03-02-2013, 02:03 PM
Thanks. My system is currently comprised of a Benchmark Media DAC 2 which feeds a Perreaux 350P amplifier (the big black component). I stream Apple Lossless music to the DAC via an AirPort Express.
Originally Posted by Drdennis
03-02-2013, 04:31 PM
Just changed from P3ESR to C7ES-3 after moving to a larger room
I've been happily listening to my P3s for nearly two years, but recently moved and had the chance to use a considerably larger listening room than previously. My P3s sounded very good even in the much bigger space but I did feel the bass was a bit lacking. The vocals still sounded stunning as usual.
Then by chance I met someone who was having trouble with his C7s in his room. He was forced due to domestic constraints to put them right in the corners of his room. We swapped our speakers and are now both very happy with the results!
Here's a photo of my new C7ES-3 (with dCS and Nagra electronics) below...
03-02-2013, 07:35 PM
Looking good Greg. Sounds marvellous too! I'm really enjoying the P3's. I will upload some pictures in the week.
04-02-2013, 11:11 PM
Photos of your new P3ESR
Will look forward to seeing how you've got them positioned Ed. Bet they sound very nice with your Rega turntable!
Originally Posted by Kickdrum
23-02-2013, 02:02 PM
25-02-2013, 01:34 AM
My awesome P3ESR desktop set-up
Here's a picture of my home office desktop with my P3ESRs. They are absolutely awesome.
26-02-2013, 10:35 AM
07-04-2013, 09:49 PM
My listening room
I Just want to show my living-room with the Harbeths.
I own a Harbeth Monitor 30.1 since Dezember 2012. They fit perfectly in my livingroom of 19m2 and the sound is so wonderfully natural and 3D.
The setup is as follows:
Harbeth Monitor with Foundation Stands
Cable: WSS Gold
Subwoofer: MJ Acoustics 100 mk2
Recordplayer: Nottingham Analogue with Shelter 901 mk2, Cartridge Isolator, Boston Audio graphit mat, Power adaptor Dr. Fuss, Suono Aramid fibre board.
Transformer: Auditorium 23
Preamp: Shindo Monbrison
Power Amps: Altec Lansing 1594 B
CD-Player: Naim CD 5X
Rack: Own construcition with white acrylic sliders (not shown in pictures), decoupling-feets with air-cushions
07-04-2013, 10:28 PM
Just love your room and judging by the chair and the photo on the wall, I spot there a good taste for interior design!
Too bad you have such a poor positioning of the 30.1's...
07-04-2013, 10:40 PM
This looks absolutely stunning. I love the looks of your interiour. You abvisouly are a design lover. Besides that: where did you get those Foundation stands? Seems you do not get them here in Germany. Is there a distributor in Switzerland? Gruesse!
08-04-2013, 01:31 AM
Stands and positional asymmetry
The Canadian Distributor is doing the Foundation Stands. I have them for my SHL5's. With my previous M30's (not the 30.1) I found the Skylan Stands were superior. On my SHL5's I'm finding the Foundation Stands quite acceptable, at least I haven't had the urge to order a pair of Skylans again.. yet.. laff.. .
And actually.. To Jmarcedo, .. Ernju's positioning actually can have some very beneficial results in rooms that have trouble with odd resonances that get excited by traditional placement setups. His setup is called asymmetrical, and it has worked very favorably for me in show setups where the room dimensions just trigger some rather unpleasant results in the low frequencies. This can often happen when the room dimensions are a square.
08-04-2013, 09:17 PM
Positioning and stands
@Jorge: This positioning is sonically the best option in my room. Because almost none of the walls are parallel it was a challenge to find the best position in the room. I liked the sound slightly better than in traditional parallel positioning. Room resonances are not a big issue in my room, one thin wooden wall and probably the ceiling slabs (which was a felony of the fifties) work like sound absorbers for the bass. That's one reason why i supported the Harbeths with a good subwoofer. I am very happy with the result.
@thurston: Yes i love good design. And I love to mix things. Old with new and different styles together.
I found the foundation stands in Canada at Planet Of Sound. They deliver worldwide. But at a cost! 400$ for the stands and another 400 for shipping (!). But still more favorable than some other stands on the market. And the best looking anyway. By the way, the sound is more airy than the famous Solidsteels which i had with my older speakers. The Foundation stands have a clever open construction which is recommended for Spendor, Rogers and all other BBC-style speakers.
09-04-2013, 09:55 AM
I once contacted Planet Of Sound but it seems they stopped sending them to far off countries. That´s why I am still looking for a nice stand for my SHL5´s.
Come time, comes an answer. No need to hurry for me.
09-04-2013, 10:16 PM
Here is a picture of my loved Monitor 30.1 in maple veneer.
I filled the Foundation stands with birds sand (shell sand). The sound is now more precise and the bass improved in its clarity and slam.
10-04-2013, 08:52 AM
on the website www.foundationstands.com there are 2 Distributors in Finland and Sweden.
10-04-2013, 11:42 AM
Something Solid ...
Something Solid XF. Tailored to suit your ear height when seated. I regularly ship these all over the World.
21-04-2013, 07:23 PM
New stands - IKEA for SHL5
My wooden stools from IKEA are now replaced by Foundation SHL5 stands.
Looking good, me thinks.....
29-04-2013, 06:10 PM
My P3ESR system ...
Front end: Mac Pro, iTunes, Amarra/Pure Music, Apogee Duet 2
Amplifier: Cayin A-70T Integrated (Four KT88 output tubes, 35 WPC triode/55 WPC ultralinear)
Speakers: Harbeth P3ESR
Cables: Kimber Hero WBT and Signal Cable Analogue Two interconnects, DiMarzio M-Path speaker cable.
08-05-2013, 05:02 AM
Love the setup, beautiful!
Originally Posted by THREEWIRE
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