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Name a 'beautiful' amplifier.

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

  1. Yank

    Yank Bulbous Also Tapered

    Marantz 8B:


    Marantz 9


    Beam Echo Avantic

  2. booja30

    booja30 pfm Member

    They make a portable one:
    Last edited: Apr 3, 2021
  3. paulfromcamden

    paulfromcamden Baffled

    I've always liked the look of classic Lux gear (including the modern versions) - tasteful and timeless.

  4. Hoopsontoast

    Hoopsontoast pfm Member

    I remember going round to my oldest friends house, and her parents had a B&O system, I'm pretty sure was the one BeoSystem 5500 with the large 'remote'. Looked amazing like a spaceship against my parents Denon Midi system and the wafer thin CD tray.
    Sounded pretty terrible though connected to some classic Celestion Dittion 15s mounted in the corners of the room...

    Rob998, Jono_13, Beobloke and 3 others like this.
  5. booja30

    booja30 pfm Member

    I always thought they sounded best with their own speakers. I have a Beomaster 4500 (bought 20 years after they stopped making it, when I could afford it) and it sounds pretty great at low-mid levels with my black and white B&O RL2000s.

    BTW the CD drawer on those B&O 5500, 6500 and 7000 series is so sexy.
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  6. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    B&O are right up there aesthetically for sure. Really cool looking kit.

    PS I’m assuming the gaudy bling-fi upthread is just trolling!
    Jono_13 and Hoopsontoast like this.
  7. RoA

    RoA Well-Known Member

    Looks like a coffee machine. Sorry, two coffee machines.
  8. kasperhauser

    kasperhauser pfm Member

    If Le Corbusier designed hifi: The HD-1 integrated amp from Margules Audio in Mexico.

    I always wanted one but couldn't really justify it when they were available. Now they've completely disappeared – I could barely even find this picture of one.

    Check out their site, linked above. They produce full systems, including speakers and a very beautiful turntable.

    Brian S, nmtjb, Dirkster and 4 others like this.
  9. Hoopsontoast

    Hoopsontoast pfm Member

  10. yentone

    yentone pfm Member

    Lecson AP1 / AC1 : Used to lust after these big time

  11. Amber Audio

    Amber Audio This is the Day

    Always fancied this set Pioneer C-73/M-73

    p147 and jamesd like this.
  12. chartz

    chartz If it’s broke fix it!

    Definitely. Part of my active collection too.
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  13. SteveS1

    SteveS1 I heard that, pardon?

    Jeeze I know beauty is in the eye and all that, but some of these fell out of the ugly tree and hit every branch on the way down.

    My spare amp, can't part with the old girl.

    JonR, Rob998, alan967tiger and 8 others like this.
  14. booja30

    booja30 pfm Member

    Which one? :p
  15. lidsmoes

    lidsmoes pfm Member

    Resolution Audio Cantata 50.
    B&O for audiophiles.
    nmtjb likes this.
  16. ste71

    ste71 pfm Member

    Devialet amps


    Especially when wall mounted

  17. Hoopsontoast

    Hoopsontoast pfm Member

    Bathroom Scales
    Nagraboy, tuga, Tigerjones and 10 others like this.
  18. yentone

    yentone pfm Member

    Couldn't really get the exposure right with my iPhone......

  19. radamel

    radamel Music Fiend


    GamuT Di150 LE
    candleman, r0dd3r5 and Cereal Killer like this.
  20. booja30

    booja30 pfm Member

    That's Naim, not Exposure!


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