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    Default Listening to music is fun again ...

    Since I got my new 2-channel setup, sitting and listening to music has become fun once again.

    Prior to this, I would listen to music in my car or listen passively while doing some other work. But now, it is fun, coming back home, putting on a CD and just sitting in front of the speakers (on the floor!!! lol!) and listening ...

    My fav. CD's sound as if they just went to the mastering studio and got remastered. Even CD's and music I didn't care for that much sound awesome ...

    My rig:
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    ... and I have a $100 DVD player as source!!!

    My wife who has always been more passionate about music totally loves the new setup. And of course, nothing like making a nice drink (edited - will be posting a more exotic drink!!) and sitting down and listening to some glorious music ...
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    Congrats on the enjoyment of your new setup!

    I was really liking that post until I got to "vodka and coke" and started to dry heave a bit.
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    Awesome! I can say much the same thing after getting my new Parasound preamp.
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    Awesome. Glad to hear the Krell and B&W's are bringing the joy.
    You might find in the future an upgrade to the CD player would just sweeten it up that much more.

    Enjoy.
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    Throw some tubes in there somewhere and you'll really be lovin' it.

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    Find a better drink to snuggle too. Enjoy your gear.

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    Get a better CD player and enjoy it more....

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    Crazy, that is a bad-ass set up. Enjoy. However, I would recommend you swap out the vodka for Jack Daniels.
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    It's great when everything finally "gels"...rock on!

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    Awesome Crazy! Congrats again to you. You sound really happy.

    BTW... Malibu Rum and Coke is much smoother.
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    Thanks folks!! As you can see I removed the "vodka & coke" bit - need to find a more exotic drink :D

    It's amazing how many non-Polk are on this forum - awesome! I guess it's because we all start with Polks.

    btw ... I'm still enjoying my Polk Monitor HT setup since I couldn't get a buyer for them. Good for me!
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    very cool.. 2 ch listening is awesome.

    enjoy your system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Holydoc
    Awesome Crazy! Congrats again to you. You sound really happy.

    BTW... Malibu Rum and Coke is much smoother.
    Malibu rum is to sweet for me. :(

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    Agreed. A Rotel 1072 would go perfectly with your new setup Crazy! Enjoy!!!

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    Awesome! Krell 440Xi, I'm jealous. I want to run my LSi9 on that one day. Enjoy your rig and crank the music.

    Make some pina colada or mai tai to accompany the warm tropical sound of your rig;).
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    Quote Originally Posted by cfrizz
    Agreed. A Rotel 1072 would go perfectly with your new setup Crazy! Enjoy!!!
    I second that. You wouldn't be disappointed in a RCD-02, either.
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    I know! I know! I need a CD player :)

    I don't think I'm getting a CD player for a while due to financial constraints but I'm enjoying my current setup nevertheless.
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    Enjoy crazy.. life is short!

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazy
    Thanks folks!! As you can see I removed the "vodka & coke" bit - need to find a more exotic drink :D
    Go for a classic like a Vodka or Tom Collins.

    I'm waiting on Hung's 1072 once my $$ get to VA. :)

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    I'm sometimes surprised and always amused at how many come to CP for HT advice and wind up finding a new affinity for or rediscovering music with killer 2 channel rigs once they hang around.

    Count me in that club and congrats on your new rig. Let it soak in for a couple months and then upgrade the CDP or DAC and report back.:D

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    COngrats D! Your stories always put a smile on my face!

    I hope your speaks give you plenty more joy over the next few years.... before you decide to chuck them out the window for a pair of the highly elusive 802D.
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    For CD players in $500-$700 price range, if you don't care about HDCD decoder, I would also recommend Arcam 73.

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    Its all about the fun. Enjoy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by I-SIG
    Go for a classic like a Vodka or Tom Collins.

    I'm waiting on Hung's 1072 once my $$ get to VA. :)

    Wes
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    Joey_V - love your post titled "Nothing better than sitting back and listening to the Summits" on MLO

    Unfortunately, I wasn't able to find the pictures of your setup on MLO - do post a link or send me a PM about it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by steveinaz
    ALRIGHT BUBBA! You snagged it huh? Good deal...next time you come down (soon) I've got some IC's for you take home for that DAC...or the CDP, however you decide to run it.
    Oh yeah! It's supposed to arrive Thursday an dI know I'll have some free time Saturday night. :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazy
    Joey_V - love your post titled "Nothing better than sitting back and listening to the Summits" on MLO

    Unfortunately, I wasn't able to find the pictures of your setup on MLO - do post a link or send me a PM about it.
    Will do D! I need some time though... a little too busy at the moment. :(
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