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  1. Great speakers, I used to have a pair of Zu’s. Especially if you have a tube amp, these speakers will sound brilliant. GLWTS!
  2. OPETH In Cauda Venenum I’m trying to get into the new album but it’s not doing it for me yet. I think end of year intensity is preventing me from letting new stuff in. I’m looking forward to seeing them live for the first time tomorrow night 😊 Seeing the new material live usually helps to get into it 🤘
  3. Hi Neil, I’ve auditioned at home recently both The Vega G2 and the Directstream with Bridge II. One of the cool things about the PSA model is it’s upgrade path. I could have upgraded from PWD to DSD, upgrade the Ethernet bridge etc and likewise as future releases come out you can continue to do that. PSA Directstream does have a warm smooth vinyl SQ about it. I also felt like it’s very firmware dependent. I did not like the latest firmware Windom at all. It sounded dull and dark to me. When I went back and tried some older firmware, Snowmass for example I was like ahhh this is more like it! Vega G2 which I have just purchased has a completely different presentation. The imaging and separation of sounds and instruments in the mix is outstanding. Still very natural sounding (it’s not cold) and crystal clear. I’m a metal head and for some of the complex compositions where there’s a lot going on It was easier to hear deep into the mix with the Vega, and the attack and detail of bass was better. The Directstream sounded fuller in the bass department but less distinction between bass drum and bass guitar for example on some tracks whereas the Vega really separated those lower bass notes better. The Directstream I listened to was fully broken in, whereas the G2 was brand new. ‘Directstream is more forgiving by virtue of having a warmer, softer sound signature. Very easy to listen to. Both really impressive. It’s a bit like picking your favourite child lol. Very different personalities but you love them both. Unlike my kids however, I couldn’t have both I had to pick one. I just felt like something a bit different for my digital playback. When I want that vinyl sound, I can listen to my vinyl collection, so I went with the G2.
  4. Auralic Vega G2. It was really close between that and diresctstream, they were just different, no real winner, I just felt like trying something different.
  5. Item: PS Audio PerfectWave DAC (upgraded to MK II) Location: Canberra region Price: $2,100 ono (i'll include shipping Aust wide) Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: recently bought a new DAC, this is now surplus to requirements Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal (buyer to pay fees), bank transfer Extra Info: I've had this since new circa 2012 and upgraded to MK II shortly afterwards. I recently had the pleasure to compare it with some current high end DAC's such as the Naim NDX 2, PS Audio Directstream, and Auralic Vega G2 on loan for home demo's. Whilst in the end I went for something new and different, it was in small degrees that the PWD II was bested as is the law of diminishing returns in this hobby of ours. At the end of the day the PWD is a really good DAC that is transparent, dynamic, musical and listening to music from it as the source is pretty bloody awesome. Other than being a really good DAC in its own right, the cool thing is that down the track you can upgrade to Directstream DAC, and also upgrade the Bridge to the mk II if you have Roon. Original double boxing and remote (mk II remote) included. I cant find OEM power cable so I'm including a 1.5m Grave Science power cable which is an upgrade in itself at no extra cost. From the Darko review of the MK II some years ago; https://darko.audio/2012/10/ps-audio-perfectwave-dac-mkii-review-part-2/ "Think of the MKI as a flat white or a cappuccino. Then picture a long black (Americano). That’s the MKII. It’s tastier and brings more zing. More kick too. Without the milk and froth, you’re closer to the bean, closer to the music. The MKI presentation is a shade more congealed that its successor. The NativeX-ing MKII is more proficient at clearing clean spaces between stage players without a thinning of acoustic mass. The PerfectWave MKII isn’t the best DAC in the world either. To say so is dumb hyperbole. Running up a Tom Evans amplifier and Avant Garde Trio hill against a dCS Puccini + uClock saw the dCS ascend with more graceful ease – the PS Audio unit was contrasted as a meal with beautifully presented tonal flavours but tainted by too much pepper and spice. There’s nothing out of the ordinary there. At AU$29k, one would expect the dCS to best the considerably cheaper PS Audio box. That the latter got so close with listener satisfaction and detail trawl is commendable." Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  6. Hi mate its not sold, but I'm happy to sell it to you I'll PM you
  7. Item: Bluesound Node 2 (white) Location: Canberra region Price: $450 including postage Australia wide Item Condition: Excellent - no visible marks and perfect working condition Reason for selling: Surplus to requirements Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Bank transfer, or Paypal (buyer to pay fees) Extra Info: This is a brilliant streamer (also has built in DAC but I never used it) that I no longer need. Very easy to setup and very stable control software app make this a pleasure to use for streaming from your local libraries of stored music, Tidal, Spotify, digital radio etc. Comes with all original packaging and cables and manuals. Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  8. Hi mate. It does not have a phono stage. The supernait 3 does but it’ll cost you way more and for the difference in price by buying my SN2 you can buy a quality photo stage separately and still have plenty of change. 😊
  9. I own a pair of these. It’s a 5” woofer, and sure they don’t compete with big floortsanders in terms of outright weight and slam, but they are just a brilliant speaker that I am enjoying listening to very often. 😊
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