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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. Dennis Metz

    Dennis Metz Born In A Motor City south of Detroit

    Location:
    Fonthill, Ontario
    I wasn’t going to buy anything, but I found a fantastic Cary Cinema 12 and now I need a 5 channel amp. I’m going to use the pass through on my McIntosh for the front
     
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  2. DPM

    DPM Forum Resident

    Location:
    USA
    I like the understated beauty on display here.
     
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  3. Ntotrar

    Ntotrar Forum Sciolist

    Location:
    Tri-Cities TN
    So, I just about replaced everything except for my speakers. This wasn't planned.
     
    Last edited: May 16, 2021
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  4. norliss

    norliss Forum Resident

    Location:
    Cardiff, Wales
    This kind of thing tends to happen in this crazy game. Until recently, my only planned purchase was a DAC/Headphone Amp for my bedside table. Next thing I know I've changed the core of my system from an integrated amp (with which I was more than happy) to a Pre/Power set-up and now on the hunt for a phono pre! I still don't know quite what happened :laugh:
     
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  5. stereoguy

    stereoguy Its Gotta Be True Stereo!

    Location:
    NYC
    Rega ElexR amp.
     
  6. avanti1960

    avanti1960 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Chicago metro, USA
    - half the original retail.
     
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  7. avanti1960

    avanti1960 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Chicago metro, USA
    yes, and will do.
     
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  8. avanti1960

    avanti1960 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Chicago metro, USA
    thanks ! this one is there for the duration.
     
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  9. Gi54

    Gi54 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Scotland
    Tannoy legacy Eatons arrive for a 14 day home demo on Wednesday - we shall see if they stay!
     
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  10. Dennis Metz

    Dennis Metz Born In A Motor City south of Detroit

    Location:
    Fonthill, Ontario
    [​IMG]you are beautiful poems
     
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  11. George P

    George P Notable Member

    Location:
    NYC
    Wow, from where?
     
  12. gakerty

    gakerty Forum Resident

    Location:
    California
    I've reached my quota for 2021. Saved up for a while, and bought my "dream" speakers and phono amp. Legacy Signature SE speakers and Zestos Andros Deluxe II phono amp, with Tungsram NOS tubes luckily bought separately. Sounds beautiful. Gorgeous, sweet analog. I suppose I'm done now? : )
     
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  13. avanti1960

    avanti1960 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Chicago metro, USA
    from a dealer in Japan, the D-05 has been discontinued for apx. 3 years.
     
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  14. h1pst3r88

    h1pst3r88 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Boston, USA
    Well my first 2021 purchase can be checked off the list. This past weekend I picked up a Line Magnetic LM-218ia SET amp. Absolutely glorious!

    Now for the DAC and streamer...

    -Chris

     
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  15. George P

    George P Notable Member

    Location:
    NYC
    Man that sucks about the discontinuing. Hate to see that happen to great CD or SACD players.
     
  16. bhazen

    bhazen Beatles Forever

    Location:
    Newport Hills, WA
    Elac Debut B5 loudspeakers, "B"-stock from Elac America. Couldn't say no at $172/pr.

    Andrew Jones is a genius, and a gift to "working class" audiophiles.
     
    Last edited: May 17, 2021
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  17. avanti1960

    avanti1960 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Chicago metro, USA
    the D-03 X is a current model and retails for $3600 but does not have SACD capability.
    The D-10X is newly available and retails for $16,500. There is buzz about Luxman releasing D-05X, 6X and 8X models.

    Luxman D-10X Digital Player
     
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  18. VapourTrailUS

    VapourTrailUS Internet “Person”

    Location:
    California
    Waiting for the perfect fully tube phono preamp under $1200.
     
  19. peskypesky

    peskypesky Forum Resident

    Location:
    Texas
    i'm thinking of getting a second set of Klipsch ProMedia 2.1's and running them together with my current set....the combined wattage will be 400...with 2 subwoofers and 4 satellites. I might blow up the house! But for a combined total of less than $200, it will be amazing.

    [​IMG]
     
  20. HaileyMcComet

    HaileyMcComet Forum Resident

    Location:
    中華民國
    I need to get some decent headphones. My crappy cell phone earbuds work well while jogging or riding a bicycle, but are not so great at home.
     
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  21. avanti1960

    avanti1960 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Chicago metro, USA
    last night listening seriously to the D-05 CD player and then just relaxing to some jazz, freddy hubbard, hub tones and this thing is a keeper. the smoothest yet most detailed and transparent digital source i have owned. a cliche to say it sounds like vinyl but that is what struck me as i was listening, just a smooth, transparent flow of music with no distractions or barely detectable edges. the target was hit dead center bulls eye for a cd player upgrade.
    the Luxman D-05, 06, 05u and 06u are widely available in Japan as used pieces where CD still reigns.
    you just need a power down converter to 100 V. enthusiastically recommended.
     
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  22. norliss

    norliss Forum Resident

    Location:
    Cardiff, Wales
    I assume you don't get utterly slammed when bringing in goods from Japan like we do? In any case, colour me envious!
     
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  23. avanti1960

    avanti1960 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Chicago metro, USA
    thankfully no. i have been to japan a few times on business and they are a genuinly nice, honest society. my friend left his phone on a commuter train and it was at the ticket station the next morning!
    i completely trust the buying experience.
     
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  24. norliss

    norliss Forum Resident

    Location:
    Cardiff, Wales
    Sure. When I said "slammed" I meant in terms of taxes and import duty. I bought my turntable from Japan and it was incredibly well packaged but the shipping cost, import taxes etc effectively doubled the price of it.
     
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  25. Morbius

    Morbius Forum Resident

    Location:
    Brookline, MA
    Is this your first experience with SACD? It was when I bought mine. I was overjoyed with how a good SACD/CD player can make CDs sound and overwrought with the sound of SACD. Vinyl is still my preferred medium but the new player opened up new opportunities to acquire physical titles that may be out of print in another preferred format. Good transport and solid DAC make all the difference.
     

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