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    Quote Originally Posted by photobum View Post
    My turn now....

    Besides being a kitchen samurai (read my kitchen samurai thread here), I am also an avid audiophile since 1978. My setup is simple, but this is the sound I like most.

    Primary system:
    Pioneer Inverted Stable Platter CD Transport + Theta Gen 3 DAC + AT&T fiber optics
    Thorens TD 160 MkII
    Audiolab 8000A + 8000P
    Straightwire Maestro RCA interconnect cables
    XLO Signature phono cable
    Music Meters speaker cables
    Monster Cable M1 speaker cables
    Kimble Kable "16TC" (double run of 8TC) speaker cables
    Spendor S100
    Celestion SL600

    Secondary system:

    Marantz CD63 KI
    Naim Audio NAIT
    Cardas Gold Cross speaker cables
    Cardas Golden Cross speaker cables
    Spica TC-50

    Other stuff:

    XLO power cords
    TICE power blocks
    Grado SR125 and AKG 240 Studio
    Headroom amps
    Freecom MusicPal Internet Radio
    Harmonix RTA Room Tuning Devices

    More other stuff but old or needs repair:
    Nakamichi Dragon cassette deck
    Luxman L-80v
    Technics RS-858US 8-track Stereo Recorder Player
    Sony WM-D6C Pro Walkman
    Sony MZ-R2 MD Walkman
    Sony MDS-JE780 MD deck
    Your setup is not what majority would consider as simple But ultimately it is the enjoyment of the music that is most important.

    Mine is just a NAD C350 amp + C542 CD player and a pair of old Pioneer floorstander. Cables are all Belden from LHS. Not the best in term of clarity and soundstage, but at least it sounds better than the average consumer hifi system. Budget is very tight for me, but I'm sure I'll upgrade once I have save enough.
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    inviting comments on pioneer a400 amp.

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    Greetings everyone

    Audiolab, Thorens , Celestion, Naim, Martin Logan... familiar names ...

    sharing my set up (in bits & pieces now )

    McIntosh MCD 7000 CD player
    Cyrus 2 with PSX
    Rogers LS3/ 5A

    cheers
    Last edited by zero o; 21st October 2008 at 10:51 PM.

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    hi peps,


    my set-up,

    amplifier : Cambridge Audio (Azur) 540A
    DVD player : Onkyo DV-L5 (from prev home threater system)
    speakers : Quad 11L
    Subwoofer : Pioneer S-VW02 (IT Fair lelong)
    interconnect : SonicLink Red (old work horse)
    Subwoofer cable : QED Qunex P-SW

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    Wooww ..didn't know there are so many hifi siao here

    Anyone going to the Hifi show ...maybe shoot some pic and share ...boost up the hifi interest in CSand make ppl spend more money..boost up the economic too

    Maybe we can have form a Audiophile shooter club ....hahahha
    Last edited by strobby; 22nd October 2008 at 09:02 AM.

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    So, is Wadia a good CD player?
    Value for money?

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    my current set-up took me several years. the oni thing dat can improve by huge margin is replace my subwoofer, but currently out of budget...

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    Quote Originally Posted by reachme2003 View Post
    inviting comments on pioneer a400 amp.
    I used to own one, just A400 (non 'X' version).

    Very transparent amp but sounds bright to some. Good highs and lows. Refined mids. Quite powerful.
    Last edited by photobum; 22nd October 2008 at 08:08 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ricohflex View Post
    So, is Wadia a good CD player?
    Value for money?
    Wadia is a 'high-end' brand name, but equipment matching is crucial.

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    IMHO
    You will actually do better without the sub....
    Sometimes, when we go budget, it makes the sound worse...

    Cheers
    Quote Originally Posted by sORe-EyEz View Post
    my current set-up took me several years. the oni thing dat can improve by huge margin is replace my subwoofer, but currently out of budget...
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    Quote Originally Posted by petetherock View Post
    IMHO
    You will actually do better without the sub....
    Sometimes, when we go budget, it makes the sound worse...

    Cheers
    I agree.

    That's why I am reluctant to buy a subwoofer for my Celestion SL600.
    Last edited by photobum; 22nd October 2008 at 07:58 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kelccm View Post
    Your setup is not what majority would consider as simple But ultimately it is the enjoyment of the music that is most important.
    I agree.

    It took me more than 20 years to achieve the sound I like. Matching the ideal equipment takes time, extensive listening and lots of spare cash.

    Most of the equipment in my list are either bought used or traded with other audiophile 'kakis', so nothing great about them.
    Last edited by photobum; 22nd October 2008 at 01:46 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ricohflex View Post
    So, is Wadia a good CD player?
    Value for money?
    Woow ...so rich can buy wadia

    Quote Originally Posted by photobum View Post
    I agree.

    That's why I am reluctant to buy a subwoofer for my Celestion SL600.
    matching the sub to the stereo speaker can be a long and tedious job

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    Default Re: ClubSNAP Audiophiles thread

    My setup:

    Amp: 10 yrs old NAD 701 receiver
    CD: 10 yrs old NAD 513 changer
    Speaker: Loth X BS-1 with active sub
    Cables: canary/Belden

    Nothing much to shout about, just bought a B&W DM610 prior to the Loth X but amp not powerful enuf to drive... Even my spare Rotel RA 970 BX runs out of steam after awhile.

    kim

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    Quote Originally Posted by kg_yew View Post
    Nothing much to shout about, just bought a B&W DM610 prior to the Loth X but amp not powerful enuf to drive... Even my spare Rotel RA 970 BX runs out of steam after awhile.

    kim
    Try a Naim NAIT 3 or NAIT 5i integrated amp.
    Last edited by photobum; 22nd October 2008 at 01:44 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by petetherock View Post
    IMHO
    You will actually do better without the sub....
    Sometimes, when we go budget, it makes the sound worse...

    Cheers
    actually, given the little more bass the Pioneer manages, the overall sound is much better den without it.

    for the Quad 11L & the Pioneer subwoofer, i have added isolation spheres to improve on clarity & detail.


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    Quote Originally Posted by sORe-EyEz View Post
    actually, given the little more bass the Pioneer manages, the overall sound is much better den without it.

    for the Quad 11L & the Pioneer subwoofer, i have added isolation spheres to improve on clarity & detail.
    Try shifting the subwoofer away and towards the wall by centimeters until you hear the bass clarity you like.

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    when i started hifi many years ago, i was introduced to this model. no stock available then, so i bought a display model. still with me today, but not playing it.

    Quote Originally Posted by photobum View Post
    I used to own one, just A400 (non 'X' version).

    Very transparent amp but sounds bright to some. Good highs and lows. Refined mids. Quite powerful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by photobum View Post
    Try shifting the subwoofer away and towards the wall by centimeters until you hear the bass clarity you like.
    would like to, but my tiny hall (HBD 3-room) got serious space contrains. future subwoofer will have to fit in that space where the current Pioneer (slim tower type) sits.

    i am amazed how much improvement to sound, the spheres make!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kg_yew View Post
    My setup:

    Amp: 10 yrs old NAD 701 receiver
    CD: 10 yrs old NAD 513 changer
    Speaker: Loth X BS-1 with active sub
    Cables: canary/Belden

    Nothing much to shout about, just bought a B&W DM610 prior to the Loth X but amp not powerful enuf to drive... Even my spare Rotel RA 970 BX runs out of steam after awhile.

    kim

    Speaker impedance load do play a crictical part in any HIFI setup especially music.That's
    why I choose the Klipsch Reference RF7 where the impedance is 8ohms @102db sensitivity.
    It's so easy to drive n it's horn loaded suitable for HT and music.

    My sub is primarily for HT as the music section runs separately.Really love the RF7 and it's
    out of production.Their latest is the RF83,RF82,RF63 Reference series.
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