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    Steeving in Brisbane since 2005.

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  1. My $1 Salvos find when visiting Boonah Qld over the weekend. the vinyl is absolutely mint and it sounds crisp and full of detail. I thought it would have been played to death but perhaps not 🤷🏼‍♂️
  2. My take: I've never gone bare wire and had it not sound better than a plug/spade termination, even after many months, or even years. If I have to use a termination, I prefer Z-plugs as they have significant contact surface area and decent compression. Show me an unmodified spade or banana or Z-plug which stops oxidation. I'll wait... My amps have BFA sockets rather than binding posts so my cables have Z-Plugs on that end. I'm thinking of going bare wire on the speaker end but the thought of cutting the Z-Plugs off that end of the cables (Nordost Frey) troubles me for
  3. I don’t listen to my tuner very often but when I do, I’m so glad I have it still. This afternoon it’s making a very fine job indeed of some Philip Glass and Kiri Te Kanawa on ABC Classic FM. the FM-X is the last analogue tuner Cyrus made before halting production of traditional tuners. @RobbC
  4. I’ve personally copped a lot of white-anting on FBMP for trying to sell just some Nordost Red Dawn speakers cables. Nothing outrageously high-end. I had to complain to admin to clean up and some low hanging fruit ended up with a ban. frustrating. The classifieds here, on the other hand, have been nothing but a positive experience.
  5. These two arrived today. New 180gm sending me right back to my teens. On It’s My Life, there’s a track called Renee on side one. My old Mission 773HC cart and Rega RB300 always produced the most horrendous distortion in the chorus when Mr Hollis sang Renee’s name. I’m pleased to report the Ania Pro traces this track incredibly well without a hint of strain or edginess. I’ll pick up Spirit of Eden soon enough. It’s my favourite TT album but it sells for a premium used.
  6. Dynavector like to espouse the virtues of what they call Phono Enhancer in their phono stage, the P-75 mk4. https://www.dynavector.com.au/index-4-P75.html They suggest their low impedance carts function well in PE mode. I had one of these phono stages and was going to grab one of their low output carts to match. I picked up a Rega Ania Pro instead and this worked very nicely into PE mode with its low impedance.
  7. sadly, I missed out on the X300s for sale here. All my discretionary $ have been blown on speakers, a turntable, MC phono cartridge, other TT mods, three phono stages and new Nordost interconnects and speaker cables over the past couple of months or so. I’d be a dead man if my wife found out how much it all was 😳. Were it not for that, I would have pulled the trigger on those amps in a heartbeat. I withdrew my monos from sale in light of that. If mine sold in time, the gap could have been bridged. Alas, it was not to be. in reality though, my upgraded Mono X are still ext
  8. This is very good on CD so am anticipating the same here. Will give it a spin soon.
  9. cheap from Poland but mint. My favourite Beethoven Piano Concerto No 5
  10. Glad you got it working ok. Not sure where you read/heard the 8VS is Class D though. AFAIK, the Stereo 200 is the only amp Cyrus made which is Class D.
  11. I've had experience with Mission from as far ago as the early 80's (my father was the Victorian distributor) up until recently. I've owned a range of products from the brand and sold them when working in a few retail hifi stores overseas (NZ). I'm unable to answer your questions specifically but having owned and sold some of the newer products (Elegante E8 series, etc) and a number of the older Made in UK speakers (782, 753, 765, M53, etc), I can say without a doubt, the earlier stuff has the magic and I hold a real soft spot for these older products. Until a few months ago I was able to
  12. Vivaldi’s Wind Concertos II by The Academy of St Martin in the Fields and SNM on Decca. A rubbish tip shop find but spotless and noiseless and an absolutely beautiful recording.
  13. Yes, they’re on EBay. I sold my active sub. The powered 8 and 8” ABR in each speaker, with some clever DSP in the internal amp does magic with the bass from them. I was quite surprised when I heard them after connecting them up at home. Id love to try the next model up with the 10s but apartment living is on the cards possibly and the Ethos will be better suited to what is likely to be a smaller space.
  14. Maybe Cyrus but also been considering a move back to valves.
  15. Some Viv and SNM on Decca on a Sunday afternoon at my place. it all sounds marvelous and is making me wonder if I really should be trying to move my monoblocks on.
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