TD19

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    Tony

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  1. A Behringer UCA-222 will do it for you: https://www.storedj.com.au/behringer-u-control-uca222-usb-audio-interface It won't do hi-res but handles 16-bit 44.1 flac fine. And it doesn't need a separate power supply.
  2. Hi @mmv, Re the Audiophilleo ... I'll take it if you are OK shipping to Auckland!? Cheers, Tony
  3. Good buy ... Ray Clark does fine work. Looking forward to the photos.
  4. I spent a lot of time trying to locate the cause of intermittent pops and crackles associated with an Air Tight phono stage, swapping tubes etc, and even taking the phono to our local tube guru to check the circuits. Eventually I found the problem ... POE. I now happily use wireless remote extenders.
  5. They turn up on Ebay every so often. This is one I bought a couple of years ago for around $100: You do however need to check condition carefully.
  6. This is a very versatile, and high quality, piece of gear. I have used mine for close to ten years now. I have a DVD recorder and bluray recorder connected respectively to the digital and optical inputs, and the analog outs connected to two separate preamps. Allows me to have CD, TV, DVD and bluray all going to my sound systems with very simple switching from the remote (I don't use a home theatre setup). GLWTS.
  7. Do you have the box for the pair?
  8. Controversial? Not really. the designer has put a lot of thought into his design. Certainly different to other approaches but effective IMHO. Not cheap though!
  9. https://www.nativedsd.com/
  10. This was the seller's response to my initial request to purchase at the listed price: "I have already been offered at a lower price, but I can accept 3nn (which was $10 above listed price) it but you have to pay your own shipping." I assumed that he had been offered lower than the asking price and thought it was a bit odd to ask for more rather than accept when someone said that they wished to buy at asking price , but as I was keen to obtain the item I did not argue and agreed to the extra $10. I did not think that I was gazumping; if he said he had already sold it but would take a higher price I would have declined.
  11. Yes, I did. There was no issue with the refund ... other than it took over two hours to appear in my account from when he made the transfer! Disproving his assertion that it always happens immediately.
  12. I was in two minds about posting this, being a quiet type ... but decided I would. On Saturday afternoon I saw a listing in Classifieds that I was interested in. I pm'ed the seller, agreed a price (which incidentally was slightly higher than the listed price as he had already had an offer), and agreed to the purchase with payment by direct credit to his bank account. We both have NAB accounts. Around 8:00pm I logged into NAB, made the payment to his account, got confirmation, and pm'ed him that payment had been made. I screen-snapped the confirmation to a Word doc, but couldn't attach to the message so didn't worry ... I would have it if needed for reference. I then signed off for the night, actually I went out. The next morning I discovered three messages from the seller, the first saying that the payment had not yet turned up in his account and it should have been immediate, the second asking for the confirmation number, and the third saying he was going to to sell the item to someone else if I did not confirm payment within an hour. And that's what happened. I did not see his messages the previous night, and so instead of waiting till the following day when it would have been a simple matter to confirm the payment, he went ahead and sold 'my' DAC (since by that time I had paid for it in accordance with our agreement). I see now that I could (and should) have added the confirmation number to my message advising payment made. However I did not realise that not doing so would be a showstopper, after all I said I had paid and he still had the DAC so he was not at any risk. The end result really disappointed me. I have never come across this form of trading behaviour in previous dealings with SNA members nor would I expect to. Needless to say I will avoid this seller's listings in future.
  13. Grimm LS1 ... ' a complete audio system that only needs an analog or digital line source to perform'. http://www.grimmaudio.com/pro-products/loudspeaker/ls1/
  14. Did you find these? I have a pair, black/blue, factory spade-terminated both ends, configured at speaker end for bi-wire. About 8 feet long. Perfect condition. Price A$250 form NZ plus A$15 postage.
  15. Blurryface shows as 44.1khz, 24-bit in Roon and the same on the Brooklyn DAC display in MQA mode.