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Not really for free Matt had to dance for her. tongue.gif
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

So this is a good day. Did a little computer work for a nice lady today. I was admiring home theater room that she has says that she just had "re-done." All very high end. She tells me that there is some "old stuff" going to the good will store that I can look through. eek.gif Umm..sure I will. Long store short, I scored: Pioneer Elite sacd player, top of the line Denon receiver from about 5 years ago (weight 48 pounds), Mission speakers and a universal remote. biggrin.gif 

What model were the Missions? I've always liked Missions (I have a pair of midrange bookshelf speakers from the mid-90's), and I've spent quality time with much of their lineup of the last fifteen years or so.

 

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my sacd player is in hybernation ...waiting for funds to get it repaired tongue_smile.gif

You and me both. A few weeks ago I had a sad day on which both my office setup and home setup stopped working. My cheap uDAC-2 decided it wanted to be a paperweight when it turned one, then my Sony 5-SACD player decided to become a merry-go-round and just kept swiveling for two hours until I unplugged it.

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hmm...udac2...its a good reason to move up the dac-chain. audiogd has been a budgetwow to my setup. go read up on their range of dacs.

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24/96 source is really great.  Even 24/44.1 is notably better...  

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Well, she was taking it to Good Will. redface.gif Maybe I should call her back and tell her to let me know if she ever gets tired of her 65" led to let me know. wink.gif

 

Oh, the MD's sound amazing with Bach Brandenburg Concertos on sacd. This attack and decay of the orchestral instruments is fantastic!!


Damn, if I lived there I'd start scoping out Goodwill around that area every few days if people are bring equipment like that in...must be a pretty well-to-do hood if people are donating thousand dollar amps and SACD players all willy-nilly. All we have in our Goodwill stores around here is...crap.

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I'm not so sure the good stuff makes it to the store.
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Yea, I'd be surprised to see nice speakers, sacd players, and receivers on the shelf for sale at good will. 

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I'm not so sure the good stuff makes it to the store.
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Many times here I've heard of guys scoring great used gear at flea markets and yard sales ect. You just have to be the guy who walks in at the right time. Today, I'm that guy. very_evil_smiley.gif

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It definitely happens. I've actually been going to flea markets and yard sales lately, mainly looking for used CD's in good condition, but also for audio gear that people have no idea of it's real value. So far all I've gotten was a Queensryche cd for $2. I did come across a set of old Wharfdale speakers for I think $250, I know that's a good vintage speaker brand, but I know nothing of them, or what to look for as far as wear or repairability goes. 

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Many times here I've heard of guys scoring great used gear at flea markets and yard sales ect. You just have to be the guy who walks in at the right time. Today, I'm that guy. very_evil_smiley.gif

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Yea, I'd be surprised to see nice speakers, sacd players, and receivers on the shelf for sale at good will. 

 

Well, while it is rare, it does happen.  Even more than that, a while back my dad passed by a guy who was placing a set of Klipsch Heresy speakers by the curb.  Picked them up for free in almost flawless condition. 

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I was admiring a beautifully hand crafted antique desk about a year ago. I asked the guy if it was a family heirloom. He said no, that the neighbor across the street had put it out on the curb to be picked up as trash. eek.gif It remains to this day the most impressive piece of furniture that I've ever seen personally. 

 

Just don't understand some people. Anyway, back to the maddogs. What Dan says about source is definitely true. Just fed some 24/192 jazz to the MD's and they are simply stunning. 

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The MD sounds great off my Compass 2 running off the Sabre ES9018 dac chip through spdif. Very clean sound, and neutral. Just swapping from my Marantz receiver to my Compass 2 gave tbe MD better instrument separation and cleaner sound. The Marantz is warm sounding, which doesn't mesh perfectly well with the already warm MD.
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Not really for free Matt had to dance for her. tongue.gif

 

You gotta watch out for those old ladies... they can be frisky blink.gif

 

 

... unless Matt is into that sorta thing

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Really considering getting a set now that I've heard such good things about it but wondering if anyone has used it with aftermarket cords?
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i think its in the pipeline...

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