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Two Channel Systems
#308767 05/31/10 08:52 PM
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Two Channel Systems

Here are my two channel systems:
Emotiva 2 Channel System:
USP-1 Preamp
ERC-1 CD Player
XPA-2 Amp
RBH 1044SE Floor Standing Speakers
PrimaLuna Tube 2 Channel System:
Prologue Three Preamp
Prologue Six Monobloc Amps using Chinese KT88 Power Tubes
Njoe Tjoeb 4000 CD Player with Tube Ouput Buffer and 24/192 upsampler DAC
M60ti Floorstanding Speakers
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Re: Two Channel Systems
Mark #308770 05/31/10 08:56 PM
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Hey, nice. That looks funs.

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CV #308771 05/31/10 09:05 PM
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Yesses, its certainlies doeses. \:\)

Nice setup!


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Re: Two Channel Systems
MarkSJohnson #308773 05/31/10 09:19 PM
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Nice setup you have there Mark. Very clean look to it. Love the look of those tube amps integrated into the system. Classy!

Congrats and job well done.

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BlueJays1 #308777 05/31/10 09:27 PM
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Very nice, do you switch back and forth between them and go with the set of speakers that sounds the best for that particular music selection?

Wasn't it brought up that the speakers should be set up the same on both sides, RBH AXIOM center stand RBH AXIOM so as to eliminate the narrowing of the front soundstage by having one set of speakers closer together?


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Re: Two Channel Systems
jakewash #308779 05/31/10 09:33 PM
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That's my thinking Jay(I do that occasionally). That way, the speakers are a similar distance apart.


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Adrian #308781 05/31/10 09:56 PM
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Hi Jakewash and everyone!!! Thanks for the kind words. Currently attempting to make "black and tans" with the misses. Not successful but that depends on your definition of successful. Nonetheless feeling comfortably numb. Sorry, Adult ADHD kicked in.... I kinda go with the flow, whatever sounds good (not a very good audiophile am I...). Right now everything is sounding really good. Both systems put me in the front row with great imaging. Both systems are truly transparent. On another subject, I am very surprised that the PrimaLuna System is not as "tubey" as I had first assumed (let's not go with the "if you assume, you make an...") With the chinese KT88's handling the power output on the PL 6 monoblocs, I have found that the PrimaLuna's are very articulate. I have not noticed any roll off in the treble,the mids have great definition and the Bass is very tight. Who'd da thunk :). With the emotiva, regardless of speaker (yes I have run countless combinations.....) the system is just a monster!!!!! You like bass slam you get bass slam. You like SPL, you get SPL. My favorite tune (along with the neighborhood, I think) is Phil Collins 'In The Air Tonight" with the volume turned to +infinity dB...that one section with the drums....priceless!!


Emotiva Sys
USP1Pre
ERC1CD
XPA2Amp
RBH1044SE
PrimaLuna Sys
PL3Pre
PL6Monoblocs
TubeCD
M60ti
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Mark #308784 05/31/10 10:16 PM
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That is some serious audio gear Mark. How do you like ERC-1?

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Mark #308785 05/31/10 10:18 PM
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 Originally Posted By: Mark
Hi Jakewash and everyone!!! Thanks for the kind words. Currently attempting to make "black and tans" with the misses.


Mmmmmmm. Black and tans. \:D

Re: Two Channel Systems
TonyMc #308786 05/31/10 10:25 PM
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Hey TonyMC, I'm MTAK on the EMOTIVA Forum (but you knew that already). Hope your enjoying the Memorial and listening to some great tunes on those M60's (very nice BTW). Detailed, Accurate, and Revealing ("I'm just play'n what yer feed'n me sir") If that is what you like, then you cannot go wrong. Like I posted earlier, you are in the front center row and you will hear everything as it was intended. Plus if you have any HD CD's, they will shine.


Emotiva Sys
USP1Pre
ERC1CD
XPA2Amp
RBH1044SE
PrimaLuna Sys
PL3Pre
PL6Monoblocs
TubeCD
M60ti
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