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What's Your Soundsystem? Mar. 5th, 2006 @ 10:25 PM Reply

What do you listen to music on? Headphones? Studio monitors? Bookshelf speakers? Give some specifics on what you use to rock out.

Today I scored a pair of 1970 Dynaco A-25's. Really rich bass and the treble can reach all of the highs without a problem. It's a tweeter/woofer combo, so It's like having 2 10'' subs and 2 3 inch tweeters. It's fantastic!

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Response to What's Your Soundsystem? Mar. 5th, 2006 @ 10:27 PM Reply

Astonishing.

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Response to What's Your Soundsystem? Mar. 5th, 2006 @ 10:28 PM Reply

I've got a home theatre system which works pretty nicely with the whole music while playing games bit.

The brand is paradigm.

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Response to What's Your Soundsystem? Mar. 5th, 2006 @ 10:29 PM Reply

At 3/5/06 10:28 PM, -ZENON- wrote: I've got a home theatre system which works pretty nicely with the whole music while playing games bit.

The brand is paradigm.

Nice. I'm thinking of getting some sort of surround system and also upgrading my soundcard a little bit. These Dynaco's are facking huge... each one weighs like 50 pounds.

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Response to What's Your Soundsystem? Mar. 5th, 2006 @ 10:31 PM Reply

I use a pair of Studio Monitor Series DJ Headphones MDR-V700DJ for DJ'ing and chilling out to music. And some Event TR6 Biamped Tuned Reference Studio Monitors for producing and sometimes chillin out. And Logitech® Z-5450 Digital 5.1 Speaker System... For all out listening pleasure.

:P There you go. Sorry about the double post(i'm not really sorry).

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Response to What's Your Soundsystem? Mar. 5th, 2006 @ 10:32 PM Reply

I have ADVENT surround speakers from the 70's (used to be my dad's and are hella expensive,) custom made 7:1 speakers, surround 4:1 KINYO speakers, and Technics surround headphones. I mix and match but tend to stick to the headphones more.

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Response to What's Your Soundsystem? Mar. 5th, 2006 @ 10:34 PM Reply

I just checked out your DYNACO's. Just like my ADVENT's only mine are a wee bit bigger.

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Response to What's Your Soundsystem? Mar. 5th, 2006 @ 10:34 PM Reply

At 3/5/06 10:32 PM, Scribbler wrote: from the 70's...

Go 70's stuff! Seriously. The sound technology back then ruled more than it does today. I wish they'd resume production of these models... they're so good. They aren't really built for the music today, but nonetheless, they work wonderfully.

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Response to What's Your Soundsystem? Mar. 5th, 2006 @ 10:36 PM Reply

150 watt Marantz amp into a pair of Teledyne AR14's.

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Response to What's Your Soundsystem? Mar. 5th, 2006 @ 10:37 PM Reply

30$ studio headphones for writing music (they actually sound pretty good for the price). Mdoel is Phillips SBC HP250 incase anyone cares.

Speaker system is Logitech’s X-230, which is also a nice set of speakers for 50$.

Nothing amazing, but I am in my room when I make my music now. My music studio where I use to write music had 2 gigantic monitors, but it was kindda cold in there so I just left and came up to my bedroom instead. It's cozy, as shown below
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Response to What's Your Soundsystem? Mar. 5th, 2006 @ 10:40 PM Reply

At 3/5/06 10:37 PM, MrMaestro wrote: My bedroom music setup

That's really sexy. I'm digging the piano wallpaper.

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Response to What's Your Soundsystem? Mar. 5th, 2006 @ 11:06 PM Reply

yea? I had that put in when I was like 9, but hell, 7 years later I still love it. :)


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Response to What's Your Soundsystem? Mar. 6th, 2006 @ 12:04 AM Reply

some old harman/kardon's from 96 or 95, i dont really know...

as far as entertainment like car? JL audio. for in home and gaming: pioneer

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Response to What's Your Soundsystem? Mar. 6th, 2006 @ 01:03 AM Reply

two 8 inch speakers, I wanna be able to hook my bass amp up to it, but alas i cannot :'(


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Response to What's Your Soundsystem? Mar. 6th, 2006 @ 01:57 AM Reply

I use a pair of headphones (more specifically, Sennheiser HD 280s) through a crappy onboard laptop sound card, which I plan to upgrade soon. The next step after that is to get a decent headphone amp to complement the headphones.

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Response to What's Your Soundsystem? Mar. 6th, 2006 @ 03:42 AM Reply

At the moment i'm using a pair of sony DJ headphones, they're actually awesome quality, and also very comfortable, unlike some headphones. When I want to use speakers, I have a set of boston 4.1 surrounds.

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Response to What's Your Soundsystem? Mar. 6th, 2006 @ 07:00 AM Reply

two 200 watt computer speakers bought back in like 95 or 96 when i bought duke nukem 3d. i think it was one of those years. all i know is that i used to use 'em with my old windows 3.1 computer and they still sound bad-ass.


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Response to What's Your Soundsystem? Mar. 6th, 2006 @ 07:38 AM Reply

head phones plugged into my PODxt


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Response to What's Your Soundsystem? Mar. 6th, 2006 @ 07:56 AM Reply

At 3/6/06 07:38 AM, WillPostForFood wrote: head phones plugged into my PODxt

Er... Then you're getting like a quarter of the musical experience.

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Response to What's Your Soundsystem? Mar. 6th, 2006 @ 10:17 AM Reply

a plastic box with a huge hole in it...and it says "whoooom whoom bang bang" it scares me at right.....


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Response to What's Your Soundsystem? Mar. 6th, 2006 @ 10:59 AM Reply

behold my noob powers!

I have the following setup to make my music.

$5 earphones
soundcard purchased in 1998 (I have an old computer from 1998 to boot!)

and then people ask me why it takes me so long to make something that doesn't represent glorified mother board bleeps.

I'd upgrade, but both my parents are very against me making music, and so I have to do it below the radar.

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Response to What's Your Soundsystem? Mar. 6th, 2006 @ 12:20 PM Reply

At 3/6/06 10:59 AM, MaestroSorrow wrote: but both my parents are very against me making music, and so I have to do it below the radar.

why are they against you? :(


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Response to What's Your Soundsystem? Mar. 6th, 2006 @ 02:00 PM Reply

I have the audio out of the pc and into a switch to choose between a set of 5.1 surround cans and a generic 5.1 home theater system. I also have a second pc that uses just a crappy little set of 2.1 desktop speakers.

Although I tell myself to check my levels on all three and to burn a cd to check it in the car as well, I never actually do.

Some of the worst stuff that I've done has been using the headphones - usually sounds fine on those but the levels are generally way off when playing back over the externals.

I also have these ...uh.. stick on ... umm... soundpads I guess - they're supposed to be put on a door, a poster, a box or pretty much any thin-walled high transmission surface and it'll turn whatever you stick it to into a speaker They're still in the original box though cuz' I got 'em off the sale rack at target for like $1.50 or something and I haven't found a good use for them yet - I also have a paper cup with a string attached via a small knot through a hole in the back but it doesn't work very well...


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Response to What's Your Soundsystem? Mar. 6th, 2006 @ 02:52 PM Reply

I've got two speakers made by my self.
One just bass 150 W , and the other is 100 W bass , 30 mid , and 5 hi freq.
Actualy i cant use those goods now coz i need a new amplifier , wich is shiping to me right now.
It suits me just fine right now but my stupid AC97 (soundcard) does not let me have that much fun. :(
Thats why i am getting me E-MU 1820M as soon as i can. I wish i had it now , lol.
Sorry if this does not make any sense. (bad grammar ;))

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Response to What's Your Soundsystem? Mar. 6th, 2006 @ 04:36 PM Reply

Philips cordless headphones (not great because they are IR and therefore hiss quite badly), and some kind of strange (Cambridge Soundworks) 'Four Point Surround' PC speaker set with a separate bass cone, that my parents got from a jumble sale or something. I don't use the quad though, just two of the treble speakers (which are great quality for being only about 3" cubed) and the subwoofer under the desk.

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Response to What's Your Soundsystem? Mar. 7th, 2006 @ 02:37 AM Reply

At 3/6/06 04:36 PM, Denvish wrote:

(Cambridge Soundworks)

Sorry but the design sucks , but thats only my opinion.

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Response to What's Your Soundsystem? Mar. 7th, 2006 @ 02:57 AM Reply

Sorry for the dubble post but i just wanted to show that my stuff sucks too. ;)

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Response to What's Your Soundsystem? Mar. 7th, 2006 @ 04:43 AM Reply

At 3/7/06 02:57 AM, f2x1 wrote: Sorry for the dubble post but i just wanted to show that my stuff sucks too. ;)

So essentially...you mix in mono??

Oldschool :)

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Response to What's Your Soundsystem? Mar. 7th, 2006 @ 05:22 AM Reply

Currently on shitty as headphones. My philips 2.1 system got fucked up somehow.

Oh yeah API i'm not tryin to burst your bubble but what is it about the 70's systems that you like compared to todays systems. Is it perhaps todays systems reveal flaws more clearly in the music of the period? ie pops, n crackles, etc

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Response to What's Your Soundsystem? Mar. 7th, 2006 @ 07:59 AM Reply

At 3/7/06 05:22 AM, SpamWarrior wrote: Oh yeah API i'm not tryin to burst your bubble but what is it about the 70's systems that you like compared to todays systems. Is it perhaps todays systems reveal flaws more clearly in the music of the period? ie pops, n crackles, etc

What I meant was... I wouldn't be able to get a better soundsystem than these speakers i have hooked up right now without busting 600 dollars. The technology back then was solid