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
Q Acoustics 2020i. Brilliant speakers - the most enjoyable I've ever owned, and one of the cheapest.
Could not agree more.
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!
AV: Marantz NR1602 | Kef KHT 2005.3 & Kube 2 | Sony BDP-S350 | LG 47LM670T | QED cables
Music: Mac Mini | NuForce DDA-100 | KEF Q500 | QED cables | Apple Remote App
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 / Ortofon MC10 Supreme | Sony DVP-S9000ES
Doge 8 | MiniDSP | Decware Zen / Behringer A500
DIY Active Horns / 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,
Logitech Touch > digital input > Naim Supernait >Chord Silverscreen >Spendor SA1s.
Naim Stageline > Inspired Rega P7 Rega Exact.
Beyerdynamic DT 880 Pro
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
Marantz CD63 KI - Onkyo TX-8050 - Ruark Talisman II/Ruark Icon/Mission 752F/Wharfedale 9.1/JPW Sonata/Tannoy DC4
Rotel RCD865 - RTC850L/RB850 (pre/power)
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 Revolution DC4 (bi-amped)
AVI Laboratory Series CD Player
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 + 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
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 & iTunes Match, CA Azur 751BD or Panasonic P42V20B into audiolab M-DAC, feeding a Primare A34.2 via XLRs, 2x 5m of Atlas Ascent 2 firing up Totem Arros.
ON THE HOOF: iPhone 5S/Sennheiser MM450.
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