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  1. Hi all, our Sunday club meeting was lots of fun. Not only did we have great gear in, but also lots of great music. And of course, as usual we had lots of fun. I opened the meeting as usual and then handed over to Andrew Baldwin. Andrew gave an exacting and comprehensive description of the Devialet 440 monoblocks and their many features. Unfortunately, our room interfered too much and we didn’t feel it was worthwhile to demonstrate the effects of SAMs. But in a proper sized room with normal room damping, the SAMs difference is quite obvious – Andrew uses it at home all the time to good effect. Alex gave an excellent description of the Sonus Faber Olympica III speakers and further detail about the Devialets. Both Andrew and Alex also played some tracks to demonstrate the gear. The Devialet / Sonus Faber combination proved to be an excellent simpatico match. btw - the platforms that the two Devialets and Oppo sat on (see photos) are Ikea Aptitlig chopping boards - they do make a difference! Just Google it for more information... Here are a few comments from the Feedback forms… “First time visitor. Made to feel very welcome. Clear sound with great control.” “Enjoyable as always. Strong bass but boomy particularly at high volumes especially with Rock/Pop. Classical more crisp...” “Excellent system.” “One of the better meetings. Good synergy in system. Power amps very capable. The room muddy the bass in some seats.“ “Great meeting, best this year. Great speakers.” “Very enjoyable meeting. The gear was masked by room acoustics.” “Very compact and delicate "all in one" amp.” “Very enjoyable as always. Top sounding system at a price though. Great variety of music, some exceptional recordings. Great amplification system, excellent. Power amps were embarrassingly good - I wish I could afford a pair! Speakers provided a great refined sound and looks, there's a lot of competition at this price though. Killer looks!” “I arrived late, still enjoyed it!” “A special system that I'd love in my shed. Loved it.” “Great sound” “Great pairing of gear. System sounded very good. Thanks to Lifestyle, Alex and Andrew.” “The system worked well even when it played difficult music.” “Speakers were impressive despite room effect.” “A wonderfully musical meeting.” “Lovely system. Thanks to Andrew B and Alex W for a great system.” “Sonus Faber speakers were very impressive.” Thanks again to Alex Wilson and the Lifestyle Store for giving us the opportunity to put together a great system. Photos to follow...
  2. For our August club meeting we’re very pleased to be able to present Devialet and Sonus Faber. Our Devialet for the day is being kindly provided by club member Andrew Baldwin. The Sonus Faber speakers are being kindly provided by the Lifestyle Store in North Parramatta. (Refer to https://www.lifestylestore.com.au/.) Alex Wilson from the Lifestyle Store will present the equipment. The Devialet has many technological advances. One of many is SAM (Speaker Amplifier Matching). This Devialet functionality tailors the signal to better match the speakers it is driving. Alex and Andrew will explain and demonstrate the SAM function of the Devialet. Note that Devialet products are also available through the Lifestyle Store. My brief search through the club records suggests we’ve never before presented Sonus Faber speakers. And I’m certain we’ve never had Devialet presented. So this holds great promise to be a very interesting and enjoyable club meeting. The featured system on the day will be as follows: Sonus Faber Olympica III Floor Standing Speakers: Taken from the Lifestyle website… “Sonus faber was established in 1983 and produces premium handcrafted and beautifully designed loudspeakers. Based in the historic city of Vicenza, Italy, Sonus faber's designs incorporate finely polished wood, leather and metal to create exquisite works of audio art. All Sonus faber loudspeakers blend science and craftsmanship to deliver emotion and music. The Sonus faber name lies behind a tale of a passion for music so deep, that it goes beyond passive listening, giving life to something new. Experience the very finest the world has to offer in loudspeaker design.” Refer to https://www.lifestylestore.com.au/sonus-faber-olympica-iii-floor-standing-speakers-pair.html, http://www.sonusfaber.com/en-us/products/olympica-iii and http://www.avhub.com.au/product-reviews/hi-fi/sonus-faber-olympica-iii-loudspeakers-review-and-test-413562 Devialet Expert 440 Pro Integrated Amplifiers: The 440 Pro is effectively two 220 Pro amplifiers working in tandem. Impressive stats... Dual-Mono: 2 x 440 Watts @ 6Ω. 0.0005%THD+ noise (harmonic distortion) at full power, 0.00025%THD at 10W/6Ω, 0.001Ω Output impedance, 133 dB Signal-to-noise ratio. Taken from the Lifestyle Store website… “Well above and beyond an ordinary amplifier, Devialet reinvents and combines for the first time all of the key components of expert playback (pre-amplifier, amplifier, DAC, streamer, phono stage) in a single and extremely thin slab.” Refer to https://www.lifestylestore.com.au/devialet-expert-440-pro-integrated-amplifier.html and https://www.devialet.com/en-eu/expert-440-pro-amplifier-82.html and http://www.6moons.com/audioreviews2/devialet/1.html Oppo BDP-105D Universal player. Will be used as a transport only. Refer to http://www.theabsolutesound.com/articles/oppo-bdp-105-universal-blu-ray-player-and-dac/ and https://www.oppodigital.com/blu-ray-bdp-105/ Shunyata Research powerboard and Anti-Cables power cables, Yarbo speaker cables, other cabling is mostly Furutech. The second half of the music sessions will be our popular BYO. Members and guests are welcome to offer music to share with us all. So bring along your favourite music on CD/SACD or USB flash drives (sorry, no vinyl). All we ask is that the music and recordings be interesting. We'll ask you to tell us a little about the artist/recording before it is played. Tracks over 6 minutes will be faded out, to give everyone a fair go. Whether you are a novice or a seasoned veteran, you will have the opportunity to listen, learn and share your experiences with others. Feel free to come and hear the capabilities of the system, or to just share the experience with like-minded music lovers in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Guests are welcome – we are a very friendly club so you don't need to know anyone to join us for an afternoon of fine music and sound. Venue: Epping Creative Centre, Dence Park Address: 26 Stanley Road, Epping When: Sunday 13th August 2017 Doors open at 1pm Meeting starts at 2pm Best regards, Tom Waters President Sydney Audio Club W: www.sydneyaudioclub.org.au FB: https://www.facebook.com/sydneyaudioclub E: [email protected]
  3. Thanks Willco... but you didn't have to do that! I was going to fix it up after I got home from work tonight. Albeit a bit late I admit... thanks.
  4. Thanks Willco. Yes, you'd think that rotating, saving with a different name, and then posting that image would fix the issue. But alas. I'll take a look at my camera tonight to see if I can find the Nikon equivalent of that Canon setting you've shown above. That will hopefully fix it for future posts. Nevertheless, I'll have another go at fixing these already posted images tonight when I have the time. Cheers
  5. My apologies if the photos don't appear right side up... I turned them right side up prior to posting them, but sometimes these things don't seem to work out...
  6. Our 10th anniversary and birthday party was a lot of fun! It was very evident by all the smiles and chatter that people were really enjoying themselves. That’s what I truly believe is marvellous about our little club – we know how to have fun, we don’t take ourselves too seriously, we don’t elevate one person over another just because their toys are bigger/better … and we are always respectful of each other. Excellent you guys! Although the BBQ offerings were available at 1:00, it wasn’t until 1:20-1:30 that people started to arrive in numbers. Since it was winter we were able to host it on the patio such that we could enjoy the sunshine (rather than hide from it in the summer!). We had a huge 300 litre heavy duty container half full with ice, beer and soft drinks. It was truly big - we had quite a few drinks left over. We had beef, chicken and pork sausages, buns, plenty of sautéed onions, different sauces, two large salads, chips, nuts. We normally start our meeting punctually at 2:00, but people seemed to be having so much fun that I held off a bit trying to get people into the hall. I didn’t want to spoil the fun. But I suppose I needn’t have been too concerned, because we had more fun coming up inside… I opened the meeting with a brief speech about the club and the past Presidents and Committee members. John McEvoy was the founder and first President of the club – it was great that John was present so people could approach him for a chat afterwards. I also mentioned that Keith Morris (our Treasurer) is the only Committee member that has been on the Committee continuously since day 1. John Vandyke was our second President - John and family moved to Adelaide 5 years ago, so many current members unfortunately didn’t get to meet him. I’ve been the President since July 2011 – in fact, it was pretty much 6 years to our anniversary day. Again, I’d like to say that what is most important isn’t who is on the Committee or who is the President – what matters most is our dedicated and loyal club members. And we have many members that have been with the club since its inaugural club meeting in July 2007. Thank you all. We will continue to try to do our best for you. I then outlined the format of the day. And I introduced 2 important attendees that are in the audio industry - Marc Rushton and Edgar Kramer. Marc of course is the founder and publisher of StereoNET and also the man behind the International HiFi Show. Edgar is the editor-in-chief of the newly launched Soundstage! Australia. Thanks for attending guys. Finally… it was time for our guest presenter… Henry Kristanto of Redefy Audio. (He was patiently waiting for me to stop talking – what a guy!) Henry explained the design of the speakers he brought in. He also apologised for not bringing in the Arte Forma Elyssa Integrated Single End Tube Amplifier as was planned – it wasn’t functioning properly due to issues with valves. In its stead, we had a large integrated solid-state amp by AudioGD. Henry present some varied music for about 35 minutes. After Henry’s presentation, we had a Rock Wiz style quiz hosted by George Davidson, our vice-president. This event almost didn’t happen – it seems George and I both thought the other was going to bring in a particular adaptor. So in the end, neither of us did. Whilst George went out to buy one, Stephen Chen arrived and just happened to have what we needed. Thanks Stephen! The quiz this time was particularly hard – many people didn't know the artist and/or the track. Nevertheless, we all had fun trying to figure it out. (Go easier on us next time George!) We had our break at our usual time. And during it, our Events Coordinator Steven Polley, presented a positively humongous cake he’d made for the occasion, complete with the Sydney Audio Club logo on the top. Even after we’d had way too much of it, there was still about half of it left over! After our break we had our raffle. This time we had 5 prizes! Long-time member Stephen Chen had donated a Thor power conditioner (including a PS Audio power cord) as well as a DAC (16 bit, 44.1 KHz only). We also had 3 gift vouchers for JB HiFi. From memory, Robert Jackson won the Thor and John Way won the DAC. We then had our usual BYO to close out the afternoon. Here are some comment lifted from the Feedback forms… when you read it all, please keep in mind that people were still in a bit of a party mood, so many tended to emphasis the birthday party rather than the SQ...!!! It was good too...!! “Speakers good value for the money.” “Most enjoyable & entertaining being 10yr Birthday of club. Thanks for BBQ and drinks and cake and quiz! Larger speakers from Redefy - more boomy bass, midrange and treble held back." [This was very likely the influence of the room and not speaker related – TomW] “Excellent meeting as always! Friendly and enjoyable variety of music. Loved it all!” “Very enjoyable and congratulations on the cake! Both pairs of speakers sounded "bigger" than their size but the black speakers (by Redefy) had the definite edge.” “Nice speakers, would have loved to listen to smaller ones a bit more. Nice affordable gear” “Great meeting. 10 years, well done!” “A terrific birthday meeting. Liked the smaller speakers. Excellent CD/SACD player. Small speakers very promising.” “Well organized. Cake was a beaut. Thanks Tom. Thanks Steve P - Master Chef!” “Thanks for BBQ and cake. Very impressed by Redefy speakers.” “Liked the quiz and the BBQ!! Preferred the black speakers [by Redefy].” “Enjoyable meeting, good fun.” “Great club - Happy 10th B'day” “A lovely 10th anniversary meeting. On this 10th anniversary, thanks to the Committee for all the hard work. And many thanks to Steve for the cake and to the catering team for all the food. Here's to 10 more for SAC.” [Note – all catering was by the SAC Committee. Too expensive otherwise!!! TomW] “Fun with George's quiz. Fantastic meeting. Happy Birthday.” “Fantastic. Thanks for the invitation.” “Great meeting. So many familiar faces. Great food. The black speakers [by Redefy] were very enjoyable.“ “Great spirits and company. Long live SAC! Speakers were good overall. Honest sound, good value for the price.” “Great meeting and great sounding speakers from Redefy.” A big thank you to Henry for the day… Photos to follow shortly...
  7. For our July club meeting … we’re very pleased to have Henry Kristanto of Redefy Audio (http://redefyaudio.com/redefy) present. Henry last presented to the club in April 2016, when he brought in his superb Redefy Two – this time he’s presenting his impressive Redefy Audio Monitor speakers supported by other top-notch components. Before the commencement of our meeting at 2:00, we’ll be having a BBQ to celebrate our 10th year. The inaugural Sydney Audio Club meeting was held on July 1st 2007 – it’s hard to believe that 10 years have gone by so quickly! So to celebrate our success and good fortune, we’re having an anniversary/birthday party. Come by at 1:00 to enjoy good food and great company. It’s free for members, and only $5 per person for guests. During our regular meeting, there will also be a raffle and some RockWiz style track guessing - just for fun. Also in attendance will be Marc Rushton, founder and publisher of StereoNET Australia (http://www.stereo.net.au/), and Edgar Kramer who is Editor-in-Chief of the just launched SoundStage Australia (http://www.soundstageaustralia.com/index.php). (If you wish to attend our meeting as a guest please see our address at the bottom). The featured system on the day will be as follows: Redefy Monitor speakers: 2 way 8” + 1.1” dome tweeter. Here is what the Redefy Audio website says about the Monitor speaker… “Our first 2 way stand mount Monitor with our own proprietary paper cone 220mm Mid woofer providing very low distortion bass and midrange, linear frequency response and impedance, coupled with a low inductance powerful motor to provide excellent sound dynamics, midrange purity and lastly a capable bass to fill up any sized domestic and studio room. We selected one of the best dome tweeter in the industry, with powerful neodymium motor, excellent treated dome and loaded with short waveguide to provide excellent dispersion to match our Mid woofer.” Refer to http://redefyaudio.com/monitor/ and http://www.audiohifi.com.au/redefy-audio-monitor.php. Also refer to a review by Edgar Kramer of the Redefy Two at http://www.6moons.com/audioreviews2/redefy/1.html Vermouth Little Luccas Mk2 Limited speakers: 2 way with 5” and Raal Ribbon tweeter. Henry is also bringing in some new speakers by Vermouth. Until recently, Vermouth was known mostly for its high-end cables. But Hendry Ramli of Vermouth Audio has now turned his hand to speakers as well. Refer to http://vermouthaudio.com/new/?wpcproduct=little-luccas-mkii-limited-edition Arte Forma Elyssa Integrated Single End Tube Amplifier with 805, EL34 and 6SN7 tubes: Refer to http://www.arteformaaudio.com.tw/elyssa.html. Rick LeFaver in his review at EnjoyTheMusic said … “Sound wise this amplifier ticks all the boxes, great tonality, world class 3D sound stage, a noise floor on par with all but the very best valve based amplifiers, and macro and micro dynamics in spades. The sound quality of the Elyssa is of reference level for a push-pull tube based amplifier, a perfect entry point for someone looking to explore tube amplifiers.” Refer to Rick's review at http://www.enjoythemusic.com/magazine/equipment/0813/arte_forma_audio_elyssa.htm Esoteric SA60 SACD Player: This is an older player now, but still an excellent component. Refer to http://www.6moons.com/audioreviews/esoteric9/sa60.html Vermouth Cabling: Black Pearl RCA interconnect, Black Pearl Speaker Cable, Red Velvet Power Cable The second half of the music sessions will be our popular BYO. Members and guests are welcome to offer music to share with us all. So bring along your favourite music on CD/SACD (sorry, no vinyl or USB flash drives). All we ask is that the music and recordings be interesting. We'll ask you to tell us a little about the artist/recording before it is played. Tracks over 6 minutes will be faded out, to give everyone a fair go. Whether you are a novice or a seasoned veteran, you will have the opportunity to listen, learn and share your experiences with others. Feel free to come and hear the capabilities of the system, or to just share the experience with like-minded music lovers in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Guests are welcome – we are a very friendly club so you don't need to know anyone to join us for an afternoon of fine music and sound. Venue: Epping Creative Centre, Dence Park Address: 26 Stanley Road, Epping When: Sunday 9th July 2017 Doors open 12:30pm Meeting starts at 2pm Best regards, Tom Waters President Sydney Audio Club W: www.sydneyaudioclub.org.au FB: https://www.facebook.com/sydneyaudioclub E: [email protected]
  8. Our June meeting drew in another good sized audience. Morris Swift did most of the presenting, Brad added value as we went. We strayed from our usual format for this meeting - rather than Morris presenting first up, he instead presented in the second half. The reason is that he wanted the audience to first realize their own perception of the SQ without being influenced by knowledge of the technology. A common marketing ploy is to tell you in advance what you should hear. Of course you then hear that because your brain is focusing on it – but that doesn’t mean that that wasn’t present before. And of course, whatever you’ve been told you should hear may not matter that much to you anyways – it depends on what you value in what you hear. In audio, pretty much everything influence what/how you hear things – it’s a tricky business. And IMHO, speakers are probably the most tricky! Morris opened with a poem about audio – about what we hear, why we subject ourselves to our hobby, what we tell ourselves in our journey to nirvana (or not!), and how we’ve become experts at rationalizing pretty much everything audio. Morris also gave a few stories of their adventures in trialing different drivers and technology to finalise their speakers – the path is never easy or clear. The initial setup wasn’t too difficult. Except that the main laptop that Morris and Brad wished to use wouldn’t boot up properly. It had previously been tortured a bit by a virus, and was still on the mend (so to speak). Fortunately we got it up and running. We used the PC in the first half for Morris and Brad’s music, plus playing discs in the Members Music session (thank you John for all the Bossa nova) and also for our short BYO session in our first half. For the second half, we used the passive OneAudio speakers thru an excellent PS Audio DAC and a PureAudio Class A amp. The previously mentioned cursed laptop decided to “pack it in”, so we had little choice! Here are some comments lifted from the June Feedback forms… "Very good presentation." "Excellent presentation from Morris." "Beautiful sound - eye opener of what an active system can offer." "Good performance from a small speaker system." "Good explanation of the theory behind design of system." "Fantastic opening monologue [poem]." "I particularly enjoyed the discussion." "A very interesting meeting." "Well done Morris and Brad!" "Great sounding active speaker setup. Enjoyed Morris's presentation greatly! " "Excellent!" "Many thanks to Morris and Brad for the big effort." "Loved the music today (I like the old stuff). Morris's comments mostly went over my head but I still found it very interesting." "Enjoyable for stand mounts, worked well in our hall, like the speakers in May meeting. All system components gelled - synergy, depth, soundstaging, detail and tight bass. Enjoyed Morris's presentation." "Morris, you are a great communicator." "Speakers showed ability of bookshelf sized speakers." "Clear and balanced sound, good bass for a small stand mount." Our thanks to Morris Swift and Brad Serhan of OneAudio. And also Tony Wong of Magenta Audio for the loan of PS Audio DAC. Photos to follow shortly…
  9. For our June club meeting … Morris Swift of OneAudio Music Systems (https://oneaudio.com.au/) will present the active µ2 speakers. (That “µ” character is pronounced “mu” and is the Greek symbol for small or micro). OneAudio released the passive version of their µ2 speakers a while ago and it has received acclaim from Len Wallis Audio and others. The active version is very new. Brad Serhan designed the cabinet and did the voicing for both the passive and active speakers. Brad also designed the DSP in the active version. Morris designed the electronics and amplification. Here is an excerpt from a OneAudio brochure which explains their design philosophy… “The relationship between designing equipment and verifying its performance through measurement, and the effect on what we subsequently hear, and how this is perceived, is a complex one. So much so that many audiophiles and even designers claim that you can’t measure what you hear, and implore us to simply trust our ears. At OneAudio, we unequivocally reject this. There is no doubt that such measurement is difficult, requiring new levels of accuracy, novel approaches, and new insights in interpreting the data. But it is absolutely essential if we are to consistently design equipment capable of delivering the high levels of performance and musical enjoyment demanded by us at OneAudio.” Morris plans to demonstrate both active and passive µ2 speaker systems, however, the emphasis will definitely be on the active version. He’ll take direction from the audience, but he is also prepared to present on DSP technology and the issues with "digital", as well as the challenges of critical listening/evaluation and "A-B" testing. Morris will do most of his presenting at the beginning of our second half session (i.e. after our half time break). He wishes that you listen to the system first without being told what you should expect to hear. Morris would like you to first listen without influence or bias. The featured system will be as follows: Speakers (Active): OneAudio µ2 Active speakers utilizing ScanSpeak Revelator drivers - a 5" woofer and a 1" ring tweeter. These drivers are from the ScanSpeak premium product range and can be found in other speakers priced up to $50,000 and beyond. Main digital Source: PC/Laptop supplied by OneAudio. CD Transport: An Oppo BDP-105D Universal player will be used as a transport (for our BYO session only). Our popular BYO session will be split – it’ll be in part of the first half session, and also the latter part of our second half session. Members and guests are welcome to offer music to share with us all. So bring along your favourite music on CD or USB flash drives (sorry no vinyl). NOTE that USB flash drives are preferable. All we ask is that the music and recordings be interesting. We'll ask you to tell us a little about the artist/recording before it is played. Tracks over 6 minutes will be faded out, to give everyone a fair go. Whether you are a novice or a seasoned veteran, you will have the opportunity to listen, learn and share your experiences with others. Feel free to come and hear the capabilities of the system, or to just share the experience with like-minded music lovers in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Guests are welcome – we are a very friendly club so you don't need to know anyone to join us for an afternoon of fine music and sound. Venue: Epping Creative Centre, Dence Park Address: 26 Stanley Road, Epping When: Sunday 18th June 2017 Doors open 1pm Meeting starts at 2pm Best regards, Tom Waters President Sydney Audio Club www.sydneyaudioclub.org.au [email protected]
  10. Our May meeting drew in a good sized audience. It’s great to see that Aussie talent can draw such a good crowd. We had 42 people in the first half, and a still healthy number of 40 souls in the second half. David Allen, a principal at Brigadier Audio, did most of the introductory talk. He described all the gear and the pricing. Brad Serhan, the chief speaker designer at Brigadier Audio, injected a few thoughts along the way, and answered a few questions about the speaker design. Pretty much every audiophile in Australia (and beyond) will have heard of Brad - his 30+ years of experience really shows. Morris Swift, also of Brigadier Audio, was on hand. We also had Les Davies of Les Davies Audio in attendance – he spoke briefly of his constrained layer damping discs that he’d put under virtually all the components (available thru Les and Len Wallis Audio locally). Tony Wong of Magenta Audio was also on hand – he brought in the PS Audio gear. The Brigadier guys expended quite a bit of time upfront to get the speakers sounding just right. As any regular attendee would know, our room can be tricky. But Brad very successfully managed to get the Brigadier BA-2 speakers sounding as good as possible in our room. Although they are stand-mounts, they had no issue filling our room with good sound. They were very open and transparent sounding, with very good tonality. They possessed all the things that we as audiophiles expect in a high-end small speaker. Near the end of the first half, Les Davies impressed all by simply putting some of his constrained layer damping discs under the laptop. (Earlier we'd put them under most of the other gear, just not the laptop.) We switched them in and out a few times so people could hear the difference. With them in, we could hear an improvement in bass articulation and overall timing. Due to the length of the presentations and discussions, we didn’t have our usual Members Music session. But we do have a fellow lined up for June – he loves Antonio Carlos Jobim, so you can expect a bit of that next month. As you may know, we always ask attendees to fill out a Feedback form. We review the content each month, and adjust our proceedings accordingly. Here are some comments lifted from the May Feedback forms… Greatly enjoyed it. Very enjoyable. Spotify [Premium] segment was lacking fidelity. Great meeting. Nice speakers filling up the room. Excellent system and speakers. Very impressive sound. One of the best bookshelves I've heard. CD sounded better than laptop. Enjoyable afternoon. Good sound. Impressive speakers. Well balanced high performing system. Class A [amp] at it's best. Bit ugly looking though. Great session. Excellent speakers. World class. One of the best meetings we've had. Huge thanks again to David, Brad, Morris (all from Brigadier Audio), Les Davies (Les Davies Audio) and Tony Wong (Magenta Audio)..!! More photos to come tonight...
  11. Hi Nap250, The speakers sounded great, as you'd expect from Brad with his extensive experience. A little more detail about the meeting is forthcoming once we get the Feedback notes together. My thanks for Paul for getting some photos up quickly, more to come. TomW
  12. For our May club meeting … David Allen, Brad Serhan and Morris Swift of Brigadiers Audio (www.brigadiers.audio) will present an exceptional system featuring their new Brigadiers Audio BA-2 speakers. More great Australian expertise..! The system will be as follows: Speakers: Brigadiers Audio "BA-2" (refer to http://www.brigadiers.audio/ba-2). Supplied by Brigadiers Audio. From their website … “Innovative 'box within box' constrained layer dampened, birch-ply enclosures, the selection of the finest drivers, the critical crossover design process for driver integration, baffle diffraction and phase coherence.” Speaker Cables: Tara Labs "The One" speaker cables (now superseded). Refer to http://www.taralabs.com/speaker-cables/item/29-pr-the-one-cx. Supplied by Brigadiers Audio. Amp: PureAudio ONE integrated amplifier. Refer to http://www.pureaudio.co.nz/?page_id=485. Supplied by Brigadiers Audio. A description of this amp can be found at http://www.pureaudio.co.nz/content/literature/Pureaudio_ONE_Integrated_web.pdf CD Player / Transport: PS Audio DMP DirectStream Memory Player (CD Transport). Refer to http://www.psaudio.com/product-category/disc-player/. Supplied by Magenta Audio. See review at http://www.tonepublications.com/review/ps-audio’s-directstream-memory-player-and-dac/. DAC: PS Audio DirectStream DAC. Refer to http://www.psaudio.com/directstream-dac/. Supplied by Magenta Audio. Interconnects: QED Reference Audio 40. Refer to https://avrevolution.com.au/brands/qed/reference.html. Supplied by Audio Visual Revolution. HDMI Cable: PS Audio PerfectWave HDMI 10. Refer to http://www.psaudio.com/products/ac10-hdmi-cable/. Supplied by Magenta Audio. USB Cable: Curious Cable USB. Refer to http://www.curiouscables.com. Supplied by Magenta Audio. Power Filtration: PS Audio Power Base (http://www.psaudio.com/products/perfectwave-powerbase/) and PS Audio P3 Power Plant (http://www.psaudio.com/products/p3-power-plant/). Supplied by Magenta Audio. Digital Source: MAC Air running Audirvana Plus 3 (https://audirvana.com/?p=4153). Supplied by Brigadiers Audio. Vibration control: Les Davis Audio 3D-2 Damping Discs. Refer to http://www.lenwallisaudio.com/products/accessories/tweaks/3d-2-constrained-layer-damping-discs. Supplied by Les Davis Audio. The second half of the music sessions will be our popular BYO. Members and guests are welcome to offer music to share with us all. So bring along your favourite music on CD (sorry no vinyl). All we ask is that the music and recordings be interesting. We'll ask you to tell us a little about the artist/recording before it is played. Tracks over 6 minutes will be faded out, to give everyone a fair go. Whether you are a novice or a seasoned veteran, you will have the opportunity to listen, learn and share your experiences with others. Feel free to come and hear the capabilities of the system, or to just share the experience with like-minded music lovers in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Guests are welcome – we are a very friendly club so you don't need to know anyone to join us for an afternoon of fine music and sound. Venue: Epping Creative Centre, Dence Park Address: 26 Stanley Road, Epping When: Sunday 21st May 2017 Doors open 1pm Meeting starts at 2pm Best regards, Tom Waters President Sydney Audio Club www.sydneyaudioclub.org.au [email protected]
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