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What is the best audio purchase you have ever made?

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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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Mine would be without a doubt my Rega RP6.

I absolutely love the sound of this table, PRAT is outta this world, and I have steadily improved upon it by way of upgrades.

I have the Groovetracer subplatter, Funk Firm Achromat, Tangospinner  Bronze Triple Pulley, 2 Opal rubber belts from Tangospinner and an Edwards Little Blue Belter rubber belt running on it.

I expect I will continue to try small upgrades upon this table to see how far I can take it, but eventually when funds allow I imagine I will make the jump to the Rega RP8 or the new P8 which apparently will be released late 2018.

Till then I look forward to many more blissful listening sessions.

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4 minutes ago, Richo1978 said:

Mine would be without a doubt my Rega RP6.

I absolutely love the sound of this table, PRAT is outta this world, and I have steadily improved upon it by way of upgrades.

I have the Groovetracer subplatter, Funk Firm Achromat, Tangospinner  Bronze Triple Pulley, 2 Opal rubber belts from Tangospinner and an Edwards Little Blue Belter rubber belt running on it.

I expect I will continue to try small upgrades upon this table to see how far I can take it, but eventually when funds allow I imagine I will make the jump to the Rega RP8 or the new P8 which apparently will be released late 2018.

Till then I look forward to many more blissful listening sessions.

Is your rp6 in green?

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Yes in Green. Actually its my profile photo with the red Achromat. Though I am considering changing the Achromat, as I am tired of the red on green look.

Liked it at first as it looked different, unique.

But the Red kinda has lost it's charm in my eyes and detracts from the beauty of the table I think.

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Just now, Richo1978 said:

Yes in Green. Actually its my profile photo with the red Achromat. Though I am considering changing the Achromat, as I am tired of the red on green look.

Liked it at first as it looked different, unique.

But the Red kinda has lost it's charm in my eyes and detracts from the beauty of the table I think.

I been sorely wanting a gloss green table just for the looks and finally ordered a Project version only a couple of hrs ago. You my friend has a great taste in decor. Show me some pics pls.

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Thanks Happy,

It's probably the only decor I have ever taken any pride in.

I will most definitely take some photos of my set up and post over the next few days.

Glad to hear you ordered the green Project table, they are amazing tables.

A friend has a white Project debut and is over the moon with it.

Enjoy many hours of listening my friend.

Look forward to seeing pics once you got it all set up.

Cheers.

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To me it's been the whole package coming together, the Acoustic Arts-Amp, Pre & Phono, the Gold note Bellagio TT and of course, the Avalon Indria's, all connected together with,

PAD Corvus interconnects and speaker cables, the synergy is there, it just works well together..I'm very happy ....as I rarely watch TV anymore, just listen to music instead.:thumb:

 

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I nominate my speakers: Quested V2108 (using Morel and Volt drivers, MC2 class A/B amplification).

 

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Best audio purchase would have to be, going to JBL for speakers, huge = great 😎

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All considered over 40 years, I’d have to say my current speakers, VAF i93 Mk 1 bought here on SNA a few y ears ago. The Mk11’s might be better but these are still a magnificent bit of kit 👍  

 

Make that 48 years ☹️ Oh well age approaches.

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14 minutes ago, Desap said:

Make that 48 years ☹️ Oh well age approaches.

Far better to get old than not to get old!! :D 

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Easily, by far the most significant was upgrading the church PA speaker cables from way too long 18 AWG to 14 AWG 7.5 m run (2% of load impedance).  Hey presto, we now have clarity and a bass response, & a pretty tight one at that.  The best at home, replacing the polk 10b tweeters.  Oh, & the 2nd best was keeping all the interconnects clean and conditioned and conditioning all the pots, switches & trimmers etc.

 

So purchases being heavier shorter speaker cable, tweeters & deoxit.  By far the best value for money ever.

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For me it would have to be the 500+ albums I purchased between 1965 and 1985, I'm still getting a loads of enjoyment listening to them.  Vinyl rocks!

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I'm not sure about the 'best' purchase, but certainly my best value purchase was this USB-Coaxial converter from eBay earlier this year. Nowadays I wouldn't use a computer-DAC hook-up without it.

 

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