have others had this experience - I'm think I'm finished with upgrades?

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have others had this experience - I'm think I'm finished with upgrades?

Postby callen24 » Tue Nov 22, 2016 2:46 pm

I could I'm not saying never again but I think my journey is over

When david H visited me last time it became obvious that getting an improvement in my system, that wasn't just marginal, would involve money that I just don't have. And I'm unlikely to have.
Things can always be improved, but I think it would take alot of money.
The weakest link is the turntable. And getting into headphones always remains a temptation.

if the next upgrade to the stream x gave a substantial jump I might consider it.

So for now I think I'm done, unless someone can come up with a suggestion that costs less than £400
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Re: have others had this experience - I'm think I'm finished with upgrades?

Postby mickbald » Tue Nov 22, 2016 3:21 pm

I think I'm done too for the same reasons. I may  be tempted to get a much better cartridge once the Brexit/Trump dust settles.
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Re: have others had this experience - I'm think I'm finished with upgrades?

Postby clive197 » Tue Nov 22, 2016 3:48 pm

I'm done 8) 8) 8) ...Yeah Right!! ;) ;) ;)
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Re: have others had this experience - I'm think I'm finished with upgrades?

Postby callen24 » Tue Nov 22, 2016 3:51 pm

[quote="clive197"]
I'm done 8) 8) 8) ...Yeah Right!! ;) ;) ;)
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lol
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Re: have others had this experience - I'm think I'm finished with upgrades?

Postby mickbald » Tue Nov 22, 2016 4:27 pm

[quote="clive197"]
I'm done 8) 8) 8) ...Yeah Right!! ;) ;) ;)
[/quote]

Oh, alright, maybe a Sig + when it's released  ;)
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Postby crimsondonkey » Tue Nov 22, 2016 4:45 pm

Yep I've had that feeling many times, how long standing members will know only too well my pattern of annual New Year complete system changes  :-[

However all I really hanker after at the moment is records I don't have.  The more systems I hear over the years the less intrigued I am over the differences.  Maybe I've found a set up whose particular colouration I really like?!
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Re: have others had this experience - I'm think I'm finished with upgrades?

Postby AV8 » Tue Nov 22, 2016 5:25 pm

Been all the way up the Cyrus tree, about 2 years ago decided enough was enough & lots of money equalled diminishing hearing returns.

I now have a much simpler Cyrus system & listen to music nowadays.

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Re: have others had this experience - I'm think I'm finished with upgrades?

Postby argustimewas » Tue Nov 22, 2016 5:26 pm

My only unscratched itch is to replace my Phono X / PSX-R with a Phono Signature / PSX-R2, but I think that's something which can wait a while.

Otherwise, I've just upgraded my speakers and I'm satisfied with the rest of the electronics. Even when my cartridge needs replacing, I don't think I'll be replacing my present one with anything more expensive.

I'm in my late 50s and I think my ears are not up to appreciating anything more esoteric.

all I really hanker after at the moment is records I don't have


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Re: have others had this experience - I'm think I'm finished with upgrades?

Postby callen24 » Tue Nov 22, 2016 5:33 pm

[quote="crimsondonkey"]
Yep I've had that feeling many times, how long standing members will know only too well my pattern of annual New Year complete system changes  :-[

However all I really hanker after at the moment is records I don't have
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And are some of those records as rare as hens teeth?
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Re: have others had this experience - I'm think I'm finished with upgrades?

Postby Rune » Tue Nov 22, 2016 5:53 pm

I should hopefully get my WestLake FDAC and VFET amps in 2017.

That could be end of me upgrading amplifiers and DAC.

But then I will probably over time develop an itch for a speaker upgrade :o
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Re: have others had this experience - I'm think I'm finished with upgrades?

Postby Joe » Tue Nov 22, 2016 5:58 pm

Nope.
System sounding great but I already have a list of upgrades in my head.
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Re: have others had this experience - I'm think I'm finished with upgrades?

Postby SAP7 » Tue Nov 22, 2016 6:09 pm

I'd go DAVE. And some 24s

But cost and space, respectively, prohibit. Thankfully.
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Re: have others had this experience - I'm think I'm finished with upgrades?

Postby hifinutt » Tue Nov 22, 2016 6:25 pm

when i am pushing up daisies  ;) ;) I`ll be done upgrading!!
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Re: have others had this experience - I'm think I'm finished with upgrades?

Postby Leech » Tue Nov 22, 2016 7:31 pm

I would like to think I've finished with my hifi journey. I'm very happy with the system I've got but would love to add at sometime a Masterclass CD player. It would have to be a second hand one, they are £4.5k new!
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Re: have others had this experience - I'm think I'm finished with upgrades?

Postby MiniCoupeman » Tue Nov 22, 2016 7:36 pm

No. No. No.  first you need a Ncore amp then some decent speaker cable - when you have done that, re post and advice on continuing your journey will be  ........
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