above the Evolution Acoustics MM7 loudspeakers. twin towers, 86 inches tall, 1300 pounds per side. 96 db efficient, 6 ohm nominal loading. active bass towers with 2 separate 1000 watt amplifiers and multiple adjustments.
the scale of the speakers is so large that it does cause the room to look a bit modest in size; however, it is a large room at 29' long, 21' wide, and 11' tall. the speakers are 7 feet tall and massive.
between them (and below) the darTZeel NHB-458 mono block amplifiers. 450 watts into 8 ohms.
middle shelf-- darTZeel NHB-18NS battery powered preamp. with 2 separate phono stages.
Wave Kinetics tt, Durand Telos and Durand Talea 2 arms. Playback Designs MPS-5 digital player/DAC with USB X-box connected to a 10 terabyte music server.
Evolution Acoustics MM7 speakers. 4 towers. main towers 81" tall, 600 pounds. extend down to around 20hz. bass towers, 84" tall, 700 pounds. -3db at 10hz, -6db at 3hz crossover around 40hz.
Speaker Cables are Evolution Acoustics (TRSC) triple run, 12 feet.
interconnects are Evolution Acoustics BNC 'zeel' 7.5m, 1.25m, and Herve 8m.
power cables are (2) Evolution Acoustics (TRPC) triple run power cords for the dart 458 mono block amplifiers. and 10 Absolute Fidelity power cords on everything else. 2 each on each bass towers. and 2 on the Studers. and one each on the NVS tt, PD digital, King-Cello, and dart pre.
Equi=tech 10WQ wall panel system with 10kva 'Q' balanced isolation transformer. home runs of 10 gauge Romex to each outlet. Furutech GTX-D Rhodium outlets with Oyaide outlet covers.
the room is purpose designed as a 2 channel listening room by Chris Huston of Rives Audio. the below picture does show 2 elements added since the room was built in 2004. the RPG Skyline diffusers (3 stacked) between the speakers, and the Auralex T-Fusors on the side walls next to the speakers.
for more information on the room design and build process scroll down and click on the link to the Positive Feedback article i wrote in 2004 on this room project.
the 'audio barn'
gets out of the way of the music. it does allow the 'art' of music to touch me and make my day better.