ADM9RSS + ADM Sub, taller stands and the rest on music.
Would you not prefer the ADM40's if you had £5000?
They would still leave you with £1750 to spend on music.
PC > AVI Neutron Five 2.1
Sony NWZ-A847 64GB Walkman > Westone UM3x
ADM40's if starting from scratch would need serious consideration or if only adding to my existing system - a pair of Naim Ovator S-400s leaving the change for a pretty serious drugs binge
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MAIN: Apple TV2, Mac Mini (controlled from various iThings using Remote), CA Azur 751BD & Panasonic P42V20B into audiolab M-DAC, feeding a Primare A34.2 class D power amp via XLRs, 2x 5m of Atlas Ascent 2 firing up Totem Arros. DALI Kubik Free in my kitchen
ON THE HOOF: iPhone 5S/Sennheiser MM450.
Ain't some folk predictable?
Mordaunt Short Mezzo System C - 8,5,1,9.Yamaha V2065. SonyS570. Panasonic TX-P42G20B., Sky HD 1TB. Garrard 86SB. PF30. Wii. WDTV Live. Harmony One. STAX300. QED cabling. Galaxy Tab 10.1
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Base trap Project - http://www.whathifi.com/forum/home-cinema/corner-base-trap-completed-project?page=1
A Lenco, an ex-professional solid state amp and a scruffy pair of EV Patricians. Zero depreciation.
I'd probably go for Denon DCD2020AE, PMA2020AE and some PMC DB1i speakers. I reckon that would keep me very happy indeed, although I'd have to squeeze my Rega RP3 in there as well!!
Sources: Rega RP3/Elys 2 - Roksan Kandy K2 CDS Phono Stage Cambridge Audio 540P
Amplification: Exposure 1010
Speakers: Dynaudio DM2/6
Listening to MUSIC!
I wouldn't spend 5k on any 2ch system....
Some ADM40s sound good, but I don't know about shipping them half way around the world. Maybe some Yamaha HS80Ms and either a NuForce Icon HDP or a Luxman DA-200 doing DAC and pre-amp duties. Should leave me a fair bit of change for other activities.
Observe the signature in its natural habitat.
Definitely a minimalist DSP / active system of some kind. I have gone past my racks of equipment / miles of cable stage in life.
I am an electrostatic fan, are there active electrostatics available?
I'd go Martin Logan, the Electromotion, MyDAC, NAD 356 amp, VPI Traveler and the rest on records as I don't have any. The mac would continue as digital source.
If I had to keep my current room, it would be filled with some DIY speakers, either Fullrange drivers on OB with bass support (as I am planning atm) or some DIY corner horns with active crossovers, a selection of SET amps like the Decware Zen (in progress), Trancendent OTL etc. No idea on the Turntable. Digital Source would still probably be the Sony for the moment, no need to change.
Decware Zen SET: (currently building a DIY version)
OB would be DIY similar to this: (I already have the full-range-drivers)
Michell Gyrodec SE / RB300 / 2M Blue | Sony DVP-S9000ES
Croft Micro 25 Basic | Decware Zen
Goodmans Axiom 201 / Rega Alya / Keesonic Kolt
Hmm,this has got me thinking (not a good sign) I said in an earlier reply that I`d go the active route with some ATC`s, I see the ATC SCM20 SL`s available at around £6500, now if I were to sell (or trade in) the ATC P1 power and Proac D18 Response speakers how much would I have to put in to make up the difference? Perhaps some of our friendly dealers could give me a rough estimate ? Just when I thought I`d been cured of the upgrade bug..........
Windows 8 laptop with Jriver MC19 playing FLAC->MF V-Link II->Moon300D Dac->ATC-CA2 Pre-> ATC P1 Power Amp -> ProAc Response D18 Floorstanders + BK Monolith Plus Sub ,Chord speaker cable and inters,DSpeaker Anti-Mode 2.0 Dual Core Room Correction
Very roughly, you'd be looking at about £1000 each for the P1 and for the speakers, so some way short of a new pair of active 20s. With the £5k we've kindly been given I'd go for a second hand pair of active 50s and a decent dac/pre such as the Benchmark DAC1, or something lower priced if it sounded as good.
HiFi / A/V / Bedroom
Other people manage to get them round the other side of the world without any problems.
Apple Lossless - ATV3 - AVI ADM 40 also ATV3 into AVI ADM 9T [my wife's system]
and Grado SR80i
A second hand Marantz PM14 amp.
A cheap reliable CD player like the Marantz CD5000 I have right now, to use as a transport.
A pair Harberths or similar speakers
My iMac (which I already own)
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