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swc204
12-26-2005, 03:42 AM
I finally got enough money to buy a pair of fostex FE103E drivers and I'm going to build the BLH for them. I had a old denon receiver but that took a dump :crap:. I was wondering do i need a receiver if i just get a SS integrated and then a CD player? all i would use it for would be 2.1 stereo not HT or anything like that...

I would get the Nad C320BEE integrated after reading a few reviews. Anybody have experience with nad products? I see them go for around 250 used on Audiogon. I would probably just get a nad CD player to. I have about $500 for everything.

Does the quality of the receiver have a big impact on the sound if i use a nice integrated? i have a older pioneer. it was one of their top models back in the early 80's.


help

PV Audio
12-26-2005, 12:36 PM
IA + BLH = WIN

:)

power is power, and you can usually tell which receiver will deliver it cleanly :)

JimJ
12-26-2005, 02:33 PM
NAD gear is excellent.

I have a 3020, and it's considered by many to be one of the finest SS stereo integrated amps built in that era - and as a plus if you're a viynl junkie, NAD integrateds tend to have good quality phono preamp stages, which on most receivers are nothing but afterthoughts.

swc204
12-26-2005, 02:47 PM
do you think i should go the integrated route or go with a preamp and then a amp?

heres a pretty good deal i think
http://cls.audiogon.com/cgi-bin/cls.pl?intatran&1140758571

i could afford a decent CD player if i went the integrated route...

heres a amp that meets what i need
http://cls.audiogon.com/cgi-bin/cls.pl?ampstran&1140539469

and heres a preamp thats in my budget.
http://cls.audiogon.com/cgi-bin/cls.pl?preatran&1136917596

so i need a receiver to run 2.1 with a integrated and a CD player?

JimJ
12-26-2005, 03:03 PM
If you have the money, go seperates :)

Much more flexibility.

I think you're a little confused though...a "receiver" is nothing more than an integrated amp with a broadcast tuner and maybe a phono preamp. The integrated amp doesn't have the broadcast tuner.

swc204
12-26-2005, 03:18 PM
If you have the money, go seperates :)

Much more flexibility.

I think you're a little confused though...a "receiver" is nothing more than an integrated amp with a broadcast tuner and maybe a phono preamp. The integrated amp doesn't have the broadcast tuner.

just a little :crap:

do i need a broadcast tuner? i wont be listening to radio if that is what it is.

would i be able to hookup a sub to the integrated and then to my plate amp?

PV Audio
12-26-2005, 03:38 PM
no you don't.

you can hook up a sub to any amplifier using high level inputs; you just might not have a sub out jack.

swc204
12-27-2005, 04:18 PM
i cant decied between the NAD C320BEE or a Denon DRA-395 to power these.

I can get the NAD for 359.99 and the denon for 244.99. both brand new

which one should i get?

JimJ
12-27-2005, 04:20 PM
The Denon would be fine...

PV Audio
12-27-2005, 04:53 PM
beat me to it, do the denon

swc204
12-28-2005, 09:01 PM
should i do all these 45's and rounded edges when i make it? or just do the way it is in the plans.

http://bombelescha.piranho.com/hifi_forum/CIMG0683.JPG

ballstothewall
12-28-2005, 10:26 PM
Thats a bad link, but what I did depending on the edge, was knock it down with a round over bit, or just took some sandpaper to it to smooth it over. You shouldn't be dissapointed with them, I know I love mine.

swc204
12-28-2005, 10:29 PM
link doesn't work? works for me


http://tinypic.com/jadvrq.jpg

ballstothewall
12-28-2005, 10:36 PM
Hmmm, intersting, I get an error. But thanks for hosting it. ****, I might have to make another set for mine to see if that makes any difference in the sound. That looks interesting.

swc204
12-30-2005, 10:26 AM
now i need help deciding on a sq sub...i was thinking about these subs. there both exactly the same price. Which one should i get?

http://yellow.mynethost.com/~bv126368/shop/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=21&products_id=52&osCsid=7e21a417d7e9c82cf7d63dbbccec646b
http://www.diymobileaudio.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1646&page=1&pp=10

would i tune in the low 20's for just music or like the high 20's low 30's? its going in a smaller size room if that matters.

swc204
12-30-2005, 10:33 AM
http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?&DID=7&Partnumber=295-464
http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?&DID=7&Partnumber=295-404

choose between those 4

PV Audio
12-30-2005, 01:47 PM
titantic or the AE ( i'll probably pick up 2 for my new room setup :) )

swc204
12-30-2005, 04:00 PM
what about the diyma sub?

PV Audio
12-30-2005, 04:04 PM
i didn't mention it because i'm not familiar with it :)