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Second system

Discussion in 'audio' started by Margin_walker, Jun 10, 2021.

  1. Margin_walker

    Margin_walker pfm Member

    I love looking at everyone's fancy main set-ups on here, but I have found I'm listening to my office system much more during lockdown. Let's see your second system, office system, garage system...

    Mine is Quad 33, FM3, 303, a Chromecast audio, Technics SL7 and Rega RS1. It all sounds lovely, but I do have a bit of an urge to try some nice sealed boxes at some point.

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  2. booja30

    booja30 pfm Member

    Former 2nd system glory (until a few weeks ago):

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    SMSL SA-50 amp and an RPi streamer hidden under the table. It was my main system after the main system went away, and now this one is gone! Time to put a new system together when we get settled.
     
  3. Gervais Cote

    Gervais Cote Predator

    Second system in the basement : Marantz 6006 used as a transport, highly modified AK4497 DAC, Naim NAC 32.5/Hicap/110 and lovely custom made speakers :

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  4. Amber Audio

    Amber Audio This is the Day

    Office/2nd system. Swapped and tried lots of kit in and out during lockdown.

    ProAc 115/Iso 155 stands
    1200GR/Various Carts
    D90 MQA
    Phono Sig + Pre2DAC
    PSX + PSX
    X Power + X Power
    PSX + PSX​

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  5. linnfomaniac83

    linnfomaniac83 I bet you can’t wheelie a unicycle!

    I have several “second” systems!

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    Plenty to choose from here!
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    Excuse the dust...:eek:
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  6. Amber Audio

    Amber Audio This is the Day

    Speaker Layout - Matrix Sabre Pro MQA - Auralic Vega G2 - Chord TT2/Scaler

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  7. Amber Audio

    Amber Audio This is the Day

    Is that a Lian Li PC case? Looks a bit similar to cases I used way back in XP days for custom builds when I ran as an OEM.
     
  8. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

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    Currently Marantz SA8005 SACD player, Audio Synthesis Pro Passion, Leak TL12 Plus and Falcon LS3/5As, though Leak Stereo 20 and JR149s also available.

    PS I rate it at the same level as the main system, just different a different viewpoint, plus obviously limited source material-wise as it is digital-only. It is a stunningly good system with either Leak amp or speakers.
     
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  9. w00fer

    w00fer pfm Member

    Crikey, that's one heck of a second system!
     
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  10. linnfomaniac83

    linnfomaniac83 I bet you can’t wheelie a unicycle!

    Blimey, that looks as crazy my main system!
     
  11. linnfomaniac83

    linnfomaniac83 I bet you can’t wheelie a unicycle!

    That’s a lovely setup, small, simple, elegant and no doubt sounds wonderful… the second system I’m enjoying most is the Naim CD/Amp combo with the Royd speakers, it’s about as simple and compact as it gets for a HIFI separates system and it just gets on with the job of playing music… so long as it’s on CD anyway. A full active Kaber system does feel a bit OTT for a second system, and whilst it’s technically superior (almost forensic in detail retrieval), I don’t think it’s as involving/musical as the little Naim/Royd combo, it does a really good job of just disappearing.
     
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  12. Gervais Cote

    Gervais Cote Predator

    Lovely ! If this is your second system, your first must be insanely good !
    Never been thinking of these Proac as desktop speakers but I love the idea.........
     
  13. linnfomaniac83

    linnfomaniac83 I bet you can’t wheelie a unicycle!

    Seeing a Cadenza bronze sitting there as an option makes me feel green with envy, I love the Cadenza range (all of them)… my LP12 really deserves a bronze!
     
  14. daytona600

    daytona600 Registered User

    Rose RS201 all in one + Def Tech D7 Bookshelf
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  15. booja30

    booja30 pfm Member

    It’s an NZXT H210 mini-itx case. Really nice quality, easy to build with, and not expensive.

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  16. Amber Audio

    Amber Audio This is the Day

    Very tidy build! Very rare we build these days, supply clients with mainly Dell and the odd Intel NUC. I run a Hades at home and Alenware Alpha at work for a bit of CoD.
     
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  17. sideshowbob

    sideshowbob 47 Lab Rat

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    This week's is: Lenco GL75 with Jelco 250 and Ortofon SPU #1 E, Shigaraki CD transport, Project Dac Box S2+, Project Phono Box DS2, Quad 33, Elekit TU8100 valve amp, DIY Jordan JX92S speakers.

    Next week's might be a Thorens TD150 MKii with Jelco arm and Ortofon Rohmann into the Project Phono Box, same digital front end, a home made dual mono passive pre using Khozmo mono stepped attenuators into either a NAP 140 or a DIY TDA2030 chip amp, into LS3/5as. I swap the systems around every couple of weeks, since I'm listening to them all the time.
     
  18. Joe Hutch

    Joe Hutch Mate of the bloke

    My second system is out of action at the moment, because the room it's in is in the process of being 'sorted out' by Mrs H. When in operation, it consists of an Exposure CD player, Exposure pre/power amps, Harbeth P3ESR speakers, an AR turntable with Rega arm and Ortofon MC10 cartridge, and Stax headphones.
     
  19. gustav_errata

    gustav_errata pfm Member

    I am struggling to restrain myself from making snide comments stemming from pure envy.

    Seriously, though, good stuff.
     
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  20. gavreid

    gavreid pfm Member

    I agree. I recently built a system for my daughter in one on those. Not bad at all, pleasant to work in, the holes and tappings are all cut correctly, great looking and a reasonable airflow - they're not really in the spirit of low volume ITX cases but maybe the mainstream is getter there.
     

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