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I get a chuckle at some people who argue that bad sound will sound terrible on high quality audio system. To a certain degree it is true. However if you're going in to enjoy music, a lot of high quality audio system would make even 112kbps sound great.

Secondly what exactly is your idea or high fi system? A real high fi dac costs around 4-5 grand, int amp around the same, and medium fi speakers from 5k and up for a 2.0 system. I think if you find enjoying audio worth your time then a "hifi system" within your budget is worth the money.

As for headphone systems, they cost a bit less. Most of them are quite comfortable in long uses.
    
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post #22 of 70
expensive things don't equal high fidelity...accurate sound and clean power do
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Originally Posted by gorb View Post
You can use the preouts but it's not required.
Will the signal running through the NAD first do anything to its quality? Is there even a point to it, besides having some bass/treble, soft clipping, bass eq, infra defeat, dyn sep defeat, low level and loudness comp buttons? Or should I be adjusting those things on my computer.

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Originally Posted by yellowtoblerone View Post
I get a chuckle at some people who argue that bad sound will sound terrible on high quality audio system. To a certain degree it is true. However if you're going in to enjoy music, a lot of high quality audio system would make even 112kbps sound great.

Secondly what exactly is your idea or high fi system? A real high fi dac costs around 4-5 grand, int amp around the same, and medium fi speakers from 5k and up for a 2.0 system. I think if you find enjoying audio worth your time then a "hifi system" within your budget is worth the money.

As for headphone systems, they cost a bit less. Most of them are quite comfortable in long uses.
I hear you only mention bit rate, but not mp3...
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expensive things don't equal high fidelity...accurate sound and clean power do
I would love to go vintage if I could, even try my hand at restoration...but I just have no idea what I am looking for.
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post #24 of 70
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expensive things don't equal high fidelity...accurate sound and clean power do
Sure, but there's definitely a correlation between the two.

I think you should decide if you want to actually spend the money. Because with your opening post you made it clear that you want something good if you like the sound. It's a very expensive hobby once you get into it.
    
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Sure, but there's definitely a correlation between the two.

I think you should decide if you want to actually spend the money. Because with your opening post you made it clear that you want something good if you like the sound. It's a very expensive hobby once you get into it.
I'm kinda not diggen the attitude you're bringing into this thread, I feel like you're trying to argue with Gorb and I feel compelled to rebuttal what you said to me. I hope I am just misreading you because this is the internet and tone doesn't carry well...


With that being said, I don't know what "deciding if I actually want to spend the money" has to do with anything in this thread.
Maybe you could clarify your point more, because it doesn't make any logical sense in the way it is worded.
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I mean what I said. You ask if it's worth it for you. I tell you it's an expensive hobby and only you can decide it's worth. Just preping you for the potential money pit. As for arguing with gorg, lol what? Also so much has to do with the type of music you listen to. Modern pop and rap on hi fi system? A waste.
    
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What? Get out of here.
You didn't even read the whole post didn't you?
Logitechs have enough power but not enough sound quality, therefore they are great for mp3s.
If you want flacs, then Logitechs shouldMUST not be even considered.
     
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I hear you only mention bit rate, but not mp3...
Well CD audio has a bitrate of 1411 kbps, so he can't be talking about that.
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You didn't even read the whole post didn't you?
Logitechs have enough power but not enough sound quality, therefore they are great for mp3s.
If you want flacs, then Logitechs shouldMUST not be even considered.
I would never consider them for anything. Unless your very poor and just want something to watch like youtube or something with.
    
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I would never consider them for anything. Unless your very poor and just want something to watch like youtube or something with.
I'd buy them for my kids if I had kids to buy them for. Because I sure as hell wouldn't buy them martin logans.
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