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Old 02-25-2008   #7
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Hovland, hands down the best looking gear on earth. The nice thing is, their products sound phenomenal as well. Don't have time to post pics, but I own their HP-100 tube preamp and will be adding a Radia power amp soon. Or maybe Stratos. The Sapphire tube amp is killer however, not quite enough juice for my needs. Hovland claims their Radia with the HP-100 is the best of both worlds.

Next to Hovland, I have to say I have a soft spot for Pass gear and B&W's 800 line. Mark Levinson, Krell, and Wilson have been favorites for a while, but you can't beat a pair of CLS's backlit with a pair of Krell or PASS monos by their side fed to a Hovland pre. Heaven on earth.

Thrown in a Grand Prix audio rack (I know Ken, I know) and you may have the greatest system visually (and perhaps aurally) ever...
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Andrew,

If you get the Startus amps, invite me out for a few days to play with them! they are one of the most impressive looking and sounding amps I've ever had the pleasure of hearing!

Now, does this mean you bought the CLS's I linked yo to??
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No, I didn't buy the CLS's. I'm holding out for the time being. Between the film and everything else I don't have time to justify the purchase just yet. When I get back from shooting I'm getting serious about my CLS's obsession.

I'll keep you posted on the Stratos.
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Man, you all listed some great gear, which some I like as well. But pressed for an answer, for speakers, to me for beauty, design and modern look, I love those big Avalons. For electronics, the newly designed, beautiful and futuristic looking Classe gear.

And Andrew, you knew it was coming, turn out the lights, the party is not over, its just beginning. Mcintosh power amps with those beautiful big, blue, VU meters, built like a tank!!
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Amen to the McIntosh gear. Can't keep them off the list.

Electron Luv also falls into that category of looks as good as it sounds.
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Alright Andrew you got me on this one. Who is Electron Luv? What a name for equipment. Sounds like something out of the 60`s.
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