What do you no longer have that you would enjoy a night to listen to again?
Not that anyone does not like their current setup, but most of us have used our best knowledge and experience to own some very good items. As with many of those items, they were eventually replaced. What ones would be fun for you to have one more night of listening with? My first thoughts that I would, likely, enjoy again are: CJ ART peramp Wireworld Gold Eclipse III Magnepan MG-20 Martin Logan Sequel II Original Classe CD player with the Ultra Analog chip Wireworld Eclipse III speaker cables Nordost SPM interconnects and cables Several tuners, Magnum 108, Sansui 919, Etude...etc. I know there are more, but to keep it short...
Because having worked in audio and music at one time, before going on to modern furniture, I have had some good items...and sometimes made changes that were questionable in any sonic improvement.
Much like a Lotus I owned that was replaced with better and more reliable cars...but boy do I remember the cornering of that Lotus....close to the formula cars I drove in.
If you choose, it would be interesting to know what you no longer have that you would enjoy another evening to listen with.
I had a 1972 240Z, cammed, with a 6 into 2 header and Weber side drafts that when tuned had the best balance of intake and exhaust notes I ever.... oh wait you mean stereo gear?
None of my own gear. Not really. There was one budget system though, put together for a friend, $1200 total, that was set up on a side wall of my listening room to burn in, and that thing sounded so good it was all I listened to for a solid two weeks. Honestly couldn't even tell you what it was, it was too long ago and after all not really mine. But everything that was mine, if it was good enough to want to be listening to it today well guess what? I would be listening to it today! Har!
The 240Z had major impact on the world of sports cars and what to expect for your money. My interest in cars has been with me for many years and is nearly equal to my interest in audio and Bordeaux, but none can challenge my interest in my children, family and friends. One of the sad things that growing old has brought me is the death of my closest friends, and they were a large part of my audio/music journey.
A Radford STA-100 with Marconi-Osram GEC KT88s back in the 80s. It had 3D sound with the most amazing tone. Unfortunately, it developed a hum from bad caps and I couldn’t afford to replace them so I traded it for something else.
oldhvymec, nothing wrong with liking the Karmann Ghia. Not to be a snob, but from Ferrari to Lotus to Porsche to race cars I have lived a good "car life"...but with that said, my original VW Rabbit was quite a break-through car and it must have been pretty good as I owned it longer than all but a 944S2.
LOL Liking one and owning one is a different story, ALL the old VW type I - IV were all good. The issue was alway proper maintenance.
Same with Buffy the Belly dancer. Always a maintenance, issue.
I actually did a short stent in a Study/Rambler independent dealer. part of the old apprenticeship for a Masters, through Mitchell. That dealership, was one of the few that did VW, Saab repairs.. Crack me up. They use to call it Foreign or Domestic, car repair.. I don’t think there was a dealer for VW. Maybe SF, Berkley. Long time ago..
Give me a brand new Roller (Rolls) I’ll be fine, chauffeur to if you don’t mind... :-)