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  1. A couple of cost free suggestions you might try before more purchases 1 If you haven’t already, try moving the speakers position, stating the obvious I know but often we just habitually put new ones in the old spot which may not suit them at all. I find being bold and radically moving new speakers around in a prolonged listening session really helps me understand their character and their interaction with the room. 2 Perhaps a friend or fellow SNAer nearby might let you hear your speakers on their amp for comparison
  2. Further information: I’d always been keen to hear these, NAD’s first headphones, especially as they were designed by Paul Barton from PSB Audio using the Roomfeel tecnology he developed and received many rave reviews on their release, particularly from Tyl at InnerFidelity who spoke of them as a successor to the HD600 [sadly nearly all his archives seem deleted from the web now, a great loss]. So finally purchased these new 1 month ago and I’d have to agree with the consensus that these are wonderful phones at their price point, to my ears very slightly on the warm engaging side of neutral with great tonal balance across the spectrum, fantastic soundstage for closed cans, with really good detail, separation and instrument placement. I’m only letting them go because they are too similar IMO to the Messe 99 Classic which I already own and I’m trying to keep my possessions to a minimum. They’ve had maybe 20hrs use absolute max, so are in immaculate condition, come with all original accessories and packaging and postage is included in price. Any questions please ask, here’s a selection of reviews. https://audiophilestyle.com/ca/reviews/nad-viso-hp50-with-roomfeel-headphone-review-r720/ https://www.headfonia.com/nad-viso-hp50-unique-headphone/2/ https://www.soundstagexperience.com/index.php/equipment-menu/572-nad-viso-hp50-headphones Photos:
  3. Item: Duelund Speaker Cables 3 metres or longer Price Range: Negotiable Item Condition: Used Extra Info: Keen to try the Duelund cable, preferably 12ga but 16ga ok. Either ready made [terminated or bare, doesn’t matter] or sufficient bulk cable to make a twisted 3m pair say 15m single strand would be fine also.
  4. And the equally [if not more] beautiful follow up
  5. @Dilettanteque Very interesting juxtaposition of styles there 🤔
  6. Just discovered this thanks to one of Steve Guttenberg’s reviews, “real” instrument version of Eno’s ambient electronic original , brilliant.
  7. Further information: This duo has served me well for the last 4/5 years, I’ve been very happy with their great sound and stunning appearance [very high WAF, photos don’t do the piano black justice] and could have continued happily if not for the offer of a too good to refuse upgrade from a friend. The Nova Pre is Class A and has a quality onboard Dac using an ESS Sabre 9023 chip capable of 24/192 and also has a dedicated headphone output stage and a tube buffer which can be engaged if desired, all operations can be controlled from the included remote. The 220 Power amp is Class D using 2 x B&O ICE modules and delivers 220W into 8 Ohm or 400W into 4 Ohm, so plenty of power for just about any speakers. They were designed to be used together and complement one another, so the Class A pre together with the ICE modules means all the power you need with non of the fatigue or digital “glare” that some Class D amps are prone to [See reviews below ] I have used this combo in conjunction with a few different streamers, CDPs and a variety of standmounts and floorstanders and found it very compatible and versatile and always found it could step up to the demands of better gear as I’ve improved other components. Most recently I’d been using with a Zen Mk3 streamer and Buchardt S400 standmounts and was very happy with the pairing. They’ve lived in a smoke, child, pet free environment and are in beautiful condition apart from one tiny black blemish on the Pre faceplate, see photos [could easily be touched with silver marker but never bothered me] .They were cleaned and checked by a tech two years ago and given a clean bill of health. They come with original remote, manuals,power and trigger cables and original double box’s and foam cradles so happy to freight [ Approx. estimate Couriers Please to Sydney or Melbourne $80 PM me for exact quote] Any questions please ask. https://www.tonepublications.com/review/peachtree-audio-novapre-and-peachtree220/ http://www.avmentor.net/reviews/2014/peachtree_audio_nova_pre_220_0.shtml http://www.enjoythemusic.com/magazine/equipment/0613/peachtree_audio_novapre_dac.htm https://parttimeaudiophile.com/2013/12/08/peachtree-audio-novapre-and-peachtree220-amplifier/ Photos:
  8. I’ve been curious to hear these as they have a bit of a cult following on Head Fi and I owned the bigger X2s in the Fidelio line and enjoyed them, so I purchased a pair brand new online last week only to find that my admittedly XL ears [all the better to hear music with, right?] cannot fit in the cups, sigh. My loss someone else’s gain, only been on my head 3hrs at most, beautifull build quality and looks and v comfy for the more modestly eared. Even with a sub optimal fit and straight out of the box they sounded great, very detailed,revealing, good imaging and instrument separation and to me nicely balanced across the spectrum. Still in original packaging with all accesories Please note some of the early discussion of these refers to the ear pads being non replaceable as Philips did not initially supply spares however they are removable and fit a variety of Brainwavz pads Heres some reviews and a link to the thread on Head Fi https://www.headfonia.com/the-phenomenal-philips-fidelio-l2-feat-fidelio-m1bt-review/ https://www.cnet.com/reviews/philips-fidelio-l2-black-review/ https://www.head-fi.org/showcase/philips-fidelio-l2.19963/reviews https://www.head-fi.org/threads/philips-fidelio-l2.681147/ Photos:
  9. @bob_m_54 No but personally I liked that, as its more flexible given that Dacs just keep improving atm, but that said their cheaper model the Zen Mini has a dac
  10. @Mat-with-one-t Another solution you’re might want to consider is the Innuos Zen range. I use their middle of the range Zen mk3 which ticks all your boxes except playing music from an external HD but you can download HDs to the internal drive which can be up to 4TB and given that 1TB holds approx 3000 FLAC cds that’s probably enough storage for most. You can also export the internal drive to an external one for backup of course. Here’s a good explanatory review where it’s compared to a similar unit from Wyred4sound, which might also fill the bill, I chose the Zen as being cheaper while being a significant upgrade from my previous Node2. soundwise
  11. @Ratbob As everyone else has already responded with a myriad of suggestions and perhaps you’re still under the bed, I’ll just offer this Streaming Basics primer from John Darko. Very helpful in getting your head round all that new jargon, and there’s two follow on basics of related hardware, streamer/servers and dacs. Im the same age as you and love streaming as it allows me to explore virtually any music I can think of. It needn’t be complicated, as others have suggested something like the Bluesound Vault 2 or 2i is a one box solution to both stream and effortlessly rip cds to its internal storage, it has a fantastic simple to use operating system and takes about ten minutes to hook into your existing setup. PS I still keep my very favourites as CDs too, but no player, just don’t want to part with them yet 🤣
  12. Item:Hifiman Sundara Headphones Price Range: Negotiable Item Condition: New or Used Extra Info:
  13. Moikel


    Item: Schiit Asgard 3 Price Range: Negotiable Item Condition: Extra Info: Preferably without dac board but all offers considered, thanks.
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