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  1. Hi guys, I would really appreciate any guidance. I have front right/left speakers which are 6ohm 250w (nominal) central, rear left and rear right are 8ohm 150w (nominal) My amp is at the moment struggling to push all those speakers so i was wanting to upgrade. budget wise i think up to about 1k would be something for a 5 channel (just guessing here), if more how much more would be needed ? would there be one the would be HDCP 2.2-compliant ? if some that have atmos capability so i can buy some speakers and add in the future would be great. so would be 5.1.2 i'm guessing here? would a 7.1.2/7.2.4 be better ? havent seen a lot of bluray that comes with 7channel capability like that. the 7 i see usually are counting the atmos speakers. Thanks in advance for reading and for any suggestions that comes my way. Current Setup Receiver: Yamaha HTR-3066 Front: NHT C4 Centre: Gale 20 Rear: Axis LS28 Subwoofer: Sound Dynamics THS-10
  2. I am not sure this should be here and for my first real post it may be a bit long but I hope to learn quickly how to use the forum. I am currently looking at different options for isolation, and am getting a bit overwhelmed with the number of options and the extent of things I don't know but have set on a journey that I believe you can also help shape and that I am laying down below. I saw that (industrial) anti vibration pads and a massive wooden or stone platform is a common recommendation here on SNA (for speakers and TT) , but I'm trying to focus on solutions with lower visual footprint for now (and a platform as a solution would also mean I need to keep the spikes under my speaker (bottom ported) which I fear would have a significant impact on the height of the tweeter) I settled on isolation and not coupling after 1) experiencing a nice improvement in clarity and timber of instruments after installing Herbie's audio decoupling gliders below my speaker spikes (WB Vector) 2) noticing (after that) that I could hear the bass through the sofa while my other ear was blocked. And this with the speakers playing at night at background noise level (55db slow c-weighted). My standard listening level are around 60dB with peak 70db. As I browsed online through the different type of isolation device, I could notice many different designs which I decided to try testing out a bit. In the back of my mind I'd love to be able after that to understand what it is best for me in my system to isolate (horizontal vibrations, vertical one or both) and I'll take any clue from you guys if you don't mind sharing. But until I get there, I have to rely on my testing in my system While admitedly my listening levels are nowhere near crazy and I should be able to leave with what I have, I am still keen to proceed in isolating my speakers: - if only to prevent any potential complaint from my neighbours. - to get some even better sound - to decrease the extent of the filtering I run in the Hqplayer convolution engine so as to regain 3 to 8db of dynamics in the system To give some context, I am using a simple system with - a mac mini running roon+hqplayer on audiolinux - matrix x-spdif 2 to convert USB to AES/EBU - soulution 330 integrated with Dac - WB Vector on spikes Positioning of the speaker is not a variable (except toe in) and listening position can be adjusted a bit Digital gear is all stuck in the TV console (a few vertical vibration resonance modes) (I haven't managed yet to understand how to insert images in-line from my phone so they may well be at the very end of the post.) So I set up to gather some relatively inexpensive isolation footers (images below) to compare different designs... on my amp (before I spend for the speakers). I have so far only focused on footers, big heavy platforms being a difficult topic to bring up with my better half and have started testing: - some ceraball type of aluminium footers (made in China, not the real ones) - stainless steel slim 3 ball bearing footer (with balls almost totally "locked" in dimples barely bigger their size. - ebony/crystal 3 ball bearing footer (here the dimple for the balls are a bit bigger than the balls and the central piece of the footer is a simple rod, giving more freedom to the 2 pieces of the footer as compared to the one above - chinese magnetic footers with ball bearing on top (similar to the above stainless steel one) Coming later for testing: - herbie audio lab tenderfeet - ingress engineering rollerblock - townshend audio isolation platform I have so far reached the best results with 4 magnetic footers under the feet of the amp but am wondering whether I am in an optimal situation: - how to determine whether they're loaded enough (they're rated up to 40 kg but the top is barely sinking into the main body and the amp is barely moving when pushed either sideways or vertically (amp weight is between 30 and 32 kg I'd say) - how to determine the center of gravity of the amp to try with only 3 footers (I can always adjust the height of these footers but guess it's best to have all of them loaded equally) - what's the lifespan of a magnetic footer (I wouldn't want one of the magnet to suddenly fail and prop the amp suddenly down) Now to how does it sound: The magnetivc footers bring a more natural tone, a little more laid back feeling with still good dynamics, a lot of smoothness yet no emphasis on bas or mid bass, a more open highs, more detail. Comparatively, in my system: - amp on the ebony footers would rate second with more warmth and a bigger soundstage - amp on the ground would rate next with a natural and neutral delivery, more detail popping than the ebony footers - the stainless steel ball bearings would follow then with a less smooth delivery than the ebony footers and an overemphasised bass/medium bass but a bit more detail. - Finaly my chinese ceraball delivers the most detail (except for the magnetic footers) but everything is metallic, soundstage is deconstructed, everything's extremely gritty, probably better with warmer or slower systems My next step will then to be to compare the magnetic footers with the newcomers before I try to assess whether I want to use the same type of footers for the speakers (with the added need to make sure it's safe in a baby friendly environment) As you can see, there's still a lot to try and the process is not necessarily the most coherent, so I'll welcome your thoughts on what I could/should try. Also as you can see my journey so far has been mostly subjective. I tried to measure the impact of each footer in term of vibrations using a vibration app on my phone, but it lacks precision and none of the footers seem to produce so far a profile different from the floor itself (main resonance maybe at 8 hz, background noise of about 0.03m/s2 on each axis) I have to make REW work on my headless Linux machine running HQP, but until then I "rely" on the seismic app on my phone (not really useful) . With that I can just tell that my TV console with all the digital gear resonates like crazy when fighter jets rush over my head (but then I can't hear the music, so not such a big deal) If anyone has experience with different types of footers, subjective or measured, I'll welcome your inputs and I'll keep you posted when new findings come up PS: my most listened to tracks right now are nursery rhymes as I am looking for various (and listenable) baby approved songs in Chinese, French and English, so testing will take a long time I fear for lack of proper available time. Good news is that I'll have that time to read your comments.
  3. Further information: Units have been stored at my daughter's place in Melbourne and unused for some years. They do power up but have not been tested as there are no speakers in the house to check. I am happy for some one interested to pick the units up and audition at their home prior to payment & if not working or not what you want just please return them. Would consider swapping for a decent pair of speaker stands, in black & preferably Dynaudio in exchange. Apologies for the average photos & dust. Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  4. So, here we are again with the third thread (representing the third listening room) since this obsession began back in mid 2010 (or possibly early 2011, I'd need a good psychologist to be sure). Pics of the new listening room will arrive in good time, a new camera is on the way, as will pics of the first amp to grace the new room, until then I'm afraid I'll just have to copy and paste from the good old internet. This is Darren69's Peachtree Nova, the older model with the mosfet modules (prior to the class D modules and the power increase). It is listed in the manual as 80wpc into 6 Ohms so, in my mind, it is probably about 60wpc into 8 Ohms. It also has the option of a tube preamp stage (that can be switched on and off via the remote) and a built in 24/96 DAC so it scores very well in the value for money stakes. As I've been discovering over the last few weeks it is a very easy amp to like, that built in DAC has been in use for all my tv and movie viewing and has done a sterling job. It must be well integrated with the preamp stage because I have been unable to pick the difference between it and the Halcro's built in DAC, so just because it's rated at a 'crappy' 24/96 doesn't mean that it doesn't sound good. I'm also a fan of the Nova's look, that wood veneer looks very cool and the fact that it's curved somehow makes it work even better. IMO the veneer on the new PS Audio Sprout looks very "80's station wagon fake" by comparison. For those keeping track this is Integrated amp number #62 (at least, I'm pretty sure it is, I actually thought I was up to #63 at one stage... oh well, somewhere in the low 60's, so let's just call it #62 and leave it at that). The Peachtree was fed from a Halcro EC800 cd player via Aurealis R1 interconnects to the Nova and then through Redgum Expressive Line speaker cable to my Lenehan/ETI S2R speakers. And now that the hardware stuff is out of the way let's get down to the important stuff. Highs: Open, airy and spacious and sort of 'happy', xylophone and triangle sound a little bit sweet and a little bit luscious without going far enough to be called rich. I love the top end of the Nova, no glare, no hardness, never harsh or grainy. I've given it a 7.5. Mids: Well separated, natural and pleasingly rhythmic, light acoustic music is beautifully rendered as is jazz and opera (even though I don't usually go there). The mids and highs are given center stage and the bass is generally kept under tight control and used to back hem up and reinforce them. Vocals are also very good, but I'm getting ahead of myself there. 7.5 Bass: Well controlled and forced into second place behind the mids and highs, excellent control and presence but not enough for a bass head. It doesn't go as deep as it could but I believe this is deliberate as if it did then it would likely interfere with the treble. So, I'm giving it an 8.0 for quality and a 6.5 for amount and depth, so that averages at 7.25. It could use a little more impact as well but again that would cause issues for the top end. Vocals: Natural and just a little breathy and rich and just a bit sweetly relaxed, an 8.0 for both male and female vocals. An excellent vocal performance, very enjoyable. Soundstaging is hard to judge, it took me several months to get used to the new room the last time so I imagine it will take quite a while this time as well. It did seem to be pretty capable, it does the job and doesn't do anything wrong so I'll give it the benefit of any doubt with a 7.0 Overall performance Integration: The treble is where it's at with the Peachtree Nova, the bass is good too but the treble really shines. The only thing it is lacking is a little impact and dynamicism but I suspect that is deliberate, you wouldn't want those to get in the way of the vocals or the rest of the mid range. An excellent amp for slower styles and still a good one for rock. A very easy amp to live with. Ability to Emote: With slower styles, folkish rock and ballads it scores 7.5 but it drops to a flat 7.0 on harder tracks so I'll average that to a 7.25. Electric Guitar Test: As with many amps that are very well controlled it could not score above a 7.0, it just isn't edgy or rebellious enough. 80's Rock Test: Again good, 7.0 but not great, as with the electric guitar test it does well enough but it just doesn't have the right personality to fit well with 80's rock. And a few random observations: The top end has a few characteristics that remind me of the Burson PI-160, it doesn't sound the same but it does have similar strengths with those nice airy highs. The mid range has maybe half of the rhythmic energy of the NAKSA 80, it sounds nice but it isn't nearly as addictive as the NAKSA was. The Nova was never forward in its presentation and not generally recessed either, it was slightly withdrawn on occasion. Considering the Nova sounds this good and has the added extras of an inbuilt DAC and a remote control I'd have to call it excellent value for money. And I'll add a few of my own pics in midweek. Edit: Pics added.
  5. I'm looking to get some good headphones and a headphone amp to connect them to. I could just plug headphones into my Yamaha R-N602, however I want to explore and hear the differences in various set-ups. Also my Kefs don't have the bass for a lot of my 90s and 00s music I'm finding. Trouble is I have no idea where to begin or what to look for. My local hifi are pointing me at a second hand $450 Musical Fidelity X-Cans headphone amplifier, but I'm not sure if that's the right brand and device to go for. Not to mention, would still need some headphones to go with it. Budget is in the $1-2k range.
  6. Further information: Marantz PM-KI Ruby Ken Ishiwata Signature Reference Integrated Amplifier in GOLD This is one set Brand New Marantz PM-KI Ruby Ken Ishiwata Signature Reference Integrated Amplifier in Gold Panel. MADE IN JAPAN in 230V. Marantz PM-KI Ruby Ken Ishiwata Signature Reference Integrated Amplifier Marantz has been designing and making amplifiers for more than 65 years, and for 40 of those the products have reflected expertise of Ken Ishiwata. Now, to mark his four decades with the company, the PM-KI Ruby amplifier has been developed and tuned by a highly experienced engineering team led by KI himself. . Features a fully discrete two-stage design with separate power supplies for the pre-amplifier and power amp — plus, a moving coil/moving magnet phono stage complete with Marantz Musical Premium Phono EQ circuit and Marantz HDAM technology for signal purity and exceptional audio quality. PM-KI Ruby is built on a vibration-resistant double layer chassis with thick aluminum panes for rigidity and features a laser-engraved Ken Ishiwata signature to commemorate his legacy. Key Features Engineered and extensively tuned legendary Marantz sound master Ken Ishiwata and his team, drawing on more than 65 years of Marantz amplifier design knowledge Marantz high-resolution preamplifier stage with proprietary HDAM technology Switching power amplifier design derived from flagship PM-10 amplifier Generous output: 100W 100W (into 8ohm), 200W 200W (4ohm) Fully-discrete, two-stage design for signal purity, with separate power supplies for preamp and power amplifier sections to reduce interference Toroidal transformer dedicated to preamp for clarity and powerful sound Current feedback design with newly-developed wide-range circuitry HDAM® SA3 circuitry for clean signal and optimal dynamics MM/MC Phono input with new discrete Marantz Musical Premium Phono EQ circuit Thick nickel-plated copper independent input terminals for CD and Phono, plus Marantz-original high-quality/high-purity copper-plated speaker terminals Linear volume control with new electric volume system High-quality construction with double-layer chassis, 5mm thick aluminum top lid, solid aluminum front and copper-plated chassis High-grade, carefully selected audio parts: ultra-low leak current Schottky diodes, low noise complementary transistors, high-grade resistors, newly developed custom electrolytic capacitors, audio grade film capacitors and mica capacitors. Laser-engraved Ken Ishiwata signature and Ruby motif, marking Ishiwata’s 40-year Marantz legacy Celebrating 40 Years of Passion Designed to celebrate the 40-year anniversary of legendary Marantz sound master, Ken Ishiwata, PM-KI Ruby features pinnacle performance that’s synonymous with Marantz excellence. Complete with thoughtful engineering, painstaking tuning and extensive listening sessions, PM-KI Ruby achieves the elevated output worthy of its name. Elegantly shows Ishiwata’s laser-engraved signature to commemorate the design and heightened listening experience that honors the decades-long partnership between him and Marantz. Extensive Sound Tuning Led by Ken Ishiwata’s extensive, meticulous approach to tuning, the larger Marantz engineering team applied more than 65 years of experience and HiFi knowledge to create PM-KI Ruby, resulting in a final product that is a testament to Ken Ishiwata and the Marantz legacy. Marantz HDAM Technology Marantz developed its own discrete circuit boards called Hyper-Dynamic Amplifier Modules, or HDAMs, to replace the chip-based amps used elsewhere. Using discrete surface mount components with short mirror-image left and right signal paths, HDAMs outperform the regular integrated Op-amps dramatically in Slew Rate and noise level. The result is much more dynamic, accurate and detailed sound. Over the years, Marantz has developed different HDAMs to fit the particular requirements of players and amplifiers. The PM-KI Ruby uses the latest high-grade SA3 version. Combined with optimized circuit design layout and carefully selected components, the PM-KI Ruby provides exceptional sound quality and performance. Marantz Musical Premium Phono EQ Designed to deliver optimal sound quality by simplifying the signal path, the Marantz Musical Premium Phono EQ stage in the PM-KI-Ruby amplifier can be used with both moving magnet and low-output moving coil cartridges, thanks to a built-in MC head amplifier. Distortion is reduced by using two-stage amplification in the phono stage, and Marantz HDAMs are combined with JFETs (junction gate field effect transistors) in the input stage, giving high input impedance. The exclusion of coupling capacitors further simplifies the design, reducing signal distortion and enhances signal purity. High Quality Volume Control Newly developed electric volume control uses the latest volume control IC to realize better channel separation, dynamic range and distortion-reduction, while retaining the operational feel of an analog volume control device. The amplifier employs new Marantz-designed electric volume control for high linearity and best-in-class channel separation. Current Feedback Amplifier Current Feedback amplification is a well-known, Marantz-original circuit technology, thoughtfully designed to match the requirements of Super Audio hi-res music for wide-bandwidth, high-speed reproduction. The impedance at the Current Feedback point is limited, generating a very low phase shift. Marantz Current Feedback amplifiers reduce the need for phase compensation by minimizing Negative Feedback (NFB). This simplifies the signal path and results in a high through-rate, excellent transient response and superb sonic transparency across the full bandwidth. Unlike conventional Voltage Feedback topology, Current Feedback also makes the power amplifier insensitive to difficult loudspeaker loads. Balanced Power Amplification Drawing on design elements of the PM-10, the PM-KI Ruby is built to leverage enhancements, maintain the purest possible sound and support the power needed to drive the most demanding speakers. The amplifier output stage of the PM-KI Ruby allows a large power output, delivering 2x100W into an 8ohm load, and easily copes with high-impedance speakers thanks to a 2x200W output into 4ohms. The amplifier module connects directly to the rear panel PCB on the PM-KI Ruby to maintain signal purity and sound stability. Pure Analog Design The purely analog design of the PM-KI Ruby contributes to its noise-reduction structure and clean build. Rather than build the DAC into the amplifier, which would add noise within the chassis, Marantz built the PM-KI Ruby without one and then implemented the DAC in the SA-KI Ruby Super Audio CD Player. This eliminated interference with the delicate analog signals passing through the amp, maintaining an analog environment that’s as pure and clean as possible. Carefully Selected Components Marantz has a steadfast reputation for choosing the best-possible components for its Premium Series products. The Marantz alternative to the “amplifier on a chip” IC components, the HDAM, is a miniature amplifier module built entirely of discrete components. Marantz engineers selected and optimized the HDAM through extensive listening in dedicated Marantz facilities in Europe and Japan. Extensive, painstaking and meticulous tuning has long been the secret of exquisite-sounding Marantz amplifiers. During the development stage, every part is carefully selected, tested and validated by Marantz audio engineers to ensure audio perfection every time you listen. Multiple Analog Inputs and Outputs In addition to phono and CD analog inputs, the PM-KI Ruby features two line-level inputs and two pairs of recorder input/output jacks that enable the connection of multiple sources and recorders. Use the PM-KI Ruby as a standalone stereo power amplifier for additional system configuration versatility with the included power amp input, or connect the PM-KI Ruby to an external power amplifier via the stereo pre-amp outputs.
  7. Further information: This AMP was modified according to Richard McDonald by myself the year before last year when I had time playing with things. I think the mods result is very similar to the famous Hugh Dean Aksa 55, which, without wonder, was a product by Richard and Hugh as you can read the story here. http://www.aesmelbourne.org.au/wp-content/media/THE AKSA STORY.pdf The modified circuit shares high similarity with AKSA circuit, which is said to be the most tubey... Only difference is that A2760 is much better looking amp than a original AKSA 55 as you can see from the picture . Aksa 55 amps don't have speaker protection circuits and kindof dual mono transformer either. And also, I used fancier capacitors such as metal films and Nichicon Muse series, etc. Anyway, I used it to drive my Yamaha NS1000M and did look anywhere else. I actually had two of them, with one added remote volume control, source select and even a phono stage as the retired preamp power supply is actual very good for addon things like those. This one has been my in my video shelf as AV amp, but now I have started to try surround system. These is also a VSPS, very simple phono stage, designed by RJM Audio to come with it or the next owner to play with it. Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  8. Hello, I just upgraded my speakers investing in a pair of KEF LS50. My source is digital only (Spotify, Idagio and my FLAC+MP3 files). Currently, I power my speakers with a Rega Brio 3. As a stremer/DAC I use the the Allo miniBOSS hooked to a Raspberry Pi Zero running Volumio. From the Volumio app I play FLAC and MP3 files from my NAS, I play from Spotify with Spotify Connect and from Idagio with AirPlay (both supported by Volumio). Now I would like to upgrade the amplifier but maybe also the streaming/DAC solution with a super integrated. Given a budget of about $1,500 what would you suggest? 1. Invest everything in an integrated w/ streamer (e.g. the POWERNODE 2i) and save money...? 2. Investing in a integrated without streamer, keeping my Allo miniBOSS. 3. Investing in a power amplifier (e.g. 2nd hand Schiit Vidar?) + preamp (maybe a preamp DAC?) Thanks!
  9. Further information: This C500 from Audio-GD is a dual mono class-A parallel amplifier. It is rated at 250W@8ohm per channel. The build, as always from Audio-GD, is exceptional. It contains only audiophile grade components, including DALE resistors, WIMA caps, custom order NOVER (UK brand) caps, all audiophile grade input/output sockets and gold IEC sockets. The chassis is also very impressive with heavy heat sink. Input sockets: RCA, XRL, CAST The build is reflected in its weight. The shipping weight is 39kg in a big box 48CMx44CMx19CM. I still have the original box. As far as sound is concerned. Audio-GD claimed that it is “very neutral and neuter, truly delivers the sound of source and doesn't add any colour”. Personally, having used it for some 8 years, I found it very similar to my age old Audiolab 8000C/P with the exception that the C500 has a slight edge in imaging, bass and of course sheer power. This amp is discontinued from current production. But its design is still very much alive in its current line of amplifiers. The one closest to this amp is the Master-10 which retails for US$2180 excluding shipping. The two even look the same externally. The amp also comes with a remote for channel and volume control. This is very useful. It negates the need to get up from your seat and change it at the amplifier. BONUS: A China-made power cable and a pair of speaker cables The power cable has US style plug. The original spec can be found here: http://www.audio-gd.com/Pro/amp/C500/C500EN.htm The Master-10 here: http://www.audio-gd.com/Master/Master102019/Master-102019EN.htm Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  10. Further information: I bought this IOTAVX SA3 about 12 months ago with an intention to do a write up on it but I haven't managed to find the time yet and it looks like I'm not likely to in the near future so I'm putting it up for sale. It's a nice amp to listen to, reminds me of the 800 series Rotel amps which were warmer and easier on the ears than their newer 1000 series models. The DAC is quite decent too and well matched sonically to the amps abilities. I also bought a pair of PAIYON P4 speakers around the same time and I've found that they match well with the IOTA. I've taken the pics of the items together but will list them separately (which seems easier to do under this new FS layout). Would make a good starter amp for a budding audiophile or an amp for a second/office/workshop system, particularly if you add on the Aircast remote (which is not included as I didn't buy one). Official website below. https://www.iotaenterprises.co.uk/collections/amplifier/products/iotavx-audiophile-stereo-amplifier-sa3 Postage in the original box will not be a problem as this puppy is small enough to be sent by Austpost. Photos:
  11. Further information: This is in perfect condition. No longer used, so I'd rather see it go to someone that could use it instead of it just sitting around. Donation will be made to SN once sold Photos:
  12. Further information: They have won a HiFi Pig award. https://hifipig.com/graham-slee-proprius-mono-power-amps/ Item Measurement Power output (rms) measured 26 Watts into 8 Ohms; 45.5 Watts into 4 Ohms (ref 1% THD+N at 1kHz) Power bandwidth at rated power into 8 Ohms 10Hz - 47kHz (-3dB), 20Hz - 25kHz (-1dB) Power bandwidth at rated power into 4 Ohms 12Hz - 40kHz (-3dB) Total harmonic distortion and noise at 8 Ohms 100Hz: 0.043%; 1kHz: 0.047%; 5kHz: 0.061%; 10kHz: 0.085%; 20kHz: 0.125% Total harmonic distortion and noise at 4 Ohms 100Hz: 0.066%; 1kHz: 0.071%; 5kHz: 0.094%; 10kHz: 0.129%; 20kHz: 0.181% Signal to noise ratio in dB "A-weighted": 87dB; 22Hz-22kHz "Q-pk": 80dB Bias type Class Ab; Bias current: 60mA (approx.) Input sensitivity for rated output 575mV rms Short circuit protection Fuse and power supply shut-down (short circuits should be avoided to prevent component stresses) Fuse F2A 5mm x 20mm (glass "quick-blow" fuse rated at 2A) Power supply 48V DC, 120 Watt - self adjusting to AC mains 100V - 240V, 47 - 63 Hz; IEC cord supplied Size (approx.) Amp W105 x H55 x D205 mm; Power supply W65 H40 D170 mm Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  13. Mint condition, used infrequently and battery always kept charged. Legendary performance. Comes with original box and accessories including charger, USB cable, booklet, rubber strap bands for stacking with other devices, international power adaptors. Upgraded to Mullard 6021 and Sonotube tubes (great improvement over stock tubes). At the front: 3.5mm single ended headphone output; 5 LED sample rate indicator for DSD64 (white), 88.2kHz/96kHz (blue), 176.4kHz/192kHz (green) and 44.1/48kHz (red); a volume potentiometer (also serves as on/off switch); power LED indicator; high and low gain switch and 2.5mm balanced headphone output. At the rear: 3.5mm fixed 2Vrms analog output signal (straight from DAC); power/charging connection; micro USB digital input; input switch allowing you to choose from digital or analog input sources; a 2.5mm balanced input; and a 3.5mm single ended input. Dimensions: 145mm x 25mm x 82mm / 5.75″ x 1″ x 3.25″ RMS per channel, both channels driven: Single Ended: 80mW into 32 ohms 95mW into 50 ohms 75mW into 150 ohms 60mW into 300 ohms Balanced: 125mW into 32 ohms 145mW into 50 ohms 110mW into 150 ohms 95mW into 300 ohms Input impedance SE: 10k Input impedance BAL: 50k Output impedance SE and BAL: < 1 Ohm Photos:
  14. Item: HiFi stereo system Location: Melbourne 3183 Price: 1200 Item Condition: very good Reason for selling: too many stereo systems Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Carefully selected Hi-Fi stereo system. All in good condition and working order. Separated sale: 1. ROTEL RA-980BX Integrated Amplifier $390 The amp was checked and serviced recently. It has OP amp sockets, DIYer could change the OP amps to get different sound. Open the the top cover and then change the OP-Amp you like. There are three pairs of Ops: original AD712 (vintage sift sound, JRC4558 (modern more clean and detailed sound) and LM4562 (bit more detaied). Currently installed LM4562. Many other OP-Amp suits for this amp.. Power output: 100 watts per channel into 8Ω (stereo) Total harmonic distortion: 0.03% Dimensions: 440 x 121 x 347mm Weight: 10.1kg https://www.hifiengine.com/manual_library/rotel/ra-980.shtml Example: 2. Speakers: Ascension Woodfox Ribbon 822SRTL Bookshelf Speakers. $890 Dimentions: 500 H, 270mm W and 315mm Depth. Weight is approximately 18kg each. High quality woofer using an Papyrus cone, ribbon tweeter, Rose Mahogany Veneer. Two years old. Power 120W 8 ohms Sensitivity 91db 3. Sold. Subwoofer: Infinity Primus PS-8 $170 See spec attached Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  15. Item: Cambridge Audio Azur 540A Location: Sydney, Chatswood area Price: $100 Item Condition: Very good Reason for selling: No longer used Payment Method: Pickup only Extra Info: Old favourite, great sound for little money. No remote. Very good condition. Manual & specs: https://techsupport.cambridgeaudio.com/hc/en-us/article_attachments/205263809/Azur_540A-640A_User_Manual_-_English.pdf Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  16. Item: myryad z40 headphone amp Location: Adelaide Price: $270 ono Item Condition: BNIB Reason for selling: no longer required Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Purchased to use with some HD700s and never got taken out the box. Can post if required. Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  17. Hi I have recently purchased an Anthem MRX 720 AVR however i need another 2 channel amp to power my two additional outdoor speakers. My speakers are PSB CS1000 https://www.westcoasthifi.com.au/product/psb-cs1000-outdoor-speakers/ They are way too overkill for outdoors due to neighbours and not being able to talk so I dont need to play them really loud etc. Any recommendations for a 2 channel amp to connect to my Anthem to power these? I used my Anthem currently to power 2 x floor standing speakers, center, sub and 4 x In ceiling speakers. Cheers
  18. Item: Quad 909 Amp and matching Quad 99 PreAmp Location: Manukau, Auckland, New Zealand Price: I'm open to reasonable offers around NZ$2.5k for both units. Item Condition: Excellent Condition including, original boxes, cables, manuals, and remote for the Pre. Reason for selling: Audioenz member from a long way back, when I had the time and space to really enjoy my Hifi. However, I'm regrettably needing to downsize and also now don't have the time I once did to enjoy good listening sessions. Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Bank Transfer. Can be shipped, but given the total weight and size, it would need to be at buyers expense. Extra Info: Included is the Quad-link cables, 2 power leads, remote, manuals (see photos) Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  19. Item: One Technical Brain TB-Zero/Int (integrated amp) Location: Sunny Nanango, southern Qld Price: $14,600 (including postage within Oz) Item Condition: Very good, no obvious scratches or marks. Fully operational. Reason for selling: I'm trying to consolidate my gear. Thought I had a buyer for this amp but unfortunately that sale didn't end up happening so I thought I would list it officially and see what happens. Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: I have the original box. Please note this amp does not have a remote control function. More information available in the links below. Note the Technical Brain website is in Japanese and will need translation. https://www.stereo.net.au/forums/topic/251642-technical-brain-tb-zeroint-review/ http://www.technicalbrain.co.jp/products_tb_zero_int.htmls https://www.stereo.net.au/forums/topic/263126-terry-o-and-cafads-integrated-amp-challenge/page/4/ Pics:
  20. Item: inuke NX6000D Location:Melbourne Price: any Item Condition:fair Reason for selling:non Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: I am looking for a second had amp. Please PM if anyone has this amp for sale Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  21. Item: Primare i22 integrated amplifier with optional DAC Location: Melbourne Price: $700 Item Condition: Good see pics Reason for selling: Upgraded to an active system. Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Bought this off another member a bit over a year ago, used lightly since then. Have driven my Dynaudio speaker’s beautifully. This 80W Primare punches out loud bass effortlessly and for a class D amp it is surprisingly smooth, detailed and quiet. Have loved having it but it is no longer needed as I’ve moved to an active system. It has a very decent on-board DAC that can also to be bypassed. Comes with original remote. The previous owner had a couple of scratches on the top rear panel, the photos makes it worse as it's hard to notice normally. I've priced this unit quite low with this in mind. Local pickup preferred but I can also ship on your expense. A few reviews: http://www.tonepublications.com/review/the-primare-i22-integrated/ http://www.hifichoice.co.uk/news/article/primare-i22-integrated-and-and-cd22-cd-player-pound;1250-ea/8868 Specifications: Output Power 2x80W/8, 2x160W/4 Analogue Inputs 4 pair RCA (L & R) Optional DAC Board: 1x USB-B input 1x Digital Optical input (1 TOSLINK) 1x Digital Coaxial input (1 RCA jack) Analogue Record Output 1 pair RCA (L & R) Pre Out 1 pair RCA (L & R) Frequency Response 10Hz – 20kHz, -0.5dB THD + N < 0.05%, 20Hz – 20kHz Signal to Noise -95dB Power Consumption Standby: 0.3W; Operate: 19W Dimensions (wxdxh) 430 x 420 x 106 mm Net weight 10 kg Gross weight 12.5 kg Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  22. Item: Roksan Caspian M2 Integrated Amplifier Silver Location: Carlton, VIC. Price: $1700 also interested in a decent subwoofer trade. Item Condition: Excellent condition used. Reason for selling: No longer required. Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Excellent condition Roksan Caspian M2 amp. It's barely been used as I've been living interstate and sitting at my parents place in Perth. Comes with the remote which hasn't even had the screen protector plastic peeled off. Photos: Would pair nicely with the Audiolab DAC I have for sale:
  23. Item: Creek Audio Systems CAS4040 Stereo Amp Location: Tinderbox, TAS (20 mins outside Hobart) Price: $180 Item Condition: Good Reason for selling: No longer required Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Great little amp. As you can see from the photos, it is in good condition with some minor marks expected for its age. I used it in a little office system and it never let me down. Would prefer pickup, but will post as well. I can meet at Battery Point in Hobart too if this is easier. Photos:
  24. Item: Emotiva xpa 5, oppo bdp93, yamaha rx-v1077, ep4000. Location: Sydney 2147 Price: $800 Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: Moving Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Selling an excellent condition xpa 5, always in the rack and can be viewed and listened to working, no box. $800 * SOLD* oppo bdp93au blu ray player. Not modded in excellent condition. No box, $500. yamaha rx-v1077 amp, another excellent amp for the price, comes with box. $700. europower amps, ep4000, i have 2x of these running my 18" subs, awesome power! Excellent condition, no box. $500 for the both! everything can be viewed and listened to at the moment, everything working and in excellent condition. Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  25. Item: Luxman L-509U Integrated Amplifier Location: Melbourne Price: 5800 Item Condition: as new Reason for selling: need money Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: I am one only owner. Bought new for over $8000 in 2012 The amp has never been repaired, works very well. No issues, can give a week warranty. The unit has never been loud more then 9am because I live in a flat and I like my neighbors. Winner of SoundStage's Reviewer's Choice Award (February 2009) "The L-509u was one dead-quiet integrated amp with an ultra-low noise floor, resulting in the blackest of backgrounds from which the music would emerge in solid, focused, three-dimensional images. Additionally, the L-509u was tonally neutral, and did not favor one end of the frequency spectrum over another; instead its sonic signature was geared toward delivering the least-colored, most musically natural performance, regardless of the type of music." "What impressed me most, however, was the L-509u’s control of the bass." "Subterranean? Without a doubt." Click here to be redirected to the SoundStage review. The L-509u features the new high quality electronic selector switch, which is the heart of the C-1000f pre-amp (one of Luxman’s 80th anniversary commemoration models). The sound quality deterioration using the new electronic input switch is now minimal, while channel separation and crosstalk efficiency were raised substantially in comparison with the previous L-550A / L-590A / L-507 /L-509SE. In addition the illuminated position indicator around the input selector knob, makes it much easier to view the selected position even from afar. The integrated amplifier also benefits from the ALPS volume control used in the CL-88 vacuum tube preamplifier. A massive solid-brass, four gang potentiometer. The amplifier section has not been ignored either; noise and distortion has been kept to a minimum with the introduction of ODNF version 2.2. The deep, rich, wonderfully textured tone is available here in Luxman’s most powerful integrated amplifier. No compromises made for sound quality; designed for the musical purist. This is Luxman’s ultimate integrated amplifier. * Equipped with ODNF version 2.2 for minimal noise and distortion. * Solid brass, four gang attenuator from the CL-88 tube preamp. * Electronic input selector, trickle down technology from the flagship C-1000f. * Relay power source with large storage capacity. * One pair of RCA inputs with Luxman's eddy current defeating technology, * Peel Coat PCB with gold plated traces. * Power Output Display Meter in dB * Switch to split the preamp from the power amp. * High quality phono stage. * Two pairs of balanced inputs. * Custom parts designed by LUXMAN, even the paint used on the resistors to denote the value has been carefully chosen after many hours of comparitive listening. The volume control on the L-509u is a solid brass, four gang ALPs potentiometer, its too heavy to be motorised, hence the lack of a remote control, it does however provide a linear attentuation & gain throughout the range, holding both channels perfectly in balance even at low amplitude. The tone controls might seem like an anachronism in this day and age of minimalism, but they can be remarkably effective in bring to life a less than perfect music collection. We all have music gems in our collection that are sonicly challenging. A lot of the 1980's CDs are quite harsh sounding and the digital glare can be quite fatiguing. Reduce the treble slightly and while the harsh CD is not going to suddenly sound like a reference recording, at least it will now be perfectly listenable. Sit back relax, enjoy the music & forgot about the HiFi. When you want to bypass the tone controls, just engage the Line Straight switch. Printed Circuit Boards normally have a green coat (dye) that can be printed upon, so the manufacturer knows where to place the copper traces and where to insert the resistors & capacitors. LUXMAN's designers don't like the sound of the green dye, so instead they print onto a plastic peel coat and remove it once the traces and mounting holes are in place. Then the copper traces are gold plated to reduce resistance across the circuit. In the photo below you will notice that Peel Coat circuit boards are an off-white color. It’s this fanatical attention to detail that delivers such superior sound quality. The on board phono stage is not an after thought on any of the Luxman integrated amplifiers, rather a well executed pre-preamplifer. The MC input has 55dB of gain (thats a multiplication of 550x) and is suitable for medium to high output MC cartridges, approx .7mV. While the MM input has 35dB of gain. Extensive listening was applied to the high purity, oxygen free copper (OFC) cables which are used to transmit the signal throughout the amplifier. These cables have a minimal audible signature and minimal electrical effect on the audio waveform. Linear wide bandwidth frequency response is achieved by the low measured values of both inductance and capacitance. The result, the cables do not color the sound, but pass it through, quickly. There is a high quality headphone amplifier, accessible from the front panel. The headphone output is taken from the speaker output,, assuring you of the highest fidelity. LUXMAN did not cut corners in the L-509u; notice lots of custom solid copper parts including screws & fasteners & mounting plates. Not to mention the gold plated peel coat circuit boards. This is one channel complete with heat sink. Here is a clever device found on the back of every Luxman powered product. You press the button and it will check the phase of the electricity it is receiving. If the AC outlet in the wall is incorrectly wired, meaning the live and neutral are swapped, a red LED will turn on to warn you. You only need to press it once, when you are installing a product to check that everything is in order. Its a simple mistake, that occurs often, and one that can seriously undermine your listening enjoyment. Continuous effective output: 120W + 120W -8ohm 240W + 240W 4 ohm reproduction frequency: PHONO: 20Hz ~ 20,000Hz 0.5dB) LINE: 20Hz ~ 100kHz (+ 0, -3.0dB) SN ratio: PHONO (MM): 91dB or more PHONO (MC): 75dB or more LINE: 107dB or more Dimension: W 467 x H 179 x D 435 mm Weight: 28 kg Preferably Pickup Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
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