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If the audiophile fairy granted you one

component excluding speakers, price

no object, to complement your existing

system; you would choose.........?

 

I would go for the top end mega-buck

W20 aurender music player.

 

pb-

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I'd have to say a dedicated room with full acoustic treatment.

 

I'd go for that, if it includes a house wrapped around that dedicated listening room with full acoustic treatment. Also it would be nice if the house was on a large plot of land so I can play music as loud as I want day or night.

 

Thanks, audiophile fairy!


I have dementia. I save all my posts in a text file I call Forums.  I do a search in that file to find out what I said or did in the past.

 

I still love music.

 

Teresa

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I'd get one of those USB regenerator dohickies.

 

I am waiting on the Thunderbolt regenerators.


 

2012 Mac Mini, i5 - 2.5 GHz, 16 GB RAM. SSD,  PM/PV software, Focusrite Clarett 4Pre 4 channel interface. Daysequerra M4.0X Broadcast monitor., My_Ref Evolution rev a , Klipsch La Scala II, Blue Sky Sub 12

Clarett used as ADC for vinyl rips.

Corning Optical Thunderbolt cable used to connect computer to 4Pre. Dac fed by iFi iPower and Noise Trapper isolation transformer. 

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Stax!! I foolishly sold my original SRX (circa 1975) with surrounds and headband worn to the point of uselessness - I was offered a good price for them "as is". I can't believe what they cost today!

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Either a nice pre-amp with a decent builtin phono or a Well Tempered Amadeus. Anything else would be excessive for my system. I also need a new dac but not sure what capabilities/specs I want.


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Same here - I have the space and money but so far not the courage to disrupt one of our rooms, but that could change in 2016.

 

I'd have to say a dedicated room with full acoustic treatment.

Aurender N100H --> iPad Mini --> WireWorld Silver Starlight USB Cable -> Mytek 192 DSD DAC --> Decware TABOO MKIII --> Decware Interconnects -> Audeze LCD-X and Sennheiser HD800 -> Moon Audio Silver Dragon Balanced Headphone Cables

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A Bösendorfer 170 and a Martin D-45. ;-)


Office: MacBook Pro - Audirvana Plus - Resonessence Concero - Cavailli Liquid Carbon - Sennheiser HD 800.

Travel/Portable: iPhone 7 or iPad Pro - AudioQuest Dragonfly Red - Audeze SINE or Noble Savant

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If the audiophile fairy granted you one

component excluding speakers, price

no object, to complement your existing

system; you would choose.........?

 

I would go for the top end mega-buck

W20 aurender music player.

 

pb-

 

 

That's easy. Pair of Martin-Logan CLX speakers with matching sub-woofers OR, a pair of Sound Labs U-1PX (no sub needed), but then you said excluding speakers (why, I wonder?). In that case, it would likely be a pair of Pass Xs150 (or Xs300 although I don't need that much power) Class-A mono blocks.


George

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Full boat Linn Sondek LP12. About $16,000.

 

 

I remember (and it wasn't all that long ago, either) when an LP12 with Linn arm and cartridge was only about $1000. What happened?


George

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A Bösendorfer 170 and a Martin D-45. ;-)

 

 

Now, a Bosendorfer 170 is a great idea! Only in my case, I would have to spring for the DisKlavier E3 installed as I don't play. BUT, it would certainly be the ultimate "hi-fi" system. No doubt there! A Martin D-45 would be nice to - if I could only play one, but there is, to my knowledge, no such thing as a "DiskGuitar".:)


George

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Now, a Bosendorfer 170 is a great idea! Only in my case, I would have to spring for the DisKlavier E3 installed as I don't play. BUT, it would certainly be the ultimate "hi-fi" system. No doubt there! A Martin D-45 would be nice to - if I could only play one, but there is, to my knowledge, no such thing as a "DiskGuitar".:)

 

What wonderful instruments to learn on ...


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Travel/Portable: iPhone 7 or iPad Pro - AudioQuest Dragonfly Red - Audeze SINE or Noble Savant

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Full boat Linn Sondek LP12. About $16,000.

 

I foolishly traded my Linn Sundeck LP12 with Ittok arm (purchased from London's Graham HiFi in 1983) for a pair of speakers in 1991. Reminds me of the movie Dumb and Dumber with me playing both parts.

 

Played through a Naim Nait amp into a pair of massive Tannoy Ardent speakers it produced glorious sound.

 

I'd be happy just to get it back and play it through my Devialet 200 in a personalised listening room properly treated.


LOUNGE: Mac Mini - Audirvana - Devialet 200 - ATOHM GT1 Speakers

OFFICE : Mac Mini - Audirvana - Benchmark DAC1HDR - ADAM A7 Active Monitors

TRAVEL : MacBook Air - Dragonfly V1.2 DAC - Sennheiser HD 650

BEACH : iPhone 6 - HRT iStreamer DAC - Akimate Micro + powered speakers

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