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  1. Why do you say that? Can you be more specific. IMO the preamp is extraordinary. 6 discrete shunt regulated power supplies, All discrete line stage, switched laser precision resistor attenuation located right at the signal input for no compromise in signal. Industrial quality touch display that will not wear out like typical preamps with switches and mechanical volume knobs. They do sound exceptional together as i have done so since they became available 3-4 years ago.
  2. As OAD are not updating the preamp anytime soon, i want to keep my OAD CP1 preamp. But they are planning an upgrade of the CP1 (in 2020) and only then will I definitely be selling the CP1. Yes happy to ship to Tassie. You will want to include insurance as there is no guarantee that it will arrive undamaged in my opinion. Insurance is normally an extra of ~$70 in my experience.
  3. Well Silencer13. Here is your opportunity. It is an extraordinary amplifier. Only a listen will confirm it.
  4. Item: OAD Ultrafidelity UF1 200W/Ch Power Amplifier Location: Ballarat, VIC Price: $4100 (retail $6200) Item Condition: As brand new Reason for selling: Upgrading to the soon to be released new OAD Ultrafidelity UF1 Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, Direct Deposit Extra Info: I have the OAD Ultrafidelity Power amp for sale, it’s the best power amp I’ve heard, it totally destroyed the already gorgeous sounding 805 mono block open-enders they replaced, in every conceivable way this amp thrashed them, they also did the same to some very expensive 833 monos a friend of mine owned until I suggested he check the OAD out, his 25K 833’s now have a new home and he’s loving the replacement. This guy is a compulsive audio tinkerer and so damn hard to please in listening. I have spoken to the designer on behalf of the purchasers peace of mind he will be happy to give the buyer a new full manufacturer’s warranty from the day after the purchaser collects them. He also has spare silver panels if desired. This gear is amazing, there’s plenty of guys that own this stuff around Melbourne that would be happy to show it off if you don’t feel like driving to Ballarat for a demonstration, I’m sure one request on this site would afford you many opportunities to listen to this really world class array of electronics, in fact I can easily arrange an appointment with an owner down there. If you listen and you like I can have the gear sent to the south eastern suburbs by car for pick up if that is more convenient, I have had bad dealings with freight companies and smashed valve amps, I don’t use them anymore. Specifications Power output: 200W into 8 Ohms Sensitivity: 2.4V Input Impedance: 2.3 kOhm Damping Factor >500 Noise out: <-96 dBu (0-22kHz bandwidth RMS, Rs = 50R) Voltage amplification 27 dB Frequency response 0-100kHz +/-1dB THD 0.005% at 1kHz (100kHz bandwidth) Weight 15 kg (33 lbs) Shipping Weight 24kg (53 lbs) Dimensions 178 x 438 x 365mm (5” x 17.25” x 14”) (H x W x D) Shipping Dimensions 280 x 575 x 490mm (11” x 22.7” x 19.3”) (H x W x D) Features: Latest State of the Art ThermalTrak Power transistors All Aircraft Grade Aluminium non magnetic chassis Silver plated Oxygen Free Copper binding posts and RCA connectors Class AB 200W (Class A 10W) High Current design - Load invariant to 4 Ohms and will drive 2 Ohms easily. Has the detail and control of the best Solid State as well as the musicality of the best tube amps etc. etc. Low EMF Toroidal Transformer Owner Manual: http://openaudiodesigns.com/user_manuals/OAD-UF1-Owners-Manual-web.pdf Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  5. Go to the OAD Audio site and read the white paper on this subject it may put you at reast, single ended (RCA) plug is the best. Balanced cable is of benefitonly if running long cable lengths like over three metres, I have tried both using the same cable, Siltech from the mid eighties and still my favourite interface.
  6. My Focals have moved on to a new owner that's very happy with the result he's getting, meanwhile I wait for my order of open baffle design using eight inch AMT tweeters to arrive, hoping I haven't made a serious mistake, still concerned I won't get the utterly gorgeous top I'm used to, time will tell.
  7. I've heard Focal silk dome and their beryllium tweeters in the same design on very good equipment the metal dome superseded them. To my ear the metal domes are terrible in comparison, I had the option of either and went fo the silk dome, as a result my >120 Kg a side speakers used to just vanish something the metal domes didn't have the capacity do, they have a hot spot, you always know where they are. The silk also have an unconstrained airyness and are far more open immersive and unstrained. I couldn't stand listening to the metal dome for much time, they were fatiguing.
  8. It's all true, everything written here regarding Open Audio Designs gear, Astonishing airy shocking, scary bowel shaking bass (try Roger Waters ..Three Wishes to get an idea how scary, very fast and dead black quiet. Either of the above advertised components will easily hold their own anywhere individually but when hooked up to each other it's another dimension, I'm sure they are empathetic with each other. Quickly chaps, they'll be gone soon. Sorry to gush but I've owned (loved) this gear for some time, still can't find a power amp this side of fifty grand that even starts to compete. The optional integrated phono stage is off it's head fabulous btw. Like tube sound?? the top end is pure tube like loveliness minus the roll off. Try and find a bad review..... Cheers.
  9. If One has a speaker system using press on lugs why doesn't One try hard wiring, you may not think so now but I guarantee a not too subtle sonic improvement across the audio spectrum. Maybe ask some members their opinion, most people are shocked to find such a well noted brand such as B&W would be using such shoddy interface to save a little time. It's not snake oil just basic physics. No other true high end speaker manufacturer that I'm aware of have press on spade lugs in the interface, they all hard wired. This is basic advice to any real lover of music, truly you don't realize what you're missing out on. For instance JM Labs hard wire every model they manufacture from little bookshelf to their flagship Grand Utopia Reference. Sonus Faber and Osborn Speakers Australia like solder too. Even cheap crap speakers will benefit slightly,,, solder V spade lug. Regards
  10. Yea I agree completely. You are probably also aware of the fact there's no differences in cables, interlinks, and a time wasting rumors of burning in of latter and or brand new gear such as amps, phono stages. Power conditioners/filters, dedicated power supply lines Pffft! Regards.
  11. Yea I agree completely. You are probably also aware of the fact there's no differences in cables, interlinks, and a time wasting rumors of burning in of latter and or brand new gear such as amps, phono stages. Power conditioners/filters, dedicated power supply lines Pffft! Regards.
  12. Nice! What where they thinking?? One would imagine a company held in such high regard by some would realize they are degrading their product. Maybe they'll get it right and soon hopefully.
  13. And you would be correct, I watched a factory tour of the B&W factory recently on utube, they showed manufacture process from start to finished product, check it out it's there for everone to see. I was stunned to think they would use such a crude interface myself..... Cheers.
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