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post #31 of 2376
My current set-up:
Classe Audio CAV 180 5-channel amp (eventually will be home theater)
Classe Audio SSP-25 decoder
Cal Audio Labs ICON CD player (soon to be upgraded to Meridian)
Magnepan QR 1.6 speakers
Monster AVS-2000 power conditioner
Silver audio Hyacinth interconnects
Harmonic Technology Pro-11 speaker cables
post #32 of 2376
My current setup, mainly home theater use:

Ascend Acoustics (CMT-340 front, center, HTM-200 surrounds)
Hsu VTF-2 mk2 Subwoofer
Yamaha RXV-1400 receiver
Sony 400 disc CD/DVD/SACD changer/transport
Quality inexpensive interconnects and speaker cables.

Future interests (once little fingers stop trying to poke holes in daddy's speakers)

Von Schweikert or Sonus Faber full range speakers,
Reasonably priced amplifier (Rotel, Outlaw monoblocs,etc..)
post #33 of 2376
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Originally Posted by Dmax View Post
My current setup, mainly home theater use:

Ascend Acoustics (CMT-340 front, center, HTM-200 surrounds)
Hsu VTF-2 mk2 Subwoofer
Yamaha RXV-1400 receiver
Sony 400 disc CD/DVD/SACD changer/transport
Quality inexpensive interconnects and speaker cables.
This is a pretty awesome setup for the money.

If only those ascend speakers weren't so boring/ugly-looking.
post #34 of 2376
There is an upside to the boring/ugly finish: Fingeprints, playdoh and crayons barely show.
post #35 of 2376
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Originally Posted by dr.no View Post
My current set-up:
Classe Audio CAV 180 5-channel amp (eventually will be home theater)
Classe Audio SSP-25 decoder
Cal Audio Labs ICON CD player (soon to be upgraded to Meridian)
Magnepan QR 1.6 speakers
Monster AVS-2000 power conditioner
Silver audio Hyacinth interconnects
Harmonic Technology Pro-11 speaker cables

Cool. Another Maggie guy with 1.6QRs. These are my main speakers. Love them.
post #36 of 2376
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Cool. Another Maggie guy with 1.6QRs. These are my main speakers. Love them.

Love them too, but for the lack of bass. Have you modded yours in any way? I want the Mye stands but the damn weak dollar makes them prohibitively expensive.
post #37 of 2376
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Love them too, but for the lack of bass. Have you modded yours in any way? I want the Mye stands but the damn weak dollar makes them prohibitively expensive.

No mods but I am experiment with audiophile fuses and I will order some Mye stands soon.

I'm using Cardas Golden Reference but a friend is urging me to bi-wire them which would be very expensive. Are yours bi-wired? I might do Kimber 8TC for cheap.
post #38 of 2376
He who dies with the most toys, still dies.
post #39 of 2376
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He who dies with the most toys, still dies.

Can I have your shoes then?

It's the journey in life that matters.

(was that from an Obama speech?)
post #40 of 2376
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No mods but I am experiment with audiophile fuses and I will order some Mye stands soon.

I'm using Cardas Golden Reference but a friend is urging me to bi-wire them which would be very expensive. Are yours bi-wired? I might do Kimber 8TC for cheap.

I previously had them bi-wired using HT Pro 9+ but did not hear any discernible difference.in sound quality.
post #41 of 2376
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I previously had them bi-wired using HT Pro 9+ but did not hear any discernible difference.in sound quality.

Good to know. Thanks.
post #42 of 2376
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Originally Posted by Andre Yew View Post
If you're using good matrixing algorithms (eg. DPLIIx or Logic 7), and your speakers match in timbre and are set up correctly, matrixed 2-5 or 2-7 can sound significantly better than just 2-channel..........Spend the most money on your front 3 speakers and a good sub. You can cheat a bit on the surrounds.

--Andre

Thanks... front 3 speakers being left front, right front, and center channel?

Are wireless connections suitable for the surrounds?

Are DVD audio and SACD designed for 5.1 or 7.1?
post #43 of 2376
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Thanks... front 3 speakers being left front, right front, and center channel?

Are wireless connections suitable for the surrounds?

Are DVD audio and SACD designed for 5.1 or 7.1?
1.yes
2.please god no.
3.yes, although it depends on the disc how they use it.
post #44 of 2376
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Good to know. Thanks.

there's a big diff between bi-wiring and bi-amping. Bi-amping can be benefitial while bi-wiring is pointless.
post #45 of 2376
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Are DVD audio and SACD designed for 5.1 or 7.1?

I agree with what GQgeek writes for your other questions. For this one, DVD-A and SACD are really 6 full-range channels, though most releases use them as 5.1.

If you want to get 7 channels, DPLIIx and Logic 7 can expand 5.1 into 7.1.

--Andre
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