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  1. Try asking these guys as they are listed as having been dealers on the fan site for the amps : http://www.emporiumhifi.com/ http://www.alchemisthifi.info/links.htm
  2. From memory the drive units were masticed in place and are very difficult to get out. I haven't removed the drive units on a pair of Kans and so would suggest taking them to a recommended speaker repairer in your kneck of the woods. Will have a look on line and see if I can find any info.
  3. My experience both in retail and as a hobbyist is that the Quad amps have insuffcient current ability to control the Gales at anything beyond just above background levels. I consider this a shame as the sound quality is good but there is nowhere near enough current to play music at normal levels without that sound stage collapsing and the onset of clipping. I tried the 405 ,606 ,520 and a pair of 510's. The 606 sounded the best but still had the issues described above.
  4. Thing is though S ,it is a hard job to moderate forums. Folk want healthy discussion that increases their knowledge but it can turn nasty very quickly and that never works to the betterment of forum for most of it's members. SNA has been around for a long time now and so the mods have enough experience to know when things a heading down a well trodden road of aggression on particular topics. Is it annoying for less volatile members of the forum , well , yep but in the long run I think it is better to gently head off any crap fest.
  5. This is the dac that replaced my custom dual 4495 dac from Stars : https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32796691110.html?spm=2114.search0104.3.28.584c38b7a0fH8c&ws_ab_test=searchweb0_0%2Csearchweb201602_1_10065_10130_10068_10547_319_317_10548_10696_453_10084_454_10083_10618_10307_537_536_10131_10132_10133_10059_10884_10887_321_322_10103%2Csearchweb201603_52%2CppcSwitch_0&algo_expid=3d3f3740-4396-46f3-8b55-19ab0824f544-4&algo_pvid=3d3f3740-4396-46f3-8b55-19ab0824f544 It can be built for less than $500 as it only requires 3 5v psu and a usb input card. Performance is the best yet in my system.
  6. I don't think that one is made by Stars but glad it sounds good.
  7. Hi guys , got to hear one of the Topping dacs D50? and wasn't that impressed. For lowish prices I recommend the Stars Audio dacs such as this listing : https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32847730999.html?spm=2114.search0104.3.306.60fe4feaiejvss&ws_ab_test=searchweb0_0%2Csearchweb201602_1_10065_10130_10068_10547_319_317_10548_10696_453_10084_454_10083_10618_10307_537_536_10131_10132_10133_10059_10884_10887_321_322_10103%2Csearchweb201603_52%2CppcSwitch_0&algo_expid=92deab90-064b-477c-ad72-87d8e1d45b66-47&algo_pvid=92deab90-064b-477c-ad72-87d8e1d45b66 They also have a 4497 variant. Just make sure to get them with Talema transformers as the ones with green (Chinese) are only rated at 220v. The blue Talemas are rated fro 230v. These seem to be well designed and use genuine quality caps etc.
  8. Still think the vestigial baffles look odd.
  9. Had a look at the JB advert and noticed that the models in the ad have just 1 year warranty where traditionally TCL have offered a 3 yr warranty. This may be because these are entry level devices. Also seen some of the more expensive TCL's in action and was very impressed with the picture when not directly compared to the big name brands. If you are paying less than $1000 and the tv comes with a 3 year warranty then I would be happy with one in the bedroom if ,perhaps, not in the ht.
  10. Hi Clay , I still haven't gotten round to ordering an Amanero board. I am using a Singxer F1 board still, feeding the spidf input of the AK4137 over a few cm long coax soldered in place. When I was using the Singxer externally with my AK4495 dual dac and ak4118 input board I found that even short lenghts of coax and plugs destroyed the performance however I got a hard wired male-male rca coupler and the sound quality improved to an acceptable level. I mounted the F1 internally with it's own dedicated low noise psu in the dsc dac and soldered in the short length of coax and got a great result. I would have used the I2s connections but the F1 would need to be set in slave mode when connected to the AK4137 board and there is no firmware available for that. The DSC dac remains my favourite at the moment and has not been out of the main system since I finished the build and mods. I have found a potentially hi-end Amanero clone that is reprogrammable with other genuine firmwares but keep spending money on other things as the sound I am getting is very satisfying . https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32897930615.html?spm=2114.10010108.1000010.1.3f0f3108cUSmGR&gps-id=pcDetailLeftTrendProduct&scm=1007.13438.100207.0&scm_id=1007.13438.100207.0&scm-url=1007.13438.100207.0&pvid=178945d4-c880-47e9-b669-053368a996cc
  11. Never thought I would see you sell this Steve. Great amp.
  12. The turntable was fitted the full Oracle upgrade kit when I rebuilt it for Com. The tonearm has the Michell Technoweight. The metal work can be polished with Autosol and comes up looking bright and shiny. If someone in Perth buys it I am happy to check it over.
  13. Item: Original Cyrus PSX power supply for Cyrus2 Location:Perth Price: $300 . Now $225 Item Condition:Excellent for it's age :1987 Reason for selling: Selling on behalf of a pal who is downsizing Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Courier-Bank Transfer Extra Info:Has been checked over recently and main storage caps are all in good condition physically and electrically. Plastic case is in good condition for its age , a few small scuffs here and there. Front panel chassis mounts strengthened with glue as they were showing signs of cracking as was common with these plastic cased units ,even when new.Comes with original packaging. Photos:
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