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dli
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New system any thoughts?

So I put an order in for a new system (did't pay yet!) I had an in house demo and sounded great any thoughts

1. Vandersteen treo ct

2 Rotel amp RB 1582 mk ii

3. Rotel pre amp 1590 mk ii

4. audio quest raker 44 cabels

For me a once in a life time puchace to replace my old Theil 3.0 and Tandberg seperates.

For under $20,000 total ( about $5000 left) any upgrades advised?

( I'm 70 so not spending my money but my "ungrateful" kids inheritance, no grand kids)

I need tone controls in a pre amp due to hearing My room is 24 ' x 12' . I'm creating equal lateral triangle, about 10' from each speaker & me, with the speakers about 5 ' in front of the wall behind speakers so 19 ' in front of them and 6 inches from side walls

thanks !!!!! dli

any thoughts

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It’s hard to give advice…

I simply don’t know enough about you, the room, you’re listening tastes etc. I think you are building a fine system…however, it doesn’t make total sense to me. Is this for only music?

dli
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Only music

I have > 2000 cd's & will use a rotel cd player as passive transport to pre amp that they claim has an excellent dac in it. thanks I will try to strem tidal via i pad to pre amp

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Good Stuff!

I've known several people who are coocoo for cocoa puffs about Vandy speakers and the trios always rank high on their lists. My only suggestion would be to really take speaker placement seriously and be willing to play around with their location in the room. The Cardas site has some really good information about the subject and George was a big believer in the Fibonacci "golden ratio" stuff and I'll be damned if his method didn't nail where mine ended up.

There's more magic in a properly located speaker within a room than anything I've ever spent money on when it comes to hifi gear...assuming you have nice speakers to begin with, which you do.

Whether the Cardas method ends up working well for your situation or you use a different approach, play around with them until you get that magic that locks them into the room.

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