Covenanter wrote:Although I'm getting old i still tend to dream of girls rather than music systems. Chris
Although I'm getting old i still tend to dream of girls rather than music systems.
. . . its still unclear which is likely to get you most in trouble with the wife . . .
StevenKay wrote:Hi EveryoneYOUR DREAM SYSTEMWhat is your dream Hi-Fi music system to own?What is the best music system (to your ears) you have auditioned so far?Thanks in advance.
YOUR DREAM SYSTEM
What is your dream Hi-Fi music system to own?
What is the best music system (to your ears) you have auditioned so far?
Thanks in advance.
By way of a marginally more serious answer to the question, perhaps:
MSB's new Diamond Select DAC and matching UMP disc spinner
Mark Levinson No. 52 or Constellation Altair II preamp
Constellation Hercules II monoblocs
I'm not into vinyl (yet), but you may as well chuck in an AirForce One TT and matching base as well
You can wire it all up with Crytal Cable Absolute Dream cabling too, just for the hell of it.
And of course a properly sized acoustically designed and treated room to listen to it all in . .
Not much (if any) change out of half a million quid, but you did say 'Dream' . . . .
Um wrote:Covenanter wrote:Although I'm getting old i still tend to dream of girls rather than music systems. Chrishere herealthough if I have to choose it would be Dynaudio Xeo installed by Scarlett Johanson
although if I have to choose it would be
Dynaudio Xeo installed by Scarlett Johanson
Scarlet Johansen speaker stands
Music: Sonos Connect | Dspeaker Anti-Mode 2.0 Dual Core | Naim SuperNait | PMC FB1i | BK XLS200-FF Sub
i know where i'd begin.
Focal Grande Utopia speakers.
they'd make my Rega Apollo look like a plastic ash tray!
Marantz TT-15S1, Rega Apollo CD, Leema Pulse AMP, Focal Chorus 826v SPEAKERS. Atacama Equinox.
A custom made 5.1 active speaker system and listening room all designed and installed by Quested. Why think of the room and speakers as two separate entities when you can have them both designed to work perfectly together in unison.
Hi-Fi - Nakamichi Dragon AV1 > AVI DM5 > AVI subwoofer
Head-Fi - Epiphany Acoustics EHP-O2Di > Sennheisser HD700
Portable - Sony NWZ-A847 > Westone UM3x
Well either that or any old speakers installed by Scarlet Johansen.
It would be a fully active version of Vivid Audio G3/G4 or may be a G5. Till the time Vivid makes it, I think I am very happy with my current set up!
WishTree wrote:It would be a fully active version of Vivid Audio G3/G4 or may be a G5. Till the time Vivid makes it, I think I am very happy with my current set up!
I'd be tempted to hire Martin Grindrod to custom build some amplifiers and crossovers to convert a pair of B&W 800 Diamond's into actives.
2 systems really. One based around quad esl63's, then if I wanted to listen to something with some low end, a pair of ATC scm100 towers. My 2 favorite speakers
There were rumours last year that Vivid were working on active versions of their speakers using Devialet amplification, which might well have been the best active speakers ever. However, the trail seems to have gone cold, and the word from Devialet is that they're not interested in the project.
When I die I don't want no part of heaven / I would not do heaven’s work well / I pray the devil comes and takes me to stand / In the fiery furnaces of hell
matt49 wrote:There were rumours last year that Vivid were working on active versions of their speakers using Devialet amplification, which might well have been the best active speakers ever. However, the trail seems to have gone cold, and the word from Devialet is that they're not interested in the project.Matt
Matt, I saw that too and I thought.. FINALLY! But what I understand is that the design is more of active cross over and individual amps connected to them rather than custom bulit amps for a particular frequency range / driver. I read else where that some one got Laurennce to design similar active cross over to work with Naim amplification for his G2.
I am more intersted in the custom built-in amps like Beolabs or zero one which I think would be more efficent wrto pricing, energy consumption, bulk and box count.
A dream system means by extension a dream listening room, I guess, in which case my listening room would be big enough to do justice to some big electrostatics like QUAD 2912s, driven by a top-notch valve amp - I am thinking David Berning here - and a suitably sophisticated front end, a spinner of silver discs in my case, so a dCS Puccini.
In truth, though, a lottery win tomorrow wouldn't see me moving house particularly soon; nor would I want to give up my current oasis of tranquility - my study at the top of the house, which is a lovely place to listen to music but presents several challenges in terms of speak choice and placement - hence my very compact speakers as below. So I would want a top notch pair of compact speakers that would hopefully work well in my room - and they don't get much more lovely than Audiosmile's Kensai, pictured below with the matching Advantage stand/ sub / power amp that I would want to home audition at least. Then I'd want a source with a touch of warmth to offset the slightly bright / light presentation of the Kensais, ideally with a volume control so as to avoid the need for extra boxes - the Bel Canto CD2 would be just the ticket I feel.
Having lived with Martin Logans for a few weeks now, I think my dream system would have to be built round electrostatics. Active ‘statics would be nice, but they’re like hen’s teeth. So it would be a pair of huge passive panels: ML CLX ARTs or Maggie 20.7s or similar. (Splendid though Quads are, listening needs to be sociable, and Quads have too small a sweet spot to be enjoyed by all the family.)
Since ‘statics don’t go very deep, I’d need a pair of subs, possibly Wilson Benesch Torus.
The system would be all digital, with DSP a necessity. Maybe a pair of Devialet 240s fed by a simple NAS drive? Or maybe a Trinnov room optimiser feeding some huge Class A Accuphase beasts.
When i win the lottery this weekend i'm getting a pair of B&W 800 Diamonds.
Roksan Caspian M2 CD --> Atlas Hyper Integra --> Roksan Caspian M2 Integrated Amp --> Atlas Hyper 2.0 --> Bowers & Wilkins CM10 S2
The system I own is perfect for me I am Very Very Happy.