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Anybody into Hi-Fi? « on: June 05, 2024, 02:08:22 AM » Author: FrontSideBus
Apologise if there is another thread about this.

Anybody really into their music and hi-fi? Be interesting to hear what setups people are running.
Music is a big thing to me and I've amassed quite a collection of cassettes, vinyl, CD's and now digital, with several terabytes worth or lossless and hi-res audio files 😂

I've also spent a number of years getting a setup that I've happy and it's been the same for a number of years now which is a first heh.
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Re: Anybody into Hi-Fi? « Reply #1 on: June 05, 2024, 07:29:08 AM » Author: rjluna2
My gosh, that is so long time ago :) My late father was in the Hi-Fi.  We still had the equipment until we sold it when we moved to the new home.  They were from the 1970s and 1980s.
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Re: Anybody into Hi-Fi? « Reply #2 on: June 05, 2024, 07:54:53 AM » Author: FrontSideBus
I suppose it'd be a good idea to list my current setup.

I used to have two sound systems, one for multi-channel home cinema / gaming and one for stereo but I've since combined them into one.

The analogue source I use is a Thorens TD160 Mk1 turntable with a custom hardwood plinth, a Pro-Ject S2 Ultra preamp and an Audio-Technica AT-OC9ML/II cartridge.
For digital I use an Oppo UDP205 which apart from being an amazing UHD blu-ray player, is a really good sounding DAC which I stream music to over USB.
The balanced stereo and unbalanced multichannel outputs from the Oppo (and my gaming pc) gets fed into a Parasound Halo P7 multichannel preamplifier.

The front stereo speakers are a pair of PROAC Response D2 speakers which is driven by a Chord SPM1000b power amplifier.
The centre channel is a PROAC Response CC1 speaker driven via a Parasound Zamp V3 power amplifier in bridged mono mode.
The rear stereo speakers are a pair of KEF HTS3001SE speakers driven by another Parasound Zamp v3 power amplifier.
The subwoofer is a Tannoy TS12.

I'm quite happy with the current setup and it sounds amazing both listening to music in stereo and also watching movies and playing games in 5.1.
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Re: Anybody into Hi-Fi? « Reply #3 on: June 05, 2024, 12:53:00 PM » Author: RRK
In my better life I had a pair Cerwin-Vega CLSC-12 speakers driven by Yamaha AX-496 amp for many years. I was mostly satisfied with this setup, amp was very transparent with distortions in low /hundreds of %, and speakers were clean with good deep bass. My only reservation was horn loaded tweeters had a bit narrow sound field vertically, somewhat corrected in later Classic series from Cerwin-Vega. Used multiple signal sources like USB DAC, Pioneer Blu-ray player, Sony DAT deck, but mostly the old white Apple powerbook G3, not useful for anything serious any more, but having a good designed audio circuit. It played a collection of MP3s and internet radio. Mostly favorite sound source of today are my Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro headphones, standard 250 Ohm version. These are very comfortable, clean and have a bit raised response at high frequiencies well compensating for somewhat aging ears. That's it.


 
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Re: Anybody into Hi-Fi? « Reply #4 on: June 05, 2024, 03:55:02 PM » Author: BT25
I currently don't have a hi-fi system, but I sure loved it back in the 80's! Nothing like Van Halen or Def Leppard blasting it out! ;D
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Re: Anybody into Hi-Fi? « Reply #5 on: June 10, 2024, 10:14:54 AM » Author: FrontSideBus
I think people misunderstand, those all in one stacked monstrosities that people had in the 80's certainly was *not* Hi-Fi 😂

I forgot to list my cans. I have a pair of Beyerdynamic DT 1990 pro's which I quite enjoy.
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Re: Anybody into Hi-Fi? « Reply #6 on: June 10, 2024, 06:52:05 PM » Author: joseph_125
Have something I mostly cobbled together out of (cheap at the time) vintage gear, this is more of a bedroom system.

For analogue I use a Technics SL-Q303 Turntable with a Ortofon OM 10 cart for vinyl playback or Pioneer CTF-500 for cassette playback. I've always wanted a SL-1200 series but the SL-Q303 is pretty decent.

For digital I have some old iPods I've loaded some ripped CDs on to. Some still have their original HDDs but I upgraded the storage on one of them to 512GB, that one I load my lossless tracks on to. I was debating getting a modern DAP which will let me play FLAC files directly without either converting to ALAC for my iPods or installing rockbox on them. 

These sources are fed though a Harman/Kardon hk340 receiver and then to some random bookshelf speakers I had. I'm thinking of upgrading the speakers but before I do so I'll need to make more room for speakers. I have a set of Tannoy Eclipse speakers that sound great but don't fit where I have my system.

Headphones are just a pair of cheap Tascam TH-02s.
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