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  1. Out of curiosity, I bought both the Modi 3 and Modi Multibit several years ago. The Modi 3 arrived about 2 weeks earlier and to be honest, if I didn't have the multibit coming, I would've been perfectly happy. It's a pretty good dac for the money. When I first listened to the multibit I couldn't at first hear a difference. I don't have golden ears. After spending a lot of time listening to one DAC then switching to another with music you know well, the differences are obvious. The Modi 3 is cleaner, more neutral. The multibit is fuller and lush sounding. I don't tend to believe there is a "best" or "better" but differences are merely preferences. DAC differences are small but my preference is now squarely with the multibit tech despite how poorly they measure. Don't spend a lot of money on a DAC until you've got a fantastic amp and speaker setup. More bang for buck in speaker and amp upgrades IMO.
  2. I would normally agree except I've had this exact example in my home. Two amplifiers connected to the same mains supply except one sounded like a power substation and the other was virtually silent. My guess is slight differences in windings makes some toroids more audible than others.
  3. If you are getting buzzing from the transformer it is DC offset in the AC mains power. Large toroidal transformers are very sensitive to DC offset, resulting in core saturation and a mechanical hum. If the hum is lower at 3am on Sunday morning, due to less industry/people using power, then you have confirmed your source.
  4. Let us know what the repair quotes are, I'd be interested to know since I own a few Velodyne subwoofers myself.
  5. How old is it? It might have a dry capacitor somewhere.
  6. That spike is at 30khz. Absolutely no way it’s audible unless you’re a bat.
  7. Get yourself a nice warm tube amp and match it up with an R2R DAC
  8. Lossless CD quality can be streamed from Tidal. When you have it all set up, come back and tell us what you think of the speakers. I'm a fan of Monitor Audio but I've always felt the older RS8 and RX8 series sounded better than the current models. There's lots of chatter on facebook as well about the newer models sounding brighter or needing lots of break-in to sound good. Perfect if you like forward sounding speakers.
  9. Are these original pressed HD-DVD and Bluray or burnt media? I have family photos backed up on BD-R that I do error correction scans on every few years. This tells me how hard error correction is working and lets me know when a disc is about to fail, before it fails. Humidity seems to be a killer. Some discs just don't last. Somehow moisture starts them corroding so we re-burn them before they fail. Don't trust physical media. They do fail but also don't trust hard drives or cloud storage. Hard drives and cloud data can be lost in an instant. We have backups on each for critical stuff like photos. Not so much movies.
  10. I’ve experimented with top of the line AV receivers and my Monitor Audio speakers. I found an AVR with external power amps absolutely destroyed the AVR internal amps with all comparisons. I refused to believe it at first due to the amount of money I had spent on the receivers. Now I just accept that a cheaper AVR with preouts and a good power amp is the way to go. I’m using Musical Fidelity amps which match very well with Monitor Audio. If you see second hand Musical Fidelity amps in the classified or on gumtree, jump on them. They get snapped up very quickly.
  11. Item: Tube buffer Price Range: Depends on what you have and its specs Item Condition: New or Used Extra Info: Private message me
  12. Item: White Velodyne SPL-1000 Ultra Subwoofer with an enormous 2400watts of dynamic power Location: Sydney (will post Australia wide) Price: $1200 $1150 Negotiable Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: No longer required. Too many subs. PM me if you're interested in buying two subs. Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal (buyer covers fees), Bank PayID Extra Info: In my opinion there's nothing that enhances music and movies like high quality, tight, and punchy bass. If your current system lacks some magic, a high quality subwoofer will do wonders. Velodyne made outstanding subwoofers that were compact yet had huge amounts of power and driver excursion. This means you get powerful, clear, accurate bass without needing a bar fridge sized box in your room. This Velodyne is compact and the white colour helps it blend into all home environments. WAF is outstanding with this model. The Velodyne SPL-1000 Ultra also includes DSP digital control for those needing to tame room modes and flatten frequency response. If you are using a subwoofer purely for 2-channel music, you have the flexibility of smoothing out the bass response without having to add another expensive box for room correction (AVR, DEQX, MiniDSP). Just place the included microphone at your main listening position and let the subwoofer calibrate and auto-EQ. Features... Amplifier: 2400 watts Dynamic / 1200 watts RMS Tiny cabinet dimensions An intuitive front panel interactive display One button 7-band room bass correction DSP digital control Full feature remote control 4 customized listening more presets Night-mode Dynamic Drive Control Patented Energy Recovery System amplifiers Dual layer voice coil Dimensions: H 34.3 cm x W 33.0 cm x D 40.6 cm Weight: 20.0 kg Photos:
  13. For those interstate that have contacted me. Shipping is around $30-$50. Don't hesitate to make an offer. I won't be offended.
  14. Item: White Velodyne SPL-1000 Ultra Subwoofer with an enormous 2400watts of dynamic power Location: Sydney (will post Australia wide) Price: $1250 + Postage Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: No longer required. Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal (buyer covers fees), Bank PayID Extra Info: In my opinion there's nothing that enhances music and movies like high quality, tight, and punchy bass. If your current system lacks some magic, a high quality subwoofer will do wonders. Velodyne made outstanding subwoofers that were compact yet had huge amounts of power and driver excursion. This means you get powerful, clear, accurate bass without needing a bar fridge sized box in your room. This Velodyne is compact and the white colour helps it blend into all home environments. WAF is outstanding with this model. The Velodyne SPL-1000 Ultra also includes DSP digital control for those needing to tame room modes and flatten frequency response. If you are using a subwoofer purely for 2-channel music, you have the flexibility of smoothing out the bass response without having to add another expensive box for room correction (AVR, DEQX, MiniDSP). Just place the included microphone at your main listening position and let the subwoofer calibrate and auto-EQ. Features... Amplifier: 2400 watts Dynamic / 1200 watts RMS Tiny cabinet dimensions An intuitive front panel interactive display One button 7-band room bass correction DSP digital control Full feature remote control 4 customized listening more presets Night-mode Dynamic Drive Control Patented Energy Recovery System amplifiers Dual layer voice coil Dimensions: H 34.3 cm x W 33.0 cm x D 40.6 cm Weight: 20.0 kg Photos:
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