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    Re: What's a component you just love

    Quote Originally Posted by Ritmo View Post
    Love my new MBL Speakers and Amps ensemble.

    Regret selling my Linn LP12 and record collection back in 1998.
    I bet on the LP12 and record collection ....

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    Re: What's a component you just love

    Conrad Johnson PV5. I distinctly remember the first time i heard it. The notes were like balloons coming out of my speakers; so 3D.

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    I will say I love the Mytek Brroklyn DAC+, SGC Itansport5, and Sonare Rendu Ultra combo for streaming. Also over the years from present: Mc7s/MC2500>Luxman 505UXII>Onkyo Yamaha et al receivers>Realistic receiver.
    And Sonus Fabers>EPOS>Klipsch/Advent/Polk et al.
    McInotsh MC75 (2) amps
    McIntosh C2500 pre
    Luxman 505Ux integrated to drive "B" Speakers
    EAT C Sharp with Ortofon Cadenza Blue
    TEAC SD1000/Yamaha SACD Blu Ray player
    Sonus Faber Olympica I
    dual Rythmik sealed subs
    AKG and Sennheiser phones
    Vintage Pioneer table and Kenwood 3 head tape deck
    Nitty Gritty RCM
    McIntosh, AQ, Nordost, and Cullen Cables
    Mytek Brooklyn DAC+/Sonare Ultra Rendu, SGC I transporter 5
    Tidal and Roon

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    Re: What's a component you just love

    Although I have a far superior resolving and musical system now, my first taste of what "high-end" could do was a system I managed to piece together in college ... MartinLogan Sequel II speakers, B&K Pre-5/ST-202 stereo amplifier, and a California Audio Labs Icon CD player. I actually had a friend who had picked up a CD of his local favorite bluegrass band (a studio recording) and I played it for him on my system. To be fair, the live experience involved lots of stage amps and PA systems, and while I was thrilled with how clean and clear it was on my system, he just shook his head from side to side and said, "Nope, nope, nope. It's TOO clean, man."

    Sadly, I had to sell that system as I overextended myself and decided I'd rather have enough money to graduate from college than have a kick-ass system. But it was a GLORIOUS 6 months while I had it.
    Pass Labs XP-10, Pass Labs X250.8, OPPO UDP-205, Auralic Aries G1, Bryston BDA-3, Janszen zA1.1, SVS SB13-Ultra, Shunyata/Audioquest cabling, Panamax power conditioner

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    Re: What's a component you just love

    there are a few that i love (and have loved). but right now it would have to be my Etsuro Gold phono cartridge(s). i love it so much, i bought a second one, so i could switch turntables and not step back in performance.

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    Re: What's a component you just love

    What is love?
    ~ Bob ~
    "And it Stoned me to my Soul" Van Morrison
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    Snoopy as the Red Baron attack
    Avatar = The Alan Parsons Project - Eye in the Sky (1982 - orbiting)

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    Re: What's a component you just love

    It's the music we love.

    Mike, just for you because I know that you like YouTube music videos with your good buddies...Steve, Ron, Tom & bonzo.
    From Bob with love ... and good humor.

    ~ Bob ~
    "And it Stoned me to my Soul" Van Morrison
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    Snoopy as the Red Baron attack
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    Re: What's a component you just love

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Lavigne View Post
    there are a few that i love (and have loved). but right now it would have to be my Etsuro Gold phono cartridge(s). i love it so much, i bought a second one, so i could switch turntables and not step back in performance.

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    Nice , which two ,idler and Linear tracker ...?

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    Re: What's a component you just love

    Quote Originally Posted by a.wayne View Post
    Nice , which two ,idler and Linear tracker ...?
    exactly.

    i have an Etsuro Gold on the linear tracker on the CS Port belt drive, and another Etsuro Gold on the Durand Tosca gimbal bearing tone arm on the Saskia model two idler.

    then my long term reference cartridge, the Clearaudio GFS, remains on the 12" unipivot Durand Sapphire Telos tone arm on my direct drive NVS. i do have a 4th tone arm mounted on the NVS, which is a standard 12" Durand Telos. it had my recently sold Miyajima Premium Be mono cartridge on it. i have an upgrade coming; the Miyajima Infinity mono cartridge. should be here is 2-3 weeks. i ordered it 10 days ago. i made this change due to how good my mono records were sounding on either Etsuro Gold, was quite a bit better than my Premium Be. so it was either just eliminate any mono, or up my game there.

    i had been reading just how great the Infinity mono was, so i took the plunge.

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