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Offline PaulH

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New Member "PaulH"
« on: October 27, 2018, 11:25:30 AM »
Quite new to audio and spend most of my time in DIY.  Made several Folsom devices and love all of them (amp, antipole, Fo-felix,DCS, etc.).  Have GR-Research servo subs and at the moment X-LS.  The wedgie flat packs are on their way.  Once the wedgies are done I need to really learn about room treatment.

Paul
Amp- Folsom 7297 with Fo-felix, Lofi, DCS2, Kuartlotron
DAC - Sabaj D3
Speakers - X-LS, GR Research Dual servo subs, Wedgies on the way
DIY - cables, rockwool corner bass traps, absorption panels, enclosures
Room Treatment - PI Audio diffusers, REW

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Re: New Member "PaulH"
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2018, 12:01:49 PM »
Impressive arsenal for being quite new.
Looking forward to see what ya do once ya get warmed up.
Welcome to the laid back zone.

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Re: New Member "PaulH"
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2018, 02:03:30 PM »
Hi Paul and welcome to the forum! Wow, you are on the fast track to great sound! Pls keep us posted.
Nick
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Re: New Member "PaulH"
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2018, 02:39:23 PM »
Thank you for the warm welcome! 

I need to get hold of Dave at P.I. Audio to find out how to get his deflectors.  I have a small room and it is going to be a bear to treat effectively.

Looking back I did dive in pretty quick.  It all started watching a youtube video and the guy mentioned Danny's X-LS.  Built them and they sounded good but not spectacular.  I suspected that it was my Yamaha amp and Danny recommended Jeremy's "7297 Folsom amp".  Wow, that combination is incredible!  I have friends that are musicians coming in and looking for the sub.  I decided to go one step (and I promised my wife the last step) to delve into an upgrade on the speakers.  Danny suggested the Wedgies due to my small room and I decided to go with twin servo subs from Danny as well.   The servo amps will help me deal with the small room. 
Now I need to focus on the room. I downloaded REW and did a few tests but there is no sense putting in too much effort until the Wedgies are finished and burned in.
Do not expect pretty things as far as speakers go.  I am function over form guy so I will rarely put effort into aesthetics.

Hoping that Jeremy gets back to his new amp design.  :D

Paul
Amp- Folsom 7297 with Fo-felix, Lofi, DCS2, Kuartlotron
DAC - Sabaj D3
Speakers - X-LS, GR Research Dual servo subs, Wedgies on the way
DIY - cables, rockwool corner bass traps, absorption panels, enclosures
Room Treatment - PI Audio diffusers, REW

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Re: New Member "PaulH"
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2018, 04:18:48 PM »
Thank you for the warm welcome! 

I need to get hold of Dave at P.I. Audio to find out how to get his deflectors.  I have a small room and it is going to be a bear to treat effectively.


Done, Greg will be in touch!

Thanks
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Re: New Member "PaulH"
« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2018, 02:55:14 PM »
Very impressive set of gear, Paul.  Most of us screw up a lot on our way to a good system.  You have appeared to take no missteps at all. 
Jeremy's amp is hard to beat at any sane price, Danny's speakers are a slam dunk if you can diy even a little.  And now you're going to add P.I. Audio diffusers.  That's all great bang for the buck stuff there.  :thumb:
Actually, I might be a bit biased.  I'm running gear from each of these guys in my house. 
TT- Technics , Vyger  / Quintet Blue, Dyna 20x2, Blackbird
Phono pre- Dodd, , Jolida
Cables- Bolder, Wywires, TWL,
Speakers- LS-9, X-Static/GR-servo
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Amp- Moscode, Dodd, Folsom
P.I. Audio diffusers
DIY corner traps

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Re: New Member "PaulH"
« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2018, 09:12:15 AM »
Credit has to go to Danny at GR-Research and Jeremy at Folsom for helping me out.  They are both very patient guys!  I also did a lot of reading at the various forums looking for people in a similar situation to me and what gear they had.  There were many very helpful people.
My most difficult decision so far was to choose the colour for the diffusers.  I decided on the Swiss coffee as black will make my small room even smaller.

Things to do: get a smaller computer monitor and have it angled about 15% off of the desk so it will not block the sound when I am on the computer.  Finish the corner traps, redo the absorption panels, make absorption panels for the ceiling, ...... the list goes on.

Paul
Amp- Folsom 7297 with Fo-felix, Lofi, DCS2, Kuartlotron
DAC - Sabaj D3
Speakers - X-LS, GR Research Dual servo subs, Wedgies on the way
DIY - cables, rockwool corner bass traps, absorption panels, enclosures
Room Treatment - PI Audio diffusers, REW

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Re: New Member "PaulH"
« Reply #7 on: October 30, 2018, 04:16:35 PM »
and on and on and on and on..............

I started putting together my first high end system in 1984 and it is still a work in progress.   :roll:

My usual response when my wife ask when I will ever stop working on the stereo is "When the throw the dirt on me."   ;)
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Re: New Member "PaulH"
« Reply #8 on: October 30, 2018, 05:06:15 PM »
Quite new to audio and spend most of my time in DIY.  Made several Folsom devices and love all of them (amp, antipole, Fo-felix,DCS, etc.).  Have GR-Research servo subs and at the moment X-LS.  The wedgie flat packs are on their way.  Once the wedgies are done I need to really learn about room treatment.

Paul

Welcome, Paul! Danny Richie is a great resource! Enjoy!

Cheers,
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