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  1. I have a current model Benchmark DAC3 HGC dac / preamp / headphone amp in the classifieds that compared very well in back to back reviews with the Mytek Brooklyn, if you are interested. In your price range and available in silver or black.
  2. Your title reads that you are selling an SACD player via this advert, whilst it is actually the integrated amp. GLWTS - both very nice items.
  3. Item: one metre pair Price Range: less than new Item Condition: New or Used Extra Info: must be xlr connectors.
  4. For that price range you should also consider the Lenehan foilflex speaker cables. You can audition mine when I get back from Canberra (they are not for sale).
  5. I have heard one of these elsewhere and they are as good a CD player / DAC as it gets. The inclusion of a DAC input is really useful if you have a streamer. The importance of the source is often undervalued. If you don't get it right at the start, you can't get it right later in your system, no matter how much you spend. All you can do is reduce the damage (sometimes).
  6. For very reluctant sale is my vintage Proton AA1150 power amp. These were designed by the US brand Proton in the late 70's / early 80's and patented with their unique Dynamic Power on Demand technology, which featured remarkably high dynamic power supply and ultra low distortion (it is not a Class D amp...) They are now something of a collector's item, and have a pair of captivating green VU meters. This amp is a dual mono structure and provided the following tested power and distortion levels: At 8 ohms dynamic power recorded as 324W (20 millisecond burst), 225W fo
  7. Further information: For sale is my current model Benchmark DAC3 HGC, which is less than two years old. This is provided with both a silver and black faceplate, as I bought the additional one in case I wanted to sell the unit later. The faceplates cost $160.00 to import. Also included in the asking price is a 30cm Elijah USB cable, which costs about $199. Benchmark is highly regarded as a technically innovative and high end manufacturer, and the DAC3 HGC has been made to the highest standards and levels of functionality. The HGC (Hybrid Gain Control) model serves as a
  8. Hey HiFi Man - that even sounds good through my computer! How do you find switching between the McIntosh and the Sansui - is there a night and day difference?
  9. Rainer, you've moved states! Hope you are enjoying Adelaide.
  10. Yep - JT would certainly not be bothered opening stuff up. If he is stating that it's in 'Excellent working order', ask him if there's any sort of warranty..... He's told me he needs to factor the cost of warranties into his own purchase prices, so that might actually be the case..... Either way, $600 seems reasonable.
  11. Not me - no. I'm quite happy with what I have. They do the job for both stereo and HT.
  12. @mattjtaylor2809 Likewise - I have similar speakers to PeterP. Matt, you are very welcome to come over for a listen. Mine are the Spatial Hologram M3 Turbo. Cheers, G
  13. “Seems like women can still tell the difference between a PS5 console and an air purifier.” I don't know which is the more remarkable - the achievement or the statement....
  14. Sensational Proton D1200 power amp from the 70's. https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/ashfield/stereo-systems/proton-d1200-power-amplifier-high-end-/1260113550 These could power up just about anything, and provided a very detailed sound stage. I suspect they might be best with a tube based preamp, or something just a bit warm. I have the D1150 sibling and although it's not currently in use, it's much better than some new amps costing 3 x's the price.
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