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Celebrity hifi systems

Discussion in 'audio' started by Conan, May 2, 2021.

  1. The Bish

    The Bish pfm Member

    We know he's also got a Naim Unitiqute that his cat uses to warm itself up on (see other thread)!
    Alastair likes this.
  2. Iain Docherty

    Iain Docherty pfm Member

    That may well be true...Jobs had a Linn before the Gyro IIRC
  3. Rug Doc

    Rug Doc pfm Member

    I was in Ian Anderson’s house a few years back and he had a couple of sets of big Tannoys lying around.
    Nigel likes this.
  4. wow&flutter

    wow&flutter pfm Member

    With lockdown we’ve peaked into a few politicians homes over the last year. I caught a couple of them with Linn systems behind them.
  5. yunie_

    yunie_ Active Member

    I've seen a pic of Steve jobs using genelecs for his desktop
  6. myles

    myles Intentionally left blank

    I guarantee he will have moved on to a McIntosh....and contemplated flooding the market with white Apple spinners.
  7. Konteebos

    Konteebos Traitor Re-joiner

    Cozy Powell had a big Yamaha system with NS1000 speakers back in the early '80s. I remember a magazine article - I think he played Yamaha drums, too - so it was possibly a gift from them.
  8. Jezzer

    Jezzer eats shoots and leaves

  9. RoA

    RoA pfm Member

  10. vince rocker

    vince rocker pfm Member

  11. Arkless Electronics

    Arkless Electronics Trade: Amp design and repairs.

    Several USA celebs apparently used the JBL Paragon speaker system back in the 60's. I thought Sinatra was amongst them but maybe not judging from the photo up thread... although he could well have had more than one system and several houses of course!
  12. John_73

    John_73 pfm Member

    and an LP12 ;)
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  13. Yank

    Yank Bulbous Also Tapered

    A Rolls phono pre into a Leben amp? And I doubt the Leben is enough for those little speakers.
    I've seen a photo of Sinatra and the Paragon, but it looks like a trade show shot.
  14. Marchbanks

    Marchbanks Hat and Beard member

    Was this observed by torchlight? Did he still have a couple of sets the following morning? (In fact, I’ve never bothered mentioning my Tannoys on any house contents application - any burglar removing them quickly, quietly and without being seen would deserve a round of applause.)
    Monitor Gold 10 likes this.
  15. suzywong

    suzywong Wot, no electrons?

    I have also heard that Mr Anderson is a regular shopper in Waitrose, Cirencester.
  16. Rug Doc

    Rug Doc pfm Member

    Haha. No I was there showing some carpets a few years back. A superb house, but the Tannoys stood out!
  17. Craig B

    Craig B Re:trophile

    No mention of Faye Dunaway then?
  18. hockman

    hockman pfm Member

    I remember about 20 years ago when Stereophile was a much much better magazine, they had a running series of interviews with music personalities about their art and hifi systems. IIRC Eddie Kramer had a classic tube system, Branford Marsalis an LP12 and Charlie Haden had a full Naim set up. Max Roach was also interviewed but I can't remember what he used but likely nothing that special.

    Unfortunately I don't have my copies any more. After reading Stereophile cover to cover for quite a few years, I gave away all my copies in disgust for having made me focus more on gear than music. Given what Stereophile has become, it is unlikely they will upload this series on their website archive, although in recent years they actually have had interviews with current musicians, but no one particularly famous.
  19. Midlandaudiox

    Midlandaudiox Trade: Midland Audio X-Change

    Facts I know for certain (I look after their requirements)

    john bonham (his wife pat still uses Macintosh pre power and Sansui speakers and Marantz CD player)
    Robert Plant (ARC valve integrated VSi 60 JBLs)
    Stan Webb (Audiolab Technics JPW)
    maccar and paulfromcamden like this.
  20. Big Tabs

    Big Tabs “telling it like it isn’t...”

    I heard that Paul McCartney had a Nottingham Analogue deck from someone who worked at N.A.

    That was decades ago.

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