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Default So I went crazy and picked up some line arrays last weekend....

Originally built for demos for CSS directly, Bob at CSS made me a deal I couldn't resist. Met them at the Canadian border on Saturday and glad I rented a Yukon XL for the pickup, they are HUGE. 67" tall, 200 lbs each, pictures don't do them justice, the cabinetry and craftsmanship is majestic. And matching rear towers!







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Audio gear:
Denon AVR-X4000 (installed last night, not pictured).
CSS Line Arrays (6x Aurum Cantus G2 ribbons, 8x CSS WR125ST mids, 2x CSS XBL 8" woofers, 150 plate amp per tower for the 8's) Mahogany finish.
Rotel RB-980BX (x2), one bridged per line array.
CSS rear towers, each contain a single Aurum Cantus G2 ribbon and 4x CSS WR125ST mids
Rotel RB-976 (x2) currently not being used (used to actively amplify my other mains, a DIY 3 way with RAAL ribbons and SEAS Excel drivers)
Acoustic Elegance OB15 (x6)
Peavey IPR2 3000 on the way (my IPR3000 DSP was just sent back due to development of fan noise)

Next upgrade:
I am likely going to put the AE subs back in storage for a dedicated listening room at our next home where the RAAL/SEAS diy system will be installed. For this room, I'll probably look for a big subwoofer to hide in the corner for LFE duties, maybe a SVS PB13 Ultra, etc. The line arrays have extremely full extension down to 40hz and below within a reasonable SPL level so I'm in no hurry.

I'd also like to Build a matching center channel with four more WR124ST mids and an AC G2 ribbon. Just need to find a local cabinet maker to Build one. I'm open to mailorder suggestions as well if someone has one to recommend. I was going to send a quote request to Selah audio but probably can't afford that level of craftsmanship at the moment.

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Nice!
I should drop my uld18 into your room, just because

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wow! and I guess that cat likes the heat from the Amp
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Default Re: So I went crazy and picked up some line arrays last weekend....

Very beautiful set of speakers. I can't imagine how intense the high range must be with 6 ribbons per channel!
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Default Re: So I went crazy and picked up some line arrays last weekend....

Reminds me of a smaller version of the iconic Infinity IRS V system
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Those are beautiful! Congrats...
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Great setup, love to have a listening room and no neighbors.
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Default Re: So I went crazy and picked up some line arrays last weekend....

Thanks everyone! We watched Elysium tonight on Bluray and it was incredible. I am still not sure that I need subs, the little XBL 8's will shake the entire house. But I am a basshead so bigger subs are sill in the works

I am extremely lucky that all of my neighbors are either 20ft above me or below me so I can't hear them and they can't hear me.

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Default Re: So I went crazy and picked up some line arrays last weekend....

Took some updated pics last week now that the OB towers are gone (sad day). But the Rythmik FV15HP in the corner is a monster!





I also replaced the Rotel receiver with an Anthem MRX-500 and then installed a hot pad in a cat bed for my female Bengal to enjoy perched on top of the AV rack. No more cat hair removal from components and she enjoys the location, it is a win-win

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Default Re: So I went crazy and picked up some line arrays last weekend....

Matching center about to be completed by Al, I am very excited!

Unfinished breaking in CSS/Wavecor drivers


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Hoping to pick it up soon, will post more pics when it arrives.

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Default Re: So I went crazy and picked up some line arrays last weekend....

That center channel is beautiful. Was lusting after a klipsch rc64 but I think yours takes the cake

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Default Re: So I went crazy and picked up some line arrays last weekend....

If you want one, Al is actively building again and they have some new XBL drivers planned this year that will be insane. Like a 5 1/4" with 14mm of one-way xmax!!!

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Default Re: So I went crazy and picked up some line arrays last weekend....

Good stuff! I'm considering a couple of those Rythmik subs for our next place. I've had SVS too and it was top notch, definitely can't go wrong with either, but Ascend represents Rythmik which makes it easy, and Dave is the man.

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Default Re: So I went crazy and picked up some line arrays last weekend....

Agreed, Ascend is awesome. I am planning another big open baffle 2 channel setup but with Rythmik/GR Research subs this time around mated to AE mids and RAAL dipole ribbons. Just bought my DAC/processor, now the subs are the only remaining item. Can't wait!

And I am planning to upgrade the 8's in my line arrays with GR Research's new 8's, also very excited about that project.

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damn, that looks awesome.

i thought my trio of XBL^2 drivers that im installing was gonna be cool.





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Nice speakers you've got there! The LD25X is one of my favorite domes, ever!

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Thanks!

Just brought home a Lovan M2 center channel stand that I found on Craigslist, it will handle the new Apex C II center quite nicely


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If you want one, Al is actively building again and they have some new XBL drivers planned this year that will be insane. Like a 5 1/4" with 14mm of one-way xmax!!!
Wish I could but my wife would kill me right now

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How are the OB subs?

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How are the OB subs?
All sold and I downsized to a single Rythmik FV15HP. Best "enclosed" home sub I have used but I miss the OB bass. So I am building another system with 3-4 12" GR Research OB servo subs per side, should sound pretty good

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Al just teased me with finished pics:

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Thanks!

Just brought home a Lovan M2 center channel stand that I found on Craigslist, it will handle the new Apex C II center quite nicely

Wish I could find cool stuff on Craigslist where I live😪. That stand would work beautifully for my center. Do they make the M2 stands anymore?
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Not sure, I saw them on their site but discontinued at a lot of online retailers.

Craigslist in the Seattle area can be pretty awesome. Just picked up a mint copper chassis Sony DVP-S7700 to use as a CD transport for $20!

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Default Re: So I went crazy and picked up some line arrays last weekend....

Brought the Apex C II home today, wow it is bigger, heavier and more awesome than I could have imagined. We watched The Lego Movie on it after some quick settings changes and wow it sounds good. This thing could be it's own subwoofer for lower level listening! Aimed up it throws a huge image across the screen and fits very well with the towers. I could not be happier with how it turned out and I look forward to having it for years and years to come. Currently biamping with two bridged channels from a Rotel RB-976 so 300w RMS total. Now for pics!

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