Show us your Head-Fi station at it's current state. No old pictures please...
Apr 10, 2020 at 5:37 PM Post #25,172 of 29,493

Pharmaboy

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It sure is

That's a great catch @Preachy1!

My college roomate's parents had an apt. ~20 floors up in a upper E. Side high-rise on 79th St., I think it was. Their LR picture window had a view much like that. It may not be the prettiest bridge in NYC (that's the Brooklyn Bridge), but it's large & in charge at that point in Manhattan island.
 
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Apr 11, 2020 at 10:02 AM Post #25,178 of 29,493

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First pic looks nice and homely.

I’ve had that setup (minus the BT receiver) since 2009, when I built the amp and DAC. The next year I left my home city. I’ve moved a few times since then and this setup has always come along. So that always feels homely to me.

Beautiful!
Is it quiet enough for open backed cans?

Depends how quiet you like the room to be. There is the distant sound of cars always, almost like the sound of wind through a canyon. These days the traffic‘s pretty light but the sirens are much more frequent.
 
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Some of you have speaker/monitor setups with w/subs (I have both). For any interested in better integrating sub w/speakers, a really high-quality solution just went F.S. on US Audiomart: the Marchand XM44 electronic crossover:

https://www.usaudiomart.com/details/649608350-marchand-xm44-crossover-balanced-option/

I have the XM66 with variable crossover frequency capability and can't praise it highly enough. I can detect zero audible effect of having this crossover in the system, and believe me, I tried to find some...

Highly recommended--and the price is excellent.

The fact that this particular unit can do either SE or balanced connections is pure gravy IMO.
 
Apr 11, 2020 at 1:00 PM Post #25,180 of 29,493

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Depends how quiet you like the room to be. There is the distant sound of cars always, almost like the sound of wind through a canyon. These days the traffic‘s pretty light but the sirens are much more frequent.
My daughter lives in Jackson Heights, and she says the same thing; traffic is nearly non-existent, but with the uptick in 911 calls, and the reduction in overall traffic noise, the sirens are eerily loud.
 
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My daughter lives in Jackson Heights, and she says the same thing; traffic is nearly non-existent, but with the uptick in 911 calls, and the reduction in overall traffic noise, the sirens are eerily loud.
My daughter in NYC says in between sirens she can actually hear the birds, without the constant backdrop of traffic noise and the bustling city!
 
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Couch Setup:
Roon server (not in the picture) > Raspberry with Ropiee (Inside de white box) > Fiio X3ii DAC (docked) > Fiio K5 Amp > Superlux HD 668B / Pioneer SE A1200 / Sennheiser HD 558 / HD 569 / Senheiser HD700 (in the lower shelf).
Desktop Setup: Roon server (PC)> Traktor 2 Audio > Headamp 4 Amp > Sennheiser HD 559 / Sennheiser RS180 (not in the picture) / Speakers Edifier R2600
 
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Couch Setup:
Roon server (not in the picture) > Raspberry with Ropiee (Inside de white box) > Fiio X3ii DAC (docked) > Fiio K5 Amp > Superlux HD 668B / Pioneer SE A1200 / Sennheiser HD 558 / HD 569 / Senheiser HD700 (in the lower shelf).
Desktop Setup: Roon server (PC)> Traktor 2 Audio > Headamp 4 Amp > Sennheiser HD 559 / Sennheiser RS180 (not in the picture) / Speakers Edifier R2600

audio gatto!! what kind of cat is he/she?
 

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