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What is the best audio purchase you have ever made?

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12 minutes ago, TOPSHELF said:

^^^^ Where did you buy the Tron7 from?@TerryO

 

Hi TopShelf, Joachim (Plattinspieler) had his advertised in the classifieds about a week ago. I have wanted to try either the SEVEN or the Convergence based on RossB's positive comments about the Tron phono stages.

 

And yes I will let you know how it fits in with the rest of my gear, next week finally after purchasing it back in March I will have the Oracle Delphi up and sorted. I can't wait to hear if the RCM or the Tron works best with it.

 

cheers Terry

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Exciting times, i really can't emphasise enough how this phono responds to different tubes. I have tried quite a few different pairs in the V1 and V2 for a different flavour in sound but the single tube in the V3 seems to make the biggest difference. Also the ground wire and switch on the back of the 7 was effective in reducing hum from my dirty mains.
It would be worth contacting Graham at Tron to see what settings your unit has he will have records of this via the serial #. There is a good chance it was set for the original owners cart.

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First CD Player.

Pioneer PD5010..............Look if you cant be with the one you love

............Love the one you're with. 

 

Brought from Brash's in Collins St Melb. Upstairs there was a bit of gear some of it pretty good.

Cost me $259 Dollars.

 

CD's were transformational. My ilk couldn't afford moving Magnet $4K Phonos so CD's blew us away. It takes money to Chase the Dragon. That took longer to come.  :logik:

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I love my Technics SL-M3
I bought it through the classifieds
Told if was fully operational but no it wasn't,took it to the best tech in Perth Jason, he weaves magic.
This thing is rare and sounds unbelievable


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My Weston Acoustics Time Machine and Topaz KT120's.I'm the 3rd owner of this rig,endless no questions asked support and service from Earl,brilliant amps and great bloke.

They run minimum 6 hours a day and take the winter chill out of the lounge when the fire isn't on.

I came from 20 years or so with a Denon pma 1080R and thought I'd landed on another planet,I suddenly realised listening fatigue was a thing (I used to turn the PMA off after a few hours).The TM and Topaz's get switched off when the lights go off.

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It's a hard question to answer.  Is it the piece of equipment that opened my mind in terms of better fidelity experiences, or is it what I couldn't live without.

 

I re-entered the hifi sphere in 2007 after taking 3 months off work post a redundancy. I joined SNA and (at pace) proceeded to spend my package  :)   I purchased and changed a lot of gear to get to where I am now but without each incremental improvement, I wouldn't be where I am either. By that I mean, each purchase has played a part in educating me on the benefits of better gear.

 

Aslan Speakers were the main influence back then, but are not close to what I have now in respect to speakers (performance and engagement).

 

Droplet CD5 was an amazing piece of gear and matched well to the NAD M3 and Aslans. But the Soulines Kubrick eats any of my digital sources between then and now (Chord DAC64, Audio GD, and Luxman D05).

 

For me, it has to be the CH2s from @cheekyboy .  They would have to be the best Audio purchase over the past 11 years since re-entering the HiFi scene.  Each and every improvement I've made since buying these speakers 2 years ago have been noticed / delivered.  In my system, the CH2s are the lowest priced component..  But probably serve the biggest part - certainly bring about many hours of non fatiguing enjoyment.

 

 

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Garrard 401.  Originally I had it set up with a Decca International unipivot and an Ortofon MC20 Supreme.  

There is a certain something about this deck with a unipivot and decent MC that does special things with PRaT and dynamics that I've never heard from CD or other TT setups.

Mine is now running the original version of The Wand unipivot arm and a Paradox Pulse lead and alloy bodied DL103.

 

While I know there are things that they cannot do (huge volumes or low bass) I remain very pleased with my Audiosphere Sphere II's with the concrete enclosure and fullrange Coral Flat 5.  They stop and start on a dime and let you hear things normally lost in other drivers, enclosures and crossovers.  These things are the audio equivalent of a gocart when all other speakers are V8 supercars.

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McIntosh amplifiers (I've had several) and Alon Speakers. Honorable mentions also to Dynavector arms and Theta DACs. 

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Apart from inheriting my late dear old Dads SF Strads I would have to say the purchase of a Sony HAP Z1ES, even play back of Spotify through the DSD engine up sample is great. Looking forward to hooking up Dads Linn and playing some vinyl.

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On 12/07/2018 at 6:31 PM, Willy71 said:

Told if was fully operational but no it wasn't

Mabey it was bargain price? If not a complaint would be in order.

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This would be my best audio purchase ever. It has delighted me for over 43 years. Never fails to start up. It has brought out the best in all the equipment that has enabled. In times of trouble ... it has saved me from despair ... I do have to admit that the remastered DVDA version can sound better these days but it is always there as a true love of mine. (apologia to Art Garfunkle and Paul Simon)

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