Amp: XPA-1 gen 2 using XLR connections. Speakers: Axiom Audio m80 V3, Sennheisser HD600 headphones. two pairs 12 guage speaker cables per monoblock for biwire. Headphone amp: Basx A-100 (INCREDIBLE VALUE WITH HD600s!!)
For a secondary audio-only zone, I would sell the Onkyo and use the funds to pick up a B-stock UPA-200 + whatever source you're into (if you like AirPlay and want to minimize the budget, you could do an AirPort Express + some passive attenuators to act as a source). B-stock UPA-200's are RIDICULOUSLY cheap – cheaper than most people's HT interconnects I bet.
Main: B&W 803◇, HTM2◇, CWM 7.3, DB1 | XPR-1 x2, XPR-5 | XSP-1, Marantz AV7702 | Yggdrasil | Mac, Apple TV, Oppo BDP-103, Marantz TT-15S1 Other 1: GoldenEar 7000, 650, X-Ref 12 | Pioneer SC-63 | Apple TV Other 2: ML Vanquish | XPA-200 | DC-1 | Mac Other 3: Airmotiv 5 | XDA-2 | Mac Other 4: GoldenEar 650, UAC-8.2, X-Ref 12 | XPA-5, UPA-200 | XDA-2 | APE Cans: Sennheiser HD800, HD598 | Ultrasone Edition 8 | ATH-M50s | Grado SR-80i | Schiit Lyr 2, Asgard 2, Vali
I have an Onkyo AVR in my garage which I use in stereo for radio (inbuilt), CD's (via on old DVD player) and the seldom used third zone connection from my UMC-200. When I update the Apple TV I'll use the current one for streaming and do away with the DVD player and third zone connection.
I also have a Denon AVR which I use for the second zone in the family room plus on the verandah where it sounds great in the semi-outdoors using "All Stereo" mode with 4 speakers.
Last Edit: Jun 11, 2013 20:19:26 GMT -5 by Gary Cook
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