Jump to content

Sign in to follow this  
HarbethRob

What is the best audio purchase you have ever made?

Recommended Posts

Soekris R2R dac1421. Don't even have it yet, but have been waiting for so long for it to be stocked.

 

My alternative answer would either be Vsonics IEMs that lead me into this hobby or simply my next purchase!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Paradigm Signature 4 v2 in Birdseye Maple

 

Have had them for years now through valve, SS, Class-T and Class-D amps, countless pre-amps, DACs, subs etc and they're always on song.

 

I've heard lots of expensive speakers and honestly the only ones I've heard that would make me umm and ahh about swapping out the Paradigms would be Paradigm S8 v2/v3, Lenehan ML3 References (havent heard ML5s yet) or Sonus Faber Cremona M floor standers. 

 

Too bad Paradigm stopped the Signature series, they're new fancy-series look terrible IMO.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

1. Job 225 amp second hand for around $1k. Proper high-fi for a silly price.

2. A Subscription to Tidal

3. PS Audio Perfectwave DAC Mk1 (also for around $1k). Currently upgraded to a mk2 with a bridge 2 installed and acting as a streamer, preamp and DAC. The DSD upgrade beckons! 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


Geez I loved my first "proper" hifi setup:  

Arcam A65+ amp, CD62 CD player with B&W DM303 speakers.

Still have a soft spot for the speakers which are at my mother's house...

 

More recently...

Audiovector Si3 Avantgarde Arrette speakers. Wow. May be my last speakers... certainly for a long time....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

best purchase DBA electronics power line balancer. 2nd hand.
amps, speakers and dacs have come and gone but this has stayed. better than any other power board, filters & nordost treatments i’ve used in the past.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Heybrook HB3s. Sound like music, doesn't sound like hifi.
That's so eloquent .. I briefly had a pair of hb1 and though they were immensely listenable too

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


3 minutes ago, Snapper() said:
47 minutes ago, Hal Saunders said:
Heybrook HB3s. Sound like music, doesn't sound like hifi.

That's so eloquent .. I briefly had a pair of hb1 and though they were immensely listenable too

I still have a pair of HB1 and they won't be re sold by me . One of my best buys ever, especially at the price.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest

Honestly the best purchase I have made in my 50 years of owning a stereo is, The Art of Rational Speaker Placement Guide by Bob Robbins

$50 got me more improvements to quality, tone, imaging etc than any other stereo investment.

Plus, it never wears out or needs repaired/replaced like most components.

Bob doesn't give measurements, instead he explains how to setup your system and what your listening for/achieving in each step.

 

Read here: http://www.myspeakersetup.com/

 

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
30 minutes ago, FrostEOne said:

Honestly the best purchase I have made in my 50 years of owning a stereo is, The Art of Rational Speaker Placement Guide by Bob Robbins

$50 got me more improvements to quality, tone, imaging etc than any other stereo investment.

Plus, it never wears out or needs repaired/replaced like most components.

Bob doesn't give measurements, instead he explains how to setup your system and what your listening for/achieving in each step.

 

Read here: http://www.myspeakersetup.com/

 

 

 

I just checked out the site you mentioned and read one of the blogs which reminded me of the importance of stereo imaging. Fiddled around  with the speaker placment and I immediately got better sound.

 

Thanks FrostEone.

 

Rob

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
33 minutes ago, FrostEOne said:

Honestly the best purchase I have made in my 50 years of owning a stereo is, The Art of Rational Speaker Placement Guide by Bob Robbins

$50 got me more improvements to quality, tone, imaging etc than any other stereo investment.

Plus, it never wears out or needs repaired/replaced like most components.

Bob doesn't give measurements, instead he explains how to setup your system and what your listening for/achieving in each step.

 

Read here: http://www.myspeakersetup.com/

 

 

 

I could not find out much about the book on the site. If you have a copy, can you tell how many pages are there? or Even, show Table of Contents? It would be huge help to understand what the book covers. Thank you.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


Guest

Yes, of course I have the "book"  It is a 13 page PDF in which Bob explains how you determine distance from wall,  toe in and rake.

Your ears are your tools, he explains how to use them.  No measurements are given, he tells you how to find proper positioning.

Hard to explain without infringing on his copyright.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
20 minutes ago, HarbethRob said:

I just checked out the site you mentioned and read one of the blogs which reminded me of the importance of stereo imaging. Fiddled around  with the speaker placment and I immediately got better sound.

 

Thanks FrostEone.

 

Rob

Imaging is a fantastic thing, my yamaha ns1000m image like a set of magneplanar tympani 1-d now that I've used Bob's setup instructions.

Drawing of living/stereo room

27774046208_64b7d09246_t.jpgLiving Room 4-22-18 by FrostEOne, on Flickr

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
30 minutes ago, Spider27 said:

I could not find out much about the book on the site. If you have a copy, can you tell how many pages are there? or Even, show Table of Contents? It would be huge help to understand what the book covers. Thank you.

Download Bob's 3 Huge Mistakes it's free and serves as an introductory.

http://www.myspeakersetup.com/shop/

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...