Which peice of hifi gear have you had the longest?

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Which peice of hifi gear have you had the longest?

Postby callen24 » Sun May 12, 2019 3:54 pm

i think my sennheiser 565 ovation headphones were bought in 1999, or 1998
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Re: Which peice of hifi gear nad you had the longest?

Postby Czechchris » Sun May 12, 2019 4:42 pm

The oldest surviving part of my hifi is my cdp at about 11 years. Audio Research cd5, currently out of action because of broken spindle centre. Sourced a replacement from the USA and waiting for arrival. (Audio Research and the importers Absolute Sounds have been useless!)
ARC cd5>Fractal f1 rca>Primaluna Dialogue Premium Pre>Townshend Fractal f1 rca>PrimaLuna Dialogue Premium Poweramps (mono)>Isolda>Tannoy Stirling SE + supertweets.  Raspberry pi with JRiver and usb hdd>Coax spdif>Wyred4Sound Dac2v2>Townshend F1 fractal>PL Dialogue Pre etc. .

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Re: Which peice of hifi gear nad you had the longest?

Postby hifinutt » Sun May 12, 2019 5:00 pm

last time absolute sounds had my amp , it was 2 months and then it got lost on the way back !!

although i love arc stuff . i always have that in the back of my mind
1]bc pre 3 vbs
msb s200 power amp
/vbs1 FM1 tuner
onkyo sacd , tannoy eaton legacy 2] schiit freya , firebottle hybrid monos , bc 3.5vbs, marantz sa8005 , reference fidelity impulse ta`us horns3] rotel , harbeth p3esr

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Re: Which peice of hifi gear nad you had the longest?

Postby Attonine » Sun May 12, 2019 5:25 pm

Marantz amp and Monitor Audio speakers I bought when working in Saudi around 2007/8. When i left that job I shipped everything back and gave it to my dad. It’s still in my parents living room.

I did have some Tannoy M15 speakers and some Technics separates from around 1986 which I sold about 3 years ago, along with some of my dads old hifi, NAD power envelope, Denon tape deck etc, same vintage.

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Re: Which peice of hifi gear have you had the longest?

Postby RichardLowe » Sun May 12, 2019 7:22 pm

I had my Cyrus MonoX and DAC-XP+ for 3 or 4 years I think. But the Vienna Acoustics Beethoven Baby Grand speakers were 4 or 5 years. I've only been back in the home hifi "game" for the last 8 years so I'm not the best example for owning kit a long time!
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Re: Which peice of hifi gear have you had the longest?

Postby argustimewas » Sun May 12, 2019 8:20 pm

I have a Creek CAS4040 integrated amp bought new in 1984 still going strong in my home office.

Oldest Cyrus kit in my main system is a Phono X & PSX-R bought new in 2005 and still sounds great.
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Re: Which peice of hifi gear have you had the longest?

Postby Joe » Sun May 12, 2019 9:30 pm

Anthony Gallo Reference AV speakers. 10 years.
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Re: Which peice of hifi gear have you had the longest?

Postby erri » Mon May 13, 2019 5:25 am

The speakers I use everyday..I was 18...I am 48...Dynaudio MSP 80.

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Re: Which peice of hifi gear have you had the longest?

Postby hifinutt » Mon May 13, 2019 8:39 am

ah dynaudio make some fabulous speakers , never forgotten my 52se !!!
1]bc pre 3 vbs
msb s200 power amp
/vbs1 FM1 tuner
onkyo sacd , tannoy eaton legacy 2] schiit freya , firebottle hybrid monos , bc 3.5vbs, marantz sa8005 , reference fidelity impulse ta`us horns3] rotel , harbeth p3esr

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Re: Which peice of hifi gear have you had the longest?

Postby 2Cyruson » Mon May 13, 2019 7:52 pm

I still have my cyrus 3 with a dad 7, both with psxr in good shape. I bought it in the early 90's, also a pair of epos es12.
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Re: Which peice of hifi gear have you had the longest?

Postby maro73 » Tue May 14, 2019 10:51 am

Hello
Bel canto Pre 3 : 8 years
B&W Nautilius 804 : 13 years
Marantz CD 63 ki : bought in 1999 : 20 years

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Re: Which peice of hifi gear have you had the longest?

Postby Neil Ridiculous » Tue May 14, 2019 10:48 pm

Arcam Alpha 7 SE CD player. I don't use it anymore, but I still have it. Had it since around the late 90s I think.

Got a broken Cyrus 3i in a box stored away, but not worth sending away to be fixed. Pass down from family.

I have some Eltax Liberty 3+ speakers still stored away somewhere too. My first speakers in the late 90s.

I also have a defective Arcam AVR 350 stored away too. It sounded great even used as a stereo amp, but it makes a massive pop/bang at infrequent times which is really annoying.

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Re: Which peice of hifi gear have you had the longest?

Postby hifinutt » Wed May 15, 2019 7:27 pm

maro73 wrote:Hello
Bel canto Pre 3 : 8 years
B&W Nautilius 804 : 13 years
Marantz CD 63 ki : bought in 1999 : 20 years

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ah fab speakers the 804 , they still sell s/h the same price as years ago . glad you still got the pre 3
1]bc pre 3 vbs
msb s200 power amp
/vbs1 FM1 tuner
onkyo sacd , tannoy eaton legacy 2] schiit freya , firebottle hybrid monos , bc 3.5vbs, marantz sa8005 , reference fidelity impulse ta`us horns3] rotel , harbeth p3esr

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Re: Which peice of hifi gear have you had the longest?

Postby angelface » Thu May 16, 2019 11:09 am

Cyrus AVM 8 : 11 years
Cyrus Mono X : 8 years
CDXTSE2/PSX-R(Nordost Silver Line)BC DAC3.7/VBL(Atlas Navigator)MF Baby Mk2(Atlas Navigator)2xMonoX(Coherent 4D)WB Arc
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Re: Which peice of hifi gear have you had the longest?

Postby mickbald » Thu May 16, 2019 6:21 pm

I've got a pair of Heybrooke HB2s in the conservatory. Had them since early 80's.