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  1. Neowatcher

    FS: Yamaha RX-A820 Aventage

    Combination discount with the Dali Blue Series speaker set (see my other post): $1000 for the whole set.
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    FS: Dali Blue Series 5.1 speakers

    Combination discount with the Yamaha RX-A820 (see my other post): $1000 for the whole set.
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    FS: Dali Blue Series 5.1 speakers

    Found the manual: Dali blue if that helps.
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    FS: Dali Blue Series 5.1 speakers

    You can tilt the tweeter slightly for a small adjustment, but that is up to around 20 degrees. You might be right if you use the rear on a book shelve with the tweeter upwards, it affects the sound imaging.
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    FS: Dali Blue Series 5.1 speakers

    When placing the rear speakers on the wall, the tweeters will be facing downwards, projecting towards ear-level. You can use these rear speaker in a book-shelf but then you would put them upside down with the speakers facing upwards and with the grill mesh flipped. I've only taken a picture with them upside down such I would not damage the tweeter.
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    Rotel amps as a pre-amp

    @stereo coffee Thanks for the message. Now you got me really excited about LDRs. Seriously considering the DIY kit!
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    FS: Yamaha RX-A820 Aventage

    Thanks, @sillygogo1, you probably see something familiar back in the photos 🙂 Works a treat! I've also put a Dali 5.1 speaker set for sale, and I can probably do a combo deal if anyone is interested in both.
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    Rotel amps as a pre-amp

    Hmm, that's an idea. Perhaps a passive pre-amp might work for me then, like a Khozmo Acoustic? No tone-control (as pure as the artist intended), just a basic source selection and attenuator.
  9. Item: Dali Blue Series 5 speaker set (6006 front, C1000 center and R1000 rear) Location: Brisbane Price: $700 $650 ONO Item Condition: Very good condition, no marks. Reason for selling: Going to full stereo system, need the funds Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal( + fee), COD Only Extra Info: Good set of speakers, all with the same sound image. The front speakers can easily be used as stereo speakers as well and produce a nice warm sound. These are called 'Hobo Hifi - special edition', with the 6006 having an improved cross-over circuit from the high-end model, especially put together for Hobo Hifi (The Netherlands). Front speakers can be bi-wired or bi-amped. I had them bi-wired once with a NAD amplifier and noticed an improvement in depth. The two rear speakers are angled, such that they face inwards when you hang them on the wall (with the tweeter facing down). You can also use them as book-shelf speakers (with the tweeters facing up and flipping the mesh). Indication of price (but will not separate): * Front: $400 * Center: $100 * Rear: $200 I also have a Yamaha RX A820 for sale, and I can do a combo-deal for you! I do not have any boxes anymore, so pick-up only! Pictures:
  10. Item: Yamaha RX-A820 Aventage Location: Brisbane Price: $750 $650 Neg. - PICKUP ONLY Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: Moving to stereo setup only - need funds Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal (+ fee), COD Only Extra Info: Have not used it much in surround mode (perhaps only a dozen times). Mostly used as our daily radio listening. Never driven hard. One owner (2013), smoke-free home. Don't have the box anymore. pickup-only. Pictures:
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    Rotel amps as a pre-amp

    Just bought a rotel power-amp (Rotel RB-1552 MKii) from another SNA member to start building up my stereo system. I'm now looking into a pre-amp. Don't want one with all the bells and whistles, but a very simple one that only selects from 2 or three analogue sources (Phono, Tuner and Aux would for sure be enough for me) and basic volume control. I am not planning to use any digital sources other than one network player whith built-in DACs, so the pre-amp would only need to support analogue sources. Would it be perfectly fine to use a simple integrated-amp like a Rotel RA-10 in pre-amp mode, or is there any benefit in a dedicated Rotel pre-amp like a RC-1570 with too many inputs (like digital inputs and related circuitry) that I do not need. In the case of using an integrated amp as pre-amp, what model of integrated Rotel amp would you suggest (I prefer to stick with the Rotel brand), or would it not matter too much as I would not be using the amp section anyway.
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    Hi all, Probably going through a mid-life crisis as I am following my dream when I was in my twenties to have a good quality stereo system again. Moving away from a HT system now, as I am not using that anymore and focus more on stereo and music quality. As you all know, this is a fun and exciting, and hopefully not too expensive, path to follow. Just hope that my better half will appreciate the ride. Cheers