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Magnaryder

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Post Sun Feb 23, 2014 7:45 pm

What would YOU do?

For those of you watching you know we had an incident at my home several weeks ago.

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So, while I'm waiting for my insurance company to pony up I'll pose this question to you.

If you had say $5,000US and HAD to spend it on audio gear what would you buy? Keep in mind you have to replace at the very least an amp and a pre amp.

Let's hear from you

ray..

yeah, I know I shoulda bought the gear Jesse was selling a month ago....ok I fucked up.
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Its going to be used equipment when I sell it, so it may as well be used equipment when I buy it.

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Post Sun Feb 23, 2014 8:20 pm

Re: What would YOU do?

Are speakers needed? If not, what speakers are we going to drive?

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Magnaryder

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Post Sun Feb 23, 2014 8:24 pm

Re: What would YOU do?

Robert R wrote:Are speakers needed? If not, what speakers are we going to drive?

RobertR


You have a 5k limit, what preamp and amp would you buy? Or are you frugal and get a whole rig or 2. I've seen some inexpensive tube gear,speakers, headphones on Audiogon lately.
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Its going to be used equipment when I sell it, so it may as well be used equipment when I buy it.

Tim deParavicini's E.A.R. Yoshino V20 Integrated Amplifier, Fosgate Signature Phono pre, Lucas Labs 12B4/OD3 LineStage, No. 50 and 51 Carverfest Tube amps, Hammond M3 tube amp, Ariston RD-40 Turntable w/ Linn Basik LSV tonearn, Grado Statement Master1 cartridge, Carver TX-8 & 11 tuners, Carver TD-12, Tascam CC-222mkII CD recorder, DBX-3BX & 200xg & 120x, CarverAudio ALV prototypes, Alesis Studio One loudspeakers, Energy Reference 22 Connoisseur, Cambridge Audio Model 8s, The Carver Research DarkStar Sub and Stax Earspeakers.

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Post Sun Feb 23, 2014 8:27 pm

Re: What would YOU do?

Audible illusions L 3. And Belles 350 a reference
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Post Sun Feb 23, 2014 8:39 pm

Re: What would YOU do?

George , Did they legalize that whacky weed yet in Georgia ? just askin cause you haven't had much to say lately so I figured you were munchin out and comin back to reality the past couple days.
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Post Sun Feb 23, 2014 8:50 pm

Re: What would YOU do?

Zoot Horn wrote:Audible illusions L 3. And Belles 350 a reference



nice gear. can be had under the 5k cap?

ray
Magnaryder

Its going to be used equipment when I sell it, so it may as well be used equipment when I buy it.

Tim deParavicini's E.A.R. Yoshino V20 Integrated Amplifier, Fosgate Signature Phono pre, Lucas Labs 12B4/OD3 LineStage, No. 50 and 51 Carverfest Tube amps, Hammond M3 tube amp, Ariston RD-40 Turntable w/ Linn Basik LSV tonearn, Grado Statement Master1 cartridge, Carver TX-8 & 11 tuners, Carver TD-12, Tascam CC-222mkII CD recorder, DBX-3BX & 200xg & 120x, CarverAudio ALV prototypes, Alesis Studio One loudspeakers, Energy Reference 22 Connoisseur, Cambridge Audio Model 8s, The Carver Research DarkStar Sub and Stax Earspeakers.

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Post Sun Feb 23, 2014 8:52 pm

Re: What would YOU do?

Probably so,, I'll keep an eye open,,,,, and Harry,, I have been busy with my candy game thingy


Ray. What speakers will you be pairing with them
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Post Sun Feb 23, 2014 8:59 pm

Re: What would YOU do?

Zoot Horn wrote:,,,,, and Harry,, I have been busy with my candy game thingy

Is this a Slumberparty game for you 2 guys? and does Janice know you're playing with Ms. Candy?

ray
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Its going to be used equipment when I sell it, so it may as well be used equipment when I buy it.

Tim deParavicini's E.A.R. Yoshino V20 Integrated Amplifier, Fosgate Signature Phono pre, Lucas Labs 12B4/OD3 LineStage, No. 50 and 51 Carverfest Tube amps, Hammond M3 tube amp, Ariston RD-40 Turntable w/ Linn Basik LSV tonearn, Grado Statement Master1 cartridge, Carver TX-8 & 11 tuners, Carver TD-12, Tascam CC-222mkII CD recorder, DBX-3BX & 200xg & 120x, CarverAudio ALV prototypes, Alesis Studio One loudspeakers, Energy Reference 22 Connoisseur, Cambridge Audio Model 8s, The Carver Research DarkStar Sub and Stax Earspeakers.

THIS SPACE FOR RENT...helping the blind to hear, one valve at a time
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Post Sun Feb 23, 2014 8:59 pm

Re: What would YOU do?

Cool George Now that I know that I will be sure to send you extra lives and such =D>
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Post Sun Feb 23, 2014 9:04 pm

Re: What would YOU do?

Ray,

I thought we were replacing just the electronics you lost. If speakers are needed, my first thought is always ALS, some model. But if we are limited to tube amps, some speakers that don't need so much power would be required to stay under budget, unless you've developed a hankering for pretty low level playback.

For under $2000 Hsu will hook you up with an absolute first-rate powered sub, plus a pair of two-way spkrs (horn tweeters that don't sound horny), with a mid-bass unit as well. These are pretty efficient; good looking finish as well. So $3000 remains for tube electronics - not my area, as you know, so there my usefulness ends. ](*,)

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Post Sun Feb 23, 2014 9:21 pm

Re: What would YOU do?

Zoot Horn wrote:Probably so,, I'll keep an eye open,,,,, and Harry,, I have been busy with my candy game thingy


Ray. What speakers will you be pairing with them


I hope to have the Eltim 621 mkIVs. I'll know more on those later. for now just what I have. Fortes, Silvers, ALVs, Alesis ones.DQ-8s

ray
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Its going to be used equipment when I sell it, so it may as well be used equipment when I buy it.

Tim deParavicini's E.A.R. Yoshino V20 Integrated Amplifier, Fosgate Signature Phono pre, Lucas Labs 12B4/OD3 LineStage, No. 50 and 51 Carverfest Tube amps, Hammond M3 tube amp, Ariston RD-40 Turntable w/ Linn Basik LSV tonearn, Grado Statement Master1 cartridge, Carver TX-8 & 11 tuners, Carver TD-12, Tascam CC-222mkII CD recorder, DBX-3BX & 200xg & 120x, CarverAudio ALV prototypes, Alesis Studio One loudspeakers, Energy Reference 22 Connoisseur, Cambridge Audio Model 8s, The Carver Research DarkStar Sub and Stax Earspeakers.

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Post Sun Feb 23, 2014 10:33 pm

Re: What would YOU do?

If my Lightstar was beyond repair I would probably replace it with a McIntosh MC252, they a pop up from time to time on Audiogon in the over $2000 but not above $3000 range. As for preamps there a few BAT's (Balanced Audio Technologies) on Audiogon right now.
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Post Sun Feb 23, 2014 10:35 pm

Re: What would YOU do?

You could get a $unfire 400x7 & a TG-IV with money left over~
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Post Sun Feb 23, 2014 11:36 pm

Re: What would YOU do?

TNRabbit wrote:You could get a $unfire 400x7 & a TG-IV with money left over~


hot damn, now that's something to think about! nice play Wabbit.

ray
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Its going to be used equipment when I sell it, so it may as well be used equipment when I buy it.

Tim deParavicini's E.A.R. Yoshino V20 Integrated Amplifier, Fosgate Signature Phono pre, Lucas Labs 12B4/OD3 LineStage, No. 50 and 51 Carverfest Tube amps, Hammond M3 tube amp, Ariston RD-40 Turntable w/ Linn Basik LSV tonearn, Grado Statement Master1 cartridge, Carver TX-8 & 11 tuners, Carver TD-12, Tascam CC-222mkII CD recorder, DBX-3BX & 200xg & 120x, CarverAudio ALV prototypes, Alesis Studio One loudspeakers, Energy Reference 22 Connoisseur, Cambridge Audio Model 8s, The Carver Research DarkStar Sub and Stax Earspeakers.

THIS SPACE FOR RENT...helping the blind to hear, one valve at a time
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Post Sun Feb 23, 2014 11:40 pm

Re: What would YOU do?

I wa sgoing to post this and then I saw Gary's post. He beat me to it !

Ill say it anyway: If you are just after great performance try:

SUNFIRE AMP

And

SUNFIRE TG III

You will not regret it !
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