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What speakers are you using on your 'good' stereo system ?
MugFunky
post Feb 8 2004, 18:02
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okay... bear in mind i bought this when i'd just got out of highskoo (with the pittence i made at a computer warehouse).

CD Player: Yamaha CD-29 (old '80s hulk that doesn't work on CDs pressed after 1999... i now use a DVD player that miraculously has DTS onboard)

Amp (what the hell is a preamp??): Yamaha A-520, 65 wpc @ 8ohm, big dents on the front, phono button must be held in...

Turntable: not that it matters for fidelity, but it's a Pioneer PL-200, direct-drive with Stanton scratchie cartridge that hisses on loud treble.

Speakers: Jensen DX-7, 130 watts (6 ohm), 35-24000Hz (that's what the back says smile.gif)

Cables: who gives a flying blank about cables? can you really hear a difference? these are thick, oxygen free copper. i dare all-o you audiophiles to an ABX battle with the above system and more expensive cables smile.gif

EQ: (i found when i got the speakers that i didn't need the EQ anymore smile.gif) Kenwood something-or-other, 7 band.

all the above (except the cables) came from 2nd-hand dealers, and i really don't want to know where they came from before that sad.gif

total cost of the above: $1200 AUD

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ScorLibran
post Feb 8 2004, 19:20
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Well, I live in an apartment, so my most frequently used speakers are the 18mm voice coils in my Sennheiser HD-590's. tongue.gif

But my home theater uses a Bose Acoustimass 10 system. ohmy.gif ph34r.gif (~$1100) And yes, they're getting replaced soon, probably with something from B&W or Martin Logan.

And the actual "speakers" attached to my preferred listening platform, which is the Echo Indigo soundcard in my notebook PC, are Klipsch ProMedia 2.1's. (~$250)
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Deimos
post Feb 8 2004, 21:09
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B&W 330i, floor standing, fifteen years old
Second hand Preamp Linn Kairn, only analog connectors
Second hand Amp Linn LK100

Happy with its sound, but this system needs a big room to show its potential. Not my case, for the moment... sleep.gif
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DZello
post Feb 8 2004, 21:33
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I've a set of Klipsch Promedia 2.1 connected to the rear speaker output of my sb live. It sounds not that bad.


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ChangFest
post Feb 9 2004, 03:16
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Pair of Polk Audio Lsi9
Marantz SR-68 Reciever
Marantz CC-4000 CD Player
Sony MDR-V600 Headphones
Rio Karma
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GodFinger
post Feb 20 2004, 09:25
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Well, I have got Audio Pro Stage 6.
Working quite good
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Patsoe
post Feb 24 2004, 23:14
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I have a pair of Technics SB-F1mk2 speakers, which my parents used to use.

They're small, sitting on my desk. I can't find much info on the net, other than that they were built in the early 80's, and cost about 200 dollars back then.

I like them a lot - bombproof build quality, with very stiff and heavy cabinets, and the 'honeycomb discs' (whatever that means) produce a very bright kind of highs, which I like especially (lady singers...).

Only one complaint: the connectors on the back (both 8ohm and 4ohm) are of the spring-loaded clamp type. My speaker wire constantly flips out of it sad.gif
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slashcowboy
post Feb 25 2004, 00:00
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My main speakers are a pair of 80's JBL 240 Tis. They're 3-ways with a 14" low driver, and one of the best tweeters that JBL ever produced. They weigh about 85 lbs apiece and have gorgeous teak cabs. Picked them up off eBay a few months ago for ~$300 ( they were $2k when new ). Couldn't be happier ( although my neighbors might disagree ).

My main listening chain is an Adcom GFP-555 pre-amp into a Hafler p3000 power amp, inexpensive Yamaha 5-CD changer and an old B&O turntable. No fancy cables.

I have my main stereo hooked up to my computer via the line-out on my SB Live!.
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Dr.Calcium
post Feb 25 2004, 00:43
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Speakers: Vienna Acoustics Beethoven - ~ 3800 €
(http://overture-audio.com/product_lines/vienna_acoustics/beethoven.html)

Amp: AVM Evolution A2 - ~ 2000 €
(http://www.avm-audio.com/products/a2_big.html)

Sources:
200 € Sony CD Player from 1995 smile.gif
PC via Audigy 2 analog out
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Lord Steele
post Mar 3 2004, 23:11
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Infinity Kappa 9.2i series II

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post Mar 4 2004, 05:42
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Genesis Physics (model II) purchased new circa 1977 for around $260/pair. They came with a "lifetime warranty", but since the company went bankrupt in the 80's, the warranty is worthless. When the drivers disintegrated about twelve years ago, I was fortunate to find a supplier of replacement drivers at a reasonable cost. So I'm still in business with these old puppies, glad they're still working ... BUT part of me wishes they would die a clear death so I would have an excuse to go shopping for a new pair. wink.gif

Here are some photos from the guy who makes the replacement drivers:

Genesis Model II
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ASmith
post Mar 4 2004, 07:45
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Here's my system..

Audigy 2 >> Link ICs >> NAD C320 BEE (Tara Labs Prism 5 as jumpers >> Analysis Plus Clear Ovals >> Monitor Audio S2.

Sounds pretty decent.. refined, natural and transparent.
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post Mar 4 2004, 09:19
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I have two years old Amphion Argon's (that pic is of Argon2, but the first version of Argon looks the same).
Harman/Kardon AVR 505
Pioneer DV-360
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veryhappyjk
post Mar 4 2004, 09:41
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Creative Labs T2900.
My room is little, and it isn't good for wave propagation crying.gif

Byebye Saverio M.
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post Mar 4 2004, 12:18
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My System is all homebrewed stuff:

Live! Digital Out > Homebuild DAC (based around CS4334) > Homebuild Elliot P3A > Homebuild 2 Way monitors (GR Research Woofers and Morel tweeters).

It sounds really good for how much it all cost me (about ZAR4000). I am planning on replacing the Live! digital out with a USB 24/192 DAC of my own design - still busy routing the board for that one though.

I also have a Logitech Z560 set for watching movies (and listening to Doef-Doef music) as my little bookshelf units don't really represent below 55Hz.


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post Mar 4 2004, 12:24
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QUOTE (flat_top @ Mar 3 2004, 11:42 PM)
Genesis Physics (model II) purchased new circa 1977 for around $260/pair.  They came with a "lifetime warranty", but since the company went bankrupt in the 80's, the warranty is worthless. 

Maybe someone should tell the folks at Genesis that they went bust:

Genesis website

BTW, the 5 foot ribbon driver in the Genesis 1 (now replaced by the 1.1) is the same as in my home made speakers described somewhere nearer the start of this topic.

Edit: if they DID go bust and someone bought the company cheap they may still be liable for the warrantee.

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kheops
post Mar 4 2004, 12:45
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flat_top
post Mar 4 2004, 13:38
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QUOTE (DonP @ Mar 4 2004, 05:24 AM)
QUOTE (flat_top @ Mar 3 2004, 11:42 PM)
Genesis Physics (model II) purchased new circa 1977 for around $260/pair.  They came with a "lifetime warranty", but since the company went bankrupt in the 80's, the warranty is worthless. 

Maybe someone should tell the folks at Genesis that they went bust:

Genesis website

BTW, the 5 foot ribbon driver in the Genesis 1 (now replaced by the 1.1) is the same as in my home made speakers described somewhere nearer the start of this topic.

Edit: if they DID go bust and someone bought the company cheap they may still be liable for the warrantee.

I could be wrong about this, but I don't think the old Genesis Physics Corporation (New Hampshire) has any connection to the current Genesis Advanced Technologies (Seattle), other than they share similar names.
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post Mar 4 2004, 14:42
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Soundcard: M-Audio Delta Audiophile 24/96
Amp: Denon PMA-925R
Speakers: Dali 6006 (bi-wired)
Headphones: AKG 240s
Cables: Dali Python / Tara Labs
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post Mar 21 2004, 06:33
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[computer]
soundcard: sblive! soon to be audigy 2 zs
speakers: klipsch 4.1 - just got em and enjoying them very much smile.gif
headphone: sennheiser hd-280 + sennheiser px 200


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head unit: jvc kd-sh909
front spks: kicker 02k6.2 components
rear spks: Kappa 62.5i coax
spker amp: US accoustics USX-4085
sub: Infinity Kappa 120.3dvc
sub amp: US accoustics USX-2100
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post Mar 21 2004, 08:15
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Linn Keiledhs driven by a Creek CD player and bi-amped from an Arcam 7 Integrated (tweeters) and an Arcam 8 PowerAmp (woofers).

The Keiledhs had the warmest and most accurate sound I found in their price range, and far beyond any lower priced speakers I demoed at the audio store I bought them from.

I had considered going with NAD for the amps due to a warmer and more robust sound when paired with the Linns. However, looking at the NAD I had a feeling they just wouldn't stand up to long term use like the british made Arcams.

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post Mar 25 2004, 04:44
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Soundcard: Audigy2Z
Speakers: Klipsch 5.1 Ultra

I just got the speakers the other day--a nice upgrade from the Klipsch 2.1 Promedias. I must say I like these a lot. Won't be to long till I look a getting a high-fi setup with nice reciever and amp.
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post Mar 27 2004, 13:27
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My "sound chain":

On a daily basis:
- Intel D815EEA MB with 933MHz P3, 512MB RAM, 280GB internal storage, 200GB external firewire storage, Matrox G400, 21" Sun (Trinitron) monitor. (yes, time to upgrade to P4, I know...)
- Plextor PX40-TS CD-ROM
- EAC
- Lame 3.90.3 APS or WMA Lossless (thinking about AAC now....)
- Winamp 5 with Shibatch/Otachan in_mpg123 - DirectSound Output Plug-in
- TerraTec EWX 24/96 sound card
- Revox B150 amplifier (around 1980)
- JBL 4301B Control Monitor speakers (around 1980, woofers rebuilt 2 times)
- AKG K4 electrostaic headphones (sooon to be replaced)
- My ears (obsolete stuff... sad.gif )

Seldom used:
- Revox B-126 CD player (on sale!!! rolleyes.gif )
- Technics RS-BX727 cassette deck
- Teac X-3 reel-to-reel analog tape recorder (still working, wow!!)


Cheers!

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post Mar 27 2004, 16:03
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PSB Stratus Bronze + PSB Image 8C Center (hope to upgrade to a Stratus C5i center soon) + PSB Image 2B for the rear surrounds.

NAD T-741 receiver
NAD T-532 DVD/CD player

PSB + NAD is an awesome combination. wink.gif

My sound card in an Audigy2Z.
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post Mar 27 2004, 16:25
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Had some 'upgrades' since my last post:

M-Audio Revolution>DIY 200W mosfet amp>Infinity Reference Standard II
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