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  1. Tempting! I currently have a Power Plant Premiere. Despite offering lower total wattage, would the P3 offer a notable increase in sound quality over the premiere? Only issue is my premiere is US plugs, and I’ve got lots of US power cables, and it looks like PS audio would be unable to supply a P3 with US sockets, which sucks as that has 6 outputs instead of only 4. any specials on the Stella Phono coming up?
  2. Further information: I have two pairs, using one, other not needed. Brand new in sealed box. pickup in Mitchell, ACT, or can post for the asking price. Photos:
  3. If it’s still available later on I’ll be interested just need to recover some funds! Grabbed some ps audio stellar stuff so this will match nicely. Although will be interested to see what makes the Stellar phono stage worth 4K, as the Nuwave is meant to be fantastic!
  4. This is the third one of these I’ve seen for sale recently. They were both black, this is silver, tempting....what phono stage are you planning to use instead?
  5. Item: JL audio F110 subwoofer - V1 or V2 Price Range: 0-$1500 Item Condition: used Extra Info: Found one locally for sale, was organising the time to pick up and the seller backed out. So on the hunt again! V1 preferred as its cheaper, but can do a V2 if price is right. I'm in Canberra, since we can't really travel interstate atm, one in Canberra would be great, but if you have one and are interstate, and have the box and can post, brilliant, if not I can organise a courier. Cheers Saad
  6. Yhea, I was thinking spikes just to stop them from sliding around and get them higher away from dust
  7. Ive seen the iso acoustics ones, but they need to be on a solid surface, whereas as my block will be on carpet. Whats the benefit of the anti vibration blocks? Thats genius, and costs about $2. Thanks!
  8. Hey guys So i've just got some monoblocks, and they wont fit on my equipment rack, so I was thinking of placing them on the floor, high end audiophile style Anyway, hifi equipment stands tend to be very expensive, my current rack I got secondhand for a bargain and is awesome, and I've placed my equipment on Ikea bamboo chopping boards. I was thinking of using chopping boards on the floor, and placing my amps on them, but I need spikes or similar to put underneath the boards, mostly just to lift the amps up a bit and away from dust, but also because I have carpet floors, with concrete underneath, so spikes would be good to stop them from moving around. Can anyone recommend any spikes or cones that dont cost an arm and leg? Or any other bright ideas? Cheers Saad
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Still looking guys had someone local with a JL F110, but hes gone MIA!
  13. 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:
  14. 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!
  15. 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
  16. 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:
  17. 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:
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. Hi Guys So this relates more to 2 channel, but its to do with AV processors so i though id post here. My current setup consists of the following: The 6010 is basically redundant as its just acting as a HDMI decoder for netflix and the like from the TV. In my current house, I'm unlikely to add rear speakers, and I've found a centre channel redundant. In my old place I had a 5.1 setup, but in the past two years I have not missed the the rear and centre speakers, probably because since having twin babies, we no longer have the time to sit down and watch movies properly! I do like the idea of keeping the subwoofer for bottom end impact when I do watch movies, the sub I currently have is a 12" Klipsch, which was great for movies, but as I've gotten more into hifi, it doesn't do it for me, and doesn't mesh well with my speakers. From my experience in car audio, I've found I've always much preferred the smoother sound of a sealed subwoofer, rather than the exaggerated sound of a ported enclosure. I also want a sealed subwoofer for size, since we need more floor space. I was thinking of getting a decent standalone processor/preamp, along with a new subwoofer: The idea here is that the subwoofer would help play the lowest frequencies in 2 channel mode, via the speaker level inputs, and play the .1 channel when watching TV and films. Ideally I'd like a DAC with a HDMI input, however it seems that DACs that have that basically just take the 2 channel track that's embedded in media. A proper processor can get the 5 or 7 channel track, and mix it down to 2 channels, and allow me to adjust parameters such as dialogue volume, and subwoofer volume etc. Rather than a DAC with HDMI, I could just use optical out from the TV, like the following, but as I understand, optical can only carry 2 channel PCM, or encoded Doly Digital/DTS 5.1 - I'm not sure if this would work properly with Netflix: In this setup there would be no 0.1 channel, but I'm not sure if that would matter, assuming the 0.1 data is mixed into the 2 channel track? Hopefully this makes sense so looking for advice about the following: - recommended AV processor, something slim is idea, I dont need any inputs other than HDMI for the TV, and maybe for the xbox. - Which of the above setups would be best - Is there a DAC available that will do what I need? - Would I just be fine using optical from the TV? Thanks Saad
  23. Item: Sealed subwoofer (SVS, Rel, JL Bowers and WIlkins, velodyne) Price Range: $500-$1500 Item Condition: New or Used Extra Info: Hi Guys Looking for a sealed subwoofer primarily for music, 8, 10, or 12", something like the REL T8, SVS PB1000, JL audio or similar. Would like speaker level inputs so i can run it from the amp, stereo RCA would be fine OK. Inbuilt DSP would be great for calibration The smaller the unit the better, whilst still giving good bass. I'm located Canberra, so Canberra would be ideal, but can travel to Sydney for the right deal.
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