In Boulder for the Weekend, and I took some pics while walking around with Paul. Sorry - meant to put the captions above the photos : )
Here’s Sales’ new home, with plenty of room to grow, - which is the Plan : )
and on the other side of the room, the New Wall Of PS History taking shape.
Since it’s a big deal to a lot of us, here are the new Music Rooms for the AN’s, etc:
MR1, which will have a pair of each of the big AN’s under development on either end, likely sharing a source/amp stack in the middle - that way you can’t attribute differences to differences in the source stack. The ceilings will be coved and vertical corners 45’ed.
MR2 - the new home of the Mighty IRSV’s. The white hoses coming down by Paul’s head are from the hyper-quiet new AC units on the roof.
MR3 - unlike the first two, open to the hallway, and will be outfitted more like a living area than a dedicated sound room, and will host the small AN’s and a Stellar Stack. Or the two-ways…or whatever ; )
The alternating-stud, double-wall construction of the MR’s. These will be covered in double layers of sheetrock.
The Sound Control insulation that will be stuffed into the walls.
A bad shot of Paul explaining the new room where units will be built and orders filled, based on efficiency studies. So the rack you see to the left might hold an order composed of a diverse selection of items destined for Japan, for example, rather than the former rooms where only specific items were assembled, independent of destination.
A station and bins to the left of the above.
A rack of Asian and Euro Power Plant panels and boards, ready to be assembled.
Way down there is Paul - in the area where the AN’s will be built.
Moving to Gus Skinas’s Mastering Room/the new PS Recording Studio (part of the space I’m personally geeked about):
Here’s the Left Rear speaker and its Pass Amp. (shhh…Paul is trying to talk Gus into switching to BHK’s. Keep that under your hats. It’s a Secret.)
Front L/C/R, Meitner DACs and Sonoma System (left of the desk) for Gus’s mastering setup. Temporary baffles behind the speakers.
Behind the left and right speakers you can see one of the modifications to the room - the left is looking into the new Drum Room for the Studio, and the right corner is currently housing a couple of Gus’s reel-to-reel decks.
The Center and Right Sony SS-M9ED’s. Not sure if the bits on top are added Super Tweeters, or if they came that way.
The 3M and Sony decks in the right front corner room.
On another subject entirely:
Bonus Prize Quiz:
Ignoring the white top bit, which is a background for product photos, can you guess what the original purpose of the table below that is?