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Bronal last won the day on April 18 2014

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  1. Sorry to be ignorant, but what does the OP mean when he says 'on the top of'? Does he mean having both Windows 7 and 10 installed at the same time? If so, how is this possible? Normally when you install a new version of software, it detects and extracts the old version before it installs itself. Just as a matter of interest, I was intending to get the latest version of Office, but it won't install on Seven. But, as far as support for Windows Seven is concerned, yes that is a concern for me, mainly from a security point of view.
  2. And so they should - they're 2 1/2 times the price!
  3. The 6SN7GTB is the input/driver valve which feeds the 6AS7, which is the power valve. The Raytheon 6AS7 is new old stock (probably 1960s ish) while the Tung Sol looks like current production. Current Tung Sol 6SN7s are good quality valves and I wouldn't be changing it unless you could audition something better. I wouldn't change the Raytheon either, unless you go to a 6080, which is the military spec version of the 6AS7 and has a wider metal base that won't fit into many recessed valve sockets like yours. Bottom line - I'd stick with what you've got, unless you have cash to spare, in which case I'd change the 6SN7.
  4. Dubstar - Disgraceful and Make It Better CDs. Sometimes thought of as the poor man's St Etienne, but the they rock harder.
  5. I get that as well. I think it's inherent with the current version of the forum software.
  6. It seems to be aimed at noise reduction. Sorry, I'm out of my depth here. I'll leave it for someone else to explain.
  7. You're probably right. It's a bit like cable directionality. If a manufacturer says a cable should be used one way, that's fine by me. I'm not going to clog up the audio forums arguing the toss about whether directionality actually exists (and that isn't an invitation for anyone to do so here). All I'm interested in is the sound.
  8. There is quite a bit about drain wires on Google (as no doubt you've seen) and most of it relates to power-type cables, which provides a clue about the Luxman cables. I used to have Oyaide Tunami Nigo speaker cables, which are essentially two-core power cables with a floating drain wire. The Luxman speaker cable looks very similar in concept. The drain wire doesn't need to be connected. I also have a Van den Hul S/PDIF cable that is grounded at one end but not the other. I believe it should be connected with the ground at the 'source' end but I've never been really sure. There is a further permutation with some Tannoy speakers that have a grounding lug on them and can be connected to the amp by means of a separate wire to the amp's chassis, like a turntable.
  9. Item: Philips 5R4GYS Rectifier Location: Monash ACT Price: $150 posted Item Condition: NOS unused Reason for selling: Surplus Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, Bank transfer Extra Info: I bought this a spare from Upscale Audio when I had Consonance monoblocks. It is highly recommended by Upscale Audio for Prima Luna amps. I don't have the original box but can guarantee that it is unused. Photos:
  10. Item: Brimar GZ31 Rectifier Location: Monash ACT Price: $60 posted Item Condition: NIB Reason for selling: Surplus Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Bank transfer Extra Info: Same as 5U4G Photos: .
  11. Price reduced - now $75 posted.
  12. Unless the rules have changed again, the $1000 threshold hasn't applied since 1 July 2018 and all imported goods are subject to GST and import duty. However I have noticed that lower-value goods I have bought from overseas have got in without GST or duty being applied. Perhaps Customs can't be bothered with absolutely everything that comes through.
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