my own speakers, I made them from an old wardrobe being thrown out, I designed the cabinbiets myself and used drivers from RS and crossovers from maplins. That was 16 yrs ago and I havehad to replace the drivers once but they were used everyday for an average of 5 hours a day for about 10 years now they reside inthe kitchen for when I want to kick some 'mule'!! ( the bass unbits are 8 in so they shift some air!)
In total the cost has been less than £50 over the last 16 years
Oh and they do sound good, according to friends and family, who all have decent systems (my old ones that I sell rather than px!)
My RP6/Exact £749 (slight seconds - cosmetics to the plinth......apparently - I cant see any)
ATV3 > Rega DAC > Rega Elicit R > Rega RS3
Rega RP6 / 10x5 / MP-110
Q Acoustics 2020i. Brilliant speakers - the most enjoyable I've ever owned, and one of the cheapest.
I agree totally. Listening to music has become enjoyable again thanks to these, and I hear things that I'd never ever heard before.
Saying that, I've just bought a RX-A2020, and I'm hoping it will make similar impact.
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Hard for me to choose becouse of the new amount of additions iv'e made this year but i do love my MF M3i
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Probably my old Mordaunt Short MS10i Pearl speakers which I got new from Richer Sounds for £60 or thereabouts in 2000. At the time I tested speakers up to around £300 and they were the best. Bought them with an Arcam Alpha 7SE CD player and an Arcam Alpha 7 amp.
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It has to be Anthony Gallo Strada for me. I spent way too much more money but never got this kind of sound! These days with some good quality Blurays & SACDs, the sound is even more resolving and involving!
Just love my M6i £2k money well spent
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Crikey - nice system!
I think its my recenty purchased Tannoy V4,
also my little denon mini sounds rather nice for 170 quid
Most excellent thread! Keep 'em coming!
Looking right back it'd have to be a cartridge I bought back in 1982, think it was the Nagaoka MP15. Lord knows how I dredged that up from my now crumbling memory.
What classical music are you listening to?
A tie between the Squeezebox Touch which is a great bit of kit (can't believe it's been scrapped) and the Inspire Upgrade which has got me back into vinyl in a big way.
Rega Planar 2 with Bias 2 cartridge, upgraded by Inspire Quest adding;
50 mm solid birch plinth with acrylic coned feet, Maccasor Ebony veneer, 20mm acrylic platter, Acri mat, Puka record weight
Arcam cd73, Squeezebox Touch fed by 2t Vortexbox, CD and Touch into Rega Dac, Arcam A80, Mission 773se Speakers
I'd have to say my pair of Temple Audio monoblocks for 300 bucks. They replaced my Nad 320BBE amp and I've never looked back.... I run them both off SLA batteries using a Dac Magic and laptop.
Nad C320BEE (RIP), Temple Audio Monoblocks, Nad C521 BEE, EB Acoustics EB1 & Dac Magic
Probably a Denon DL103 cartridge for £80 new. Good but not outstanding sound quality for the money.
Probably my Beyerdynamic DT1350 headphones, as they sound awesome even run straight from the iPhone. I love my proper hifi, but there is something about good headphones that is hard to beat.
Bedroom: Sonos ZP90, Cyrus DAC XP+, Cyrus X Power, KEF LS50's
Living Room: Linn Majik DS, Marantz UD7006, Arcam AV9/P7, PMC FB1i fronts, TB2i centre, DB1i rears
My Sonos ZP90 - with Napster and Last.FM it has made far more new music available to me. Although, after buying the stuff i really like on CD, and sometimes vinyl as well, it has also cost me a lot of money!
David @Frank Harvey Hi-Fi, Coventry
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