My goal for the next year...

KeithVKeithV Posts: 107
edited December 2003 in 2 Channel Audio
Marantz 1060 Preamp
Marantz 6150 turntable
Marantz 2230 as a FM tuner
Marantz 510R amp (350 rated [email protected])
Polk LSi15s

As for a cd player.. I'd love to get one of those Shanglin tube cd-players.. But I think a modest Rotel would get the job done.

Cables? I dont think I'm ready to even deal with that :D
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  • danger boydanger boy Posts: 15,888
    edited December 2003
    nice goals..

    why all the vintage gear? just curious.. i assume this is for a kick **** 2 channel only system huh?

    ;)
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  • madmaxmadmax Posts: 12,438
    edited December 2003
    Although I personally would never stick to one brand for a whole system (because each company excells in a different area) it seems strange that you do not want a Marantz CD player given the rest of the equipment.
    madmax
    Vinyl, the final frontier...

    Avantgarde horns, 300b tubes, thats the kinda crap I want... :D
  • KeithVKeithV Posts: 107
    edited December 2003
    Originally posted by madmax
    Although I personally would never stick to one brand for a whole system (because each company excells in a different area) it seems strange that you do not want a Marantz CD player given the rest of the equipment.
    madmax


    I'm not terribly impressed with newer Marantz equipment.

    The reasoning beind the vintage pre and amp is that I can get quality and power for a price that I can afford, also I'm one of those people that buys into the whole "old solid state with massive circuits is better than tiny ICs with different stuff running near each other" thing.

    I am currently running my RTi70s with a Marantz 250M and a 2230 as a pre. It sounds awesome, I just want to take that next step up in 2 channel audio.

    I'm not all about sticking with one brand.. I want the best cd player for the money, something that matches the warmth that my vintage equipment has a tendency for.
  • Phil DawsonPhil Dawson Posts: 288
    edited December 2003
    Over in the Flea Market someone has a Sony CDP XA3ES for $300. This is a wonderful player. I've had one for about ten years and so has a friend of mine. I have used mine through my 1.2s bi-amped and it sounds great.
    Good Luck, Phil
  • danger boydanger boy Posts: 15,888
    edited December 2003
    keith,

    there is a lot to be said for good vintage equipment.. such as the older Marantz stuff.. i have to agree with you there.. the Marantz of the past 10 years is nothing like they used to be. Sounds like you're on the right track for a kick **** sounding system. nice benefit of vintage gear. it's usually less expensive than newer stuff.

    WTG!
    PolkFest 2012, who's going>?
    Vancouver, Canada Sept 30th, 2012 - Madonna concert :cheesygrin:
  • KeithVKeithV Posts: 107
    edited December 2003
    Some updates..

    After spending some time at a local place that has some high quality stuff (yet on the outside appears to only be a vinyl store), I've decided on this cd player most likely.

    Also, I'm thinking about going with two 250s and bi-amping rather than one 510. In addition, I am considering LSi9s instead of the 15s.. It really depends on my budget and everything.
  • KeithVKeithV Posts: 107
    edited December 2003
    I just noticed that my current Onkyo 701 does [email protected] damn! so I have a reciever capable of powering the 9s, maybe the 15s. But I don't know if I'll want the sound of the Onkyo, or if the 9s will have enough bass for me.

    argh!!
  • danger boydanger boy Posts: 15,888
    edited December 2003
    hey i can't get your CD player link to work.. can you tell us which one it is?

    thanks, Al
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  • Tour2maTour2ma Old School Posts: 10,176
    edited December 2003
    Originally posted by madmax
    Although I personally would never stick to one brand for a whole system (because each company excells in a different area) ...
    I could not agree more...

    The Pre and amp are worthy targets from the golden age of Marantz, and the tuner makes a nice round out, but the TT? There are many vintage choices out there that would out perform it by a good margin...
    More later,
    Tour...
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  • danger boydanger boy Posts: 15,888
    edited December 2003
    yeah maybe a nice B&O (Bang and Olufsen) with it's high tech brushed metal to match your receiver. just a thought.

    :D
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  • George GrandGeorge Grand Posts: 12,272
    edited December 2003
    You might want to keep an eye out for Marantz "Esotec" separates. This was a no-holds barred line that was produced right before they went downhill.

    I found the SC-8 preamp, and SM-8 power amp, in the original boxes, a little over a year ago. November 21, 02 to be precise. They were absotively mint, and I promptly sold them for approximately 70 times what I paid for them. Hint....
    they cost me $5 each. Now THAT was a good day.

    George Grand (of the Jersey Grand's)

    Had I desired to go international on e-bay the sky would've been the limit. Asian buyers go ape-**** over that stuff. I'm almost positive the guy I sold them to did exactly that.
  • KeithVKeithV Posts: 107
    edited December 2003
    Originally posted by danger boy
    hey i can't get your CD player link to work.. can you tell us which one it is?

    thanks, Al


    The music hall cd-25.
  • danger boydanger boy Posts: 15,888
    edited December 2003
    yeah.. nice. i've read good things about the music hall CD players.. as well as their phono pre amps. as well as their turntables.
    PolkFest 2012, who's going>?
    Vancouver, Canada Sept 30th, 2012 - Madonna concert :cheesygrin:
  • organorgan Posts: 5,022
    edited December 2003
    Sounds cool. Vintage gear usually have a warmer sound which I really like.

    "But I don't know if I'll want the sound of the Onkyo, or if the 9s will have enough bass for me."

    Oh man, I think you will crap your pants when you hear how hard and deep those little drivers can hit:D . I'm sure some people may think a sub is hidden somewhere in the room when they hear the LSi9 play for the first time.

    Not too sure about the Onkyo though. Does it have pre outs for an external amp?

    Maurice
    CD Player: Original CD-A8T
    Receiver: Harman/Kardon HK3390
    Speakers: Polk Audio RT1000p
    "I would rather have a cup of tone than an ocean of power" **Dr. Harvey Rosenberg**
  • dorokusaidorokusai Posts: 25,487
    edited December 2003
    I like the idea Keith, that sounds fantastic :)
    CTC BBQ Amplifier, Sonic Frontiers Line3 Pre-Amplifier and Wadia 581 SACD player. Speakers? Always changing but for now, Mission Argonauts I picked up for $50 bucks, mint.
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