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About Mungbean66

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  1. I use mine for gaming, YouTube and a bit of music through a re-purposed DAP. Great headphones at a super cheap price. Good enough for me to think about buying a spare pair in case they stop selling them or increase the price. They also made me realise that the other two sets of headphones I owned were a little coloured and not as accurate.
  2. The Lry3 would seem good if you needed the headphone output. The phono is a slimmed down mani and the volume control is not as good as the Saga. The DS2 is more feature rich but means you will need to upgrade multiple components in the future i you want something else. The Schiit Saga is still the best Pre-amp but you need a seperate phono. Maybe look at a brand new Schiit Saga and a second hand phono stage...There are some absolute crackers on the classifieds right now. I think it comes down to whether you need that head phone output.
  3. The Topping Dx3 Pro has a AKM chip and no ESS hump. This would be my choice.
  4. The Silver has the better body. I believe someone mentioned that it has silver coated copper windings. Technically the body is between the Red/Blue and the Bronze/Black. A Silver body with a Blue stylus will be better then just the Blue by itself as the Red and Blue share the same body. The Silver is meant to be OEM only but can be bought from Wagner. I have also seen them on Ebay. I think that Ortonfon have a webpage or a manual somewhere that explains the differences of the 2M range including the Mono and 78 (which also share the same body).
  5. Looks great and upsamples incoming digital. I would buy this if I needed a all in one Pre. I dare say it will equal if not exceed the current set up you use now. Hopefully someone whose used it can add something to this thread.
  6. If you can get Schiit Saga Pre and a seperate phono preamp, that's where I would start. That way both your Preamp, DAC and Phono preamp can be upgraded later if want or need to. The Saga has a really good volume control and you can defeat the tube stage if required. Very clean and will not colour the sound of your DAC or Analogue. You could get the Schiit Mani Phono Pre but although I own this, I'm not sure it's the best choice in the $100-500 range.
  7. I use a Edsyn Fume extractor sourced from Mektronics.com.au. The website is currently down unfortunately. Works well and is a bit over a $100. Includes a light on the fan which is a bonus.
  8. Item is now unavailable. Hoping to see Deano's DIY project soon 😊
  9. Horns and Subs are Deano's. Awaiting pick up currently.
  10. All yours if you can get someone to pick them up mate
  11. I would like to keep these but I have no plans to make speakers from them yet and the wife wants space back in the garage. Offering the horns and woofers for free. Pick up from the ACT only. One of the horn drivers is not working so either it will need to be fixed or a replacement sourced. 15 inch woofers will need to be taken as a part of the give away. Inbox me for details.
  12. Hey Anand, It's just a Pioneer PLX500. The internal preamp bypassed which helped quite a bit with sound. I didn't mention the TT as I don't really consider it good enough to critically listen to music on, I will probably need a better cart for that. Cheers
  13. Item: ASPEN NAKSA 80 Location: Canberra Price: $500 Posted AUS wide ($450 pick up) Item Condition: 8/10 (minor scratches on the chassis) Reason for selling: NLR Payment Method: Pickup or post - Cash, Paypal Extra Info: A good friend has given me the opportunity to buy a Sansui AU-707i which at 130W works much better with my Schiit Saga PRE (unity gain) and my speakers. Although this amplifier has a beautiful sweet tube like sound with decent bass, I've found that at 80W (NAKSA 80) my 85db speakers cannot get loud enough with my vinyl set up. This is likely due to the unity gain of my PRE. My digital sources don't exhibit the same issues and sound very sweet with this amplifier. The amplifier has been modified at some point by someone and I was not made aware of this when I purchased the amp. The work is serviceable however and has not caused any problems with day to day operation. I have bypassed the two front pots myself so this is now a power amplifier. I can reattach the pots if nessecary. Physically the amp is in pretty good condition and only has a few slight scratches on the chassis. Pictures:
  14. Price reduced to $550. Can do postage to anywhere in Oz for $50; I will wear any extra. Package will be insured and registered and well packed.
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