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post #1 of 3181 (permalink) Old 02-01-2010, 04:16 AM - Thread Starter
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I thought of creating a thread where we would post pictures of audio stuff we just bought or got from someone would be cool.

I recently bought new feet for DacMagic as it wasn't stable on the desk with 4 feet so I got 3 instead.



The feet are called RDC 2 and I bought them from Clear Audio from Germany.

Also got the Onkyo ND-S1 iPod dock. Hard to say if its any better than PC>usb at this point but the sound seems a tiny bit clearer. Also the bass is punchier - could it be?
The supplied remote works great for pausing, forwarding songs, etc.
Anyways some pics of the unit:




Onkyo ND-S1/Yamaha CD-S1000 →Reference 5 DSP → SPL Auditor Cans: Sennheiser HD800, Hifiman HE-4, AudioQuest Nighthawk
built in Feb 08
(15 items)
built in Nov 16
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Enermax Infiniti 720W
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Zalman CNPS9700 LED
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Coolermaster Stacker 831
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Windows 8.1 Pro x64
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Dell P2414H
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Got the sub about a week ago. The rest of the stuff I had just gotten over the last 6 weeks or so.



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Got the sub about a week ago. The rest of the stuff I had just gotten over the last 6 weeks or so.
We have the same TV! Haha

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post #4 of 3181 (permalink) Old 02-20-2010, 11:59 AM - Thread Starter
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Very detailed sound and impressive soundstage. Will post more impressions when its burned-in a bit.

Onkyo ND-S1/Yamaha CD-S1000 →Reference 5 DSP → SPL Auditor Cans: Sennheiser HD800, Hifiman HE-4, AudioQuest Nighthawk
built in Feb 08
(15 items)
built in Nov 16
(15 items)
CPU
QX9650 Extreme
Motherboard
Asus P5E Rampage Formula
GPU
MSI GTX660 TwinFrozr
RAM
4gb Corsair Dominator 8500
Hard Drive
Crucial M550/WD Black
Optical Drive
LG-sata
Power Supply
Enermax Infiniti 720W
Cooling
Zalman CNPS9700 LED
Case
Coolermaster Stacker 831
Operating System
Windows 8.1 Pro x64
Monitor
Dell P2414H
Keyboard
G510
Mouse
Razer Diamondback 3G
Mouse
Razer Mantis control
Audio
Samson Meteor mic
CPU
i7 6700k
Motherboard
Asus Maximus VIII Ranger
GPU
Zotac 1070 Amp Edition
RAM
32GB Corsair Vengeance LPX
Hard Drive
Samsung 960 Evo
Hard Drive
Crucial M550
Power Supply
Enermax Revolution Xt II 80 Plus Gold 750W
Cooling
Cryorig H5 Uni
Case
Fractal Design Define C
Operating System
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Bronze Kenwood KA-9150 Integrated Amp - Sounds wonderful! I love it! Going to get a matching Tuner and Tape Deck for it.







Video I took of it, playing:


Home Audio
Receiver: Onkyo TX-NR5007
Equalizer/DigitalCrossover: 2x Behringer DCX2496 (LCR&LFE)
Amplifiers: Crest CC4000 | Crest CC2800 | 2x Behringer iNuke NU4-6000 | Peavey IPR2 5000 | QSC PLX2402 | QSC PLX2502
Speakers: Elusive 1099 (LCR) | Volt-10 LX (Rear) | Volt-6 (Rear Back) | 4x 18" Dayton RSS460HO Subs in 8cuft Dual Opposed Cabinets | 2x Othorn Tapped Horn with B&C 21SW152-4 drivers (LFE)
Sources: Pioneer DVL-91 | XRGB-Mini Framemeister for retro game consoles via RGB | MS-DOS PC | Modern Consoles
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Very nice hoodcom. How much did it set you back?

Onkyo ND-S1/Yamaha CD-S1000 →Reference 5 DSP → SPL Auditor Cans: Sennheiser HD800, Hifiman HE-4, AudioQuest Nighthawk
built in Feb 08
(15 items)
built in Nov 16
(15 items)
CPU
QX9650 Extreme
Motherboard
Asus P5E Rampage Formula
GPU
MSI GTX660 TwinFrozr
RAM
4gb Corsair Dominator 8500
Hard Drive
Crucial M550/WD Black
Optical Drive
LG-sata
Power Supply
Enermax Infiniti 720W
Cooling
Zalman CNPS9700 LED
Case
Coolermaster Stacker 831
Operating System
Windows 8.1 Pro x64
Monitor
Dell P2414H
Keyboard
G510
Mouse
Razer Diamondback 3G
Mouse
Razer Mantis control
Audio
Samson Meteor mic
CPU
i7 6700k
Motherboard
Asus Maximus VIII Ranger
GPU
Zotac 1070 Amp Edition
RAM
32GB Corsair Vengeance LPX
Hard Drive
Samsung 960 Evo
Hard Drive
Crucial M550
Power Supply
Enermax Revolution Xt II 80 Plus Gold 750W
Cooling
Cryorig H5 Uni
Case
Fractal Design Define C
Operating System
Windows 10 Pro x64
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$310 on ebay.

Though I'm able to get a very nice condition, matching tape deck to go with it for only shipping from a good friend! So all that's left is how ever much the tuner will run me when I get it.

Which does also make a nice investment, especially once fully recapped.

Home Audio
Receiver: Onkyo TX-NR5007
Equalizer/DigitalCrossover: 2x Behringer DCX2496 (LCR&LFE)
Amplifiers: Crest CC4000 | Crest CC2800 | 2x Behringer iNuke NU4-6000 | Peavey IPR2 5000 | QSC PLX2402 | QSC PLX2502
Speakers: Elusive 1099 (LCR) | Volt-10 LX (Rear) | Volt-6 (Rear Back) | 4x 18" Dayton RSS460HO Subs in 8cuft Dual Opposed Cabinets | 2x Othorn Tapped Horn with B&C 21SW152-4 drivers (LFE)
Sources: Pioneer DVL-91 | XRGB-Mini Framemeister for retro game consoles via RGB | MS-DOS PC | Modern Consoles
Misc.: LG 55EG9100 55" OLED HDTV | Iogear 8x1 HDMI switch | DVDO VP30 | Roland M-1000
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So I got Altec Lansing MX5021 last week to accommodate my projector which has no speaker. I will be using these purely for stereo films and HD TV programs. I have owned a couple of Altec's best multimedia PC speakers and all had their own very positive sides. This set however doesn't. The satellites are very bright but detailed, subwoofer has tight sound but if not placed on the right spot the sound will become muddy- not defined. The wireless remote control does not work properly- not from one foot away, not from 3 feet away, etc. Power cable is fixed which means you cannot add your own but its long enough for almost every setup. Speaker cables(20AWG) are also very long but here you can use your own which is a good thing.

Compared to Logitech Z-2300 the satellites are better in terms of clarity and subwoofer is tighter but not as bassy and powerful as Logitech. The "treble" / "bass" setting on the wired remote does absolutely zero.

Can I recommend these speakers?

NO. They are more expensive than Z-2300 and offer less in terms of audio satisfaction.

Edit: I forgot about the most important things why I can't recommend this set- The satellites hiss from 2 feet away. I can't hear the hissing when audio is played though them but its still annoying and I have to turn them off. I did a search on Google and it seems a lot of people have hissing issues with this particular set. Also the subwoofer hums even when its turned off! When its on the hum is only worse. My KRK sub doesn't make any hum and its hooked to the same power strip. Yes this set hisses and hums even when the signal cable is disconnected.

Onkyo ND-S1/Yamaha CD-S1000 →Reference 5 DSP → SPL Auditor Cans: Sennheiser HD800, Hifiman HE-4, AudioQuest Nighthawk
built in Feb 08
(15 items)
built in Nov 16
(15 items)
CPU
QX9650 Extreme
Motherboard
Asus P5E Rampage Formula
GPU
MSI GTX660 TwinFrozr
RAM
4gb Corsair Dominator 8500
Hard Drive
Crucial M550/WD Black
Optical Drive
LG-sata
Power Supply
Enermax Infiniti 720W
Cooling
Zalman CNPS9700 LED
Case
Coolermaster Stacker 831
Operating System
Windows 8.1 Pro x64
Monitor
Dell P2414H
Keyboard
G510
Mouse
Razer Diamondback 3G
Mouse
Razer Mantis control
Audio
Samson Meteor mic
CPU
i7 6700k
Motherboard
Asus Maximus VIII Ranger
GPU
Zotac 1070 Amp Edition
RAM
32GB Corsair Vengeance LPX
Hard Drive
Samsung 960 Evo
Hard Drive
Crucial M550
Power Supply
Enermax Revolution Xt II 80 Plus Gold 750W
Cooling
Cryorig H5 Uni
Case
Fractal Design Define C
Operating System
Windows 10 Pro x64
Monitor
Dell 24"
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CM Storm QuickFire TK
Mouse
Razer Diamondback 5G
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Every thing except the zune hd is new as of last week:

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