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  1. 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
  2. A used bel canto CD2 with upgrade external LNS1 power supply is what I use. JDH
  3. 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
  4. Considering you own the Marantz AV8805, you may as well buy the ub9000 just to match the overall build quality. JDH
  5. If you read through the link about warranty it’s non-transferable anyway to the 2nd owner. JDH
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. The 717 brings back some memories, my first decent at the time hi-end DVD player of the late 1990’s !!! JDH
  15. 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
  16. 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.
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. You should try and sell the s2s and c3 then together as a good match. JDH
  20. I’ve got the same setup minus the Sub1, also purchased my setup from Eastwood HiFi. If you get to the point of splitting up the system, I might be interested in the Sub1 only, I’m in Sydney so would be a long drive to pickup though!!! JDH
  21. Yes, tossed as per my last post JDH
  22. I had an earlier model Yamaha AVR that had a 5V trigger out, it worked fine triggering both a Rotel and Elektra Audio Power amp to turn on and off even though these amps were design to accept 12V input. JDH
  23. I think you would be happy with any of those options in real world usage, I’d probably still stick with an AV processor over an AV Receiver if cost is not your main driver. I’m currently using a Marantz AV 8802a with a couple of Elektra Power amps (2ch Reference and 7ch Theatre). My other alternative prior to buying the AV8802a was to sell off the multi Channel power amp and keep the Reference 2ch Power amp and use it with a Marantz Flagship AV receiver. I think I would of been just as happy with either option. JDH,
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