Post subject: Listening to Skareb's ssytem
Met up at Uncle Robert's place(I still have to call him Uncle Robert, as he is 13 years my senior!) eventhough many called me
Uncle Vic, and me think I'm easily 23 years more senior than Skareb! So much for the maths.
Have a brief listen(we came back again for an extended listen session)and we were off to Skareb's place which is in the next building! Boy, Skareb are you in trouble now that you have a audiophile neighbour in your midst!
Cosy place with a balcony view of the surrounding buildings and some sky line of part of the city. The first thing Uncle Robert checked after an initial listen was the speakers to see how perfectly horizontal it was! Skereb/Mike got a leveling device to check and rectify any errors.
Checked the angle of toe-in and listen test again. Pretty much
improved, but Mike still complained of having to slough into his sette to listen. So I asked for some 1 sen coins to do some magic trick. By the way this trick was taught to me by our KC here!
OK, the height went up abit but Mike still got to slough down,
eventhough a set of 7 coins were placed on top of the ProAc
speakers! The placed anothe set of 7 coins on top of the TV
which sits right in the middle between the 2 speakers. The height
went up again, and Mike slogh much less now. By the way Mike
get a nice cloth to cover the TV when listening to music, it will make
the soundstage more beliveable!
If that wasn't enough Uncle Robert even checked to see if the
CDs were spinning properly in its horizontal plane! Rectified this
and placed another set of 1 sen coins on top of the CDP, and
Mike thought there were some improvements already!
When we left for Uncle Robert's place again, the sonics were
already up to the point that Uncle Robert was pretty satisfy. I would
think so too, as I could perceived a big improvement from proper
alignment of the speakers and of the CDP. Perhaps you could
get Uncle Robert to look into the other critical areas.