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post #1 of 13
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It's finally complete enough to post pics, so here it is smile.gif

Marantz HD-880 Speakers
Pioneer SPEC-1 Preamp
Pioneer SPEC-4 Amp (150W/chan @ 8ohm, 300W/chan @ 4ohm)
Pioneer SG-9800 Equalizer
Pioneer RG-2 Dynamic Range Expander
Pioneer SR-303 Reverb
Technics SL-1200mkII Turntable w/ Denon 103R Cartridge
Rotel RQ-970BX Phono Preamp
Benchmark DAC1 Pre
Pro-Ject iPod Dock Box

I still have to replace the RG2 and reverb's pots and missing knobs, upgrade the components in the SPEC-1, get a better TT cartridge and preamp, and get a real lounge chair. Still, it sounds great already smile.gif

In case anyone's curious, the other pair of speakers are Sony's (circa 1980's) hooked up to a VSX-23TXH receiver. They're good, and pretty damn powerful for movies and games (three way, with 10" subs!), but they aren't Marantzes.

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post #2 of 13
Sweet setup, Manyak! biggrin.gif

For anyone who's curious on the Marantz, here is an old Brochure, please note, the power rating is wrong on these early brochures, the HD-880 is really 250 watts.

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dayummm. I ain't got that money.
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Wow, amazing. Wish I had that kind of money for sound!
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Denon cartridge?? Why not Clearaudio?? Or Ortofon??
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That setup looks awesome... I hope your neighbors are all deaf already.

I'm thinking of getting a new system but I'm not too familiar with who are the best online retailers for audio equipment, did you order online or pick up locally?
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post #7 of 13
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Quote:
Originally Posted by SomeDooD;14603051 
Wow, amazing. Wish I had that kind of money for sound!

It actually wasn't as expensive as you'd think. Lots of people here have computers that cost about as much, or more, and those depreciate a lot faster tongue.gif.
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Originally Posted by wongwarren;14603126 
Denon cartridge?? Why not Clearaudio?? Or Ortofon??

No real reason. Either way, I'm going to be replacing it soon, I'd like to squeeze some more detail out of the records. Then it'll be retired to playing records that have already been worn to crap.
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That setup looks awesome... I hope your neighbors are all deaf already.

I'm thinking of getting a new system but I'm not too familiar with who are the best online retailers for audio equipment, did you order online or pick up locally?

Everything you see here is from ebay, audiogon, and needledoctor.com.
Edited by Manyak - 8/16/11 at 10:58am
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Me jelly and mirin!!!
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looks good. i hope those aren't your actual eq settings smile.gif
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looks good. i hope those aren't your actual eq settings smile.gif

lol no, I was trying out some techno, and seeing how far I could push the woofers tongue.gif
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