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  1. yeh i use the adi2 pro, as an audio interface for recording at home. rme converters are the best. nothing i have used has even come close. even the ps audio stuff i have heard still doesnt compare to rme. someone should definitely get this
  2. also, if anyone is interested, this uses much of oppo parts, but with cambridge audio dacs. the sound quality of the cambridge audio dacs are much better compared to that of the oppo's for best sound quality, using rca's from the 7.1 or stereo outputs into the pre inputs on your avr/pre amp
  3. uses the same dacs as the cambridge audio dacmagic plus does. this is tempting as i already own one but want another for my second setup
  4. Item: kef 104/2 Price Range: Item Condition: good, hopefully refurbished Extra Info: looking to try new speakers this year in my system. everyone says that they should own a pair of these atleast once in their life. Please don't forget to report your post as FOUND when possible. (You can now delete this text).
  5. Item: mission 753 dark timber Price Range: Item Condition: good to great Extra Info: i have always loved the look of these speakers, hoping somebody in australia eventually has a pair they are willing to part with. wanting to try a bunch of different speakers this year. Please don't forget to report your post as FOUND when possible. (You can now delete this text).
  6. i agree about it looking better, however i googled the name you mentioned in your previous post and the psu looks like its a totally different level the topping dac has one capacitor and looks very simple where as the diy ones have about 8 and look like very decent bits of kit.
  7. Pricey! Would these be better quality than the gold plated elma rotary in parts connexion??
  8. Looks interesting, how much do you think the diy option would cost? My Dac has an extra addon linear supply but it is $170 on amazon
  9. So it's better than a 5v phone charger but not as good as a linear power supply?
  10. What does the cu stand for? Having trouble finding it?
  11. So what would be the best conductor for rca sockets/connectors? Brass? Copper? Rhodium plated copper? Gold plated copper? Silver plated copper? Some kind of plated brass?
  12. Yeh I just checked with my mm 241 on everything downstairs I might chuck a really long extension lead in tomorrow and see if it changes. My next door neighbour is a long time sparky, he's hooked me up. I just use an rfi emi blocker and soon to add a dc blocker. I should probably check the output of the rfi/emi blocker also as all eight outputs from that is feeding my system. I posted in another thread, I just changed out my dacs power supply, basically just a phone 5v 2a charger.. USB into the Dac 5v input with a portable phone charger. The different was sooooo unbelievable. Unfortunately I can't charge the portable charger at the same time as using it. I'm still shocked and wondering why it made such a difference
  13. Bi wiring seems like a waste of speaker cable.. I still do it for my second setup. Mainly because its longer run cables so my theory was it may lose less power by bi wiring I would like to try active bi amping. What I have done in the past is had two power amps which were identical and I had identical equalisers running from my pre outs through the equalisers and then into the power amps, one for lows and one for mid highs, that was some fun playing around with.. Far too much power for my needs considering the power amps were 350watt into 8ohm each. Now I use one for my main speakers, they have a relay output for another amp so I use that to the second one which powers my outdoor speakers. If you have good speakers with good crossovers.. I wouldn't worry about bi amping. The way I did mention works beautifully though, you get a real idea of how speaker separation works
  14. I'm using the topping d50. Yes I highly recommend it, I had the d50 which was stolen.. The d50 and d50s both have tiny led screens but the remote on the "s" helps alot if you plan on adding a pc in for USB at some point The strangest thing just happened.. I decided to run my topping d50s from a USB phone charger (a portable one) just to see if anything would change.... Ummm what the hell.. It sounds so so so much better than a wall charger? Can anyone explain this?
  15. 240 is fine. Check the output of your wall sockets. Will be somewhere between 225-245 anyway
  16. Can anyone else chime in? So the setup is pretty simple. Topping d50 dac/musical fidelity phono pre/Cambridge audios version of oppo udp105 > the "switch" via rca cables > yamaha p2200 power amp which has stepped attenuators. So the missing link at the moment is the switch. I make all my own rca, speaker cables and am pretty nifty like that so building something is not a problem. But which switch is best??
  17. This is such a good topic of debate. I am interested to hear others experience in this purpose. By using the analog rotary circuit I could always add volume later if I decide to change power amps. I understand the addition of adding the ground to the chassis. But as other have said, there could still be noise bleed from on channel to the next. I was hoping to build the switch in a 1rack unit size chassis. I actually have an old nad tuner that I could use, or just buy a new shmick one from ebay, having the runs so long are abit of a worry though. Which switch did you use audiofeline?
  18. With these relay style rca selectors I have noticed they need ac12v inputs? Is that for the led's I need someone to explain why a push button relay system would be better than a high quality rotary switch? I would have thought that 12v input would add noise. And the rca connectors do not look like audiophile grade ones that I have seen on ebay.
  19. Would the rca inputs in these kits be good? I see all sorts of fancy ones on ebay eg. Rhodium plates ect. Maybe I should start a poll. Hand wired analog rca switch vs push button relay analog switch.
  20. That was just a photo I found of somebody's diy project. Not something I have built. Now I am very interested in these kits as a better long term result for less money sounds like the best option. As far as the gain, I occasionally plug my Dac directly into the power amp and also my phono pre aswell. I haven't noticed a drop in volume but I can not say for sure. The sound quality improves quite alot though! So having the switch to be able to switch between the Dac, phono pre, cd player (which I intend to use rca outputs) and one more future unit. That's the plan. I would love two sets of rca outputs being able to output at the same time, though this is not extremely important
  21. OK, I didn't even realize that these things existed. The reason for the build is to replace my current preamp as my power amp luckily has two nice volume stepped attenuators on it. And bypassing a pre will give me a much higher/less coloured signal. I was considering building something like the photo attached. But you all think it's better to use one of the kits you mentioned ??
  22. Planning to build another rca switch. I want to use really good quality parts to avoid colouration. I am planning a 4 pair input and 2 pair output. I think this switch should be great. https://www.partsconnexion.com/SWITCH-73306.html I need some help sourcing high quality rca socket/terminals. And as far as wiring, I thought I should use the same belden cables as my rca cables that I have made? Also help finding a chassis. I would like it to be the same width as the rest of my gear so that it doesn't look out of place. But is longer cable runs going to be a problem? I have been looking at these chassis. https://www.evatco.com.au/1441-16bk3-black-steel-chassis And then just a knob for the switch.
  23. Item: yama rx v663 Location: sydney Price: $100 Item Condition: good Reason for selling: too many avr Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Pre ins/pre outs Not negotiable. No time wasters here is a link to specs https://www.cnet.com/products/yamaha-rx-v663/specs/ Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
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