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Newbie w/ 3 Lightstar 2.0

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Toy Maker

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Post Wed Dec 15, 2010 1:07 pm

Re: Newbie w/ 3 Lightstar 2.0

Welcome to the club !!!

It looks like you have a great start with the amps... You'll never want for more there !
The receiver, and CD player should work well for you.
The JL Fathom... heheheh if you haven't heard one yet, make sure you go to the bathroom 1st, and put your seat belt on for that ride.

As far as the Strada's... I might suggest you getting your ears on a set of the Sunfire Cinema Ribbons before go for the Strada's
I think you would be very pleasantly surprised at what you hear.
http://www.hometheater.com/compactspeakers/507sunfire/


Welcome again !!! =D> =D> =D> =D>



PS.. We got a couple Lightstars too :-$

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jjptkd

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Post Wed Dec 15, 2010 1:27 pm

Re: Newbie w/ 3 Lightstar 2.0

Welcome!! =D> I must say, I think I'm suffering a little from carver envy!! ](*,) There is such a thing, right?? :lol: :lol:
Sunfire TGP-III
Sunfire 405x5
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Klipsch RSW 15
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thuffman03

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Post Wed Dec 15, 2010 2:00 pm

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Welcome to the forum!
Some cool Carver stuff!
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kingman

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Post Wed Dec 15, 2010 2:23 pm

Re: Newbie w/ 3 Lightstar 2.0

WELCOME Planetbrian!!! Enjoy the ride.............. \:D/ \:D/ \:D/
In reality, it only matters what it sounds like to YOU!!!
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mbskeam

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Post Wed Dec 15, 2010 3:39 pm

Re: Newbie w/ 3 Lightstar 2.0

dam, all this light star talk...
I'm getting moist.... :lol: :lol:

Hello.....
Mbskeam


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CARVER: TFM-75, TFM-45(3), SD/A-490T
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2 sets of ALS'3, set of SILVERS, set of PLATS
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Post Wed Dec 15, 2010 4:19 pm

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Toy Maker wrote:As far as the Strada's... I might suggest you getting your ears on a set of the Sunfire Cinema Ribbons before go for the Strada's
I think you would be very pleasantly surprised at what you hear.
http://www.hometheater.com/compactspeakers/507sunfire/

Hello and WELCOME!!!

+1 on the Cinema Ribbons!!!
BillD, You will be forever with us! RIP until we meet again on the other side...
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Jag_97470

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Post Wed Dec 15, 2010 4:30 pm

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I have always liked the Marantz, that should work good for you plus what everyone else said. Welcome to the forum!
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jjptkd

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Post Wed Dec 15, 2010 4:47 pm

Re: Newbie w/ 3 Lightstar 2.0

There's a 7.1 set of Sunfire ribbons on eBay right now for about half off retail. That setup would be sure to rock the house for music and movies. If you don't like the sub you could always sell it to help fund the purchase of the jl audio. You should be able to resell the sub for atleast $1,100. My 2 cents. good luck!!!

http://cgi.ebay.com/Sunfire-Speakers-6- ... 1c17e2097e
Sunfire TGP-III
Sunfire 405x5
PS Audio DL-III DAC
(2 Pairs) Klipsch Chorus II's
Klipsch RSW 15
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Don

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Post Wed Dec 15, 2010 4:54 pm

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Welcome to the Forum. I am also considering the Marantz AV-7005. If you like to read, here is a link below regarding users of AV-7005. Been following for some time. I am waiting for it to be on the market for a while before pulling the trigger. Should be steeply discounted in a number of months. \:D/

The little Sunfires are simply amazing for their size. Definitely give them a listen.

What is your budget for speakers? There are some pretty astute forum members :shock: :shock: which can give some good recommendations. :rolleyes: :rolleyes: Since speakers are subjective, I would try and give a listen, if at all possible, before pulling the trigger.

Marantz AV-7005 link

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1266725
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Post Wed Dec 15, 2010 9:16 pm

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This is the best I ever saw here

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jjptkd

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Post Wed Dec 15, 2010 10:12 pm

Re: Newbie w/ 3 Lightstar 2.0

Is that how many lightstars Toymaker has? Boy they must sound good! The last one on eBay just sold for $1,525-- wonder if someone here bought it? :-k
Sunfire TGP-III
Sunfire 405x5
PS Audio DL-III DAC
(2 Pairs) Klipsch Chorus II's
Klipsch RSW 15
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Toy Maker

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Post Thu Dec 16, 2010 12:17 am

Re: Newbie w/ 3 Lightstar 2.0

Actually, we have 5 working Lightstar amps, and all the boards and transformers to build or repair 4 more. To be honest, we don't have a single one hooked up to anything. 2 are still in their boxes for the last 2 years.

We have way too many toys right now. ](*,)
Whatever you do in life will be insignificant, but it's very important that you do it... because nobody else will.

‎~You think Einstein walked around thinkin' everyone was a bunch of dumb shits?~

SHUT UP AND ENJOY THE MUSIC!
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Post Thu Dec 16, 2010 5:19 am

Re: Newbie w/ 3 Lightstar 2.0

\:D/ Welcome! \:D/
Sunfire: Theater Grand IV, Cinema Grand Signature.
Carver: TFM-45, PST-24 Cassette, Extra Carver Gear: CT-6, C-11 (S/N 00001).
Polk Audio: Mains SRS 2.1TL, Center CSiA6, Surrounds FXiA6 and FXiA4, Sub DSW MicroPro 1000, Extra Speakers SDA 2A, SDA 2Btl, Monitor 10A.
Turntable: Dual CS 714Q
Bluray/SACD: Oppo BDP 83SE
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Post Thu Dec 16, 2010 10:35 am

Re: Newbie w/ 3 Lightstar 2.0

Welcome

Here a speakers system that will blow you away.
http://www.chasehometheater.com/index.p ... Itemid=118
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Carver M4.0T in front channels to Caver AL VI's in SACD & 2 Channel setup
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Carver PM-350 donated for youth church use

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