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  1. Thank you. This will help when I start some DIY tube stuff I want to try later this year. Sent from my HTC 2PS6200 using Tapatalk
  2. Thanks for the advice guys. I thought the capacitor was apart of a filter. Increasing the value to 0.47 shouldnt have a huge detrimental effect on the amp. Although sticking to the voltage rating and value seem to be safe bets as advised. I was more wanting to roll capacitors in a way. See if they changed the sound as much as tube rolling did. I will look at replacing the filter caps, although hum is barely evident with my speakers at the moment, most likely due to their sensitivity. Sent from my HTC 2PS6200 using Tapatalk
  3. Hey guys, I've recently acquired a EL34 SET amp from a friend and wanted to see what I could do with it. I have upgraded the rectifier and output tubes to some moderate success. Next will be the input tubes. I'm not sure how much the coupling cap has to do with the sound but with my limited knowledge of tube amplifiers, I assume it's less then but still audible like an input capacitor. So I'm looking for advice on what to use and if I can increase the value from 0.22microF to 0.47-0.5microF. I'm also assuming that the capacitor is used in some form of RC filter and can be substituted for different values (with in reason). I've attached some pictures of the circuit and the capacitors I have available. All but one pair are 0.47-0.5. Thanks for the advice in advance [emoji2] Sent from my HTC 2PS6200 using Tapatalk
  4. Very cool looking speaker. GLWTS
  5. Now 650 for quick sale Sent from my HTC 2PS6200 using Tapatalk
  6. I recently spoke to Paul Spencer from Red Spade Audio about their HE2 kit. It was around 1800 for the kit with passive crossover. Really efficient design plus I've heard good things about it. Pair this with a tube amp kit and it'll be a match made in heaven. Sent from my HTC 2PS6200 using Tapatalk
  7. Maybe the Sonore microrendu as a possible substitute for the SOtM SMS 200. I know the former now supports Spotify Connect. Sent from my HTC 2PS6200 using Tapatalk
  8. Price dropped to $750 delivered. Get it before it goes on EBay or trade me something you don't need anymore. Sent from my HTC 2PS6200 using Tapatalk
  9. This would be a great front end for a pair of speakers especially if you wanted to buy new. You could get a M51 on here for a decent price second hand also. Sent from my HTC 2PS6200 using Tapatalk
  10. Item: Nuprime IDA-8 100w into 4 and 8 ohms (peak 280w) integrated Location:Canberra ACT Price: was750 now 650 (price drop) delivered Item Condition: 8/10 due a small scratch and some slight wear on top of the amp. Remote has some light wear (pictured below) Reason for selling: Not a fan of having gear that isn't silver. Payment Method: Pickup/Postage - Cash, Paypal Extra Info: I am the second owner and I bought this from [mention=130663]Cafad[/mention]. Willing to trade for the following: Silver Nuprime IDA-8, NAD M51, Soekris dac plus cash/paypal, Denafrips dac or any other decent DSD capable dac. Also happy to trade for other gear depending on what it is. So essentially this would have been my end of the line for a quite a while but I could not move past the fact that I disliked the colour. Having all silver components including my speakers' drivers and a different amplifier irked me; as silly as that sounds. I used it to drive a set of Magnepan MMGs and after they were sold a set of Monitor Audio S6. Drove both speakers beautifully without any hint of bright or harsh treble and a rich midrange and decent bass. The amp had the ability to drive the MMGs easily with plenty of power to spare and is currently sold and recommended by Bill McLean (distributor of Magnepan in Australia). Current retail is $1499. The amp has a great digital preamp and works with all the inputs in the digital domain (including the analogue input). The subwoofer out is the 1x version and is very good preout. I used this with another amp to bi-amp my Monitor Audios. The amp is a Class A input feeding a Class D output and hence takes a lot of characteristics from its input. I will include the product page and a review below so any potential buyers can look at the technology that has gone into this amazing amplifier. The amp is a all in one sporting the following inputs: optical, coax, USB, analogue and bluetooth aptX with an included dongle. Everything that is included in the box is included in this sale. Nothing is missing. (product page) (review) Please don't hesitate to ask any questions. I am also happy to audition this to any potential buyer at my place or if they are in Canberra, I can lug it over to your home. Pictures:
  11. Some great suggestions on here but if you wanted to maximise the source component which should provide you with the biggest increase in overall quality, I would go with the following: Yamaha A-S701 (same as A-S801 but with a different inbuilt dac as mentioned in 6 Moons with the LS50). I have read that there is not a huge difference between these and the A-S1100. See here Schiit Gungir Multibit DAC (24/192 only but betters DACs 2-3 times it's price) See here All up brand new is around $3000 but if you put a WTB for the Gungir you should be able to get one for under $1400. All up it comes to $2500 then.
  12. To anyone interested, these are a bargain. Very good mids and highs and decent bass. These are quite resolving without being harsh and are a match for any modern bookshelf under $500. Perfect for a second system or for someone needing a cheap hi-fi setup. GLWTS
  13. A Schiit Gungir would also be very good but as mentioned, Schiit DACs don't do USB as well as some units out there. Sent from my HTC 2PS6200 using Tapatalk
  14. I have the older R-S300 which I still use in my second system. Amazing little unit with a great sound and able to drive most speakers. Pair it with some QAcoustic speakers. Good system for not a great deal of money. Sent from my HTC 2PS6200 using Tapatalk