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  1. Mark, It’s interesting you say ATC Actives prefer low output levels. My MSB Premier manual suggests high gain (150 ohm) output when not using a preamp. and going direct to power amps. And only to use low gain (75 ohm) when using it with a preamp. I looked at the Benchmark specs. that you have and it is a 60 ohm output. Looks like I have been doing it wrong for a few months ! I’ll try the low gain setting and see how it goes. What exactly is the difference do you think in using a lower gain output ? Less overload on the ATC input, better dynamic range ? Cheers !
  2. And you want to keep the SCA2 as well ? If so, I would add the dCS Bartok and MSB Technology Discrete to your demo list. The MSB would also be a fine DAC/Preamp. if you want to ditch the SCA2 & the dCS Bartok is also possible DAC/Pre. but I would strongly suggest you try it with/without the SCA2 preamp. before making a final decision.
  3. Further information: ********* Final Price Drop********** Selling my Denon AVR 3808 AV Receiver in silver finish. Was $2,500 RRP new and it’s a Made in Japan model. Don’t do HT anymore , so it is NLR. In very. very good condition, no scratches or nicks on the casework and works 100% fine. I have all the accessories , main remote control, second zone remote, Audessey Set up mic. power cord and AM/FM cables and the instruction manual & original shipping box. If shipping is required, buyer pays shipping cost. https://www.soundandvision.com/content/denon-avr-3808ci-av-receiver#6T7Dit1kvjCuiZsW.97 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 sold, your ad will not be approved
  4. Drool, Lotto win coming up to get these 150ALST LE.......... Hahahaha
  5. Nice one ! ATC and active, just like ice cream and sprinkles. It’s just works and was meant to be together. Enjoy !
  6. Further information: ********* Final Price Drop********** Selling my Denon AVR 3808 AV Receiver in silver finish. Was $2,500 RRP new and it’s a Made in Japan model. Don’t do HT anymore , so it is NLR. In very. very good condition, no scratches or nicks on the casework and works 100% fine. I have all the accessories , main remote control, second zone remote, Audessey Set up mic. power cord and AM/FM cables and the instruction manual & original shipping box. If shipping is required, buyer pays shipping cost. https://www.soundandvision.com/content/denon-avr-3808ci-av-receiver#6T7Dit1kvjCuiZsW.97 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 sold, your ad will not be approved
  7. An absolute bargain as you can drive active speakers or a power amp directly. GLWTS
  8. You know that Revolution Turntables in Osbourne Park sells them ? Pretty sure they have a pair of Sabrina on display right now.
  9. Cheers, yes I’ll let them settle in before I mess around with toe in and the final placement fine tuning. I am honestly blown away with how good they are. They are an end game level speaker for me. They are that good. Can I add that the way Warwick & Rom at Sonic Purity and John over here in Perth have conducted themselves in a 100% professional and non pushy way through the whole process was just amazing. I had paid a deposit for a long time until I had all the funds organized on my end and they understood & held the speakers for me and worked with me to finally conduct the purchase. True gentleman. They are in a beautiful Walnut finish. It’s a standard finish now, so no extra cost for that. I had a set of Isoacoustics GAIA 2 from the 40A and used them again. But they are rated up to 54kg only, and I am right on the limits with that now with the weight of speakers and the stand. Might inquire about the GAIA 1 and if that’s the way to go later. Not tried the supplied spikes.
  10. Still playing around with toe in and distance to the back wall. However, I had a decent listen tonight at some tracks I know well. Some dot point thoughts of the 50A vs the 40A: Much better dynamic range, volume on my MSB Premier can go down a notch or two for the same impact/ listening level. Much better soundstage width and depth. Bass / mid bass punches harder, for example Phil Rudd on Highway to Hell - the snare drum just punches so hard and doesn’t let up. Was much more subdued with the 40A. More insight and detail in the midrange, not even close this...... Vocals off the charts good. Like really good........... Johnny Cash more life like and that deep rich vocal range he has is more enjoyable now, Overall well worth the change up to the 50A. TBH it seems like a combination of the bigger and better quality bass driver and better quality mid and tweeter as well as that extra 110W of active amp. power in each speaker that makes all the difference.
  11. Yeah it’s a 8 x 4 m open plan lounge/dinning room with a kitchen area off to the side. So another 3mx3m there. But I have to have the set up along the long wall and that only leaves me 2.5m from chair to speakers distance wise. With about 30-40cm space behind the speakers to play with. The 100’s would seriously compress that space even more, as well as compress the speaker to speaker width too. Well, that and the extra $$$$$$$ to get to the 100’s ......... Yes, the cables need tidying up !
  12. Well, they have arrived !!!!! Thank God I got the 50A and NOT the 100A. They only just squeezed trough my front door in the shipping cartons and up a flight of stairs, that dog legged to a second set of steps. Otherwise it was an unboxing and carry them up scenario............. And my back hurt ls like hell after moving them as it was......... Same with final position, it’s very clear the 100A would have been far, far too much speaker for the area I have. I’ll let them power up over a few days and run in a bit before I post my sound quality thoughts. But first off the bat, the build quality is a level or two above the 40A. No surprise there I guess, the price reflects that. They don’t look that big in pictures, but they are in person. A huge shout out to Warwick & Rom at Sonic Purity for being such an absolute pleasure to deal with and sending via a courier who treated my purchase with care and for a very reasonable price. And another shout out to their Rep. in WA, John at Sublime HiFi who I had the pleasure of hosting me for a few demonstrations at his superb demo. room. Those active 150’s sent chills up my spine John !
  13. Further information: Selling my Denon AVR 3808 AV Receiver in silver finish. Was $2,500 new and it’s a Made in Japan model. Don’t do HT anymore , so it is NLR. In very. very good condition, no scratches or nicks on the casework and works 100% fine. I have all the accessories , main remote control, second zone remote, Audessey Set up mic. power cord and AM/FM cables and the instruction manual & original shipping box. If shipping is required, buyer pays shipping cost. https://www.soundandvision.com/content/denon-avr-3808ci-av-receiver#6T7Dit1kvjCuiZsW.97 Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  14. Oh yes, cannot wait to set them up ! I did an extensive in store demo. last year at the Melbourne show room. I was quite frankly amazed with the 50A and what they could do for such a reasonably compact speaker.
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