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  1. FS: Schiit Vali 2 Headphone Amplifier

    PM senr
  2. SOLD: FS: Sennheiser HD800 Head Phones

    I'll take these, PM sent
  3. SOLD: FS: Meridian Explorer2 DAC

    Item: Meridian Explorer2 DAC Location:Perth Price: $240.00 Item Condition: As new Reason for selling: Upgrade Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: For sale is a Meridian Explorer2 DAC in pristine condition, 6 months old. The Meridian Explorer2 DAC is an excellent DAC with headphone amplifier and the cheapest ticket in town to try out MQA. I am upgrading to a higher end DAC so need some cash to fund a purchase. I have original packaging for the DAC and am the original owner. The DAC was brought from the USA for $299 USD. I have another advert on the forum for a bundle package with this DAC that includes the matched Curious USB cable and AudioQuest Tower 3.5mm jack to RCA Y cable. Pictures:
  4. SOLD: FS: Arcam CD72

    Item: Arcam CD72 Compact Disc Player Location: Perth Price: $390.00 ONO Item Condition: Used but in good condition Reason for selling: No longer required Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: The CD72 is a wonderful sounding CD player and very well built. The CD72 uses a 24 bit Burr Brown DAC and Sony mechanism. The unit comes with a good remote and has been modified slightly with isolation spike feet. The unit is in great condition and plays beautifully. The CD72 has the following connections and works well as a stand alone player or as a transport to an external DAC. 1 x Coaxial digital output 1 x Optical digital output 1 set RCA analog audio outputs Would prefer local pick up but will ship at buyers expense. Pictures:
  5. SOLD: FS: Apple TV 3rd Gen

    item no longer available, sold on another forum
  6. Item: Apple TV 3rd Gen Location: Perth Price: $50.00 Item Condition: Very good Reason for selling: No longer required Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: For sale is an Apple TV 3rd Generation. ATV 3 comes with remote and power cable. Pictures:
  7. Item: Lehmann Black Cube Statement MM/MC Phono Stage Location: Perth Price: $380.00 ONO Item Condition: Used but in very good condition Reason for selling: No longer required Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: For sale is a Lehmann Black Cube Statement MM/MC Phono Stage. This is a fantastic phono stage. Great features, good build quality, compact and excellent sound. Well reviewed online and still holds a place in the Stereophile Recommended Components for 2017. Open to reasonable offers. This Black Cube has the basic wall wart power supply, which could easily be upgraded. The Lehmann Audio Black Cube Statement utilises a double sided circuit board and comprises audiophile Burr Brown gain stages. The features include; low ESR electrolytic caps throughout the circuitry, gold plated DIP-switches, noise metal film type resistors and an over-dimensioned AC adaptor to supply constant power. Due to the compact size of the Statement it can easily be placed near to the turntable to reduce the necessary cable length to as small as possible, further reducing loss and interference. Lehmann are renown for their special attention to detail and the Statement is no exception. This case even features includes a non-magnetic covering to cut down on unwanted resonance and electrical interference. A phono amp with many fans, offering a taste of Lehmann performance at an excellent price. The standard Black Cube can be upgraded to SE spec at a later date with the addition of the PWX power supply (which is the same price as the Black Cube SE, allowing you to easily upgrade later for the same price overall). Gain at 1kHz: 31dB, 41dB, 51dB, 61dB selectable Signal to noise ratio: 80db - 60dB depending on selected gain Input capacitance: 100pF Input impedances: 47 kOhm, 1k Ohm, 100 Ohm switchable underneath the unit, 1 slot for a custom load Output impedance: <100 Ohm RIAA filter: passive equalization between two linear gain stages Soft Bass Rolloff: 6dB/oct. @60Hz jumper activated Inter-channel mismatch: typ. 0,5dB Power consumption: 3W with external AC power adaptor Dimensions: audio section 103 x 108 x 45mm Pictures: Pictures:
  8. I think that is a below the belt comment and not appreciated. Not all audiophiles are computer savvy. Not everyone wants to spend the time buying all the components, putting them together, downloading and flashing an image and checking that it all works. My time has value and $50 is a carton of beer! If the market doesn't want to pay the price then so be it. I hope no one undermines you the next time you put something up for sale.
  9. Item: Ropieee Raspberry Pi Roon Audio Endpoint Location: Perth Price: $170.00 Item Condition: New Reason for selling: No longer required Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: For sale is a completed and ready to go Ropieee Raspberry Pi RoonBridge Endpoint. This unit includes the Pi3B board, Pi3 Case, Official Pi3 power supply and a 16GB micro SD card with the Ropieee image loaded. All that needs to be done is connect the unit to your network via Ethernet (WiFi does not work), connect to a USB DAC, connect the power supply and insert the SD card and power the unit on. The Ropieee software will automatically install and set up the Pi with RoonBridge so it can act as a Roon audio end point in your system. It works really well and outputs a bit perfect stream of DSD or PCM at just about every sample rate you could need. The parts for this unit cost me $120.00, so I am just asking an additional $50.00 for my time. Images below also include screenshots from Roon showing the Ropieee as a Networked device connected to a Meridian Explorer2 DAC. Of course this unit ONLY works with ROON. This unit is not a DAC and it is not an AMP,. These you have to add yourself, but the unit will connect to any USB DAC or you can add your own Raspberry Pi USB or AMP HAT. If you want more information on the Ropieee RoonBridge endpoint visit their web site at: http://www.ropieee.org/ Raspberry Pi 3B Features • Quad Core 1.2GHz Broadcom BCM2837 64bit CPU • 1GB RAM • BCM43438 wireless LAN and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) on board • 40-pin extended GPIO • 4 USB 2 ports • 4 Pole stereo output and composite video port • Full size HDMI • CSI camera port • DSI display port • Micro SD port for loading your operating system and storing data • Micro USB Socket for 5V/2A power • Dimensions: 85(L) x 56(W) x 17(H)mm Pictures:
  10. Item: Dolry HiFi Stone Airplay receiver Location: Perth Price: $40.00 Item Condition: Used but good condition Reason for selling: No longer required Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: For sale is a Dolry HiFi Stone Airplay receiver. This is a great little gadget that connects to any Apple 30 pin connector so you can add it to an old dock connector or speaker with the old Apple pin. The unit then acts as an Airplay receiver and you can stream music to it via Apple Airplay or through Roon. I was using it as an extra Roon endpoint on a Phillips speaker in the kitchen and it worked a treat. Of course you need a Wireless network to operate the Dolry Stone and an apple 30 pin connection, there is no other audio output.. I have some images below and also screen shots of the Dolry Stone as a Roon endpoint. Only selling as no longer required and getting rid of an assortment of other digital audio products that I have collected. Pictures:
  11. Item: Meridian Explorer2 DAC + Curious USB cable + AudioQuest Tower cable 3.5mm to 2 x RCA Location: Perth Price: $430.00 Item Condition: As new Reason for selling: Upgrading NLR Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: For sale is a Meridian Explorer2 DAC + Curious USB cable + AudioQuest Tower cable 3.5mm to 2 x RCA to match. The USB cable is 200m long with a standard male USB at one end and an A- Mini at the other end. The AudioQuest RCA cable is 500mm long. DAC & RCA cable are approx 6 months old and Curious Cable is approx 2 months old. All items are in pristine condition. The ME2 DAC is an excellent DAC with headphone amplifier and the cheapest ticket in town to try out MQA. The Curious USB cables should need no introduction and this cable was custom made for the Meridian Explorer DAC. I am upgrading to a higher end DAC so need some cash to fund a purchase. I would prefer to sell all items together but will split if necessary. I have original packaging for the DAC and Curious USB cable. I am the original owner and the DAC was brought from the USA for $299 USD, the Curious cable is Australian made and cost $176.00. The AudioQuest cable cost $21 USD, all of course with shipping costs when I originally purchased them. Curious USB Cable $150 Meridian Explorer2 DAC $250. AudioQuest Tower cable $30 Pictures:
  12. Item: Emotiva Stealth DC-1 DAC Location: Perth Price: $550.00 price drop Item Condition: As new Reason for selling: No longer required Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: For sale is an Emotiva Stealth DC-1 DAC, the unit is in pristine condition and around 12 months old, purchased from fellow member back in April. This is a rock solid DAC that has all the inputs and outputs for use as the mainstay of a digital set up as DAC, preamp and headphone amp. Only selling as I have decided to upgrade and try a Yggdrasil DAC for a change. Emotiva have a good reputation for building reference quality audio gear at affordable prices. This DAC is a good example of this philosophy and it would be very difficult to get this feature set for this price point elsewhere. The DAC sells new in Australia for $999.00 and in the USA from Emotiva for $499.00 (USD). The DAC has USB, AES/EBU,S/PDIF (Toslink, RCA, BNC) inputs as well as handy analog RCA inputs. All digital inputs support sample rates and bit depths, from 16/44.1 to 24/192, including 24/88 and 24/176.4. The only drawback for some is that It doesn't do DSD or MQA, but I had it connected to a Meridian Explorer2 DAC for MQA which worked really well through the analog inputs. It comes with an excellent remote control and has a display to show input source, sample rate and volume. I will probably really miss the remote control on this DAC as I often used it to test different inputs and sources. Below is the spec list from the Emotiva site and you can find plenty of positive reviews on the web. I have the original packaging and can ship anywhere in Australia at buyers expense. Specs Frequency Response 20 Hz to 20 kHz + / – 0.1 dB @ 44.1k sample rate 20 Hz to 40 kHz + / – 0.1 dB @ 96k sample rate 20 Hz to 70 kHz + / – 0.1 dB @ 192k sample rate THD+N 0.00033% or less @ all sample rates IMD (SMPTE) 0.0025% typical S/N Ratio 95 dB @ all sample rates; 16 bit word length 115 dB @ all sample rates; 24 bit word length Headphone Amplifier Output Power (from digital sources): 2.5 VRMS max into 10 Ohms @ < 0.01% THD (625 mW) 7.1 VRMS max into 47 Ohms @ < 0.02% THD (1070 mW) 7.26 VRMS max into 100 Ohms @ < 0.02% THD (525 mW) 7.32 VRMS max into 300 Ohms @ < 0.02% THD (175 mW) 7.35 VRMS max into 600 Ohms @ < 0.02% THD (90 mW) Headphone Amplifier Output Power (from analog input): (note: 2.5 VRMS analog input required for full output into 47 ohms or higher) 2.5 VRMS max into 10 Ohms @ < 0.003% THD (625 mW) 7.1 VRMS max into 47 Ohms @ < 0.003% THD (1070 mW) 7.2 VRMS max into 100 Ohms @ < 0.006% THD (510 mW) 9.23 VRMS max into 300 Ohms @ < 0.004% THD (280 mW) 9.27 VRMS max into 600 Ohms @ < 0.007% THD (140 mW) Input Connectors One pair unbalanced analog audio (consumer level); gold plated solid machined RCA One AES/EBU digital audio (XLR) Three S/PDIF digital audio (1 x RCA, 1 x BNC, 1 x Toslink optical) One USB digital audio input (“type B” USB connector; UAC2) Output Connectors One pair unbalanced analog audio (consumer level); gold plated solid machined RCA One pair balanced analog audio (pro level; +6 dBV); XLR Two headphone connectors, front panel (2 x 1/8” stereo “mini”) USB Audio Stealth DC-1 appears to computer as “USB audio device” UAC2 drivers required (provided) for computers running Windows (XP, Vista, 7, 8) Power Source 115 VAC or 230 VAC; manually switched (switch on bottom of chassis) Power consumption: approximately 15 watts Standard IEC AC power inlet on rear panel (Removable / interchangeable power cord; included.) Main AC Power rocker switch on rear panel Fuse: 20mm x 5mm; 1 A / 250 V fast acting; T1AL250V (internal) Size and Weight Size: 1.75” high x 8.5” wide x 10” deep (including connectors and knobs). Weight: 2.2 pounds (1 kg) Pictures:
  13. MQA on non-MQA DAC

    The full unfold and benefit of MQA cannot be done in software, but only with a dedicated MQA capable DAC. The software only does the first part of the unfold. If you want to try MQA then get a Meridian Explorer2 DAC or an Audioquest Dragonfly DAC. No point spending big on an MQA DAC until you are sure of its efficacy as a format. You also need to compare an MQA version of a song/file against a high resolution PCM or DSD version of the same song/file played through the same DAC and player to see whether MQA really has the goods or if it is just the Emperors new clothes. Mark Waldrep at Real HD Audio and the people at Schitt Audio, Linn Audio and Benchmark all think MQA is a ruse.
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