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post #991 of 997 Old 01-19-2015, 04:19 PM
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Hey all,

Been a while since I've posted here... I got an *awesome* thrift store score and thus have a new piece of gear to show off!

I found a near-mint Adcom GFA-2535 for TEN(!!!) BUCKS It has been in use for about 4-5 days now, and I've yet to see any issues at all.

It's a bit of an oddball, a 4 channel 60W amp with one (and only one) of the pairs being able to be bridged as a 200W mono. If/when it becomes time for a true preamp, it would be neat to have two pairs of outputs as I could truly bi-amp my speakers with my Adcom. Or, if I ever go the HT route, I will most likely hunt down a GFA-555 and use that for fronts, and then use my 2535 for the surrounds at 60w and the bridged mono for the center!

Soon to come is probably an additional shelf for the Salamander rack. It'll be a tight fit, but according to my handy-dandy laser heat reader, the new amp doesn't get much hotter than the PS3 when they are both in use (apx 105f)
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So here's my setup...

Mine has been a longtime in the making. Since I basically started working, I've been dying to get a home setup that gave me a 5.1 setup for watching TV/Films but also doubled up as a sound system. So after auditioning and demo'ing gear for about 2 months, I finally settled on this:

Samsung 40 Inch TV
Sony STR-DN1050 AV Receiver
Cambridge Audio Minx Speakers (+ sub)
Sky HD / WDTV
Technics 1210 MK5 Turntable w/ Ortofon Elektro Cart (really want to upgrade to Ortofon Blue or Red)
Cambridge Audio Azur Phono Stage



The WDTV Live is used for streaming and Netflix. It's very buggy, but when it works it's great, and the sound decoding appears to be second to none. The setup took a while, but it was cheaper than Sonos and sounded a lot better.



For music, I bypass the 5.1 surround sound, and play music as 2.1. The speakers look tiny, but they really pack a punch, especially with the sub. Obviously purists might say it's a bit unbalanced (which it prob is), but it works for me. The Sony Amp is really fantastic, has Airplay, Bluetooth, and Spotify Connect so I can stream stuff from my Macbook or phone pretty easily. I use VOX to airplay FLAC on a Mac, but it's not the smoothest (and one of the reasons I'm genuinely thinking of converting all lossless into Apple format to make my life easier).





In the rack, there's some stuff that I don't use anymore. The Technics CD Player, and the Sherwood Amp stayed with me for like 10 years now, and they were cheap and amazing pieces of gear. I'm loathed to get rid of them. Maybe if I ever move into a house, I can set them up in a spare room.

So I got everything setup, and then realised "damn, I listen to half of my music when I'm in my bedroom". So staying on the Cambridge Audio theme, I got the Minx Air 200, which has absolutely amazing sound (the bass response is awesome) and is more than enough to fill a smaller room.



The final part of the listening setup is on the move. So I use Poweramp on Android, and the Bose Noise-Cancelling QC25s. They are incredible headphones, the quality of audio is stunning (and avoids the heavy bass that a lot of over-the-ears how have.

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Samsung 40 Inch TV, Sony STR-DN1050 AV Receiver, Cambridge Audio Minx Speakers (+ sub), Sky HD, WDTV Live, Playstation 4
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Here's my modest setup.
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Here's my modest setup.


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I'm new here and recently decided to take the plunge and buy my first sound system, I think I'm hooked!

Some of your systems here are OUTSTANDING!
If I end up with a system even half as good as some of these I would be very happy.

Anyway, here's my modest little system I put together about 6 months ago.
It's a digital music system and I'm loving every minute I get to listen to it (Which is rare, as I have 2 toddlers at home!)

My system:

Cambridge Audio Stream Magic 6 V2
Cambridge Audio 651W Power Amplifier
Oppo 103D Disc Player
Neat Acoustics Motive 2 Speakers

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Nice and clean, I bet your young ones love dancing to it!!!
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Set up:
Integra 70.4--Oppo 103--LG50"Plasma--Emotiva: XPA-3, XPA-2 x 2--PolkAudio: RTiA9 x 4--CSiA6--FXiA6 x 4--Epik: Empire x 2--XBOX 360--Furez 10awg homemade cables
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Here's mine:

Power: Emotiva XPA-1L's & Rotel RMB 1077
Pre/Pro: Anthem Statement D1 with ARC
Speakers: B&W 703's Mains, B&W HTM7 Center,B&W DS7 Rears
Subwoofer: REL Strata III Sub
DVD: SDI Mod Sony DVD DVP-CX777es DVD Changer
DVD Manager: Escient DVDM-100
Scaler: ISCAN VP-50
Blu-Ray: Oppo BDP-105D
Plasma: Panasonic TC-P65VT60
Headphone Rig: Mjolnir/Gungnir Headphone Amp/DAC
Headphones: Audeze LCD2.2's & Mr Speaker Alpha Dogs

Primary listening, 2 channel Lossless streaming through Oppo. I LOVE it!





Wow, this is one my favorite set ups!!! The gear and speakers are top notch, but your décor is just awesome! I'm not much of a living room guy, but when my living room grows up, I want it to look like this ! !


Very clean, the in/wall rack is sweet, simple edge trim but very classy. The entire flow is meticulous but relaxed, well laid out. Anyone questioning any part of this set up is looking at it with their eyes closed


Dude, I'm really impressed, so, can I come and hang out, for life ?

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Set up:
Integra 70.4--Oppo 103--LG50"Plasma--Emotiva: XPA-3, XPA-2 x 2--PolkAudio: RTiA9 x 4--CSiA6--FXiA6 x 4--Epik: Empire x 2--XBOX 360--Furez 10awg homemade cables
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Wow, this is one my favorite set ups!!! The gear and speakers are top notch, but your décor is just awesome! I'm not much of a living room guy, but when my living room grows up, I want it to look like this ! !


Very clean, the in/wall rack is sweet, simple edge trim but very classy. The entire flow is meticulous but relaxed, well laid out. Anyone questioning any part of this set up is looking at it with their eyes closed


Dude, I'm really impressed, so, can I come and hang out, for life ?
Ultimate compliment!

Thank you And yes, you can hang out, for sure
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