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RE: How much would you pay to bring music to life?

Those PB1is look gorgeous Electro!

 

can I see a picture with the grills off?

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RE: How much would you pay to bring music to life?

Electro, I'd love to hear your Electrocompaniet stuff. There's a high chance your CD player is better than mine.

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lindsayt wrote:

Electro, I'd love to hear your Electrocompaniet stuff. There's a high chance your CD player is better than mine.

Believe me, the EMC1UP is up there with the best and I tried the likes of Wadia, Krell, Sugden, Naim and Audio Research before settling on it.

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Electrocompaniet EMC1UP, Audiolab M-DAC+, Sonos Connect, Accuphase E470, Harbeth SHL5 Plus, Auditorium 23 SC, HiFi Racks Podium Reference rack, matching LS stands.

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Very nice setup you have there Electro. :clap: Dance 4

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Great set-up Electro!

My budget is relatively limited and, within the realms of affordable gear, I think I've done a pretty good job of assembling a system that brings music to life, although it has been a very long and convoluted process to say the least.  One thing is for sure, I've tried many CD players, including the Roksan K2 which I still have, and the CD63SE just can't be beaten for sheer involvement (well, apart from one other CD player I've had but that was the KI-Signature version of the same player).

Ultimately, I'd love to be able to really indulge and, hopefully, one day I will be able to have something akin to the Unison/Opera set-up I heard 2 or 3 years ago.  That was something else and really brought the music into the room.  I think any future moves for me are going to have to take me out of the mainstream and into some of the smaller European makers.

If I had big money I'm afraid the piano would come before the hi-fi.  Once I'd got my dream Schimmel K213T grand piano (£40k), then I'd start to look at the hi-fi.

Rega RP3/Elys2/TT PSU- Denon DCD720ae - Pioneer A400  -  Wharfedale Diamond 220 - Atlas Equator 2.0 - Beyer DT-770PRO - Mission stands

 

 

 

 

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Helmut80 wrote:

Those PB1is look gorgeous Electro!

 

can I see a picture with the grills off?

I will do my best Smile

 Electrocompaniet EMC 1 UP ,  Cambridge Audio id 100 i pad dock, ipad with Spotify premuim, Monarchy Audio DIP, Electrocompaniet ECD 1 dac , EC4.8 preamp , 2x AW180 monoblock power amps , PMC PB1i speakers . Thousands of Cd's .

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Thanks a lot man, really appreciate it! 

 

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Back to the question the thread has raised...

I am really not sure it is all that money dependent, as much as I hate to bring up the 's' word. I've heard some systems for less than 5k (used) that I've rarely seen bettered up to 20k. (Oh no not another hifi cliche! A real giant killer).  Having said that, my recent experience has taught me that the bar can steadily be raised, much higher than I previously had known Sad

while differences in individual component are much much smaller when you go that high up the chain, when you manage to create a system where every component works beautifully together with the rest, the outcome can be, well, audio nirvana.  Dance 4

 

 

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I've spent just £1000 on my speakers, stands and cables which brings the music to life very well. Dance 4

 

The three way Genelec 8260A is the best system that I've ever heard at any price so even if I won the lottery I still wouldn't spend more than £6300 plus another £1000 for the Genelec microphone, DSP software and the matching Genelec hifi stands (not the ugly studio stands).

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£1075, that's all.  AVI ADM 9T.  Best money I ever spent.

Apple lossless - Netgear Nighthawk - ATV3 - AVI ADM 40.  

AVI ADM 9T used in my wife's system

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£1075, that's all.  AVI ADM 9T.  Best money I ever spent.

Have you got shares in AVI ?

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relocated wrote:

 

£1075, that's all.  AVI ADM 9T.  Best money I ever spent.

Have you got shares in AVI ?

 

  Cor , have they gone public ?   I didn't know that .  I'll get my broker onto it the first thing tomorrow morning .

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Only messing Electro  :cheers: Set up looks sweet as mate.. I'll look forward to a similar set up when I have a bigger house etc.. Until then standmounts and sub (soon)   :cheer:

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relocated wrote:

 

£1075, that's all.  AVI ADM 9T.  Best money I ever spent.

Have you got shares in AVI ?

I respectfully direct you to the above post 12 by Shropshire Lad.  AVI ADM 9 series are brilliant speakers, period, as well as incredible VFM.  That is my experience of ownership, why would I not pass on that information when so few column inches are given over to them in mags etc.?

Apple lossless - Netgear Nighthawk - ATV3 - AVI ADM 40.  

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Sospri has a real problem with people recommending AVI speakers.

Personally, when I want to hear music brought to life I like to spend £20-£80 on a ticket to a gig.

Or better still, spend a long weekend at a music festival.

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