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  1. I also have the Elektra REF HD plus the Theatre HD2, all connected by balanced connections to a Marantz 8802a. I have no hum on my units, if you haven’t already tried, disconnect other appliances to see if any are faulty that are resulting in a hum from your Elektra, you could also try plugging it into a friends or relatives house to see if it still does it. JDH
  2. These were the top notch well made and featured av amp in the late 1990’s, and has the wood paneling too !!! I owned it smaller brother 2095 at one point. all the best with its sale.
  3. Owned on of these in the past, great little CD player.
  4. I’d buy the used Rotel as you basically know what your getting that has been successfully used for music and HT purposes. The other amp you have the link to does not have any real detail on distortion levels, also looks that it uses a couple of noisy fans to achieve the high power rating claimed. The Rotel uses a linear power supply, no fans and is a traditional class AB amp rather than class D. I’d probably use the Rotel for LCR and also the 2 Surrounds and use the AV receiver for ATMOS ceiling speakers and maybe an external zone 2 area if used. JDH
  5. Do you have the original wall brackets that come with it from new, there not shown in any of the photos ?
  6. I still have a couple of unused Squeezebox Touch sitting in a box as backups so still using it, I did however sell off a Logitech Transporter, also use a combination of Apple Music and a Pro-ject Stream DS+ and DSA model and sometimes my Oppo 205 or direct from my Marantz AV8802a, also Toying with the idea of eventually buying an over priced Bel Canto Stream player one day. JDH
  7. A used bel canto CD2 with upgrade external LNS1 power supply is what I use. JDH
  8. I owned the original reference and currently own the same version in this add with the older speaker posts and have to say it sounds better than the Elektra 7 ch HD, great price for the quality of this amp. JDH
  9. Considering you own the Marantz AV8805, you may as well buy the ub9000 just to match the overall build quality. JDH
  10. If you read through the link about warranty it’s non-transferable anyway to the 2nd owner. JDH
  11. What does the Panasonic UB 9000 bring to the table as extra features or quality that is missing in the OPPO 205, sorry but I haven’t been able to figure it out from some of the earlier posts, just interested in knowing? JDH
  12. Ok, I guess time will tell, for those interested in this unit, I’ve had my 8802a for a year now, 100% reliable, easy to setup and use and sounds great. JDH
  13. I wouldn’t get to excited about the 15% off, this eBay seller Is a regularly part of a group of sellers that have 20% off sales anyway, more than likely would be even cheaper later in the month. JDH
  14. Thanks for the reply, I thought you may want to split it to be able to make it easier to sell the 8802a at a slightly lower price to someone that does not want to use the kit. Good luck with the sale. JDH
  15. Let me no if you want to sell the Audyssey pro kit and licence separately, I already have a Marantz AV8802a and was thinking of buying the kit used. JDH
  16. I’ve had no problem with my Oppo 205 I purchased new just over 12 months ago, I agree not much out there to replace it with that is equivalent, I could downgrade to the Panasonic 9000, but what’s the point. Touch wood, I hope I get the same reliable service out of the Oppo 205 that I got from my Oppo 95 (had it over 6 years) and on sold it for $450. JDH
  17. Probably outside your budget but I use a Panasonic GX9, it came with a 12-32mm kit lens for about $950 new, I guess it would be about $750 used on eBay, otherwise one of the older models like the Panasonic GX7 or GX85. I ended up buying a 15mm f1.7 prime lens and a better 14-42mm pancake type zoom lens for the GX9 and sold the original 12-32mm lens that came with it, so you can upgrade it as needed and budget allows. JDH
  18. Great all in one Panasonic lumix camera, unfortunately I already own a Panasonic G9 and GX9 cameras and a number of lenses. Good luck with the sale. JDH
  19. The 717 brings back some memories, my first decent at the time hi-end DVD player of the late 1990’s !!! JDH
  20. Great little pre amp, I use one with a Bel Canto CD2 and Ref 500s amp. It also has a HT bypass feature on one of the inputs that is handy for integrating into a HT setup for 2ch listening, very reliable too. JDH
  21. Sold my one for $450 so yes a bargain, only sold it at the time as I had a high end all in one DAC with inbuilt headphone amp costing a couple of $1000. This headphone amp was a very good match with HD600/650.
  22. If anyone is interested I have a couple of Dspeaker anti-nodes 2.0s, thinking of selling one and keeping the other. Will eventually get around to advertising it or wait for someone to post another want to buy add !!! JDH
  23. Have a look at the following link which provides some connection examples. http://www.dspeaker.com/en/technology/anti-mode-technology/anti-mode-20-dual-core-connection-examples.shtml The way I did it with a 2ch system with a subwoofer and the Dspeaker 2.0 was to either connect the sub passively off the speaker or amp terminals or actively via the RCA connections on the Dspeaker 2.0, as others have said the Dspeaker treats the 2ch left and right and sub as a combined left and right channel. You just need to ensure the level matches your 2ch speakers. JDH
  24. You should try and sell the s2s and c3 then together as a good match. JDH
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