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  1. 4 points
    Item: Aranov LS-9000 Valve Pre Amp and LS-9100 Valve Monoblock Power Amp Location: Melbourne Price: $5000 Item Condition: Used but in very good condition. Please check out the pics Reason for selling: Not Using Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Direct Deposit, COD Only Extra Info: Taken online: Designed by Yakov Aronov, Aronov amplifiers while not well known have been very highly regarded. It uses 4 x 12AX7 tubes in the LS-9000 pre amp and the power of each power amp comes from a self-biasing quad set of 6550C tubes and a single 6AN8 driver tube. Output is 110w per channel. Pictures:
  2. 3 points
    Nice. While waiting for the vinyl, I'll settle for streaming it on Tidal. Played it, and the bonus tracks this morning. Tidal and Audirvana 3 are a godsend for me. Minimum of CD quality sound, and quite an impressive roster of albums/artists. If you had to think of one band it reminds you of...what would it be Mikey? For me, the album reminded me of Tortoise...and this superb album:
  3. 3 points
    Beer and beer sticks freshly made at the local butcher in Bogangar now known as Cabarita for obvious reasons Cabarita has a $1000 or so a night motel with a restaurant described as one to sample before you die but I've got a garage full of stereo records CDs and a comfortable chair and I'm listening to Otis Redding and a the best music ever made and it's free much as I hate Pink Floyd I do love the name the name of that song Wish You were Here
  4. 3 points
    That person said it all..... wrong.
  5. 3 points
    No, the software based EQ will in no way harm the sound, assuming your computer is working well and the software is competently written.... however the settings you enter into the EQ might. EQ is a very powerful tool, and so if/where you boost/cut will drastically change what you hear.
  6. 2 points
    I bought the wav download & burned it to disc. Sounds amazing! It must have a few bonus remix tracks. Can't wait to hear what the vinyl sounds like.
  7. 2 points
    Panasonic vacuum tube car CD-receiver
  8. 2 points
    I like the straightforward logic of this !
  9. 2 points
    If you prefer the sound with the EQ on, then it's quite obviously enhancing your listening experience. Any change to the frequency response of the orginal digital file, is changing the digital data into something else. Your room accoustics, or frequency response of your bookshelf speakers from your description are damaging the sound you hear more than the equalizer is damaging the sound you hear. I think you should leave the EQ turned on. This is precisely the reason EQ is included in software - so that people can adjust the sound to account for deficiencies in room accoustics or the frequency response of speakers.
  10. 2 points
    I may be a pendant in all this, but I think its very generic, and not all the helpful, to talk stand mount v floor stander at all. Especially for any "newbies" that may come across this thread. There are many examples of stand mounts with large internal volume and large capable woofers and subsequent good and deep bass response just as there are many floor standers with small internal volume and small bass drivers and hence limited abilities bass response. As just one example JBL have some massive stand mounts, past and present and compare that to and of the many slim tower floor standers that are so trendy today - Totem Arro a classic example. The real issues are any, however, in room frequency response ( generally more bass with larger internal volume and woofer size) and dispersion (generally better with small frontal area and appropriate size mid and treble drivers ) are some common factors
  11. 1 point
    Item: 1x V125 Miller Kreisel Subwoofer Item Condition: 8 out of 10. Comes with grille. Seems a common thing with these subwoofers even from new there is a pop sound when plugging into the wall and makes a small wheezing sound a few seconds after switching it off. The manual does mention about this being normal. Im a perfectionist so i like to inform of even small things. Price: 420. Pictures Of V125 Subwoofer:
  12. 1 point
    This is always a worthwhile event. Held twice yearly by the Rock n Roll Record Collectors Club. Venue is the Leisure Life Centre in Vic Park on Sunday, 9am to 3pm. As with most record fairs, there will be a fair share of over-priced LPs but I have always managed to find a few well priced gems. Full details here: https://www.facebook.com/Vic-Park-record-and-cd-fair-557430434321078/
  13. 1 point
    Alister Spence is involved in some of the most interesting & exciting music happening. This is a fabulous cd.
  14. 1 point
    Matthew Collings - A Requiem for Edward Snowden Genre: Modern Classical · Ambient | Drone | ExperimentalThis product includes an instant download. Only a 320kbs mp3 "Thick matte covers, thick matte printed inner sleeves, 180g vinyl, includes free download code of the album and the full audiovisual piece. This is aqua blue vinyl, limited to 150 pieces!MATTHEW COLLINGS is a Scotland-based composer. Not only being a solo recording and live artist, he collaborates regularly with artists from all kinds of fields including musicians (e.g. Dag Rosenqvist from JASPER TX and Denovali label mate TALVIHORROS), dancers and filmmakers. He’s responsible for several installations using custom-made software, which have been exhibited at Burning Man Festival in San Francisco or Glasgow's Centre for Contemporary Arts. His work for films includes a specially commissioned live score for Dziga Vertov’s 1929 silent classic, ‘The Man with the Movie Camera’ and an invitation to work on ‘The Invisibles’, a commission from Amnesty International.'A Requiem for Edward Snowden' is a large scale live audiovisual performance piece that has been performed among others at the Glasgow Centre for Contemporary Art and the Gaudeamus Muziekweek in Utrecht. The piece focuses on a number of themes which are extremely relevant to our lives in the 21st century, based around the actions and decisions of whistleblower Edward Snowden; loss of faith and security, the hacking of digital media, invasion of privacy and personal sacrifice." Hidden Orchestra - Reorchestrations
  15. 1 point
    Busting out this classic tonight
  16. 1 point
    And add a Dyson hair dryer. No, wait, I'd have to sell my entire system to afford a Dyson hair dryer.
  17. 1 point
    David Murray burns on the bass clarinet!
  18. 1 point
    Indeed, although this is handy too: http://www.mh-audio.nl/StepUp Transformer.asp
  19. 1 point
    That's a great way to do it..... Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
  20. 1 point
    My latest haul from CC Music arrived today. Currently enjoying a fantastic recommendation from @analog brother Mark Pritchard - Under The Sun Everything about this is superb - the music, the recording, the pressing, the artwork, the packaging. Warp Records deliver time after time after time. Don't tell @metal beat but I haven't even cleaned this before playing it. My ultrasonic cleaner is dry and due for a clean over the weekend. Even without being cleaned it sounds great.
  21. 1 point
    Start with the tone poems of Richard Strauss, Jean Sibelius, Claude Debussy, shorter works that will ' train' your ears and brain to the sonic textures and tempos of the classics. Move on to the more accessible longer works such as Antal Dorati conducting ' Ancient Dances and Airs', perhaps Modest Mussorgskis' ' Picture at an Exhibition' conducted by Riccardo Muti, and Dvoraks' ' Symphony No.9 : From The New World' conducted by Rafael Kubelik. Whilst appreciating your view that symphonies seem ' bombastic' , it is like saying the Grand Canyon is bombastic. Dont leap into a marathon until you have got your ears/ brain in shape with some shorter sprints. It also helps to read up on what you are hearing as the context can be very important. Last comment, the concept of 'classical' music is sometimes denoted as 'old music'. It is a slippery concept. Try playing Henry Purcells' ' Funeral Music for Queen Mary' against some contemporary classic composer like Part, Gorecki, Adams etc, and it may be hard to get you head around the fact that centuries divide these composers. Above all, enjoy, but remember, what you hear will not necessarily be instantly addictive like good trashy pop. Billy.
  22. 1 point
    Just ordered it from JB HIFI - pick it up next week. Yes!
  23. 1 point
    Excellent We need to look after a vinyl brother! Can't have you starting married life listening to CDs !! Cheers
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  25. 1 point
    One for the vinyl crew, this one is a belt drive cd transport. Cheers George
  26. 1 point
    I speak as a fellow novice. The Bach suites for solo cello have been my 'gateway', because I just love the sound of the cello. Beethoven's string quartets are commonly mentioned as the pinnacle of that form, I like Bartok's quartets too. I haven't found any symphonies I like yet, I find them generally too bombastic, but I'm sure that will change. The "Classical Currently Spinning" thread would be a good place to check. Good luck!
  27. 1 point
    Hey guys, I am taking the loaner leap :-) I will report back.
  28. 1 point
    There is no problem with digital EQ, provided that it is used sensibly. A little bit goes a long way. If you use too much EQ boost (more than say +6dB) you could be asking too much of your amp in producing boosted low frequencies. Many people typically use EQ to boost the bass (a bit) and/or to cut the treble (a bit) to get the sound that they like. No harm done. EQ doesn't fiddle with sample rates, nor bit depth. EQ will alter the loudness of whatever freq bands it is applied to, which is nothing out of the ordinary. In a sense, all computer/digital audio is mathematics. Computers are very good at maths. As Satanica says the elephant in the room is the room and it is doing far more harm than a bit of sensibly applied EQ.
  29. 1 point
    And you can put the kids to work manufacturing them @blybo...... just to keep them occupied in the school holidays of course !!!
  30. 1 point
    Yeah it's taken out of at lp5 which is a manual turntable
  31. 1 point
    Just had this conversation with "Tom" at Pro ject Au , as they have sold me parts previously at a reasonable price. https://www.projectaudio.com.au/ Tom Is there anything I can help you with? You Do you sell tonearms on there own ? Tom Hi there. Not officially, but I'd say check in with the sales team. They may be able to sell you a "spare part" arm. Pop an email to sales@interdyn.com.au and let them know what arm you're after. Do you have a turntable without an arm? You Yes but it is not a Pro Ject, just want to upgrade Read Tom9:35 am Sure. Pop that email through and we'll see if the sales team can help you out.
  32. 1 point
    Hi there, I'll take them. Thanks, ron
  33. 1 point
    Think about my meaning of "broadband" as a diffusor that diffuses all the frequencies in its operating range. A QRD is like a series of notch filters and does not diffuse all of the frequencies in its operating range. Let's say it has 'peaks' at 500Hz, 600Hz, 750Hz...at these peaks it is diffusing quite a lot of the energy it receives but in the ebbs between the peaks it is not diffusing much energy at all circa 500Hz, 675Hz et cetera thus colouring the sound. QRD's alter the tonal balance of reflections.
  34. 1 point
    Have a look at 11.22.63 on Stan I think set in the early 60's with a great soundtrack
  35. 1 point
    Thanks @evilc they are the kind of comments i am reading. I know it's been posted before but where is a reliable place to buy tubes from? Someone who tests and matches their products? Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
  36. 1 point
    May be worth finding some long plate vintage 12ax7 such as Amperex or Mullard. I had an Air Tight phono which used 12ax7 and the old long plate are in a different league than the short. Stay away from Siemens, Telefunken if you want warm
  37. 1 point
    Item: 2x Finite Elemente E21 PAGODE Signature Ampstands Location: Adelaide Price: $800each + postage Item Condition: excellent, 8/10 Reason for selling: Upgrade Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, Extra Info: I am selling my Finite Elemente E21 PAGODE Signature Ampstands in Maple due to upgrade in the Finite Elemente range. Both Apmstands are in excellent conditon (see photos) and were bought from Australian Distibutor a couple of years ago. Items will be sent in original packaging and come with original spikes. Amp platform specs: Overall size: 590mm x 540mm Usable area: 490mm x 440mm Load handling: 60kg Will donate to SNA if sold Pictures:
  38. 1 point
    Hi there - I don't suppose you could snap a couple of pics of the spines of each pile please? P
  39. 1 point
    I had a pair of old GE 5751 black plate triple Mica that I picked up and ran on my Melody amp and they had a magical quality to them - more wide soundstage verging on being immersed but I was warned they were low gain and not an ideal match. Sent from my SM-G900I using Tapatalk
  40. 1 point
    First time hearing this on a mono cart, nice! Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
  41. 1 point
    An MC which is corretly setup, matched and loaded should sound better than a MM of comparable price and testing conditions. Im highly bias, being a strong MC convert, however I'll never forget the first time I heard the magic of what a good moving coil can do. There is plenty of science to argue why its better, but all I need is my ears in this regard.
  42. 1 point
    The important specifications for a stepup transformer are the input and output impedances which in conjunction with the turns ratio will determine the loading on the cartridge in the case of the primary and the voltage gain and to some extent , the noise performance of the following stage of amplification i.e. the secondary impedance should be chosen to suit a valve or solid state cct. The basic formula is Es/Ep=Ns/Np where Ep is the primary voltage input and Es is the output of the secondary winding. Ns and Np are the number of turns in each the windings. Audio transformers are not simple items to design and there are many factors that influence the frequency response and other specifications. The formula for the turns ratio knowing the impedances of the transformer is Np/Ns= square root(Zp/Zs)
  43. 1 point
    I loved and owned this album back when it was first released and I managed to get a copy just a few days back................fantastic memories and great music with Rene and Kevin Borich
  44. 1 point
    Thank you for @ophool lending me the AT mono3 LP, using a MM phono stage only but good enough I reckon, now I know what the fuss about using a mono cart..loving it. Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
  45. 1 point
    Thoroughly enjoyed the first season of The Last Kingdom and the second season is just as good so far! An excellent mix of drama and comedy with no punches pulled for this period series.
  46. 1 point
    I've driven from Goulburn to: Townsville to pick up a turntable. Melbourne to pick up a pair of monoblocks. S.E. Qld to pick up a turntable. Road trip, road trip, road trip! Just make an adventure out of it.
  47. 1 point
    Ok here is my phono stage. Looks not so hot But I only have ears for her... -pauly99-
  48. 1 point
    You would not want to buy that one later on down the track and need a recap.
  49. 1 point
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