music room (1) front

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racks for LP's are still to be added along bottom of this wall. memorabilia is all autographed (memento's of 30+ years in the music business!).

speakers are Yamaha NS-1000M's subs are Mirage SS-1500's

cables are various Monster cable Sigma Retro Gold, Sigma 2000, M100i and some home brew power cords using Oyaide plugs and Furutech cable (amazing stuff!)

acoustic is a Yamaha FG-180 (ca 70's)

electric is a Yamaha SA-2200 (2008)

Trutone custom 2 x 12 cab with JBL E-120 speakers (Santana retro style!) and a custom Yamaha G100II amp or Yamaha PG-1 guitar pre-amp using a Yamaha PD-2500 Digital switching amp into the cab (more power and a "drier' sound)

  • ravb2000 5y

    1) Love the big NS1000M's, they were far ahead of their time
    2) Nice room dedicated in a nice way to the music
  • Angelo Minichiello 5y

    ravb2000, thanks for those nice words! After all those years of advising so many others about their music collections (and how to set up a listening space/system) it was nice to finally be able to have a dedicated space of my own. The 'decorations' are a nice leftover from my time in the trenches. :-)
    Also re. the NS1000M's, i have had them since 1991 (apparently the last new pair sold in Canada) and had wanted a pair since i first heard them in 1975! Other than my much missed Ohm F's, the other Be Yamaha's, and the Usher Dancer Be20's there are not too many speakers that i have ever heard that i would want should these ever give up the ghost. So, yes, you could say i am a fan!
  • 'cisco 5y

    Nice set-up and room Ange....I was once considering those Taoc racks of yours...still haven't made my final decision yet though.

    Here's a link if you haven't seen it before about one of your fav's...
  • Angelo Minichiello 5y

    'cisco, thanks for the tip. Mr. Strohbeen and i go a long way back so i have seen it before. As far as the TAOC's go, if you can swing it, do so! You will not be dissapointed! They were a definite improvement over anything i've ever had prior. FYI, the TAOC parent company is a major supplier to Toyota and Yamaha as they are one of the top iron casting companies in the world, the audio racks are a sideline (pretty amazing stuff for a mere 'sideline'). Who knew?
  • no*dice 5y

    what about the salt rock? Is it voodoo? Or do you lick it before playing a record...? ;)
  • Angelo Minichiello 5y

    no*dice, well first off it's not a salt rock, but a big chunk of quartz.
    Second, no voodoo (that's my computer, :-)) it was plowed up in the 1800's by the grandfather of the gentleman that we purchased our 1st farm from. I've kept it as a memento of Walter who was a very interesting man, and of the farm which we sold later on.
    p.s.- licking rocks? What have you been up to? ;-)
  • Angelo Minichiello 5y

    no*dice, on second thought you may be right! Yes! The rock improves imaging, bass tautness, inner clairity, the cartridges track better, the treble is sweeter, the mid range lusher and richer, in fact i'm positive that it helps restore receding hairlines too! The only thing left is to find more 300lb quartz rocks and to decide what to sell them for! (hee, hee!)
  • no*dice 5y


    Oha, interesting,.
    Anyway, the ns-1000 was kicking ass by the time it came out and sure still do, just like the smaller ns-690 :) By than it was a shock for the other Hifi Companies.

    You listen to music I don't know and I don't wanna know. But your listening room is really alright, I like it.

  • Angelo Minichiello 5y

    no*dice, thanks for that! The main thing i need to do now is add a couple of comfy chairs. So far, i just haven't found any i really like.
  • no*dice 5y

    but those ikea swing chairs are not that incommodious, aren't they?

    So far I did not found the best solution ether...
  • Angelo Minichiello 5y

    no*dice, my first choice for a chair is the Eames Lounge chair and Ottoman, but the price for an authentic Herman Miller version is quite high, which means it will be a while until i can afford one (or much less, two!). Of course the home theater style seating is a possibility, but i have yet to find any that are as comfortable and supportive as the Eames is. i have looked at Ikea`s offerings, but again comfort, and or support don`t seem acceptable and i also wonder about the quality. Anyway i continue to look for possibilities.
  • no*dice 5y

  • Angelo Minichiello 5y

    That's very cool! And that is exactly the chair i would like. i guess i'll just have to save my pennies.
  • when_night_falls 5y

    Inviting room.
  • Angelo Minichiello 5y

    when_night_falls, thanks! That was one of the effects i was going for when i put it together. i suppose you could call it a little oasis.
  • Angelo Minichiello 4y

    aaronazz, thanks.
  • contaro 3y

    Good room!!!
  • Angelo Minichiello 3y

    contaro, thank you.
  • Angelo Minichiello 19d

    _ Liquid, thanks.
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