Electro wrote:Mission 776 / 777 pre / power amps . ( Original black models ,Still own )Would they be the ones with cast MISSION cases designed by Stan Curtis ?
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 ?
Yes thats the ones , the 776 pre amp is battery powered with a built in charger and the cast case work spells mission .
The power amp is the same casting but without the knobs ,
The black ones I have are a very early pair but the other 777 power amp I have is a later BU ( beefed up ) model in the silver /grey hammerite type finish .
The pre amp was fine until I had the movung magnet input boards changed to moving coil because it suffered badly from RFI from that point ,
The power amp is the star though a truly superb power amp !
Main system .
Electrocompaniet EMC 1 up , Monarchy Audio DIP, ECD 1 dac , EC4.8 preamp , 2x AW180 monoblock power amps , PMC Pb1i speakers .
Not counting AV amplifiers.... Not in chronological order! Started 1968.
Adcom GFA55 MKII
Crown Ancron DC150
Crown Amcron DC300
Cambridge Audio P60
Naim Nait Original
Various Rotel amplifiers.
Cannot remember others, sorry.
Cambridge Audio P80
After that moved to active speakers
In no particular order
Arcam Alpha II,5,7,8,9 & 10
Arcam Delta 290
NAD 3020,3130, 3150, 3240PE,3100PE, C315BEE, C370,C372,C350, C340, C320BEE
Cambridge Audio P25II,P50,P110
Audio Inovations Alto
Pioneer SA-720,610,7800,606,A400,708,5500 MKII
Sony TA-F411R, F442E
Musical Fidelity A1,A100
and a few more which I can't remember off the top of my head.
Sony STR 6055 - Actually a stereo receiver.
Trio [Kenwood] KA 8004
Hitachi HA 8700 Power MOS-FET
10+ years of 5.1/6.1
AVI ADM 9T
AVI ADM 40
All the above cover 1970 to current.
Apple lossless - Netgear Nighthawk - ATV3 - AVI ADM 40.
AVI ADM 9T used in my wife's system
I've had more amps than anything else, but still not many compared to a lot of people here.
Goodmans GSA 650
The first 3 still exist over at my parents house. The last 3 I have with me, the Ariston has been unused for 10 years, the C350 died last year and the C326BEE is my current amplifier.
The NAD C350 is/was my favorite.
15 years service from a NAD 302
Arcam A19 albeit briefly
My current Arcam A38!
Yamaha rxv-357, sold it to buy;
Marantz PM7001 which will hopefully be sold once I decide what to upgrade it to ...
And a couple of Technics amps I got cheap off the carboot ,one of them I still use with my Q Acoustic 1030's (will have to go and look at their model numbers some time.) And a "Sherwood" 5.1 amp I use with some small Yamaha surround speakers for a bedroom surround setup
SANSUI AU G30X, very nice sound but lacked punchy bass
KENWOOD 3020SE overrated, got rid after a short time
MARANTZ PM7200, best amp I have had
MARANTZ PM4001, for a second system, good punchy sound , not the most detailed,refined crisp treble though, but its cheap !
MARANTZ PM7001, like it
MARANTZ PM6004, like it
YAMAHA AS500, good , but issues such as some noise on the volume pot , (a bit of a crackly clicky sound that only happens when a signal going through and is not that noticble)
I have come to the conclusion Marantz make the best amps in this sector IMO
Forgot to add my NAD C352,... sold it on , dont understand all the fuss over this one, it sounded decent enough but , slightly hollow in the midrange
Technics - can't remember model but cheap as chips (1974ish)
Audiolab - original one - had it one week then sold it
Lynx Quasar - lasted 20yrs - brilliant amp!
Primare I21 - now a spare
Restek Challenger - sold back to previous owner
Primare A34.2 power amp
Arcam alpha integrated amp
Mission Cyrus 2 integrated amp
Audio Research SP9
Musical Fidelity P270
Bryston 3B ST
Bryson 4B ST
NAD 3020B + second hand Sony ST-88 tuner
QED A230 + T231 tuner
QED A240SA + T260 tuner
Rega Brio + Rega Radio (original 'clamshell' versions).
Naim Nait 5i + Naim NAT05 tuner
"We are currently awaiting the loading of our complement of small lemon-soaked paper napkins for your comfort, refreshment and hygiene during the journey."
hoopsontoast wrote:In rough order: :OTechnics SCHD-70 Mini SeperatesNAD L73 (All-In-One)Cambridge Audio 540RPrimare A20Teac A-BX7RConsonance Cyber 10SE (KT88 SET)Marantz PM-7200Sony TA-F770ESRega Brio3Temple Audio Bantam Gold (Long term Loan)Amptastic TA2020 (Long term Loan)Sony TA-F558ESony TA-F670ESArcam AVR-200Decware Zen SE84C (US built SV83/EL84 SET)Denon PMA-2000AETeac A-H01Antique Sound Labs Wave 8 Monoblocks (EL84 PP Monos)Icon Audio LA3 (Valve Preamp)Audion Sterling Plus (KT88/KT120 PP)Quad Elite StereoRestek ChallengerPuresound A10 (EL84 PP)Sony TA-F770ESEagle SA100 (EL83 SE)Topping TP20Doge 8 PreamplifierDecware Zen SE84C+ (DIY EL84/SV83 SET)
In rough order: :O
Technics SCHD-70 Mini Seperates
NAD L73 (All-In-One)
Cambridge Audio 540R
Consonance Cyber 10SE (KT88 SET)
Temple Audio Bantam Gold (Long term Loan)
Amptastic TA2020 (Long term Loan)
Decware Zen SE84C (US built SV83/EL84 SET)
Antique Sound Labs Wave 8 Monoblocks (EL84 PP Monos)
Icon Audio LA3 (Valve Preamp)
Audion Sterling Plus (KT88/KT120 PP)
Quad Elite Stereo
Puresound A10 (EL84 PP)
Eagle SA100 (EL83 SE)
Doge 8 Preamplifier
Decware Zen SE84C+ (DIY EL84/SV83 SET)
Aura VA100 Evolution
Over twenty years now and still the only two-channel amp to have graced my main system. I have worked through a few sources and sets of loudspeakers but the Aura has remained a constant, and though I occasionally flutter with the idea of upgrading, I keep coming back to the thought I would need to invest a fair amount of cash to get a noticeable improvement. And since my step-dad, who refurbishes 1970s amps as a hobby, cleaned it all up eighteen months ago it is as good as ever
eggontoast wrote:In no particular order Arcam Alpha II,5,7,8,9 & 10 Arcam A65,A75,A80,A85 Arcam Delta 290 NAD 3020,3130, 3150, 3240PE,3100PE, C315BEE, C370,C372,C350, C340, C320BEE Audiolab 8000A Cambridge Audio P25II,P50,P110 Myryad T40 Cyrus I,II,III Audio Inovations Alto Pioneer SA-720,610,7800,606,A400,708,5500 MKII Marantz PM-52 Rotel RA-01,02 Lecson Quattra Sony TA-F411R, F442E Creek 4040,4240,6060 Sansui AU-101 A&R A60 Musical Fidelity A1,A100 Onix OA20/2 QED A240SA and a few more which I can't remember off the top of my head.
Out of interest, why did you buy so many differents amps?
Diora WS 354
Sony HCD-SE1 mini system that came with Sony SS-CSE speakers... still have in our bedroom, this system let me listen music
changed Sony to Rotal RA-11, big disappointment - don't want to go into details but music wasn't present.
Marantz PM6004.. much better than Rotel, not better than my little Sony
Marantz M-CR510 now... and I know it's not forever, but sounds same or better than PM6004 ( with Kef's) and no better than little Sony ( with Sony's).