"I have a Dark Side of the Moon LP German pressing in quad which cost ne a buck.I play it through the Dolby Pro Logice decoder on my Marantz receiver.It sounds pretty good but nowhere near as good as my SACD of the same recording in 5.1 out put via…"
"I would go with the best Sony player you can afford.I have a SCD CE-595 that I bought for a C note which outputs in DSD to my 7.1 analog inputs on my Marantz Sr-4001.Ther is no decoding going on in the receiver which has all of it's video &…"
"I would peruse Audiogon for a nice used B&K receiver.Maggies are power hungry.Also accessories4less.com has terrific deals on Marantz home theater receivers which might be ok with the maggies you mentioned."
"Troll Audiogon.I bought a pristine B&K CS 117 preamp with phono stage for 90 bucks that I use with my Marantz home theater receiver as a dedicated phono stage.I have also used it as a separate preamp and it works great.I have a B&K ST 202+…"
"I just received 3 discs in 5.1 from 2L mailed from Norway.I was the winner of the monthy giveaway contest at AUDAUD.com.The disc I have played was an organ disc recorded in a Cathedral in Bergen,Norway.It sounded very good in DSD from my SONY SACD…"
"I think people interested in multi-channel SACD in DSD analogue output mode should get a Sony SCD CE 595 for about 100.00 and have it modded by Tube Research Labs.There are reviews of the modded player on the net.You can probably find one at a Sony…"
"I agree with getting the best speakers you can afford.My Vandersteen 2c's are inefficient but with my Marantz SR 4001 I can biamp the speakers pumping around 200 wpc into the speakers.I bought these used for $400.00 a pair on Audiogon with…"
Systems that you personally consider affordable. This will obviously depend on your financial situation, but, in general, probably less than $2,000 for Blu-ray player, receiver, speakers, and subwoofer.
"I have a Marantz SR 4001 which I bi-amp my Vandersteen 2c's with which sounds great and is very cost effective.I have Vandersteen 1B's for surround and no center.I like having a phantom center.The best part about this receiver is the power…"
"I have a Sony Scd Ce-595 player that is 5.1 analogue and is also great at spiining cd's.It cost me 100 bucks and is very reliable.This unit surpassed my NAD 502 which has since stopped working.The 5 channel is fantastic on Dark Side of the…"
Marantz Sr 4001 receiver,Vandersteen 2Ci front bi-amped,Vandersteen 1B rear surround,Kinnergetics sub w outboard crossover/amp.Cable box for radio,Pioneer dvd w DVDA,SACD abilites,Sony SACD 5.1 multi channel changer/SCD CE-595,Pioneer turntable with Grado blue or red and Grado F3E cartridges.Looking for phono stage.Picked up a B&K preamp for phono duties.
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17X13 with 12 foot ceilings.Has doorway on left rear and 6 foot wide arch in front.5 windows-large.wall to wall carpet.52" rear projection analog set.
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Also have Yamaha tuner.
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Retired NYPD Detective.Realtor for 9 1/2 years.
Do you prefer MP3 or high definition audio?
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