And now...for the first time ever...my own system.

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And now...for the first time ever...my own system.

Post by cmk59 » Mon Feb 13, 2012 12:58 pm

In the "Old Days", the Communists had their "Five Year Plans". Mine, though in place firmly, is denoted the "infinity-cubed plan" as (a) I'm always seemingly broke when deals come around, (b) when a deal does appear and I try to live within my means, some BAS%)$D sniper shoots me down, and (c) Given (a) and (b), it'll take to Infinity, cubed to finish my plan. With that said, it still doesn't look too bad so far... :

In Storage:
1 pair Pioneer HPM-1100's (awaiting cabinet refurb - bought new in '79)
1 pair Pioneer HPM-100's - awaiting total refurb, incl. 1 new woofer (blown).
1 pair ACRYLIC HPM-100 demo speakers (one has crack, but minor)
1 Pioneer SX-650 receiver (needing new speaker pro. relay)
Carver CT-26AV with remote

Office System:
Realistic TM-175B AM/FM Stereo Receiver (beats most digital units hands down!)
Carver TFM-6CB
Carver C-1 pre
Pair Bose 301 (1990's vintage)
Pair Fisher 3-way speakers

Living Room System:
1 pair Piano Black Carver Amazing Silver MKlV's
1 pair black Infinity WTLC's
Pioneer PL-600 Turntable with AT-625 shibata cartridge
Carver TX-11
Carver C-9
Pioneer CD- P-70 CD player
RCA/Rat Shack powered Subwoofer
McIntosh MC2205 power amp (with homemade faceplate)
1 Technics SH8020 EQ
Kenwood Basic C2 preamp
Pioneer CT-S99WR Cassette Deck w/DBX (till I can find a good-running CTF-1000)
Philips CDR-770 CD record/play deck
Pioneer SR-80 Reverb
Pioneer RG-8
Pioneer SR-9
Pioneer RT-707 w/2 metal reels
DBX 228 compander
2 Carver M400 Cubes
1 Carver M400a Cube (need one more)

Eventual Configuration - When I have the components I'm looking for (!?!?!?!?!?!!!?!!!?):

1. Office: Move MC2205 and it's twin brother (by that time, hopefully it'll have one) and the C-26 pre into the office, and the Carver C-1/TFM-6CB to the garage.

2. Changes to living room system: Remove two of the (eventually, four) Cubes and replace with M500's. Each amp dedicated to its living room speaker, ideally with each speaker bi-amped to its own speaker. Technics EQ moved to garage setup, replaced with DBX 4BX computer controlled eq/processor. Second pair of Cubes (the non-'a' models) used for non-powered subs. Kenwood Basic preamp sold for replacement by Carver C-5 or PSC-50 dual-zone preamp.

(IF I can't find either of these, I'm more than happy to use a pair of Carver C-4000 pre's and/or the Phase Linear equivalent along with the 4000 to adjust the living room speakers to my satisfaction!)

CTF-1000 cassette deck added, along with Ah!Tjoeb! CD deck with offboard DAC to handle CD duties (keeping the CD-P70 out of cool factor, though!) Someday will find an ADC Sound Shaper SA-1 Spectrum Analyzer just to have the lights to keep my enfeebled mind occupied...
1. He who does not remember the past is condemned to repeat it. -Santyanna
2. He who does not read & research is repeating the mistakes of the past. - Me

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Re: And now...for the first time ever...my own system.

Post by kingman » Mon Feb 13, 2012 3:39 pm

Very nice collection cmk59!!! I'm sure you are "enjoying the music"!!! \:D/
In reality, it only matters what it sounds like to YOU!!!

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Re: And now...for the first time ever...my own system.

Post by cmk59 » Thu Feb 16, 2012 7:03 pm

Thanks, Kingman! Coming from you, I take that as high compliment indeed! I'm normally not one to do such things, but I figured if y'all knew what I am working with and working toward, it'd make my rambling discourses easier to follow! (Except when the pain pump kicks in and the Morphine starts flowing...then I think it's hilarious to hear myself slurring words - like I'm seeing myself in the third person!)

In another observation, after having just whopped out a sizeable (for me) sum for ammo to go shooting this weekend with the wife and a friend - I'm teaching the friend), I wish I could've put some of that toward a pair of the "Cubes" I just saw on CIAudio's site! They're a bit* stiffer in price than even Bob's originals, but the look is almost identical. Come to think of it, even the specs are doggone close, but I digress...

Chuckster

* = as in: "Holy H@%l, that's friggin' expensive for 8" x 8" AMPLIFIER! Kinda makes you wonder why car amps look so cool now in comparison...yet they're so comparatively small...Morphine again....
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Re: And now...for the first time ever...my own system.

Post by kingman » Thu Feb 16, 2012 7:42 pm

I remember we talked about you physical state the first time and your UBER KOOL avatar (love Dean!). A love of good music and the enjoyment of reproduction equipment will help you get through alot! Keep posting and keep enjoying the music man!!!! =D>
In reality, it only matters what it sounds like to YOU!!!

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