Stereo for my daughter

Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by rpd, Apr 16, 2018.

  1. TheVU

    TheVU Forum Resident

    Why not find a set of realistic speakers, a kenwood amp, and a jvc turntable from the 80’s on Craigslist. Bet you could do it all for $300. Better yet, Cerwin Vegas, and you’ll know she’ll be throwing the best parties. Sad they won’t be playing any Beastie Boys though.

    https://www.amazon.com/Pro-Ject-Bluetooth-Box-Wireless-Black/dp/B01CZW8BH4

    Slap one of those on there, and you’ve made it to 2018 in flash.
     
  2. stereoptic

    stereoptic Anaglyphic GORT Staff

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    NY
    Maybe get one of those devices that lifts the tonearm when the record is over. If she is new to LPs then this might prevent a lift and drop mistake.
     
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  3. harby

    harby Forum Resident

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    This is a good point for the noob. Unless you are a DJ minding the decks, fully manual turntables are an annoyance.
     
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  4. McLover

    McLover Forum Resident

    Location:
    East TN
    Turntable:

    Technics SL-D2 semi automatic. Well built, reliable, can use many nice cartridge options well. The best first DD for under $200 in nice order.

    Speakers:

    ELAC Debut is as fine as you can get for sane money.

    Amplifier:

    NAD in your budget is nice, sounds excellent, and as reliable as the price point gets.
     
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  5. Allyngr

    Allyngr Well-Known Member

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    Bath
    That Teac system I posted is automatic
     
  6. Mugrug12

    Mugrug12 Yellow brick, Black on black

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    San Francisco
    ^I'll have what he's having.
     
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  7. Bathory

    Bathory 30 yr Single Malt, not just for breakfast anymore

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    reminds me of the restaurant shot, from one of the greatest movies ever written.....


     
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  8. DonnyMe

    DonnyMe Forum Resident

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  9. allied333

    allied333 Forum Resident

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    waterford, mi
    I bought from Parts Express a SMSL Q5 Pro Class D 40 watt per channel power amp with line level subwoofer output. I saved enough money I also sent a Dayton 10" subwoofer to my kid in college. Killer sound fills up apartment they rented located just off the campus. Great party system, son stated always loud enough with 100 people attending. Amp is $114 & sub $109- both included shipping. I also sent Bose 201 Series III speakers with Focal tweeter upgrade ($30 a pair). Great sounding compact speakers, tweeter upgrade makes a huge difference. Son used music files from internet. He said per others it was the best sound system at the college- 22,000 students University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.
     
    Last edited: Apr 19, 2018
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  10. Manimal

    Manimal Forum Resident

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    Southern US
    Man I’m down with NAD, has a soft spot in my audiophile heart. A high end brand in my younger years (I’m 49) and still commands respect. Heck yea! NAD!
    Or Parasound..hehe:)
     
  11. cdash99

    cdash99 Forum Resident

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    Mass
    The next gen PS Audio Sprout is due to be released soon. The first one got good reviews, though I have no personal experience with it.
     
  12. bmoregnr

    bmoregnr Forum Resident

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    I'm learning about it here. Massdrop: Community-Driven Commerce My guess is more money than the NAD but maybe better guts? I've always been intrigued by it but at the time was only interested in spending so much for the office and have since moved to a DAC/Pre > powered monitors as I don't do vinyl. I remember another thread where someone got both and they quickly went with the Sprout. Edit: here was the thread Need Help Getting Started with Improved Home Audio
     
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  13. rpd

    rpd Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Nashville
    Ok, I am getting her the Rega P1 and the NAD D 3020 v2. So, what speakers work with the 3020? Looking for bookshelf’s....
     
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  14. Bob_in_OKC

    Bob_in_OKC Forum Resident

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    Dallas, Texas
    PSB Alpha B1 could be good.
     
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  15. DonnyMe

    DonnyMe Forum Resident

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    NW Indiana
    What is your budget?
     
  16. rpd

    rpd Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    Nashville
    $400
     
  17. snowman872

    snowman872 Forum Resident

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    Wilcox, AZ
  18. rpd

    rpd Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    Nashville
  19. snowman872

    snowman872 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Wilcox, AZ
    Yep ... I'm with Carl. Don't confuse your love for high end audio with hers unless you know she is really into audiophile stuff. Many people are very happy with simple audio solutions, even if they are not the best quality. In the future, she may go direction, or she may not. But remember, there's a reason very few females participate here.
     
  20. Carl Swanson

    Carl Swanson Resident blabbermouth

    My question comes from my doubts about the viability of a vinyl collection in a dorm setting. She probably won't be the only one using it, even with her knowledge.
     
  21. snowman872

    snowman872 Forum Resident

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    Wilcox, AZ
    I thought she was graduating college and moving into a small apartment.
     
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  22. Carl Swanson

    Carl Swanson Resident blabbermouth

    So I'm behind the times again. Dang!
     
  23. rpd

    rpd Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    Nashville
    She is...or maybe sharing a rental house with some friends
     
  24. rpd

    rpd Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    Nashville
    Anyone head the PSB Imagine XB’s?
     
  25. Carl Swanson

    Carl Swanson Resident blabbermouth

    I've done that. My LPs had to be jealously guarded all the time.
     

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