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  1. Excellent sound quality streamer/dac, especially via the ethernet connection. Very good condition with one very small paint chip on one side (appears white in photo). Rate it 8/10 purely on account of the chip. No original box but will pack double boxed for transport. Includes a downloaded manual, remote and standard power cord. I can also throw in some reasonable silver coated copper interconnects if required. I can't recall the manufacturer of the interconnects but they look like LAT and I got them from the USA. Free local pick up or can send via Sendle, Auspost or Courier at your expense. Auspost (max) $41.00, Sendle $29.95 (est), Courier (est) – $22.95 (no warranty), $27.00 with warranty for $100.00. Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  2. I'm not interested in paying an annual sub for Roon as I don't need all the artist details etc. All I want is an app that can logically catalogue classical albums I have saved in Tidal My Collection or at the very least provide a decent search function.
  3. Hi Marc I had read the review but it didn't really tell me how Essentials lists classical albums saved in Tidal My Collection nor does it indicate what search options it has.
  4. Does anyone have experience with the above server or more particularly the Roon Essentials software that the server uses? I want to know how the app lists classical music in the Tidal My Collection and whether there is a search function for My Collection. I am thinking of ditching my Cambridge Audio CXN because of the apps but not the sound quality, which is excellent. I would welcome suggestions for alternative streamers that use apps which have a clue about listing classical music, particularly those without a DAC as I will be using my Pure Audio Lotus 5DAC
  5. Item: Bel Canto S300 Class D Power Amplified Location: Shell Cove NSW Price: $900 Item Condition: Very good. Reason for selling: upgraded to tube amplifier Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: 150 wpc dual mono and has fully balanced and RCA inputs. This amplifier is not the standard model but has been modified by Underwood HiFi in the USA. This modification was designed by Chris Johnson, former President of Sonic Frontiers. The result is a more natural sounding and life like sound, more detail and a wider, deeper soundstage. For full details of the modification see photo. The amp is dual voltage 100-120v and 220-240v and is in excellent condition with no marks or scratches visible and comes with the original manual but no original box. Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  6. Sorry previous message looks odd. Will repeat offer of $50 including postage to Shell Cove NSW
  7. Interested but what do you mean that plastic caps have been replaced? Also will you post to NSW?
  8. I guess it depends on the rest of the system. My comments are based on use with tube pre and power amps and a tube CD player and the match with the Pure Audio Labs Lotus 5 is to my ears close to ideal.
  9. Assuming equal quality cables are used which gives you the best sound quality when connecting a Streamer to a DAC?
  10. IMHO Pure Audio Lotus 5 beats all DACS at any where near it's price range. It uses ESS 3098 Pro chips and is revealing but not overly analytical and it really gets you closer to the music than any DAC I have heard.
  11. Has anyone got any experience of the Pure Audio Lotus 5 DAC? I notice than a US reviewer rated it as superior to the more expensive Auralic Vega.
  12. I've asked this question on Audiogon but I thought I'd try opinions closer to home. I have an Exemplar/Denon3910 CD player ( a Denon player modified at great cost by John Tucker in the USA) and a Cambridge Audio CXN Streamer. I'm thinking of buying an Mhdt Orchid dac but wonder if I will hear a difference or rather an improvement. I've previously tried a Topping D50 and heard no difference at all so a bit cynical about external dacs. Any thoughts?
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