Classic High-End Gear

Discussion in 'General Audio Discussion' started by Negotiableterms, Jul 22, 2015.

  1. Fattner

    Fattner Well-Known Member

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    ? Does anyone have /use those cool old luxman amp with the 2 tubes glowing in the small window in the front of the unit ?? How were those same units ,they looked cool
     
  2. Chubba

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    I had the 70?watt per side integrated driving a pair of Klipsch Lascala for about six months and enjoyed a lot.
     
  3. OldPolishGuy

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    Early, and current production, Quicksilver mono blocks. OPG.
     
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  4. ragtopolds6

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    I always liked the altec 603c....two in a room is simply stunning to listen to.
     
  5. Wally1955

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    Aloha

    Vintage Onkyo Gear is gorgous soundwise and design is very cool in my eyes and ears

    for example this one Onkyo A-929 or the early Integra series like A-711/150 and others

    Victor aka JVC got also nice Iron

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  6. BilboBaggins

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    I second or third the Spec 1 and 2s, and the Khorns, and I think my Mitsubishi DA-10DC is pretty special too!

    I would like to nominate the ESS AMT 1aM towers and the B&O 4002 turntable.

    The ESS, because these are still world class speakers with the capability to be bi amped and active crossover. The AMT was a game changer for ESS, and us audio enthusiasts.

    The 1974 B&O 4002 linear tracking turntable was also a game changer. It was the second generation linear tracking turntable from B&O which made major improvements over the original one, and who else was making linear tracking turntables? This unit is pure electro-mechanical art in action with no computer chips in it! A thing of beauty and style with quality being right up there. Watching one in action is a pleasure! And...one is featured in the original 1978 movie Dawn of the Dead


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  7. PRESSON100

    PRESSON100 New Member

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    I am a Tanberg fan. Does anyone else out there have any Tanberg?
     
  8. the_nines

    the_nines AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    My submission.

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  9. mcgarick

    mcgarick Well-Known Member

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    How about a Threshold S300II
     

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  10. asilker

    asilker Bible Reader Subscriber

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    Kind of surprised these haven't made the list yet but how about

    Garrard 301
    Garrard 401
    Thorens 124
    Ortofon 212
    Ortofon SPU
    Denon 103
    Kef/Rogers/etc ls3/5a
     
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  11. ScottFan355

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    My Scott 355 ($355 in 1961) just cuz it's so purty. The 208 is a thing of beauty too, just a little industrial. IMG_0109.JPG IMG_0118.JPG
     
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  12. SteveS in VA

    SteveS in VA Active Member

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    My uncle owned a pair of KLH model 9 speakers--They surely qualify as high end.
     
  13. greatoldone

    greatoldone New Member

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    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!
     
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  14. greatoldone

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    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.
     
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  15. greatoldone

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    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!
     
  16. Roadrash

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    HK Citation 16
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    Kenwood L-09M
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    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.
     
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