andrewyuri

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  1. Hi Mark, I have an Octave Audio preamp which I used successfully for quite a while with my Bryston 4B SST2. They were a great match. Ad is shown at: Might be worth considering as it has much in common with the BP26 - excellent build quality, fully balanced etc. Regards, Andrew
  2. 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.
  3. Sold pending payment.
  4. 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:
  5. 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
  6. 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:
  7. I know he's not selling yet but just want to get in on the buyers waiting list
  8. I'll take it. I'm local to you so will pick up. Andrew
  9. Item: Chord 2Qute DAC Price Range: TBC Item Condition: Used Extra Info: Please PM me if you have one for sale. I'm happy to discuss the price based upon the condition and age of the DAC. Many thanks. Please don't forget to report your post as FOUND when possible. (You can now delete this text).
  10. Hi gbb, I am interested in your comment regarding the 2Qute - no firmware updates. Is this DAC updateable? Cheers, Andrew
  11. Hi Crusty, Did you ever find a centre speaker? I don't have one but I do have one of the larger Epos centres for sale. Having owned Spendor in the past, I think that they have a similar, neutral sound. If you are interested, please PM me and I can give you more details. Regards, Andrew
  12. Item: Isotek Aquarius EVO 3 SILVER Location: Canberra Price: Exchange for same model in BLACK Item Condition: Very good Reason for selling: Wrong colour Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: I am looking for a BLACK Isotek Aquarius EVO 3 in exchange for my silver one. It must have Australian power outlets. I have the original packaging so can freight easily. Thanks in advance. Pictures:
  13. Hi @rantan, For a while I ran an NAD M51 DAC straight into the Bryston and it sounded terrific. Andrew
  14. Hi Dave, Postage to 6059 I will cap the cost at $60 and cover any additional charge. Cheers, Andrew