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Currently bi-amping Spendors off the Sony's A and B speaker terminals.

2006 will upgrade the amp. Would like to go with a tube integrated with roughly 50 watts per channel. Probably Jolida or McIntosh.

2007 upgrade interconnects / CD player.
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    • Spendor Spendor SP2/3
    Two way standmount with 8 inch woofer. BBC classic. From Manufacturer: "Without compromise to design or audio specification, the Spendor SP2/3 demonstrates the same silky smooth, neutral sound which has made it's big brother, the SP1/2 such a favorite with professionals and music aficionados the world over. Housed in a more compact enclosure, the SP2/3 is capable of dealing with the kind of demanding and revealing program material that often defeats lesser loudspeakers. As with all Spendor models, the beauty and true virtue of the SP2/3 is in what it doesn't do, such as add unnecessary distortions, colorations and dynamic inequalities which detract from the listening experience. What you hear is pure, accurate reproduction."
    • Sounds Anchors Spendor SP2/3 3 Post Stand
    10" X 12" Top 18" Tall
    • Spendor Sub-3
    Downfiring subwoofer
    • Toshiba 51H94
    51 inch rear projection CRT HDTV. Comcast HDTV local channels look amazing and INHD channel has highest quality HD material (live concert footage).
    • Sony STR-D865
    Pro Logic Receiver. 1st on upgrade list. Moving to tubes.
    • Sony CDP-C445
    5 disc carousel Redbook CD Player
    • Sony TC-W345
    Stereo cassette deck
    • Monster 16AWG
    Will upgrade to DIY Cat5e cables in the near future.
    • Monster Mini Plug to RCA
    Generic connector from PC to Receiver

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The Cary will Trounce the Jolida on its worst day. Buy a used one with the Oil Caps upgrade here on Audiogon. Then do a little tube rolling and you will have a component that you will NEVER part with...

Good Luck!

Chris

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Owner
System edited: Converted system to a 2 channel home theater to get most use out of it. Really need to upgrade the amplifier to take system to the next level. Thinking about upgrading to a Cary SLI-80 although I have never heard the combination. Any ideas about how it would compare to the Jolida 302b?

thelanes97

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Very nice Spendors. SP 2/3s have been my mainstay speakers for 7 years, and I maintain that they are still some of the finest to be had. A word of serious warning against using Cat5-e for speaker wire. I work w/this wire every day (do custom AV installs), and trust me -- it ain't meant for speakers! I've been more than happy w/Audioquest Type 4 for years. And if you like the sound of your system now, don't change it! Happy listening.

bojack

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First off I've been listening for a good 6 years now and know what it's like to be on a budget. My ear is much higher quility than my check book. That said I have also tried the cat5e approach and trust me it doesn't sound well at all. The choice of amp is definately a step in the right direction though when you compare your speakers to your amp as of current. Enjoy it when it does come in.

borninthenet

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suggest you consider an audiomat solfege for a wonderful sounding line stage integrated with a very modest power rating of 50 watts....this unit did not give much away to an Ongaku in the same audition room...really.

would make those spendors hop

c123666

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Bounty. It's the quicker picker upper.

gunbei

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wetting, wait till ya get to droppin the big load.......

rcreations

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