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  1. Australian RRP $2595. We think it's one of the biggest bargains in Audio just now.... The PS Audio Stellar Gain Cell DAC/Preamplifier: Sheer Audio Perfection! 09-06-2017 | By Tom Gibbs | Issue 93 0 Up until the arrival of the Stellar Gain Cell DAC a couple of months ago, my home system—while capable of producing some very satisfying music—was basically a cluster fu©k, with a mish-mash of two preamplifiers controlling all inputs. One for balanced (Luminous Audio Axiom II), a second one for single-ended (Acurus RL-11), and a constant ritual of flipping rear-panel amp switches to achieve the correct setup for the particular input. And with only limited remote functions, I always had to get out of the chair to tweak the volume. Once again, while very musically satisfying, nonetheless a complete pain-in-the-ass functionally. I'd discovered the joys of balanced output a couple of years ago when I bought the Luminous Audio Axiom II balanced passive preamplifier—and it provided a perfect signal path from my balanced DAC output to the balanced inputs of my Emotiva XPA-1L Class A Mono Amplifiers. While I'd really like to have gone with a more traditional balanced preamplifier, there was next to nothing available for less than a grand, and the used market didn't prove promising either. The Luminous Audio unit was a real champ, and I couldn't fault its performance in any way, especially since probably 90 percent of my listening was via computer-based audio sources with the balanced outputs of my DAC connected to the passive preamplifier. For me, at the time, it was pretty much a match made in heaven, especially considering my budgetary constraints. But when I moved into the new house in January, with a new, dedicated listening room—with almost triple the volume of my previous setup—I started listening heavily to LPs again, and suddenly found the sound every bit as enchanting as I once believed it to be, but sooo much better than at the old place. The dual-preamplifier situation suddenly just about became darn-near intolerable. I started a serious hunt for a real, fully-functional preamplifier. Enter the Stellar Gain Cell DAC When the email arrived from Bill Leebens announcing the impending release of the Stellar line of equipment—I was pretty certain I'd found my system's new soulmate! When the Gain Cell DAC (GCD) arrived at the end of May, I gave it about 72 hours to burn in with various sources, from that point on, I was essentially glued to my listening chair for the next week or so! The Stellar line of PS Audio equipment is designed to offer perfectionist performance at a considerably less than cost-no-object price point; the Gain Cell DAC combines a fully-functional, fully-balanced stereo analog preamplifier with an impressively high-performance Digital-to-Analog Converter, all at an MSRP of $1699 USD. The DAC circuit, while essentially based on the NuWave DSD circuitry, is all-new from the ground up, and includes some really impressive features that the NuWave DSD does not. First up: the GCD offers three choices of digital filters that allows the user to tailor the sound to his/her personal preferences—I find that one of them is usually the correct choice for whatever I happen to be listening to. You can easily cycle through the three filters with the press of a button on the stylized remote that controls all functions of the GCD. And while the complement of digital inputs on the GCD matches the NuWave DSD, there's one amazing distinction: the I2S input—if connected to one of PS Audio's DirectStream Memory Players—will allow you to experience the DSD stream from your library of SACD discs with no additional conversion of the stream. While I don't happen to own a DMP, and haven't heard this for myself, I have it on very good authority that the sound quality is almost beyond belief, elevating stereo SACD playback to a level most of us have always believed it to be capable of. The GCD's performance as an analog preamplifier is nothing short of spectacular, either; it provides both balanced and single-ended inputs and outputs. And regardless of which input is selected, the balanced and single-ended outputs are continuously active, so you can feed a balanced signal to your amps from any input. There's one balanced analog input, and a complement of three sets of single-ended analog inputs; both the balanced input and primary single-ended input are controlled by Input 1. Only one source should be active at any given time with this input (how often, except when A-B'ing between sources would this even be an issue?), but it's great that you have the option of having both balanced and single-ended equipment connected to it. While I currently have nothing connected to the balanced input, my Rega P2 table is connected (via the Schitt Mani phono pre) to Input 1's single-ended jacks. Input 2 offers the connection to the stereo analog outs of my Oppo SACD player, and Input 3 is connected to my AudioQuest DragonFly Red DAC, via an AudioQuest Big Sur coax-to-3.5mm connector. The Input 3 connection provides Tidal Desktop MQA streaming from my laptop via the DragonFly Red—it's a complete blast! And, of course, there's the complete complement of digital inputs as well—there's every digital input one could ask for. At this point, I'm only using Inputs 5 and 8; Input 5 (coax digital in) is connected to the coax out of the Oppo player. Input 8 (USB) is interchangeably connected to either the Sonore UltraRendu Network Streamer (with UpTone Audio's UltraCap LPS-1 power supply), or to JPLAY via my laptop. Volume control with the GCD is also unique in my experience; the unit's output level is completely controlled in the analog domain by a Gain Cell (one for each channel), a proprietary device designed by PS Audio's Paul McGowan in the early 2000's. There are no mechanical elements—along with their potential for serious sonic degradation—present in the volume controller. The Gain Cell simply varies the gain in response to either the turn of the volume knob on the unit or the pressing of the volume buttons on the remote. And it's a functionally invisible process; the only way the Gain Cell calls any attention to itself is when you rapidly increase the volume with no source active, and you'll hear a sort-of light thumping in the background as the level elevates. However, when playing music, the volume function is not unlike that of any other perfectionist preamplifier. The Stellar Gain Cell DAC is fully balanced from input to output, and is direct-coupled with no capacitors in the output signal path. There's a very useful Home Theater Bypass, if you system should require it (though I currently have no need for it, I found the lack of this very vexing in my previous home-theater based system at the old house!). On the digital side, the unit adds no sample rate conversion, and the digital output employs a high-current, Class A hybrid output stage. The DACs employ the ESS Hyperstream architecture, and the GCD also uses a passive output filter to lower transient distortion. The GCD's display is somewhat minimalist; you always see which input has been selected, and what volume control setting you've chosen. The volume and input numbers are fairly large on the display, but everything else is pretty tiny—especially from across a 25-foot room. And when listening to digital sources, the display gives you the bit and sample rates of the file you're playing, and which digital filter you've chosen. And of course, you can see the current phase setting, if you've recently checked it out. You can also dim the display to your linking, and as you continue to listen, the display eventually goes dark. That's basically right up my alley; if I can't have the giant power meters I so loved in the seventies, then I might as well have total minimalism. And besides, I control almost all digital playback via some Android app, and you can usually find any information you might be looking for there. Mother Nature's Fury Just a few words about my current computer-based audio setup: I suffered a massive lightning strike at my new home in June, which basically took out all computer and network equipment (including my custom, hand-built home-theater PC), as well as some elements of my stereo setup. The DragonFly Red was killed (thanks, AudioQuest, for kindly offering a replacement!), along with the low-voltage power supply to one of my Emotiva amps. But the most painful loss was the Gain Cell DAC—yes, it was here for review, and the freakish lightning event damaged the USB audio input and some other internal circuitry. Hats off to Bill, Paul, and the gang at PS Audio for getting a replacement unit to me in very short order! Prior to the lightning strike, and with my old system and network, I had been experiencing a tiny bit of noise when playing MQA files via the AudioQuest DragonFly. This was maddening to me, and everything I did to try and pinpoint the source completely eluded me. I contacted Gordon Rankin, the DragonFly's designer, to get his thoughts on the situation, and he was very candid with me. The source of all my problems was the PC; with all the individual power supplies involved in conventional PCs, it would probably be impossible for me to isolate the noise problem. He suggested that I get a laptop—he uses one himself—and that would eliminate any noise issues. While I thanked him for the advice, I basically bristled at the suggestion: I'd had pretty much nothing but unhappy experiences with laptops, and the fan and drive noise of a typical laptop was completely unacceptable to me in the listening room. So with mother nature recently having forced my hand, I decided to take a leap of faith and go the laptop route. Besides, this would give me the opportunity to build bridges by hanging out with my wife some evenings, rather than being constantly downstairs on the computer or futzing with the stereo. Here once again, divine providence intervened. When I went to MicroCenter to pick out a new laptop, I ended up going with one that was just a tad more pricey than I intended to purchase, but had a more upgradeable RAM configuration with a slightly better-performing Intel processor as well. What I didn't realize, was that the laptop also had an additional M2 port for an SSD; so for about an extra $40, I was able to upgrade the RAM to 8 gigs, and for only an extra $100, I added a Samsung EVO 960 M2, 250GB SSD. I easily cloned the OS to the SSD, then upgraded the RAM and removed the 2.5 inch original drive, replacing it with another SSD I had lying about (for additional storage). Wow!! The laptop is now completely silent. Let me reiterate that for you: it's completely silent, as in a complete absence of any fan or drive noise, and it boots in eight seconds, with a read-write speed of 1787/1219! Whereas the thought of a laptop previously horrified me to no end, it can now sit beside me in the listening room and absolutely calls no attention to itself in any way. The price tag for all this glory? Less than $500 USD. Unbelievable speed, no lag or delay of any kind, and absolutely no hiccups of any type during music playback. Gordon, how could I ever have doubted you? Stellar Gain Cell DAC: Use and Listening Functionally, when the GCD became fully integrated into my system, I thought I had died and gone to heaven! This is a seriously robust piece of kit: the fit and finish are simply beyond elegant, and I've even grown to love the understated remote, which I at first regarded as too tiny for my stubby fingers. I now find the embossed markings on the remote's buttons perfect for making source or volume changes in the low lighting I prefer while listening to music. Normal lighting: it's never an issue. There's also a phase button on the remote; while I've never been one to seriously question the phase of recordings, having the power to do so handily has led me to the discovery that some of my favorite albums are definitely out-of-phase! But the thing that I'm most impressed with is how very quiet the Gain Cell DAC is; there's no noise whatsoever when changing between sources, although I do reduce the volume before switching from Input 1 (my phono pre). The lowish output of my Denon cart requires a bit of additional gain, so I don't want to cause anyone any consternation when switching to a digital source from a spinning LP. Since I'd been experiencing a bit of a problem listening to MQA files via Tidal and the DragonFly Red (prior to the lightning strike), I pretty much immediately wanted to check out the sound via the new laptop and the GCD. To my great relief, there was no hum or noise of any kind, and another problem I was having was immediately solved as well. The software-driven version of MQA is only currently available via Tidal's Desktop—unless, of course, you have a DAC that decodes MQA. With the previous HTPC—which was located in an adjacent room—my options for Tidal playback were limited. The only way I could listen to a full-blown MQA stream through the DragonFly (an MQA renderer) was to create a playlist on the Tidal desktop, start playback, then race the forty-plus feet to my listening position—hopefully before the music started. Thankfully, with the new setup, that is no longer an issue! While the whole MQA aspect with the Stellar GCD essentially only involves gain control, the GCD makes it so very easy for me to switch between sources and make judgements about how I think certain formats sound when compared to each other. Since it's only me, I get to be judge, jury, and executioner for MQA, and at this rather early point—the jury's still out. The value I currently find with Tidal and MQA is the ability to check out MQA Master recordings that—for example—I don't own, or own on vinyl only. A really good example is Crosby, Stills, and Nash's CSN, a 1977 album that, at the time, I virtually ignored, choosing instead to listen to prog-rock groups like Yes, King Crimson and the like. And I was only beginning to discover groups like the Clash, Ramones, and Devo, all of which were completely counter to the much more mainstream CSN. When a friend of my wife's was relocating to Pittsburgh, she gave me a couple of boxes of LPs (several hundred, actually, mostly in pristine condition) that included a really clean pressing of CSN. Since my recent vinyl renaissance, I've been sorting through these albums, cleaning and playing them—and made an amazing discovery: how in God's name did I miss this album way back when? A nearly perfect album, it's almost entirely ear candy, especially when played through the GCD, which has the best analog output section of any preamplifier I've ever owned, bar none. The LP is miraculous, but via the MQA Tidal Master, it sounds pretty darn good too! Maybe not better than the LP, but then, I haven't been able to compare it to the standard CD-quality version yet. I need to quit my day job, so I can focus on listening to a lot more music! And the GCD makes source comparisons as easy as pressing a button with my stubby little fingers! When listening to digital sources, I most often listen via the GCD's USB input with JPLAY on the new laptop; I also employ the Fidelizer Pro software, both of which work to minimize unnecessary OS background processes to provide a much cleaner playback environment. The sound quality is superb, and the GCD's DAC really shines with playback of files sourced from every level of DSD or PCM. I've owned PS Audio's NuWave DSD for two years; it was designed to improve upon the original NuWave DAC by adding DSD playback, along with improving your experience with CD-quality files. I didn't think it could get much better at the price point than the NuWave DSD, but the GCD easily surpasses it, and the ability to apply meaningful digital filters is a real plus. The JPLAY/Fidelizer Pro combo is my go-to music player, and approaches the very best in digital playback. But in terms of the ultimate in digital playback, I'd have to give the nod to another new toy, the Sonore UltraRendu Network Streamer, used in combination with UpTone Audio's UltraCap LPS-1 linear power supply. Streaming—which is available via PS Audio's Bridge on their higher-tier gear—is where all the buzz currently is in computer-based audio, and streaming lifts the level of playback significantly. I use this combo in a variety of ways to stream the music: most frequently Roon, which not only allows you to access your library of digital files over your network, but also allows you to stream from Tidal. Roon is great, but not perfect: you still can't stream full-res MQA via Roon. The UltraRendu also allows you to use Open-Source applications for both PC and Android to stream your music library via DNLA. I currently use both Bubble DS and MinimServer to access my music library via my Android phone; the combo helps turn my phone into a very elegant remote that offers nearly limitless options for playback and playback scheduling. And once again, the information at your fingertips is just about boggling. With the UltraRendu/UpTone combo in place and playing through the Stellar GCD, I honestly think that the number of systems that can approach this level of clarity, transparency, and musicality are few and far between. PS Audio's upper-range systems are impressively good—a quick trip to the web will easily bury you with testimonials to the power and majesty of their DirectStream and DirectStream Jr. offerings—but they're also considerably more expensive than the GCD. At the Stellar Gain Cell Dac's price point, it's obvious that the apple doesn't fall too far from the tree! Let's not forget CDs and SACDs! I have an Oppo disc spinner—it's not the latest and greatest, but offers surprisingly satisfying playback of CDs and SACDs via the Gain Cell DAC. I have the Oppo's single-ended outputs connected to the GCD's Input 2 for playback of SACD, and it sounds as good or better to me than any of the various Sony units I've owned over the years. It especially sounds great when you consider that I bought this Oppo at a Goodwill for nine bucks—it even had the remote—after my son-in-law (wonderful boy!) dropped and smashed my then current SACD player on the street during the move into the new house. While I'll probably never have the capability to hear a pure DSD stream via the GCD's I2S inputs, it's nonetheless reassuring to know that it's there if I ever win the lotto! With CDs, I take a slightly different approach—I have the coaxial digital out of the Oppo connected to the GCD's Input 5 coax digital input, using the Oppo as a transport only. While I've become totally enamoured of the CD rips that populate my music library, actual CDs also sound every bit as great when decoded by the GCD's internal DACs. And you can employ the GCD's digital filters with all your CDs—there's always one that improves the sound immeasurably. A really great compare/contrast here is the Thelonious Monk album Straight, No Chaser on Columbia—the SACD was one of the first ever released, and sounds really great via the Oppo's analog outs into the GCD, and it mirrors the original LP's content. But the CD was remastered long after the SACD's release, and much of the music that had been edited out for the original album release way back when has been restored. One of the album's signature cuts, "Japanese Folk Song," clocks in at 11 minutes on the LP and SACD. On the remastered CD version, it clocks in at over 16 minutes, and with the GCD's Filter 1, sounds pretty darn close to the SACD version! Conclusions I seriously still can't totally process how very nice it is to not have to get off my ass and flip all those damn switches, just to change volume or sources! And it always seemed to me that I was experiencing slightly less than perfectly pristine playback in my previous system: with the GCD, everything is completely transparent. In fact, for me, that's its greatest strength: the Stellar Gain Cell DAC allows you to seamlessly, transparently switch between sources, increase gain, and make meaningful sound adjustments, all the while calling zero attention to itself. This unit is not merely a DAC with a volume control: it's the ideal analog preamplifier, and the fact that it includes PS Audio's idea of trickle-down engineering in the form of an affordable, nearly world-class, budget-friendly DAC is the icing. While the NuWave DSD was no slouch, and acquitted itself very nicely, it retailed for $1299 USD. At only $1699 for the GCD, you come very close to getting the whole tamale, which tastes a whole lot like PS Audio's DirectStream offerings, and at a greatly reduced price point from those flagship devices. The GCD is a keeper—it comes very highly recommended! PS Audio Stellar Gain Cell DAC/Preamplifier
  2. The album in in being pressed now. CD's will be sent out in a couple of weeks.
  3. Hi Jimmy. That is great to hear! Thanks for the reminder! We've updated the ad.
  4. Hi Emie, We actually have a mint black unit sitting in a box in our office. This one is about 3 years old and has hardly been used. It is sold with a 12 month warranty. Feel free to call us on 08 8390 1673 for details. Kind regards Mike
  5. Item: Kimber Kable KCAG WBT-0147 0.75m RCA Interconnects Location: Adelaide Hills Price: $550 (free postage Australia wide) Item Condition: Second Hand – Excellent Condition Payment Method: Credit card, PayPal, Direct deposit Extra Info: DUT: KCAG 0.75m terminated with WBT-0147 RCA type connectors. (Cp) parallel capacitance: 51.0 pF @ 20 kHz (Ls) series inductance: 0.71 µH @ 20 kHz (Rdc) dc loop resistance: 0.065 Ω (Xt) total reactance: 0.087 Ω @ 20 kHz Frequency response ± 0.5 dB dc – 10 MHz Pictures:
  6. Item: Dynavector HX 1.2 Power Amplifier Location: Adelaide Hills Price: $2200 - NOTE: Shipping cost not included – Please contact us for a shipping quote (Ph: 08 8390 1673, Email: [email protected]). Item Condition: Second Hand – Great Condition (minor scratches – see photos). Comes in original wooden shipping crate and with user manual. Payment Method: Credit card, PayPal, Direct deposit Contact Us: Ph: 08 8390 1673, Email: [email protected] Extra Info: Note from previous owner: Upon purchase, I took this amplifier to Jonathan Davies of Dynavector to check it out. He told me it was a very clean example in great condition and now that he has serviced it completely it will be good for 20 years to come. He left in some audiophile (expensive) binding posts and fuses which the last owner had had fitted. This has very clearly been well looked after amplifier. DURING SERVICE: HX1.2 was upgraded to be closer to MkII, virtually a MkII apart from a smaller transformer. The HX-1.2 provides very low “distortion*” and tremendous dynamic current drive that to some extent renders the power output rating meaningless. The FET’s and associated circuitry used in Dynavector amplifiers’ exhibit none of the typical “MOSFET sound” noted in conventional FET designs, while retaining all the traditional FET advantages over the commonly used bipolar transistors. The Dynavector amplifier circuitry is symmetrical, deceptively simple and extremely fast. The output stage can deliver very high currents, very quickly into the load allowing the HX- 1.2 to outperform amplifiers many times its power rating. The amplifier is unconditionally stable into all loads and all speaker cables. The input stage includes an input coupling capacitor to protect against any unwanted DC offset destroying the loudspeakers. (For example, when power to some pre-amplifiers is removed while it is still connected to the power amplifier. Note: This is not a problem with the Dynavector pre-amplifiers). From the input coupling capacitor the amplifier is fully DC coupled. The high quality printed circuit board is manufactured in Australia and uses increased thickness, pure Australian copper for the conductive track. Special lead free, high silver content solder is used throughout the amplifier and the wiring is high purity, oxygen free copper with TeflonTM dielectric. The transformer is a special toroidal design, being considerably smaller, lighter and with lower impedance than conventional transformers and other toroids. It is wound with pure Australian copper wire and is available in several voltage ranges. It supplies a linear power supply that is tightly coupled to the amplifier circuitry to minimise losses and maximise transient response & power delivery. The transformer is housed in a shielded enclosure to eliminate the effects of its electromagnetic field on sound quality. The HX-1.2 runs cool and uses side mounted, convection chimney heatsinks. The chassis of the amplifier is non-magnetic and strong, making the whole unit solid and enduring. The amplifier is modular in construction, which allows upgrading if any significant new developments arise. Like all the other Dynavector Amplifier products, the design emphasis is on providing outstanding musical performance with very low noise, wide dynamic range and very low distortion of the musical signal. A great deal of design effort has gone into retaining the intrinsic 3-dimensional nature of real instruments and real music. We use live natural music as our reference and spend a great deal of time attending concerts and evaluating our amplifiers’ performance against this experience. This is the standard against which our amplifiers should be judged. *Distortion. Special Note: Our definition of distortion involves any alteration of the original listening experience. That is all the conventional “harmonic distortion, intermodulation distortion” technical measurements as well as any change to the original listening experience which includes the instruments’ inherent 3-dimensional spatial aspects, instrument placement, ambience, timbre and dynamics. Most aspects of distortion cannot be measured or even accurately quantified however the human ear can easily “hear” them. We believe that Dynavector Amplifiers’ offer extremely low “distortion” and invite you to judge for yourself. Finally it is worth noting that there is only one reference for an audio system and that is real, live, acoustic music. This is our reference and we continually strive to get closer and closer to the real thing. All Dynavector amplifier products are the standard international width of 440mm. Power switch, mains fuse and connectors are on the rear panel. Specifications: Output Power: 180 watts per channel nom Input Sensitivity for full power: 1.5V RMS Mains Version: 220 – 240 vac Mains Fuse: 4AT Time Delay Mains Connection: Standard IEC Connector Dimensions: 440 x 390 x 120 nom. Weight (packed): 25kg approx. Power Consumption: 800 Watts max. Pictures:
  7. I completely agree Marc. And this pair are really special. Mike Lenehan reckons they are the best pair of ML2's he's ever made....
  8. Item: Lenehan Audio ML2 Limited (Unique Pair) Passive Loudspeakers - includes ilmenite filled speaker stands made by Lenehan Audio Location: Adelaide Hills Price: $14,995 (Contact us for shipping quote - Ph: 08 8390 1673, Email: [email protected]) Item Condition: Immaculate condition Payment Method: Credit Card, PayPal, Direct Deposit Contact Us: Ph: 08 8390 1673, Email: [email protected] Extra Info: For sale is this unique one-off Limited edition pair of Lenehan Audio ML2 passive speakers. Possibly the best speakers Lenehan Audio have ever produced. HD3 cabinets, better lining and heavier bracing used. INCLUDES PURPOSE BUILT ILMENITE FILLED STANDS MADE BY LENEHAN AUDIO Unique Features of ML2 Limited Ultra-high end components upgraded from ML2 Reference, including Duelund capacitors Star ground terminals (connect to normal amp using included wiring bridge) Specifications of lesser ML2 Reference Below Each pair of ML2 Reference are stringently tested, run in for 200 Hrs on music signal, then hand tuned and supplied with their own frequency, phase and impedance plots. The ML2 is the next generation of highend two way monitors from Lenehan Audio. Designed for absolute no compromise music systems. Construction is handbuilt and meticulous in every sense of the word. The composite enclosure panels are first handbuilt piece by piece starting with the 36mm HDF 4mm steel plate composite baffle. After all composite panels are individually constructed the enclosure is assembled using probably the worlds strongest epoxy adhesive. Steel rod, 25mm hardwood dowel and Birch Ply differential bracing are incorporated to produce an enclosure with phenomenally low energy storage. A single ML2 enclosure takes 6 hours of hand sanding before being painted. The finished Loudspeaker looks like it has been machined from a solid billet. In rooms of smaller to average size, ie 50cubic mtrs 1700CuFt to 120cubic mtrs an ML2 will produce authoritive bass down to 35hz and produce resolution smoothness and speed akin to the very best full range electrostatic transducers. When mounted to it’s own dedicated stand the ML2 will weigh approximately 65kg’s (143 lbs) each. Cabinet Composite 18 to 36mm HDF laminated to 4mm sprung steel plate. Plus additional 4mm steel plate composite baffle. Differential Cancellation bracing utilising 25mm hardwood dowel, 13mm steel rod and 18mm Birch Plywood. Crossover construction: Full hardwire hand build, all joints are high Pressure low contact area cold weld sealed with Teflon amalgamated wrap. 12awg aircored inductors, low tension handwound double stabilised. Duelund VSF copper foil capacitors in low and high pass crossover filters. Duelund Carbon Phenolic 15 watt resistors throughout. Proprietary integration of enclosure substrate steel plate with Crossover network groundplanes. Tweeter 1 inch chambered textile dome Mid-bass driver 6.5 inch Nomex Diaphram Wiring Handmade 25mm and 13mm Copper Ribbon with proprietary dialectric Input connection Eichmann cablepods Frequency Response 35 - 25Khz +/- 1.5db (in room) Sensitivity 86.5dB @ 2.83V/m Impedance 8 ohms nominal Reccomended amplifier wattage 20 - 700W Cabinet dimensions (HxWxD) 420 x 215 x 400mm (16.5 x 8.4 x 15.7") Weight (1 speaker) 27kg (60 lbs) Pictures:
  9. Jonny, thank you for the input. Of course, I have to agree! Superb value here.
  10. Item: Shahinian Acoustics Diapason Ensemble 2 (One Pair) Location: Adelaide Hills, South Australia Price: $19,995 (RRP ~$45,000!). Free shipping Australia wide. Item Condition: Immaculate condition, barely used, original packaging Payment Method: Credit Card, PayPal, Direct Deposit Contact Us: Ph: 08 8390 1673, Email: [email protected] Extra Info: AMERICAN CHERRY WOOD VERY LIGHT USE, IMMACULATE CONDITION (LIKE NEW). FREE SHIPPING AUSTRALIA WIDE The Diapason Ensemble 2 is a combination of the Shahinian Double Eagle Stereo Subwoofer and Diapason Module. Double Eagle Stereo Subwoofer Twin, back-to-back, hybrid transmission line/passive radiator bass chamber design with two 8” polypropylene curvilinear cone drivers. Features woofers with 1 ½” high-temperature patented D.D. voice coils and34-oz. Ceramic magnets; ¾” Finland Birch cabinet construction; built in 140 Hz/280 Hz 18 dB passive filters which may be bypassed for bi-amp operation; bridgeable into mono mode for double unit operation or stacked for quadruple high-power function. 5-way binding posts. Sits on 4 twin-wheel casters. 3-position passive input filter module optional. May be purchased separately from Diapason module. Power handling: 300W max Frequency Response: -3dB/23-140 Hz Nominal Impedance: 6 ohms. Sensitivity: 86 dB Dimensions: 23” x 15” x 32” Finish: American Cherry Wood Weight: 105 lbs. Diapason Module Four 5 ¼” curved poly cone low/midrange drivers, two 1 ½” Titanium dome high midrange drivers, two 3” cambric dome low tweeters, and six ½” W-shaped Titanium dome supertweeters. Designed to fit precisely atop the Double Eagle subwoofer. Features cabinet constructed of 13-ply Finland Birch, and shaped as an asymmetric prism with unequal rakes fore and aft, and equal rakes left and right; also wall-mountable at some distance from subwoofer; low midrange drivers have 1-in voice coil and 20-oz ceramic magnet, high midranges have special east/west magnet structure, and low tweeters have phase correcting faceplate; electrical distribution is four stage branch circuit of first and third order filters for minimum phase function; 2 optional input filter choices, or direct bypass for electronic crossover and biamp function; other variations include biwiring and twin amplification; internal wiring consists of Kimber 4tc with low flux pure solder. Power handling: 800W max Frequency Response: -3dB/125-22,000 Hz Nominal Impedance: 6 ohms. Dimensions: 22” x 7” x 15 ¾” Sensitivity: 89 dB Weight: 33 lbs. More information available here. Pictures:
  11. Hello, No, these are about 3 years old I believe. Kind regards
  12. Item: PS Audio PefectWave Transport (Various available, Silver and Black of various condiiton - Contact us for details - 08 8390 1673, [email protected]) Location: Adelaide Hills, South Australia Price: $1950 - $2000 based on condition (various available) Item Condition: From good condition used ($1950) to mint condition ($2500) Payment Method: Credit Card, PayPal, Direct Deposit Contact Us: Ph: 08 8390 1673, Email: [email protected] Extra Info: Includes remote and power cable, in original packaging, 12 month warranty Built from the ground up as a dedicated high-end optical disc transport, the PWT will read Red Book CD’s and WAV files of any resolution from both CD and DVD discs (such as the Reference HRx discs) and output near-perfect digital data to any D to A processor made. The PWT can read high resolution WAV files or standard resolution CD audio files directly and feed the perfected data to your DAC through standard AES/EBU, S/PDIF or PS Audio’s exclusive I2S through HDMI connection for unprecedented performance. Cover art, song titles, track times, sample rates and bit depth are all displayed on the beautiful color touch screen automatically for any inserted disc. Features Reads audio from CD and DVD Reads high resolution audio files Reads multiple formats Displays cover art Displays song titles and track time Editable library of artists and titles Bit perfect extraction No error correction Memory player 64mB of RAM Built in Digital Lens Asynchronous output clock Extremely low jitter Outputs SPDIF and AESEBU Outputs I2S through HDMI Sample rate output to 192kHz Bit depth to 32 bits Field upgradable Built on dedicated hardware 440,000 gate FPGA No computer motherboards or components Pictures:
  13. Item: Lenehan Audio ML1 plus R Location: Adelaide Hills Price: $1950 Item Condition:superb I have this superb pair of ML1 plus R's finished in a Piano Ivory. These are in superb condition, boxed and I'll ship FOC Australia wide.
  14. item:Perpetuum Ebner PE 4040 Turntable Location: Adelaide Hills Price: $3795 (without cart) - NEW price is $6395 Item Condition: like new - played twice. Here is another stupid deal for a lucky person. We were offered this brand of Turntables from Germany ( Perpetuum Ebner) with view to distribute them into retailers. After some thought we decided to pass on the distribution, but i have this one Turntable I'm prepared to sell at a silly price. They really are superb! Here's a link to a listing on our website. First in first served. A true bargain!! I have a number of different cartridges in stock we could mount for customer, at any budget. http://magentaaudio.com.au/product/perpetuum-ebner-pe-4040-turntable/
  15. Looks great! Well done! Best regards Mike
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