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#21764 - 10/10/03 11:42 PM The Italian Job
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In this movie, there is a reference to the NAD T770.

After the big heist, the character Lyle/Napster is telling what he will buy with his share. He says that he will buy "a NAD T770 Digital Decoder with 70 watt amps and Burr-Brown DACs-speakers so loud they will blow the clothes off women".

Then the character Left Ear says "35 million dollars and you can't get more creative than that".

Now, I've never even heard a NAD and from what I hear they are great products but with millions in hand, I'd have to agree with Left Ear.

What audio equipment would you get with your share of the 35 million?
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#21765 - 10/11/03 12:07 AM Re: The Italian Job
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well it wouldnt be the NAD thats for sure! lol.

And then at the end, yep they got the NAD and from what i could see only one huge electrostat whats up with that!. aint no panel speaker gonna blow nuthin off. you need some M80's dude!
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#21766 - 10/11/03 02:24 AM Re: The Italian Job
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First, I'd get a house to put it all in. Then, I'd get vintage McIntosh amps all around (they're pretty!), probably a Lexicon processor, and Magnepan MG20s for all 7 positions. Sub-wise, I've never really looked a the godawful expensive stuff. Add a nice large projector... (Merry Christmas, Sushi :-)
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#21767 - 10/11/03 02:42 AM Re: The Italian Job
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I honestly don't know what I'd get. I've never looked at/listened to the crazy expensive stuff. I'd definately build a dedicated HT though, and I too would get a projector.
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#21768 - 10/11/03 03:09 AM Re: The Italian Job
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Registered: 03/16/02
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Loc: CA, USA
Just watched the Italian Job tonight. Great sound!!

Dream systems? Home Theater - Top of the line BAT amps and processor, projector HDTV. Don't know enough to say what's best. Speakers, now there's the rub! Here's a pair of candidates:

WHERE'S THE CAT?!?!?

I suppose you need a stereo system for music - a pair of Antique Sound Labs Hurricanes and another pair of the horns, maybe smaller duos, should work OK.



Edited by 2x6spds (10/11/03 03:21 AM)
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#21769 - 10/11/03 12:11 PM Re: The Italian Job
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Wow! those things look like giant PA speakers.

kcarlile's suggestion gets my vote. Mmmmm......Maggies and McIntosh what a delightful combo.
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#21770 - 10/11/03 12:39 PM Re: The Italian Job
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well if ya really wanna know... a pair of these:



powered by a couple of these:

but i dunno which cdp/TT/Tuner and pre i would want. Nothing mega dollar because thats no fun. but defintely needs to be decent.

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#21771 - 10/11/03 02:35 PM Re: The Italian Job
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Actually, what I really want is some vintage Marantz stuff (brushed aluminum, with blue gauges, mmm...), but I figured it wasn't expensive enough. I had a 2252B that was gorgeous, but didn't really work at all, and I let my parents get rid of it while I was in college. I still regret this, as my wife and Peter will attest to. They're also sick of hearing about it.

Anyone know of a good repair shop in the Bay Area? I'm looking to get my Marantz 2220B fixed, too. It's not as pretty as the 2252B, but at least I've got that one...
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#21772 - 10/11/03 04:28 PM Re: The Italian Job
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Registered: 08/23/02
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Loc: TO
Didn't the guy in the Italian job have a pair of Martin Logans hooked up to the "Nad" (not N-A-D?).

If I had a couple mil to spend on audio stuff, I'm sure a good chunk of that will be spent on a Boulder TT and their phono preamp ...

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#21773 - 10/11/03 04:50 PM Re: The Italian Job
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Registered: 06/24/03
Posts: 89
Loc: Toronto, ON
I'd get a pair of B&W Nautilus speakers.. with some Blue Circle BC8 - Mono Block Power Amplifiers.

Or maybe even a pair of German Physiks Tiebreaks.


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