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Old 17-04-2022, 07:59 PM
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Default Cool Hi-Fi or TV Gear
I think I'll start a rather fun new thread...

Anyone here want to share about cool flat-panel TVs (OLEDs, etc.) and or Blu-ray Disc players......how about audio (hi-fi) gear?

I've been a hi-fi enthusiast since I was 19 (I'm 57 now), and this past early December 2021 finally made the big splash and got what I have affectionately christened my "bucket system".

In a CD/SACD player, I have Marantz's flagship: the SA-10 Reference. I even managed to score an SA-10 in champagne finish (so beautiful looking!). It sounds so unbelievably clear, dynamic, transparent.....I am now an SACD enthusiast! Yes, that's like a vinyl (as in LP record album) enthusiast, but I purely do digital. I have quite the SACD collection as well -- also some really good sounding CDs.

The rest of my system:

Focal Utopia headphones -- since my Marantz has a headphone output with dedicated volume control, I haven't had the need to get amps and speakers yet. I will do amps and speakers someday.

Shunyata Research Venom PS8 AC Power Conditioner: a good hi-fi system needs clean electrical current in order for the music to sound as real as it can get....

Cardas Audio Clear headphone cable - 4.5m.

I have had 3 flat panel TVs in my time, and the 3rd one needed to be a charm..

Sony Master Series OLED 48" A9S - my first ever OLED, and loving every bit of it!

Panasonic DP-UB9000p1k MKII 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc Player - this has been out for more than 4 years now, and there is still no equal to it......

AudioQuest Carbon48 HDMI Cable

Altogether I do have Dolby Vision HDR capability. Speaking of Dolby, I would someday like to be able to do Dolby Atmos and DTS:X sound, and could probably do it someday by starting small - something like Marantz's slim-line NR1711 AV receiver and GoldenEar BRX's in the front and GoldenEar AONs in the rears.

Please share your other toys -- uh, besides balloons!
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