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  1. Explain to me how I can download a lossless song over the internet, using WiFi out of an old router and it is still guaranteed to be bit-perfect. If you can explain that, then you'll know the benefits of "audiophile routers" are non-existent. Now I don't mind my fair share of snake oil, but this is going beyond the realm of possibility.
  2. Further information: The Onkyo TX-SR574 is a 7-channel amplifier with 80 watts per channel into 8 ohms. It features less than 0.08% total harmonic distortion (FTC rating) and WRAT (Wide Range Amplifier Technology) There are Linear PCM 192 kHz/24-bit D/A converters on all channels with powerful and highly accurate 32-bit DSP processingAudio/Video An adjustable crossover is also built in. Further info can be found in the manual: https://www.intl.onkyo.com/downloads/manuals/pdf/tx-sr574_manual_e.pdf Price includes shipping Australia Wide. Photos:
  3. Further information: Great sounding interconnect, more detailed and tighter bass compared to the canare cable I always test against. Shipping is included in the price. Photos:
  4. Further information: 3.5M terminated pair of The D – 352 HYBRID speaker cable. Connectors are chord Z plugs. This twin lead brown metallic colored speaker cable is designed to provide a very high transfer quality at a moderate price. Each lead is made of 296 x 0.15 mm. Matched Crystal (MC) high purity OFC strands with a dense and very pure silver coating. Covering the two conductors an extra layer saturated with Linear Structured Carbon ® is applied to improve the sonic performance and to transform the radiated magnetic field into an audio signal again. The cable jacket is made of our HULLIFLEX ® 3, a very flexible and mechanically superb insulation material. The resistance per lead is: 0.34 Ohm/100 meter. Total metal cross-section area for each conductor is 5.23 mm², equalling AWG 10. The capacitance between the 2 leads is: 32.5 pF/meter. The plus and minus leads are different in jacket-shape with printing in the flat middle section. Both properties are easy polarity-finders. Type printing at 25 cm. (10″) distance makes cutting of specified lengths very easy. Photos:
  5. Further information: This is the Cambridge Audio Azur 651W Poweramplifer. It is a fully balanced design throughout. MSRP is $1500 but dealers were selling it for $1350, so you're getting a little over 55% off. Has a neutral to bright leaning sound. Incredible detail retrieval and good layering/sound-stage. I was using this with my various Stax electrostatic headphones over the year or so i've owned it. Since gradually selling them all to downsize, I have no use for this anymore. I had this amp checked up and cleaned a few months ago, to make sure it was as good as new. Specs/Marketing: The Azur 651W is a two channel power amplifier, capable of producing 100W per channel into 8 Ohms or 150W per channel into 4 Ohms and with a frequency response of 5Hz – 80kHz +-1dB Immense power. Into 8 Ohms, the 651W outputs 100W per channel in stereo mode. Into 4 Ohms, this figure increases to 150W per channel! Toroidal transformer. The 651W uses an audiophile grade oversize toroidal transformer and substantial extruded heatsink to deliver perfect power, with extremely low distortion. Output transistors. Two pairs of high current output transistors per channel allow the 651W to drive almost any speaker with ease, with excellent bass response and dynamic control. Dual mono design. The 651W uses a clever dual mono amplifier design – this means that we take separate feeds from the large toroidal transformer and process the left and right channels separately, meaning that the 651W is effectively two mono block amplifiers put together in one chassis – this gives superior stereo imaging and sound-staging to the competition. Further improvements. By featuring both fully balanced XLR and unbalanced RCA analogue audio inputs, the 651W provides a versatile and high-end-friendly range of connections. Photos:
  6. They've almost been as good as new for 38 years. These headphones will outlive you and your children. It's truly a shame that Stax went bankrupt and got bought out by edifier. The newer models aren't even remotely comparable. Other than speaker fund, we're moving cities in a few months and my parents said stuff has to go. I recon I will miss them.
  7. Further information: This is the FiiO FH5 Hybrid IEM which has amazing, deep bass thanks to dynamic bass driver, with crystal clear highs. Low frequencies are deftly handled by a 10mm polymer nanocomposite dynamic driver, providing bass extension and quality beyond what you think is normally possible. Mid frequencies are produced by the Knowles ED30262 balanced armature driver, while high and ultra-high frequencies are created by the Knowles 31082 The stock cable has turned a greenish colour which doesn't affect sonic quality but I bought a 2.5mm replacement cable anyway. The replacement cable has a very nice, high quality braid to it as hasn't shown any signs of wear or use. Additionally, as the hard case isn't very portable and is meant more for transport then daily use, I ordered in the HB3 case from addicted. Total cost of this package is $645 Note: The Tips that are missing are the Tips that were used. There unused tips are: two sets of medium foam tips , Small and Large Balanced Tips, Medium Vocal Tips, Small Medium and Large bass tips. Photos:
  8. Further information: Selling my Canton ASF 75 SC Subwoofer as it hasn't had use since I have been too busy to watch movies. This was last for sale at $600AUD but Canton still sell it in Europe for 400 euro. The Subdude is also worth a little over $100 so its about 65% off MSRP, reflecting the cosmetic woofer damage. Also comes with a cheapo QED 4m+ RCA cable. Sound wise, it cleanly extends deep and is very powerful for its size. This sub can be shoved under a couch or other piece of furniture and also attached to a wall. Its size makes it very versatile for people without a great deal of space, or those who don't want a big block in their field of view. Photos:
  9. Further information: This is the Stax SR-5 Gold Electrostatic Ear speakers with an SRD-7 adapter for Earspeaker, modified by Geoff at Aurealis Audio. Has had a little over $200 in upgrades performed to it. The sound is quite breathtaking, the staging and speed only found with vintage Stax. These units are also far less prone to driver arcing, unlike the standard vintage Stax. Works very well for Jazz and Pop but exceptionally well with classical music. I ended up selling my focal clear at the time after owning this for about a week. They are, like many electrostats, bass shy but they respond very well to EQ if you require it. This particular model is a normal bias flat cable variant of the SR-5 released in 1982 with much better sound. These units were limited to 800 and most have not survived the years, yet alone in this condition. It is a 100V unit and I can throw in a standard step down if you require it. Selling for a lot less than what it cost me in the end. Photos:
  10. Further information: The current retail is around $2800 so this is a little under 40% of MSRP, to reflect the scratches. From the front/rear of the unit, it looks perfect and if you have this in a rack, you won't be seeing the scratches on top. Comes with the manual and remote control but no power cord was included. Selling as I want to get a vintage preamp to better match the aesthetics of my system. The EX Series is tuned to reproduce sound quality with balance mid and smooth extension in both ends, high and low extension. True Class-A biased, fully discrete input and output stages are the heart of the EX-P7. Rich in tonal quality, details, and high resolution. Silky smooth volume control thanks to the discrete R2R volume control, of which known for its precise and accurate volume adjustment with precision matched resistors. Photos:
  11. I'd take 5 x 2k pairs of speakers as this will allow me to listen to all of my speaker cables and tweaks at the same time. With only 2 pairs of speakers, at most with bi-amp binding posts, i can listen to 8 speaker cables and 8 power cables. 5 speakers however takes me up to 20 speaker cables and 20 power cables. The sound must be amazing with that high level of tweaking.
  12. I'm looking to transform my basic Van Den Hul 352 speaker cables to something more high end. I've noticed a lot of higher end cables use a mixture of white, black and rose quartz crystals. I'm considering running tubing along the 7mm middle of the VDH cable and filling it with crystals, but I simply can't find anything small enough that would fit. Wondering if anyone has experience with adding crystals to their DIY speaker cables. Also, I can't seem to find any wire splitters, like the metal thing you see on the thick speaker cables.
  13. Further information: This is a 13AWG OFC Sommer power cable. It has been in my system for roughly a year. It's great cable for source components and I have been very happy with it. Price includes shipping. Photos:
  14. Further information: Ella Fitzgerald's Ella At The Shrine album, only recently discovered after more than 60 years in the vaults of Verve Records, is widely available from today (22), as a single LP on standard weight black vinyl. The brief set was recorded at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on 21 January 1956. Photos:
  15. There's a few key issues. 1. USB Ports can be very noisy, this noise can be quite audible and I've experienced it myself. Higher end DACs can eliminate this, either like denafrips where the power pins are simply used as triggers, and switching sources disables the USB card. Or properly in like the holo may which has galvanic-ally isolated USB. 2. Windows generally have terrible sound drivers in the operating system level. These drivers have a noticeable affect on the sound. Linux has ALSA which is kernel level, which is why most DACs work out of the box on linux. This kernel level makes the playback more direct to hardware. 3. I'd have to find the article, but there are issues in the way audio is buffered before it's sent out to the DAC.
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