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Offline Sir Thrift-a-Lot

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My very humble system
« on: June 24, 2014, 10:10:17 PM »
Denon AVR-1800
Oppo DV-970HD
Athena Micra 6 (as small as Blose but much better sounding)
Sony Trinitron WEGA KV-36XBR450
FIOS

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Re: My very humble system
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2014, 10:42:12 PM »
Very nice Mark!  FIOS and those Sony TVs are a great match!  You are livin' large!
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Re: My very humble system
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2014, 11:52:23 PM »
I thought you used a projector?

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Re: My very humble system
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2014, 12:07:52 AM »
I have used a projector for outdoor movie nights, but not day to day.   I am livin' large.

You should see Pepe's set-up.   It is a home theater.   I've just got a TV.

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Re: My very humble system
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2014, 12:09:01 AM »
I really only posted because the whole forum was empty.

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Re: My very humble system
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2014, 09:56:25 AM »
Nice, I have a set of the Athena Micra 6 as well. Picked them up off CL for cheap and use them briefly in my bedroom. The subwoofer is surprising for a little 8 incher!
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ObjectiveDAC, Technics SL-1500 w/ Grado Black Cart -> NAD 1000 pre -> Emotiva Airmotiv 4
Bedroom:
Creek 4330R -> DefTech StudioMonitor 450
Home Theater:
Onkyo TX-NR809, Rotel RB-981 -> Boston Acoustics VR-40, VR-12 Center, Soundware surrounds, Velodyne VRP-1200

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Re: My very humble system
« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2014, 10:16:46 AM »
You should see Pepe's set-up.

You folks need to stop changing your names so often. It gets me all confused.

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Re: My very humble system
« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2014, 05:31:07 PM »
Adam - Pepe is OldiesButGoodies, i.e., me.    Will post my system tonight. 

Those Sony Trinitron WEGA TVs were as good as the CRT era ever produced, IMO.

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Pre: Rogue 99 Magnum
Phono: VPI Aries 1,  Van de Hul Frog
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Cass: Tascam 122MkII
R2R: Revox B77
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Re: My very humble system
« Reply #8 on: June 25, 2014, 06:44:02 PM »
Adam - Pepe is OldiesButGoodies, i.e., me.    Will post my system tonight. 

Those Sony Trinitron WEGA TVs were as good as the CRT era ever produced, IMO.

Yep, the picture really is fabulous.   We had to go CRT as Jerome likes to touch the screen and would quickly ruin an LCD.   Plus, even great CRTs got really cheap a couple years ago.

At 320 lbs, it will stay where it is until it dies.

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Re: My very humble system
« Reply #9 on: June 25, 2014, 06:46:46 PM »
Nice, I have a set of the Athena Micra 6 as well. Picked them up off CL for cheap and use them briefly in my bedroom. The subwoofer is surprising for a little 8 incher!

Yeah, I have a small family room and had to go with wall mounted speakers.   They aren't great but are pretty good for what they are.   I sometimes find them a bit lacking when doing the quad audio thing, but hardly ever give them a second thought for TV or movies.   More than adequate for our needs.

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Re: My very humble system
« Reply #10 on: June 25, 2014, 06:50:54 PM »
Denon AVR-1800
Oppo DV-970HD
Athena Micra 6 (as small as Blose but much better sounding)
Sony Trinitron WEGA KV-36XBR450
FIOS

All second hand.   Denon - $75 from OBG.   Oppo - $80 from CL.   Athena set $100 from CL, got $25 of it back selling the rear stands (I wall mounted).   Sony - $150 (you could get it for practically free now).

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Re: My very humble system
« Reply #11 on: June 25, 2014, 06:52:58 PM »
Adam - Pepe is OldiesButGoodies, i.e., me.   

You forgot "Captain Tape Deek".   That was the one that inspired me to adopt "Sir Thrift a Lot" as my handle.