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RE: Your Dream Music System

Maybe not quite what you had in mind, but I love Spotify so much for discovering oodles of lovely music in less-than-mainstream genres, that my dream system would be...

24/192 Spotify streaming into native Spotify Connect (so it doesnt eat my iPad battery life quite so ravenously) into a Naim Qute into a NAP100 into to Guru QM10 mk2's. Actually, the exact system is less of a concern. As long as it makes hi-res Spotify sound epic. And yes, I know such a thing doesn't exist yet.

No NAS or back-ups to faff with, no physical media cluttering the house, no hours spent ripping & tagging CD's, but just blissful hi-res any-music-you-want-on-demand Spotify! (He says as he listens to Beck's latest album, Morning Phase on Spotify).

You did say "dream" system!  Might happen one day?

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Totally with you on this one. Bring on the NAS free, ripping-free, high def streaming from the cloud

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RE: Your Dream Music System

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Having lived with Martin Logans for a few weeks now, I think my dream system would have to be built round electrostatics. Active ‘statics would be nice, but they’re like hen’s teeth. So it would be a pair of huge passive panels: ML CLX ARTs or Maggie 20.7s or similar. (Splendid though Quads are, listening needs to be sociable, and Quads have too small a sweet spot to be enjoyed by all the family.)

Since ‘statics don’t go very deep, I’d need a pair of subs, possibly Wilson Benesch Torus.

The system would be all digital, with DSP a necessity. Maybe a pair of Devialet 240s fed by a simple NAS drive? Or maybe a Trinnov room optimiser feeding some huge Class A Accuphase beasts.

Matt 

Matt ,

I think you might be interested in a pair of Electrostatics made by Roger Sanders  formerly Innersound .

They are active electrostatics with an active transmission line sub integrated in to them !

I have heard a pair of the older Innersound Eros model and I have never before or since heard anything that does full scale classical music like they do. The newer models are supposed to be even better !

The power  scale and dynamics combined with incredible clarity and detail was beyond belief ,they put you in the concert hall in the best seat .

Have a look below Smile

http://www.sanderssoundsystems.com/products/electrostatic-speakers

 

Just wanted to add that they provide a 30 day free home trial service no matter where you are Wink

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RE: Your Dream Music System

My dream system would have to be as follows:

Accuphase DP720 SA CD CDP

Accuphase C 3800 pre

Accuphase P6100 power

Sonus Faber Stradivari Homage speakers

or...

Electrocompaniet EMC1UP CDP

Accuphase E600 intigrated

Harbeth 40.1 speakers

Decisions decisions!

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Electro wrote:

Matt ,

I think you might be interested in a pair of Electrostatics made by Roger Sanders  formerly Innersound .

They are active electrostatics with an active transmission line sub integrated in to them !

I have heard a pair of the older Innersound Eros model and I have never before or since heard anything that does full scale classical music like they do. The newer models are supposed to be even better !

The power  scale and dynamics combined with incredible clarity and detail was beyond belief ,they put you in the concert hall in the best seat .

Have a look below Smile

http://www.sanderssoundsystems.com/products/electrostatic-speakers

 

Just wanted to add that they provide a 30 day free home trial service no matter where you are Wink

They look very impressive from a design point of view. I would very much like to hear them.

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Electro wrote:

Matt ,

I think you might be interested in a pair of Electrostatics made by Roger Sanders  formerly Innersound .

They are active electrostatics with an active transmission line sub integrated in to them !

I have heard a pair of the older Innersound Eros model and I have never before or since heard anything that does full scale classical music like they do. The newer models are supposed to be even better !

The power  scale and dynamics combined with incredible clarity and detail was beyond belief ,they put you in the concert hall in the best seat .

Have a look below Smile

http://www.sanderssoundsystems.com/products/electrostatic-speakers

Just wanted to add that they provide a 30 day free home trial service no matter where you are Wink

Electro, they look very interesting. I'm not a big fan of TL bass generally, but these look worth a try: maybe in five years time when the MLs are due for replacement.

You're absolutely right about the experience of electrostatics: nothing quite like it.

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Electro wrote:

matt49 wrote:

Having lived with Martin Logans for a few weeks now, I think my dream system would have to be built round electrostatics. Active ‘statics would be nice, but they’re like hen’s teeth. So it would be a pair of huge passive panels: ML CLX ARTs or Maggie 20.7s or similar. (Splendid though Quads are, listening needs to be sociable, and Quads have too small a sweet spot to be enjoyed by all the family.)

Since ‘statics don’t go very deep, I’d need a pair of subs, possibly Wilson Benesch Torus.

The system would be all digital, with DSP a necessity. Maybe a pair of Devialet 240s fed by a simple NAS drive? Or maybe a Trinnov room optimiser feeding some huge Class A Accuphase beasts.

Matt 

Matt ,

I think you might be interested in a pair of Electrostatics made by Roger Sanders  formerly Innersound .

They are active electrostatics with an active transmission line sub integrated in to them !

I have heard a pair of the older Innersound Eros model and I have never before or since heard anything that does full scale classical music like they do. The newer models are supposed to be even better !

The power  scale and dynamics combined with incredible clarity and detail was beyond belief ,they put you in the concert hall in the best seat .

Have a look below Smile

http://www.sanderssoundsystems.com/products/electrostatic-speakers

 

Just wanted to add that they provide a 30 day free home trial service no matter where you are Wink

look very interesting indeed. I have never come across this brand but from a distance they look very impressive.

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James7 wrote:

look very interesting indeed. I have never come across this brand but from a distance they look very impressive.

They sound even more impressive Smile

Roger Sanders invented the curved panel that the Martin Logan electrostatics use although he has gone back the the planar type panel for the reasons stated in the video contained in the link I posted .

Here is the video in case you missed it .

http://live.audiogon.com/events/the2008/vids/Sanders_room.html

If you ever get a chance to hear a pair I am sure you will be impressed Smile

Here is more info .

http://www.stereomojo.com/Sanders%2010b%20Electrostactic%20Speakers%20Review/Sanders10bElectrostacticSpeakersReview.htm

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My dream system would have the lowest powered amplifier I know of.

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My dream system would have the lowest powered amplifier I know of.

Do you like the sound of clipping?

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Gryphon electronics and loudspeakers installed by my wife...

also CD quality streaming service of every single piece of music ever released.

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lindsayt wrote:

My dream system would have the lowest powered amplifier I know of.

Do you like the sound of clipping?

I hate it.

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steve_1979 wrote:

lindsayt wrote:

My dream system would have the lowest powered amplifier I know of.

Do you like the sound of clipping?

I hate it.

Then why would you choose the lowest powered amplifier you can find?

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Because the loudest I ever listen to music at home is with peaks at 95dbs at my listening position which equates to 105dbs at 1 metre from the speakers. That is party volume. Or quick blast volume. A volume which will leave my ears feeling a bit numb or ringing after a few minutes. Volumes in excess of this on a regular basis would be likely to permanently damage my hearing, which is not something I'd like to do.

 

I only need 2 watts to get this volume. Less is more in hi-fi, where you can get away with less. The vast majority of my listening is in the micro to milliwatt power range. An area that 45 based SET amps are particularly good at.

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Because the loudest I ever listen to music at home is with peaks at 95dbs at my listening position which equates to 105dbs at 1 metre from the speakers. That is party volume. Or quick blast volume. A volume which will leave my ears feeling a bit numb or ringing after a few minutes. Volumes in excess of this on a regular basis would be likely to permanently damage my hearing, which is not something I'd like to do.

 

I only need 2 watts to get this volume. Less is more in hi-fi, where you can get away with less. The vast majority of my listening is in the micro to milliwatt power range. An area that 45 based SET amps are particularly good at.

If that's what works for you then enjoy. Smile

 

Personally I've found that about 30 watts is the minimum that I would be able to get away with for music in near field use with efficient speakers. I also like to listen from further away at higher volume levels occasionally so 50-100 watts is better for me. Having 100 watts of power also comes in handy for movies which have more dynamic range than music.

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