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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 Suitsupply-sider

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    Cheers. I'm always being asked for recs. I know little about the latest bookshelf releases. I always rec Totem for smaller speakers, but they are usually much more than $500.

    Thanks.


    I like the Totems. Here is the Usher I had in mind...http://www.usheraudiousa.com/product...s-520-shielded

    $479 pair.
     


  2. Artisan Fan

    Artisan Fan Suitsupply-sider

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    I am still going to listen to maggies just for the hell of it, but I don't think they're a very good option for my needs. And frankly, I think they're ugly as sin and I don't want several huge panels in my living room.

    They are not for everyone stylewise but do give them a listen.
     


  3. audiophilia

    audiophilia Senior member

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  4. Artisan Fan

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    Cheers. I'll pass your recs along.

    You are very welcome. [​IMG]
     


  5. videocrew

    videocrew Senior member

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    Home:
    NAD C325BEE
    Rega P3, Rega Super Bias
    Pro-Ject Phono Box
    Airport Express
    Channel Islands VDA-1 & VAC-1

    Car:
    Alpine iDA-X305
    Alpine MRP-F300
    DLS UR6

    Portable:
    iPhone
    Shure E2c
     


  6. Artisan Fan

    Artisan Fan Suitsupply-sider

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    Home:
    NAD C325BEE
    Rega P3, Rega Super Bias
    Pro-Ject Phono Box
    Airport Express
    Channel Islands VDA-1 & VAC-1

    Car:
    Alpine iDA-X305
    Alpine MRP-F300
    DLS UR6

    Portable:
    iPhone
    Shure E2c


    Very nice. Love the Rega tables.
     


  7. videocrew

    videocrew Senior member

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    Very nice. Love the Rega tables.
    I love it too. I have the neon green with a red felt mat. As the guys at Audio Alternative in Lilburn said when they installed the cartridge "that is the ugliest freaking record player I've ever seen," but I love it!

    As to the other half of the topic, what I wish I had?

    Home:
    Naim SUPERNAIT
    Empirical Pace Car driven by a computer transport
    Rega P9
    Dynavector XV or Te Kaitora Rua
    Dynavector P-75
    Wilson Sophia 2

    Car:
    Pioneer DEX-P99RS
    2x Zapco Studio 150 (tweeters, mids)
    2x Zapco Studio 300 (woofers, sub)
    DLS Ultimate Iridium 8.3
    Image Dynamics IDQ12
     


  8. amnesiac

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    college budget system i've had for 3 years now

    marantz 1060 in pristine condition, partially restored.
    polk r150

    once i graduate i'll look into better speakers and a turntable but this has been bulletproof for parties with a little supplemental bass.
     


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    Home: ATC active SCM10-2
    Bedroom: Pioneer Elite X-Z9 minisystem
    Computer: Asus Xonar Essence, AKG k701 headphones
    Mobile: Zune 120g, Westone UM3x headphones
     


  10. Shikar

    Shikar Senior member

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    HT dedicated with remote lighting (scones+can lights) / leather semi circle recliner seating for 5, room has separate entry from outside via stairs or corridor from 1st floor of home, isolated with double doors for sound insulation ie I dont wake the rest of the house up. Separate 4 ton A/C and heat unit with 8 vents in room to freeze or heat it in minutes.
    Its been 3 years since I bought the equipment, did all the HDMI lines/cables runs etc, and not much into it except watching a movie every 2 weeks or so.

    Panasonic PJ
    Wolf 108+" screen
    Pioneer Elite Reciever
    EAD PM driving front 3 speakers.
    Divas 601s
    Oppo DVD player.
    SVS Ultra sub.
    Matte black ceiling/Matte brown wall.

    Regards.
     


  11. GQgeek

    GQgeek Senior member

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    ^^ I've read that a lot of people (that aren't hardcore nerds) that build dedicated theater rooms don't use them as much as they thought they would because they tend to be built in caves in the basement, sealed off from the rest of the house and family.
     


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    ^^ I've read that a lot of people (that aren't hardcore nerds) that build dedicated theater rooms don't use them as much as they thought they would because they tend to be built in caves in the basement, sealed off from the rest of the house and family.
    Actually its very accessible as its right next to the family room, on the 1st floor. Its just a matter of dedicating 2 or so hours to one activity i.e. a movie. We have 3 young kids, and both of us have long work hours, and the little free time we like to interact with kids. A movie every couple of weeks is a lot for us and pretty good use IMO. Regards.
     


  13. Artisan Fan

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    ^^ I've read that a lot of people (that aren't hardcore nerds) that build dedicated theater rooms don't use them as much as they thought they would because they tend to be built in caves in the basement, sealed off from the rest of the house and family.

    I think this is true for a lot of people. I think for some it is also, sadly, just a status symbol rather than something that gets used frequently.
     


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    I think this is true for a lot of people. I think for some it is also, sadly, just a status symbol rather than something that gets used frequently.

    So true.

    Regards.
     


  15. Pezzaturra

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    Are all Phono amps have the same schematics just like all power amps?
    I am looking into PS Audio phono as well as Phonomena II and it seems the only difference is a number of adjustments between these two and my basic Rotel Phono.
    I need to sort this dillema.
     


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