Not the most high end but with two kids fiddling with stuff it all makes sense. Cambridge Audio Amp, Totem Acoustic speakers. Audio Technica SL12 rip offs (I know, I know!) Numark mixer and Yamaha woofer.
The kids are allowed to play with it. I figure I’ll go through a few cartridges but I love the idea that they play with records.
Can anyone offer some advice on a device for streaming please, I currently have a crappy Alexa amazon thing running via my amp but sounds, as you can imagine, flat. I am clueless on this side of things. Thanks in advance.
I’ve got a blusound node 2i, costs around 500 but can be had for less 2nd hand.
You connect it to your amp and it connects wirelessly to your network. you use an app on your phone/ tablet to control it. You can stream directly from the main services (Spotify, tidal, amazon etc). I use it to stream from tidal mainly but it has a USB input so you can connect it to a harddrive or memory stick and play tunes off them. It also has Bluetooth connectivity so you play mixes from soundcloud.
I’ve not compared it other similar devices but I’m happy with the sound. More for convenience than anything.
If you have a laptop, you could just get a really good dac instead.
I don’t have the luxury of a listening set up and a DJing set up.
Turntables: 2 x Vestax PDX D3 with Shure White Label Carts
Digital: 2 x Pioneer NXS2
Mixer: Condesa Carmen V
Speakers: KRK Rokit 6’s (I know, I know, they are due to be replaced soon - been saying that for a few years now!!)
That’s it. If I’m listening, it just tends to be via my headphones or via Alexa in the kitchen!
1210 Turntables, Grado carts, Vestax mixer, amp and tannoy speakers for ‘serious’ listening and dancing…
Sonos system connected to studio Mac and NAS drive, for Kitchen/Cooking/Exercise listening.
Music creation, Mac, Amp, Audio interface and NS10’s
Happy with everything bar the Sonos. Started out great, bare bones App, okay sound around the house… now however App has become a bloated clusterfark that crashes continually and can’t ‘find’ the system making you reboot the router usually when someone else is in another room watching Bridgerton… been tempted to hoof it out of the window on many occasions.
Hello Scott, love your setup. Could i ask a couple of questions about your mixer?
I’ve got one the same and since i’ve had it i noticed that the master volume doesn’t seem to have any effect after about 7 on the pot. Is yours the same?
Also seems to be a difference in output between the L and R channel on input A. I’ve troubleshot it down to not being the deck/cart/particular record but other than that no clue. Basically the LEDs show 2 higher on the R channel than the L. When using a setup record for stereo etc it seems right though. Any issues with yours?