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  1. Further information: Oppo watch 46mm in black for sale. Purchased from JB HiFi on 10 November for $549. Worn 3 times - then decided smartwatches aren't for me and have gone back to an analogue watch. In absolutely perfect condition and comes in original box with charger and will provide receipt for warranty purposes. Runs Android wear and works with both Android and iOS phones. Detailed specifications can be found here : https://www.oppo.com/au/accessory-oppo-watch-spec/ Photos:
  2. @Jhsg I'd consider these: https://sonicpurity.com.au/isososale/gauder-akustik-vescova-black-edition-5wjry I have their big brothers x2 and I think they will do what you're looking for. Good luck.
  3. If you wire it correctly there should be no difference in polarity. Also...don't assume just because something has AU sockets that it's wired properly in terms of that. My house wasn't and I only figured it out when I plugged in a power conditioner which had a test function built in.
  4. Item: Oppo BDP-103 (any version) Price Range: Market Item Condition: Mint. No cosmetic defects. Good working order. Boxed with all accessories. Extra Info:
  5. Darko made a recent video about the Auralic Altair G1. You might wanna have a look at it.
  6. Welcome to the hobby. It's great! Exciting times ahead for you so, in turn, I'll pitch in with my 2c. Unless this is your entry point into this and you're planning to spend a lot more money later then my advice would be this: - Listen to as many different speakers as you can within your budget. Given the genre of music that you like, unless your room is very small, a bigger speaker would be better than a standmount. Alternatively you could go small mains + sub but from my experience it's better to spend the money on a bigger speaker. I listen to a lot of 80s - you
  7. Sounds like 10 years is a good time frame for your DAC to have served you till now. Before you replace it though have you tried connecting something to the optical input and see if the problem persists?
  8. Naim integrated just advertised in Classifieds here.
  9. Naim NDX2 (brand new at a discount) just been advertised here in the classifieds.
  10. Further information: For Sale a pair of Tannoy Mercury F3 speakers in Apple finish. Very good cosmetic condition and perfect working order. Both grilles intact as can be seen in the pictures. Drivers are pristine on both speakers. Original metal jumpers for terminals and foam plugs for the ports included. Used for the past 2 years as rear speakers in a home theatre setup. NLR as upgraded fronts and old fronts have been moved to the rear. Specification for the entire Mercury F range can be found here: http://pdfstream.manualsonline.com/d/d30cc7e4-80e9-4bec-98c
  11. Most certainly not as that would be against sacd copy protection. Usually you either get pcm at the digital output or this is shut off altogether when playing sacds. It also doesn't support playback of dsd files directly so most likely it converts the sacd data to pcm before going through its internal dac when playing sacds.
  12. There is no current "top-end" AV preamp at around 4k that matches the Classe on sound quality especially for people that want decent 2 channel music performance from their AV system. So...while I agree with you in part it depends what one is after and what your priorities are.
  13. This is the Mk2 version. No need for you to send emails @vunn @Lok & Load You can distinguish them as follows: - Mk 1 DOES NOT have an LCD volume display on the left. Power button is on the left. There is a red light on the right. The volume control is "old-style" knob that turns all the way. There is NO stereo/mono switch on the bottom. 50W / channel - Mk 2 has a digital display for volume on the left and remote control and volume and source. Power switch now on the right. The cover for the transformer at the back is sloped on the sides. Mono/Stereo Switch on the bo
  14. Shop around. On higher end brands I'd expect much more than 20% from RRP for a new product. For a 3-year old integrated that's a "demo" I'd expect at least 50-60% of the original RRP. Is it a current product? What was the RRP 3 years ago? Just a few things to think about. I would walk away from this. I know you're not keen to say where/what it is but seriously, I think you'll be able to definitely get 20% off RRP for a new one without much effort. If you actually posted make/model perhaps the group could help you finding an alternative source and a better price.
  15. You have a really good pair of headphones. The NAD is a nice DAC but a) it's getting a bit long in the tooth now, b) the asking prices used are based on RRP even though most people here bought them at 900 bucks on special so overpriced used and c) they don't have a headphone output. Of what you mentioned the Questyle 400i is, in my opinion, your best option. The DAC is very good and the headphone amp, especially using the balanced outputs is superb. Using the balanced outputs will definitely make a difference with your hedphones. You also have a preamp output to use if you want to
  16. https://nadelectronics.com/product/t778-surround-amplifier/ May want to have a look at this as well. However I'd reconsider. Your speakers would REALLY benefit from good quality power amps and as much as the options suggested here are good, they will never drive your B&Ws to their best.
  17. I'll pitch in with my experience. I've been using streaming for 17 years and several NAS devices in that time. I currently use Roon and have been since it's inception. The best NAS I've used comes from Synology (my current one has been continuously running for 11 years if you exclude the odd restart and power cut). My advice to you is not about which streaming platform to use but from a different perspective: 1. Buy a NAS for the next 10 years not just for the next 2. This means that while you may need 2 drives now, think about what you will need in 5 years. Are you planning a
  18. It's not just a "community" forum. It's a forum run by Roon support. If you actually follow the instructions here: https://community.roonlabs.com/t/im-having-a-problem-with-roon-where-do-i-report-it/2185/5 you will find that they are very responsive and helpful and you will get a reply quite quickly. I don't think you should give up and say it's not for you when you actually haven't even started using it yet!
  19. Also would strongly suggest putting the speakers on some dedicated stands. If you can't then I'd invest in some decent isolation between them and the furniture you've got them on. Don't bother with a DAC. It won't make a difference.
  20. I'll agree with what @Janjuc said above. I think with your current setup you're unlikely to reap any benefits from getting an external phono stage like the CA. You have a solid TT. The weak link in your system at the moment is your speakers. if I were you I'd keep using it as is, and save up. There's a lot of upgrade paths to go with. For example: 1. Better active speakers - apart from what's already been suggested consider Adam or Genelec monitors if you have a desktop setup (i.e. sit very close to the speakers). Advantages of this setup is simplicity and less
  21. Hey peeps I am looking for a high efficiency small sized speaker to partner with a DIY 2A3 integrated amp I built about a year ago (Bottlehead Stereomour - Output 2W / channel). I'm happy to put the box together/stain wood etc and I'm competent in doing all the other stuff like building a crossover/drivers/connections etc but I have no carpentry skills nor the setup/space to do any of that work. Can anyone recommend a DIY kit that comes with the enclosure panels ready to go? Does such a kit even exist? I was looking at the different Troels kits but the enclo
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