file What's your build? Makes, Models, AVR, Separates

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Utftballfan Posted 9 years 4 months ago
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Utftballfan wrote: My current system consist of:
Emotiva XPA-5 Amp
Emotiva UMC-1 Processor
Oppo BDP-93 Blu-Ray
SuperSat 3's for L/C/R
ForceField 4 Sub - By the way, this sub is awesome.
Klipsch RS-3 surrounds (soon to be SS 3's)
Panamax power management
Apple TV
FireFold cables
AudioQuest speaker cables

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incidentflux Posted 7 years 7 months ago
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AVR
1. Yamaha RX-A840 AVR link
2. Yamaha YBA-11 Bluetooth receiver link

Speakers
3. GoldenEar Triton Three - Front LR
4. GoldenEar SuperSat 50C - Center channel speaker
5. Aiwa SX-N999 - Front LR Presence

Cables
6. QED - 5m Optical TOSLINK link
7. QED - 2m speaker cables
8. Real Cable - 2m RCA-RCA cables for LFE. link
9. Bandridge - 2m Front LR presence cables link

Others
PC Sound hardware
1. Realtek ALC1150 HD soundcard link
2. Audigy 2 - Equalized output
3. AMD HDMI output - Flat output

Software audio switcher
Audio Switcher (www.audioswit.ch)
Realtek ALC1150, Audigy 2 ZS, Yamaha RX-A840, GoldenEar Triton Three (LR), Aiwa SX-N999 (FLR Presence), GoldenEar SuperSat 50C | QED, Bandridge, Real Cables | Samsung 5+ 60" Plasma | Creative Inspire T7700 | Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro 80 Ohms, Shure SE 215 | Sound Blaster Roar, ExoBT
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tylerhawes Posted 7 years 7 months ago
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My main gear is in my signature. It's an 11.2 build with Aon 3s for mains, Aon 2s for surrounds, dual FF5 subs.

My main observation is this started as a 7.1 setup with a Denon AVR-3805 and it sounded pretty decent, but there was a bit of a veil to the sound and it felt like it ran out of steam in high powered moments. Upgrading to the Marantz AVP with the Parasound A 51 amps blew me away. I know they say these speakers don't *need* a lot of power, but they sure do sing on good amps.

BTW I compared these Parasounds to Bryston 9BSSTs and Pass Labs before buying. I actually liked them a fair bit more than the Brystons which are more than twice the price I think (and so did my audiophile friend). The Pass Labs were definitely a step up, but they also cost as much as a car. I'm very, very happy with the Parasounds and think they are the perfect mate for these on price/performance.
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My setup: 11.2 channels w/ 3 x Aon 3 mains, 8 x Aon 2 high/wide/surrounds, 2 x Forcefield 5 subs. Marantz AV8801 processor. 3 x Parasound A 51 amps. Oppo BPD-103D.
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WayneWilmeth Posted 7 years 7 months ago
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Hey Tylerhawes,
That sounds like an AWESOME system!!!!
Thanks for sharing that.
I think the Marantz AV 8801 and Parasound amps were a really good movie.
The fact that smaller and less expensive speakers like the Aons can sound that good is a real testament to GE and their approach to speaker making.
Great to hear that yours is a totally satisfying system. I was looking at just such a system my self, but as I was retiring and sorta buying my "last" set of speakers, I went a little larger.
Happy listening and thanks for reporting, God Bless, Happy New Year,
Wayne
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WayneWilmeth Posted 7 years 7 months ago
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Incidentflux,
That really looks like a great system you have too!!!!!
I don't know much about several parts you have, but the GoldenEar Speakers sound great I am sure.
Glad you are reporting and sharing here on the forum.
Happy Listening and Happy New Year,
God Bless,
Wayne
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