well-balanced & great soundstage

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I tried to get the most out of the consistency and naturalness of the soundstage.
The main milestones were the achievement of great scene and three-dimensionality through the synergy of the components and the room acoustical treatment.
The apartment is part of an house of the 14th century, consequently it has been not easy to combine the system with existing structures.

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Mike Lavigne

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Paulo,

what an absolutely beautiful space! to optimize listening in a space like that, one would have to be respectful of the structure and aesthetics, and use free standing pieces to organize the sound. looks like you have taken that approach to a high level.

it does 'look' well-balanced, and I expect sounds great too.

bravo!

in my barn I'm not restricted, but then I don't get the privilege of such a special place.
 

bonzo75

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Beautiful
 
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Wonderful space. Can I ask you what type of music you mainly listen?
 
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Paulo,

what an absolutely beautiful space! to optimize listening in a space like that, one would have to be respectful of the structure and aesthetics, and use free standing pieces to organize the sound. looks like you have taken that approach to a high level.

it does 'look' well-balanced, and I expect sounds great too.

bravo!

in my barn I'm not restricted, but then I don't get the privilege of such a special place.
Thank's Mike.
You evolved your "barn" in very special space to listen such an incredible and amazing system.
Yes, I'm very happy with the result I got. I think which any system need to play in a treated ambient and the synergy of components has to be well ponderated.
In my case I had to solve an imbalance of the soundstage due to the fact that the left wall, in reality, does not exist!!!


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Avalon brand is well known to have a coherent, large and deep soundstage, with great integration of trasducers.
The Wing's panels here help to have more natural depth to the soundstage. Their contribution is astonishing!!!


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Avalon brand is well known to have a coherent, large and deep soundstage, with great integration of trasducers.
The Wing's panels here help to have more natural depth to the soundstage. Their contribution is astonishing!!!
I have found that they can disappear particularly well in this very large and coherent soundstage when paired with Audio Research electronics. Unfortunately, due to trade agreements, this combination is very seldom presented to the public.
 
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I have found that they can disappear particularly well in this very large and coherent soundstage when paired with Audio Research electronics. Unfortunately, due to trade agreements, this combination is very seldom presented to the public.
I've seen sometimes with CAT, but usually I do not like tubes. My perfect taste is with Spectral-MIT coupling system. Incredible detail even on large orchestral pieces.
 

BMCG

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Paulo - at the risk of echoing akin tastes/inclinations....bravo!

Would you be up to listing your kit? or if you've done so already a link to such.
 
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Paulo - at the risk of echoing akin tastes/inclinations....bravo!

Would you be up to listing your kit? or if you've done so already a link to such.
Thank you BMCG.
You can see the list by clicking on my name, then to "View Profile" on pop up menu to enter my profile page.
You have to select "about me" tab to see the list. :)

I see you have Spectral-MIT-Avalon, great system indeed!!!!
 

gian60

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Ciao Dear Paolo,
how are you?

You have big system but one thing you have absolutely to buy

ONE GOOD TURNTABLE

Ciao
Gianluigi
 
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Super gorgeous room n setup Paolo ! Congratulations. I too use the SMT wings and value their contributions greatly . Happy Listening. .
 

sbo6

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Beautiful system with obviously considerable care to proper setup, congrats! Also, your house looks equally beautiful.
 
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Super gorgeous room n setup Paolo ! Congratulations. I too use the SMT wings and value their contributions greatly . Happy Listening. .
Thank you.
I know you use SMT items. You should also have the bubble diffusers if I correctly remember.
In my setup, I believe, I do not need to solve any issue due to the ceiling, considering the intersection of wooden beams, but maybe I'm wrong seeing the good surprises that Matt's panels can give.
BTW, you have a very amazing system, congratulations.
 

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