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  1. Interesting. The Gold Lion has made a significant difference to the sound. More tightly focused bass, better imaging and more "air" around each instrument.....even the wife commented on how much better it sounds.....Guess the old valve was at the end of its useful life?
  2. Thanks for that. Are they any good?
  3. I replaced the rectifier valve in my recently acquired Modwright LS100 this morning. This was what was in it. Anyone identify it? Replaced with a Genalex Gold Lion which has made a very positive difference...
  4. Hi all. I've recently upgraded my preamp to a Modwright LS100 which is surely one sweet device. However, its shown up the inadequacies of my DAC - no real surprise there it is a Musical Fidelity V90. Don't get me wrong I still think its a great budget device but the rest of the system is now streets ahead of it. I'm looking for something accurate but not cold. It'll be used for streaming FLAC files from a PC via USB and digital audio via Toslink from the TV. Budget is up to $2k. Any suggestions??
  5. Thanks everyone for your input. I've decided to leave it as a single ended system........
  6. Thanks for that info. So how would one go about converting the non-balanced end to balanced.
  7. Hi all I recently acquired a Modwright LS100 which has an XLR input that "is wired unbalanced". Now having a background in pro audio I understand the difference but can't get my head around an XLR connection methodology with balanced XLRat one end (Project phonobox RS) and unbalanced XLR at the other. Can anyone out there bring me up to speed on how to tackle this?
  8. Apologies for the spelling mistake....
  9. Item: Plessey S1 80wpc integrated amp Location: Canberra Price: $600 plus shipping at cost Item Condition: As new - no scratches or dings Reason for selling: Upgraded to separates Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: I went into Len Wallis Audio in November 2016 with the intention of buying a valve amp but after auditioning a couple then listening to the Plessey I bought it and have never regretted it. Simple signal path with only an input selector (4 positions) and a volume control so distortion is kept to a minimum. Has a good headphone amp built in. This amp would suit someone getting started on the "mid-fi" journey or setting up a small or second system. I used it with inputs from a Rega TT via a phono pre, CD player and TV sound via a DAC. Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  10. I use a Denon Pro CD/MP3 player as transport for CD's connected via coax to a Musical Fidelity DAC. Works a treat but still doesn't sound as good as vinyl..... 😀
  11. Not much info around the net on these. One test suggested they were quite transparent and maybe tending towards a bit dry? Anyone owned this pre or heard one?
  12. Only other source is CD - Denon transport through a Musical Fidelity DAC. Sound is definitely smoother from that source, which is what makes me think cart.
  13. Hi all My current vinyl rig is a Rega P3 with upgraded 24V motor, aluminium sub-platter, arm spacer and thin rubber mat. Cart is an Ortofon 2M Blue and the rig runs through a Project Phonobox RS to a Plessis integrated amp. Speakers are Cabasse Bora's. The TT sits on an Ikea chopping board with squash ball feet. Lately I've been getting the urge to upgrade some parts of the system - particularly amp and cart. So its cart advice I'm looking for here. Let me start by saying I quite like the definition of the 2M Blue but it can get a little "strident" on some tracks. I put this down partly to the Cabasse speakers as they tend towards being slightly "toppy". The sound I'm looking for is detailed but not clinical, clean but not sterile and with good extension at both ends of the audio spectrum. Given all of that are there opinions out there about carts that might fill the bill? Thanks in advance
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