Like many aspects of celebrity life, the public closely monitors their hobbies. The same with the passion for music. We present to your attention a review of the audio systems of famous people who like to enjoy good sound.
Let’s start our review with the audio equipment of the star of The Lord of the Rings trilogy. As we can see from the published photos of Elijah Wood, he is a true audiophile and prefers classic solutions like the Cary Audio tube amplifier. However, it is worth noting an unusual speaker – Klipsch La Scala. They are known for their gain sensitivity.
A legendary personality like Led Zeppelin co-founder Jimmy Page has top-notch audio equipment. And in the presented photo we can see a device from McIntosh, with branded dial indicators and blue backlighting. In addition to this, there is a Luxman C-1000 preamplifier. What else could you expect from a rock legend?
The famous French musician Serge Gainsbourg had a solid and stylish audio setup. In the photo, you can identify the IMF Transcription 300 vinyl player and an equally stylish reel – apparently, AKAI X-3300.
As we can see the popular musician and producer Lenny Kravitz did not stint to install a good audio system: the Wilson Audio speakers surely delight their owner with a luxurious sound. Well, where without electric guitars and classic Fender guitar amplifiers.
One of the most virtuoso guitarists of the twentieth century, Jimi Hendrix, had decent equipment at home. In the photograph, Hendrix is listening to recordings, presumably on a classic Garrard 401 with roller drive.
True connoisseurs of good sound should pay attention to the equipment in this photo. These are the top Barefoot MasterStack studio monitors. We can judge the professional approach of the singer both when creating music and when listening.
Vinyl was the most popular audio medium during Nicholson’s early years. And even now it is a very fashionable phenomenon. And in the photo, you can see a very laconic setup – a vinyl player and full-size headphones.
It is known for certain that one of the most replicated writers of our time, the Japanese Haruki Murakami, is an avid music lover and vinyl collector. In the photo – Murakami with his luxurious music collection, and on the left, you can see an equally interesting, impressively sized speaker system: these are JBL 4530, JBL 2390 horns, and JBL Bullet Tweeter tweeters.
Popular singer Elton John is a great connoisseur of Japanese Hi-Fi: in the photo, we can see the Sony TA-1150 amplifier, Sony ST-5150 tuner, cassette recorder, Sony PS-2310 vinyl player, and AKAI ASE-20 full-size headphones.
British actor Martin Freeman is also a great connoisseur of good sound, but prefers old-school analog devices: in the photo, there is a classic Garrard turntable and a compact Naim Audio Nait 1 integrated amplifier.
McCartney chooses classic analog sound. We can see his impressive collection of vinyl records and his Garrard turntable.
Two Tandberg coil players, the Dual turntable, Marantz tuner, and amplifier – a sound system of the legendary musician Louis Armstrong, which is now a museum piece.
Steve Jobs was also a big music lover. He listened to music on a very advanced stereo system: a Michell Engineering GyroDec MK1 turntable, a Threshold FET One reference preamp, Threshold Stasis 1 monoblocks, and a simple but well-deserved Denon TU-750 digital tuner.