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  1. This is a glorious price for such a go-to amp! Excellent for the money! This things works a treat with my Sennheiser HD-600s and 650s. If I didn't already have one!
  2. SOLD: FS: B&W 805 D3 Satin White (Trade in with Stands)

    I really need to replace my processor and purchase some additional power amps first #FirstWorldProblems Will probably pop by for a listen, though!
  3. FS: Nintendo Switch + extras

    The Switch is amazing (PCMR here, too, but the PC started collecting dust when the Switch arrived). Splatoon 2 is a big deal. MK8 and Zelda are the other games worth owning. Love the fact that I can take MK8 and Splatoon 2 with me and then dock it at home for a full gaming experience. Pro controller is great - and supports both bluetooth and USB operation with a PC. Doom on the switch will be interesting, but no substitute for the PC version Best of luck with the sale!
  4. Great value for what this thing can do! Looks decent in the rack, too! I have one in silver and I hope to get some more some day (in silver, though). Good luck with the sale! Picked mine up for the same price from these forums.
  5. I paid $2500 for one of these a year ago and I love it to bits and it does a top job of powering my 805S's. I keep lusting after a Classe but I also love the look of the Primare... just wish I could get a matching DAC30 in titanium! If this were in Melbourne, at that price, I'd be on the way to wherever you are with the cash to buy this. Wonder how much it would cost to courier up an empty box PS. That's a lovely looking pre you have there
  6. FS: Dynaudio Focus 110 - Rosewood

    Obligatory "if this were in Melbourne, I'd probably be picking these up"... I won't lie, the cabinets look gorgeous!
  7. SOLD: FS: B&W 805 D3 Rosenut (Melbourne)

    Well, that might ease the pain a little! I'm sure that if I were to listen to these bad boys, I'd probably take them away in my loving hands straight away, but then I'm left with the problem of finding a tonally matched centre channel and I'm hard pressed to find the closest match (HTM2D3) secondhand, so I'd be tempted to keep the 805S's on hand... Are these available for an audition?
  8. SOLD: FS: B&W 805 D3 Rosenut (Melbourne)

    Every time I see a pair of these come up for sale, I get a little tempted to trade up from my 805S's.... but it's a huge dollar step up, too., and B&W haven't got an equiv. HTM4S to upgrade to to retain tonal matching Where in Melbourne? I haven't heard the D3's yet.
  9. It is now, but it wasn't before! I must've done something that both knocked the needle in the wrong direction to the right and upward.
  10. Yes, it is indeed the Rega arm supplied with my RP3. This I didn't know and will keep that in mind! The more you know! I've also noticed a bend in the needle, I'm certain it's supposed to be straight(er), as I have a previous photo from about two years prior. Thoughts?
  11. Personally, it doesn't sound *that* bad. I'm more worried about damaging my vinyl at this stage. Thanks! I rarely use the specific lens I used for these shots (Canon MP-E 65). I'll have to try it out at 5x and post my results Thanks for the tips re: cleaning. Yes, it does look dirty (my naked eye suggested otherwise). I had *thought* the anti-skate was set correctly (and this has been verified) so perhaps I did something stupid at some point. Where is a good place to get the Zerodust? Any liquid cleaner you may recommend? Other than the bend in the cantilever, the end of the cantilever doesn't look symmetrical. Perhaps I'm nitpicking and this is a normal margin of error sort of thing which I can appreciate. Are they easy to contact? That's one hell of a cartridge you have there!
  12. Hi. I was playing around with the camera to get a nice shot of the cartridge and to my horror, things don't look so good! There seems to be an odd off-centre slant to the needle and the close-up of the cantilever looks a bit unusual. Cartridge is a Sumiko Blue Point Special Evo III. Audio wise, it sounds alright on the outer tracks but gets a touch distorted on the inner tracks. I even took it to the wonderful staff at Audiotrends who verified my setup for me, but this was before I had a closer inspection on how things were going... If it is indeed busted, is there anything that I can do or am I up for a new cartridge?
  13. Can vouch for the seller - I own his old A32 and I'd be snapping this one up if it was in silver Good luck with the sale!
  14. Damn. I really wish this was in silver - I'd be all over it if it was!
  15. B&W 8xx D3's - where's the love?

    I'm still on a pair of 805S's and I keep considering the move to 805D3's whenever they come up for sale here but am reluctant to make the jump - I haven't heard the new ones yet and I'm still quite a fan of the 805S's - I'd just like a bit... more smoothness and realism, I suppose. I run the HTM4S and listen to a bit of surround SACDs and there's no tonally matched centre for the D3's. I have given some thought to the 805D/HTM4D combo but it took me long enough to find the HTM4S that I kind of gave up on that idea.