What's your latest audio purchase?

Discussion in 'Dollars and Sense' started by Netdewt, Jan 20, 2012.

  1. jdsalinger

    jdsalinger Well-Known Member

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    Well, it's only been a couple of days, so too soon to tell but yes, both of these Yammies have me thinking they will displace the other gear. I've never thought I'd become an SS guy, but the sound quality is superb and nothing like any other SS gear I've heard. Also, I've been obsessed with 60's tube gear for about 10 years and now my tastes are starting to move towards high end 1980's and early 90's gear. Oh and also..... I like amps that are built like tanks. :)
     
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  2. moejr

    moejr Super Member

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    https://www.hifiengine.com/manual_library/yamaha/m-2.shtml
     
  3. highping

    highping AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Picked up a Gold Aero tubed pre-amplifier off of ebay. Can't find any info on the web about it. Decent build....haven't tested it yet. DSCF7413.JPG DSCF7414.JPG
     
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  4. ZR9B

    ZR9B AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    LP GEAR CARBON FIDELITY CF3600LE phono cartridge .... I hope it holds me over till I find what I want or think I want....
     
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  5. Markoneswift

    Markoneswift Quartz locked n ready to rock Subscriber

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    A Sansui P-50 belt drive TT. $30 from the dump shop, came with a free Grado Prestige Red :)
     
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  6. superdog

    superdog AK Member

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    Yamahas are very good gear.I listen almost exclusively to them.Going from other gear but not tube gear.
     

     

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  7. Markoneswift

    Markoneswift Quartz locked n ready to rock Subscriber

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    A newer generation, but I love my Yamaha R-S700 :)
     
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  8. superdog

    superdog AK Member

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    I lust after the A-S3000.Way beyond my reach though.
     
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  9. Cali_J

    Cali_J New Member

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    Plus I have to go back next week to sort through her recently passed electrical engineer husbands meters and what she is calling junk.

    Now let thee cleaning begin
     
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  10. Poinzy

    Poinzy Super Member

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    A Behringer Monitor1 monitor controller and a couple pair of XLR cables.
     
  11. thomo57

    thomo57 Super Member

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    I've got a good mate who buys records but not audio gear and gives them my name.
    Had some awesome finds through him.
    I give him finders fees when l sell something or keep it.


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  12. highping

    highping AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    OK, not an "audio" purchase, but I will be putting it into my mancave where I listen to audio. :D DSCF7422.JPG
     
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  13. ng0k

    ng0k Active Member

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    New Yamaha A-S301 integrated amp that replaced an NAD 326 which gave me nothing but trouble and I don't intend to fix. The new Yamaha sounds great!
     
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  14. greymatter

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    A Oppo UDP- 205 will be at my door tomorrow . That's one more thing I can take off the list or things I wanted / needed / dreamed of having in my collection .
     
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  15. nj pheonix

    nj pheonix AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Mostly accessories.
    Dust cover for my AR XA
    A wood cabinet for my C22 CE (this still inbound)
    A stylus for my pickering XV 15
    and a Schiit Bifrost MB (this still inbound)
     
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  16. Hawkeye83

    Hawkeye83 AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Townshend Audio Maximum super tweeters. Trying to freak out the neighborhood dogs
     
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  17. Ds2000

    Ds2000 All About every cool stereo component. Subscriber

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    Onkyo’s last Grand Integra components for the US market. DX-G10 and A-G10 before cleanup.
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  18. btomjvc

    btomjvc Active Member

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    Kenwood KR 6400. Almost perfect shape! Lights work, all the meters are correct and the tuning light on the FM glows red as it should. The face plate and wood sides no chips or scratches. Pulls radio stations right on point. 45 watts per channel hooked to my computer. 24.00 dollars at GW. First things like this at GW for quite some time. They had just set it out.
     
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  19. RTally

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    I picked up a pair of Polk S4 speakers off of OfferUp for $20. They will be replacing the Minimus 7 in my home gym.

    The Polk S-4 is the smallest of the Polk S Series speakers from the early 90s. A sticker on the crossover says they were manufactured in August 1992. It has a 1 inch silk dome tweeter and 6-1/2 inch poly woofer with a front port. The weak spot is the plastic bezel attached to the baffle. The plastic is screwed to the baffle and has a recess for the grill to fit into. To get access to the drivers, the grill frame with cloth has to be pried away from the plastic bezel. Many pull on the plastic bezel thinking it is removable. It is not. The plastic has broken apart on one of my speakers where it was pulled away from the baffle.

    They sound pretty good for small bookshelf speakers. The original MSRP was $259 per pair according to one article I found.
     
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  20. thymanst

    thymanst Minnesota morning

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    Guy had a vintage system of Magnepan mg 1.4 ( refurbed by Magnepan 5 years ago) a Sunfire symphonic amp, a Legacy high current pre and a California labs icon mk2 cd - all pretty cheap - picked up yesterday - found out why so cheap - hooked up when I got home and sounded muffled -wth - got home from work today and investigated - magnepans tweeter fuses were both blown - put in new fuses and they sound like new - everything else works great except remote to pre - sanded battery contacts and that works now also...... image.jpg
     
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