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General Discussion / Re: Buying earphones from Aliexpress
« Last post by Stanp on Today at 01:33:27 AM »
Customs once told me that they would not release my goods until I registered as an importer. I can only guess that the value of the goods and the number of imports is taken into account.
The Vintage Audio section / Re: Quad 33 restoration
« Last post by fredeb on Today at 01:00:43 AM »
Meticulous work mygoggie - amazing to see your diligence and patience .
AV Items: For sale / Re: Kenwood KT-32 Tuner
« Last post by Chas on Today at 12:52:29 AM »
Vinyl / Re: Garrard 301 mounting template
« Last post by charles on July 18, 2019, 11:52:33 PM »
The rarest 301 is the rimless cream grease bearing one.

Even the transit clamp is different from the other 301's
Digital / Re: Yamaha BDP-S681 wont eject
« Last post by VALVAGLO on July 18, 2019, 11:23:31 PM »
A tray that won't open is usually caused by the little rubber drive belt from the motor to the tray gears that is either stretched or perished.
Easy to fix if you can source the correct size belt.
My two cents.
General Discussion / Re: Advice on amp and head unit
« Last post by irengineer on July 18, 2019, 10:46:50 PM »
What do you mean by head unit? An amplifier like the Valve Audio Exclame is an integrated amp with the preamp and power amp in one device. Just to make us understand better, what function do you see the head unit performing? Then we can advise on something appropriate. What is your budget? If you like the Exclame (I do, I own one) then reach out to Schalk from Valve Audio on the forum. He will be able to assist with a new unit or perhaps a refurbished traded in unit.

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General Discussion / Re: Planar 1 with what amp/receiver?
« Last post by irengineer on July 18, 2019, 10:39:34 PM »
Check the trader sales thread, there is a nice Onkyo integrated amp with MM phono for sale, in your budget.

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General Discussion / Re: Planar 1 with what amp/receiver?
« Last post by JoziNic on July 18, 2019, 10:30:23 PM »
Thanks for the replies

That NAD3020 looks great but it's like R7500 online (e-piphany). That's steep.

What about the Cambridge Audio Topaz AM5 Integrated Amplifier - R3390?

And will the NAD phono for R1200 really be such a step up from the PDM PDX010 USB Phono Pre-Amplifier?

Sorry I didnít read your full post to see you had a pre-phono already. Then no need for a phono.

Regarding the integrated, I would seriously consider an older second hand as opposed to a new shiny one at retail (unless of course budget is not an issue, if thatís the case then spend away) but an older second hand NAD, rotel, Yamaha, will serve much better than most newer AVRís. And will cost significantly less than a newer model at retail (as I look on hifi marketplace on the Fb, thereís a carver integrated going for R3500, I havenít heard it myself but carver has a decent history of doing stereo pretty well) as I said I have not heard the carver (nor the Cambridge you mention, but someone else has and has already commented that it wasnít great) if you can Iíd recommend you try to get a demo (not always possible I know) to any amps you are considering

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AV Items: For sale / Re: Schiit Modi 3 DAC
« Last post by Cross_over on July 18, 2019, 10:15:29 PM »
Yes, third in line.

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AV Items: For sale / Re: Luxman - Duo Beta Stereo Integrated Amplifier L-200
« Last post by fdlsys on July 18, 2019, 10:13:41 PM »
Is it a switchable phono stage? A back picture would be nice
If you are thinking of MC, it's MM only.
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