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Advise please? New to Separates!

matt414

Standard Member
Hi all,

I've decided to get into hi-fi and have purchased the following for xmas

Marantz PM-66SE Special Edition Integrated Amplifier (second hand)
Marantz CD5400 (New)
Mission m33i Floorstanding Speakers (New)

And for the cables and speaker wire
Z2 Reference Series monster cable & SPL AUDIO 2xRCA-2xRCA Interconnects

I went off the fact that a friend had the same amp as I have bought and started from there.
Im waiting for the speakers and amp to arrive this week.

Have I made a good choice in what I have got? I know its too late now anyways, but a good opinion would not go a miss!
Also how do I go about hooking this up to the tv and whats the best way?

Thanks for any help you can give.:smashin:
 

overkill

Distinguished Member
Hi all,

I've decided to get into hi-fi and have purchased the following for xmas

Marantz PM-66SE Special Edition Integrated Amplifier (second hand)
Marantz CD5400 (New)
Mission m33i Floorstanding Speakers (New)

And for the cables and speaker wire
Z2 Reference Series monster cable & SPL AUDIO 2xRCA-2xRCA Interconnects

I went off the fact that a friend had the same amp as I have bought and started from there.
Im waiting for the speakers and amp to arrive this week.

Have I made a good choice in what I have got? I know its too late now anyways, but a good opinion would not go a miss!
Also how do I go about hooking this up to the tv and whats the best way?

Thanks for any help you can give.:smashin:
You may find the system a tad on the 'bright' side. However, that may suit your musical taste and room size, so it may not be important. I would have balanced the CD player and Amp with slightly less forward speakers tbh. Again though, depending on room size and personal taste that may not matter.
 

matt414

Standard Member
Thanks for that overkill,
But I will be totally honest with you, I have no idea what you mean by the sound being on the bright side! As I said i'm a total newbie :hiya:
My living room is not huge its about 13ft x 14ft square.
I listen to a different range in music from rock to techno.
Also to connect to the tv do I just use the same sort of interconnects I bought for the amp to cd?
Will the amp be ok for tv?
Sorry to ask so many questions!

Thanks again to anyone that can help me out :smashin:
 

Nash__

Established Member
Thanks for that overkill,
But I will be totally honest with you, I have no idea what you mean by the sound being on the bright side! As I said i'm a total newbie :hiya:
My living room is not huge its about 13ft x 14ft square.
I listen to a different range in music from rock to techno.
Also to connect to the tv do I just use the same sort of interconnects I bought for the amp to cd?
Will the amp be ok for tv?
Sorry to ask so many questions!

Thanks again to anyone that can help me out :smashin:

Yes you use the same interconnects depending upon your amp/tv you could use digital (optical/coax) or stereo analogue interconnects the same you will be using for your CD to integrated. It will be fine with your TV. Bright is a little in your face without subtlety or separation (IMHO). There is no "ideal" combinations as everyone's ears and taste is different. You will enjoy your setup I'm sure:smashin: Experiment where you can with speaker placement etc which is half the fun:thumbsup:
 

overkill

Distinguished Member
Thanks for that overkill,
But I will be totally honest with you, I have no idea what you mean by the sound being on the bright side! As I said i'm a total newbie :hiya:
My living room is not huge its about 13ft x 14ft square.
I listen to a different range in music from rock to techno.
Also to connect to the tv do I just use the same sort of interconnects I bought for the amp to cd?
Will the amp be ok for tv?
Sorry to ask so many questions!

Thanks again to anyone that can help me out :smashin:
Bright is where the focus is on the treble, making it sound a tad 'sharp' on cymbals and acoustic instruments, and it can become a little wearing after a while. As I said though that may suit you and your taste in music.

The amp should be fine for TV. If you are lucky, then the set while have a standard phono output on the back. If not run the stereo output from your DVD player to the amp. I would do that anyway..........
 

Julio V

Banned
My advice is be careful when you move from system to seperate one.

As you move, there will be a big hole in your pocket. I mean it is the master of time you will ugrade from cheap seperate system to mid then high end system :rotfl:

With the amount of money you are going to pay for brand new CD player and speaker, you could add £50-£100 then have a 2nd hand CD player or speakers that will blow away your Marantz and Misson:D
 

Mr_Sukebe

Established Member
If you're ordered it, I assume you've heard it. So shouldn't it be "hey, ordered this ace system I heard recently".
 

matt414

Standard Member
If you're ordered it, I assume you've heard it. So shouldn't it be "hey, ordered this ace system I heard recently".

Nope I have not heard it, I've matched it before listening to it.
Like I said in my earlier post I'm totally new to sep's and I picked the amp because a friend had one and he raved about it, I picked the cd player and speakers for the reviews I read on them.
I went for the cables as i was told to go 10% of the system cost on them?
In regards to the speaker cables does anyone own the Z2 Reference Series monster cable as I bought them on my own hunch of fleabay!
They are spanking new and boxed, being new to hi-fi they look to me like pylon cables, lmao
Thanks again all :smashin: Cant wait till its all here on thursday :clap: Ill be sure to let you know how it goes.
 

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