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    Default Playing Around With Monitors Today

    Hooked up the Monitor 5a's to the modest Yamaha CR-1040 for a test ride & it blew the roof off the house. LOL. Dont let let the size of these little guys fool ya-Attachment 90517they will surprise ya. The tweets really sound incredible & Brad Delp Boston Vocals-couldnt sound any better
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    2ch-SDA2b-ADCOM GFA-555-565-600-555-YaQinCd2-Pioneer PL-630-AKAI GX210d
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    I agree. I have a pair of these connected to a CR-800 in the bedroom and they sound great. What really suprised me was when I added a PSW 120. I wasn't expected much, but it helped the lower frequencies more than I thought it would.

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    [attach=config]90520[/att
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    Havent needed a sub on this receiver- ive tried all the Monitors i have. But to my ears it has been fine on the music i listen to - what sources do you have ?
    Randy
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    I have my 5As on lowly JVC R-S33 Super A receiver. Only 40 watts x 2 but you can never slide the volume to anywhere near half way before it drives you out of the room. It also sounds very nice paired with Polk Monitors--has that synergy "thing"!

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    ^ I have one of those, but alas the left channel is cutting out on it. When working does sound nice.

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    Congrats on the very nice speakers!

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    Nice looking receiver for sure & plenty of power to boot for Monitor's
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    2ch-SDA2b-ADCOM GFA-555-565-600-555-YaQinCd2-Pioneer PL-630-AKAI GX210d
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    Quote Originally Posted by boston1450 View Post
    Havent needed a sub on this receiver- ive tried all the Monitors i have. But to my ears it has been fine on the music i listen to - what sources do you have ?
    I listen to FM and an old Technics CD player. I didn't think it need a sub either but I picked it up at a yard sales for $20 just for kicks.

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    I did the same with a cheap one also, the Denon which is hooked to our little tv. but i never used it & it took up space in the bedroom. It had auto on/off & the red light on all the time drove me crazy. So i got rid of it-but it does ad some thump..
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    Pioneer-SA9800-SG9800-CTF650-TXD1000-RT-909-Monitor11-Peerless
    Marantz-2252b-5025b-6300-YaQinCd1-TeacA4010s-Monitor7
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    Quote Originally Posted by boston1450 View Post
    Hooked up the Monitor 5a's to the modest Yamaha CR-1040 for a test ride & it blew the roof off the house. LOL. Dont let let the size of these little guys fool ya-Attachment 90517they will surprise ya. The tweets really sound incredible & Brad Delp Boston Vocals-couldnt sound any better
    Better get a tarp over it or all your gear is gonna get wet. Raining outside;)
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    Heck build a ark--hey Doug i see those big maggies on Clist today again-Did he get back to ya
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    2ch-SDA2b-ADCOM GFA-555-565-600-555-YaQinCd2-Pioneer PL-630-AKAI GX210d
    Pioneer-SA9800-SG9800-CTF650-TXD1000-RT-909-Monitor11-Peerless
    Marantz-2252b-5025b-6300-YaQinCd1-TeacA4010s-Monitor7
    Yamaha-CR2040-Advent2-TeacA4010s-Monitor7

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    Quote Originally Posted by boston1450 View Post
    Heck build a ark--hey Doug i see those big maggies on Clist today again-Did he get back to ya
    No, never heard back from him. Too late now, the 5a's were going to be part of that deal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dsil View Post
    No, never heard back from him. Too late now, the 5a's were going to be part of that deal.
    he will still work out a deal with you-He is just hard to get in touch with .......These sound sweet on the Yamaha. Cant bring it over 10:00 on the dial before it stars to rattle my brain. The bass is right there. the tweeters are very noticeable on them compare to others ive heard. Very please with these little guys.
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    Pioneer-SA9800-SG9800-CTF650-TXD1000-RT-909-Monitor11-Peerless
    Marantz-2252b-5025b-6300-YaQinCd1-TeacA4010s-Monitor7
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    You keep teasing us with these Monitor 5 write ups....and I'll have find a pair for my bedroom...geezus murphy this place is gonna cost me a mint...
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    Vintage monitors are a great place to start your journey. Some enjoy them so much that they become a staple in their system.
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