chaskelljr2001

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Top 5 recievers of the 70's and 80's ????
1970’s:(01). Pioneer SX-737 or Pioneer SX-1250 (flip a coin)(02). Marantz 19(03). Harman/Kardon 930 Twin Power(04). Sansui 9090-1980’s:(01). Nakamichi SR-4A Stasis(02). Kyocera R-861–Charles— 
Car Audio and the High End
Lexus LS460 with a Mark Levinson Sound System….Luxury with superb sound.Nuff Said..—Charles— 
Inheritance ($100K) with a caveat
If I inherited $100K and have to spend it on a 2-Channel Audio System, then I would get the following:. Focal No3 Kanta — $14K. Bryston 3B Cubed — $6K. Bryston BP-26R/MPS-2/DAC/BP-2 MM/MC — $7.8K. Marantz SA-10 — $7KTurntable — Technics SL-1200 GA... 
Turntable recommendation
I would look at a Rega Planar 3 or a Technics SL-1500C.—Charles— 
Were you naughty or nice? What did Santa bring you! Audio related only please!
A Nagaoka MP-200 Phono Cartridge for my Technics SL-1210 M5G, and for my upcoming birthday in April 2020, a BlueSound NODE 2i.—Charles— 
What is $5,000 worth today, and is it better than 1,600 in the 80's?
That would depend on the gear in question.How much I enjoyed the make up of the gear in question plays a huge in it all.The feature set, and the sound quality of it also play an important part.If I paid about $1,600.00 to about $2,500.00 for an am... 
What is $5,000 worth today, and is it better than 1,600 in the 80's?
1980 -- $1,600.00 vs 2019 -- $5,000.00.What I would've bought then vs What I would buy today?1984 System.....  Vandersteen 2C Speaker System -- $650.00.  Yamaha A-1000 Integrated Amplifier (120 WPC @ 8 Ohms) -- $600.00.  Technics SL-1800 MkII Turn... 
Build a system for $1000
I can build a system for other people for $1K, but not necessarily myself (as an almost lifetime audiophile, I’m VERY picky when it comes to sound quality.... for myself, $2K may do it, and even then, compromises are going to be eminent, and I hav... 
Keeping Spend Among System Proportional?
. Speakers -- $3K. Electronics (Preamp and Power Amp or Integrated, and Phono Preamp) -- $3K to $6K+ (Depending On Speaker System). Digital (CD Player or Transport, Music Streamer, DAC) -- $1.5K to $3.5K. Turntable -- $3K (-/+). Phono Cartridge --... 
You get to have 3 pieces: 2 speakers and 1 piece of electronics + Turntable...
.  Vandersteen 2Ce Signatures II.  Cambridge Audio AZUR 851A (Preamp, Amp, DAC).  VPI Prime Turntable--Charles-- 
The High End for Under a Grand?
Speaker System: Boston Acoustics A-150 (Used) -- $150.00Integrated Amplifier: NAD 3140 (Used) -- $150.00Turntable: Technics SL-1800 MkII (Used) -- $250.00Phono Cartridge: Nagaoka MP-110 (New) -- $125.00Compact Disc Player: Emotiva CD-100 (New) -- ... 
One DAC/integrated you could be happy with forever?
Affordable:  Cambridge Audio AZUR 851AHigh-End (Go For Broke):  Bryston B135--Charles-- 
Whats in your second system?
Update onto my second system (which is placed into my bedroom):Headphones #1: Sennheiser HD-650 HeadphonesHeadphones #2: Sennheiser HD-598 HeadphonesHeadphones #3: Audio Technica ATH-M50x Headphones (Forthcoming)(Price — $150.00)Integrated Amplifi... 
Whats in your second system?
The Third System is a Mobile Headphone Based System.Headphones #1: Sennheiser HD-650 Headphones (Same Ones Used In Second System — Home Listening Only)(Music Only)Headphones #2: Sennheiser HD-598 Headphones (Same Ones Used In Second System — Mobil... 
Whats in your second system?
I’m assembling a Bedroom (Audio Only) System now with the following:Headphones #1:  Sennheiser HD-650 HeadphonesHeadphones #2:  Sennheiser HD-598 HeadphonesHeadphones #3:  Audio Technica ATH-M50x Headphones (Forthcoming)(Price — $150.00)Integrated...