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What stereo gear are you planning to purchase in 2021?

Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by LeeS, Dec 4, 2020.

  1. Standingstones

    Standingstones Forum Resident

    Location:
    South Central PA
    I just received a new power conditioner, the Bryston Bit 15. I will be hooking it up tomorrow. It should be a step up from the Durman Elite DMI. I do know the Bryston is heavy as I struggled to get it up the steps to the living room.
     
  2. arem

    arem Forum Resident

    I got a great deal on a used Rogue Audio Pharoah and it arrived a couple of days ago, but I slipped during the blizzard last week and screwed up my back pretty bad. It's too painful to try and move amps and cables around for a few more days at least. Very frustrating to have my new toy sitting right here and I can't even get it out of the box. First world problems...
     
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  3. avanti1960

    avanti1960 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Chicago metro, USA
    fwwwwwwip. that is the sound of your post flying over my head !
     
  4. avanti1960

    avanti1960 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Chicago metro, USA
    sorry man ! easy does it...
     
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  5. avanti1960

    avanti1960 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Chicago metro, USA
    the stock jjs sound very good but take a long time to burn in to get rid of the slightly sibilant treble. should eventually become an exceptional match with your Fortes though.
    I did not have much luck trying to warm up the sound without losing detail or adding too much bass. everyone says mullard or brimar in the preamp tube but neither worked for me.
    in the end i went for transparency and 3d sound stage accomplished by RCA 5614 in the back row, Amperex oem preamp tube, look for philips or other brands that were made by amperex for a lower cost.
    the front row 12ax7 are what i had to bite the bullet on and purchase a set of amperex as well.
    you get exceptional detail, a smooth transparent sound, very good bass, midbass and an amazing midrange. the soundstage was liquid and enormous. having heard your speakers many times i can picture how great that would sound.
     
  6. motorstereo

    motorstereo Forum Resident

    Location:
    Ct.
    Sorry to hear this news and best of luck to you in getting better quickly. Unfortunately I can relate having taken a nasty spill on the ice on Sunday. Still can't tilt my head back enough to even glance up at the clock on the wall. The little things in life we take for granted everyday are huge when they suddenly get taken away.
     
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  7. shug4476

    shug4476 Forum Resident

    Location:
    London
    The only thing left for me now is a new tuner and (maybe) a new phono stage!
     
  8. Harris11235

    Harris11235 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Minneapolis, MN
    Your input is greatly appreciated. Clear advice based on direct experience. This sounds like a fun next step once everything gets settled in!
     
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  9. Donivey

    Donivey Forum Resident

    Location:
    NC
    Waiting for a Rega I/O to arrive today. Excited!
     
  10. talkingh

    talkingh Vibes Controller

    Location:
    London
    Bought a used Auralic vega 2 dac...which is blowing my mind at the moment...will add two SVS 2000 pro subs to my setup in a few months
     
  11. jboersma

    jboersma Tower of Power

    I just acquired the Asgard 3 w/ DAC yesterday. As you can see, it's a big upgrade over my previous DAC/Amp.

    [​IMG]
     
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  12. Claude M

    Claude M Forum Resident

    Location:
    Bergen County NJ
    New cart is the goal for this 2021.
     
  13. james

    james Forum Resident

    Location:
    Annapolis
    New house in 2021.

    can’t decide whether to keep my Yamaha AS801 or get a nice tube preamp to go with my Rotel power amp.
     
  14. TheGoodDoctor

    TheGoodDoctor It used to go something like that

    Location:
    London
    Bought my Elex-r

    Now considering headphone amp (Rega) headphones (Grado) at the end of this month and then at some point an RP6
     
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  15. ermylaw

    ermylaw Forum Resident

    Location:
    Kansas City
    I wasn’t planning to buy anything this year. But my new Rega P6 will be here next week because I’m a weak, weak man.
     
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  16. luckyno13

    luckyno13 Forum Resident

    Location:
    London UK
    Just bought a new cartridge, the AT VM95ML.
    It's being delivered to my usual hifi shop where it will be fitted to my new Rega P6.
    Very excited, quite an upgrade to my 10yr old RP1!
     
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  17. Standingstones

    Standingstones Forum Resident

    Location:
    South Central PA
    I have my new Bryston Bit 15 conditioner installed. That sucker is heavy at around 44 pounds. I do like it better than the Furman conditioner I was previously using.
     
  18. james

    james Forum Resident

    Location:
    Annapolis
    I just put the cheaper AT VM95CL on my RP6 yesterday. The stylus sits really close to the record. I’m wondering if a spacer is a good idea.
     
  19. luckyno13

    luckyno13 Forum Resident

    Location:
    London UK
    People seem to go either way on this one.
    So far, they've advised me that they think I'll just about get away without a spacer but I'll report back when they start to fit.
     
  20. Jazzabana

    Jazzabana Active Member

    Location:
    Istanbul
    I just got Innuos Zenmini mk3 and changed my a-s2100's original mains cable with Audioquest nrg Y3.
    I am planning on getting Matrix mini-i pro 3 and Audioquest Mackenzie xlr or Denafrips Pontus.
     
  21. luckybaer

    luckybaer Thinks The Devil actually beat Johnny

    Location:
    Missouri
    I'd better stop purchasing, or there might be HECK to pay!!
     
  22. Helom

    Helom Forum member

    Location:
    U.S.
    A 1210GR. Had to quench the curiosity.

    [​IMG]
     
  23. Claude M

    Claude M Forum Resident

    Location:
    Bergen County NJ
    Hi Helom, which weight clamp is that you got there?
     
  24. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    used CD player
     
  25. deniall83

    deniall83 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Australia
    I'm planning on putting together a nice budget system consisting of:

    Audio Technica LP140X turntable
    Audio Technica VM95ML Cartridge
    Yamaha A-S301 Integrated Amplifier
    Wharfedale Denton 85 Speakers

    I live in an apartment so I think I'm done with expensive equipment for a while.
     

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