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RE: Hi Fi you REGRETTED buying!!!!!!!!!

Interesting topic.

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.

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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. 

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It is indeed blue. I do use it as it is a handy length.

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$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.  

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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 (tube-amp), Peitho 303 (infinite baffle speakers)

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RE: Hi Fi you REGRETTED buying!!!!!!!!!

NSA_watch_my_toilet wrote:

Interesting topic.

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.

 

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

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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.

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Dynaudio XEO 3

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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.

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Bluetac, not saying it not

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. Smile OT nothing really.

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Last year I decided to look

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.

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DIB wrote:
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. .

Hi DIB

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  :boohoo: 

 

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the system I regret buying

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

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RE: Last year I decided to look

CnoEvil wrote:

DIB wrote:
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. .

Hi DIB

As a matter of interest, which ones did you go for?

 

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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