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  1. Further information: Picked up from the forum a few months ago for a project but going in a different direction. Everything works and comes with remote and power cord. A couple of minor scratches on one side, but otherwise in excellent condition. Output Power / Channel: 100 Watt, 80 Watt Output Impedance / Channel: 6 Ohm, 8 Ohm Frequency Response: 40 - 20000 Hz Total Harmonic Distortion (THD): 0.08 % Channel Type: main Channel Qty: 2 Photos: PLEASE READ If you include any reference to pricing whatsoever in this section (excluding RRP), your ad will not be approved If you are advertising multiple items, you must post one bulk price only, or post seperate ads for each item If you don't include photographs of the actual item being sold, your ad will not be approved You understand that a reasonable donation for selling fees is expected upon successful sale of your item - if you have previously sold items and not made a donation, your advertisement may not be approved.
  2. Yes, additional sounds come into it when moving a window around on the desktop. Yes i thought it was strange to, but props to the iFi Nano for being a great little unit in this regard! And yes, the 'direct' line out from the Nano to any other amp passes the issue down the chain. I tested with an old Marantz stereo receiver using it's analogue inputs and have the same issue, so confirmed it wasn't the Asgard either. Will see what I can do to minimise it through USB plugs and bios settings and go from there. cheers Glenn.
  3. Hi Nada, Thanks for your input, and have just tested as you've asked above (i think). with HP directly into the Nano and nothing else connected other than the USB input from PC, the noise floor at max volume is virtually silent, even when moving windows etc. Plugging the 3.5mm RCA into the output of the Nano and connected to the Asgard made no difference to the HP output of the Nano, either with Asgard turned off or on, although i believe the 3.5mm jack then bypasses the HP out on the Nano anyway. Switching the HP to the Asgard being fed from the Nano, I get back to static/clicking/popping sounds. These are detectable at listening levels to, but only get worse when at max volume. Short term solution is to just use the Nano as a DAC/Amp, and I might see if I can find another home for the Asgard, and put the money towards the Schiit HEL 2 when it's available, as it has the TOSLINK input required to fix (ignore) this issue. Otherwise I'm likely to spend ages messing around with USB/PCI issues. cheers Glenn.
  4. Ok, so a lot of questions and will have to get back to some of them tomorrow. First up though, when i try searching, i get no results and a message saying the forum is still indexing. Seems weird and nothing about it in site discussion forum so maybe it's just me? Didn't think this would be a new problem. PC specs: MSI Z390M mobo, i5-9600k overclocked, 32GB Ram, 6900XT. It's a games machine after all 😄 No dedicated soundcard, but i do have the TOSLINK output, and an AVR that i can test this theory on if i get an optical cable for it. Static/hiss/clicking is present using the Asgard Amp, either with the Nano in-between (PC-USB-Nano-3.5mm RCA-Asgard-HP), or with a direct connection from PC to amp (PC-3.5mm RCA-Asgard-HP). It's not detectable with HP straight to PC audio out and volume maxed, and only very faint with HPs connected to Nano with volume at Max and believe this is normal (ie, doesn't change with mouse or anything windows related). Not touching the PC but Asgard to max volume, there is quite a lot of static, hissing, and clicking, moving the mouse makes it worse, and as suggested, moving a window around to make the GPU work makes it worse again with a white noise coming through. All powered equipment is plugged into a Thor surge protected powerboard. Given the Nano is unpowered other than the USB, it could well be an earth loop issue that the Asgard introduces as the return path. But will go through the process of disconnecting as much as possible from the PC and see if that changes anything. Otherwise, going to a DAC/AMP combo that has the TOSLINK input would sound like the easiest option so far. Thanks for all the input so far. cheers Glenn.
  5. Thanks guys. @Niktech thanks for the info, but that's 2 more pieces of gear to add! The iFi Nano can actually operate on battery power alone, and only use the USB cable for the audio, but this still didn't remove the noise in the signal. iFi also have a few USB cleaner solutions (Micro iUSB3.0, Nano iGalvanic, iPurifier) and Schiit have their Wyrd USB DeCrapifier, but that's just more equipment. If someone could confirm that using an optical cable connection to a suitable DAC/Amp input, then this would be my next upgrade path?
  6. Hi All, Did a search in various forums and couldn't find much on this, although i'm sure others have experienced it to. I'm making efforts to improve my desktop audio setup for headphones, both for music and gaming on the PC, and have picked up a couple of items from the Classifieds to try, including an iFi Nano iDSD Black Label DAC/Amp, and a Schiit Asgard 2 HP Amp. The problem is, that my main PC is sending large amounts of static, buzzing, and crackling through to either system, including hearing a screeching noise when moving the mouse around. Using an analogue out to the Schiit Asgard is pretty terrible as expected, but running USB to the iFi Nano, then 3.5mm to RCA to the Asgard doesn't filter any of it out either. Oddly, though, running the iFi Nano on it's own and using its HP out does reduce background noise to very good levels. So would seem there is some filtering going in there somewhere. I've confirmed it's not cable related as using USB from my phone or laptop is whisper quiet, with all the same cables. Would a DAC with an Optical input remove all EM noise from the PC source? I was originally eyeing off the new Schiit HEL 2 DAC/Amps which has this option when they become available. Otherwise I can stick with the iFi Nano (which is quite good), and move the Asgard 2 on (although it definitely improves things). Any other options that don't require a large outlay of cash to fix this? Cheers, Glenn.
  7. Further information: Have sold the projector and need to move the screen on at the above price or nearest offer. It's a 92" (2.0 x 1.125 m. viewing area) fixed frame, with black anodized aluminium frame. Fabric is in good condition and only found a single fingerprint sized smudge on it when dismantling. Pretty sure the screen gain was 1.1 It's dismantled and bundled up suitable for pickup but not posting at this point as it's too long (~2.2 mts long) Photos: gv-s-frame-screen.pdf
  8. all i can say is that you appear to need a bigger TV! ? Amazing setup and GLWTS.
  9. Further information: Last of the HT room clear out is the NAD T175 HD surround processor which I've owned since new (RRP of $4,000 at the time). Full working order and has been the reliable centre piece of the HT room for many years. Comes with brand new HTR 8 learning remote control, audyssey Mic and power cable. Only known issue is that is has some crackling and popping and odd volume output when using the volume knob on the front (typical of a lot of NAD gear apparently). Using the remote volume control though it's fine. This model (and serial number) is suitable for the VM300 4k passthrough MDC upgrade as well as the AM230 for Dolby Atmos 11.2 outputs if you wanted to create a 4K Atmos NAD surround processor for a bargain price! Features: Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio decoding and Sigma Designs advanced VXP video processing for 1080p upscaling 7.2 Channel output (2 sub outs) Audyssey MultiEQ XT room correction Dynamic Volume and Dynamic EQ 4 HDMI Inputs, 1 HDMI Out (HDMI 1.3) Photos: Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  10. Further information: Last of the HT room clear out is the NAD T175 HD surround processor which I've owned since new (RRP of $4,000 at the time). Full working order and has been the reliable centre piece of the HT room for many years. Comes with brand new HTR 8 learning remote control, audyssey Mic and power cable. Only known issue is that is has some crackling and popping and odd volume output when using the volume knob on the front (typical of a lot of NAD gear apparently). Using the remote volume control though it's fine. This model (and serial number) is suitable for the VM300 4k passthrough MDC upgrade as well as the AM230 for Dolby Atmos 11.2 outputs if you wanted to create a 4K Atmos NAD surround processor for a bargain price! Features: Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio decoding and Sigma Designs advanced VXP video processing 7.2 Channel output (2 sub outs) Audyssey MultiEQ XT room correction Dynamic Volume and Dynamic EQ 4 HDMI Inputs, 1 HDMI Out (HDMI 1.3) Photos:
  11. Further information: Centre channel speaker stand made from steel and is pretty sturdy. No brand on it but 500mm from floor to top plate and has rounded carpet tips in bottom plate which are removable. Top plate is 200mm wide x 170mm deep. Photos:
  12. Further information: Purchased off the forum a year ago, but now have all matching speakers across the front so moving this on. It's in great condition and has a leather (faux?) front surrounding the drivers. Front ported and suitable for shelf placement. Whatmough Magnum Series M05 - 4 Ohm impedance. * Configuration: 2-Way Bass Reflex * Recommended Power: 40-100 Watts * Nominal Impedence: 4 Ohms * Sensitivity: 91dB * Frequency Response: 70-20KHz * Dimensions: 162(h) x 210(d) x 582(w)mm Photos:
  13. I don't have any boxes or packaging to protect it sorry guys, so will see how we go locally first.
  14. Further information: Lovan 4 shelf HiFi rack in great condition. Black frame, melamine shelves, a few very minor marks on the frame but can only be seen up close. Photos:
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