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  1. Stick with the brain. At 4m the 75" is the better choice. 75" OLED will be quite a bit over your budget. The 75" Sony 950H is a fine tv with a good Android operating system that will cater for all your streaming apps without need for other boxes (AppleTV+ support pending). The Sony 900H has been primarily released for gamers in that it will support HDMI 2.1 with a future firmware update. HDMI 2.1 is useless unless you're playing video games using the latest (yet to be released) games and consoles. According to reviews the 900H is slightly inferior to the 950H in picture qual
  2. It seems you can try these at home for 45 days. It will cost you around $250 (for the A700 floor standers less for the A500) if you decide they don’t suit. Money well spent if considering replacing a multi $k setup IMO.
  3. Further information: Brand New Unopened Box Current model Recently released Sony X900H 65 Inch - HDMI 2.1 ready Pick up only from Preston - Melbourne Receipt from JB Hi Fi provided - Purchase date 25/09/2020 Current JB sale price $2295 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 so
  4. 75" - 77" would be the minimum size at 4m viewing distance. 10 years - that's a long time for a tv in this day and age. Having said that Sony are a reputable brand and "should" last that long but nothing is guaranteed. 10 years well past any statutory warrantee as well. The difference I see it will get down to picture quality and value for money. $7380 A9G 77" V's $3995 X950H (OLED V QLED) Is the picture $3385 better? Ultimately a matter for you. Both these TV's have the same features, operating system (Android tv), latest chipset and video processing. Both are de
  5. From memory the PrimaLuna Auto Bias feature will "match" the tubes for you. There is no requirement to fit "matched" sets. Finding 16 "matched" power tubes is going to be difficult and expensive. Info regarding tube matching is available on the PrimaLuna website.
  6. Tidal issues all weekend here as well. Roon is saying the feed is slow.
  7. I would imagine that would work, however Bluetooth range is rather limited and badly effected by obstructions such as walls etc. Also you can only connect to one Bluetooth device at a time. It would sound ok as long as the connection between the devices was good and the latest Bluetooth protocol (AptX HD) is supported by your speakers.
  8. As was reading your list the Bluesound Vault 2i came to my mind immediately. The BluOS is a great interface.
  9. Rather than turn this into another vinyl v's cd/streamer debate which frankly gets pretty old pretty quick I thought I'd address the OP's original question. I don't have at TT but recognise vinyl still has a place in this world, and I'm happy for those who enjoy the "process" of playing a record the sound that it brings. I ripped my CD collection some time ago and stored it on a NAS as FLAC files and later and subscribed to TIDAL, SPOTIFY and ROON (for a period). My listening is now pretty much all TIDAL/SPOTIFY. There are two main reasons - 1. I'm lazy. I can sit
  10. Further information: PrimaLuna Dialog Premium HP Integrated With original EL34 and KT150 tubes Excellent condition - no marks, dents or scratches. Presents “as new”. Functioning perfectly Original packaging and accessories. Purchased from Melbourne dealer late 2018 - Receipt provided on purchase for warrantee purposes. There are many great reviews on this amplifier, too many to list all, here’s a sample https://www.stereophile.com/content/primaluna-dialogue-premium-hp-integrated-amplifier https://upscaleaudio.com/products/primalun
  11. Yes I agree, usually you only hear the negative or problems often from users with very convoluted setups or extreme usage. I've used Room before with a Bluesound Node 2 and had very few problems. I found Roon pretty cool to use.
  12. Hi C658 owners, I've been thinking of getting a Roon subscription. Can anyone comment on how Roon and the C658/BlueOS get along? I've read Tidal MQA and Hi Res files are problematic. Does anyone have actual experience they can share? Cheers
  13. There’s no digital out on the NAD c658 so the Gieseler wouldn’t be much use.
  14. I assume you’re using the ‘main in’ input on the Marantz 7001? Tried having the C658 set on 0db output to an integrated amp and found audible distortion at moderate listening levels. Furthermore the volume level on the integrated becomes way to sensitive. Just a very slight turn on the volume dial increases the volume quite significantly. In fact the volume dial at 8.5 (think of a clock where 7 is zero volume) is where clipping begins. While I don’t doubt your listening experience I’m not sure the differences you hear are related to the different methods of attenuation (
  15. Can you detail which Inputs/Outputs you're using on the Schiit and the Marantz?
  16. The only update I've received concerning fixed volume levels was the removal of a slider bar in the BlueOs settings. I've read somewhere that the update may have fixed a bug where on power up the unit defaulted to a fixed volume level of 0db but I'm not 100% sure about that. My understanding is that the fixed volume level relates directly to the gain of the signal outputted. The bigger the number and smaller the gain. ie; -20db has less gain than 0bd. Using a 0db fixed volume setting would present a signal with way too much gain to the another pre amplifier (Schiit Saga in t
  17. So you're using the fixed output level on the C658 and set it to 0db? Wow, I thought the recommended setting was -20db before sending the signal to another pre-amp.
  18. Tube heaven right there. Well over $2000 just for the KT150's. And shipping included! GLWS
  19. Not according to some reviews I've read. Other ports include USB type-A for connecting an external drive The USB port is also where you put the measurment mic used for DIRAC. I have not tried a an SSD in mine yet as I have a NAS.
  20. The simplest solution would be to plug an SSD with your CD's on it directly into the C658 - BlueOs will find the files and play them. Just unplug and update the SSD when you buy a new CD and plug back in. Easy I've used BdPoweramp as the program to rip the cd's, it's simple to use and provides a lossless rip in FLAC format. You can also go down the NAS route which is more costly but works equally as well with the added bonus of having more flexibility for home data storage and backups. Synology NAS' work well with BlueOs but I'm sure other brands do as well.
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