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  1. Further information: The Puffin is an amazing piece of kit and betters my PS Audio NuWave phono....... it is that good!! I purchased this in June 2020, SN 00964. Comes with everything it was supplied with in the same new condition. Newer Puffins above SN 001010 have the 96 spdif as standard. After taking ownership of a Gieseler Kompakt, I wanted to do the digital out mod. I contacted Shannon at Parks last night. His reply is below. He is fantastic to deal with. So glad you are enjoying your Puffin, George! Your Puffin is the previous revision and limited to 24/48 SPDIF without the mod below. Honestly, the 48-to-96 mod isn't really necessary, and the big difference is just having a digital output in the first place. But I wanted to document it so folks who really like to mod and hack would have the option. Coax mod: http://parksaudiollc.com/spdif/spdif.html 24/48 to 24/96 mod: http://www.parksaudiollc.com/mod/48to96.html Warm Regards, Shannon Parks www.parksaudiollc.com I was a little hesitant to mod it, my Puffin is totally unmarked and pristine. But as luck would have it a 24/96 Puffin came up on SNA yesterday....... so I purchased it with the view to sell mine. I have the recommended resistors, wire and RCA chassis plug etc for the new owner to mod if they desire. Just follow the Parks Audio link above. A new Puffin is around $489USD plus post and GST, Puffin with the Coax mod from the factory is $589USD ++ Photos: PLEASE READ If you are advertising multiple items, you must post one bulk price only, or post seperate ads for each item If you include any reference to pricing whatsoever in this section (excluding RRP), your ad will not be approved If you don't include photographs of the actual item being sold, your ad will not be approved
  2. Further information: As new, run in and ready to go. Purchased from A2A 30/6/2020 for $219. Really a good sounding DAC using the AK4493EQ chip. Comes with all the accessories and cables incl a remote etc. It uses 5v from USB so can be powered from a normal PC/Laptop USB or better still a smart phone charger..... or better again a smart phone battery pack. it is small, well built and portable. Purchased as a fill in while Clay was making my newest addition, his Gieseler Kompakt DAC. Photos: PLEASE READ If you are advertising multiple items, you must post one bulk price only, or post seperate ads for each item If you include any reference to pricing whatsoever in this section (excluding RRP), your ad will not be approved If you don't include photographs of the actual item being sold, your ad will not be approved
  3. They’re on the way down from Qld this week. If the drivers are good I might go the whole hog and have some cabinets made.
  4. Optical makes sense if you want to electrically isolate. I Never had a proper transport to utilise it fully. Audirvana has been my goto for years and before that Bitperfect.
  5. I’ve been using USB exclusively since 2011. Clay has maintained since switching to his Amanero USB that this was his pick, however Can’t wait to try coax Spdif. Optical has always been for the TV in our house so can’t comment.
  6. Oooh, got home tonight to find a Kompakt sn0003 on the doorstep! After owning a number of Clays Dacs over the last 8 yrs or so, incl PDX L2 with full Duelunds, Klein SE, USB only Gross with Kraftwerk Gold Tune PS, 3 input Fein2....... I’m pretty excited about the latest creation. Each Dac has shown noticeable incremental refinement along the way, a journey Ive been only too happy to tag along with. I ventured away to try and find improvements but always seem to drift back, the Gieseler foot tapping and engagment that flows from your creations only indicates to me that YOU are the benchmark all others should be compared to....... cost is irrelevant. I must say the heavy dense foam packaging must be nearly indestructible. I was thinking of re-using the foam to dampen my Sub cabinets !!!!!Bloody Well done Clay. How good does it feel !!!! Solid, hefty and very well finished, an undeniable and tactile step up in quality. Bloody Well done Clay. The first listening reveals that wide, detailed and deep soundstage with that awesome Gieseler bass and texture I love and miss. Bloody well done Clay. Will let her rip on Audirvana overnight and give it a solid listen tomorrow. Going to mod my Parks Audio Puffin Phono for digital output tomorrow....... test out the Kompakts Coax input along with USB. Optical is hooked to the TV. This Dac will get a workout over the next few weeks 😂 The blue LED....... less is more..... again you nailed it Clay👍
  7. I really enjoy mine. I’m using the. Parks Audio Puffin. The dsp rumble filter is very handy for my sub. Playing the same Albert King songs on Vinyl and digital reveals how dynamic vinyl is. Other than that they sound very similar.
  8. If you post to melb I will take it
  9. 81Vintage assembles fantastic NC500 or NC1200 based amp/dual Mono amps. I doubt you’ll get better service..... Tasmanian based is a bonus
  10. Perfect. I’ll have them shipped to me. He’s sending a bar fridge in the next week or 2. Im working in Geelong during the week for the next 3 weeks.
  11. Fantastic news. Really looking forward to getting them going. Dad has reverted to A couple Sonos play 5s which are OK for now but these babies should sing. Do you know anyone in Qld for this work?
  12. Hi, My father has his pair of 12” Tannoy Monitor Golds LSU HF 12/8 from new. They’d been stored and un played for 40yrs. The surrounds look OK and not rotted. No corrosion on the speaker frames. The tweeter crossover pots turn and look to be complete etc. The cabinets are all original but not too bad, mild vaneer peel here and there. The cream grill cloth could be replaced.!! I darent hook them up until someone has had a look. He also has a Technics SL 110 turntable with SME improved arm from new. The turntable speed is oscillating. Are there any local Qld Sunny coasters who could refurbish these?
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