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Your lottery win hi-fi.

Blah weather, post Christmas blues, jobs under threat, economic gloom.... etc..

Let's just allow ourselves some gratuitous (hifi) fantasy. It's cheap.

You have just won the lottery jackpot. (Or a researcher has found you are the sole living rightful heir to a fortune left by a Rothschild you never even knew you were related to!)

You have bought the new house with the dedicated listening room (in the converted barn?) all ready and waiting to install a wonderful new system.

So what are you going to get?

I now 'have' my rebuilt EMT broadcast turntable with 12" Ortofon RS-309-D tonearm and Ortofon SPU Royal GM MkII cartridge, and a whole raft of Audio Research valve amp/phono-stage gear, Tannoy Westminster Royal SE speakers, dCS Scarlatti DAC and upsampler, Sooloos music server.....

What are you 'buying'?

"We are currently awaiting the loading of our complement of small lemon-soaked paper napkins for your comfort, refreshment and hygiene during the journey."

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Re: Your lottery win hi-fi.

I don't know chebs. There would, however, be other things to take priority, like a vintage car for the weekend, a smart houseboat and a bigger house.


I'll come back later once I've decided what hi-fi kit I would blow on a lottery win - it would'nt exceed more than 5 grand.

Amp; CDP; Turntable; Tuner; Speakers

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The Denon D-M37DAB. The yacht's not going to be that big.

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(For the "listening room"): KEF Muon with (as Chebby said) Audio Research Ref3/Ref210 pre/monopower amplification, along with (as Chebby said also) dCS Scarlatti CD player system. Then I'd get the world's greatest LP12, just to boast that I have the ultimate LP12 and some serious cabling.

Then for the living room, I'd get the ultimate in Vintage Hi-Fi: Marantz 2600 receiver for the pre-amp with original rebuilt QUAD IIs for the power amps. Then for the speakers, it would have to be the B&W Model 70 and for the turntable, a Marantz TT1000. Then I'd have that Sooloos system for ripped CDs and a really good projector. Then to top it off (and it would be the centre of attention on its own dedicated plinth, I would have a Marantz 10B tuner...because it's my dream hi-fi item. Just look at it:

 

 Then I'd get a Rolls Royce Phantom droptop and a Porsche 911 Carrera RS from 1973 and a yacht in Monaco with a B&O soundsystem on it.

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Re: Your lottery win hi-fi.

How about this little lot - makes everything mentioned so far look cheap!!! Big Smile

 

 

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Conrad Johnson for me. No idea which speakers though.







Not sure about source either but I'm sure there's plenty of suitable DACs to fulfill the lossless streaming requirement.

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Re: Your lottery win hi-fi.

Mine would look something like this:

Thorens TD550-1 Turntable
Denon DCD-SA1 CD Player
Denon PMA-SA1 Amplifier
Monitor Audio PL100 Speakers

Cable wise I'd stick with my current Chord Company Chameleon Silver+ and Chord Company Rumour 2. I'd also keep my current Denon TU1800DAB tuner.

I'd then have a seperate home theatre system in another room, comprising of:

Sony Bravia KDL-55X4500
Sky + HD
Denon A1UD Universal Blu-Ray Disc Player (imminent)
Denon ACP-A1HD
Denon POA-A1HD
2x Monitor Audio PL300 Floorstanding Speakers
4x Monitor Audio PL100 Standmount Speakers
Monitor Audio PLC350 Centre Speaker
Monitor Audio PLW15 Subwoofer.

I'd retain my Sony RDR-HXD995 recorder for freeview recordings, and use Chord cables throughout.

Finally, for the bedroom, I'd have a Sony KDL-40Z4500 TV with a BDP-S550 Blu-ray player. For music in this room I'd have a Linn Classik Musik with Epos M12i speakers.

IN MY DREAMS!!!!

Rega RP3/Elys 2 - Graham Slee Gram Amp 1 - Rega Apollo R - Exposure 1010 amp - Dynaudio DM2/6 - Chord Co. Chameleon VEE3/Rumour 2 - Musical Fidelity V90-HPA - Sennheiser HD595

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Just won a tenner on tonights lottery, so of to RS for an Eltax CDP70 CD player (put the rest to from my christmas box), gonna keep getting my £2 aweek lucky dips and who knows, maybe an amp to follow.


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Re: Your lottery win hi-fi.

For Movies it would be this:

and for stereo too. The best of both worlds!!!  Big Smile

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Kondo

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Re: Your lottery win hi-fi.

Kondo!

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Forget the hi fi - money easily spent.  I need to pay some staff to look after the kids, do the jobs, etc., so I can actually listen from time to time...

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Re: Your lottery win hi-fi.

Kondo ksl-m77 pre,a couple of gakuoh power jobbies.Zanden 2000p /5000mk iv sig dac.Clearaudio master reference amg with TQ1 arm and goldfinger v2 cartridge (and why not !!) Topped off with Grande Utopias of course. Diminishing returns ? Well would that realy matter,nope i dont think so either.

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I totally love the sound of the big B&W 800's. A pair of 802d's or 803d's would suite me just fine. I would, however, have to put the stereo into a bigger room.

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Re: Your lottery win hi-fi.
WestCoastFun:I totally love the sound of the big B&W 800's. A pair of 802d's or 803d's would suite me just fine. I would, however, have to put the stereo into a bigger room.

You could always buy/design the house to suit your system with the win . Dream on eh .

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Re: Your lottery win hi-fi.

Here goes, well, this is what it would be today anyway. Tomorrow's choice could be different...!


Turntable: Garrard 501 from Loricraft Audio, SME V arm, Ortofon Kontrapunkt C cartridge, or one of the Koetsus if I'm seriously flush!

CD Player: Audio Research CD7

Amp: McIntosh MC2775

Tuner: Leak Troughline 2 (modded by One Thing Audio) and the best damn aerial money can buy!

Speakers: Quad ESL 2905 OR Rockport Mira Grands

Cabling: God knows, but suitably expensive. QED 79 strand as a reserve obviously...

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