I am brand new to the forum, very excited to be here. I am sure that the majority of you here have a much larger knowledge base then I when it comes to audio/video, I figured this is a good place to wear my thinking cap and learn a thing or two.
I have been interested in audio as long as I can remember, I recall taking apart my parents receiver and of course, never putting it back together. I primarily dabbled in car audio until my later 20's. I found that when I was younger the priority for me was being loud and obnoxious, utilizing 90-95 percent of my trunk space for sub enclosures and amp racks. I found that as I aged my taste refined a bit and the "loud and obnoxious" lost its luster. I started striving for quality instead of quantity. I have just recently been bitten by the stereo listening bug and am hooked so far.
Here is what I am working with so far, needs much improvement but I just broke into this about a month ago and utilized some of my existing equipment. I am also working with a pretty tight budget so going out and buying brand new high end gear would entail a verbal lashing from my wife. This will be a build over the years type of scenario.
Processor: My old Onkyo TX-NR905 (was using this for 5.1 and HDMI)
Amp: Parasound HCA-1200
Speakers: Monitor Audio REF705-PMC
Subwoofer: Definitive Technology Super Cube 2000
Power Conditioner: Panamax MR4300
Cables: harware store grade junk for the moment
I figured a decent start, could be worse I suppose. It sounds a whole world better than the entry level B&W bookshelf speakers I was running strait off of the Onkyo. I figured my next step was a processor, but I do not know that for sure. I have about $500 to spend at the moment, while we are at it, make some suggestions if you like.
Thanks for having me, I am excited to be here.