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.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…