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    Your Best Audio/Video Pick-up of 2009

    Looking through the paper this morning I saw the usually "Best of 2009" story for a variety of things such as movies, cars etc. and thought maybe we should do the same here. please feel free to list your best or Top new additions that you made to your audio/video system(s) in 2009.

    I will get it started by listing my top 5 though these are in no particular order;

    Marantz 2245/KLH 5 Receiver/Speaker Combo
    Kenwood KA 8100/KT 8300 Amp/tuner Combo
    Polk Monitor 10B speakers
    Denon DCD1800/Nikko NR 819 CD player/Receiver combo
    Luxman R1050 receiver
    NAD D3020
    Denon 2910
    Denon DMD 1000
    MSB Link DAC III
    Von Schweikert VR2
    NAD 7240PE
    NAD 5240
    Hughes AK 100
    Tascam 122
    Technics SL 1700
    Rogers BBC Monitors LS3/6

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    Technics SL-Q2 w/ Ortofon 2M Red



    Kenwood Basic C1



    DIY Solid Core cabling



    Creative Audigy Platinum 24bit soundcard



    Dynaco A25 / Angstrom Modular Three




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    Here's my top 5

    Mordaunt Short Avant 902i bookshelf speakers
    Mordaunt Short Aviano 2 bookshelf speakers
    Musical Fidelity X-RAY CDP
    Musical Fidelity Triple X power supply
    Rega Brio 3 Integrated Amp
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    Rotel RA-810 amp
    Toshiba TT from '80s (that I have yet to test)
    My newly finished DIY speakers

    Finally an Arcam CD73 CDP and Kef iQ5 SE's (although these are not for myself)

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    Quote Originally Posted by audio amateur
    My newly finished DIY speakers
    What? No pics or info?

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    The best of 2009 for me...


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    this is the best of what i got in 2009
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    Henh... I'll play...

    Besides my Oppo BluRay I'd have to say these here!

    My vintage ADS 1290's





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    There is some great gear showing up here and I am glad to see so many pics of the gear.

    Worf- Those ADS look great!
    Poppa- Glad to see you were able to keep the original grill cloth on the A-25's. I had to replace it on mine due to a mold issue which seems to be a common problem with them.
    02-Nice clean little pre-amp
    NAD D3020
    Denon 2910
    Denon DMD 1000
    MSB Link DAC III
    Von Schweikert VR2
    NAD 7240PE
    NAD 5240
    Hughes AK 100
    Tascam 122
    Technics SL 1700
    Rogers BBC Monitors LS3/6

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    Here's my new addiction for 09

    Vizio VF550M


    And the Pioneer BD120 player
    HT
    Pioneer Elite SC lx502
    Pioneer Elite N50
    Pioneer Cassette CTM66R
    Pioneer Elite BDP 85FD

    Vizio P series 2160p
    Panamax 5300 EX

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    Here are mine:

    The Oppo Blu-ray: Fast loading times, combined with ease of use.

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    Then my Denon AV Processor: A tad bit more complicated

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    It's a disease, really.
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    Sony
    CDP-X77ES, CDP-X55ES, TA-N90ES, TA-E90ES, 333ESXII
    Denon
    AVP-A1HDCI, POA-A1HDCI, DVD-5910CI, DVD-2500BTCI
    Oppo
    BDP-83
    Sennheiser
    HD800
    Definitive Technology
    BP2000TL, C/L/R 3000, BPX, BP1X
    Pioneer
    Pro-151FD

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    Quote Originally Posted by Worf101
    Besides my Oppo BluRay...


    Worf

    Damn Worf, I have Oppo envy. You have the SE right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by poppachubby
    What? No pics or info?
    Hey, I just wrote an update in the original thread. I've been with my family, so little time for the forums. I'll try to get some pics and impression by tomorrow.

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    -Transfiguration Temper Supreme
    -Brines Acoustics FB-20
    -Lyra Clavis
    -Rega RB-250 modded
    -Musical Fidelity V8 X-Can
    -Aune Mini USB DAC
    -TTWeight Clamps and Periphery ring
    -K&K Premium SUT
    -Pinnacle Baby Boomer Plus
    -Cambre 3 Shelve rack
    -Tim Rawson Aleph 5 monoblocks
    -Clearaudio Stability headshell
    -Tubes
    -LP
    -Various tweaks and others I cannot remember.

    JRA

    oh yeah, MMG with modded crossovers. One of the speakers Mylar was damaged, but I got good understanding of how they sound. Anyone interested in a MMG for your center-channel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Worf101
    Besides my Oppo BluRay I'd have to say these here!

    My vintage ADS 1290's




    Worf
    Wow, they look great nude!!!!
    Without knowing anything, they look fairly easy to drive. Perhaps looks can be deceiving, but how do they respond?

    Very cool
    JRA

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    Not a lot of new pickups in 2009 but the Cambridge Audio DV89 for a secondary system is a keeper...does everything relatively well and nothing poorly...

    So, I broke into the palace
    With a sponge and a rusty spanner
    She said : "Eh, I know you, and you cannot sing"
    I said : "That's nothing - you should hear me play piano"

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    Thanks PC....

    Quote Originally Posted by poppachubby
    Damn Worf, I have Oppo envy. You have the SE right?
    I appreciate the pic! No, I've just the basic model. IF I could find any SACD's or DVD-A's I want I might have gone that route. But I'm happy with the gear as it is.

    jrhymeammo, as to the 1290's they're easy to drive and have great, tight bass. First mains I can drive in 2 channel mode and not feel the need for a sub-woofer, those dual 8's do the job. Only draw back is that I blew a tweet using Audessey after I first got them. Had to set em up all by ear after that.

    Worf

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    Most of what is now in my signature.

    VAC CLA-1 MkII
    Counterpoint NPS-400
    Clearfield Continental Speakers
    Synergistic ICs
    Synergistic Speaker Cable

    I put $200 into the amp to repair and re tube, $100 to re tube the Pre, and an initial $300 for all the above.

    $600 for close to 15K of awesome gear may be the best of 2009 anywhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyfi
    Most of what is now in my signature.

    VAC CLA-1 MkII
    Counterpoint NPS-400
    Clearfield Continental Speakers
    Synergistic ICs
    Synergistic Speaker Cable

    I put $200 into the amp to repair and re tube, $100 to re tube the Pre, and an initial $300 for all the above.

    $600 for close to 15K of awesome gear may be the best of 2009 anywhere.
    Lol, yeah...I was just thinking that you had a much better 2009 than I did...
    So, I broke into the palace
    With a sponge and a rusty spanner
    She said : "Eh, I know you, and you cannot sing"
    I said : "That's nothing - you should hear me play piano"

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    Wow! Lots of great audio gear.
    Unfortunately, I have nothing to add. I acquired no new audio equipment in 2009. But it was still a great year. I hope this year goes as well as 09. (but some new audio gear sure would be nice)
    WARNING! - The Surgeon General has determined that, time spent listening to music is not deducted from one's lifespan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GMichael
    Wow! Lots of great audio gear.
    Unfortunately, I have nothing to add. I acquired no new audio equipment in 2009. But it was still a great year. I hope this year goes as well as 09. (but some new audio gear sure would be nice)
    Yeah, nothing much for me. I bought a cheap, semi-DIY DAC; this was fun to play with but no improvement over my old DAC.

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    1st new amp/reciever in 32 years- Yamaha RX-797.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Worf101
    My vintage ADS 1290's
    I'll bet they sound pretty darn good! I used to sell Braun/ADS back in the 70s and had tri-amped LV-1020s for a while.

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    Your Best Audio/Video Pick-up of 2009

    2009 was a good AV year.

    1. Two new dedicated 20 amp lines for the amps in the main system: Finally! First electrician told me it couldn't be done in that room.



    2. Gently used 300 disk Pioneer Elite PD-F27 CD changer for the garage system:



    3. Apple iPhone and backup set of Shure E3s. Better sound than Palm Treo and offers nifty SPL meter app!

    4. NOS Amperex 7308 tubes for the ARC preamp and a bunch of used 60s RCA Clear Top 12AU7s for the Manley DAC.

    5. Samsung Blu-Ray player

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    Your Best Audio/Video Pick-up of 2009-hi-fi-001.jpg

    My 2009 additions:

    Conrad-Johnson PV15 preamp
    Parasound A21 amp
    Atoll PR300 preamp
    Atoll AM200 amp

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