Lets share our home audio equipment here

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  1. vasishta.sushant

    vasishta.sushant Some title...

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    On the lines of car audio, its a good idea to know what each one of us listens to at their home. Again as the drift goes, just share the equipment, what you like about the setup and what you miss in it.

    I'll start with mine.

    Source: Arcam rDAC(wireless version) hooked to my Sony Vaio YB series netbook with more than 200GB of music files. The rDAC is 24/96KHz capable DAC featuring Wolfson 8401 DACs in dual differential configuration. The USB handling mechanism is top notch with licensed technology from dCS (that's more like audi in the audio world). This version that I've is capable of streaming music wirelessly to the amplifier and adds to its versatility but for critical listening, I go wired. Whathifi has awarded this product 5 stars even after second re-assessment in 2011.
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    Amplifier: Cambridge Audio 550A This is a two channel 60W (rated at 8ohms) amplifier with a THD of less than 0.002%. A no frills amplifier carrying the CA sound signature. Comes with Alps potentiometer known for excellent channel balance.
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    Speakers: Mordaunt Short Aviano 2 Bookshelf speakers. This pair of speakers is my most priced possession. I tried so many other speakers but only these offered me the sound I was looking at. Laid back, vocal centric, warm sound signature. Come with 6.5 inch mid range drivers and 1 inch silk dome liquid cooled tweeters. The MS build quality is top notch and sound is decent enough for the money paid.
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    Speaker Wire: Chord Carnival Silverscreen These are super thick, double shielded speaker cables capable of carrying audio signal in the very best form, without picking any interference in its way. Just for cleaner sound.
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    I love this whole British setup (surprisingly), for its tonal texture. I have spent numerous hours, sometimes whole nights at a stretch listening to my favorite tracks. I just loose myself in the sound :p

    Unfortunately I've shifted to a new residence where the rooms aren't as big and these speakers have started feeling suffocated. Being a rear aspirated system, these demand huge open space to shine (which I can't afford at the moment).

    How about you guys ? Let us share.
     
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  2. dbg

    dbg RAID Staff Staff Member

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    What type of connection between rDAC and Vaio YB ??
     
  3. vasishta.sushant

    vasishta.sushant Some title...

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    I mostly use the wireless connection. There is a utility called rWave which looks more like a USB thumb drive which you need to hook to the netbook and rWave interacts wirelessly with the rDAC.

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    Arcam claims that the mechanism they use for this wireless data transfer has no signal losses and the quality is as good as a wired connection. Not entirely true but this thing works really well.
     
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  4. ManISinJpr

    ManISinJpr Want to resurrect.. !!!

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    Superb setup there.. mystic_dreamer
    also waiting for RajaPraveen for his setup and also JD666 with his audio setup..
    I think that rpm would be very interested in this too.
     
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    dbg RAID Staff Staff Member

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    Your music library is High Bitrate/Flac ??
     
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    vasishta.sushant Some title...

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    Thanks sir.
    Not entirely. I am more into golden age tracks and you seldom get loseless files for them. Still I do have a decent FLAC collection.
     
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  7. JD666

    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    Wow.. Thats some setup!

    I just have a very basic setup -

    HTIB - JBL ECS 300

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    A Nationite HDVP2 player to play the HD prints -

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    And speaker stands for the satellites that I got from the US. Something like this -

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  8. RajaPraveen

    RajaPraveen Black Jeebus Staff Member

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    Speakers:Focal Electra,Thiel,Wharfedale. Amplifiers:Musical Fidelity,Mccormack Audio DNA Series,Cambridge Audio. Source:Marantz CDP,Audiozone NOS Dac,Macbook pro Cables:Nordost,Synergistic Research,Furutech,Custom WBT RCA,TaraLabs,LAT,Oyaide
    Television : Samsung PS50C6500 plasma
    Media Player : Asus O!Play HD2
     
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  9. ManISinJpr

    ManISinJpr Want to resurrect.. !!!

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    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    And thats why I should have not ran with the big boys!
     
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    rpm Lizard king Staff Member

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    $$$?
     
  12. MOZ

    MOZ RAID Leader Staff Member

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    I wanted to post in this thread, but after seeing these entries, I feel so small :(
     
  13. vasishta.sushant

    vasishta.sushant Some title...

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    I paid odd 400 UK pounds for the rdac and rwave. Did cost me little more than 33K.

    Dude, nothing is small or big. Whatever you enjoy is what that matters. Just post it.
     
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    RajaPraveen Black Jeebus Staff Member

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    speakers:

    http://www.cinenow.co.uk/products/2833-focal-jmlab-electra-906

    http://www.soundstage.com/revequip/thiel_cs16.htm

    http://www.audioenz.co.nz/2005/wharfedale_diamond9-6.shtml

    Amplifiers:

    http://www.avhub.com.au/index.php/News/Hi-Fi/Musical-Fidelity-A1-Returns.html

    http://www.avguide.com/review/hi-fi-musical-fidelity’s-x-can-v8-headphone-amplifierpreamplifier

    http://www.enjoythemusic.com/magazine/equipment/0800/dna125.htm

    http://www.cambridgeaudio.com/summary.php?PID=13

    sources:

    http://www.audio-zone.ca/dac.html

    http://www.enjoythemusic.com/magazine/equipment/0109/marantz_sa8003.htm

    http://www.laptopmag.com/review/laptops/apple-macbook-pro-13-inch-2011.aspx


    Cables :

    http://www.nordost.com/91/blue-heaven-ls-loudspeaker-cable

    http://www.synergisticresearch.com/reviews/alpha-quad-speaker-wire-with-active-shielding/

    http://www.thecableco.com/Product/FS-303

    http://www.stokyoworld.com/Oyaide_Class_A_USB_2M_Cable_p/oyaide - class a - usb - 2m.htm

    http://www.latinternational.com/index.php/product/di-20 mark ii.html

    http://marcs.members.sonic.net/products/prism.html


    Television:

    http://reviews.plasmatvbuyingguide.com/samsung-plasma-tv/samsung-pn50c6500.html

    Media player :

    http://www.techradar.com/reviews/pc...treaming-devices/asus-oplay-hd2-911865/review


    That pretty covers up my personal AV i think, i might have left out stuff like my head phone amp and head phones, pardon me for that. :)
     
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  15. ManISinJpr

    ManISinJpr Want to resurrect.. !!!

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    RajaPraveen, OMFG !!! are you for real :D I would love to come to Chennai just to listen and see your stuff !!
    mystic_dreamer, bro.. you are going to have to have control or you will soon be spending more ;) as this is a non ending itch !! and what is th eprice of your wireless thingy??
    JD666, I am in awe too.. I have nothing.. except a small 2.1 setup. so don't worry.. you are way over us small boys ..
    MOZ.. not smaller than me !! but do post..
     
  16. vasishta.sushant

    vasishta.sushant Some title...

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    I agree man. This is addictive.

    And I mentioned the price above bhai sahab. odd 33K.
     
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    coolcatric Chief RAID meet organiser

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    i recently bougth Onkyo 3300. Connected to my 21" CRT :(

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    ManISinJpr Want to resurrect.. !!!

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    coolcatric, superb !! the only thing lacking is LCD :D or a plasma !!
     
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    coolcatric Chief RAID meet organiser

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    i know, its been almost an year that i wanted to buy a LED/Plasma. However, i guess now i will be able to get 1, thanks to Luciffer.
     
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  20. MOZ

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    Hmmm, you too get to avail an awesome TV/Display deal :(
     

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