Anybody celebrating New Year's 2018 with some gear purchases?

Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by Strat-Mangler, Jan 6, 2018.

  1. DrZhivago

    DrZhivago Hedonist

    Adelaide Australia
    Hi mate,

    Glad that you like your m5si. Many happy listenings in 2018.

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  2. Tartifless

    Tartifless Forum Resident

    I did, i purchased a Rega RP8 with a goldring legacy cart and also ordered a at33ptg/ii
  3. avanti1960

    avanti1960 Forum Resident

    Chicago metro, USA
    here ya go strat man!

    Room Setup: Near Field
  4. Vinyl Fan 1973

    Vinyl Fan 1973 "They're like soup, they're like....nothing bad"

    :righton: Thanks, appreciate that. It’s an incredible amp! All the best for 2018!
  5. 5-String

    5-String Forum Resident

    Sunshine State
    To sound their best, Harbeth and the other BBC inspired speakers, exactly like the original BBC monitors, need to be toed-in in such a way so that they face the listener.
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  6. Seafinch

    Seafinch Forum Resident

    Not in my experience.
  7. putz

    putz Forum Resident

    Trying out the "sleek looking" Blue Circle FX2 6 XOe power line conditioner. Should be here on Tuesday. Of course looks aren't everything.

  8. Ironclaw

    Ironclaw Forum Resident

    This is what I've found. Many here prefer the Cardas speaker set-up where the speakers are set up nearly perpindicular to the listener's ears. Doesn't make sense to me, but I'm sure the Cardas guy has a very good reason. Many acoustics experts are proponents of the toed in to ear angle approach.
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    JMCIII Music lover first, audiophile second.

    I am. It's taken me years of time, lots of $$$, and not just a little bit of luck to put together the system that makes magic every time I fire it up. So yeah, game over. Now it's enjoy the music I have and buy more.....hahaha
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  10. Claude Benshaul

    Claude Benshaul Forum Resident

    I did, sight...

    Despite an end of year resolution I had to buy a new set of headphones for the office. My old Logitech died because I rolled the chair over them and due to my anti-social attitude at work I want closed headphones in order to block the background nonsense. All my headphones at home are open back so this is how an order for a set of Sennheiser HD380 Pro was placed on Saturday. I hope to get them tomorrow because the office chat is driving me crazy.
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  11. bradleyc

    bradleyc Forum Resident

    A new pair of Klipsch RP-280F speakers on a pallet arrived the last week of 2017 drop shipped directly from Klipsch. Been swamped with IT work, but will be connecting to Marantz PM-14S1 with SA8005 this week. Looking forward to breaking these in while they’re still a current model. :)
  12. dcottrell6

    dcottrell6 Forum Resident

    Eastampton, NJ
    As kind of a combo Christmas/Birthday/New Years present to myself, I just received a Parasound A23 amp on Friday to go along with the new P5 pre that I got a couple of weeks ago.
    They replaced a NAD 326 and an Adcom 555.
    I've been looking for the Parasound gear for a while and got nice deals on both.
    I'm really loving the sound with the MMG's.
  13. Smitty8451

    Smitty8451 Well-Known Member

    Sutherlin Oregon
    As a Birthday gift to myself a Rogue Audio RP-7 preamp and Rogue Audio Atlas Magnum II amp. Should be here next week and I can't wait to hear the combo.
  14. Strat-Mangler

    Strat-Mangler Forum Resident Thread Starter

    More details, please! :)
  15. I ordered an Audeze LCD-2 Classic a couple days after Christmas. Got them a week ago. I consider them new 2018 gear even if the credit card charge date disagrees.

    The LCD-2 Classic is a return to the classic style of the LCD-2 sound. I already own a classic era LCD-2 from 2011. This is a new one. I'll be keeping both. I like both of them. They're different yet share that same classic sound. I loves that sound. It is worth having both when you've built your headphone system around that style of Audeze headphone sound.

  16. Mike from NYC

    Mike from NYC Forum Resident

    Surprise, AZ
    It took me a long time to think what I wanted to buy but I will purchase a Sugarcube SC-2 in a few months after I get finished paying for wood flooring I'm putting in all the bedrooms.

    But for now I'll just make do and I subscribed to HiRez Tidal.
  17. DrZhivago

    DrZhivago Hedonist

    Adelaide Australia
    2018. Power cord refresh.

    1 x Analysis Plus Power Oval 10 for my M6si
    2 x Isotek Initium for 2 Schiit Vidars.

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  18. Strat-Mangler

    Strat-Mangler Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Conclusions? :)
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  19. DrZhivago

    DrZhivago Hedonist

    Adelaide Australia
    Photo taken this morning.
    Conclusions will have to wait until the weekend. ;)

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  20. Jrr

    Jrr Forum Resident

    Guess I will post my new ART9 M/C cartridge here even though you already know about it!
  21. Miha Podlogar

    Miha Podlogar Well-Known Member

    I did it too - Arcam A29 amplifier. Super !
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  22. Vinyl Fan 1973

    Vinyl Fan 1973 "They're like soup, they're like....nothing bad"

    What do you think of the M6si? Have you tried the internal phono stage, if so, what are your thoughts? Two weeks ago I bought the M5si, not yet burned in, but right out of the box I was impressed.

    Those are sweet cables, notice any difference yet?
  23. Strat-Mangler

    Strat-Mangler Forum Resident Thread Starter

    I have an AVR350 which sounds terrific. What did you have before? Was the A29 a big upgrade?
  24. amgradmd

    amgradmd Forum Resident

    Richmond, VA
    I'm celebrating the new year with a couple new toys. First I go three PS Audio Stellar M700 monoblocks for my front and center channels and a Stellar S300 stereo for the rears. This replaced my five channel McIntosh MC205. Simply awesome. Huge uprade. Then to finish it all off I got a Gold Note Mediterraneo turntable with GN Donatello Gold cart. See my thread on the subject, but suffice to say it's incredible.
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  25. Melvin

    Melvin Well-Known Member

    Decware SE84UFO .. been curious about SET amps for a while and placed an order a few days before Christmas.
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