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lovinthehd

lovinthehd

Audioholic Jedi
Gonna try this:
Someone clued me into this thread but haven't moved one of my 5100s to start yet.... https://www.quadraphonicquad.com/forums/threads/sony-blu-ray-players-used-for-sacd-ripping.26078/
 
davidscott

davidscott

Audioholic Ninja
Thanks for the point out of these. I have a set of 595s but the band is broken. Anyone know why the SEs are so much cheaper than the regular ones?.?
Probably because they are an Amazon exclusive. All the reviews that I have read say that they identical except for the color. Anyway, they are scheduled to arrive tomorrow, so I'll get to compare them to my Grado 60s and my other phones. I do like the Grados, but they are really bright.
 
davidscott

davidscott

Audioholic Ninja
Received the 599se phones today. Already much better than my AKG K240 Studios. More comfortable than my Senn 280 pros and not as bright but with more bass than my Grado 60s. A bonus is the 9-foot cable that reaches to my couch so I don't have to sit on the floor anymore. Looks like these will be my go-to phones. :)
 
Andreas

Andreas

Junior Audioholic
Just curious, what made you go with the NAIT?
For simplicity, longevity, & timelessness. I knew Naim would go above and beyond on this amp. I wasn’t wrong. Highend phono and headphone sections. The designs taken from the new Naim 200 series. The amp section sounds great when used within its limits. I have no issues driving my Spendor Classic 3/1’s. Those over at the Naim forums are comparing this amp favourably to their SuperNait 3’s and above(selling their other equipment and keeping the Nait 50). They may be getting a little carried away but my point is the integrated amp is an audiophile hub and sounds great. I’m now looking into a dac/streamer combo. Maybe the Cyrus Classic Stream or the XR version coming out next month. I figured since I listen to mostly British music maybe I’ll use all British equipment. (; and its much less bulky/heavy than the American/Japanese stuff.
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davidscott

davidscott

Audioholic Ninja
Received the 599se phones today. Already much better than my AKG K240 Studios. More comfortable than my Senn 280 pros and not as bright but with more bass than my Grado 60s. A bonus is the 9-foot cable that reaches to my couch so I don't have to sit on the floor anymore. Looks like these will be my go-to phones. :)
3 days later and I am very satisfied. Maybe the best phones I've ever owned. But I still listen to my speakers most of the time.
 
Eppie

Eppie

Audioholic Ninja
More additions to my planned upgrade. The H55-LCR will be used as an in-wall centre to go with my older Paradigm AMS-300 in-walls in the living room. The P65-R will be in ceiling ATMOS for the rec-room. 45% discount as new models are coming out so I drove an hour to Kitchener to visit Natural Sound which is not too far from where Paradigm is located. They had the new Founder speakers too and the F100 in midnight cherry is absolutely gorgeous.
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Bobby Bass

Bobby Bass

Senior Audioholic
More additions to my planned upgrade. The H55-LCR will be used as an in-wall centre to go with my older Paradigm AMS-300 in-walls in the living room. The P65-R will be in ceiling ATMOS for the rec-room. 45% discount as new models are coming out so I drove an hour to Kitchener to visit Natural Sound which is not too far from where Paradigm is located. They had the new Founder speakers too and the F100 in midnight cherry is absolutely gorgeous.
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Looks like great stuff. Agree the F100s are beautiful and sound great when I heard them just out of my price range at $5700 a pair US. Good luck with your upgrade!
 
Eppie

Eppie

Audioholic Ninja
Looks like great stuff. Agree the F100s are beautiful and sound great when I heard them just out of my price range at $5700 a pair US. Good luck with your upgrade!
Yeah, the F100 is above my budget currently but the F80 comes pretty close. I'm finding that the improvement over my Studio 20v5 is so small though that it's not worth all of that money, so I'm upgrading everything else in the system. I plan to post more detailed updates in my Joe's and Pro's thread. One more piece of equipment expected in the next week and then I''ll have a bunch of work in store. :)
 
j_garcia

j_garcia

Audioholic Jedi
Bought tix to Marlon Wayans at the Improv. We had Pete Davidson tix there for the same day (My daughter's bday) but he decided to crash his car into someone's house in Beverly Hills and now probably has a nice little ankle bracelet. As a result Pete cancelled his whole tour.
 
Bobby Bass

Bobby Bass

Senior Audioholic
Bought tix to Marlon Wayans at the Improv. We had Pete Davidson tix there for the same day (My daughter's bday) but he decided to crash his car into someone's house in Beverly Hills and now probably has a nice little ankle bracelet. As a result Pete cancelled his whole tour.
Just got an email ad that Davidson is doing 5 shows with John Stewart in the Northeast. Tickets start at $75.
 
j_garcia

j_garcia

Audioholic Jedi
Just got an email ad that Davidson is doing 5 shows with John Stewart in the Northeast. Tickets start at $75.
Interesting. His entire tour was sold out and they cancelled all dates across the US. What are the rough dates for him and Jon?
 
Eppie

Eppie

Audioholic Ninja
Last piece for my planned HT upgrade, excluding miscellaneous items. This was a tough choice. Thought about the Denon X3700H, B-stock X6700H, X3800H, Marantz SR7015 and some other models and B-stock from Gibbys. I ruled out the B-stock for something as complex as an AVR and the X3800H lacks component inputs which I wanted for legacy gaming systems. Was leaning towards the X3700H which had the inputs and was sub $2000, but then came across the X4800H on ElectronicsForLess. It was $300 off plus there was a coupon code for another $90 discount. Still a lot more than the X3700H but too good of a deal to pass up as it's a current model with better specs, more power and surround audio features. Hopeful that I can get over 13 years out of this one like my current 2310ci. It's a little more than what I need for the current space but if we move, this AVR will scale to a larger room.
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ryanosaur

ryanosaur

Audioholic Overlord
Last piece for my planned HT upgrade, excluding miscellaneous items. This was a tough choice. Thought about the Denon X3700H, B-stock X6700H, X3800H, Marantz SR7015 and some other models and B-stock from Gibbys. I ruled out the B-stock for something as complex as an AVR and the X3800H lacks component inputs which I wanted for legacy gaming systems. Was leaning towards the X3700H which had the inputs and was sub $2000, but then came across the X4800H on ElectronicsForLess. It was $300 off plus there was a coupon code for another $90 discount. Still a lot more than the X3700H but too good of a deal to pass up as it's a current model with better specs, more power and surround audio features. Hopeful that I can get over 13 years out of this one like my current 2310ci. It's a little more than what I need for the current space but if we move, this AVR will scale to a larger room.
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Good choice. I'm a firm believer that, within reason, you should always buy a step up from what is good enough. ;) I got to do that with my SR6012 back in 2018 and am so glad I didn't stick with the 5012.
 
-Jim-

-Jim-

Audioholic General
Last piece for my planned HT upgrade, excluding miscellaneous items. This was a tough choice. Thought about the Denon X3700H, B-stock X6700H, X3800H, Marantz SR7015 and some other models and B-stock from Gibbys. I ruled out the B-stock for something as complex as an AVR and the X3800H lacks component inputs which I wanted for legacy gaming systems. Was leaning towards the X3700H which had the inputs and was sub $2000, but then came across the X4800H on ElectronicsForLess. It was $300 off plus there was a coupon code for another $90 discount. Still a lot more than the X3700H but too good of a deal to pass up as it's a current model with better specs, more power and surround audio features. Hopeful that I can get over 13 years out of this one like my current 2310ci. It's a little more than what I need for the current space but if we move, this AVR will scale to a larger room.
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Good for you @Eppie . I hope it makes you happy for years to come. Did you get this from ElectronicsForLess Canada?
 
Eppie

Eppie

Audioholic Ninja
Good for you @Eppie . I hope it makes you happy for years to come. Did you get this from ElectronicsForLess Canada?
Yes, the EFL Canada website. Shipped out of Richmond, ON. Gibby's had some deals and had the biggest inventory of B-stock (recertified) gear but I think the warranty is only 1 year as opposed to 3 years on b-stock. That felt like a gamble. Crutchfield had no discounts on new models. Centre HiFi in Quebec had the best price on the 3700H for $1800, regular $2100. BestBuy only had $100 off on the 4800H. EFL had the 4800H for $3000, regular $3300, and then I spotted a $90 instant rebate in the fine print, $2930 + tax. I had to think hard about spending that extra $1130 over what the 3700H has to offer but I don't upgrade often. I have limited options in town and would have needed to drive to Kitchener or Toronto to haggle with a hifi shop but got the feeling that at best they would have matched the EFL price but not beat it. Arrived via Purolator in perfect order.
 
-Jim-

-Jim-

Audioholic General
Yes, the EFL Canada website. Shipped out of Richmond, ON. Gibby's had some deals and had the biggest inventory of B-stock (recertified) gear but I think the warranty is only 1 year as opposed to 3 years on b-stock. That felt like a gamble. Crutchfield had no discounts on new models. Centre HiFi in Quebec had the best price on the 3700H for $1800, regular $2100. BestBuy only had $100 off on the 4800H. EFL had the 4800H for $3000, regular $3300, and then I spotted a $90 instant rebate in the fine print, $2930 + tax. I had to think hard about spending that extra $1130 over what the 3700H has to offer but I don't upgrade often. I have limited options in town and would have needed to drive to Kitchener or Toronto to haggle with a hifi shop but got the feeling that at best they would have matched the EFL price but not beat it. Arrived via Purolator in perfect order.
Yes, B Stock is only a 1 year warranty but my history with electronics (both consumer and professionally) is if they run for a month (without being abused) they'll run for years. We got a B Stock Denon AVR-S750H AVR for my Mom from Gibby's last October 7th and it's still going strong. But folks (especially here in Canada) like the warm feeling of a long warranty for significant purchases, and I get that. It's all about what works for you.
 
j_garcia

j_garcia

Audioholic Jedi
Yes, B Stock is only a 1 year warranty but my history with electronics (both consumer and professionally) is if they run for a month (without being abused) they'll run for years. We got a B Stock Denon AVR-S750H AVR for my Mom from Gibby's last October 7th and it's still going strong. But folks (especially here in Canada) like the warm feeling of a long warranty for significant purchases, and I get that. It's all about what works for you.
Refurbs on the other hand can come with a full factory warranty, which is why I don't mind buying from someplace like AC4L. I got my 7705 refurb ($2k less than the newest one) and increased to 3 yr warranty on top.
 

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