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The Pieman

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About The Pieman

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  • Birthday 12/07/1957

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    Melbourne, Australia
  • Headphones
    GS1k, W5k, MS2i, MS1, HD25-1, E4C, A900.
  • Headphone Amps
    WA2, EC/SS, Headroom Micro Amp, SR-71.
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    Apogee MiniDAC, Headroom Micro Dac, Cyrus CDP, PC, getting a turntable together, lot of DAPs.
  1. Looking at that is why have started putting together the bits for a vinyl rig. Mind you nothing remotely in this class. Good one.
  2. Like the HD800, I wonder if any $300 recables are available for pre-order prior to general release. I am sure ALO could help out.
  3. I am hoping to get a listen to one next week. I believe the local distributor may have a couple. The only Cary item I have listened to was a 306 CDP. I thought it was excellent. Agreed Xciter as a name, sucks big time.
  4. Re-opening this thread is a bit like necrophilia...........not that I have personal experience.
  5. I have managed to score a Rega Planar 3 for about $US70 which I think ? is a good deal. It doesn't have a tonearm, but is otherwise is in good working condition. This was somewhat of an impulse buy, as bloody usual. And I am just about to prove my ignorance of all things vinyl. This will be hooked to a WOO 2. So I am going to need a tonearm, cartridge and a Phono stage of some sort. I am willing to spend a few hundred on each. So a few questions:- Is the Rega RB300 a good tonearm for the money?? I have seen different opinions here and on the other site. I could be very easily persuade
  6. Always found the K81DJ a bit of a head clamp. They sound OK. I have HD25-1s which I use now for travel, commuting and the like. Sound good, can definitely take a beating and much more comfortable than K81s. Do cost a fair bit more though, just sneak under 200. Quite usable unamped. Simon.
  7. That is way to polite. Fart can with a follow through is closer.
  8. Happy Birthday Vicki! Hope you have a good one. cheers Simon
  9. There is plenty of power in a Heinz Baked Bean tin that size.
  10. The quality of the PCB left me gobsmacked. It is rubbish. My comparison is from working 20 plus years in Telco manufacturing and supply. Even boards being made 25 years ago were better than this. $US500? Madness.
  11. A Squeezebox. Only way to see if it is any use. Simon
  12. I have had some time with a Cary 306 and my GS1000s. I don't remember what the headamp was, just it was very neutral. But I do remember the source, best I have heard. The GS1000s worked very well with the 306. Very involving. If I had the money I would buy a 306 at the drop of a hat. Simon
  13. I like the look of this for the office. I wonder what the damage will be in Australia? Electronics have a nasty habit of doubling in price by the time they get here. Unfortunately the doubling does not extend to the quantity or quality.
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