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    Quote Originally Posted by Salieri=Innocent View Post
    It is absolutely beautiful.... WOW
    Many thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by audiophilia View Post
    Many thanks.
    I will be asking you for audio information when I can afford to purchase equipment. I own too many wonderful CDs not to use them to their fullest potential.

    I bet Rite Of Spring and Pictures at an Exhibition sound down right marvelous on that monster.

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    Anytime. And yes, the Rite is awesome on this system.
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    Quote Originally Posted by audiophilia View Post
    Anytime. And yes, the Rite is awesome on this system.
    What do your neighbors think of it?

    As of now I have gotten quite used to using headphones. I just need to get a better sound card for my PC.

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    An older condo, so walls nice and thick.

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    My walls are thin so being a musician is hard. Of course nobody complains until I take out my violin because I am still learning.

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    Envious of the Audio Research gear in the photo. I miss my preamp that I was forced almost at gunpoint to replace with a surround sound receiver. I now have a new, smaller room and use no preamp between my USB audio interface and my Parasound power amplifier driving a pair of Magnepans. My computer stores all the music.

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    Bose 901 speakers. Harmon/Kardon amp and CD/DVD player.
    "Music is not philosophy." --Akira Ifukube

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    At work (which is in the Study) a Linn Classik into a Linn LK 140 driving Linn Katans and Sizmik.

    In the main (but wife friendly) listening room Linn Ikemi, Linn Kairn, 4 x Lk140s Activ driving Linn Ninkas. I did use the Sizmik in here but since going Activ it's not needed, the subwoofer will never give you slam anyway, just those lower octaves and a more defined soundstage and in balance putting the sub with the Katans just made more sense.

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    Wow. Some great set ups guys!

    I listen to my Sony MZ-RH1 Hi-MD player with a portable tube amplifier and Ultrasone Pro 900 headphones.

    When I get the 'EVACUATE!' notice, I can pack up and leave within 20 minutes and take my portable hi-fi with me

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    This is my system:
    Rotel RCD-02 CD Player
    Rotel RA-03 Integrated Amp
    B&W (Bowers & Wilkins) 603S - floorstanding speakers
    Magnum Dynalab MD-90 FM Analog Tuner
    QED Silver Anniversary speaker cables
    Ecosse and Transparent interconnects

    The cost of the core system (CD Player, Amp and Speakers) was just under €2000.

    The guideline I have set, which others might want to follow, is simply this: the value of one's hifi system should be roughly half the value of one's CD collection. Someone who has a vast collection of music to the value of, say, €10, 000 "deserves" a system worth €5,000. Because there is NO doubt, that an audiophile system enhances both enjoyment and appreciation.

    The purpose of a good audiophile system, for classical music, is to be "transparent", which means, simply to get rid of as much noise/filter interference as possible. It is not supposed to enhance the sound at all (that is more appropriate for pop music which is electronic to begin with). Cheap systems are tinny and do not have any mid-range sophistication.

    For over 25 years I listened to vast amounts of music on cheap hi fi systems, being only interested in the "music". But when I had the opportunity to change it I did, and I have not looked back since. There are audiophile freaks - who seem more obsessed with equipment than with music - but as long as one keeps it all in perspective - a good sound system can be most gratifying.

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    Hi I forgot to add another piece of equipment I have: Sennheiser headphones HD 555. Fantastic headphones for under €100.

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    I have this system:
    Harman/Kardon HD990 CD-player
    XTZ Class A 100D II amplifier
    KEF IQ7 floorstanding loudspeakers
    Musical Fidelity X-Can V3 headphone amplifier
    Sennheiser HD650 headphones
    TEAC analog T-H300MkIII tuner

    I listen a lot through my Sennheiser headphones and my headphone amplifier using my cd-player as a source. Perfect for late nights or any time of the day I am really happy with the sound of my system which is perfect for classical and jazz.

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    Muxamed, nice system you have.

    I am also really happy with my combination. At some point would like to add a power amp (Rotel 1070).

    The standout component in my system, (as wonderful as it is, esp for the price), is surprisingly the tuner. The quality of the sound is CD like. Magnum Dynalab is a Canadian company. Check out their website. With such good classical music channels in Berlin, where I live, it is like I have added thousands of CDs to my collection!

    I have never heard QEDs, although I could have - fell in love with the 'naturalness' of the B&W sound and that was it.

    My other discovery when entering the audiophile world was the importance of decent cables. I was surprised to hear the dramatic change in sound when I used different speaker cables (though the difference was negligible when it came to interconnects).
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    Ut Pictura, you are right about loudspeaker cables, they really can change the sound of a system. I guess it is because of the nature of the signal between amp and loudspeakers. I have tried to change the headphone cable on my HD650 to a Cardas Audio headphone cable. The difference in sound was hardly noticable and absolutely not worth 200 dollars. Changing signal cables is snake oil I think.

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