Paul's BR/805 system thread
Hi all, my system thread has gotten horribly messy as I didn't renew my flickr pro account and all of my pictures disappeared. I have created a new one here so you don't need to skip past pages of dead picture links
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I am running an Onkyo 805 amplifier, with Monitor Audio BR5 floor standers, Monitor Audio BR1 bookshelves as surrounds on Atacama Nexus 10i stands, a Monitor Audio BX LCR as centre and a REL T3 sub. The reason for having a BX centre was simply that the BR was sold out in my colour, nothing fancy. I chose the REL T3 over the Monitor Audio BRW10 as the BRW10 was known to be a weak link in the BR lineup. I demoed the T3 and it was far more pacey and musical, more than likely because of the high level connector that the BRW10 lacked. The BR5's are hooked up with Chord Rumour 4 in a Bi-amp configuration (better than 7.1 in my opinion). The BR LCR is hooked up with Chord Rumour 2. The BR1's are rigged with Chord Leyline as I Didn't fancy buying that much Rumour! The T3 uses the Neutrik connector that comes in the box, as well as a Chord Crimson for 5.1 duties.
Sources are PS3 for games, Panasonic BDT-310 for Bluray and an Apple TV 2 for music streaming duties. All are connected via HDMI, either with QED classic or Chord something or other. I honestly couldn't tell you which unit the Chord is plugged in to as I cant tell the difference. I stream to the ATV2 either from my iPhone 4 or a 17" MacBook Pro.
TV is a rather humble (by modern standards) Panasonic 37LZD70. This is the only part I fancy upgrading, I would like a Panasonic 42GT50 but am content to wait quite a while until the prices tumble. The whole lot is controlled with a Logitech Harmony One.
The stand is an Alphason, it came from the eBay outlet store and was dirt cheap. So cheap was the stand that in my excitement to buy I didn't bother measuring anything. Hence the mahoosive hacksawed hole in the back with a morbidly obese Onkyo hanging out of it.