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Old 07-22-2019, 04:47 PM
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In early 80's a Carver 700 integrated receiver.


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Old 07-22-2019, 05:24 PM
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I must be getting old, 76, back in 1970 I bought a used Dynaco 120 amp, a Pat3 preamp, a Standard radio Tuner and AR 3 speakers. To me they sounded great and I left them with my ex.

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Old 07-22-2019, 08:16 PM
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Original Rega Planar 3
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Old 07-26-2019, 09:22 AM
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Don’t know if it was “high end” but Advent speakers w a Sony CD player. After that I upgraded to Boston Acoustic speakers and Sony ES CD/Tuner when I left for college. Then a long hiatus to where I am today.
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Polk Audio SDA-SRS - demo pair 1985.
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Old 07-26-2019, 11:29 PM
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Linn Basik Turntable with Akito II Arm and K9 cartridge in 1993....
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Old 07-29-2019, 10:06 PM
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The key here is "hi end". What defines the high end? Where does it start?

My first dabble was after I got out of the Navy. My friend was working at a local hifi shop and I starting with an Akai receiver, Sansui speakers and a Garrard turntable.

That carried me through to the early 90's when I bought my first CD player and a Sony 333ES receiver. Followed shortly after by Paradigm Monitor 9 speakers. I started adding pieces to refine the sound as I knew it was missing something, but I couldn't seem to put a handle on it.

Enter the latter part of the 2000's around 2008 or 2009 and retirement was on the horizon, so I knew I better get this figured out as my ready cash was about to dry up along with my weekly paycheck. I purchased a set of Dynaudio speakers and the sound improved immensely. Then I started replacing amps and preamps and then I added a DAC and it was coming together. Where did the "hi-end" start? There are many answers to that question. My friends have different opinions when I ask them that very question.
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Allison One speakers, 1977.
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Old 07-30-2019, 06:20 PM
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Allison One speakers, 1977.


These were great speakers. I had the Three (the corner speakers) from the same era and loved them.
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