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  1. Hi Larry, Did you ever upgrade to the LX500? If so have you still got the BDP 450 and would you like to sell it? JG
  2. Hey there, Long time no speak! I might be interested in this, can you confirm the following for me please (or anybody else on the forums that has one): Can this play SACD-R? As in a SACD iso burned to a DVD-R? If not I believe it can play via attached storage or even DLNA right? Does it pass native multi-channel DSD over HDMI? Can it be used as an external DAC for say a HTPC using the USB input and HDMI outs? Now I think the answer to all 3 of these questions is yes, but I can't seem to find a 100% definitive answer before taking the plunge. Would be great to know for sure if it is capable of doing this as I essentially would want to use it as an external sound source for my HTPC if it can do the DSD thing, otherwise the HDMI out on my NVIDIA RTX card essentially works just as well, except DSD is converted to PCM by JRiver first (my receiver cant do DSD over DoP which AFAIK the Nvdia card can do over HDMI but not native DSD). Maybe somebody else can chime in on this, as I know I have a bee in my bonnet about native DSD, but Im wondering if anybody else has gone down this path before and noticed a difference between native DSD and DSD>PCM? I would be feeding it into a Pioneer SC-LX90 which does accept DSD over HDMI, but given its not a Pioneer component Im pretty sure it wont activate the PQLS anti-jitter feature which might make the whole exercise pointless! Apologies for my ramblings! Thanks JG
  3. Well I hooked up an old DVD player via ilink recently to the receiver and I preferred the sound of that to JRiver. At this point I am trying to weigh up whether I should spend some money on an Oppo or something similar.
  4. Hi all, I have been googling this for a while now but cant seem to come up with much. Maybe someone here has a personal experience? Essentially I have all my SACDs ripped to ISOs and also have extracted all the files to dsf which are nicely indexed using Jrvier for easy playback. Now my receiver (Pioneer SC-LX90) does accept DSD input via either HDMI or iLink, but since iLink died with DVD I think we can rule that out and I don't want to use the physical media any more anyway. Also, DSD from my PC Nvidia card (over HDMI) to the receiver will not work unless its converted to PCM by JRiver. Apparently this is a thing that will never be fixed. So, from my understanding, the Oppo 105D will DEFINITELY allow me to play native DSD over HDMI using the PC USB input with the correct JRiver settings. If I am wrong about that please correct me. Given Oppo are no more, can anybody tell me if there are any other solutions that will do the same thing? Surely Oppo cant have been the oinly company to produce a player that does this? The Essence HDACC II-4k looks like it might be a solution but they dont seem to be in production any more either.... There must be a solution!!
  5. And now Luke Perry dead at 52.... (not a musician I know). I really hope we aren''t going to have a repeat of 2016 where they were all dropping like flies. That was a bad bad year.
  6. good tips, I guess I should check if there are any requirments for the container.
  7. Hi all, Just wondering if anybody has had any experience of moving a lot of records recently? I'm wondering if anyone sells cardboard boxes that would fit 60-ish 12" records per box nice an snugly? If anybody has any leads I would be eternally grateful!!
  8. Don't suppose you'd do a swap for 2005 Mercedes CLK Convertible would ya? ( I actually would though)
  9. Hi, the C8 doesn't do 3D any more does it? Other than that WHAT A TV!!! Looks like Im stuck with my C6 for a good while. JG
  10. Item: Home Theatre PC, 4k output 10Tb of storage core i5 16Gb DDR3 RAM Nvidia 960, Thunderbolt 3EX card Location: Lower North Shore, Sydney Price: $1000 or $1350 with GTX1080 Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: No longer needed Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: I recently built a new HTPC and I realised that I had pretty much replaced everything apart from a few components, so this essentially is my old one. It still has pretty good specs, even for some games (which is why I upgraded in the first place), using it as a HTPC or music server it will still last you years. If you needed 4K HDR output I can upgrade the GTX960 to a GTX1080 for $350 extra. Also has a Thurderbolt 3 card so you can connect up high speed storage devices or other Thunderbolt 3 peripherals. Currently set up to run Kodi as the media server/player (which is EXCELLENT) but obviously you can run what you like on it. Also has Windows 10 Home 1809 on it. Don't have any pics yet (stock pic shown), but the case is essentially a HTPC case in black which looks like a hifi component. It sits happily in a hifi rack or on top of your HT amp. With the amount of storage you can store 100s of movies, TVs shows and audio files on this. Unless you are playing games this barely emits any noise. Spec: Intel i5 4690k 16Gb DDR3 G-Skill Ram 2400Mhz Samsung 256Gb NVME for boot disk Samsung 2Tb 850 EVO SSD storage WD 8TB SATA storage Asus Gryphon Armour Z97 motherboard Thunderbolt 3 Add-in PCIE card Nvidia GTX 960 video card (can be upgraded to a GTX1080 for $350) slim R/W bluray (region free) for watching or ripping blu-ray discs, DVDs and CDs to the HDD. Fractal Design Node 605 HTPC case Cooled using massive Noctua cooler and high quality noctua fans for near silence. Pictures:
  11. Item: Sound-Smith Hyperion OCL Moving Iron MK 1 Location: Lower North Shore Sydney Price: offers around $5000 Item Condition: As new Reason for selling: No longer needed Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: I have just had this cart completely rebuilt and re-tipped by Soundsmith (at considerable cost) so effectively this is as new. However as I am relocating I need to raise some extra $$ to help with the cost and this unfortunately is on the list for things not coming with me! This is the top-of-the-line cart with the Cactus cantilever! Purchased in 2014 from Warwick at Pure Music Group, it has had plenty of use (hours unknown) but as I say it has just come back from USA with a full rebuild and retip so it's as new again. These now cost over $10k in Australia so bag one now for 50% of that. Specs: Features: • Fixed Coil Cartridge Type • Contact Line O.C. Contact Line Stylus Type • Low Output • 0.4 mV Output Voltage • Available as Dual Coil Mono • 10 Years Parts and Labor Specifications: Stylus: Contact Line Nude, 0.100mm SQ Radius of curvature Selected Diamond shapes: CL or Optimized (OCL) Cantilever: Hand formed/treated selected Cactus "Spine" Recommended tracking force: 1.8 to 2.2 grams Effective tip mass: 0.30 mg Compliance: 10 µm/mN (low compliance) (LT) | 12 µm/mN vertical | 7 µm/mN horizontal Frequency response: 20-20,000 Hz ± 1.0 dB Channel separation (stereo only): 1000 Hz >36 dB (LT: > 34dB), 50-15,000 >25 dB Channel difference: <0.5 dB (Stereo) <1.0 dB (Mono) Output Voltage: Greater than or equal to 0.4 mV DC Resistance (DCR): 10-11 ohm each channel Coil: 2.75 mH each channel Suggested Preamp Gain: 58-64 dB Cartridge weight: 10.25 grams Stylus to Mounting Hole Offset: approximately 10mm (0.4") Loading: Greater than or equal to 470 ohm Reviews: Analog Planet Stereophile Pictures:
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