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  1. Not sure if you've heard of Tub's Audio... Toby of Tub's Audio is at Rocky Mountain Audio Fest showing his loudspeakers along with a Siggwan tone arm from Analog Intruments, and is using a Pureaudio Vinyl preamp. If you happen to be there drop by room 1021 and say hello. All three products are New Zealand made. http://www.tubsaudio.co.nz http://www.analoginstruments.co.nz http://www.pureaudio.co.nz/?page_id=37
  2. Hi Owen, Thanks for the prompt. I had not entered my signature since the forum software changed. Done now. Gary
  3. Agreed on the digital cable being terminated in an RCA, but the discussion is about audio signals... ie good old analogue. Impedance matching doesn't matter at all.
  4. "Voicing a balanced connection" bah humbug. Doesn't happen. Balanced connection in consumer audio will just sound different. There are several cases: 1/ The marketing solution, a bunch of opamps - will sound worse. 2/ The audio engineering solution, a complex discrete circuit - will sound different and probably still lose some detail and add unwanted colour. 3/ The transformer solution, arguably the best and likely to be musical - but damned expensive if done properly. And then you need to spend $$$ on balanced cables. "Impedance matching audio connections" bah humbug. Means nothing. There is no characteristic impedance to match in audio. All audio circuits terminate a signal originating from a low impedance with a high impedance. You want maximum voltage transfer. Matched impedances would mean signal loss. And the cables... they don't care. There is so much blind dogma surrounding balanced... Some reading here: http://www.pureaudio.co.nz/?page_id=270
  5. I have one that I just removed from a passive preamp. Built on Goldpoint modules using Vishay-Dale Mil-spec resistors. Probably a couple of hundred dollars worth....
  6. At Pureaudio we are working on a couple of new products. In order to ensure we produce the best result we decided to involve several people outside of the company in this project. We have two currently taking part and are looking for one additional. Involvement in part requires you to have a good quality audio system, and a little time to listen to sample product, and provide feedback. This is a micro sized crowd sourced development. There are significant benefits offered. Involvement will require a confidentiality agreement to be signed. We would give priority to someone located in Wellington, or within easy travel distance. PM me for details if you are interested.
  7. A beauty if you are thinking of building an amplifier.... http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=747558117
  8. Yes, very hard. Font size is small in Chrome here too.
  9. Thanks for the article Heathen. This all has to reverse sometime. Perhaps when the oil runs out?
  10. One of the Lightspeed claims is that it sounds good because it has no contacts. It will never go mainstream though as it uses cadmium and is therefore excluded from many markets.
  11. Mr W beat me to it. Thats what I would do. Its easier to make changes as you go.
  12. I think if you look in the catalogue of RS Components and other suppliers you will find a selection of products like that.
  13. Ask Marcus what he recommends. He was singing the praises of a kW pro amp to me a few weeks ago. Borrow something from him before you spend your money.
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