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  1. And here we go. Assuming this is going the way I think it is, I'm outta here now.
  2. Actually, who cares what the nay-sayers, say? And if someone really thinks that I am hearing something that's not real, why can't they just leave me alone to my delusions? Why do people feel it is their prerogative to route out any semblance of subjective evaluation of gear?
  3. Item: Pair SEAS L22RN4X/P H1208-08 WOOFER - PRESTIGE SERIES Location: Sunny Brisbane Price: $170 for the pair + postage if required Item Condition: New. One unit removed from packaging to test with DATS. Reason for selling: Don't need them - got some Scanspeaks that I will use in the same application. These compare very closely to the scanspeaks even though the scan's are almost 3X the price! Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal (as a friend or add 3% for fees). Extra Info: These are a special run of the L22RNX woofer - I'm not sure if it was done for Hifi Collective specially or not. So what we have is when compared to the L22RNX (8" aluminium cone) an identical motor structure, suspension, frame and aluminium cone but instead of a 6.5 ohm impedance, we have a 3.2ohm (nominal 4ohm) which gives about 1.5-2dB extra output at 2.83volts input and half the voice coil impedance. If your amplifier can drive 4ohm speakers then this should present no issues, especially if you use a passive crossover where an inducter will add its own resistance to the woofer's. These are the DATS figures (pretty close to SEA's ones as usual!) A low Fs, usable in both sealed and ported, in a 45 litre box, tuned to 30 hz, expect and F6 f about 28 hertz. Good power handling and a very stiff cone. recommended for 3 way systems or perhaps for a sub-woofer (more of a super woofer) to augment smaller speakers. These are figures for a driver that has not been run in. Expect a lower Fs and larger VAS over a period of time. Pictures: Stock images -
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  5. A preamp is a perfect vehicle to demonstrate and amplify (literally) any minor differences. I have heard many comments that tube amps can have their power stage tubes changed to lesser effects and that the preamp section of a tube amp is where the big changes occur when tube rolling. And hence where the most money is wisely spent.
  6. Apparently the tubes could withstand an emr pulse but everything else around them burnt to a crisp. The Russians no longer use tubes in planes as they are too large and consume too much power. And they didn't offer any overall advantage in the event of a nuclear strike
  7. I'm going to go out on a limb here and state that if it's possible that 2 tubes of the same type from the same run might have a tiny difference in sound. If you look at any serious tube seller's website you'll see the measures they go to to match identical tubes from the same manufacturer when they sell them in sets. I think this all adds to the fun of tubes rather than detracting from it. As you go higher and higher up the price scale these minor differences become lessened. Indeed in some cases the difference between one price point and another in identical tube types may be as a result of higher standards of QC. So you are effectively paying more because the manufacturer rejects more of their products to ensure a closer spec!
  8. Gents, I know the Sbooster stuff in not state of the art, however if we refer to their power supply that they offer for the Mytek - - this unit is rated at 28 watts max so my simple maths suggest @12 volts = 2.3 or thereabouts. Not wanting to butt my nose in but it is useful to look at other commercial offerings to see what they consider a sensible spec'. Of course, if Clay can get more juice out of his unit that 2.2A then that's great - you'll have some headroom. We referred to the Sbooster stuff when Clay made me my powers supply for the then newly released Auralic Mini. By referring to their spec' we had a ball park as to the spec's that Clay's power supply should meet or exceed. Result = brilliant sound and never missed a beat. Just my 2 cents. Please ignore if you wish!
  9. The circle of life...... It might have been.
  10. Item: IFI "ipower" 2nd gen - low noise power supply 9V 1.5amp****** Location: Brisbane Price: $30 + plus postage Item Condition: New but with issues. Reason for selling: See below Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: *****Ok. Don't get too excited just yet. This is a genuine IFI power supply that came with an IFI IUSB that I got. It worked BUT, it has a slight high pitched squeal. in my set up, I got it from the UK and rather than return it I simply found a standard SMPS to replace it - the IUSB seems to sound fine with a normal power supply. I have no-where to stow it away so I can hear it all the time when I use it in my setup. It is perfect condition. BUT, it squeals AND even though it does have replaceable power prongs, it only has 1 AND, its a UK plug. So if have need a fairly good 9V power supply AND you can hide it where you can't hear it AND you have a power board that can accept UK plugs (like the Consonance ones) OR you have an AUS plug that fits into the slot then it's all yours! And if you have an IFI IUSB that has a dead power supply then this might be useful to you.. This is the 2nd gen type - the ones that are for sale now are the 3rd gen I believe. It looks just like this except it has the UK slide in plug:
  11. Item: Audioquest Jitterbug in packaging. Location: Brisvegas Price: $50 plus postage in AUS Item Condition: NEW in box Reason for selling: Selling for a mate who just got in from the UK. He no wanty no more. Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: If you have a "dirty" USB bus then this is will clean up things. There are lots of positive reviews out there. De-grunges your PC to make your music cleaner. Having heard one in action, it makes a horriblly noisy laptop sound very civilised. I found that some DAC's like the NAD M51 really respond well to these as they sadly do not have terribly good galvanic isolation (I owned one, I know). If you already have one, buy it a new friend to keep it company at night. Apparently they work better in twos. Pictures:
  12. Item: Grave Science (Audio Principe) Coaxial 75ohm 1m Location: Brisbane Price: $40 inc' postage to AUS. Item Condition: As new. Reason for selling: NLR. I think this is the end of the coaxials..... Payment Method: Pickup - Cash or Paypal, postage - Paypal (as a friend or add 3%) Extra Info: I bought this on impulse - you know how it goes. I don't really need it now so I'll pass it on. A good honest cable at a great price. Peter Grave is a great guy and he makes really good gear. Pictures: Shamelessly ripped from the classified that I bought it off.
  13. Oh, sorry, I misunderstood you. Yes, I suppose that makes more sense. The Devialet implementation is one of the few glitches in the "user experience". But yes, boozy nights and loud music. I remember those.
  14. The Devialet also has this functionality. I guess people will argue for either case and it's hard to satisfy everyone's opinions though. Personally, when I'm scrolling through inputs and I find that the Devialet reverts back to a predetermined volume that this is a bit of a pest. You have to constantly adjust the volume. I don't really have an issue with a component starting at the volume that I left off at.
  15. People were a lot funnier back then. Humour worldwide peaked in 2009.