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rjz

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  1. Item: Burson Audio Timekeeper Location: Sydney - lower north shore Price: $1200 $1000 firm Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: I have always used separates but I am keen to try an integrated amp Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: I have original double box packaging, so no problem to ship within Aus.
  2. Item: Burson Audio Timekeeper Location: Sydney - lower north shore Price: $1200 $1100 Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: I have always used separates but I am keen to try an integrated amp Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: I have original double box packaging, so no problem to ship within Aus. Pictures:
  3. Item: Burson Audio Timekeeper Location: Sydney - lower north shore Price: $1200 Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: I have always used separates but I am keen to try an integrated amp Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Pictures:
  4. Item: Matrix Mini i Pro (2015 model) including remote control Location: Sydney Price: $430 $500 (paid $650 just 4 weeks ago) Can ship to anywhere in Australia for < $30 Item Condition: As new Reason for selling: I bought this 4 weeks ago for my office but it's not getting nearly as much use as I expected. Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: This is the 2015 model, sometimes confusingly called the 2015+ model. Comes with power cable, USB cable, and remote control, all of which have never been taken out of the box. Can be used as a pre-amp, or set to pure DAC mode where headphone amp and volume control are disabled. Willing to post, but local pickup preferred. Pictures:
  5. Item: Audio Technica ATH-M50 with removable cable Location: Crows Nest or Sydney CBD Price: $120 Item Condition: Excellent. No marks or cracks in the pads or band. Always been used at home. Reason for selling: No longer needed. Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Comes with protective case, 3m straight cable, and 3.5mm to 6.5mm (1/4") screw in adapter. Cable socket professionally installed by http://www.soundprofessionals.com/ Pictures:
  6. Item: Pulse Eight USB - CEC Adapter Location: Sydney, lower north shore or CBD Price: $50 Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: No longer used. Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: This is a great way to control your HTPC with the same remote you already use for your receiver or TV. For more info, see https://www.pulse-eight.com/p/104/usb-hdmi-cec-adapter Pictures: See manufacturers page linked above
  7. Item: Fractal design node 605 Location: Sydney, lower north shore Price: $120 Item Condition: Excellent, never used Reason for selling: Moved to a smaller apartment before I got a chance to use it, not enough space for full size components Payment Method: Pickup - cash Extra Info: This case is perfect for a HTPC and is the size of a standard hifi component - 445 x 164 x 349 mm (width x height x depth). Includes everything it originally came with except the box. Pictures: Taken from manufacturers site
  8. Thanks guys. The Schiit gear looks great, and seems pretty close to what I'm after, except they do not have a speaker amplifier option? Only headphones it seems. I am also a bit unclear on how a headphone amp would connect to the rest of the system. Would it be: Source -> DAC -> Speaker amp -> Headphone amp, using the line out (or tape out? or record out?) of the speaker amp to the input of the headphone amp If so, I would need an amp with a line out, so that would rule out all but the Rega amp.
  9. Hi everyone! I am new to the forum, and have had a great time reading about and looking at everyones awesome setups. I am now after one of my own for a home office (3.5m x 4m). I don't have a fixed budget, but would like to keep it under $1500 if possible. I am happy to pickup second hand gear (there seems some great bargains in the classifieds!). I think I most need help with matching the components, so I don't end up with a fantastic amp yet poor speakers, for example. I would prefer a separate DAC and amp so I can upgrade later on. The main source will be a laptop, so a DAC with USB is a requirement, thought optical in would also be useful. I have been looking for small footprint devices as they will be sitting on a desk. The amp seems the hardest component to find in a small size, but I have found the following options: Topping TP-60 (~$280) NAD D3020 (~$600, combined amp and DAC) Rega Brio-R (~$500 second hand) Denon PMA-50 (yet to be released, amp + DAC) Teac AI-101DA (yet to be released, amp + DAC) Of these, the Topping and Rega seem to be ideal as they are just amps. For the DAC, I have been looking at the Cambridge Audio DAC Magic 100 ($150-$200 second hand). Are there other options I should consider? I haven't yet looked at many speakers, as it seems easier to find small speakers than small amps, but so far the Cambridge Audio S30 (~$380) seems a great fit. Would these speakers be a good match to the amp options? What other speakers should I consider? Is there a general rule of thumb for spending on amp/DAC/speakers? Thanks everyone!
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    Thanks for the replies everyone. A few more details on what I'm after. I would prefer an amp + passive speakers, so it is possible to upgrade later on. I would also prefer a separate amp and DAC for the same reason. Main source will be a laptop, so a DAC with USB is required, but optical in would also be useful. Room is a mid sized bedroom, and desk is ~180cm x 75cm, so small footprint devices is a must. So far, I have narrowed down amp options to the following: Topping TP-60 (~$280) NAD D3020 (~$600, combined amp and DAC) Rega Brio-R (~$500 second hand) Denon PMA-50 (yet to be released, amp + DAC) Teac AI-101DA (yet to be released, amp + DAC) Of these, the Topping and Rega seem to be ideal. For the DAC, I have been looking at the Cambridge Audio DAC Magic 100 ($150-$200 second hand). Are there other options I should consider? I haven't yet looked at many speakers, as it seems easier to find small speakers than small amps, but so far the Cambridge Audio S30 (~$380) seems a great fit. Would these speakers be a good match to the amp options? What other speakers should I consider? Thanks everyone!
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    Hi guys, I've just signed up to get some advise on stereo gear for my work desk. Not a huge amount of space, so I have been looking for compact amps, which seem hard to come by! Will keep an eye on the classifies section for an amp, DAC and maybe some speakers that would be good for a small area.
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