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  1. Harbeths and tubes 😀👍 Prima Luna Evolution 100 integrated would sound great with the Harbeths. (Especially with your music taste).
  2. Hi. I sell the GoldNote PH10 and I can only think of one person who after borrowing it - decided not to buy it. Most people try the optional power supply and buy that too. Carts used by the customers who have bought the PH10 include a range of MM and MC (old and current models) and all have reported a huge improvement in overall soundstage, dynamics, detail and speed as well as a greater enjoyment of their music emotionally. There are many, many fantastic reviews from many HiFi reviewers around the globe who have found the same. I would strongly suggest an in-home trial to hear for yourself.
  3. $850 is a good price for a serviced Technics. There is little chance that something new for that price could beat it. I would go for it - as they are decent sounding and reliable. You can certainly improve the sound later with a better cartridge.
  4. As others have suggested... MC carts are not always better... But to answer your question... The Rega Ania was designed for the Rega P6 and matches well for a nice, intimate quite fast sound... An Ortofon Quintet Bronze will be.full and tube like .. slightly dulled top end... Ortofon Quintet Black is both relatively fast and also quite smooth. The Rega Ania is dead easy to set up as you know the arm height is correct and with 3 point Rega alignment it is easy to accurately set it up minutes.
  5. Item: McIntosh MC601 Mono Block 600w Amplifiers (1 pr for Stereo) Location: Douglas HiFi - Perth Price: $16 900 the pair - shipping at buyer's expense (we have original cartons for safe shipping - they are over 50kg each when packed) Item Condition: 9/10 - 2nd Hand - Genuine Australian Stock Payment Method: Credit Card, Direct Deposit Extra Info: These present as new (and sound absolutely incredible!) With 600w rms of power on tap - these amps ensure that your speakers are getting enough serious, high grade power to sound at their best. (and with the famous McIntosh VU power meter - they look great too) . It is very rare for these to come up on the 2nd hand market - so be quick to grab an absolutely stunning bit of kit. (pics are of actual items) "The MC601 monoblock amplifier features the classic McIntosh design yet is timelessly handsome. It produces an extraordinary 600 watts of power – more than enough to drive virtually any loudspeaker. And thanks to our unique Autoformer™, this full 600 watts is delivered into 2, 4 or 8 ohm speakers. Like many of our other amplifiers, the MC601 employs our Quad Balanced design from input to output; this design cancels virtually all noise and distortion that may have snuck into the audio signal. As a result, the signal is still as clean as when it entered the amplifier – even when amplified to high levels. The MC601 is full of many other noted McIntosh technologies. Power Guard® will prevent harsh sounding clipping that could damage your speakers. Our patented Solid Cinch™ speaker binding posts ensure the best connection to all types of speaker cables for worry free operation. Our fuse-less short-circuit protection circuit Sentry Monitor™ disengages the output stage before current exceeds safe operating levels and then resets automatically when operating conditions return to normal. Inputs for both balanced cables and unbalanced cables are available to provide flexibility in connecting to the rest of your system. The alluring blue meter is not only a great conversation starter but also provides a fast and accurate reading of the amplifier’s power output."
  6. Hi Ken, Yes.. with an SUT you can use LOMC into an MM input (in fact - arguably that will sound better than many MC inputs). You will need to match the SUT to the cartridge you intend on using (gain and impedance wise) so choose cartridge first and then look for matching SUT. I am aware of Ortofon producing SUT options for their own cartridges... but I think they are a special order item in Australia. I've heard that the Bob's Devices SUT are custom made and sound great... https://www.bobsdevices.com If you end up with a Dybavector LOMC you could always look at the P75 phono stage they make as it is well priced, sounds great and matches their own carts very well. Good Luck 👍😀
  7. Item: Sony VPL-VW360es 4K HDR Projector - ExDemo - ONE only Location: Douglas HiFi Showroom - Osborne Park W.A. Price: $5950 Stereonet Price $10999 rrp Item Condition: Excellent - (do not have original box but can still organise safe shipping) Payment Method: Cash, Credit Card, Direct Deposit, Amex Extra Info: *** This is an ex-demo projector from our showroom and has done 2100 hours *** *** Comes with full warranty and a spare lamp *** Key Features Advanced 4K SXRD panel 1,500 lumens for high brightness Long-lasting lamp, upto 6000 hours* Native 4K resolution 4096 x 2160 (8.8 million pixels) HDR compatibility: every image comes to life Reality Creation - upscaling HD sources and DVD movies to near 4K Advance Iris, 200,000:1 dynamic contrast Bring the immersive excitement of true 4K cinematic images into every living space. This projector is in a contemporary premium white finish, the VPL-VW360ES Home Cinema projector makes a stylish addition to any interior. The VW360ES boasts full lens memory for enthusiasts using scope ratio screens, it is HDR 10 and HLG compatible, features Sony’s TRILUMINOS colour system for wider colours. The standout feature for the Sony VPL-VW360ES is the fact that it is a native 4K projector that uses 4096 x 2160 SXRD panels derived from Sony’s professional line of cinema projectors. This means that the VW360ES has a 17:9 aspect ratio but can easily accept Ultra HD 3840 x 2160 signals and display them correctly using a slight zoom within the projector. You can also display these natively, which leaves a border around the image, so we suggest using the 1.85:1 or 2.35:1 zoom that doesn’t affect the image resolution or quality. There is no doubting that the VW360ES is a home cinema thoroughbred with good brightness, superb colour reproduction and excellent sharpness with normal Blu-ray material as well as with native 4K material too. The VW360ES is a very good home cinema projector with excellent image quality in SDR but which also gives an excellent account of itself with the harder HDR format.
  8. Hi Tom, The Rega Aria is absolute overkill for the Exact Cartridge.. Most expensive phono stages are all about MC carts (the Exact is an MM). The Rega FONO MM would be great for now... however, if later on you changed to an MC cartridge you would then need to get a different phono pre. The Fono MM will sound much better than what is in the Marantz. Enjoy 😀
  9. Item: EMOTIVA XPA1 MonoBlock Amplifiers (1 pr) Location: DOUGLAS HIFI - 454 Scarborough Beach Rd, Osborne Park, W.A Price: $3798 (pr) STEREONET PRICE Item Condition: Open Box Special - Present as New Payment Method: Visa, Master, Direct Deposit Extra Info: *** Our Last pair of the classic Emotiva Reference Class Mono Block amps with switchable Class A/AB operation *** These Reference range MonoBlock amplifiers from Emotiva are a genuine powerhouse (600w RMS into 8 ohm, 1000w RMS into 4ohm!) and have the option of running in pure class A mode for the first 60w. These weigh over 30kg each (due to the massive toroidal transformers utilised for stable, high power, high current delivery). These two MonoBlocks are sequentially serial numbered units too! Due to the weight - local pick up is preferred - however, freight can be quoted on for delivery anywhere in Australia as we still have the packaging. More Info on our webpage : https://www.douglashifi.com.au/products/emotiva-xpa-1-monoblock-power-amplifier cc
  10. Hi All, move went smoothly We are now up n running in Osborne Park - Perth. 454 Scarborough Beach Rd Osborne Park
  11. The ProJect and Rega cards supplied with their turntables are what they consider correct alignment for the arm - this should be accurate enough. The fact you mention it does it across several cartridges and that you have tried several alignment tools.... I would take the turntable to a local HiFi store and pay them to align it... Take your problem records along with you and once they have set it up for you, have a listen. That way you can both check them on yours and also check your records on one of their turntables to ensure it is not groove damage on the record. You could also try a different phono stage, just in case it is partly due to the Marantz built in one. It is a nice turntable, and you have some nice cartridges... Good Luck sorting it out 👍
  12. **** OFFER EXPIRED **** Hi All, Douglas HiFi are having a quick flash sale on Bluesound and NAD. Orders must be received before Friday 13th, 2PM AWST https://www.douglashifi.com.au/collections/black-friday-13th-24-hour-specials-douglas-hifi *** ALL CURRENT MODELS OF NAD WILL BE 20% OFF RRP - PLEASE CONTACT US FOR MORE INFO *** AVAILABILITY IS LIMITED !!! E : sales@douglashifi.com.au
  13. Item: Dynaudio EMIT 20 Bookshelf Speakers Location: Douglas HiFi - Perth Price: $1020 ($1299 srp) Item Condition: Ex-Display 9.5/10 Payment Method: Mastercard, Visa, Direct Deposit, PayPal Extra Info: These are ex-display stock in excellent condition with full warranty and all original packaging and boxes. We are relocating and we are having a sale. One pair only available. The Emit M20 is ideal for small- to medium-sized rooms or anywhere where space is limited – such as on a bookshelf or sideboard. You get a 17cm mid/bass driver designed to fill mid-size and larger rooms. The 28mm soft-dome tweeter remains. The new Dynaudio Emit series is the latest model range from Dynaudio, and was conceived as an entry-level high-end loudspeaker series that incorporates an extraordinary level of technical innovation and performance capabilities in an attractive package that is suitable to most any level of amplification. The high-value Emit models are equally conducive to Hi-Fi or home theater system applications, and the speakers are relatively easy to drive and not at all difficult to position. Comprised of loudspeakers with relatively modest price points but exceptional performance capabilities, the Emit models realise a level of performance and value that is without peer in their respective price class.
  14. Item: EMOTIVA XPA-1 gen2 MONOBLOCK AMPS (pr) Location: Douglas HiFi Price: $3890pr ($4798 srp) Item Condition: Open Box Ex-Demo (Immaculate condition) Payment Method: Master, Visa, Amex, Direct Deposit, Cash Extra Info: This is the last of the big old-school Emotiva Monoblock amplifiers that run on a massive Toroidal transformer giving 60W rms of pure class A power with a smooth transition into 600W rms of class A/B (8ohm) ( the new models are a switch mode power supply and do not have a class A option) . These amps have sequential serial numbers and are ex-demo (with full warranty). Be quick and grab yourself some seriously back breakingly heavy big power amps to power nearly any speakers out there. Add a pair of XPA-1 Gen 2s to your system and treat yourself to total musicality, complete immersion, and effortless power. The XPA-1: Effortless power, refined. Topology: fully balanced, fully discrete, quad differential, ultra high current, short signal path selectable Class A/AB Number of channels per Amplifier: 1 Power output (0.1% THD): 1,000 watts RMS @ 4 ohms 600 watts RMS @ 8 ohms Rated power bandwidth: 20 Hz – 20 kHz +/- 0.07dB Frequency response: (-1 dB): 10Hz to 80kHz THD+N: <0.01% Signal to Noise Ratio: 1 watt: > 89 dB Full power: > 117 dB Damping Factor: >500 into 8 ohms Power Supply: 1,200VA toroidal transformer, 120,000uF filter capacitance Gain: 29 dB Input Impedance: 33 kohms (balanced) 23.5 kohms (unbalanced) Power Requirements: 115 VAC or 230 VAC +/- 10% @ 50/60 Hz (automatically switched) Size: unboxed: 17” wide x 7 3/4” high x 19” deep boxed: 23 1/2" wide x 12" high x 24 3/4" deep Weight: 73 lbs (84 lbs boxed)
  15. The Gold Note PH10 sounds great and has reviewed very, very well. https://www.goldnote.it/phono-stages/ph-10/ Adding the optional PS10 power supply raise it up a notch or two. I believe there will soon be an optional tube output stage add on as well.
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