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    Question What stereo systems are you TCers listening to?

    me? cheapy, Harmon Kardon reciever and Polk Audio rti a9 speakers.

    i like.

    you?
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    I have a high end Linn/Naim system in my main listening room, another pretty good Linn/Naim system in my office made up of components cast off when I have upgraded the first one, and a third system in the lounge made up of the cast offs of the second system.

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    Before I was married, I had an awesome Mark Levinson (No. 334 power amp, 380s pre-amp) and Martin Logan (ReQuest) 2-channel system plus a separate video system. My wife got tired of the living room looking like an audio store showroom, and about the same time I wanted to go multi-channel SACD, so we "compromised" on a single system:

    B&W 804 speakers
    Energy surround speakers
    Martin-Logan Abyss subwoofer
    Sony 5400ES SACD player
    Sony 6400ES receiver
    Stax SR 404/SRM 717 electrostatic headphones

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    A "budget" Marantz CD/amp system, with Mordaunt Short speakers. But a decent headphone setup, since that's how I listen to most classical these days - Heed Canamp + Denon cans. I have aspirations to upgrade everything to hi-end components when the kids have left home, been to uni, and I can spoil myself for a change - I have about 20 years to wait for the youngest!

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    My system is built from bits and pieces going back to the 70s. I really don't care much about amps and CD players. They all sound pretty much the same, but I am picky about speakers, and I've spent a lot of time on placement and equalization. That's the real key to great sound.

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    Computer, onkyo receiver and martin logan purity speakers, hsu research sub woofer. Got the electrostats at 1/2 off when they closed out the product line. I like them even more than I thought I would.

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    My amp blew out last week after 15 years of faithful service. I bought a new Yamaha amp. Holy cow! What a HORRIBLE remote! So many tiny buttons! No chance of it being any use without a bright light and glasses. And I have to turn on the TV to adjust the settings. This amp is rated five stars at Amazon. The world is going into an age of stupidity.

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    This is embarrassing, but I'm listening on a Logitech iPod dock "boom box": http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-S715i...8941797&sr=8-7
    It's actually quite well-reviewed. But not anywhere close to audiophile quality. I'm on an EXTREME budget.

    Was thinking about dropping in on some local audiophile stores and maybe just spending a whole
    saturday or sunday there; only chance to listen to some truly GREAT systems.

    For those of you with the killer systems -- enjoy them, cherish them, never take them for granted. You don't know how good you've got it! You're basically in Heaven.

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    If you ever get down to LA, Grosse, stop by for a visit and I'll show you my listening/screening room.

    clclubhouse-big.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigshot View Post
    If you ever get down to LA, Grosse, stop by for a visit and I'll show you my listening/screening room.

    clclubhouse-big.jpg
    Very nice, bigshot. Yeah, if I'm ever down that way, I might just do that. Thanks.

    PS -- Did you kill that buck and merlin yourself?

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    How about turntable recommendations? I'd like something new that plays LPs and 78s decently with little hassle (e.g., no "modifications").

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    The best multi speed turntable is the Dual 1218, 1219, 1228 or 1229. They have pitch control and interchangable headshells, so you can easily switch cartridges to play different kinds of grooves. I've had the best luck with clean, unworn 78s with a 3.5 mil conical tip. Worn grooves require a variety of shapes and sizes to get in under the wear pattern. You will also need a reasonably nice graphic equalizer. Those preset EQ boxes don't come close to covering all the variations in equalization on 78s, particularly older ones on more obscure labels.

    If you want more specific advice, start a thread on it and I'll jump in. Transferring 78s is fun. Lots of great little known music.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrosseFugue View Post
    Did you kill that buck and merlin yourself?
    I stalked them in the wilds of ebay!

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    Right now on a Sony Shelf system............nice sound for the $$.

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    Pioneer CD player (getting on and will probably die soon)
    Yamaha RX-V4600 AV receiver (circa 2005)
    2 x Paradigm Monitor 11 speakers (new last year)

    you can't beat size for sound...
    GG

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