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  1. What is the 'Cambridge Audio' sound?

    My first integrated was the azur 851a great amp and should have kept it for my second system. House sound is kind of a myth. The 851a had a different sound when played with B&W , different again with the big Ushers and yep different with my dynaudios. Subjective
  2. Why have Multiple Cartridges?

    Yep...what all of the above said. As audio enthusiasts we are on the eternal quest for the perfect sound. Shibata, microline styli , mm/mc they all sound different.
  3. FS: Musical Fidelity M6 500i

    This is a fantastic integrated amp and at that price someone would be getting a real bargain. I have compared my m6500i to reference amps double and almost triple the price and it compared equally if not better probably due to the power on tap. This would be an end game amp for many GLWTS.
  4. SOLD: FS: Thor PS10 Smart Power Station [Perth]

    Sorry All this is now SOLD
  5. Item: Thor PS10 Smart Power Station & Smart Board Location: Canning Vale WA Price: $550 Item Condition: Very Good Reason for selling: No Longer Required Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, COD Only Extra Info: Bought from another SNA Member. I have had this for approximately 6 months and is no longer required . It is in very good condition but has a cosmetic mark on the right side front face of the unit which was already there when I purchased from fellow SNA member 'Soundguy' (Please see pics), obviously this does not impact on the working order of the unit. Includes 8 plug Smart Board .Comes from a pet free/ smoke free home. I do not have the original boxes etc and due to the weight this is a Perth only sale. Pictures:
  6. FS: Emotiva XSP-1

    Hi @SoundGuy just a few questions. Is this a gen 1 or 2 and do you still have the side bits? Finally what's the phono stage on it like?
  7. Tracks with KILLER BASS. What shakes your system?

    Try Celestial echo
  8. Tracks with KILLER BASS. What shakes your system?

    The Convergence Album by Malia
  9. Amp recommendation, Monitor Audio RX6

    If you can get hold of a preowned cambridge audio 851a that will match nicely as will the musical fidelity. Havnt heard the exposure amp so cant comment. If youre going into 2 channel definitely get rid of the receiver. CA 851a with a opp 105 will keep you very happy.

    Yep can understand why you would be selling the 50w rega running the C1. Sure it would run them but the bigger amps make the c1 sing.
  11. FS: Oppo UDP 203

    Would be interested to know if you see a huge difference in picture quality!
  12. Those Art Djs arn't to bad I havnt heard the little bear....but you get what you pay for. Im asuming the tubes will have a different quality to the Art Dj.
  13. Buying from an unfamiliar website

    If you do take a risk make sure they take PayPal, that way you're covered if it is a scam. If they don't take PayPal ..take a wide berth
  14. Rotel 1570 vs Cambridge 851A

    What did you end up getting Heyday? I had a Cambridge Audio 851A and still regret selling it but needed the funds for my musical fidelity m6500i which is a different beast altogether.
  15. Speaker advice

    Hi Bruce, I would suggest trying to source a reasonable condition Acoustic Research speaker. I had a pair of AR12's which were late 70's vintage ( I got them from my dad) and were a fantastic sounding speaker. My uncle had the DS920s and was a huge marantz fan, where as my dad was a Technics/Yamaha/ Acoustic Research disciple. Even when I was 12 yrs old I remember them having listening sessions and arguing about which system sounded better for a particular genre. Anyway I digressed, but its a shame youre in melbourne as WA has quite a few vintage buffs over this way selling great gear like Kef concertos etc.