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Author Topic: What are you listening to? Home Theater or Stereo.  (Read 2456 times)

Doug Fowler

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What are you listening to? Home Theater or Stereo.
« on: June 30, 2018, 05:13:13 pm »

Lets hear it!  (groan.....)

I keep it simple with lots of value. BIC DV-64, SV Sound PB-12 sub. No center or surrounds ATM, but I do have 3x BIC center channel which I could use for those tasks. That center channel box has been called the best center channel anywhere value by a lot of people.
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Re: What are you listening to? Home Theater or Stereo.
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2018, 10:11:23 pm »

Mine are mostly leftovers: L+R are a pair of Tannoy SRM-12B (1980 vintage) I was given by my employer many moons ago, surrounds are some odd Radio Shack speaker I got a deal on, and center is an EV EVID6.2 left over from an install. No sub, but it's a very small living room.
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Re: What are you listening to? Home Theater or Stereo.
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2018, 11:10:23 pm »

Lets hear it!  (groan.....)

I keep it simple with lots of value. BIC DV-64, SV Sound PB-12 sub. No center or surrounds ATM, but I do have 3x BIC center channel which I could use for those tasks. That center channel box has been called the best center channel anywhere value by a lot of people.

LR Polk Monitor 10Bs, no subs, they have pretty good low end. Some kind of Polk center, and some Tannoy 4.5 monitors for surround. I've had the Polks a long time, at least 25 years, past that I don't remember. The TV has been changed a couple of times and is currently a 60" Panasonic plasma, and I'm on my second Yamaha receiver after a Sansui long ago. The new Yamaha is to get the HDMI routing since the TV is all HDMI. At the same time I added a Blu Ray player I've never used.

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Re: What are you listening to? Home Theater or Stereo.
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2018, 11:19:29 pm »

Listen to music mostly in my basement at the computer- Computer>SB Live>Old Teac 10 band EQ>Behringer CX2310 Xover> Carvin HD3000(sub) Optimus sub with Dayton 12" dual VC, Carvin HD1500(mains) Boston CR8's. Sounds pretty freaking good, amp were taken out of PA service a few years ago when replaced by Crowns, so might as well regulate them to my home system.
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Re: What are you listening to? Home Theater or Stereo.
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2018, 02:08:29 am »

Lets hear it!  (groan.....)

I keep it simple with lots of value. BIC DV-64, SV Sound PB-12 sub. No center or surrounds ATM, but I do have 3x BIC center channel which I could use for those tasks. That center channel box has been called the best center channel anywhere value by a lot of people.
No TV in my house. Both computers on my desk go through equator monitors with a presonus tremblor sub.

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Re: What are you listening to? Home Theater or Stereo.
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2018, 02:19:04 am »

Old standby Onkyo surround receiver into four Paradigm Titan speakers, a JBL center and a Jamo sub. I'll be swapping out the front two Titans for Paradigm Mini Mk III speakers and moving one of the Titans to the center at some point, and replacing the Jamo with a Paradigm sub when I find the correct replacement driver.

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Re: What are you listening to? Home Theater or Stereo.
« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2018, 05:10:36 am »

Integra preamp, carver amps, infinity Kappa's up front,  smaller infinity's in the back, current sub is a SVS 4000 it is clean ans deep.  Oppo Blu ray and a new 4k Apple TV for sources.

Playing in the basement with some JBL SR-X's and a rack full of Samson amps, 120" Stewart screen and a JVC D-ILA projector.  Want to get some Danley DTS-10 sub.  Have 2 JBL Synthesis dual 15 subs that just don't get low by modern standards.



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Re: What are you listening to? Home Theater or Stereo.
« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2018, 08:29:15 am »

Our only stereo system in the house used for movies and music is:

Tannoy 10 DMT series two monitors
Hafler DH110 preamp
Hafler DH200 power amp
Sony Blueray DVD player and an older Pioneer CD player that sounds way better playing CD's than the Sony Blueray.

I built both the Hafler units from the kits and a few years ago went through and re-capped them both.

I originally built and used the DH200 in the early 1980's to run JBL2402 bullet tweeters the sound system I had at the time.
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Re: What are you listening to? Home Theater or Stereo.
« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2018, 12:22:45 pm »

I have a powered JBL system for mix down and listening in my office.

The tv is a Yamaha surround receiver to a pair of Snell A2s, a center bar, a sub, and side & rear speakers.


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Re: What are you listening to? Home Theater or Stereo.
« Reply #9 on: July 04, 2018, 01:23:00 pm »

Late 80's/early 90's Techincs SA-X900L combined tuner/amp/dual cassette with a couple of cheapo Sansui speakers with the optional Technics turntable and a old Sony CD changer.
Cost me nought and sounds relatively good.
Has an extra Aux input so useful for attaching modern gear up to it, currently a Lidl UnPNP streaming box.
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Re: What are you listening to? Home Theater or Stereo.
« Reply #10 on: July 04, 2018, 03:31:42 pm »

My basement is a bit on the small side so my setup just fits the spacing needed for work, music (Playback/Practice/Recording) & movies. All purchased new over time since 1974. 

        Demon 3803 AVR; Samsung BRDVD Player
        Polk RM7500 Series Frt/Cntr/Surrx4 Speakers (1HF, 5.25LF) 
        Polk RM7500 Series Sub (Dual 12)
        Project Debut & Music Hall 5 TTs
        Akai GX747 & Technics X2000 R2Rs
       
Still sounds d@mn good to me....so I think Ill keep it for a bit longer (my son certainly hopes so.. :D)
         
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Re: What are you listening to? Home Theater or Stereo.
« Reply #11 on: July 05, 2018, 10:27:00 pm »

Apple TV 4K
Denon AVR
Volt10s from DIY soundgroup in ported enclosures.  No sub atm...  maybe a build in my future but we dont critically listen to that many movies at home.


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Re: What are you listening to? Home Theater or Stereo.
« Reply #12 on: July 15, 2018, 09:32:02 am »

I actually listen to a pair of my PA speakers - 6.5" 2-way boxes, 18Sound 6ND430 midbass, DAS M3 HF. 1.6kHz crossover, and a well-treated cabinet.

Amp is an old Akai AM-2250 and it has the matching AT-2250 tuner. There's also a GL-75 turntable.

Sounds quite nice, and gets used for mixing stuff occasionally.
Having measured the amp, there's almost valve (tube) amp levels of 2nd order harmonic distortion.

If we're watching movies, I have the driver from a Tannoy TS10 subwoofer and a Behringer iNuke with the DSP settings dialled in for the sub. I run the sub amp from the second speaker output on the Akai amplifier, which works fine - the speakers are efficient so they never see enough voltage to clip the input stage of the iNuke.


I've a few parts on-hand for my next home HiFi speakers, but the design is TBC. I'd like to cut out the subwoofer and have a pair of main speakers that can dig below 30Hz on their own.

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Re: What are you listening to? Home Theater or Stereo.
« Reply #13 on: July 15, 2018, 11:36:42 am »

My wife made me put away my stereo equipment because it "looks ugly". lol.

We don't have the luxury of a "bonus room" of any kind. When it was set up it was a Sansui AUD-II integrated amp with a variety of inputs including Minidisc!

Speakers are things that I've built over the years. I have some open-baffle 1.5 ways that I really like. They use old EV Wolverine 8 incher's. I've also had some old Large Advents and several other speakers I've built.
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Re: What are you listening to? Home Theater or Stereo.
« Reply #14 on: July 15, 2018, 11:47:35 am »

I have a "stereo" for listening to music and a packaged 5.1 JBL rig for the home theater.

Stereo has Soundcraftsmen preamp (recapped, rechipped a couple years ago) and Hafler DH500 amp.  JBL monitors, don't recall the number.
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Re: What are you listening to? Home Theater or Stereo.
« Reply #15 on: July 19, 2018, 02:06:02 pm »

Home theater is an inexpensive Sony system: receiver, 5 cube size speakers and small sub.  It sounds surprising big.  Either my TV or the Comcast cable box no longer passes audio while watching TV or DVD/Blu-ray movies.  Haven't had the time to troubleshoot.

Stereo consists of Adcom amp, preamp, tuner, Marantz CD, Dual turntable, JBL 4410 monitors, a/d/s L570 speakers, and Definitive Technology 15" sub.
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Re: What are you listening to? Home Theater or Stereo.
« Reply #16 on: August 08, 2018, 04:47:06 pm »

Listening mostly while working on the computer, which means 2013 MacBook Pro ->Avid Eleven Guitar & Audio Interface -> Event Electronics Tuned Reference 6" Nearfield monitors.

Headphones - AKG K702. Comfy.
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Re: What are you listening to? Home Theater or Stereo.
« Reply #17 on: August 21, 2018, 11:42:00 pm »

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McIntosh MC2022, C31V, MR7083
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Re: What are you listening to? Home Theater or Stereo.
« Reply #18 on: August 22, 2018, 06:51:24 am »

The 5.1 setup in our living room had to go. It was old and was missing many of the bells and whistles I was looking for, starting with HDMI I/O...

I now have a Focal Dimension soundbar and subwoofer, an AppleTV and a Philips Buetooth receiver (and a Samsung 55" LED TV) since about 15 months.

All control is done with a Logitech Harmony remote system with Hub and touch remote, as well as an EchoDot for speech remote control (including lights etc.).

Very high WAF (wife acceptance factor) since the setup is very compact and the integrated remote control makes using it very easy.
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Re: What are you listening to? Home Theater or Stereo.
« Reply #19 on: October 24, 2018, 04:30:12 pm »

I don't see "AM talk radio in my car" in the list.

Seriously, I don't listen to music at home. I don't really have a good reason not to. Maybe I'm either too busy to sit down and listen, or I'm too lazy.

In the past, I've used my "lounge level" PA system. What I do now when I want to listen to music is Pandora on my phone, connected via the headphone out directly into a pair of EV ELX112P. I don't have a TV, so "home theater" really isn't an option.

It's more about having background noise than critical listening. And, with kids in the house, there's plenty of background noise already, so I don't play music often. Musical genres typically include classical and contemporary sacred (but not CCM).
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Re: What are you listening to? Home Theater or Stereo.
« Reply #20 on: October 24, 2018, 05:23:56 pm »

Just stereo. And through headphones so that I don't bother anyone else. Sony wireless at work and AKG Bluetooth at home.

I'm spending more time in front of my computer at work so I'm listening to a lot more music. Just listened to CSNY Deja Vu. It's even better than I remembered.
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Re: What are you listening to? Home Theater or Stereo.
« Reply #21 on: October 25, 2018, 03:08:25 am »

Nothing.  I'm a bit of an oddity amongst my musician friends.  Whilst they all have huge record collections and decent equipment to play it on, I have nothing.
I love live music but have little interest in anything recorded.


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Re: What are you listening to? Home Theater or Stereo.
« Reply #22 on: October 25, 2018, 10:10:00 pm »

In my basement studio for rehearsal and practice (congas) I use old SR equipment that sounds better than all my current gigging gear but is too heavy for my aging back to carry to gigs anymore. EV QRX112 speakers with Crown K1 amp, JBL PRX618XLF sub, a bunch of bales of Roxul mineral wool set up in bass trap locations. For recording and mixing I use RME Babyface, Neumann KH120 nearfields and a home made Linkwitz Thor 12" subwoofer with an Adcom GFA-555 power amp. Sounds great in the 1 foot wide sweet spot. No room in the studio for my old MixWiz or need for all those mic channels, so that is in storage and for source/monitor switching and gain control I use a Midas MR12 and iPad or Android phone to control. The MR12 actually is great for a studio, lots of TRS inputs for computer, DIs, CD, phono preamp and can adjust volume and mix remotely when I am rehearsing or practicing along with recordings recorded at different levels, tiny size, 4 balanced outs for 2 different monitors.
Thinking of getting a big plasma screen as monitor to make it into a very small home theater/workout room.
Other than that, my wife and I usually just use our computers or phones with headphones or a JBL Flip 4 Bluetooth speaker which I also use on my bike (bicycle). Not much time anymore outside work to listen to music at home. Maybe if I ever retire...
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Re: What are you listening to? Home Theater or Stereo.
« Reply #23 on: October 26, 2018, 03:41:47 am »

For quite some time I used two turbosound iQ8 tops and one iQ15b sub for the tv and stereo.
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