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  1. As far as I know the old Naims, like the Chrome bumper ones, were more lively in the treble than my Nait XS2.
  2. The first person to inquire is in Sydney, so I'll only look at Pack and Send if it falls through.
  3. I wouldn't mind, but I don't know how I'd go about that. You see I don't have the boxes any more and their shape isn't ideal for just any box.
  4. Item: Rotel RA-820 Location: Sydney Price: $120 Item Condition: Scratched Reason for selling: Replaced Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, Bank transfer Extra Info: Specifications from https://www.hifiengine.com/manual_library/rotel/ra-820.shtml: Power output: 25 watts per channel into 8Ω (stereo) Frequency response: 10Hz to 40kHz Total harmonic distortion: 0.4% Damping factor: 20 Input sensitivity: 2.5mV (MM), 150mV (line) Signal to noise ratio: 75dB (MM), 95dB (line) Speaker load impedance: 4Ω to 16Ω Dimensions: 430 x 66 x 271mm Weight: 5.5kg This was used for PC desktop speakers driving KEF Q1 speakers. I tried it on my Spendor SP2/3R2 and it had no problem driving these. Photos:
  5. Item: KEF Q1 Location: Sydney Price: $170 Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: Replaced with smaller speakers for desktop PC speakers Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, Bank Transfer Extra Info: I don't have the boxes for these, so would prefer for someone to pick them up. Specifications: https://us.kef.com/explore-kef/kef-museum/2000s/q1-q2ds-q3-q4-q5-q6c-q7-q8s-q9c-q10c-q11-q-compact Manual: https://www.manualslib.com/manual/871146/Kef-Q1.html#manual Photos:
  6. Seeing that I experiment with different combinations, I considered recording each combination and upload it somewhere, however I then realised that it goes against the music's copyright.
  7. Maybe, then again PMC decided to remove Bi-Wiring capability from the Twenty5 series.
  8. I'm really keen to hear the new integrated amplifiers though. (XS3 and SN3)
  9. As I understand Naim is not going to make high end DACs anymore as their high end streamers are just as good and give you more. The DAC V1 is different because it is often used as a PC desktop sound system rather than in a Hi-Fi in the lounge, so that is probably why they kept it IMO.
  10. I used to get a more open treble and larger sound stage than with equivalent single wire cables, but at the same time I gained a better overall improvement using better single wires for the same price as the double wires needed for bi-wiring.
  11. That's not what all people pay for. Many people pay for the experience, or benefit it gives them. If you don't need to travel much a car will have a less perceived value for example. If a speaker helps to provide a wonderful experience, it has a higher value. Of course some people also find more value in someone hand building a speaker than robots building a car.
  12. Item: KEF Q1 Location: Sydney Price: $200 Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: Replaced with smaller speakers for desktop PC speakers Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, Bank Transfer Extra Info: I don't have the boxes for these, so would prefer for someone to pick them up. Specifications: https://us.kef.com/explore-kef/kef-museum/2000s/q1-q2ds-q3-q4-q5-q6c-q7-q8s-q9c-q10c-q11-q-compact Manual: https://www.manualslib.com/manual/871146/Kef-Q1.html#manual Photos:
  13. Item: Rotel RA-820 Location: Sydney Price: $150 Item Condition: Scratched Reason for selling: Replaced Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, Bank transfer Extra Info: Specifications from https://www.hifiengine.com/manual_library/rotel/ra-820.shtml: Power output: 25 watts per channel into 8Ω (stereo) Frequency response: 10Hz to 40kHz Total harmonic distortion: 0.4% Damping factor: 20 Input sensitivity: 2.5mV (MM), 150mV (line) Signal to noise ratio: 75dB (MM), 95dB (line) Speaker load impedance: 4Ω to 16Ω Dimensions: 430 x 66 x 271mm Weight: 5.5kg This was used for PC desktop speakers driving KEF Q1 speakers. I tried it on my Spendor SP2/3R2 and it had no problem driving these. Photos:
  14. When I saw it yesterday I actually read 840, and then this morning I thought the 940 today was a different ad.
  15. Why does the title and description say '940' and the amplifier shows '840'?
  16. The four cables we tried were: Standard black lead Isotek EVO3 Premier Isotek EVO3 Sequel Chord Powerchord I think it does depend on the sensitivity of your equipment, and also the state of your building power (including other appliances that are running. I notice much larger differences using my Naim Nait XS2 amplifier than I do with my Cyrus Pre2 Qx + Stereo 200 for example. I have also compared with and without a filtered power board and using the same board in one building sounded the same to me, but in my apartment it made a difference. As I said before I can hear a noise through the speakers even when nothing is playing, so I might just have more noise in my building than some others.
  17. Some who say there is no difference include shielded vs unshielded and say this makes no difference. That's why I mentioned it. Someone who didn't know prices or names of any of the cables switched cables at random while I was in another room. The cables were behind the rack and I couldn't see them. All were played on the same system using the same demo CD. This is as much of a blind test as I could manage at home, but it wasn't good enough for some critics. Others were happy with my test.
  18. I could hear a difference between a couple of cables using as blind a test as I could manage. My findings were: Shielded cables reduced high frequency noise affecting the treble. I later tested listening close to the speaker without playing anything and the amount of audible noise coming from the speakers (when nothing is playing) is much less with shielded cables. To me this suggests that noise from the power cable might be affecting my other cables, perhaps the speaker cables. The Chord Power Chord had less perceived bass than the Isotek EVO3 Sequel for some reason, not sure why this would be as both are shielded and both are about the same price.
  19. This is the first system I have seen using the top end Rega electronics. They have a very distinctive look that sets them apart from the cheaper Regas.
  20. That should be good, don't bother with others.
  21. I suspect listening to that would be a memorable event. Any reason you stuck your sound panels in a diamond pattern rather than parallel with the floor?
  22. As a bonus the Twenty5.23 also has top adjustable spikes, which solves my issue with the Twenty.23 setup.
  23. I sold them, but not because I upgraded nor because I didn't like their sound. I like swapping between different components, but I don't have enough space to have four pairs of speakers set up, so it made sense to sell a pair. My current ones are: ATC SCM 19 Spendor SP2/3R2 Vienna Acoustics Beethoven baby grand SE My other speakers all had an area they specialised in, while the PMCs were more of an all rounder. The other reason was that they were difficult to move around and set up because of the spikes under the plinth. My Viennas' spikes can be adjusted from the top and my other two are stand mounts, so I can swap them on the same stand, and only need to adjust the stands once. Monitor Audio acquired Roksan, which might be what you're thinking about. Monitor Audio has several really powerful amplifiers, and the one I have sounds neutral as well. It sounded alright with my PMCs. I favoured female vocals like Adele and also 80s pop like Depeche mode on the 23s.
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