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

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  1. ConcernedParent

    ConcernedParent Senior member

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    Any suggestions for an amp/preamp/etc...? I found a pair of JBL L100t's on Craigslist for cheap and I figure it's about time I got into sound systems.
     


  2. supafly

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    I use B&O computer speakers and I have both of their headphones for most of my music listening . I know the price is high but they put a lot of time and money into design. I would suggest the headphones to any one.
     


  3. Artisan Fan

    Artisan Fan Suitsupply-sider

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    Any suggestions for an amp/preamp/etc...? I found a pair of JBL L100t's on Craigslist for cheap and I figure it's about time I got into sound systems.

    Depends on your budget...what do you want to spend?

    I like a lot of classic used gear for beginners...you can find some gems on Audiogon.
     


  4. Borrelli

    Borrelli Senior member

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    Main system currently packed up until we move house:
    47 labs shiragaki transport
    dCS 972 D/D converter (pro-version of the Purcell)
    dCS 955 A/D converter (pro-version of the Elgar plus)
    Audio Research LS16MKII line stage
    Audio Research VT100MKII power amplifier
    Jean Marie Reynaud Offrande speakers
    Acoustic Zen cables
    Solidtech rack of silence

    For the time being, I have to make do with headphones (Grado, Audio Technica, Sennheiser) on a pc or mp3 and a couple of Vita audio R1's around the house for radio. Otherwise I have some older gear in the attic that I will probably use to build up some systems for the kids or for friends sometime.

    If I have some more space, I'll try some vinyl on a Thorens TD145 I have with a Creek phono stage. I would like to try some computer audio sometime. Maybe also build a nice tube headphone amp myself.
     


  5. audiophilia

    audiophilia Senior member

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    47 labs shiragaki transport dCS 972 D/D converter (pro-version of the Purcell) dCS 955 A/D converter (pro-version of the Elgar plus) Audio Research LS16MKII line stage Audio Research VT100MKII power amplifier Acoustic Zen cables Solidtech rack of silence ^^^ Yes. Hell, yes!
     


  6. Artisan Fan

    Artisan Fan Suitsupply-sider

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    Main system currently packed up until we move house:
    47 labs shiragaki transport
    dCS 972 D/D converter (pro-version of the Purcell)
    dCS 955 A/D converter (pro-version of the Elgar plus)
    Audio Research LS16MKII line stage
    Audio Research VT100MKII power amplifier
    Jean Marie Reynaud Offrande speakers
    Acoustic Zen cables
    Solidtech rack of silence

    For the time being, I have to make do with headphones (Grado, Audio Technica, Sennheiser) on a pc or mp3 and a couple of Vita audio R1's around the house for radio. Otherwise I have some older gear in the attic that I will probably use to build up some systems for the kids or for friends sometime.

    If I have some more space, I'll try some vinyl on a Thorens TD145 I have with a Creek phono stage. I would like to try some computer audio sometime. Maybe also build a nice tube headphone amp myself.


    I have an Audio Research VT-100 amp myself. Love it. [​IMG]
     


  7. Tokyo Slim

    Tokyo Slim In Time Out

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    Ended up not going with the Paradigm center channel. Picked up a very lightly used (cosmetically perfect) Klipsch ksc-c1 for $60 instead. Probably not audiophile approved, and yes, I know that it's an older model, but it's in great shape and I am a sucker for the Tractrix horn.
     


  8. audiophilia

    audiophilia Senior member

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    I have an Audio Research VT-100 amp myself. Love it. [​IMG]
    Here's my VS 110 during a particularly demanding passage. [​IMG]
     


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    I'm now running full Maggie 5.1 (2.6/MCCC/MC1) + ML Depth i (high quality sub btw). Thinking about switching out my Lexicon gear for Theta (Dreadnaught/Casablanca) just for the sake of switching and to increase front/center wattage wattage which is currently 140/ch.

    Anyone with experience?
     


  11. Artisan Fan

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    I'm now running full Maggie 5.1 (2.6/MCCC/MC1) + ML Depth i (high quality sub btw). Thinking about switching out my Lexicon gear for Theta (Dreadnaught/Casablanca) just for the sake of switching and to increase front/center wattage wattage which is currently 140/ch. Anyone with experience?
    I'm impressed with the Theta gear but its not so great on 2 channel listening compared to other components at their price point in my experience. I think the company has had financial troubles as well.
     


  12. Pezzaturra

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    Recently I have been puzzled by one fairly recent development in Audio ;namely SPS (separate power supplies).
    My BS radar went off when I saw numerous Audio makers start making claims to improve "....." - insert your audio home-made term, due to expertly designed separate power supply. Multiple amp and pre- amps as well as turn tables are now available with SPS for improved so and so...
    What say you? True brake through or just another metal box to sell.?
     


  13. Artisan Fan

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    Recently I have been puzzled by one fairly recent development in Audio ;namely SPS (separate power supplies).
    My BS radar went off when I saw numerous Audio makers start making claims to improve "....." - insert your audio home-made term, due to expertly designed separate power supply. Multiple amp and pre- amps as well as turn tables are now available with SPS for improved so and so...
    What say you? True brake through or just another metal box to sell.?


    My experience is that separate and beefier power supplies do make a nice difference. It depends on the manufacturer and product but it is especially true in amps and preamps and CD players. Likely true for turntables as well but my VPI comes with a fairly beefy PS already.
     


  14. audiophilia

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    My experience is that separate and beefier power supplies do make a nice difference. It depends on the manufacturer and product but it is especially true in amps and preamps and CD players. Likely true for turntables as well but my VPI comes with a fairly beefy PS already.

    They've been doing it for years in Europe. The English swear by it, the late Julian Vereker, especially.
     


  15. audiophilia

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    Cool pic Anthony. [​IMG]


    Cheers. One of my guys took it. I'm a useless photog. [​IMG]
     


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