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
Vinyl now available in store!
Q Acoustics 2020i. Brilliant speakers - the most enjoyable I've ever owned, and one of the cheapest.
Could not agree more.
Naim UnitiLite - B&W 685 S2
Goodmans Maxim speakers.
"Everything has been said before, but since nobody listens we have to keep going back and beginning all over again." André Gide
I used to own a Musical Fidelity X-A1 amp. I've sold it now and regretted it ever since. It was lovely!
Music: Apple Mac Mini | Leema Acoustics Elements Amp & DAC | KEF LS50
AV: Marantz NR1602 | Kef KHT 2005.3 & Kube 2 | Sony BDP-S350 | LG 47LM670T
A TA2020 based T-Amp, They have their limitations but for around £50 new, you cant complain.
I have not really bought anything else (ever) new though, everything is S/H.
Michell Gyrodec SE / RB300 / 2M Blue | Sony DVP-S9000ES
Croft Micro 25 Basic | Decware Zen
Goodmans Axiom 201 / Rega Alya / Keesonic Kolt
gotta be my mf3i.
mf m3i,mf m3cdp,mf m1dali suite2.8
Musical fidelity M6i Roksan caspian M2 cdp Atc scm 40s Tellurium Q black speaker cable chord chamelian xlr graham slee novo sennheiser hd598
For me it is my fantastic Naim supernait, which is the heart of my system and which everything else is connected to and one of the two things that I have purchased from new, the other being my Squeezebox touch,
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.
Seconded. I bought mine after the mammoth thread on here and it is stonking
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).
+ 1. An Airport Express is 80 quid!
System here http://www.whathifi.com/forum/your-system/my-dream-system-oh-maybe-one-day
Well, refurbished maybe, but when the new one's only £99....and yes, it's a great bit of kit.
Onkyo TX-NR818 / Tannoy DC4 speakers / Marantz UD-7007
AVI Lab Series CD player / various cables
That's why I only mentioned AirPlay itself.
There are many ways to skin that cat. (Marantz, Denon, B&W, JBL, Cambridge Audio, McIntosh, Philips, Samsung, Arcam, Linn and others make various AirPlay compatible devices that don't require the use of an Airport or ATV.)
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
I can't remember the last time I bought something new but it would be the Airport Express or the Diamond 9.1s.
Cambridge Audio StreamMagic 6 | 751BD | 651A | Diamond 9.1 | Minx Xi | Sonos Play:3
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I bought my 9.1's "as new" for £62, and very good they are, but not strictly speaking new
Apple TV - £99 - HDMI for video/audio & Optical for digital audio with Airplay for iTunes, flickr, movies etc
audiolab M-DAC - £525 bargain digital Preamp/DAC instead of £599
Ex-dem Totem Arros were a bargain for £775 instead of £1200
Primare A34.2 power amp was bought 2nd hand for £1400 when 3 months old instead of £2000
Before anyone thinks of me as being a smarta*se - some of my non-Hi Fi decisions have not been so lucky
"The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds - the pessimist fears this is true."
James Branch Cabell
MAIN: Apple TV2, Mac Mini (controlled from various iThings using Remote), CA Azur 751BD & Panasonic P42V20B into audiolab M-DAC, feeding a Primare A34.2 class D power amp via XLRs, 2x 5m of Atlas Ascent 2 firing up Totem Arros. DALI Kubik Free in my kitchen
ON THE HOOF: iPhone 5S/Sennheiser MM450.
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