Answered Double system / dual setup

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    1. phier

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      Hi,
      I have b&w 805s and musical fiedelity nu vistam3 as high end setup, I listen daily for around 4 hours but sometimes only as a background and only 1-2 h really precisely.

      Is it good idea to have another setup bc I also have avr so can use its second zone for hifi with 2xb&w m1? In that case I can save expensive b&w speakers and mf amp.


      Any ideas? Thanks
       
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      Why not ? i have several systems dotted around my house , i have music playing for most of the day ( i work from home ) and have a small Class D amp and Krocraft speakers linked to an internet radio for background music as i find using my main system means i don't get any work done as i keep stopping to listen :D
       
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      If you're thinking in terms of saving "wear" on the main system then you're worrying unnecessarily.
       
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      Why unnecessarily?
       
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      Because any wear is likely to be due to ageing of components, so will happen whether you use the kit or not.
       
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      Well if u use components then wear will be faster compare machine is power off right?
       
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      Maybe you should buy a shed & live in it to save your house wearing out?

      I'm out.
       
    9. phier

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      my point here was ... if you don't concentrate / or enjoying music.. what's the point to run it on expensive HW and make it wear off .. if you can switch to something cheap to listen it in background...
       
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      But, what's the point of having a nice expensive system, if you don't listen to it?
       
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      hi, I do listen it but if I have it as a background it mean it don't sits in front of the speakers, moving around the house etc... if you want to enjoy you also have sit properly.. and concentrate to it.. not moving around the house, or working from home etc.
       
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      Fair enough. I have my main system in the lounge / cinema room, which is only used when we are specifically about to dedicate time to watching movies / tv or listen to music.

      Throughout the rest of the house there are smaller systems in all the other rooms, for background listening / watching whilst working or doing chores. So, I do see your point.
       
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      yes that was my point... but not sure if I'm right or wrong .. as was mentioned even its powered off it gets wear off ...
       
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      If my main system was in the same room as I work, I would use it. But my home office is in another room, so I have a smaller system on my desk, and a small TV.
       
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      yeah everything is one main room.
       
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      As others I mostly work from home and have all sorts of bits of kit dotted around the house that get used daily.

      I would not worry about 'wearing out' your system - though some folk would be looking at the electrical cost of a big amp vs. a more economical option for daytime background music listening.

      We have a SONOS CONNECT:AMP (approx 8 yrs old) and a pair of LINN TUKAN (must be around 20 yrs old) - that system plays away most days for up to 8 hrs without any issues.

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      Hi, but I assume in different rooms not everything in one?
       
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      Also if my chair for the listening of the high end is positioned in the middle of the room and my work desk is in the room corner then sound goes somewhere "else". So I was thinking to use these b&w m1 to position them straight in my back in the same position as my working desk is. Makes a sense or i am just thinking about the nonsense?
       
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      'Hi, but I assume in different rooms not everything in one?' - mostly yes.

      Here and at a few customers houses we can have a desktop and a floor standing sound system in the one room or a networked streamer (SONOS or similar) all-in-one 'integrated' unit used for daytime background music and floor standing system for when work is over.

      Joe
       
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      Don't buy another system yet! Wait until you wear out the one you already have, it'll save you money and when you buy a new one, you will have the latest technology. Sorted! :)
       
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      Hi Joe,
      So basically all in one room, only by they don't want to use floor standing while working? Or what's reason for those setups.


      I have room 27m2, there AVR + 5.1 system [hk 645 with 2 zones; b&w m1] (by its length) and MF nu vista + b&w 805 (by its weight); and wanted to add another two m&1 to second zone only for background listening. Maybe i am overcomplicating / overthinking things which are not required at all - as was mentioned. Don't know, that's why searching for advice...
       
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      Personally I would be more worried about NOT using a system. Use it daily as it keeps the caps charged, the voice coils wont oxidise, because if both happen, IE, caps discharge, and the voice coils oxidise then your system will never ever sound the same again!!!!!!!!!!

      On a serious note, most well looked after/non abused systems will more than likely last 20yr plus. Upgradeitus usually happened before a system will fail through normal use, unless your unlucky.
       
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      Excluding tubes or thermionic valves, there is basically no identified wear mechanism in audio electronic components. In fact the electrolytic capacitors in the power supply will live longer when under voltage, than if left uncharged. Heat is the killer not time served ... The wear mechanisms in electromechanical components eg cd drives, vinyl players is mostly confined to rubber bands and belts.
       
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      phier - all sorts of reasons. Sometimes folk just want a basic Streamer/all-in-one in the background during the day, other times folk are looking at the running cost of a big amp.

      As others have said kit tends to keep working when you leave it on/ use it daily - you often see reports of kit ‘blowing’ when it’s being turned on!

      Joe
       
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      What did u mean by that?
       
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      Very few folk will report that kit ‘blows’ mid way through a viewing/listening session vs. many folk will report that a unit ‘blew’ (popped a fuse) when they were turning a unit on or taking it out of standby.

      Joe
       
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      Ok in that case there is no point to have in one room cheaper speakers...
       
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      Many of the amplifiers and recievers have multiple outputs so you can have speakers in different rooms and switch between which set is active. So you could have your better kit in the good listening room and cheaper speakers located in say the kitchen..
       
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      It is the same problem that older incandescent bulbs would pop on switch on.. the current surge into a cold lower resistance , where capacitors have to charge up . The change in temperature from cold to hot puts stress on mechanical connections,
       

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