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  1. @Luc I've been thinking long and hard about your offer. I just love flathead ...... riesling presses all the right buttons ..... shiraz - now we're talking. But sorry, I'll just have to refuse . Maybe ...............................
  2. Further information: The LS38 is perhaps the most well known model from the Axis stable and in my opinion, one of the best that John Reilly produced. They display excellent dynamics and good imaging. This pair is in amazing condition (close to perfect) and is the limited edition version. Features include: mahogany timber veneer which is in remarkable condition, bi-wireable, sand fillable bottom section (currently filled with sand), speaker grilles are excellent too with no tears or pulls, all drivers and surrounds are perfect and have no dents in dust caps etc.
  3. Hi Ian, It sounds like your first love is music but also want decent sound for theatre duty. If that is the case, I would set up a 2 channel system that really satisfies your music demands - this is the most stringent of your requirements. As you mainly stream music, the system will obviously have a digital front end and so take the digital output from your video source (TV) and feed it into the music system. You would be surprised at just how good the results can be when listening to concerts and movies through an excellent stereo system.
  4. I agree with much that has already been said, especially regarding hearing vs listening. The latter is a skill that is developed over time with some practice and the more experienced we are at listening, the better we are at discerning quality sound. A good listener uses experience to analyse sound rather than an ability to hear to 20kHz (although that would still be useful). An analogy I like to use is elderly musicians. Many conductors of orchestras reach their peak when their hearing is well passed it's best and it would be a brave critic who suggested that this conductor was unawar
  5. I am not surprised by your totally positive reaction to the Lumin. I was going through similar misgivings regarding digital playback before I got my streamer - went for the SOTM trifecta. And now as many others have said, you wouldn't go back to a setup without a good digital front end. IMO the changes you will find between DACs, while quite obvious, will not be as significant as what you have just experienced. Well done and enjoy!
  6. +1 Red and John. The Lumin (and most very good streamers) will make a huge difference. IMO more so than changing from one competent DAC to another. Lumin first then try out a few DACs if necessary.
  7. Further information: This is a very sturdy amp stand with adjustable spiked feet. It also comes with four floor protectors to go under the spiked feet. Very good condition with no scratches on the glass. I do not have the packaging so pickup only please. Price is negotiable. Photos:
  8. Item: Robertson Audio RCA interconnects Price Range: TBA Item Condition: New or Used Extra Info: My preference would be for 600mm but 1 metre is also OK. Specifically looking for the Ruby model but may consider others in the lineup. Thanks.
  9. Oops! You might want to edit your heading. These are not RCA interconnects - they are in fact speaker cables with bananas at one end and spades at the other.
  10. Further information: These were bought new from the Valve Store, Melbourne earlier this year. They were a definite improvement over the stock valves in my Primaluna Dialogue Premium. Smooth and detailed - well balanced overall. These are excellent valves without having to spend a small fortune. I estimate that they have had 150hrs of use and remain perfectly silent. Photos:
  11. Further information: These are labelled CV1377 f32 but are the military variant of the famous Mullard GZ34 f32 originating from the Blackburn factory, UK. They have a very good reputation for reliability and an estimated lifespan of up to 10,000hrs. While some believe that rectifier tubes do not have a big influence on sound quality, I found these to be a significant improvement over current 5AR4 tubes. There is no shortage of good reviews of this particular valve - at the top of its tree! Estimated use is about 900 hrs. Photos:
  12. Further information: These are not the standard classic grade but rather bought as the premium grade with tighter testing at the factory. I am not sure why Psvane continues to market these as CV181 as they measure and spec identically to 6SN7 tubes and not CV181 which are close but not identical. I used these as a drop in replacement for 6SN7 in my ALO Studio Six and they performed beautifully. Although I had several other 6SN7 including Kenrad, RCA and Brimar, these were my favourite by far. Beautifully made with sublime, transparent sound. I estimate they have had 125 hrs
  13. +1 @pwstereo comment. I use the same NUC7i7BNH with Roon Rock and it provides excellent results. It's also a great upgrade path as you can later add streamers (I use SOTM 200Ultra) and at some point change to an LPS for the NUC if you so desire.
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