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scumbag last won the day on April 2 2017

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  1. scumbag

    GIESELER Groß DAC official release

    As Darkos states: "These are but a handful of reasons as to why no absolute best exists when trying to choose between these two high-end DACs. There is only best for you. (And I don’t know you)." Ditto the DSJ and the Grob. And the Grob is a fraction of the cost of the DSJ and works better without a preamp (an additional cost).
  2. Someone in Melbourne grab these~!
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    GIESELER Groß DAC official release

    And I've been very careful to not state that one is better than the other.
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    GIESELER Groß DAC official release

    Guys, I'm not trying to crap on the grob dac. Please realise that. If I didn't own a dsj and was in the market for a new dac I might well have bought a grob. And kept the change.
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    GIESELER Groß DAC official release

    That's what I was alluding to in my last post. No. It was not. Hence the new comparison.
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    GIESELER Groß DAC official release

    Max, I know you keep saying that there is no way that thr dsj is any where near the grob but with a good preamp that had not been my experience. As I've said I can certainly see why someone might like the grob over the dsj. It comes down to a matter of tastes and system synergy. It is also considerably cheaper than the dsj. Now with the new snowmass firmware, the dsj has been further transformed hence the plan to get Bill over again with his psu modified grob to compare the latest state of the art for both dacs.
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    GIESELER Groß DAC official release

    Ive got a shitty ps audio bhk Signature Preamp with some rare haltron tungsram holland 12au7s in it. Damn, guess I need to upgrade.
  8. That Sansui is very well regarded. Your predictions of lngetivity might prove correct: http://www.audioreview.com/product/amplification/integrated-amplifiers/sansui/au-317.html Quote from one review. "This thing lasts longer than 2 average marriages combined. "
  9. Just the man to lavish some love and attention on it.
  10. The best HMDI cable that I've found is the QED reference cable. It's just been updated with a new model so I can't comment on the new one. It offers just a smidge more dynamic sound than the others that I've tested. So I2S cables do make some difference, if not such a big difference as coaxial or USB cables. I've just ordered one of these http://www.krispyaudio.com.au/products/Shunyata-Venom-HDMI-cable.html to try it out. Don't die wondering.....
  11. I just purchased a U16 off Fleabay - ETA is about 2 weeks. Then I'll run it for a week or so before listening to it. I am going to be very distracted over the next few months with a series of operations on my ear to remove a Malignant Melanoma that time will pass very fast for me.
  12. Item: Retro Thermionic Moderato Tube Preamp - accepts 12AU7, 12AT7 and 12AX7 variations Location: Brisbane. Price: $225 plus postage if required. Item Condition: Really well kept and I've used it gently since I had it. Reason for selling: I got this to bridge a gap whilst my BHK preamp was being repaired. The is BHK back and I'd love to keep both but the Wife would kill me. Payment Method: Pickup - Paypal, Postage - Paypal (as a friend or add 3%). Extra Info: This is one of mwHouston's (Retrothermionic) early tube preamps. I have not opened it in the short time I've had it and I believe that is uses bread-board circuit boards and hard-wiring. That is no way diminishes it's performance though. It's a very pleasing preamp that can inject a combination of warmth and dynamics into any music. Good strong bass too and heaps of gain. It's able to take the common 12AU7, 12AT7 and 12AX7 tube variations so you an obviously go nuts with tube rolling if you want and you have a vast selection of tubes - some of which can still be found at great prices. Having said that, the tubes that came with it are great so like me, you might just stick with whats in there. This preamp would be suitable in a wide range of systems. It has 3 inputs and 1 output. I can post at cost. It comes in a well packed box. NOTE: I am "going under the knife" (surgery) on Thursday 17th and will be out of action until Wednesday 23rd so I won't be able to post anything within that time. Pictures: Power supply unit - 230V to 18V AC transformer:
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    FS: Musical Fidelity X10v3

    I think I was a WTB a little while ago for something similar to this.