My setup

Discussion in 'Soundcards, Speakers HiFI & File formats' started by flimbo, Feb 14, 2013.

  1. flimbo

    flimbo Master Guru

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    I have spent over a thousand on sound equipment.

    1. Xonar ST sound card.
    2. 3 Opamps LME49720HA.
    3. Gold plated cable.
    4. Marantz Amplifier.
    5. More gold cable.
    6 Wharfedale Amber floorstanding speakers.

    I think it all sounds bloody good.
    And I think thats the only way to go when setting up a pc for sound.
    Soundcard-amplifer-speakers.
     
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  2. RagDoll_Effect

    RagDoll_Effect Ancient Guru

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    Cool, for all that, you got a good deal :)

    cheers,
    RagDoll.
     
  3. Nichtswisser

    Nichtswisser Master Guru

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    Waste of money

    More waste of money.

    Only thing worth the extra costs are gold connectors because gold does not suffer from corrosion which prevents connection issues connectors made from cheap metals very often suffer from after some time.
     
  4. gridiron whirlw

    gridiron whirlw Ancient Guru

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    Being an audiophile is hard on the wallet. :)
     

  5. N0sferatU

    N0sferatU Ancient Guru

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    you get a cookie!

    I spent $5000 on my home theater and another $1400 on my headphone rig let me flaunt it on the internet too!!! :banana:

    :3eyes:

    :stewpid:

    :)
     
  6. Nichtswisser

    Nichtswisser Master Guru

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    Yes, it is, yet buying cables which costs a great deal more while providing no audible improvement still remains a waste of money. Being audiophile has noting to do with falling pray to modern day snake oil vendors.
     
  7. gridiron whirlw

    gridiron whirlw Ancient Guru

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    Well, alot about being an audiophile is sort of a waste of money, as you start to pay a whole hell of alot....for very small gaines in performance.

    You start to say...well, technically....this is better.
     
  8. BLEH!

    BLEH! Ancient Guru

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    £250 studio monitors FTW :D Perfectly flat response.
     
  9. N0sferatU

    N0sferatU Ancient Guru

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    agreed. There's a certain point where bang for your buck stops.

    There are good gains to be made up to a certain dollar mount IMO.
     
  10. Tom F

    Tom F Ancient Guru

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    Home made DAC --> Home made cable --> Home made amp --> Beyer DT770.

    No expensive materials, no esoteric brands, just sensibly designed stuff and utterly astonishingly incredible workmanship.



    Wait. Scratch that last one. Still sounds good though :D
     

  11. Nato.dbnz

    Nato.dbnz Ancient Guru

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    :bigsmile:
     
  12. ASLayerAODsk

    ASLayerAODsk Master Guru

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    I would have gone with silver ends instead...:) just my .02 :D
     
  13. jhelsas

    jhelsas Master Guru

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    Please present me a £250 studio monitors that truly have perfectly flat response, because I'm going to buy them yesterday!

    If you meant £1250 studio monitors......
     

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