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    Quote Originally Posted by Mycenius View Post
    #4 Silver & Black with silver buttons
    https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F161449523841

    #5 Silver with black buttons
    https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F162476402796

    #2 "All Silver" is the #5 above with the #4 above buttons - exactly like this I believe:
    https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F163681711951
    Thanks! He also sells #2 with knob for ú300 more but only as a US seller, the ones above are listed on EBay UK as well.

    Trouble is the #2 with the knob will look so much better sat above or below my Arcam DT91 DAB/FM tuner which also has a central silver knob:

    http://www.hi-fiworld.co.uk/index.ph...2.html?start=5

    Unless it turns into knob overload (no sniggering at the back).
    Last edited by Owen Smith; 2020-03-10 at 17:00.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fizbin View Post
    For the KNOB version I agree, the silver looks best. Even the silver-tone handles look good on that version. For the SE I prefer the black because of the black 'plate' that ALMOST matches the rest of the unit. With the silver body and silver face units, the black plate doesn't look right.
    Agreed. The question is whether I'm prepared to shell out ú300 more for a knob I'll probably never use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Owen Smith View Post
    Agreed. The question is whether I'm prepared to shell out ú300 more for a knob I'll probably never use.
    Exactly!
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    For those who are new to the Transporter or just bought one, make sure the volume is set to max or better yet, in the Player/Audio settings make sure Volume Control is set to: Output Level Is Fixed At 100%. Tonight I discovered that lowering the volume control really neuters the sound.

    I couldn't figure out why my one Transporter sounded better than the 2nd unit I have. The 2nd unit had a much wider soundstage. Then I forgot I was messing with the volume control of my 1st Transporter and had it set to -8.00db. Once I brought it up, the soundstage went back to normal.

    So if you're using the Transporter as a preamp with volume control, well there's not much you can do. If you're turning the Transporter's sound down because your amp/preamp is too loud and you need to compensate, then use the internal attenuation feature. There are jumpers inside that let you go down to -30db. Fortunately, this does not have the same effect as lowering the volume, so the sound quality remains the same. Unfortunately, the attenuation jumpers don't work with balanced outs.

    EDIT... Turning the volume down a little won't hurt the SQ too much. Just don't go too far.
    Last edited by Fizbin; 2020-03-11 at 14:20.

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    Thanks @Fizbin - good to know!
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    The picture here of the all silver version looks gorgeous. I love the light reflection on the turned front face of the knob, it looks exactly like the metal knobs on vintage 1970s hifif.

    http://www.hifiplus.com/articles/tes...-music-player/

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