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Long-term equipment want/lust list?

Discussion in 'General Audio Discussion' started by J English, Jun 27, 2018.

  1. J English

    J English Super Member

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    Every now and then, I compile my "what if money were almost no object...what would I buy?" Did a new list today to relieve the pressure in my brain. (I'm a very thrifty person and almost always buy things used, and I do like my mid-fi equipment - so this will probably never get used. And of course, thrifty person that I am, there is a beyond-this-level realm that even if I had a lot of money, I would never spend. But this is my list as of now.)

    1. Speakers –Tekton Lore Reference ($750) or Magnaplanar 1.7s ($2000)
    2. Amp – Schiit Vidar ($700) or Benchmark AHB2 ($3000)
    3. Turntable – Rega Planar 3 ($950)
    4. DAC – Schiit Bifrost Multibit ($600) or Benchmark DAC3HGC ($2200)
    5. Cartridge – TBD
    6. Phono Pre – TBD
    7. Preamp – Passive (have) or TBD
    8. CD player - TBD
    9. Tape Deck – what I have is probably OK - I'm not one to chase this medium to absolute levels

    What's on your wish lists?
     

     

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  2. Kreshna

    Kreshna ...but I have to know.

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    Gefen HD Pattern Signal Generator, to digitize discrete 5.1 analog channels from my vintage sound card to HDMI.
     
  3. Balifly

    Balifly Listening Subscriber

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    Onkyo Grand Integra M510 :naughty:
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  4. twiiii

    twiiii Addicted Member

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    Four Mcintosh MC-3500 for my Concert Grands with a new C-22 III. I have the turntable. A pair of XR 290's with MC 601's. A SME 30 series with a linear arm, maybe a Bergmann with a model 5 as a back-up. Maybe a MCD 500, to see if its better than my MVP 861. Two Accuphase 1/6 th octave equalizers. Three Magico S7 for the fronts, and 4 S3 for the sides and rear. If the S7 can't handle the bass I guess two S series sub woofers. I have the amps. Any body want to recommend a projector. When I was in the business Barco and Runco were the two big names. The only issue was they were two noisy. Oh were the projection lamps ever expensive.
     
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  5. musichal

    musichal poet emeritus Subscriber

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  6. jcamero

    jcamero Wake Up to Find Out Subscriber

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    All gear I own has been recapped, reconditioned, so I should be good for 15-20 years. I lust for good health to enjoy it.
     
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  7. Audioraven

    Audioraven Active Member

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    A pair of Threshold monoblocks and a pair of Apogee Stages.
     
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  8. E-Stat

    E-Stat AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    A pair of Siegfried IIs and all Odin cabling would be nice. :)

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  9. Trekkie4

    Trekkie4 Active Member

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    Just a modest (yet decent) Kenwood/Sansui/Marantz 50W integrated amp &/or Technics SL1200. I would prefer Mk2, but really - if I could choose to get one for free, or half the price, any gen would be fine :)
     
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  10. Djcoolray

    Djcoolray Addicted Member

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    Two pair of Yamaha NS-2000

    An early sixties TOTL Blaupunkt amp and pre-amp rebuilt with the best quality internal components with gold alloyed wire.

    Thorens TD-309

    McIntosh M-100

    A state of the arts rebuilt Fisher Model FM-1000
     
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  11. sKiZo

    sKiZo Hates received: 8642 Subscriber

    If anyone's looking for something to give me for the holdays ... ;-}

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    Oh. And would a spare set of NOS Winged C's be asking too much? <G>
     
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  12. mashaffer

    mashaffer Super Member

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    Distortion analyzer
     
  13. sqlsavior

    sqlsavior AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    I think I would like to take a bicycle tour of England, and come back with a Michell Gyrodec and a pair of Harbeth Super HL5 Plus speakers. Then catch the autumn colors in New England, and bring back a reissue pairing of the new C22 tube preamp and the new MC275 tube power amp.

    Pleasant dreams.
     
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  14. Vinylcafe

    Vinylcafe Linvin' the Dream

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    Anything Accuphase!
     
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  15. SoCal Sam

    SoCal Sam Lunatic Member

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    There isn't a lot I want anymore...except for a HH Scott 340A.
     
  16. arts

    arts Super Member

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    McIntosh MC-60,one pair. This is my ''maybe someday'' choice.
    McIntosh MI350/MC3500,one pair. This is my ''not a frickin' hope in hell'' choice.
     
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  17. E-Stat

    E-Stat AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    SED 6550s are now unobtainium.

    I just happen to have sixteen for retubing my VTL MB-450s after the next couple thousand hours. :)
     
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  18. SoCal Sam

    SoCal Sam Lunatic Member

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    SED 6550's in MC-60's. Just sayin...
     
  19. cratz2

    cratz2 Addicted Member

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    I've been lusting after a pair of Aerial 10ts and a Parasound HCA-3500 for about 20 years now.

    :p
     
  20. John Daly

    John Daly Active Member

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    One day hopefully...
     
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