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Posted By: exlabdriver My Dinosaur System - 01/12/16 03:42 AM
I purchased a new Sony 5 Disc CD Player from Best Buy during the holidays. They threw in a free 4 Year Warranty (worth $50) that was nice.

My Yaquin Tube Amp is on top - drives my M2s & pair of EP-400s.

Sony SS Receiver on the bottom - drives my M3s.

The three 5 Disc Changers have the new Sony CDP on top. It's main feature is the USB Thumb Drive port that the previous one doesn't have. It feeds the Sony SS Receiver.

Next is the superb Denon that I use mainly for SACDs into the Tube Amp.

My 10 year old Sony CDP (still working just fine) is on the bottom of the stack also feeding the Sony Receiver.

In the modern era of streaming & all of the new doodads out there, this is kind of retro way of playing music without going to vinyl. So I have the choice of 15 discs plus a Thumb Drive ready to go all the time.

I've been madly ripping CDs to a Thumb Drive (new to me) in anticipation of using it in the CDP, car & perhaps the AxiomAir.

Posted By: exlabdriver Re: My Dinosaur System - 01/12/16 07:43 PM
I'm exhausted - I just ripped 8 Stevie Ray Vaughan CDs, ha!

Actually using Win Media Player makes it very simple & easy...

Posted By: 2x6spds Re: My Dinosaur System - 01/12/16 08:01 PM
Is that the Yaqin mc100b?

I'm putting a little house warming gift together, a monoprice tube amp for $150 and a pair of M3 V2s. Tested it ... sounds ridiculously good.
Posted By: exlabdriver Re: My Dinosaur System - 01/12/16 11:44 PM
It is indeed the 100b - KT88s. It's been working flawlessly for 3 years now on the original tubes...

Posted By: craigsub Re: My Dinosaur System - 01/13/16 12:00 AM
Tam - I had to dismantle my old basement system to do the stuff with the Legacy, Martin-Logan and Axiom towers, but here is a pic of the system ...

One pair of 1956 Electro Voice Georgian Corner horns (from 1956 until 2005 Electro Voice made all the drivers for Klipsch Heritage speakers and had their own line of them in the 50's and 60's) ... A circa 1975 Marantz 3600 preamp and 250M power amp was the front end.

Here is a pic of the speakers ...

And the amps ...

Posted By: exlabdriver Re: My Dinosaur System - 01/13/16 12:22 AM

My very first Receiver was a Marantz 2245 from the early 70s that worked flawlessly for years until one of the 'dash' lights burnt out. I took off the cover but couldn't see how to get at it for a replacement.

My following Receivers over the years weighed less than half of what the 2245 did. I really did like that Marantz.

Along with the 2245, I had a large pair of Marantz Imperial 8 speakers that sounded great to me way back then. Check the photos at the bottom of this listing - obviously not a modern design, ha!:

Posted By: craigsub Re: My Dinosaur System - 01/13/16 01:44 AM
I love those speakers! Marantz made such great gear, and going to a store to hear them was a treat. The poor guys working there must have hated seeing my brother and me as teenagers in the store. We could not afford anything, but loved looking.
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