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post #61 of 64 Old 09-14-2012, 01:53 AM
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Hello. I'm looking for suggestions on how to blow 3K (okay, you twisted my arm, maybe 3.5K)
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I might be delusional but I actually assembled my system very recently, at the OP's "arm twisting" $3500 budget. I paid $2100 for my NAD, not $2500, which does indeed leave budget space for a nice sub/sat setup.
I went with a set of preowned, upgraded NEO2's, from a fellow AVS'er for $720 shipped. I guess if we skip a small REL sub, I even hit his $3K mark.
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I might be delusional but I actually assembled my system very recently, at the OP's "arm twisting" $3500 budget. I paid $2100 for my NAD, not $2500, which does indeed leave budget space for a nice sub/sat setup.
I went with a set of preowned, upgraded NEO2's, from a fellow AVS'er for $720 shipped. I guess if we skip a small REL sub, I even hit his $3K mark.

Well, too late to the party:
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Hello,
I've finally decided on a pair of speakers. I'm going for the Paradigm Studio 20v5 (or possibly the 60s).
Now I need an amp and dac and I'm open to suggestions. I'm thinking a something like a NAD c356bee and a music fidelity vdacII. Or I could go for the Peachtree Nova for a fair bit more cash.
What do you folks think? Any recommendations.
I should note that I'm going to be streaming through a Squeezebox/Sonos (usng coax out). And I still need to buy a CD transport.

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I might be delusional but I actually assembled my system very recently, at the OP's "arm twisting" $3500 budget. I paid $2100 for my NAD, not $2500, which does indeed leave budget space for a nice sub/sat setup.

Onkyo TX-NR414 A/V Receiver ( < $500)



NAD T 757 A/V Receiver (One buck shy of $1600)



Looking at the power @ 0.1% THD, we're talking $100 per watt.

Looking more closely the sharper rise in THD+N at lower power levels with the Onkyo suggests a better power amp with less low level nonlinear distortion and noise.
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Get an HK990, that will give you DAC, pre-amp, amp (powerful enough for 4 ohm speakers), room correction and 2.2

Get a Rythmik F12 (or SVS SB12) to handle the low-end

Get some awesome bookshelves for the rest (Ascend Sierra, Kef iQ30, Salk HT1 or WOW1, etc, etc)

No need for a transport if you rip all of your CDs and use Squeezebox

Just my $0.02 biggrin.gif

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