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Name a 'beautiful' amplifier.

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

  1. halvis

    halvis pfm Member

    Here are a few that do it for me:

    Pass Labs Aleph (beautiful in a brutalist kinda way):

    Conrad Johnson (any with the knobs rather than the buttons):

    The older Luxman MQs:

    Spectral pre-amps (new and old):
  2. Woodface

    Woodface pfm Member

    Naim Nait 2

    Quad as per Tony’s message
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  3. Bas V

    Bas V pfm Member

    Alchemist Kraken!
    Jimbobbyron, Candylion and Darren like this.
  4. pocketkitchen

    pocketkitchen Registered User

    The Dieter Rams products for Braun were special. I always loved NAD’s Monitor Series, too.
    booja30 and rstloup like this.
  5. Darren

    Darren All Business

  6. vln

    vln Shuns mooks. And MQA.

  7. Cereal Killer

    Cereal Killer 432 Point5

    Are those tweetie pie’s wellies?
    Rockmeister and Tarzan like this.
  8. Robert

    Robert Tapehead

    Naim NAC42/NAP110 - clean, minimalist.

    [​IMG]nap110 by Rob Holt, on Flickr
  9. hermit

    hermit obsessive

  10. Gervais Cote

    Gervais Cote Predator

  11. Gervais Cote

    Gervais Cote Predator

    And for its interior, Exposure 28 dual mono : neat, simple, powerful, symmetrical, easy to work on :

    MJS, Wilson and John like this.
  12. rstloup

    rstloup pfm Member

    i love mine so dearly. Something about a compact set-up is appealing to me. I like the old Quad 3s and Rega Brio similarly
  13. James

    James Lord of the Erg\o/s

    Audiophiles clearly have questionable aesthetic tastes. I happen to share yours.
    Hoopsontoast likes this.
  14. PhilofCas

    PhilofCas pfm Member


    Beautiful in a Staffordshire Bull Terrier type of way.
  15. Bettisdad

    Bettisdad Active Member

    But have to admit, I prefer the Japanese version for aesthetics.
  16. Colonel_Mad

    Colonel_Mad pfm Member

    Funny how tastes differ isn’t it. Wouldn’t give that house room.
  17. booja30

    booja30 pfm Member

    Me too! Maybe not beautiful (IMO), but simple, intuitive controls, and something different from all the black or silver. This is my stack:
    Last edited: Apr 4, 2021
    Tigerjones, gx502, rstloup and 4 others like this.
  18. RoA

    RoA Well-Known Member

    Some strange suggestions here on what constitutes 'beautiful' and perhaps an explanation on why our hobby is mostly male orientated ...
  19. PhilDick

    PhilDick pfm Member

    At least I know that the beauty (money) is all on the inside of my Arcam

  20. Wolfmancatsup

    Wolfmancatsup Empire State Human

    As did I. Glad I didn’t buy them at the time though (I was only a lowly apprentice so they were out of reach) as most sets up for sale a few years later looked fairly tatty. It seems they didn’t age that well.

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