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Clarity of Sound

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mjcmt

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Post Sun Jan 22, 2012 10:45 am

Clarity of Sound

I had a lot for gear and put it all up for sale to thin in out and pay bills. The Carver receiver and AR speakers sold first so my music system is different w/o Carver. (If I come across another Carver Receiver 900 at a price I can afford, I would not hesitate to purchase it for the bedroom.)

Mac c37, Mac mr77, Yamaha cdx450, AES superamp2, Altec 15
How does it sound? Amazing clarity, involvement, and immediacy. The 10' x 13' room is really too small for the speakers to breath and for the sound to develop before reaching the listener. Therefore I'm listening in near field rather than for music appreciation.
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engtaz

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Post Sun Jan 22, 2012 10:57 am

Re: Clarity of Sound

SSSS www eeee eeee tttt system =D> =D> =D> =D> =D>
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Carver M4.0T in front channels to Caver AL VI's in SACD & 2 Channel setup
C 16, PT 2400, Slim Device, Carver TX-8, 490T and Rega TT w Grado Gold cart in the 2 channel setup
Bogen SRB20 is computer amp
Carver PM-350 donated for youth church use
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kingman

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Post Sun Jan 22, 2012 11:06 am

Re: Clarity of Sound

Very clean, concise, and beautiful system. =D> =D> =D>
In reality, it only matters what it sounds like to YOU!!!
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TNRabbit

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Post Sun Jan 22, 2012 11:41 am

Re: Clarity of Sound

I used to lust after Altecs like that when I was young......nice system!
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From FrankieD's lips to your ears: Sunfire - a quiet box of endless power.

Sunfire TG-IV/400~7 Amp
Carver SD/A-360 CDP
Benchmark DAC-1
Sony SACD/DVD-A
Active bi-amp: Ashly XR-1001 & 2 Rane PEQ-15s
Main: HotRodded AL-IIIs
Sub: Klipsch RT-12d
Center: Sunfire CRS-3c
Surround: Sunfire CRS-3 (x 2)

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jjptkd

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Post Sun Jan 22, 2012 12:47 pm

Re: Clarity of Sound

I see those speaker a lot, wonder how they would sound next to the Klipsch Chorus? :-k :-k
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kingman

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Post Sun Jan 22, 2012 1:04 pm

Re: Clarity of Sound

My little Altecs I've had since the 70's.....
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In reality, it only matters what it sounds like to YOU!!!
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tinpan

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Post Sun Jan 22, 2012 4:55 pm

Re: Clarity of Sound

Very nice, like the Altecs and I really like the audio rack you are using.
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HT - Sunfire TG IV, Sunfire Cinema Grand Sig. 400 x 5, Oppo 93, Klipsch LaScala (3), Cornwalls (2), SW-12, Sony 60" LCD

2 channel - AN L2 Pre-amp, AN Interstage Mono Blocks 300b PSE, AN 2.1 DAC, Oppo DV-981HD, Lowther PM4a/Azurahorn/SentryIV

2 channel - AN L3 Signature Line stage, AN Interstage Mono Blocks 300b PSE, AN Sig. DAC 3.1 , AN Sig. Phono Stage, Sota Comet TT, Altec A5's

2 channel - empty, Klipschorns

2 channel - Audio Note Kit 1 300b SET, Audio Note DAC 2.1, Altec A4's
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Chauss

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Post Sun Jan 22, 2012 7:37 pm

Re: Clarity of Sound

Nice rig! =D>
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angelod307

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Post Sun Jan 22, 2012 8:57 pm

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TNRabbit wrote:I used to lust after Altecs like that when I was young......nice system!


me too :-#
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angelod307

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Post Sun Jan 22, 2012 8:58 pm

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still do come to think of it. :-$
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Snoop65

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Post Sun Jan 22, 2012 10:14 pm

Re: Clarity of Sound

I like it!!! =D> =D> =D> =D> =D>
CARVER LIGHTSTAR REFERENCE+SUNFIRE CLASSIC TUBE PREAMPLIFIER+JBL XPL200+MUSIC HALL MMF-9.1+GRADO REFERENCE MASTER 1+CARVER SD/A 390t=WOW!!!!!!
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mjcmt

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Post Wed Jan 25, 2012 3:44 pm

Re: Clarity of Sound

Sorry about the late reply. Thanks everyone. I'm lovin' the sound of this system. There is something special about the sound. The Altecs attribute to it's spectacular sound for sure.

A cdp upgrade would be in order sometime, but the Yamaha is quite good.
The rack is an Target Audio rack from England. I put a maple shelf for the top shelf which is spiked for a TT.
It may be nice to get a matching Mac power amp for an all Mac system, or sell the Mac and get a tube pre for a tube system. But it sounds good as is.
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mjcmt

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Post Thu Jan 26, 2012 2:37 pm

Re: Clarity of Sound

I have another change to the system. I picked up a vintage 1989 Sony ES cdp with remote from GW. It is a 5 disc model C8ESD w/ true variable analogue output (not variable digital controlled like the Yamaha), as well as digital optical out if I go the external DAC route. It is a substantial improvement over the Yamaha, which was no slouch. The Sony has amazing bass, a big full bodied sound, with greater air and soundstage depth. Initially it seems a little edgy on the top end but that will probably smooth out, because I leave my cdps on 24/7. I'm quite stoked with the improvement to this system.
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mjcmt

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Post Sat Jan 28, 2012 8:56 am

Re: Clarity of Sound

I have been using the newly purchased vintage Sony ES player for a few days now. It has really smoothed out in the top end and the soundstage has opened up and is really 3d. This is a nice improvement to my system. These Sony ESD players were an all out attempt by Sony to produce great cdps, and best yet is that they are not expensive used. My main problem is I wish the room was larger as I feel I'm too close to horn speakers.
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Post Sat Jan 28, 2012 8:59 am

Re: Clarity of Sound

When I come up there, I'll have to bring my Jolida tubed CDP to see if the horns relax a bit more than what you are experiencing. I'm trying to get up with Ron Buffington this weekend so I can get a listen on at Liquid Hi-Fi down here in Pineville. If it weren't for that, I'd hop on up. I'm looking forward to listening to your rig.
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