Integrated Amplifier, Pre/Power or Receiver - POLL

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What is your main system amplification?

Integrated Amplifier
897
42%
Pre/Power Amplifier
756
36%
Stereo Receiver
276
13%
Multi Channel Receiver
140
7%
Pre + Active Speakers
42
2%
Headphone Amplifier
4
0%
 
Total votes: 2115

Finger Painter

Re: Integrated Amplifier, Pre/Power or Receiver - POLL

Post by Finger Painter » 27 Dec 2011 16:56

And I always thought you were a 'Quad-man' LPspinner. Goes to show how wrong one can think

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Post by LPspinner » 27 Dec 2011 18:55

Finger Painter wrote:And I always thought you were a 'Quad-man' LPspinner. Goes to show how wrong one can think

Hi Satan-F....
I suppose I am a bit of a QUAD fan-boy since I actually own two sets of QUAD amplifiers, one all valve and one all solid state. I still I think QUAD do some really nice stuff.

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In truth though, I’m just a sucker for British audio equipment.

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There is something kind of conservative but at the same time slightly eccentric and quirky about most of the old school English stuff.

I Use the Arcam Setup when I want to forget about the equipment and just listen to music.

LPSpinner

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Re: Integrated Amplifier, Pre/Power or Receiver - POLL

Post by lini » 28 Dec 2011 09:53

LPs: All nice classics you got there... And I've actually listened to most, too - back then we still had plenty of good hifi shops in Munich...


As for the original topic: I haven't really got a "main system" (rather a couple of non-constant systems...), so I just list my amplification stuff (roughly in order of purchase):

- Yamaha RX-330 receiver (currently on duty again at my parents' place)
- albs PAM-5 pre (mostly used as an active input extender for connecting computers and stuff...)
- harman/kardon HK825/HK870 pre/power combo (currently out of duty - needs maintenance)
- 2x Marantz PM8000 integrated (phono stage modded for reasonable input capacity)
- Yamaha RX-V650 surround receiver
- Meier-Audio Corda HA1, HA1 MkII, and HeadFive home headphone amp
- Meier Audio PortaCorda and PortaCordaII (x2) portable headphone amp
- 2x BASF 8440 receiver (bought used on the bay (a good looking one and a not so good looking one as spare...) and mostly for fun, but I havent't really cared much about these yet - hence possibly in need of maintenance)

Greetings from Munich!

Manfred / lini

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Re: Integrated Amplifier, Pre/Power or Receiver - POLL

Post by jackfish » 29 Dec 2011 04:13

Emotiva USP-1 preamplifier
Emotiva UPA-1 monoblock amplifiers
http://www.tonepublications.com/review/ ... mplifiers/

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Re: Integrated Amplifier, Pre/Power or Receiver - POLL

Post by prt1969 » 30 Dec 2011 13:10

McIntosh C28 pre and McIntosh MC2105 amp.
My aunt almost threw these away before I rescued them and had them refurbed.

Finger Painter

Re: Integrated Amplifier, Pre/Power or Receiver - POLL

Post by Finger Painter » 30 Dec 2011 19:30

I suppose I am a bit of a QUAD fan-boy since I actually own two sets of QUAD amplifiers, one all valve and one all solid state. I still I think QUAD do some really nice stuff
I remember your postings from the past with reference to your Quads and what beautiful examples they are. Very nicely restored.

Back to the thread. I'll add a Denon PMA250 in here as I overlooked that one. Good performance budget level integrated should anyone be looking at entry level amps.

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Re: Integrated Amplifier, Pre/Power or Receiver - POLL

Post by Dr Pan K » 30 Dec 2011 21:17


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Re: Integrated Amplifier, Pre/Power or Receiver - POLL

Post by awkwardbydesign » 02 Jan 2012 12:09

Promitheus TVC, Ben Duncan designed (self build) active xover, Ming Da MC94-C, Ming Da MC845-C SET monoblocks, Parasound HCA-1205A 5 channel poweramp (for isobaric bass speakers). At the moment.

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Re: Integrated Amplifier, Pre/Power or Receiver - POLL

Post by awkwardbydesign » 02 Jan 2012 12:51

And a modified Yaqin MS-12B phono amp.

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Re: Integrated Amplifier, Pre/Power or Receiver - POLL

Post by Cornelius900 » 06 Jan 2012 19:07

Stereo receiver (Denon DRA-455) + MF V-LPS

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Re: Integrated Amplifier, Pre/Power or Receiver - POLL

Post by awkwardbydesign » 06 Jan 2012 20:26

Dr Pan K wrote:just added this. Diy EL34 in SET


http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/8587/dsc00351ff.jpg
Is that your own design? I love that style, I'm a big fan of Josh Stippich, and is that a "magic eye"? Love it, but why?

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Re: Integrated Amplifier, Pre/Power or Receiver - POLL

Post by Dr Pan K » 11 Jan 2012 20:36

not mine, my fathers.

its a set zero feedback with el34 (tungsram) driven by ecc83 (siemens). output transformers hand wound here in athens. magic eye by philips, looks really cool (to me at least). gives the impression of a "live" machine

the wooden box comes from a philips reel mono.

never heard of stippich though..

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Re: Integrated Amplifier, Pre/Power or Receiver - POLL

Post by Singlemania45 » 15 Jan 2012 10:53

Integrated:
Luxman L30

Pre/Pwr:
Crimson 610/Sugden P51 (pair) - In daily use
Sugden C51/A51
Quad 22/Quad II (pair)

AV Pre/Pwr/S Processor
Kenwood KC993/KM992/SS3300 Surround Processor

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Re: Integrated Amplifier, Pre/Power or Receiver - POLL

Post by Finger Painter » 15 Jan 2012 14:11

Crimson 610/Sugden P51 (pair) - In daily use
Sugden C51/A51
Quad 22/Quad II (pair)
What some beautiful and classic pieces of amplification you have there. The Sugdens always looked very industrial to me, but soundwise bloody wonderful.

A few years back I used Crimsons, quirky yes, sonically solid. Had them powder coated red to match the name. Replaced all the inputs and outputs which made a pleasant difference:

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Re: Integrated Amplifier, Pre/Power or Receiver - POLL

Post by awkwardbydesign » 15 Jan 2012 15:35

Dr Pan K wrote:not mine, my fathers.

its a set zero feedback with el34 (tungsram) driven by ecc83 (siemens). output transformers hand wound here in athens. magic eye by philips, looks really cool (to me at least). gives the impression of a "live" machine

the wooden box comes from a philips reel mono.

never heard of stippich though..
I love the look of it.
Google Electronluv or this link http://www.electronluv.com/
If I can ever afford it, I will get him to build me something.

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