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Audio / Visual Gear

Discussion in 'Technical Board' started by Nettdata, Dec 1, 2009.

  1. Now Slappy

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    It's been a while since I posted in this thread, so I thought I'd give you guys an update. I just picked up another two MC452's for surround duties bringing the total to three. I think I'm going to stop there because I'm not convinced Dolby Atmos(or DTS's counterpart) is going to be worth the expense. So, as it stands now, my setup will end up being a 9.2 system. (Really a 7.2, but instead of 2 surround rears there will be 4.)

    I also picked up a McIntosh MC601 for the center channel so I think I'm done with amps.

    For those of you keeping score at home that's two MC2301's, one MC601, and three MC452's.

    I'm now leaning toward the Bryston SP3 as the processor. It has better DAC's than the McIntosh MX151 and is almost $3500.00 cheaper. I think I'll take the money I save there and put it toward a pair of JL Audio Gotham subwoofers instead of the JL F212's I had originally planed to buy.
     
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    Few weeks ago, Oculus rift finally set dates for release. Pre-orders start in later 2015 with deliver in Q1 2016 I believe. Today min system specs were released. Intel 4590(or AMD equivalent), 8gb of ram, or GTX 970 or R290, other min requirements are win7 sp1 or higher, hdmi 1.3, 2x usb 3.0.
     
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    As much as I love Mcintosh equipment, with the constant advancement in home theater standards I am not sure I would ever buy a McIntosh processor as they are just too damn expensive and as you point out, can go out of date almost before you install them. On the other hand, you can never go wrong getting McIntosh power amps, They live forever, retain their value and only double your electric bill. My question is do you have to wait very long for the Mc2301s to warm up before playing any music?
     
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    To be honest with you, I don't know yet. All of this new stuff I'm buying is going into the home theater we're putting in our new house that's being built right now, so it's just taking up space in my office and a couple of storage units we use for the bar.

    I agree with you on the McIntosh processors, I'm definitely leaning hard toward the SP3.

    Oh, and I was offered a deal on the Gotham subs that I just couldn't refuse so I pulled the trigger, and now a pair of those babies are headed toward me.
     
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    So my wife and I went to a party last weekend on Cape Cod that was held for members of one of the A/V forums I frequent and holy shit was there a lot of expensive gear there. All told there was between five and six million dollars worth of gear in this gentleman's house.

    Here are a few pictures, sorry for the crappy cell phone quality…

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    Edit: Just a FYI, the turntable in this post is $100k. Thats right, $100k for just the table. The tonearms are each $25k, and one cartridge is $15k while the other is $30k. The entire setup in that pic is valued a little over $400k. It's fucking insane.
     
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    And a few more…

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    And finally, my rental car for the weekend…

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    In response to a rep, in the second and third pic, that was referred to as the wall of Mac. I'll try to post a better picture so you can get a better idea of how ridiculous this wall of gear is.

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