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    Thread: OT - H.E.A.T. (Australian)

    1. 04-17-2012 11:21 AM #1156
      some mad people out there...







    2. 04-22-2012 02:56 AM #1157
      ^ farking nutter.

      Had a pair of BE-20's though - very nice.

    3. 04-22-2012 08:52 AM #1158
      i hope to one day be that mad.

      i had a stall at the record fair in glebe yesterday - very glad that nobody purchased my 180g copy of moussorgsky's 'pictures at an exhibition'! listening to it now, is very nice!

      how are thew valves coming along on breaking in?

    4. 04-22-2012 09:08 AM #1159
      I have about 300 hours on them now, and they sound superb. Best amps I have heard to date.

    5. 04-22-2012 09:50 AM #1160
      nice!
      what's next on the agenda?
      cables? did you get rid of the kk monocles?

    6. 04-22-2012 05:05 PM #1161
      Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bookie View Post
      nice!
      what's next on the agenda?
      cables? did you get rid of the kk monocles?
      Yeah, Monocle XL's are sold, though I have been using Nordost Heimdall speaker cables largely with the Living Voice. I have some silver Kondo speaker wire arriving today for demo actually. I have Kondo LPz IC's and really rate them. At $5k a meter I was really sceptical, and was determined to prove they were an over priced rip off when I demo'd them at home. I was wrong.

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      04-22-2012 06:16 PM #1162
      $5k for a cable? That's more than my speakers!

      I've got a bridge you might be interested in...
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    8. 04-23-2012 08:37 AM #1163
      cables can cost up to 10 x that amount, per unit.

    9. 04-23-2012 08:40 AM #1164
      Quote Originally Posted by skc View Post
      Yeah, Monocle XL's are sold, though I have been using Nordost Heimdall speaker cables largely with the Living Voice. I have some silver Kondo speaker wire arriving today for demo actually. I have Kondo LPz IC's and really rate them. At $5k a meter I was really sceptical, and was determined to prove they were an over priced rip off when I demo'd them at home. I was wrong.
      cables can make a real difference. at your level it's just a matter of tuning.

    10. 04-23-2012 08:40 AM #1165
      Yeah - some gear is crazy $$. Heard a 1m long pair of $44k interconnects recently.

      I have the Kondo SPz speaker cables in the system - makes my Nordost Heimdall's sound very poor in comparison.

    11. 04-23-2012 08:48 AM #1166
      i don't really like nordorst - tried the valhalla on my phono stage and wasn't very impressed. i find silver cable a little too bright and thin sounding.. i end up with some tricon analog cable from synergistic; nice and warm, full-bodied sound.
      kondo is made by audio note, right?

    12. 04-23-2012 09:01 AM #1167
      Kondo is Audio Note in Japan, not Audio Note in the UK.

      I am not usually a big fan of much silver, for the reason you mentioned. That said, I am a big fan of this Kondo annealed silver. Much nicer detail than Cu but with body and weight.

    13. 04-24-2012 05:38 AM #1168
      yeah japan is the original audio note.
      you into tt's or just digital?

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      04-24-2012 06:08 AM #1169
      Who bought Beyer DT1350s a little while ago??

      Thoughts, reviews, comparisons?? Under $300 from BH photo in the US??

    15. 04-24-2012 07:10 AM #1170
      Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bookie View Post
      yeah japan is the original audio note.
      you into tt's or just digital?
      I have heard a few $100k+ turntables, and too be honest other than with a few
      lp's, I don't get what the fuss is all about.

    16. 04-24-2012 07:51 AM #1171
      which $100k turntables have you heard?
      continuum caliburn?
      rockport sirius?
      clearaudio statement?

      analog is hard to get right - need to finely match the tt, arm, cart, phonostage, cables and stand.
      digital is much more easier to get good sound. when analog is done right, the difference is just in the warmth of it. it definitely has more air than digital, but you're correct in that it also depends on the lp. recording and condition plays a major role. if you don't own many lp's it's not really worth the hassle though.

    17. 04-24-2012 08:03 AM #1172
      Best ones I have heard are, Goldmunf Ref, Continuum, top of the range Basis and a much cheaper (relatively) but still very nice 47 Labs.

      Have you heard any high end digital?

    18. 04-24-2012 08:16 AM #1173
      not lately. just all the usual suspects from the old days of yesteryear 44.1
      levinson, krell, cec, sonic frontier, classe, wadia etc.
      haven't heard the latest players like dcs, msb, weiss. ears need updating in that respect.

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      04-28-2012 11:01 AM #1174
      Quote Originally Posted by The Pork Hunt View Post
      (also i can ****in smash that, wait till i get home lol )

      Come at me Bro!

    20. 05-01-2012 08:23 PM #1175
      Quote Originally Posted by skc View Post

      Have you heard any high end digital?
      have now. very nice!
      thank you.

    21. 05-01-2012 08:46 PM #1176
      Quote Originally Posted by dkr View Post
      Who bought Beyer DT1350s a little while ago??

      Thoughts, reviews, comparisons?? Under $300 from BH photo in the US??
      They are good, better than HD25s sonically, but not enough for me to upgrade from them.
      Jaben Audio in Melbourne has them too. If you like balanced sound, none of that bass biased crap, then you won't be disappointed.

    22. 05-02-2012 06:14 AM #1177
      Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bookie View Post
      have now. very nice!
      thank you.
      Anytime.

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      06-05-2012 08:08 AM #1178
      Sold all my vintage hifi kit (Yamaha, marantz) and currently selling Mordaunt Short MS10's.

      Bought new Ugly Cables interconnects, and moving my rear speakers (Krix Brix) to the study as there's limited space - will replace the rears with some Equinox or KDX or whatever's easily available.

      Turned my sub back on after 5 years of living in an apartment - its nice to have < 30Hz again

      EDIT: Anyone know where to get foam pads for Sennheiser's?
      2006 MkV 2.0TDI -> 2005 MkV GTI -> 2008 MkV .:R32

    24. 06-05-2012 08:22 AM #1179
      Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bookie View Post
      i had a stall at the record fair in glebe yesterday - very glad that nobody purchased my 180g copy of moussorgsky's 'pictures at an exhibition'! listening to it now, is very nice!
      Probably my favourite suite of music. I'd love to hear it performed live at some stage. We played a shortened version of it in the band I was in when I was still playing (clarinet & sax), and I've had a soft spot for it ever since.

    25. 06-05-2012 08:46 AM #1180
      Quote Originally Posted by shauno View Post
      EDIT: Anyone know where to get foam pads for Sennheiser's?
      In Australia? http://service.syntec.com.au/

      They put 'service' in the url as a joke though...

    26. 06-05-2012 04:49 PM #1181
      lol

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      06-05-2012 11:27 PM #1182
      Quote Originally Posted by auR32 View Post
      Thanks - the part I need is in stock & 67c each... plus $10 shipping.

      I'll try eBay.
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      08-04-2012 03:43 AM #1183
      This guy means business.


    29. 08-05-2012 07:34 AM #1184
      Absolutely bonkers!

    30. 08-05-2012 09:56 PM #1185
      Azns really love their Levinsons. Along with JBL and Tannoys.

    31. 08-07-2012 11:46 PM #1186
      Waynes money/wall pissing activities aint got sh*t on this guy





      http://au.ign.com/articles/2012/08/0...atcave-in-home

    32. 08-09-2012 10:44 AM #1187
      Quote Originally Posted by TheHamofMam View Post
      Azns really love their Levinsons. Along with JBL and Tannoys.
      the 33's were the last good levinson amp.
      you'd wanna be sitting 50 metres back though

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      08-21-2012 10:10 PM #1188
      Anyone got a small desk top amp to drive those John Blues that SKC sold me some time ago? I fired my King Rex's up today to see some blue wisps of smoke coming about the back of them.
      Quote Originally Posted by TheHamofMam View Post
      That looks like something from their Prep Boy f@ggot collection.
      Quote Originally Posted by smarm View Post
      Can you give me a heads up when that hits the market.

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      08-21-2012 10:37 PM #1189
      Get one of the Bel Canto amps with the USB DAC. I'm sure you could find a second hand S300iu if you looked hard enough. They are quite small, and will never ever break.

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      08-21-2012 10:46 PM #1190
      I've still got the fubar iv plus DAC headphone amp. Don't think I've blown that up yet.
      Quote Originally Posted by TheHamofMam View Post
      That looks like something from their Prep Boy f@ggot collection.
      Quote Originally Posted by smarm View Post
      Can you give me a heads up when that hits the market.

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