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    FS: Raspberry Pi based streamer

    I'm using a Moon Mind network streamer now.
  2. walpataca

    FS: Raspberry Pi based streamer

    Thanks guys. Had to spend considerably more to hear on up-tick in the SQ.
  3. Item: Raspberry Pi 2 (model-B) + 16GB SD micro card + Hifi Berry Digi+ (with galvanic isolation) + metal case + 2A power supply + Clearer Audio Silverline (with WBT Ag connectors) + iFi SPDIF iPurifier Location: Sydney Price: $300 Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: NLR Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal (+3%), Bank transfer Extra Info: Have upgraded my streamer so this set up is no longer required. Superb value setup, used in both headfi and main-rig set-ups. SD card prepared with the latest Volumio image - plug in an Ethernet cable, connect the Coax to you DAC, plug in the power and you are good to go. I have used this set-up as an end-point (i.e. Streamer) but if you plug in a USB drive you can stream local content. Included Rasperberry Pi 2 Model B with metal case and 16GB SD card + 2A power Supply HiFiBerry Digi+ dedicated Coax output iFi SPDIF iPurifier with its own (iFi) power supply Cleareraudio Silverline Coax cable You can use the Volumio UI to control playback, or a DLNA client (like BubbleUPNP, which you can use to stream TIDAL). Can be posted at buyers expense or collected from Upper North Shore Sydney, evenings and weekends. Pictures:
  4. walpataca

    FS: Noble BTS

    Item: Noble BTS Location: Sydney Price: $40 ONO + postage Item Condition: New Reason for selling: NLR Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal (+3%), COD Only Extra Info: New Noble Bluetooth Solution (BTS) received from Brannan in exchange for my previous unit but this one unfortuntaley suffers from the issues, so I would suggest these are design flaw: - Poor battery life (1-15.hrs) (the unit charges pretty quickly from any standard 5V USB charger or port) - Background hiss from one of the channels - Microphony Saying that the sound quality is a marked uptick I get from a hardwired connection to a Samsung S7 so if you can live with these issues, you'll be happy! Please purchase with the above in mind. Pictures:
  5. Item: Van Den Hul CS122 Hybrid Speaker Cable 3.0M Location: Sydney Price: $100 + postage Item Condition: Good Reason for selling: NLR Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, (+3%), COD Only Extra Info: 3.0M shotgon pair of this excellent budget speaker cable terminated with bullets at amp end and spades at speaker. The cable is in good condition with no kinks, bends etc. Spades are a little tarnished but a dash of detoxit will get them back to scratch. Can post at buyers expense or collection can be arranged from Lindfield, Sydney evenings or weekends. Pictures:
  6. Item: Mission M71i Stand-mount Speakers Location: Upper North Shore, Sydney Price: $250 ono Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: NLR Payment Method: Pick-up - Cash, Bank Transfer Extra Info: Excellent set of Mission 71i speakers - perfect as the main speakers in a small / medium room or in a second system. As you can see from the pics, the speakers can be bi-wired. Purchased new, the speakers do not get much use nowadays, hence selling. I recently had them plugged into my main system whilst my floor-standers were out of action and all I can say is that they were playing very very nicely with my Vitus pushing them along. Sound-stage, imaging and bass belies their modest dimensions. The speakers are in excellent condition - mid / sub + tweeter units as new, as are the grills. The underside of the cabinets have some superficial scratches (from speaker mounts) and one of the top corners has a small ding (which can only be seen upon close inspection). I have the original packaging (manual somewhere, I think) so can post. As you'd expect, these are pretty heavy, ~4kg each I'd say. Pickup on Weekends + evenings can also be arranged from Lindfield. Pictures:
  7. I will take this, PM on its way!
  8. I'll give this a try - PM on its way.
  9. walpataca

    SOLD: FS: Chord 2Qute DAC

    Thanks for the interest guys. Dac sold as above. Appreciate the pointer slawrence436.
  10. walpataca

    SOLD: FS: Chord 2Qute DAC

    <deep in take of breath> Thinking along the lines of either an aqua scala or psaudio dsd...
  11. walpataca

    SOLD: FS: Chord 2Qute DAC

    Item: Chord 2Qute DAC Location: Sydney, Upper North Shore Price: $1,400 + postage or local pickup. Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: Upgrading (what else) Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Bank Transfer, Paypal (+3%) Extra Info: Another killer DAC from Chord. No bells or whistles on this model - just does what it says on the tin. But it does it very very well. Purchased new by me locally (2015) from an authorised Chord dealer and in excellent (dare I say close-to-mint) condition and works flawlessly. I have all the original contents, power supply, USB key, packaging etc. Pictures:
  12. Hi, am interested in one of those powerboards, have I missed the boat on them? Thanks
  13. I have tried both the aries and moon devices; completely agree with turtle rustler's comment "I think the Moon 180 has a better sound, just warmer and more fluid ". No USB but that is not an issue for me, the box is pretty nondescript and best kept out of sight. The controller works fine but if your media server supports OpenHome, you can use the fabulous Lumin app :-)
  14. There will be frank words exchanged in the house, but some things are worth it... PM sent.
  15. Item: Classical CD Collection Location: Upper North Shore, Sydney Price: $250 + postage Item Condition: Excellent / Mint Reason for selling: NLR Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Bank Transfer COD Only Extra Info: Kick start your classical collection with this massive 30 CD set! Recorded by various symphony orchestras in DDD ( digital recording, digital mixing, digital transfer). All media in excellent / close-to-mint condition, the cases are in OK condition. Please note the following issues: 3 (Chopin): light surface scratches (last 2 tracks can't be ripped with EAC) 21 (Mozart): couple of superficial scratches (rips fine with EAC) 23 (Gershwin): CD missing (arghhh...) I will also throw in the following assorted CDs, gratis: Great Movie Hits Powederfinger - Internationalist ** Bonus disk only -- Live & Acoustic at the SOH Eric Clapton - Chronicles The Rose Classical Collection Vol. 2 Bette Midler - The Rose (original soundtrack recording) Pictures:
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