What is your holy grail?

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  1. markshan

    markshan Sir Thrift a Lot Subscriber

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    Too bad. I'd love to know how it compares to your Yamaha (I almost mentioned it in my holy grail list, but the styling is just too un-esoteric).
     
  2. moejr

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  3. theophile

    theophile Pheasant Plucker. Subscriber

    When correctly isolated the Yamaha is so good that in the end I don't care what else is around at any price. The GT 2000 will kick the snot out of 99% of what is out there, when correctly isolated.

    I say that without hearing 100% of what is out there solely because the performance when isolated hits such heights that I've heard nothing whether it be digital, analogue, or anything which manifests such a realistic portrayal of sitting in front of either an orchestra or a live group. The gap is 'Seven League Boots' stuff. I personally think that the GT 2000 is greatly benefiting from the isolation due to the 2000's inherently high performance level, and that similarly high performance turntables could all massively benefit from correct isolation. I even think from the posts I am reading on the 'net, that suspended turntables also benefit from an additional true isolation strategy.
     
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  5. avionic

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    What is your holy grail

    A schematic or Service manual for a Yamaha A-2000.
     
  6. omri617

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  7. krowmagnum

    krowmagnum Compulsive speaker freak

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    A complete Krell system would be great but I'll never spend that much on audio gear so I keep my desires fairly simple.

    My holy grail was the Pioneer Spec 2 amp, but I have one coming in a week or two so I guess I'll have to find a new grail to desire.

    Maybe the Pioneer Elite C-91/M-91 preamp and amp combo.

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  8. RDecartridge

    RDecartridge "I hear, therefore I am" Subscriber

    shahinian obelisk

    One of these days...

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  9. BillyBatts

    BillyBatts ALOHA!

    Any of about a dozen pieces of McIntosh equipment.
    But for this thread, the Mc 252 will do for a start.
     
  10. a.wayne

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    What about the Gt2000x , can it beat that , huh .... :)
     
  11. theophile

    theophile Pheasant Plucker. Subscriber

    I'd posit that a correctly isolated 2000 would better a non-isolated 2000x.
     
  12. a.wayne

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    Sweeeet ...... :thmbsp:
     
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  14. theophile

    theophile Pheasant Plucker. Subscriber

    Like I said previously; Once the GT 2000 has been optimally isolated, it'll stand toe to toe with most of anything that is out there. What do I base that assumption upon? Over 35+ years of listening to the gear that is getting the great reviews. I also feel that any exceptional turntable could benefit from isolation. The GT 2000x included.

    That's why I switched my purchase from a new turntable (another Ultra direct drive turntable) to a Soundsmith Strain Gauge cartridge.

    http://dagogo.com/soundsmith-sg-220-strain-gauge-cartridge-system

    The GT 2000 with optimised isolation is worthy of a great cartridge. That from a 'turntable-first' on the heirarchy believer. The GT 2000 is good enough.
     
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  15. Chad Michael

    Chad Michael Dissonant Rhino

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    Kenwood KR9050... :smoke:

    Staring at my old SAE R102 that needs a speaker relay, then it will live once again :yes:
     
  16. vinyldavid

    vinyldavid Proud Jaguar Owner! Subscriber

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    Most of my holy grail components use thermionic valves, but one of my SS holy grails is the Sony TAN-8550. I fell in love with the looks of one years ago, then discovered one in the basement of my great uncle's house after he passed away. It's never leaving (other than to go to my tech for a full on resto sometime this year).

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  17. Daunia 70

    Daunia 70 Lunatic Member

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    Sansui AU-X1 integrated amp for it's ultra superb sound quality which I listen to every night (out of all the amps I've got or have ever owned,this one's the best according to my ears).Also,mustn't forget the Trio Supreme 1 amp for it's mega rarity and outstanding build...Sound quality doesn't go amiss either!
     
  18. Speakerbox

    Speakerbox Super Member

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    along with a Elite TOL Tape deck and Elite cd player
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  19. bibster

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    A pair of STAX DMA-X2 amps would be a nice start.
     
  20. Mozart1220

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    I don't know if I mentioned it before, and it's WAYY below what most of you are dreaming about, but I would love another pair of Infinity RS4b's. This time with the bases and grills. I loved the sound of the ones I had.
     

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