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  1. Item: Sennheiser HD800 balanced cable Location: Melbourne (East Keilor) Price: $80 Item Condition: Good Reason for selling: No longer needed. Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: I'm selling my balanced headphone amp, so no longer require this cable. It is the stock cable, which I had professionally modified to a 4 pin balanced Neutrik connector. Good condition, except for a small tear in the rubber above one of the pins (see pic). Not a big deal. I'll throw in the original TRS connector too in case someone would like to mod it back. Sennheiser sells these replacement cables for over $300. Can post for $10. Pictures:
  2. Item: Schiit Mjolnir (original version) Location: Melbourne Price: $550 Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: not using headphones much recently Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: I bought this from Addicted To Audio a few years ago, it has had light use and is in great shape (no visible marks anywhere). Fantastic sounding amp, powerful with extremely low distortion/noise. I'd like to keep it, but it probably isn't getting enough use since I upgraded my system and treated my room (it's hard to beat!) Have the original box. Pickup from East Keilor is welcome, or I can post for $25 (double boxed) Pictures:
  3. Where were all you guys when I bought a Hughes SRS for 200 notes a few months ago?! (I had a WTB ad too) These SRS units can be a great studio tool for placing individual sounds outside the speakers, or making things sound more 3D.
  4. I like Sansui's, but I'd take any Accuphase integrated over any Sansui. My Accuphase is also rated at 80W, but seems waaaay more powerful than your average 80W amp.
  5. Love the E213 integrated I bought recently, it oozes class and quality. Best amp I've owned by a loooong way. This one must be stunning.
  6. Yes I did try sealing it with foam, it definitely helped a bit. But I had to have it close to the rear wall which doesn't help. The new SVS arrived today anyway.
  7. Item: Ascension 1030RTL Subwoofer, no longer available Location: Melbourne Price: Sold elsewhere. Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: Bought an SVS Sub Payment Method: Pickup - Cash. Extra Info: This sub is around 14 months old, lightly used (at very low levels). Cosmetically great, except for a small nick in the top left corner. This sub is rear ported, and my room is very small so I thought a sealed sub would be more suitable. Compared to the new SVS SB1000, the Ascension surprisingly goes much deeper, but the SVS is tighter (as you would expect for ported vs sealed) Too big to post unfortunately, so local pickup only (from East Keilor) This sub retails for $695, so it's a pretty decent buy I think. Cabinet: 500h x 300w x 420d unique short transmission line design 40 litresAmplifier: 300 wrmsControls: on/auto/off; level; crossover; variable 0--180 phaseCrossover Control: adjustable 30 -- 120 HertzFrequency Response: 25 Hertz -- crossover +/-3dBInputs: low level RCA and high level (speaker leads)Driver: 260 mm extra long throw subwoofer with rubber suspension and enhanced gauss. Pictures:
  8. If I was after budget towers I'd be all over these too. Those Focal inverted dome tweeters are exceptional.
  9. Love the look of these speakers. I have my 201's in storage, hoping to set them up in a second system one day. I'd never sell them, as I think they are worth much more than what I would get for them.
  10. This is a tricky room with the way it's setup, it looks like the only place you place treatment is on the ceiling. Normally broadband absorbers are recommended, but because you only want to tame the highs, the foam acoustic panels/tiles should do the job (Which is good because you can find them cheap if you look around, and are light and easy to mount) I'd go for as much coverage as possible. I'm not 100% sure this will be an answer to the brightness you describe, if the amp is the main culprit. But there should still be a noticable improvement. Regardless, you will still be taming room reflections, which will certainly improve the stereo image. I definitely noticed this benefit when I treated the ceiling in my room.
  11. At the risk of being unpopular, I'll defend the wife. She agreed to surrender the spare room. Huge potential ! Go all out on room treatment, get some LS50's (love mine) and you'll be as happy as a pig in poop.
  12. Just to update, I bought Sean's Accuphase E-213 integrated, and wow, what an improvement. First thing I noticed was how much fuller the ATC's sound, especially in the mids. Better bass and more detail too. By comparison, the old Bryston sounds really thin, and much less powerful. Strange considering the Bryston is 250W and the Accuphase is only 90W. Interestingly, the LS50's only sound slighlty better with the Accuphase, compared to the huge leap in quality with the SCM20's. I don't think I've ever heard speakers respond to a change in amplification as much as this.
  13. I'd be happy with a Velodyne, and that seems like a pretty good price. It's interesting, some tracks sound great with a sub, others not so much. Probably depends on how much information there is below the 50Hz range. So overall it's a worthwhile purchase?
  14. Sorry, couldn't help myself. It was actually a salute to your good work, and also to show how easy it is to rotate a photo.