Advise please? New to Separates!

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  1. matt414

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    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:
     
  2. overkill

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    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.
     
  3. matt414

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    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:
     
  4. Nash__

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    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:
     
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    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..........
     
  6. Julio V

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    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
     
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    If you're ordered it, I assume you've heard it. So shouldn't it be "hey, ordered this ace system I heard recently".
     
  8. matt414

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    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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