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Lucky/Unlucky

Ant

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What is the best and worse piece of kit you have bought without a demo?

My best is probably my tonearm. I knew I wanted it but couldn't get to hear one. Awesome.

Worst is more difficult, I would guess my Technics CDP
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Papa Lazarou

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HiFi Trade?
  1. No
Best - Esoteric X-03se - bought on reputation on a return if not satisfied basis. Excellent in all areas imo.

Worst - Origin Live Silver tonearm - Better than the Rb300 i had previously but not nearly as good as the 170 pounds cheaper Michell Tecnoarm i now use.

 
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murray johnson

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Best - Technics SP10 Mk2 TT bought because of its reputation.

Worst - Original Naim Nait (many years ago when I didn't know any better.

 
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earl of sodbury

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Best - PMC GB1 loudspeakers
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Worst - Cambridge Audio 640T DAB/FM tuner
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Craig

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Best: previous Amp, JVC AX SD1 (and wit a bit of luck my new Bel Canto)

Worst: Roksan Kandy DVD

 

meninblack

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Jul 20, 2005
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HiFi Trade?
  1. Yes
Best: Dynaudio Contour 1.8 Mk II, bought because I've never heard a Dynaudio speaker I didn't like and they were a keen price.

Worst: Quad 11L, bought because WTF? said they were "best in class"
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Emma Royd

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May 10, 2006
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HiFi Trade?
  1. No
Worst some Mission speakers,can't remember the series,sounded as though they were still in the boxes.

Best,Orbe,Argo,Illustrious combo.

 

griffo104

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Sep 30, 2005
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HiFi Trade?
  1. No
Best - Orbe SE/Technoarm & Magnum dynalab Ft101a. I bought theOrbe 2nd hand but only listened to it to make sure it went round (it was for sale with a Denon DL103 which sadly I'm not a fan of and have no idea why it has such a great following). The MD tuner was bought direct from Branko at audiofreaks

Worst - NOS dac - trendy on Zerogain when I joined - piece of crap that I really knew it would be by the time I left there

 

kennyk

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Aug 8, 2005
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best: Gyrodec and all my WAD diy pre / power valve

worst: TDL Studio 10s from Richer sounds (bought as a stopgap, but in reality whilst being shut in and a bit nasally, sound excellent in terms of £200 floorstanding VFM)

 

Papa Lazarou

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Aug 18, 2005
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HiFi Trade?
  1. No
griffo104 wrote:

Worst - NOS dac - trendy on Zerogain when I joined - piece of crap that I really knew it would be by the time I left there
The Shek NOS Dac is the single most overhyped piece of crap i've yet to hear.

I really can't begin to understand what all the fuss was about with these things.

 
G

Guest

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Nothing bad at all.

Best was easily the Advantage power amps. Bought unheard and fired up 4 hours later at Jammy's. Did i mess my pants. No. I think i got a lazy lob on though:oops:

 
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earl of sodbury

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Duvet wrote:

...I think i got a lazy lob on though:oops:
that is a CHOICE turn of phrase!!! :raoflmfao::raoflmfao::raoflmfao::raoflmfao:

 

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