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  1. This Matrix X-Sabre has been enjoyed for 6 years. It was their flagship model and features the prior top end DAC chip, (ESS Sabre 9018 32-bit, 8-channel configured in Stereo Quad). Works perfectly. Looks and feels great. Sounds as good as current DACs in the $1000 - $1300 price bracket. I've purchased a Topping D90 AKM and honestly, there is extremely little between them. I did some level matched A-B-A comparisons with several tracks and took notes. The difference is the Matrix has a deeper, more spacious soundstage; and more powerful mid bass. The D90 (AKM4499) is more detailed and distinct with a shallow stage and neutral balance. These differences are hair splitting and require repeat listens back and forth to differentiate, that's how close it is. I have no preference between them as each has minor comparative strengths. I'm letting go of the older one to try something different with my collection. About the DAC: DSD to x128 (5.65MHz) PCM to 384kHz USB, Coax & AES inputs Made from a block of aluminium, with internals machined out for shielding. This thing is deceivingly heavy. It's larger & heavier than most modern compact DACs. And has trio of feet. Drivers are included on CD but can also be downloaded. I will also email you the latest files. It had firmware updated as well. A small manual is also included. For USB, it's backwards compatible with Windows XP through to Windows 10. MacOS doesn't require driver installation. Works with ASIO and WASAPI USB protocols. COAX works well too. I've even got Optical to work via a cheap SPDIF to COAX converter so I can use it with the TV. I've used with both Balanced XLR and RCA and enjoy both. I prefer XLR as my amp is also XLR. Reviews: https://www.matrix-digi.com/en/reviews/20170621167.html http://passionforsound.lachlanfennen.com/matrix-x-sabre-dac/ https://www.head-fi.org/threads/matrix-x-sabre-dac-review-and-impression-thread.650686/ Optional Optical to Coax Converter including optical cable and power supply for $25 extra (used twice). Handy for TV audio playback and some computers.
  2. **Universal Touch Screen Remote Control including USB Interface** Great for home theatre systems Mimic up to 16 remote controls Super fast IR learning and pre-programming 6 Rubber buttons for frequently used features Code collector to collect unrecognised code Learning guide Rename devices and change touch screen icon layout Assign macros of up to 60 commands long including time delays (one button performs multiple demands) During macro transmission all commands are shown on LCD screen 3 channel classifications make grouping your favourite programs easy Sleep mode can send a macro after a time delay LCD Backlight button lights up entire ouch screen and rubber buttons Backlight brilliant blue LED Calendar and clock built-in Automatic power down Connect to PC with SLC-2080 USB cable provided with this sale (an optional extra I purchased) Batteries: 4 AAA Alkaline batteries USB interface device (I purchased separately), to speed up and simplify programming. PS - The best way to program this is from an existing remote to either the unit directly, or through the USB interface to a computer since it doesn't have the latest TVs and equipment pre-programmed, nor available online. eg. I choose the most important buttons to recreate on the touch screen or the rubber buttons, then get this remote to learn the code.
  3. Russian Military - Rocket logo Marked with CCCP 6h23n, VIII % 80 Underside of tube has a "3" 9 pins Sale is for 2 x tubes removed from a working Musical Fidelity headphone amp built in 2006. Prior owner hadn't used the amp for several years. I listened to the amp several times with them fitted - all good. Haven't used since.
  4. **These have been spoken for** Not Sold. Free Gift - Just pay delivery My collection of favourite movies and music on DVD. There are 39 titles. The most valuable are the Lord of the Rings Special Extended DVDs with many hours of behind the scenes, interviews, mapping out and more. These were $90 each back in the day. Excellently preserved - only the boxes are a bit tattered. I've got the lot in a box ready for pickup or delivery (additional cost). Music DVDs are Eric Claption Unplugged, and Linkin Park Meteora Variety of great movies incl Gladiator Deluxe Edition, Road to Perdition, Babel, Blood Diamond, Hotel Rwanda
  5. These are no longer available. Further information: I have 10 like new CDs. Excellent condition. Classical. 80s. 90s. African. Includes: Cure - Wish Apache - Make way for the Indian Angelique Kidjo - Aye Ash - 1977 Aaliyah - Age ain't nothing but a number The President's of the United states - II Ash - Trailer The mighty mighty BossTones - Let's face it Sandy Kandau - Nice to meet ya Mozart - Masterpieces
  6. Russian Military - Rocket logo Marked with CCCP 6h23n, VIII % 80 Underside of tube has a "3" 9 pins Sale is for 2 x tubes removed from a working Musical Fidelity headphone amp built in 2006. Prior owner hadn't used the amp for several years. I listened to the amp several times with them fitted - all good. Haven't used since.
  7. **Universal Touch Screen Remote Control including USB Interface** Great for home theatre systems Mimic up to 16 remote controls Super fast IR learning and pre-programming 6 Rubber buttons for frequently used features Code collector to collect unrecognised code Learning guide Rename devices and change touch screen icon layout Assign macros of up to 60 commands long including time delays (one button performs multiple demands) During macro transmission all commands are shown on LCD screen 3 channel classifications make grouping your favourite programs easy Sleep mode can send a macro after a time delay LCD Backlight button lights up entire ouch screen and rubber buttons Backlight brilliant blue LED Calendar and clock built-in Automatic power down Connect to PC with SLC-2080 USB cable provided with this sale (an optional extra I purchased) Batteries: 4 AAA Alkaline batteries USB interface device (I purchased separately), to speed up and simplify programming. PS - The best way to program this is from an existing remote to either the unit directly, or through the USB interface to a computer since it doesn't have the latest TVs and equipment pre-programmed, nor available online. eg. I choose the most important buttons to recreate on the touch screen or the rubber buttons, then get this remote to learn the code.
  8. This Matrix X-Sabre has been enjoyed for 6 years. It was their flagship model and features the prior top end DAC chip, (ESS Sabre 9018 32-bit, 8-channel configured in Stereo Quad). Works perfectly. Looks and feels great. Sounds as good as current DACs in the $1000 - $1300 price bracket. I've purchased a Topping D90 AKM and honestly, there is extremely little between them. I did some level matched A-B-A comparisons with several tracks and took notes. The difference is the Matrix has a deeper, more spacious soundstage; and more powerful mid bass. The D90 (AKM4499) is more detailed and distinct with a shallow stage and neutral balance. These differences are hair splitting and require repeat listens back and forth to differentiate, that's how close it is. I have no preference between them as each has minor comparative strengths. I'm letting go of the older one to try something different with my collection. About the DAC: DSD to x128 (5.65MHz) PCM to 384kHz USB, Coax & AES inputs Made from a block of aluminium, with internals machined out for shielding. This thing is deceivingly heavy. It's larger & heavier than most modern compact DACs. And has trio of feet. Drivers are included on CD but can also be downloaded. I will also email you the latest files. It had firmware updated as well. A small manual is also included. For USB, it's backwards compatible with Windows XP through to Windows 10. MacOS doesn't require driver installation. Works with ASIO and WASAPI USB protocols. COAX works well too. I've even got Optical to work via a cheap SPDIF to COAX converter so I can use it with the TV. I've used with both Balanced XLR and RCA and enjoy both. I prefer XLR as my amp is also XLR. Reviews: https://www.matrix-digi.com/en/reviews/20170621167.html http://passionforsound.lachlanfennen.com/matrix-x-sabre-dac/ https://www.head-fi.org/threads/matrix-x-sabre-dac-review-and-impression-thread.650686/ Optional Optical to Coax Converter including optical cable and power supply for $25 extra (used twice). Handy for TV audio playback and some computers.
  9. This Matrix X-Sabre has been enjoyed for several years. It was their flagship model and features the prior top end DAC chip, (ESS Sabre 9018 32-bit, 8-channel configured in Stereo Quad). Works perfectly. Looks and feels great. Sounds as good as current DACs in the $1300 price bracket. I've purchased a Topping D90 AKM and honestly, there is extremely little between them. I did some level matched A-B-A comparisons with several tracks and took notes. The difference is the Matrix has a deeper, more spacious soundstage; and more powerful mid bass. The D90 (AKM4499) is more detailed and distinct. These differences are hair splitting and require repeat listens back and forth to differentiate, that's how close it is. I have no preference between them as each has minor comparative strengths. I'm letting go of the older one to try something different with my collection. About the DAC: DSD to x128 (5.65MHz) DXD to 384kHz PCM to 192kHz USB, Coax & AES inputs Made from a block of aluminium, with internals machined out for shielding. This thing is deceivingly heavy. It's larger & heavier than most modern compact DACs. And has trio of feet. Drivers are included on CD but can also be downloaded. I can also email you the latest files. It had firmware updated some years ago as well. A small manual is also included. For USB, it's backwards compatible with Windows XP through to Windows 10. MacOS doesn't require driver installation. Works with ASIO and WASAPI USB protocols. COAX works well too. I've even got Optical to work via a cheap SPDIF to COAX converter so I can use it with the TV. I've used with both Balanced XLR and RCA and enjoy both. I prefer XLR as my amp is also XLR. Reviews: https://www.matrix-digi.com/en/reviews/20170621167.html http://passionforsound.lachlanfennen.com/matrix-x-sabre-dac/ https://www.head-fi.org/threads/matrix-x-sabre-dac-review-and-impression-thread.650686/
  10. **Universal Touch Screen Remote Control including USB Interface** Great for home theatre systems Mimic up to 16 remote controls Super fast IR learning and pre-programming 6 Rubber buttons for frequently used features Code collector to collect unrecognised code Learning guide Rename devices and change touch screen icon layout Assign macros of up to 60 commands long including time delays (one button performs multiple demands) During macro transmission all commands are shown on LCD screen 3 channel classifications make grouping your favourite programs easy Sleep mode can send a macro after a time delay LCD Backlight button lights up entire ouch screen and rubber buttons Backlight brilliant blue LED Calendar and clock built-in Automatic power down Connect to PC with SLC-2080 USB cable provided with this sale (an optional extra I purchased) Batteries: 4 AAA Alkaline batteries USB interface device (I purchased separately), to speed up and simplify programming. PS - The best way to program this is from an existing remote to either the unit directly, or through the USB interface to a computer since it doesn't have the latest TVs and equipment pre-programmed, nor available online. eg. I choose the most important buttons to recreate on the touch screen or the rubber buttons, then get this remote to learn the code.
  11. **Brand New** Audyssey Microphone Calibration - ACM1HB - Adjustable cardboard tripod for best results. Allows you to adjust height to be at ear level regardless of seat, floor or beanbag position - Accurate measurements to ensure your system performs to its maximum potential - Suitable for AV Receivers (AVR) that have a 3.5mm microphone port. ie. Most AVRs built in last 10 years. eg. Denon, Marantz, Onkyo etc etc
  12. The Cayin iHA6 is a versatile and powerful amp. It offers multiple settings for gain and current. It also offers XLR4, regular 6.35mm and dual 6.35mm. It's fully balanced from input to output so the DAC signal is left in its original decoded state right to the headphone. There's lots of power here. I used it with two headphones (HD800 SDR and Focal Clear) when I was listening regularly. The gain was always on Low, volume less than half way. The high current mode is my favoured sound. It's a bit more open and interesting. Hard to describe. Possibly my favourite aspect of the sound is the sub-bass. This gives even the Sennheiser HD800 (with SDR and couple other mods) a highly desirable bottom end weight. I've been tossing up whether to keep it for several months since I haven't been using it, as the sound is great, the unit works great, and it looks and feels quality. I've heard great match ups to planars but haven't tried that myself. PURCHASED MARCH 2020 It's been compared with a lot more expensive amps. Think Auralic, Headamp, Violectric, Mjolnir 2 Defintely lots of amp for the money! PS - Comes in original box with USB drive (owners manual & pics), plus spare fuse PSS - Couple pics are from the USB drive
  13. An easy, reversible mod for the Sennheiser HD800 to tame the treble peak and make it like the HD 800S for a fraction of the price. 1 x set of Sorrodge's SuperDupont Resonators made by the Frenchman Price includes a protective container & padded envelope plus delivery cost in Australia. Saves waiting over a month to get from France. How to fit: https://youtu.be/Ydot90j8gmo Installation Summary: Listen to high frequency energized music Remove dust cover Peel back 2nd dust cover Insert the SDR to the bottom of the hole Use a blunt instrument to gently lift the black foam to be flush with the top surface. I used the tip of a 1/4" / 6.35mm headphone plug Re-fit both dust covers Listen to the same high frequency energized music and notice the less grating / piercing treble peak (measurable to be 3-5dB attenuated at 5-6.3kHz) PS - I have a few pairs
  14. In Ceiling Subwoofer 8" woofer, 8-ohm, built in filter, 35Hz response One benefit of a ceiling sub is that you reduce room modes because the large surface (infinite baffle) and zero distance to one wall both benefit evenness of response throughout the area. This can be of use in a home theatre by adding more subs to even out the response throughout, or where you have ceiling speakers already and want to add some bass. Runs off a regular speaker amplifier channel with speaker cable. Cutting template included Since it has a back cover for dust protection and enhanced bass, you could potentially use it as a standalone small room subwoofer without putting it into a ceiling. It's quite heavy for a ceiling speaker (2.4kg), with a big magnet, steel cage and has a passive copper inductor for filtering high frequencies. My Tip: After cutting a hole in the ceiling, cut out a matching hole in a small sheet of MDF, particleboard or plywood and place above the plasterboard ceiling, then screw the whole assembly to that for stability, strength, and spread the load over a larger area. Use white tipped screws to disguise them, or touch up your screws after fitting. Postage is $16.
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