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  1. Am reading this discussion with interest, as I am going to be pursuing updating speakers also. Have Parasound P3/A23 combo. Soooo many good speakers between the 5-10k mark new, to which can be had cheaper 2nd hand. For interest sake there are some Dynaudio contour s3.4 Le available from a retailer in SA for a good price. Obviously any of these speakers will be an improvement over my 22 year old Ricther Excaliburs ( well I'd like to think) Krix and Osborn are also worth considering. Like me, I like to crank up the volume occasionally. My 2c Matt
  2. Received today: Before the Flood - Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross Circe soundtrack- Sigur Ros and others Last week: Father John Misty - Pure Comedy Moody Blues - Long Distance Voyager SHM SACD Thanks to contributors who put these up, so I have a listen on You Tube, establish I like it, then buy it on vinyl. Moody Blues, have been looking out for on Ebay. Had a win. Matt
  3. Decibel Hifi in Brisbane has a Denon PMA 1510ae for sale for $880 that may be of interest for you.
  4. Ahh yes, the 'ol Denon PMA 1500R.... have one myself... will not part.(in the shed, safely in storage). Will hand down to kids when 2 channel will be cool......again.
  5. Hi Trevor, You'll have to dumb that down to me. Going by my Excalibur specs, it states " 34Hz -22kHz +/- 3db " Obviously the lower the figure, the lower the bass response. I suppose you get used to what you have always listened to. I imagine the bass would be far more taut and controlled. Would be good to test in a home environment. I do like to crank it up a bit, (no-one else at home) when I have the horses I like to use them. Thanks, Matt
  6. From what I've played on You Tube, Mark Lanegan Band - Gargoyle... would be up there. Also mention Father John Misty as well. Will both be essential vinyl purchases Matt
  7. Hey Cliff, Did the coloured one cost more? As ABG stated, that's a pretty poor response and condescending, more or less saying "stiff [email protected]" !!! Don't know if I would be as diplomatic back to them if I received that sort of message. Matt
  8. I suppose it may had a bit to do with the room, I was sitting no more than 3mtrs from them. Room was size of a shoebox. Salesman acknowledged it wasn't ideal. Was grateful for the time I was allowed. May have to go back and have another listen. Thanks Hugo for advice. Matt
  9. Hi folks, Had the opportunity to listen to the Tannoy and Krix (not ideal listening rooms, but got an idea) and have read very glowing reviews/opinions on the Classic 30's Listen to contemporary rock/ instrumental/ female vocals/soundtracks./ indie folk . No metal etc. Tannoy sounded very good, not as much bass as the Krix, but very refined on vocals(even to my ears) and look the part. Krix, similar in spec to my old Richter Excaliburs, and look and sound imposing. Audio Physics, with their discreet slim build and enclosed subwoofers are appealing. Imagine they would sound very good. Driven by Parasound P3/A23 (decided to keep, thought about going integrated) Marantz SA8005, Rega RP3 with 2M Bronze/TTPSU/Lounge Audio phono stage with Chord Signature Plus and Signet interconnect (Bargain buy at CAV). Just would appreciate peoples thoughts on these. Thanks, Matt
  10. Anyone?.......Obviously not elitist enough for some people....bit too plebby!!!
  11. Hi folks, Anyone with one of these amps, or who have knowledge of them. Not much here I can find about them. Few other sites have limited info. Figures on paper don't look much but from experience* are high current design. Have always been a fan of their premium gear. (Have got PMA1500R* in storage) Seem to have reasonable phono stages as well .Looking to downsize from Parasound P3/A23 combo. Thanks, Matt
  12. Just had a bit of a 12" single session... ahh memories.... Matt
  13. Admirable and dependable amps. Have a 3050a integrated which I won't part with as they better than average. Badge snobs will scoff, pfft..... who!!! Yes, they are no Luxman or Esoteric, or dare I say Sansui, however do have pedigree. Do believe ex NAD engineers started them. My amp has a better than average, (ie: very good) phono stage. Have driven very demanding speakers with and used as preamp. Bought mine originally from Secher Audio in Camberwell. Good gear. Matt
  14. Crikey, here's a band you don't here much of nowadays....have the 12" single of Perfect Way....only put it on a week ago...great production.
  15. Bit of Elbow, "The takeoff and landing of everything" 45rpm Great album, have just released a new one apparently Matt