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    Re: What was your first high-end component ever?

    Quote Originally Posted by puroagave View Post
    I owned Duetta Sigs around the same time. I started with Rowland Research Model 3s (great amps) and moved the up the Krell range starting with a KSA-80B.
    I owned Krell amps and int amps later in life.... Never heard the Duetta Sigs though.

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    Re: What was your first high-end component ever?

    Showing my age here: Apt Holman preamp, SAE MK IV power amp, Thorens 125 MkII turntable, IMF TLS 50 speakers, and Monster cables galore.
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    Re: What was your first high-end component ever?

    Quote Originally Posted by AVphile View Post
    Showing my age here: Apt Holman preamp, SAE MK IV power amp, Thorens 125 MkII turntable, IMF TLS 50 speakers, and Monster cables galore.
    The Thorens 125 MkII turntable with TP 16 tonearm is a classic! Of course the SME 3009 Series II tonearm was even better.

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    Re: What was your first high-end component ever?

    My first real high-end piece was/is a Linn Unidisk 1.1 w the Dynamik power supply upgrade. Still sounds wonderful. I run it thru a Naim Superuniti, and a Naim NAP 250, which power my refoamed and recapped Kef R107's.
    Very nice sound-stage, clarity, imaging, detail etc.
    I'm in the process of setting up a TT/cart for my LPs.

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    Re: What was your first high-end component ever?

    First system:
    Marantz 2270 receiver
    Infinity Column II
    Kenwood turntable with Denon 103

    I wish I had kept the Marantz, it would make a nice office system

    First super component:
    Audio Research SP6b

    Took it home, listened to it for a while, decided it was too expensive, brought it back, lasted 30 minutes and I went back to the dealer to buy it.
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    Re: What was your first high-end component ever?

    Had hand me downs denon receivers/Klipsch speakers from the 90s.

    My first actual bought HiFi gear were the maggy mmg’s I believe in the early 2000s. Always been around HiFi in some fashion and committed myself to only buying not so HiFi till i was more settled in with a new house and now my growing family. As of 2020, I have B&W 702s2, H390 and Torus RM20. Need it to be as simple as can be...that’s how I do things.

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    Re: What was your first high-end component ever?

    Welcome to Audio Shark

    Quote Originally Posted by Low325 View Post
    Had hand me downs denon receivers/Klipsch speakers from the 90s.

    My first actual bought HiFi gear were the maggy mmg’s I believe in the early 2000s. Always been around HiFi in some fashion and committed myself to only buying not so HiFi till i was more settled in with a new house and now my growing family. As of 2020, I have B&W 702s2, H390 and Torus RM20. Need it to be as simple as can be...that’s how I do things.
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    Re: What was your first high-end component ever?

    Carver, I believe an integrated, and with a CD player but not sure the brand, it may of been Carver or Sony. Klipsch Forte’s where the speakers and cables did not matter during the late eighties and early nineties.

    This electronics were bought at the air force base, and speakers naval submarine base.


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    Re: What was your first high-end component ever?

    I got devorced in 1988 so I spoiled myself with a Carver 2000 receiver, Denon DCD-1700 cd player and Klipsch Forte' speakers. I still have the Carver and Denon in the original boxes. Sold the Klipsch about 10 years ago to a friend. It was a fun system for Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd, Zepplin and my favorite jazz music.
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    What was your first high-end component ever?

    Quote Originally Posted by Darrel View Post
    I got devorced in 1988 so I spoiled myself with a Carver 2000 receiver, Denon DCD-1700 cd player and Klipsch Forte' speakers. I still have the Carver and Denon in the original boxes. Sold the Klipsch about 10 years ago to a friend. It was a fun system for Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd, Zepplin and my favorite jazz music.
    Jesus Darryl we weren’t that far off each other, systems and music that is


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    Speakers: Wilson Alexias
    Cabling: Nordost Valhalla 2/Odin: power, interconnects & speaker | Ansuz: C2 power & interconnect | Audioquest Diamond RJ45’s
    Power: Nordost QRT series | Furutech FP55SN cable from 20 amp breakers within a grounded sub panel to Furutech GTX D NSF packages | Keces P3 & P8 | Surge Guard at Main Panel | ADD POWR series
    Other: HRS M3X | Stillpoints Ultra 6, SS & Mini | Nordost Sort Cones TC & BC | AQ Vox SE switch | Gigafoil v4 | Vicoustics | Audio Desk Systeme - Gläss








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