired his Thiel 3.7s with an all-Ayre setup and it sounded fantastic.  I too have many Ayre components in my system, including a recent change from my Cary SLP-05 to... 
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Thieliste - I’ve heard an Ayre mxr/kxr combo with the 3.7s and it sounded great. I imagine the 20s will be even better.  
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Say it ain't so, corvette! I get the reason, but to me, those Les Paul speakers are a work of art.  Must be hard to see them go..As for mine, I've been playing with speaker placement over the past few weeks, and (for now) have determined that I pr... 
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jafant - just sent you a reply.Dan - thanks for the note.  I use an Accuphase A50 amp, a Cary SLP-05 pre, an Ayre P5xe phono pre, a VPI Aries II with a Shelter cartidge and an Ayre qb9 DSD dac. Kind of an eclectic mix, but it works for me :) 
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I have a REL stentor III placed in the front left corner.  I used an SPL meter to match the volume and have the crossover set at 30Hz. Speakers are 3.7s, and room size is 16x20. 
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Sorry, it's hifishark.com. I'm guessing you'll be around $6k US. 
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Go to hifisharks.com, type in the model, and filter by North America.  It will show you what's currently for sale and what's sold over the last few years (covers virtually all the sites except craigslist).  You can choose the currency too. Great s...