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  1. A bit of a long shot, but looking for a Weiss DAC2. Thanks, Neil
  2. Remote controlled 80 watt per channel Quad Elite Integrated Amplifier. I bought this amp new less than a year ago, and it is in mint, absolutely unmarked condition, complete with its accessories, all packaging and papers, and transit box. As you can see I haven't even removed the protective foil from the amp's display! Asking £435. Pickup at Gourock a possibility. Carriage at cost. The manufacturer states that "the Elite Integrated combines all the qualities of the Elite Pre and Stereo in one single Chassis. Quad has gained an impeccable reputation for power amplifiers, never taking away from or adding elements to the original musical context. A selection of input an output connection and functions are are available in the Elite Integrated complemented by a QUADLINK terminal located on the rear. The Elite Integrated is a pure, indulgent product for audiophiles demanding simplicity in operation" Gain (line inputs) 37dB (max) Input Sensitivity 300mV or 775mV Tape in / out 775mV Output Voltage 775mV Output impedance 850Ohms Inputs 2 x RCA input, Tape In Outputs 1 x Pre-out, Tape Out Rated Power Output 2 x 80W, 8Ohms Frequency Response 20Hz - 20kHz (+/- 0.3dB) Total Harmonic Distortion <0.005% (at 1kHz) <0.05% (20Hz - 20kHz) Signal-to-noise (S/N) 105dB (rated output) Dimensions (H x W x D) 70 x 321 x 310mm Net Weight 6.6kg
  3. Thanks. Not what I'm looking for. Thanks. Not what I'm looking for.
  4. Hi Sean, the ESL63s are of interest, but the logistics don't look promising - I'm in western Scotland, and although I'm down in the Midlands sometimes, I never get to the south ...... Hi Sean, the ESL63s are of interest, but the logistics don't look promising - I'm in western Scotland, and although I'm down in the Midlands sometimes, I never get to the south ......
  5. Looking to swap my mint boxed Japanese manufactured Luxman SQ100N for a solid state amp of comparable quality - the Luxman is superb quality, but I need more power. Prefer an integrated, but a compact pre/power would be OK. Or you can tempt me with a pair of Quad electrostatics. Cash adjustment either way.
  6. The Beethoven sonatas for cello and piano, together with the very entertaining sets of variations he wrote for the same combo. The Rostropovitch set is a must-hear Fournier and Kempff authoritative older style Beethoven and a brilliant, relatively modern account by Wispelwey and Lazic
  7. Hi Raymie I have sent you a pm.
  8. Hi Raymie Something simple and fine-sounding like the NAD phono stage will work great (about £95), or the excellent Rega MM Phono (about £195). The Naim Stageline is obviously a very good match, but more expensive. I'm after the pre/power now, so I'm moving the integrated on. cheers Neil
  9. Practically immaculate. Boxed, all papers, packaging, mains cable, speaker plugs and brand new NARCOM-5 (new model) remote control. £675. thanks for looking. Neil
  10. I'm not sure it's only in the USA : it seems available in continental Europe too . Not technically competent to answer your second question!
  11. My British-made Meridan DAC for sale. It is in mint condition, with all its original packaging and accessories. Specification Review £250, post paid within UK. Thanks for looking.
  12. Thanks guys - several leads to follow up on.
  13. Any recommendations for a smooth, warm-sounding USB DAC? For playing my own ripped CDs, so no particular high resolution requirements. Budget up to £400. Thanks, Neil
  14. Pair 7 metre Van Damme Ultra Pro Silver Series 2 x 6.0mm (10AWG) Silver Plated Speaker Cable - Limited Edition White Two seven metre lengths (a total of 14 metres) in excellent clean condition. This cable is not terminated. The base of the cable is 6mm diameter Ultra Pure Linear Crystal Oxygen Free Copper (UP LCOFC) cable which is then silver plated. The sheath is off-white. £70 plus postage.
  15. Especially his oratorio The Creation. Toscanini conducting Beethoven's Egmont Overture - -Music to charge the barricades by And the list must include Mahler 2, surely?
  16. This seems to me the fastest moving part of the hifi market right now, and I'm wondering what the front runners are in the welter of choice, as of May 2015. The core spec only has to include USB in and RCA phono out sockets; comprehensive higher resolution decoding options and visual indication of sample rate would be nice to haves. Anyone care to assess where the sweet spot of the performance/price curve sits today? what does £300 extra buy over the performance of budget DACs? Recommendations sought!