2011 Review and Confessions

tino

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Ok .. fess up ... now that 2011 is drawing to a close, what did you end up buying this year to add to your hifi collection and what did you end up getting rid of to make space for your new components?

My guilty treats are as follows:

IN

Squeezebox Touch (x2)

Wadia 151 Power DAC

MF VDAC II

Creative XFi HD USB ADC/DAC (for vinyl recording)

OUT

Nothing yet ... just moving things from room to room :oops:
 
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Squeezebox Touch

Buffalo Linkstation live 2TB NAS

Sony s470 Bluray player

Humax FOXSAT HDR

and a Denon DM38 + Tannoy Mercury V1s for the girl friend :shhh:

OUT

Denon 1920 DVD player (given to the girlfriend!)
 

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In:

Marantz M-CR603, Rega R3 speakers, Panasonic (Freeview/Freesat HD) 32" LED TV, iPhone 4, Airplay.

Out:

Naim CD5i, Nait 5i, NAT05, n-SATs, Beresford DAC, old (no Freeview HD) 32" Samsung LCD TV, iPhone 3GS.
 
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Cyrus 8xpd Qx amplifier

Vienna Acoustics Beethoven Baby Grand Speakers

OUT

Pioneer home cinema amp

Quad 22L2

What a year for Hi-Fi! :)
 
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Mission 751 Freedom speakers

Rotel RA-870BX amp

Onkyo TX-8050 network receiver

Sony KDL-32CX523 TV

Out:-

Sansui AU-717
 

tino

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More innies than outies so far ... looks like we are all holding on to our hifi ... silicon heaven (where all the calculators go) or that auction site will be all the poorer. I would like some of my ex equipment to move on to a nice home, but can't let them go just yet.
 

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In:

Clearaudio Concept TT, MF M6i, M1 ViNL, M1 HPA, M1 CDT, M1 CLiC, Yamaha RXV2067, Oppo95EU, Brik BT Stage & Power Master, Wadia 170i, ONKYO TA 2600

Out:

MF V3s - XRAY CDP, X10, XCAN, XPSU, SONY BDP SE1, YAMAHA RXV795aRDS, TEAC V6030
 

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In:

Arcam 8P

Marantz CD6004

Systemdek IIXE900/Roksan Tabriz ZI/AT120E

Electronic stylus balance

Knosti Disco Antistat

Some wires.....

Out:

Marantz TT275

Sony CDP XE900E

Notice how more stuff came in than went out. This is typical of my hobbies(eg motor bikes) in that purchases are often accumulative rather than replacement. Mrs Rob disapproves of this.
 

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IN

Roksan Kandy Liii amp

B&W 685 Speakers

B&W ASW-8 Subwoofer

Teac TH300 DAB/AM/FM tuner

Beresford Caiman DAC

Spotify premium + a few too many CDs

OUT

Creative Labs T3 2.1 speaker system.

..just a minor upgrade for 2011 :grin:
 

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Cpt.Issues said:
IN

Roksan Kandy Liii amp

B&W 685 Speakers

B&W ASW-8 Subwoofer

Teac TH300 DAB/AM/FM tuner

Beresford Caiman DAC

Spotify premium + a few too many CDs

OUT

Creative Labs T3 2.1 speaker system.

..just a minor upgrade for 2011 :grin:

more in than out!
 

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moon said:
Cpt.Issues said:
IN

Roksan Kandy Liii amp

B&W 685 Speakers

B&W ASW-8 Subwoofer

Teac TH300 DAB/AM/FM tuner

Beresford Caiman DAC

Spotify premium + a few too many CDs

OUT

Creative Labs T3 2.1 speaker system.

..just a minor upgrade for 2011 :grin:

more in than out!

Oh wait I missed out Atacama stands and cables :)
 

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IN

Marantz M-CR603

Marantz NA7004

Epos M22i floorstanders

Creek Evo 2 amp (with Creek phono board)

Creek Evo 2 CDP

Goldring 1042 cartridge

Full service to my Systemdek complete with arm re-wire, Michell Technoweight, and Funk Acromat

OUT

Atacama SE24 stands

EB1 standmounts

Marantz M-CR603 (to someone else in the family)

Marantz PM8003 amp

Marantz CD5003 CDP

Beresford Caiman DAC

Also bought a few items on Ebay solely with a view to selling on for a small profit, which I achieved but not so much profit that its changed my standard of living.

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Sugden Mystro

Audio-gd NFB-2

Sugden DAC

Mission 770 Freedoms

Out

Harbeth C7 ES3

+ need to sell a DAC and maybe some speakers, can't quite make up my mind/be bothered, but the old Suggie DAC is a keeper ;)
 

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moon said:
Cpt.Issues said:
IN

Roksan Kandy Liii amp

B&W 685 Speakers

B&W ASW-8 Subwoofer

Teac TH300 DAB/AM/FM tuner

Beresford Caiman DAC

Spotify premium + a few too many CDs

OUT

Creative Labs T3 2.1 speaker system.

..just a minor upgrade for 2011 :grin:

more in than out!

just what I was thinking...it's been an expensive year!! :roll:
 

tyranniux42

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thinking about this I cringe at the monies ive spent this year, but by golly it sounds it so meh....

IN:

Naim Ovator S-400

Naim CD5XS

HighFace USB -> SPDIF converter (great bit of kit by the way)

Cambridge Audio 640p Phone Pre Amplifier

Thorens TD160B Mk2

Spotify Premium + lots of plastic spinny things

OUT:

Naim CD5i

B&W 683's

hope swmbo doesnt read this! haha
 

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