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Old October 7, 2010, 04:12 AM
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I own both NAD and Marantz receivers. I found the NAD to be slightly 'warmer' than the Marantz but then I've read others claiming the exact opposite. Audio is personal like that. Both brands offer simple, clean, classy sound, which will make you want to don a tweed jacket, sink into a book, and quietly reproach the 'unwashed masses' who insist upon 'surround sound.' :P
Ugh, I hate surround sound "enthusiasts" - they just like having more and more speakers, that's all.

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Consider getting Cerwin Vegas. I own a pr of 1979 speakers. Had to get them refoamed in 2000 and they completely rebuilt the voice coils as well. They have always been a top notch system. Altec Lansing make great systems as well.

For a receiver, try Teac AG-790A AM/FM Stereo Receiver 200W RMS 4 RCA Inputs Black. less than $150 b4 tax, 200w. There are a lot of receivers to choose from.

The 2 speaker systems I recommended have been around forever and are used in recording studios.
Awesome, Thank you for your suggestions - I'll look into them.

I am actually an audio engineer, and I have lots of studio quality equipment. I just didn't want to spend 20 grand on near field monitors for my records; while I know they will sound amazing - I was hoping to keep the price down and pro-sumer audio is not my strong point as far as brands etc goes.
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Old October 7, 2010, 07:43 AM
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The Cerwin Vegas are not that expensive. Try this: Bookshelf Speakers Canada Cerwin Vega Sinclair Bookshelf Speaker. as I stated b4, the receiver is more a personal choice, though the Teac has listed for quite a reasonable price. Being an audio eng. you can compare specs and make your choice. Most people aren' all that familiar with dbs/m, frequency ranges,...

Please let us know what you finally choose. Only because my curiousity has been peaked. Good luck.
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Old October 15, 2010, 07:52 PM
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Looks like I'm picking a couple of these up: XLS-6 | www.cerwin-vega.com

At first I wasn't too stoked about their response curve, I was aiming around 30 ish low and and def 21k top. But at the same time, I'm almost certain i can't hear top end anymore :P and they ARE bookshelf speakers, and 50 isn't all -that- bad in my mind, for this purpose anyways - especially considering I isolate my speakers so the low end does not bother the downstairs neighbour. I wouldn't be caught dead mixing on these though. But for the price, they are awesome and damn they look good.

Currently have not decided on a receiver, still researching so I won't pick the speakers up until I do make a receiver decision. I'm sticking with the 1200 for a turntable.

I'm thinking about doing a turntable mod and ripping it apart to paint match it to these Cerwins ;) maybe I'll do a build log lol.
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Old October 15, 2010, 08:00 PM
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Yeah, good choice. CV are a great speaker system. I can set mine up and close my eyes and I'll swear the band is right in from of me. No, I haven't been drinking or anything else, hehe

Not sure about receivers, though I just bought a Teac. Not bad for the money.
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Old October 15, 2010, 08:02 PM
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I'm actually thinking this, I came back to edit my post to add it in.

Marantz Canada | SR4023 CI Friendly Stereo Receiver

It's like $450.00 bucks.
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Old October 15, 2010, 08:13 PM
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Actually, about 1 1/2 mths ago I gave away a receiver, amp, 2 cassette players, 1 a dbl, to whoever came for it 1st. would've been perfect, for the price of shipping.

The rating on that thing was minimum 75 watts. It didn't have a set power rating.

Not familiar with today's products as I haven't followed these items for a long time. Optonica Delta powered amp was the best I ever owned. Damn thing weighed 35 lbs! Sanyo, Pioneer, kenwood, and a few others were good then.
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Now, it's all your fault Cam. Since I replied in this thread, I started digging into the world of used components...

Sold the Naim amp.
Sold the Energy Connoisseurs.
Bought a Rotel amp, on its way from Saskatoon.
And I'm going to pick up a pair of Mission 701s this morning.
Though I'm keeping the LP12.

Vive the English sound!

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Hahahaha

Nice!

I have also bought an entire new shelving unit for my LP's and a skill saw and a router because I'm going to build shelves for my new Cerwin Vega's so I'm definitely in the hole for this for sure!
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Now, it's all your fault Cam. Since I replied in this thread, I started digging into the world of used components...

Sold the Naim amp.
Sold the Energy Connoisseurs.
Bought a Rotel amp, on its way from Saskatoon.
And I'm going to pick up a pair of Mission 701s this morning.
Though I'm keeping the LP12.

Vive the English sound!

If you haven't already heard these speakers in action, I don't think you'll be disapointed. My young lad had a set that came bundled with an older Pioneer HT amp I purchased and they sounded great, right up until he blew them by cranking the I/P voltage to his amp (using PC as source) which (best guess) produced enough dirty power to the speakers that they finally gave up the ghost.

Somebody around here as a set they've put up for sale on kijiji, and I've been considering picking them up.
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I've heard a set a while back, and i remember the crisp English sound. That'll be perfect for LPs. They are right next to me as I type this, can't wait for the amp to show up this week.
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