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  1. Hi, I'm after a replacement platter for a Michell Gyro or Gyrodec. Someone with a Michell TT who has upgraded to the Orbe Platter might want to sell their previous platter? Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
  2. Plain gorgeous speakers. Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
  3. Oh ok. We were talking about the M3 which is class AB Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
  4. Sorry the exclamation mark was meant to be a question mark :-) Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
  5. The NAD M3 is a class A, or AB, certainly not a class D. Which nad are you talking about! Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
  6. I wonder why. I agree with all positive comments on the M3. It sounds beautiful with my Maggies. Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
  7. A bigger house meansa dedicated music room where I can have as many boxes I want Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
  8. Thank you mate. No physical room treatment is allowed, I tried to convince her but got a polite "please don't". Now, let's do what I can. DSP. I read somewhere that dipoles speakers are difficult to measure because of the reflected waves. Is this not the case? Anyway which of the two DSP s would you recommend? Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
  9. Hi, can anybody recommend a good and relatively cheap - analogue (as in to be between pre amp and power amp) digital room correction system? I cant decide between this http://www.dspeaker.com/en/products/20-dual-core.shtml and this: https://www.minidsp.com/dirac-series/ddrc-22a Oh, and I am running planar speakers...which I understand can affect the way the system measures and responds? Any advice would be really appreciated. Thanks
  10. Item: Pair of Mike Speltz Zero Autoformers - Cherry Finishing + 2 x 1m pure copper cables Location: Inner Sydney Price: 900 + postage and PayPal (have original boxes + manual) Item Condition: 9/10 Reason for selling: not needed anymore Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: WHAT DO THESE DO? These are little magic devices that sit between the power amp and the speaker. Their job is to multiply the impedance of the speaker by a factor of choice. So a 4 ohm speaker will become either a 6ohm, an 8ohm or a 16 ohm. They come with high gauge pure copper jumpers designed by Paul Speltz (the "Anti Cables") WHY WOULD I NEED THE AUTOFORMERS? As a result of the increased speaker impedance, the load on the amplifier decreases (in terms of current required), and the damping factor increases. The result is that sound has less distortion, it becomes more crispy and defined (which increases the sense of soundstage) and, most importantly, bass is significantly tightened. These are perfect for you if: - you feel you bass is a little loose - you want to improve the overall separation of instruments and definition - you run speakers with medium to difficult loads (such as Panels, or any 4 to 8 ohm speakers really) - Bill McLeans recommended these to me when I called him asking for ways to get more punch out of my Maggies. He said he had tried them with all speakers and amps he has in demo and the results were amazing. - you use a tube amp (but will also work effectively with SS) WHAT TYPE OF AMPLIFIER DO THESE GO WITH? Any amplifier. They were designed to allow low power OTL tube amps to drive difficult load speakers, but are successfully used with powerful solid state amps as well including massive Krells or Pass Labs. So the classic example would be someone driving Panels with a tube amp. However I have used them with a high current SS amplifier and have noticed massive sound improvements on my maggies. WHAT IS THE RECOMMENDED RETAIL COST? McLeans in Australia sells these for $1,799 per pair. HOW LARGE ARE THEY? Small enough to disappear behind your speakers if you wish so. 14 x 19 x 10 cm (W L H) DATA: Manufacturer website: http://www.zeroimpedance.com/zeroimpedance_011.htm REVIEWS: http://www.6moons.com/audioreviews/zero/zero.html http://www.tnt-audio.com/accessories/zero_autoformer_e.html http://www.positive-feedback.com/Issue38/autoformers.htm http://www.enjoythemusic.com/magazine/equipment/0603/midmonth/zeroautoformer.htm https://forum.audiogon.com/discussions/review-paul-speltz-zerobox-autoformer-tweak https://www.audioasylum.com/reviews/Other/Paul-Speltz/zero-auto-transformer/tubes/108243.html Previous SNA AD:
  11. I think I have addressed the bass-st-low-volumes issue in the good old way, i.e. with a couple of sealed subwoofers :-) Very happy with this new arrangement. Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
  12. Thanks Trevor. One day when I have a bigger house and not a small apartment I will definitely take your offer to test an ME, which I am very interested in. For now I have to stay with an integrated and the NAD M3 is perfect. Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
  13. By the way, the review you linked, which I knew well, says that whilst the M3 bass is not as powerfull as monoblocks costing 10 times more, the detail and the separation of instruments is amazing. To the point that in that year the M3 ended up in category A with stereophile. So again in this review higher current is associated with deeper and more extended bass, not soundstage. Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
  14. Hence my curiosity. I find my NAD M3 to perform at the same level (or almost) of my previous very high current hegel h360. Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
  15. Listening would be ideal but it is often difficult. What I'm looking for is to understand what parameters I should look at in the specs (as afirst assessment pass) and why/how those parameters are related to the sound. Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk