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  1. Bee-Fizzle

    Floorstanders with inbuilt active subs

    Goldenear and deftech are both superb with built in subs. The goldenear designer left deftech to start goldenear. You won't get as much slam with a built-in sub as with a separate one but still great in a small to medium room with even bass response much easier to achieve. Deftech speakers seem to come up fairly regularly second hand on gum tree. Better imaging and a more sparkly treble from the goldenears but otherwise tonally similar. No other suggestions in your price range though, sorry.
  2. Beautiful looking system! Good luck with the sale!
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    Bluesound Node 2i

    Been trying to figure this out myself. I run an external dac from my sonos and am looking to upgrade to a better streamer. Really like the look and feel of the BS stuff but would rather buy a BSN2 second hand than a 2i new if there will be no discernible change in SQ between the two when running an external DAC. Update here if you find any information this!
  4. Item: Arcam SonLink DAC for Sonos Connect Location: Perth Price: $210 Item Condition: Good, but no box. Reason for selling: NLR Payment Method: Pickup/postage- Cash, Paypal. Bank Transfer Extra Info: The Sonlink is based on the well reviewed Arcam rLink DAC. Essentially the same DAC in a case designed to specifically match the Sonos Connect in style. It has served me well for many years and still functions perfectly but since my amp upgrade is sat doing nothing and it's time for it to go to a new home! Sonos Connect pictured for illustration purpose only and not included in sale. I dont have the original box anymore but will package securely and send anywhere in Australia included in the $210 by recorded delivery. Pictures:
  5. Item: FS: Audioquest Type 4 Hyperlitz 2.5m Pair (Factory terminated) Location: Perth Price: $180 inc recorded shipping anywhere mainland Australia Item Condition: 8/10 Reason for selling: Too short for my setup Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal (friends transfer), bank transfer Extra Info: Purchased from Gumtree, unfortunately I underestimated the length between my amp and speakers!! They are not gonna work for and have to go! They are in great condition, factory terminated, with audioquest boots and heavy duty 'z' banana plugs. I just de-ox'd them for good measure too. The cables are solid copper so I will post them in a box to ensure they arrive safely and don't get manhandled by the postie! Cheers. Brendon. Brendon. Pictures:
  6. Love mine too! Awesome amp, haven't tried with an external dac or balances inputs yet, but that's my next upgrade. Good luck with the sale!
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    Kickass passive soundbars

    The Goldenear Supercinema 3d speakers have inbuilt cross talk cancellation to improve separation between right and left channels. It works very effectively. Having 3 centre channels so close would have a very confined sonic image and may be quite muddled. I suspect (although I don't have any direct experience of this) that they would be quite difficult to integrate with the rears to give a really seamless surround sound experience. Having them upright if you can, will work much better, improving separation as the sound will be coming from a vertical and narrower point source, increasing sound stage height and presenting a wider and more focused sound stage.
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    SOLD: FS: Moon by Simaudio 220i Integrated Amplifier

    Recently purchased a 340i, first introduction to Simaudio Moon gear, if the 220i sounds anything like the 340i then it's a bargain especially at your advertised price. GLWTS!
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    REL T7 (Old) vs REL T-7i (New)

    Hi Volkan, I'd say this depends more on your speakers than anything else. The T7i is a bit faster than the T7, but otherwise very similar in terms of sound and depth. If your drivers are very small (under 6") then you may find the t7i will be easier to integrate with your system, but I don't think you can go wrong with either. I used to work in the industry and sold more t7s than any other sub. Rock solid in a small to medium room with bookshelf or small floorstanders. Other comparable option but costing more second hand is the B AND W PV1D.
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    Sonos Connect transport upgrade.

    Sounds like a very interesting piece of kit. Have you tried it with Roon? Can it run Roon Server, or can it function as a Roon end point if you have a server somewhere else? How do you rate it as a DAC? How does it sound? Would love to hear a bit more about it from your own experience.
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    Sonos Connect transport upgrade.

    Don't mind the box count if they are compact. Don't have room in the TV cabinet to add full size components though unfortunately. My wife is pretty cool with my hobby but draws the line at changing the furniture to suit!
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    Sonos Connect transport upgrade.

    Thanks for the recommendation, I see you are based in Perth. Would you be prepared to bring it up to mine for a listen? I'm based in Butler 6036. If you are please pm me with your phone number and let's see if we can't tee something up!
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    Help with best Preamp for my setup.

    Hi Jeremy, welcome to the forum! Im a relative newcomer here too, but you are posting in a very audiophile based forum centred largely around domestic and high end hi-fi. I could be wrong, but I don't think you'll find many gamers or recording engineers here. Your question may be more suited to the forums on computeraudiophile, home based music production or podcasting forums where people will have more experience of the type of gear you are talking about. Hopefully someone here can help, if not I hope you find what you are k looking for.
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    Sonos Connect transport upgrade.

    Thanks @Hi-Fi Whipped for bringing it back down to earth. Thanks to all of you for the input so far. Unfortunately the neo ace is a lot more than I want to spend at this point and the neo mind is a lot of money to spend on a streamer if I'm just going to continue to use the existing DAC on the 340i. I'd love to get the Qutest, (or maybe even a 2Qute at a knock down price) like others are saying here I feel that the DAC is the weak point in an otherwise very capable system. i like the look of the SOTM SMS200 but again I think I would get greater SQ bang for buck by upgrading to an external DAC first. Based on the reviews of the Node 2i I'm wondering if that may be an upgrade over the internal DAC on the Moon. Like I said earlier I don't mind paying for the Node 2i from a dealer if it will bring a notable SQ improvement, but I'd rather buy a second hand Node 2 if it's not going to provide anything extra when I'm using the external DAC or the Moon. There doesn't seem to be any difference between the two when you take the Node DAC out of the equation, but I may have missed something? Also considering a Micro or Ultra Rendu. I like the idea of Chromecast built in functionality though as it allows native control from many more music apps. Are there any other items I should be considering? Max budget is $2200 for the DAC or $1200 for the streaming transport. The less I manage to spend on one, the more I have to spend on the other (with a little break to save up in between).