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Discussion in 'Introductions' started by techguy0192, Jun 10, 2017.

  1. techguy0192

    techguy0192 Member

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    Greetings all. I'm trying to figure out why I have never joined AK, given all the time I have spent here reading the threads. I spent some time on AVS forum a decade ago, and most recently have been active on AudioCircle.

    The active McIntosh forum gave me the push to sign up. I began my hifi journey about 15 years ago, starting out with McIntosh. I have always had at least one piece of Mac gear every since. In between, I have owned an almost embarrassing amount of gear. Recently, I have come back full swing with McIntosh when I purchased a C47 preamp and an MC152 amp. Other components are as follows - Magnum Dynalab 101A and MD205, Rega RP8 with the Rega Apheta 2, and a Tascam CD player doing transport duties for the C47 DAC. The CD setup is working great. After owning some very expensive CD players, giving the Tascam a try has taught me a lot (knowing sooner would have saved me thousands).

    I'm lucky to have a dedicated sound treated listening room. It's only 12x14, but it's better than having to share another space in the house. My main speakers are Vandersteen 2Ce Sig II, with the 5A carbon-fiber midrange. The Vandersteen's are the only component that's a little up in the air at the moment. They sound great with Macs that are direct coupled, but not so much with the autoformers. The JBL Project Array 800 & 1000 speakers have my attention.

    Lastly, I have had a growing interest in DIY, mainly speakers.

    Looking forward to spending time here on AK.
     
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    enginedr Well-Known Member

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    Welcome I see you are coming pre - corrupted
     
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  3. BruceRPA

    BruceRPA AK Subscriber Subscriber

    Welcome aboard techguy0192!
     
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    Dave_1962 Lunatic Member

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    Welcome!
     
  5. HarmanKardon

    HarmanKardon Tubes still smell funny Subscriber

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    Hello and Welcome to AudioKarma! :)
     
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    Hyperion Roobarb & Custard Subscriber

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    Welcome to AK!
     
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    electronjohn Plug it in & see!! Subscriber

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    Glad you're here!
     
  8. Wolverine

    Wolverine AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Welcome to AK! A lot of knowledgeable people here to help you with your DYI projects! (I'm not one of those people)
     
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    Welcome to AK
     
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    Rome Holsum Honey Buns Subscriber

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    Greetings to ya!

    Rome
     
  11. MarZutra

    MarZutra Super Member

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    Welcome aboard. You'll certainly not get any therapy for compulsive gear hoarding disorder but you will get a lot of encouragement... Best from New Scotland...
     
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    ETLS metacarpophalangealcranium Subscriber

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    A big howdy from Texas and welcome to the AK forums.
     
  13. Marine0811

    Marine0811 AK Subscriber Subscriber

    Welcome to the nut house!
     
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    Welcome to AK.
     
  15. Quadman2

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    Welcome to the AK Crew.

    Good intro by the way:thumbsup:...nicely detailed.

    Agree with you on the DIY route. You can come up a a better product, least I think so, esp with the detailed plans/products out there that allow you to tweak as much as you want.

    If in trouble, go to one of the forums and there'll be some one there who has walked the walk before you with loads of info/experience.


    Good luck own yer quest.

    Q
     

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