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My Zen System:
03/30/13 at 19:01:56
 
OK, here's my current audio system as it sits right now:









Amplifier: Zen Triode

Speakers: Tang Band D3-1 Back Loaded Horn Speakers, Full Range

CD Player: Decware CD 200

Tuner: Sangean HDT 1-X HD Tuner

Interconnects: Solid silver home brew

Speaker cables: Solid silver, 20 conductor strapping

AC Cables: Stock NAIM, IEC

I have very limited space, so I opted to put it all on one console table...

Sound: †Forward, precise, but natural... †(m.)
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Re: My Zen System:
Reply #1 - 03/30/13 at 19:37:25
 
VERY NICE !!!
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Re: My Zen System:
Reply #2 - 03/30/13 at 23:28:36
 
Wow, those speakers look really cool!
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Re: My Zen System:
Reply #3 - 03/31/13 at 00:37:18
 
Looks great! I wish I had a place that looked that bright and uncluttered!  ;)
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Re: My Zen System:
Reply #4 - 03/31/13 at 03:43:34
 
Sometimes "less is more". A "simple" system like yours, is capable of a very refined and revealing presentation.
Knowing how well a Zen pairs with single driver speakers, you just know the music is all there.
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Re: My Zen System:
Reply #5 - 04/02/13 at 00:52:03
 
Yes, well said... Less is definitely more in this sytem...

For those wondering what is lurking inside those speaker boxes:



...about 9 ft. of folded horn... †(m.)

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Re: My Zen System:
Reply #6 - 04/02/13 at 02:30:18
 
You may wish to consider isolating the amp and CD player from the speakers. If they are thumping it might affect the player and the amp to a smaller degree. Why wouldn't you put the speakers on small stands?
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Re: My Zen System:
Reply #7 - 04/02/13 at 02:32:01
 
Speakers look cool! Don't ou have vibration issues with them mounted on the same shelf as the amp though?
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Reply #8 - 04/02/13 at 03:12:28
 
Hello... Actually, no... The amp is very stable, and it isolates very well from vibration... Also, there seems to be no problem from airborne sound either...

I don't know if you recall Steve's design for a back-loaded horn speaker, where you can get the power amps installed right in the cabinets...

There was also a paper-- I'd have to find it-- where Lukasz Fikus (Lampizator) mounts a CD player directly on top of a speaker... The idea was that any vibration that contaminated the CD player would be sympathetic to the music presentation...

This might be a little over the top, but does make a point, and that is that mechanical and acoustical vibrations don't always degrade the sound...

At any rate, no, the sound does not appear to be compromised... (m.)

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Re: My Zen System:
Reply #9 - 04/02/13 at 03:19:39
 
@ Rivieraranch: †I've thought about making some stands, but not for isolation... More for some leeway in placement in my room...

But I would assume that that would put to rest any issues with isolation as well...

I've run the speakers wide open, and don't seem to have any isolation problems to date... † (m.)
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Re: My Zen System:
Reply #10 - 04/19/13 at 01:49:07
 
Your speakers are beautiful! †
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