Ken

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  1. Hi, Are you aware of these two websites; http://www.apogeeacoustics.com/forum/index.php http://www.reality-audio.com/index.html The first website is run by Graz in Queensland, the second by Jon in UK (Jon is the UK agent for Graz), his site also has the history of Apogee Speaker models. Ken.
  2. Hi, As an ex Apogee user (3 pair) just a word of caution, although 'Graz' in Queensland manufactures replacement ribbons, of the models you have listed some use double sided bass ribbons, as far as I am aware Graz does not make replacement double sided bass ribbons, suggest you check with him before making any purchase. There was a guy in USA who claimed to have replacement double sided ribbons for the Stage/Mini Grand however when I was active on the Apogee users website, it appeared that it was very difficult to get a response out of him. Ken
  3. I used to run Apogee Ribbon Speakers with a KSA100S, never a problem with it, a great amp for the money. Ken
  4. Item: Transparent Audio – Premium Biwire Adaptors (Biwire Jumpers) Location: Perth Price: $160.00 + Postage Item Condition: Very Good Reason for selling: No longer have a use for them Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Direct Transfer Extra Info: Transparent Audio – Premium Biwire Adaptors (Biwire Jumper Links) These were purchased from a fellow SNA member and are complete with original packaging. These are very good condition, I bought them for a project that never eventuated, accordingly they have been unused since I bought them. They are the spade to spade version, cannot find a local price however, the current USA RRP A$ equivalent is in excess of A$360.00. Pictures:
  5. Item: Van Den Hul – The Second Interconnects Balanced XLR 1 X 0.8 Metre Pair Location: Perth Price: $210.00 + Postage Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: No longer in use Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Direct Transfer Extra Info: One pair of Van Den Hul – The Second Interconnects Balanced XLR 0.8 Metre Pair These were purchased new by me from Simply Hi-Fi in Subiaco and are complete with original packaging. Both cables are in excellent condition and were in daily use (between Pre and SACD Player) until this week. These are the Balanced XLR version, current RRP is in excess of $440.00 Pictures:
  6. Item: 1 pair of Kimber Hero Interconnects - Balanced XLR 1.0 Metre Pair Location: Perth Price: $190.00 + Postage Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: No longer in use Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Direct Transfer Extra Info: 1 pair of Kimber Hero Interconnects - Balanced XLR 1.0 Metre Pair. These were purchased new by me from Simply Hi-Fi in Subiaco and come with original packaging. Both cables are in excellent condition and were in daily use (between Pre and CD Player) until this week. These are the Copper version, current RRP is in the region of $320.00. Copied from another website; An analog interconnect based on proven Kimber Kable technologies and design goals. Features include our unique GyroQuadratic™ field geometry, VariStrand™, Hyper-pure copper conductors and Dual fluorocarbon insulating technology. Hero draws you into the music by correctly presenting the harmonic structure and emotion of the actual performance, as well as giving you holographic imaging, detail and bass impact. Hero Balanced features "studio grade" XLR type connectors with silver plated contacts. Pictures:
  7. Item: Kimber Hero Interconnects Balanced XLR 4.0 Metre Pair Location: Perth Price: $390.00 + Postage Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: No longer in use Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Direct Transfer Extra Info: 1 pair of Kimber Hero Interconnects - Balanced XLR 4.0 Metre Pair. These were purchased new by me from Simply Hi-Fi in Subiaco, however I no longer have the packaging. Both cables are in excellent condition and were in daily use (between Pre and Power Amps) until this week. These are the Copper version, current RRP is in excess of $750.00. Copied from another website; An analog interconnect based on proven Kimber Kable technologies and design goals. Features include our unique GyroQuadratic™ field geometry, VariStrand™, Hyper-pure copper conductors and Dual fluorocarbon insulating technology. Hero draws you into the music by correctly presenting the harmonic structure and emotion of the actual performance, as well as giving you holographic imaging, detail and bass impact. Hero Balanced features "studio grade" XLR type connectors with silver plated contacts. Pictures:
  8. "Lindisfarne – The very best of - $6" For me please if still available. Ken
  9. The rarity on this is not the Linn LP12, nor the Grace 707 arm, but it looks like it is fitted with a Grace F9E Cartridge, some say the best ever MM. Could be worth a look for one of our Melbourne based members. http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Genuine-Vintage-Turntable-Linn-Sonder-LP12-/282475649236?hash=item41c4dc58d4:g:9XMAAOSw~y9ZFqUY
  10. I remember Kessler reviewing the F-81's in Hi-Fi News, his story was that he had almost given up trying to find an amp to drive them to his liking, he tried Krell, Mark Levinson, Audio Research all of his USA regulars, he was about to call it quits, and plugged in his Radford STA25, his words were an absolute magical combination. Years later I heard him tell the story that he still considers it one of the best combinations he had ever heard. Ken
  11. Item: Pair of Nordost Red Dawn Speaker Cables Location: Perth Price: $230.00 + postage Item Condition: Very Good Reason for selling: No longer in use Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Direct Transfer Extra Info: 1 X Pair of Nordost Red Dawn Speaker Cables Suitable for use with Mono Block Amps, >1.1 Metre Pair, they are standard 2 to 2 connectors per cable . They have Eichmann plugs which were fitted by Pat O’Brien at W.A.R Audio in Perth. Both cables are in very good condition. Would make good partnership with the following link
  12. Item: Pair of Nordost Red Dawn Speaker Cables Location: Perth Price: $230.00 + postage Item Condition: Very Good Reason for selling: No longer in use Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Direct Transfer Extra Info: 1 X Pair of Nordost Red Dawn Speaker Cables Suitable for use with Mono Block Amps, >1.1 Metre Pair, they are Bi-Wire 2 to 4 connectors per cable . These were purchased new by me from Simply Hi-Fi in Subiaco, however I no longer have the packaging. They are factory fitted with Nordost ‘Z’ banana plugs Both cables are in very good condition. Pictures:
  13. Item: Neotech KS1226 Speaker Cable Location: Perth Price: $20.00 Per Metre + Postage Item Condition: Used, (but as new) Reason for selling: No longer required Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Direct Transfer Extra Info: Continuing the store cupboard cleanout. This cable was bought by me direct from the Neotech Wholesaler in Perth (Balcatta). I used it to feed a pair of Apogee Mini Grands. I will sell unterminated by the metre. Technical Specs as copied from somewhere else are as follows: Neotech "Pro" level two core speaker cable. Two separate cores housed inside a 18mm outer jacket with cloth insert for strength and flexibility. A bass line correct group of larger diameter copper conductors as well as a full network of conductor groups reproduce exciting high frequencies, balanced midrange and deep bass response. Carriers: 99.95% 3N OFC with clustered Multiple group conductors (7 strands 0.32mm x1C+714 strands 0.10mm) x 2C Wire Size: 9 AWG, 6.15mm2,cotton fibre filler Outer diameter: 18.0mm x 1C Inductance: 0.644ľH / metre @ 1KHz Capacitance: 125.78pF / metre @ 1KHz Resistance: 0.0033O / metre @ 20°celsius PVC: Cream PVC jacket Pictures:
  14. Hi Herby, Have you seen this one? https://www.audiogon.com/listings/cartridges-koetsu-rosewood-lomc-cartridge-perfect-condition-only-50-hours-2017-05-06-analog-90066-los-angeles-ca?refsource=hifishark Ken
  15. Item: Musical Fidelity Tri-Vista Valves Location: Perth Price: $80.00 + Postage Item Condition: New unopened Reason for selling: No longer required Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Direct Transfer Extra Info: I used to own a Musical Fidelity Tri Vista kWP Pre Amp, I was worried that valves my be in short supply in the future, so I had a friend who is a MF dealer in UK to get a set for me. Shortly after I sold the Pre!!! These are new and unused, only one has been out of the box and that was for the attached photographs. Pictures: