Have posted a picture - apologies for the poor quality, had to take it with my iPad as daughter has my "real" camera ![/quote]
Something isn't quite right with the link, but the URL got me to the photo. It may be a fuzzy picture, but I can still make out the VTL Siegfried amp behind the left speaker - oh my! You not only have wonderful speakers, but a pair of sweet amps to drive them.
Straw bales! Six tons of plaster! OK, I for one am extremely interested! How about a thread over in the Home Theater Design and Construction forum? All the detail you can muster. We are all ears!...The room is built from straw bales plastered with lime plaster. Thee are over 6 tonnes of plaster in this one room alone ! The room has turned out really nice acoustically, having near perfect RT60 and very flat response. I have some bass traps in the corners to tame a few bass lumps, but otherwise minimal treatments. My idea was to keep damping to a minimum by balancing hard & soft materials at the construction stage. If anybody is interested in more detail on the room side of things I can post an article in the appropriate thread.
NICE!!! color me enviousHave posted a picture - apologies for the poor quality, had to take it with my iPad as daughter has my "real" camera !
You have the room for the big boys! Try this guy...http://www.ebay.com/itm/Original-INFINITY-RS-1b-NO-MODIFICATIONS-STOCK/281206372240?rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.m1851&_trkparms=aid=222002&algo=SIC.FIT&ao=1&asc=163&meid=3008331674283790363&pid=100005&prg=1088&rk=2&rkt=3&sd=281159948900&.I love my Betas, just thinking about upgrading the old caps in the crossovers. Only way I would part with them is if I came across a mint set of IRS V's... those are what I have always wanted.
I have done this for the connections and the knobs on the EQ but have not sprayed it into the pots in the speakers. Guess I will try.You will probably find that the potentiometers in the RS's have become clogged up with gunk & just need a clean. I use Caig Labs DeoxIt D5s which you just spray into the small holes in the side of the pot and then rotate the knob back & forth a few dozen times to distribute the fluid. This will fix all but totally stuffed pots !
And you Jon would be doing a very good thing.Living in Hawaii does not give us much options on what speakers can be auditioned. There is really only one real hifi store and it's a small shop. They carry JBL's top line speakers (they even have an old Paragon on display) that sells for $10,000+.
They also carry Magneplanars and I have to admit that I have not heard anything better that their 20.7s. If I had the money and the room for it, I would buy it in a heartbeat...