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CnoEvil

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What would be your list of components, that over the years (up to the present), has genuinely moved the goalposts for its level of performance / innovation.

To get the ball rolling, here is what has come off the top of my head:

SOURCE

Leak Troughline Tuner

Naim NAT 01 Tuner

Rega Planar 3

Linn Karik/Numerik

Nakamichi CR-7E

Linn DS

AMPS

Leak Stereo 20

Nad 3020

Sugden A21

Devialet amps

SPEAKERS

Quad ESL57

BBC LS3/5A

Celestion SL6 (first metal tweeter)

Kef LS50

Kef Blades
 

lindsayt

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Celestion SL6. First metal tweeter.

I never knew that the SL6's were introduced before 1962 when Bozak introduced their aluminium B-200Y tweeters.
 

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lindsayt said:
Celestion SL6. First metal tweeter.

I never knew that the SL6's were introduced before 1962 when Bozak introduced their aluminium B-200Y tweeters.
Maybe I should have said in GB, with speakers that were mainstream and affordable.
 

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The Yamaha rx-a5 the 1st truely musical reciever (followed by the ax-620).

changed the thinking behind reciever design...... well maybe not..... but they're great sounding stereo/5.1 recievers.
 

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What about the original Linn Classik?

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Pioneer PL-12D

Dual CS505

NAD3020

Rega Planar 2

Sony Walkman

Mission 760

AVI ADM

Quad ESL

Technics 1210
 

chebby

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lindsayt said:
Celestion SL6. First metal tweeter.

I never knew that the SL6's were introduced before 1962 when Bozak introduced their aluminium B-200Y tweeters.
Celestion SL6. First metal dome tweeter. (Widely claimed to be so at least.)

Bozak B-200X. 2" paper cone with aluminium dust cap.

Bozak B-200Y. 2" aluminium cones.
 

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chebby said:
lindsayt said:
Celestion SL6. First metal tweeter.

I never knew that the SL6's were introduced before 1962 when Bozak introduced their aluminium B-200Y tweeters.
Celestion SL6. First metal dome tweeter. (Widely claimed to be so at least.)

Bozak B-200X. 2" paper cone with aluminium dust cap.

Bozak B-200Y. 2" aluminium cones.
Yamaha JA-0513 - as used on NS -1000 range of speakers from 1974 onwards. Metal domed tweeter.
 

chebby

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lindsayt said:
chebby said:
lindsayt said:
Celestion SL6. First metal tweeter.

I never knew that the SL6's were introduced before 1962 when Bozak introduced their aluminium B-200Y tweeters.
Celestion SL6. First metal dome tweeter. (Widely claimed to be so at least.)

Bozak B-200X. 2" paper cone with aluminium dust cap.

Bozak B-200Y. 2" aluminium cones.
Yamaha JA-0513 - as used on NS -1000 range of speakers from 1974 onwards. Metal domed tweeter.
Looks like all Celestion have left is "first British speaker with a metal domed tweeter" :)

(Until someone comes along in a few minutes to remove that too*.)

*Actually I am pretty sure Billy Woodman (founder of ATC) was working on one for Goodmans pre 1974 - when he worked for them as a development engineer - but I don't know if it went into production.
 

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iceman16 said:
Cno have you heard the Dev's?
No.

I included them due to the undoubted stir they are causing........I was also very impressed that Matt chose it over some very good amps, including ours.
 

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the record spot said:
Dual CS505
I very nearly included this, but then I also thought of the Sansui SR222 Mk2 and Trio KD 1033, and didn't know which deserved it more. :wall:
 

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mikeparker59 said:
A&R A60 changed my game and I'm still using it 30 odds years on!
I agree, and mine is still going strong as well. The reason it's not on the list, is down to the original Naim Nait.....and I didn't know which deserved it more. :doh:

I suppose I was leaving it down to the public vote.

There is a fine line between what people bought in their droves (due to marketing / hifi journals of the day), and what was genuinely inspirational and changed the hifi landscape (or should have).
 

chebby

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CnoEvil said:
I agree, and mine is still going strong as well. The reason it's not on the list, is down to the original Naim Nait.....and I didn't know which deserved it more.
Neither.

The big 'game changer' was the NAD 3020.

1.1 Million units sold (not including later derivations).
 

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