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  1. Mola Mola or Metrum Adagio. I have the Metrum and it is outstanding NOS. Heard the MM in another system and also very good. Had the Merlot at home for a while on audition. The Metrum a lot more natural to my ears.
  2. Hello - can you advise dimensions, weight, age etc.... Is this the Pagode?
  3. You will get it by Wed/Thurs. I was in the November batch and tracked it closely. You will be very surprised at what the ER does. I have it in a high end rig for HT and HIFI for streaming.
  4. Hello - can you pls advise where you purchased the cables from, age, how many owners etc... many thanks Andre
  5. Item: Purist Audio HDMI 1.5 Metre As new Location: Melbourne Price: 220 Item Condition: Excellent like new Reason for selling: NLR Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Hi - I am selling a Purist Audio HDMI - top audiophile brand cable. 1 owner, mint condition. 1.5 metre. Original packaging. Very cinematic colour and exceptional audio. Note the filter construction.This is a high end cable company with very expensive cables. Will sell for $220 AUD. Will include postage at this price. From their website - Purist Audio Design invested two years of research to develop a HDMI cable worthy of Purist's name! The Purist Audio Design HDMI Cable is an ultra-high performance, high bandwidth cable to meet today's high-definition needs! Whether your requirements are TrueHD and DTS HD for home theater, or SACD, DVD Audio for music, The Purist Audio Design HDMI Cable will deliver sound and picture brilliantly and accurately; immersing the individual in the experience! http://www.puristaudiodesign.com/Data/products/misc/hdmi.html Specifications: Design Goals: ULTRA High performance to cost ratio Conductor: Single crystal copper Shielding Level: Triple Gauge: 24 AWG Bandwidth: 340 Mhz (10.2 Gbps) HDMI Certified: Yes HDMI Spec.: 1.4 High Speed HDMI Compliant with all versions of HDMI: Yes CE Compliant: Yes Material Treatment: Triple (3x) Cryomag © Overall Diameter: 10 mm CL2 (In-WAll): Yes Supports TrueHD & DTS-HD Yes Supports SACD Yes Supports DVD Audio: Yes Pictures:
  6. Item: Dynaudio Centre Speaker Location: Melbourne Price: $900 or best offer Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: No longer required. Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: These are very high quality 6 ohm speakers (timbre switchable on rear) from Dynaudio Contour range. Purchased new and well looked after. Prefer local pick up or can deliver if reasonable distance from Melb CBD but can ship at buyers cost. Retail was $3,000. Pictures:
  7. Item: ALR Jordan Surround Speakers Location: Melbourne Price: $150 Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: Not used Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: These are superb little speakers that work very well as bookshelf as well. Made in Germany by very reputable audiophile brand. Purchased from Tivoli Hi Fi around 6 years ago. Retail was $1200. Prefer pick up or can deliver if reasonably close to CBD/Sth Eastern Suburbs. No Boxes. No interstate delivery. Pictures:
  8. Item: Gary Cawsey Interconnect. .75 m Location: Melbourne Price: $120 Item Condition: Very good Reason for selling: No longer required Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Excellent interconnect from the guru Gary Cawsey. Originally $440 Bought direct. Pictures:
  9. Item: LessLoss Audio 1.5 m XLR Homage to Time PRICE DROP Location: Melbourne Price: $390 Item Condition: Suit new buyer Reason for selling: No longer required Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Those who know LessLoss require no introduction to this very well built and reviewed interconnect. Purchased from Louis Motek from LessLoss direct for $1050 AUD. Exceptional cable. Pristine condition. Audiophile. https://www.monoandstereo.com/2016/07/lessloss-homage-to-time-xlr-balanced.html Can post Aus wide at buyers expense Pictures:
  10. I have seen the threads on the Hashimoto upgrade. They are very good transformers I bet. Not sure I would want to play around with electrics to be honest. Heavy Iron can sound very organic but also can sound a bit damped as well. Use a top quality power cable; stillpoints or Grand Prix Audio apex footers and a Furutech riser around the PC plug and you have something very special. I have a few Sboosters and there is no comparison. Not in the same ball park.
  11. Recently took delivery of the Uptone JS-2 power supply and it is a remarkable unit. My system is already tweaked to the eyeballs with Metrum, NAGRA and Tidal Audio supported by latest shunyata cabling and Furutech risers. Have played with a few power supplies for the source/SPDIF converter and Clock and the JS-2 is the best by a large margin. It adds a lot of scale, holographic imaging and detail to an otherwise very satisfying system. One that is a special mention is the speed of attack and the textured decay trails - brings music more to "life" and that quality that you seek so you can keep listening and immersed. The build and packaging is also first rate. Additionally, for those who are looking at DC powered servers or HTPC with low noise wattage profiles, the JS-2 is pretty much unbeatable given its amp ratings and voltage flexibility. ( two rails). Very highly recommended. I must also mention that Alex Crespi's service, knowledge and willingness to go the extra mile is extraordinary. I have purchased a few items from him and the quality of the communication and professionalism is excellent.
  12. Thanks for the responses. It is very difficult to get AV streaming hardware that suits us audiophiles. I do get an excellent result through reclocking the NVIDIA signal through an Empirical Audio Syncromesh. (via an older USB/SPDIF) converter. I have also played with Telstra TV box with SBooster PS, high quality HDMI cabling into a Cambridge bluray as the converter to SPDIF. It is surprising on what can be coaxed out here. The objective has been to get a hifi experience for home theatre - merging hifi and HT rigs. Quite tricky but a great experience when you watch and listen to live concerts. Youtube is a great platform as it is like Tidal and Spotify with Video.
  13. Its very difficult to get info on this so hoping some audiophiles may have an answer here. I use an NVIDIA Shield into cheapo USB to SPDIF converter (USB is the best audio output here as apposed to HDMI on this unit) and then into a Empirical Audio Sybchromesh reclocker and then a Metrum Dac. The SQ is exceptional but have been wanting to upgrade the USB/SPDIF converter to something more befitting such as a Mutec USB 3, Weiss 204 or Empirical Audio Offramp 5. Its been impossible to get an answer from Nvidia or the converter suppliers as to whether the USB is compatible. The Nvidia is USB3 UAC1. Android. The old copnverter off ebay I have works but dubious quality. Putting the question out there to anyone who has used the Nvidia Shield as a source for high end audio (youtube A/V streaming) and what converters work. Apparently most do not. Welcome thoughts!
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