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What stereo(s) do you listen to? What do you want?

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Artisan Fan, Feb 11, 2008.

  1. Artisan Fan

    Artisan Fan Well-Known Member

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    I am curious what audio gear members here have. No judgments here - anything from iPods to large home theater systems welcome.

    What do you have now?

    What do you dream about owning?
     
  2. kronik

    kronik Well-Known Member

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    Don't have anything now - just threw out Kenwood gear last week.. it was crap, one of the speakers was blown, and I was ready for it to be gone.

    Not so much as a dream as it is a plan -

    Dynaudio Focus 200C, 220, 140
    Earthquake Cinenova Grande 5 (maybe 7-ch)
    Denon 4308Ci
    Truly integrating my HTPC into a home theatre
    SVS Ultra sub

    Coupled with my Sony 60" A3000.
     
  3. RJman

    RJman Well-Known Member

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    I want some killer styrofoam Dixie cups.
     
  4. gvibes

    gvibes Well-Known Member

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    An old Sony DB-series receiver, which I'm using as a pre-amp.
    Old adcom 5 channel amp.
    NHT speakers all around (VT2 fronts, a VT-series center, and some SB-something rears).

    I don't really listen to music on that system. I mostly listen to music on headphones, either Grado SR60s, or (usually) some Shure canalphones (the ~150-200$ ones, either E2c or E3c).
     
  5. Artisan Fan

    Artisan Fan Well-Known Member

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    I have a 30gb video iPod for travel (I use Grados as well) and a home system of Maggie speakers and Audio Research electronics with SACD and vinyl as sources.
     
  6. redtree00

    redtree00 Well-Known Member

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    I downgraded several years ago to a modest setup that I am content with until the kids are old enough that I don't have to worry about them destroying it.

    Music Hall CD25 CD Player
    Music Hall MMF5 Turntable
    NAD C320BEE Amplifier
    PSB 5T Tower Speakers
     
  7. Artisan Fan

    Artisan Fan Well-Known Member

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    I downgraded several years ago to a modest setup that I am content with until the kids are old enough that I don't have to worry about them destroying it.

    Music Hall CD25 CD Player
    Music Hall MMF5 Turntable
    NAD C320BEE Amplifier
    PSB 5T Tower Speakers


    Good gear. [​IMG]
     
  8. tlmusic

    tlmusic Well-Known Member

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    Linn LP 12 Turntable w/ Ittock toneArm
    1959 HH Scott Integrated Receiver
    Linn Tukan Speakers

    Analog and tubes rule!

    I avoid digital music whenever possible, just like some members here might avoid synthetic fabrics and black suits.
     
  9. Parker

    Parker Well-Known Member

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    Small and sweet:

    Rotel 971 CD Player
    Audio Analogue Puccini Amp
    Role Audio Kayak Speakers
    iPod

    I'd love to try some smaller Magnepan speakers someday.
     
  10. sonick

    sonick Well-Known Member

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    Bedroom: - Early 90's Pioneer Elite Reciever - Athena AS-B2 - Panasonic F87 5-disc DVD/CD/DVD-A changer - 60GB 5G iPod Audio Room: - Vintage Luxman seperates system (Pics: Pre-amp, Amp) - Vintage Denon CD player - Vintage JBL Studio Monitors Headphones: - Portable Amp V2 - iPod + TurboDock - AKG K81DJ / Grado SR80 / Koss KSC35
     
  11. Artisan Fan

    Artisan Fan Well-Known Member

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    Sonick,

    Have you seen the new Luxman gear? It's beautiful and sounds great.
     
  12. dkzzzz

    dkzzzz Well-Known Member

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    Yamaha amp from 90s
    Sonus Faber Concertino Speakers
    Denon semi auto turn table.
    Queen "News of the World" currently playing, next up Sharl Aznavour.
     
  13. Nataku

    Nataku Well-Known Member

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    I already have my mint low serial # Rogers LS3/5a's, thanks to the Goodwill.

    My Want List:

    JA Mitchell Odyssey turntable
    McIntosh MA6900 Integrated Amp

    And if I ever did want some larger speakers, I'd opt for the Krell Lat. 1s
     
  14. Douglas

    Douglas Well-Known Member

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    Most of this system was built a looong time ago - I'm sort of out of the game these days because my audio habit has taken a backseat to my clothing and entertaining-the-girlfriend-at-expensive-restaurants habits. But anyways, here goes:

    B&W Nautilus 805 speakers
    Plinius 2100i integrated amp
    Meridian G07 CD player
    Transparent Audio Wave 100 interconnects and bi-wire speaker cable

    I occasionally think about getting a Shunyata Hydra or an entry-level vinyl setup as my next steps, but I really need to get into a better house with a dedicated listening room before I do any of that.
     
  15. lawyerdad

    lawyerdad Well-Known Member

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    Queen "News of the World" currently playing, next up Sharl Aznavour.

    We don't agree very often, but that's my favorite Queen album.


    I just bought a used Rega P2 turntable (thanks to all who gave advice on that, btw), so I'll soon be playing my old records for the first time in years.
     
  16. pinchi22

    pinchi22 Well-Known Member

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    Sonus Faber Concertino Speakers

    Ditto.

    Plus Naim red book CD player, power supplies, pre-amp and amp.
     
  17. Artisan Fan

    Artisan Fan Well-Known Member

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    Yamaha amp from 90s
    Sonus Faber Concertino Speakers
    Denon semi auto turn table.
    Queen "News of the World" currently playing, next up Sharl Aznavour.


    Sonus Faber is one of my favorite speaker lines. [​IMG]
     
  18. GusW

    GusW Well-Known Member

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    I have two Jolida systems one with Magnapans and one with B+W Pods. I love the sound of tubes.

    Jolida is hands down the best value and sound for the money in a tube amp. I love them.

    Then, there is my little iPod shuffle that I take when I travel.
     
  19. johnapril

    johnapril Well-Known Member

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    What Would Mozart Say?
     
  20. Girardian

    Girardian Well-Known Member

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    High end audio set up in my listening room:
    - YBA monoblocks & pre-amp
    - Modified Eastsound and Marantz (tube output) CD players
    - Green Mountain Audio Calypso speakers
    - Virtual Dynamics wiring

    Verdict: Music nirvana!


    Bedroom set up:
    - Marantz separates (amp/pre, tuner, CDP)
    - Green Mountain Audio Callisto speakers (monitors)
    - Atlantis stands
    - Signal Cable Silver Resolution cables

    Verdict: Very spacious sound that spills into the rest of the house and still sounds great several rooms away.

    Commentary:
    - For those of you looking into high end speakers, check out GMA. They are truly amazing. No affiliation, just a very happy customer.
     

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