Which Amplifiers & Speakers are on your wish list?

I'll go first the following amps are on my wish list:

(1) Yamaha PC5002M
(2) Pioneer Spec
(3) Pioneer SX-1980
(4) Pioneer SA-9900

The following Speakers are on my wishlist:
(1) Yamaha NS-1000
(2) Celestion Ditton 66
(3) Top Vintage JBL's
(4) Top Vintage Tannoy's.
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  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 2,236
    For amps, I'd love a properly restored vintage Marantz or Yamaha.
    I'm happy with the speakers I've got, so maybe mods and updates to my current speakers.
    Micah

    Main system: Technics SL3200, Shure M97xE, Lafayette LR1100 for tuner, Hagerman Audio Labs Bugle 2 phono stage, NAD C352 integrated, Boston Acoustics VR 2, Boston PV500, generic ICs, and BJC Belden speaker cables.

    Desktop: Dell Precision 690 running iTunes, Yamaha RX-v665, Monitor Audio R90s, Velodyne VA-907, generic ICs and speaker cables.
    I've always thought the goal of high-end audio was not to have your neighbors bang on the wall and say, 'Turn that darn music down' but to have your neighbors bang on the wall and say, 'Tell your friends to go home and you can practice later this week'.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 19,354
    A pair of these would be nice.
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    Push-pull 845 amplifiers made by RCA for Disney's original Fantasia movie's theatrical run.
    Here's a pair in one rack.

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    https://oswaldsmillaudio.com/history-of-audio

    As would a pair of these.

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    The A5s topped with 1505/288s, that is :) Wouldn't turn down the half-210 subwoofers, either, though.
  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 10,163
    None.
    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.
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 29,919
    Trouble maker ^^^^^^ :)
    HT SYSTEM-2 channel
    Sony 850c 4k
    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    SVS SB-2000
    Dynaudio Audience 72
    Polk FX500 surrounds
    Cary xciter dac
    Cullen modded Sonos
    Joule la-100 pre
    B&k Ref 4420 amp

    Cables-
    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Acoustic zen Matrix 2 IC's
    Analysis plus crystal oval ic's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable

    Kitchen

    Sonos zp90
    B&k 1430
    Tad 803 speakers
  • FTGVFTGV Posts: 3,588
    edited October 15
    I'll play. For nostalgic reason's this would be a partial list of the vintage pieces I would like to have.

    Amps

    1. A nice replacement for the Mac MC240 I let go 20 years ago.
    2. Classe DR3 VHC a physical beast low power Class A.
    3. Musical Fidelity A570
    4. A minty NAD 3020 B

    Speakers.
    1. KEF 105.2
    2. Infinity RS II
    3. Mirage M1
    4. EPI 100's or Burhoe Red's to put with the NAD
    5. SD Acoustics SD1
  • codycatalistcodycatalist Posts: 1,671
    I'm not much in the stage of wanting in regards to speakers, I really enjoy my 2Bs.

    Amp:
    Marantz Model 250

    Speakers:
    Would like to hear some EPIs one day.

    I'm simple.
    Living room

    Mains: Paradigm 90P
    Lows: Velodyne CHT12, Pioneer SW-8Mk2
    Power: Marantz SR7000
    Tv: Samsung UHD 55' Curved 4k

    2 Channel Den

    Mains: SDA2B Upgraded XOs and Binding Posts
    Pre: Denon PRA-1200
    Power: Adcom GFA-545
    TT: Pioneer PL510
    Tv: Samsung UHD 55' 4K

    Noggin Rockin'

    Phillips L2
    Grado SE80
    Harman Kardon CL
    Little dot 1+/GE JAN 5654w

    Closet of Dreams:

    Harman Kardon AVR130
    Yamaha HTR5590
    Polk RTA11TL
    Polk TSI200s
    New Large Advents 25th Anniversary Edition
    Bravo V2/RCA Clear top Conn branded 12AU7
    Yamaha AV-34

    "Temptation is the manifestation of desire which equals necessity." - Mikey081057
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  • CH46ECH46E Posts: 731
    edited October 15
    I'd have to win the lotto first.

    Kenrick built JBL 4344 powered by Mark Levinson No.536 mono blocks.

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  • dpowelldpowell Posts: 2,772
    @nooshinjohn 's custom tube monoblocks or a pair of Pass Labs monoblocks.
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    polkaudio Fully Modded SDA SRS 2.3TL's + Dreadnaught, LSiM706c, 4 X TC265i Rears, SVS PB13 Ultra x 2
    Pass Labs X1, Pioneer Elite SC-67, Sunfire Signature Cinema Grande 400, Oppo BDP-83SE, Sony SCD-C333ES
  • 55LS7055LS70 Posts: 163
    Preamp:

    Cary SLP-94

    Speakers:

    Spendor D-7's
    NEW P-3 Pre: RCA 12BH7, 2 X Telefunken ECC82 smooth plates, Cary SLA70B Signature V2 Amplifier: 2 X Mullard GZ32's, 2 X RCA/GE 5691's, 4 X Tung-Sol 6550's

    Cambridge Audio 640C V2 CD Player & Dacmagic DAC

    Rega Planar 3: Deep Groove Subplatter, P3 Motor
    upgrade, Dynavector 10x5, JA Michell counterwieght, Cardas tonearm wiring and Mapleshade stand

    Parks Audio Budgie Hybrid Phonostage with BEL 6922 tubes, Polk Audio LS70's

    H.H. Scott 330D AM/FM Tuner with H.H. Scott 335 Multiplex adaptor.
  • decaldecal Posts: 3,092
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    If you can't hear a difference, don't waste your money.
  • audioluvraudioluvr Posts: 463
    I'm pretty good here. Maybe someday if my B&K Reference 50 ships the bed I will look at a tube pre but....
    Home System:
    SDA 1C's - Full mod with the help by Dave...
    B&K Reference 50 Pre
    B&K M200 Sonata Monoblocks
    Cambridge Audio DVD 99
    Sangean HD FM Tuner

    Barn system:
    SDA SRS 2.3's Full mod done by myself
    Carver C-1 pre
    Carver M1.5t
  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 10,163
    edited October 20
    BlueFox wrote: »
    None.

    After rethinking this, it doesn’t hurt to fantasize. After all, I will be winning $1.5 billion in the lottery. :)

    So, let’s stick with what works.

    Speakers: Magico M6
    https://magico.net/product/m6.php

    Amps: Pass X600.8
    https://www.passlabs.com/amplifier/x600.8
    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.
  • Mike ReeterMike Reeter Posts: 3,306
    edited October 21
    I'd like to give the Parasound JC 5 a go.

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    Behind a pair of these

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    SDA SRS 2.3TL's/SDA SRS 3.1TL's/SDA CRS+4.1TL's and some other stuff
  • halohalo Posts: 4,427
    edited October 21
    ProAc Response D48R
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    I don't know what amp I'd use to drive them. I heard them on the TOTL Naim amp at Pro Musica in Chicago and the pairing was a great match. Still, I've owned a Sanders Sound Systems ESL MK II amp and that sucker has gobs of power with very little heat output and it handled every pair of speakers we threw at it, with ease, at the Chicagoland Polkfest in '06.

    @tonyb piqued my interest in the Butler tube amps so that'd definitely be in the running. Of course, a fully restored and modded McCormack DNA-225 or DNA-500 would fit the bill as well.

    As for the preamp, I loved my VTL 2.5 but I'd definitely consider the Cary Audio Designs SLP-05. After owning (and loving) the Cary CPA-1, I can definitely see myself moving into their TOTL preamp paired with a McCormack.

    However, whichever amp + pre combo mates the best with the ProAc D48R is the gear that would stay. :)
  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 2,236
    After hearing my Monitor Audios, I'm now wanting a pair of the TOTL bookies from Monitor Audio. More than likely I'll grab a pair of the Bronze 2s at some point, and a long way in the future the TOTL models might just happen.
    Micah

    Main system: Technics SL3200, Shure M97xE, Lafayette LR1100 for tuner, Hagerman Audio Labs Bugle 2 phono stage, NAD C352 integrated, Boston Acoustics VR 2, Boston PV500, generic ICs, and BJC Belden speaker cables.

    Desktop: Dell Precision 690 running iTunes, Yamaha RX-v665, Monitor Audio R90s, Velodyne VA-907, generic ICs and speaker cables.
    I've always thought the goal of high-end audio was not to have your neighbors bang on the wall and say, 'Turn that darn music down' but to have your neighbors bang on the wall and say, 'Tell your friends to go home and you can practice later this week'.
  • trav0810trav0810 Posts: 1,014
    Legacy Aeris speakers with Carver Crimson 350 monoblocks.
    The difference between genius and stupidity is; genius has its limits.” -Albert Einstein

    Sony Playstation 3 for CD and Streaming
    Thorens TD320
    Modified Carver C-1
    Carver TFM 42 and 45 Amplifiers
    Polk RTA15TL Speakers w/Decato mods
    White Lightning Moonshine DIY Speaker Cables and Interconnects
  • CH46ECH46E Posts: 731
    trav0810 wrote: »
    Legacy Aeris speakers with Carver Crimson 350 monoblocks.

    Wow, never knew of the Crimsons. Pretty cool. I like Carver gear. I'd like some Silver 7 or 9t.
  • markmarcmarkmarc Posts: 2,245
    edited November 2
    Looking at my "last system". At 56, my desire to chase the dragon is waning, but I do desire one last grand system. The limitation is that we recently moved to the canyon country of Oregon and unless things change we will only rent for the last ten years of my teaching career. The place we are in is just 1k sq feet, and my only listening space is a small 10x11 basement room. The good side is that my wife doesn't even enter the space so I have full control visually (with Magnepan 1.6's that can cause grumbling), and can rotate gear.

    PrimaLuna Dialogue Premium HP Integrated.
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    Magnepan .7 Panel speakers
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    McIntosh MA7200 Integrated
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    KEF R5 mini-towers
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    Staff Member TONEAudio
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    Founder/Publisher Affordable$$Audio 2006-13.
    2 Ch. System
    Amplifiers: Musical Fidelity A5 int, Vista Audio i34, Peachtree Nova 150, Adcom GFP-565 GFA-535ii, 545ii
    Digital: SimAudio HAD230 DAC, iMac 20in/Amarra,
    Speakers: Paradigm Performa F75, Magnepan1.6 w/SkiingNinja x-overs, Totem Signature One's, Totem Rainmakers, ACI Emerald XL, Celestion Si Stands
    Analog: Rega RP1 w/Ortofon Super OM40, SimAudio LP5.3 phono pre
    Cable/Wires: Cardas, AudioArt, Shunyata Venom 3
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 29,919
    trav0810 wrote: »
    Legacy Aeris speakers with Carver Crimson 350 monoblocks.

    Good tastes my man. ;)
    HT SYSTEM-2 channel
    Sony 850c 4k
    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    SVS SB-2000
    Dynaudio Audience 72
    Polk FX500 surrounds
    Cary xciter dac
    Cullen modded Sonos
    Joule la-100 pre
    B&k Ref 4420 amp

    Cables-
    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Acoustic zen Matrix 2 IC's
    Analysis plus crystal oval ic's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable

    Kitchen

    Sonos zp90
    B&k 1430
    Tad 803 speakers
  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 3,493
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    Or two of these:

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  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 18,398
    Already have the amps.... :p B)


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    http://www.magnepan.com/model_MG_30.7
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with PS Audio NuWave Phono converter, Walker Precision Motor Drive, ClearAudio Stradivari v2 cartridge and Origin Conquerer Mk3c tonearm, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X1 two channel preamplifier Signed by Poppa himself, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Krell Evolution 525a CD Player, Pioneer Elite SC-65, Oppo UDP-205 Blu-ray , Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB700/800 "in-wall" surrounds

  • verbverb Posts: 3,670
    So for me, I've always coveted the SRS's, ever since they came out and in no way could afford them. I have since realized my childhood dream! Stock SRS's gen 1, with recently installed new tweeters! Living the dream!
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    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Micro Seiki MB14 TT, VTL 2.5 Pre, Marantz CD6006 CDP, Conrad Johnson MF2300A Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, AQ Diamondback (version 1) RCA IC's, MIT Terminator2 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, Cambridge CD transport, Marantz AMP-1, Acoustic Technologies Classic Speakers, Polk PSWi225 wireless sub, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable
    Spare Room: Dayens Ampino Integrated, Auris BluMe, Polk TSi200's
    Living Room: Pioneer SX-N30 Network Receiver, Pioneer PD10AE CD Player, Furman M8-LX Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi Subwoofer
  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 3,493
    verb wrote: »
    Living the PIPE dream!

    *FIXED

    I like that blue pillow....thing.

  • verbverb Posts: 3,670
    Viking64 wrote: »
    verb wrote: »
    Living the PIPE dream!

    *FIXED

    I like that blue pillow....thing.

    Ha! Virgin Hookah from a Lebanese colleague who got it for me from the old country. We keep trying to get together to take it for a spin, but we're working on the same program and things are getting crazy. We're beginning to launch a new vehicle, lot's of work in front of us! :smile:
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Micro Seiki MB14 TT, VTL 2.5 Pre, Marantz CD6006 CDP, Conrad Johnson MF2300A Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, AQ Diamondback (version 1) RCA IC's, MIT Terminator2 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, Cambridge CD transport, Marantz AMP-1, Acoustic Technologies Classic Speakers, Polk PSWi225 wireless sub, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable
    Spare Room: Dayens Ampino Integrated, Auris BluMe, Polk TSi200's
    Living Room: Pioneer SX-N30 Network Receiver, Pioneer PD10AE CD Player, Furman M8-LX Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi Subwoofer
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 18,398
    edited November 2
    verb wrote: »
    We're beginning to launch a new vehicle, lot's of work in front of us! :smile:

    Does it have it's engine amidships and look like someone combined a Ferrari 488 with an NSX?

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    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with PS Audio NuWave Phono converter, Walker Precision Motor Drive, ClearAudio Stradivari v2 cartridge and Origin Conquerer Mk3c tonearm, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X1 two channel preamplifier Signed by Poppa himself, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Krell Evolution 525a CD Player, Pioneer Elite SC-65, Oppo UDP-205 Blu-ray , Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB700/800 "in-wall" surrounds

  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 3,493
    Virgin hookah? How is that even possible? Oh....wait....nevermind. :/

    Any details available on which vehicle, or is that still a secret at this point?
  • verbverb Posts: 3,670
    verb wrote: »
    We're beginning to launch a new vehicle, lot's of work in front of us! :smile:

    Does it have it's engine amidships and look like someone combined a Ferrari 488 with an NSX?

    If I tell ya, then, you know the rest? :smile:
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Micro Seiki MB14 TT, VTL 2.5 Pre, Marantz CD6006 CDP, Conrad Johnson MF2300A Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, AQ Diamondback (version 1) RCA IC's, MIT Terminator2 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, Cambridge CD transport, Marantz AMP-1, Acoustic Technologies Classic Speakers, Polk PSWi225 wireless sub, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable
    Spare Room: Dayens Ampino Integrated, Auris BluMe, Polk TSi200's
    Living Room: Pioneer SX-N30 Network Receiver, Pioneer PD10AE CD Player, Furman M8-LX Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi Subwoofer
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