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jorsan
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Contact
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thanks, how can I contact him?
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oxric
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Post #: 462
Post ID: 21783
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Company's name is Rixrax
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I do not know whether it is allowed to post contact details of commercial entities (especially when they can be so easily found) but the company in question, Rixrax, is very easy to find:


http://www.rixrax.com/


The company's contact details can be found there as well.



Glad you found something of interest on this website. It might have been interesting to know what it is about this design that appealed to you so much and how it compares with solutions you have tried in the past. I have tried BCD audio, Wilson Benesch, Atacama, Elemental Audio and Arcici with varying degrees of success, none of them unqualified. In my opinion, your best bet, if you have the inclination and time, is to design your own so it will function exactly as you intend given your system requirements (and ought to be considerably cheaper than the starting price of the Rixrax which starts at around $4000 if I read correctly). By the way, I think that Romy also uses some specific air suspended isolation for his turntable and that not all turntables will respond in the same way to his chosen solution here.


Good luck.


Rakesh

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jorsan
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Stand
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Thanks for the information and you are right, maybe design it in accordance with my requirements will be the best option. I never spend much money in stands and I consider is time to do so ... will keep you updated.  
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Romy the Cat


Boston, MA
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Requirements for a NEW listening room?
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Well, I need to admit that with arriving Thomas and to a degree with adopting Amy my relationship with my listening room have changed. It is not the relationship change but the volume that listening room occupies in my daily practice. I very much have interest and desire to deal with listening room in the way how I dealt before but nowadays I am not always have physical or psychological liberty to do so. It might be what all dads’ experience, I do not know but I do know that taking care of my little child gives me much pleasure that I would like do not miss. I do not feel that spending my time with baby conflicts with my audio interests, the baby is always wins and I have zero frustration about it. Thomas is 10 months and he rust recently got converted from a vegetable to more or less adequately behaving infant and it gives an opportunity  to stop extinguish day-to-day fires, elevate myself at 60.000 feet up and look at the picture of my listening room wider. 
 
So, where am I standing? Nowadays we are working on our second baby and Amy is conceiving a notion of moving. The current house is getting a bit smaller then we would like to have with 30% of space taken by my audio and 40% is taken by Thomas toys. So, the idea to move is not particularly out of realms of rational. We do want to keep the current house and we both love it, represent a good investment and we would not mind to rent it out and then return here back in 20 years when kinds leave.  There is no doubt in our mind that we will pursue in any new home a concept of “listening room”, the question that I am asking myself is what that new model would be and how much I am willing to go to implement  this concept. 
 
My current listening room is rendition of notion that a listening room should be integrated with house main leaving room and ugly audio ingredients of playback (midbass horns) need to be taken out of way of living. What I have done was very good and now the question I ask if I would like to repeat the success in a new home. Well, this is a bit complicated. First of all I would like to have my Listening room, Living room and Opera room to be integrated. Thankfully Amy does not consider my speakers,  amps and the rest of it to look ugly and their presents in living room does not bother her at all, in fact she semi-likes it. So, the main question I ask myself at this stage of strategizing would be the following: would I like to have integrated Listening room, Living room and Opera room as the ONLY Living room in the house or I would go for integrated Listening, Living and Opera rooms as second house’ Living room? 
 
I certainly do not want to have a “dedicated room” and I do want my family spend time with me in the new listening room but if my new listening room is a second living room in a house then I would have some liberty to make audio objectives a more dominating and it goes a long way with acoustic treatment, selection of surface finishing, picking furniture and dealing with many other aspect of décor. 
 
The project of moving is not on pipeline for a couple of hears but I do want to find a peace with my own hear regarding my new listening room objectives.


Rgs, Romy the Cat


"I wish I could score everything for horns." - Richard Wagner. "Our writing equipment takes part in the forming of our thoughts." - Friedrich Nietzsche
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steverino
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End of life headphone system
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 Romy the Cat wrote:
Well, I need to admit that with arriving Thomas and to a degree with adopting Amy my relationship with my listening room have changed. It is not the relationship change but the volume that listening room occupies in my daily practice. I very much have interest and desire to deal with listening room in the way how I dealt before but nowadays I am not always have physical or psychological liberty to do so. It might be what all dads’ experience, I do not know but I do know that taking care of my little child gives me much pleasure that I would like do not miss.
 
Rgs, Romy the Cat


Hmm do you mean there are things more important than soundstage depth?
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Romy the Cat


Boston, MA
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Something like this?
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https://youtu.be/aznNv9lDjtA


"I wish I could score everything for horns." - Richard Wagner. "Our writing equipment takes part in the forming of our thoughts." - Friedrich Nietzsche
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Paul S
San Diego, California, USA
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The "Second Living Room"
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The "second [living] room" idea has proven to be a good thing, if you can find a house that is big enough, with large rooms that are configured to make this work for you. Cost wise, it is better to find something already built than it is to build new to suit, but the latter gives the opportunity to get the electricity done properly, etc. If looking with the idea of adding on, be very sure before you buy that you will, indeed, be able to add on like you wish to. For many years now, one may not simply "add on", willy-nilly, for a host of reasons. Anyway, my present, not-large listening room is in this sort of room, and I like this about it very much... most of the time. There are time when I would listen, but I can't, reasonably; but overall, I would not isolate my listening just to get more listening opportunities.

Best regards,
Paul
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scooter
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Mixing urban & suburban
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Very cute video.

As you have lived both in the city and in the suburbs, you should have a reasonable view on the advantages and disadvantages of each.

- As a general rule, a city apartment provides fantastic access to culture, music, people, restaurants, libraries, shopping, etc., all easily accessible by walking or a great metro system. Core disadvantages are smaller dwellings and close neighbors.

- On the other hand, suburban houses provide the option of very large dwellings, large yards and significant distance from neighbors. Some call it a "flight" from crime and grime; a loaded word which has generated decades of tears and heartaches in Boston. A key price of suburbia is reduced access to the world and the "joy" of commuting (and all the time and money that involves.)

Boston and the surrounding suburbs suffer from decrepit infrastructure as the region continues its long spiral downwards into irrelevance, so the general rules are a bit more complex here.

My personal view is that you should be careful of mixing the disadvantages of the city with the disadvantages of the suburbs. If you choose to live in the suburbs, then take full advantage of the space available and build a dedicated listening room to your specifications.

Why compromise?
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Jorge
Austin TX
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Late night listening
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I love late night listening sessions, low volume but still enough to wake up kids. Most surely they will wake up and cuddle next to you while you are listening, you will have this great image of your kid falling asleep on your lap through the whole left over movements from Holst´s Planets, but a moment later you see a perfectly awaken little face in front of yours with a big smile! Now you´ve broken his biological clock and he will jump around and play until 4 am. when he will go back to sleep, you will think he will sleep until noon next day, but oh no. 6 am he is up again as always! And you are beaten. He will of course have a long nap at 5 pm and wake up at 9 pm, ready for school...

3 car garage seems wonderful, but hard to find, I settled for a big 2 car garage...

Now the dedicated listening room is not out of bounds for kids, I made the mistake of putting in a projector and we had a great time watching movies with the big sound when they were very little and we couldn't go out to the movies, but as they grow, they now want to watch their cartoons in there and Space Buddies for the 11th time, to the point that you are not allowed in your music room anymore. Once they discover Ipads and minecraft, they will go and hide in any corner and you will never know they exist anymore...
I would say the best compromise is to have a nice sound system in the living room, with all the rejects form your dedicated listening room, still a very good system and use it to play your music for dinner, with a projector and Iphone ports, Tidal, etc and you will have a great time with your kids. Once the movie is over and they go to sleep, you go out to your dedicated listening room and have some adult time with vinyl...
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noviygera


Chicago, IL
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Moving life...
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Romy, just change your speakers:http://www.dc10audio.com/#!gottenburg-odin/cfg
I'm joking but are you willing to duplicate your existing system in a new home? Those midbass horns?
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Romy the Cat


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Well, let see how it goes....
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 noviygera wrote:
…. are you willing to duplicate your existing system in a new home? Those midbass horns?

 Well, those are exactly the question I ask myself. It is not about my willingness but rather about the whole array of logistical questions around that willingness. What would be the room, what topology of midbass would make sense, how the room would be used and many other questions. Amy did not mind us to build a room from scratch if I do not find what I want. I have all options to consider and not only the proverbial depth of the soundstage. 
 
We very much not there yet, and do not even know if we to move. The breeding of more babies, the accusation of live-in baby and housekeeper and then we will most likely put ourselves on R&E market. Discussing with wify the subject of new listening room (she reads my site regularly) we feel that a solution with two leaving rooms appears more to us: one would be “civilian” and one is listening/video family room. I do wonder myself if I go in the last one for “interesting”  midbass solution but it would be all depends of the future room specifics. Nowadays I am having fun to wonder what I will be telling to the people who will be renting our current house and how I will explain to them two 40Hz horns built into the house structure. Perhaps I can make stairs to the horn’s mouth and suggest that it is the house 5th bedroom?


"I wish I could score everything for horns." - Richard Wagner. "Our writing equipment takes part in the forming of our thoughts." - Friedrich Nietzsche
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Romy the Cat


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A true listening room.
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Thomas for sure have some interesting to music or probably to sounds. He sits for quite a while listening his mommy playing. We are convinced if he is attracted the sound of Beethoven quartets or he is fascinated with bows moving but as they say “whatever works”.

ThomasListeningMommyPlaying.jpg




"I wish I could score everything for horns." - Richard Wagner. "Our writing equipment takes part in the forming of our thoughts." - Friedrich Nietzsche
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Romy the Cat


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It started…
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I have started: Thomas begin to crawl and like anybody in this family she does with a great amount if compulsion.  His later obsession is wires. Like a night owl see a mouse mile away, He see wire in the very end of room and rush there to pull them out. I need to say the out battle for listening room is lost and he have concurred it with anything staring for his bottle and end with toy cars that are 4 time larger than he is.  His Nanny and us are still mildly resting but toys and baby merchandises are like metastases are coming for from everywhere and spread everywhere. My latest uses is how to protect the audio equipment. 
 
A few month back I decided to get rid of my equipment stand. I had a nice appendix in my listening room with my super-duper equipment stand (in fact it was 3 stands) and over 20 audio element sitting in them. It was very comfortable setup. There was multiple reasons why I desired to kill it. As now the few items of my playback are sitting in 8 feet tall vertical equipment assembly and the location when my equipment stand was serve more civilian objectives. Still, the bottom of this vertical equipment assembly, with all of commutation and power wires along with Milqs and Macondo are well exposed to this little crawling baby who in a month or so will be walking. As any father I very much look forward my son to become to be self-propelling but I have some fear that my audio equipment might be very much kill him.  The listening room is the room where we spend most of the time, so naturally I am concerned. 
 
So, at this point I am inventing a set of fences to circle the whole thing and very soon my slick listening room will be looking as if it was a state penitentiary.  I wonder if any of the dads out there who survived the baby invention in the audio world can give me some tips. I tell you that there is nothing for fan then see little Thomas sticking his head into upper bass horn or playing in the room while Macondo blasting Goldberg Variations. It would be nice if Macondo and Baby would live happy ever after…. 
 
 

ThomasPullsNotes.jpg




"I wish I could score everything for horns." - Richard Wagner. "Our writing equipment takes part in the forming of our thoughts." - Friedrich Nietzsche
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Paul S
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Levels of Interest
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Yes, this is a scary time. The fences work OK for a while, but the only long-term solution is "education". My son was simply too rough to ever let him actually use my gear (and at 44, he still is!), but I spent as much time as he wanted showing him things, and then talking about them, At this stage, you can still put things out of his reach. Turn around and blink, he'll be a...teenager. Not all kids retain an interest in these things; but it's a good idea to try to give them the basic information before they get to the point where they can get around your obstructions. We never worried that our youngsters "could not understand" us. We treated them like babies in terms of basic safety, and we tried to take their limitations into account; but we always gave them credit for being intelligent.



Best regards,
Paul S
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scooter
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Eliminate "low-probability / catastrophic" events
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As time passes, I find myself becoming more risk adverse; that is, actively avoiding risk.

These days I try removing the "low-probability / catastrophic" scenarios that, as a teenager, I ignored or was oblivious to. Like running across a busy street outside the zebra lines.

Humans have a tendency to overestimate themselves and underestimate the probability of catastrophe. If that were not the case, we would not see so much destruction of property from the annual "once in a 1000 year storms" or the periodic financial market meltdowns.

In your house, given the bulk of the equipment and amperage running about, an extreme abundance of caution at this stage makes all the sense in the world.
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JJ Triode
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Some common sense and vigilance will do it.
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The main dangers I see are are:

1.  AC line voltage
2.  Tube plate voltages
3.  Falling from a high place
4.  Heavy objects falling on Baby

I do not think there is a serious burn hazard with operating tubes.  They are not hot enough to cause clinical burns except with longer contact than natural pain avoidance instincts would allow.  Likewise heat will prevent him from pulling an operating tube partway out of its socket such that he could touch energized pins.  So I think item (2) is not a threat.  For item (1), make sure AC sockets are inaccessible, or the plugs fit them very tightly, and unused sockets are covered with plastic safely plugs (against pins or other metal items being stuck into them.)  For item (4), make sure Macondos and the rack are stable against tipping over, if necessary securing the rack to the wall near the top.  For (3), you need to fence off the rack to prevent climbing.  I do not think Baby could climb very high on a Macondo, but if you think he might then those may need to be fenced too.

Beyond all this though, there is a basic rule that I think must be followed, no matter how inconvenient or annoying:  crawlers/toddlers simply should not be left unattended with full access to all parts of a modern house.  Get a nice portable playpen and put Thomas into it whenever you cannot see him or get to him within 10 seconds (for example when you are alone with him and need to go to the bathroom.)  It is the same as never leaving him alone in a bathtub, not even for five seconds.  By the time he is able to get out of the playpen on his own (about age 3), he will be old enough to understand what "no" means and what things can hurt him.

This is just my experience and opinions.  For sure Amy should have a major vote on these things.  Good luck,
JJ
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Romy the Cat


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I can't not to post it....
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"I wish I could score everything for horns." - Richard Wagner. "Our writing equipment takes part in the forming of our thoughts." - Friedrich Nietzsche
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noviygera


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Do not leave him unattended.
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I wish I had good advice for you.  If he gets very quiet (unusually quiet) -- immediately go to check up and see what he's up to. Another question. Do you a have a pool? Can he tip over anything tall and heavy?
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Won't be the last time he makes that trip!
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 Romy the Cat wrote:


It will be a favourite, but you had better hide your foot pedal for starting/stopping the Melquiades.
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