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    Drew

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  1. Thanks everyone I’ve found an Sbooster on here to purchase.
  2. Thanks Snoopy. Was trying to find something secondhand so will give it a little longer before I go new
  3. Still on the hunt. Have decided to focus on a unit like the Gieseler or Sbooster.
  4. Thanks Michael unfortunately at over double my budget that’s a little out of my reach.
  5. I used Qobuz about 2 years ago with an account signed up via VPN. I figured since it’s now available in AU time to give the trial a spin. The sound quality of most tracks seems better than Tidal when listening via Roon. I only have Roon MQA so only the first unfold but even with tracks at that resolution I find Qobuz better. I have to say their mobile app, whilst pretty, is very slow and I find their playlist navigation is really average so far. Also quite a lot of content missing which I enjoy on Tidal.
  6. I purchased my phone stage through the Graham Slee loaner program. Maybe give one of their units a spin for the cost of shipping. drew
  7. Item: linear power supply for my SOTM-SMS200 Neo. Ideally 12 volts Price Range: $200-$450 Item Condition: New or Used Extra Info: as per description after a quality LPS for my SMS200. These take 9-12 volt input. Ideally located in Melbourne but happy to ship for the right unit such as an Sbooster or Gieseler.
  8. I sold mine about 9 months ago after moving house. Just didn’t have the space for it. Lovely amp and I miss it sometimes although it was generally only a standby.
  9. Further information: Intel nuc 5th Generation i3, 4GB Ram and 120GB SSD. I have been using this on my system as a Roon endpoint running Roon Rock for three years. It is very stable and I originally used it as my Roon Core - it be used as a core for modest size libraries. These little units are very reliable and run quiet. No dropouts or issues ever. It’s running the latest version of Rock. Includes original box, manuals, wall mount and a mini hdmi to hdmi cable should you wish to connect to a TV. I changed over the noisey wall wart power supply for a medic
  10. Item: SOTM SMS-200 Neo Price Range: 300-450 Item Condition: Used Extra Info: Specifically chasing the later Neo version. Ideally in Melbourne but happy to pay post.
  11. Connect the CXN to your Marantz via analog cables and then the CXN will do the first MQA unfold.
  12. These units are all getting on by now. If you haven’t, I would suggest getting it checked over by a tech. Worth noting the playback and fast wind controls for these Akai units are prone to failure. Apparently they didn’t do a very good job casting them originally and they break down over time, I suspect this can also be accelerated by the mechanism linkages not being lubricated over the years. I rebuilt an Akai x150 about 18 months ago. Check wiring carefully. The motor run caps usually require replacement which will ensure the motor runs cooler. Also lubrication of the mot
  13. Further information: Purchased new about five years ago. These have been terminated with quality banana plugs, 2 on amplifier end and 4 on the speaker end. These are great speaker cables at a reasonable price. These have the dual layer foil shield that was first introduced in Chord's Signature cable but at a more affordable price. Any hi-fi sytem will respond to the introduction of shielded cables. More detail, improved dynamics, better timing and tonal neutrality across the frequency range. Preference will be given to a local buyer but I am willing to
  14. Further information: I am the original owner of these cables purchased about five years ago. These have been terminated with quality banana plugs, 2 on amplifier end and 4 at speaker end. These are great speaker cables at a reasonable price. These have the dual layer foil shield that was first introduced in Chord's Signature cable but at a more affordable price. Any hi-fi sytem will respond to the introduction of shielded cables. More detail, improved dynamics, better timing and tonal neutrality across the frequency range. Preference will be given to a
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