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Old 05-10-2011, 10:42 PM
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I have to dig thru my piles of old photos, receipts, etc, .... before I can remember what I have owned all these years. I do missed some of them I would still considered gems.

- B&W DM2a
- Bose 501
- KEF 104aB (using an 8 inch wooden stool as stands)
- ESS AMT1a (first high end speakers)
- Gale GS401a (truly a futuristic nice design, chrome end caps comes with an equally impressive chrome stands).
- Bose 901 MKIII (comes as a package with the then Bose Spatial Control receiver).
- Dahlquist DQ10 (with matching stands) & DQ1W Passive Subwoofer.
- Yamaha NS1000 Ebony veneered (with Yamaha SPS1000 stands)
- Cerwin Vega S1 "turbo" speakers
- Linn Sara
- Celestion SL600
- Yamaha NS1000M (using bricks wrapped in BBQ tin-foils as "stands. First hifi "tweak" learnt).
- JBL Project K2 S5500. (Bose 901 Concertos (powered) - 2nd System).
- JM Labs Mezzo Utopia
- Wilson Watt Puppy 6
- Wilson Watt Puppy 7
- McIntosh XRT30 (McIntosh ML1C - 2nd system)
- Acapella Violon MkIV
- Meridian DSP8000 (manufacture 2008)
- Meridian DSP8000SL (manufacture Oct 2010)

Now, are we going to reminisce Turntables, Arms, Cartridges, Tuners, Receivers, Cassette, Open Reel, CD Players Pre & Power Amps?

This would be interesting and sometimes, hilarious, knowing the "hits" and "misses" of our hifi journey.

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Old 05-10-2011, 10:50 PM
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Norman Labs Ten
Norman Labs Eight
Norman Labs Seven
Boston Video Reference home theater mains (c. 2001)
Focal Chorus 806V
Paradigm PW-2200 powered sub
and of course, the incomparable Karma Indignia 3.5 - thanks Zilch, et al
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Old 05-10-2011, 10:54 PM
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Currently dynaudio contour 1.4 bookshelf on their stands
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Old 05-11-2011, 06:53 AM
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Hmm. Maybe I'm wrong but I sense one missing.
My gosh, Bill is right. I forgot one of the best speakers of all time that I didn't include on my list. I did own a pair of Metaphor loudspeakers which were, as I recall, really terrific speakers.

I remember that I didn't have them too long - 6 months or so, but enjoyed them tremendously.

I traded them back to the dealer I bought them from - Steve Campbell in Huntsville, Alabama, for a pair of Crosby modified Quad ESL 63 speakers, just because . . . I wanted to try something new - and looking at my list, you might surmise that I often wanted to try something "new".

The Metaphors were built by one William Peugh II of Goldmund fame, later the world class expert on all things Sonus Faber and author of many remarkable posts in the "Friendly Forum for High End Audio", otherwise known as Audio Aficionado, under the nom de plume "metaphacts". and known to all as just plain Bill.

There were two versions of the Metaphor speaker and I don't remember the model name of the one I owned but it was the larger of the two.

Below is a picture of the Metaphor, and what a beauty to behold. Looked good, sounded great!, And, Bill, I didn't forget the speaker, I just forgot to put it on my list.

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2ND HOME SYSTEM: . . . Sonus Faber Guarneri Memento or Magnepan MG 1.7i Speakers, JL Audio F112 Sub, Esoteric Modified-X03 CD/SACD Player, McIntosh MA7000 Integrated Amp, McIntosh MVP871 Universal Disc Player, OPPO BDP-95 Blu-Ray Player, OPPO SONICA Audiophile DAC & Network Streamer VPI Scoutmaster with periphery ring clamp, VPI SDS Motor Drive, Koetsu Rosewood Platinum Signature -Pro IV, or Clearaudio Discovery Cartridges, Mark Levinson No. 25s phono stage, Wadia 170i Transport with a Meridian Bitstream 203 DAC, VPI DB-5 "magic bricks", VPI HW-17 Pro Record Cleaning Machine, Five Richard Gray RGPC 400 devices scattered around the two systems, Arcici Suspense Rack System, Discovery Essence and Essential Cables,.


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Old 05-11-2011, 07:10 AM
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My Corrected List . . .

ELECTROVOICE EV-2 (1963)
DYNACO A25
TANDBERG LOUDSPEAKER (Actually had two pairs and used them doubled like the Advents)
DOUBLE LARGE ADVENTS
KLH-9 (two pairs, doubled up)
ACOUSTIC RESEARCH AR 3A
ACOUSTIC RESEARCH AR 2AX
MAGNEPLANAR TYMPANI IU
ALTEC VOICE OF THE THEATER
GALE LOUDSPEAKER (in my opinion, this was an awful speaker)
KLIPSCHORN - corner horn
OHM F
MAGNEPAN MG II
MAGNEPAN MG 3
MAGNEPLANAR TYMPANI IV (Loved these great big things)
MAGNEPAN MG 3.3
MAGNEPAN MG 3.6r
FULTON J SPEAKER (huge things, sounded pretty good)
DAHLQUIST DQ-10
THIEL CS 3
THIEL CS 3.5
THIEL CS 3.6
THIEL CS 5i (Great speakers)
WILSON WATT
WILSON WATT 3 PUPPY 2 (Couldn't live with that Wilson tweeter)
MARTIN LOGAN MONOLITH
MARTIN LOGAN REQUEST
GENESIS 200 (Extremely large, separate tweeter and bass towers)
GOLDMUND DIALOGUES
EGGLESTONWORKS ANDRA
AVALON EIDOLON (Two pairs- still have one)
MAGNEPAN 20.1 (Loved these but blocked the view)
LINN KANS
VERITY PARSIFAL ENCORE (Two Pairs)
METAPHOR 2 LOUDSPEAKERS
CROSBY MODIFIED QUAD ESL 63 LOUDSPEAKERS
JOSEPH AUDIO PEARLS (Possibly the best I've ever heard in my system - wish I hadn't sold them.)
PSB PLATINUM M-2 MONITORS (In second system)
JM LAB 907Be (Second system)
JM LAB MICRO UTOPIA Be (in a second system)
JM LAB SUB UTOPIA Be ( Used with the Micro Utopia Be speakers)
SONUS FABER CREMONA AUDITOR (second system) SWEET!
KHARMA 3.2 FE . . . (I don't like the titanium tweeter - gives me a headache)
MARTIN LOGAN SUMMIT (A great speaker)
EGGLESTON ANDRA II
AUDIO PHYSIC CALDERA 3 (I really like this speaker in spite of what Mikey Fremer says.)
SONUS FABER GUARNERI MEMENTO (The best small speakers in the world - I can't afford the Magico so these will have to do . . . . )
JL AUDIO F-112 SUB
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HOME SYSTEM: . . .Audio Physic Caldera III Loudspeakers, Esoteric K-03 CD/SACD Player, OPPO BDP-105D Darbee BluRay/SACD/CD Player, Olive 4HD Music Server, Spectral DMC 30SL Preamp, Spectral DMA 250 Amp, Spectral/MIT interconnects and speaker cable, STAX SR-404 Signature Electrostatic Headphones, STAX SRM-727 Headphone Amp, Basis Debut V Vacuum turntable, Walker Precision Speed Controller, Graham tonearm, Graham Nightingale II or Benz Ruby 3 Cartridges, PASS - X-ono Phono Stage, Lexicon RT-20 Universal Player, Exact Power EP-15A & SP-15A power regeneration and conditioning devices. Symposium Acoustics Svelte pads & RollerBlock Jr's under speakers. VPI DB-5 "magic bricks", ASC Tube Traps, Arcici Suspense Rack System

2ND HOME SYSTEM: . . . Sonus Faber Guarneri Memento or Magnepan MG 1.7i Speakers, JL Audio F112 Sub, Esoteric Modified-X03 CD/SACD Player, McIntosh MA7000 Integrated Amp, McIntosh MVP871 Universal Disc Player, OPPO BDP-95 Blu-Ray Player, OPPO SONICA Audiophile DAC & Network Streamer VPI Scoutmaster with periphery ring clamp, VPI SDS Motor Drive, Koetsu Rosewood Platinum Signature -Pro IV, or Clearaudio Discovery Cartridges, Mark Levinson No. 25s phono stage, Wadia 170i Transport with a Meridian Bitstream 203 DAC, VPI DB-5 "magic bricks", VPI HW-17 Pro Record Cleaning Machine, Five Richard Gray RGPC 400 devices scattered around the two systems, Arcici Suspense Rack System, Discovery Essence and Essential Cables,.


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Old 05-11-2011, 10:41 AM
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VMPS RM30m's - I want another pair. Price is right and they look and sound great.
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Old 07-09-2011, 07:00 AM
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I have been in the high-end audio scene for about 6 years only and I am still on my first pair of speakers: Thiel 2.4
You took the words right off of my hands, Cyril.

I got through college with a pair of Polk RTA 11t speakers that I still have (that is, they and my trusty Sony STR-GX6ES II two-channel receiver are on creeping-near-permanent loan to my neighbor). I suppose my entry into high-end audio would be marked by my purchase of an MA6900 and Thiel 2.4 speakers in 2003. It was an amazing combination that I would still be enjoying if the 6900 had not bitten the dust. Fortunately, the 2.4s sound even better with my new MA7000.

Good to know that another audiophile has had a great experience with the 2.4s. Cheers!
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Old 07-09-2011, 07:39 AM
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Good lawd, Julian! That's quite a list, my friend. Remind me to be in the neighborhood next time you have a garage sale.
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Old 07-15-2011, 12:51 PM
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AR-18 bookshelf
Klipsch RB-5 II reference
AR-3a (still have)
AR-9LS (still have)
Allison Four
Apogee Acoustics Duetta
Alon Acarian Lotus Signature
SF Cremona Auditor M
JBL 4312D
Nola Micro Grand Reference

I am not even going to mention the Bose 901 series 3's I had in college for those parties I can't remember. I'm so ashamed.

Oh, I see I'm not the only one. Thanks Rock!

Joe

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Old 07-15-2011, 01:00 PM
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My list is rather short:

a) Sony Speakers - (can't recall the model number but 1973-74 vintage)

b) Tannoy Cheviots

c) Bose 901 Series VI

d) Technics Micro Series (SB-F1)

e) ProAc Response 1.5

f) ProAc Resonse D38R
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