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  1. mivarpet

    FF: Azur 640C CD Player - FREE

    Now "sold"
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    FF: Azur 640C CD Player - FREE

    Gone - pending collection today
  3. Item: Azur 640C CD Player - FREE Location: Perth (SOR) Price: $0 + donation to SNA Item Condition: Left channel not working, all else is fine Reason for selling: Don't use CDs any more Payment Method: Pickup only Extra Info: Had this in storage for about a year and it was fine. When I connected it up the left channel is not working. I stream everything now so it's not worth getting it repaired. Will only give it to someone local as I don't have packaging to ship it. Pictures:
  4. mivarpet

    'Tintin' ES9038 DAC

    Thanks was_a - looks like you have had a win!
  5. mivarpet

    'Tintin' ES9038 DAC

    @was_a did you get your new DAC and what are your impressions? Thanks
  6. Awesome gear that will get all the Audio GD fanboys excited (present company included).... I upgraded my Master 7's digital board to the current spec (same as the new R2R7) and that's lifted it to a whole new level - worth noting that there is even more SQ to be had by this set-up.
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    I thought Tidal Hifi was CD quality FLAC, so 16/44.1 lossless so you will be good on the Transporter. https://support.tidal.com/hc/en-us/articles/203055911-High-Fidelity-HiFi-Sound https://support.tidal.com/hc/en-us/articles/115005873485-HEOS
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    Yes, should be exactly the same as it's a server function & will appear in "my apps". I don't use Spotify Premium, so I can't verify it's functionality unfortunately. Alternatively, if you're interested in Tidal, you can get this via the Ickstream plugin (http://ickstream.com/)
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    PS - Premium Spotify account needed
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    Spotify is enabled on the SqueezeServer & whilst official support has been dropped, there's an active alternative by Michael Herger - http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?108561-Announce-Spotty-2-0-0-Spotify-Connect-for-your-Squeezebox
  11. I have these speakers too and they are fantastic value for money. Upgrading the terminal links is a quick and worthwhile upgrade. Better caps in the crossovers lifts the performance even further. Plus, you can buy from Daniel with confidence.
  12. mivarpet

    SOLD: FS: Audio GD C39 Mk3 pre-amp

    I have this preamp too and it is very neutral & transparent - great buying here! Darko likes it to - https://darko.audio/2011/09/audio-gd-c39-mk3-pre-and-c10-se-power-acss/
  13. I have this model DAC too and it's a great performer. Running it using the I2S connection with a Singxer SU1 DDC is a big step forward. You can also upgrade the digital board (middle one in the pic above) to the current spec "Singularity" board (disassembly & soldering needed though) and that lifts the DAC up to a whole new level again and also provides options for different firmware sound flavours. There is also V7 of the DSP software available now too (free by appointment with Audio GD). Audio GD gear also gets amazing support direct from the owner and designer Kingwa.
  14. mivarpet

    SOLD: FS: Vincent PHO-8 Phono Preamplifier

    Thanks everyone for your interest. The unit is sold pending payment.
  15. Item: Vincent PHO-8 MM/MC Phono Preamplifier (Black) Location: Perth Price: $200 + Postage Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: Upgraded Payment Method: Cash, Paypal, EFT Extra Info: The Vincent PHO-8 is a two box MM/MC phono preamplifier - one box for PSU and one for phono preamp. It has had consistently good reviews and feedback as being a dynamic and excellent value phono stage. Current RRP is around $365 ~ $399 so at $200 this is a no-brainer upgrade for your vinyl system. To quote a review - The sonic personality of the PHO-8 leans gently to the romantic side of the spectrum. The PHO-8 offers a fine balance of warmth and resolution without conveying overly hard edges or pointed sonic corners. This contrasts with some phonostages that tend to veer uncomfortably close to a drier and more clinical portrayal of music—components that somehow illicit greater apparent detail from the grooves, while leaving some of the midband blood and heart of the performance behind—or, in other cases, attenuating the ambience and air of a recording. The PHO-8 reproduces percussion transients, rimshots, guitar-pick clatter with lifelike speed and detail that don’t stab at you. Bass is firmly controlled. Soundstage width is very good, and with its relaxed character there’s an added sense of depth and dimensionality. Manufacturer link - http://www.vincent-tac.de/en/product-types/phono-preamplifier/pho-8.html Review link - http://www.theabsolutesound.com/articles/vincent-audio-pho-8-phonostage-tas-211/ Pictures: