Well off the top of my head and from the products we supply ( with a nod to the house rules ) The KEF Muons, 2 x Paradigm SUB2, 6 x Plinius SA Reference amps, Plnius Hiato and a Linn Klimax DS would be a good start. I am sure some ridiculously priced cables would get you up to £250k. Oh and we better add in some Black Ravioli - I hear it is flavour of the month......
I am sure there is a better way to spend it but the system above would do quite a lot of things very well and look good as well.
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Who am I to complain about a Linn DS + Class A amp + Kef Speakers + a big Sub!
.....Oh, and Black Ravioli!!
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Ok ok, maybe a bit over budget (with cables), but i've already heard this system playing but without the SBT, an integraded VTL amp IT 85 and Shahinian ARC, a match made in Hi-Fi heaven ...
Rega RP3 / Goldring 1012gx # Synology DS213 > QED Performance USB > Rega DAC > QED Performance RCA > Rega Brio R > Supra Classic 2x4mm > Dynaudio Excite X12 and some times BK XLS200 MK II
SBT > G&BL teflon line RCA > NAD 3020i > Supra Classic 2x4mm > Monitor Audio RS1
Forgot 4 or 6 units of...
The extra two are for the SBT...
The VTL is great sounding stuff (very exciting and dynamic).....a revelation for anyone who thinks all Valve amps are sugar coated.
I wouldn't ever spend that much no matter how rich I was.
Besides what would £250K buy you? A louder system maybe but can you get better quality than something like the £10K Genelecs?
Yes, the bass, midrange and dynamics of the Genelecs are all quite easily beatable by various speakers costing less than £10,000.
Apple Mac mini
Cambridge Audio Dac Magic plus
Genelec 1038B x2 built in wall.
System here http://www.whathifi.com/forum/your-system/my-dream-system-oh-maybe-one-day
Linn or Naim would be my choice at this price for the streamer and the speakers.
1) living room: Naim SuperUniti, Neat Elite SX, Sonos bridge 2) office: Dynaudio 110 A, Sonos ZP 90, NuForce HDP Dac, Ripnas Z 1000 3) kitchen: Sonos S 5
A Studer reel to reel tape machine would make a great sounding source for a £10,000 system. This would be at the expense of having a much narrower range of recordings available on reel to reel format.
I thought this thread may have run a bit longer....
David @Frank Harvey Hi-Fi, Coventry
Mitsubishi HC7000 / Oppo BDP103 / Audiolab 8200AP / Rotel RMB1575 / kick ass speaker system
A £10,000 Benchmark / active ATC 50 based system is a more expensive and larger variation of the same basic recipe used in a £1,300 AVI ADM 9 system. Digital files / CD's, active cross-over, solid state amplification, slimline ported speakers. I can understand why AVI owners feel that their systems get within 90% of the sound quality of such a £10,000 system.
If you like that recipe, that's fine. If you don't, you may well feel that a different recipe can get you more than 10% improvement for an additional £8700.
yeeeaaa, where is our imagination?!
ok, here is another one:
Synology 212J nas
Sonus Faber Cremona M
are you sure the Cremona M are not above budget with all the other suggestions ? I would replace the Cremona by the Sonus Faber Liuto which is half the price of the Cremona. And if there is some money left i would replace the Sonos with a streamer of Naim or Linn.
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