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  1. I like ASR, and I enjoy this site and others too. Usually if you read the reviews of the equipment on ASR there's quite a bit of consideration and thinking about why products perform the way they do. I don't have a technical background, but I've been interested in audio for a few years and I learn a lot from what Amir and others write. I used to enjoy when Lukas from Lampizator did his analyses of how certain products worked too. I find the intensity of hostility to ASR amazing. I understand people have criticisms, but it gets quite extreme. This thread is pretty entertaining though. Also the D90 looks like a nice unit.
  2. Hi mate, I am a short term owner of a Ds/1 (currently in the classifieds). I'm in Melbs though, so quite far from SEQ
  3. Item: Linn Akurate DS Media Player/Streamer Location: Brunswick Melbourne Price: ($2200) now $1900 Item Condition: excellent Reason for selling: just trying things out Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: This is in excellent condition with no visible marks. Manufactured in 2015, it has the latest software installed and is Roon ready, as well as being able to stream music from Spotify or a network server. It has the remote etc as well as the original packing so easy to ship. Very easy to set up, I just plugged in the ethernet cable and it worked from the get-go. Bought this last week from a fellow SNA member. Just wanted to try it while waiting for a component I have on back order. original ad: hotos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  4. I'm very happy with the fact that the Rme sounds so good with regular USB input and the bundled PSU. No need for expensive peripheral dejitter and reclocking devices. On the other hand, the Naim is a beautiful piece of hifi design and is a really nice single box. I would love RME functionality in a Naim chassis.
  5. I'm reconfiguring the front end of my system at the moment and have these two units on the hand. Prior to this I was using a Cambridge cxn as a placeholder. The cxn has excellent functionality and is very easy to use. But the sound of both the RME and the Naim are noticeably better than the Cambridge. I found the RME has better imaging and separation of instruments and the bass is more articulated. The Naim sounds warmer, a bit meatier. Whenever a family member walks in while the Naim is playing they tend to start dancing. This didn't happen with the Cambridge, and not as much with the RME. So by that metric Naim wins. I really like the hyperreal soundstage of the RME though, so that wins for me.
  6. I bought a project essential digital TT a couple of years ago as a relatively cheap and simple way to play my old records after a while of having a totally digital system. Now I'm looking for suggestions to upgrade, but my father built a a custom plinth for me so I'd like to keep the same TT but wonder if I could get some results by improving the platter, tonearm and cartridge. I know I can get the Acrylic platter from project, I can also bypass the built in ADC and get a proper phono pre. But what are the possibilities for tonearm etc?
  7. Item: Sotm sms200 mini network player and mBPS-d2s Intelligent Battery Power Supply Location: Brunswick VIC 3056 Price: $450 Item Condition: very good Reason for selling: NLR Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: sMS-200 Device Type: Network Player Input: RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet Input: 2 USB 2.0 ports for External USB Storage Device Output: USB 2.0 High End Audio Grade Power Requirement: 6.5~ 14.5 Volt DC Dimensions (H x W x D): 53mm X 106mm X 152mm Roon Ready Endpoint SqueezeLite MPD/DLNA Audio Renderer HQPlayer NAA Shairport mBPS-d2s Device Type: Battery Power Supply Input Recharger Power Supply: SMPS with 5.5mm x 2.5mm DC barrel connector Output: 6-9 volt DC, 1.5 A Output Connector: 5.5mm x 2.5mm DC barrel connector Dimensions (H x W x D): 48mm X 105mm X 150mm Features: Dual battery Power Supply Ultra-Low Noise Regulator Automatic Charging to Maintain Battery Power LEDs Indicate Operating Status While acceptable sound quality can be achieved from the sMS-200 with the supplied SMPS 9v DC source, I highly recommend using a higher quality 9v source. The SOtM mBPS-d2s Intelligent Battery Power Supply has two batteries that allow one battery to provide power while the other battery is being charged. The mBPS-d2S switches between these functions automatically. hotos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  8. Item: Metrum Octave Dac Location: Brunswick Vic 3056 Price: $300 Item Condition: excellent Reason for selling: need usb Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Picked this up on here a few weeks ago. I'm reshaping my system and this unit isn't going to fit in. This is a very well regarded and we'll reviewed DAC. Please note that the flap on the optical input is gone. Still connects fine. Technical Specs (from Metrum Acoustics): Hardware setup : Non oversampling, 4 DACs per channel. Power supply: Via external unit 2 x 9 Volt AC . Inputs: 1x optical Toslink, 1x coaxial (Neutrik © Cinch connector) Outputs: 2x goldplated Neutrik © RCA connectors. Output voltage: 2 Volts RMS max. Slewing rate: 35 Volts/µS Jitter: < 40 pico Seconds Frequency range: 1Hz 0dB till half sampling frequency -3dB. Low pass filter: -3 dB first order 65 kHz. Distortion: < 0,04 % THD. Noise: -130 dB related to 2 Volt RMS output. Output impedance: 82 Ohm Sampling frequency: 32 - 96 kHz 16 or 24 bits. Max. 176.4 kHz for coaxial input Dimensions H x W x 😧 30.5 x 103 x 240mm. Weight: 1331 gram. ( power supply unit + Dac) . Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  9. I did not know SGR built Wyndham. Sounds like a great service they provided. Their enthusiasm does come across in the products they make. So are you now going to upgrade?
  10. I want to get some custom stands made for my speakers and subs I want to do something like the goldmund style modular arrangement: Or the audionec: My subs are elac, front firing with a passive radiator beneath. Will lifting them off the ground compromise the sound quality?
  11. Did you have to rotate the tweeter and wave guide? Or is it fine how it is? I just picked up a pair of Fluid fpx7 for my work room. I like coaxial and I also like amt tweeter, so this seemed good. But they are adamant in the manual that they should not be placed horizontal.
  12. Classics! Love what the amt tweeter does. They are a challenging design to integrate in a domestic environment though, aren't they? There are a few horizontal monitors I covet but Ive never figured out how I could set them up at home in an aesthetically appealing way
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