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Oh rats. What to do now?

Morning all.

Found myself in a bit of a dilemma.

Just picked up a Technics SU-A900mk2 (integrated) amplifier in great condition, with the original plan being to upgrade the Rotel 935 on my PC setup.

Trouble is, I gave it its test-run on my main setup downstairs (using the 773e speakers), and I think I actually prefer the sound to my RA02/RB03 biamp setup.

I was supposed to be flogging some bits to free up some cash, but I can't bring myself to sell any of it because it's all brilliant!

I now have half a dozen amps, a basement full of speakers and loads of other bits gathering dust, with excuses ready for every single component.

Please, somebody tell me I'm not alone in this strange, kit-hoarding behaviour...?

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RE: Oh rats. What to do now?

Well I have 8 pairs of speakers.... 

REGA RP3/Elys2/TTPSU * Apollo-R * Brio-R * RS1 * Chord Co. Crimson & Rumour 2 * Merlin Tarantula Mk6

 

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RE: Oh rats. What to do now?

Nope, I'm a bit of a hoarder. I did have loads of different hi-fi-related stuff in the attic. After some (a lot) perstering from Mrs. P most has now gone.

The best thing to do is decide which amp gives you the best sound over long periods and flog the rest. 

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

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RE: Oh rats. What to do now?

If I had the space I'd definitely be hoarding a range of different kit to swap around and play with.

Apple Mini -> Pioneer U-05 -> Adam A7X

ATV -> NuForce Icon HDP -> Genelec 8020C

Sennheiser HD650, HD595; B&W P7; Audio Technica ATH-AD900X, ATH-A900X

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RE: Oh rats. What to do now?

Plastic Penguin

I read that first as 'Mrs P has gone'.

Would be a bit of a drastic step!

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RE: Oh rats. What to do now?

philipjohnwright wrote:

Plastic Penguin

I read that first as 'Mrs P has gone'.

Would be a bit of a drastic step!

Not at all, seems perfectly reasonable to me...............

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RE: Oh rats. What to do now?

Sospri wrote:

philipjohnwright wrote:

Plastic Penguin

I read that first as 'Mrs P has gone'.

Would be a bit of a drastic step!

Not at all, seems perfectly reasonable to me...............

It is after all, the male penguin who guards the egg, while the female heads off to fairer climes.  :twisted:

"We should no more let numbers define audio quality than we should let chemical analysis be the arbiter of fine wines."  Nelson Pass

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RE: Oh rats. What to do now?

Dougal1331 wrote:

Please, somebody tell me I'm not alone in this strange, kit-hoarding behaviour...?

 

I am now down to 6 pairs of speakers - and if I'd kept the two pairs I sold recently I'd match matthewpiano's 8!

Much of the other stuff too, though not in such high numbers. Some of them don't serve any purpose at all and I will be looking to get rid of most of it soon.  Which is what I've been saying for some time now and it just doesn't happen as fast I would wish.

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