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Hifi that gives you "the fizz"

Discussion in 'audio' started by GruntPuppy, Nov 9, 2019.

  1. deebster

    deebster Half Man Half Biscuit

    Do the sockets on the back of the Hiendy say Inpuuuuut?
     
  2. maccar

    maccar pfm Member

    Anything made byAccuphase
    Mac
     
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  3. nobeone

    nobeone pfm Member

    :D ah my mistake, lock them up safe and don't let me know where you live :D
     
  4. jan tomczak

    jan tomczak pfm Member

    amps that glow...
    [​IMG]
     
  5. tuga

    tuga European

    Hiendy is a forum, I guess.

    The amplifier is by Avantgarde Acoustic.
     
  6. eisenach

    eisenach European

    Fizz? Fizz in the music is what does it for me, and I'm a bit conflicted. The main system (same front end as the other: Primare Pre32 with mm30 streaming/dac board) runs ESL63s, and it's wonderfully transparent, and great with the baroque music that makes up most of my listening, but today I listened to RVW's Sea Symphony, and I felt as though I was a long way back in the concert hall. The sound was very clean, but it didn't quite grab me. The front room system has ATC active SCM20 towers, and it's a lot less transparent, but has great slam and fizz, especially when the wick is turned up. I tried to live with it as my main system, but couldn't. On the other hand ...
    First world problems.
     
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  7. linnfomaniac83

    linnfomaniac83 I bet you can’t wheelie a unicycle!

    Or ji... nope too far.:D
     
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  8. halvis

    halvis pfm Member

    Olive Naim and a nice LP12 are pleasing to my eye and a timeless design IMO. ATC SCM 50s look just right to me too, plus big Harbeths and Spendors.

    Meridian, Lecson, old clamshell Rega and P9s. Revox R2Rs and other bits, Nakamichi tape decks and Koetsu cartridges all come to mind. Quad 34, the tuner and 306 would make a nice 2nd system I reckon.

    In the end though, big amps driving big speakers is proper fizzy.
     
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  9. S-Man

    S-Man Kinkless Tetrode Admirer

    Can't believe nobody's mentioned "Anything with a champagne finish"
     
  10. Hook

    Hook Blackbeard's former bo'sun.

    I listen mostly in the dark, so really shouldn’t care about how the hi-fi looks....but I do. Don’t care for blingy designs, and like speakers that look, well, more traditional.

    Have had a Naim setup since 2007, and have switched back and forth between ESL57s and Ovator 400s since 2010. I like that the 400’s BMR driver covers such a wide range of frequencies. To my ears, and in my small listening room (10.5’ x 12.5’), they sound very clear and coherent. At some point, I may look at other (mostly) single driver designs. The Manger P1 has had a number of good reviews recently, so am hoping they will be at a US audio show next year. If any fishes have heard the P1s, would love to know what you think!

    So yes, I guess single driver-ish speakers give me “the fizz”.
     
  11. Barryoke

    Barryoke pfm Member

    Olive Naim, valves glowing, and vintage hifi in general really. Love discovering a piece that i'd not heard of before, which normally means an amp from a company that didn't last long in the 80's/90's, but is a really lovely piece of kit.
     
  12. linnfomaniac83

    linnfomaniac83 I bet you can’t wheelie a unicycle!

    I quite liked the look of Meridian 500 (and 600) series, I actually have some 500 series home theatre kit but it’s relegated to 2 channel use in my conservatory now.

    Linn LK has always looked superb to me, perfectly proportioned (almost identical dimensions to Meridian 500 series), excellent build quality and finish, just all round elegant.
     
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  13. rough edges

    rough edges pfm Member

    Those look familiar to me for some reason...
     
  14. foxwelljsly

    foxwelljsly Keep Music Vile

    Or, like I have, isolate all the kit and software in an ante-room and only have the speakers and controller (a wee MacBook and remote for the pre by preference) in the listening room. Bit of a shame, as my Quad QSP and Acoustic signature Turntable are great pieces of industrial design.
     
  15. halvis

    halvis pfm Member

    I am with you on Linn LK as well, still fancy a Karik and Numeric
     
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  16. Tarzan

    Tarzan pfm Member

    Ickle speakers- my ProAc Tablette 10 get me all excited.:oops:

    Actually a few tiny speakers get me all gooey.:)
     
  17. Mike Reed

    Mike Reed pfm Member

    Does that include John Bercow? :)
     
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  18. Tarzan

    Tarzan pfm Member

    Good one.:D
     
  19. Sue Pertwee-Tyr

    Sue Pertwee-Tyr Staying alert

    Surprised nobody has mentioned the 1970s vintage Bang & Olufsen stuff. Still does it for me. I’d love to collect some, even just to look at.
     
  20. linnfomaniac83

    linnfomaniac83 I bet you can’t wheelie a unicycle!

    80’s B&O for me, does look very cool. I was given a Beocenter 9000 and Beosystem 6500 along with Penta speakers a few years ago all in immaculate aesthetic condition but with various faults. It all looked amazing and attracted a lot of attention from visitors. I did get it all working properly and it didn’t sound too bad... sold easily!
     

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