Long-term equipment want/lust list?

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

  1. louisjames

    louisjames The "real" Louis James Subscriber

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    McIntosh C1100 preamp, MC601 or 501 mono block amps or a MC452, Tannoy GRF's with 15-inch Monitor Golds, a high-end DAC (Schiit Yaggy, Bryston BDA3, PS Audio Direct Stream, etc.) and a Technics SL1000R.
     

     

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  2. mjw21a

    mjw21a Super Member

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    Mmmm, Mike Lenehan ML5's in Walnut... Or more likely some Aurum Cantus speakers in walnut to match my cabinets.

    A genuine darTZeel NHB-108 rather than my copy? I mean, I'm sort of done with upgrades. I'm grasping at straws here...
     
  3. DaveVoorhis

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    I need a good curve tracer. One of these:

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    Or one of these:

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    Or one of these:

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    If you've got one of these gathering dust in your garage, I'll happily take it off your hands...

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  4. Roadrash

    Roadrash AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    I'd like to have an L-07T to complete my L series stack, but I'm not going to pay the ridiculous amount of money they're going for on Ebay right now.
     
  5. arts

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    I will just preface this by saying that I am a HUGE Tektronix fan,and apparently a storage facility for all old things Tek........

    I had the 570 a long time ago (the astronomical prices they command have absolutely no relation to their level of performance!) and I have also played around with the modified-for-tube-use later SS models.But believe me,the allure fades quickly Dave.They require huge amounts of real estate,are clunky to operate and are really rather limited by todays standards.If you have the need for semiconductor curving,I will say that the 576/577 models are still good machines,but again,the previous caveats still apply.And do remember,these babies are old now,with all of the inherent component degradation this brings.The wonky switches can drive you insane!

    If tubes are where you're at,I sincerely believe that the uTracer or eTracer are your best bets.:)
     
  6. DaveVoorhis

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    Ah knows it. I have a (now fairly small) collection of Tek 'scopes -- a 475, a 7623 with the usual 7B53A+7A18+7A26 plugins, a 7603 with 7D20 plugin (sadly, in need of attention due to power supply problems), and a 549 with a Type Z plugin. Aside from the 475 which is a nice vintage daily-driver (though I have a modern GAtten DSO too), these are basically test-equipment eye-candy collection toys.

    So, what I really mean when I say I need a curve tracer is that I "need" a curve tracer for my collection. ;)
     

     

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  7. arts

    arts Super Member

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    I hear ya.Been there,done that,and I'm still doing that! LMAO...
     
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  8. RickeyM

    RickeyM AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Easy answer. A new abode with a large enough room for my Maggies to really strut their stuff. The gear I have can definitely be bettered but a kick-butt room would be the first move. That done, a pair of MG-3.7i's would be nice :beerchug:
     
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  9. J English

    J English Super Member

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    Awww, pretty! I love even my low shelf Onkyo stuff. I imagine that one KICKS!
     
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  10. J English

    J English Super Member

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    Yes, really, my beloved 1916 house has a LOT of placement problems in room configs - I don't really have a perfect room setup for any of my systems. The basement is the best one, where I've got a shoebox shaped room, roughly 18' x 54', paneled, with the two Advant 5002s along one of the short sides angled to a sweet spot chair about 12' forward.
     
  11. J English

    J English Super Member

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    Which Maggies do you have? I'll never have a room big enough for the big ones, but the 1.7s tempt me for that "oneday"...
     

     

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  12. RickeyM

    RickeyM AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    MG-2.5R's are currently on duty. About 5-inches taller than 1.7's but that basement room would work nicely. Set up like the Advents with plenty of room to place the Maggies away from the front wall and wide enough to have adequate space from the side walls.
     
  13. musichal

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    I posted the image of the Avantgarde Trio earlier. I have no hope of affording them, at well over fifty grand the pair, I believe. But more doable someday could be this one:

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    Bryston Mini T Bookshelf
     
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  14. Hawkeye83

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    There was a very similar thread a few weeks ago, and my choices have not changed (yet)...

    Realistic shot - Pass Labs amp, Coincident Statement preamp, KEF Blade...I mean, just look at em! These are still pretty extravagant for my budget, but maybe someday I can swing them. The hard one will be the Blade 2's. I think those are still like $12-16k, used. If I can somehow swing those, I'll just finance the Pass Labs amp and Coincident Statement preamp and call it good.

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    Not realistic - Dan D'Agostino Momentum mono blocks and matching preamp, KEF Muon. No chance. Ever. Unless I invent something and become a millionaire. Even then, I may feel guilty spending so much on a stereo.

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  15. stish

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    I would like to be able to have Jim Smith come to my home and evaluate my room, then return with a variety of recommended pieces for me to select from.
     
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  16. enginedr

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    I have been to Jim Smiths home for a Room Play session . I came away with the knowledge to dial my already good room into a much better one . Money well spent
     
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  19. Dazaa

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    A Technics SP10. You'd think they would be ten a penny here in the UK since the BBC used them but the odd ones that turn up are always stupidly priced and usually just the motor unit. On ebay USA they're much more reasonably priced.
     
  20. richamor

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    Maybe not exactly "audio" equipment but it makes some bee-u-ti-full music when you stomp the loud pedal!
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    and my next big purchase:thumbsup:

    Magnuson supercharger for Chevy 5.3
     
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