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    My new listening room

    Well, some bigger news from me.

    I got a new "Apartment" ;-) No neighbors! --- None at all!

    My new listening room is 12m long and 8m wide, for you guys in the USA thats... 39 feet by 26 feet :-)

    The room features 22 dedicated 32Ampere Outlets (same ground) as well as 400 Volt power supply.

    Before the question drops... no i am not worried about the windows. Already got plans for it all :-)







    Lots of music but not enough time for it all

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    Nice Florian. But I have to say I love your current living room setup as I've seen on some photos. The Grands are causing a lil' trouble eh?
    Keep us up to date.
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    Yeah, the neighbors are getting pissed off ^^ :-)
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    A penthouse to boot........
    All kidding aside congrats and good luck on the move.
    Look forward to seeing pics of the new set-up

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    Super, Flo

    Quote Originally Posted by Florian
    Well, some bigger news from me.

    I got a new "Apartment" ;-) No neighbors! --- None at all!

    My new listening room is 12m long and 8m wide, for you guys in the USA thats... 39 feet by 26 feet :-)

    The room features 22 dedicated 32Ampere Outlets (same ground) as well as 400 Volt power supply.

    Before the question drops... no i am not worried about the windows. Already got plans for it all :-)
    ...
    Now those Grands have room to breath!


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    Looks like a nice place Flo,

    Your going to have fun getting the Grands up the stairs. Hows the acoustics with all that glass?

    Cheers, LDB
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    Forum Regular Florian's Avatar
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    Thanks guys,

    i am not worried about the glass at all, Apogee love liveliness and with diffusors, rugs, curtains etc.. this wont be a problem.

    Moving them is easy, a crane and through the window.

    Flo
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    Since I'm going to go out on a limb, and assume you're not a midget........ those are some nice tall ceilings too!!!!!! and the open-ness of the room is GREAT!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Florian
    Moving them is easy, a crane and through the window. Flo
    Would assuming that you use a local piano mover be correct?
    Back in my day, we had nine planets.

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    Na, my neighbors are a cran renting company. We will use a crane to lift the wooden crates of the grand through the windows into the living room.

    -Flo
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    Nice to have connections in the right places when you need them. I'm sure your going to post pics after you get settled in and have the system up and running?

    Best wishes with your new adobe. LDB
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    Thanks!

    Well, i will post some pictures of the crane moving the speakers ^^ Thats gotta make some good audio porn :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Florian

    Nice. Got a real spaceage lounge feel to it. But what does the writing on the exterior of the building translate to? I'm voting for "Love Shack."
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    My God!!

    congrats flo!

    awesome place! I bet you and your Apogees will love it.

    gives them some breathing space and such

    we'll want pics

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    Germany

    Makes me feel nostalgic for my military days. I lived in Germany and England for 11 years. Loved it, especially Germany. I was in Wiesbaden, Frankfurt, Stuttgart and Kaiserslautern. I met my wife there (Mainz) and looking forward to the day when I and the wife can visit again. The pictures you posted brought back a lot of memories.

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    Congratulations. The place should work well for you and the speakers. I will be anxious to see pictures but I also enjoy how you decorate. Some nice area rugs, drapes and art for the walls.
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    Very nice place, post more pic's when your all moved in! I'd send you a bottle of Champagne if I could.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Florian
    My new listening room is 12m long and 8m wide
    1.5 is a good ratio and pretty close to the ideal 1.61 "golden" value. The room in my current house is 1.56.

    The big Apogees should do well there.

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    On sunday i will place the DIVA in there, i am really curious to how a planar speaker works in a seriously big room. The Grand wont have a problem, but will see about the DIVA... or my Acoustats.... or those cute litte Stages ^^
    Lots of music but not enough time for it all

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    Quote Originally Posted by Florian
    On sunday i will place the DIVA in there, i am really curious to how a planar speaker works in a seriously big room. The Grand wont have a problem, but will see about the DIVA... or my Acoustats.... or those cute litte Stages ^^
    Flo, it should be a win-win with the Grands. They certainly have the power and the bass extension to benefit from living in a large space. Image size will likely go from exceptional to spectacular. You may also find that the optimum seating position (along with driver blending) will be found a bit further back than your current arrangement. My guess is your situation is like HP's with the big Nolas - the bass can overwhelm the room.

    In my case, I would rather not have such a large space, A loss of room gain at the bottom would mean that I would likely lose my current flat-to-25hz measured response and it would most certainly require more power. Your smaller speakers might share that same fate.

    Good luck with your new *component*.

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    Thanks RW,

    here are some pics. The Grand is getting a bass panel restauration, so for now its the DIVA. this was at the day i moved in.





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    How is it you've got Diva's again?

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    Quote Originally Posted by audio amateur
    How is it you've got Diva's again?
    Well, my buyer left them at my place for like almost 2 years until the Grand was done. Now that i am putting new ribbons inside the Grand again, i just used them. They will leave on March 28th tough. But i bought an Apogee Stage and a Acoustat Spectra 11 so i am not worried.

    Suprisingly the DIVA player louder and lower in this big room then in my small room.....
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    Didn't you tell me you moved them to London shortly after you had agreed to sell them in summer '06?
    (I liked your Diva)

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