Inspired by the thread snob I give you Nice'N'Sleazy, a place to post all your cheap hi-fis.
An Apple AEX, early 'plug in' dual band model.
A Fiio D3 dac, primarily for functionality.
A pair of Studiospares/Seiwin SN4 active speakers. http://www.studiospares.com/studio-monitors/studiospares-sn4a-pair/invt/248050
At the time of purchase the setup cost almost exactly £200, including a Fisual toslink cable and a pair of Fisual Pearl 2m phono cables. Table top stands by audio engine were £30 extra.
Currently my only system (in the UK)
minimalist excellence, thank you.
Marantz M-CR603. Described by some as... "glorified clock radio", "cheap micro system" and a lot worse. Totally devoid of all 'audiophile' credentials and I love it.
It even got a WHF? five star review rating and won a 'Product Of The Year' category, so that really made it "infra-dig" to any self-respecting hi-fi snob
Bought without prior demonstration because - at the time - it was the only system of it's kind that had exactly the facilities/functions and connectivity that I needed and nothing else did. (In early 2011.)
Oh yeah, it looked great and was the right price. (£469 + £40 for AirPlay).
iPad Mini 3 • iPhone • B&W P3 • Mac Mini • Apple TV • Quad Vena • Audio-Note AX-Two
Maximum Glory, thank you.
I too have the Fiio D3 dac.
And not to divert things, but free and generic cables.
I am the danger.
Yamaha CRX 550, AEX, JPW Sonatas (Dartmoor cabinets) - bought for French holiday home (does this make make it ineligible?)
Ben: Interesting distraction, thank you.
marou : of course, thank you.
akai midi system (not sure the model or would rather forget the model) about 1990 i bought the thing
7 disc cd changer
semi auto turntable
10 band graphic eq
3 way tuned port speakers
all the crudentials but it spent more time being shipped back to where it came from as it failed every time it was powered up:wall:
Bedroom system is a Technics SA-K6L cassette receiver and matching SL-6 linear drive turntable, generally found feeding a pair of Alesis M1 studio monitors and Sennheiser RS180 headphones. Not only does it have a very fine FM radio and reasonable cassette deck, it's connected to my Mac and does a half decent job of making passable-quality needle-drops of some of my old LPs that I can't buy on CD.
Thorens TD160+Ortofon MC3; Mission PCM II CD; HRT II+ DAC and Mac Mini; Modded Cyrus 2+PSX; Cyrus Tuner mk2; EB2 loudspeakers
what do mean by 'cheap'
your call, thank you.
is it time to dig my technics midi out of the boxes in the shed and proudly display it in the bedroom??? probably not!
Marantz TT15S1. Leema Pulse. Moon Equinox. Focal Chorus 826V. Nagaoka TS12. Clearaudio Virtuoso. Musical Fidelity MF100.
your call, thank you.
not at all
in that case the cheapest I have paid for a hifi unit is my technics SL1300, but I would not call it a cheap deck,
neither is it high end either
its all relative this cheapness stuff,
tannoy dc6tse,,,,,not cheap
well they are compared to their westminster models
im just being awkward now :wave:
AVI ADM40 playing from iphone 3gs. I am saddened I had to sell the sonically superior JVC Kaboom! but c'est la vie... the AVI will have to do for now.
Reserve system: Arcam Alpha 7R, Rotel RCD975 (knackered drawer), Wharfedale E20 speakers, Marantz tuner 2060ML (still as good as the Denon IMO, even though it is about 150 years old ).
If the shoes don't fit, change the horse.