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  1. Precisely. Theres a reason motorsport wiring harnesses dont use solder. I actually just bought an 8 tonne hydraulic crimp tool. Now its a cheap chinese tool, so is it really that much? Probably not. I was looking at the tool Chord Company sell for crimping/cold welding their plugs, and it compresses with 1.5 tonnes of force. Similar to QED airlock connectors
  2. The wide bit at the bottom is a ferrule and that’s the bit that gets crimped. These are a crimp type not solder or screw. I’ve got a crimp tool with multiple dies so just seeing which is the best die to use
  3. Hey Guys I've got a bunch of silver audioquest banana plugs with a sleeve, like the following. What sort of crimp die should I be using, what length do I insert the wire into the plug? Thanks Saad
  4. Still looking guys had someone local with a JL F110, but hes gone MIA!
  5. Flexible on price guys, need these gone to keep the wife happy!
  6. Further information: Ive had these monitors for years, however when I moved back to Canberra I never really pulled them out and used them. For the money they are fantastic, add a DAC with a volume control and you've got an incredible sounding system for peanuts. I just pulled them out and set them up, and had a good listen, everything is working and they sound brilliant. I was planning to keep these, but honestly they have just been sitting around not being used, the money could be better put to use elsewhere. Unfortunately I dont have the boxes anymore as I through them out, but if you really wanted them shipped, I could securely pack and ship via e-go or similar. Photos:
  7. There's no XLR adapter that came with the unit, the 4 pin XLR is for balanced headphones. It came with a 3.5mm to 1/4" adapter, which every pair of serious headphones which uses 3.5mm connectors do, so if the buyers needs one I can supply, I have the remote, the manual is probably still in the box, so yep I think we have all the original accesories!
  8. On that note, how do you find the PS audio dac compared to this?
  9. Yep this was my original plan too, to use it as a preamp, now i could use it as a headphone amp but headphone listening is done primarily on the PC and this is massive to put on a desktop! It also has home theatre bypass, and what makes this so cool as a DAC is that its one of the few one with an analogue input too, so you could connect your phono stage and then connect this to a power amp or active speakers and away you go! Kind of thinking to keep it now, but its a waste just sitting here
  10. Further information: I bought a few years to use as a headphone amp. I didn't really use it as such, and primarily used it as a USB DAC feeding my Marantz amp. Im looking to sell this and get an amp with an integrated dac. I did use the headphone amp to drive my HD700s a few times, and it was wonderful. Local pickup preferred, but I have the original box so can ship. Comes with remote, and other accessories that were in the box - I never used any. Photos:
  11. Further information: I'm planning to purchase something with an integrated DAC to simplify my system and neaten everything up. I bought this new in 2015, its in great condition and sounds great. I remember when I first plugged my speakers into this as opposed to my Marantz AV receiver how much of a difference it made! Has an integrated phono stage which is brilliant too. Overall a very solid setup that is sure to please. Local buyers preferred, however I do have the original box Photos:
  12. Great reading up on the C658 now, the only issue is around whether or not it can act as a Roon endpoint or not, a lot of the other NAD stuff can, but the C658 isn't listed on the Roon site. Hopefully just a software update
  13. Hahah well thats the dream, get the speakers first, then upgrade the amp in a year or two! If just running optical out from the TV, and since theres no multi channel, do you think the lack of a 0.1 channel will make much difference? I was actually looking at the C658, as something to get down the line. With this, I would feed a power amp, and use the DSP in the c658 along with its subwoofer control? And then run HDMI from the TV to the C658? This would basically mean I wont need my DAC or Mac Mini for streaming anymore, and Im assuming the DAC would be similar or better quality to something like the NAD M51? Im currently using an Oppo HA1, wasn't planning to upgrade that anytime soon, but the RME ADI 2 DAC gets rave reviews and was an option, but looks like the NAD might be the better solution long term
  14. Just looked up the Emotiva, they are ridiculously cheap! A refurbed one is only around $800 or so. Sure it doesn't have balanced outputs, but seems perfect for what I need.
  15. Thanks! I will be upgrading speakers soon, and then eventually the amp, so yes down the line I will be, however I'm looking at something from Mcintosh to upgrade to eventually, so will be a while before I save up! However the PM8005 does have pre-outs which I can use to connect a subwoofer. I havent thought about using a BD player mainly because Ive never owned one and when I have watched blurays, its been via a games console. However its been over two years since i've done that, all our video content consumption is via streaming.
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