As a spin-off from the threads ‘What’s your oldest piece of audio kit still in regular use?’ AND ‘20 Year old DAC and Todays DAC’s’, does this have a roon community resonance?
From over some years I’ll Kick-off with:
• Primare I32 Amp
• EPOS ES 22 Speakers
• Meridien 506 CD Player
• Tag McLaren DVD32r (as a CD Transport)
• NAD M51 DAC
• NAD M50 Streamer, CD player ripper (ah!… yes/no/yes/no)
• ProAc 2.5 Response Speakers (then bought back)
Than NAD combo was such a match.
With that said where, when, how often would you use all that regretted stuff, anyway?
My first proper Hifi setup that I bought all myself and not inherited. Loved this system has many fantastic memories and most of the time it was in my bedroom, wasted I suppose. Stone Roses - I am the Resurrection has never sounded better than it did on this pairing to me.
Somewhat ironic, considering what has been posted so far:
I sold a pair of Pass Aleph 2’s (they are monoblocks) and Acoustic Energy AE2 Signatures. The AE2’s were superb, and I had sent them back to have the matching drivers replaced. These speakers were individually numbered on a metal plate.
The system would literally send puffs of air out the ports at full throttle.
No regrets though, sold them to a local friend/musician. I have full visitation rights.
So go to the DIY site and build and build a Pass amp from scratch. I built a Korg preamp and an F5 power amp. The combination is spectacular for the price of the kit parts and some manual labor to assemble and bias it. Pass DIY