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Name a 'beautiful' amplifier.

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

  1. daytona600

    daytona600 Registered User

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    Line Magnetim LM-845
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  2. rescuest3ve

    rescuest3ve pfm Member

    What did you replace the speakers with, just out of interest? Reason I ask is because I had a similar set up myself! A NAF in to Audio Notes...
     
  3. Snufkin

    Snufkin pfm Member

    You wouldn’t want that little imp on the shelf jumping down to have a look at all those tubes.
     
  4. Dave***t

    Dave***t Revolutionary relativist

    I think he’s probably too busy guarding the book of bums.
     
    Nytechy, Yank, -alan- and 2 others like this.
  5. gintonic

    gintonic 50 shades of grey pussy cats

    stuck with AN speakers - the AN-J's were replaced by AN-E SPe Signature HE
     
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  6. Rockmeister

    Rockmeister pfm Member

    although he has turned his back on it?
     
  7. h.g.

    h.g. pfm Member

    I tend to hide electronics but if an amplifier was on display I would prefer the simplicity of something like this:

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    although the writing after the logo would be better gone. I would also prefer the logo to be on a plate on the back along with model number, serial number, contract details, etc... but I think that is perhaps asking a bit too much given the branding madness of today.
     
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  8. booja30

    booja30 pfm Member

    To be fair that's pretty subtle branding compared to the giant CNC'd logos on the faceplate and stylized into vents in the top covers. And at least there's not a bunch of ugly (IMO) cursive BS all over it like so many Marantz, Denon, Pioneer and others have.
     
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  9. Rockmeister

    Rockmeister pfm Member

    but those feet tho! Jeez...they've given the poor thing wellies to wear! :)
     
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  10. Rockmeister

    Rockmeister pfm Member

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  11. Jezzer

    Jezzer eats shoots and leaves

    Surely some mistake? How is this even remotely beautiful?!

    I’ve always liked the look of Mark Levinson kit:

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  12. Darren L

    Darren L pfm Member

    I quite fancy one of those and the matching CD player.
     
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  13. paulfromcamden

    paulfromcamden Baffled

    I can't decide whether I like it or not but I can see new Leak stuff fitting right into quite a lot of interiors.

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  14. Darren

    Darren All Business

    I am genuinely sad I could only like this post once. Nicely observed.
     
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  15. Darren

    Darren All Business

    You are right.... but I think its ugly.
     
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  16. Darren

    Darren All Business

    That's a proper power amp. A man's power amp. Not these little girly class D things.
     
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  17. tuga

    tuga Legal Alien

    I like the looks of this one, but would have to get rid of the massive logo.

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  18. Amber Audio

    Amber Audio This is the Day

    Reminded me of a PS2 when I first saw one

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  19. RoA

    RoA pfm Member

    I saw this at the Bristol when it came out. Open case.

    One of those products that certainly look better in hand than photos.

    I did like it. Unusual but not kitsch as say Chord. More ... purposeful but quality.
     
  20. tuga

    tuga Legal Alien

    Thanks. I knew it reminded me of something but all I could think of was my Spectrum 128k
     
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