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People will want to kill me for talking about my Crown so much, but so what.....

Used Klipsch Cornwalls $500 if lucky/$600 if you are diligent.

Used Crown MT 1200 $400 - 500.

Need a pre-amp $150.

Need a CD player $100

Need a tuner $50

Need cables $2

Little over a grand, but a hell of a 2-channel system if 2 channel was what you were talking about.

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People will want to kill me for talking about my Crown so much, but so what.....

I think if you find something that works well with Klipsch, let people know! As we all know, Klipsch are very finicky as to what amplification really makes them sound good.

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People will want to kill me for talking about my Crown so much, but so what.....

I think if you find something that works well with Klipsch, let people know! As we all know, Klipsch are very finicky as to what amplification really makes them sound good.

I appreciate that, wuzzzer, but if you followed me through the 2-channel forum, you'd tell me to shut up by now. (Somebody from there will get on here, and say "amen" to that).

But seriously, my Crown/Cornwalls combo rocked the house for many years with very fast and lively punch and fantastic dynamics.

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Infinite possibilities. How's your Karma? If you could duplicate the best scores here, you could have a KILLER system for $100-200. Free Khorns are few and far between, though...

Do you already have any pieces of the puzzle?

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Tubes (my preference):

Cornwalls to start. After that, get a reasonably priced tube integrated amp (Scotts & Fishers go cheap on the forum, even with NOSValves rebuilds). That should get you to about $1K. After that, use any CD player you have laying around the house (walkman will do) or your computer until you have enough money for something better. Same with the tuner. You'll be amazed how good that system will sound even without an expensive CD player.

SS:

Cornwalls, an H/K 430/630 or an old Pioneer, Kenwood or Sansui would give you your amp, preamp & tuner, leaving you cash for a $200 CD player.

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Dear Barbeque,

Welcome aboard. I have much to share but I can reveal my secrets

but only upon receipt of a rack of properly smoked ribs.[:D]

I think we could help all bit more with some info. Are we talking

surround sound, jazz, blues rock etc. as primary listening or

movies? Big room, small room, bookshelves, floorstanding etc. You

get the drift.

Got anything particular at all in mind? Lots of knowledge here

and the search function alone is worth the price of admission. So

throw some apple chips in the smoker, settle back and remember that

good brisket needs more than a good rub.

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Welcome to the forum, be sure and come back on a regular basis.

KG4s - $200

Fisher 500C - $500 or less - This gets you tubes and a tuner.

Take the remaining 300 bucks and buy any CD player, some decent but not over the top cables like Blue Jeans. Take the remaining 200 bucks and buy music.

In 6-12 months when you have the upgrade bug sell the KG4s for what you paid for them and get Forte II.

Sorry to see the LaScalas go. Let us have first crack at them when you sell them before putting them on ebay? Where ya live, what finish and what condition on the LS's?

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Rplace's suggestion is a good one. I've made the transition to vacuum

tube sound and will never go back. Not for everybody

though. If you end up trying to build a surround-sound system

down the road, you'll be laying out more money for a mutli-channel

receiver.

Now I'm a big fan of the KG series, not nearly as refined as the

LaScalas but excellent for rock and roll and the acoustic songs you run

across in blue-grass will sound wonderfull. My favorites are the

KG 3'5 which go for about $200 and the 4.2's which are not as detailed

but better bottom end.

Many here like the Harmon Kardon 600 series of receivers (others can

correct me if I've got this wrong) which are solid state beauties from

the '70's and are known to match very well with Klipsch.

A decent DVd player will alllow you to watch movies and render

suprisingly good sound, comparable or better then most low to

mid-ranged priced cd players.

So as my reward I'm wondering if you have any really good vinegar-based barbeque sauce recipies.

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