Best looking Amplifier - Your pick??

Discussion in 'General Audio Discussion' started by drillert450, May 22, 2008.

  1. drillert450

    drillert450 Member

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    Performance aside.. What Amp Integrated or Not in your opinion Is most Visually stunning??? I think my favorite based on its looks will have to be the Technics SE-A7000. It's just got a really Warm and classy look to it. Some of the other Models of course are black...... I wouldn't even take a second glance at those.
     

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  2. beemer

    beemer Vintage Graduate

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    Levinson Reference 33 monoblocks. 400+ lbs each of pure musical bliss.

    I am thankful that I am able to enjoy these fine amps in my system.

    Best,

    Paul :thmbsp:
     
  3. Face

    Face BROKEN

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    No offense, those ML amps remind me too much of PC cases.

    I love the look of McIntosh amps, but this is dead sexy.
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    bolly Lunatic Member

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  6. Jadis DA88 or DA60, Mcintosh MC2000. Nuff said.
     

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  7. ShaneC

    ShaneC Super Member

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    I'll second the Manley Stingray. Never heard one, but damned sexy
     
  8. enjoythemusic

    enjoythemusic Active Member

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    Apologies of this seems like a self-promo.... though took years to compile, scan, etc. these beauties. Over 30 tubes amps to LUST for imo www.enjoythemusic.com/tubelust/ If i am wrong, feel free to tie me to the mast :scratch2:
     
  9. ShaneC

    ShaneC Super Member

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    those are some tasty lookin' amps.
     
  10. SPL db

    SPL db It's all about the music! Subscriber

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  11. SET12

    SET12 Super Member

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    DIY 833 SET Mono Blocks

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  12. Marantz 500

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    The picture isn't great, but the amp is!
     

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  13. SET12

    SET12 Super Member

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    I'd just like to comment that during the 70's I spent many hrs with a good friend listening to the 500 it was one of the most involving amplifiers that I ever heard during those yrs.

    Also I owned a Marantz 3300 and still marvel at its great looks!

    I also owned a Sony 2251 with an SME arm in those yrs as well.

    My speakers of choice in those yrs where Dahlquist DQ 10's

    Nice stuff!
     
  14. scootchu

    scootchu Dear Sir or Madman

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    I don't mean to pile on, but to me they looked like UPS backups for computers. I wouldn't mind having them though.
     
  15. Tom Blasing

    Tom Blasing Super Member

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    I'm sure I could find better looking amps but I've always liked the Halcro DM88 look. A little more wood would be awsome.
     

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  16. similost

    similost Rockin and Rollin....

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    This is the only picture I can find, but I nominate this THE BEST EVER looking amp... (even though it looks like a lot, Anyone know anything about this? I saw 6moons listed on the page this was linked on)

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  17. wineslob

    wineslob Wiping out white van

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    To my mind, nothing, and I mean nothing, exudes quality like Accuphase.


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  18. technicsbest

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    Based on what I've seen so far, I agree. I recently saw one of the black, 150 wpc models in mint condition. The guy found it at a yard sale for $20.00 :rockon:

     
  19. Bigerik

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    The amazing Carver Silver Seven.

    Stole this from Luters site:

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  20. BalancedXLR

    BalancedXLR Well-Known Member

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    There are sooooo many beautiful amplifiers and its hard to pick just one but I'm a monobloc guy so here is one for the Denon fans.



    Denon POA-8000 monobloc's
     

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