Discussion in 'General Audio Discussion' started by Negotiableterms, Jul 22, 2015.
I am a Tanberg fan. Does anyone else out there have any Tanberg?
How about a Threshold S300II
Kind of surprised these haven't made the list yet but how about
My Scott 355 ($355 in 1961) just cuz it's so purty. The 208 is a thing of beauty too, just a little industrial.
My uncle owned a pair of KLH model 9 speakers--They surely qualify as high end.
I still have a pair of KLH Nines in use. A one-owner pair I bought in 1992 from Hi Fi Classics of Far Rockaway, NY. $500! Have them connected to a Carver TFM15. Am planning to use my restored pair of Futterman H3AA's with them!
How about the Great American Sound gear! GAS! Designed by the late James Bongiorno and built in Chatsworth, CA 1975 -85. When Ampzilla appeared it was proclaimed by TAS/Harry Pearson as the world's best-sounding SS amp! I presently own two Son of Ampzilla's, a Grandson and a Thoebe preamp.
I nominate two speaker systems from the original INFINITY: the 2000A (hybrid cone/cone/electrostatic tweeter) and the Monitor 1A (cone/dome/Walsh tweeter). Built in Chatsworth, CA 1972 -75. I own both and can attest to their superior sound quality!
HK Citation 16
I'm pretty sure these pieces and the L-07C ll feeding the L-09Ms would all qualify as high end when they were current.
They are said to actually return to production with assistance from Arthur Janszen’s son, David who currently refurbishes the originals.
How about the ADC Accutrac 4000?
While innovative, the quality of the table just was not there for it to be considered a classic IMHO
It's a pity it's impossible to find some parts for them, though. It's not a bad sounding table, granted, but there are far better sounding ones out there, I will agree. I appreciate the electronics in it a lot tough. Innovative is definitely a word for it. The combination of mechanical and electronic, for it's time, is like fluid in motion to watch. Pulling it apart to clean and restore this one of mine was a lot of fun.
You can't have a vintage classic high end thread without Infinity's top of the line speaker of the 70's. In fact this picture was from a stereo magazine contest give away. The dream system giveaway.
The Infinity Quantum Line Source One speakers.
I know not many people are aware of Sansui's SP L series speakers but they were the TOTL from Sansui. Released in very limited numbers.
Bob Carver, who doesn't know of his name? Speaker system that he introduced back in the 70's was cutting edge for the times, and I should add, a pleasure to hear.
The Phase Linear, Phase III Loud Speaker System.
I have not had an opportunity to listen to many of the equips mentioned in this thread, so I guess I am no expert. .These I mention here are what I have that others here have agreed with.
I bought and still have the Dahlquist DQ-10, which has been mentioned here, but I never thought it was a such great speaker as many here believe. I have the Rectilinear IIIs and think they sound pretty good even without recapping (soon). I still have the Rabco SLT-8 BTW,
J Gordon Holt listed my Heath AR-15 for one quarter only.
I’ll list some top of the line power amps
April Music Stello M200
Cambridge Azur 840W
Cambridge Azur 851W
Gryphon Reference One
Harman Kardon Citation XX
Parasound Halo A21
Parasound HCA 3500
Separate names with a comma.