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new here, ntb everything

Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 1:09 pm
by dognamedwilson
Hi! I was referred here by the folks @polk. I'm looking to put together a $1 system Quality, well-cared for used components may be my best deal but I don't know what I need. This will be all music. I was looking at the Denon 1912 and a 5.1 for the deal I could get but am now looking for just a great pair of speakers for the same money. I don't need the Denon for two speakers from one source but I really want Airplay, and I'm way over my head shopping for amps & preamps. ](*,)
Any advice would be great. Anything you wanna sell me would be even better. \:D/

Re: new here, ntb everything

Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 1:47 pm
by jjptkd
=D> \:D/ =D> Welcome!! =D> \:D/ =D> What's your budget? :-k

Re: new here, ntb everything

Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 1:53 pm
by kingman
Welcome and glad to help!!!!!

Re: new here, ntb everything

Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 1:54 pm
by TNRabbit
WELCOME!

You're not going to get a Denon 5.1 system for $1.00~ :lol:

Re: new here, ntb everything

Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 1:56 pm
by engtaz
Welcome

Re: new here, ntb everything

Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 4:15 pm
by dognamedwilson
oops, meant $1k.

I'm looking at the Denon AVR 1912 and Polk Monitor 70's, 40's, & CS2 (all refurbs) for about $900 shipped. Looks like a great deal for my budget but I just don't think I need a HT setup.

I'm dedicating my 9'x11'x8' spare room for music listening. The only input will be my i-things. Airplay would be ideal.
I don't want to do this on the cheap but I can't go all out either. I just want the best i-system I can get for a grand.

I assume a nice pair with something pushing them that will take my crappy little sources will be my best option for SQ. I further assume that I can pickup higher-end pieces secondhand if I knew from whom & what I was buying. I shouldn't assume.

fwiw, most of my serious listening is audience pulls or soundboards of live performances. Clarity over volume if it's a tradeoff. I need it to sound excellent at ultra-low volume.

Thanks for the welcome

Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 8:06 pm
by treitz3
Hello and welcome to the forum. Have you looked at a Jolida FX-10 with a pair of used Focal 805 or 807V's? That would be a killer combo that would give you really good clarity and just enough sound to fill the room without going overboard. You can have both for under a grand and it would sound excellent at low volumes.

About $500.00 new for the FX-10 and around $4-600 used for the Focal's.

Re: new here, ntb everything

Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 8:41 pm
by jjptkd
I really dig my Peachtree Decc-o for MP3s, match it up with some sensitive speakers like Klipsch Heresys or Quartets, Fortes' etc. and I think you'd be pretty happy.

http://signalpathint.com/index.php/decco/the-decco.html

Re: new here, ntb everything

Posted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:34 am
by angelod307
in that small of a room, maybe even a nearfeild style speaker of some type.

Re: new here, ntb everything

Posted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 5:17 am
by Magic_Physicist
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