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  1. Thanks the reply, I did reach out to Interdyn originally who said that they wouldn't be able to help as it's vintage/out of warranty, they provided links to four repairers they said they had "worked with in the past" so I took a look at those. Unfortunately, none of them seem to list Pro-Ject on their websites as a brand they work with specifically and some have very mixed reviews floating around the interwebs. Before 'taking a punt' on what seems to be the 'best of the four' from online reviews, I thought I'd reach out to the community here and see if anyone had any suggestions based on personal experience.
  2. Hi all, In this new world of more time than usual spent working from home I've been using some older gear more regularly conjunction with much newer but equally diminutive gear and sadly one of the little old boxes recently failed on me... ... so I've been enjoying a (new-ish) Pro-Ject Pre Box S2 Digital connected into an (older) Pro-Ject Pre Box and a pair of (older) Pro-Ject Amp Box Mono power amps that are driving a pair of Kvart & Bolge Sound Sommelier speakers. (For those wondering, I'm using the Pro-Ject Pre as well as the Pre Box S2 as I needed an analogue input as well as digital and it's what I had lying around that matches aesthetically!) Unfortunately one of the Amp Box Monos has recently decided that it no longer wants to provide me with any output so my listening pleasure has dropped by 50%. 😉 With the restrictions on driving around, social distancing etc. can anyone recommend a repairer that I'd be able to mail it to for them to fix up for me, preferably in the Melbourne area to keep postage costs down? Given this isn't a hugely expensive amp I'm hoping someone out there knows of a repairer that might be able to help me get this fixed without breaking the bank! Thanks in advance, Pete
  3. They're not the prettiest and can be a bit relaxed sounding for some people but I found the Usher S-520 to be a very capable performer, especially when sat on top of stands. If you get chance to have a listen to a pair before you pull the trigger then you might be pleasantly surprised (as I was when comparing them to the MA Bronze 2). They also turn up in the Classifieds from time to time at very reasonable prices!
  4. No worries, good luck with the search - the Hark stands do look good when they're fully loaded!
  5. If a Tri-Arbour is of interest as an alternative then I've got one suitable for 4 Cyrus units sitting collecting dust...
  6. My experience switching between mono and stereo is that in mono the extra power brought increased width and depth of soundstage and better dynamics overall. This is based on listening with PMC and Monitor Audio Bronze floorstanders.
  7. This is now sold pending payment, I'll mark as sold once payment is complete.
  8. Saves me some research later when I get home... 👍
  9. I'll have to go and look for this one, looks like a good collection of tracks... and the orange vinyl looks particularly fun!
  10. Item: Cyrus Stream X2 Location: Melbourne SE Suburbs Price: $850 (+ shipping if applicable) Item Condition: Very good Reason for selling: Upgraded a while back. Moved house and have less storage so the Home-CEO says my "spares" have to go. Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, Extra Info: This Stream X2 actually started life as a Stream X and was upgraded to X2 specification in the UK (by Frank Harvey HiFi) before being upgraded a couple of months ago to the latest firmware by Carlton Audio. The latest firmware includes both Quobuz and Tidal streaming capabilities that are controlled via the Cyrus Cadence app. As you'd expect there is also the ability to stream internet radio (essentially via TuneIn Radio) and music on your network from any DLNA server and local music via USB. I'm keeping the 30th anniversary edition version of this in my main setup and streaming duties around the rest of the house are now performed by Heos gear so this is another item that my Home-CEO has declared needs to be sold as we don't have anywhere for me to store it as a spare. One quirk with this (that I don't see on my Anniversary edition) is that to turn on from 'full standby' you have to hold the power button rather than just press it, I don't know why and it doesn't have any other impact on the operation of the unit but I'd rather highlight it now than have any questions after the fact. Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  11. Item: Cyrus 8 Power (x3) Location: Melbourne SE Suburbs Price: $800 each (+ any applicable postage) Item Condition: Very good Reason for selling: Upgraded a while back. Moved house and have less storage so the Home-CEO says my "spares" have to go. Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, Extra Info: It pains me somewhat to let these go as they're great little boxes and very versatile. They've supported me through my "growth phase" with Cyrus gear allowing me to start small and slowly grow my system into something bigger and better (well, that's what I think but I'm not certain the Home-CEO agrees!). Sadly with the house move I no longer have the space to have multiple systems set up in different rooms and I've had to switch to simpler solutions for the multi-room audio in the new house. Coupled with a lack of storage space this means I have to let go of some of my trusty Cyrus gear, including this collection of power amps that have been used in tandem with a Cyrus AV Master 8 and a Cyrus MR3 (old skool AV & multiroom! 😀). I do have Cyrus packaging for each of these, one original, the other two are boxes from other Cyrus units but as I acquired them second hand they're in the boxes they came to me in (PSX-R boxes for the record). Some very, very samey looking pictures follow, one set from each of the 3 amps for completeness. Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  12. Item: Rega Fono Mini A2D Location: Melbourne SE Suburbs (or could be collected in Melbourne CBD) Price: $85 (+ shipping costs if required) Item Condition: Very good, light usage only Reason for selling: Upgraded a while back. Moved house and have less storage so the Home-CEO says my "spares" have to go. Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal Extra Info: Don't be fooled by the size, this diminutive unit is far more capable than its dimensions suggest! I'm the first, and so far only, owner of this having purchased it new from Carlton Audio a few years ago (I must have the receipt somewhere to check exactly when but it'll be in one of my many boxes of paperwork that I still need to go through since the move!) as I was getting back into listening to vinyl. One of the reasons I chose this Rega over other similarly priced options is the USB output that allowed me to digitise my vinyl as I went along - I was pretty impressed with how well this worked, so much so that I upgraded to a PS Audio Nuwave Phono last year to give me some versatility in this regard. This is a great little bit of kit and should definitely be on the shopping list of anyone thinking of getting into the vinyl habit! Photos:
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