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  1. They could be ! Reduced to $4500 each.
  2. Reduced to $3500. Regards,
  3. And he doesn't want Maggies, which implies he doesn't want electrostatics either, ergo box speakers... yes i I have heard maggies, Audio physic are one of the dynamic box speakers in that price range that have the qualities he mentions, there aren't that many. You offering useful suggestions or just hanging around ?
  4. So I'm looking for something that will get me closer to that planar transparency, staging and mid-range brilliance. I prefer tight and focused bass and am prepared to lose the subterranean. Sounds like a pair of Audio Physic floorstanders would be a good option. Castle Hill hi fi have quite a few pairs on sale at the moment in your price range.
  5. Terry, There is an amp in the classifieds that works very well with the Vienna Acoustics, the creek Destiny, well worth a look.
  6. I wouldn't be surprised if they open up more after a couple of hundred hours. Good observation about the height, it can be a real determinate with regards clarity, relating to your seated position. Perhaps raise the rear spikes to tilt the tweeter down a bit may be of benefit ??
  7. I had a pair of bbg for a while, wonderful speakers ! im wondering though if the Concert Grand you have loaned are run in ? Do you know how new they are ? That would explain the negative top/mid vs the bbg's you mentioned potentially. Because as KeithL points out they have the same drivers of course for those duties. in your room, long term I think the Concert Grand would work out as the best option, without a real need to add a sub.
  8. Thanks Aasza ! Gotta hold the damn iPad up the right way, it's not that hard to remember !!
  9. Item: Scansonic MB2.5 Location: Sydney Price: $2500 freighted to the Easterrn Seaboard (pls make contact for other states). Item Condition: I purchased these second-hand on the forum, they are in very good condition, no marks to be noticed. Reason for selling: NLR, gathering funds for upgrade. Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Or EFT. Extra Info: Very interesting slimline speaker from the Raidho designer. These have garnered a lot of interest, given the designer's reputation and are often mentioned as budget Raidho. The sound is very easy to listen too, with good detail from the ribbon tweeter without displaying any brightness or etch for a relatively affordable speaker. The design is very well done, the plinth for example is very well made. They look great and the most surprising part is also a potential Achilles heel, they have amazing bass weight for two small drivers, I would not recommend them for a small room, ie they need a medium or larger room with a fair bit of distance from the walls or they will sound too bass heavy. I have the packaging for these. http://www.the-ear.net/review-hardware/scansonic-hd-mb-25-floorstanding-loudspeaker http://consumer.e-e.com.au/brands/scansonic/raidho-acoustics-mb-2-5-floor-standing-loudspeaker.html Pictures:
  10. Item: 2 x JL Audio F212 Subwoofers in gloss black (v1). Location: Sydney. Price: $4500 each plus freight. Item Condition: Excellent condition, with no scratches etc. purchased from Lifestylestore Sydney 3 and 2 years ago respectively. Reason for selling: Gathering funds for upgrade. Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Or EFT. Extra Info: Amazing subs, I have owned a lot of Subs including Rel, B&W, Rythmik, Sonus Faber, Paradigm and smaller JLAudio 's and these are hands down the best sub for music I have heard. Like all good subs, these enhance your system in every facet, even discounting the amazing bass power, clarity and dynamics. Stereophile Class A rated. These are 100 kg, so don't consider purchase or ownership lightly....I have the packaging. http://www.lifestylestore.com.au/jl-audio-fathom-f212-dual-12-subwoofer.html http://www.stereophile.com/subwoofers/jl_audio_fathom_f212_powered_subwoofer/#jfYlwjsPQ8Xb5QWu.97 Pictures:
  11. Item: Harbeth M30.1 in Tiger Ebony. Location: Sydney Price: $3500 freighted to Eastern Seaboard (pls make contact for other states). Item Condition: Mint, suit new buyer. Purchased from Class A Audio around 5 months ago. Estimate 40 hours of run in. Reason for selling: I would actually like to keep these, so I am not too fussed if they don't sell.. But gathering funds for an upgrade. Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD EFT only. Extra Info: They come with all packaging. In addition, I am having some custom made Zebrano and rock maple stands made for these that will be offered to buyer at extra cost. http://classaaudio.com.au/index.php?id_product=439&controller=product Pictures:
  12. Item: Auralic Taurus MKIi Location: Sydney Price: $1000, freighted to your door. Item Condition: Mint, purchased from A2A Sydney around 18 months ago, probably 50 hrs use. Reason for selling: NLR, gathering funds for upgrade. Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD or EFT. Extra Info: Comes with box and all accessories. Great sounding headphone amp, no problems driving all of the headphones I have owned, HD800, AKG 812, Fostex 900, Audeze LCD-3 and more.also works very nicely running powered monitors in a desktop rig. https://addictedtoaudio.com.au/collections/headphone-amplifiers/products/auralic-taurus-mkii-balanced-headphone-amplifier Pictures:
  13. It is going to be important that the centre channel is very similarly voice matched to the Floorstanders or it will not sound great in my experience. i would consider importing a cremona centre or at least a similar Sonus faber centre from the same vintage ie the domus home series. Audiogon for example have a cremona centre on there now. The cremona centre is an amazing speaker, big though and not easy to place with the matching stand from a size perspective,although the base has a flat plinth that slightly angles the speaker upward for placement on a platform ie without the metal stand. another option from an availability perspective is to hunt down two pairs of cremona bookshelf speakers and go 6.1 to start, ie use a cremona bookshelf as the centre speaker, at least it will be voice matched. A system with all the same drivers and voicing is the best place to start if possible. Having said that, I don't think the surrounds need to be as critically voice matched (ie same brand) as the centre speaker. The brands you mention above are all quite good surrond speakers, I have jamo d600 series and they are fantastic surround speakers.
  14. I have never used the REL bassline cable, but the stock cable can be easily out performed IME. i tried a number of different cables from synergistic, alo, kimber and others when I owned REL subs. The best bang for buck cable was a custom made cable using Kimber (8tc from memory). i would expect the basslins offers improvement over the stock cable, but I think you can get a really good result from a relatively cheap custom made cablle that will be superior to the stock version. An Auralex gramma and a good power cable are also potentially beneficial.
  15. Yes, stone cold bargain for this beast of an amp. Has 6 channel inputs for an external decoder. Excellent power supply and current that is not found in more modern pinnacle designs. GLWTS.