I never regretted to buy some hifi stuff. Because I'm so poor, I always compared a lot of things before throwing a single penny anywhere. Just when I know that my next footsep will be in the right direction, I invest money in it. And I support local dealers with good service, and they give it me back in their own way sometimes. With this simple rule, I was never disappointed and tested a lot of stuff.
I'm not speaking english very well. I'm excusing for all mistakes.
Like many others a cable. In particular, a What Hifi 5 * Chord HDMI cable which provided no visual or audible benefits when compared with the free cables I already had.
is it the blue one ?
I got one for free. It now resides in the spare cables box. Whilst my system is connected up with basic ones.
TV room : Samsung 60" plasma-ATV3, -AVI ADM40,/Sonos ZP90,, Sky using Sonos for On Demand, PS3
HiFi : Sonos ZP90 - AVI ADM9 RSS + AVI SUB
Bedrooms : 2 x Sonos Play 3
IPad Mini for Sonos & Spotify / AKG K551
It is indeed blue. I do use it as it is a handy length.
$200+ premium speaker stands. They are built well, have a good gloss black finish, but the base is way too small to stabilize large bookself speakers. Soundwise not a improvement over much cheaper stands either. I would've been much happier using $100 made in China stands or getting custom made stands.
USB->Hegel HD2->Coaxial->Onkyo A-9070->Klipsch RF-62 II
A subwoofer. Too uncontrolled, a 15" speaker, and i never needed those very low frequencies. It did not give me tighter bass, as i was expecting. Better buy some good speakers with woofers 8" and -3 dB at 35 Hz or so, as i did now.
Airport Express (still analog), Artephonos Energa (power-tube-amp), Peitho 303 (speakers). Panasonic TX-P42G30 (tv).
A very good post if I may say so.
Long it may continue ... may you win the lottery and ... bless you pet ... may you remember little DM if it happens
Pretty ... and pretty proud of it
The Pioneer A30. Entirely my fault, it's a fine amp, just hadn't read the specs properly. Couldn't push the maggies at all.
Dynaudio XEO 3
Hifi - Rega RP3 (SRM-tech Platter & Gus'sSublatter Upgrade/Nagaoka MP110 ), Rega Brio R, Arcam ir Dac, Sonos ZP90 & AE301
AV - Yamaha YSP2200, Sky HD, PS3, Egreat Streamer,
Tranquil pc Windows Homeserver & Sonos to other rooms
WHF should ask for volunteers on the streets for reviews before giving away 5 stars.
rich people are laughing over this. they have their own consultant.
Bluetac, not saying it's not good, but I've had it for years and still got more than 1/2 of it left. Think I'll flip it on the bay, unless anyone here wants it. OT nothing really.
If the truth can be told so as to be understood, it will be believed.
Last year I decided to look into the mains cables make a difference debate, and bought myself a mains block, 2 leads, and one of those SBooster thingies. About £300 all in.
Ran them for about 3 weeks or so and then swapped back to the stock cables I had previously used. Nope, no difference so sent them back for a full refund.
On reflection I'm glad I did explore this, because I'm happy in my own mind now where I stand on this matter.
Creek Evolution 5350 amp (with Creek Sequel 40 phonoboard) - Creek Evolution 2 CDP - Squeezebox Touch
Rega P3 TT/RB300/Ortofon 2M Blue - Arcam rDACkw - Epos Elan 30s
Van Damme SC & Epiphany Atratus ICs
As a matter of interest, which ones did you go for?
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For me arcam alpha 9.....fantastic amp, LOVED the sound but it was not powerful enough....so I ended up turning it up too far and blowing it up. It now has a sad existence on my bedroom floor unused and unloved, unfortunately it costs an estimated £140 to repair so it probably won't happen soon
the system I regret buying was my previous audiolab 8000 series system 8000 cd pre amp 2x mono blocs ,sound harsh and aggressive and did not sit well with at all ...............has certainly put me off expensive hifi
marantz cr603 ;bowers and wilkins cm1 technics sl 1200mk2 pro-ject phono box silver anniversary speaker cable
The leads and block were from MCRU, and if my memory serves me right £70 per lead and £100 for the block. They were of an excellent quality, very robust build etc. but in all honestly did not offer me any improvement s on the supplied leads and my Wilkinson's extension block.
The SBooster was from Mark Grant and again I could notice no discernable difference on my SBT.
I'm glad I tried them though, just to satisfy my curiosity.
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