Nice Score at the Church Garage Sale

stretchlstretchl Posts: 1,080
The church and school across the street from us has a huge "garage sale" at the beginning of each summer. Paying the $2 required to get in a day early paid off this year. I picked up the following in very good condition for $80:

• Technics SL-PD787 5 disc changer

• Technics SA-GX690 AV control receiver

• Denon AVR-3806 7.1 CH/5.1+2 CH Home Theater A/V, Surround Receiver

• Velodyne DLS-3500R subwoofer

I'm probably going to sell the Technics and Denon units (we don't really do home theater), but I'm wondering if I could (and if I can if I should) try the sub with my two channel system.

Thoughts?

Thanks.


“Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.'
- Isaac Asimov

Hi-Fi
Apple Lossless --> Squeezebox Touch --> Joule Electra LA-100 Mark iii --> MIT AVT2 IC's --> Adcom GFA-555ii --> MIT EXP S2 Cables --> LSiM-705's
Visuals
http://StretchPhotography.com
http://Vimeo.com/channels/stretchphoto

Comments

  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 18,237
    Seems to be a fairly low end sub, and boomy from what I read about it. You should try it, but I think it lacks the refinement and speed needed to be a good sub for music.
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with PS Audio NuWave Phono converter, Walker Precision Motor Drive, ClearAudio Stradivari v2 cartridge and Origin Conquerer Mk3c tonearm, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X1 two channel preamplifier Signed by Poppa himself, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Krell Evolution 525a CD Player, Pioneer Elite SC-65, Oppo UDP-205 Blu-ray , Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB700/800 "in-wall" surrounds

  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 4,725
    Nice score! Congrats on the Velodyne!

    I used to use a Velodyne CT-120 for music and it seemed to keep up just fine, but I think generally they are better suited in a HT environment. Still great quality subs though!
    Got Dayens?
  • stretchlstretchl Posts: 1,080
    Thanks, John. So it's safe to hook it directly up to my two channel amp, the Yaqin @ 52 wpc?
    “Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.'
    - Isaac Asimov

    Hi-Fi
    Apple Lossless --> Squeezebox Touch --> Joule Electra LA-100 Mark iii --> MIT AVT2 IC's --> Adcom GFA-555ii --> MIT EXP S2 Cables --> LSiM-705's
    Visuals
    http://StretchPhotography.com
    http://Vimeo.com/channels/stretchphoto
  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 2,144
    My comment disappeared, sorry if a double post comes around.
    I say try it, if you don't like it, you can sell it.
    Not Tom, or Trey, or Jim
    NAD C352
    Monitor Audio Radius R90’s/Mission Freedom 770 IV
    BJC speaker cables, generic RCA’s, one homemade power cable, because that’s going to do any good with the rest of the generic ones.
    Technics SL3200 turntable and a Shure M97xE phono cartridge
    Velodyne VA-907 subwoofer
    Lafayette LR-1100 acting as a tuner and phono.
    I've always thought the goal of high end audio was not to have your neighbors bang on the wall and say, 'Turn that darn music down' but to have your neighbors bang on the wall and say, 'Tell your friends to go home and you can practice later this week'.
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 635
    I love scores like that.
    Should be able to get money back and more for the Denon alone.
    Congrats
  • stretchlstretchl Posts: 1,080
    Well I don’t think I need any more bass now. Just hooked up the Modwright Oppo 105 and wow. The lsim-705’s sound so much better. Real bass.

    I’m not sure if the difference is a result of the 105’s DAC or something else internal, but I’ve only tested it with CD’s and prior to the purchase of only streamed lossless files via a squeezebox touch and a TubeDac-09. Will be very interesting to use the oppo as a streaming device to make the comparison between that and the cd’s. But the cd’s sound fab.
    “Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.'
    - Isaac Asimov

    Hi-Fi
    Apple Lossless --> Squeezebox Touch --> Joule Electra LA-100 Mark iii --> MIT AVT2 IC's --> Adcom GFA-555ii --> MIT EXP S2 Cables --> LSiM-705's
    Visuals
    http://StretchPhotography.com
    http://Vimeo.com/channels/stretchphoto
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