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    Default "Overkill" system is 90% done!!

    Finally got all the gear in the wall. I'm waiting for a black SAE amp in the shop to replace the Phase Linear 400 on the right side. Not quite done filling the media rack yet. There's about 3600 watts rms @ 8 ohms of power available. Oddly enough, I don't listen to music very loud anymore, I must be getting old. I still have all the fine tuning to do.

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    This allowed the front stage to spread out a little more and expose the SVS subs. The FXi-5's are doing the side surrounds and a pair of ESS AMT 3 Rockmonitors are being restored to do the rear surrounds (eventually).

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    The back of the system is NOT yet wired...this should get interesting. I know I screwed up my order for Audio Art IC's....I've got too many short ones....damn damn damn! Notice there are 4 individual power outlets going to the fuse box with seperate 15 amp breakers. Amazingly the whole shebang ran on ONE plug before!

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    Very nice should be a blast getting that all wired up

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    Awesome!

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    Great placement of the fire extinguisher!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mazeroth
    Great placement of the fire extinguisher!

    I loved that too :D That is a monster set up. I can't imagine the cable management challenges there.
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    That is just plum scary looking. Hope you have seatbelts built into your listening chairs.
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    YOU THE MAN!!!! wow.. that's quite the set up. congrats, that looks great.

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    Just think what you COULD have, if you sold all that.

    Cool collection of vintage goodies.

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    Joe,

    You look like a proud papa and you should be, the wall unit looks great.
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    That's awesome. Is it really overkill to you or just adequate? ;)

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    Oh..............my !

    Along with the fire extinguisher (will one be adequate ? ;) ), may I also suggest a box of Depends ?

    Like the idea of ESS AMT 3s. Kind of had sort of a flashback reading that.

    Nice, nice work.
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    Think it's big enough?

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    Make sure SBSP is strapped in.

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    Oh My God!!!! It defies description!
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    One hell of a system Joe. Congrats.
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    your set up would take me about a week to figure out how to wire that baby up.

    post more pics once you get it all wired up?

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    I would NOT want to be the guy to do the wiring. eeeeesh

    thats gonna be alot of sound, those equipment stacks are insane.

    have fun with it :D, and I want to see pics of it wired too
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    Quote Originally Posted by ohskigod
    I would NOT want to be the guy to do the wiring. eeeeesh

    thats gonna be alot of sound, those equipment stacks are insane.

    have fun with it :D, and I want to see pics of it wired too
    Wire pics!:D
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    See dear, our system isn't too big, look at what it could be!

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    Sweet, I wish I had that much room and that much money to play. :D
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    pfffft...big deal.....my Pioneer Elite and Rt800i's still blow that away;)

    yer a sick man..:D

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    Simply viewing the pics made the lights in my office flicker:D
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    Kick ass rig, I'll add my current experimental rig:

    All I can currently get to is 2.7kW on this rig, of course if I pull the knights and sub in the carver I could get to 3.3kW. Of course that's @ 4Ohm with drops into 2Ohm and only 3 speakers so.....

    I really need to find a permenent home for the setup outside a 10x12' spare bedroom. I wish I could have the room to setup the system like yours.
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    Now that is a man-size system. Excellent!

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    Hey Joe



    Not sure it will show up, but how about a no flash pic with the lights off and all the gear fired up. It would look like a Chevy Chase Christmans tree:D

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    Ok, this afternoon I did the electrical wiring. All the components are wired to various outlets. I found these neat plastic conduits at the local electronic part supply outlet. I ended up not using the conduit in the center between the 2 racks as is shown in the picture. I started wiring the interconnects but had to leave for the evening so I'll get back to that soon.

    I gotta admit, I'm quite surprised at the neatness of the electrical wiring....I'll try and do the same with the interconnects and speaker wires.

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    Mrbigbluelight, did you own a pair of ESS rockmonitors?


    Realtrouble1, what is SBSP?


    Russman, I could have had my muscle car back if I sold all that stuff.


    Opus, non flash pictures soon, after the rig is all hooked up.



    To all.....thanks for the vote of confidence, although I know that all this stuff doesn't mean better sound, it is sort of my dream system since I was a teenager. Those were the days when having the biggest and baddest system counted. I think I'm going through a mid-life crisis right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdhdiggs
    Kick ass rig, I'll add my current experimental rig:

    All I can currently get to is 2.7kW on this rig, of course if I pull the knights and sub in the carver I could get to 3.3kW. Of course that's @ 4Ohm with drops into 2Ohm and only 3 speakers so.....

    I really need to find a permenent home for the setup outside a 10x12' spare bedroom. I wish I could have the room to setup the system like yours.

    I always loved that style of speaker. I'm trying to talk my brother into getting a pair. But alas, he's just the opposite of me......a system should be "heard" and not "seen" is his thinking.

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    blow womens clothes off lately ?

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    That is one of the most impressive set ups I've seen. Rock on!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jdhdiggs
    Kick ass rig, I'll add my current experimental rig:
    Does having a tube amp on top of a sub cause you to go through tubes? I can't think of any equipment I'd want on top of a sub.
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