Need to put together a decent compact system for my daughter.

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  • halohalo Posts: 5,422
    afterburnt wrote: »
    @halo I should have looked at them, I have heard good reviews here but the upgrade path would probably be a better receiver etc. This should get her through college and then I expect her to buy me a graduation present. Have you heard the S20, the more or less equivalent of the B6.2?

    I have the S15 bookshelf speakers and I had the S60 floorstanding speakers for several years before upgrading to the Usher CP-6311 floorstanding speakers. Both of the Polk Signature Series speakers that I own(ed) are ridiculously good at their price points (and beyond). I had the Elac Uni-Fi UB5, UC5, and UF5 speakers as well. In my honest opinion, the Elac speakers are not in the same league as the Polk speakers, despite the higher cost of the Elac's. This hobby is subjective so please keep that in mind when reading my comments.

    I do hope you both enjoy that setup for many years to come and that she gets you something nice when she graduates!
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 6,271
    @deronb1
    deronb1 wrote: »
    500 bones for that HSU taint bad!

    Was that supposed to be here?
  • deronb1deronb1 Posts: 4,983
    afterburnt wrote: »
    @deronb1
    deronb1 wrote: »
    500 bones for that HSU taint bad!

    Was that supposed to be here?

    No. I blame beer ;)
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 6,271
    @deronb1 beer is your friend, don't throw it under the bus.
  • Saw that receiver for $199 on Ebay
    Family Room HT 7.2/i]:
    Vizio P55-E1UHD Pioneer Elite SC-LX502 Pioneer Elite BDP 85FD Pioneer Elite N-50 Panamax M5300-EX
    Living room 2ch:
    Integra ADM 2.1 Teac EQ MKII Squeezebox Touch Fluance SX Speakers Panamax M5100-EX
    Upstairs media room:
    Vizio D1 32" Pioneer Elite VSX 32 Sony PS4 Squeezebox Touch Polkaudio Rti 6's fronts Polk CSR Center Polkaudio PSW 10 sub Panamax M5300-EX
    Master bedroom:
    Vizio VF550M Pioneer Elite VSX 33 Pioneer Elite BDP 80FD Squeezebox Touch Polk audio Monitor 40 II fronts, Rears Dayton B652 Jensen CCS center Polkaudio PSW 10 sub Panamax 5100
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 6,271
    Saw that receiver for $199 on Ebay

    nib?
  • deronb1deronb1 Posts: 4,983
    afterburnt wrote: »
    @deronb1 beer is your friend, don't throw it under the bus.

    Agreed. My apologies to all things beer. :)
  • verbverb Posts: 9,014
    I have a Pioneer X-HM21 receiver (no speakers) practically BNIB. Yours if you want it.
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS,Cary SLP-05 Pre,Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport,Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC,Cambridge 851N streamer,Marantz SA-14 SACD,McIntosh MC300 Amp,Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Digital Cable,Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner,Pangea Power Cables,Wireworld Oasis 8 RCA IC's,MIT Shotgun S3 IC's,MIT Shotgun S1 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC,EAR Acute CD Player,EAR 834L Pre,Northstar Designs Intenso DAC,PASS ACA Monoblocks,Denon UDR-F10 Cassette,Acoustic Technologies Classic FR Speakers,SVS SB12 Plus sub,MIT AVt2 speaker cables,IFI Purifier2,AQ Cinnamon USB cable,Groneberg Quatro Reference IC's
    Spare Room: Antique Sound Labs Wave AV-8 Monoblocks,Tisbury Mini Passive Pre,Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38),Analysis Plus Oval 9's,Zu Jumpers,AudioEngine B1 Streamer,Klipsch RB-61 v2,SVS PB1000 sub,Blue Jeans RCA IC's
    Living Room: Peachtree Nova Integrated,Cambridge CXN v2 Streamer,Rotel RCD-1072 CD player,Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner,Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers,Polk DSW Pro 660wi sub
  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 12,586
    Beer? Did somebody mention beer?
    Bud - Silicon Valley

    Lumin X1
    Sony XA-5400ES SACD
    Pass XP-22 pre, X600.5 amps
    Magico S5 MKII Mcast Rose speakers, SPOD spikes

    Shunyata Triton v3/Typhon QR on preamp, Denali 2000 (2) on amps
    Shunyata Sigma XLR analog ICs, Sigma speaker cables
    Shunyata Sigma HC (2), Sigma Analog, Sigma Digital, Z Anaconda (3) power cables

    Mapleshade Samson V.3 four shelf solid maple rack, Micropoint brass footers
    Three 20 amp circuits.
  • rburgess714rburgess714 Posts: 500
    edited November 2018
    afterburnt wrote: »
    Not all that compact https://usa.yamaha.com/products/audio_visual/hifi_components/r-n303/index.html

    https://www.elac.com/product/b6-2/?r=us

    And about $150 over budget

    I am glad that I kept looking, got some decent price s.

    I got the same Yamaha for a girl I was dating and it’s a nice little unit. Your daughter should be pleased. FWIW I paired with some S15s I found on CL for $100. Good synergy.
    Living Room
    Yamaha Aventage RX-A 1060, Parasound P5, Parasound A23, Yamaha BD-S681, Cambridge Audio Azur 851N, Polk S60, Polk S30, Samsung 60" LED

    Office
    Yamaha A-S501, Auralic Aries Mini, LSiM 703s

    Douglas Connection ICs and Cables
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 6,271
    afterburnt wrote: »
    Not all that compact https://usa.yamaha.com/products/audio_visual/hifi_components/r-n303/index.html

    https://www.elac.com/product/b6-2/?r=us

    And about $150 over budget

    I am glad that I kept looking, got some decent price s.

    I got the same Yamaha for a girl I was dating and it’s a nice little unit. Your daughter should be pleased. FWIW I paired with some S15s I found on CL for $100. Good synergy.

    Cool, I already got the elac's, hefty things and the receiver should be here Friday. I am gonna have a case of upgradeitis for her lol.
  • Family Room HT 7.2/i]:
    Vizio P55-E1UHD Pioneer Elite SC-LX502 Pioneer Elite BDP 85FD Pioneer Elite N-50 Panamax M5300-EX
    Living room 2ch:
    Integra ADM 2.1 Teac EQ MKII Squeezebox Touch Fluance SX Speakers Panamax M5100-EX
    Upstairs media room:
    Vizio D1 32" Pioneer Elite VSX 32 Sony PS4 Squeezebox Touch Polkaudio Rti 6's fronts Polk CSR Center Polkaudio PSW 10 sub Panamax M5300-EX
    Master bedroom:
    Vizio VF550M Pioneer Elite VSX 33 Pioneer Elite BDP 80FD Squeezebox Touch Polk audio Monitor 40 II fronts, Rears Dayton B652 Jensen CCS center Polkaudio PSW 10 sub Panamax 5100
  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 6,265
    Nice job dad! Wait, so are you saying your daughter is a dead head? How old is she? And how old are you???
    Living Room 2.1: Dynaudio Contour 1.3mkii; Energy s10.2 sub; Cambridge Azur 851A; Cambridge Azur 851C; Bryston BPD-1
    Game Room HT: Denon AVR-X4200w; Definitive Technology SM350; Definitive Technology LCR2000; Definitive Technology Procinema 800; Mirage Nanasats; Sub - HSU VTF-2 MK5
    Master Bedroom
    Cambridge Azur 551r; Definitive Technology SM45; ACI Titan Subwoofer; Squeezebox Touch
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 6,271
    She is 23 and I am 57. She is not a Dead Head but she was dancing like a spaz.
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,094
    edited December 2018
    never mind
    Auralic Vega G1/Rega TT/Denon SACD - Parasound P6 - PS Audio M700x2 - Elac Adante AF-61 - AQ Niagara 5000 - SVS SB16u
  • Family Room HT 7.2/i]:
    Vizio P55-E1UHD Pioneer Elite SC-LX502 Pioneer Elite BDP 85FD Pioneer Elite N-50 Panamax M5300-EX
    Living room 2ch:
    Integra ADM 2.1 Teac EQ MKII Squeezebox Touch Fluance SX Speakers Panamax M5100-EX
    Upstairs media room:
    Vizio D1 32" Pioneer Elite VSX 32 Sony PS4 Squeezebox Touch Polkaudio Rti 6's fronts Polk CSR Center Polkaudio PSW 10 sub Panamax M5300-EX
    Master bedroom:
    Vizio VF550M Pioneer Elite VSX 33 Pioneer Elite BDP 80FD Squeezebox Touch Polk audio Monitor 40 II fronts, Rears Dayton B652 Jensen CCS center Polkaudio PSW 10 sub Panamax 5100
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 6,271
    Sad that she has not been able to enjoy it because her mom is a fool.
  • verbverb Posts: 9,014
    afterburnt wrote: »
    Sad that she has not been able to enjoy it because her mom is a fool.

    Sorry to hear burnt. Ex's can be a beech.
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS,Cary SLP-05 Pre,Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport,Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC,Cambridge 851N streamer,Marantz SA-14 SACD,McIntosh MC300 Amp,Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Digital Cable,Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner,Pangea Power Cables,Wireworld Oasis 8 RCA IC's,MIT Shotgun S3 IC's,MIT Shotgun S1 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC,EAR Acute CD Player,EAR 834L Pre,Northstar Designs Intenso DAC,PASS ACA Monoblocks,Denon UDR-F10 Cassette,Acoustic Technologies Classic FR Speakers,SVS SB12 Plus sub,MIT AVt2 speaker cables,IFI Purifier2,AQ Cinnamon USB cable,Groneberg Quatro Reference IC's
    Spare Room: Antique Sound Labs Wave AV-8 Monoblocks,Tisbury Mini Passive Pre,Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38),Analysis Plus Oval 9's,Zu Jumpers,AudioEngine B1 Streamer,Klipsch RB-61 v2,SVS PB1000 sub,Blue Jeans RCA IC's
    Living Room: Peachtree Nova Integrated,Cambridge CXN v2 Streamer,Rotel RCD-1072 CD player,Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner,Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers,Polk DSW Pro 660wi sub
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 6,271
    @verb for the sake of diplomacy, my daughter has to find a safe time to tell me what is going on there.
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 6,271
    Ny daughter moved in with me. Her system is at her mom's house still, probably being abused. But guess what, i have the exact same setup here just in case. The reciever is nib and I am playing around with the elacs. Ran em on a a yami 1040, not bad and now they are hooked up to an old Emo 3 channel even better! Best $150 speakers ever had cept for my 1977 pioneers that got stolen.
  • hauxonhauxon Posts: 140
    My first thought was KEF LSx. Speakers, amp and streaming all in one ...but it's $1000
    SRS 1.2 TL | SDA 2B Studio TL | NAD M51 preamp/dac | NAD C272 power amp | Chromecast Audio | RoPieee Roon Raspberry Pi endpoint
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