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thedudeabides

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Personally i struggle with the conflict between wanting my system to have a solid wall behind the speakers, for acoustic reasons, and wanting to look out of the window onto my garden as i listen.
I've had the windows serving as a back wall for decades. This is my fourth house with this arrangement. I have used either Levelor blinds or minor room treatments with plants to dampen the brightness. All I can say that it worked for me and I like a lot of natural light. Then again, I've never had a dedicated room and my system has always been in my living room. My avatar is a picture from my previous house.
 
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Brightness isn't really too much of a problem here, my issue is that, as a bassaholic, I know i can instantly improve the bass performance of my system by moving it around 180°.
I just wouldn't accept that compromise in any other area
 
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kach22i

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Just an FYI, something to look up for those with a view/window.

Mass Loaded Vinyl (MLV) curtains.

Often used in recording studios as movable acoustic treatments, and there are DIY solutions posted online for audiophiles with windows.

I think my room will use one, if not to cover the TV then to cover the window.

Read some are Class-A flame spread rated, and some come with UV protection. The cheap stuff will NOT is my guess.
 
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Somewhere on the forum there's some info regarding 'acoustic glass'.
I've just had a rummage but unfortunately can't find it
If anyone remembers where, please can you direct us?:)
 
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Newest addition is the Aries Cerat Talos SUT R4. A custom setup up transformer box with 4 inputs and grounding for each input. You can lift ground with the center switch and control which tonearm to use via the knobs on the top. So a one input phono can become a 2,3 or in this case 4 input phono. This configuration uses a single step up ratio for low output impedance carts, but can be configured with different step up ratios for each input.

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