andrewyuri

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  1. Another good characteristic of the ML2 is, of course, the load it presents to the amp. At 86dB/W it's not a particularly efficient speaker but that's only half the story. It's nominally an 8 ohm impedance and I understand that it doesn't vary a lot, thereby presenting a pretty easy load for most amplifiers. I use a mid-power valve amp and it does an excellent job giving me all the volume and dynamics I need.
  2. I certainly have no regrets at all about my purchase of the ML2 Refs. Not flashy but extremely enjoyable again and again and again. I listen to them every day and love my music!
  3. I haven't heard the Plus R but own a pair of the ML2 Ref. When I was making my buying decision, Mike L explained to me the differences in the speakers as you went further up the line - including up to the Limited model. You will see very little difference in the spec of the three models apart from weight and the quality of components used in the crossovers. The weight increases are due to greater mass in the internal cladding panels and the bracing. Some models used extra high density panels. One of the principles of this design is to develop a cabinet with no sonic signature whatsoever and Mike does build one of the deadest cabinets around. When music is playing you can put your ear against a side wall of the speaker and there is NO sound coming of it. The fact that there are little to no cabinet colourations makes this speaker sound a bit like a panel speaker where there is NO cabinet. Better crossovers give better transient response, finer detail and better imaging. So the short answer is that the further up the line you go with the ML2, the more refinement you get and not necessarily better power handling, more bass etc. At the end of the day this refinement gives you music that is more involving. Hope this helps. Andrew
  4. Item: EPOS M8i Centre Speaker Location: Canberra Price: $270 $380 plus shipping Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: NLR, gone exclusively to two channel music system Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, Bank transfer Extra Info: The M8i centre is This speaker originally cost $800. Very soon after purchase, I gave up my home theatre system and have gone exclusively to a two channel music system. It has been sitting in the cupboard unused for the last few years. The M8i comes with a base plate that allows adjustment of tilt angle and is also bi-wireable. This one is in red cherry timber veneer and is absolutely spotless - not a single blemish on it. Functionally, the speaker is also in perfect condition.
  5. Have you got any more of these or was it just the one set?
  6. Unfortunately, no it sold last year. I reported it sold but it hasn't been marked as so. Will try again.
  7. Item: EPOS M8i Centre Speaker Location: Canberra Price: $270 $380 plus shipping Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: NLR, gone exclusively to two channel music system Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, Bank transfer Extra Info: The M8i centre is This speaker originally cost $800. Very soon after purchase, I gave up my home theatre system and have gone exclusively to a two channel music system. It has been sitting in the cupboard unused for the last few years. The M8i comes with a base plate that allows adjustment of tilt angle and is also bi-wireable. This one is in red cherry timber veneer and is absolutely spotless - not a single blemish on it. Functionally, the speaker is also in perfect condition. Pictures:
  8. Sorry, just saw that it is "time for this pair to go".
  9. Milosh, Is this only a pair for sale or do you have a quad?
  10. Item: Octave Audio HP300 MkII valve preamplifier Location: Canberra Price:$1,950 $2,200 shipped Australia Wide (RRP over $6,000) Item Condition: Absolutely perfect - as new. Reason for selling: Upgraded to matching preamp/power amp combination Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only, direct deposit Extra Info: I used to belong to the camp that believed that the best preamp was no preamp. Originally I used an NAD M51 DAC as a volume control and the system seemed to lack life and lustre. When I bought the Octave preamp, the benefits were immediately obvious and not hard to pick at all - better dynamics, detail and imaging. The system was now so much more satisfying. In his SNA thread 'ML5 Loudspeakers in Frankn's System', Mike Lenehan describes a similar experience when inserting a BHK preamp into the system chain and other contributors chimed in to repeat such findings. This is a beautifully constructed valve preamp - handmade in Germany and built like the proverbial with solid fit and finish. I have the original factory packaging and can post easily. Relevant features include: - Valve input stage with solid state output - Extremely low output impedance (56 ohms) so can drive any power amp and also long interconnects to power amp if required. - High grade motorised analogue volume control - Has both balanced and unbalanced inputs and outputs - Handmade in Germany with very high quality construction. - New Gold Lion tubes fitted plus original tubes provided - Comes as Line stage only but phono board can be fitted The only reason I am selling is because I have a PrimaLuna Dialogue power amp and have bought the matching preamp so as to get the synergy of matching components.
  11. Sold pending payment.
  12. Item: Tung-Sol KT-120 matched quad Location: Canberra Price: $190 plus postage Item Condition: Like new with minimal use Reason for selling: Not needed Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: I bought this matched quad to use in my PrimaLuna power amp about three months ago. They definitely have more bottom end weight and top end air than the EL-34s that came with the amp but given my diet of mainly acoustic instruments and vocals, I think I prefer the original tubes in my system. These tubes have about 50 hours use only. Pictures:
  13. Hi Mark, Please see my listing at As it stands it does not have the phono board fitted but it is available from the importers and will slot straight into the HP300 Mk II. This is a $6,0000 preamp going at a fraction of that cost. Absolute top quality. Cheers, Andrew
  14. Item: Octave Audio HP300 MkII valve preamplifier Location: Canberra Price: $2,200 shipped Australia Wide (RRP over $6,000) Item Condition: Absolutely perfect Reason for selling: Upgraded to matching preamp/power amp combination Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only, direct deposit Extra Info: I used to belong to the camp that believed that the best preamp was no preamp. How wrong that was! Originally I used a DAC as a volume control and the system seemed to lack life and lustre. When I bought the Octave preamp, the benefits were immediately obvious and not hard to pick at all - better dynamics, detail and imaging. The system was now so much more satisfying. In his SNA thread 'ML5 Loudspeakers in Frankn's System', Mike Lenehan describes a similar experience when inserting a BHK preamp into the system chain and other contributors chimed in to repeat such findings. This is a beautifully constructed valve preamp - handmade in Germany and built like the proverbial with solid fit and finish. I have the original factory packaging and can post easily. Relevant features include: - Valve input stage with solid state output - Extremely low output impedance (56 ohms) so can drive any power amp and also long interconnects to power amp if required. - High grade motorised analogue volume control - Has both balanced and unbalanced inputs and outputs - Handmade in Germany with very high quality construction. - New Gold Lion tubes fitted - Comes as Line stage only but phono board can be fitted The only reason I am selling is because I have a PrimaLuna Dialogue power amp and have bought the matching preamp so as to get the synergy of matching components. Pictures: