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  1. Def keen to hear about how the 4.8 sounds compared to this one? How was the 4.5 compared to the 3s? The 3s seem to have a lot of circuitry in them!
  2. Item: Canary Audio CA-601 Mk II Preamplifier, approximately 12 years old, zero problems. Location: Brunswick, Melbourne – will ship interstate, have original packaging & boxes. Price: $650 PRICE DROP! Item Condition: This item is in near excellent condition the usual wear and tear – a small scratch on the top grill as can be seen in pics. The lovely gold Fascia has no visible marks to the eye and it and the preamp operates perfectly. I have the original packaging so I can post anywhere in Australia. Although I only have a few posts in the stereonet community I have over 1200 positive feedbacks on ebay under the same user name: https://feedback.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewFeedback2&userid=punkterfuge I'm also happy to chat about it on the phone to negotiate delivery to prospective interstate buyers etc. The specs can be seen here: http://www.canaryaudio.com/601.html Reason for selling: Side-graded to Electrocompaniet preamp. Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  3. Yeah, I should probably look into that. Thanks.
  4. Yeah, I've seen those and they def would be better than cheap ones! The other ones I'm thinking about are these ones: https://www.moon-audio.com/moon-audio-rca-xlr-adapters.html The cardas ones would be the best but are too expensive. I'm a bit hesitant because I've used inline attenuators before, which theoretically shouldn't change the sound, but always did!
  5. I think it really depends on the gear and if a true differential balanced design has been implemented. For example, chord and a lot of musical fidelity stuff don't do balanced, as they think it's unnecessary. I run Electrocompaniet and the difference is night and day! as they run true balanced circuits. Anyone know where I can get a good RCA to XLR (male) adaptor or interconnect? I need to run a single ended valve pre into a balanced solid state power amp until I upgrade the pre at some point. I can get cheap ones from any music store or online, but I'm worried they'll degrade the sound quality. I've found some Cardas ones, but they're pretty expensive. Something in between would be nice if anyone has any ideas? Thanks
  6. A very valvey sound but with a solid bass - I run the same setup with a an ec-4.6. Great seller too!
  7. This is still available! Don't know why someone hasn't snapped it up yet, pretty good price for what it is. Thanks @Pops110
  8. Item: Canary Audio CA-601 Mk II Preamplifier, approximately 12 years old, zero problems. Location: Brunswick, Melbourne – will ship interstate, have original packaging & boxes. Price: $750 firm - it is priced to sell as was $3000 when new. Item Condition: This item is in near excellent condition the usual wear and tear – a small scratch on the top grill as can be seen in pics. The lovely gold Fascia has no visible marks to the eye and it and the preamp operates perfectly. I have the original packaging so I can post anywhere in Australia. Although I only have a few posts in the stereonet community I have over 1200 positive feedbacks on ebay under the same user name: https://feedback.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewFeedback2&userid=punkterfuge I'm also happy to chat about it on the phone to negotiate delivery to prospective interstate buyers etc. The specs can be seen here: http://www.canaryaudio.com/601.html Reason for selling: Side-graded to Electrocompaniet preamp. Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: This is a beautiful sounding preamp that really has that valve magic, particularly in the lush mid-range. It uses two 6922’s and one 6CG7. Horns, piano and particularly vocals have a real liquidity to them that only valves can provide. The Treble is extended and not recessed and the bass is taut. For a valve pre, the sound is closer to neutral rather than overly rich and it responds really well to tube rolling, it ships with Sovteks 6922’s, which don’t have many hours on them as I was using Amperex 7308s, which I’m keeping for my headphone amp. Canary Audio gear is generally pretty high end and this is their entry level pre. I have been run it with mainly with Electrocompaniet amps and it has two pre outs for biamping and four inputs, all single ended. Full specs can be found on Canary Audio’s website: http://www.canaryaudio.com/601.html This brief review is from here: https://positive-feedback.com/Issue4/livingvoice.htm “The Canary 601-Mk-II preamp has a smooth, pleasing, musical balance. The music doesn’t wash over you with coloration, or hammer you with dynamics or hyper detail. Musical timbres are natural, and there is texture and body. The bass is very articulate and taut. In my system, this preamp sounded neither dark or bright. High-end details were extended and clean without sounding bright, sharp, or rounded off. With the Canary combo, the music comes across as just a little warmer and more atmospheric than with my solid state stuff. Musical timbres were very realistic, and I noticed no obvious coloration. Other tube amps and preamps might come across as more musical on first hearing, but I think this is due to their having more colorations.” Some more user reviews here: http://www.audioreview.com/product/amplification/preamplifiers/canary-audio/ca-601-mk-ii.html Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  9. Do these have to be soldered? Thanks
  10. G’day, I’ve been reading stereo.net for a while and it’s been really helpful, there’s a lot of knowledge and expertise in this community. The classifieds are great too, but quite dangerous as there is a large turnover where well-priced gear sells quickly! I find myself upgrading every 10 years and have just done so. Like a few others on here (@psychometrics1 @rockeater), I’ve got the Electrocompaniet bug! Especially, the older gear, where there is definitely a sacrifice of detail and resolution for warmth and musicality. I’m running an EC-4.6 preamp with a pair of AW-180 monoblocks and it’s pretty valvey for SS gear, but with some real slam and solid bass. I’m running these with a pair of Sonus Faber Electa that are about 35 years old but image beautifully, although they do get a bit lost with complex orchestral music – I’ll look for that in the next upgrade 😊 I’ve forgotten how well bookshelf speakers image! For sources, I’m running an Electrocompaniet ECD-1 DAC, which also follows the same signature of the older EC gear, as in it is not as detailed as some of the latest dacsbut still sounds so musical. I guess that’s the trade-off between high fidelity sound and musical reproduction. I guess audio to me is a kind of aesthetic of sound. I go to a lot of live music: classical, jazz, rock, punk, electronic and I like a sound that mimics my impression of that, which I know is not completely accurate. I also run a pro-ject classic turntable and have a commonwealth turntable that I’m looking to get a plinth built for. I use Audirvana on a Mac mini via a musical fidelity v-link 192 as a streaming transport into my dac and should probably update this at some stage, although I want to be able to hear a difference between this and something like an auralic if I do. Probably, my next purchases will be upgrading my speaker cables and then an MC phono cartridge. Before that I need to sell my Elac speakers, Canary valve pre and a couple of Electrocompaniet power amps, which I’ll advertise soon. Really happy to be joining the community – Cheers!
  11. No I mean the electa without the Amator, I have a pair.
  12. Is there a big difference between these and the electa?
  13. Does anyone have any suggestions for a tonearm for a commonwealth 12d? Budget? Not much experience with Idler drives but starting to research.
  14. I have a Commonwealth 12D that I bought a few years back and has been sitting in the cupboard. I'm thinking of getting a plinth built and getting it a tonearm etc. I love owning a bit of Australian audio history....but how well do these compare to a modern turntable, for example an oracle? Does anyone have any recommendations for a tonearm and how much I should spend?
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