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  1. @Eagleeyes To my knowledge such an adaptor does not exist. Though if you have the pinouts for both ends I can have a cable custom made with the terminations in any configuration.
  2. @mjth Hi Matt, For the DAC in questions and for sale in this thread: DiDiT DAC212SE The I2S/HDMI connection will in fact work with gear wired for the PS Audio standard. However you will need to reverse the analogue output connections since Left and Right will be swapped. To mitigate this and to get 100% compatibility the HDMI Pin7 and Pin9 need to be swapped. I can supply such an adaptor made by the manufacturer at no extra cost to you. This will take a little time to get delivered but the above L+R output switch should work fine in the interim. Mark
  3. If your receiver/pre amp has a sub out, then it's a mono out and all you need is a single cable. If your pre only allows stereo out then you need to provide the stereo signal to the sub that will then sum the signal to mono.
  4. It is a single cable intended for a single subwoofer. Mark
  5. Since there is no real I2S standard the I2S is causing many probs for all. Even when pinouts are supposed to be compatible sometimes they don’t work. So I am waiting for the manufacturers confirmation and may take a few days to make sure there is a good solution to avoid problems. The DAC212SE (in this thread) is almost pin compatible and we should be able to get full comparability with an adaptor, though work still ongoing to check what is not pin related behind the scenes.
  6. @mjth clarification still pending! Sorry for the delay... I2S is quite complicated but I will get back as soon as I have accurate information. Mark
  7. Hi Matt, Thanks for the compliment on the DAC at the show. It really is quite special. I am travelling in Vietnam and Indonesia at the moment, my apologies for slow response. I need to get a response from the manufacturer to be certain that I'm giving you accurate information. Thank you for your patience. Mark
  8. Item: DiDiT DAC212SE DAC/PreAmp/Headphone Amp Location: Melbourne Price: $4495 (saving of $2480 off the RRP of $6975) Item Condition: Ex Demo Payment Method: Bank transfer, PayPal Extra Info: As new condition. Includes remote, XLR-RCA adaptors and original packaging DiDiT DAC212SE State of the Art Digital to Analogue Converter, Preamplifier with input select and Headphone Amplifier. Fully remote controlled. True Differential Output-stage Double CMR at each halve of the circuit Differential in > Differential out No inverters Made in the Netherlands Tonal accuracy The DAC212SE is probably the most intelligent digital pre-amp available today. Quite simply the perfect integration of audiophile technology and intelligent software. The unique software lets you configure the DAC212SE to suit your needs and requirements, without degrading the audiophile performance. Every effort has been made to keep the signal path short and a very compact circuit with only the most essential components to guarantee the best possible performance. The DAC212SE uses a fully balanced internal architecture, and all the benefits of a balanced design including Common Mode Rejection (CMR) are fully utilized. Audiophile Technology A true differential design allows the opportunity to design the signal path as a tightly coupled pair. This implies that the two magnetic fields partly cancel each other out, which results in a lower inductance design. In turn, this contributes to lower distortion and a purer signal transmission. True Balanced Design There are several ways to achieve a balanced or differential output. The DAC212 incorporates a not very common true differential circuit combined with “Virtual Grounding and balanced interfacing” this results in a very clear signal, free from interferences and conveying the music in its purest way. This requires very advanced 4-layer PCB design. While only true balanced circuits are superior to single-ended designs, they are sparsely used (even in high-end audio) due to the extra amount of components. In our balanced design we take this even further, as the entire output section is true differential. Thereby gaining double the CMNR benefits compared to regular true differential design. The effect is unsurpassed musical performance! HD audio compatible the DAC212 was designed to accept almost all high resolution standards of digital signal. Regular PCM up to 192kHz via the SPDIF inputs, and 384kHz and DSD512 via USB. It will easily connect to your Roon endpoint or any other digital source. Audiophile Headphone output The DAC212SE is fitted with a very powerful output stage that drives any headphone with ease. The low impedance output stage is capable of delivering an enormous amount of power. While maintaining absolutely stable under all conditions. No additional headphone amplifier required! DiDiT HighEnd website: https://didit-highend.com/ 6moons Review: https://www.6moons.com/audioreviews2/didit/1.html DAC212 on M8audio website: https://m8audio.com/product/didit-dac212se/
  9. Item: ViaBlue NF-B Subwoofer Cable RCA 5 meter length Location: Melbourne Price: $165 plus postage $129 including Australia wide delivery Item Condition: Ex Demo Payment Method: Bank transfer, PayPal Extra Info: As new condition, box not included NF-B Subwoofer Cable RCA Specifically designed low frequency interconnect cable with RCA connectors Oxygen-free copper conductors 24K Gold-plated T6s Metal RCA connectors Soft ultra-resistant PVC jacket Ferrite Filters suppress high frequency electromagnetic interference (EMI) Durable outer polymer mesh sleeve Made in Germany Optimized Subwoofer Interconnect Cable ViaBlue NF-B subwoofer interconnects are specially designed low frequency cables which transmit the bass signal range with complete authority. The capacitance between inner conductor and screen is maximized using a very thick inner conductor. To further increase capacitance LDPE thermoplastic is used as insulation. The result is a staggering 128 pF/m. This cable design ensures you can run long lengths without signal degradation. It is therefore no problem to place your subwoofer(s) optimally in the room where system integration and sound quality is best. The triple shield constructed from a double, reverse spiral wound sheath and the LDPE semi-conducting layer shields the massive inner conductor. Terminated with T6s RCA connectors with 24K gold plated bronze pins. High contact pressure ensures a low resistance connection for optimum sound quality. The NF-B cables are braided with the ViaBlue™ Cobra protective sleeve.
  10. Item: ViaBlue SC-6 Air Silver Speaker Cable w/ T6s Banana Plugs 3 meter pair Location: Melbourne Price: $1199 plus postage $999 including Australia wide delivery Item Condition: Ex Demo Payment Method: Bank transfer, PayPal Extra Info: As new condition, including box SC-6 Air Silver Speaker Cable w/ T6s Banana Plugs No expense spared and unbelievable build quality. 6 main conductors Total section of 15 mm² Chemically pure copper Silver and tin plating High quality all metal T6s banan plugs with 24K gold plated pins Very flexible considering its size Made in Germany Custom order of any lenght available Copper, Silver and Air 6 circularly arranged separate conductors, each isolated from one another, with a total cross-sectional area of 15 mm² transfer the entire audio range with absolute purity. Each of the six main conductors are further divided into six sub-conductors with an air tube at the centre of each sub-conductor. The six sub-conductors are paired two by two with each pair having different properties. This is to ensure optimum conditions throughout the entire audio spectrum, with the high frequency carriers being silver plated, mid frequency carriers are tin plated and pure copper is used for the bass. The sound is lifelike and natural with breathtaking spatial separation and precise placement of instruments. AIR One of the most ideal insulators we know of is air, and this is why it is so extensively used in this top of the range cable. 10 specially arranged air pipes separate each of the inner conductors, greatly reducing the capacity to only 98pF/m. This state of the art nearly loss-free transmission of audio signals results in impressive sound, even over long distances. The SC-6 AIR Silver speaker cables are manufactured with ViaBlue T6s pin (banana) plugs. A soft banding and a flexible satin mat sheath protect the entire cable system.
  11. Item: ViaBlue NF-75 Silver Digital RCA Cable 1 meter length Location: Melbourne Price: $112 plus postage $89 including Australia wide delivery Item Condition: Ex Demo Payment Method: Bank transfer, PayPal Extra Info: As new condition, display box not included NF-75 Silver Digital RCA Cable High End S/PDIF RCA cable for digital audio. Silver plated Oxygen-free copper 24K Gold-plated T6s Metal RCA connectors Soft ultra-resistant PVC jacket Ferrite Filters suppress high frequency electromagnetic interference (EMI) Durable outer polymer mesh sleeve Made in Germany Faithful Reproduction ViaBlue NF-75 RCA S/PDIF interconnects are developed to transfer digital signals with no compromise, meaning a fast transient recovery of the signal and no time smear. The coaxial construction has the inner conductor encapsulated by polyethylene foam dielectric and is surrounded by a Tripple Silver Shield multiple screening consisting of two ALU-PETP films and a silver-plated braided wrap. The result is ideal suppression of noise and ideal conditions for the transmission of high speed digital signals. The beautiful natural clear sound of this cable needs to be experienced to be fully appreciated. Clean signal transfer NF-75 RCA S/PDIF interconnects are terminated with 24 karats gold T6s RCA connectors. The strong contact pressure in combination with the oxidisation free gold plating ensures a very low contact resistance. The NF-75 cables are braided with the ViaBlue Cobra protective sleeve.
  12. Item: ViaBlue KR-2 Silver USB Cable 3 meter length Location: Melbourne Price: $106 plus postage $82 including Australia wide delivery Item Condition: Ex Demo Payment Method: Bank transfer, PayPal Extra Info: As new condition, display box not included. KR-2 Silver USB Cable High End USB cable for digital audio and video connections. USB 2.0 Silver plated Oxygen-free copper Metal Plugs with 24K Gold-plated contact points Soft ultra-resistant PVC jacket Durable outer polymer mesh sleeve Made in Germany Serving digital signals in the best possible way ViaBlue™ KR-2 Silver USB Cables 2.0 A/B provide high-end USB connections for digital audio and video applications. Silver-plated strands provide for the quickest transmission of audio and video signals. The triple insulation serves to completely block any external interference and prevent distortion of the frequency of the transmitted signals. Metal USB connectors The use of high quality ViaBlue KR-2 USB Metal Plugs, Type A and Type B, with 24-karat gold-plated contacts, make it possible to provide a connection with the least resistance possible. Signals are transmitted by the silver-plated wires at high speed. Signal transmission is protected from external interference by ViaBlue Triple Shield (triple insulation).
  13. A novel idea... so it would seem 😎 https://hackaday.com/2019/05/02/kicad-gets-banana-for-scale/
  14. To get the chest thump you do need a considerable amount of SPL. Something that home speakers are generally not designed for. At least not without high amounts of distortion and more importantly large compression. To get the crisp 'snap' of the drum kit, including the bass drum you need enormous dynamic range in the 100-500Hz region. This has little to do with the subwoofer when talking HT. Any reasonable recording will be good enough. You don't need a live band hooked up directly to get this chest thump and snap. The room comes into play. With a single subwoofer, your typical frequency response will be full of peaks an nulls making the bass sound limp and swampy. With two well-placed subwoofers, the problem will be halved. A third well-placed subwoofer can tighten up the bass tremendously to outperform a single sub by a large margin. large and lightweight cone. This is completely contrary to most home speakers, that achieve reasonably deep bass from very small enclosures. It's a tradeoff. The laws of physics are quite clear on this. Add mass to get bass extension, power handling and compression will suffer. Sure, we can design extreme excursion drivers and huge amps to somewhat compensate, but compression and impulse response is no match to an efficient design that all things equal, will be physically huge in comparison. @Marc describes his experience with a large efficient speaker very well earlier in this thread. Practicality and personal preference are of course large factors in all of this. /Mark
  15. Item: M8audio Sub OneTen bird's eye maple Price: $2400 $800 Item Condition: As new Reason for selling: Ex-Demo Payment Method: Buy on m8audio.com Delivery: $19 freight Info: Our demo sub from the Melbourne International HiFi show has unfortunately received a small nick and consequently sold off highly reduced. See detailed photos below. Be quick this one won't last! Active sealed subwoofer Extremely musical Easily integrates to any kind of speaker system 10" extended excursion driver with 3" voice coil 300W RMS continuous power Superior Class-D amplifier 33Hz -3dB anechoic (typical 25Hz in room) Link to product and specs: https://m8audio.com/product/sub-oneten-demo/ Use link above to purchase. Thanks for looking Mark, M8audio
  16. I have looked into this further. The track in question was Mahler: Symphony no.1 "Titan" 2nd movement, by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Prague Symphony Orchestra, Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra, Vienna Volksoper Orchestra. It is from a Classical compilation and unfortunately it is not specified which Orchestras perform which tracks, so take your pick? /Mark
  17. @rantan I happen to have a pair for sale! /Mark
  18. Thank you all for your kind comments and contributions. The HiFi show was a great success with many commenting about their favourite room. That makes me really proud and solidifies that my own ideas and ideology about speakers and equipment are indeed shared by the Oz HiFi connoisseurs 🙂. The Melbourne Audio Club invited us with open arms and the feedback what again overwhelmingly positive. I personally loved, when the presentation was over, how most members rushed to the front to get a better look and ask relevant questions. Very fulfilling 😎 . /Mark
  19. Item: M8audio Rocket 4.1 speaker set Price: $2400 $699 Item Condition: As new Reason for selling: Prototype Payment Method: Buy on m8audio.com Delivery: $19 freight Rocket 4.1 One of a kind prototype speaker. The Rocket 4.1 (4" bass + 1" tweeter) will not go into production which is why we’re selling this prototype set at a vastly reduced price below cost! Description Two-way bass reflex bookshelf/stand mount speaker High frequency driver 29mm fabric ring dome [SB29RDC] Low frequency driver 123mm (4 in nom) Paper cone [SB12NRX25-8] Frequency response 60Hz – 22kHz (±3dB) Crossover frequency 2.6 kHz Sensitivity 83dB (2.83V/1m) Nominal impedance 8 Ω (min 5.9 Ω @ 260 Hz) Recommended amplifier power min 30W Dimensions (HxWxD) 295 x 136 x 245 mm (11.6 x 5.3 x 9.6 in) Net weight each 5 kg (11 lb) Finish Bird's Eye Maple Link to product and specs: https://m8audio.com/product/rocket-4-1/ Thanks for looking Mark, M8audio
  20. What will be the next? I really enjoy doing creative designs with input from others 🙄 Besides the design. I hope you will be at the 2018 Melbourne international HiFi show to hear the m8-nana and all the other parts!
  21. @davewantsmoore have a look at the crossover 🍌😎 /Mark
  22. The smallest speaker in the Maxwell range is now released and can be experienced at the 2018 Melbourne international HiFi show. https://m8audio.com/product/tiny-maxwell/
  23. @davewantsmoore thank you for the inspiration!
  24. Hey Ian, good to see you aboard SNA.
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