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what was the last piece of hifi you bought

Discussion in 'audio' started by chris turner, Jul 4, 2021.

  1. Darren

    Darren Doin' the Southern Freeeez

    An old Acurus 250 power amplifier. Recapped three years ago. 250w into 8 ohms. Always liked this one. Great period reviews. Hoping for good things.
    Also Sony 222esd. Destined for @Mike P evil clutches!
    BrianPK likes this.
  2. Beobloke

    Beobloke pfm Member

    Not really hi-fi but I couldn't resist this!


    I used to have one in my DJ-ing days and always regretted selling it. Its a Sound Creations unit (no idea who they are/were) but has LAD GAJ835 turntables rather than the usual BSR/Garrard type. The decks also have auto-cueing and this is huge fun to play with. On my old unit one deck was always a bit hit-and-miss but the other used to get it bang on every time!

    They haven't half gone up in price though. I bought the last one on eBay over 20 years ago and was the only bidder - I won it for 99p. This one cost rather more, although @Marchbanks eBay 10% off code was a help - thankyou sir!
  3. cj66

    cj66 pfm Member

    I had a big box of MDs and only a basic portable player for them.
    Enter an optical out unit that can take advantage of my DAC...


    A few turntable bits, lower end, are next...
    CTank likes this.
  4. jonnoshore

    jonnoshore physicist, engineer and healer

    New.. Arcam SR250.

    Secondhand... Musical Fidelity A1.
    alan967tiger and Del monaco like this.
  5. ex brickie

    ex brickie pfm Member

    Love those decks @Beobloke ! Back in the early 80s I helped out a DJ friend of mine who had Citronic decks (IIRC) - all in one inc the amp I think! It inspired me to buy a Citronic Trent II - the top of the range with SL1200 decks.
    Back to the thread…. My latest purchase is a pair of AVI Neutrons from @lawrence001 - waiting for them to arrive . They will go on the end of a vintage Pioneer receiver
  6. hammeredklavier

    hammeredklavier owner of two very cheap hi-fis

    RME ADI-2 DAC. I think...

    (Excluding a box of power amp parts!)
  7. chris turner

    chris turner pfm Member

    Incoming chrome bumper Naim NAP250 …..
    Gervais Cote likes this.
  8. MarkieW

    MarkieW pfm Member

    Puritan Audio Ultimate power cable!
  9. MarkieW

    MarkieW pfm Member

    Excellent bit of kit, loved mine, I felt it had the enthusiasm of a young puppy!

    You might want to try the PSU for the Zen next....
  10. uncl_nigel

    uncl_nigel pfm Member

    AT 33 PTG II finally installed on the SME 20/2a.

    Definitely an improvement over the Grado Sonata 2 it replaced even if it sounds a bit "rigid" for now, but then cart and cables (Chord Signature tonearm and phono stage to pre XLRs) are all brand new to say nothing of the phono stage being left off for rather a long time...
  11. Doyard

    Doyard Helidoc

    Alchris Audio AR4 speakers in oak
    Arrived today direct from the lovely Alan Clark in Wakefield.
    Absolutely excellent value for money. Beautifully made with tight, fast and punchy bass and great imaging. Would cost at least double if bought through a retail outlet.
    Fills a medium room easily and has cured my room boom issues.
    Chuffed to bits.
    Clive D and PhilofCas like this.
  12. calorgas

    calorgas Generic middle-aged man

    Quad Elite pre to go with the Elite QSP power amp I already had. Sounds great and is 'rich in features' :)
  13. AndyCC72

    AndyCC72 pfm Member

    2 SVS SB2000 Pro subwoofers. Definite improvement on the 2 REL T5i’s that they replaced. Integrated superbly using the DSP on my Lyngdorf 1120.
  14. kaypeejay

    kaypeejay pfm Member

    Just ordered some Sonus Faber Sonetto 3s so I will be a right pain in the arse until they turn up in the next week or so. I’m already constantly glued to the SF website, sad isn’t it?
    Darren likes this.
  15. Darren

    Darren Doin' the Southern Freeeez

    its not sad at all. You are a HiFi enthusiast and so in the right place. :)
    I love Sonus Faber. Do report back.
  16. uncl_nigel

    uncl_nigel pfm Member

    Nordost Stand Mount for my QB8 power block

    Bought it ten or so days ago and finally got around to installing it - I mean it did involve lying on the floor to unplug all the mains leads then plugging them back in checking polarity lead by lead (schuko plugs and sockets). The Sort Kones engage very positively with the indents on the Stand Mount. (I use four BC)

    I think the hifi sounds better including some images that have migrated a little beyond the outer edges of the speakers (the voice saying "what?" in Wet Leg's "Chaise longue" for example). More air and detail.
    Multiple possible causes:
    - just unplugging and re-inserting power plugs
    - more stable QB8 (three Sort Kones on a smooth underside and stiff power cables don't make for stablility)
    - moving the QB8 from the floor to a shelf on the Quadraspire SV3T Bamboo
    - replacing the Cardas Golden Ref power lead to the Moon power amp with a Russ Andrews that was a more convenient length. Same for the dCS clock, Cardas GR out, convenient length of Supra Lorad in.
  17. kaypeejay

    kaypeejay pfm Member

    Ha. Thanks Darren.

    will post a mini review when they are run in.
    Darren likes this.
  18. Peter McDermott

    Peter McDermott pfm Member

    Hi Simon G, how are you finding the Zingali speakers? I looked into them a few years ago but did not take it further.

  19. chris turner

    chris turner pfm Member

    Bluesound Node2
  20. Whaleblue

    Whaleblue Southbound

    This magnificent piece of engineering!


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