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  2. Proteus, a Greek God of the sea, capable of changing form at will. Introducing Proteus, a Balanced 3 pin XLR interconnect made from Australian Manufactured Instrumentation cable matched with Neutrik connectors. Named after the Greek God Proteus, associated with Protean meaning flexible/versatile. This is definitely the XLR we've been missing. Don't get us wrong, we love our Erebos/Demeter but where they fell short was flexibility. Proteus more than fixes that while offering significantly better screening than our previous Greek Demigod. It also comes in a 'Naked' and 'Sleeved' version like all our other cables for those that prefer to keep costs down or go all out and have their setup looking cool too. This cable offers improvements across the board over our the Greek Demigod and we were able to achieve this with a minor increase in cost, as such, we have discontinued our Greek Demigod.' To find out more, click the links below: Proteus: https://www.nbspeakercables.com.au/collections/balanced-xlr/products/proteus Naked Proteus: https://www.nbspeakercables.com.au/collections/balanced-xlr/products/naked-proteus
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  4. I like Plattenspieler aswell. BTW I want one.
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  6. Gorgeous finish Friday! Some action shots of the Rubicons!
  7. Hey Adrian, that's a pretty interesting read, thanks for posting.
  8. Nice playlist, listening on Qobuz right now - Cheers Robert
  9. Looking forward to seeing you on here with some of those amazing deals in classifieds - Cheers Robert
  10. Thanks @barbz127 for your feedback. Nice that you have some heavy hitters such as the non-elite and the Susvara to compare them with.
  11. I want to start off with a big thankyou to Geoff @HeyNow Hi-Fi for giving me the opportunity to have a listen to the new Meze Elite headphones. I’ve had a couple of days to get to know these headphones and they are a nice improvement on the Empyrean for my listening tastes but more on this below. My setup for reference is Antipodes S40 > Bifrost2 / Benchmark Dac3 > Sparkos Aries The build is as per the Empyrean; best in class. Everything is finished perfectly and while I wasn’t impressed with the new colour when it was first announced seeing them in the flesh is something else. The only issue I had with the build was with the fit, I need to preface this with the fact that I have a “short” head – every set of headphones I own or have owned I have used on the most compressed setting this includes the Empyrean when I owned it. With the Elite in its most compressed setting the headband is barely touching the top of my head – this meant weird things with clamp and comfort. My understanding is the frame is the same as the Empyrean which leads me to question whether the new leather/hybrid pads are a bit thinner which is lengthening the headband or something along those lines. This isn’t likely going to be an issue for others but its something I sadly come across semi regularly. Sonically the Elite deals with the mid bass bloat of the Empyrean and the treble is cleaner and more extended (less rolled off) – both reasons that led me to selling the Empyrean after a couple of months. As with the Empyrean I feel as if these were designed for long listening sessions - the sound is relaxed and smooth, detail retrieval is good but they are never forward sounding, the treble is clean with good timbre regardless of the pad type. I spent some time pad swapping both to pick any differences as well as my favorite. Both pads maintain the neutral with a warm ‘tilt’ sound but there were trade offs with each. The leather pads have good bass extension with punch/slam (I still would have preferred more), however the trade off is the mids (to my ears) sound slightly veiled which is making vocals (especially female) sound muddy – after a song or two I would get used to it but swapping between the Elite and the Susvara every couple of hours this stood out to me; I feel like this muddiness also compresses the imaging and depth of the track. Switching over to the Alcantara pads and its as if the bass aggressively rolls off around 100Hz and looses its definition/composure, very different to what the leather offered. However the mid range veil is gone, vocals, imaging, separation and spatial presentation are all much improved and what you would expect from a headphone in this price bracket. In the end the Alcantara were my pick with a light EQ to help the bass – I really enjoyed these headphones with folk, acoustic and rock. They do a decent job with Electronic music If I knew I was sitting down to listen to nothing but electronic music I would reach for another headphone. Thankyou again for the opportunity to listen to these Geoff and Meze.
  12. Get an insight into our current "dubious" musical tastes, what we play in store on a given month etc. Who knows, you might discover some new music in the process!!! We currently have Qobuz and Tidal playlists available, as per links below:- QOBUZ https://open.qobuz.com/playlist/6999888 TIDAL https://tidal.com/browse/playlist/8a141511-f94a-4b14-a0ba-524ed3384431
  13. Dear Stereonet Readers, You might have heard of StormAudio perhaps, but are not familiar yet? Here is a handy little intro to StormAudio for those who would like to know a little more about the company and there AV Processors and Amps. Enjoy! And by all means, please contact myself if you would like to know more and/or where to purchase from. kindest regards Adrian STORMAUDIO_ESSENTIALS.pdf
  14. Just reporting that after a very slow trip the Meze Elite have made their way to not so sunny Queensland. More detailed impressions to come in the following days but I can confirm that the mid bass bloat of the Empyrean is not present with the Elite.
  15. Arriving soon at Fundamental Audio is the Scansonic MB5 B in the all new Walnut finish. The MB5 B is a unique floor-standing speaker with four 4.5” carbon-coned drivers and a sealed ribbon-tweeter. The enclosure is heavily braced, curved and with solid carbon reinforcements. Together with the 4.5” carbon-coned drivers and the ribbon-tweeter, the MB5 B is able to deliver a very crisp and transparent sound with deep, controlled bass. The MB5 B shines in both smaller and larger rooms and is easy to place. For more information, contact Fundamental Audio. Don't forget to click the "Follow" button to get notified when we post about new products and upcoming events.
  16. Want to take your ZEN series server even further? The PhoenixUSB Reclocker can enhance the USB signal from any source and completely regenerate it to an extremely high-precision signal to feed into your DAC, allowing it to perform at its best. The PhoenixUSB leverages the technology present on the STATEMENT, offering in one unit what is most commonly available in the market as 3 separate components: USB Reclocker, Linear Power Supply and High-Precision Master Clock. The PhoenixUSB has a board designed from the ground-up by Innuos which contains a USB chip with no switching regulators and a 3ppb OCXO clock running directly at 24MHz and connected via a board track just a couple of inches away from the USB chip. Therefore, no precision is lost within cables and connectors, as is the case when using an external master 10MHz clock with an additional 24MHz clock generator. Additionally, the USB chip and OCXO clock are powered by two independent STATEMENT-level linear power supplies. With this exclusive PhoenixUSB Offer, Innuos is providing all current and new ZEN series (ZENmini, ZEN, ZENith) owners the opportunity to further augment the quality of their sound with the purchase of a new PhoenixUSB Reclocker at a special promotional rate of 10% off for all ZENmini owners and 15% off for all ZEN or ZENith Music Server owners during the month of October 2021.
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  18. Yeah sorry to be the bearer of bad news. I want to hear them too.
  19. Aye Con you are right , i was reading the drip fed news on age yesterday so got excited without realising the full release is not out. I guess absence does make the heart fonder or flounder lol. So be it - at least there is some light in front of the tunnel here:-) Something to look forward to 🙂 .
  20. No you're not. I understand your enthusiasm, but you're still not reading...
  21. Heads up! This is our new head of sales, Prof. Johnson - he overseas all streamer choices for the store. The Lumin D2 is head and shoulders above the competition, no question...
  22. Haha! Spot on guys! We are opening up thursday midnight so we are all good and all open for listening sessions starting from Friday the 22nd! Open all day! Book in by messaging me now and grab your spots😊😊👍👍
  23. arrrrgggg didnt know that! why are we so different to nsw here? dan is getting on my nerves lol....need to calm it down with more music...seriously.....so 10000 ppl can go to the spring racing carnival and 1 person cannot visit and audio setup? lol! crazy dan
  24. haha outdoor audio system! live performance in the backyard 🙂
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