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  1. Further information: An upgrade sometime ago means I’m selling this high-performing streamer combination. An excellent Roon endpoint but the SOtM is capable of delivering quite a few other streaming systems. These four separate units optimised to work together and are therefore listed as a bundle deal. SOtM SMS 200 Ultra Neo: This unit was originally a pre-Neo unit but was modified by Australian dealer. Pre-Neo faceplate included. In excellent physical and functional condition with original packaging. Includes the clock port for connection to the modded D-Link switch Teddy Pardo linear power supply: In excellent functional condition, however the faceplate does have some scratches - the high grade DC cable was relatively short for my needs, hence the unit sat on the faceplate down on the floor (not ideal in retrospect). In original packaging and fitted with SR Orange fuse installed for maximum performance D-Link switch: Modified to sync the clocks of both the switch and SOtM. In original box. Quality link cable supplied. Wall wart included, but redundant with LPSU. The other thing I found was the switched performed better with the ground wire attached 😉 LPSU - 5v for Switch with quality DC cable - This modestly priced power supply made a significant improvement over the wall wart feeding the switch. Wall wart supplied as well if you wanted to go backwards. Any questions please PM 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 upon successful sale of your item it is expected you pay Seller's Fees. - if you have previously sold items and not made a contribution, your advertisement may not be approved.
  2. thanks Rockeater. I have a few cheaper and more local leads and I'll see how they pan out. There's no hurry, and covid in Melbs means you can't be in hurry. If those fall through I'll get back you
  3. Item: CD player Price Range: $100 - $250 max, preferably including postage. Item Condition: Used Extra Info: I'm looking for used a budget used CD player to help out pensioner friend whose old one has busted. Remote optional, but must be functional & relatively She won't take gifts from me any longer, so she is paying. I'm looking to post direct to her in Central Vic, as we are still in interminable lockdown here in Melbs. If you think you might have something taking up space, pm me. Please don't forget to report your post as FOUND when possible. (You can delete this text before pressing Submit).
  4. Thanks … true enough however it also about production techniques to make interesting recordings, and also ways to listen and the optical stimuli can get in the way of hearing
  5. Here’s something that I stumbled across yesterday and frankly it made me weep. This young woman Julie McLarnon is so on the money from my perspective from all of the following: musician, total music nerd, wannabe and failed home recording engineer, sometimes live sound engineer, sceptical scientist, overall data nerd with a keen interest in neuro physiological and psychological processing of sound, environments and of course music … my hi fi obsession is a relative recent acquisition. I hope I haven’t revealed too much of myself there, but no apologies - that is who I am. The data nerd / scientist in me always has a curiosity about new perspectives and a willingness to listen to different views and most importantly to learn ! With that in mind I’ll post this newly found gem for others …. I’ve been a fan of Myles O’Reilly’s docos for many years but this one and another that he did on home performance of Ronan O’Snodaigh / Indistinct Chatter totally floored me. Warning that is close to 1/2 hr long but worth it IMO. Argue amongst yourselves but I don’t have the energy for debate and typing beyond this atm the moment …. However I will look occasionally with interest. Cheers
  6. nice dac. I'm not parting with mine yet. detailed and natural are good descriptions. GLWTS
  7. Wow ... in his garage. Now that's you need @cafe latte !! It's probably going to need 3 phase power
  8. Very interesting results. Nice thinking. ... i just wanted to check that I was reading the thread correctly. Units like these ?? https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/392952088476?chn=ps&norover=1&mkevt=1&mkrid=705-139619-5960-0&mkcid=2&itemid=392952088476&targetid=1280421173959&device=c&mktype=pla&googleloc=9071358&poi=&campaignid=12499394795&mkgroupid=123469081380&rlsatarget=pla-1280421173959&abcId=9300512&merchantid=7364522&gclid=CjwKCAjw092IBhAwEiwAxR1lRvgI8vHU5qlkQLAK-6bCvvIpaG4Z0A9yTB6qIa044nMOBqlapBpiCBoCOZ0QAvD_BwE
  9. The thread started with a granite slab, and I've used a different variant of that approach by getting a local kitchen bench mob to use an off-cut (e.g. the sink hole) and get them to trim it to size and edge it. Lots of colours to chose from, and In hindsight perhaps I should have gone with a darker colour. Cost was $100. Perhaps you'll do better I've tried the squash balls underneath, whites squares and I'm currently using 4 x magicahexas. Best yet, and overall a pretty affordable approach. https://www.decibelhifi.com.au/agora-acoustics-magichexa-each/ ... in fact I've got them under pretty much everything. Perhaps I'll try isoacoustics or still points one day, but really atm I've never had a problem with it sitting on heavy cabinet and then directly on sprung timber floor that is highly resonant. If someone thumps on the cabinet or jumps up and down on the floor there is no audible effect. Good enough for me.
  10. she was amazing !! Her name came up regularly during my early musical investigations. But I never got around to checking her out. Big mistake on my part, she was the real deal. you'll love that doco - highly recommended
  11. update for music nerds .... the Karen Dalton doco is tops as well
  12. Hi all This is worth a watch if you are at all into early electronica, but also into different modes of composition / soundscapes. https://sisterswithtransistors.com/ Now streaming from the online Melbourne International Film Festival https://play.miff.com.au/film/sisters-with-transistors/ It's the kind of thing may get picked up by SBS or make it Kanopy. But then again it might not. So you might want to pay the money, but I found it worth the watch. Finishes 22 August. There are a couple of other music docos running as well including: Dinosaur Jnr. https://play.miff.com.au/film/freakscene-the-story-of-dinosaur-jr/ Karen Dalton https://play.miff.com.au/film/karen-dalton-in-my-own-time/. ... on my list The world's biggest rock band https://play.miff.com.au/film/we-are-the-thousand/. ... on my list Polystyrene. https://play.miff.com.au/film/poly-styrene-i-am-a-cliche/ Heaps of other non-music films until 22 August.
  13. Interesting read @cafe latte ... I wish I had access to such choice turntables ! It doesn't surprise me that the damping on a turntable makes so much difference. Every now and then when I'm listening to vinyl I just shake my head in disbelief at the mechanical basis and technology the music extraction, a transducer operating at very low voltages, and then the level of amplification required combined with RIAA curves. So many factors. It's quite nutty really ! So it makes sense to me that the resonance characteristics of plinth, platter, tonearm, etc. will all influence the sound, potentially profoundly. Also agree that's there's no definitive 'best' - for me it's mostly not about absolutes, and the 'best' is so context dependent and can be a different sound on a different day, in a different context, when in a different mood, etc. ... what I do notice though is that my reference or benchmarks in sound are continually evolving. Definitely as I keep tweaking my system.
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