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Game changing kit.....

What would be your list of components, that over the years (up to the present), has genuinely moved the goalposts for its level of performance / innovation.

To get the ball rolling, here is what has come off the top of my head:

 

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Leak Troughline Tuner

Naim NAT 01 Tuner

Rega Planar 3

Linn Karik/Numerik

Nakamichi CR-7E

Linn DS

AMPS

Leak Stereo 20

Nad 3020

Sugden A21

Devialet amps

SPEAKERS

Quad ESL57

BBC LS3/5A

Celestion SL6 (first metal tweeter)

Kef LS50

Kef Blades

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Apple iPods

AVI ADM9's

Genelec 8260A

and computer audio in general.

Hi-Fi         PC or Technics SL-1210 Mk2 > Yamaha DSP-E800 > AVI DM10 > AVI subwoofer
Head-Fi    Sony NWZ-A847 > Westone UM3x or Sennheiser HD700

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Yawn.... you guys need to get out more - and listen to more kit!

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RE: Game changing kit.....

steve_1979 wrote:

 computer audio in general.

 

+1

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altruistic.lemon wrote:

Yawn.... you guys need to get out more - and listen to more kit!

I know!

Happy New Year Mr. Lemon. 

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RE: Game changing kit.....

Binning my Monitor Audio speakers

 

Black Gyro SE / SME IV /Nagaoka MP500 / Elicit R / Kudos X2

 

 

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(Groan)

+ 1 to Mr. Citreon.

Happy New year folks!

If the shoes don't fit, change the horse.

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plastic penguin wrote:

(Groan)

+ 1 to Mr. Citreon.

Happy New year folks!

Oh well, perhaps you're right.

As you were.

:beer: :beer:

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Celestion SL6. First metal tweeter.

I never knew that the SL6's were introduced before 1962 when Bozak introduced their aluminium B-200Y tweeters.

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lindsayt wrote:

Celestion SL6. First metal tweeter.

I never knew that the SL6's were introduced before 1962 when Bozak introduced their aluminium B-200Y tweeters.

Maybe I should have said in GB, with speakers that were mainstream and affordable. 

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The Yamaha rx-a5 the 1st truely musical reciever (followed by the ax-620).

changed the thinking behind reciever design...... well maybe not..... but they're great sounding stereo/5.1 recievers.

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What about the original Linn Classik? 

Back to simplicity, focus on what matters - the music.

Rega RP3/Elys2/TTPSU * Rotel RCD965BX * Rega Brio-R * Dynaudio DM2/6

 

 

 

 

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Cno  have you heard the Dev's?

 

Main: Musical Fidelity AMS 35i / Focal 1028be / Electrocompaniet EMC 1UP / MIT and ViaBlue-X25/MS-hd/Iego

Bedroom:Tidal / Chord gem / Arcam A29 / Focal 906 / TQ black / ViaBlue-X25/MS-hd/Iego

 

 

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RE: Game changing kit.....

steve_1979 wrote:

Apple iPods

AVI ADM9's

Genelec 8260A

and computer audio in general.

Also the original Sony Walkman and Technics SL1200.

Hi-Fi         PC or Technics SL-1210 Mk2 > Yamaha DSP-E800 > AVI DM10 > AVI subwoofer
Head-Fi    Sony NWZ-A847 > Westone UM3x or Sennheiser HD700

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Pioneer PL-12D

Dual CS505

NAD3020

Rega Planar 2

Sony Walkman

Mission 760

AVI ADM

Quad ESL

Technics 1210 

 

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A&R A60 changed my game and I'm still using it 30 odds years on!

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