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Best bang for your buck audiophile products

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I would like this tread to be true "Best band for your buck audiophile products"

 

I say Magnepan MMG speakers

post #2 of 65

Bottlehead

post #3 of 65
Thread Starter 

I also thing the Logitech Squeezebox deserves to be in this category. 

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It may not be a great value in the TOTL category (only as a transport), but the SA8004 is a fantastic value for someone trying to build a system. 

 

It's a DAC (USB, Optical, and Coax ins), CD player, amp (the headphone section isn't too shabby). It really lets you upgrade as you like and end up with a great transport at the end of the line. 

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Beyerdynamic dt 48 best headphone under £1000/$1000 and under £500 because the t1 is under 1k and also comparable to t1 and hd 800, he 6.

 

At what it does and what it is designed for a true blue mid centric headphone.


Edited by holylucifer - 12/11/11 at 7:27am
post #6 of 65

Best value has got to be vinyl!

 

Vintage audio turntables, such as the Thorens TD-124 w. SME 3009 arm, or an Empire 208/SME, or a Rek-O-Cut, or a Garrard 301/Loricraft, etc.  For a grand or less, these things play MUSIC.  Lots of LP's available for $1/ea. at yardsales/church sales, many with fantastic production values (not overcompressed pap).  In the past year, I've bought over 300 vinyl recordings, for a total outlay of less than $150, Gotta be the absolute best value today in music!

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Little Dot MKVI+. Incredible sounding balanced amp for relatively little  money.

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Best value has got to be vinyl!

 

Vintage audio turntables, such as the Thorens TD-124 w. SME 3009 arm, or an Empire 208/SME, or a Rek-O-Cut, or a Garrard 301/Loricraft, etc.  For a grand or less, these things play MUSIC.  Lots of LP's available for $1/ea. at yardsales/church sales, many with fantastic production values (not overcompressed pap).  In the past year, I've bought over 300 vinyl recordings, for a total outlay of less than $150, Gotta be the absolute best value today in music!



Can't remember the last time I saw a 301 for under $1000? the Technics Sl1210 is for me one of the best audio bargains available and the Denon DL103 on the right arm.

post #9 of 65

I believe that the lowest priced path to high end comes through HifiMan HE-500.

post #10 of 65

Odyssey

post #11 of 65

Interesting and cute amps from Odyssey rolleyes.gif. I wonder how their cheaper stereo amps would pair with some HE-6? 

But not sure about best bang for buck as you  can get a Yamaha 7.1 receiver (90W per channel) with DAC and Dolby decoder for half that money.tongue.gif

post #12 of 65

Ooooo...how is their tube preamp? Price seems right in the sweet spot...
 

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Odyssey



 

 

post #13 of 65

Magnepans are very nice (I have a pair of MMGs). For a bit more money try the Carolina Audio loudspeakers. Single driver transmission line speakers that are much easier for an amplifier to drive and are easier to place in a room. I use a pair of JSMs as nearfield monitors with my computer system. The Jordan driver is shielded to protect your hard drive. Imaging and detail comparable to speakers costing a lot more. Ronnie has a variety of models to suit most applications.   www.carolinaaudio.com

post #14 of 65

If you want a true taste of the highest of high end, yet don't want to completely break the bank...

 

Magneplanar 3.7's.

post #15 of 65

i would say the cambridge audio 840 range!

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