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  1. Item: AUDIOLAB M-DAC with Bonus Analysis Plus USB cable Location: MEL Price: $550 Item Condition: Perfect Reason for selling: NLR Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: This is a fantastic DAC and i've enjoyed it more than i expected to. I've used it mostly for USB audio which it does amazingly. I've since got a streamer/dac which i'm also happy with, so don't need this anymore. I will throw in a bonus Analysis Plus Purple USB cable with the sale.
  2. I've just acquired a JH turntable for free and could use a steer on getting it sorted and running. The owner bought it new in 1974. Does anyone have any idea what model this is? (obviously google hasn't helped with finding manual). Keen on getting it going. The owner (my neighbour) is non-techie but he said they'd taken it to Carlton AV here in Melbourne, and they said there was an issue with the wiring in the tonearm. Advice was the cost to fix was too high for the unit. I've plugged it in and run it through my amp; sounds fine although I had to manually rotate the disc. I'd like to get a manual or something with detail on the internals to see if I can get it living again. Some questions for the forum (obviously I've googled first with not a great deal of luck on this specific machine): I need to replace the belt but not sure what the correct size is - any suggestions? The existing belt is really overstretched so I can't use that as a gauge. I don't get how the 33/45 speed change works. Looks like you pull the spindle up to change speeds, I'm assuming it's moving the belt on to a smaller pulley. Would be great to see an image of how it's meant to look set up correctly so I can sort it once I replace the belt. Here's a vid: https://imgur.com/ivZxmGI The tone arm lever appears to be out of whack, again any suggestions on how it should sit? At the moment the arm seems to be coming up under the left side and I can't rotate it around without breaking it. I'm assuming a new cartridge is in order, but can't find a source for info on what is compatible with that tone arm. Would appreciate any steers to online info (not expecting the forum to do everything for me, but I'm a turntable newbie with 'beginners' electronics skills). cheers, pics below.
  3. Item: Audiolab M-DAC Location: Sydney, NSW Price: $550 $450 Item Condition: Fair (6.5/10) - RCA plug for Coax 1 is missing. See Pictures Reason for selling: Trying out the Primare DAC 30 Payment Method: Cash, Paypal as a friend (or +3% fees), Bank Transfer Extra Info: Purchased from a fellow SNA member late 2017. This was the first DAC I introduced in my system and absolutely loved it! Only selling as I am now experimenting with a Primare DAC 30 also purchased via SNA. Has been sitting idle in a box for the last 4 months but was running original firmware, however can be easily upgraded. Well known DAC with lots of reviews online - just search google. Do not have original packaging so preference for pick-up in Sydney NSW, however I can purchase packaging, pack well and ship at buyers expense. Includes original power cable and remote. UPDATE: The RCA plug for Coax 1 input is missing - I have just updated the price to reflect current condition. Any questions please ask. Pictures:
  4. So, the short story is that nearly a decade ago, I purchased an Audiolab 8000 CDE CD player and absolutely loved it. Unfortunately, at the time, Audiolab were sourcing their power trannies from somewhere with quality control issues. Seems that they tend to go faulty and trip their internal thermal fuse. Death of CD player coincided with implosion of marriage, so what was a very nice player has sat in its box for about 8 years while CD duties went to a budget pioneer DVD player. This last week I finally dived in to Jaycar and purchased some transformers to fit into an outboard case. Yesterday was the moment of truth when after years, it finally sprang back to life, arguably sounding better than before. Case needs completion and a 5 pin plug and socket, but this evening I'm a happy listener again.
  5. Item: Audiolab 8000p power amplifier - excellent condition Location: Glen Waverley or Emerald, VIC Price: $495 Item Condition: Excellent, a few minor scratches on the outer case Reason for selling: Not using and had very light use, was used to power a pair of Yamaha C112v speakers (also selling if you're interested) Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: In great condition and powers a great sound for your PA, comes in the original box. Please note does not come with leads or manual (you can easily source online) Here are the specs.... Power output: 100 watts per channel into 8Ω (stereo) Frequency response: 20Hz to 20kHz Total harmonic distortion: 0.05% Gain: 29 dB Input sensitivity: 1V Signal to noise ratio: 95dB Dimensions: 445 x 74 x 337mm Weight: 8.7kg Pictures:
  6. Item: Audiolab 8200CD CD Player Location: Adelaide Price: $900 Item Condition: mint Reason for selling: moving sale Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Audiolab 8200CD DAC/CD Player has been created with flexibility firmly in mind. It’s architecture is perhaps best described as a ʻDAC + CDʼ, rather than as a CD player in the traditional sense. The DAC (Digital-to-Analogue Converter) is the cornerstone of it’s design, which is why Audiolab has chosen the Sabre 32-bit audio DAC from ESS Technology to carry out D-to-A conversion. The provision of digital inputs – optical, coaxial and USB – means the 8200CD can be used to deliver top-quality sound from all kinds of digital sources, including audio files from computers and other media devices. Thus, all music benefits from the superb sound quality produced by the playersʼ DAC and discrete Class A output stages. Comprised of over 1700 components using precision SMT manufacturing on a 4 layer PCB, the Audiolab 8200CD is the most advanced electronic design in Audiolab’s impressive history. For more you can read a detailed review here: https://www.whathifi.com/audiolab/8200cd/review Key Features Exceptional connectivity, including a USB port and XLR outputs USB port can be used to enhance the quality of digital audio playback from a PC, Mac etc. Any PC/Mac media player (iTunes etc.) can be controlled via the Audiolab’s remote handset USB port also allows the player to be upgraded via firmware updates in the future Four selectable digital filters enable the user to tailor the sound to his/her own taste Ultra-high-quality 32-bit DAC from ESS Technology Proprietary, discrete master clock ensures ultra-low jitter Balanced, discrete, Class A output stages maximise sound quality This item was purchased in July 2012 and is in as-new condition. If you are buying from interstate, the CD player is ready to be shipped to you by the courier of your choice in the original box. I will gladly work with the buyer to ensure the tuner gets to you promptly. The product dimensions (H×W×D) are: 78 x 445 x 335 mm and the weight is 6kg (without box). This CD player retails for $1,900 new. Pick up an absolute bargain. Other items that I also have for sale: PMC Twenty.24 Loudspeakers Audiolab 8200T DAB AM FM Tuner Bryston B135 SST² Stereo Amplifier Pictures:
  7. Item: Audiolab 8200T DAB+ AM FM Tuner Location: Adelaide Price: $700 Item Condition: mint Reason for selling: moving sale Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Audiolab 8200T DAB+ AM FM Tuner is a fully-featured tuner of advanced specification and impeccable performance. It builds on the template provided by its predecessor, but offers DAB / DAB+ reception, in addition to AM and FM. The 8200T has coaxial and SPDIF outputs to connect an external DAC, digital amplifier or digital recorder when receiving DAB / DAB+ broadcasts. In addition, it offers two stereo RCA analogue outputs for connecting an audio amplifier and/or an audio recorder for all broadcast reception. A true necessity for the radio listener. For more you can read a detailed review here: http://www.hifi-review.com/153326-audiolab-8200t.html Key Features · AM/FM/DAB Tuner · Full RDS(Radio Data System)functionality · High performance DAB · Enhanced LED display · Digital outputs:1 × coaxial, 1 × optical This item was purchased in April 2013 and is in as-new condition. If you are buying from interstate, the tuner is ready to be shipped to you by the courier of your choice in the original box. I will gladly work with the buyer to ensure the tuner gets to you promptly. The product dimensions (H×W×D) are: 78 x 445 x 335 mm and the weight is 5.2kg (without box). This tuner retails for $1,200 new. Pick up an absolute bargain. Other items I currently have for sale: PMC Twenty.24 Loudspeakers Audiolab 8200CD CD Player Bryston B135 SST² Stereo Amplifier DAB+ Tuning Range 174 - 240MHz (Band III) / 1452 - 1492MHz (Band L) FM Tuning Range 87.5 - 108MHz AM Tuning Range 531 - 1602kHz Antenna Inputs 1 x DAB, 1 x FM and 1 x AM DAB+ Digital Outputs 1 x Coax and 1 x Optical Toslink DAB+ Output Sampling Frequency 48kHz Analogue Audio Outputs 1 pair RCA Phono Output Voltage 1.1V RMS (FM), 500mV (AM), 2V(DAB) Signal-to-Noise Ratio 72dB (FM), 38dB (AM), 80dB (DAB+) Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) 0.5% (FM), 3% (AM), <0.1% (DAB+) Included Accessories Remote Control Pictures:
  8. Item: Audiolab 8200MB Monoblock Amplifiers Location: Lara VIC 3212 Price: $2000 ono Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: It all has to go Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Purchased within the last year. Perfect working order. They didn't come with pins for the XLR inputs so there is a set of Cardas pins included if you want to use RCAs. I'm selling the entire system for now due to necessity so there will also be a set of Vivid Audio V1.5s, an Audiolab MDAC, and a Shanling CD3000 listed. I don't have the boxes for these so local pickup is preferred. Specs below. Pictures:
  9. Item: Audiolab M-DAC Location: Lara VIC 3212 Price: $600 ono Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: Everything must go! Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Excellent DAC - multi award winner. Black. Excellent condition with the plastic screen cover still attached. Remote included. I don't have the box and would prefer local pickup / delivery. Review: https://www.whathifi.com/audiolab/m-dac/review Pictures:
  10. Item: Audiolab 8000Q, preamplifier, excellent condition Location: Perth (Willagee) Price: $400 Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: NLR Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Happy to demo for local buyers, no original box but it will be safely packed if sent by couriers. Can be used as quality headphone amp as well (front input). Postage for Australia (metro $30, country towns depending on a postcode). Pictures:
  11. Item: AUDIOLAB 8000Q SS preamplifer Location: Perth Price: $450 Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: Not needed Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: FREE POSTAGE for metro areas $30 for country... Great sound, can be used as quality headphone amplifier as well... I don't have the original box but it will be packed properly for safe transport . No moving parts inside so it should be safe to post. Happy to demo for local buyers...If sold, $10 will be donated to StereoNet. Pictures:
  12. Item: Audiolab 8000Q, preamplifier, excellent condition , FREE POSTAGE Location: Perth (Willagee) Price: $450 Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: NLR Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only (add 3% if paying via PayPal) Extra Info: FREE POSTAGE for metro areas, $30 for country... Great sound, can be used as quality headphone amplifier as well... I don't have the original box but it will be packed properly for safe transport . No moving parts inside (ss) so it should be safe to post. Happy to demo for local buyers...If sold, $10 will be donated to StereoNet. Pictures:
  13. Item: Audiolab M-DAC, black, perfect condition, upgraded software V.a.10 Location: Melbourne Price: $600 Item Condition: really, really, close to new, but gently used in a loving environment Reason for selling: Raff sold me a Rega DAC-R which aesthetically goes will my Rega system, very similar performance though. This is more transparent (tonnes of filters though) whilst the Rega is a bit more analog Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Available for demonstration, good coffee provided Retail is $1400. M-DAC+ has been released at $2000 Pictures: As many as you'd like
  14. AUDIOLAB, M-DAC, DAC & Headphone Amp Clearance Price: $899, RRP: $1649 Comes with invoice and full Manufactures Warranty, Packaging and all accessories are also Included. The Audiolab M-DAC has won What Hi-Fi? Sound And Vision awards 4 years in a row, this year winning best DAC £500-£700. Although M-DAC has a vast array of features including USB, optical, and coaxial digital inputs, it’s winning feature without doubt its scintillating sound quality. Specifications: Connectivity for today’s sources including USB USB port can be used to enhance the quality of digital audio from a PC, Mac, iPad, etc. 5 user selectable digital filters fully software upgradeable via the USB port HQ 32-bit DAC from ESS Technology Proprietary, discrete master clock ensures ultra-low jitter Discrete output stages maximise sound quality DAC: ESS Sabre32 9016 chip Resolutio: 32bit Digital Inputs: 1 x 24ohmbit/192kHz Coaxial + 1 x 24ohmbit/96kHz Toslink Optical + 1 x 24ohmbit/192kHz USB Frequency Response: 20Hz-20kHz (+/-0.2dB) Total Harmonic Distortion (THD): < 0.002% (1kHz) Dynamic Range: > 110dB Crosstalk: > 112dB Analogue Output Connections: 1 pair RCA Phono Digital Output Connections: 1 x RCA Phono and 1 x Optical TOSlink Location: The Audio Experts, 03 9545 5152, 2065, Dandenong Road, Clayton, Vic 3168 RRP: $1649 Clearance Price: $899 Item Condition: Ex-Demo, Minimal Use, Comes with invoice and full Manufactures Warranty, Item can be demonstrated before purchase if desired located in Clayton. Payment Method: Cash, Bank Deposit, Eftpos or Paypal Extra Info: Original packaging, manuals and remotes Included, comes with full Manufacturers Warranty. Delivery: Pickup available in Clayton, Postage available at buyers expense, please contact us for a price if you require delivery we have all original packing for this item.
  15. Item: Audiolab 8000P Power Amplifier (silver) Location: Jerrabomberra/Canberra Price: $460 ono + shipping costs if required Item Condition: Immaculate Reason for selling: Surplus to requirements Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Purchased brand new from Miranda Hi Fi here in Canberra August 2010. This little tank of an amplifier has been indestructible and so versatile and quite possibly the best value bit of kit I have ever owned. It drove my surround speakers for 6.5 years and then for the last 6 months has driven my main speakers while waiting to aquire a new power amp, after selling my previous amp. It needs a new home now. Punchy, clean, fast sounding, this has driven 7 different speakers over its time and always delivered. Comes in a shade under 9kg, quite hefty for a slim profile chassis. Comes with original box, packaging and manual etc. Pictures:
  16. Item: audiolab 8000Q & 8000P Location: southeast vic Price: $1550 for both Item Condition: excellent Reason for selling: selling on behalf of my friend. Offloading his gears due to recent upgrade. Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: pre and power. See review for more details http://www.audioenz.co.nz/2007/10/audiolab-8000q-8000p/ Pictures:
  17. Item: AUDIOLAB Q DAC SILVER DIGITAL TO ANALOUGUE CONVERTER Location: PRESTON Price: $475 WAS $950 Item Condition: EX-DEMO IN GREAT CONDITION Payment Method: CASH / EFT Extra Info: Pictures:
  18. Item: AUDIOLAB 8200MB MONO POWER AMPLIFIER (SILVER COLOUR ONLY) 50% OFF! Location: PRESTON Price: PRICE REDUCTION $2199 (PAIR) WAS $4399 Item Condition: EX-DISPLAY IN MINT CONDITION Payment Method: EFT OR CASH Extra Info:FULL 2 YEARS WARRANTY Pictures:
  19. Item: Audiolab M-DAC (black) Location: Melbourne (pickup in Seddon or shipping at buyer's cost) Price: $650 Item Condition: Very good, even the original screen protector is still there. Reason for selling: Bought it on a whim and don't really use it. Payment Method: Cash on pickup / Bank Transfer if posted Extra Info: I purchased it a couple of months ago from from the original owner on here, who purchased a few years ago from Caxton Audio in Melbourne. Includes all original power supply, remote, packaging etc. Fantastic DAC/headamp - really sounds incredible..... Note, this DAC is with the latest firmware A.10 installed, which was unofficially provided by the designer of this DAC - John West. This firmware is much better than the original shipping version since it has more functions and even better sound quality. Please refer to the MDAC wiki (http://mdac.referata.com/wiki/Main_Page)for details of all the different firmwares. And if really required, I can update the firmware to whatever version you like although I can't think about any reason doing that . Detail product info: http://www.audiolab.co.uk/product-detail.php?pid=13 Review in whathifi: http://www.whathifi....ab/m-dac/review And tons of good reviews in all audio forums, such as this (unbelievable, part 110000 for a thread!) : MDAC First Listen (part 00110000)
  20. Item: Audiolab 8000S Amplifier Location: Perth North Price: $499 (I sold one for just over that amount in August, but open to offers) Item Condition: Very Good Reason for selling: I recondition hifi and this is how I make my living (in semi-retirement). Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, Direct transfer, COD Only Extra Info: Full 1 year warranty for local buyers on everything I sell. Bought from local SNA member with a minor fault of intermittent left channel. Fault easily traced to crumbled RCA connectors which now have all been replaced. This amp is very configurable and can be split into Preamp and Power amp even using remote control.. It comes with remote controller which not only works on motorised (ALPS) volume pot and can change inputs but also will control other Philips chipset based sources (i.e. Marantz or Naim). Very much in original condition with no evidence of any work being done previously. The only work done by me is to replace all of the input/output RCA connectors as stated above. If you are interested, you could have a look at the video of this system before the repair on my uTube Solaris Technical channel: Audiolab 8000S before the RCA socket replacement Shipping over East around $30 fully insured. Pictures:
  21. Item: Audiolab M-DAC (black) Location: Melbourne (pickup in Seddon or shipping at buyer's cost) Price: $650 Item Condition: Very good, even the original screen protector is still there. Reason for selling: Bought it on a whim and don't really use it. Payment Method: Cash on pickup Extra Info: I purchased it a couple of months ago from from the original owner on here, who purchased a few years ago from Caxton Audio in Melbourne. Includes all original power supply, remote, packaging etc. Fantastic DAC/headamp - really sounds incredible..... Note, this DAC is with the latest firmware A.10 installed, which was unofficially provided by the designer of this DAC - John West. This firmware is much better than the original shipping version since it has more functions and even better sound quality. Please refer to the MDAC wiki (http://mdac.referata.com/wiki/Main_Page)for details of all the different firmwares. And if really required, I can update the firmware to whatever version you like although I can't think about any reason doing that . Detail product info: http://www.audiolab.co.uk/product-detail.php?pid=13 Review in whathifi: http://www.whathifi....ab/m-dac/review And tons of good reviews in all audio forums, such as this (unbelievable, part 110000 for a thread!) : MDAC First Listen (part 00110000)
  22. Item: Audiolab 8000Q pre amp Location: Melbourne Price: $450 Item Condition: as new Reason for selling: upgraded Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, bank deposit For sale is an Audiolab 8000Q pre amp in first class condition. It is in such good condition it would suit a new buyer, and the remote still has the protective cellophane. Soundwise the bass is full and solid, the mids are rich and detailed and the highs very smooth - its musically very satisfying. Comes with everything - original box, complete packaging, remote control, manual and power cable. I don't know the date of manufacture (it doesn't appear on the case). I bought it a few months ago as brand new old stock. Its a fine pre amp and I think no real difference from the 8200. And its a great price for an as-new pre amp.
  23. Item: Audiolab 8000Q pre amp Location: Melbourne Price: $450 Item Condition: as new Reason for selling: upgraded Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, bank deposit For sale is an Audiolab 8000Q pre amp in first class condition. This would suit a new buyer, it is in such good condition, and the remote still has the protective cellophane. Soundwise the bass is full and solid, the mids are rich and detailed and the highs very smooth - its musically very satisfying. Comes with everything - original box, complete packaging, remote control, manual and power cable.
  24. Item: Audiolab 8200CD/DAC Location: Melbourne Price drop: now $900 Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: Not needed Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, bank deposit Extra Info: All but brand new, its just a few weeks old For sale is an absolutely mint Audiolab 8200CD player. This is the latest version that has the same upgrades and sonic improvements as the 8200CDQ (i.e. additional filter option - Optimal Transient XD and DD). The sound is very lush with each element isolated in the soundstage. Comes with everything - original box, complete packaging, remote control, manual and power cable. The 8200CD seems to be a legend in its own lifetime. There are stacks of positive reviews on the web.
  25. Item's: Entire audio setup!, Speakers: Sonus Faber Grand Piano Domus in Piano Black (Original, not 'home' version) - wooden shipping crate available. Sonus Faber Wall Domus in Piano Black with original wall mounting hardware. - With original box Sonus Faber Solo Home Center Miller & Kreisel (MK) V-75 MKII 12†Sealed subwoofer. Amplification: Marantz SR7005 AV Receiver in matt black - original box Rotel 1582 2-Channel power amp in matt black - original box Rotel 1565 5-Channel power amp in matt black - original box Audio Lab M-DAC in matt black - L2 Fusion edition (explained below) - original box Misc: JIB High end interconnects and leads. - original box’s Various Optical’s, HDMI’s & Power cords. IR extenders Equipment Rack Location: Perth, North of the river. Price: Sonus Faber Grand Piano Domus in Piano Black - $4,000 - RRP @ time, AUD 7,299.00 Sonus Faber Wall Domus in Piano Black - $1,600 Sonus Faber Solo Home Center, black rapped in leather - $600 Miller & Kreisel (MK) V-75 MKII 12†Sealed subwoofer - black - $500 Marantz SR7005 AV Receiver in matt black - original box - $1,300 Rotel 1582 2-Channel power amp in matt black - original box $1,300 Rotel 1565 5-Channel power amp in matt black - original box $1,100 Audio Lab M-DAC in matt black - L2 Fusion edition - $1,600 Equipment Rack - $150 JIB Stuff - $500 the lot. JIB SB-004 High-end Hi-Fi Cable’s 4x3M. - Original box’s JIB RCA interconnects pairs 1.5M’s - Original boxes Or $10,000 for the lot, I will even set it all up for you and show you how to use it and throw in all the various HDMI's Power and optical cables. Item Condition: Used, but all in immaculate condition with no scratches etc., except for 1 ding to the corner of the rear wall speaker’s housing (not very noticeable) happened when installing . All amp gear is about 1.8 ish years old, the speakers I bought from my old man I am the second owner all ways been respectably powered and not trashed. Reason for selling: Life throws us some bumps in the road… And I am needing the money over the audio nirvana. Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, Bankcheque etc. Extra Info: As all ways it would be nice to try sell it to someone as an entire kit to get them started in the world of Hi-FI & Home Cinema but I am keeping an open mind so for now I will float it as an EOI to test the waters on the off chance someone out there would buy the lot. Everything can be demoed still setup in my listening room I swear if someone was keen on an entire system and had the money to out lay at once I can guarantee one sit in the room and they would be sold! The Audiolab M-DAC needs a special mention if you’re in the know you will know its received a lot of hype and if you know more the guy that created and designed it all split away from audio lab and started his own company ‘LakeWest’ my M-DAC was sent to his workshop and he modified it to have a Home Theatre bypass and paid to have all resistors in the analogue audio stage replaced with Vishay Naked Z-foil’s as it was later apparent by John at lakewest the that china manufacturing process substituted resistors from the original design scope which degraded the sound quality, even though it was still awesome the replacement with the Z-Foils and re-worked power supply rail’s has taken it to another level!. The H/T bypass is great as I can have the M-DAC connected directly to my power amp and play music back in its purest form without any data manipulation (all bit-perfect) and the M-DAC its self really brings the music alive!, the modifications were not cheap as z-foils are expensive !, details below. MDAC L1 “MDAC internal PSU section upgrade (this upgrades 6 of the PSU supply rails around the ESS DAC, reducing modulation spurie by up to x1000 (40dB) around the ESS DAC).†MDAC L2 - which includes the L1 upgrade which my unit has. “Full rebuild (redesign) of the CROSS analogue stage, over 56 components changed in the Analogue section + MDAC L1. Major leap in sound quality. Vishay Naked Z-foil resistors (Toy/Fusion) During development/testing of MDAC L2, results have shown that certain components (resistors) can have a significant effect on sound quality when used in a feedback loop. This upgrade further enhances MDAC L2. Originally, only 4 resistors were considered to be critical, but the revelation around resistors itself led to the idea of replacing all "important" resistors in direct analog signal path by the Z-foil resistors.†You can no longer get your M-DAC modded by John because he's commenced work on the MDAC2 and does not have time to upgrade any more units. The Marantz has not been used for amplification just as a pre-amp, HDMI switcher and other features like AirPlay (overkill I know but I was going to use the on board amps to power other external room speakers) Summary: In summary, this might not be the best of the best but to me and I am sure many others if they had this system, it is the first audio setup I have had that I now say Movie Cinema's are a waste of time because the audio sounds appalling. When I am playing any form of music in 2-Channel playing live LP's for example, I get goose bumps imagining my self there because of the atmosphere and stage it recreates and how real it feels.. I quote from Wikipedia with the key words underlined. "Goose bumps, may involuntarily develop when a person is cold or experiences strong emotions such as fear, nostalgia, pleasure, euphoria, awe"... surely if your system is recreating this you have a good combination of components regardless of price point or brand, and I am not easily impressed. 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