Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Headphones (full-size) › Show us your Head-Fi station at it's current state. No old pictures please...
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Show us your Head-Fi station at it's current state. No old pictures please... - Page 602

post #9016 of 18469
Quote:
Originally Posted by calipilot227 View Post

I'm running a pair of those as rear surrounds in my home theater setup. I use these stands:

 

http://www.amazon.com/SANUS-SYSTEMS-BF-31B-Speaker-Stands/dp/B00006JQ5O/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1349926045&sr=8-1&keywords=sanus+speaker+stands

 

They come with plastic feet and carpet spikes.

Thanks for the tip! I just spent like $400 monday so probably won't get those. I think DIY home project would be more fun anyways no matter how poorly it turns out, I like giving stuff a go myself sometimes. If that ends up going bottoms up; well I can always buy a premade one sometime later. 

 

Edit:

 

Also, just curious do you use the c21 and fs51's for your surround system or something else? I might upgrade eventually but not sure about what matches with what generally.


Edited by 28980 - 10/10/12 at 8:40pm
post #9017 of 18469
Quote:
Originally Posted by 28980 View Post

Thanks for the tip! I just spent like $400 monday so probably won't get those. I think DIY home project would be more fun anyways no matter how poorly it turns out, I like giving stuff a go myself sometimes. If that ends up going bottoms up; well I can always buy a premade one sometime later. 

 

Edit:

 

Also, just curious do you use the c21 and fs51's for your surround system or something else? I might upgrade eventually but not sure about what matches with what generally.

 

I actually use a pair of Magnepan MGII's as mains, one Polk Monitor 7C as the center, and the Pioneer BS21's as the rears. Also running a Cambridge Basscube 8. It's a bit of a mix, but it sounds good to my ears smily_headphones1.gif

 

Although, sticking with the Pioneer towers, center, and sub isn't a bad way to go. They sound very good for their price point.

post #9018 of 18469
Quote:
Originally Posted by calipilot227 View Post

 

I actually use a pair of Magnepan MGII's as mains, one Polk Monitor 7C as the center, and the Pioneer BS21's as the rears. Also running a Cambridge Basscube 8. It's a bit of a mix, but it sounds good to my ears smily_headphones1.gif

 

Although, sticking with the Pioneer towers, center, and sub isn't a bad way to go. They sound very good for their price point.

Yeah I just think the towers are kinda gross looking to be honest. Well I probably won't be updating for a while this was my splurge purchase along with a pait of m80's. Gotta save up some more for grad school and then many splurge again when there's another good deal haha.

post #9019 of 18469

ok, finally getting around to posting a picture of my setup.  I just moved into a new place with three friends, and I'm pretty sure my room wins the stereo competition.

 

 

 

Sources:  Technics SL-23 turntable with an Ortofon 2M Red cartridge sitting on a sand box, which runs into a Hagerman Buggle phono pre.  PS3, laptop both run into a Cambridge Audio Dac Magic.

 

All sources run into a 3 in 4 out switch box I made

 

Speaker Amp:  A Pioneer VSX-D498 that I've had since middle school, that I fixed yesterday, bad rotary encoder on the volume knob.

 

Speakers:  Tannoy DI6 that I have mounted on some MDF.

 

Headphone amp:  Beta 22 (3 Channel)

 

Headphones:  Audio-Technica M-50, Beyer DT-880 Pro (250 ohm), and a crappy turtle beach headset I use for gaming.

 

Flanked on both sides by my record collection, as well as movies.

 

It's so nice to be moved in.

post #9020 of 18469

Very nice! I should probably look into getting a switchbox eventually. How difficult was it to make (I'm a complete electronics noob)

 

And wow, nice vinyl collection. Well its the first pic I've seem of one so far and its to me its impressive.

 

Or.. atleast I think those are vinyls right?

post #9021 of 18469

The switch box was pretty easy to build, time consuming, but it's a simple idea, signal comes in, goes through a relay, goes out through another one, and the knobs on the front pick which relay gets used.

 

Yep all vinyl, on the left shelf the top two cubes are metal, second down punk, third down on the right is country.  Top two cubes of the right shelf is pre 90's rock, second shelf down on the right is jazz, blues and post 1990 rock, and below all that on the third shelf down are my punk 7"s.  I'm a bit obsessive about organizing my records, separated by genre, alphabetical and chronological.

post #9022 of 18469
Quote:
Originally Posted by calipilot227 View Post

 

I actually use a pair of Magnepan MGII's as mains

Love seeing other Maggie owners around head-fi....nice speakers, man! :)

post #9023 of 18469
Quote:
Originally Posted by samsquanch View Post
 

 

Nice rack! smily_headphones1.gif Did you build it yourself?

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by Focker View Post

Love seeing other Maggie owners around head-fi....nice speakers, man! :)

 

Thanks! Yeah, once you hear planars, it's hard to go back. What do you use to drive yours? I think a power amp is going to be my next upgrade when the money supply allows for it.

post #9024 of 18469
Quote:
Originally Posted by calipilot227 View Post

 

Nice rack! smily_headphones1.gif Did you build it yourself?

 

 

Thanks! Yeah, once you hear planars, it's hard to go back. What do you use to drive yours? I think a power amp is going to be my next upgrade when the money supply allows for it.

 

Dude, depending on your price range, I'll give you one of the best kept secrets in Maggies...find yourself a used Butler 2250. I have used Butler amps for the past seven years and they are AMAZING with Maggies. BK Butler used to pair with Jim Winey at the larger audio shows like RMAF and CES. His amps are ideal for Maggies because they give you the balls of solid state and are stable down to and below 2ohms, but they also incorporate tubes so you get a very subtle amount of tube influence on the sound.  It's an unbelievable pairing. I was biamping my 3.6s with a 2250 and a 5150 until just recently and everyone who heard my Maggies was just floored. A new 2250 is nearly 3k, but on the used market not many people know about them and you can haggle someone down to around $1200. You'll never need another amp. 

post #9025 of 18469
Quote:
Originally Posted by Focker View Post

 

Dude, depending on your price range, I'll give you one of the best kept secrets in Maggies...find yourself a used Butler 2250. I have used Butler amps for the past seven years and they are AMAZING with Maggies. BK Butler used to pair with Jim Winey at the larger audio shows like RMAF and CES. His amps are ideal for Maggies because they give you the balls of solid state and are stable down to and below 2ohms, but they also incorporate tubes so you get a very subtle amount of tube influence on the sound.  It's an unbelievable pairing. I was biamping my 3.6s with a 2250 and a 5150 until just recently and everyone who heard my Maggies was just floored. A new 2250 is nearly 3k, but on the used market not many people know about them and you can haggle someone down to around $1200. You'll never need another amp. 

 

Yeah, probably looking for something under $1,000. Eyeing the Emotiva XPA-2 (500 wpc at 4 ohms, $799 new), or an Adcom GFA-555 (I've seen them on eBay around $500).

post #9026 of 18469

post #9027 of 18469

@arvan

 

Nice! Where'd you get your mint tin for your cmoy from? I'm looking for a cool one but its a pain >_>.

post #9028 of 18469
Quote:
Originally Posted by calipilot227 View Post

 

Nice rack! smily_headphones1.gif Did you build it yourself?

 

 

Yup, just some MDF and all thread, three legs so it's super easy to level!

post #9029 of 18469

I had a pair of UPA-1s for my MMGs and they definitely did the job. The guy that bought them locally brought his own unit to try and avoid buying the monos with the speakers, but in the end he took the UPA-1s home.

 

Plus with their new Preamp finally being released...Now's the time to buy.

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by calipilot227 View Post

 

Yeah, probably looking for something under $1,000. Eyeing the Emotiva XPA-2 (500 wpc at 4 ohms, $799 new), or an Adcom GFA-555 (I've seen them on eBay around $500).

post #9030 of 18469

Man people and their DIY is so impressive; I probably can't even cut wood straight.

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Headphones (full-size)
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Headphones (full-size) › Show us your Head-Fi station at it's current state. No old pictures please...