If you’re going to sell wine for a good reason - that’s a good reason! I currently have a LK 100 and a Kairn which I bought a few years ago, and the sound was a revelation. I have wonderful speakers which have never been driven right - now they are blossoming.
What speakers are they?
I had a similar set up to you, then upgraded to an LK 280 with passive Kabers and added a Karik and Numerik.
I then gave everything apart from the LP12 to my daughter’s husband and started again on a new system
I bought some Quad S4s. They are fantastic. Just make sure the rest of your kit is on a par, particularly the quality of speaker leads.
They are Monitor Audio Studio 10s - I bought them secondhand in the late 90s so they were made in Cambridgeshire, not China. Lovely things, but really coming into their own. Everything sounds so musical, and I spent a lot of time rediscovering music.
I had a relation who had an outrageous system when I was younger, so I know what good stuff sounds like - you hear the band in the studio rather than through a hifi.
Aren’t we getting entirely off-topic?
Yes sorry for digressing
Don’t be! I have been enjoying the conversation, and thinking about revisiting my Linn/Naim days. So ta.
Still use my naim nait 1… Upgraded… Gave my son the linn kanns… Was shocked at the improvement Dynaudio speakers made… Bought a bluos streamer im now in 21st century after having same hifi for 35 years
…and they say the language of the wine world is opaque to outsiders and newcomers…
Stop talking about hifi! This site has already cost me a small fortune as far as wine is concerned I can ill afford the same thing happening with hifi…
Yeah… get a room.
I thought you had the power to put them in a room!
Nice kit everyone !
Nothing so fancy here I’m afraid. Just Quad amps and CD player ( from their ‘budget’ series made in China ), Pro-Ject X turntable with a carbon arm and a good quality MC cartridge, Monitor Audio ‘Silver’ floor standing speakers and high quality interconnects throughout.
I couldn’t really justify spending more back in the early noughties, when most of it was bought, due to the background thrum of traffic noise from outside.
Oh well here goes - and my wallet may not be happy as a result. Has anyone added streaming to a fairly high-end hifi? I keep looking at options but can’t really settle (currently play vinyl and CDs).
I’m afraid to confess I added an Amazon Echo to my separates system via a 3.5 to L/R cable, and so now pump meagre quality Spotify music through TDL RTL2’s and 3’s…
Or a Roon (hi-fi joke).
It can be a very dangerous addiction too lol…
Streaming is great… I started with Spotify and recently upgraded to Tidal…
Hifi now has a 2nd life of cd quality music
great stuff! I very recently had my Project 6.1 turntable serviced and am now enjoying my old vinyl collection, even bought a couple of new ECM records
I did about 18 months or so ago. ATC SCM20 speakers driven by Musical Fidelity A308 pre/power amp combo. I added a Google Chromecast Audio dongle (no longer made, but available on eBay if now 3x the price I paid for it!) and fed it through an optical output to a Musical Fidelity M1DAC so it bypasses the crappy internal digital to analogue converter of the dongle. The sound is almost on a par with my CDs playing on a Meridian 508.24 so that’s pretty much as good as it gets, unless you start to spend really silly money. I know there are Linn and other alternatives out there that will possibly match the quality, but not at the price of a dongle + M1DAC.