|I know, 'give me a quarter and I'll call someone who cares'. I'm just so pleased that I wanted to post here… first time caller, long time listener, as they say. |
After what must have seemed like 1,000 emails to a very patient audiophile friend of mine and way too many hours reading threads on a-gon, my system has finally all come together. And the sound... well, the subject says it all - I can't stop grinning!
It took longer than expected, most of which was by design. I bought second hand, so sent most of the gear back to the manufacturers to be checked out... the power amp spent 9 weeks at the factory service center, the amp in my sub had to be sent in for servicing (and was updated while there), the speakers spent three weeks back at the factory having all the drivers replaced... sounds like a run of bad luck - not really. Just some unexpected delays, but hey, now my 'new' gear is sporting all brand new hardware and should provide years of trouble-free service.
So, what's got my so effusive? For years I was happily listening to a system anchored by a Pioneer Elite AV receiver mated to a Sony carousel disc spinner feeding 30+ year old ADC speakers tethered by lamp wire. Not audiophile fare by any stretch, but it easily bested my second system – a radio alarm clock (not really). I recently got the bug, and decided to upgrade pretty much the entire system. Even though the components were purchased over the course of a few months, due to the aforementioned repairs, I am only now getting all the bits into place... and I am thrilled!
A big thanks to this community, as every time I was curious about a topic, a search through the archives yielded a wealth of information.
Time to stop typing and go back to listening... thanks a-gon'ers,