Matt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 45 Posted (12 years 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 4548 times:
I'm back! Actually, I never really went anywhere. I've just been very busy. I figured we haven't had a "stereo" thread in awhile, so I'll start. Here are some pictures I took today of my setup.
Here's the whole system, wide angle view.
Components, left to right:
Left Satellite Bose AM-5 Satellite system
Akai GX-635 Reel to reel, Denon DN-790R pro cassette deck, Teac X-2000R reel to reel, Philips CDR-770 Recordable CD player (below X-2000R)
Middle stack, top to bottom:
Kenwood receiver (model number escapes me at the moment, American DJ dB output lightbar, Technics Equalizer, Yamaha KX-930 3-head cassette deck, Denon DRM-740 3 head cassette deck, Technics SLPD-987 Carousel CD player
Far right-top to bottom:
Gemini PDM-12 8 channel mixer
2 Gemini CDJ-10 pro DJ CD players
Right satellite and subwoofer of speaker system.
Here's a close up of the X-2000R deck. That is a piece of lint that got picked up in the scan on the takeup (right side) reel. The actual reel is blemish free. That is my own made "studio" reel. It says "Des-Lab", and "1" and "2" on each side of the reel. Des-Lab is the name of my "studio".
Here is a low light view of some of the system, showing some of the lights.
Here is a close up of my mixer and some of the models I have on display (had to show that I still have the airliner spirit in me), including 3 home made models: Valujet 717, Reno Air 717, and Reno Air 737-700
Andreas From Germany, joined Oct 2001, 6104 posts, RR: 30
Reply 11, posted (12 years 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 4491 times:
Rotel silver line amp and cd-player, going into Bowers&Wilkens speakers by Kimber cables...life can be so beautiful sounding
at home in Berlin: a wild mixture of Denon amp, Marantz cd-player, Sansui tuner (the old TU 9900!!), Pioneer cassette deck and Akai tape machine going into big old speakers that need replacing, probably going for chaeper Bowers&Wilkens there, too, I just love that sound! Furthermore my old Scott amp and my old Hitachi cassette deck, both in working condition but currently not in use.
KAUSpilot From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 1969 posts, RR: 31
Reply 12, posted (12 years 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 4484 times:
The centerpiece of my system is probably the subwoofer, pictured below. It utilizes a 12" Dayton Loudspeaker Titanic Mk II subbass driver. I constructed the enclosure out of 3/4 Medium Density fiberboard, with approximately 4.8 cubic feet of internal airspace and a 4" x 16" round flared precision port tuned to 23 hz. It is powerd by a plate amplifier from partsexpress.com which delivers 250 watts into a 4 ohm mono load. I used a large sheet of black ash wood laminate to give the subwoofer a "manufactured" appearance. It is currently running summed mono from the subwoofer output of my reciever.
Also pictured below are my Phase Technology Teatro 4.5 bookshelf speakers, Denon DRA-395 stereo reciever, Denon DCM-270 5 disc CD Changer, and Toshiba SD-310V DVD player. All together, it sounds excellent but I will be expanding to a better DVD player and adding surround speakers along with a 5.1, 6.1, or 7.1 reciever as my budget allows.
Victech From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 546 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (12 years 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 4382 times:
My home stereo is a hodgepodge of Denon, Marantz, and *cringe* RCA stuff. At my weekend job (SR tech), on the other hand, I use an Amek Recall RN, hooked up to a Meyer SIM II real-time analyzer, sound is provided by 2 Meyer Sound Laboratories MTS-4 loudspeakers, 3 UPA-2Cs, and 6 UPM-2Cs as well as 2 Meyer subs. Infills are provided by 3 B&W commercial speakers...now that's audio!
Superfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40300 posts, RR: 74
Reply 22, posted (12 years 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 4366 times:
RCA is nothing to laugh at. Yes a lot of there stuff is cheap now but I had to settle for an RCA VCR/DVD combo unit because it's the ONLY brand of VCR that is resistant to high levels of interference.
I live just 2 blocks from Sutro Tower here in San Francisco. It's a 974ft. TV antenna that causes all sorts of interference and distortions in audio & video equipment. I tested 13 different VCR brands before I settled with RCA.
That is my stereo system.
On the left column is:
Denon DP-47F Turntable with Blue Point phono cartridge
Marantz 4400 Quadraphonic receiver
Marantz 5220 Cassette deck
Marantz/Superscope 8track recorder/player
Tachnics 858 Quadraphonic 8track recorder/player
In the center I have:
Niles 5 format switcher box
Marantz CD-400B Quadraphic LP decoder
Teac A-3340 4-channel reel to reel tape recorder/player
On the right column:
Technics 1200 MK2 Turntable
Kenwood KR-9340 Quadraphonic reciever/amp used only as an amp
Yamaha K-550 Cassette deck not pictured
Sony CDP-C305 5 disc CD changer
RCA/Go Video VCR/DVD combo not pictured
This reciever comes with an oscilloscope to monitor the output, direction and shape of sound instead of a generic LED found on todays equipment.
This unit detects a 30,000 Hz frequency in CD-4 encoded quadraphonic LPs to decode multi-channel information.
This is a solid workhorse of a cassette deck.
This is an extremely rare quadraphonic 8track player/recorder.
Akai was the only other brand to make one.
My Denon turntable has black instead of chrome that you see in this photo.
This Blue Point phono cartridge is the most impressive one I've owned. It has a frequency response of 5-50,000 Hz and tracks at only 1.0 gram.