Hello wonderful new friends at head-fi.org
I am new to this field but definitely not new to the field of sound as a general.
In my endeavour to achieve my best preferable sound signature and stage using speakers with a customized set up of my old but indispensable Yamaha speakers, amplifier and customized Alpine car set of Sub-Amplifier and 12 inch Subwoofer (yes why not if it is better than any other consumer or professional alternatives), but I had a major problem.
I need to turn my head around because my Piano Keyboards, PCs and other Gear, are in different locations. This is really bad because by the time I turned my chair (and head) into another direction I lost the image of the sound coming from the speakers. So unless you have multiple Speaker Pairs in front of each different direction, turning your head around is just pain.
So I decided to burn some money in the Headphones Field. I use the word "Burn" because I am very capricious in regard to sound. It happens many times that I leave bars or club because I can’t stand their crappy sound while others enjoy their time. Even the smallest spike of a bad sound can get in my nerves very easily and destroy the joy (Probably like it happens with most of you here) that is why I am here.
I know this is a passion and many of you here own many different headphone and amp sets. And don't tell me. At the end of the day this is an expensive passion and it is your hard earned monthly or bimonthly salary that you sacrifice every so and then.
In the pursuit of the best sound, I feel it is my duty to ask people like you, who sacrificed a fortune on this hobby, so the burning of money becomes a less foolish activity.
My goal is to own a quality Tube amplifier with the proper tweak knobs. This could be a preamp and headphone amp combination so I can also use it externally with speakers to spice up the audio experience.
For now I plan to use the HD650 (not delivered yet) with my Yamaha Mixing Console.
Ok. Back to the question, I don’t know if anyone owns any marantz CD player/Recorder or preamp. I just own one of those old Marantz CD-Recorders (CDR-30). I haven’t used it since 1999. What do you think about the quality of these things? There are even Optical Coaxial inputs outputs at the back which can help in connecting PCs digitally !!!! So this can be used not only a a CD player/recorder but as a digital gate between computer, mixer and Headphones Amp…..Some pictures below !
Edited by Thanasis - 11/26/12 at 10:48pm