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  1. Pro Studio Masters has most (but not all) of the titles that are available on HDTracks. Pricing is very competitive and no VPN is required.
  2. Hi John, yes the bypass input is intended for HT. This preamp is designed to be left powered up continuously (power switch is on the back panel). The switch on the front face merely takes it from standby to operational. The bypass is enabled when the preamp is in standby mode and input selector set to bypass but is muted when preamp is switched to operational. Nice feature!
  3. Item: Sugden LA-4 line level preamplifier Location: Canberra Price: $3,000 plus postage Item Condition: Perfect - Like new in box Reason for selling: NLR Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: I bought this stunning preamp from Hugo_Wilco two months ago in as new condition and it is just fantastic. It's everything he promised it would be. The original listing is at: I now also have a new DAC that has in-built volume control that is proving to be exceptional and it seems pointless to have two volume controls in series for my system which has only has one music source. An indication of how good this preamp sounds is that when put into the chain it adds no coloration whatsoever to the signal - same amazing detail and enormous soundstage.The Sugden just provides remote volume control and source switching. Background noise is non-existent. Despite its obvious quality, I'm selling this preamp because it has far more features than I need. The LA-4 comes with remote control for volume, has five inputs (both balanced XLR and single ended RCA) and enough outputs to accomodate recorders and stereo sub-woofers. Driving long interconnects is an absolute snack for this preamp. It's hand-made in England and would suit a buyer looking for a new multi featured preamp at a great discount. Photos:
  4. Item: Line Conditioner/Protector Location: Canberra Price: $120 plus postage Item Condition: Very Good Reason for selling: NLR Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: This line conditioner has appeared on the market under various names and this one is labelled 'Rose Voix'. SNAers will have seen several of them over the years. This generic power board/line conditioner is very solidly built in a steel case and appears to do its job very well. It is fitted with four multi-format power outlets (US, UK, EU) and comes with Australian pattern plates that are removable. Happy to post if needs be. Photos:
  5. Fully agree with Andy as toe-in varies somewhat with your room given points of first reflection. Start with zero and try increasing toe-in in very small increments.
  6. I think that Joz is correct - the hum appears when the sub is plugged into a different mains circuit. If that's the case, try running a separate earth wire from the chassis of the system amplifier to a screw on the chassis of the sub amp. This will prevent the difference in earth levels from running through the RCA cable connecting the amp to the sub.
  7. Last month I decided to dip my toe back into the water and put together a speaker based system again. In mid 2018 I had sold my entire system because, following an accident, there were significant issues with my hearing. It's finally getting back to where it was and it's wonderful to be back into audio and, more specifically, music. My first purchase was a used pair of SGR CX4f Mk II and because I no longer had a preamp, I used Roon software to control the volume. That sucked big time - music was compressed and very lacklustre even through these fabulous speakers. I tried a Lightspeed attenuator which was terrific - vibrant, neutral and detailed - but returned it to the seller as one channel was well down in volume. Also the lack of remote volume was putting me off. After talking to Clay about a DAC feeding directly into the active speakers, I purchased a Fein with the low output impedance mod. Once again I was cooking with gas! This modded Fein has really exceeded my expectations not only as a DAC but also with its inbuilt volume control. This is one great piece of electronics. Now that the system has bedded in, I am so far ahead of where I was pre Fein - I had been running a Chord 2Qute which was feeding the SGRs direct. It was fairly good but the Fein offers so much more and makes me believe that it's singing as well as most really good preamps. My priorities are detail and imaging and this system does not disappoint. It's also great to be back into SNA. System: NUC - switch - SoTM 200 - Geek Labs LPS 4 with USB cleaner - Fein DAC - SGR CX4f Mk II - Heaven
  8. Thank you all for your replies but it's now sold pending pickup. I'll contact you if there are any changes.
  9. Thanks for letting me know - I've just PM'd him.
  10. Item: Curious Cable Regen Link 200mm Location: Canberra Price: $95 posted Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: Need a new one that is longer Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, Extra Info: Nothing to say about this cable apart from the fact it's performance measures up to the hype. Excellent example of the better USB cables. Would also be prepared to part swap for a 0.8m USB cable. Photos:
  11. Item: ALO Studio Six Headphone Amp Location: Canberra Price: $3,950 plus postage and fees Item Condition: Perfect, like new. Reason for selling: NLR, gone back to a speaker system Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, Bank transfer Extra Info: Well here it is - one of the grand-daddies of headphone amplifiers. The ALO Studio Six is all valve from start to finish, hand-made and employs point to point wiring. I bought it eleven months ago thinking that I was going to be limited to headphone listening only, but now circumstances have changed and I am going back to a speaker based system. That said, I have loved listening to music through this system knowing that it's quality is of the highest order. One can use many superlatives when describing this amp and they all apply. It's an Incredibly powerful yet nuanced and detailed SET amp with an amazing soundstage. It is a tube rollers delight and I also have several best of breed tubes that I will be selling separately. Don't be concerned that the headphone jacks are single ended with no balanced outputs. I compared this to a Woo Audio running balanced connection into my Sennheiser HD800S and, in my opinion the ALO came out streets ahead. It clearly had more body, a lower noise floor and of course that SET signature. There are also four headphone sockets so the amp can drive four sets of cans simultaneously without any loss of sound quality - perfect for shared listening and GTGs. For those who play vinyl, ALO make a matching phono stage which can be powered off the amps high quality power supply. This amp has been looked after meticulously in a pet-free, child-free home; it's never been over-driven or abused. This would be a terrific alternative to buying a new amplifier. Current RRP is $5.649 and with the falling Aus dollar, this is likely to get higher. The amp will be sold with the original valve set, all of which are unused apart from initial testing. Photos:
  12. Thanks for the great comments guys. Yes, this DAC is in great condition and works perfectly.
  13. Item: Chord 2Qute DAC Location: Canberra Price: $875 Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: Funding an upgrade Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, Bank transfer Extra Info: The Chord 2Qute is one of the most well known DACs of the last few years and for good reason. It offers excellent bang for the buck in performance terms and build quality is of the highest standard. This DAC handles PCM to 384kHz and also up to DSD 128 in DoP format. At this price it's definitely hard to beat. DAC is in excellent unblemished condition and performs flawlessly. Comes with factory packaging plus the original Chord power supply and manual. Photos:
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