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  1. With Porsche’s 800 volt architecture landing soon, EVs will be much faster to charge and generally more capable. Tesla has been a great first to market play, but with all the European and Korean cars incoming expect major usability, range, charge time and all round improvement in EVs. And also expect major price drops with more competition. Exciting times.
  2. We picked up an M135 just before Christmas. Fantastic car for the city. Excellent tech, super grippy with FWD bias making it very nippy and a very responsive 4 cylinder engine. But best of all, the cabin feels HUGE for a BMW this size (advantage of the engine layout and FWD bias I assume) and the cabin quality is very good. Having owned many BMWs, I skipped the last couple of generations but they are back in a very good way with the current generation of cabins in the 1 and 3 series. It is no purists car and if you like RWD power delivery (I do), then you’ll be deeply disappointed, but I think BMW will sell heaps give the combination of tech, cabin comfort, grip and power. The other half wanted a smaller car so she moved from a Macan Turbo to the M135 and she is very happy. Her only complaint is no automatic tailgate! As to looks... I don’t mind it at all in blue, but suspect it will not age well.
  3. Item: Arcam AirDAC Location: Sydney Price: $220 plus $10 postage anywhere in Australia Item Condition: Fully functional good used condition with a few small marks on the case Reason for selling: Surplus Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: No box or papers Photos:
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  5. I’ve often said that my favourite ever system was a NAD 3020, Wharfedale Diamond 6Rs and a Pioneer CDP. I’d trade all my current audio gear to be 20 again!
  6. I'm aware of the relationship. The Panasonic is still for sale!
  7. Item: Panasonic LUMIX S1R Body Only with 4 batteries Location: Sydney Price: $3,500 Item Condition: Excellent - presents as new. Has shot less than 4,000 frames Reason for selling: SL2 Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: I bought this on release as I have many Leica L mount lenses. Now that I have ordered the SL2 I can let the Panasonic go. It is a marvellous camera, but I've bought the (arguably less well specced) Leica and know that will be the one I always pick up. Camera comes with all the orginal packaging and materials. Product Overview Build In WIFI Touchscreen LCD Image Processor CMOS Sensor View Finder 4K Video 47.3MP Full-Frame MOS Sensor Venus Engine Image Processor 5.76m-Dot 0.78x-Magnification OLED LVF 3.2" 2.1m-Dot Triaxial Tilt Touchscreen UHD 4K60 Video Recording ISO 100-25600, Up to 9 fps Shooting Contrast-Detect 225-Area DFD AF System Sensor-Shift Image Stabilization Weather-Sealed Construction 187MP High-Res Mode, XQD & SD Slots Photos: (Crappy iphone photos, but the camera is perfect... money back with no questions asked if you're not happy on receipt.)
  8. I used to own a pair of these. They are wonderful speakers. I'm getting old, because I can't really believe you can buy these for $700!
  9. @candyflip That was a great read. Thank you.
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  11. MOD POST: There are a gazillion flame bait DBT threads on this and other audio forums. I don't think we need another one.
  12. June 17 Item: NAD C510 Direct Digital DAC/Preamp Location: Sydney Price: $680 Item Condition: 9.5/10 Reason for selling: Recently bought from a member in Perth... never deployed by me. Taken out of the box to confirm condition is as good as he described. Purchased for a family member who no longer wants to proceed. Payment Method: Pickup - Cash Extra Info: Immaculate condition, approaching 1.5yrs old - Has been boxed and unused for almost half of its life.
  13. At that price point I would buy a Ricoh GRII. A bit long in the tooth these days, but so good they still sell them new. Fast and sharp lens, very straight forward handling but ability to take control when you want.
  14. I do believe you can reach a state of contentment with the system... but there's always new music to discover!
  15. Item: “Frozen” soundtrack on triple vinyl LP deluxe edition - numbers 1054, 1055, 1065 or 2441 available. All unopened. Location: Sydney Price: $175 ono (per item) Item Condition: New in wrapper Reason for selling: duplicates Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: This deluxe edition of the “Frozen” soundtrack includes three 12-inch color vinyl LPs packaged in a tri-fold, foil-embossed jacket with a full-color booklet containing the lyrics and gallery-quality images from the film. One of the blue vinyl records, record number 2, is etched with artwork of Anna, Elsa and Olaf and includes audio content on one side only. The content for all three discs includes 55 tracks with the score, songs, demos and outtakes. The collectible vinyl collection was limited to 3,000 numbered sets with a product barcode of 050087304096. In February of 2014, an online offer included autographed artwork on a first-come, first-served basis. For five days only, from February 24 through February 28, fifty Deluxe Edition sets were available each day from Walt Disney Records that included a signed poster (a 12” x 12” thin cardboard flat) from Oscar-nominated songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, Oscar-nominated directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee, producer John Lasseter and composer Christophe Beck. Orders were filled in April 2014 and sold out rather quickly. Photos:
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