Whats in your second system?


Just curious as to the people who like myself have many thousands "invested" in their main system with all the latest tweaks, cables etc and also have a second or even third system.

Did you assemble that with the same love and care and dedication and costly tweaks?

Or did you throw something together from bargain bins or indeed your old leftovers and then sat back and thought...Wow this sounds really good!

And if so did that get you thinking on the main system...lol.

My second system cost way less than the speaker cables on my main system but I am constantly shocked at just how nice it sounds for such a no frills setup.

Linn Classic all in one
Tannoy 2 ellipse small floorstanders
20 year old (at least) Jensen 50w 8 inch sub.
Monster Cable 12/2 speaker cable bare wire ends.
Home brewed power cord just cos I had it laying around.

The Linn just sits on top of a chest of drawers with the Tannoys flanking the chest either side and the lil sub sitting behind the chest.

And it sounds darn good tbh!
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@toddverrone,

Believe me, it was killing me.  They were a beautifully maintained pair of ESL 57s from an old audio writer.  He just didn't have a place for them anymore.  But neither do I.  The only space I have for speakers shares room with my home theater system, and they have to be somewhat narrow to fit either side of the projected screen image.  So all manner of box speakers work there.  But the Quads are so wide they would just be in the way of the image all the time.  And I thought about placing them somewhere to move in for occasional listening sessions, but I've already pushed my wifely luck with the speakers I have littering the house.  The Quads would be a lot harder to put anywhere discrete for the WAF factor.

Ah, say no more @prof 

My wife would probably lose her cool if I brought motr speakers home without getting rid of some. I have a pair of JBL  L7s in a closet that I need to refurbish and sell...
toddverrone,

Just recently another high end audio store opened literally around the corner from my house, selling Harbeth speakers.  Sitting down in front of one of the cheaper models (7s) I couldn't help but think "man it would be nice to own a pair of these, just to listen to sometimes."  I had to stop those thoughts.  It's a sickness ;-)
Second system is a pair of GoldenEar Triton ones, driven by an Emotiva XMC-1 through an Emotiva XPA-5 (gen 2) with GoldenEar centre channel, surround and subwoofer.

Tertiary system :-) is a pair of Focal Electra Be1027s, driven by an Emotiva XMC-1 through an Emotiva Basx-500 amp, with Emotiva C1 center and E1 surrounds, and an Emotiva BasX-12 sub.

I'm pretty happy with all of them (including the primary system not listed here).
My second and third system are made up of former first system components that I was too fond of to sell.

Second:

Martin Logan (original) CLS
Classe DR3-VHC
Bryston BP17 pre
Conrad Johnson Premier 15 phono
Lyra Clavis
SME V
Sota Cosmos

Great system for acoustic music

Third
Vandersteen 4A
twin Classe DR3 VHC bridged (mids and highs) + twin PSE Studio IV monos (bass) 
Classe DR-7 pre
Source is digital from files on my server.

Very satisfying system using components you hardly ever see but sound very good - only by listening there and then going to my main system are any shortcomings revealed.