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

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  1. username79

    username79 Senior member

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    So what? If it is good advice then it is good advice. How often does someone mention Aldens, Rubinacci, or APC on SF.

    So what? I find it strange when someone repeatedly recommends a particular Blu-Ray player for systems with no video component. Kind of like repeatedly recommending Alden shoes to someone without feet.
     
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    So what? I find it strange when someone repeatedly recommends a particular Blu-Ray player for systems with no video component. Kind of like repeatedly recommending Alden shoes to someone without feet.

    You don't know what you are talking about. Oppo has both audio and video customers. The Absolute Sound, Headfi, Stereophile, and many others have praised the Oppo 83 and 83SE for its terrific sound quality.
     
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    Nice! I am in the market for some KLH myself. I use this: [​IMG] Looking for a quality CD player. Right now I'm using an old DVD player for want of something else!
     
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    You don't know what you are talking about. Oppo has both audio and video customers. The Absolute Sound, Headfi, Stereophile, and many others have praised the Oppo 83 and 83SE for its terrific sound quality.

    The Oppo is a very nice player, but you do need a TV to set it up. I know people were complaining about this kind of issue for DVD-A players in an audio-only setup.

    --Andre
     
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    You don't know what you are talking about. Oppo has both audio and video customers. The Absolute Sound, Headfi, Stereophile, and many others have praised the Oppo 83 and 83SE for its terrific sound quality.
    Ahem [​IMG]
     
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    A great small system in my opinion. I just could not get used to listening to compressed music. I hope you are doing at least Apple Lossless.

    +1000
     
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    No, I'm starting from scratch, want something with an AM/FM tuner and am working within a pretty tight budget. Seems like a tuner is the best bet, even if the quality won't be quite as good for the price v. separate receiver/tuner.
    Since Saturday Morning Audio carries NAD you may want to check if they have any used NAD stereo receivers like a C720BEE or C725BEE. I haven't personally owned one but they are supposed to be well regarded. Have you considered a couple year old multi-channel receiver? From the speakers Saturday Morning carries I would also listen to Monitor Audio Bronze bookshelves. A lot of Internet direct speaker manufacturers have in-home trial programs if you are willing to go that route.
     
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    Since Saturday Morning Audio carries NAD you may want to check if they have any used NAD stereo receivers like a C720BEE or C725BEE. I haven't personally owned one but they are supposed to be well regarded.
    Have you considered a couple year old multi-channel receiver?
    From the speakers Saturday Morning carries I would also listen to Monitor Audio Bronze bookshelves.

    A lot of Internet direct speaker manufacturers have in-home trial programs if you are willing to go that route.


    Good advice here.

    Also, for a really inexpensive alternative you can go with iPod + powered speakers like AudioEngine. Surprisingly good sound.

    http://www.audioengineusa.com/
     
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    I use Yamaha M-X18 card on my desktop computer, but I CAN'T GET NO SATISFACTION...
    Pierre Alain
     
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    Major development on the stereo front. Today my friend installed a Lyra Argo(i) cartridge on the VPI table. Spectacular sound quality on analog rig. [​IMG]

    Review:

    http://www.soundstage.com/vinyl/vinyl20080901.htm


    Love Lyra carts!

    Listening to an entry level analogue setup right now for review that will knock your socks off, mate.

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    Love Lyra carts!

    Listening to an entry level analogue setup right now for review that will knock your socks off, mate.

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    [​IMG] Entry level table? Do tell...
     

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