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This is my updated system as of now.  It is not very much but sure sound good to me. It produce a great soundstage with great image and depth.
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    • Sony ES 730ES
    Tuner
    • Velodyne CT-100
    Powered subwoofer
    • Rotel RC-970bx
    Preamp
    • Schiit Audio Modi
    USB DAC
    • Athena Technologies AS-F1
    Floorstanders
    • BK Labs Inc. ST2140
    power amplifier

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Will be changing to better room treatment.

highend64

222222&text=hi
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Just replace my DIY speakers for Athena AS-F1.

highend64

222222&text=hi
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Update: Will be upgrading my speakers.

highend64

222222&text=hi
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Just added a Schiit Audio Modi DAC and I am very satisfied with the sound.

highend64

222222&text=hi
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Thanks gunther11. I like to sound it is producing.

highend64

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I am glad you are enjoying the sound of your system.
Reminds me of my early modest system consisting of NAD electonics and Paradigm speakers. I too loved the sound of my first system.
Enjoy the Hi-Fi bug!

gunther11

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I change the Sony with a B&K ST1400 and a Rotel RC-970bx. A Schiit Modi is on the way.

highend64

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This is so far my system as of now. Soon I will be upgrading to separates and add a DAC.

highend64

222222&text=hi
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Just acquire a Nikko Alpha III amp with a Beta II pre. Also added a Paradigm PDR-8 sub. Soon will be adding a DAC.

highend64

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System edited: Change out the Yamaha CX-600U and the SCS 2150A with a NAD 3020.

highend64

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System edited: Just added a Rotel RCD-855 cd player.

highend64

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System edited: Just added a Yamaha CX-600U pre.

highend64

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System edited: Just added a Velodyne CT-100 and a Hafler DH-500 amp

highend64

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System edited: Added a desktop tower with a audiophile soundcard. All music is store on the hard drive as wav and aiff lossless files. Also I will be removing the 502 and getting a preamp.

highend64

222222&text=hi
Owner
System edited: I just added a sub to fill in the subbass.

highend64

222222&text=hi
Owner
Mjcmt, sorry for the late response. I have been out of the hobby for awhile. Unfortunely I had to sell my Adcom amp and pre. To answer your question, I think the 5300 sounded very detail with a good soundstage. I had a 545II also and both model sounded similar. Compare to the 545II, I think the 5300 had a better bass control and definition. The midrange and high sound pretty much the same, smooth with no harshness. Dean Man, thanks! I really like my Dayton Audio DIY speakers. It sounds much more then what is worth.

highend64

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System edited: Hi Audiogoner. I have been out of the hobby for awhile due to financial problems which I had to sell my Adcom pre and amp. Meanwhile, I have been starting over somewhat since I have not sold my speakers. Right now, I have bought a SCS Model 2150A amp and a Behringer Xenyz 502 mixer( using as a preamp). Although the Behringer 502 is a pro audio unit, it does the job nicely as a preamp. I dont intend to keep this unit in my system in the future as I will be using it for gigs. Hopefully I will be saving up for a preamp.

highend64

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I'm also a fan of diy stand mount speakers and am certain these perform well beyond their price point. I think it will be interesting to continue to watch your system evolve, too.

dean_man

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Question HE64.

When you settled on your GFA5300 did you compare it to other amps? Years ago I had a GFA545 II and it was just so-so. Are the newer Adcom's with 4 digit model numbers better? I'm curious about trying one of these newer ones.

On another note I likewise have have built 3 prs of diy speakers. I sold the first 2 and I'm not using my current floorstander in my spare room rig. And I also have a 10x13 room.

mjcmt

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System edited: I have downgrade my amp section due to financial reasons. I went and downgrade to a GFA-5300.

highend64

222222&text=hi
Owner
Roxy, got a really good deal on the 5802 that why I got it. What ampn would you recommend?

highend64

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I would suggest that you try a different brand of amplification. I believe that if you are satisfied with Adcom, you would be more satisfied with many other brands in that price range.

roxy54

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Owner
I do use a computer as a source. The only problem is that I do not have a DAC and that I am using the headphone out. I know it does not sound the same as the DAC that is why Im looking into getting a DAC.

The Adcom amp sound great with great bass response, very articulate and clean. The highs is very detail and smooth without being grainy.

highend64

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Have you thought about using a computer as the source? HRT Music Streamer is only $160 and sound pretty good! It received good reviews from the pros on hifi magazines.

With less jitter issues, many are going this rout these days... Also you can stream music from many good sights like Rhapsody and you will have a library of music that is huge...

It's very convenient to have all of your songs in one place as well.

How do you like Adcom amps? I always wanted one - I am hunting for a 555II model...

gonglee3

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Thanks for the suggestion Mjcmt. I never got the chance to have them painted. As for the stands, I'm definitely looking to get better stand.

highend64

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