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  1. Seeking recommendations for an integrated amp to drive my Whatmough P25 speakers. Must have Bluetooth and 2 x Optical In. Budget: $2k (ish) Upgrading from Onkyo A-9030
  2. I've got a Cambridge Audio DacMagic (not the plus). Ideally I'd prefer to have one component fewer in my setup. How much does one need to spend on an integrated amp to get an internal DAC that at least equals the DacMagic?
  3. Interesting. Not heard of Quad before - enjoying reading about them. Nice looking units!
  4. Since my original post I have also come to this conclusion.. The fact that I can achieve my A/V requirements via Optical In, has led me to move more towards the idea of an integrated amp. So yes. ~$1500 integrated amp. 2 x Optical In, and Bluetooth. That's where I'm at currently.
  5. In earlier posts, my amp has been identified as the weak link in my setup, so I'm looking to buy an integrated amp to upgrade from my Onkyo A-9030. My current setup (slightly different from linked post above): Turntable: Technics SL1200MK2 Phono preamp: Graham Slee Reflex M Amp: Onkyo A-9030 CD Player: Marantz CD-5004 DAC: Cambridge Audio DAC Magic Speakers: Whatmough P25 I'm happy to spend ~$1500 on a new amp - but can be convinced to stretch. It needs to have 2 x Optical In and Bluetooth. Even better if I can use it to
  6. My main setup is primarily for music listening - but I do want to plug the TV, Gaming device, Blu Ray Player into the system as well. Speakers are in a 2.0 setup with no intention to move to surround sound anytime soon. My current amp is an Onkyo A-9030 (https://www.intl.onkyo.com/products/hi-fi_components/amplifiers/a-9030/) which doesn't have the digital connections - so I find myself connecting the sound from the blu-ray and tv via an optical cable to my DAC (Cambridge Audio DacMagic). I'd like to update my amp to try and simplify things a bit. I find myself dra
  7. @BATMAQN @Benny G - saw your responses to a previous WTB request, so hope you don't mind the tag here
  8. Admin, please close this out. Thanks
  9. (Found outside of SNA) Item: Technics SL1200 Turntable Price Range: ~$700-1000 (depending on model and condition) Item Condition: Used Extra Info: Trying my luck. Looking for a well looked after (and preferably recently serviced) Technics SL1200 turntable. Prefer a unit that's been bit of a homebody and not been out clubbing too much, with dust cover and already converted to 240V. Am open to which model depending on what comes up. (Also happy to hear from people wanting to move on a new model 1200/10GR, for more $$ of course) I'm in Melbour
  10. Am definitely feeling this. Given the wait to get in, and then for the actual service time... half makes me want to buy a second TT for such emergencies 😁
  11. I've just counted... Between my audio gear / TV / Blu-ray / wi-fi extender and my kids gaming gear, I have 13 devices currently plugged into 3 power boards on the same wall. I'd like to think that others might have similar. So how do you manage this in terms of using power boards vs getting a heap of power-points installed into the wall? Has anyone here actually done the latter? My first thought is that getting (say) 2 x 8 point power-boards would cut down the number of power-boards from 3 to 2. This would also allow me to potentially separate my audio gear onto one
  12. Item: 50-55" Samsung TV Price Range: ~$500 Item Condition: Used Extra Info: I'm looking for a TV for my kids playroom. Curious to see what I can get for my estimated price range. Preferably Samsung given positive experiences in the past, but am happy to entertain alternative proposals. Cheers. Please don't forget to report your post as FOUND when possible. (You can now delete this text).
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