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    Quote Originally Posted by jasonlcs View Post
    Sorry for the late reply.
    Glad that your player is working again.

    I have been through many setups over the years.
    Now. I am back to a basic setup.

    Speaker: Totem Acoustic Arro
    CD Player: Blue Note Koala Tube
    Amp: Leben CS-300 Integrated (Tube based)


    I have stopped chasing after audiophile equipment.
    It is all about the music now.
    Only the music, your dad would understand.

    And of course, there is photography.

    That's indeed an expensive basic setup you've got there,all from Audio Note S'pore.thumsup
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    Quote Originally Posted by tkbonz View Post
    How are his charges? Just called him and didn't get any quote for prices even though he said the player requires a lens replacement.

    Well i'm still open for more suggestions!

    My dad using Rogers speaker to go with it by the way, damn good for listening jazz. Haha, I'm not a hardcore audiophile myself, but i'm keen enough to listen to whats good or not. Just dun know how to set up a hi-fi set myself.
    rogers ls35a? ls4a/2, ls7t?
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    Originally Posted by jasonlcs
    "...Sorry for the late reply.
    Glad that your player is working again.

    I have been through many setups over the years.
    Now. I am back to a basic setup.

    Speaker: Totem Acoustic Arro
    CD Player: Blue Note Koala Tube
    Amp: Leben CS-300 Integrated (Tube based)


    I have stopped chasing after audiophile equipment.
    It is all about the music now.
    Only the music, your dad would understand.

    And of course, there is photography...."

    To alot of people, your system is NOT basic,but worth every penny and maybe can be said "value for $$$"...haha. Enjoy ypur music guys...Lance armstrong said "it's NOT about the bike"..but in hifi and photography, nice equipment do help give us more satisfaction when using them.."shiokness"? Sound too fetish?

    kim

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    "Basic" is an Asian thing...
    When someone says you are doing well in business, you would deflect it and say no no...
    When someone says you have a big house, you say, nah, its only a small one

    The tube based Arro system is capable of lots of good sound, and is definitely not basic, but hey we are Asian

    Anyways, I have a ton of stuff, I which I won't call basic, but TS, you will have a choice of a HT or stereo system to listen to

    Cheers
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    Oops.
    Enjoy the music.
    Quote Originally Posted by tkbonz View Post
    "Only the music my dad will understand?"
    LoL...i'm the most musically inclined family member amongst my family,
    naturally i would also understand the music as well.

    Yep, my dad is the one introducing me to photography too.
    Inherited his Nikon FE2 to shoot slides and BnW now.

    By the way, cool Hi-fi setup...dun really know the parts
    but looks quite power...
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    Ah, you know about ANS too.
    Thank you.
    Quote Originally Posted by Zeisser View Post
    That's indeed an expensive basic setup you've got there,
    all from Audio Note S'pore.thumsup
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    Ah, the "shiokness" of music but nowadays I have not as critical
    as before. The term "basic" I used here refers to the number of
    components in the setup. For some, a CD-based setup would consist of
    CD Transport, DAC, pre-amplifier, power amplifier, power conditioner,
    a set of cable system, isolation accessories and etc. It can go on
    forever, the BBB virus in audiophile.

    Now, I just enjoy the music with the minimum setup that is within my budget.

    Thank you.
    Quote Originally Posted by kg_yew View Post
    To alot of people, your system is NOT basic,but worth every penny and
    maybe can be said "value for $$$"...haha. Enjoy ypur music guys...
    Lance armstrong said "it's NOT about the bike"..but in hifi and
    photography, nice equipment do help give us more satisfaction
    when using them.."shiokness"? Sound too fetish?

    kim
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    Quote Originally Posted by psychobiologist View Post
    rogers ls35a? ls4a/2, ls7t?
    Its a LS 3a/5a. Why?

    Petetherock...wats a HT system? Wats the diff between dat and a stereo system? Sorry, i'm an almost total noob in audiophile tech. I only have some basic paltry electronics knowlegde from my engineering degree i'm doing now.
    Dun blame the camera...blame the one behind the viewfinder :bsmilie:
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    Quote Originally Posted by tkbonz View Post
    Its a LS 3a/5a. Why?

    Petetherock...wats a HT system? Wats the diff between dat and a stereo system? Sorry, i'm an almost total noob in audiophile tech. I only have some basic paltry electronics knowlegde from my engineering degree i'm doing now.
    11 ohm or 15 ohm? :P

    if 15 ohm.. if the woofer spoilt i may have spare parts... have a pair lying around
    chezburgr i can haz?

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    Quote Originally Posted by psychobiologist View Post
    11 ohm or 15 ohm? :P

    if 15 ohm.. if the woofer spoilt i may have spare parts... have a pair lying around
    How much would it be? You can reply via PM if you want.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tkbonz View Post
    How much would it be? You can reply via PM if you want.
    no lah i keeping :P i've a pair of t27 tweeters too. rogers (richard allan) 3/5a is a fussy speaker, cannot drive too hard :P when i was into audio i got some spare parts just incase i killed any part of the speaker. 11ohms ls3/5a handles better than 15ohm though.

    now i'm using a pair of spendor s3/5 instead but dont listen much anymore
    chezburgr i can haz?

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    Bro have a read of the website I sent you...

    http://www.xtremeplace.com/yabbse/in...?topic=48382.0

    Quote Originally Posted by tkbonz View Post
    Its a LS 3a/5a. Why?

    Petetherock...wats a HT system? Wats the diff between dat and a stereo system? Sorry, i'm an almost total noob in audiophile tech. I only have some basic paltry electronics knowlegde from my engineering degree i'm doing now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by psychobiologist View Post
    no lah i keeping :P i've a pair of t27 tweeters too. rogers (richard allan) 3/5a is a fussy speaker, cannot drive too hard :P when i was into audio i got some spare parts just incase i killed any part of the speaker. 11ohms ls3/5a handles better than 15ohm though.

    now i'm using a pair of spendor s3/5 instead but dont listen much anymore
    Wah...buy spare summore... My dad using the 11ohms one. If you dun need the spare part, can spare me also...my dad might want to DIY it (as he said).
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    Quote Originally Posted by petetherock View Post
    Bro have a read of the website I sent you...

    http://www.xtremeplace.com/yabbse/in...?topic=48382.0
    Sure...will take time to read when i'm freer. Thanks! Someone now poisoning me to go audio. Photography quite pain already...but good to read up and know more, so in case in the future when i have the spare cash, I know where to put the money in.
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    Default Re: Need help from CS Audiophiles!!!

    For photogrsphy, you enjoy the equipment/process while u're taking photo...same for hifi, but I find myself using hifi equipment much more often than my camera....camera often stored inside cabinet nowadays...

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    Quote Originally Posted by kg_yew View Post
    For photogrsphy, you enjoy the equipment/process while u're taking photo...same for hifi, but I find myself using hifi equipment much more often than my camera....camera often stored inside cabinet nowadays...
    Well...its easier to listen to music...pop in your fav cd, sit comfortably...press play >>> instant gratification.
    Dun blame the camera...blame the one behind the viewfinder :bsmilie:
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    Quote Originally Posted by tkbonz View Post
    Its a LS 3a/5a. Why?
    The Rogers LS3/5A is a classic. Originally cost about S$600 a pair from Atlas Hi-Fi during the 1970s, a good condition pair will fetch approximate S$2,000 now.

    Your dad must take good care of them so that you can inherit them in the near future.

    By the way, the Roger LS3/5A is a niche speaker. They are extremely fussy but once you drive them properly (with matching tube amps), they sound as sweet as honey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by photobum View Post
    The Rogers LS3/5A is a classic. Originally cost about S$600 a pair from Atlas Hi-Fi during the 1970s, a good condition pair will fetch approximate S$2,000 now.
    What ! 2k now ? Brand new or used ? Rosewood or OaK ? Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by zero o View Post
    What ! 2k now ? Brand new or used ? Rosewood or OaK ? Thanks
    Yes, S$2,000 for a used set.

    There is a pair on sale at Audiophile Triangle now for S$2,200 (that is considered normal price) and they are not even in oak or rosewood, just the usual MDF cabinet. Just last month, there was another pair (older 15 ohm version) on sale at Zenn Audio for S$2,200 also.
    Last edited by photobum; 15th October 2008 at 08:37 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by photobum View Post
    Yes, S$2,000 for a used set.

    There is a pair on sale at Audiophile Triangle for S$2,200 (it is quite normal price now) and they are not even in oak or rosewood, just the usual MDF cabinet.
    wow.. thanks for sharing .. didnt know they have appreciated so much. Yes .. its a very nice speaker ... BBC used to use them as monitor speakers in their studios .. not sure if they are still using them . The LS3/5A is a classic

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