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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

The solution to it all is not listen to music at low levels. Or, get a good pair of headphones.

For me, the problem is usually not the amp, its the speakers. You need some meaty drivers that create sound pressure at low volumes. The finest quality of my KEF 107's is the amazing sound quality at the very lowest of background volumes.
post #1937 of 2370
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For me, the problem is usually not the amp, its the speakers. You need some meaty drivers that create sound pressure at low volumes. The finest quality of my KEF 107's is the amazing sound quality at the very lowest of background volumes.

Tube amps can create an issue at low levels though. You need to drive them a bit to make them sing.
post #1938 of 2370
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Tube amps can create an issue at low levels though. You need to drive them a bit to make them sing.

I dont recall any recent tube amps with loudness buttons smile.gif

Solid state does a better job at low power, but tube amps are heavy on current, they can drive stubborn drivers pretty well.
post #1939 of 2370
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Originally Posted by idfnl View Post

For me, the problem is usually not the amp, its the speakers. You need some meaty drivers that create sound pressure at low volumes. The finest quality of my KEF 107's is the amazing sound quality at the very lowest of background volumes.

Tube amps can create an issue at low levels though. You need to drive them a bit to make them sing.

Not true. Modern tube amps sound great at all levels of gain.
post #1940 of 2370
Currently running a Classe stack with a pair of Sonus Faber Concerto speakers. Would try and take pics if anyone is interesting. Great jazz set up, very warm and forgiving as well if I want to run a digital input.
post #1941 of 2370

Nothing fancy-dancy.

 

Bedroom

Denon AVR-1601 (which is connected via. toslink to my mac)

4x Wharfedale Diamond 8.1
Ultrasone PRO 2900 (for some more intimate time with my music)

 

When I find the money, I will for sure get some Classé Audio equipment and a nice set of speakers.

post #1942 of 2370
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Just got some Magnepan 1.7s. Sublime sound.
post #1943 of 2370
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Just got some Magnepan 1.7s. Sublime sound.

nice!
post #1944 of 2370
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Just got some Magnepan 1.7s. Sublime sound.

nice!

Thanks. They really sound good. Was listening to the Tea for the Tillerman hirez download last night.
post #1945 of 2370
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Originally Posted by ettebe View Post

Nothing fancy-dancy.

Bedroom
Denon AVR-1601 (which is connected via. toslink to my mac)
4x Wharfedale Diamond 8.1

Ultrasone PRO 2900 (for some more intimate time with my music)

When I find the money, I will for sure get some Classé Audio equipment and a nice set of speakers.

Wharfedale makes a damn good speaker. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #1946 of 2370
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Wharfedale makes a damn good speaker. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

lookaround.gif

In minor disagreement with that statement.

Would rewrite to read 'W makes ok speakers compared to consumer garboage'
post #1947 of 2370
In my cozy NYC apt, I've got the following setup:

Rega P3
Cambridge Audio Azur 640P Phono Preamp
HTPC
Marantz NR1501
Paradigm Studio 20's
Paradigm CC370
Klipsch RW-10D

No complaints here.
post #1948 of 2370
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In my cozy NYC apt, I've got the following setup:
Rega P3
Cambridge Audio Azur 640P Phono Preamp
HTPC
Marantz NR1501
Paradigm Studio 20's
Paradigm CC370
Klipsch RW-10D
No complaints here.

Paradigm has always been a great value buy IMO.
post #1949 of 2370
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Originally Posted by Artisan Fan View Post

Wharfedale makes a damn good speaker. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

lookaround.gif

In minor disagreement with that statement.

Would rewrite to read 'W makes ok speakers compared to consumer garboage'

Have you heard the new line? Sounds very fine.

For a budget desktop, the new Emotiva Airmotiv 4 at $399 is really nice.
post #1950 of 2370
I know nothing about stereos but want to play some actual records in my apartment rather than just ipod stuff (so nothing loud but want something that sounds and looks ok). Anyone willing to throw out some advice? I'd really like a to get a braun sk5 but seems like those are tough to find in the us?

So could someone recommend a decent small set up that wouldn't require too much brain damage? Or maybe I'll throw a straw man out and tell me why it doesn't work and what I'm missing (I literally might not even have the right components listed)?

turntable (maybe that technics sl 1500 that someone's selling on here or something)
miniwatt a3
dynaco a25s
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