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Old 11-03-2017, 06:17 PM
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ylee ylee is offline
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I have a pair of 1.7is as well. They are musical and an exceptional value. I'm looking for an integrated to pair with these along with a second room in the house to listen to them. With young kids, the relatively large size of these speakers make placement tricky outside of my dedicated listening room since their profile makes them vulnerable to bouncing balls, careening toddlers, etc.

In any case, I'll use my older DAC (Ayre QB-9 DSD) as the source with a microRendu to allow me to Roon. Any suggestions on an integrated amp welcome. I'm considering a Rogue Audio Sphinx or a Parasound Halo Integrated.
Primary System (Always in flux):
Analog Source: Rega RP10
Phono Preamp: Bryston BP2/PS3
Digital Software: Roon, Tidal Streaming
Digital Music Server: Melco N1A/2
Digital Sources: Totaldac d1-twelve SE MkII (factory upgraded from MKI) with "live power" 4 output power supply, Oppo UDP-205
Preamplifier: Rogue Audio RP-9 (factory upgraded from RP-7)
Amplifier: Vandersteen M5-HPA
Speakers: Vandersteen Quatro Wood CT w/IsoAcoustics Gaia 1 feet
Cabling: WW Platinum Starlight 7 digital wires, Totaldac Gigafilter USB filter, AQ Sky XLR, AQ Fire RCA
Speaker Cables: AudioQuest Oak spades ---> bi-wire spades
Power Cables: Esprit PC (for DAC), 2 WW Platinum Electra PC (Preamp/Phono Preamp), AQ NRG10 (Melco N1A/2), AQ Blizzard (Quatro Wood CT built-in subs)
Power Conditioning: 2 AQ Niagara 1000, 3 Oyaide R1 outlets
Sound Treatments: 23 ASC Tube Traps and 10 Panels
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