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  1. Maybe here. It seems the opposite as you but maybe that metal copper bit is sticking out more than it should making it hard to go into the thread.
  2. rocky500

    The job of a pre amp

    I have the exact opposite findings from doing a 6 month period of blind testing. I have come to think that they are never done right in the right conditions and seem to always come to same conclusion, that they make everything sound the same. I did a lot of reading and searching why this seems to be the case for me. I have posted about in length on this site. No need to fill this thread up again with this as it never ends well. I think unless done by very controlled conditions and by experts, who trained in hearing subtle differences and are aware of the pitfalls (maybe someone like harman labs), then you seem to find 99% of conclusions is they all sound the same or can't pick them. I too was one of those that thought they all sounded the same during my testing until I read about all the tricks our mind can do.
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    "Premium Certified"hdmi cables

    Just checked and they are all in stock. Most saying more than 10 available for all sizes.
  4. rocky500

    "Premium Certified"hdmi cables

    These seem certified and some free freight but might take a while in the post. https://www.ebay.com.au/sch/m.html?_ssn=kenable_ltd&_from=R40&_trksid=m570.l1313&_nkw=Premium+Certified+UHD+4k&_sacat=0 https://www.ebay.com.au/sch/m.html?_ssn=bluechargedirect&_from=R40&_trksid=m570.l1313&_nkw=Premium+Certified+HS%2FE+V2.0b+Braided+HDMI+Cable+&_sacat=0
  5. rocky500

    "Premium Certified"hdmi cables

    Yes a bit pricey but you would think getting them certified might cost a bit too as there are not many.
  6. rocky500

    "Premium Certified"hdmi cables

    JB Hifi has some that say they are certified https://www.jbhifi.com.au/cables-charging/gtek-premium-certified-hdmi-2-0b-cable/328460/
  7. rocky500

    Power Conditioners - What do you notice?

    I personally think that if your stereo can sound quite different (some times amazing and others very average) during different times of the day and night, then a power re-generator might work quite well.
  8. I can put my hand up for one if someone else wants to buy the other?
  9. Power regeneration was a big plus for my system as it gave me a more consistent sound day or night. Previously some days the system sounded closed in and pretty hard to listen too while other times it was quite amazing. Now with a Regen I can enjoy it more any time. Maybe my components are not up to Zaph standards but a Regen was a very welcome addition to my listening pleasure.
  10. rocky500

    DAC for beginners

    The Ultrasound NAOS seems like it could be a rebrand of the Cyrus soundkey. You might have better luck with another Dac if you want to run Speakers as it looks to be mainly for headphones. Some of the current Topping Dacs are getting great reviews. Inside the Cyrus
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    Giving vinyl one more try

    Page 23 shows a pic of the overhang should be a the "L" distance. This is 17.5mm You could put a ruler there and line up the tip of the cartridge as in photo to see if your overhang is 17.5mm and can adjust carefully to get it right. But this will also throw out the alignment that you have to make sure the cartridge is still square in the headshell. Aligned I take it with this Sansui? Just be careful. Pic here from manual
  12. Plus it gives it a free bump with every comment.
  13. rocky500

    Powersoft M28Q lid lifted

    I had to do a double take as it looked like there are ram slots in there on a power amp!
  14. rocky500

    Setting up a Pioneer PL50LII turntable

    Here it is in PDF. Just use it as a sort of guide as it may not be that accurate after conversion. Pioneer_pl-50l_ii_eng110.pdf
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    Pro-Ject VC-S mk2

    For the money of the mk2, might be worthwhile looking at a Ultrasonic cleaners too?