I think its my recenty purchased Tannoy V4,
also my little denon mini sounds rather nice for 170 quid
AirPlay. Free now but £40 when I paid for it over two years ago.
It has transformed the way I enjoy my system.
It has resulted in me buying more CDs in the last two years than in the previous ten.
I love it, I love it. (needed saying twice).
Marantz M-CR603 + AirPlay • Rega R3 loudspeakers • iPhone 5 • iMac • Apple Airport Extreme 802.11n • Apple iPad Mini • Panasonic TX-L32D25B • Sony BDP-S390 • Ruark Audio R1 Deluxe • Humax HDR-Fox T2
What is airplay?
Mine is the truly great Pioneer A-400
All the best
Rick @ Musicraft
Musicraft (Derby), Specialist Hi-Fi/AV & Multimedia Dealer
good accurate audio monitoring and good sound reproduction to all
Q Acoustics 2020i. Brilliant speakers - the most enjoyable I've ever owned, and one of the cheapest.
Pro-ject Genie RPM1.3/Ortofon 2M Red with cork mat (Soon) - Graham Slee 'The Bridge' Phono Stage - Pioneer A-30 - Dali Zensor 3. (+ Denon DCD720AE for CDs)
Thanks. It's probably because I don't have any downloaded music, that I was unaware of its existance.
I don't have any downloaded music either. That's why I mentioned that AirPlay has resulted in me buying way more CDs since I got it. (And also listening to far more of what I want on BBC Radio as a consequence of AirPlay.)
For me it has to be my Dynaudios Excite X12!
Although the Rega Brio R plays a vital role, but definitely the Dyns!
Rega RP3 / Goldring 1012gx > Rega Fono MM V2
Synology DS213 > QED Performance USB > Rega DAC > QED Performance RCA
Pathos Classic One > Inakustik LS 1102 cable > Dynaudio Excite X12 and some times BK XLS200 MK II
SBT > G&BL teflon line RCA > NAD 3020i > Supra Classic 2x4mm > Monitor Audio RS1
Leema (RRP £1300, and bought for £750) and Naim CD5i-2 (RRP £900 and bought for £430. Only used in shop for display/dem use)
Amp: Leema Pulse; Source: Naim CD5i-2, Denon 260MKII, Pro-ject XP I; Speakers: PMC TB2i
Formerly known as plastic penguin
That's easy. My Neutron Five 2.1 system.
The sound quality of these little babies still stuns me even after two years of listening to them. It's hard to believe that something this good only cost £900 (down from £1300 in a sale). I still haven't heard anything for that price which even comes close to this level of clarity while also being able to reproduce a full range sound down to 30Hz.
Over the past two years I've listened to some very nice speakers including £10K ATC's, £7K Genelec's and £6K Quested's. While these obviously had more clarity and volume than my Neutrons they weren't in all honesty that much better. I'd say that the N5 system has around 95% of the sound quality for just 10% of the price. As you can imagine I'm a very happy chappy with them.
PC > AVI Neutron Five 2.1
Sony NWZ-A847 64GB Walkman > Westone UM3x
ADM9s, especially at the price.
Mac mini > AVI ADM9Ts
Onkyo TX8050. Versatile piece of kit, excellent functionality, great amp. Just listening to Johnny Cash, American III and the performance through the Tannoys is a treat. It's as if he's in the room.
Onkyo TX-NR818 / Tannoy Revolution DC4 (bi-amped)
AVI Laboratory Series CD Player
The £15 X-Mini II portable speaker is damn good value too.
Just don't confuse it with the slightly cheaper X-Mini version 1 which is rubbish.
I think the Sonos Play 3 is pretty good for the money. And sounds way better than a lot of sniffy audiophiles give it credit for. Get a pair of them for a neat simple stereo.
The Apple TV is a bit of a bargain too.
TV room : Samsung 60" plasma-ATV3, -AVI ADM40,/Sonos ZP90,, Sky using Sonos for On Demand, PS3
HiFi : Sonos ZP90 - AVI ADM9 RSS + AVI SUB
Bedrooms : 2 x Sonos Play 3
IPad Mini for Sonos & Spotify / AKG K551
Probably a tie between my Squeezebox Touch (£150 when I bought it last year) and my Creek 5350 amp (RRP £1250 but bought new for £680).
Creek Evolution 5350 amp (with Creek Sequel 40 phonoboard) - Creek Evolution 2 CDP - Squeezebox Touch
Rega P3 TT/RB300/Ortofon 2M Blue - Arcam rDACkw - Epos Elan 30s
Van Damme SC & Epiphany Atratus ICs
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