This is the first system I'm staying with for awhile. Every component is finally broken in and I am pretty satisfied with the sound (for now).

I am still pretty new to this and would gladly welcome any suggestions.

Happy holidays!

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    • Benchmark DAC1
    Huge step up from the Rega I used as a standalone player
    • Sophia Electric EL34
    Upgraded power supply and caps, with Svetlana tubes.
    • Rega Planet 2000
    I use as a transport
    • Omega Super 3R
    Great speaker for the money
    • REL Acoustics QUAKE
    really fills out the bottom end nicely
    • Clarity Labs Emberglow
    • Hudson Audio Cabling R Speaker Cables
    Recommended by Louis at Omega
    • VH Audio Flavor 1
    Powers the DAC1
    • Signal Cable Magic Power Cords
    Powers the Amplifier and CDP
    • metal stands ..
    bought from parts express, very heavy substantial pair of stands
    • MapleShade Brass cones and weights
    Really made quite a difference on my CD player. Now under all my components
    • VH Audio Pulsar Digital cable
    2 Meters Coax to BNC connectors. Significant improvement from the glass optical cable I was using.
    • Delphi Roady2
    XM Satellite Radio with home adapter kit.

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The Omegas are a great speaker for the money. I had B&W 602s and the omegas are in another class. There seems to be tons of great speakers out there. Likely i will move on to another brand, but up to this point i have truly enjoyed my time with these speakers, and i highly recommend you audition them. But be careful to match with right equipment. Will


The emberglows were my first cable upgrade from regular monster cable, so i won't be able to help much. all i can say is they were a very satisfying upgrade from mass-produced cable. I really like the vh audio power cord and digital cable, i think i might try their IC as my next cable upgrade. Plus it looks like they are well spoken of looking thru these forums.


Hi Pawlowski
I sit about 7 feet from my speakers. I feel that is a minimum, personally. I listen to mainly classical, and even then i highly recommend a sub. Omegas lack substantial low end, and the REL provides very musical bass, and also provides extra depth and air, you get a more convincing concerthall presentation. I think its a must for jazz and rock. The crossover is set for the subwoofer so theres minimal overlap of frequencies with the omegas.

How do you like the sony 7000 as a transport?


Hi Ray, yes, I'm very happy with the REL sub. In my system I have the crossover point set around 45hz, and it integrates very nicely with the omegas. Also seems to have good resale value if I ever want to upgrade. I listen to mostly classical, and some jazz and alternative.
there are way too many cable options out there, I think when i finally settle down on a system for the longterm choosing cables will be a big headache! Will


Yes, the drivers are fostex, rated at 93dB @ 8ohms, other specs are here:
Looks like there's a second version out. I really like the new ebony finish. Also looks like they went down on the price, probably made a compromise between the R version and base version.