September 18, 2013
okay, I have a new job and some dough but nothing mega whale-walloping so here’s ideas about how to have magic at a budget….the fuck that ring gimme good sound! type of investment. I’ve scoured the net for information and reviews on valve type equipment… i.e. the “tube.” this makes no never mind without something to make sound as in speakers. then there’re are keystones of content becoming sound… I am not a collector so there is no turntable stuff but there is some pricier computer stuff to pay for and also to squeal about.
Canada is back again with such things as budget valve . oh hail Canada the giver of insulin and thus life and now sound to fill it!and speakers sans cabinets
mapletree audio design M.a.d. is great for an array of premade systems as they seem to no longer offer diy kits except if you sign a waver saying it’s not garunteed to work and thus you buy it you bought it. otherwise the sonic performance is unbelievably great and warranty adequate at 2 years you pay to ship it clause.
Audio nir type with a kick to an independent cabinet maker should you wish to have something done upspeaker of the full . full range means just that one speaker all the sonic spectrum. the drawbacks seem to occur in the bass range where it doesn’t quit hit the 20 to 20k sound range but is close at 50-20k and needs the reflux versus being seeled. the reflux is that silly lil vacuum hole somewhere by the way.
oppo bdp 103 blueray to a great array of everything else including a take-over yet windows manageable/controllable DAC covers everything stored online and or on the computer with the plus that it also comes equipped with a remote with line level remote controle so you can run a tube system in our modern lifestyles. drawback is fancy computer cost it is from japan and the remote can even be your android or apple phone.
a quick search of old time radios gives me german ve 301s which can be one method of consealing a satellite rear speaker and the oyther can be a steampunkable victrola type with the exact same speaker amp and horn so as to be a perfect surrounding with utility of the .old-tymes. it is possible to make your own records from cd or other good sources one or two just for the hell of it….in case you lack lp’s like me
the drawq back here is obvious in that the cabinet cost for an am radio with horn or turntable with horn both becoming satellite rear speakers is unknown at best. this means add a paycheck….each. the turntable equipment is 130, ish and the horn manufacture is also inexpensive at about the same speaker 100 a piece and the inclings are about 50uded valve amp matching are about 500… thus the only bitch now is a combinet at guaranteed 600-1400…because the average for parts to labor is about 2x more of part to labour. ouch… expensive satelites!
silver cable is about 300-500 more as in why bother to run a system on shit speaker cord?
thus expect a good used car cost for audiophile sound because I cant diy .in word or electronics well.
klipsch heresy 3′s and a reference grade center considered. as were dismissed cerwin vega, anything bose, bang and olufsen, everything infinity-shit quality build if good sound, polk audio boston auccoustics, altec lansing,blaupunkt, bower and wilksen, pinnacle came close. Yamaha did too.
a 1933 german “peoples” radio…