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  1. Actually I am in the same boat. I have a Oppo 203 which has to reside in a different setup, but when I connected it to my 2qute sounded pretty bloody good. So am I right in saying that any good older CDP will perform well as a transport? Or is a better option to go for something new like a Cambridge CXC. Or ditch cd all together and go for a sms-200ultra? Budget up to $1000.
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    PMC Speaker owners thread

    What do people like best about their PMC’s? For me so far it’s the revealing nature while still, for the most part, being easy to listen to.
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    Primare Pre32

    Item: Primare Pre32 Location: Hills District Sydney Price: 1300 Item Condition:9/10 near new Reason for selling: NLR Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, Extra Info: A great pre-amp with a excellent sound, features and build. Comes with the original box & packaging, remote etc. Does not have the media module. Can post at buyers expense but pickup preferred. This design has properly balanced outputs and inputs and uses very good components throughout. It also has pass-thru (for AV setups). You can get an optional board to add a DLNA compliant music streamer. There is convenience of a remote and a 12V trigger, customisable inputs names, dimmable (and colour tweakable) OLED display. 3 variable outputs assist in running an active subwoofer or bi-amping. SPECIFICATIONS: Analogue Inputs 2 pair XLR (L & R) 4 pair RCA (L & R) Other In/outputs RS232, IR in/out, Trigger in/out, RF. Input Impedance 15k Both RCA and XLR Analogue Record Output 1 pair RCA (L & R) Pre Output 2 pair RCA (L & R), 1 pair XLR (L & R) Output Impedance 110 ohms Frequency Response 20Hz – 100kHz -3dB THD + N < 0.003%, 20Hz – 100kHz, 0dB gain. Signal to Noise -115 dBV Max in /out level 10Vrms Gain 16dB Power Consumption Standby: 0.2W; Operate: 23W Dimensions (wxdxh) 430 x 385 x 105mm Weight 10.5 kg "Primares come top of the class for an enjoyable, accessible and rewarding user experience. And it’s not just the interface that scores highly, as they’re also blessed with a sonic finesse that opens up the music to show it at its best, while being equally forgiving of poorer sources. Treat them to some hi-res material and they’ll really show just what they’re capable of." Presentation of every musical style is clear and unfussy; the combo offers a deep and detailed insight into the action and follows every impulse with lightning speed. It never loses sight of the musical flow: sound events on the Primares are always a finely woven and spatially generous in width and depth across every genre. The individual frequency ranges blend with each other in a harmonious balance, which means that the combo is right extended listening sessions, because it is always without harshness." http://www.primare.net/products/pre32-preamplifier/ Pictures:
  4. Item: KEF LS50 Location: Hills District Sydney Price: $1300 Item Condition:very good Reason for selling: upgrade Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, Extra Info: KEF LS50 in very good condition. Have boxes so can post at buyer expense tho pickup is preferred. Pictures:
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    Vincent bargain time is here.

    Thanks mate have solved the problem with some rothwell attenuators. It is apparent now that the 3v output was too hot for the 2v SA94. The Primare Pre 32 has a massive 10v input acceptance. Sounding damn fine on my PMC25.26s.
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    Control 4

    Would not a harmony elite do the functions of control 4 at a fraction of the cost?
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    PMC Speaker owners thread

    Yep diamond black is a dust magnet!!! Mine came with a microfiber cloth. The PMC finishes at least on the 25 series are all pretty good. The diamond black looks better IRL.
  8. Soory to be thick, but exactly what is the purpose of the mscaler? It is just a upsampler? Can ROON not do the same job? I thought that my 2qute DAC was relatively immune to a up-sampled song. ie little difference Apart from marketing and getting people to splash more cash, why is this not a integral part of an existing dac?
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    FS: TagMcLaren Mono Amps

    Mclaren? These must sound really powerful and fast.......
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    PMC Speaker owners thread

    I've got a twenty5.26 in a 3x5m room with a similar ceiling. I sit 1.5 -2m away. I have mine about 800mm off front wall and about that off side wall. They sound bloody fantastic. I thought it might be a bit big for the room, but PMC itself says that the transmission line design make it easier to place and I'd have to agree. I can go reasonably loud ok without too much drama. I demo'd some dynaudio countour 60s and they prob went a bit louder but also worked the rather large semi treated demo room producing some surprising resonances. And they are bloody humungous! In reference to the LS50. In comparison the kefs sound like its underwater. I never really gelled with them, and the PMC revealed some other hidden system issues immediately! Anybody want to buy some LS50s? Anybody?..😜 I'd say get the 20.23's !
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    PMC Speaker owners thread

    Also PMC say that it"ll take like 100hrs for speaker to run in and settle. My 25.26 just keep getting better and better.
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    Amp and DAC for HD 6xx?

    I have HD650 run off a Schiit Valhalla 2. The Valahalla 2 is sort of actually designed for the 650 with its high impedance. Sounds great to me, great bass. Lovley tube sound with great bloom and slam. Easily listen to it for hours.
  13. Does anybody have any idea why ROON from my OPPO 203 via optical into a 2qute sounds better, better bass, more air, etc than Roon played via Usbridge into 2qute via usb. I thought usb was supposed to be better sounding on 2qute? usbridge is getting Ethernet from a fibre media converter via audioquest cinnamon Ethernet cable. usbridge is powered via a geisler lps. usb cable is audioquest carbon. software is volumio based. So what gives. Anybody have any similar experiences? Trouble is I can’t play first unfold Mqa files via the oppo as its it wont transfer hi res over optical. Not to mention the family is screaming for the movie player back to tv room,,,
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    PMC Speaker owners thread

    My Twenty5.26's are really starting to sound great. Been having issues with distortions which I traced back to the 2qute DAC having a 3v output and overloading the SA94 preamps , 2.5v inputs. Solved with a pair of 10db rothwell attenuators. Funny that the speaker is revealing enough to bring this out straight away. I thought it was the speakers 😕 so I tried the LS50's and the distortion on was there, buried deep.
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    Vincent bargain time is here.

    I emailed Vincent in the fatherland, and they confirmed in their opinion that the 3v output of the 2qute is causing the distortion. They said the preamp is 2-2.5v max input voltage. This would perhaps explain why the gain control on the preamp does nothing. So gotta find some way to reduce the voltage from 2 qute. I know there are gain control rca devices. Not sure if they'd work in actually reducing voltage. Might be time to get a Qutest..
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