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
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?
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.
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.
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
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).
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).
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.