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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. A Y

    A Y Senior member

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    Is there someone you're trying not to offend? Lets be honest, Bose sucks.

    But at some other times, Bose blows.

    --Andre
     
  2. Miguel Antonio

    Miguel Antonio Senior member

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    I think I'm getting confused. Please clarify.
     
  3. tlmusic

    tlmusic Senior member

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    But at some other times, Bose blows.

    --Andre


    +1

    IMHO even an analog source cannot save Bose.
     
  4. Miguel Antonio

    Miguel Antonio Senior member

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    Now I get it. "Blows" is worse than "sucks". I tought blows was like "rocks".
    Sorry, I'm not a native english speaker.
     
  5. tlmusic

    tlmusic Senior member

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    Now I get it. "Blows" is worse than "sucks". I tought blows was like "rocks".
    Sorry, I'm not a native english speaker.


    Don't worry[​IMG]

    I have always thought it was odd that musicians and audiophiles use vacuum cleaner terms to express themselves.
     
  6. Manny Calavera

    Manny Calavera Senior member

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    You need to get out more. [​IMG] There are much nicer CD players although some PSs are decent sounding.
    http://www.younghifi.com/2006/12/06/...ifi-cd-player/ And you have to realize I'm a destitute 23-year-old. When hardcore audiophiles start saying a PlayStation is better than many high-end CD players, I'm like, "Fuck yeah! Got one right here!"
     
  7. Artisan Fan

    Artisan Fan Senior member

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    http://www.younghifi.com/2006/12/06/...ifi-cd-player/

    And you have to realize I'm a destitute 23-year-old. When hardcore audiophiles start saying a PlayStation is better than many high-end CD players, I'm like, "Fuck yeah! Got one right here!"


    John Marks investigated this at Stereophile (see recent issue) and was not impressed. But it sounds pretty good to my ears but you implied it was better than other high end CD players which I am not convinced of.
     
  8. Manny Calavera

    Manny Calavera Senior member

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    John Marks investigated this at Stereophile (see recent issue) and was not impressed. But it sounds pretty good to my ears but you implied it was better than other high end CD players which I am not convinced of.

    In my experience. I don't have access to a lot of the high-end stuff but I have an ear for sound and it's good enough to impress me. That said, if I had any kind of money I wouldn't want anyone to see a PlayStation in my set-up, as they're hideous.
     
  9. Artisan Fan

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    In my experience. I don't have access to a lot of the high-end stuff but I have an ear for sound and it's good enough to impress me. That said, if I had any kind of money I wouldn't want anyone to see a PlayStation in my set-up, as they're hideous.

    Hey that's cool. [​IMG] Enjoy what you have and later on upgrade.
     
  10. username79

    username79 Senior member

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    Clearaudio Aurum Beta S
    Pass Labs Aleph Ono Phono Preamp
    Pass Labs Aleph 3 Amplifier (DIY)
    JM Lab Mini Utopia
     
  11. Kengs

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    Is there someone you're trying not to offend? Lets be honest, Bose sucks.
    To be fair, I don't think the Series II 901 speakers suck...granted there are much better speakers, but if someone gave me a set, I would probably not mind so much [​IMG]
     
  12. Artisan Fan

    Artisan Fan Senior member

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    Nice system. [​IMG]
     
  13. gvibes

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    Nice space heater [​IMG]
     
  14. A Y

    A Y Senior member

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    To be fair, I don't think the Series II 901 speakers suck...

    Sorry to say this, but that's probably one of the worst things they've made.

    --Andre
     
  15. chobochobo

    chobochobo Senior member Moderator

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    I picked up my LP12 yesterday, and my gosh is it heavy. After a brief bit of attaching it to my amp and playing a couple of albums, it is very good. It just has the Basik arm and cartridge, probably enough for me and my ears and my listening space - the primary limitation to realistically getting the 'best' out of this or any system. It came with a pair of the Linn Index speakers (original non biwire) which are supposedly the bargain basement Linn model but are nearly twice the size of my Wharfdales, oh, and a mass of Naim cables.
     
  16. LabelKing

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    What is the reputation of vintage Phase Linear and Marantz?
     
  17. A Y

    A Y Senior member

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    What is the reputation of vintage Phase Linear and Marantz?

    Some of the Marantz tube amps are nice. Phase Linear AKA Flames Linear. If you want a Carver design, get his Sunfire stuff.

    --Andre
     
  18. LabelKing

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    Some of the Marantz tube amps are nice. Phase Linear AKA Flames Linear. If you want a Carver design, get his Sunfire stuff.

    --Andre


    So it's either very gay or readily combustible?
     
  19. username79

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    Audio Room: - Vintage Luxman seperates system (Pics: Pre-amp, Amp)
    I had the M-05. Supposedly produced, IIRC 50W/per channel "Class A." It did produce quite a bit of heat and was well built. However, I found the sound to be noticeably "bright." I bought it because I heard the Japanese components of its era and price, especially those made by Luxman and Accuphase, sounded quite sweet. I was disappointed. However, I ended up finding a good match for it: the B&W Matrix 802 Series 80s, before they switched to metal domes, were practically dead in the top end, so they worked well together. Re: Sonus Faber (too lazy to quote) My next speakers are looking to be the Sonus Faber Cremona Auditors. They sound very nice up top. The exact opposite of how nasty the Nautilus line can sound. Re: Vinyl vs. CD Let's not forget to mention the tangible, "fun" aspect of collecting LPs with all their larger format artwork and inserts.
     
  20. Artisan Fan

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    I love Sonus Faber speakers but right now Usher is arguably a better value. The Tiny Dancers are breathtaking in their realism.
     

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