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  1. Check the firmware, the same happened to my DMR-PWT550, I updated to the latest firmware and all works fine now. The latest for yours is v1.63 http://av.jpn.support.panasonic.com/support/global/cs/bd/download/bdt300_350/bdt300_350_euro.html Cheers George
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    New Amp from Parasound

    Of course it will, another option it has user reconfigurable mains switching to 230v, so wait for some used US ones to come up and get'm real cheap. They don't take long, I saw JC1's for sale used 2 month after they were released over there. Cheers George
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    Marantz cd 63 ki mk11 upgrades

    You could read this thread I started about using 1/2 of the AD844 as an I/V stage without feedback and it was a killer, maybe a bit involved for you, about half way through I started stacking them for "really good results". http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/digital-line-level/227677-using-ad844.html Cheers George
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    Marantz cd 63 ki mk11 upgrades

    I was the Tent Labs agent here in Australia for years it is one of the best, I installed them along with it's galvanicly isolated power supply for it into many top end CD players. And yes they were a "bit" better than the standard ones they replaced. Maybe in cheap CDP's the difference was bigger, but no-one wanted to spend that kind of money on a $200 cd player. They were not as great a mod/upgrade as a new good zero feedback solid state I/V stage and a following solid state output buffer. The I/V stage made the biggest difference to me. Cheers George
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    Marantz cd 63 ki mk11 upgrades

    I wouldn't fiddle with it, any modder you find won't be as knowledgeable as Ken Ishiwata is. It uses a SM5872bs dac, not the greatest Redbook (pcm) replay dac, and that can't be changed. Cheers George
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    TARGET CD'S

    Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon 1983cd 1st Sony pressing under Toshiba-EMI Japan. $2,280.00 !!!! CP35-3017-3 https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/AUTHENTIC-1st-ever-matrix-Sony-CP35-3017-3-1A1-Pink-Floyd-Dark-Side-Moon-Japan/263582744231?hash=item3d5ec17ea7:g:J2cAAOSwXYtYxI4B http://dr.loudness-war.info/album/view/98327 None of them were much chop, sacd /cd hybrid also stinks, I've got just about all of them. Vinyl was the best, shame about the surface noise and channel separation though. http://dr.loudness-war.info/album/view/110482 Cheers George
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    TARGET CD'S

    Trouble is from what I've been seeing, the best DR ones that are usually the early first released ones. And on ebay some money hungry sellers are starting to ask big dollars for these copies. Cheers George
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    TARGET CD'S

    I use the DR site as a bible and it's never let me down, get the cat no and search ebay for $5 s/h ones usually with free post, and I agree the early ones are usually the best. Don't go near remastered (usually compressed) louder ones Cheers George
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    Pre amp issue. Need help.

    Did you get them new or used? As 2 pairs have been around the block. One pair with blanked out serial nos. https://www.stereo.net.au/forums/topic/123799-fs-moon-neo-350p-d2p-and-330a-pre-and-power-amp/ https://www.stereo.net.au/forums/topic/232091-withdrawn-or-relisted-fs-simaudio-moon-350p-preamplifier-330a-power-amplifier/ Cheers George
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    SOLD: FS:Shanling T100c

    Great unit, I would say the best they ever made 4 x R2R Multibit PCM1704's and a PMD200. This model, is making big bucks O/S over $1000usd, Au hasn't caught on yet, just how good it is for Redbook 16/44 or 24/96 pcm replay What's really good is you can use it's volume control for direct to power amps hook up with the two outputs. And bi-amp, solid state output to the bass amp and the tube output to the mids and highs amp, balance the amp levels out with a passive on the loudest one, then use the Shanlings volume control as the master. Cheers George
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    Help with matching Pre/Power Combo

    Good thinking of them sounds like it's got a gain setting adjustment so you can choose the max output level. Wadia and Mark Levinson did this way back and continue to use it on their top dacs but for a different reason when they found that digital domain volume controls in dac and players, if you use the volume below 75% of full you start to "bit strip" lower resolution from 16bit down to 14bit and so on the lower you go. So they also introduced absolute gain setting jumpers. Like I said in my other post all you need these days is unity gain in most cases, in 90% of cases a passive pre will do Cheers George This is Wadia's digital volume control gain setting instructions.
  12. They love powerful tubes, 100w or so, but with a tight bottom end. Solid state even great ones seem to be a little hot in the upper mid treble. One comes to mind and that's an Audio Research D115, nothing much to look at but one of their best. I don't think he sold it, could get it cheaper. https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/AUDIO-RESEARCH-D-115-valve-power-amplifier-/292462348215?hash=item44181d47b7%3Ag%3AzwsAAOSwBOlaUbSg&nma=true&si=NGQzsYoQXt9zdxJQmK%2FzwpzqrJ4%3D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557 Cheers George
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    Help with matching Pre/Power Combo

    Be very careful Teksiis , these days most digital put out 2v and more at their loudest 0dbf transients. Even analogue phono stages can give out that much these days. The amps your looking at Audiolab 8200M only needs 1.2v in, to give full output of 200w 4ohms, so you need a preamp with unity or very low gain, otherwise your volume control could be only at 9 o'clock for very loud listening. Bel Canto REF500M only needs 2v in to give full output of 500w 4ohms, this just as bad if not worse, as the wattage is more than doubled of the Audiolab the volume control could be the same. BTW I agree with Gemrock the 600M's are better. Cheers George
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    BREAKING: OPPO DIGITAL CALLS IT A DAY

    https://oppodigital.com/farewell.aspx Cheers George
  15. Good price these sound better than they have a right to, and they come with a great phono stage, I sold mine for $500 on Gumtree This one on eBay will need a mod done one day for the red heater wire on the molex of each channel, they burn out with the current, and need to soldered to the pin. Cheers George
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