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Arthur K

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  1. Keep your CDs ... When one of the streaming devices or your router gives you a nervous brakedown, you will be so happy you did! I have both and I am always happy (and thankful) to press that "play" button..
  2. If you like the speakers and don't have plans for a quick upgrade, a good panel beater should be able to bring them back to shape, no problem. They deal with that kind of shiny finish in expensive cars. They could even match the color (with advice from KEF) and, you wouldn't even know the accident happened! ...and, get the little fella pay for it ... with restriction on ice creams or something similar!.. Glad he's Ok though.
  3. Without being negative, I suspect once back into Australia, you might start thinking of a ''simple" system, just to enjoy music.. The danger is, this might be the start of a new journey, albeit using past experiences and avoiding mistakes of the past. Personally speaking, in anticipation of a similar situation like yours due to retirement, I have started to think what ...life would be without my current setup(s) 🥺 One has to be able to detouch oneself from that "belonging" feeling.. Well done!
  4. That's an interesting observation. In my case, I find I am more mentally / aurally stimulated by higher frequency notes, i.e. the crystal clear sound of a harpsichord or the 'bright' notes of brass instruments. So, when choosing a pair of speakers, my first concern is, how good are the twitters! ..and, having said that, bass is also important and only when the material on the recording call for it. I guess, we're all different!
  5. Further information: One of the legend preamplifiers of PS Audio, it served me well for several years. Very versatile design which can be used in fully balanced mode. Great build quality and components used inside, with a very handy remote control and digital display of input and volume. It can be re programmed (without a computer) from the front panel, for different input gain in each individual input, as well as labeling the input itself with whatever name is required. Display can be turned off altogether and also, it can be mutted from the remote. It's in almost pristine condition with no visible marks on it. The remote has very slight signs of usage. The preamp has a 'soft start' circuit with a countdown display when it powers up. An 'on - off' switch has been professionaly added in the rear as, PS Audio did not include one, assuming the user would leave it always on 'stand by' mode. The headpone amplifier inside it is a 'gem' and it is as good as many high priced h/phone amplifiers available. As I now have and use a matching Bryston BP25 preamplifier with my Bryston amps, this is sitting there not being used, which is a waste of a great sounding preamplifier. It's a rather heavy beast at 9kg and posting will depend on your location. Users manual will be included and it will be packed securely for transit. Not sure if I have the original box but I will try to find it as, usually I keep most boxes. Price is firm and if it sells here, a donation to S.N. will be made. Photos: PLEASE READ If you are advertising multiple items, you must post one bulk price only, or post seperate ads for each item If you include any reference to pricing whatsoever in this section (excluding RRP), your ad will not be approved If you don't include photographs of the actual item being sold, your ad will not be approved
  6. My thoughts, exactly!.. personal taste always gets in the way!..
  7. Just for memory's shake, I would restore and keep the console. There is techs that would do such a job but it will be rather pricey as, it's time consuming. It's a pity it's the amplification is solid state, as if you decide to sell it, it would fetch substantially more if it was a valve design. There's a popular vintage market on Ebay for such things but what is against it, is the location and size of it. My condolences for your loss.. If you could somehow keep it, it will in the future keep reminding you of happy moments you've spent with your parents, while listening to it...
  8. At this price this is a give away! IMHO this leaves many 'new' converters up to 1.5 k standing! GLWS
  9. Yes indeed, they are 'beautiful' and very solidly build. I have the older 30 model and it easily matches in sound quality my Audio Research LS2. In fact, in some areas is even better! The buyer won't be disappointed with this..
  10. These will most definitely please our 'better' halves. Great looks with excellent sound! GLWS
  11. If I am not mistaken, your preamplifier uses valves rather than transistors, right? Switch the whole system off. Let it rest for 10 minutes or so. Switch on only your power amp with the preamp off. Wait to see / hear if the 'crack (or is it thump?), comes back. If not, it's obvious the preamplifier has a problem. If you've got another (spare) power amp, connect it to your preamp and wait for the 'noise'. Let us know how you go with it. 🙂
  12. Further information: A very versatile and great sounding DAC / headphone amplifier that can also be used as an analogue preamplifier. The fs switch is used to upsample the incoming digital signal which, on well recorded material, makes a noticeable difference. A nice metal remote is included. I have used it mostly as a headphone amplifier driving AKG 701 / Beyerdynamic TD880 / HIFIman HE 400i headphones (all rather difficult loads), with no problem at all with great clarity and enough gain. Specs and other information can be found here: https://www.soundlabsgroup.com.au/p/Citypulse-DA72x/Citypulse+Audio+DA-7.2x+DAC Photos: PLEASE READ If you are advertising multiple items, you must post one bulk price only, or post seperate ads for each item If you include any reference to pricing whatsoever in this section (excluding RRP), your ad will not be approved If you don't include photographs of the actual item being sold, your ad will not be approved
  13. I will add my voice to all comments above! This IS a bargain if there was one, ever! More than double the price asked would be still, a very good price for the quality of sound, flexibility and build. Well done whomever got it! You will enjoy ownership..
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