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Mine: System Audio bookshelf speakers with Naim Nait XS2 and a Naim streamer. By far the best audition 2013.

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B&W A7

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Lyngdorf Millenium + Avantgarde Duo Grosso

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Dali Zensor 3's. My only audition of the year, but a very pleasing one.

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Amongst the most enjoyable was listening for the first time to ATC's new curved SCM11 monitors and curved SCM40 monitors Smile

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Yamaha's CX-A5000 Smile paired with a JL Audio Fathom f113 (front) and Fathom f212 (back) :twisted:

Thanks

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Quested S7R

Hi-Fi - Yamaha RX-V667 > AVI DM5 > AVI subwoofer

Head-Fi - Epiphany Acoustics EHP-O2Di > Sennheisser HD700

Portable - Sony NWZ-A847 > Westone UM3x

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Taga Platinum F-100 SE speakers

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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.

 

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Hi Matthew

Are you using the phono stage of the A-30?

Merry Christmas

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Hi Matthew

Are you using the phono stage of the A-30?

Merry Christmas

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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!

 

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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.

So good I bought one, my best ever hifi puchase


Michell Gyrodec, RB303, Benz Micro Ace H, Icon Audio ST40 w/KT88s, PS1 Phono, Kudos X2, Rega Apollo R, DAC

 

 

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matthewpiano wrote:

MUSICRAFT wrote:

Hi Matthew

Are you using the phono stage of the A-30?

Merry Christmas

Rick @ Musicraft

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!

 

Hi Matthew

Thanks for your reply.

That is impressive.

All the best

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stevebrock wrote:

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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.

So good I bought one, my best ever hifi puchase


Hi stevebrock

Good to hear  Smile

Merry Christmas

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MUSICRAFT wrote:

matthewpiano wrote:

MUSICRAFT wrote:

Hi Matthew

Are you using the phono stage of the A-30?

Merry Christmas

Rick @ Musicraft

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!

 

Hi Matthew

Thanks for your reply.

That is impressive.

All the best

Rick. @ Musicraft

 

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.

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Hi Matthew

I got the threads mixed up. Sorry.

All the best

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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 

Insane 

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