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  1. #71
    Join Date: Jan 2009

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    Quote Originally Posted by Idlewithnodrive View Post
    TT's - 1
    Arms - 2
    Cart's - 6
    CDP's - 1
    Pre-Amp's - 1
    Power Amp's - 1
    Streamer's - 1
    DAC's - 1
    Speakers - 1 pair
    Headphones - 1

    All in all, far too sane for this madhouse
    Yes, you are what is known as "normal", and therefore have no place in this Forum. Unless of course you have at least 5,000 records or discs!
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  2. #72
    Join Date: Apr 2016

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    I'm paul.

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    Ok then let's think.......
    2 turntables others in bits
    4 pairs of speakers, lots of drivers waiting for boxes
    2 Sony receivers
    1 integrated amp
    1 power amp ( valve )
    1 Dac
    1 Najda digital crossover
    4 spare carts
    3 spare arms
    1 cd recorder
    1 DVD sacd player
    1 direct drive cassette recorder
    2 step up transformers
    1 subwoofer
    and that's after a recent cull
    Sony STR 6055 Denon DP80 Stax UA-70 Shure Ultra 500 Zu omen

    Office system, DIY CSS fullrange speakers with aurum cantus G2 ribbons Najda dsp as dac Akai AM-U02 Jvc QL-A51 direct drive turntable
    SAE1000LT

    System components are subject to change without warning and at the discretion of the owner.

  3. #73
    Join Date: Jun 2015

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    I'm Lawrence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jandl100 View Post
    Yes, down to 9 as I have recently sold a few off. They include a couple of multiples, though.

    Rundown of contenders .... B&O H6 and Form 2a (3 pair), Beyerdynamic DT-150, PSB M4U-1, AKG 551, Fostex T50RP mk3 (2 pair), Soundmagic E10 & E50 IEMs.
    Also recently heard some Hifiman HE400 planar magnetics (too smooth for me) and have owned several pairs of Stax 'stats in the past as well as numerous other dynamic cans.
    Quite a few more over the last year or so that didn't impress so much ... the above listed are the good'uns imo.

    I'd never even heard of the Fostex until a reccie was posted on an AOS thread I started. But they are the Winners as far as I am concerned. They make 'reviewer hyperbole' irrelevant - they just sound right, as in "that's how it should go".
    2nd place (i.e. the pair I would keep if only allowed two) would be the B&O Form 2a. Not because they are better than the others (although a case could be made for that! - very open, transparent and immediate sound and 'not-there' comfortable, not for bass-heads, though) but because of the sound+fun aspect. They weigh next to nothing and sound ridiculously good for not much physical presence - and they come in some cool colours - I have orange, green and black pairs.

    So - the Fostex. As good as any I have heard and way better than most. .... actually, better than any others. A real surprise. The standard earpads come in for a lot of stick online for comfort issues, although I find them OK. The Brainwavz earpads are a good comfort and sound upgrade, though (20).

    As you can see I have focused on mid-price cans - they are a secondary source for me, only used before the wife stirs herself in the morning, so I don't feel the need to spend more.
    -- Mind you, I was expecting the HE400 dem to be a game-changer and to raise my budget, but no, fantastic in some ways but deeply flawed in others.


    I'm taking the credit for the Fostex recommendation. When you say HE400, do you mean HE400i? I don't think any dealers would have had a HE400 in stock for a few years, unless it was a private demo.

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  4. #74
    Join Date: Jan 2008

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lawrence001 View Post
    I'm taking the credit for the Fostex recommendation. When you say HE400, do you mean HE400i? I don't think any dealers would have had a HE400 in stock for a few years, unless it was a private demo.

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    It was a private owned pair - went round to an audio buddy and noticed he had the 400 so I had a listen. At least, I think they were the HE400, might have been the 400i, I suppose.

    And yes, many thanks for the Fostex reccie - end of search as far as I am concerned.
    Jerry

    Main systems:
    Spotify Premium streaming, Cambridge Audio 851D DAC, Pure Sound L10 pre, Pass X150 power amp. Speakers: MBL 116F. Cryo Silver i/c & Western Electric 16GA spkr cables. ProJect and Nordost Magus power cables

    Headphones: Fostex T50RP mk3, AKG 551, B&O H6, PSB M4U-1, B&O Form 2 & 2a and Sony XBA-H1 & SoundMagic E50 IEM headphones

    2nd system: Spotify Premium streaming / Pioneer DV-535, Audiolab MDAC, Black Cat power amp, Chario Syntar 100T speakers. Headphones: Fostex T50RP mk3, SoundMagic E10 IEM headphones

    3rd system: Portable CD player, Kinter MA-180 T amp, Klegg Symphony 102 speakers

  5. #75
    Join Date: Jul 2011

    Location: Northamptonish

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    I'm Peter.

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    New year resolution was to sell off spare kit. Getting there

    Turntables: 1

    Tonarms: 1

    Cartridges: 3

    CD Players: 2

    Integrated Amplifiers: 2

    Pre Amplifiers: 1

    Power Amplifiers: 1

    Loudspeakers: 2 pairs

    Headphones 1 pair

  6. #76
    Join Date: Nov 2013

    Location: Scotland

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    I'm Michael.

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    My HiFi haul :

    CDP 2
    CD Transport 1
    Dacs 1
    Sp/Dif Purifier 1
    Monarchy Audio DIP Combo 1
    Passive Pre Amps 2
    Active Pre Amps 3
    Power Amps 6
    Speakers 2 Sets.

    It was more until recently, sold an active Crossover and 2 power amps + 2 speaker sets.

  7. #77
    Join Date: Jul 2014

    Location: Shropshire

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    I'm Anto.

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    My pile of old shyte
    5 TT,s
    4 Integrated amps
    1 surround amp
    2 CD players
    3 Minidisc players
    5 sets speakers
    Must get rid of most of it , spirits willing ,but oh dear , the flesh
    I only ride 'em, I don't know what makes 'em work

  8. #78
    Join Date: May 2009

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    From memory (as I'm not at home at the moment):

    2 turntables
    3 tonearms
    1 phono stage
    2 cartridges
    2 CDPs
    1 CD transport
    1 integrated amp/DAC
    1 preamp
    3 power amps
    4 headphone amps
    4 headphones
    3 pairs of speakers

    That's ridiculous! I need to get my arse in gear and sell some of it.

  9. #79
    Join Date: Aug 2009

    Location: Staffordshire, England

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    I'm Martin.

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    4 lots of headphones and headphone amps! That's an addiction mate.
    Martin



    Current Lash Up:

    Technics SL1200 with Sumiko h/s & Nagaoka MP50 * Firebottle valve MM phono stage * Parasound CDPi1000 * NVA P90SA passive pre / Krell KSA50S Power amp * JM Lab Electra 926 loudspeakers *



    "I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they've always worked for me." - Hunter S Thompson

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    Join Date: Apr 2011

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    I'm Robert.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oddball View Post
    My pile of old shyte
    5 TT,s
    4 Integrated amps
    1 surround amp
    2 CD players
    3 Minidisc players
    5 sets speakers
    Must get rid of most of it , spirits willing ,but oh dear , the flesh

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