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Watchdude49

Any Hifi Enthusiasts Around?

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Just wondering whether there is any shared interest in hifi? This is my second hobby apart from watches. I like British (relatively understated) brands as I own a Sonneteer amp and Exposure dac. Since I have now completed my hifi system, I have turned my attention back to watches;)

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One day I must post photos of the various insane systems I had before I switched over to collecting watches :wacko:

Thankfully, I`m all better now - I only have one in the lounge, one in my bedroom & another in the kitchen :sweatdrop: :P

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B&K pro 20+, B&K AV5000, and Paradigm speakers all around... And that is nothing compared to my old car audio competition truck

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Would be interested to see some pictures, sounds wild. Three current systems is still a good count. Apart from my main system, I have a second one in the bedroom. I have now moved from cd replay to streaming and very happily so. I am now finally (after switching various components) happy with both systems and not tempted to upgrade further.

System 1: vortexbox - sonneteer orton - exposure dac - totem rainmaker

System 2: Sonos connect - Rega dac - marantz pearl lite - totem sttaf

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Love my hi-fi.............

Rega P3 Turntable with acrylic platter & ortofon MC25 FL cartridge............. Cyrus Mono X Power amps & Pre X pre-amp........... Nakamichi DR tape deck........... Dynaudio Contour 3.0......... Marantz Ki-Sig 63 cd player........... used to have an Opus Resoultion 21 but sold it...........

Eventually want to get a nice Pionner reel to reel........

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Unfortunately I live in a flat in London

Hi-Fi's don't go down well with the neighbours! In fact my 1500 or so collection of CDs are in the loft!

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Hi watchdude, have you heard the sound from a Nakamichi tape deck? Shockingly good from old pre-records............ it's made me go all analogue...........

@ JOT.......... John, you can always get some nice headphones :)

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Hi harry, not heard of the Nakamichi but maybe I should try one day. I have been into headphones before moving to a house, I must have had around ten different low to mid fi headphones at the peak (my favourite was akg k701) but have now sold them all.

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not heard of the Nakamichi ...low to mid fi headphones ...

Nakamichi makes really good stuff. Their tape decks are prettying the reference standard, true hifi

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Very nice Docta..........

Well watchdude i can strongly recommend Nakamichi tape decks, mine is a DR2, the sound quality is excellent, i did not know cassette tapes could sound that good, mind you back in the day these were mega bucks.......£500 - £1000 20 years ago, today you can get a nice one for £50 :yes:

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Have a few Queen etc as well as blank type iv metal tapes, surprising though what you can pick up at a car boot sale...... Frankie goes to hollywood sounds superb!! A head cleaner and a de-magnetizer is a must if you want the best performance.........

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Well its still wheels going round, like turntables and tape decks and reel to reel machines............but like watches you don't have to spend much money to get something really decent!! :)

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Hi watchdude, have you heard the sound from a Nakamichi tape deck? Shockingly good from old pre-records............ it's made me go all analogue...........

@ JOT.......... John, you can always get some nice headphones :)

Yes thought of that but they are a bit anti-social :lol: not sure the 710 would like me with cans on all night .... or maybe she would! :D

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Nakamichi, fantastic sound...............mines in the car, the older Lexus top of the range models had the complete system designed and made by Nakamichi and I must say the sound is amazingly clear and precise (and it doesn't have to go to ear popping levels to impress either).

Unfortunately I have no cassette tapes to run through it anymore, just relies upon the CD deck.

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Nakamichi, fantastic sound...............mines in the car, the older Lexus top of the range models had the complete system designed and made by Nakamichi and I must say the sound is amazingly clear and precise (and it doesn't have to go to ear popping levels to impress either).

Unfortunately I have no cassette tapes to run through it anymore, just relies upon the CD deck.

Lexus....excellent Hifi, but I bought alpine made the head units , I know the Mark levinson cars had alpine units re badged.

Same With the new Jags and their "B&W " Hifi............let's just call it "marketing" !!!

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Nakamichi, fantastic sound...............mines in the car, the older Lexus top of the range models had the complete system designed and made by Nakamichi and I must say the sound is amazingly clear and precise (and it doesn't have to go to ear popping levels to impress either).

Unfortunately I have no cassette tapes to run through it anymore, just relies upon the CD deck.

Lexus....excellent Hifi, but I bought alpine made the head units , I know the Mark levinson cars had alpine units re badged.

Same With the new Jags and their "B&W " Hifi............let's just call it "marketing" !!!

May well be Alpine on the newer models but when I took my unit out it says Nakamichi on the back.......

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Nakamichi, fantastic sound...............mines in the car, the older Lexus top of the range models had the complete system designed and made by Nakamichi and I must say the sound is amazingly clear and precise (and it doesn't have to go to ear popping levels to impress either).

Unfortunately I have no cassette tapes to run through it anymore, just relies upon the CD deck.

Lexus....excellent Hifi, but I bought alpine made the head units , I know the Mark levinson cars had alpine units re badged.

Same With the new Jags and their "B&W " Hifi............let's just call it "marketing" !!!

May well be Alpine on the newer models but when I took my unit out it says Nakamichi on the back.......

stopped using Nakamichi years ago. it had a terrible build quality issue and became a cheap US brand sold in "circuit city "

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I've been through loads of kit over the years, it can get a bit obsessive :)

At the moment I'm running my Goldring deck with the 1012GX cartridge into my Mistral Valve amp via a Pro-Ject Phono Box 2.

I still use my Arcam 7 SE CD player as the sound is still excellent when I have the urge to spin a disc!

Recently swapped my B+W 303 speakers for some AE Compact 1's, much smaller but a very crisp sound.

Recently though I've been using a Bluetooth module plugged into the amp that works really well, not made the leap into full streaming yet but it is on the horizon.

And I've now got an urge to root around the attic for my old Technics tape deck..and come to think of it there are a couple of NAD record decks up there as well, and a Sony receiver..bugger now going to have to check :)

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