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DrMikeOz

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  1. I think all SE models get about 100 hours with Mr Abbas before they ship - at least I know my 2.3SE did. I’ve put another ~ 50 hours or so on it and it’s definitely opening up more (all the tubes were unused so that probably explains part of it)
  2. Can you just clarify if this is a Cirkus or Karousel ? your title says its a Cirkus Kit but the box shows its a Karousel Upgrade kit so I'm not sure
  3. if you ever decide to take a seaside holiday to Wollongong you're welcome to come and have a listen
  4. I've got the BB dual PCM 63K model (Day U SE) and the TD1541 model (2.3 SE) - I think the 1541 has a slight edge - a bit more weight to the instruments especially in the bass which may be due to the chip or the fact that the 2.3 SE has a tube rectifier as well - so hard to know. I can say I'm keeping both - either would make most people very happy and even having both to listen to side by side its probably mostly personal preference. I had the Holo Spring 2 Level 2 and can say its wasn't really comparable to me despite the cost being almost identical.
  5. This was mine and as @Gbicklesays it’s a killer DAC for the price - even more so after his upgrades.
  6. it's stopped my DAC Madness (tm) - i'm just really very happy with the way everything sounds with the Abbas gear. Maybe it reminds me of being a teenager in the 90s when these chips were more common, i don't know. But it just sounds 'right'. I wouldn't have discovered this without @MattyW's evangelism so thanks Matt!
  7. Hi all, I've currently got an Abbas DAC U SE (with dual PCM 63K) which I've paired with both a Mutec and with one of Abbas's USB to SPDIF convertors, and I'm waiting for my new 2.3SE to arrive - currently working its way through the Ukrainian postal system. I think the Mutec (just standard, I don't have an upgraded external clock like @MattyW) does have an edge over the Abbas SPDIF unit. Initially it was quite a big step up but I've been running the Abbas SPDIF for the last few weeks and as its now got about 40 or so hours on it, its really opened up. I think the most noticeable
  8. Further information: Digione Signature + Raspberry Pi 3B+ board and Allo's Nirvana PSU - add a case (or be like me and hide it in your rack) and you've got a fantastic streamer for DAC's that take SPDIF input. Selling because i've added one of Abbas Audio's USB -> SPDIF units to my chain so switched to a USBridge Signature player. Shipping Oz wide included in the price. https://www.allo.com/sparky/digione-signature.html https://www.allo.com/sparky/nirvana-smps.html Photos: PLEASE READ If you include any reference to pricin
  9. EL84 in 15WPC, Class AB push-pull, ultralinear, fixed bias, with Hammond 1650E output transformers made for me by Adam from Atrad audio in Wellington, NZ - see https://atrad-audio.co.nz/index.php/matariki-amplifier/ for details about the Matariki line. Each is made to the customers specs so mine has no tone controls as i didn't want them but does have a remote. Delivered in August 2020 and I paid $2500 + shipping + duty/GST. Fabulous sound, got that tube sweetness but still tight and controlled. The only reason for selling is that i've changed speakers due to a fabulous deal but unfortunat
  10. No worries. I’ve already got a digione so no need for a usbsig. if you change your mind let me know
  11. Further information: Linn Ittok VII arm - wiring redone in August 2019 by Harry @ Audio Genesis. Comes with matching Tangerine Audio solid machined arm board for ultimate performance. Shipping at buyers cost. Photos: PLEASE READ If you include any reference to pricing whatsoever in this section (excluding RRP), your ad will not be approved If you are advertising multiple items, you must post one bulk price only, or post seperate ads for each item If you don't include photographs of the actual item being sold, your ad will not b
  12. Item: allo shanti lps Price Range: $190 including shipping to NSW Item Condition: New or Used Extra Info:
  13. I have a custom built Matariki el84 amp similar to this https://atrad-audio.co.nz/index.php/matariki-amplifier/ message me if interested
  14. Further information: Selling off all my headphone gear - while it sounds good its just not playing nicely with my tinnitus so it's all got to go. Just over 3 months old, as new condition in box etc. Shipping included in price Photos: PLEASE READ If you are advertising multiple items, you must post one bulk price only, or post seperate ads for each item If you include any reference to pricing whatsoever in this section (excluding RRP), your ad will not be approved If you don't include photographs of the actual item being sold, y
  15. Purchased in November from another SNA member to test with my Kitsune Phono Pre - I found it improved the soundstage but also added some noise to the pre which is normally silent so not a good fit for my system. https://hagerman-audio-labs.myshopify.com/products/piccolo2-mc-preamp The Piccolo is an MC headamp that provides a linear pre-gain for your MM phonostage. The active circuitry uses low noise matched discrete JFETs in a no-feedback gain and buffer configuration, offering very low noise and distortion. The sound is extremely neutral leaving no sonic signature. Bo
  16. Heard these a few months ago at @JulesOz place, fabulous sound with a massive soundstage for speakers of their size. They also look like they have just come out of the box
  17. Selling my excellent Gigabyte 1080ti card - my new 3080 has arrived so this is surplus to requirements - running perfectly when it was removed from my system on the 22nd December. Still an amazing card for the money in 2020 that can play pretty much any game at 1440p with high FPS and some games at 4k with similar or better performance than a 2070 super (https://www.techspot.com/review/1907-geforce-1080-ti-vs-rtx-2070-super-vs-radeon-5700-xt/) and a 2080. Comes with original box etc and shipping via courier included in the price. I'm also selling a Ryzen
  18. Purchased in November from another SNA member to test with my Kitsune Phono Pre - I found it improved the soundstage but also added some noise to the pre which is normally silent so not a good fit for my system. https://hagerman-audio-labs.myshopify.com/products/piccolo2-mc-preamp The Piccolo is an MC headamp that provides a linear pre-gain for your MM phonostage. The active circuitry uses low noise matched discrete JFETs in a no-feedback gain and buffer configuration, offering very low noise and distortion. The sound is extremely neutral leaving no sonic signature. Bo
  19. Selling off all my headphone gear - while it sounds good its just not playing nicely with my tinnitus so it's all got to go. Fabulous little headphone amp - i could not tell the difference in sound quality between it and SMSL SP200 which is saying a lot given the price. TI 1656 Op Amp Based Design Impedance 16ohms-600ohms RCA / XLR Inputs (Selectable) 1/4" Stereo Output https://geshelli.com/shop/ols/products/archel2-pro-amp-metal-case Reviews and owners experiences: https://tlrtechnology.com/2020/01/22/shut-up-a
  20. Further information: Selling off all my headphone gear - while it sounds good its just not playing nicely with my tinnitus so it's all got to go. Just over 3 months old, as new condition in box etc. Shipping included in price Photos: PLEASE READ If you are advertising multiple items, you must post one bulk price only, or post seperate ads for each item If you include any reference to pricing whatsoever in this section (excluding RRP), your ad will not be approved If you don't include photographs of the actual item being sold, y
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