What is your holy grail?

Discussion in 'Solid State' started by Bigerik, Jun 29, 2002.

  1. Chad Michael

    Chad Michael Dissonant Rhino

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    Sonus Faber Stradivari

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  2. richd860

    richd860 Speaker Freak!!! Subscriber

    I've had a LOT of gear over the years,and finally settled with the Kenwood KR 9600.I have two of them.Tomorrow,I will add a pair of Infinity Q2's to the downstairs system,and that will do it for me.Just wanted some big Infinity's.
     
  3. mhardy6647

    mhardy6647 AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    well... got the ESL-57s years ago; still accumulatin' junk. Oh, well...
     
  4. reddog48

    reddog48 Active Member

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    A pair of AR-9 speakers - NEW IN THE BOX - that I find in a Goodwill store for $40 each. After I move the speakers to my car I find an early Pass amplifier buried in behind where the speakers were - NEW IN THE BOX for $25.

    My rear springs are sagging as I drive home.

    And all the original pressing Led Zeppelin albums - still in their shrink wrap - for $1 each.
     
  5. Superampman

    Superampman AK Member Subscriber

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    You're talking to us from that jet in your avatar, aren't you!:yes:
     
  6. afour495

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    the Kenwood Supreme 500 integrated that I got at Goodwill for $50.
     
  7. Superampman

    Superampman AK Member Subscriber

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    Oh yea. I would have to choose a couple of contenders. The early Meridian 105 monos, the G.A.S.500 Ampzilla(heck, all the Zillas) and the Acoustat TNT200 and 120. All of which I still have. Looking for a Harman Kardon CitationXX. Best of the best
     
  8. snapontom

    snapontom New Member

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    Anything and everything Shindo
     
  9. Flammaster

    Flammaster DrumCorpsZappaFreak

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    I think for me would be the best Sherwood tube amp made and AR 1 with the super tweeters to go with them or some AR LST speakers.
     
  10. just dave

    just dave vintage rules!

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    I think I'd have to go with the Sanyo Plus 200 receiver,only 4 made!
     

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  11. catch 22

    catch 22 "I'm Listening"

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    I'll take a Technics SE-A5000 amp and a pair of Klipschhorns, and worry about everything else later.
     

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  12. Valveglow

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    She's got a real pretty face, that one.
     
  13. whoaru99

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    Disregard.
     
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  14. Mozart1220

    Mozart1220 Active Member

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    Where do you people live that has al the great gear at Goodwill? All I ever find at ours is crap like Yorx or Soundesign.

    And is that a Valkyrie (spelling?) in your avatar?
     
  15. drumiv

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    I've got 2 I think fit the bill; Pioneer SX 1980, Polk SDA SRS's('85). I just picked up a semi-Grail piece yesterday. A Concept 16.5. A pair of Mac MC 2500's would do it for me.
     
  16. Zarathustra

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  17. TECH---NICS

    TECH---NICS New Member

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    TECHNICS SE- A1 ......Built for eternity only at precise order, 1,000,000 yens in 1977 .....51 kg , 2x350 w at 8 ohms......i wiil be lucky if i see one in my lifetime......

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  18. Ds2000

    Ds2000 All About every cool stereo component. Subscriber

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    Stax DMA-X2. 600 watts, 115 pounds per amp, $40 grand in 1990.
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    Among the rarest of them all.
     
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  19. ev13wt

    ev13wt Super Member

    @TECH---NICS Welcome to AK! I have visited a guy, he has 3 of them, as well as the pre 2 or 3 RS 1800. Well. He has / had everything Technics. I love that dude. He isn't very active anymore, people hated on him - they thought he was showing off. Awesome collection!

    Ars Vivendi is his screen name on the german hifi-forum.de - He does answer PMs within a month or so.

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    But in that light, yes, I agree.

    This is my grail. Because: Unobtainable to me currently. Only thing Ars doesn't have is those speakers. Everything else, I have heard and played with. SO DAMN COOL.

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    Me? Only enough for this Technics Pro System:
     
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  20. TECH---NICS

    TECH---NICS New Member

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    ev13wt- unfortunately in life, people judge you wroong......why ? some of them because they are stupid and some because they envy you........if u have 3 pieces of A1 , you must be crazy as hell audiofreak , a true fan of audiogear...............that guy is a smart guy if he doen't show them anymore , it's like having the holy grail in a church full of crazy mob.............thtat's how this world works .

    ps. where did he find 3 pieces of a very very rare treasure of audio gear history?..........fucking hell.......
     

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