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  1. I will definitely have to try one again with a different set-up. Mine went back to the shop. Still not sure whether the unit was faulty or there was any issue at all.
  2. AudioQuest DragonFly Cobalt Price at the time of writing approx $500 AUD USB DAC Tec specs: https://www.audioquest.com/dacs/dragonfly/dragonfly-cobalt Initial impressions. There are many positive reviews of this third and top of the line incarnation of the DragonFly Cobalt USB DAC. I used the DAC with all apple products including MacBook Pro, iPad and iPhone, listening to standard red book, and hi-res FLAC files. Headphones PSB over ear M4Us (which also get great reviews - and I can attest to their sound quality). In short, I wasn’t expecting to hear a night and day difference when using the DAC, however I was expecting a change, subtle or otherwise. I tested and listed for a number of hours over a two-day period and have to report no discernible difference listening to tracks with/without the DragonFly in place. A change in logo lights indicated the unit was working and recognising file variations. Testing was completed at the same volume levels, which is important as some DACs including the Cobalt lift the noise level. This is sometimes confused with a DAC creating an improved sound experience. In fact, when using the DAC and watching Netflix it sounded worse. I contacted Audioquest - They said that the unit was working correctly, and listening was a very subjective experience. I’ve had familiarity with quite a number of DACs and have always noticed variations, sometimes subtle, sometimes quite significant (Chord products). I would strongly recommend that you try before you buy with this product, using your own equipment when testing. This may avoid disappointment given the high accolades its received and associated cost. On the other hand, perhaps could be more suitable to your kit? If not, save the money and spend it on a better pair of headphones or if it’s a desk top solution, a better DAC. Cheers
  3. PRICE DROP: For Sale: Sony 4K projector - 110 inch tab tension motorised Screen - HD Transmitter/receiver - Projector mount and extender. 1. Epic Sony VPLW520ES (latest software upgrade - no HDR issues.) White model. Lamp time - 1500 hrs at time of writing. This is the native 4K deal – all glass Sony lenses, excellent reviews. https://www.techspot.com/products/projectors/sony-vpl-vw520es.122529/ https://www.avforums.com/reviews/sony-vpl-vw520es-4k-projector-review.12100 2. Screen Technics Tab Tension 110 inch screen – I had this made to order with extra-long lead. Great screen - no striations. Mint condition. 3. Blue Stream - HDMI – over Ethernet kit (HEX70B-KIT) Base and Transmitter set - https://www.blustream.com.au/ 4. Projector mount comes from Screen Technics model PRGUNV. 5. Projector extender from Screen Technics. Package nearly $double to buy new. (3.5 years old) I am selling everything as a package. All items are mint. Serious parties only - home demonstration available. Strongly suggest that if purchased you get professionals to remove and reinstall at your residence. No boxes available – instructions and remote for projector and screen present and correct. Sony VPLVW520ES Reviews Trusted Reviews •4 years ago The VPL-VW520ES is Sony’s latest 4K projector. This is significant in itself given that no other brand currently offers a 4K projector with a native 4K resolution. But that’s just the start of the VW520ES’s attractions, since it also happens to be the first projector to support (HDR) playback. Pros:Sumptuous, ground-breaking HDR picture quality, 4K resolution is a boon at projection-sized screen sizes, Good value, all things considered Cons:Although good value, not many people will be able to afford £8,800, Crosstalk ghosting with 3D, A bit more brightness is probably need to deliver HDR's full potential What Hi-Fi? •4 years ago A pull-out-all-the-stops performer with future-proofing to its name Pros:Fantastic picture all-round, HDR support, Native 4K, Future-proofed, Solid, attractive design Cons:No 3D glasses, A pricey option Home Cinema Choice •4 years ago The selling point of the VW520ES is essentially this: for £8,800 it gives you both a native 4K resolution – something no other brand has yet been able/bothered to manage on a home cinema projector – together with high dynamic range (HDR) playback. Pros:4K pictures look amazing; HDR pictures look even more amazing; good setup flexibility; good price for what’s on offer Cons:Some crosstalk with 3D; runs rather noisily in high lamp mode; a little fiddly to set up perfectly; slow to warm up/cool down; there are brighter PJs out there Stuff.tv •4 years ago A future-proofed projector with a license to thrill Pros:Startlingly good picture all-round, HDR and 4K, Dead simple set-up Cons:No 3D glasses, Still a pricey option https://www.avhub.com.au/product-reviews/sound-image/sony-vpl-vw520es-4k-av-projector-review-430128 https://www.avforums.com/reviews/sony-vpl-vw520es-4k-projector-review.12100 Screen Screen Technics https://screentechnics.com.au/products/roller-screens/motorised-screens/electricinema-side-tension-screen 110 inch tab tension extra-long lead (allows to have the screen positioned lower than usual – remote – excellent screen free of any striations. Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
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