chaskelljr2001

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Suggestions for a dedicated rock system
My "Rock" System would be Vandersteen 2Ce Signatures, with a Bryston BP26 w/Dedicated Power Supply and a Bryston 3B3 Power Amplifier.ORKlipsch Cornwall III (VERY EFFICIENT) -- Goes VERY LOUDLY with very little amplifier power, and I can get away w... 
If your system were a car!
I have small German (1988 KEF Reference 102 w/Kube Equalization System) bookshelf monitors that are mounted on 24-26 inch stands.And to front the system, I’m mainly using a modified German turntable (1971 Thorens TD-160 — standard plinth, but with... 
What is your favorite budget audio component?
Nakamichi BX-300 Cassette Deck (owned from new in 1987, and sold it 17 years later) -- Same Performance, Same Sound Quality, and Same Refinement as their more expensive decks of the era (but without an automatic tape calibration system).  Three Mo... 
Apartment Dweller's Paradise - The Ideal 2 ch. system?
" Ideal system for a SMALL space is a headphone system ,With a little careful buying you can get as good, or better, than the average10K$ system for a thousand bucks .And 95% of the population can adjust to "phones. After 3-4 weeks they seem norma... 
What music or equipment gifts did you get for Christmas this year?
Christmas Present to me was an Adcom GFA-555se.I've been a good boy this year, and Santa has SO rewarded me.--Charles-- 
What's on your audio wish list for 2018?
I have a small but intimate listening room.I already have an Adcom GFA 545 MkII Power Amplifier (Purchased in 2000), and with my Christmas Bonus this past year, I purchased an Adcom GFA 555se (200 WPC @ 8 Ohms/300 WPC @ 4 Ohms vs 100 WPC @ 8 Ohms/... 
What’s in your system today that you also had 10 years ago?
Everything but the CD Player and the Turntable.10 Years Ago, the CD Player was a Pioneer Elite PD-65, today, it is an Oppo Digital BDP-95 Universal Player.There was no Turntable 10 Years Ago. Today my Turntable Rig consists of a Thorens TD-160 (19... 
Apartment Dweller's Paradise - The Ideal 2 ch. system?
Or if I am to move into VERY small efficiency (renting an apartment or buying a condo)(about 500 Sq. Ft. or less), and would still would like to have excellent sound, then I can also put together this nice little system for VERY little money.Speak... 
2k budget for home theater
Well here’s what I have in mind:Speaker Package -- Definitive Technology Pro-Cinema 800 -- $1,200.00 -- https://www.definitivetechnology.com/products/procinema-800-systemAudio/Video Receiver -- Yamaha RX-V681 (2016-17) $600.00 ($300)/Yamaha RX-V68... 
Would you buy a 12-14 year old Integrated?
If it's a Krell, a Mark Levinson, a Simaudio Moon, or a Bryston, I probably would.If it's anything made in China or Japan (unless it's an insanely good design)?No.--Charles-- 
if you had my system and $2,000 budgeted for an upgrade, where would you spend it?
Well Mark:For the most part, your system is fine the way it is.If I were to make ONE upgrade to your system, if you haven't done so already, the upgrade I'd make would be that I'd change the interconnects that are behind the Phono Preamplifier.You... 
If you won the power ball tomorrow night would you
2, 3, and 5 (the "buy more music" part).If I were to hit the Power Ball Lottery and win about $900 Million tonight? I Would:(01). Quit My Job (Retire)(02). Buy A House ($4.5 Million (Give Or Take))(03). Hire An Attorney (To Make My Will Out... Wil... 
which receiver new $1k or under
Personally, I would go Yamaha too.But Denon, Marantz, Onkyo, Pioneer, and Sony are pretty good too.But like Randy has said, if you want to save money (and I shop the same way), I would take a look at last year’s as well, before I the current and n... 
Best $500 System?
If Volume & Sound are not on her priority list, and if looks actually matter to her, then I would consider this:Denon DMBSK -- AM/FM Stereo Receiver; Compact Disc Player; Bluetooth Capability (For Her Tablet, Smart Phone & Her PC/MAC); All... 
Components I would have died for when I was a wee pup
"I certainly would’ve love to kept that Nakamichi ZX-9, Pioneer RT-909, and one of those Turntables** now (had it reconditioned, and put more of an Audiophile appropriate Phono Cartridge on it) though". Not only I would’ve sold one of the Turntabl...