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change of clothes… change of hi-fi

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Wil

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Latest arrival of 10 x SACD, $2,343.00 HKD before shipping. But worth it, even if for only one or two songs that stirs my emotions, evoking a memory.
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My listening with a PM-15 amp to 80s & 90s Cantopop can be liken to using a period instrument. Previously, PM-KI Ruby gave superior transient response, including a clearer treble. Yet PM-15 gives softer high notes and a more powerful bass (what Ken had described as "where low frequency energy hangs on in the air").

Well, I believe for recently released albums like Pricilla Chan's Evolve SACD, to really enjoy it, I'll need to switch back to Ruby amps.

And regarding disc player, SA7001 KI when playing back SACDs it doesn't lose too much to SA-KI Ruby. It's from CDs where Ruby player holds supreme.
 

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Next Wednesday will mark the 1st anniversary of Ken Ishiwata's death. I bought Hi-Fi sets he finalised for the double fun of listening and, secondarily, reporting back to him my experience.

But of mixing-and-matching, this is what I'm currently wearing:
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The amp is a 1993 release, PM-15, bought second hand in 2006. And SA7001 KI player was bought new in 2008. I find this combination sounding so attractive playing CantoPop SACDs that I want every listening occasion extended, no end. And each new day, I look forward to restarting…
The SA7001-KI was a great player. I bought mine probably around the same time and had it for a good few years. I only sold it on when I bought the Cambridge 752BD six years ago. The WHF review at the time called it a bit light in the bass, but I used it with a Sansui AU-217 amp and some Mission 752s and the combination was terrific. One of my favourites.
 
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Wil

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Sometimes, I've connect the SA7001 KI to a onesie MS7000:
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My office space, it's a setup I've used primarily to explore web content e.g.:



Concerning Netflix, I now mostly watch on a bigger 55" screen…

Incidentally, I noticed this list of 39 best:

Well, I'd prefer to rewatch 野武士のグルメ or 火花:
 
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Wil

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I entered 2021 with this CD-63 KI to MS7000 setup, listening for the past few days mostly (at floor level) to spoken-word media:
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Reverting back today to:
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Because I disable Displays (or have them dimmed), I can use 50cm interconnects—with fronts facing away.
 

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