If you had insane amount of cash, what would be your personal HiFi Choice for 2024?

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I'm intrigued by the selection of the best HiFi for 2024, as per Steve Huffs video below. £13K for the Daniel Hertz's Maria Class D integrated amp, 350watts into 8ohms, is an interesting choice and it's made from perplex plastic!
Controversially, I also note, he won't be doing vinyl because his Rose DAC Streamer is shoulders above anything analogue can offer. I know many people on this forum will beg to differ. :)

If you had insane amount of cash, what would be your personal HiFi Choice for 2024?

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Ooh that's a good question, I guess if I had an unlimited budget and I could purchase whatever hi-fi system I wanted I would get a set of devore fidelity O/96 orangutan speakers, I'd have it powered by McIntosh MC 275 power amplifier paired with a McIntosh c22 preamp and everything hooked up with Kimber cabling.

I'm a big vinyl guy so I probably also get a Rega P10 turntable, always wanted one and not terribly expensive considering.

All together probably about $40,000 so not terribly expensive but would be a fantastic setup.
 
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Ooh that's a good question, I guess if I had an unlimited budget and I could purchase whatever hi-fi system I wanted I would get a set of devore fidelity O/96 orangutan speakers, I'd have it powered by McIntosh MC 275 power amplifier paired with a McIntosh c22 preamp and everything hooked up with Kimber cabling.

I'm a big vinyl guy so I probably also get a Rega P10 turntable, always wanted one and not terribly expensive considering.

All together probably about $40,000 so not terribly expensive but would be a fantastic setup.
Pretty awesome dude.
With all that money, I'm pretty useless in decision making, I know, I will change my mind every five minutes!
 

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Insane amount of cash to spend - hmmmm

Okay this is my spend

Linn Sondek LP12 - Selekt Spec
Naim NVC TT - Phono Pre Amp
Naim NPX TT - Power Supply for NVC TT
Naim NSS 333 - Streaming Amp
Naim NAC 332 - Pre Amp
Naim NAP 350 - Power Amp
Naim NPX 300 x 2 - Power Supply (1 Digital, 1 Analog)
Gato Audio CDD1 - CD Player
Focal Kanta No3 Loudspeakers

And as I have an insane amount of money to spend - a house with a suitably sized listening room to do justice for this system.
 

Tinman1952

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Interesting. The best system I ever heard was a Meridian 808 CD player driving a pair of Meridian DSP7200 speakers...so that would probably do for the bedroom....😁
Alternatively I would settle for some ATC SCM40 actives....that will do nicely....👍
 
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I'm intrigued by the selection of the best HiFi for 2024, as per Steve Huffs video below. £13K for the Daniel Hertz's Maria Class D integrated amp, 350watts into 8ohms, is an interesting choice and it's made from perplex plastic!
Controversially, I also note, he won't be doing vinyl because his Rose DAC Streamer is shoulders above anything analogue can offer. I know many people on this forum will beg to differ. :)

If you had insane amount of cash, what would be your personal HiFi Choice for 2024?

View: https://youtu.be/f_0fE9T78YM?si=UdJ76Xzj4N98zibc
Probably this :-
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VcPAdzjcA0
 

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A huge dedicated listening room first, but after that I could live with a pair of these:

YG Acoustics Sonja 2.2i Reference Series Speakers.​


A snip at £95k.

I have actually been fortunate enough to hear a set of YG speakers and they are immense.
 

Fandango Andy

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Impossible to say without some research and auditioning but I have always liked the idea of a valve amp so a McIntosh MC275 (research needed to choose a suitable preamp). Some old fashioned floorstanders, possibly Klipsch Heresy IV, and a Linn LP12.
 

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Many of you made a really good point about having the room specially treated.
Why would you spend guzillions for the best hifi when there are shortfalls in the room acoustics?
I find if you have a set budget and a structured framework for your requirements, it's easier to make your purchase.
When money isn't an issue, it's a minefield, surely there is something better than what I have in mind?
 

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NAD M33 and Spendor D7.2 in cherry finish. I do like the Focal Sopra 2 in orange in a room with a modern decor, but the understated Spendor look also appeals to me, so long as it's modern looking and not from the 60s in beige.
 

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A Marantz SA10 CD player, would be my next purchase if I had the necessary funds. A really high quality Hi-Fi rack.
And maybe I'd spend a week or two going to audition new speakers.
I suppose if cash were no object, one could go up-market with anything and everything.
That's not to say that I'm not entirely happy with the sound of my present set up though, because I am.
 

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