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    Calling all audiophiles and home theater junkies! (or wannabes like me)

    Just got a new AVR I'm super stoked on, a Marantz SR-5007. I know, not a true two channel setup. But I don't have the room (or budget) for two separate systems. With the assignable rear amp channel, I'm finally able to bi amp my Bohlender and Graebner Z-7 towers. There like a completely different pair of speakers now. I'm coming up from a Denon AVR-2802, the Marantz blows it's doors off in all categories. So far I've only listened to some 2ch SACD stuff through my PS3 and some FLAC audio on a thumb drive plugged directly into the receivers front USB port, it's sounds amazing. The DAC in this thing is off the hook.

    Next purchase is gonna be an Oppo bdp-93 Blu Ray player, can't wait to get back into my multi-channel SACD's! I had a Marantz player I regrettably sold a while back.

    As far as the rest of my system, I have B&G center, B&G bookshelf surrounds, two B&G subwooofers and a 73" Mitsubishi DLP. It's shaping up to be a nice little system.

    Post up what ya got!!

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    I do headphones, that's about it. My system consists of:

    Little Dot 1+ Amp with Sylvania 408A Gold tubes
    Keces DA-151 DAC
    Modded Grado SR325i
    Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro/80
    Fischer Audio FA-002W
    AKG K701
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    I currently have Sennheiser IE7's for headphones. Hopefully I'll get an HD700 or something similar soon. For my speaker setup I have PSB Imagine Minis and a Rythmik Aduio F12SE subwoofer powered by an Onkyo TX-8050. My only reason for the Onkyo receiver is my limit on space. Just recently I picked up a Harman Kardon TU-910 tuner that works great for $5.

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    I have my Denon dj set up connected to bookshelf JBL's and Fostex monitors. The mixer the cat's standing on has enough channels for a Blu Ray and the Direct Tv output audio. Its hooked up to a massive 600wpc @8ohms, 1200watts @ 4 ohms power amp.

    Star Wars (any of them) sounds great.
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    Audiophool here.

    Source:
    Turntable - Thorens TD 160 / Linn Basic+ / AT 140lc
    CD - Naim CDX2
    Stream - Cowon S9

    Amplification:
    Pre-Amp - Naim 72 with NeilJadim Boards
    Amplifier - Naim 135 Mono-blocks (Holden and Fischer Transformers)

    Power-Supply:
    Pre-Amp - TeddyPardo TC3+
    CD - TeddyPardo XPS

    Speakers:
    Totem Mani-2

    Personal:
    Headphone Amplifier - Naim Headline2
    Headphones - AKG K241

    Cables:
    Speaker - NACA 5
    Inerconnects - Naim / TeddyPardo

    Stands:
    Target and Sound-Org


    On the Go:
    Cowon S9 Player
    SkeekAudio SA6 phones

    In the Closet:
    Naim Nait Integrated
    Linn Kan Mk 1 Speakers
    Linn MimicII CD Player
    Misc cables etc

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    2 KRK 5's
    2 KRK 6's
    2 KRK 8's
    M-audio fast track ultra
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    My serious listening setup:

    Preamp: Scott 130 Stereo Preamplifier
    Power Amps: Pair of Scott 250 Power Amplifiers, 35W Monobloc, 2x 12AX7, 2x EL34 per amp
    Source: Dual 1009A, AT120E/T cartridge
    Out: Pair of Altec Lansing Valencia 846A

    My living room setup, mostly used for streaming Pandora or sourcing additional stereo sound from the DVD/AppleTV:
    Sansui AU-417
    Sansui TU-417
    Technics CD-player (forget which model)
    Pair of Klipsch Synergy KSB 3.1

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    Built mono-block amps myself a few years ago, inductor loaded, single ended, class A.

    Speakers are Full range quarter wave horns.

    Pic of one of the amps.

    They weigh in around 90kg each, everything is custom made by me, counting out the active devices, resistors, and the electrolytic capacitors.


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    This is my kinda thread right here...Pic intensive....

    I was actually going to start a thread like this last week, and I forgot. Below is my Home Theater/Man Cave/Sports Room. It was an unfinished attic when I bought the house and I finished it and turned it into what you see. It has a bathroom and a closet so it can be counted a a living space.

    My audio setup is 7.2 surround sound with Two Energy Reference Connoisseur RC-70's as my left and rights, four RC-50's as my side and back surrounds and an RC-LCR for my center channel. The subwoofer's I built using a Dayton 15 inch woofer and the "THT" plans from Bill Fitzmaurice. These babies SLAM deep, effortless bass that will make it sound like your house is coming apart. They are the big black things in the pictures. I had them them coated by Line-X and they are nearly indestructible. My receiver is a Denon 3808 CI. The TV is a Panasonic 65 V-10 Plasma that I had ISF calibrated. Behind the TV you will see my HTPC server. It currently holds I believe 24 terabytes of space. I currently have 1,072 movies and about 300 TV episodes. If anybody has any questions or comments, fire away!












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    That's a real nice mancave you got there.


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    So what? It doesn't have Bluetooth.

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    yeah super nice man cave!

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    I stuffed a couple 8" subwoofers in my Ikea Kivik loveseat. Amplifier courtesy of a salvaged Klipsch Promedia 4.1 system, the unit is stashed neatly underneath the left arm chasm of the loveseat and out of sight—all the wiring goes into this area. Subs/amp supposedly good for 200W of power, with a frequency response of 20Hz–110Hz. The satellites are behind and in front of the loveseat for a nice 4.1 experience. The bass from the loveseat is much fuller than from the stock enclosure the subs originally came in. All I know for sure is that it is the most popular seat in the house for watching movies and listening to music!!!
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    Home Theater:
    AV123/Onix Rockets RS850/RS450/RSC200, MFW-15

    2 channel music:
    Monitor Audio RS6

    Headphones:
    AKG K701, K240 sextett
    Sennheiser HD650, HD280, IE7
    Beyerdynamic DT880, DT990


    That's what I have off the top of my head but I kind of got out of it. I juggle trhough different bobbies.
    I want a Seaton Sound Submersive if I ever buy anything audio related anytime soon.

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    Nice set up StopTheExcuses
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    Here's my system and some recording gear...

    Monster HTS-3500 (power conditioner)
    Music Hall MMF-5 (turntable)
    Cambridge 640P (phono pre)
    Fostex D-5 (DAT player/recorder)
    Panasonic SV-3700 (another DAT player/recorder)
    Alesis Masterlink ML-9600 (24bit player/recorder)
    Sound Devices 722 (24bit recorder)
    Sony PS3 (games/Netflix/BluRay)
    Dell Optiplex 380 (POS desktop used for digi 16bit and 24bit playack thru USB to the Outlaw)
    Onkyo DV-SP800 (CD, SACD, DVD)
    Benchmark DAC1 (D/A conversion)
    Outlaw Audio 990 (preamp)
    Adcom GFA-5500 (front 2 channels)
    Adcom GFA-7000 (remaining surround)
    Von Schweikert VR-2 (front)
    Von Schweikets VR-1 (rear)
    Von Schweikert LCR-15 (center)
    Pinnacle Baby Boomer Plus (sub)
    All cables hand built except the digi connex

    Geez, I think that's it. Didn't realize the list had gotten so long...

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    2 channel / 5.1 hybrid

    Here's a picture of when I first got my speakers. I forgot to take the paper off of the tweeter though lol.



    I have this set up so that I can listen to dedicated 2 channel audio or switch over to 5.1 sound.

    2 channel:
    • Speakers - Salk HT2-TL in burled walnut
    • Source - Oppo BDP-83
    • Source - Squeezebox with apple lossles
    • DAC - Eastern Electric Minimax
    • Preamp - Audio by Van Alstine Ultra II
    • Amp - Audio by Van Alstine Ultra+ Double 550
    • Cables - Blue Jeans


    5.1
    I use what's above in combination with this:
    • Center - Salk HTC in matching burled walnut veneer
    • Center amp - Audio by Van Alstine Omegastar 260ex
    • Receiver - Marantz SR-5003 (I think, could be wrong on the model)
    • Sub - Rythmik FV12
    • Surrounds - Think they might be polk. Something cheap I bought with a gift card lol.


    Room Treatment
    Gik 244 and 242 panels
    Curtains around the room

    Video
    Epson 1080p projector with 100" screen

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    Nothing real special here:

    B&K Reference 20 pre/pro
    B&K AV5000 amp (transformer has been relocated externally)
    Onkyo DX-7555 CDP (a long way from a high-end player, but performs quite well at its price point)
    B&W DM604 speakers (crossovers relocated externally)
    M&K V125 subwoofer

    However, I do have considerable time/effort into my system and room setup. The fairly small room has been tamed with six tube traps and four large panels, all DIY. Every piece of gear sits atop DIY roller bearings, which are supported by DIY constrined-layer platforms. The main rack is a shelfless DIY design made from a natural fiber composite and uses brass spikes to support the platforms.

    I'd much rather listen to cheap gear in a good room than the best gear in an untreated room.

    -Pete
    I can barely get my mouth around it.

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    Yes, i agree completely. Many people overlook room treatments but they are well worth the money. I think gik panels around $60 a piece, and diy would be even cheaper. No other upgrade will get you more for the price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pedalphile View Post
    Nothing real special here:

    B&K Reference 20 pre/pro
    B&K AV5000 amp (transformer has been relocated externally)
    Onkyo DX-7555 CDP (a long way from a high-end player, but performs quite well at its price point)
    B&W DM604 speakers (crossovers relocated externally)
    M&K V125 subwoofer

    However, I do have considerable time/effort into my system and room setup. The fairly small room has been tamed with six tube traps and four large panels, all DIY. Every piece of gear sits atop DIY roller bearings, which are supported by DIY constrined-layer platforms. The main rack is a shelfless DIY design made from a natural fiber composite and uses brass spikes to support the platforms.

    I'd much rather listen to cheap gear in a good room than the best gear in an untreated room.

    -Pete
    Let's see some pictures man! I made all of my acoustic panels in my room as well. I just need to make a bass trap next, but they really help to deaden unwanted resonances and increase overall sound quality. IIRC I used rockwool and some black cloth to wrap them in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by coke View Post
    Yes, i agree completely. Many people overlook room treatments but they are well worth the money. I think gik panels around $60 a piece, and diy would be even cheaper. No other upgrade will get you more for the price.
    I concur!

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