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  1. That’s what I thought but clarification from Clay is that the switch is for grounding with rca output to reduce hum. Clay said likely SQ reduction thru xlr when both connected.
  2. Thanks Hayo, DAC is the Gieseler Fein II Leaning towards Config 2 also after speaking to fellow SNAer today. He believes I will get colouration with Config 1. Will just deal with cable switching as required.
  3. I have a tube integrated amp (RCA inputs only) arriving in a few days and have 2 possible configurations , both having pros and cons. Config 1 - DAC > XLR > Headphone Amp > RCA > Amp Pro - Config 2 Con avoided - volume control from either DAC or Auralic - speakers and headphones can be used at same time Con - Possible SQ issues from 3 pre-amps in the chain Config 2 - DAC (both XLR & RCA outs) > RCA > Amp & > XLR > Headphone Amp Pro - bypasses headphone amp for direct line to integrated - volume control from DAC Con - not recommended to have both XLR and RCA outs for DAC at the same time (possible sound degradation from XLR) Both DAC and Headphone Amp are variable outs only. My question... Will config 1 have SQ issues/degradation/colouring by essentially having 3 pre-amps (DAC pre(digital)/Auralic Pre(analog)/Integrated Pre(analog)) in the same chain or should I put up with the inconvenience & just disconnect XLR / RCA in Config 2 as required to avoid possible SQ issues? Thanks for reading and I hope it makes sense!!!
  4. No more PMs for now please mjledme was first in. Others have been notified of 'in line' order
  5. No more PMs for now please sinistera was first in. Others have been notified of 'in line' order
  6. No more PMs for now please sonorlink was first in. Others have been notified of 'in line' order
  7. Item: AQ Jitterbug Location: Perth Price: $50 posted Item Condition: Very Good Reason for selling: NLR Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  8. Item: Jas Audio Power Strip Location: Perth Price: $100 plus postage/fees Item Condition: Good - A few light scratches/scuffs Reason for selling: NLR Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Quality power bank with copper wiring internally. Solid unit at over 1.5kg. No cables included. Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  9. Item: Grado Reference Platinum Cartridge Location: Perth Price: $140 FIRM plus $10 postage if required. Item Condition: Approx 250hrs Reason for selling: NLR Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: This is back on the market as the previous 'buyer' has not responded to a recent PM after I held it whilst he was overseas. Excellent condition. I am the second owner after buying this with a Thorens TT. I have since made upgrades and this is in the draw collecting dust. This retails for $509. Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  10. Thank you gentlemen. I will run with Steve's 'advice' that my amp, being 240v, will be relatively safe. Unlikely to do any electrical upgrades to the apartment so will look at putting something at the front of the chain at some point to ensure a 'steady' 240.
  11. Keen on some feedback from anyone that can shed light on the power issues in Perth when it comes to protecting a tube amp. I have just purchased my first tube amp (Weston Acoustics Topaz) and have heard that the fluctuating Perth power can cause damage. I am currently using 2x Thor smart filter 8s and want to know if this is sufficient protection or should I consider getting a Thor PS10 before the amp arrives.
  12. I'm thrilled that you're not in the country zenikoy!
  13. I would take this in a heartbeat if only you would freight to Perth!
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