New to forum- My setup
Hi my name is Don.
I have followed this forum for years without posting. I did find it a shame that this thread seems to be coming to an end. Hopefully the gentleman that posted before me about becoming a dealer can spark the interest in these fine speakers all over again. Without further ado my setup consists of:
EAD Ovation pre-amp(5.1, expandable to 8.1)
Toshiba SD9200 as a source(Find one, buy it used...Bought new $2k, sell used today for about $200...you will spend 10x this to come close)
RBH SA-400 subwoofer amplifier
A pair of 500W IcePower mono blocks custom built one off pair by Paul Speltz of ANTI-Cables. Hand signed. (These weigh roughly 35 pounds a piece and have one of the finest power supplies money can buy, simple aesthetics, and simply gorgeous.)
Swan F3B fronts- still breaking these in but the depth and soundstage is unbelievable. The bass is deeper than Crater Lake. I will update further once break-in is complete.
T600 Center channel. Incredible quality and detail, however the enclosure beyond the front baffle is a little "Cheezy". Looks like Rhino Liner coating the enclosure.
Swan 4.2+ Rears. Beautifully made and Beautiful look.
Original NOS Dayton Titanic1200- So deep and invisible. This is a subwoofer not only about sound, but the feel...777 Jumbo jet landing in your living room anyone? This subwoofer will give it to you with authority, and authenticity. It is in a 90 Lb. 3 cu ft. heavily braced 2 inch(double stacked 1") MDF enclosure on 3 maple blocks.
Anti-Cables Reference speaker cables, Digital co-ax, and RCAs. (These are the bargain of a lifetime. I purchased the digital cable, and went back and bought everything I could use in my setup...even bought his custom IcePower monoblocks with no hesitation as the wiring inside was all Paul's infamous Anti-cable amongst many other premium components. Sold off all previous High dollar will not name brands stuff most folks lust for but don't want/cannot afford to spend the bread.
I'm not affluent enough to afford $15k towers and amplifiers.
But I have enough experience and intelligence to know when I am knocking on their doors, at a fraction. I feel I have found a great synergy in my setup and will be looking forward to posting pics for you all to pick apart or enjoy. I get the online forum traditions, and I have pretty thick skin. Don't worry about hurting my feelings. Let me know what you think.
Thanks for taking the time to read my little mini novel.