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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 29,315
    Thanks man, appreciate your input.
    HT SYSTEM-
    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    Tad 803 bookies
    Polk 500 surrounds
    Polk s35 center
    SVS SB-2000
    Sonos

    Music-

    Joule la-100 pre
    B&k 1403 amp
    Cary xciter dac
    Cullen modded Sonos
    ERA D5 bookies

    Cables-
    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Analysis plus crystal oval ic's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable
  • StewStew Posts: 646
    Deltronics in Woodridge, IL - Worked on my Dared preamp at the recommendation of a few here. Good work at a fair price.
    SDA 2B-TL (Sonicap/Solen/Mills, Erse Super Q, Rings, Spikes, No-Rez)
    1000VA Dreadnought
    Dared SL-2000a (Siemens & Halske TM 12AT7WA's, Brimar 5Z4G)
    Jolida JD-100a (Sylvania BP TM Gold Brand 5751's), NAD C275BEE, Blue Jeans

    RTiA3, Onkyo TX-SR605
  • StewStew Posts: 646
    House of High Fidelity in Naples Florida - Repaired my Jolida CD player for a reasonable price.
    SDA 2B-TL (Sonicap/Solen/Mills, Erse Super Q, Rings, Spikes, No-Rez)
    1000VA Dreadnought
    Dared SL-2000a (Siemens & Halske TM 12AT7WA's, Brimar 5Z4G)
    Jolida JD-100a (Sylvania BP TM Gold Brand 5751's), NAD C275BEE, Blue Jeans

    RTiA3, Onkyo TX-SR605
  • erniejadeerniejade Posts: 4,128
    @Stew i agree on Deltronics i had a few things brought to them over the years. Holm across the street are also some nice guys.
    Lumin D1, KEF LS50 Wireless, Cayin scd-50T, LH Labs VI Dac, Technics 1200, Denon DL160, Jolida D9, HP I7 Laptop, Wireworld Eclipse 7, Wireworld Aurora, Wireworld Electra 7, Signal Magic Digital, Cardas Quadralink 5C, Velodyne SPL1200
    USB helpers: w4s Recovery

    HT: Elite SC27, Full Polk RTI setup.

  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 39,991
    Some great companies already mentioned. I've got a few more.

    Sonic Craft. Jeff and Elliott are the best!

    HiFi Collective in the UK. They've got stuff you can't find anywhere else.

    Skylan Stands. Noel is one of the nicest folks around and his stands are special.

    Bent Audio. John is extremely helpful with advice and generous with his time.

    Velodyne. Really good subs.

    NHT. Still making great acoustic suspension speakers and excellent CS.

    Marantz. They know what musical is. Great CS too.

    Manley. Tubes rule. Nice folks too.

    VTL. Nice tube gear. CS is hit or miss.

    Carver Tube Amps. Bob knows how to build them and he's a genuinely nice guy.

    Joseph Audio. I've never heard a better monitor than the Pulsar. Nice folks too.




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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 4,236
    Nice call on Velodyne. I feel like they are often overlooked, but they have really nice subs that hit hard.
    F1nut wrote: »
    Velodyne. Really good subs.

    Got Dayens?
  • headrottheadrott Posts: 5,293
    edited February 4
    WTF!? No one has mentioned:

    Balanced Audio Technology

    Let me put it this way, if you have an issue with a piece of BAT equipment, Victor himself will e-mail you back within an hour and a half, period (at least that has been my experience). Also, the equipment is absolutely first rate, IMO.

    That said, I agree with many of the suggestions for gear and/or suppliers.

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    Taken from a recent Audioholics reply regarding "Club Polk" and Polk speakers:

    "I'm yet to hear a Polk speaker that merits more than a sentence and 60 seconds discussion." :\

    "Green leaves reveal the heart spoken Khatru"- Jon Anderson

    "Have A Little Faith! And Everything You'll Face, Will Jump From Out Right On Into Place! Yeah! Take A Little Time! And Everything You'll Find, Will Move From Gloom Right On Into Shine!"- Arthur Lee
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 4,236
    Tony mentioned it in the OP:
    tonyb wrote: »
    Bat- brush up on your Russian
    headrott wrote: »
    WTF!? No one has mentioned:

    Balanced Audio Technology

    Got Dayens?
  • headrottheadrott Posts: 5,293
    Clipdat wrote: »
    Tony mentioned it in the OP:
    tonyb wrote: »
    Bat- brush up on your Russian
    headrott wrote: »
    WTF!? No one has mentioned:

    Balanced Audio Technology

    Thanks @Clipdat . I was looking for the capitalized BAT or Balanced Audio Technology, but obviously skipped over it; Not sure how I missed it. Thanks Tony for being really smart! :D
    Relayer-Big-O-Poster.jpg
    Taken from a recent Audioholics reply regarding "Club Polk" and Polk speakers:

    "I'm yet to hear a Polk speaker that merits more than a sentence and 60 seconds discussion." :\

    "Green leaves reveal the heart spoken Khatru"- Jon Anderson

    "Have A Little Faith! And Everything You'll Face, Will Jump From Out Right On Into Place! Yeah! Take A Little Time! And Everything You'll Find, Will Move From Gloom Right On Into Shine!"- Arthur Lee
  • jdjohnjdjohn Posts: 383
    edited February 4
    Eastern Electric
    CEC
    Infinity
    Denon
    Dynavector
    Grace
    Audio Technica/Signet (carts and stylus)
    LP Gear
    JICO
    Adcom
    Micro-Seiki
    Pro-Ject
    Post edited by jdjohn on
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 29,315
    I was waiting for the TT guys to chime in. Very confusing for some who want to get back into vinyl, where to go for parts, good recordings, and the best companies to steer them straight.
    HT SYSTEM-
    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    Tad 803 bookies
    Polk 500 surrounds
    Polk s35 center
    SVS SB-2000
    Sonos

    Music-

    Joule la-100 pre
    B&k 1403 amp
    Cary xciter dac
    Cullen modded Sonos
    ERA D5 bookies

    Cables-
    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Analysis plus crystal oval ic's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 18,404
    ooh, ooh, one more.
    Dave Slagle's Intact Audio. There is still a place for inductance in modern hifi.
    http://www.intactaudio.com/

    Dave's also responsible for one of the more interesting hifi blogs. We'll see if Vanilla censors the URL :|

    http://hifiheroin.blogspot.com/
    "It's like watching a roomful of people who couldn't get through college algebra discussing the flaws of quantum physics theory. I guess it could be fun, but it's ultimately a waste of time." -- seen on audiokarma

    "Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

    "Writing about hifi is like dancing about architecture" -- paraphrasing some wag (possibly Frank Zappa)
  • maxwardmaxward Posts: 115
    Vinyl Nirvana.
    Thorens TD-160C; Sumiko Talisman S; Jolida JD9; Marantz CD-53; Micromega Mydac
    Joule-Electra LA-100; Balanced Power Technology AC conditioner;
    Odyssey Khartago monos (with most factory upgrades); Magnepan MG 3.6R
  • mwk455mwk455 Posts: 198
    Kevin at kab USA is the nicest guy to deal with
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 4,236
    edited February 4
    http://www.turntablelab.com

    Good customer service, nice selection.
    Got Dayens?
  • voltzvoltz Posts: 4,948
    tonyb wrote: »
    I was waiting for the TT guys to chime in. Very confusing for some who want to get back into vinyl, where to go for parts, good recordings, and the best companies to steer them straight.

    Acoustic sounds - http://store.acousticsounds.com/

    Great sales and service and they are Quality Record Pressing GRP. And they press some of the best Vinyl these days as most are super quiet!
    2 ch- Polk CRS+ * Vincent SA-31MK Preamp * Vincent Sp-331 Amp * Marantz SA8005 SACD * Project Xperience Classic TT * Sumiko Blue Point #2 MC cartridge

    HT - Polk 703's * NAD T-758 * Adcom 5503 * Oppo 103 * Samsung 60" series 8 LCD
  • voltzvoltz Posts: 4,948
    Brands
    Vincent audio
    Pro-Ject
    PeachTree ( excellent customer support -talk to them twice on the phone and the fix a small problem with my head phone jack and did some really cool upgrades to my Decco65) which became a Decco65 SE :)
    Usher

    Dealers
    Audio Thesis!
    Douglas connections
    Signal Cables
    Acoustic sounds
    Audio Advisor
    2 ch- Polk CRS+ * Vincent SA-31MK Preamp * Vincent Sp-331 Amp * Marantz SA8005 SACD * Project Xperience Classic TT * Sumiko Blue Point #2 MC cartridge

    HT - Polk 703's * NAD T-758 * Adcom 5503 * Oppo 103 * Samsung 60" series 8 LCD
  • jdjohnjdjohn Posts: 383
    Various vintage turntable parts: http://organdonorparts.com/
    and for Thorens: http://vintagethorens.com/ Of course there are several good vintage turntable brands, but current condition is key. Having said that, I think Technics is the most consistent brand for vintage tt's. I would say it's easier to get a vintage Technics running than any other vintage brand.

    Used gear and parts: I have purchased from Audio Classics http://www.audioclassics.com/ for brand-new replacement McIntosh parts, but they offer a lot more than that with used gear, and they offer servicing. They are just on the other side of Binghamton, NY, so have a direct connection to McIntosh.

    For vinyl, Acoustic Sounds has already been mentioned, so +1 on that http://store.acousticsounds.com/ They have both new and pre-loved vinyl. Other sources for new pressings are Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab http://www.mofi.com/ , and ImportCDs https://www.importcds.com/ (yes, they sell more than CDs B) ).
  • zuulzuul Posts: 253
    edited February 5
    Portland and the Pacific Northwest in general is a better place for having Echo Audio in it...

    The owner, Kurt Doslu, is the reason why.... He's the best. Without him... I wouldn't have the system that I have today... His commitment to and knowledge of high quality Hi-Fi plus his refusal to price gouge his customers and his generosity to his patrons is unmatched.

    You can look at the "recently sold" tab on their website to get an idea of the volume and quality of the merchandise he has on offer.

    Highly recommended and greatly appreciated.

    As far as products go... I've been using polks for almost 30 years so there's that... and the (now defunct) Sonic Frontiers gear I've picked up in the last year or so has changed my life and my worldview dramatically... so shout out to the Canadians and thanks to them for the great tube gear.
    Post edited by zuul on
    speakers:
    bowers & wilkins 685 S2
    polk psw-10
    components:
    sonic frontiers line 1 preamp
    sonic frontiers anthem amp 1
    mac mini w/ audioquest jitterbug
    teac ud-501 digital to analog converter
    oppo dv-980h dvd/cd
    interconnects:
    guzi rca
    monoprice onix series digital coaxial
    transparent performance USB
    transparent perfect image HDMI
    speaker wire
    audioquest type 4
    power:
    rhino-tek 1000w 15amp voltage regulator
    vansevers 211 power cord
    pangea ac-14 power cord
    tubes:
    amplifier: (2) NOS 1960 philco/lansdale 12AU7 (super rare!), (1) NOS 1967 mullard 12AX7, (4) 2016 svetlana hard blue EL-34
    pre-amp: (6) E88CC/6922 ??? (haven't cracked the case yet to see what previous owner was running...) so for now they are mystery tubes.
    misc:
    JRiver Media Center 24
    sanus 24" speaker stands
    auralex acoustics subdude II
    DeMoude Audio cylindrical bass traps
    rf/emi/noise reduction caps for empty rca inputs.
    Hall of Fame: [retired/sold]
    polk monitor series 5jr+ w/ RDO194-1 upgraded tweeters
    polk monitor series RTA 8T
    kenwood kd-550 w/ SME 3009 Series III tonearm grado gold cartridge
    adcom gfp-555II
    marantz 2238b
    luxman M-120A
    technics sl-b10
  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 10,053
    Haven't seen Crutchfield yet. While they do charge list, they also have great customer service. I had a nightmare issue with Sony support in Waco TX where they refused to fix a 6 month old ES DVD player. You know, the one with the 5 year warranty. Anyway, Crutchfield stepped up and exchanged it, and payed for shipping.

    Currently, I am buying my gear from Suncoast Audio in FL. Mike, the owner, also runs the AudioShark forum.
    Bud - Silicon Valley

    Lumin S1
    Sony XA-5400ES SACD
    Pass XP-22 pre, X600.5 amps
    Magico S5 MKII Mcast Rose speakers, SPOD spikes

    Shunyata Triton v3/Typhon QR on source, Denali 2000 (2) on amps
    Shunyata Sigma XLR analog ICs, Sigma speaker cables
    Shunyata Sigma HC (2), Sigma Analog, Sigma Digital, Z Anaconda (3) power cables

    Mapleshade Samson V.3 four shelf solid maple rack, Micropoint brass footers
    Three 20 amp circuits.
  • headrottheadrott Posts: 5,293
    edited February 5
    Not sure if it was listed, but I would like to include:

    Our own Douglasconnection.com. I have ordered from Doug a few times and never had a hiccup. His prices are excellent too.

    VH Audio - Chris is a great guy and is eager to help new people with building their own cables, and sells excellent equipment and stands by his items. His Teflon V-Caps are absolutely excellent too (although pricey, but absolutely worth every penny).

    Also, not sure if mentioned, but Handmade Electronics is another excellent source for DIY gear. I have ordered from them multiple times and their prices are tough to beat.
    Relayer-Big-O-Poster.jpg
    Taken from a recent Audioholics reply regarding "Club Polk" and Polk speakers:

    "I'm yet to hear a Polk speaker that merits more than a sentence and 60 seconds discussion." :\

    "Green leaves reveal the heart spoken Khatru"- Jon Anderson

    "Have A Little Faith! And Everything You'll Face, Will Jump From Out Right On Into Place! Yeah! Take A Little Time! And Everything You'll Find, Will Move From Gloom Right On Into Shine!"- Arthur Lee
  • audioluvraudioluvr Posts: 384
    Hi-Tech Audio for vintage stereo repair and restoration.
    SDA 1C's
    B&K Reference 50 Pre
    B&K M200 Sonata Monoblocks
    Cambridge Audio DVD 99
  • halohalo Posts: 4,188
    Sanders Sound Systems - sanderssoundsystems.com/ - Roger is a wealth of audio knowledge and stands behind his products, even the ones from his former company (InnerSound).

    Jolida - Met their COO at AXPONA 2016 and he's a heckofa nice guy. Really wants to get you the gear you want.

    VAC - met the president of the co. at AXPONA & he is a very approachable & knowledgeable (obviously) person.

    Channel Islands Audio - Great CS.

    Modwright. Dan is a great guy to deal with. Really knows his stuff. Great products.

    I'll add to the votes for Brent Jesse, Andy @ vintage tube services, Saturday Audio Exchange, Crutchfield, Signal Cable, and Polk Audio.

    Anthony's Electronic Service - anthonyses.com/ Great guy to work with if you need repairs on your gear.

    Art's Wired Electronics - Outstanding customer service. Art & Mike go way above & beyond to get you what you need & what you want.

  • Moose68BashMoose68Bash Posts: 3,539
    @tonyb,

    Great idea for a thread and a great list of audio companies, products, etc.

    I think I'm about the only member of CP that uses Perreaux gear from New Zealand.

    I've been using it for almost 30 years, now, and I own and have owned many of their products -- a tuner, five preamps, four amps and one set of speakers.

    IMO Perreaux produces great sound, and the Managing Director Martin Van Rooyen is a great guy, and he and his team are extremely responsive to all questions and issues. You have to take into account the time difference, but the customer service is excellent.

    So, I recommend that Perreaux go on the list.

    Has Vr3 Mods been put on the list? Trey should be right up there with Doug and Dave.

    Family Room, PS Audio PW Transport, DirectStream DAC; AQ Sky XLRs, Perreaux SM6 MKII Pre; AQ Sky XLRs, Perreaux Prisma 750 Amps or CAT 600.2 Dualmono Amp, Morrow SP7 Speaker Cables, SDA SRS 1.2tls (RD0198s, Dreadnought, Black Hole 5, Acousta-Stuf, Dynamat Extreme, JBWeld. Vr3 Mods: "The Abbot" Monastery-Level Xovers, Custom Internal Wiring, Binding Post Plates, & SDA ICs).

    Exercise Room, Wadia 171 iPod Dock, PS Audio PerfectWave MkII DAC, AQ Sky XLRs, Perreaux SM6 Preamp, AQ King Cobra RCAs, Perreaux PMF3150 Amp, Dreadnought, Supra Rondo 4x2.5 Speaker Cables, SDA 1Cs (Vr3 Mods Xovers).

    Synology 713+ NAS on Gigabit LAN serving PW MkII DAC & DirectStream DAC.
  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 2,814
    Has Vr3 Mods been put on the list? Trey should be right up there with Doug and Dave.
    Yeah, I added Trey/Vr3 on here. :)

  • tonybtonyb Posts: 29,315
    I didn't think Trey was doing crossovers anymore, could be wrong though.
    HT SYSTEM-
    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    Tad 803 bookies
    Polk 500 surrounds
    Polk s35 center
    SVS SB-2000
    Sonos

    Music-

    Joule la-100 pre
    B&k 1403 amp
    Cary xciter dac
    Cullen modded Sonos
    ERA D5 bookies

    Cables-
    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Analysis plus crystal oval ic's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable
  • pearsall001pearsall001 Posts: 4,333
    NAD, Velodyne & D-Sonic...excellent customer service. They all went over & above customary service!
    "2 Channel & 11.2 HT "
    Panny 65" 3D Plasma
    Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3010 AVR
    D>SONIC M2-600M mono's / mains
    Rotel RMB-1095 5 channel amp
    TEAC UD - 501 DAC
    Oppo BDP-93
    SONOS System
    KEF Q900 / mains
    KEF Q600 / center
    KEF Q800 / surrounds
    KEF Q100 / rear surr.
    Def Tech ProMonitor 1000 / front & rear presence
    Velodyne SPL-1200R subs / dual pair
    DSPeaker Anti-Mode 8033 sub EQ
    Extensive room treatments
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 29,315
    Well look what the cat dragged in.... :)

    Nice to see ya Phil.
    HT SYSTEM-
    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    Tad 803 bookies
    Polk 500 surrounds
    Polk s35 center
    SVS SB-2000
    Sonos

    Music-

    Joule la-100 pre
    B&k 1403 amp
    Cary xciter dac
    Cullen modded Sonos
    ERA D5 bookies

    Cables-
    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Analysis plus crystal oval ic's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable
  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 2,814
    tonyb wrote: »
    I didn't think Trey was doing crossovers anymore, could be wrong though.
    He just built these for me and posted a thread about it 10 days ago. http://forum.polkaudio.com/discussion/180583/polk-audio-2-3tl-crossover-modification-thread#latest
  • pearsall001pearsall001 Posts: 4,333
    tonyb wrote: »
    Well look what the cat dragged in.... :)

    Nice to see ya Phil.

    Yep...still here.
    "2 Channel & 11.2 HT "
    Panny 65" 3D Plasma
    Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3010 AVR
    D>SONIC M2-600M mono's / mains
    Rotel RMB-1095 5 channel amp
    TEAC UD - 501 DAC
    Oppo BDP-93
    SONOS System
    KEF Q900 / mains
    KEF Q600 / center
    KEF Q800 / surrounds
    KEF Q100 / rear surr.
    Def Tech ProMonitor 1000 / front & rear presence
    Velodyne SPL-1200R subs / dual pair
    DSPeaker Anti-Mode 8033 sub EQ
    Extensive room treatments
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