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  1. Calling that an M1 would be really confusing!
  2. I've been lucky enough to play baby sitter for this amp at my house for a week or so after the twenty upgrade. When driven with my Ayon CD5s valve pre,, it was up there as one of the best combinations of "meat" and detail......... .....that Ive managed to get at my house. GLWTS
  3. It would have put itself into sport mode and said "wake up - now drive properly"
  4. looks good. Through all the things that I love about driving this car I have had a couple of small oil leaks that have really p!ssed me off of late. Just outside of warranty too. One was the Oil filter housing O-ring. It was sufficiently bad that it dropped oil level ahead of time to be picked up by on board diagnostics but not a single drop on driveway! The Mechanic reckons that the acoustic engine undertray had about a litre of oil soaked into it!. After having to move the intake manifold aside to get to the last housing bolt, it was noticed that the inlet valves had a little carbon buildup so I decided to get them cleaned while at it. (To save me the expense of doing it at 100,000km. It runs a lot better now and idles more smoothly so worth the extra 100's. Now, another oil leak! Completely unrelated but common to these motors is the rocker cover gasket! There is a point at the rear, right under the cowling that drips along the back of the head, then drips onto the turbo heat-shield. it smells a bit and drips onto my driveway a drop every couple of drives. After having a quick look on UK BMW forums, it appears that is a very common occurrence that only surfaces after reasonable mileage....but mine has only done 70,000km. Some are blaming it on some kid on the production line over tensioning it that was subsequently sacked. Although unlikely, I feel I could kill that kid...:). A more likely scenario is that the plasticiser used in the rubber has left the gasket and it has gone hard. ...Next...Accessories drive belt tensioner pulley bearing has started to make the slightest of noise apparent only from the outside of the car....only between 950 and 1200 rpm (which is the belt resonance frequency). A Home isolation project there I think.....The rocker Cover Gasket on the other hand is not easy....Hi pressure Direct Injection lines off, coil packs, injector fittings, Strut tower removal, min 6 hours of labour....if you know what you are doing. lining up the new gasket seems really hard too. I could just top up and keep driving it through the zombie apocalypse.
  5. Thread hijack..... Who in SA wants to see The Necks tomorrow night?
  6. I've seen a couple in gear and on road comparisons that prove what an extra 50Nm and better transmission calibration of the '40 has to offer. To be honest, if you are causing a "40 to be too tail happy, then I'd argue that isn't the fastest way to drive it,albeit more fun of course. I should state that I don't own an m140, but just an old 135......
  7. I'm not sure it is quicker than 140 on road actually.
  8. Item: RME ADI-2 DAC Location: Adelaide Price: $1250 Inc postage within Australia (Inc original box) Item Condition: excellent Reason for selling: Short and spectacular foray into HeadFi had to come to an end. Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal fees extra, COD. Extra Info: German designed and manufactured DAC/headamp/preamp with iem, phones, rca and balanced outputs. Analog gain step volume control suits direct-to-amp configurations. Extremely powerful parametric EQ/dsp if you want to apply headphone corrections and store multiple set-ups and assign them to different outputs. Akm 4490eq dac chip implemented with extremely low noise and great dynamics. https://www.themasterswitch.com/rme-adi-2-dac-review A gazillion other favourable reviews out there. Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  9. I know it is a massive generalisation but I think that the 2k dac with a 3k preamp will likely never sound as good as an Ayon dac/pre anyway so an S10 at this price makes good sense.
  10. Wow. You SA guys stole my picks of Loveless, Isn't Anything and Daydream Nation. You'll have to keep me in mind if you don't like them.
  11. A group of Adelaide Hills SNA-ers @mattjtaylor2809, @Tony M, @amdan, @Grizzly, @Oooghand myself wanted to setup something similar. Because of our limited ADL market, and reluctance to put our main rigs in a bar, we decided to host something at a venue on a regular basis in line with the international Classic Album Sundays format. An album is chosen, people come, a short rant about the album and what was going on with the artist around the time it was recorded, they shut up and listen to the album while it is played front to back. International Site link https://classicalbumsundays.com/ Our Facebook page.. Please like... https://m.facebook.com/ClassicAlbumSundaysAdelaide/ We did David Bowie Heroes in September, Kate Bush the kick inside in November, now in Feb 2020, a punter's poll has chosen Pink Floyd's I Wish You Were Here. Choosing the gear for this was a challenge but after trying out lots of systems (thanks to @Tony M) we settled on a mint pair of Gales gs401Cs driven with a big bryston 14bsst. The view from Matt's VPI. Yes we do stream a selection of relevant music before the album (through an Ayon Cd5s and Ayre preamp). A better shot of the venue. It isn't the be-all and end-all in terms high end SQ, but it truly is surprising how good it sounds considering the circumstances. It fills the venue with enough spl to be uncomfortable if we wanted to push it, images surprisingly well for over 40 punters, and still has that Gales midrange speed and realism as a way of remaining faithful to the album. Oh, and the bass at the back of the room defies the laws of physics Anyway... Shameless plug for our next event in Feb. An SNA link for those without Facebook. Tickets available from... https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1362634
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