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  1. On 20/07/2020 at 5:09 PM, Irek said:

    Maybe 1028 be were sometimes too much, that's why they replaced them with Kanta. Anyway I would prefer Kanta or Sopra over Harbeth, just my personal taste.  

    It is personal preference,however my focals had exactly the same sound signature as the focal miniutopia,i recognised the sameness in 10 seconds .Believe me i tried to make the 1028 work(to my taste)that's why i bought the vitus,thinking there was something wrong with my Devialet amp.I doubt that focal changed radically between series, wich harbeth you're comparing to?

  2. I'm happy that your findings mirror mine,it makes most bad recodings listenable and the good ones analog(natural).i think people get hang up on specifications too much,the specs are only a good staring point .The best dac I've ever heard is the AudioNote dac3 se.A simple black box with a couple of ins and outs .No digital displays or multicolor lights and 101 switches and buttons and switches. I think the ares2 comes  close to AN.as far as sound ,it could even be better .It's a long time since I heard it..We are trying to emulate art with technology. How would we measure one Stradivarius violin to another?

     

    I've owned wadia ,sonic frontiers,audio research, sony cd5es,some othes that don't come to mind

  3. The vitus you enquired on the for sale section would the best option in my opinion however if the  b&w sound as harsh as my previous focal 1028 be i would change the speakers as they make the biggest difference. The vitus is on the worm side according to some .To me it sounds completely neutral.My vitus doesn't have the dac board,so I'm using a denafrips Ares 2 and I'm extremely happy with my combination with Harbeth monitor 30.1

  4. Item Condition: Used Purchased from Secher hifi in May
    Shipping Options: Pickup available but audition is not available.,Shipping is available at agreed cost.
    Suburb or Town: Wantirna
    State: Victoria
    Payment Method: Cash,PayPal
    Reason for selling: Nlr

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     Purchased in May from George together with the Vitus amp as i didn't have a digital front end after moving the Devialet to my second system. It's been reliable and good sounding as well. You can find lots of information on the net,the remote has volume control so you can use it as a pream in a fully digital system. I found that using the ballanced outputs give the best results,wich mirrors the specifications documentation. It has a headphone output wich apparently is very good (i haven't tried that feature)There are digital filters and lots of other features.it comes with all the packaging 

     

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  5. Hello. I just purchased these speakers and I'm really impressed with the performance. I got them without auditing and when i hooked them up at home  they sound very close to my Harbeth monitor 30.1 when run by Vitus ri100.Especially the midrange for wich Harbeth are famous for. Can anybody identifythe model and maybe specs?They are missing the labels at rhe back,there's only  the Orpheus badge on the front grills.

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  6. Item Condition: Used
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    Suburb or Town: Wantirna 3152
    State: Victoria
    Payment Method: Cash,PayPal
    Reason for selling: Nlr

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     Set of surround speakers including Kef reference centre channel bywireable (very good sounding i compared it with many other speakers)and a set of four Kef satellite speaker(uniQ design same.as the centre channel)that.can be positioned horisontal vertical or even on the wall.Some.scraches and marks on all of them but working fine.Pick up prefered but i can pack and send at buyers risk and expense.
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  7. Item Condition: Used
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    Suburb or Town: Wantirna 3152
    State: Victoria
    Payment Method: Cash,PayPal
    Reason for selling: Nlr

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     Good working condition,one of the early seven channel amps (it has 5 channels plus front ambience)plus you can connect two centre chanels or a bywired one and provision for two subwoofers, pre in main out and phonostage. Some scratches and marks on the wood trims but generally presentable. I don't have the original remote but i will supply a Logitech remote programmed for the Yamaha amp.No box or manual and the amp is approximately kg30 so would prefer pickup. I can pack and send at buyers risk and expense.This amp sounds very good and you can find many glowing reviews on the net.See my other ad for ser of Kef surround speakers 
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  8. Item Condition: Used
    Shipping Options: Pickup available but audition is not available.,Shipping is included in price.
    Suburb or Town: Wantirna 3152
    State: Victoria
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    Reason for selling: Nlr

    One of the first of the alpha series and the most powerful integrated amplifier.Serviced ,byased by Dallas (of Clarke audio),he mentioned that the circuit design is similar to the Vitus amplifier ,everything working as should. I think it's rated at 160 or 170 watts @ 8 ohms.It is an Australian voltage amp,no need for stepdown transformer,good phonostage apparently (never used).Some small scratches as per pictures. No box but i can pack and send at buyers expense and risk.It weighs 18kg
     
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  9. Running focal electra 1028 with Devialet expert 120,connected with van den hull speaker cables  it sounded brash strident,fatiguing.Changed to esoteric thick cables dark,rolled off top(too much) muddy mixed up mids and floppy bass.As a last resort i invested in some hexlink cardas cables and that ABSOLUTELY fixed the sound.It sound louder? Better defined better separation,and it sounds MUSICAL..I am a happy camper.The Devialet IS very revealing and fussy ,don't believe otherwise.Now I'm just curious what the new top of the range cardas would be like.

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