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  1. Crosscourt121

    What creates Imaging/sound stage

    You know when you have a mate over and have to move over on the couch to give them the sweet spot. Well when I replaced my ss integrated amp ($2.4K being used as a pre into a power) with my new tube pre ($2.3K) I experienced one of my most palpable moments in audio listening - the soundstage did not collapse one iota. Everything was still spot on except for an uneven balance. My speakers are standmounts that are carefully setup re: measurements from the listening position. My simple conclusion is the new pre is better than the old (and so it should be). Peter
  2. Lovely photos and great ad. GLWTS
  3. Crosscourt121

    FS: Ayon Vacuum Tube Class-A CD-Player/DAC/Pre

    Would this be the current equivalent of the older CD-1? I'm a bit confused with the hierarchy of Ayon spinners🤔 I've heard a CD-1 in a great system and it was superb.
  4. I have a Cymer pre that this would match perfectly. Pity my speakers are super inefficient - currently fed by a 200W Plinius power amp. Pity you weren't in Hobart as it would have been a great education for me to compare the two in my setup. GLWTS.
  5. Hi all Thanks for all the interest. I will get back to all messages as soon as I can.
  6. Item: Analysis Plus Solo Crystal Interconnect with locking RCA - 1m pair Location: Hobart Price: $210.00 plus freight Item Condition: very good Reason for selling: no longer required Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Purchased off SNA about 1 year ago but in storage most of this time due to a silver solid core loaner suiting my system better. Great cable nevertheless with excellent build quality. RRP is around $860. Age unknown. Original packaging. Pictures:
  7. Crosscourt121

    MAGICO Q1 STANDMOUNT LOUDSPEAKER

    Wow my dream speaker!! GLWTS
  8. Crosscourt121

    SOLD: FS: REGA APOLLO

    Yeah but the Consonance Ref 2.2 is a great player. And at 18 kilos its going to damage the stairs.
  9. Crosscourt121

    SOLD: FS: REGA APOLLO

    I still play cds, am in Hobart, and my current player is a bit old in the tooth. So I'm looking in interest - but ultimately need to wait for it to die. GLWTS. 👍
  10. Crosscourt121

    FS: Consonance CD5 Tube Player in Black

    Wow tempting. I have an Opera Audio Consonance Ref 2.2 and it is fabulous. Makes me wonder how much better this would be. GLWTS. BTW how old?
  11. Beautiful speakers nicely photographed, and I enjoyed reading your post above. GLWTS
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