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  1. Update: added an Isotek Sequel to the Zen 3 a week ago. Really happy with the gains in calmness, dynamic range and soundstage depth. It sounds less congested and as a result you can hear each musician’s contribution much more. It’s more involving to listen to.
  2. Item: Isotek with C7 Price Range: open Item Condition: New or Used Extra Info: I’m after an EVO3 Premier or higher up the range in a C7 (figure 8) termination. Thanks Mick.
  3. CD ripping is going well, too. Obviously it handled pop and jazz easily, but it’s also dealt perfectly (so far) with multi-disc multi-artist classical recordings. This is in some part thanks to attaching itself to discogs. Editing of metadata is the easiest I’ve encountered.
  4. Hi again everyone My Zen Mk3 is happily ensconced in my temporary listening corner (about to move house). A week in and it’s sounding terrific. The web based access is flawless and intuitive, and iPeng is doing the job until innuOS2.0 is released. I should’ve joined the streaming revolution sooner.
  5. Hi All I’m keen on a Cardas USB. Anyone? Mick
  6. I have these identical speakers (correct about Oak - I bought mine from a retailer in England). They’re magnificent and my experience is that the PMC stands are better than cheaper alternatives. A terrific set up. Speaker and stands together were $6,000 retail new. GLWTS
  7. I’m a big believer in them. I’ll check out ice age, cheers.
  8. Good to know about the burn in needed, thank you. I’ll be ripping my CD collection and I have a NAS drive as well. The laptop won’t get anywhere near my hifi system anymore. An “electrical storm in a box”. Anybody finding value in an aftermarket power cable? All the best Mick
  9. Hi all I’ve purchased a Zen Mk3...what’s the first thing I should do? Put my laptop n the bin? Mick
  10. Hey all! I’m moving house and cleaning out the kit bag. This set up has served as the TV amp and speakers. I use optical from the TV, USB from my laptop and coax from the DVD player when playing CD. NO ANALOGUE INPUTS. Includes: Wadia 151 PowerDAC Mini Mission 781 standmount speakers AudioQuest Pearl toslink optical Transparent loudspeaker cables Transparent digital coax (x2) Transparent interconnect pair (not used in this system, but they have to go. Speaker stands (not sure of the brand) wadia and transparent gear about
  11. Anyone? I’m keen! Mick
  12. 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:
  13. 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:
  14. 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/
  15. 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.
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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.
  19. I. AM. ENVIOUS. Geez, I'd love a pair of 26's in the new i series. My 50th is only three years away...
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