i have been thinking long and hard on how to install a very effective spotlighting system in my hifi hall, one that can spotlight the stage and enhance the vocalist's presence. after seeing how some of my friends implemented their own spotlighting system, i wasn't quite impressed. instead, i came up with my own implementation and i have ikea to thank for providing a wonderful range of spotlights.

look at my centre stage! with the standing wall light, it mimics the microphone stand and it illuminates the all-important vocalist's mouth with a halo effect.

the other two spotlights are meant to lit up the left and right spots just behind my maggie.

the overall effect is stunning, especially at night time. spooky realism!

this is psychoacoustics at its best :-)

8 comments:

thiha said...

love the Spotlight on shun mook;'....

kirk said...

Maggie,

look Spooky,but very,very nice'''

should put up your system on the A'gon

gavin said...

More than anything those Maggies look impressive!!!

Truly at home....

cheekeong said...

Maggie,

I can see that you have put a lot of efforts and thoughts to set up your system

Good job well done...

Anonymous said...

For someone so much in to tweaking the hi-fi, I am suprised to see no cable lifters used in sight?

Maggie, your thoughts on them and why you choose not to use them?

mafan said...

anon,
The cable elevators only work if your cables are unshielded..

maggie's quite well shielded and the cables do not sit on the carpet .
No need for cables elevators

stephane-expat said...

I agree with Mafan,

What is more important than raising cables off carpetless floor is to make sure the cables doesn"t come in CONTACT with the body of the loud speakers..

Unless you install synthetic carpets in which case you will need the cables elevator.BTW carpets doesn"t absorb the bass{ as wrongly mentioned in the STAR paper recently}it only absorb the mids and the highs.you still need a bass trap if your rooms fully carperted.Otherwise better to be like Maggielurva; naked,you get a more balanced sound albeit too lively...

maggielurva 愛美姬 said...

hi anonymous,

i tried some DIY cable lifters before - it does "lift" up the soundstage literally but it is "floaty" and i don't like that!

mafan & stephane,

you are right in saying that carpet absorbs the highs and mids.

i do have a rug in front of my listening chair but that's after much tweaking in the acoustics, such as making my back wall completely naked. room acoustics are about balancing too.