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  1. Congrats in your built. I am curious about the B1 pre DIY and wonder how easy was to source the components?
  2. They do look like very nice cabinets. Coincidentally I am visiting Stephen at TSA later in the week to discuss a rack build. Wow, that's a great coincidence. Stephen is a really nice and knowledgeable guy. And he offers a great service too. Sometime after I got those speakers I wanted to get a pair of OTL tube monoblocks from him, but sadly I can't have two audio systems at home. Good luck with your rack build!
  3. Yes, same cabinet builder. Excellent quality products. But note that the Megalong is offered with the less expensive 10 inch Anilco driver instead of the premium neodymium.
  4. Not any more. They used to be available but they were discontinued around March 2015. The page backup in the Wayback machine shows them listed for the last time around that date. https://web.archive.org/web/20150310145910/http://www.commonsenseaudio.com/nirvana.html What I was told by the manufacturer was that the 10 inch had the same neodymium magnet as the 12 inch (same size, weight etc), but its lower price didn't offered good economics for them. They preferred to sell that magnet in the 12 inch as a higher price. It is unfortunate that they discontinued them as that amount of magnet driving a smaller cone offered best balance in terms of bass control, detail and efficiency.
  5. Item: High efficient, full range speaker, ideal for tube amps. Location: Brisbane Price: 2500, Pickup only, cash on pickup. Item Condition: Excellent (9 / 10) Reason for selling: I built a multipurpose, family friendly audio system for my main room and have not space for a specialized second system. Payment Method: Pickup - Cash only Extra Info: If you are into SET Class A tube amps, or have a high quality, low powered solid circuit amp (like a Pass Labs First Watts amp) or simply are sensitive to timing misalignment of speakers with crossovers, this is one of the best speakers at this price point. This particular model is equipped with a 10 inch Neodymium driver from Audionirvana (discontinued due to its high price) that produces a rich aural image due to an extraordinarily timing qualities of a single point source on each channel. The result, for well recorded music, is incredible imaging and a breathtaking width of sound stage. The cabinet is hand made in a beautiful rosewood with satin and oil finish. Retail price is just over $4000 Cabinet: 975 (h) x 325(w) x 315 (d) Displacement: 70 litres Weight: 24 kg Driver: Magnet weight: 862g Efficiency (1W @ 1m) >99dB Freq Range: 37 - 20,000 Voice Coil: 35mm, Power (rms): 30W Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  6. I had the Kef LS50 passive and won't recommend them for nearfield listening - at least not for desk configurations. Upper midrange got too piercing for me on high res tracks. Also, they are really picky with position and stands. Thanks for mentioning the Vienna Acoustics Haydn Grand se, I will have a look at them.
  7. Yes, it is a major factor for me. And I will add simplicity and the size factor. I used to have a set up made by separates that should be turned on and off in a specific way. So many power cables I remember! Now I am using one-box solution. One power cable + speakers cable. And the headphone cable when I connect them. Very clean and aesthetically pleasant. One button to turn it on and one button to turn it off and as the OP says, it is really quick to make a playlist mixing files from my NAS and from various streaming services.
  8. I can describe myself as a half audiophile -as, sometimes I like to listen how gear sounds - and half music lover - because sometimes I simply get lost in the music. My gear is entry level: A Simaudio ACE, powering a pair of full range speakers that I used to connect to a low powered tube amp. I also like headphones and have a Sony nw-wm1z to test them. That's it for now
  9. Hi guys, I'm looking for a fast, transparent dap with airy bass and highs, and natural, non-coloured mids. Any ideas?
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