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Name a 'beautiful' amplifier.

Discussion in 'audio' started by Rockmeister, Apr 3, 2021.

  1. Rockmeister

    Rockmeister pfm Member

    The odd thing is that speakers should be harder really because the shape is critical to the function, but just a few curves and 'good' wood and it's so much more aesthetically pleasing. Take Sonus for example. Maybe I just like wood?

    If we've ended this chat maybe we should move on to 'other items of hiFi beauty'?
     
  2. Rockmeister

    Rockmeister pfm Member

    Oh Lovecraft. I'm more a M.R.James fan.
     
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  3. herb

    herb music live


    I love what my ATC does it does but am not an admirer of the ATC square looks, oh well

    [​IMG]
     
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  4. Rockmeister

    Rockmeister pfm Member

    Put a bag over its head.
    Most of the amps in this thread will be fine....
    in the dark.
     
  5. herb

    herb music live

    Can't because it runs too hot. I would have loved a black version, but the Mk1 black paint peeled off apparently
     
  6. stevec67

    stevec67 pfm Member

    Actually I really like this design, always did. It was mid price and really looked fresh.
     
  7. gintonic

    gintonic 50 shades of grey pussy cats

    always wanted that set
     
  8. gintonic

    gintonic 50 shades of grey pussy cats

    missing my NAF which is still at the repairer


    [​IMG]NAF2 by uh_simon, on Flickr

    speakers long gone
     
  9. gintonic

    gintonic 50 shades of grey pussy cats

    anything by darTZeel with its Pleasure Control

    [​IMG]
     
  10. seyles

    seyles Retired Child

    “Pleasure control” reminds me of the control descriptions used on the Wega systems designed by Hartmut Esslinger (Frog ~ Apple design pre Johnny Ive):

    [​IMG]
     
  11. G T Audio

    G T Audio Trade: Manufacturer and Distributor

    I owned a pair of these back in 1981. I also had the matching Albarry preamp. They was very good back in the day. The power amps were only bettered by a Krell KSA100.
     
  12. booja30

    booja30 pfm Member

    Those are pretty nice. I had never heard of them, and didn't know of the connection with Sony. Apparently Sony bought them and then used the Wega name for some higher end versions of their products (e.g. Trinitron WEGA, which was the completely flat CRT).
     
  13. rbrown

    rbrown I think therefore I think I am

    Nice. Do they come with a curse?
     
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  14. Darmok

    Darmok "Didactic Prophylaxes"

    Playing Bach Toccta D-Moll on 1000W Audio Tube Amplifier EL6471

     
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  15. booja30

    booja30 pfm Member

    Ooh, the flickering valves in the back really add to the atmosphere! If all valves did that I might be more interested in trying them. :)
     
  16. Yank

    Yank Bulbous Also Tapered

    I like their amp with the "Left Eye", "Right Eye", and "Power Nose".
     
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  17. Darren

    Darren All Business

    Gosh...... The drama!
     
  18. Cereal Killer

    Cereal Killer 432 Point5

    A better picture, of what I believe to be the perfect balance of technology and simplicity
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  19. Allaboutmusic

    Allaboutmusic pfm Member

    Moon 600i V2, the matching streamer/dac and phono stage are really smart too. Combine that with something modern looking like b&w 800 series and that would be a very good looking and sounding system.
     
  20. Rockmeister

    Rockmeister pfm Member

    try googlin 'steampunk valve amps', images.

    Lovely stuff

    If you like copper pipe. Could look ok in an Edwardian basement kitchen?
     
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