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Offline Spineur

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Re: What audio system do you have, or plan on getting?
« Reply #1420 on: January 11, 2018, 10:27:41 AM »
My Nakamichi amplifier finally died after a 6 months agony, so I had to find a replacement.  It turns out I also needed a network streamer to play my digital music stored on my QNAP NAS.  I opted for this relatively cheap pioneer NC 50 DAB



Very pleasantly surprised to see how extremely easy to set up.  Found the NAS immediately and the navigation through directories of composers, albums with the remote is easy.  I havent tested the digital radios, spotify/tidal/qobuz capacities, but this is something I was looking for.  It has a CD player as well.  The DAC chip is a Sabre 32 bits which is used in many high end hifi players.  It supports also fire connect for multirooms audio broadcasting.

Listening to Haendel Ariodante/Minkowski right now.  The sound is a bit "digital" for my taste.  Maybe there are setting to improve this.

It is listed for 850 euros on Amazon.fr but got it from Hifi Fabrik (a German outfit) for 630 euros.  Not bad.
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Re: What audio system do you have, or plan on getting?
« Reply #1421 on: January 12, 2018, 02:24:37 PM »
This is a long thread, and I'm not sure whether I asked this before. Can anyone recommend adjustable (height) speaker stands appropriate for these powered speakers (AudioEngine A5+)? https://audioengineusa.com/shop/poweredspeakers/a5-plus-powered-speakers/

I may periodically take them from room to room, and the height of my ears off the ground will be different in different chairs. I have Vandersteens in my main system, and these have their own dedicated stands.

Aside from that I've never bought speaker stands before. Do most smaller speakers have a common mount like camera bodies of various manufacturers that have the same threaded hole to fit any tripod head? How can I be sure a given stand will work for these speakers? Any thoughts/advice on what I should buy?
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Re: What audio system do you have, or plan on getting?
« Reply #1422 on: January 12, 2018, 05:41:42 PM »


    I decided to get the Oppo 4k unit as my all purpose media source. All in my case means all file kinds from a bunch of HDDs. It also has an HDMI in so you can run a streamer or PC into it if you're out of inputs on the AVR or just because it's convenient. As I expected the thing plays everything. You can even professionally calibrate the video and use basic setting on the TV for cable. For music you hit the pure button and that turns off the front panel display and the video circuits.
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Re: What audio system do you have, or plan on getting?
« Reply #1423 on: January 14, 2018, 03:20:58 AM »


    Yesterday I had the pleasure of listening to the following speakers (Sonus Faber Venere 2.5), powered by a Musical Fidelity amp.

 

  I was stunned! They were superb with classical music and sounded SMOOTH as SILK! I did not know that speakers could sound like this. One day I would love to get these. Something to budget for within the next 5 years perhaps....

 

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Re: What audio system do you have, or plan on getting?
« Reply #1424 on: January 14, 2018, 03:37:28 AM »
And this is the cheap end of their range. Advice: Don't listen to the > USD 10.000 stuff. There's no going back.

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Re: What audio system do you have, or plan on getting?
« Reply #1425 on: January 14, 2018, 10:15:59 AM »
And this is the cheap end of their range. Advice: Don't listen to the > USD 10.000 stuff. There's no going back.

  I can well imagine! By the way, I wouldn't consider their retail value, new of 2400 cheap.  Plus you need an amp in the 1500-2000 range to get the most out of them and a CD player in the 1000-1500 range and before you know it you are spending 5400 pounds on a system. That's really pricey in my opinion.

 

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Re: What audio system do you have, or plan on getting?
« Reply #1426 on: January 14, 2018, 11:06:25 AM »
Yes indeed, but it's still the cheap end of their range. I've listened to their 8 grand 2 way systems and lived with their 4 grand floorstanders for some months a few years ago........
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