Simple system that you really enjoy

rburgess714
rburgess714 Posts: 600
edited October 2020 in 2 Channel Audio
I spend at least 50hrs a week in my home office and I always have music on in the background and between meetings turn it up for more listening enjoyment.

It’s a simple set up with a Yamaha A-S501, Auralic Aries Mini and 703s. Not as nice as my main rig nor those of many on this forum but it sure sounds good in my office.

What’s your favorite simple 2-channel rig?

Living Room
Parasound HINT 6, Yamaha Aventage RX-A 1060, Yamaha BD-S681, Cambridge Audio Azur 851N, Polk S60, Polk S30, Samsung 60" LED

Office
Cambridge Audio 851A, Auralic Aries Mini, LSiM 703s

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  • msg
    msg Posts: 6,449
    edited October 2020
    • piCorePlayer with HiFiBerry DAC+
      out to
    • Schiit Magni 3 as a preamp
      out to
    • Audioengine HD3 speakers sitting on 2 sets of Sound Addicted foam pads
      out to
    • Sunfire SDS-8 sub

    It's gotta be one of my favorite systems for immersive sound while working at the computer. Sounds good for background too.
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  • gyosa
    gyosa Posts: 584
    edited October 2020
    My simple system .....

    B&K ex-442 amp I’ve had since new , Yamaha wxc-50 streamer and Boston Acoustics Voyager 7’s for the pool !
    Best pool system I’ve ever heard !

    Bk

    Parasound A21 , Yamaha wxc-50 , Polk SDA 1c’s ( my first love .. ) , Kimber Kable 4TC, Sony 42” - BEDROOM

    B&K EX-442 ( it will go in my casket when I die ... ) , PS Audio 4.6 preamp ( old school , but it still jams on ... ) , Yamaha wxc-50 , Boston Acoustic voyager 7’s - POOL

    PS Audio Stellar S300 , Cambridge Audio 851n , Yamaha wxc-50 , Kimber Kable 4vs , Salk Supercharged Song towers ( difficult choice between these and my family if I had to choose ... 😩 ) , Sony XBR-A8F 65” OLED , Onkyo TX-RZ610 - DEN , MAIN RIG

    Onkyo TX-nr609 , Polk atrium 7 , Boston acoustic sound ware (4) , Boston acoustic sub , B&W center , Sharp 65” TV - PATIO

    DAYENS AMPINO ( thanks Verb ! ) , KEiiD streamer ( this was only 60 bucks ?? ) , Polk atrium 8SDi’s - KID’s BEDROOM


  • msg
    msg Posts: 6,449
    Oh, speaking of Boston Acoustics...

    In the garage, I have a set of Boston Acoustics 2.1 computer speakers from my first computer in 1998 plugged into the headphone jack of a Squeezebox Touch.

    I had to replace the subwoofer driver back in 2010 - dry rotted foam surround - but should be good to go for another 12yrs!
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  • ZLTFUL
    ZLTFUL Posts: 5,473
    Sonos Connect—>AMC CVT2030–>Wharfedale Denton 80th Anniversary
    "Some people find it easier to be conceited rather than correct."

    "Unwad those panties and have a good time man. We're all here to help each other, no matter how it might appear." DSkip
  • afterburnt
    afterburnt Posts: 7,897
    My shed system. I smoke cigars in here, my last cigars. Giving them up for Eddie.
  • kabory
    kabory Posts: 17
    Pioneer SX-737 running a Polk CS 350 for the garage
    Pioneer SX-S30 running a pair of Yamaha Natural Sound all weather speakers for the pool
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 27,333
    edited October 2020
    Mine is simple in terms of the signal path. Just lots of options upstream.
    Loudspeakers can't get more simple in that the XOs are all first order (although, there is an active subwoofer, too... but it does have an on/off switch!).

    Speaking of "simple" (and of @tonyp063's system pictured above), I've been off of the "fullrange" driver bandwagon for a long time -- even though I periodically do like to pull out a pair and play around a bit :)




  • tonyp063
    tonyp063 Posts: 859
    Heh.
    Altecs in my office would cause Krieger & Ames to crumble worse than they already are @mhardy6647 :-)

    It's simple. And I learned things. But most of all, I enjoy it.
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 27,333
    edited October 2020
    heh, heh, heh...
    Gotcha.
    I shoulda recognized the cinderblock :)

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    (not the last time I was down there... but one of the last times I was down there: Dec. 2011)
  • teekay0007
    teekay0007 Posts: 2,292
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    ...I've been off of the "fullrange" driver bandwagon for a long time -- even though I periodically do like to pull out a pair and play around a bit :)

    That's what she said! :p

  • teekay0007
    teekay0007 Posts: 2,292
    A simple 2-channel system that I've been enjoying lately in a 12' x 14' office includes an old Onkyo TX-822 receiver with a minty pair of Polk Monitor 5Jr+ placed in the room's corners. I mostly play Spotify through it for music or iHeart radio for my talk radio/podcast faves (much clearer than OTA radio stations). Really nice sounding little system!

    To mix it up, I sometimes switch out the 5Jr+ pair for a pair of Polk VM10s (don't get much love around here) seated on my desk. With the VM10s, my Martin Logan Dynamo 700W sub is a necessity. Another great sounding little system! The VM10s - with sub, of course - do a better job for near-field listening, IMHO.
  • afterburnt
    afterburnt Posts: 7,897
    afterburnt wrote: »
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    Maybe I should have said ,Yamaha R-N303, Polk Monitor 40 II, and a Sony Blew Ray that can play SACD's. Getting my monies worth out of those speakers, first pair of Polks after the T15's I cooked.
  • Dayens Menuetto and Lsim703s. Sounds great with a lot of stuff I’ve tried, but especially a LUMIN D1. Unfortunately boxed up for the moment until I get my basement done, but then I will use them a lot.
  • skrol
    skrol Posts: 3,033
    My workshop system... Denon DRA-835R, Fiio X5 iii, EPI M50, Energy 8" sub. This system mesmerizes me even in these adverse conditions.
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    Stan

    Main 2ch:
    Polk LSi15 (DB840 upgrade), Parasound: P/LD-1100, HCA-1000A; Denon: DVD-2910, DRM-800A; Monster HTS3600-MKII, Grado SR-225i; Technics SL-J2, Parasound PPH-100.

    HT:
    Marantz SR7010, Polk: RTA11TL (RDO198-1, XO and Damping Upgrades), S4, CS250, PSW110 , Marantz UD5005, Pioneer PL-530, Panasonic TC-P42S60

    Other stuff:
    Denon: DRA-835R, AVR-888, DCD-660, DRM-700A, DRR-780; Polk: S8, Monitor 5A, 5B, TSi100, RM7, PSW10 (DXi104 upgrade); Pioneer: CT-6R; Onkyo CP-1046F; Ortofon OM5E, Marantz: PM5004, CD5004, CDR-615; Parasound C/PT-600, HCA-800ii, Sony CDP-650ESD, Technics SA 5070, B&W DM601
  • stevep
    stevep Posts: 191
    edited October 2020
    A very simple system. Emotiva Airmotiv 5 powered monitors connected to the audio out of the deskside tower under the desk.

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  • SCompRacer
    SCompRacer Posts: 7,170
    For quite some time I'm at work 10 hours a day. I have a pair of Infinity 5000a's powered by a Yamaha R-S201 receiver with and an ipod when FM gets stale.

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    Make yourself necessary to someone. Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Salk SoundScape 8's * Audio Research Reference 3 * Bottlehead Eros Phono * Park's Audio Budgie SUT * Krell KSA-250 * Harmonic Technology Pro 9+ & Pro 11+ * Signature Series Sonore Music Server w/Deux PS* Twisted Pear Buffalo III Dual Mono ESS Sabre32 DAC * Heavy Plinth Lenco L75 Idler Drive * AA MG-1 Linear Air Bearing Arm * AT33PTG/II & Denon 103R * Richard Gray 600S * NHT B-12d subs * GIK Acoustic Treatments * Sennheiser HD650 *

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