I'm still gladly using Tannoy Dual-Concentric loudspeakers, since the rest of the system is at its best, the speakers are, too.
Loved my Teac reel to reel (X7-R). If it would’ve been a car, it would’ve had 500,000 miles on the odometer before it gave up the ghost. Loved everything about having a reel to reel during the ‘80s, …going thru the motions of threading a reel up, making recordings, playback at altered speed with the X7-R’s pitch control, etc, etc, etc.. To steal a line from “Lebowski”, it really fit right there in it’s time and place. Would I give up digital streaming to go back to that? Naaah. Probably not.
Dan, couldn’t agree with you anymore. I feel the same way about my decision to purchase Tannoy Canterbury GR’s and pairing them with Accuphase E-650, the synergy between them is off the charts!
I hear you on R2R. I missed out on the opportunity to own R2R back in the days. I truly applaud Chad Kassem (Analog Productions) for his efforts to revive the R2R era. As of today, there are 40 titles available (doubled from last year).
i remember the audio alchemy stuff in its day, peter madnick’s brainchild
dti jitter reducer, powered digital cables, outboard linear power supplies, remote control linestages with microprocessor memory, nice budget dacs - very cool stuff, ahead of its time in many ways, good performance on a budget, precursors to much of what we have today, still dealing with the same issues