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My new best sounding 3m by 4m room with dCS P8i, Nagra PLP/VPA, Harbeth P3ESR

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  • My new best sounding 3m by 4m room with dCS P8i, Nagra PLP/VPA, Harbeth P3ESR

    Here is a shot of my new room. It's 3m by 4m and these seem to be very good dimensions for my P3ESR speakers. I'm using the SomethingSolid stands which hifi_dave recommends (and so do I now!) and the Nagra VPA valve monoblocks put out 50wpc each, which is ample for the Harbeth P3ESR. I'm getting a cartridge for my SME Model 10/SME V turntable/arm soon, so I'll be able to move the TV out and reserve pride of place for the turntable on top of the stand.

    I only moved the equipment in last night (since then I've toed the speakers in) and I'm really happy with the sound. The best sounding room I've ever had!
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    Great looking system, I love the simplicity. Those monoblocks are beautiful!


    • #3
      50W amp enough for M401

      Hi GregD, the 50w amp can easily drive the "King"..enjoy


      • #4
        Update with SME 10 in place!

        Gt the TV out of the way at last (horray!) and can now enjoy a far better view - the SME Model 10.


        • #5
          Nice room for P3ESR!

          Nice cosy room & setup Greg. Your P3ESRs look great on the something solid stands. As a system, i am sure they sound wonderful too.