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  1. Bargain. A similar pair of these on ebay right now going for $1300 without stands.
  2. If Ray H doesnt buy I'll take it.
  3. Thanks Hydrology. Was hoping you would chime in. Much appreciated.
  4. Hi. I personally have not connected to the USB port in the short time I have it as I only use the analog outputs to amplifier. If you open the link below this may have an answer to your question. https://helpguide.sony.net/ha/hapz1es/v1/en/contents/TP0001220509.html
  5. Item: Sony HAP-Z1ES Location:SYDNEY Price: $1800 Item Condition:Excellent As New Reason for selling:Low WAF Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Bought this wonderful piece of gear from a fellow SN member just a few weeks ago. Has totally transformed my digital media playback to another level. But there is no tolerance from the better half for any more Hi Fi components in the lounge and am forced to move it on unfortunately. Unit is in perfect condition. Comes with all accessories and original packaging. Unit plays anything you throw at it (up to DSD128) and has a sound to die for. A beautiful piece of Sony engineering that sounds organic and analogue in character. Unit supports Spotify Connect and Internet Radio (everything gets upsampled to DSD) but can be turned off for those audiophile purists if so desired. Sony still provides regular software updates to enhance playability and features. Unit can also be paired with an external DAC if this is your preference although I have not tested this feature. This was definitely a loss leader product for Sony, selling much lower than the technical ability of the machine could offer. Unit has 1TB internal drive - can be upgraded to 2TB. With the most recent software updates has enabled external drives that can be be connected to the rear USB and also connect external dac via the USB port if so desired. Excellent app both for android and iPad as well, very easy to run and well laid out. Plenty of great reviews around including these - http://www.stereophile.com/content/sony-hap-z1es-high-resolution-file-player-page-2#ypYWQtk5okV80BTD.97 http://audiophilereview.com/cd-dac-digital/the-sony-hap-z1es-two-months-in.html http://www.ultrahighendreview.com/sony-hap-z1es-high-resolution-media-server/ http://www.theabsolutesound.com/articles/sony-hap-z1es-hdd-audio-player/?page=4 Local pickup welcome or can arrange for courier to any location. Pictures:
  6. Hi. Can you let me know if the lifetime warranty is transferrable to new owner please? Also is there provision for adding an internal dac with usb and optical/coax inputs. Cheers
  7. Message sent with interest to buy.
  8. theok

    Anyone heard these $20,000 speakers

    Who would drop 300k on totally unknown diy speakers?
  9. Thanks. This amp truly sounds sensational.
  10. Hi Mike, I am in Bexley. Cheers Theo
  11. Item: Musical Fidelity A3.2 Dual Mono Integrated Amplifier Location:Sydney Price: 700 Item Condition: Excellent with the front face in Perfect condition. Reason for selling: Downsizing Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal Can post or courier interstate at buyers expense. Extra Info: Power: an effortless 130 wpc into 8 ohms. Gain is a high 30 dB. It is a dual mono amplifier, with two toroidal transformers. It is about 15 kg before putting in a box, so pick up only. It can be used for bi-amplification. Comes with remote control. Remote control has some discolouration of plastic face as seen in photo but all lettering is good and remote works well. Made in the UK. In Stereophile magazine’s Recommended Components, it won a rating of Class A. Some reviews: http://www.audioreview.com/cat/amplification/amplifiers/musical-fidelity/a3cr/prd_124264_1583crx.aspx Pictures:
  12. If you are handy diy'er you cannot go wrong with troel gravessons 3 way classic standmounters. Apparently they blow away similar commercial designs costing over $10000 plus from all reports.
  13. theok

    Active Speakers

    I have a pair of Aktimate Blues purchased 4 years ago and they never cease to amaze me. Stunning sound qiality and all the analog and digital inputs you will ever need including a dedicated LFE subwoofer out. I have a yamaha ns sw1000 subwoofer hooked to these Aktimates. Brilliant combination. I tried the Kef ls50's in my home and the Aktimates sounded better in my setup. I think the Blues are on special right now for half price. Absolute bargain
  14. I have castle avons, I believe they are one model above the severns, same cabinets maybe mine are a little larger due to a larger 7" carbon fibre woofer. The avons are stunning speakers and the severns should also have similar sound signature. The bass was a little lean before adding an extra spacer between base plate and bottom of speaker cabinet(has down firing port). Bass is now just perfect,fast and tight. More bass is possible by adding extra spacers. The imaging and soundstage is sensational.