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  1. Further information: Cardas Parsec is a cable with plenty of detail and just a little warmth. Classic Cardas sound. Excellent condition, only a few months old. Price includes postage. Photos:
  2. Further information: 1m Cardas Clear M power cord with US plug. Made a substantial difference to my CD transport, reducing background noise significantly. Transport is sold, I no longer require this power cable. Price includes postage. Photos:
  3. The excellent TL5 belt-drive CD transport, purchased from Japan in 2017 (receipt included). This 100V version comes with a Tortech 240V-100V step down transformer (two spare fuses). Also included are a Cardas Clear M power cable and a Cardas Parsec coax digital cable. Postage with insurance included in the price, in the original CEC double box. All inclusions as per photos. This s transport has served me well and is in excellent condition. Please ask any questions you need to. http://www.hifiplus.com/articles/cec-tl5-cd-transport/
  4. Item: Innuos Zen Mk 3 or ZENith Mk 3 Price Range: $2k - $3k for Zen, up to $4K for Zenith Item Condition: New or Used Extra Info: any amount of internal storage is fine Hi All, I'm after either of these players, as new as possible. Preferably in original box/manual/receipt. Price negotiable on storage fitted, obviously. Motivated purchaser. All the best, Mick.
  5. Hi All, NY’s specific grumble was that it says “Master” (he said Masters, but we’ll forgive him his error) and that it implied it was his own master, which it isn’t. He specifically said that if it said, “Tidal Masters” (again the wrong name, and if he can’t be thorough enough to get the name right...), that he’d be okay with it. Well, sorry, NY, but nowhere in the Tidal literature, app or webpage does it say that. Indeed, there’s a bit under “what is Tidal Master Audio” where it explicitly says it’s a version from their partner MQA. I’m cynical, too. His own formats
  6. Update on the new gear. A month of having the Allegri+, Accession MC phonostage, the full loom of Cardas cables and the isolation gear, and the Twenty5.22’s are delivering the goods. They’ve disappeared, really, with a far bigger and detailed soundstage. Toe tapping, heart wrenching, mind expanding music making. I’m saving for a new power amp to complete the journey (50th present to myself in three years). Doing the research now, and so far have short-listed the Bryston 4B3, the ATC P2, and PS Audio BHK Stereo power amps. I asked Max Townsend what he recommends as a good complement t
  7. I’m a +1 on an external DAC and adding a quality transport later on. It gives you future options when DAC technology inevitably moves on, as well as access to streaming should you want to. Good luck! Mick.
  8. I. AM. ENVIOUS. Geez, I'd love a pair of 26's in the new i series. My 50th is only three years away...
  9. I actually bought these as ex-demo units from the UK and had them shipped with DHL. I wanted walnut, but just couldn't walk away from the terrific price. Turns out the oak finish is really lovely in the flesh. They were delivered to my front door for a tick under $4k. Retail at the time was $5,500, and $4k was the price I got selling my previous speakers. Right place, right time, I suppose. Cheers, Mick.
  10. In my 6m x 5m room, the Proprius power amps easily hit "too loud" and overdrive the room. We sometimes open the studio doors onto the back yard and provide music for BBQ's, and you really can't be in the room with the system for more than a minute or two. In usual listening, sudden dynamic changes in big orchestral music are handled comfortably, too. Volume level on the Allegri+ preamp is on 11 o'clock for mid-level classical recordings, 9-10 o'clock for pop. The stands are the PMC stands that go with them, which I bought new from a dealer. I think they were $600. They seem very good - co
  11. Townshend Allegri+ No remote, but it sounds bloody amazing. I’m a believer preamps make a difference, too. I’m running a two source system (DAC and phonostage) and I am very happy. Buying from their eBay store saved me a lot of money. not affiliated with them, just love the device.
  12. If you’re still looking, I’m loving the Townshend Allegri+ I bought from their eBay store. Landed in my system for a tick under $3k. No XLR, but that’s what adapters are for. It’s quite brilliant.
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