Showing (off) your Roon setup - description and photos

(Ged) #1936

Love a pair of Tannoys.
Heard/felt a pair of Westminsters at full roar many years ago, lottery win speakers.

(DSG) #1937

They should help blow out the candles :grinning:

Happy birthday.

(simon arnold) #1938

Now they are pricey.

(simon arnold) #1939

Really impressed with the new speakers made a huge difference. I think I was giving my setup a massive injustice before.

(Reader of the Internets) #1940

Happy birthday indeed! Like that whole integrated plinth thing. How heavy are they?

(simon arnold) #1941

Surprisingly light. My old Qacoustics where way heavier. Plinth is wood so possible reason why they are lighter


Loudspeakers, room acooustics and above all loudspeaker/room integration make up for more then 90% off the quality of a playback chain, so I’m not suprised. Enjoy the music.

(BPT) #1943

Golden Ear Triton Reference Speakers
Roon: Mac Mini —>>>> OPPO UDP 205
Marantz AV 8802A + 8807 Amplifier


I dig GoldenEar speakers. I have a pair of Triton 5s. The References must be awesome.

Don’t you think you’ll get a better soundstage if you move the speakers a little more away from the walls and the credenza?

(BPT) #1945

Thanks for asking. I have spent in excess of 40 hours moving the T-Refs into position. Upgraded from the T1s in July. After break-in and nearly 40 hours of adjustments I thought I had them in place…but I was always missing something. although they sounded amazing out of the box. I had to lean forward, if you will, to get in the bubble of sweetness. Then I discovered that the right speaker needed to be placed about 3/4" further back than the left speaker. Makes no sense, but after this adjustment…it popped. And, I am truly astonished by the sound, the musicality! When you fire it up, and put on a track, lower the lights, and sit back…it literally sounds like the my room has been transformed. It’s like the air in the room changes and you are present at where the recording took place. Simply magical. Long winded answer, but in short, I hear what you are saying…I’ve had these puppies in every conceivable position for them to sound their very best with two channel audio and have settled on the present situation. Not sure why it’s like this (kind of goes against best practices), but to my ears…this is the spot! Cheers!

(BPT) #1946

I should also note that the picture is a bit deceiving. They are much further out from the back wall and credenza than they appear. That said, they are pretty close to the side walls, and yet sound absolutely amazing. I can literally listen for hours at a time and not get fatigued. Worth the upgrade, no doubt!

(Ged) #1947

They look very tall?


Yeah, that photo has some weird shadow thing going on. Very nice setup you have there!

(Jeremy) #1949

They are heavily toed inwards which probably helps and in front of the credenza - so the credenza probably isn’t a big deal. Theoretically speaking they do look rather too close to the sidewalls - so I get what you are saying and seeing.

(Miguel Rode) #1950

All very nice, but where’s the dog???

(Jeremy) #1951

+1 Beth Hart and Rush CD top right.

(Robert ) #1952

Looks very clean. Are you using any isolation footers in your cabinet?

(Claire Fox) #1953

Wired up Hifiman HE-560 headphones for space and time inappropriate listening. Directly fed from the Left and Right preamp output of each Devialet 400 Monoblock (rather than the Raspberry Pi in the base of the headphone stand). Absolute best sounds ever.

1 of 3 headphone adventures this year.

(Sean) #1954

Trying out the state of the art (and underpriced) THX 789 headphone amp.

Taking headphone amp duties away from the Pro-Jec S2 DAC and letting it do it’s core function, and letting the THX amp do it’s thing - I’m super impressed.

Under the advice of THX Engineer Andrew Mason, I’ve connected them using very short RCA-to-XLR interconnects.

Interconnects are custom made Belden 1804A (silver plated) using John Swenson’s shielding method (for those of you playing at home :grin:). Neutrik connectors on both ends.

@jussi_laako’s HQPlayer Embedded doing it’s thing further upstream.

RCA-XLR & XLR-RCA cables and connections
(Anders Vinberg) #1955

Yeah, I love mine.
In fact, I have to eat crow.
I have been quite convinced, and vocal, that amplifier technology is mature and any reasonable modern amp will be fine, and the difficulties are elsewhere.
This amp clearly proved me wrong.
It’s stunning.