Whats the 2 best pieces of equipment you ever owned ?

Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by Soundlabs, Jan 24, 2019.

  1. Soundlabs

    Soundlabs Reference Townshend Audio Dealer. Thread Starter

    Location:
    Welling kent
    I would say my first best piece of equipment i ever owned was the Esoteric P01 Transport with external power supply and a pair of Do1 Mono Dacs with the Rubinion clock i think that was the spelling.
    Next it would be my JBL Everest loudspeakers both pieces of equipment was in the same system, they were the days. Both items were landmark reference products from both companies.
    I would love to hear from everyone else please there is just so much lovely equipment that has been made.
     
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  2. rebellovw

    rebellovw Forum Resident

    Location:
    Florida
    I'd say all of it - but 2 only - I'd say:

    McIntosh C220 Tube Preamp
    Technics SL1210 M5G
     
  3. Erik Tracy

    Erik Tracy Meet me at the Green Dragon for an ale

    Location:
    San Diego, CA, USA
    Technics SL1200Mk2

    Musical Fidelity A5 Int Amp
     
  4. Cyclone Ranger

    Cyclone Ranger New old stock

    Location:
    Best Coast USA
    Linn Sondek LP12 TT
    Musical Fidelity A1 Class A integrated amp (tie)
    Spica TC50 speakers (tie)
     
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  5. classicrocker

    classicrocker Life is good!

    Location:
    Worcester, MA, USA
    1. Dynaco A35 speakers purchased new in 1974. Still use them and they sound great.
    2. Technics SL-1210 GR- flawless turntable for my needs
     
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  6. Glmoneydawg

    Glmoneydawg Forum Resident

    Location:
    Canada
    Tc50's where ahead of their time and still an easy listen...they dont try to do anything they can't pull off:)..oh yeah and they image like a mofo!!
     
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  7. allied333

    allied333 TUBE AMPLIFIER REBUILDER - inquire

    Location:
    MI
    Allied 333 same as Pioneer SX-34. Can not find a better sounding tube amp, but it is upgraded with better parts & tubes.
    Revel Performa M22 speakers. Just wonderful sounding.
     
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  8. Cyclone Ranger

    Cyclone Ranger New old stock

    Location:
    Best Coast USA
    Yup. Wish they still made 'em... :(
    .
     
  9. Glmoneydawg

    Glmoneydawg Forum Resident

    Location:
    Canada
    When you manufacture something that works and lasts....you're gonna go out of business......sad but true.
     
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  10. timind

    timind phorum rezident

    Location:
    Westfield, IN USA
    Resolution Audio CD50. Bought it back in the early 2000s, with a well mastered cd you'd never guess you were listening to a digital source.

    Resolution Audio Opus 21 with XS which replaced my CD50. The Opus 21 is more versatile, but with redbook I think the CD50 sounds better.
     
  11. McIntosh MA5100 amp/pre-amp
    Thorens TD-160

    Mmmmmm......
     
  12. Guitarded

    Guitarded Forum Resident

    Location:
    Montana
    Probably my Dragon and my Original issue MusicHall MMF-5.

    Both were/are tireless performers.
     
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  13. Pythonman

    Pythonman Forum Resident

    Location:
    Indiana
    VPI Prime and Hana SH for first choice. Parasound JC3+ is the other.
     
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  14. Fruff76

    Fruff76 L100 Classic - Fan Club President

    Location:
    Pittsburgh
    McIntosh MC-402, sold it to pay divorce attorney :shrug:

    JBL L100, bought 1 day after my second wedding :crazy:
     
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  15. Not the best but most important to my audio buying journey, Sansui 5050 receiver in 1976.
    CerwinVega S-1 speakers in 1979-80. John M.
     
  16. Bob_in_OKC

    Bob_in_OKC Forum Resident

    Location:
    Dallas, Texas
    I would say only the items in my current system qualify as the best I’ve ever owned, but for a while my only system consisted of a Marantz 2325 receiver and a Marantz 6300 turntable. Good times.
     
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  17. GyroSE

    GyroSE Forum Resident

    Location:
    Sweden
    I love my sound system as a complete unit but my two favourites are:
    • Michell Orbe SE- very good sounding turntable that really brings the best out of the records.
    • Okki Nokki- I look at the RCM as an integrated part of the vinyl rig. It gives the Orbe SE the best possible conditions to get the job done.
     
  18. Soundsense

    Soundsense Forum Resident

    Location:
    Colorado USA
    Perhaps an odd choice: My Linn Kan original speaker stands.....the stands look great and are super heavy duty, beautifully made. Very pleasing. (Much more pleasing than the Kans themselves).
    The other favorite: My Rogers LS4a speakers. These have a certain voicing, balance and overall stressless presentation that I am completely happy with.
     
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  19. BayouTiger

    BayouTiger Forum Resident

    Location:
    New Orleans
    Easy!
    ARC Ref75SE power amp
    Oracle Delphi V turntable with SMEV arm.
    These two are just on an other level from everything else I’ve owned.
     
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  20. David M.

    David M. Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Champaign, IL
    I’ve also owned a Resolution Audio CD-50, so big thumbs up for that player, as well!

    My two picks would be Dunlavy SC-IV loudspeakers and a Balanced Audio Technologies VK-5i preamp.
     
  21. Litejazz53

    Litejazz53 Enjoying the Beauty of "Crystal Clear" Digital

    These speakers would probably be the best purchase I ever made:

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  22. billnunan

    billnunan Forum Resident

    Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
    ESS AMT-3's

    Gungnir MB DAC
     
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  23. ThorensSme

    ThorensSme Forum Resident

    Location:
    Seattle
    Michell Gyro SE/SME 309 & Yamaha A-S1100.
     
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  24. Dr. Mudd

    Dr. Mudd Audient

    Oppo 103, still have it.
    Dual 1219, wish I had kept it!
     
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  25. Nielsoe

    Nielsoe Forum Resident

    Location:
    Aalborg, Denmark
    My modded SL 1210 Mk II and my Yamaha NS1000M (also modded).
     

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