This has been the busiest week in a year, with lots of gear leaving:
The Heco P2001 speakers. These were caught the eye of someone who came to hear the Audax speakers, loved them, and then realized they were too big. They were perfect. They really are as clear and neutral as ADS/Braun.
The Soundstage hybrid tube integrated. In the end it sounds pleasant, but to me it's really a tube buffer with a volume control, not a serious piece of tube equipment. I should stick to the seventies.
The Pioneer SX-838, a magnificent beast: rock solid high quality construction, very classic cool look, beautiful sound.
The Kenwood KA-701 integrated amplifier. Another magnificent beast, with a look that reflects it's sound: a little cooler and more 'detailed' than some seventies icons, but never fatiguing.
The EPI 100V speakers. Enough said. I feel great every time someone leaves with a speaker this good.
Marantz 2220B with dinged corner. Cliches are cliches for a reason. This is a fantastic, easily accessible example from the most iconic receiver line ever made. If you've never heard a Marantz, this is a brilliant way to see what the fuss is about.
Arriving today, a Thorens TD-165 with Nagaoka MP-11 cartridge, expertly set up by a good friend of this blog. He is an audio pro with years of experience setting up many fantastic but finicky tables. The suspension on this baby has been perfectly adjusted, and it sounds fantastic.