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Two elementary systems I'm content with.
One for music listening, one for TV & movie viewing. Both sound good for their intended purpose.
(Currently I'm not using the tube amp with separate phono preamp, instead finding satisfaction with simple solid state amplification convenience.)
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    • - Music system -
    9' x 13' spare room
    • Rega Mira 3
    61 watt integrated amp
    • Thorens TD-203
    Belt drive turntable, uni-pivot tonearm, Ortofon 2M Blue cartridge
    • iFi Zen Air Blue
    Bluetooth DAC
    • Marantz CC-4001
    5-disc CD player
    • Rotel RT-940ax
    FM/AM tuner
    • Dynaudio Emit M10
    2-way monitor speaker on Target Audio steel stands
    • Pioneer SW-8Mk2
    Andrew Jones designed subwoofer under the Pioneer brand
    • * Mystere IA-11 (not in use)
    40 watt (EL34/6SN7) tube integrated amp
    • * Schiit Audio Mani (not in use)
    Phono preamp
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    • - TV system -
    18' x 22' living/dining room space
    • Denon DRA-685
    100 wpc stereo receiver
    • Schiit Audio Modi 3
    DAC from TV and BD player to amplifier
    • Yamaha BD-S677
    Blu-ray universal player
    • Panamax Max5100
    Line conditioner/surge protector
    • Paragon Acoustics Radiant
    Transmission-line floor speakers retrofitted w/ Sea Froy Mk3 kit

Comments 16

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Thank you for the kind comments on our system, I am deeply flattered. Looks like we share a love for a clean aesthetic. Your systems and rooms are outstanding! I was real close to going with Mystere as well.

bikeboy52

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Smortega, I forgot to answer your question about my iFi unit. Mine is not actually their streamer where it will stream from paid services via wifi. It's a bluetooth receiver/dac to use bluetooth from my phone as a source to send signal to my amp. It's quite good for $100 but I've not compared to other brands. I've read great things about their value streamer now that they've tweaked the software. Be advised it doesn't have a display and I believe you use your tablet to view.

mjcmt

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Smortega, these photos are of one of my current configuration. I switch between tubes and ss from time to time, but I'm enjoying ss convenience for now.  I will be adding photos of the tv system soon.

Bdp24, thank you for your kind words. I wanted to post different photos than what is common here.

Edsel95, thank you kindly.

Man9, I'm with you uncluttered is the way to peace for me. Wall color is light gray w/ a tinge of sea foam green.

mjcmt

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Glorious B & W!

bdp24

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Hope you post some pix of your new setups. Elementary/clean is my approach as well- DW is OK with audio gear as long as it's inconspicuous. How do you like your iFi streamer? I'm looking at options for improving our upstairs secondary system. I also have an audio rig to supply better sound for watching TV. Haven't posted that system as it's old stuff- if any of it goes on the blink, we're in trouble.

smortega

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Switch it around a bit. 
Installed a 100wpc stereo receiver in living room for watching TV & movies.
Put bigger tower speakers in living room for better room-filling sound. Put small stand mounted monitors in small room for intimate listening. 
Using small solid state integrated amp in small room for convenience. Not using tube amp and outboard phono preamp at present.
Only one photo of small room music system displayed thus far.

mjcmt

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Very nice rigs!

edsel95

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@mjcmt love, love, love the clean nice uncluttered setup. Not sure if the wall color is light tinge of blue, it's perfect for those speakers.. Just a wonderful looking system..

rman9

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Thank you Knolbrent. I like it a lot even if they are a bit average. I'm trying to figure out the cabling to improve what is there.

mjcmt

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I added a pre-owned Pioneer Andrew Jones SW-8mk2 subwoofer from Goodwill, to fill in the bass of the Dynaudio monitors in the living room TV system. It integrates well.

mjcmt

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Excellent systems sir!

knollbrent

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I purchase a new source, an iFi Zen Air Blue bluetooth/DAC to stream from my Android phone. I purchased mostly for playing 'Couleurs Jazz' radio app from France. It sounds fantastic in my tube system. CD quality broadcast, 44.1khz 16 bit using AptX bluetooth codec. Clear, dynamic, with a nice tight and punchy bass. Sound is slightly forward and a bit compressed, but generally I'm pretty impressed with the sound. It may take a few weeks for the iFi Zen Air Blue to break in.

mjcmt

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Thanks guys for the encouraging feedback. I must confess I do like a clean, organized, clutter free stereo w/ only the basics in a tidy room. I can't relax w/ a mess around me.

mjcmt

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Very clean. Really nice photos too.

dsnyder0cnn

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Minimalist.. in a world of excess. Very nicely done fella.

wtfents

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Nice clean systems!  Very serene listening set ups.

mscetal

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