After YEARS out of 2 channel audio...I'm back

Now that I just finished spending the last 3 years renovating our first home, I had the itch to get back into vinyl. I'm older, a little wiser (not much), and have a little money to play with from a side business. I didn't want to go overboard, but here's what i scraped together and what i paid:

McIntosh MA 5100 Integrated - Came with original cabinet, shipping bag, etc. Bought from original owner - $450
McIntosh MR-74 Tuner - Came with original cabinet, shipping bag, etc., Bought from original owner - $300
Marantz 6100 Turntable - Totally upgraded, RCA's, ground wire, Herbie's mat, AT cartridge, yadda yadda - $200 - Craigslist
B&W 600 Speakers - $5 - Yard Sale
Canare Bi-Wire Cables - $50 - eBay
Standoffs for speaker cables for screw down terminals - $5 - eBay
Rack - had it

$1010 it cost me to put this together and I couldn't be happier.

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Now I need some quality vinyl.

Comments

  • gfonggfong Posts: 1,077
    Looks really nice.. good luck with the LP's. Always good to see someone that gets back into it. Have fun.
  • BaggedLancerBaggedLancer Posts: 6,419
    Thanks....it's a start. Eventually I'll do something about the speakers, but actually they sound pretty damn good. Going to build a better rack than a bureau soon as well.
  • MrBuhlMrBuhl Posts: 2,427
    Jeez man - that's a hellova setup for short dough - I'd say that's a dive in head first - nice work!
    VA HT HK AVR20II, Sony S9000ES CD/DVD/SACD, Polk Audio RC80i / Polk Audio CSi3, 60" Panasonic Plasma, Nordost / Signal Cable A2 / Wireworld / Pangea / Magic Power
    VA 2 Channel Focal Electra 926 speakers, Pass Labs X150.5 Amp, Eastern Electric MiniMax Preamp (Tutay mods), Eastern Electric Minimax CDP (Scott Nixon mods), Music Hall mmf 5.1 Turntable, Parks Audio Budgie Phono Pre , Audioengine B1 streamer, MIT S3 IC's / MIT Shotgun S3 Speaker Cables / PS Audio power cables
    Noggin Schiit Valhalla, Pangea, Phillips Fidelio X1, Polk UF8000

    Polk SDA1c modded
    Polk CRS+ 4.1TL modded (need veneer)
    Polk SDA2BTL (fully modded)
    A/L 1000VA Dreadnought Canare 4s11 SDA cable
    SACD Marantz DV8300
    Sony S9000ES CD/DVD/SACD
    Yamaha YP-D6
    Soundcraftsmen PCR800
    Audible Illusions L1 Preamp
    Vincent MFA based Cocci Tube Preamp
    Pho-700 Phono Pre
    Signal Cable Silver Resolution IC's






  • BaggedLancerBaggedLancer Posts: 6,419
    MrBuhl wrote: »
    Jeez man - that's a hellova setup for short dough - I'd say that's a dive in head first - nice work!

    Thanks. Way underpaid on the McIntosh gear. Was part of an estate sale.
  • Looks great! Wow. nice.
    Other than the speakers the prices were nice too :p
    Studio 2 equipment;
    Yamaha a-s2100 Amp, CD-2100 CD player, T-S500 tuner
    Loudspeakers: Harbeth p3esr, Polk RT7
    Cables: Aural Harmony Sonnet Interconnect II, WireWorld Equinox 7 speaker,
    Black Cat silverstar 75 ohm digital, Signal Digital Power Cord, PS Audio Perfect Wave AC-3,
    Pangea SE14, Voltz supplied interconnects
    Optional: Arcam DV88 DVD/CD (HDCD) player, Polk SDS-400 speakers
  • chumliechumlie Posts: 8,603
    Nice grab. Good luck on your vinyl hunt.
  • vmaxervmaxer Posts: 4,455
    Wow, that's a great deal. Looks good.
    Pio Elete Pro 520
    Panamax 5400-EX
    Sunfire TGP 5
    Micro Seiki DD-40 - Lyra-Dorian and Denon DL-160
    PS Audio GCPH phono pre
    Sunfire CG 200 X 5
    Sunfire CG Sig 405 X 5
    OPPO BDP-83 SE
    SDA SRS 1.2TL Sonicaps and Mills
    Ctr CS1000p
    Sur - FX1000 x 4
    SUB - SVS PB2-Plus

    Workkout room:
    Sony Bravia XBR- 32-Inch 1080p
    Onkyo TX-DS898
    GFA 555
    Yamaha DVD-S1800BL/SACD
    Ft - SDA 1C

    Not being used:
    RTi 38's -4
    RT55i's - 2
    RT25i's -2, using other 2 in shop
    LSI 15's
    CSi40
    PSW 404
  • Erik TracyErik Tracy Posts: 4,691
    Welcome back.

    Now - start shopping for vinyl!

    And save up for a good RCM.

    Yesterday I went to a used record store up in Encinitas and did some bargain shopping and came home with 5 used lps (2 of which were 99 cents each).

    They all cleaned up nicely and sound vg!

    H9: If you don't trust what you are hearing, then maybe you need to be less invested in a hobby which all the pleasure comes from listening to music.
  • vcwatkinsvcwatkins Posts: 1,909
    I agree with the RCM rec.
    Den: Rega RP6 * AT33PTGII * Budgie SUT * Jolida jd9 * Roon (Sonic Transporter) * PS Audio DirectStream Jr. * Joule-Electra LA-100 mkIII * Sunfire Signature II * PSAudio Power Plant 3 * MIT S3 * Polk SRS 1.2
    Office: Roon * Sonore UltraRendu (LPS-1, WW Plat7, Iso Regen, Lush) * ProJect Pre Box S2 * Pass ACA * PSA Dectet * DH Labs Q10 * Brines Folded ML-TQWT RS 40-1354
    Beach: Music Hall MMF5.1se * Speed Box II * DL103r * Lounge Copla/LCRIII * W4S Sonos * Schiit Yggdrasil * Belles 20a Pre * First Watt F5 Clone * PSA Dectet * MIT S3 * Polk SRS 2.3tl
  • BaggedLancerBaggedLancer Posts: 6,419
    Yep, I'll get a good cleaner eventually. I have a good method that works well for me, but a machine will be nice.

    Regarding the speakers.....for $5 how could I go wrong?
  • MrBuhlMrBuhl Posts: 2,427
    You probably couldn't have for $50!
    VA HT HK AVR20II, Sony S9000ES CD/DVD/SACD, Polk Audio RC80i / Polk Audio CSi3, 60" Panasonic Plasma, Nordost / Signal Cable A2 / Wireworld / Pangea / Magic Power
    VA 2 Channel Focal Electra 926 speakers, Pass Labs X150.5 Amp, Eastern Electric MiniMax Preamp (Tutay mods), Eastern Electric Minimax CDP (Scott Nixon mods), Music Hall mmf 5.1 Turntable, Parks Audio Budgie Phono Pre , Audioengine B1 streamer, MIT S3 IC's / MIT Shotgun S3 Speaker Cables / PS Audio power cables
    Noggin Schiit Valhalla, Pangea, Phillips Fidelio X1, Polk UF8000

    Polk SDA1c modded
    Polk CRS+ 4.1TL modded (need veneer)
    Polk SDA2BTL (fully modded)
    A/L 1000VA Dreadnought Canare 4s11 SDA cable
    SACD Marantz DV8300
    Sony S9000ES CD/DVD/SACD
    Yamaha YP-D6
    Soundcraftsmen PCR800
    Audible Illusions L1 Preamp
    Vincent MFA based Cocci Tube Preamp
    Pho-700 Phono Pre
    Signal Cable Silver Resolution IC's






  • Right. Just kidding. ;)
    +1 on the RCM
    Get a good one if you do. Wished I had done so earlier..
    Studio 2 equipment;
    Yamaha a-s2100 Amp, CD-2100 CD player, T-S500 tuner
    Loudspeakers: Harbeth p3esr, Polk RT7
    Cables: Aural Harmony Sonnet Interconnect II, WireWorld Equinox 7 speaker,
    Black Cat silverstar 75 ohm digital, Signal Digital Power Cord, PS Audio Perfect Wave AC-3,
    Pangea SE14, Voltz supplied interconnects
    Optional: Arcam DV88 DVD/CD (HDCD) player, Polk SDS-400 speakers
  • BaggedLancerBaggedLancer Posts: 6,419
    This weekend I plan to build a proper rack for all the equipment and something that will hold some vinyl.
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