Is Hi-fi like did that slip through my fingers?

Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by BSC, Oct 13, 2021.

  1. BSC

    BSC Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Glasgow, Scotland
    I'm thinking I owned something special and I went elsewhere...not make your best choice and then context, circumstances dictate that later you reflect...holy fukk...I had something better....

    Esoteric A-100 I miss you....:)
  2. Ntotrar

    Ntotrar Forum Sciolist

    Tri-Cities TN
    You are not alone, generally speaking...
    Last edited: Oct 13, 2021
  3. Turnaround

    Turnaround Member your mama warned you about

    New York
    Always looking for the BBD, the Bigger, Better Deal :laugh:

    Don't forget the 80/20 Rule: :agree:
  4. Phil Thien

    Phil Thien Forum Resident

    Milwaukee, WI
    I don't believe this is the first thread where someone has lamented selling off their Esoteric A-100.
  5. Mike-48

    Mike-48 A shadow of my former self

    Portland, Oregon
    To make it less gender-specific, let's say that an audio system can be like a life partner. Even when convinced yours is great -- and gives you a lot of pleasure -- you can daydream about other configurations. And sometimes one that's flashier or of more recent vintage catches the eye and is hard to forget about.
  6. sberger

    sberger Dream Baby Dream

    I had a McIntosh C20(early) and C22 and sold both off when I became paranoid that if they ever broke down I would have nobody to bring them to locally, and I was scared of shipping these museum pieces across the country. Got good money for them, but over the last few months really started to regret selling both. I regretted it so much that yesterday I broke down and bought a restored McIntosh C11 from Audio Classics. I finally got sane and realized that shipping something as small and light as one of these preamps is not difficult. Add to that a 1 year warranty if something goes awry, and I think I'm finally back in business.

  7. Helom

    Helom Forum member

    Yeah…the one who…er, one that got away. :mudscrying:
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  8. Mark Fritcher

    Mark Fritcher Well-Known Member

    Central IL
  9. Mark Fritcher

    Mark Fritcher Well-Known Member

    Central IL
    What a great looking preamp
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  10. sberger

    sberger Dream Baby Dream

    When I get it on Friday I'll take some better pics. That's a pic that AC sent me.
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  11. Harris11235

    Harris11235 Forum Resident

    Minneapolis, MN
    It seems that many of us in this hobby have commitment issues when it comes to our stereo systems.
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