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  1. Item: Cambridge Audio CXA80 + CXN V1 with Wi-Fi dongle (Black) Location: Inner West Sydney Price: $2000 (firm, otherwise its not worth doing) RRP over $2800 Item Condition: Excellent with both remotes, one never used and boxes/manuals Reason for selling: Simplify set to AVR with Power Amp (PS I hope I don't regret doing that!) Payment Method: Pickup - Cash Extra Info: I'm seriously thinking of simplifying my setup. Currently running an AVR for home theatre duties and the cambridge setup for music with a speaker selector. It's not ideal and the missus finds it confusing and we both should have equal access/enjoyment of the setup. I have had no issues at all and would love to keep it for a second setup but need the funds for an update to the HT. The CXA80 is very powerful from my room and rarely exceed 1/4 turn of the volume dial running KEF Q900s. You can see the small dot of blu tac I used to slow the volume level (really hard to see otherwise) is the normal position. The CXN streamer is awesome and played everything I have tried on my NAS box, internet radio, spotify, Tidal and USB2 from my Mac (I think I'll miss it the most). I have the boxes and both remotes that are identical, one I never used. I can even throw in the balanced cables I'm using that brought from another SNA member that work great. Pick up with cash only as I think a demo is important to make sure your happy first. Pictures:
  2. PauliD

    Sub connect to two amps

    I am running the same kind of setup atm that you're suggesting. Dedicated HT amp that has no pre outs on it, which is why I use two amps. The second amp is for music. HT amp into RCA left, Stereo amp into RCA right into the sub and a speaker switch for the mains. I never have both amps on at one time and have had no issues with my sub (Sunfire HRS12) with a good volume level using just one RCA so sub gain is less than 12 o'clock. I've been running this setup for over a year with no issues, but you have different equipment to mine so use caution. If Dali gets back to you even better. I'd like to mention that this is me just making do with what I have and would love to get AVR with pre-outs and a nice power amp for mains to beef up 2 channel listening. Good luck!
  3. PauliD

    B&W 702 S1 - How much break in needed?

    I agree that some room treatment can go a long way. I made some absorption panels to behind my speakers and around the TV. See the post below if your interested. It took a day and about $120 in materials. What I got for my efforts was improved clarity from midbass up to the highs I didn't hear before, well worth it. Next I'd like to try some diffusion behind me, but they are a little harder to DIY. BTW I did a test first by hanging 4 towels layered on top of each from a coat hanger with some pegs as a quick test behind each speaker. You could try that before committing to buying anything. Good luck!
  4. SOLD. Thanks for the interest everyone.
  5. SOLD. Thanks for the interest everyone.
  6. They have changed their mind. It’s still available.
  7. I can confirm that is definitely better than Mac Pro with touchbar 15" as thats what I have. In a laptop there is no way as much circuitry could be dedicated to audio, but a dedicated sound card in a tower is another thing. This will definitely do a better job higher ohm headphones. Maybe this helps?
  8. Item: Fiio E10K Olympus 2 - USD headphone DAC Location: Inner West Sydney Price: $60 (rrp $120) Item Condition: Used but in good condition, box, manuals and USB cable. Reason for selling: No longer needed Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal (+3%) Extra Info: Great little USB headphone DAC. Outputs to a 3.5mm headphone jack with volume control and bass boost, high/low gain, coaxial out and 3.5mm line out. No drivers required for Mac, not sure about PC as I don't have one to try. Perfect for a ultra portable head-fi upgrade at work or shared computer. Product page: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1064785-REG/fiio_e10k_fiio_e10_usb_dac.html Review: https://homestudiobasics.com/fiio-e10k-usb-dac-review/ RRP: https://addictedtoaudio.com.au/products/fiio-e10k-usb-dac-and-headphone-amplifier Pick up preferred, post at buyer expense. Pictures: