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In Reply to: RE: the -B- system posted by email@example.com on January 10, 2024 at 06:30:41
I once had a "B" system..... (I actually called it the "B system"... ) It was basically a less expensive alternative of the main system......
But roughly ten years ago, when I landed a pair of custom Eminence high-efficiency speakers, the "B" system morphed into the "high efficiency" system..... I also call it the "100 dB Club" because the speakers are 100 dB efficient.
The two systems get roughly equal play time..... The main system has the higher end vinyl rig, the "high efficiency" system has streaming audio and cassette recording/playback capability..... And people are split 50-50 in regard to which system they prefer..... The presentations are different, but I wouldn't say one system or the other is demonstrably "better."
Some brief clips of both systems..... The main system had vinyl playing, the high-efficiency system had streaming audio.
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Don't worry about avoiding temptation. As you grow older, it will avoid you.
- Winston Churchill
I sold them to a friend who still has them and I get invited over every now and then for a listening session. They still sound good especially on rock.
The original Von Schweikert VR4 was one of my all-time favorite loudspeakers..... The speakers in the video clip are the "VR4.5 Mod VR5"..... With the "4.5" woofs and Focal tweets.....
I've had thoughts on occasion to upgrade these speakers, but prices for good speakers have gone through the roof..... Unless I somehow get massive funds for more modern speakers, I will stick with the Schweikerts indefinitely.
My B system shares the HT room with a Sony HT A9 with a 500 SW. It's comprised of an Ayre QB-9 DAC, Ayre AX-7e integrate, Ayre C5 MP disc player, Oppo 205, and a pair of KEF Reference 1s.
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