Pioneer SA 500 A (SS)
Sony TA 3650 (SS)
Harman Kardon 665 VXi (SS)
Audio Innovations Classic 25 (Tube)
Cayin A 55 T (Tube)
Artephonos Energa (Tube, december 2012)
Altogether 40 years of amps!
Airport Express (still analog!), Artephonos Energa (tube-amp), Peitho 303 (infinite baffle speakers)
More embarrassing confessions.
NAD 3020 (I set off in a promising direction)
Marantz PM42 (took a bit of a wrong turn)
Arcam Alpha One (and another)
Arcam Alpha 5 (exploded)
Arcam A65 plus (enough brand loyalty already!)
Cyrus X Power (enjoyed it for a while; going to flog it next year and get something more interesting)
Musical Fidelity M-PWR (in the dining room)
Devialet 170 (in the post)
Poor man wanna be rich / Rich man wanna be king / And a king ain't satisfied /Till he rules everything.
A and R cambridge A60 - a brilliant introduction to hi fi amplification - euphonic with a capital U
Mission Cyrus 2 - very explicit - too explicit for long term listening (and short term) - gave to daughter years later. She shorted the speaker terminals. Still got it.- bust!
Children youngish teens approx - back into hi fi with
Pioneer A400 - a pre owned gem! - something so right about it - hardens up at higher volumes tho
Rega Brio 3 - another pre owned gem - swap between this and pioneer
Cambridge 840A v2 - clear,spacious, transparent, very detailed and very POWERFUL. It has tone controls which are not used as the amp sounds obviously better with tone defeat.
all this from 1976 to present date
In no particular order:
RA930AX (twice)*, RA931mk2, RA935BX*, RA971mk2, RC970/RB981, RA02/RB03*
Roksan Kandy KA-1 mk3 and KMA-2/3 power amp
NAD C350 and C270 power amp
Marantz 1970s huge receiver thing
* = still got.
Musical Fidelity A1
Audiolab 8000P (using Audio Alchemy DDE V.3 as a pre Amp)
Unison Research Preludio
Unison Research S8 - (current)
Mac Mini. Audirvana Plus. Devialet 200. Chord Qute. Unison Research S8. Focal Electra 1008Be. Atlas Cables.
matthewpiano wrote:Erm..... I'm not playing anymore. :oops:
Erm..... I'm not playing anymore. :oops:
Ahh go on, go on, go on.......go on, go on, go on, go on.........go on, go on............... :grin:
"We should no more let numbers define audio quality than we should let chemical analysis be the arbiter of fine wines." Nelson Pass
This is more or less the chronological order
Several AVRs (Most of the Denon, Marantz, Onkyo range in 2011/12. Some odd Yamaha and Arcam)
Rotel RB/RMB range with the protruding fins (I guess 1075 - multi and a 2 channel one)
Parasound A51 X 2 in Mono mode
Astin Trew AT 5000 X 2
Arcam P-7 (multi Channel)
Classe CAP 2100
Classe CA 2100
Harman Kardon HK990
Marantz Pearl Lite
Jolida JD1501 BRC
Just about the press "Save" I remembered the HK990 (and so added it back) which is the most VFM in the entire list.
Oh dear, a very unimpressive list here:
Akai AMU3Arcam Alpha 2Audiolab 8000A
and that's it!!
Tell you what, I'll go with edited highlights!
Naim Nait 3
Cambridge Audio 740A
Denon PMA1500AE (always regretted selling this one)
Cambridge Audio 650A
Denon PMA720AE (current amp, had it for about a year now)
In reality there have been quite a few more, but these have been the main ones.
Overall I'd say the best ones have been the Denon PMA1500AE, Pioneer A400, Cambridge Audio 740A and my current PMA720AE.The worst, without doubt, was the Arcam A70. Horrible thing.
Rega electronics: RP3/Elys2/White Belt/TTPSU/Apollo-R/Brio-R
KEF Q100 Speakers
IN 1972 I bought an Amstrad, rubbish but all I could afford.
Then I had a Rogers Ravensbrook.
Arcam Alpha 3
Just one amp:
Cambridge Audio A3i (for the last 16 years)
But it died the other day :cry:
Sanyo music centre :shifty:Amstrad 1C2000 ( well it looked like an amp :shhh: :shhh: )Sony integrated , can't remember modelNad 3020Nytech CTA252 XD receiverMeridian 101 / 105 pre / powers ( sounded better when using the Nytech as a pre amp though :O )Mission 776 / 777 pre / power amps . ( Original black models ,Still own )Mission 777 BU power amp ( Still own )Audiolab 8000Q pre amp ( original one )Cyrus 3 integrated .Cyrus power amp with PSXMichell iso / hera ( still own )EAR 834P ( still own )Rotel RA930 BX ( still own )Primare A30.1 integratedElectrocompaniet EC4.7 pre amp ( still own )Electrocompaniet AW120 DMB power amp ( still own )Poppulse T150 Tripath 2022 integrated . ( still own )
Electrocompaniet EMC 1 UP , Monarchy Audio DIP, Electrocompaniet ECD 1 dac , EC4.8 preamp , 2x AW180 monoblock power amps , PMC PB1i speakers . Thousands of Cd's .
too many models to remember specific models but 70s amps from technics sony pioneer and jvc (jas71 awsome) pioneer 70s monster receievrs sx1050 and the mighty sx1980 ( the best i ever had but too expensive to repair ) marantz amps of the 90s (very good) technics 90s prepower combos sea 1000 and 2000 (wish i,d kept the 2000) audio lab 8000 monos (hated em)
marantz cr603 ( cheap cheerful and blooming marvellous)
TECHNICS SL1200MK2 MARANTZ CR603 PROJECT PHONO STAGE BOWERS AND WILKINS CM1 SILVER ANNIVERSAY SPEAKER CABLE ATACAMA NEXUS 6 STANDS....................previous system audiolab 8000m cd 2xmono blocs arcam t32 tuner
First amp was an old Memorex amp. Given to me by an uncle.Then an old technics amp which I still have. Its from the early 90's I think.Entry level denon bought as a second system in about 2005. Still have but no space to use at the moment.Sony STR DA1200ES.Sony STR DA5300ES will be getting set up this afternoon Sony STR DA5400ES as soon as its cheap enough.then who knows.
Electro wrote:Mission 776 / 777 pre / power amps . ( Original black models ,Still own )
Mission 776 / 777 pre / power amps . ( Original black models ,Still own )
Would they be the ones with cast MISSION cases designed by Stan Curtis ?