What's your listening gear set up? Turntable, speakers?

paulwells73

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I didn’t know this thread existed - some members here have really great systems! Here’s mine:

Rega RP6 with Rega Exact cartridge
Chord Qutest DAC
Onkyo C-7030 CD player (transport only)
Rogue Sphinx V2
Graham Slee Gram Amp SE2 or Lounge LCRIII phono stage
KEF LS50 speakers
 

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cool thread indeed. A lot of variety here for sure...

Here's my setup:

Integrated amp: Rogue Audio Cronus Magnum III with Cap and resistor upgrade
Turntable: VPI Scout with classic platter and ring clamp
Cartridge: Soundsmith Zephyr MKIII. I also have a Dynavector DV20 HO that I use occasionally
Speakers: Zu Audio Essence updated to Mk1B - Also a pair of KEF LS50s that rarely get used, but sound amazing.
Streamer: Auralic Aries Mini with internal 2TB SSD
CD transport: OPPO DV-970HD
DAC: Cambridge audio Dacmagic 100 - used only for CD player
 

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cool thread indeed. A lot of variety here for sure...

Here's my setup:

Integrated amp: Rogue Audio Cronus Magnum III with Cap and resistor upgrade
Turntable: VPI Scout with classic platter and ring clamp
Cartridge: Soundsmith Zephyr MKIII. I also have a Dynavector DV20 HO that I use occasionally
Speakers: Zu Audio Essence updated to Mk1B - Also a pair of KEF LS50s that rarely get used, but sound amazing.
Streamer: Auralic Aries Mini with internal 2TB SSD
CD transport: OPPO DV-970HD
DAC: Cambridge audio Dacmagic 100 - used only for CD player
those VPI’s look so cool. If I was ever lucky enough to get a full time music listening room I’d sell some things to get one.
 

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Yeah - for me there's really no other choice. I love my VPI - bought used from Audiogon almost 12 years ago and have done some upgrades over the years. Well worth the investment
 

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Jmele- how do you like your Cronos?
I've eyed them for a couple of years now?
I love it. Great sound and a great small company. I actually dropped it off to get the upgrade done this past summer and met one of the founders. They have always been quick to answer their phones and provide advice.

soundwise, I’ve heard very little that can compare to my setup. Imaging, depth, low end reach. It’s all there.

all you boutique drum set guys would do well to check them out!
 

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]'ve heard that about Cronos. Good bang for the buck, too.
I collect, buy, and sell a lot of records, so the 3 tables are for:
Oracle: pristine vinyl
Pro-ject: vg to poor
Technics: Mono 45's and dedicated mono mixes.
 

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From a Brightech bluetooth receiver into a small mixer, into a QSC K8.2 powered speaker. I can stream from my phone or one of my tablets into that signal path.
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My music collection is exclusively on CD (2000ish), and we have a nice central area in the house where the CDs and stereo are located to fill the house with music if we so desire. I use a Cambridge Audio CD Player, a Sony receiver, and Elac bookshelf speakers. Not the most high end stuff available, but it sounds wonderful to me. Now I just need to replicate this set up in my drum room for play-alongs, or figure out a streamed/digital alternative.
 

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Table: VPI Classic Sig or Thorens TD-124
Phono Pre: K&K Audio
Digital: PS Audio DS DAC and PW Transport
Preamp/Phono: Atma-Sphere MP-3
Amps: Atma-Sphere M-60’s
Speakers: Pro-Ac Response D2’s
 

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If you can make it through the video, it’s not short, this audiophile has one of the most amazing set ups I’ve seen:
 

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If you can make it through the video, it’s not short, this audiophile has one of the most amazing set ups I’ve seen:
Haha - Mike Fremer has an insane setup! I think the turntable alone cost $150k! I would love to hear it..
 

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I´ve got around 600 LPs and about as much Cds and play them on a

Thorens TD402DD with an AT VNM40ML /
Audio Aero 24bit/192kHzDAC Prima CD player

and listen through a pair of

Knopper speakers powerded by an
Musical Fidelity A300 Dual Mono Integrated Amplifier

The pic is older and I´ve since changed the way it´s set up, but not the gear. (the chair you see in front of course goes into the center for listening purposes)
As you see I can also go all digital on my PC and Adams A5X speakers.
And I´ve got a second HIFI set in the living room that´s not as evolved, but still sounds quite good (as long as you dont compare it to the opne pictured :) )

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My setup is in my drum room and it's pretty simple:
Marantz 2220B receiver
Fluance RT85 turntable with Ortofon blue cartridge
Klipsch bookshelf speakers (can't recall model)
 

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I don't own any vinyl at all anymore, and so have no need of a turntable. All 1200 albums I did own were flood damaged in Hurricane Floyd years ago. My Kenwood Receiver, Turntable & Advent Speakers are long gone. I am on a 1TB IMAC and I'm kicking myself for not buying the 2TB, cause I am running very tight on space. I can download an awful lot of music out there and even full albums can be parsed into their correct song lengths with Audacity. Nevertheless, I will need more space beyond an external drive in a very short time. I am well over 6,000 albums on the IMAC and run it through Audio Engine Speakers. If you never heard Audio Engine, you are missing out on some very serious clarity and power. I've tried alot of others, nothing comes close.
 

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Mostly all Sansui equipment from the 70's. It all works great, I just with it had a few more bells & whistles - namely a remote.
 


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