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Hi Guys,

This new forum needs some love, so what better way than posting some pics/specs/goals/ideas for your 2-Channel systems.

I'm on the verge of buying the Cambridge Audio 640A(V2) with the 640C(V2) and some Monitor Audio RS1's, but I've found a store that is about to open up the road from me that is going to be selling some of the Marantz gear that I've not had a chance to listen to, so hopefully by the end of August I'll have a nice 2-Channel set-up to post.

So lets see your systems :D

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As I have said elsewhere mine is all getting a bit old, a HK6350R Integrated Amp, HK HD7125 CD player, HK TU9200 Tuner and Energy 3.1e speakers

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Hi Guys,

This new forum needs some love, so what better way than posting some pics/specs/goals/ideas for your 2-Channel systems.

I'm on the verge of buying the Cambridge Audio 640A(V2) with the 640C(V2) and some Monitor Audio RS1's, but I've found a store that is about to open up the road from me that is going to be selling some of the Marantz gear that I've not had a chance to listen to, so hopefully by the end of August I'll have a nice 2-Channel set-up to post.

So lets see your systems :D

Hi Phealey21,

Nice to see you gave the RS1's an audition, and im guessing you liked them!! Your setup is looking the same as my retreat room system, but i ended up going the Rotel amp over the CA. My RS1's are still on their way, i wanted them in 'rosenut' which were not in stock from my local dealer so a few weeks til i get them :(.

Out of curiosity which Stands did you decide to match with the RS1's? Im going the Apollo Olympus 60cm in silver.

Cant wait to see some pics of peoples 2 channel setups!

Mo_Jo

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Hi Phealey21,

Nice to see you gave the RS1's an audition, and im guessing you liked them!! Your setup is looking the same as my retreat room system, but i ended up going the Rotel amp over the CA. My RS1's are still on their way, i wanted them in 'rosenut' which were not in stock from my local dealer so a few weeks til i get them :(.

Out of curiosity which Stands did you decide to match with the RS1's? Im going the Apollo Olympus 60cm in silver.

Cant wait to see some pics of peoples 2 channel setups!

Mo_Jo

I had this funny feeling there was a thread I'd lost.... :blush:

Yeah the RS1's were really nice, the other speakers I'm keen to listen to are the Dali Ikon's with the Marantz gear and as for stands, with the set-up I'll have they'll literally be in my bookshelves :D

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Mine consists of:-

Cambridge Audio 540A Amp

Cambridge Audio 540C CD

ProJect RPM5 Turntable

Grado MM cartridge

Acoustic Energy Evo 3 Floor Speakers

Chord Co and Black Rhodium Cables

Will most likely be upgrading to a valve amp sometime this year.

Pics here:-

http://www.dtvforum.info/index.php?showtop...st&p=684403

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My 2ch system as per my sig...

Music : Rega p25 Turn Table with Ortofon mc10 supreme stylus, Sony SCD-XA9000ES sacd player, Sony ST-SDB900 AM/FM/DAB tuner, Musical Fidelity A5CD player, Musical Fidelity A5cr 2ch Pre & Pwr amplifiers, Focal Utopia Diva's main speakers.

I have a combined dedicated 2ch-HT system as you'll see..

some pics..

System

2ch sources

and a close up of the lovely Diva's ! :wub:

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I had this funny feeling there was a thread I'd lost.... :blush:

He He i kinda forgot about it too!

Yeah the RS1's were really nice, the other speakers I'm keen to listen to are the Dali Ikon's with the Marantz gear and as for stands, with the set-up I'll have they'll literally be in my bookshelves :D

Certainly worth checking out, some of the Marantz gear around at the moment is quite nice.

My Setup + Future setup:

Rotel RA-04 Intergrated stereo amp

Cambridge Audio Azur 640Cv2 or 540Cv2 (still deciding if the 640 upgrade is worth the extra $$'s) - Should have decided by August... (2007 :P)

Monitor Audio RS1 Speakers - Should be arriving in two weeks :D

Apollo Olympus Stands - Currently speaker-less :(

Alessandro MS1 (by Grado Labs) headphones.

Ipod Nano 8gb

Future plans will be:

HiFi Rack, Tuner, 5 disc cd player to allow random playback when just hanging around the house... and im sure ill find more things to buy! :ph34r:

Mo_Jo

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Cambridge Audio 540A Amp

Cambridge Audio 540C CD

So how have you found this set-up?

I have a combined dedicated 2ch-HT system as you'll see..

I love that cabinet with the 2-channel gear, very nice.

Apollo Olympus Stands - Currently speaker-less :(

Haha that's a little depressing ;) Did you get much discount on the RS1's? I can only find the one dealer in Perth :(

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Haha that's a little depressing ;) Did you get much discount on the RS1's? I can only find the one dealer in Perth :(

Yeah its sad seeing them sitting there with nothing on top of them :(.

As far as deals were concerned i got the speakers and stands for $950. The speakers are RRP$950 and the Stands are RRP$219. So total RRP would have been $1169.00 Which i picked up for $950, I couldnt complain about that concidering the very good service i got and the many visits to the store for auditions before purchase.

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Marantz CD5001

Marantz PM4001

Monitor Audio Bronze BR2

B-Tech 606 Stands

Still to come

Project Debut lll turntable (on a budget, so what I can afford)

Grado headphones (as above)

When I was single, I didn't have a TV, but had a decent 2.0 setup, so I just listened to music non stop at home. Then the missus came along, as did HT, and the band stopped playing.

Now that I can afford to buy these new toys, I'm back to listening to tunes again. Even buying CD's. ;)

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I love that cabinet with the 2-channel gear, very nice.

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thanks phealey, its jsut a ikea cabinet. need to put things with dials behind glass doors to keep away from little fingers ! :)

Its quite a solid cabinet for anyone looking for anythign like it. Although not apparent I re-enforced it so the shelves are suspended with all thread and locking nuts as in a flexy rack. The all threads rods I covered over with black plastic airline so not easily seen and cant scratch the components.

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Was:

Paradigm Studio 20's v.3 on a pair of GECKO stands

Nad C525BEE CDP

Yamaha AX 497 integrated stereo amp

Kordz interconnect and some gecko speaker wire

I was certainly happy with my first attempt at a decent 2ch rig and had NO intentions of upgrading what so ever. It was/is great value and certainly isn't anything to complain about....ie until you foolishly spot goods for sale then go and look at it. See below :wub:

Now:...as of a couple of nights ago;

Redgum RGSB Manna bookshelf Speakers on heavy duty custom steel stands

Arcam CD73 CDP

Redgum RGi60 integrated stereo amp

Kordz interconnect and some gecko speaker wire

The improvements are obvious and despite a few minor issues, it was a path that I was happy to venture down. This one is going to be a keeper. Certainly a lot longer than the 6 months or so that I had the previous rig :rolleyes:

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So how have you found this set-up?

Very good, but like everything, theres always better. Hence the step back in time to valve.

I hear what your saying Re: Monitor Audio. The store likes their exclusivity! Ask them can you listen to some Aaron speakers and see what they say (yes they are Aaron dealers!) ;)

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Was:

Nad C525BEE CDP

Now:...as of a couple of nights ago;

Arcam CD73 CDP

Hi Nolz,

What are your impressions of the arcam, these are a very nice player in terms of writeups but I've not heard one yet.

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As far as deals were concerned i got the speakers and stands for $950.

I'd be happy with that sort of deal, I'll have to twist some arms I think!

Very good, but like everything, theres always better. Hence the step back in time to valve.

I hear what your saying Re: Monitor Audio. The store likes their exclusivity! Ask them can you listen to some Aaron speakers and see what they say (yes they are Aaron dealers!) ;)

Yeah that's what I thought, but they seem to be exclusively Monitor Audio at the moment, might ask some more questions :blink:

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