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Bobjua
post Feb 19 2012, 08:41
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im moving out of my parents house soon and i will finally have room to get audio equipment. i know i will need speakers and a receiver to start with. i have a record player, and i will be running audio from my computer with a 2496. i plan on getting a tv, and maybe a tape deck.

so my question is what exactly should i get? should i get bookshelf speakers and put them on my desk, or perhaps studio monitors? should i get one pair of speakers for my desk just for computer and another to go on the floor for the reciever/ tv etc? what kind of receiver should i get? should i buy new or just find a used one?

sorry with all the questions, i just don't really know where to start.

edit: i guess aesthetics are pretty important. i like the look of vintage silver faced tape decks and receivers. i think i'd like speakers without a grill for the desk, but if they were floor speakers i'd prefer for them to be covered.

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Bobjua
post May 31 2012, 16:37
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i found someone selling a pioneer sx-880 for 150, and someone with a sx-780 for 100. i'm going to ask them if they will take less first before i decide which one.

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post Jun 7 2012, 19:39
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QUOTE (Bobjua @ May 31 2012, 11:37) *
i found someone selling a pioneer sx-880 for 150, and someone with a sx-780 for 100.

I remember those had power level meters, pretty much unheard of in today's receivers. Even if arguably "imprecise", they still offer a convenient visual aid to show how much power one is using and when the dangers of amp clipping start.

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