Hi-Fi - Setups
Well I'm a Hi-Fi buff (When the wife lets me) and here's my system that I've built so far.
Amp: Technics SU-V300
Tape: Pioneer CT-333
CDP: Pioneer PD-M426 (Needs replacing waiting for PDS-802 to come alone somewhere)
Speakers: Custom Made 100Watt (8OHM) , Solid Box Rear Ported Speakers
What sort of system has everyone else got ??
Slimdevices (now logitech) squeezebox v1, NADC320 BEE, Eltax Symphony 6 floorstanders
Pioneer something or other Amp
Mission 753 speakers
Event TR8 Studio Monitors
All connected up to a Allen & Heath xone 92 mixer, Rane and M-audio soundcards, and Stanton decks
JVC getting on for 15 years old system for normal computer use (you know the type where one youtube video will be very quiet so you turn the volume right up, then the next one comes on at volume notch 11 and you start to cry as your speakers howl and your ears bleed)
the system I've got now is the best one I've had so far and I've had a lot of different kit and I've spent a fair few quid too, the tape deck in the picture alone cost me £150 some years ago and sounds as good now as it did then, amp definitely wasn't cheap either. i did have a Pioneer CT-W606DR tape deck that got nicked that cost me nearly £300 new as it was Digital.
just replaced my amp but speakers are old
sony dh810 amp
mission m72 fronts
key cresta c centre speaker
warfdale modus cube rears
Cambridge Audiu Azur SACD Player
2 x Quad 2 mono wired for centre
Musical Fidelity A300cr main channels
Quad 405 surround channels
Centre channel Quad 22l speakers
Main BBC LS3/5a
Surround Mordant short
Sub Rel Stampede
Note no preamps as the SACD Player feeds the Power amps Direct
Glad to see I'm not the only one out there then.............. :)
Marantz CD52, Rotel 920AX, Mission 760i
Marantz CD52, Arcam Delta 290, Mission 760i
Arcam D250 and BB50, Arcam Delta 290, Mission 760i
Arcam D250 and BB50, Delta 290/290P, KEF 103/4
Arcam D250 and BB50, Naim 102/180, KEF 103/4. Cyrus DAD3, 3i, Tannoy 605 in a second system.
Naim CDS, Naim 102/180, KEF 103/4
Naim CDS, 52/250, KEF 103/4
Naim CDS, 52/250, KEF LS3/5A
Naim CDS, Musical Fidelity NuVista, KEF LS3/5A. (best system I ever had)
Still have the Cyrus and LS3/5As but they've been boxed for years. Do most of my listening with a pair of Stax 202 headphones.
Never work in a hifi shop - you get to try too many toys and you inevitably end up buying lots of it...
Forgot, also have an Arcam D280 tuner somewhere, MF DVD1, a Marantz CD recorder whose model number escapes me, had two Aiwa cassette decks aeons ago and a Sony one with Dolby S. Been through 4 Sony WM-D6Cs too, and it'll still show an ipod a clean pair of heels! Think I have a Pioneer laserdisc player in the parents loft...
Nice setups you've had Busbub, Never had Marantz or Naim but heard alot about them.
I'm on the lookout for a Pioneer PD-S*** (Preferably 802) series CDP with Stable Platter Drawer.
I've had rediculous amounts of hi-fi gear over the years. Not so much now thou.
In my back room I have a simple NAD L40 linked up to my PC, with a pair of B&W 601 speakers - sounds really nice a clear.
In my front room I have a Sony STR-DB870 QS surround sound amplifier, Pioneer DV-636D DVD player, B&W 603 floor standing speakers for the fronts, KEF Q95 Centre speaker, AEL 400W subwoofer and currently no rear speakers.
Both systems are linked so I can have the same source playing in both rooms should I want it. I got rid of my seperate CD player and tape deck ages ago, as I pretty much listen to all my music from the PC these days and the NAD L40 has a CD player built in should I want to use it. I did have a pretty nice record deck to go with it, but it got dropped and badly damaged when I moved, and I never replaced it. Sold it on e-bay as spare or repair in the end.
Pretty happy with the sound in both rooms and it's far too loud for a small terraced house. I probably won't change any of it now until it eventually goes wrong, I've owned it all for about 8 years now thou and it's still going strong!
lol wouldn't quite match my system...., I had a Pioneer PD-S707 yeas ago ad just fancy another one - I also regret ever getting rid of my old Technics SL-P990 CDP that was an absolute beast which had 4 DACS running on t's main internal circuts - now that was a sweeet sounding piece of kit.
The thing I want to see is a proper 'rip-your-cd-to-<insert high quality audio codec here>-on-large-internal-hardrive-go-on-internet-label-it-up-and-provide-album-cover-and-allow-you-to-have-all-of-this-via-alomost-instant-on-without-having-to-resort-to-a-third-device-to-stream-from/too.
It's not too much to ask is it? I've got a media PC as part of my hi-fi setup, but the sheer amount of time it takes to boot makes it impractical for playing music (coupled with the fact you have to have the TV on to see what you are doing! If we could just have the same kind of MP3 player revolution that swept CD Walkmen aside in hi-fi seperate format I'll be happy. Oh! And you must be abe to transfer from USB memory stick on to it as well!!
Just to add: I know Brennan make good kit (Revolutionary HiFi - Brennan Home Page), but I would like a full size seperate with a colour touch screen LCD display. I find the Brennan kit a bit 'toyish' looking for my tastes.
ps3? pretty much covers it i believe (though i just copied my music off my pc)
Originally Posted by Dos_Box