The only comment I have about Nikki's response is to agree with the MMG's wanting current. I own the MMG's right now. I'm not thrilled with them however. I'm feeding them about 90 watts at 4 ohms and it just doesn't bring the speakers to life I don't think. Unless you can feed them tons of power, I would stay away from them personally. They also need to be pulled WAY out into the room to have a good soundstage and imaging. But if you want a transparent sound, by all means, jump on the maggies. You'll like them from that aspect.
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This is a challenge, but a fun one though! Let's see what we can come up with right here on AudiogoN (well, besides your CD/DVD/SACD player, almost everything).
Okay, so you already have your sights on an CD/DVD/SACD player. I will take a guess and say that it is the Sony DVP-NS755V | Black Single Disc Progressive Scan DVD/SACD | Save $50! Was $299.99, Now: $249.99 | Plus, get $50 toward Crutchfield gear! | Single-disc player progressive-scan video output 108MHz/12-bit video DAC Precision Cinema Progressive de-interlacer with 3-2 pulldown processing built-in Dolby Digital/DTS decoder plays CD-Rs, CD-RWS, Super Audio CDs. From Crutchfield, right?
Now that that's out of the way, let's see what we can find for the rest of your system...
INTEGRATED AMPLIFIER - Cambridge A500
POWER AMP OPTION #1 - Audio Source AMP-2
POWER AMP OPTION #2 - Adcom 535 Mk II
PREAMPLIFIER OPTION - Audcom AP-110
LOUDSPEAKERS - JMlab Chorus 706
SPKR OPTION - Magnepan MMG
Make sure that the amplifier you choose is compatible with the MMGs.
SPKR OPTION - JMlab TANTAL-509
SPKR OPTION - Paradigm Monitor 9
POSSIBLE OPT - Tyler Acoustics TRM
SPEAKER CABLES - D.H. Labs Silver Sonic T-14
Even costs less non-terminated.
INTERCONNECTS - D.H. Labs Silver Sonic BL-1 Series II
POSSIBLE OPT - D.H. Labs Silver Sonic REVELATION
ACCESSORY OPTION - Audience Auric Illuminator
I hope you're having as much fun as I've had helping you put together a $1,000 system!
H a p p y s h o p p i n g !
W ENTERPRISES NORTHWEST - Portland, OR USA
"High End Audio That Is Music To Your Ears"
| www.wenterprisesnw.com | firstname.lastname@example.org |
I just wanted to thank everyone for their thoughtful recommendations. You've really given me a great deal to think about. I especially want to thank Donald at W Enterprises Northwest for all the work he put into his recommmendation. Anyone looking for a good dealer couldn't go wrong with Donald. I would also like to thank Celestial Audio for e-mailing me with a very generous offer. Another great dealer. I'll be sure to let everyone know what I decide.
Maybe a good thread to start would be for everybody to tell about their good experience with a dealer. After my experience here with two great guys I'm sure others have had similar experiences. Thanks again.
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