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Studio Grand with view

Postby christoph on Fri Feb 04, 2011 5:07 pm

hello my fellow apogeeneans

instead of contantly whining around that nothing ever happens in here, i decided to share my view when listening to music with you 8-)

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sorry for the dark pic. either the camera or the operator sucks...
maybe both
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Re: Studio Grand with view

Postby JarreYuri on Fri Feb 04, 2011 5:18 pm

What a wonderful view... in many ways! :D
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Re: Studio Grand with view

Postby Mike37 on Fri Feb 04, 2011 5:53 pm

Fantastic view Christoph ! - The snow covered mountains don't look bad either!!
Your taste in speakers is much better than your camera skills, so enjoy the music.
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Re: Studio Grand with view

Postby Lars on Fri Feb 04, 2011 6:27 pm

Thats better than an average view! .. living in a country without mountains I can't beat that. My Stages live in an old cozy house in a park from around 1750 - a good match when you listen to Bach and Mozart. I'd say your view looks like one of Mahlers symphonies.. ;)
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Re: Studio Grand with view

Postby User211 on Sat Feb 05, 2011 12:32 pm

Nice indeed.
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Re: Studio Grand with view

Postby Graz on Sat Feb 05, 2011 9:43 pm

VERY nice! You have a great outlook there! Considering how much window area you have there - how do you heat your place?

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Re: Studio Grand with view

Postby Lars on Sun Feb 06, 2011 12:05 pm

Graz.. by turning on the amps in front of the windows and put on some music :)
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Re: Studio Grand with view

Postby christoph on Mon Feb 07, 2011 2:32 pm

hi all

thanks for your kind words.

@graz
you are right that heating WAS a bit of a problem with this huge glass front (6m wide, 5 to 7m high and additional 4m x 3m on the left side) in the past.

my house is now 38 years old and still had the first set of windows until this year, when we completely renovated the whole buidling with the newest and best triple glazing windows available and additional 16cm of insulation on the outside of all the walls.
that is a night-and-day difference in comfort and especially in energy saving from a almost not insulated early seventies house with a huge window fronts to a modern minergy standard (=minimum energy standard) building fulfilling elevated oekological standards.

heating is not a problem anymore and i hope that the heat in summer will stay outside :lol:

@all
anyone who happens to be nearby is invited to pay me a visit and to listen to some music and to having some drinks. i'm always happy to meet people with similar interests. just give me a few days headstart by letting me know in advance.

@brad, flo, kees, henk, allen and thomas
i think you wouldn't recognize the place as quite some things changed (at least very much so on the outside). it's time for a re-visit soon :mrgreen:


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Re: Studio Grand with view

Postby Ralph on Mon Feb 07, 2011 8:39 pm

Very nice indeed.

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Re: Studio Grand with view

Postby joseph on Tue Feb 08, 2011 6:21 am

Gorgeous!
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Re: Studio Grand with view

Postby christoph on Tue Feb 08, 2011 11:52 am

hi joseph

iirc is your view far more breathtaking 8-)

would you mind sharing a pic with us? :roll:


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ps: it would even be in line with the threads headline :mrgreen:
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Re: Studio Grand with view

Postby joseph on Tue Feb 08, 2011 2:51 pm

christoph wrote:hi joseph

iirc is your view far more breathtaking 8-)

would you mind sharing a pic with us? :roll:


cheers, christoph

ps: it would even be in line with the threads headline :mrgreen:


Christoph - not really. Sadly, my view is behind the listening chair. The speakers are in the back of the room and I listen either from the front or out on the patio (far field). It is a nice view, but it doesn't include the speakers like yours! The visual component of your listening is really sublime - I am jealous. I'll post a pic anyway.
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Re: Studio Grand with view

Postby christoph on Tue Feb 08, 2011 3:33 pm

joseph wrote:
Christoph - not really. Sadly, my view is behind the listening chair. The speakers are in the back of the room and I listen either from the front or out on the patio (far field). It is a nice view, but it doesn't include the speakers like yours! The visual component of your listening is really sublime - I am jealous. I'll post a pic anyway.


believe me, my wife would prefer your way of placing the speakers :lol: :roll: :mrgreen:

looking really forward to your pic.


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Re: Studio Grand with view

Postby Ralph on Tue Feb 08, 2011 9:11 pm

christoph wrote:... believe me, my wife would prefer your way of placing the speakers ...

cheers, christoph


Your wife isn't alone.

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Re: Studio Grand with view

Postby christoph on Tue Feb 08, 2011 10:24 pm

hi ralph

Ralph wrote:
christoph wrote:... believe me, my wife would prefer your way of placing the speakers ...

cheers, christoph


Your wife isn't alone.

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are you talking about yourself or your wife? i hope the latter... :lol:

i extremely enjoy listening to some nice music while looking out of my windows. you should see the view by night. it's even more breathtaking :shock:

but as mike pointed out, unfortunately i won't be able to catch that view in a picture :oops: :roll:


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Re: Studio Grand with view

Postby Ralph on Tue Feb 08, 2011 11:25 pm

christoph wrote:hi ralph

Ralph wrote:
christoph wrote:... believe me, my wife would prefer your way of placing the speakers ...

cheers, christoph


Your wife isn't alone.

Ralph


are you talking about yourself or your wife? i hope the latter... :lol:

cheers, christoph


My bad :oops: - It is the latter.

There should be "I'm an Apogee owners wife" club.
Or maybe we should be glad there isn't one.

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Re: Studio Grand with view

Postby christoph on Mon Sep 30, 2013 9:36 am

hello together

i know it's long overdue that i should share a "new" picture (over a year and a half old :oops: )

and it's not fully in line with the thread title but at least one studio grand is in the picture :lol:

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Re: Studio Grand with view

Postby Vansloneker on Tue Oct 01, 2013 6:58 am

That's a much better picture then the one you opened the thread with. Are they the 'refurbished' ;) Scintalla's? I think I spot a double ribbon on the left. They look great and much larger then I thought they would be. I thought they would be wider.
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Re: Studio Grand with view

Postby christoph on Tue Oct 01, 2013 9:28 am

hi vans

you are right, those are henk'd scinnies.
perfectly built pieces of furniture (or should i rather say pieces of art) by the irresistable master henk 8-)

you are also right about them being taller. i convinced henk to make them taller and upright (that was quite a fight :lol: )
IMHO, they sound a lot better completely upright as long as the middle of the MRTW is on ear-level ;)

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ps: the picture was taken by henk with a serious camera
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Re: Studio Grand with view

Postby Vansloneker on Tue Oct 01, 2013 5:03 pm

I got you. That's a good idea to raise the ribbons.

PS: it's all about setting the exposure to the darker parts you want to display.
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Re: Studio Grand with view

Postby Graz on Tue Oct 01, 2013 9:41 pm

The Scintilla in its original form has a tilt between 3-5 degrees, and over time the support struts start to crunch into the particle board backing increasing this tilt still further. As the speakers tilt, and as the speakers age the ribbon assembly (3 ribbons deep) starts to sag towards the back of the magnetic field - and as this happens the response changes. There are several reasons why this is not a good thing - BUT the main (level) is most obvious. I believe the Scintilla should be at a maximum of 2.5 degrees, but better still upright as in this position the ribbons +- response is more in step. Setting them fully upright with a more rigid frame such as how Henk restored the speakers is a good way to do it, higher costs, but greater rewards. It allows the ribbons a chance to perform as good as they can in the Scintilla design...

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Re: Studio Grand with view

Postby Scinemaniac on Wed Oct 02, 2013 8:09 am

If the rear strut begins to sink into the rear of the wood frame, insert a 20mm metal washer to spread the pressure :geek:
One can make it stand a little more upright by inserting several washers (effectively extending the length of the strut) - or by placing a small book under the back of the base :o
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Re: Studio Grand with view

Postby narkotic on Sun Oct 13, 2013 8:25 pm

That view!! Wow. That would just be amazing to sit there and listen to music while watching. I am jealous!

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Re: Studio Grand with view

Postby Al^ on Mon Oct 14, 2013 4:07 am

Fantastic view, Just love the mountains and valleys, A paradise made from heaven.
I stand all my Apogee's 90deg, no tilt :)
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