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  1. Yes, that's an antique. When I await, I had to have it. The same as our black stained English oak Rosenstengel dining table and chairs. Had to change the horrid green felt cushioning for red though. Quality shows no matter the age
  2. If it's the version of the Realistic bullets made out of aluminium rather than plastic, those were made by Fostex. They don't go particularly high though. That said since people discovered those were made by Fostex and replacement parts can be bought from Fostex the resale price of those have been going up. They're good between 5k and 40k before roll off.
  3. Still the best I've used, though I'm currently having fun modding some TDA1541A based DAC's. Not up to this level yet though with some luck I'll get there.
  4. I use JRiver for all playback, or a Sangean DAB+ radio
  5. Item: Gieseler - Groß DAC, 3 input model, plus M18PSU - Kraftwerk 12v 4A power supply (and original power supply) Location: Brisbane - Inner North Price: $1550 Item Condition: Excellent. Includes remote which was only used to program a universal remote. DAC purchased in 2018 and Kraftwerk earlier this year. Reason for selling: NLR Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Well regarded DAC that outperforms for its price range. Well supported on stereo.net.au, with plenty of reviews to be found. This model used to sell for approx $2300 new and the Kraftwerk power supply upgrade is an extra $295. The Kraftwerk upgrade produced a substantial improvement in sound quality in my system, particularly in the soundstage. The improvement from the upgrade is also well reviewed. This DAC was outstanding value at the new price not to mention the asking price here. The unit has the latest firmware upgrade (2006be10). Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  6. The 3 input DAC Gieseler Groß + Kraftwerk linear power supply upgrade. That said I'll be downsizing soon and we've a newborn in the house so I may be listing mine soonish.
  7. I can definitely recommend getting one now.
  8. Sometimes a break from audio helps. Presently I've music playing at low volume while I sleep to help our newborn sleep. Problem is I find it really stops me enjoying music the rest of the time. I find myself craving quiet....
  9. Damn, will be very interesting to see how the phono stage turns out. I had previously been intrigued by a phono stage that was offered on eBay that used sub-miniuture tubes also made for missiles I believe.... I never did pull the trigger though. https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F183927546301
  10. My next two pair of the TakeT BatPure have arrived Ian so I've 3x sets here. Hopefully I'll get around to replacing the Plat Audio RT4-DP planars with Aurum Cantus G3Si ribbons and adding the BatPure's as well. I'll have plenty of treble extension at that time and experience has shown me that it makes the bass and midrange far more solid and rich for it. Going to be an interesting test. Might get a chance over Christmas.
  11. Whatever the original use, your amp is extremely transparent and clearly shows changes upstream. Recapped the tube coupling and output caps in my Muji Studio DAC II with Miflex KFPM-1 and after a days burn in (takes way less time than KPCU-1 to burn in) I'm gobsmacked by how things are sounding. Just spectacular. More detail and presence than anything else I've run and the soundstage puts my old darTZeel NHB108B / Aurum Cantus F620 combo to shame in those recordings that have a great recorded sound stage and rich, accurate tonality with instrumentation... . To be clear though, the amp to my ears at least seems mostly transparent. It's relying on other components for that added richness and tonality, at least in my system. That's a good thing though as it makes it fit into a larger number of systems with great results. A massive fan of the servo damping of woofers. Really brought in some bass that the system sorely needed. I must say though that I'm still curious to upgrade the coupling caps in the amp though with how tight things are in there, I'm just not going to risk shorting anything.
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