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    Music Streamer CXN, Node 2i or...

    If the CXN is considered the 'lightweight' version of the 851N, then I would choose the CXN (which is now in their V2 guise) out of the choices that you have. I have not heard others but when I had the 851N in my system, I was very pleased with it whether it was running Spotify, internet radio or playing from the NAS. The screen was useful but I take very little notice of it as it was quite small from a distance. To get the best out of your Rega amp, in my opinion, the CA CXN is the way to go.
  2. The problem with Hifi is that it is very personal; and experience in listening to different systems also plays an important role in your decision. In sound production, some prefer solid state to tubes, some prefer floor standers to book shelf, some prefer Class AB to Class A or B, some prefer transparency over smoothness, some prefer hard hitting versus tuneful bass, some prefer warmth over clinical and flat and some even prefer close proximity listening versus a mid size to large room listening. The question of experience will also inform you as to which system sounds best to your ears irrespective of equipment price or magazine reviews and salesperson bull****. Of course some comparison of expensive to mid price equipment are pretty obvious but at the end of the day what do you want to get out of your system irrespective of the brand? is it a feeling that you are in a concert hall, a jazz club and do you want your system to create 'real' music, 'real voices with right tone and timbre on instruments and the clarity of phrasing in voices, great micro and macro dynamics that you want to create? The one that suits your taste 100% is the one that will give you the best value. But then which HiFi buff will tell you that they are not planning an upgrade later on...I think this has been supported with a survey on SNA not too long ago.
  3. Item: Unicone Tuning Feet - Pack of three Location: North Perth Price: $100 Item Condition: Very good Reason for selling: Extra NLR. Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Australian made Unicone in very good condition. I have used these under a number of different components and I can actually hear the difference.
  4. Damn auto correct. I meant cabinsu.
  5. Description amended. Thanks cabins.
  6. Item: Stereovox XV2 75 ohm digital cable (BNC both ends but will include one BNC to RCA adapter). One metre. Location: Perth Price: $100 including Express Post Package Item Condition: Used Reason for selling: NLR Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Infamous Audiophile quality Stereovox XV2 true 75 Ohm digital cable created by Chris Sommovigo of the infamous Black Cat cables. It is terminated with BNC at both ends but will provide a RCA to BNC adapter as part of this sale. Another adapter can be purchased cheaply from JayCar if you need the other end to work with an RCA. Great sound for the price. Lots of reviews available on line. It comes extremely close to a digital cable I own that cost four times more. Bits are not bits when there is jitter. Pictures:
  7. Sorry for jumping in but back to my previous post on DeOxit, I have now decided to keep my 'rig' for a long while after spending an hour plus applying Deoxit to all my connections (RCA plugs on IC and equipment, speaker cable connectors, speaker cable binders, power plugs and CAT cables terminations) yesterday. It has definitely made my system sound like a veil has been lifted with everything being much clearer e.g. voices and inflictions of the tongue and lips from any of Stacey Kent's album. The bass lines is also more defined (and this is coming out of my tube amp), instruments sound more real, well separated and clearer with well extended highs. I highly recommended this upgrade - cheap and effective - before you put your hard earned money on another system. I think you will be pleasantly surprised. Currently on special at Jaycar Electronics for $25. More than enough to treat everything on your system.
  8. Item: Belden 8402 IN with Switch Craft RCA (1 metre) Location: Perth Price: Sold Item Condition: Used but not fully burnt in Reason for selling: NLR Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Purchased this from Ebay a number of months ago just for fun but recently got hold of another IC to try which I have now decided to keep. I don't tend to keep stuff around just to think that I might use it in the future so it has to go. It was used between my phono preamp and my amp. Very low hours so would not think it has been 'burnt in' at all. Pictures: Item: Chord C-Line (1 Metre) interconnect Location: Perth Price: $40 + $10 postage Item Condition: used but almost new Reason for selling: NLR Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Initial Cable try out with my new phono preamp but has since found another more suitable IC
  9. Schiit Mani is a great little preamp for the price. The other one to consider is the MoFi StudioPhono for the RRP of $499. Street price could be less. Like the Mani it also has adjustable gains and loads but is quieter than the Mani, from my personal experience.
  10. George Winston for me please if still available To Perth 6006
  11. Hi Terry Please try this link. I hope it is genuine because I intend to purchase two of these after Christmas. cheers https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/DeoxIT-D-Series-D100L-Squeeze-Tube-100-solution-2-ml/401602406180?epid=18024008420&hash=item5d815e6724:g:AtYAAOxyhXRTLgCO
  12. Have been using this for over 35 years. It was first introduced to me by Clifford from Audio Synergy back in the early eighties. I could only purchased two small tubes as it was around $30 each back in the day. I will be buying another two tubes now that the price has dropped to around $10 each on Ebay. All I can say is that there is a difference in sound between pre and post application and it is all for the better. Just put a drop on an ear bud and rub them on to the RCA socket of your electronic equipment plus the inside of all RCA cables. While many good equipment have come and go during the years, I would consider this as my best 'audio' purchase.
  13. Item: Schiit Mani Phono Preamp (MC/MM) Location: Perth Price: $190 plus $10 postage anywhere in Australia Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: NLR Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD, bank transfer Extra Info: Purchased new from Addicted to Audio. There are a large number of positive reviews on the Net. It is in excellent condition with no marks whatsoever. Reluctant sale. Pictures:
  14. Item: Jazz CD - Vocals and Jazz/Rock bands Location: Perth Price: The lot $100 including postage Item Condition: Very good to excellent (Cleaned and treated with Audiophile Auric Illuminator from new) Reason for selling: Cleaning up collection and funding digital music download and LP Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only, bank transfer Extra Info: Instrumental CD: 1. Hiroshima - Another Place - LA jazz sound, smooth jazz/rock - Epic 2.Larry Carlton - SleepWalk - Smooth Jazz/Rock, great guitarist - Warner Bros 3. Larry Carlton - Friends - Smooth Jazz/Rock, classic album - Warner Bros 4. Lee Ritenour's - 6 String Theory - Smooth Jazz/Rock, famous guitarist - Concord Female vocal 1. Eva Cassidy - Live at Blues Alley - Jazz/Rock, her famous 'Live' album with audiophile sound - Blix Street Records 2. Michelle Nicolle - The Crying Game - Great audiophile sound (as you would expect from ABC), Aussie artist. Personally autograph by artist (slightly cracked cover) - ABC Jazz 4. Melody Gardot - Currency of Man - Needs no introduction and one of her better jazz album - Decca Pictures:
  15. Item: Stainless steel footrest plate for Mercedes Benz A, GLA and CLA class (A from 2013, GLA and CLA from 2014) Location: Perth Price: $25 plus $10 postage (RRP on Ebay $60) Item Condition: Used Reason for selling: NLR Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, Bank Transfer Extra Info: In good condition and made to match the sporty design of the brake and accelerator pedals in the sporty A, GLA and CLA Mercedes Benz models. It is made to fit these models to the narrow foot rest unlike others that are slightly broader which can leave little space between the brake pedal and foot rest. Just talking from experience The back is velcro so it remains in place once fitted and requires no further adjustment. Attaching and removing the unit is extremely simple. Pictures: