Question What's your next HiFi purchase?

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Gray

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I tried a set of those same right angled versions a year or two back to fit into the back of my then amp (Denon PMA-1600) and they were so tight I couldn't plug them in. Try as I might they just wouldn't fit so I had to send them back. Not sure if they were just a bad batch but my other banana plugs fitted OK.
Strange.
If others were OK.....as you say, must have been a bad batch.
 

Toraneko

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Purchased a Denon AVC-4700H recently which I'm really enjoying. Have recently added a rear surround channel speaker & 2 speakers at the mid point of my ceiling. Dolby ATMOS & DTS:X are both fantastic.
Currently looking for 2 new front floorstanders to replace my somewhat cheap & ordinary existing ones.

On my short list are Monitor Audio, Qacoustics, Klipsch, Richter(Aussie made if you don't know them) & also the new Polk R700's. Due to the layout of my loungeroom I don't have alot of space to place speakers too far away from the front wall so the Polks with their downward firing port may be a better option for me & from what I've been able to find so far people a very impressed with them. Still hoping for a What HiFi review though.
 

bartrik

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An Okto Research dac8 PRO... when they'll have stock again.
This was very favourably interviewed by Kal Rubinson in Stereophile, and costs less than 1K.

This is what their website says:
"Due to large amount of orders, we have temporarily stopped taking new orders. Thank you for your understanding".
 

skinnypuppy71

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Some Harbeth P3 ESR's for my number 2 set up but only if I can find a pair for a decent price.
If you can't find a pair of harbeth's....for a decent price.....then maybe check out a pair of the original pmc twenty 21's....they can be had much less expensive than their harbeth counterparts...and I doubt the differences are night and day.....but the harbeth are lovely and I can understand the wanting.
 
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It's like with anything new, Al, you want to push it and see what it can do :) Anything over 95dB peak at my listening position I consider disco levels for my tired old lugs. Normal loud, but nice, is 75dB peak for me.
sorry I got confused by disco and new..... If you mean volume levels I certainly agree. :)
 

AndyCC72

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@AndyCC72 how is the 1500c working ? any issues with it ?
No none. I have changed the cartridge to the AT VM95ML and added some isonoe acoustic feet. It’s sounding great and is built like a tank. I’m really happy with it.

I’m using the phono stage on my Lyngdorf 1120 amp but the built-in phono stage on the 1500C is decent.

I never liked the 2M Red that it came with.
 

lmlmlm

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It may have been some faulty units, but i've seen Youtube videos where people mentioned platter wobble here and here and some other people saying the tonearm is a bit fiddly or shaky or drops unevenly with "interruptions", things like that ?

You don't have these problems with your 1500c ? @AndyCC72
 
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AJM1981

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I am about to drop the idea of buying tubes for a while

For my second setup of Diamond 12.0 speakers in the bedroom, I think about selling the old Magnat sub which I bought purely for movies somewhere in '99. It is mainly inactive here since it has no knob for cut off frequency so the sound gets a bit muddy. I might go for a second compact B&W asw608, a very solid, musical and compact sub.
 
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AndyCC72

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It may have been some faulty units, but i've seen Youtube videos where people mentioned platter wobble here and here and some other people saying the tonearm is a bit fiddly or shaky or drops unevenly with "interruptions", things like that ?

You don't have these problems with your 1500c ? @AndyCC72
No, as I said in my first response; no issues. It is IMO a very nice turntable, much improved by moving on the 2M Red as quickly as possible.
 
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