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post #16 of 22
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Originally Posted by fuzzyash View Post

no need for a table

with that money, might as well get tower speakers...

 

I wanna get a pair of AVI Adm9T loudspeakers. They are badass. $2250. 

I paid $200 for the Sydney cable and $1200 for the Angel, so total of $1400.

 

Unfortunately I ran out all of my money so can't buy no expensive speakers. :(


Edited by goodolcheez - 9/28/12 at 7:14am
post #17 of 22
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Originally Posted by fuzzyash View Post

no need for a table

with that money, might as well get tower speakers...

 

I've been eyeballing these as a "wish I had the money to spend" upgrade for my passive bookshelf, computer desktop setup: Sierra-1 with the NrT tweeter upgrade.

post #18 of 22
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Originally Posted by cel4145 View Post

 

I've been eyeballing these as a "wish I had the money to spend" upgrade for my passive bookshelf, computer desktop setup: Sierra-1 with the NrT tweeter upgrade.


Save up more money for a pair of Focal CMS50. $1400. You'll thank me later.

I checked on the top-end silver XLR cable for the balanced XLR input. A pair of 1.5m length Wel Signature cables cost $8850. That's way out of my price range.


Edited by goodolcheez - 9/28/12 at 7:25am
post #19 of 22
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Save up more money for a pair of Focal CMS50. $1400. You'll thank me later.

 

I don't think so. Those might have a slight advantage in nearfield listening design, but in overall SQ, Sierra-1s have a reputation as some of the very best speakers for music listening one can buy in their price range, right up there with (and many would say surpassing) similarly priced Focal Chorus bookshelves. 

post #20 of 22
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Originally Posted by fuzzyash View Post

no need for a table

with that money, might as well get tower speakers...

 

I was assuming a room or apartment that can much more easily take a larger table with larger monitors than towers. My old condo's size and shape won't allow 3-way+ speakers to image well. I was thinking the same monitors as quoted below, too; or the Swans M200MkII.

 

 

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Originally Posted by goodolcheez View Post

Save up more money for a pair of Focal CMS50. $1400.

 

Just out of curiosity, why spend on $1200 cables instead of $1400 monitors? Or $300 cables for the D1 to the A2?


Edited by ProtegeManiac - 9/28/12 at 8:38am
post #21 of 22
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Just out of curiosity, why spend on $1200 cables instead of $1400 monitors? Or $300 cables for the D1 to the A2?

 

At the time I wasn't thinking of buying more high-end speakers or studio monitors. I wanted to get the best out of my A2 speakers, granted, paid too much for the performance gain.  But I am very happy with it.  Based on my hands-on experience, all you need is a Sydney cable for the A2 speakers for a big sound improvement. Don't need a DAC.

 

Good question.  $200 Sydney cable with D1 DAC would not have been a bad idea either.  I still don't like the sonic signature the D1 provides though. It's too forward, and too absorbent.  Use of Sydney would help remove that absorbent issue and add details, but still, too forward. There's no reflection either.

Macbook built-in audio is better sonic taste wise.

 

I want a pair of Focal CMS50 now. Can't afford it right now. :(   The thing is, if I get that, I'll need to get the external DAC too due to XLR connection. That's another $1200 (Benchmark DAC-1). So that's $2600. And you gotta get descent XLR cables for that too. That's another good $300 minimum. Total: $3000+. It's getting too much.


Edited by goodolcheez - 9/28/12 at 9:16am
post #22 of 22
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Originally Posted by goodolcheez View Post

 

At the time I wasn't thinking of buying more high-end speakers or studio monitors. I wanted to get the best out of my A2 speakers, granted, paid too much for the performance gain.  But I am very happy with it.  Based on my hands-on experience, all you need is a Sydney cable for the A2 speakers for a big sound improvement. Don't need a DAC.

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Good question.  $200 Sydney cable with D1 DAC would not have been a bad idea either.  I still don't like the sonic signature the D1 provides though. It's too forward, and too absorbent.  Use of Sydney would help remove that absorbent issue and add details, but still, too forward. There's no reflection either.

Macbook built-in audio is better sonic taste wise.

 

I want a pair of Focal CMS50 now. Can't afford it right now. :(   The thing is, if I get that, I'll need to get the external DAC too due to XLR connection. That's another $1200 (Benchmark DAC-1). So that's $2600. And you gotta get descent XLR cables for that too. That's another good $300 minimum. Total: $3000+. It's getting too much

 

It could still be kept relatively affordable - CMS 50 plus a used Ibasso DB1 as DAC - then pick up a decent XLR cable from a pro-audio retailer, hack it up and solder them to the Hirose plug. The only thing it won't have is the master preamp on the DAC. But then there's the Swan X4 for less than half the price of the Focals, and with unbalanced inputs, it can interface with something like the AudioGD NFB-12. If I ahd the dough though it would definitely have to be the Focals - the CMS 50 uses materials on the driver similar to what's in my car's door speakers - Focal Polyglass V2 (although I got just those, then paired them with Vifa tweets). I haven't even added a sub and the only thing my car's getting any time soon is a better, fabricated mount for the Polyglass and a new receiver/processor (my Pioneer's already conking out).


Edited by ProtegeManiac - 9/29/12 at 2:20am
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