Another Ebay scam for a DP?

laalves

Active Member

alexs2

Well-known Member
No way of working out what it is from the beautifully low-res picture,and as you say,virtually no feedback,and that from 2 persons dealing in lighters and other such trinkets.
 
He responded to my first email regards a buy now option (£2k) but hasn't responded to anymore of my emails regards age & serial No. etc., too risky for me especially a very low rater with no other high end sales etc...
 

Miron

Active Member
well, Græsted is just outside of Copenhagen... if you need a black DAB'd DP :) might be worth a try
 

PeterG

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I'm one of the (low feedback) bidders and I'm also waiting for some answers from the seller, hope its not a scam! I have a four hour drive from the sellers location.
 

Miron

Active Member
if i overbid you would you pick it up for me :D
just kidding, even though second one would be cool
 

laalves

Active Member
In all fairness, I have to say he has replied satisfactorily. I'm now bidding on it.

Luis
 

Steve.EX

Active Member
Owning one of these i am reasonably sure that version 4.31 (which is the version i run on) is useless if you do not have the PL2x licence.
IIRC those of us who had new units from the earliest days had to buy the licence and were advised not to use 4.31 until bought.
I am sure more official members will correct as necessary.
Would seem strange if above is correct.
 

Kevinc

Active Member
Luis, sorry to see you were outbid. Just out of interest, I hope it ended up in the hands of a Forum user!
 

laalves

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Kevinc said:
Luis, sorry to see you were outbid. Just out of interest, I hope it ended up in the hands of a Forum user!
Thanks KevinC. I didn't stand a chance since, due to a stupid coincidence, I moved to a new place on Tuesday and lost the ISP service for a couple of days.... otherwise, I would have been there, sniping at the last second....

Next one to surface on Ebay is going to be MINE!

Luis
 

Ettepet

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Luis, sorry to see you were "out of competition". If it is any consolation: I will take good care of it. ;)
 

Miron

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Congratulations.
As it seems you'll need a good power amp next :)
 

Ettepet

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Miron said:
Congratulations.
As it seems you'll need a good power amp next :)
I have one in mind, the MPS-1 from av123.com. It might be too 'uncolored' though (see review). Any current owners who would like to comment?

My Arcam dvd-player will probably solve any 'lack of timbre' problems for cd's and dvd's.
 

Miron

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I do not know, just think about having 7 coolers inside your amp :confused:
It is maybe not coloured but it will certainly introduce few dBs of hum into your room.
 

Ettepet

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Miron said:
I do not know, just think about having 7 coolers inside your amp :confused:
It is maybe not coloured but it will certainly introduce few dBs of hum into your room.
If I remember correctly the reviewer didn't mention how loud he played during his testing. Furthermore his speakers were quite demanding (Genesis 6.1). My Rockets are an amazingly steady 6 Ohms. ;)
 

laalves

Active Member
Ettepet said:
Luis, sorry to see you were "out of competition". If it is any consolation: I will take good care of it. ;)
Indeed a pity.... :rolleyes:

Do tell us how the transaction works out. Because of the strange things around this sale, I had asked for the possibility of a escrow service, and the seller agreed. I believe that would cost 65US$.

Luis
 

Emmanuel

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Congratulations Ettepet ! Just so you know, if the AV32R you just bought is the one I sold to him before (the previous ebay auction from Artamys) and if he took care of it, it should be in perfect condition (one can say "as new"). It should also have PLIIx activated. For history, this processor has been a little part of the software development at TAG as I was the beta tester "in charge" of the french translation :) .
Take care of "my" baby.
 

Ettepet

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Emmanuel said:
Congratulations Ettepet ! Just so you know, if the AV32R you just bought is the one I sold to him before (the previous ebay auction from Artamys) and if he took care of it, it should be in perfect condition (one can say "as new"). It should also have PLIIx activated. For history, this processor has been a little part of the software development at TAG as I was the beta tester "in charge" of the french translation :) .
Take care of "my" baby.
Thanks for this bit of info, Emmanuel, it is highly appreciated! ;)

I was already wondering who that original French owner was. :)

The Danish seller referred to it "as new", it should arrive soon. I hope it can replace my Pioneer AX10, which would be a hard feat (functionality- and comfort-wise). The Pioneer will be sorely missed. Might keep it as an extra.. lol :D
 

Ettepet

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Yesterday morning it arrived!!! :clap: :clap: :clap:

Immediately discovered a bug, :D, which since then I have been trying to mail to Stevesky (but his mailbox is full). When playing DTS2496 on a 4.1 speaker system I get serious distortion, not so on a 5.1 setting. Since discovering the delights of not using a center speaker I very much hope it can be fixed. :lease:

For the rest it has worked like a charm, making even Lynni Treekrem's Haugtussa sound wonderful. And that is using my Pioneer AX10 as a power amp. Truly a mean feat!!! :thumbsup: (for both the Tag and the Pioneer)

I haven't had time to test and dial-in everything yet, but I am positive sofar.

I had hoped to enjoy my Region 3 version of Phantom of the Opera (DTS 24/96) to its fullest, but it seems that has to wait. :(
 

liam_b

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Its seems highly unlikely that the DTS96/24 distorted if 4.1 bug will ever be fixed, as IAG seem to have let the AV32R and AV192R slip quietly out of the the 'new old' Audiolab line up.
 

Ettepet

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liam_b said:
Its seems highly unlikely that the DTS96/24 distorted if 4.1 bug will ever be fixed, as IAG seem to have let the AV32R and AV192R slip quietly out of the the 'new old' Audiolab line up.
I figured as much, that's why the long face at the end of my previous post.

No-one working on the code anymore? Or only for "serious" bugs?
 

liam_b

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thankfully there don't seem to be any 'serious' bugs left in the DP code, though I suppose it depends what you consider serious? I do not expect to ever use the programming lead to update the firmware beyond 4.31, doubtful that IAG will put out any code for the DP/192 ever.
 

liam_b

Active Member
I carefully read the thread you linked to and I'm a little uncertain which bug you are referring to, do you mean a random corruption of DTS audio or something else?

I ask because my AV32R DP does not suffer from any kind of random DTS corruption but what it does suffer with is poor disk authoring/manufacture, ie Basic Instinct 10th Anniversary DTS, at a specific point that is a fault in the DTS data which causes the DP to produce a very specific type of distorted output a quick pause-unpause of the DVD corrects it but it seems that the DTS decoder doesn't recover at all from any kind of defects in the bitstream, other decoders recover gracefully after a minor mute or pop due to the faulty data the DP doesn't.
 

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