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post #121 of 142 Old 03-05-2007, 06:10 PM
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The best equipment Ive experienced came free. I was born with it


Yes, but who's using it now, after the transplant.

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iPod?

The volume is always too loud.
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Best purchase I ever made was a pair of Tannoy Monitor Gold loudspeakers. I bought them in 1968, designed the enclosures for them, and I'm still using them today in my home theater. 39 years later and they still sound incredible. I don't remember what I paid for them, except it seemed like a fortune in 1968.

You don't want to know this, but a forum member just emailed me and told me that he bought a pair of beat up homemade speakers for $10 at a thrift shop.


What was in them? A minty set of Tannoy Golds. The level controls on the back of the cabinets gave them away. I'd say that was one of the best things he's bought...


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I'm a NooB.....but mine is my kenwood lsp-9000's they are awesome.Maybe because it's the first set of speakers I didn't blow up....LOL
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best, in terms of best performance and impact in my setup, was the Proceed AVP2+6 processor


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A Daniels Audio CD player.

A limited edition but seems to be the best CD reproduction, period.

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I'm a NooB.....but mine is my kenwood lsp-9000's they are awesome.Maybe because it's the first set of speakers I didn't blow up....LOL

The reason you blew your other speakers I'll bet is because you were clipping your amp. THere's a difference between CLEAN sound and LOUD sound. You can have both, but you need to have enough speaker efficiency or enough power before you can attain what you want..


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Best item...the very first DVD player (Toshiva 2009 I believe). Why? Because I hated LD.
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Wow, that's a lot of gear to read through.

I would feel the need to rescue my Cinepro 3k6 Mk4, the 240 Volt Beast.

Hmm, power and elegance. It can be achieved but only by the best.

It seems strange that such an amplifier could cost so little cash and cost so much reputation to the competition. It hardly seems fair.

I highly suggest going out and purchasing one for yourself, especially if you love sound.

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Not even close...

1st place : Tivo (standalone single tuner)

2nd Place.: Xbox Media Center (Digital Media Server/Player)

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Sorta off topic, but the coolest things I've owned:

1) 1970's era Texas Instruments Speak and Spell (where was the tape loop inside of that thing anyways?)

2) Bob Carver's original M400 cube amp. Small size, lotsa power, probably not very audiophile hifi though

3) Technics Isoloop reel to reel. To me, the pinnacle of reel to reel. Had they added Akai's glass heads, it would have been a lifelong winner. To me, no one can beat the glass heads that Akai put out.


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Sangean HDT-1 AM/FM/HD Radio Tuner

http://www.sangean.com/product.php?model=HDT-1



This $200.00 tuner has incredible quality and features: look for a digital audio output on a later model soon: the only thing cheap about this tuner is it's price

Already being used in the broadcast industry as a standard:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...&#post10189500
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Pioneer laserdisc player. Introduced my wife and me to widescreen and collecting movies and its still going strong about 12 years later in my rack with bluray and hd-dvd! Also laserdisc players make great cd transports and the DTS laserdiscs and certain PCM ones are hard to beat in terms of audio quality - certainly bettter than conventional dvd in most cases.
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Krell Showcase Surround Processor. Best sound I've ever heard in my own home.
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Now I have to add the RS1. It does not have the absolute silky smooth blacks of a good CRT projector like my G70 but it still manages to produce a better picture overall. I have to run the RS1 in high power lamp mode with my 1.3 gain screen, though, for the picture to glow like my old G70 @70Hz.

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I'm a long-time high-end audiofool, but I'm fairly new to high-end video, so...

A conrad-johnson MET1, a vacuumtubed, 6-channel, all-analog linestage preamp that has TWO sets of 6-channel inputs. Currently the 6-channel analog outputs of my much-loved Denon 2900 multidisc player and my new/old toshiba HD-XA1 HD DVD player are plugged into them.

Denon DVD-2900 multidisc player that I use now for just audio. Multichannel Classical music has reinvigorated my interest in recorded music.

My DIY, open-baffle, line-array speaker systems featuring Sonic Craft's EXCELLENT 6-1/2" bass/midrange driver. Best speaker system I've ever heard...anywhere.

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I thought that you were leaning up against a rack in your avatar!

Holy crap! Nice speakers. And i hate you for the viper!

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I, also consider the 20.1 as an excellent acquisition. I visited the www.thevintageknob.org.. it brought back great memories. Especially the NS 1000 M my father had acquired, paired with the Yam C-2 , then after Phase Linear C-4000 and the 700...

Back to the subject of the post. i must add the Nordst Valahalla as well.. I have had them ( along with the Burmester electronics, I keep on raving about) for 4 years and have no desire to change. Nothing I have heard so far superior to these...

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I've accumulated a lot of good stuff over the years, but the best? I guess I'd have to go with the following three:
  • Martin Logan Summit speakers
  • Sony G90 projector
  • Lumagen VisionPro HDP processor
The Logan's create phenomenally detailed sound, the G90 a marvelous picture, and the Lumagen does excellent scaling of all of my video sources to 1080p.

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SB-M1s? Man that brings back memories (sort of). As a burger flipper at McDs in the 80s I saved up for a long time and bought a pair of the SB-M3s. Never realized back then that room acoustics play a significant role in how a speaker sounds. Never did get them to sound great, but maybe they never could! Now my bro uses them as his rears in a surround sound setup.

My new ATC Signature 100 Active towers are my best purchase. A phenomenal speaker that is enjoyable at all volume levels.
Pair of JL F113s also quite good.

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This is a tough one.....hmmmmmmm

I have had my Halcro SSP-100 for about 6 weeks now and love it......... I really love my EAD PM8300 amp............My Von Schweikerts have been with me for awhile and I don't plan on getting rid of them anytime soon.........

I would have to say the best piece of equipment I have bought in awhile only cost me $600. The Velodyne SMS-1 has done so much to improve the bass in my system that it frees up every other audio item to do it's job better.

The Halcro is is a pinch away from taking the top spot and may surpass the SMS-1 when the upgrade to MC LPCM is available but from a price/performance ratio the SMS-1 is KING.

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