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  1. Not so with the PS Audio Directstreams. Each update is an change/improvement in the SQ (as well as bug fixes). There is a new one due next month. Personally I think this is a big reason they don't update their firmware. Not knocking them for doing this - that's business.
  2. Not sure if this has been mentioned before but just noticed that McLeans are taking preorders for the LRS - due late 2019 they say. Price is $1499 atm.
  3. To be fair though the Dave is twice the price. I am surprised some people wouldn't want to be able to change their Dac's software if it meant getting a better/different sound. As a PS Audio Directstream owner I have the choice of quite a few different firmware to choose from and have seen the DAC SQ improve significantly over the last few years. Not sure why some Chord owners wouldn't want the same option/capability as it is a choice and not forced onto you. I can see why Chord don't want to as part of their business model though.
  4. As said earlier Rob at ER Audio is a great help but it is DIY. I have spoken to him a few times and he is very generous with his time and advice. I felt guilty not buying anything (yet) from him! I am keen to hear the outcome here as I will be in the same boat some time soon with my Quad 2912's. They have already started to show a few signs of impending doom but have settled down recently so hoping they will hang in there for a while longer. All I can suggest is if you have the panels out to send them to John Hall to be refurbished. It really is a shame about Quads reliability/durability as when they are working they are great speakers.
  5. Item: Spatial M3 Triode Master Speakers (White) Location: Perth (Hills) Price: $4000 Firm Item Condition: Like New Reason for selling: Have upgraded / not being used Payment Method: Cash , D/Deposit, Paypal (+ fees) Extra Info: Purchased these from Mcleans January this year to try out as always curious about open baffle speakers. They are barely run in and have not been driven hard. Easy to drive as are valve friendly. Not that a high powered SS one will do any harm as these things are almost indestructible (or so I am told!). For those curious I would describe the sound as a mixture of panel/box speakers with traits of both and as a panel person myself (Maggies/Quads) I could live with these if I didn't have something better (but 3 x the retail price)! At this time I prefer to sell locally but happy to take inquiries from other states. Have all the packing etc but the cartons are surprising big. Pictures: This is just a pic from the web but mine are identical. Can put up actual pics if needed but only difference will be my messy room in the background.
  6. Any news on when these will be available in Australia.?
  7. Thanks for the info guys. I was thinking about an amp to drive some Quad 2912's as not sure if my current amp is doing a very good job.
  8. Does anyone know how these handle 2 ohm loads?
  9. Item: Spatial M3 Triode Master Speakers (White) Location: Perth (Hills) Price: $4500 Firm Item Condition: Like New Reason for selling: Have upgraded / not being used Payment Method: Cash , D/Deposit, Paypal (+ fees) Extra Info: Purchased these from Mcleans January this year to try out as always curious about open baffle speakers. They are barely run in and have not been driven hard. Easy to drive as are valve friendly. Not that a high powered SS one will do any harm as these things are almost indestructible (or so I am told!). For those curious I would describe the sound as a mixture of panel/box speakers with traits of both and as a panel person myself (Maggies/Quads) I could live with these if I didn't have something better (but 3 x the retail price)! At this time I prefer to sell locally but happy to take inquiries from other states. Have all the packing etc but the cartons are surprising big. Pictures: This is just a pic from the web but mine are identical. Can put up actual pics if needed but only difference will be my messy room in the background.
  10. I had a listen to the LS50W a few months back when someone had them on special plus an additional online discount. Brought the price down to close to $2K. I wanted to like them but to me they weren't even worth the discounted price. I haven't heard the LS50 but at least with these you can mix and match your amp/dac/cables to get the sound you like. I think there is also some doubt about the LS50W's reliability as there have been quite a few problems (at least in the earlier produced one). I wouldn't want to own a pair outside of warranty. If you still think they can rival a $20K setup go and listen to both the LS50W and a $20K setup and I doubt you will be of that opinion for very long.
  11. That is good to know. I don't play my music that loud (compared to others I know) so I don't think I will have any issues in pushing them too hard.
  12. I actually had an email conversation with Rob and he is certainly a very helpful and knowledgeable person and likely my first port of call if something goes wrong. Don't think he does actual repairs but I am sure he will help out as much as he can and point me in the right direction. On a side note, I have to say the 2912's have far surpassed my expectations and am enjoying them immensely. Plus they have bass ☺️
  13. Don't think your Iron Maiden would sound that great but your other tastes in music would sound fantastic. I warn you though if you do demo a pair you will be walking out a with a much lighter wallet !
  14. Got a pair of 2912's. I have read all the horror stories and although I am sure they are somewhat exaggerated (well I hope so!) I bought them thinking they were going to costs a few dollars to maintain. Have always had Maggies but always wondered what Quads were like. Not keen on Martin Logans as personally (unless you go way up the range) I think they have gone down hill a bit.
  15. Thanks for that. As a new Quad owner (2nd hand pair) I am expecting issues at some stage but hopefully not too soon 🙂 Just wanted to be prepared.
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