What’s your latest high-end audio purchase?


What’s your latest high-end audio purchase?  It can be cables, tweaks, components etc.  Also, please share why you purchased, what it replaced, and any additional tips and insights regarding your purchase.  
 

I hoping for this to be enjoyable and educational, so please be civil of other’s opinions and choices.

kennyc

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Joseph Perspective2 Graphene

Creek Voyage i20

Creek Voyage CD

already had ... Clearaudio Emotion SE turntable with Clearaudio

Maestro v2 Ebony cartridge

I'm done (forever)

 

 

Got a pair of Audio Nirvana 8" neodymium coming in tomorrow. I like to experiment with drivers in different cabinets, and these will start out in a back loaded horn cabinet.  I may try them in a sealed enclosure, but the manufacturer doesn't recommend it. I have had three different models of this driver where one used a ferrite magnet and the other an ALNICO (it also had a whizzer cone). The third one was coaxial, and I  Did  Not  LIke  It.  Differences to be sure. This is what I like to do and won't be stopping anytime soon.

Lumin T2 streamer/DAC. Used. 6 months old. Picking it up next week. Upgrading my Node 2i which I was running through my McIntosh c2500 tube pre using the Mc built in DAC. it was OK but I’m ready for an improvement. I have Bel Canto Stream and DAC on another system (Sugden/Harbeth) which I’m very happy with so I wanted something at least on a par with that.

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REGA  Aethos int. Amp.

Why?  I was drunk at 2:00 AM and POOFF!!.  Woke up the next day and I realized/saw I spent five grand!! 😢

Still have a Coincident Dynamo MKIII tube SET int. amp.

Actually the Aethos is a great sounding piece but, with a few minor/annoying flaws.