Description

This is the best that I can afford and am willing to put into a system. The only component I bought used was the subwoofer which is in horrific cosmetic condition but otherwise works like a charm. This system is in the ballpark of 2000$ and was the labor of many newbie failures which is why 95% of it is all new products. I actually own another set of speakers and gave another away, I have 2 vintage dual 1019 turntables and a headphone amp I was told would make a good preamp for my phono stage... live and learn. 

Future plans for this set up will be to go with a better turntable eventually, perhaps sending one of the dual 1019's to be refurbished. I will also be testing different tubes out and I will eventually try a different stylus. All in time $$$. 

Overall I have not ever owned anything this nice, growing up I always bought shelf stereos with my allowance and I guess I've unknowingly been a bit of an audiophile since I was very young. People get upset when I say I'm 75% music lover and 25% audiophile but for me at the end of the day it is about the music and if you love the music enough you are willing to fork out a little more to make that experience as best as you can so please don't take offense to my opinion. 

The two most noticable improvements in my sound quality on this particular set up have been the addition of the stav 24 stands and putting a rug in front of the speakers. 

This system sits in my bedroom which is 15x15 and has horrible dynamics for sound quality, the bass rattles the doors and the wood floors cause a bit of echo. A future plan is to do a small amount of sound treatment to the room, the upside is the oldschool acoustic ceiling. Still even with the room not fully on par this system destroys anything I've ever owned and with the small amount of audiophiles I've met, I have only met one who has a nice setup that I actually got to listen to.

I will try to include a link to a video of this system in action.

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Room Details

Dimensions: 15’ × 15’  Medium
Ceiling: 8’


Components Toggle details

    • Yaqin Audio Mc 13s

    Description

    Color:MC-13S Specification Output Power:40W + 40W (8ohm) Frequency Response:10Hz -- 60kHz (±2dB) Signal/Noise Ratio: ≥85dB (A) Load impedance: 8ohm or 4ohm Distortion:≤0.9%(28W) Maximum Power Consumption:220W Sensitivity:≤0.26V Tubes: 6CA7T x 4 12AX7B x 2 12AU7 x 2 ; Supply Voltage: AC 110V / AC 220V, 60/50Hz

    Features & details

    • MC-13S is the latest upgraded version of MC-10L, powered by Yaqin 6CA7T tubes
    • An analog VU meter monitors the average of the two channel output levels
    • Class A push-pull power amplifier to reduce distortion

    Product information MC-13S

    Product Dimensions22.5 x 10.2 x 16.5 inchesItem Weight46.3 poundsShipping Weight46.6 poundsManufacturerAIMPIREASINB00A7IZN70Manufacturer referenceMS23B
    • Project tube box s2

    Features & details

    • Suitable for MM and MC cartridges
    • Precise RIAA equalization in two parts, passive/active
    • Fully discreet circuit design without OpAmps
    • 2x ECC83 tubes (replaceable)
    • Front-sided Subsonic filter button

    Product information

    Package Dimensions10 x 9.5 x 4.5 inchesItem Weight1.2 poundsShipping Weight2.35 poundsManufacturerVertical Cubed dba SUMIKOASINB078HT31P2Manufacturer referenceBox - Tube Box S2 Silver
    • B&W (Bowers & Wilkins) 606

    Description

    Product features ★ 606, the largest book shelf / stand mounted speaker in the new range, achieves sophisticated room fill sound and is perfect for those who need power from smaller speakers. ◆ The Bowers & Wilkins' 600 Series 606 Stand Mount Speaker turns your home into a real sound. ◆ Even if it is set on a bookshelf or a stand, 606 which adopted cutting edge Continuum cone technology, it can create a pure and accurate soundscape and enjoy the original music. ◆ Developed over eight years and first adopted by our flagship 800 Series Diamond, the Continuum cone was integrated into 606 of the 6 th generation of the 600 Series, which was acclaimed by critics. However, the new 606 speaker is not only beautiful but also attractive in its beautiful appearance. ◆ I removed the grille peg and replaced it with a magnet. Moved the port to the rear cabinet, creating a modern and premium beauty ideal for the surround sound in the living room. ◆ A beautiful style is realized in every room. Please enjoy a beautiful sound session with 606. ※ ★ ★ Detailed description By "Newsbridge" ★ ★ ※

    Features & details

    • ◆ Technical Features: Decoupled Double Dome Aluminium Tweeter / Continuum Cone bass / Midrange Flowport / ◆ Description: 2-Way Vented-Box System / ◆ Drive Units: ● Φ 25 mm (1 in) × 1 (Aluminum Dome High-Frequency) / ● Φ 165 mm (6.5 in) × 1 (Continuum Cone Bass / Midrange)
    • ◆ Frequency Range: -6 dB at 40 Hz and 33 kHz / ◆ Frequency Response: 52 Hz ~ 28 kHz ± 3 dB / ◆ Sensitivity: 88 dB spl (2.83 Vrms / 1 m) / ◆ Harmonic Distortion: 2nd and 3rd Harmonics (90 dB / 1 m) / ● <1% 100 Hz ~ 22 kHz / ● <0.5% 150 Hz = 20 kHz / ◆ Nominal impedance: 8 Ω (minimum: 3.7 Ω) / ◆ Recommended Amplifier Power: 30 W ~ 120 W into 8 Ω on Unclipped Program
    • ◆ Dimensions: (H) 345 mm 13.5 in) × (W) 190 mm (7.5 in) × (D) 300 mm (11.8 in) Cabinet Only / ◆ Net Weight: 6.9 kg (15.2 lb)
    • ※ ◆ The Stand is Sold Separately.
    • ● Multilingual Instruction Manual URL (PDF): https://www.bowers-wilkins.jp/Downloads/Product/Manual/606-607-Manual.pdf

    Product information

    Package Dimensions20.7 x 17.7 x 16.5 inchesItem Weight15.21 poundsShipping Weight34.7 poundsManufacturerB&W (Bowers & Wilkins)ASINB07HLWMSJZManufacturer reference606/MB
    • B&W (Bowers & Wilkins) STAV 24 S2 Stands

    Bowers & Wilkins' STAV 24 speaker stands are designed for the company's 606 and 607 bookshelf speakers, but they can be used for any speaker of similar dimensions. Carpet spikes and rubber feet for bare floors are included. Each stand is hollow, so the post can be filled with sand or shot (not included) for added mass and stability.

    Product highlights:

    • 24" tall
    • top plate dimensions: 5-15/16" x 7-7/16"
    • weight limit: 16 lbs.
    • steel construction
    • posts can be filled with sand or shot (not included) for added mass and stability
    • carpet spikes and rubber feet included
    • 9-1/2"W x 25"H x 11-7/8"D (with carpet spikes)
    • Denon DP-300f

    DP-300F

    The DP-300F has been designed with heavier base construction for reduced vibration and improved performance. The all new tonearm has a removable headshell making cartridge replacement simple. The standard mount headshell allows for any standard mount cartridge between 5 ~ 10 grams to be mounted and balanced. The automatic startup feature allows the turntable to begin play with the touch of a button, and once play has been completed, the tonearm will be returned to the armrest gently so that the stylus and record are not damaged or scratched. The turntable is made of rigid diecast aluminum to produce uniform rotation for smooth flutter free operation. There is also a manual lifter mechanism that allows you to place the needle on the record wherever you want, so you can skip to a different song in the middle of a side.

    The DP-300F includes a built-in phono equalizer to connect the player to an integrated amp or receiver that does not have its own phono input. This turntable is powered by a DC servo motor and belt drive system and has rotation speeds of 33 1/3 or 45 rpm. It comes with a MM cartridge so that you can begin to enjoy your analog record collection as soon as you connect the DP-300F to your home hi-fi system.

    Description

    Product Description

    Denon DP 300F Fully Automatic Analog Turntable.

    From the Manufacturer

    The DP-300F has been designed with heavier base construction for reduced vibration and performance. The all new tonearm has a removable headshell making cartridge replacement simple. The standard mount headshell allows for any standard mount cartridge between 5 and 10 grams to be mounted and balanced. The automatic startup feature allows the turntable to begin play with the touch of a button, and once play has been completed, the tonearm will be returned to the armrest gently so that the stylus and record are not damaged or scratched. The turntable is made of rigid diecast aluminum to produce uniform rotation for smooth flutter free operation. There is also a manual lifter mechanism that allows you to place the needle on the record wherever you want, so you can skip to a different song in the middle of a side.

    The DP-300F includes a built-in phono equalizer to connect the player to an integrated amp or receiver that does not have its own phono input. This turntable is powered by a DC servo motor and belt drive system and has rotation speeds of 33 1/3 or 45 rpm. It comes with a MM cartridge so that you can begin to enjoy your analog record collection as soon as you connect the DP-300F to your home hi-fi system.

    Features & details

    • Rediscover Your Passion for Vinyl -Listen to Your Analog Music in a Brand New Way With This Rigid Diecast Aluminum Turntable That Comes With Standard Mount Headshell, Mm Cartridge, DC Servo Motor, and Has Rotation Speeds of 33 1/3 or 45 Rpm
    • Lower Vibrations Drive Better Performance – This Slim and Sleek Turntable Is Designed With a Heavier Base Construction That Helps Decrease Vibrations, Giving You a Noiseless, Rich and Detailed Sound
    • Smooth & Gentle Automatic Motions – The Automatic Startup Feature Allows the Turntable to Begin Play. With the Touch of a Button, the Tonearm Gets Lifted and Comes to Rest So Smoothly Ensuring No Scratches or Damage to Your Records
    • Built-In Phono Equalizer Creates an Open, Enveloping Sound Stage That Enlivens Your Vinyl Collection While Staying True to the Original Recording. Connect It Directly to a Mini Component or Integrated Amp That Lacks a Phono Terminal for Seamless Use
    • Easy Installation & Setup – Assemble the Turntable, Set It Up in Your Living Room or Home Theater With Simple Connections and Start Listening to Your Old or New Records Almost Instantly
    • Brings Purity of Sound & Joy to Your Life - Attractive design, great features, & superior build quality with Denon expert re-engineering makes this table an obvious winner and a must-have for your vintage vinyl collection in any home entertainment system

    Product information

    Product Dimensions15 x 17.1 x 4.8 inchesItem Weight12.1 poundsShipping Weight15.65 poundsManufacturerDenonASINB000FMNBXGCalifornia residentsClick here for Proposition 65 warningManufacturer referenceDP300F

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Agreed, I'm a musician and putting an affordable system together that doesn't make my records sound like crap is what I want. There's a lot of really good affordable gear out there.

rstorms