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  1. Supposedly in stock at this Sydney dealer, cheaper than the UK price too; https://www.digitalcinema.com.au/pioneer-pd-70ae-sacd-player-with-dual-ess-dac-chips.html
  2. Oled

    From limited views in store I like the picure quality of the Panasonic 950 series, these 55’ 950s at close to $2000 are really tempting to dip the toe in the oled pool. Really looking forward to a 75’ Sony or Panasonic at around 4 to 5k, hopefully in the next 12-24 months.
  3. Currently Spinning

    New Fever Ray on Spotify, if it's half as good as the last album it's a keeper !!
  4. Hi, if you are sticking to bookshelf options, Dynaudio Contour 20 or C1 may be worth auditioning. High quality speakers you are looking at, which sub are you going to use ?
  5. 4K HDR AppleTV

    @automated Thanks for the link, it was mentioned in this thread and an article from a few weeks ago (pre release) that it would not allow 4K rentals. Glad that it does allow 4K rentals. cheers
  6. 4K HDR AppleTV

    @:) al Gday Al, I will keep it and hope they fix some of the issues via iOS update. Sadly about the best thing out of this is that we have been able to move the gen2 to our bedroom tv, which is handy. Probably should have just stuck with an amazon fire or even chrome cast ultra perhaps as you mentioned. 70% of the use is Netflix and Stan etc. regards, Ray
  7. 4K HDR AppleTV

    After a week or so of ownership, I can't recommend this product. The issues I have found; the menu is buggy and no improvement on the gen 2 or 3 imo, the remote is frankly flat out bad, the screen time sometimes stays on. Even with decent internet and a faster processor it seems to take longer to display normal 1080p content. i only realised after purchasing this that downloads or rentals will never be 4K, which is exceedingly disappointing, as I basically never buy movies on iTunes rather rent. I seriously hope they rethink that plan as well. Pending attaching this to a 4K tv and watching a 4K movie, this is pretty disappointing frankly, much like the iPhone 8 and its limited improvements over iPhone 7, apple seem to be significantly running out of developmental momentum, ie resting on their laurels and banking $ from a devoted customer base, I'm out at this point..
  8. @Spinnergeoff hi Geoff, very interested in these if they are still available. i can pick up. Ray
  9. Holton One-Zero-Zero Power Amplifier

    Looks really nice Anthony ! Love the dimensions, Looking forward to news of the se integrated version.
  10. 4K HDR AppleTV

    Hi @:) al Will let you know how it goes. I don't hold out hope for the atmos update though. Apple /apple tv never seem to have focussed on bleeding edge particularly in the surround codec space.
  11. 4K HDR AppleTV

    I purchased one of these today to replace our gen 2 Apple TV, which has provided sterling service for around 8 years now. Will retire the gen 2 to the bedroom. i understand the sentiment re 4K content limitations, but given I'm using a plasma (non smart) tv, I'm hoping this provides a bit of a quantum leap in performance and will show its worth when I get around to 4K tv purchase.
  12. I have owned the scm100asl and had them in a small room perhaps 3 x 4 metres and there was no issue with bass bloat surprisingly. I suspect due the front porting and they don't have overdone boss considering the large bass driver. Both good speakers but my advice is scm100 if you can, you won't regret it based on room interaction as they are quite low drag in this respect. I thought there may be some pics of the room size in the Attached, but no dice unfortunately...
  13. Hi, I am interested in loaning a Martin Logan PBK in Sydney if anybody has one. I do have a Paradigm PBK if anybody needs it, they are welcome to it free for the loan of the Martin Logan version or if they want the Paradigm version and dont have the Martin Logan, you can have it with donation to SNA. cheers, Ray
  14. Dynaudio Contour s1.4 LE

    @Gurnstar i do understand what you were implying by the use of the word polite. Having lived with all of he speakers we are talking about 1.4 Le, 3.4 Le, c1 platinum and now c2 platinum, I don't agree with what you are saying from a practical stand point. The Contour series has the Esotec with upgraded coating not the Esotar upgraded, if it had the Esotar it would say it on the website, it refers to tweeter with Esotar "technology". The latest contour series do have the Esotar though. To me as good as the countour series are (and I dont want to derail this Contour thread by the way) and I am obviously a Dynaudio fan, the Contour series does not sound as natural or airy or detailed as the Confidence range, nor should it given the Confidence is the next range up. To me, the Contour series sounds processed and etched Compared to Confidence in the top end, which is why i no longer have them. i agree there are certainly a gamut of other factors in the end result, including crossover, cabinet, cabling etc. And personal preference is of course the final arbiter to preference and subsequent ownership. It would be interesting to see a graph of the old Contour series compared to the C4 graph above to see if it has the effect to which you refer. C1 platinum v 3.4 Le v Contour 20 would Perhaps be even more relevant. I do know, from experience, both the newer Contour Le and the Confidence II/platinum sound a little more lively or brighter than the previous versions of their series, so that seems to have been a conscious and guided decision by Dynaudio as an evolutionary advance. Regardless to my observations, hope you are enjoying the 3.4 Le and happy listening ! Ray