Stereo for my daughter

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

  1. Extra Dry

    Extra Dry Forum Resident

    :laugh::laughup:
     
  2. rpd

    rpd Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    Nashville
    Maybe I’ll like them too much to give them to her!!!!
     
  3. DonnyMe

    DonnyMe Forum Resident

    Location:
    NW Indiana
    You just might. But remember, if you give them to her make her promise that you get first dibs when she wants to sell them! Also, make it a point to give her a new LP every time you visit. That should ensure she spins some vinyl and helps build her collection. That will be quite a nice sounding "starter package" that she can appreciate for years to come, move to a bedroom in the future, and a gateway to bigger and better equipment in the future. I wish you were my dad.

    *Edit
    After review of your equipment I doubt you will have to worry. And I really, really wish you were my hand me down dad!
     
  4. rpd

    rpd Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    Nashville
    I absolutely LOVE your idea of an LP each visit
     
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  5. rpd

    rpd Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    Nashville
    I would have nice floor standers, but the Mrs put her foot down a few years ago, so I have movable speakers now...
     
  6. rpd

    rpd Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    Nashville
    I have tried the 3020 with my KEF LS50’s and my Rega RX-1’s, and the amp has trouble driving them (the KEF’s say they need 25 watts, and the Rega’s say they need 30 watts).

    So, I wonder if the 3020 would labor with the B’s too. She’s not a head banger at all, but I have to turn it up almost all the way to get a rockin’ volume with my two sets of speakers...
     
  7. bmoregnr

    bmoregnr Forum Rezident

    Location:
    1060 W.Addison
    It is not a big amp that is for sure. I checked and the NHT Classic 2s I had paired with the v1 when I had it was rated 86db and were 6 ohm; I never had a problem volume wise but it was in a darn small office and mostly near field. Loudness aside how are you finding the sound of it? I think you said you had NADs before.
     
  8. rpd

    rpd Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    Nashville
    Sounds very nice.
     
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  9. rpd

    rpd Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    Nashville
    Comparing the just received PSB Imagine B’s vs my Rega Rx-1’s. PSB pretty nice, but the Rega’s are clearly better on initial comparison. Using my daughter’s 3020 to drive them.
     
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  10. Dougr33

    Dougr33 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Twin Cities, MN
    Maybe not enough power to make them shine? I was driving mine with Parasound A-23
     
  11. rpd

    rpd Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    Nashville
    Hard to know for sure. Both speakers have similar efficiency
     
  12. anorak2

    anorak2 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Berlin, Germany
    The vinyl thing may be a fad though. Pragmatic advice: Get a setup with vinyl, but make sure it's future proof in the form of MP3, internet radio, respectively can connect to such a device. All it takes is an AUX input on the amp and one of those bluetooth audio dongles connected to it. Once she finds out she can play the music on her smartphone through impressively sounding speakers, that may well become more appealing than buying and handling records ... And it's a "real stereo".
     
  13. Rick Bartlett

    Rick Bartlett Forum Resident

    for 400 dollars, you can find something awesome second hand for that!
    something mid 70's into the early 80's.... and still better constructed than the
    plastic junk of today.... 'dats' just me though.
     
  14. rpd

    rpd Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    Nashville
    You taking about the amp/receiver?
     
  15. Rick Bartlett

    Rick Bartlett Forum Resident

    Hey man, I'd dig around and find the amp/turntable and speakers.
    Look for the silver faced items instead of the black plastic late 80's and 90's gear.
    If you can find a set, even if they need repairing, is still much worthy than what
    400 dollars or less can provide now..... in my opinion of course.
    They are usually easier repairs, and a repair guy will welcome you more than some
    modern junk that walks through the door.
    I guess I'm saying, don't under estimate some older gear in this price range.
    Even if your kid grows out of it, you could probably 'flip it' and get your money back
    and get a couple extra bucks......
    some of us LUV vintage audio.
     

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