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  1. mattjtaylor2809

    SOLD: FS: PS AUDIO P10 POWER SUPPLY

    Thanks, that will do the trick
  2. mattjtaylor2809

    SOLD: FS: PS AUDIO P10 POWER SUPPLY

    Thanks...thought it would be simple although I'm struggling to find any with a AUS plug, I may have to buy one with a EURO plug as they will rated for 240 volts & not 110v if US.
  3. mattjtaylor2809

    EOI: Ayre Acoustics V-5xe Power Amp

    Thanks Mark, At this stage I'd only replace it with another Ayre!
  4. mattjtaylor2809

    SOLD: FS: PS AUDIO P10 POWER SUPPLY

    I know off topic but is there a device you can plug in to monitor the volts coming into the house without having any effect on SQ?
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    EOI: Ayre Acoustics V-5xe Power Amp

    This item will most likely move to FS status very soon so please let me know if you're interested & you could "beat the rush"! Cheers Matt
  6. Item: Ayre Acoustics V-5xe Power Amp (this is the Evolution model) Location: Adelaide Hills EOI: $2,999 (donation to sna) Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: Opportunity to upgrade & I may convince the CFO if I have a buyer!! Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, EFT, Paypal (not preferred). Extra Info: Due to an opportunity to jump up the Ayre food chain & to match my new Ayre Pre, I’m listing my Ayre V5xe power amp as an EOI at this stage. I bought this from another SNA member almost 2 years ago & it’s been one of my best buys on this forum & made my system jump from nice to WOW….I’m in serious Hi Fi territory now! I’ve had no issues with it whatsoever, it’s a sexy looking piece of kit & I thought it was an end-game power amp but I have been “tempted” to upgrade & therefore I need to part from this beauty. Info from the Ayre website: “The Ayre V-5xe power amplifier gives voice to music’s heartbeat. Enormous power reserves liberate the full range of dynamic contrast, while the zero-feedback design flawlessly keeps time relationships intact. Fully-balanced from input to output, the V-5xe illuminates the soundstage with nuanced precision. Each musician is transported to your listening room with unrivalled vitality and vigor. Sixteen high-current output devices per channel assure absolute stability with any loudspeaker load. The Ayre V-5xe delivers the quintessence of music” Features · zero-feedback, fully-balanced discrete circuitry · 16 high-current output devices per channel / FET input stage · Ayre Conditioner (patent pending) power line RFI filter · Sophisticated DC protection circuit · Remote “trigger” operation Specifications 150 watts per channel continuous into 8 ohms 300 watts per channel continuous into 4 ohms Gain - 26 dB Input Impedance - 100 kohm (per phase) Frequency Response - DC - 200 kHz 10 watts in standby mode 100 watts in operating mode, no signal 17.5" W x 16" D x 7.75" H (45.7cm x 41cm x 18cm) Weight - 55 pounds (25 kg) Plenty of Reviews online but I think this one resonates the most with me & with my experience with this power amp. http://www.soundstage.com/revequip/ayre_v5x.htm In a sense, I suppose that's the most impressive thing about the Ayre V-5x. It has been a long time since a piece of hi-fi has made me experience recorded music in a new light. The Ayre V-5 was an interesting amplifier that had qualities I liked very much, but it wasn't a completely accomplished amplifier. The V-5x takes the potential of that first attempt and delivers all of it intact, while also improving its weak spots. The V-5x is a wonderful amplifier that is so good at delivering the music without the same old audio characteristics that even a jaded old soul like me can get excited all over again for the first time. Good? You have no idea -- but then finding out is an adventure you owe yourself. ...Wes Phillips [email protected] Pictures: As you can see from the picture above, this power amp has Cardas spade screw down connections. Demo’s welcome, I think I have the original box but if not I’ll pack it very well. Thanks for looking Cheers Matt
  7. Could this be set up as a Roon rock?
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    BREAKING: OPPO DIGITAL CALLS IT A DAY

    Idea of upgrading interesting but not if it still doesn’t do 4K as otherwise, what would be the point...for me whose only interested in picture quality improvements?
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    BREAKING: OPPO DIGITAL CALLS IT A DAY

    Thanks @Benje In regards to the DAC's, I'm not particularly worried, as long at their HT sound is good as my replacement will not be used for 2 CH at all, just for movies. Maybe I need to start upgrading everything else 1st, i.e. TV not UHD, Marantz SR5004 getting a but long in the tooth & I'm pretty sure doesn't have UHD pass through & my TV is an older Panasonic Plasma which isn 't UHD & eventually, my Sony PJ to a 4K PJ It was just the shock that OPPO have "closed for business" & that I'd always imagined replacing the 93 with a 203 that caused me to think about this with a little more of a sense of urgency. Sounds like time & $$ better spent on upgrading everything else? Cheers Matt BTW...the Sony UHB BD player we have is for the family room into a 65" 4K Samsung TV so that's sorted, what I'm looking at is upgrading the HT side of my "man cave".
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    BREAKING: OPPO DIGITAL CALLS IT A DAY

    Ok, understand....I was thinking that’s a bit strange that it didn’t have any onboard DACs so not having a dedicated DAC via digital or coax is fine with me as I have a PS Audio Transport & DAC for my 2CH system. Sounds like buying a cheapy Sony, Panasonic etc will do the job then. Cheers Matt
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    BREAKING: OPPO DIGITAL CALLS IT A DAY

    My question was in relation to UHD playback only, if you’re saying the 203 doesn’t have onboard DAC’s it it then relying on the HT Amp to process? Cheers Matt
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    BREAKING: OPPO DIGITAL CALLS IT A DAY

    So....maybe not the thread to raise this but if I shouldn't buy a 203 for fear of support a few years down the track, what should I buy as I was about to look into replacing my BDP-93? Cheers Matt
  13. mattjtaylor2809

    SOLD: Gold Note PH10 MM/MC Phono Stage

    I'm assuming it's black?
  14. mattjtaylor2809

    SOLD: Gold Note PH10 MM/MC Phono Stage

    Has this sold? Cheers Matt
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