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    #1 Mystere IA11 integrated tube amp, Thorens TD203 turntable, Ortofon 2m Blue cartridge, Schiit Audio Mani phono pre, Seas Froy Mk3 speaker kit, Marantz cc4001 cdp, Schiit Audio Modi3 DAC, Rotel RT940ax tuner, Kimber cabling
    #2 Yamaha RXV681 AVR or Rega Mira3 integrated amp, Klipsch Forte or Dynaudio Emit 10 speakers, Yamaha BDS677 Blue Ray player
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  1. Yamaha does phantom if you choose only L&R speakers. I just passed on a nice one month old r52c for a great price because I was told it's not a good match. Oh well.
  2. Thank you. I thought about a center because sometimes dialogue is drown out by effects, no matter what setting I choose on the AVR. I'll keep working with it.
  3. A center speaker to compliment Heritage series L&R has been brought up before, but I need some practical advice for a poor soul w/ a small space. I have '86 Klipsch Forte I speakers and want to add a center for use w/ a Yamaha AVR. I'm well aware that another Heritage speakers from that era is the best match, but I do not have the money or space to accommodate this solution. But I can buy the R-52C center for a reasonable price tomorrow. I've read it's very clear so it may match pretty well. Should I move on this center speaker to use w/ my Forte I?
  4. Rega is moving towards more detailed amps, though I don't find my Mira3 lacking in any with a warm analogue presentation. It's not as airy and clear as my modern tube amp but with better PRaT. It's a big step up from my modern AVR in sound quality with more detail and bigger soundstage. This is all I have to compare to and it sounds wonderful w/ my Forte I. I've read time and time again about the pairing of Marantz and Klipsch if that means anything. BTW, Mira3 can be had for a nice price and is a good match w/ my Klipsch.
  5. I ended purchasing the KAB jack plate suggested by a member on another forum.
  6. Here's a bunch of YouTube videos on the new Jubilee. https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=the+jubilee+at+ces
  7. I have nothing vintage or expensive. A nice mid priced Thorens TD-203 w/ their uni-pivot tonearm. It's since been discontinued but is a lot of bang for the buck. The downside is it has a cheap generic captive hardwire phono cable that I would like to change. Below are the best cost options I've seen. Are there cheaper options out there? Pro-Ject RCA junction box at $60 usd and use my own interconnects I have laying around. https://hifiheaven.net/shop/Music-Hall-Pro-Ject-RCA-Junction-Box-for-Hardwired-Tonearms or... Pro-Ject phono cable and cut connectors off one end and hardwire to my Thorens (there are also generic Chinese phono cables for cheaper) https://www.amazon.com/Pro-Ject-Connect-Phono-Interconnect-Cable/dp/B018I08618/ref=sr_1_9?crid=IXDZH6WWZ7Z4&keywords=turntable+rca+cable&qid=1642790389&sprefix=turntable+rca+%2Caps%2C77&sr=8-9 Obviously the junction box is most versatile, but I'm not going to switch cables around to find the best sound. I just want to upgrade from the cheap generic thin phono cable that is fix to the turntable.
  8. Doug M, the Rega Elex-R is a noticable step up from the Brio from my inquiry. I'm driving my Forte I with a Rega Mira3 amp and it's an amazing combination of synergy and PRaT. I've read from users that the Marantz PM8006 is a fantastic combo w/ the Fortes. For me I'm looking at and would have a hard time choosing between the Elex-R and PM8006. Having never had a modern Marantz I'm interest in all the talk about the Forte/PM8006, but dang, that British Rega PRat and warm sound is also tugging at me. As far as loosing DAC connectability, my Schiit Audio Modi3 DAC is a great one at $99 and pairs well w/ Rega.
  9. I love the rustic room but the seating is not to my taste.
  10. I suppose it's hard to get any work done.
  11. This may not help you but here's what I do have experience with. PS Audios older semi-vintage preamps and power amps from the '90s were not bright but robust and full bodied sounding. I've not heard their current modern amps.
  12. Sorry you intercepted my response. I was responding to Tom005 posting.
  13. Maybe you have better equipment but I found a 2 channel integrated amp sounded better, but I like changing the dsp processing depending on the movie/tv program so I have both...a stereo for music in a spare room and an avr for tv/movies in living room.
  14. Yamaha and Denon have options in your price. Marantz is a little pricier. All are good. I've bought 2 items from these guys. Great prices and honest seller. https://www.accessories4less.com/make-a-store/category/integratedamp/home-audio/receivers-amps/integrated-amps/1.html https://www.accessories4less.com/make-a-store/category/stereoreceivers/home-audio/receivers-amps/stereo-receivers/1.html https://www.accessories4less.com/make-a-store/brand_category/denon/1.html
  15. Yup the 1200 or 1500 would be a logical upgrade, unless you wanted a different brand.
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