Nice Score at the Church Garage Sale

stretchlstretchl Posts: 1,121
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: 18,923
    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.
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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 5,213
    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!
    • "Electronic music is human sound adapting to indulge technology, and for some, it feels like the signature sound of energy. New and abstract sounds over hypnotic rhythms can conjure vast soundscapes for escape, pleasure, and transcendence."
  • stretchlstretchl Posts: 1,121
    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: 2,379
    My comment disappeared, sorry if a double post comes around.
    I say try it, if you don't like it, you can sell it.
    Micah

    Main system: Technics SL3200, Shure M97xE, Lafayette LR1100 for tuner, Hagerman Audio Labs Bugle 2 phono stage, NAD C352 integrated, Boston Acoustics VR 2, Boston PV500, generic ICs, and BJC Belden speaker cables.

    Desktop: Dell Precision 690 running iTunes, Yamaha RX-v665, Monitor Audio R90s, Velodyne VA-907, generic ICs and speaker cables.
    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: 1,423
    I love scores like that.
    Should be able to get money back and more for the Denon alone.
    Congrats
    2ch: PS Audio Stellar Gain pre, 4 x Linn LK240 monoblocks ( bi-amping) Elac Adante AF-61's, SVS SB16 Ultra Subwoofer, Cambridge Audio CXN v2, Rega Planar 2 with upgrades, Vincent PHO 701 Phono pre, Audioquest Niagara 1000, AQ Thunder, AQ XLR's and IC's, Wireworld Stratus and Aurora power cables, Atlas EOS power cable, Denon 2910 (as transport) Sony CPD355 Jukebox cd

    5.1: Marantz sr5003 (feeding mains through HT bypass) Sonus Faber solo center, AQ Carbon HDMI's, Sony XBRx900E, Xbox One S as 4k player, Definitive Technology SM350's surrounds, Tivo Bolt, Harmony Elite remote

    Other gear: Totem Rainmakers (not hooked up) Sonos play 5 and play 1's x 2, Audio Technica TT and Edifier active speakers in kids room, JVC XM448 minidisc rack mount, Sony minidisc walkman, Project Debut III (currently not working), Samsung 46, and 2 x32" tvs, Samsung Soundbar, Okki Nokki LP cleaner, Second Harmony remote setup for bedroom, etc etc
  • stretchlstretchl Posts: 1,121
    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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