Any 2 channel music only audiophiles out there and if so, what's your stereo set up?  How do you like it?  Mine is ever changing but at the moment I am listening to.

 

Sony 9100ES cd/dvd

MusicHall 25.5 tube DAC

Audio Research tube pre-amp

Bryston 2b-lp amps X2 running in mono

B&W 805

REL 10"sub

Project DubutIII turntable

 

All cables either Terra Labs or fabricated by me

Power cords by Pangea

 

Listening room is about 65% covered with Auralex Studio Foam

 

I LOVE my preamp and amps!  Cannot say enough good things about both companies.  DAC is nice but not a huge improvement over the Sony's internal DAC, though it does add a nice "tubey" warmth to the sound.  B&W speakers are turning into a bit of a disappointment.  They are very very bright and detailed which seems pretty amazing when you first listen to them but can be a touch fatiguing over longer listening sessions (vinyl helps).  REL sub is superb.  I just got the turntable and don't own much vinyl yet so it is hard for me to judge.

 

What's everybody else got?

 

Views: 359

Replies to This Discussion

I am another  two channel system with a pair of homebuilt speakers made by dad, a Cambridge Audio CD player and a recently purchased NAD integrated amplifier. I am debating rehabbing my old techniques turntable or just getting a new one. 

 

One thing though, I have to replace my speaker cables I'm using ones that are close to 20 years old and I think are getting oxidized, I have lost one channel consistently. 

Hello,

I have some old school equipment that I use. I only listen to music in stereo as it was meant to be. : )

Proton D1200 Poweramp
Yamaha C65 Preamp
B&W 802 Speakers
Project Debut I turntable with an 2M Red Ortofon for recording
Denon DP47 f turntable with an Ortofon OM40 for listening.
Yamaha DVD-S1800 DVD/CD/SACD/DVD-Audio player.

I very seldom listen to CDs. I usually listen to vinyl but if pressed for time I  listen to  DVD-Audio disks either store bought or rendered from my vinyl to digital recordings. They sound much better than CDs.

Paul

 

 

 


 

 

Office set up:

MacBook Pro running Fidelia and Redline Monitor Crossfeed

Yulong d100 DAC/Amp

Bottlehead Crack OTL Amp

AKG 702/Sennheiser 600/Grado 225



Home setup:

Sony SACD

Dual 1019 Turntable, Grado Red cartridge

Wadia 170/iPod Classic (Technolink DAC)

McIntosh M71 tuner

McIntosh MC 5100 receiver

Polk Monitor 3300 Sub/Sat 

Home made Voight Pipes (Fostex 6.5" full range drivers).


Portable:

iPod Classic, Ray Samuels Audio P-51 amp

Sennheiser HD-25-1 II and Audio Technica ATH-EW9 headphones


All cables are either monoprice, or hand made by me (mogami innards and Neutrik or Switchcraft connectors). 

Apple TV

Macbook Pro

Denon AVR-1604 Integrated Amplifier

Denon DVD-1940CI DVD/CD/SACD/DVD-Audio player

Klipsch RP-5 Main Speakers (built in 12" sub with 150 watt amp) bi-wired

Klipsch RP-3 Rear Speakers (built-in 10" sub with 110 watt amp) bi-wired

Klipsch RC-3 Center

I watch tons of movies so I have a 5.1 setup but also use it to listen to two channel sound in direct mode.  I love listening to 24-bit FLAC or ALAC files. I use toslink to connect source to amplifier.  Cables are Monster, Monoprice or self-made.  I want to get a new turntable so I can play the Beatles albums I have on vinyl.  I plan to get a small two channel system for my home office.  I am eyeing a couple NAD amps and PSB speakers.

RSS

Latest Activity

Shannon N. Clark replied to Sir's discussion What college freshmen should know
"A sort of current issues class would be good. Something important that generations are losing is their interest in what is happening around them and understanding what they can do about it. Something else could be useful would be a life lessons…"
34 minutes ago
Dominic replied to floyd james's discussion What has happened to masculinity
"  Debatable."
2 hours ago
John Muir replied to Sir's discussion How far apart we are in the group The Great Debate
"I like the lyrics to this Irish song, regarding patriotism. The title to Tom Clancy's book "Patriot Games" is borrowed from the lyrics. Come all ye young rebels, and list while I sing, For the love of one's country is a…"
5 hours ago
John Muir replied to Sir's discussion How far apart we are in the group The Great Debate
" Actually, I know all too much. It's mostly a vice rather than a virtue.  "
5 hours ago
Sir replied to Sir's discussion How far apart we are in the group The Great Debate
"Oh, hell, just when making nice seemed possible. We don't insult each other's patriotism here.  Attack the position, not the man."
6 hours ago
Aaron F Kendrick replied to Sir's discussion How far apart we are in the group The Great Debate
"Then, I perceive you know nothing of patriotism, and it's no surprise given the philosophical bend of the country as a whole.  Patriotism has NOTHING to do whatsoever with the government, but to the principles of the country as…"
6 hours ago
Sir added a discussion to the group The Great Debate
Thumbnail

Another brick in the wall

The proposed wall with Mexico.  Or Turkey's wall with Syria.  Or Saudi's wall with Iraq.  Clinton's link:  http://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2016/09/on-the-border/502277/?utm_...My earlier link: http://ijr.com/2015/01/233628-saudi-arabia-anti-isis-wall/Keep it civil.…See More
6 hours ago
Sir posted a discussion

What college freshmen should know

This is inspired by a post of Muir's about what he wants the kids to learn, but I wanted to make it specific to college students.  Because I'm brainstorming for a possible freshman-seminar class, and I'm interested in topics that are important to making educated citizens or at least will be stimulating -- each topic to take a week or two at most.  What do you wish you or yours had learned in college that wasn't covered in regular gen-ed or major? or just a fun topic you think would be of…See More
6 hours ago

© 2016   Created by Brett McKay.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service