A pair of Klipsch Heresey's. They weren't doing me much good in the garage. These were the older Heresey I. I thought they were much better than the newer models. Now I wish I had them for my son. They couldn't be hurt and they were great for rock music. (although they could hurt his eardrums I suppose)
Duane Allman's Marshall 100 amplifier. (I'm not kidding). That amp had the classic late 60's Allman, Hendrix , Clapton sound, but was too powerful for the clubs I was working in at the time. The ability to attenuate was not perfected then, so I bought a smaller Marshall 50 Watt combo. Worse than that, I gave an ex- girlfriend one of Jimi Hendix's hand made leather ponchos, which was given to me by his manager just after he died. Needless to say, we are no longer together, and the poncho is long gone. Must be worth 10 grand by now.Damn!
Sold my Apogee Duetta II speakers for next to nothing because I thought one of my kids would put their hand(s) through the ribbons. Damn I loved those speakers, driven by gobs of Classe current and a great analog front end. The nice thing about the 'net is it open up new avenues to acquire hard to find items, I know if it bugs me enough there's another pair out there with my name on 'em
I regret giving a custom framed, unopened, original copy of Sgt. Peppers as a wedding gift. It wasn't appreciated. I never received a thank you note. The bride allowed her child to open it. The marriage ended quickly and that precious piece of history was thrown in the trash. Color me heartbroken.
While I was away my wife and daughter had a garage sale in preperation to moving...They sold a set of Kenwood Audio Purist LO7M monoblocks, LO7C pre-amp, LO7T tumer, Ariston R11 turntable, Thorens TD 125 table, SME3009III tonearm with three wands with Sure V-15, Ortofon MC and a John Marovkis MIT MC cartridges, all in working order for $150! Oh well........Lovesmusic
I wish i would have stopped messing around with one specific system when i had it sounding "right". It sounded phenomenal on all types of music and had really excellent "PRAT". Being the "boy genius" that i am, i kept monkeying with it trying to "make it better" and i've never been able to get it back to that point ever since. I'm sure that i'm not alone on this one though, but it's still not much of a consolation... Sean >
Two years ago during spring cleaning I threw my Dad's old Sansui 1000X receiver into the dumpster. This was during the early stages of my becoming a devoted audio enthusiast when I was more interested in the latest gear and what my next upgrade would be. I grew up listening to this old workhorse, and my love of music reproduction blossomed because of it. The unit wasn't working perfectly and was in need of repair and refurbishment. Now that I've become a hardcore audiophile when I think back to that tragedy two years ago, I feel like having someone kicking me in the balls over and over. Really hard!
My Spica TC-50 were sold to a good friend, I gave him a Yamaha receiver and an NAD cd player. I suggested he buy a subwoofer to put with it, he bought a REL and immediatly I prefered the sound to my, then, new Thiel 2.2 Haven't seen him in years.