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

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  1. Artisan Fan

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    Triangle bookshelf or KLH signature .
    Use your laptop for CD player it has better CD drive than 99% of stand alone "audio" players.
    For cheap amp try Cambridge Audio or Music Hall or Denon (my preference would be MH).


    Good recommendations except for CD drive comment...highly variable in my experience and most computer dacs are terrible sounding, especially on laptop.
     


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    Gentlemen, thoughts on the Totem Arro?
     


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    Gentlemen, thoughts on the Totem Arro?

    Very good speaker in my opinion.
     


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    This has been my setup for a few years now: Powerbook G4 > Mini³/Alien DAC > Grado SR80 for headphones or Audioengine 2's for speakers Never had anything else to compare it to, so it sounds great to me [​IMG]
     


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    Gentlemen, thoughts on the Totem Arro?

    Love the style, substance, not so much.
     


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    Love the style, substance, not so much.

    Can you be more specific? I'm looking for a pair of smaller floorstanders or monitors for a small studio (~650 sq ft).
     


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    What are some good soundtracks/music to test out the sub?
     


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    What are some good soundtracks/music to test out the sub?

    Terminator 2 soundtrack.
     


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    The Thin Red Line
     


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    audiophilia Senior member

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    Can you be more specific? I'm looking for a pair of smaller floorstanders or monitors for a small studio (~650 sq ft).
    Read our Totem review. Much the same, but on a smaller, cuter scale. Vince makes great speakers (Model 1), but the Arro and Totems are not my or my other writers' cup of tea. Like I said earlier in the thread to another poster, check out Mike Lenehan's monitors for the steal of the last and new decade. Two reviews at the magazine. [They are an advertiser - FD] http://www.audiophilia.com
     


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    What are some good soundtracks/music to test out the sub?

    Unless you listen to this kind of stuff all day long, better to take music that you like and that you listen to regularly that has bass. That will tell you more about the sub and your needs than some specialized thing that happens to have super-deep bass.

    --Andre
     


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    Have any of you guys listened to the Reference 3a MM de Capo monitors?
     


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    Have any of you guys listened to the Reference 3a MM de Capo monitors?
    Yes, they are excellent. Big Reference 3a fan here. Heard the Grand Veena recently and was impressed.
     


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    Bought 4 budget Phono amplifiers (Cambridge, Rotel, Monolithic, Creek) dismissed all of them as being inaccurate in one way or another[​IMG] sold them at a loss and waiting for Graham Slee Reflex C which hopefully will be competent enough to support all vinegar-pissing reviews.
    If all fails back to the "drawing board".[​IMG]
    I hate this hobby.
     


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