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  1. I wonder just how many people here have that problem with their AV purchases I am so thankful my new partner is a little more accommodating to my frequent purchases/sales than my ex-wife! Matt
  2. Yeah I bought a black, then a red, then a Chord Mojo. Each one was a subtle but definite step up. But moving from a standard DAC to a nice one is a pretty big change, I suspect driver problem somewhere. Matt
  3. I sold my Kenwood M1 & C1 reluctantly last year as they weren't getting used, but they are lovely, clear, & powerful mid 80s vintage amps. No one would regret buying them! Matt
  4. Further information: I think everyone here knows what these are. This fantastic little usb based headphone amp and DAC greatly improves the sound from your smart phone or PC, for a very small price. With a pc you just plug it in and connect your headphones, with a smart phone you need an extra cable depending on your device. It supports Tidal’s master audio format at 96khz with MQA which produces amazing sound. It is in very good condition, with just some minor marks and scratches. The only reason I’m moving it on is I upgraded to an even nicer headphone DAC. The sound improvement is addictive Pickup is in Morley. Thanks Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  5. Further information: This is a great little AV receiver that can fit in pretty much any cabinet due to its size, with a very sweet sound, and enough power (50W per channel at 8 ohms) to suit most speakers. I've just upgraded to a newer model of this same line, so it's time for this one to go. It's condition overall is very good, with just some light scratching essentially. I've got the remote, tuning microphone, and AM radio cable, but the FM cable and starter manual have disappeared, although it still seems to pick up FM radio stations ok without it anyway, and is easy enough to replace. All the manuals can be found online. The amp supports 2 separate zones (ie. 5.1 + 2), Audyssey MultEQ audio correction, 9 band equalisation, on-screen setup & smart app, ARC return, Internet radio, Airplay, and DNLA. It has 4 HDMI IN ports and Ethernet connection. Cinema formats supported include DTS Express, Dolby Digital EX, DTS-HD High Resolution, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-ES Discrete 6.1, DTS-ES Matrix 6.1, DTS 96/24, Dolby Pro Logic IIz, DTS Neo:6, DTS-HD, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pro Logic IIx (it does support height & width speakers, but has no Dolby Atmos). Audio formats supported include MP3, WAV, AAC, FLAC, Ogg, and WMA, with a 192kHz/24-bit DAC More info can be found on these reviews at https://www.trustedreviews.com/reviews/marantz-nr1602 and https://www.techradar.com/au/reviews/audio-visual/hi-fi-and-audio/receivers/marantz-nr1602-1032874/review, plus Marantz's own page at https://www.us.marantz.com/en-US/shop/avreceivers/nr1602?status=discontinue I'm happy to ship this receiver if you'd like, and local auditions are available. I've included actual pics of the unit plus promotional pics. Thanks Manufacturer Description Delivering optimum sound and network capability, the Marantz NR1602 7.1 Home Theater Receiver offers powerful performance in a Slim Line design. The receiver's comprehensive features include easy on-screen setup, an Ethernet port, four HDMI inputs, and playback of the latest hi-definition audio formats. The NR1602's advanced technology provides cutting-edge sound for all your movies and music. Interfaces-Ports HDMI Yes Number of HDMI Outputs 1 Number of Digital Coaxial Inputs 1 Number of HDMI Inputs 4 Number of Digital Optical Inputs 1 iPod Supported Yes USB Yes Technical Information Minimum Frequency Response 20 Hz Maximum Frequency Response 20 kHz Total Harmonic Distortion THD 0.1% Impedance 8 Ohm Network and Communication Ethernet Yes Audio RMS Output Power 350 W Sound System Dolby Digital Audio Channels 7.1 General Information Product Name NR1602 A/V Receiver Product Model NR1602 Manufacturer Website Address http://www.marantz.com Brand Name Marantz Product Type A/V Receiver Manufacturer Marantz Manufacturer Part Number NR1602 Power Description Operating Power Consumption 250 W Miscellaneous DLNA Certified Yes Physical Characteristics Weight Approximate 8.98 kg Width 441.2 mm Depth 368.3 mm Height 106.2 mm Colour Black Dimensions 106.2 mm (H): 441.2 mm (W): 368.3 mm (D) Tuner Frequency Band FM & AM Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  6. Hi Luke. I have a Chord Mojo in excellent condition, with a case, and all the original boxes etc., if you're still chasing one? I just don't use it enough as I have several headphone DACs. Matt
  7. Oh yeah if it's mixed for surround it makes sense. I just wondered why the standard for 5.1 had a centre in the first place though. Might trace back to the cinema setup, where it's a lot wider and a centre makes more sense so you can more realistically pass from left to right. I suspect I'm going to go for the Q250c in the end, although the fact I can currently get the Q650c slightly cheaper is making me think about it more Matt
  8. Yeah I toyed with that idea. I have always wondered why the centre speakers exists, given a good left and right setup should centre itself anyway, and my current setup already sounds great, it just doesn't do surround. But I just figured the experts must have designed it that way for a reason I did contemplate the wireless Egg wireless speakers as rears, but how on earth could you synch that up properly? Matt
  9. I'm pretty sure I can select that with the Marantz. That's a good tip, thanks Matt
  10. I've been running a stereo setup for the last 12 months or so using a Marantz NR-1602 7.1 channel amplifier and a pair of KEF Q350s I have on IsoAcoustic stands to each side of the TV (on top of the cabinet). I couldn't use speaker stands or floor standing speakers as my toddler was crawling then, and I didn't want to risk injury to him or the speakers. He's now a demon on legs, is into EVERYTHING, and I've had to give up on the dream of using my full size theatre setup again as my huge floor standers are just not safe for him. For some reason, he leaves the bookshelf speakers alone (my partner and other children have all been trained to keep him away from them too!). So, my current plan is to grab a KEF centre speaker, either the Q650c or the Q250c (which will sit on top of the cabinet, the TV raised on a stand to avoid obscuring vision), and add two E301 egg satellites at the rear. These satellites I will position on top of the kitchen island (about 1m above ear height on the sofa, so I'll have to somehow point them down a bit), so they're safe from my little guy. I should mention this is an open plan living room. The living area sits in front of the kitchen, with a wall to the left, the TV on a solid wall at the front, and on the right is the dining area. The sofa sits directly in front of the TV, with the kitchen behind. I got a bargain on the newer version of the Marantz, so that will now be a NR-1609. I have a PSB SubSeries 200 left over from my old theatre set up. I'm thinking that should provide a half way decent stereo and theatre setup, as I use it for both. In the future, when kid safe, I will probably get some KEF floor standing speakers, and move the Q350s to the back on some stands. I will probably look at putting a couple of KEF ceiling speakers in, and upgrading the amp to something a bit more powerful. Hopefully I can also afford to upgrade to 1 or 2 SVS subs as well. So, my question is, do I go the Q650c, or the Q250c? I don't think physical size is too much of a problem given it's on top of the TV cabinet, and I don't want it to have it inside the cabinet, which I know the Q250c is friendly towards. I'm more concerned about speaker matching. Does anyone have experience with both of these speakers? And do you think the satellites are a reasonable choice in the circumstances? I really can't see a couple of bookshelves at the back being workable due to space/safety restrictions, plus looking a bit naff. At the least the Eggs look nice! Any thoughts appreciated, thanks Matt
  11. Further information: These 2 way bookshelf speakers aren't the kind of bookshelf speaker you place on a shelf. They're the biggest of the Diamond bookshelf speakers, and are dual ported and bi-ampable, supporting a frequency range of 40 Hz - 24 kHz, and up to 100 watts of power. These are in flawless condition, and they are still a highly sought after set of bookshelf speakers. You can read more about these speakers at https://audiophilez.com/reviews/wharfedale-diamond-10-2-review, and https://www.digitalcinema.com.au/wharfedale-diamond-10-2-bookshelf-speakers.html, which shows a very high customer rating. Pickup is in Morley, happy to audition them. Thanks Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  12. Further information: The top of the range centre speaker in the Diamond 9 series, it's a not so little beast, and features 4 drivers. It supports 20 - 120 watts, and is bi- ampable. This is pretty much flawless other than a couple of broken cover lugs, but it still attaches just fine. I have the original box. Pickup is in Morley, you are welcome to audition them. Thanks Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  13. Further information: I have had this record player since new in 1985, and it is still working just fine. It has suffered a little damage over the years, with some corrosion on the cable ends, some marks on the cover, and one broken cover bracket, which means it won’t stay open, but the cover is easily removed. The actually functionality though is just fine. These record players are now pretty hard to find, and this is a lovely little unit. I even have the manual in pristine condition. Pickup is in Morley. Thanks Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  14. Further information: This is a high quality 9.2 amplifier receiver with 170 watts RMS power per channel, including remote, microphone for tuning, antennas, and power cable. It can also be controlled and set up via its awesome smart device app, and it supports bi-amping. This beast of an amplifier won best in class with What Hi-Fi on its release in 2013. It's great for both home theatre and hifi audio listening. See https://www.whathifi.com/au/pioneer/sc-lx57/review for more details. It has a few minor scratches and that's it. Pickup is in Morley, happy to audtion. Thanks Note - I have included catalog, as well as real photos, for clarity Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
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