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AstroNerd

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  1. Seller ended the auction early "item no longer available" as it was around $1500. Then relisted straight away $4800.... No longer a 'bargain', maybe,, maybe a good buy? https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/UNISON-RESEARCH-Integrated-Hybrid-Amplifier-UNICO-200-AS-NEW-RRP-10-000/264974946138?hash=item3db1bccf5a:g:O~QAAOSwXYJfTX3p
  2. Picked up the two channel S300 version today. Very impressed at the sound! Wife also mentioned she could hear details never heard before and 'it sounds like someone is playing the piano over there'... can't get a better recommendation than that.
  3. Sorry to go off topic, but do you run Tekton speakers? Always wanted to get a pair, just seems impossible to find anyone with them and at the moment to get any into the country!
  4. Hmmm, no reply from seller. Is it sold? Hope I didn't miss out 🙃
  5. And no longer available. A pity there seems to be so many scammers around.
  6. Picked up a pair 2 weeks ago and very impressed. For a desktop setup these are compact, front firing bass port and make Working From Home very pleasurable.
  7. I use a V30+, best phone i've had, DAC makes things that much nicer. Not sure what i'd do if it dies, but DAC, rear finger print reader are a must for me now.
  8. Thanks guys, if i didn't have these comments I'd have jumped at getting it. Will look for something local and in better condition. My old Technics is getting too old and not worth fixing/service.
  9. This looks too good to be true... for someone in Adelaide.... can post it to me? https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/hallett-cove/stereo-systems/thorens-td-160b-mk-ll-turntable/1260920192
  10. To be honest I struggle to see why a DAC costing a few k would be 'that much better' than one that's a few $100. Would love to be able to demo a few in person. Then could decide for myself. That said, dedicated DAC (Topping D50s) is MUCH better than my on-board PC DAC, and better than Chromecast audio in-built DAC. Next purchase will probably be SMSL SU8 V2 which is around $350AUD. Anyone know of a place in Melbourne where you can go listen to a range of DACs (perhaps even bring your own speakers) before purchasing?
  11. Also some LS88 for sale: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/5080052885342022/ Have no idea how good these are, and if anyone has a comparison/review of either...
  12. Work very well on a computer desk with vintage amp and DAC. Is this in Canberra/Sydney or VIC?
  13. Great speaker, have the bookshelf version and can't fault them. This would be a dream upgrade but out of budget. GLWS.
  14. The 2 x 2 option looks great. Would allow for a HT and Tube amp, with two sets of speakers which is ideal. Anyone have an AUS based product that doesn't break the bank, but good quality as well?
  15. Nice, I looked at the Elekit tube amp but for around $1600 I can't bring myself to buy it. Might go the larger ST-120 kit above which is a little bit more once you add all the extras and shipping.
  16. How much was shipping to Aus? The AUD is pretty low so thinking I should wait.
  17. Anyone ordered, building a tube amp kit while stuck in isolation? What did you order and from where? I'm getting bored out of my brain....
  18. I'm interested, do you have better pics? Can't find a photo on the internet, would be interested to see if the shelves are isolated with spikes between shelves and what condition the shelves are in.
  19. Had my eye on a McChanson tube amp for a while but without listening just cannot bring myself to pull the trigger. There's two other custom tube amp builders in Melbourne, one in Mulgrave and another in Mornington, just with there was somewhere you could take in your speakers and test them all out at once.
  20. Will you be using the speakers for TV/Movie duties as well, or just audio listening? I ordered a Topping D50s two weeks ago and stuck in backorder. Was AU$300 so I can wait. Was going to use it in this configuration: Source: Chromecast Audio acting as Roon endpoint, or as Chromecast audio endpoint. Use the optical out so you can output direct digital signal DAC/Preamp: Topping D50s Amp: Sansui AU555s Speakers: your choice, but using vintage MA5 I'm hoping the combination of app control via Roon makes my phone into a remote includi
  21. Nice, do you have a list of other cables available that you make? Speaker cables as well?
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