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A/V Which sound system do you use

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by oscar, 17 Apr 2004.

  1. trigger

    trigger Procrastinator

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    Ok here's my current Hi Fi setup:

    Marantz PM6010 OSE KI Signature Amp
    Arcam CD72T CD Player
    Quad 11L Speakers
    Project Debut Record Player
    Sony "El-cheapo" MD Recorder

    In the PC I have a SoundBlaster 5.1 Live with a Cambridge Audio 5.1 Speaker setup. It's all rather nice, but I want to upgrade the Record Player and maybe the MD Recorder at some point
     
  2. micb

    micb Minimodder

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    Well it depends on where I am sitting for me.

    If I am at my computer then I use a set of SurfSound speakers, there not very hi end but with a little lift is used in the bass/trebble they are quite listenable for games or simple music listening.

    Then behind me is truly classic stereo system (15-20 years old) a pair of old but very good Technics amplifiers (one receiver/amp and one intergrated Class A) these run a set of classic Mission Model 77's.

    Now in my bedroom I have a significaly more upmarket AV/music setup.

    MY SPEC:

    All calibrated with a RadioShack SPL meter.

    DVD Player Lg 3220e.
    Amplifier Denon AVR-1802.
    Rotel RB960BX Power Amplifier.
    Mission M73 Floorstanders.
    Mission M7c2 Center.
    Mission M7ds Surround speakers.
    IPL Acoustics SW2 DIY kit Subwoofer.


    Cables.
    Ixos 1 meter gold Digital coxial cable.
    5 Meter Gold scart cable.
    10 meter subwoofer cable.
    10 meter speaker cable x 3.

    This used for DVD movies or stereo music, as I use the Rotel poweramplfier for the main floorstanding speakers I can have the best of both worlds for music and movies.
     
  3. planki

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    ive got a kenwood amp hoooked upto my htpc for all my sound and film needs, the speakers are a 5.1 eltax setup, had it for about 2/3 years now its great!
     
  4. Piratetaco

    Piratetaco is always right

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    Creative Audigy with DTT 550 5.1 speakers. they don't sound too powerful but at half volume the noise hurts.plus me Aiwa NSX-D55.its about 300 W of sound(don't get used too much though).
     
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  5. leber

    leber What's a Dremel?

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    audigy 2 paltinum ex hooked up to a pair of logitech z680s and i love them
     
  6. [Tom]

    [Tom] Minimodder

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    PC one is connected to a Leak Stereo 30 amp and KEF Cadenza speakers (both from '70s and sounding amazing)

    PC two is connected to a Yamaha HTR-5360RDS H/C reciever and a set of Eltax Silverado speakers (5.0). Also on this system is a Medion DVD player with coax digital connection to amp, a PS2 with optical connection and a Sony MD deck (cant remember model no. off hand- think its a 480).
    Soon to be added is a DIY 12" subwoofer powered by a NIKKO stereo amp.
     
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  7. trigger

    trigger Procrastinator

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    Ok, here we go with a piccie of my above Hi Fi setup:

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    MMMMMMM :cooldude:
     
  8. SMOVE

    SMOVE What's a Dremel?

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    So, here is my sound system:

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    A better, but older pic:
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    Receiver:
    Yamaha RX-V620 RDS TI
    5.1 A/V Receiver


    DVD-Player:
    Panasonic DVD-RV20
    Just for region code 2 DVDs, for Region Code 1 DVDs I'm using my PC.

    TV:
    Samsung CW-28D83N
    It was really cheap, but it has a really sharp picture :thumb:

    Front Speaker:
    Magnat Vintage 120
    They just rock :rock:
    The maximum volume the speaker does is about 105DB, hehe and it just sounds fine :D

    Center Speaker:
    Magnat Vintage Center 1

    Rear Speaker:
    Magnat Systema Professional

    Subwoofer:
    Magnat Motion Sub 20A

    Cable:
    Just some noname from ebay (well, they're actually named "Golden Note", but never heard of this company ;) ) with good quality...
    Yes, I don't belive in this high-end-cable-voodoo crap ;)
     
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  9. fathazza

    fathazza Freed on Probation

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    is that a project debut II?

    you shoulda got it with one of the sexy coloured bases tbh ;)
     
  10. Slick13

    Slick13 What's a Dremel?

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    Ok so mine is;

    Creative SB Audigy 2 Platinum EX PCI RP
    Creative Inspire 6.1 6700
    Sennheiser HD200 Headphones

    In Room Stereo;

    Yamaha CDC-505
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    Yamaha DSP-A595a
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    no speakers as of yet cos as most ppl i am skinty.
     
  11. Stew

    Stew Disgruntled Postal Worker

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    Michell Focus One turntable / SME 3009 S2 Tonearm/ Goldring 1042 cart
    Nad C521BEE Cd Player
    Nad C320BEE Amplifier
    Graham Slee Gram Amp 2
    DIY I/Cs
    FFRC Cable
    B&W 601 S3's
    Attacam Nexus stands
     
  12. Alekin

    Alekin Minimodder

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    I was using a marantz sr4300, a pair of mission m74's and i cant remember the cd player, twas marantz tho, unfortunatly had to sell it all for various reasons and just today i bought myself a nice shiny silver marantz sr4400. using some crappy spaekers till i can afford new ones.

    Alex
     
  13. micb

    micb Minimodder

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    It is a shame you got rid of the Mission M74's.

    They do need lots of power to perform well, I use a solid Rotel Poweramp for my Mission M73's.
     
  14. overfloe

    overfloe What's a Dremel?

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    lovely combo there mate! how does the amp sounds paired with the arcam?
     
  15. Ango

    Ango What's a Dremel?

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    I just bought a pair of B&W 602 S3 speakers and a Rotel RA-01 amp, still need to buy a NAD C521 (I think thats right).

    Setting the system up on saturday :clap:
     
  16. Maelstrom2160

    Maelstrom2160 What's a Dremel?

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    Fair few people using rotel amps here :)

    Using a RA-970BX couple of changes to it, ad827 op amp/black gates std/panasonic low impedance caps thoughout, got a couple of 63V 10,000uF cerafines to lob in soon aswell. It's full of dampening sheets, thinking about rewiring a input direct to a decent 50K pot to miss out all the relays ect. Already slammed a ballanced shielded power cable on aswell, gunna bias it to class A in the next few days aswell. Sits happily on a lack type of board like torlyte with oak cones underneath. [it's ex demo, opamp and blackgates were already there, unscrupulous dealers :)]

    CD players a marantz cd63se full of dampening sheets it sits on oak cones aswell, tons of filtering all the way through it X2/CMC on the input, rectifiers been kitted with schottky's and bypassed pana FC's, every power input for every stage pretty much has a choke on it, reclocked it with a superclock. IC's re-fitted with MLCC's/OS-CONS. Analouge signal filters been kitted with polystyrene 1% caps. OP-amps replaced with bb2604's. ATM im pissing about with the analouge stage trying to get it sounding a little nicer. The circuits been simplified aswell

    Speaker cables are 2m 54*24AWG solid core copper insulated cables braided up, each side, terminated with spades and silver solder. Interconect is a van-der-hul d300 mk111 hybrid, so far all my attepts at a interconnect havent suited me, while this is not exactly high resolution its balance suits me. looking for a nice bit of OFC/teflon insulated coax to try if any of you know somewhere ;)

    Speakers a B&W CDM1nt's sitting on kudos s100's ;) filled with rounded filtered dried sand

    Racks a apollo aria 4 shelf

    Soundboards a audigy2

    Got loads more to do to it but i've been buissy as hell

    (got a old RA 400 with a pair of cresta 2's hooked up2 the tele in the front room aswell) big :thumb: to rotel
     
  17. Altron

    Altron Minimodder

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    Cat5?
     
  18. Maelstrom2160

    Maelstrom2160 What's a Dremel?

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    yeah, used the chris van haus recipee, sounds better than most of the other cat 5 recipee's on the net and the dynamics of the cable piss on the rest. Picked up a bin bag full of cat5 from a massive library networking job i was on years ago. So if not including my time it didnt cost me jack :)

    Wouldnt mind trying OFC/TEFLON 24AWG for the cables, been scouting around various stores but the stuff's kinda pricey.

    Drew
     
  19. Altron

    Altron Minimodder

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    Belden 1585A cat5 is only like $0.35 a foot.
     
  20. k3nn

    k3nn What's a Dremel?

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    if im using the pc, a pair of JVC HA-D570D head phones or some
    Altec Lansing 221 if im wanting some really bassy sounds.

    If im watching a film or playing the ps2/Xbox its a Cambridge Audio A1mk3 with some 30 year old sony speakers(dont know model number) connected with door bell wire.
     

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