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  • dwigle
    Re: Post Your Audio Front-End Gear

    Upstairs HT:
    Pioneer 1016 receiver using 3 Accuphase P-300 amps for power,
    OPPO 83
    Pioneer PT-AE900U projector with 9' Stewart screen
    Acoustat 11 fronts
    Home brew rear and center using electrostatic panels
    4 quatro 15's

    Upstairs 2 channel:
    Accuphase C-200 Preamp
    Adcom 5800 amp
    Modded Toshiba CD/DAC
    Thorens TD-160 Super table with Denon 103
    Acoustat Model 3 electrostats
    2 sealed 12" titanics - eh?

    Downstairs HT:
    Pioneer 1015
    55" LG Plasma
    Sony ES... CD/DVD
    Natalie P's in the front
    RS28/RS150 based surrounds
    12" sealed RSHO with SA1000 amp (drake)

    McIntosh MA 6100 int amp
    McIntosh MR 67 tube tuner
    Pioneer SX-1250
    JBL L 100s or Bose 901 speakers or D'appolito designed Aria 7 focal towers

    Latest build in progress (with no place to put it and no source to drive it);
    OB system with 15" Altec 604e coax and two eminence alpha 15a's

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  • estreet
    Re: Post Your Audio Front-End Gear

    onkyo tx-sr602(e-bay find)
    oppo dv-980h(refurb)
    onkyo dcx-380 5-disc cd
    sonance sat275 amp/aci sv12/6.5 cu. ft. dry sink sub(aperiodic)
    diy l,c,r and 3 surrounds(vifa)
    1 happy guy!

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  • Phil_RC_1
    Re: Post Your Audio Front-End Gear

    Well, the amps and speakers change a lot lately;) but as it is now,

    The front end
    Onkyo TX-SR 706, 7.1, only drives the 4 surrounds, phantom C, L&R are bi-amped.
    Sony BDP-560, DVD/CD
    Soundblaster Zen occasionally.

    The rest
    Sony Bravia KDS-60A3000, 61" TV
    For the Left and Right mains (Stereo for music from the pre-outs of the Onk)
    Yamaha XM4220, amp
    Harmon Kardon HK-505, amp
    Behringer CX-3400, Xover
    Behringer DCX2496, Digi xover waiting to be setup and installed.
    Aura 1808 sub in a vented 200L with PE 1KW amp
    Attached Files

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  • Wolf
    Re: Post Your Audio Front-End Gear

    Originally posted by johnastockman View Post
    Technics SL-PG100 MASH CD player
    John A.
    DRROOOOOLLL!!!! (since you said it was ok! :D:p)

    I wish I had the ol' Technics MASH 110-cd player...
    You know- that "woulda-shoulda-coulda" dilemma...

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  • martyh
    Re: Post Your Audio Front-End Gear

    Main System:

    Pioneer Elite VSX-52TX. A surprisingly strong 7.1 system that really hummed when I had it set up correctly in the old Man Cave. About 75 wpc. Very stable and highly flexible. A great piece.

    Yamaha DVD S2500. A POS in every sense of the word. Worst money I've ever spent on any audio equipment - EVER.

    Wayne J's Eros MK II speakers. My first 'real' build. They are in the process of a complete rebuild and I can't wait to have them up and running again.

    Bedroom System:

    Classic Yamaha R-700 Stereo Receiver. Love it!
    Sony DVP-NS57P. $15.00. Thank you, Pawn America.
    Speakers: The Copper Project.

    Happy Marty!

    PS, tell us what all this is running into as well guys. What speakers are you using / did you build?

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  • robertclark
    Re: Post Your Audio Front-End Gear

    Main HT System:
    • Anthem AVM 30 Pro
    • Rotel RMB-1095 Amp
    • Oppo DV-983H DVD Player
    • Panasonic DMP-BD80 BR Player
    • Onkyo Z431 CD Player
    • Behringer EP 2500 Sub Amp
    • Elemental Designs EQ2 w/Sampson S-Convert

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  • DS-21
    Re: Post Your Audio Front-End Gear

    Main system:
    • Oppo BDP-83 for SACD/DVD-A/Blu-Ray/DVD
    • Apple AirPort Express for non-surround audio, streaming from nearfield system computer
    • Bang and Olufsen RX-2 for vinyl
    • Denon AVR-4308ci/A ("A" for feature-upgrade to Audyssey DynamicEQ)
    • Velodyne SMS-1
    • Plate amps in subs
    • Harmony One universal remote

    Nearfield system:
    • Samsung DVD-HD841 for SACD/DVD-A
    • rev. A 17" Apple iMac w/ Intel Core Duo for everything else
    • Denon AVR-3808ci/A ("A" for feature-upgrade to Audyssey DynamicEQ)
    • Dayton HP-SA1000 sub amp

    Bedroom "system": Tannoy i30 iPod dock

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  • mike15
    Re: Post Your Audio Front-End Gear

    Integra DTC 9.8 pro.

    Outlaw 7500 amp.

    Sony BDP-S550

    Sony ES cd player

    Forte d/a converter

    I was in love with my outlaw 7500 untill I dug my old HK pa 2400 out of a box a few days ago. the HK has a mutch softer sound (almost tube like) than the ouwtlaw. I couldn't enjoy it for very long though as it blew up after about 20 minites of moderate volume, pushing my sunflowers!

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  • jonpike
    Re: Post Your Audio Front-End Gear

    Interesting thread... lotta cool stuff out there!

    As I type (hey, it's my lunch hour!)

    Work System: (good thing I'm in a separate lab from others!)

    PC, Creative USB X-Fi sound card
    Modified Reckhorn F1 crossover (for mains HP, sub LP)
    Pair of Envisionelec's (Aaron's) EZ-Amps LM3886 monoblocks :D
    Zaph's Budget Monitors
    Roman's Cerebus sub (W6-1136/PE 70W)

    Home Music System:

    Sony XDR F1 HD tuner, or
    Crappy DVD/CD player but used as a digital out, or
    PC running above X-Fi card, used as digital out
    Twisted Pear Buffalo I DAC :D
    Beringer A500 125W/chan amp
    Modula MT's

    Not at the moment, but usually also:
    Beringer "BFD" (DSP EQ for sub)
    RSS315 sealed sub/PE 240W

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  • johnastockman
    Re: Post Your Audio Front-End Gear

    Man, drooling over the Cambridge 840 is perfectly long as none gets into it! I have 3 current systems, but the living room set-up will be changed as soon as I have the appropriate funds saved (pretty soon). Living room:
    Yamaha HTR-5240 receiver (only used for 2-channel)
    Technics SL-PG100 MASH CD player
    Yamaha KX-390 HX Pro cassette deck
    Yamaha YP-211 turtable w/Grado cartridge
    Audio Control D-11 EQ/analyzer

    Family room:
    Yamaha CR-420 receiver
    Yamaha TC-511S cassette deck
    Teac A-4010S reel-to-reel
    PS2 for CD's

    Sherwood receiver (so old the model # is worn off, kind of a cheapie found at a second-hand store).
    'Coustic car stereo with 5 amp power supply for all the cassettes I still own.

    I'll be upgrading to some Cambridge components for the living room:
    340 integrated amp
    340 tuner
    340 CD player
    540 phono pre-amp

    The Yammie HTR will go to my sister, the Technics CD will go to the family room CR-420 system, and the Yamaha TC-511S cassette will go to the e-recycler (the motor bearing is shot and can't be replaced). Definitely 2-channel, though. I don't watch hardly any movies, so having the HTR isn't needed. Music is what mostly comes through my speakers, with the occasional astronomy documentary and select anime', so I'm like chad1376: no surround, no sir! The CR-420 was bought in '77, along with the YP-211turntable/Grado cartridge, used with the Speakerlab S2's I built that same year. I got the Technics MASH & Audio Control D-11 in '92. I had that set-up until the late 90's when I got the HTR and the KX cassette deck.

    John A.

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  • sgbassett
    Re: Post Your Audio Front-End Gear

    Toshiba NB205 Netbook with Rhapsody
    SMC SMCWAA-G EZ-Stream
    Sirius Streamer GT Radio
    Insignia HD Radio
    Marantz CD-63SE CD Player
    Pioneer PL-L1000 tangentially tracking turntable
    BSR McDonald 310 record changer

    (As you can see, I like to choose from many sources)

    All fed into a MCM 50-772 Preamp (w phono input) which in turn feeds in to a Dayton DTA-100 T-Amp (driving Klipsch KG 4.2 speakers in a very large room).

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  • fbov
    Re: Post Your Audio Front-End Gear

    Only one room of HT stuff...

    Pioneer surround receiver (c. 1999, on it's last days, because a ...)
    Onkyo TX-SR707 (... arrived yesterday, but still in box)
    Oppo DV-980H DVD/SACD
    SA 8300HDC cable/DVR
    PS/3 (my son's...)
    Wii (his parents')
    Sony DVD (don't recall model)
    Sony 34XBR970 HD CRT TV
    ... and a bunch of HDMI cables.

    I will note that the 707 will greatly curtail my speaker building for a while as I can't afford to buy drivers, even as I now need to build more speakers and sub for the jump to 7.2....

    Have fun,

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  • chad1376
    Re: Post Your Audio Front-End Gear

    Main system:

    Scratch-Built single ended 300B w/ passive pre-amp. No surround sound for me - no sir!

    Scratch-Built single ended 2A3 amp has been religated to PC speaker service:

    Kenwood 100 WPC reciever in the garage for when I need LOUD (the S/W plate amp is long since dead):

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  • DoubleTap
    Re: Post Your Audio Front-End Gear

    My audio room is dedicated for 2-channel playback ... and thus is very simple. My amps have plenty of gain so that a pre-amp isn't needed.

    Amp - D-Sonic Magnum 1000, 1000ASP based IcePower amp with heavy mods
    Source - XP laptop using ASIO and Foobar2000
    Alt Source - Linn Sondek LP12 Valhalla made in mid-80's
    Digitial Conversion - Emperical Audio Off-Ramp 3 USB convertor into a modded Xindak DAC-5
    Power Center - BPT CPC with lots of upgrades

    That's it. Laptop into USB convertor into DAC and straight into the amps. Volume control is done through Foobar.

    Here's a pic that shows the gear as used in our RMAF 2008 room. In this case we used a Tact 2.2 Mini as a DAC and pre so that we could switch to spinning discs for people that bring their own demo disc.

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  • kurt6325
    Re: Post Your Audio Front-End Gear

    Onkyo TX-SR875
    Oppo DV-980H
    Samsung HLT6187S
    Dish Network

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