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  1. That's the issue, I would rather purchase the Accuphase E650 than this priced at I think is 21k here in Oz. For that you get class A operation with 30w rated with a max of 75w. This amp also inherits the pre-amplifier stage from the TOTR C-3850 and the Balanced AAVA volume control. You are also assured of very high grade parts inside the amp.
  2. Can you tell us then something about the quality of parts inside each unit from the images above. What standard are Yamaha operating on here?
  3. Wow, expect zero sales at that price then. Too much competition up there. Well, wait a year and get it heavily discounted.
  4. No interest in this amp. I was expecting some talk on price versus quality of product. I suspect price will be between 10-16K combined.
  5. Mauro

    New McIntosh

    It looks nice although they have deviated too far from the McIntosh aesthetic, unless this is the new norm and will filter down with new future models across their range.
  6. Mauro

    Heschl Hal 350 Integrated Amp

    Read post by Sdepass above who has auditioned it. " Its solid as a tank but the volume control is poor quality and I have mentioned this and it will be addressed I believe. Binding posts are great and easy to access. It weighs about 38Kg so it is not light. It really did sound incredible straight out of the box! " My bad, I don't know why I added pot although the end effect is the same.
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    Heschl Hal 350 Integrated Amp

    So they use a proper and very modern power Neutrik Powercon socket and then install a volume pot of low quality, how does this work. Very ugly and looks like it came from Jaycar. Although good things to those who wait and I await further details and images of the innards.
  8. Posted in news although to make it complete I'II post here with images. and links. Yamaha's upcoming flagship M5000 Amp + C5000 Pre, the price is going to be scary. https://au.yamaha.com/en/products/audio_visual/hifi/m-5000/index.html https://au.yamaha.com/en/products/audio_visual/hifi/c-5000/index.html
  9. Mauro

    New from Melb

    Now leave it like that otherwise your headed down a rabbit warren!!!!
  10. Any info(images) on the transport used by Panasonic. I hope it's something special and not some of the shelf rubbish.
  11. Mauro

    Yamaha RX-A3060 v RX-A3070

    It should also contain a digital tuner from this model.
  12. The Osborns are one speaker you could purchase blind and be very happy with the sound when they arrive.
  13. Went on Friday somewhat early as I prefer to cool down excitement wise and view the surroundings. Nice Hotel, like the internal architecture. My likes in no order. The first surprise was the Melody JBL room. I was amazed at the quality of their product. Super uniform craftsmanship, built to a very top standard indeed and beautiful to look at. The JBL speakers sounded impressive although felt they needed a bit more space width wise, just a tad. The Mega amp 212 Everest was truly colossal in size and I mean colossal. The Avantgarde duo XD’s were very surprising although if the room was more accommodating the sound would follow suite I believe. They were stuffed in the corners of the room nevertheless very exciting and nicely rich in the upper spectrum, my bias. When I found their price to be around 35K I took a step backwards though. The SGR Cx4F MII speakers delighted to no end. Amazing bass and active powered as you know. I enjoyed and appreciated their articulation and superb separation of instruments in the sound. I would seriously consider this speaker when the time comes for me to visit my next purchase. The Osborn room never disappoints as his Grand Monument this time had right of place. Massive scale of sound and as others have pointed out, unbelievable value for money. He has finally been able to 'remove' those ugly focal emblems on the (Grand Monuments') large woofers now. He has spray painted them black and they now look fantastic. When inspected closely they look like Focal logo engravings in the plastic cone. The finish on his speakers are so beautiful and just about perfect. Another speaker to good to pass up considering what you are able to get for the money. Lacquered Sassafras finish for me. Another joy for me was the Mcintosh/Sonus Faber room. I have always liked the Mcintosh gear and have now decided to add it my short list of amplification come purchase time even if it is quite expensive. I'm a sucker for over engineered gear. The Amp and associated gear though needed larger speakers than the Sonus Faber model on hand. Don't get me wrong they sounded wonderful although you could sense the gear had this larger offering and this necessitated a larger speaker. One side note was the opposite room was played a surround sound setup quite loudly and the noise bleed was excessive and annoying. The Jaben audio room was absolutely packed with gear that I had to more on very quickly. You could easily spend an entire day there listening to all those headphones and other gear on offer. Thanks to all for organizing this event and as others have spelled out, we do make some incredible gear here in OZ and have no real need to purchase from that mythical greener pasture that's not any greener than on our patch. My only regret was not seeing the Line Magnetic range of amps. I read here that they where to make a show alas no presence. Hopefully next year.
  14. Don't be fooled. This guy is simply replacing some door.
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