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About incognito73

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    London, UK
  • Real Name
    Igor Stankovic

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  • Turn Table
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  • SUT / Phono Stage
  • Digital Source 1
    HDPlex PC
  • Digital Source 2
    Pi3, HiFiBerry Digi+
  • DAC
    ADL Stratos
  • Integrated Amp
  • Pre-Amp
    ADL Stratos
  • Power Amp/s
    DIY NC500, ICE300ASC
  • My Speakers
    Elac FS407 + AM180
  • Headphones
    Ultrasone Pro 900
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    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade

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  1. Just realised that I have high-quality iFi audio iPower 15V PSU, not used at the moment, so will bundle this one for free as I believe that it's a great match for this DAC.
  2. This is truly Swiss Army knife of audio components and such well executed DAC with many integrated features. It's based on highly regarded ESS ES9018 paired with high-quality A/D D/A sections and stepped ladder MUSES 72320 circuit for volume control duties (it's a great pre-amp!). Also, phono-stage and D/A recording is supported via USB/out feature. USB implementation is excellent, and there was no particular need to use specialised USB re-clockers. Both balanced and unbalanced headphone outputs are supported and paired with great quality. I couldn't fault the headphone amp section on any particular aspect and it was paired from IEMs to large headphones (Sennheiser IE8 to HD600 namely). Probably one of the most featured rich DAC I've ever owned, paired with exceptional sound quality and feature set for the price. $780 + associated shipping costs or collection from Brentford TW8 area
  3. Hi! I do apologise for the late follow-up, as I was pretty much buried with work. Yes, binding posts are pretty little things! :-) Speaking of visual outlay, it's great looking with wooden side panels. A beautiful match for any wooden-veneer type of speaker finish. Cleverly designed display, again very attractive (could be dimmed from remote or turned off), volume knob of high quality with very satisfying tactile feeling paired with assured clicking from resistors :-) This is a completely new passive-pre design, based on shunt + zfoil upgrade with a single resistor on the path. It's custom ordered version, not listed for sale and completely different design compared to those on the web site. Pre-amp (only) version would be $1400-$1500 (depending on inputs) + shipping. This is fully integrated pre-amp with already superb Hypex NC500MP dual mono power amp modules. It's worth noting that one could use this as pre-amp, power amp or fully integrated amp. It's quite versatile. Forgot to mention, it comes with the remote (I have a silver version) where you could control volume (surely), inputs, display dimming and standby/power on. Hope this helps! Cheers
  4. Exemplary integrated amplifier custom built by Hattor Audio to highest standards. I was hugely impressed with overall build quality, feature set, design and sound quality. It’s the most natural, transparent integrated I ever own with amazing noise flor thanks to passive amplification and already excellent Hypex NC500MP modules). Integrated passive pre-amplification is based on highly regarded Hattor passive design. This is the custom ordered revision based on 64steps shunt type design with zfoil upgrade. Only a single resistor in the signal path! This upgrade gives an extra layer of detail but still retaining the perfect balance and transparency. Integrated pre-circuit of this quality with shortest signal paths to Hypex amplification modules offer exemplary performance in this class and challenging some much more expensive designs. It's only two-three weeks old, and I will offer the 1-year warranty. Change of circumstances on my end is dictating the sale, sadly. £1950 + associated shipping costs (the collection is available from Brentford TW8 area)
  5. incognito73

    Ken Kreisel DXD-808 subwoofer

    Slight nudge. Might take reasonable offers...
  6. incognito73

    HDPlex 200W Linear PSU

    Well, that's a thing. This version is ideal as LPSU hub with the tendency to clear out any PSU clusters in place one may have. Let alone the fact that with 10A on each 12V/19V rail one could power up some rather nice PCs, media servers, streamers etc this is an extremely versatile unit with all adjustments in place. USB-C port will give you additional 5V for free! you could either charge or power up your phone/tablet or use it for other 5V duties. Great LPSU and rarely available on the used market. I thought that I have another unit at my storage space, but it must be that I sold it some time ago (had two of them!). At the moment, I just need decent 5V feed (nicely supported by iFi Micro IUSB3) so HDPLEX was not used much during the last few months especially as my secondary system was dismounted. That being said, I will probably return to it at some point as I don't see anything else on the market remotely close to its feature set especially rendered at price point and overall vfm. It's in Dave's hands now. Sorry mate! I wish that I had another one for you ...
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    HDPlex 200W Linear PSU

    Hi Dan, long time no see Hope things are well there! ... ps might have another LPSU, have to check my storage space today. Not sure what was the background swap story with Dave lol
  8. incognito73

    HDPlex 200W Linear PSU

    I have on offer excellent HDPLEX 200W Linear PSU. This particular version is with 2x5V/5V-19.5V/12V/19V power rails (output) with adjustable 5V-19.5V voltage via external pot. Also, 19V output can be adjusted 15V-19V via the internal pot. It’s in immaculate, as new, condition with original packaging box with all cable accessories and still within the warranty. This is probably best valued linear PSU around with exemplary spec and performance. You can power up, in parallel, high current devices (like HTPC, Mini PC, Streamers etc) with low current DAC devices or 5V USB converters. Maybe the most appropriate term is Linear PSU hub for all devices you may stack up, and that’s ultimate design advantage of HDPlex linear PSU. It's also worth noting that adjustable voltage is future proof for any device you may have in the future, so quite sure long-term investment for someone. This particular version was customised with the white front led and a new type of external adjustor, as suggested by HDPlex as the previous version was not particularly reliable. PS Weather conditions for taking photos were not overly good, so I apologise for slightly darker photos than usual. £290 + shipping fees SOLD
  9. Excellent DAC with the really extensive feature set. It's ideal as the main hub for your multimedia and TV as HDMI ARC is supported. Effectively, DAC is capable to capture HDMI output from your source and capture the audio stream only with HDMI (video) out forwarding to your TV set. That way, you could easily route HDMI audio from your source. It's a really great feature not commonly supported. Apart from HDMI support 2x analogue (front 3.5mm and rear RCA ports), optical, coaxial and USB inputs are supported. Also, DAC features balanced and single-ended outputs together with digital output (passthrough). Really great connectivity on offer. You will be hard-pressed to find any device with a similar feature set and sound quality at this price point. This was taken out of the original box for picture taking, but otherwise as new condition. There is still a screen protector in place and device packaging itself includes all original accessories intact. £215 with free UK shipping
  10. Excellent, almost reference quality subwoofer from well respected Ken Kreisel. I was highly impressed how this sub excels with music material but it's equally good for home theatre duties (and movies soundtracks in general). Here is the relevant review and I would agree to most of the aspects mentioned there: My 2.1 system (as part of the secondary system) is not in use any more. Hence this is now surplus and available for sale. It was very well taken care of with original accessories and original packing. As this is a heavy item! I would prefer local collection (London TW8 area) from my storage space. Might review shipping options if anyone is seriously keen to have this. £860
  11. incognito73

    Dual Mono Hypex NC500 Power Amp

  12. incognito73

    NuPrime IDA-8 Integrated Amplifier

    Exemplary amplifier form NuPrime. This was imported from US as it was very difficult to source NuPrime audio components without the official UK distributor presence (to this date) It is roughly 1 years old in perfect condition with original accessories (including Bluetooth dongle) and packing. £650
  13. incognito73

    Dual Mono Hypex NC500 Power Amp

    Custom built Hypex NC500 power amplifier to the highest standards. It's dual mono edition with single NC500 and SMPS1200 per channel encapsulated in single enclosure. High quality signal and speaker interconnects throughout with careful placement and routing with ferrite cores at the relevant power input sections. Please note that all crucial wire end-points (signal and speaker namely) are directly soldered (with Cardas quad eutetic) to the connectors (speaker binds, Neutrik XLR, NC500 Molex signal input and speaker output spades). It was a bit tedious job but, simply put, I'm not huge crimping fan! as featured on majority of other NC500 builds. As significant feature, NC500s are using Class A input buffer board (Rev C) from Nord Acoustics with pre-installed Sparkos Labs SS3602 OpAmps. I will also include extra pair of Sonic Imagery 994 OpAmps for free! (£160 value) so that one could experiment further with sound signature. It's relatively easy to swap the OpAmps. Enclosure was sourced as one-off special edition from Ghent Audio. There is a very discrete blue light at the front with adjustable levels (with off feature). It's worth noting that thermal paste was used for each amp module mount, so effectively enclosure is acting as one huge heatsink. It's a exemplary NC500 power amp, really nicely built with great attention to details. It's great purchase for someone and at the same time great value considering the tremendous sonic performance. Let me know if you have any further questions. Please note that I will offer 1 year warranty, as amp components are sourced from new and still within the warranty. Photo gallery: £1580 UK shipped (international delivery on request) Thanks for reading!