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  1. Yeah I've tried all manner of troubleshooting. It's definitely a hardware issue
  2. Guys for postage purposes, boxed up it measures 530 x 530 x 330 and weighs 20kg. My post code is 2445. Cheers
  3. Item: Denon AVR4520 Location: Port Macquarie NSW Price: Free (donation to SNA appreciated) Item Condition: Has some sort of fault with output stage - keep clicking on/off Reason for selling: Faulty Payment Method: You pay for postage or come and pickup Extra Info: Has a developed an issue where sometimes the sound output will "click" off (audible click). Then it will click back in again. I'd say it's some sort of faulty relay or cold solder joint - muting and unmuting the receiver often clicks it back in again as does changes to the source signal - eg if I skip forward so the sound input signal switches off and back on again. Sometimes the receiver works perfectly for weeks other times it'll click like crazy as soon as you start using it. Seems to have got progressively worse and last time it happened i saw a little flash of light. I immediately switched it off and am sick of it. I love the receiver, but don't have the skills to fix it or the time to mess around with it. Might be a simple fix if you know what you're doing or are near someone who does. It's still a good receiver with plenty of grunt and a good feature set, was the top of the line denon in 2013. Cosmetically is it's reasonable condition has a couple of dents in the top of the case. There are some marks around the edge of the volume button too. I have the original box, both remotes, audyssey mic etc - no instruction manual - pdf is online. Happy to answer any questions - there's an early video of the problem here:
  4. Hm, I can understand stopping concurrent requests because of that - but not sequential - my previous search has finished - why should it matter how long I wait before starting another? I'm guessing it's a measure to protect the site from malicious abuse - bots, flooding or extreme use cases, rather than being necessary for normal operation if you know what I mean, which is fine, but what I'm hoping is it could be eased back a bit for logged in users as seems to be preventing normal use cases.
  5. I love this forum.... except for one thing - are the search time limits really necessary? Or can they be reduced a bit - it's very frustrating when you search for something and get no matches so then amend your search and are presented with this: "Please wait 14 seconds before attempting another search" .... Half the time it was a simple typo or misspelling you had to fix Then you finally get your results, except they are sorted by relevant so you try to change the sort order to date and bang you're in trouble again... It makes searching a very slow and unpleasant experience on a forum that's otherwise the best I've ever come across... Cheers
  6. Thanks Colin, I'll have a look through that info. Cheers
  7. Sorry, as in I should be looking if it says either of these: BE2650 or BT0350 ?? I thought you could send the unit back and there was a particular part they replaced? But maybe it was the whole loader...
  8. Yeah I think you would only notice a difference if the signal from your original laser was poor/weak and the player was interpolating to error correct for the data that could not be read/reconstructed. But it's very unlikely you wouldn't notice that - normally it's pretty obvious if the player is struggling to read a disc. If you're having no problems, changing the laser won't make it sound better - optical discs are digital - you only need to read it well enough to correctly determine if it was a 1 or 0. Does anyone know if there's a way to tell if your BDP-83 has the updated loader - I know there was a fix to stop the tray getting stuck which was a problem with some units. I'm hoping there is a way I could visually verify if the updated parts are fitted or not.
  9. @puretokyo interested in these - sent you a message a couple of days ago but haven't heard back
  10. Thanks I managed to get the HDMI working again - a tiny little piece of metal - i suspect a burr/filing from where i unscrewed the top case - was sitting across a track at the back of the connector - crazy. Cleaned that up and it's fine now. Have PM'd you as I'm keen to do the laser swap. Thanks
  11. Item: Rega Elicit-R Integrated Amp Location: Mid-north coast NSW Price: $2550 ono + fees/postage (rrp $3699) Item Condition: Basically brand new, took delivery 27/8, only used for a week in A/B compare against another amp i bought at the same time Reason for selling: I'm trying to find my perfect integrated amp, there are only so many reviews you can read before you just have to try your shortlist for yourself and see which you like best. Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: This amp has: 105W RMS into 8 ohms (Quite understated - has two Sanken Darlington Bipolar Transistors in the output stage which are rated at 150 watts each) H/T Bypass MM Phono stage Solaris Remote Control Rega's describes the design topology. 'The output amplifier used in the Elicit-R was born after extensive research by our engineers to develop a low source Class A driver stage, based around a complementary pair of Darlington output transistors, forming an emulated Class A driver stage. It includes a high quality, built in, moving magnet phono stage designed to maximise the potential of your vinyl system. A simple switch on the rear panel allows the same input to be switched to a secondary set at line level. This input is specially configured to offer further isolation and reduce noise. This makes it ideally suited for connection of more sensitive products such as an external MM or MC phono stage. If your system is not vinyl based, the same socket allows this line input to be used with any line level product (such as a CD player or DAC), ensuring maximised connectivity via the back panel. These features, coupled with Polypropylene capacitors throughout the signal path, improved power supplies and increased output power to 100 watts per channel, all housed in a brand new custom designed case, combine to give the best performance Elicit to date.' Bought off Andrew at AudioFix, original receipt will be included with sale I have all the original packaging etc, so no problems to ship I really like this amp - it has a very warm musical sound. If could afford to keep it as well as the other (Bryston bought off here) I would. It doesn't have quite the detail of the Bryston (which to be fair is at a different price point) but I actually find it more relaxing to listen to because of that - it really depends what mood you're in, which is why I'd like to keep both if I could! My speakers are on the warm side, so I feel the Bryston is the slightly better match in my room, but this is still a very nice amp. Lots of reviews online no doubt, I don't like posting links here as it looks like I've been cherry picking them, but here is some more info on the amp: http://www.rega.co.uk/elicit-r.html Any questions just ask or if you want better photos - I don't feel there's much to show in photos as the unit is essentially new. I'm not aware of any marks on it.
  12. Got in touch with Oppo US - they responded almost instantly (did I mention how upset I am these guys are not still in the game), they wouldn't sell me the parts but offered to fix it for me: I'm a bit worried about the each way shipping costs to the US, so might still roll the dice on an ebay unit. As a side question, does anyone know if there's a way to tell if the unit has the updated loader - I know there was a fix to stop the tray getting stuck? To make matters worse though, I haven't used the unit since I got it back from the previous 'repairer' but the HDMI output doesnt seem to work now, I'm not sure if it's something I've bumped loose accidentally when opening it now or something else that's stopped working in the 12 months it's sat around now. The unit detects a HDMI cable (shows HDMI on the front display), but no output. I've tried the various setting resets and updating firmware. It's increasingly looking as not worth fixing eh.... I really haven't had a good run of gear lately. 2 denons a klipsch sub and now the oppo. All different kind of random faults. I guess things just aren't made to last now and I tend to hold onto stuff.
  13. Wow thanks guys - never expected parts for something specialised like that to be generally available on ebay - cheers
  14. A while back my Oppo BDP-83 started playing up - it would take quite a long time to recognise discs sometimes to the point I'd have to eject and reload. I think from memory maybe seeking/skipping also caused issues occasionally. I took it to a repair place and they said it needs a new laser, but that you cant get parts for them anymore. The guy thought PS3 and something else might have shared the same laser, but said there are several different types and you'd have to know which one. Not particularly helpful really. So I thought I'd ask here - does anyone know anything about replacement parts for these? is it worth persuing trying to fix this model? Would it be worth anything if it was working? I'm still so disappointed Oppo left as I really like their stuff but it makes me reluctant to buy one of their newer ones (second hand) if parts are going to be an issue, which is a shame a they really were one of the nicest options if you want to use it as an occasional CD player as well
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