Mine: System Audio bookshelf speakers with Naim Nait XS2 and a Naim streamer. By far the best audition 2013.
Marantz M-CR603 • Rega R3 loudspeakers • AirPlay • Apple iPad Mini • Apple iPhone 5 • Apple iMac • Apple AirPort Extreme 802.11N • Humax HDR-Fox T2 • Panasonic TX-L32D25B • Sony BDP-S390
Lyngdorf Millenium + Avantgarde Duo Grosso
Dali Zensor 3's. My only audition of the year, but a very pleasing one.
Main; Rega P1 (modded), Ortofon 2M Red, Rega Fono, Denon DCD-835 (modded), Cambridge Audio Azur 640T, Rotel RC-971, Rotel RB-971Mk2, B&W DM601 S2's, Atacama SE24's, Nordost Solar Wind interconnects, DNM Reson spkr cables. Bedroom; Denon RCD-M37, Wharfedale Diamond 10.1's.
Amongst the most enjoyable was listening for the first time to ATC's new curved SCM11 monitors and curved SCM40 monitors
and for AV
Yamaha's CX-A5000 paired with a JL Audio Fathom f113 (front) and Fathom f212 (back)
Rick @ Musicraft
Musicraft (Derby), Specialist Hi-Fi/AV & Multimedia Dealer
good accurate audio monitoring and good sound reproduction to all
PC > AVI Neutron Five 2.1
Sony NWZ-A847 64GB Walkman > Westone UM3x
Taga Platinum F-100 SE speakers
"Everything has been said before, but since nobody listens we have to keep going back and beginning all over again." André Gide
I think it would have been the Zensor 3s if I'd auditioned them. I purchased them blind (with the ability to exchange them if I didn't like them) based on my previous experience of the Zensor 1, Lektor 2 and Ikon 1 models and I wasn't at all disappointed.
Otherwise I'd say the Rega Elicit-R (which I was played on a 'hey, you need to hear this' basis). Brilliant amp which took a pair of B&W CM8 floorstanders by the scruff of the neck and made them totally disappear leaving just the sound of the music perfectly placed in the room.
Sources: Rega RP3/Elys 2 - Roksan Kandy K2 CDS Phono Stage Cambridge Audio 540P
Amplification: Exposure 1010
Speakers: Dynaudio DM2/6 Stands: Atacama Nexus 6 + Blok 300
Cables: Chord Co. and Merlin
Head-Fi System: PC/Qobuz Hi-Fi - NAD C521BEE - Musical Fidelity V90-HPA - Sennhesier HD595
Listening to MUSIC!
Are you using the phono stage of the A-30?
Hi Rick. Yes I am now. I have a Graham Slee Gram Amp 1 and a CA Azur 540P but the Pioneer's stage beats both of them IMO. Impressive amp all round.
Merry Christmas to you too!
So good I bought one, my best ever hifi puchase
Icon Audio ST40 III / KT88, Rega Apollo R, DAC, RS3
Rega RP6, Nagaoka MP-200, White Belt, Michell Tecnoweight, Rega Fono MM
Rega Quattro, Couple 1 & 2
Thanks for your reply.
That is impressive.
All the best
Rick. @ Musicraft
Good to hear
Are you familiar with the A-30 Rick? I'd be interested to know how different the A-50 or A-70 sounds if you have any thoughts. I think Pioneer have got it just right this time.
I got the threads mixed up. Sorry.
Went to hear the Martin Logan 40's with arcam 19.
After the cool salesman let us listen to b&w 800d with McIntosh amps
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