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I'm curious what people here use to listen to music at home. I'm actually more curious to know what the MFF Youngs use.

 

I grew up with a turntable, an integrated amp/receiver (although I didn't know that's what it was) and speakers.

Then I added a CD player.

 

Then I got rid of the CD player and moved to iTunes, streamed through Airport Express to my Integreated Amp.

 

 

Do most people still use the basic CD/Turntable -- Integrated Amp -- Speaker set up?

 

Are people putting together systems buying separate components, DACs, power amps?

 

Are people moving to full digital storage, dedicated music/media players/streamers, DACs, etc.?

 

What do most kids use today? A computer streaming service and a set of wireless jambox like speakers?

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i have

NAD components: amp, cd, dvd, tuner

no turntable at the moment

apple tv

focal speakers

sonos components

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I'm not a MFF Young, but....

 

I've got a CD(/universal) player, turntable, integrated amp (maybe I'll justify a pre-amp someday, but performance is pretty nice with my gear now), speakers (5 plus a hefty sub), and in the past few months was finally able to bridge my wired network over MoCA to have a wired connection across the apartment. Now most of my casual listening I do via streaming files from my computer through media servers. But for serious listening, I still fall back to CDs and SACDs and vinyl. I do have a growing collection of high-resolution audio files that I stream now too.

 

So yeah, my own setup and listening habits have definitely evolved. But I don't ever see ditching physical media.

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You can tell I'm "old," because I must have five or six different set-ups, of varying antiquity.

 

What's changed, probably unsurprisingly, is that I listen on speakers plugged into a computer much more than on the multi-component "stereo system" these days.

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Where are the MFF youngs? I'm really interested in the non-audiophile next generation.

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that's what I want to know. Computer through DACs to an amp? Or just ear buds into the headphone jack of their computer.

 

You of course, have Carnegie Hall and Avery Fisher Hall.

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When I feel like spending the money (i.e., perhaps never), I'm going to get an outboard power supply for my CD player.

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mostly sonos (i have a broadcast app so i can run computer sound through sonos with a couple seconds delay). downstairs sonos is hooked to my own amp / speakers rather than theirs, old onkyo / camber stuff.

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good headphones of various sizes and noise cancellation properties, only digital content. If I want really expensive tube amps I go to a bar.

 

eta: I'm tone deaf, so really not much of an example.

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Very simple setup--CD player hooked up to a stereo receiver with surround sound (7 speakers + subwoofer). When I play music through the computer, I don't bother hooking it up to the receiver--I just use my small desktop speakers.

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