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    Senior Member Top Contributor Member Dark_Angel's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoffmann View Post
    Thanks DA, TL - Now I'm all embarrassed.

    I used to own a small modern design shop that was on the side from my 'real' job as a federal employee. I had to close shop when the economy went bad. I also had a strong emphasis on Bauhaus-trained artist metal work and ceramics - a period not well known in the U.S., which meant the business was difficult to sustain.

    I appreciate everyone's input - especially T.L., who came over and provided wise counsel. I believe both of you that headphones really would have been the smartest move, and appreciate your reasons. However, nothing was going to be ideal, so, as has been my lot in life, I proceeded without heeding a word of caution and bought a Marantz SR5007 receiver and a pair of Bowers and Wilkens CM8 tower speakers (I know, regardless of spacing issues). The new audio sounds terrific to my ears and is able to play music wirelessly from my computer and provide sound to the TV. Because I blew my budget, I will have to add an Oppo combo cd/dvd player at a later date, along with a subwoofer (or, a subwoofer along with an Oppo..). Again, thanks!
    Well done sir, the Oppo Blu Ray player is nice to have on future buy list

    Now we need to have complete picture tour of your flat, a kitchen shot so I can see that nice Michael Graves teapot......he he

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    Quote Originally Posted by HarpsichordConcerto View Post
    ha! Well done!

    I have a Handel altar! Let me get my camera-phone thing sorted out first .....
    Yes by all means we want to see that baroque altar of audio worship, the church of Handel.....

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    After extensive research and comparison, I was able to acquire this system at a fairly reasonable price.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Amfortas View Post
    After extensive research and comparison, I was able to acquire this system at a fairly reasonable price.

    But sir, how will you ever play such classic Met performances as...?




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    Quote Originally Posted by tyroneslothrop View Post
    But sir, how will you ever play such classic Met performances as...?
    I just hold it up to the light and read it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amfortas View Post
    After extensive research and comparison, I was able to acquire this system at a fairly reasonable price.


    That is super snazzy, I got just the thing to play next......


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    Oh dear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoffmann View Post
    Oh dear.
    Yes.

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    I don't know why anybody would ever need anything better than my system:



    I think it was a rather great upgrade from my previous one:

    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    I really did laugh out loud!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Almaviva View Post
    I don't know why anybody would ever need anything better than my system:



    I think it was a rather great upgrade from my previous one:

    Nice upgrades! And how far back was this one?

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    Just got another toy.....Burson Soloist Headphone amp.

    Now have Burson Soloist, Musical Fidelity M1HPA and two Schiit Lyr






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    Bluray Player and Laptop/iPod (wirelessly via Apple TV) feed my TV, which feeds digital audio to an overpriced external DAC I found at a nearly Hi-Fi shop, which in turn feeds the same Musical Fidelity Headphone amp Dark_Angel has to power Sennheiser HD 650 headphones. Living in a high-rise apartment building, I only use the headphones.
    Doch dieses Wörtlein: und, -wär' es zerstört,
    wie anders als mit Isoldes eignem Leben wär' Tristan der Tod gegeben?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Couchie View Post
    Bluray Player and Laptop/iPod (wirelessly via Apple TV) feed my TV, which feeds digital audio to an overpriced external DAC I found at a nearly Hi-Fi shop, which in turn feeds the same Musical Fidelity Headphone amp Dark_Angel has to power Sennheiser HD 650 headphones. Living in a high-rise apartment building, I only use the headphones.
    Headphones are the great equalizer for the frugal audiophile........

    BTW for my Senn 650 and 600 headphones I have removed the foam discs behind the earpads, this adds a bit of clarity and detail to the sound, worth a try since it is a free mod and can be reversed easily (earpads just snap fit)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark_Angel View Post
    BTW for my Senn 650 and 600 headphones I have removed the foam discs behind the earpads, this adds a bit of clarity and detail to the sound, worth a try since it is a free mod and can be reversed easily (earpads just snap fit)
    Me, myself, and I am waiting for the commercialized Rabid Dawg ][ mod for my HD-800s.

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