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Post by Sanjøy » Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:11 pm

Was just pestering Woody about some kit and realised that there appears to be a remarkable contingent of SE that listen to their music on Bang & Olufsen kit. Generally it’s 80s hardware with the occasional 2018 intervention via Sonos or Chromecast.

Couple of years back I refurbished some old family CX100s and CX50s which are now employed as my surround kit.

Woody managed to find me a rather lovely set of Penta 3s after I found Pete a set a couple of years back.

All of them are driven from a Denon AV amp with native Spotify or via optical from the Android TVs Spotify client.

My 90s CX35s are retired to the barn and rarely get fired up.

Anyone else care to describe their setup?

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Re: Danish Audiophiles

Post by rawsco » Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:18 pm

Cambridge audio stereo amp (which replaced an absolutely fantastic NAD which exploded sadly) but was the closest I could get to the sound as the NAD stuff had lost its edge. Wired to 2 tannoy revolution R2 floorstand speakers which are brilliant and now almost 19 years old bought new with my Y2K bonus for being on call!

Spotify connect on this set up and then In the kitchen / social room I have 2x Sonos Play and a sonos Sub which goes up to ear bleeding levels and sounds absolutely fantastic tuned with the sonos room tuning thing.
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Re: Danish Audiophiles

Post by robin » Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:19 pm

Very low tech here. A bluetooth speaker in the kitchen. That's it :-)

My brother in law (still) works for Cambridge Audio I think if anyone wants a small staff discount ...

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Post by mik » Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:56 pm

27yr old NAD 3240PE here (which I bloody love). It powers a pair of Tannoy V4i's, accompanied by a Tannoy TS2.10 active sub which takes a feed from the pre-amp.

Plus a Devialet Phantom (Silver) for more casual listening in the kitchen. (That bad boy goes down to 16hz 😎 )
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Post by IanD » Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:57 pm

I was still using bits of my original hi fi bought late 80’s until about 2 years ago. Audiolab 8000a amp and Rogers LS4a speakers.

But while on holiday, my son overheated the amp big time while playing a connected iPhone at very high amplification for hours during his party.

Circuit board severely melted and burnt and blew main driver on one speaker when the amp failed.

So now all modern with a sonos 5 and sonos 1 playing Spotify, amazon music through phones mostly.

Still fancy getting some old kit at some point and linking up music to see how it sounds.

Also got an old CD player, a Marantz CD63SE sitting in the loft, came across it a few years ago, was going to chuck it out then saw they sell for £50-£90 on eBay.

So did I sell it ?
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Post by ScottJ-PS » Wed Oct 24, 2018 11:03 pm

Audiolab 8000A amp with Tannoy Mercury speakers. Had since early 90s and replaced 80s Denon equipment .

inputs = Marantz KI signature CD, Systemdek IIX turntable (21st 30 yrs ago) , and the TV & Bluray also wired into the old Audiolab with RCA phonos.

I have hundreds of LPs & CDs so don't bother with spotify. In the Elise it is CD or vroom vroom, and in Cooper its Radio 6 on DAB

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Post by woody » Thu Oct 25, 2018 12:00 am

I've not had a functioning phone since Friday pretty much, so will have missed whatever you've sent. Just recovered my google account tonight at least.

Have CX100s & matching cona sub upstairs and CX50s in the basement. But those pentas

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Post by IanD » Thu Oct 25, 2018 12:16 am

ScottJ-PS wrote:
Wed Oct 24, 2018 11:03 pm
Audiolab 8000A amp with Tannoy Mercury speakers. Had since early 90s and replaced 80s Denon equipment .

inputs = Marantz KI signature CD, Systemdek IIX turntable (21st 30 yrs ago) , and the TV & Bluray also wired into the old Audiolab with RCA phonos.

I have hundreds of LPs & CDs so don't bother with spotify. In the Elise it is CD or vroom vroom, and in Cooper its Radio 6 on DAB
Audiolab :(
I seriously debated buying Systemdek at the time but decided on a Manticore Mantra turntable instead, it’s in the loft as well.
We must have been reading the same magazines in the same era and going to the same shops to see what was available for listening to. :)
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Post by campbell » Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:33 am

Nice thread, Sanjoy.

And fab to see Tannoys cropping up so often!

2 systems in our gaff.


Lounge...

Harmon Kardon AVR100 AV receiver

Sony telly, Sony BluRay and Wii lashed up to it.

Plays through Tannoy Eclipse ported 2-ways (30 yrs old this Dec and still belting it out).

Tannoy centre and Mordaunt Short rears.


Garden room... (very old skool)

Rotel RA820 amp (c. 1985)

B&W ported 2-ways

Sources generally laptop with LED projector, Pioneer DVD player, or iPod / iPhone / iPad / tablet for Plex music.


Rarely have (make?) the time to sit and enjoy my Hifi these days. My Sennheiser earbuds and iphone probably deliver more hours of music & radio (podcasts) than either of those setups.

But do still have the odd moment when I turn Pink Floyd up to 11
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Re: Danish Audiophiles

Post by H8OAG » Thu Oct 25, 2018 12:33 pm

Boag Towers is wall to wall SONOS with 5 zones/12 ceiling mounted Mordaunt Short Speakers driven by three rack mounted SPL 300w amps
(Looks like the aftermath of a Radio Shack summer sale)

Garage (Downstairs)

NAD 7125
Mordaunt Short 442 speakers
Bluetooth
Sonos

Mancave (Upstairs)

Harman Kardon 6100
Sony CDP 790
Denon 260 tuner.......ex Faither G after his Linn affair
The Orgasmatrons......KEF Cresta 30's..........ballsack bouncing base
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I have a Linn Sondek currently in bits awaiting TLC

Today's listening?

Two extremes............

Ignite the seven cannons - Felt (Vocals by the fab Lizzy Fraser.......about the only decent thing to come out of Grangemouth)
Mysterious Girl - Insecure Men

Today's glass (It's almost lunchtime)

Beefsteak Club Malbec


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Re: Danish Audiophiles

Post by Sanjøy » Thu Oct 25, 2018 12:35 pm

H8OAG wrote:
Thu Oct 25, 2018 12:33 pm
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Today's listening?

Two extremes............

Ignite the seven cannons - Felt (Vocals by the fab Lizzy Fraser.......about the only decent thing to come out of Grangemouth)
Mysterious Girl - Peter Andre

Today's glass (It's almost lunchtime)

Beefsteak Club Malbec


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Post by H8OAG » Thu Oct 25, 2018 1:02 pm

Thanks
It is a cover version the Peter Andre track
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Post by Sanjøy » Thu Oct 25, 2018 1:07 pm

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Post by campbell » Thu Oct 25, 2018 3:37 pm

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Re: Danish Audiophiles

Post by Ferg » Thu Oct 25, 2018 4:15 pm

Before I went all Digital I had an Linn LP12 through a Quad 33 & 303 into a pair of KEF Concertos. It sounded gorgeous. All digital AV Receivers now though.
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