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  1. SOLD: FS: Yamaha as700

    Huge bargain here, this is about a third of the retail price. GLWTS
  2. 5 times less then they retailed for and seems to have reviewed well. Looks like a great bargain for someone in Sydney or the Blue Mountains. GLWTS mate
  3. If these were east based I would definitely try them out. Quite cheap for high sensitivity speakers. GLWTS
  4. For $100 I'll take it. In all seriousness though, if the price was meant to be $1000 still looks like a serious bit of kit for the price. GLWTS
  5. Wow, these look amazing. Would love to see what replaced them. GLWTS
  6. Won't be buying Plinius again.

    I don't think the thread was created for that purpose. Most likely, it was created to generate some discussion and see if it was normal for Plinius products to have failures and/or let off some steam. Sent from my HTC 2PS6200 using Tapatalk
  7. Won't be buying Plinius again.

    Back to the topic. I think the OP is entitled to have a gripe with regards to the equipment. Plinius command decent second hand prices let alone buying new. You would expect better then average performance and longevity from it. It's unlucky to have two pieces of equipment have issues but anyone on the forum would have a sour taste in their mouth if it happened to them. It's easy to point the finger when it's not happening to you.
  8. This is super cheap considering the amount of wood and workmanship that went in to making them. I would buy them if they were in Canberra. Great way to check out full range speakers cheaply. GLWTS
  9. Not being sold on site unfortunately. A friend from work will be taking this off my hands.
  10. SET Amp Capacitor upgrade advice

    I'll have to do it tomorrow when the amp has cooled down. The amp sounds very good so the output transformers can't be too bad. Just a quick update whilst I'm on too. Changing from the original coupling caps to a vintage cap to Jantzen Superior Z cap has been interesting. The vintage cap whilst lacking the dynamics of the newer caps had so much more musical quality. Really easy to listen to. Alas, I missed the fine details and installed the Jantzen. The vintage cap did sound much better with NOS Russian input tubes though then both other caps. Sent from my HTC 2PS6200 using Tapatalk
  11. Hahaha I hope so. There's a DAC I want to purchase [emoji12] Sent from my HTC 2PS6200 using Tapatalk
  12. Now $100 cheaper for a quick sale. Would prefer not to lose money to ebay fees
  13. Removed From Sale Item: Yamaha A-S701 Location: Canberra ACT Price: $550 $450 Includes delivery with in Oz Item Condition: 8/10 because it's used. No marks I can see I haven't had it out in direct sunlight. Will probably have little finger smudges that can be easily cleaned Reason for selling: Found a Class A tube amplifier Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, bank transfer Extra Info: Pick up available. Happy for trades, looking for DACs or headphones mostly Great amplifier that has a inbuilt DAC. Not as good as the one on the A-S801 but both amps share the same amplifier stage. I honestly never used it because I have a Schiit R2R DAC but for simplicity it will be fine. Amp also includes a phono stage, again not the greatest but I was happy with it until I upgraded to a second hand separate unit. One of the better looking amplifiers out at the moment. The amp is good to 100w into 8ohms and 160w into 4ohms. Can drive 2 ohm loads for short periods of time. Has a selector switch on the back of the a to match speaker loads. I am not the best when it comes to describing amps but I can say that this amplifier sounds clear and detailed without being too bright, although this may come back to bite me, it may be bass light (for some) in comparison to my Marantz PM44SE; this has too much treble energy for the speakers though. Overall a sweet sounding amplifier that is easy to listen to but also detailed. Unfortunately not as sweet sounding as my tube amp . The Amp has a lot of inputs so that will never be an issue. I have read that this amp (A-S801 is the same amp with different DAC) has decent synergy with the LS50. The reviewer below even drove a pair of Apogees so the amp will power most speakers. I've included some information below if people are interested. http://www.6moons.com/audioreviews2/yamaha/1.html https://au.yamaha.com/en/products/audio_visual/hifi/a-s701/index.html I wanted this amp for a long time but then a cheap tube amp came along and I discovered my modded Silver S6s played well with it and had better synergy. Although I would love to keep the amp, my wife is not happy that I like to keep amplifiers that aren't plugged in and connected to speakers so it needs to be moved along. If you have any questions, pm me and I'll be happy to answer when I'm free. Pictures:
  14. SET Amp Capacitor upgrade advice

    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
  15. SET Amp Capacitor upgrade advice

    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