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If you use receivers and or full sized amps for your PC or home audio I want you to post here. It can be tubes or solid state and please no headphones or headphone amps.

I don't think many people will post here but I want to know about your audio road and what took to get there. smile.gif

This is not a thread for people that want to be mean or spam. It is thread to just hang out and talk.
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This just happened to be on the front page when i loaded in so I suppose I shall post.

PC is connected to TV and home theater system via HDMI, specs should all be in my sig rig.
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I use to have many components in my home theater system that included an old TV, CD Jukebox, VCR, DVD, receiver and DVR along with the speakers.

I believe I’ve gone through three receivers.

 

When I upgraded to a HDTV I needed a new stand and that lead to space limitations where the CD Jukebox got put in a closet and the VCR/DVD got put in a dumpster.

 

Now my home theater consists of a HDTV, Yamaha RX-V377 receiver, DVR and the same speakers that I bought for this apartment over 25 years ago.

I really need new speakers!

 

Anyway it’s late so I’ll close with that for the night!

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Originally Posted by mrtbahgs View Post

This just happened to be on the front page when i loaded in so I suppose I shall post.

PC is connected to TV and home theater system via HDMI, specs should all be in my sig rig.

I like Onkyo. I have two them but the 808 gave me the HDMI board no sound last month and I it replaced it with a Yamaha RX- V775 refurb. The older Onkyo 603 is rocking my PC with a Toslink and 2.1
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I use to have many components in my home theater system that included an old TV, CD Jukebox, VCR, DVD, receiver and DVR along with the speakers.
I believe I’ve gone through three receivers.

When I upgraded to a HDTV I needed a new stand and that lead to space limitations where the CD Jukebox got put in a closet and the VCR/DVD got put in a dumpster.

Now my home theater consists of a HDTV, Yamaha RX-V377 receiver, DVR and the same speakers that I bought for this apartment over 25 years ago.
I really need new speakers!

Anyway it’s late so I’ll close with that for the night!

Tell me about your speakers.
    
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By the time I retired my really nice Sansui speakers that I acquired in Thailand in 1972 were rotting so I definitely needed something that would fit in my small apartment.

 

I visited several stores here in OKC that sold speakers then in a Best Buy I found a set of small front speakers, surround speakers, center speaker and subwoofer that would fit in my small apartment. The front and surround speakers label says KLM and they are hanging on the wall.

 

I later replaced the center and subwoofer speakers and those labels says Cambridge Soundworks.

I don’t remember anything about that purchase.

 

Maybe I’ll have to charge my camera battery.

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Dell Optiplex 755 (Q9400, 8 gigs memory Win 10 stripped out for music only) > JPlay > Audioquest. Dragonfly (+ linear amp) > Yamaha MX 800 >.Amphion Argon2 speakers and JBL PSW 1000 sub. All Audioquest cables and amp plugged into an AAA Power Systems surge protector / line conditioner.

Started out with a Yamaha CR 1020 receiver, Denon DD TT, Dymavector 120B MK2 cartridge, and Klipsch Hererys many years ago and through a series if upgrades, mainly a change to digital music, am at this point now.

Next?
Moving to a new place shortly with a "dedicated audio" wiring circuit direct from the main panel.
Get the Denon TT up and running again?
MarK Levinson ML 23.5?
Bag End Infrasub 18?

Happy listening to all...................
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The older than me people are in here and I love it!

I never had a direct drive turntable but I still have an old Technics belt drive from the early 80s.

I almost bought a Sansui receiver from the 70s until realized that it could pull 20 amps from a wall socket. It was a beast.

I didn't hook up my Yamaha yet. I'm running my HK 3490 pre out to a Adcom GFA 555 with two Polk LSi9 speakers and the tiny Velodyne sub. Years ago I would have never thought that a small sealed sub could weigh that much or put out that much sound. I still have Polk, JBL, Infinity and some Realistic/Optimus speakers.
    
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Speaking of turntables, I took my dads old Garrard Synchro Lab 55b from the 60s or 70s that he hadn't used in years and have played it from time to time, still pretty good.
Another reason I like my Onkyo Receiver, it includes a phono input.
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I don’t remember the model number but I had a Garrard Turntable to go with my mostly Sansui system.

I also started with an Akai reel to reel tape recorder.

 

[Not mine!]

 

On my base in Ubon Thailand back in 1972-73 we had a record club where you could record almost any record ever made. (Probably not!)

They had at least a dozen reel to reel recorders so we’d buy the tapes and record in our time off.

 

In my barracks room, open bay separated with plywood, I had a wooden cabinet with that tape recorder and my Sansui receiver and speakers.

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That Radio Shack reel needs a splice. I never worked with a reel to reel but that is what the recording companies used for so many years. It didn't matter if you bought the reel to reel, 8 track, vinyl albums or cassette it was recorded on a reel to reel and copied to what you bought.
    
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