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  1. integra

    Item: INTEGRA DBS 30.3 Blu-Ray Player Location: SAVI Sysytems, 1168 Albany Hwy, Bentley, W.A. Price: $680 Item Condition: Ex-Demo - Excellent condition except for some marks/scratches on the rear around the HDMI port (see pics) Payment Method: Direct Deposit, Paypal, Cash - Pickup in store, Visa, Mastercard with no fees or penalties. Extra Info: The Integra series of components is widely respected within the industry for both super quality and great custom integration features. This Integra BluRay player is one of the few that has composite and component video outputs as well as the newer HDMI standard. This Integra BluRay is ex-top of the range and was $1149 srp in Australia It weighs over 5kg and picture / audio quality is amazing. This unit supports the HD surround formats of both DTD HD Master and Dolby Tru HD over HDMI. This unit has some signs of use around the rear where the HDMI port and USB port is (see pics). We are missing the original box and packaging - but we do have the original remote. ADVANCED FEATURES •Supports Blu-ray 3D Playback (When Connected to a 3D-Compatible TV) •HDMI®Output Supports 3D, 1080p, DeepColor™, x.v.Color™ (JPEG Only), and CEC •Dolby®TrueHD and Dolby®Digital Plus Decoding •Supports DTS-HD Master Audio™ Essential •Upscaling of All Standard-Definition Video Sources to 1080p (1080i, 720p, and 480p) •Certified with DLNA ver. 1.5 for Streaming Videos, Photos, and Music •Plays AVCHD*, DivX HD, MP3, WMA and JPEG Formats •BD-Live Functionality for Interactive Content •Ethernet Port for BD-Live, DLNA, Firmware Updates, and Media Streaming via Internet or Home Network •Center Mounted Drive Mechanism for Optimal Weight Balance •1080/24p Video Output for Full-HD Movies •USB Port for Media Content *Encoded on DVD±R/RW only OTHER FEATURES •Plays BD-Video (BD-ROM, BD-R/RE), DVD-Video (DVD-ROM, DVD±R/RW, DVD±R DL), Audio CD, MP3 CD, DTS-CD, and CD-R/RW* •2 Digital Audio Outputs (Optical/Coaxial) •Audio, Component, and Composite Video Outputs •19 mm-Pitch Audio Output for High-Grade Cable •Picture-in-Picture Video and Audio Configuration (BD Only) •On-Screen Display for Settings and Playback (English/French/German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Portuguese, Swedish, Russian, Polish) •Display Dimmer (Auto/Bright/Dimmer) •Repeat Playback Modes for BD, DVD, and CD (All/Chapter/Title/Track, and A-B [for CD Only]) •Angle and Resume Playback (for BD and DVD) •Heavy-Duty Detachable Power Cord •Aluminium Front Panel •Firmware Updates via Ethernet and USB •Remote Control *Discs should be properly finalized. CUSTOM INTEGRATION FEATURES •Bi-Directional Ethernet and RS232 Port for Control •E-control Capability via Ethernet Port •IR Input / Output •HDMI CEC for System Control •10 HDCP Keys •Preset Video Adjustments for Sharpness, Contrast, Brightness, Gamma Correction, Color and Noise Reduction Pictures:
  2. kef

    Item: KEF R400b R Series Subwoofer Location: SAVI Sysytems, 1168 Albany Hwy, Bentley, W.A. Price: $2999 $1800 Item Condition: EX-Display stock - slight corner damage to external cabinet on bottom corner (see pics) Payment Method: Direct Deposit, Paypal, Cash - Pickup in store, Visa, Mastercard with no fees or penalties. Extra Info: - This item shows cosmetic corner damage to the exterior bottom corner - this was caused from transit into store (see pics) - Otherwise all in perfect working order with less than 5 hrs use ( it has been run for 5 hours to check that the external bottom corner damage is only cosmetic ). click here for Information and review links for KEF R400b Subwoofer The KEF R400b is a high grade award winning compact sub-woofer that sounds equally impressive whether used in a home cinema package or a high end audiophile Hi-Fi sound system. The R400b subwoofer continues with the modern, polished external styling of the rest of the R series speaker range and also incorporates a brushed aluminium trim - this all combines to make it one of the most stylish looking subs I have seen pass through our showroom in the last decade. KEF also understand that nowadays the look of a product in your room can be as important as the sound. The R400b is incredibly compact so it fits into your room in a classy, elegant way - measuring a room friendly 365x330x351 mm it is easy to fit into any home theatre or Hi-Fi system without being a huge, ugly black box that dominates the room. Internally the R400b consists of a reinforced and solidly braced cabinet that houses two active opposed custom KEF 9” drivers. This set up is done so that both driver outputs cancel each other inside the cabinet thus minimizing vibration and consequently the muddy sound that uncontrolled vibration brings. Each of the custom KEF drivers are powered by a 250W internal digital amplifier - making for a total of 500W of power amplification built in to ensure low distortion and clean, accurate, fast bass across all practical volume ranges. On the rear of the R400b sub there is not only your usual gain/volume and frequency click detent dials, but also with a rather unique 3 position Bass boost switch - this is at a very deep bass frequency of around 40Hz - this helps to ensure that you can tune the subwoofer into your room to make sure that you not only hear, but actually feel the lowest of low notes. This is, of course, the whole point of putting a subwoofer into your system. Pictures:
  3. Hi there @Jones99. I don't carry Odin as a regular stock item....Perhaps, I can organise something....which Odin product were you after? regards, Simon Pressman
  4. Yeah, I actually emailed Ed Saunders site, they suggested tracking a little heavier which I did - and the sibilance nearly went away - but everything else sound pretty horrible so I just gave up and tried a Jico SAS. I have a couple of older/classic cartridges, and have been over the moon with the performance of the Jico SAS on both of them. They were actually more detailed, better soundstage, less surface noise than either of the original styli. I have not tried the newer Neo SAS Jico yet.
  5. I have an Ed Saunders... and it is shall I say...sibilant, and stiff/sharp sounding... The V15MK3 is normally a relaxing, groovy sound. The Jico SAS I feel sounded more detailed and better soundstage than even the original Shure Stylus.
  6. Hi Batty, I have a Shure V15-III with a Jico SAS, and I noticed that Jico now have the Neo SAS that you have... it is double the price of the older SAS.... Just wondering if you had the regular SAS before you fitted the NEO SAS... and if so is there much difference? Cheers.
  7. Sorry if you misunderstood my post - I meant when the OP (hopefully) gets a replacement set that the new set will take around 30-50 hours to "break in" and sound their best.
  8. Item: SONY STRDA2800ES Location: SAVI Systems, 1168 Albany Hwy, Bentley, W.A. Price: $1380 Item Condition: EX-Display, Mint condition with Australian Suppliers 3yrs Warranty Payment Method: Direct Deposit, Paypal, Cash - Pickup in store, Visa, Mastercard with no fees or penalties. Extra Info: The Sony STRDA2800ES is a 7.2-channel A/V Home Cinema Receiver with 100 watts per channel, easy automation, 4K resolution pass-through and upscaling, 10 HD inputs, internet streaming, control with iOS and Android devices and a 3-year limited warranty. This Sony retailed for $1899 so grab it at a special ex-demo price and save over $500 Best picture, best soundtrack. HD Digital Cinema Sound (HD DCS) with Front High Speakers delivers stunning realism while variable zones give you the sound you want, where you want it. The STR-DA2800ES allows native 4K video content to be passed through to a 4K television or projector for ultimate picture quality or it will upscale high-definition movies and TV shows to 4K brilliance. With the STR-DA2800ES, you can create, save, and launch pre-programmed scenes and moods. For instance, choose "Watch A Movie" and the volume and EQ adjust to where you want, the inputs switch, and your home theater comes alive, It even lets you create scenes for all of your entertainment options, whether it's movie watching, music for private listening or a house party, or for any of your gaming choices. The STR-DA2800ES easy set-up wizard will take you through everything you need to create and control your home theater experience. Includes four customizable scenes which can be programmed to perform an array of tasks. With the press of a button, you can turn on your TV, adjust the volume level, start your Blu-ray player etc. Features: Kick your home entertainment up a notch with the ES (Elevated Standard) STR-DA2800ES 7.2-channel 4K A/V receiver. It boasts stunning 7.2- channel surround sound at 100 watts per channel (8 Ohm 20-20kHz 0.09%THD), 10 HD inputs (8 HDMI, 2 component), 4K video pass-through and upscaling. 100 Watts x 7 (8 Ohm 20-20kHz 0.09%THD) for cinema-like surround sound and crystal clear music reproduction. Pictures:
  9. The KEFLS50's do require at least 30-50 hours of playing to settle down and sound their best, as do many speakers, but I have found the UniQ driver especially benefits from this.
  10. In regards to the Dr numbers...a great guide to the dynamic range...not necessarily an indication of being better. A balanced sound in frequency range/response may require a slight reduction in dynamic range as well as gentle eq and sensible multiband compression. Most often the higher dynamic range is funnily enough...more dynamic. This doesn't necessarily mean more balanced sound. Also, when it comes to vinyl DR who's to say that my phono pre doesn't have 2db wider DR on everything over a different pre amp? I guess what I am saying is that I wouldn't base my "which version should I purchase?" solely on the DR number... Use it as a guide to dynamic range, not a definitive guide on what sounds best. I don't buy music by numbers which is why I prefer analogue over digital. BTW - I feel your friend's pain in selling off originals for crappier remasters 🤔
  11. Item: AUDIOQUEST ROCKET 88 SPEAKER CABLE - 2m pair - Single Bi-Wire - BRAND NEW Location: SAVI Systems, 1168 Albany Hwy, Bentley, W.A. Price: $825 Item Condition: Brand New - outer cardboard carton has minor damage Payment Method: Direct Deposit, Paypal, Cash - Pickup in store, Visa, Mastercard with no fees or penalties. Extra Info: Audioquest has been a long established supplier of fantastic quality audio and video cables. The ROCKET 88 cable is made from a solid Perfect Surface Copper+ ensuring a clean, neutral powerful sound. The ROCKET 88 is configured in Single Bi-Wired mode (see pics for details or email us) with silver AudioQuest 500 series Banana plugs. The ROCKET 88 also utilises AudioQuests 72V DBS technology to ensure a dynamic sound that emerges from a velvety quiet black background. We have limited stock to clear at 25% off regular Australian srp We are an authorised Australian re-seller of Audioquest. BIWIRING: Rocket 88 is an exceptional Single-BiWire cable. When the halves are separated at the speaker end, the Double Star-Quad Geometry turns Rocket 88 into a true Double-BiWire set thanks to the magnetic autonomy of each Quad-conductor section. On its own, one Star-Quad conductor group would be a little lightweight in performance as it is biased towards treble finesse. The other Star-Quad conductor group is biased toward the bass; it’s more forceful and lacking ultimate resolution. Together they form a completely optimized full-range design. When separated, the Double Star-Quad design allows Rocket 88 to be a maximum-performance Double BiWire in a single cable. SOLID PERFECT-SURFACE COPPER+ (PSC+) CONDUCTORS: Rocket 88 uses a carefully finessed, optimized and extremely high-purity Perfect-Surface Copper+. The astonishingly smooth and pure combination of PSC+ significantly eliminates harshness and greatly increases clarity. Rocket 88’s conductor mix is PSC+. CARBON-BASED NOISE-DISSIPATION and CROSS-TALK-DISSIPAITON SYSTEMS (INSULATION): The four negative conductors in Rocket 88 are insulated with partially conductive Carbon-Loaded Polyethylene. This remarkable material damps radio-frequency garbage from being fed back into the amplifier. The sonic benefit is exactly the same reduction in “hash” and better dimensionality that comes whenever RF garbage is reduced in an audio circuit. Rocket 88 uses Nitrogen-Injected Foamed-Polyethylene Insulation on its positive conductors because air absorbs next to no energy, and Polyethylene is low-loss with a benign distortion profile. Thanks to all the air in Foamed-Polyethylene Insulation, it causes much less of the “out-of-focus” effect common to other materials. DIELECTRIC-BIAS SYSTEM (DBS, US Pat #s 7,126,055 & 7,872,195 B1): All insulation slows down the signal on the conductor inside. When insulation is unbiased, it slows down parts of the signal differently, a big problem for very time-sensitive multi-octave audio. AudioQuest’s DBS creates a strong, stable electrostatic field which saturates and polarizes (organizes) the molecules of the insulation. This minimizes both energy storage in the insulation and the multiple nonlinear time-delays that occur. Sound appears from a surprisingly black background with unexpected detail and dynamic contrast. The DBS battery packs will last for years. A test button and LED allow for the occasional battery check. DOUBLE STAR-QUAD GEOMETRY: The relationship between conductors defines a cable’s most basic electrical values (capacitance and inductance). However, even when those variables are kept in a reasonable balance, the relationship between conductors can be varied in ways that greatly affect the sound. The Double Star-Quad construction of Rocket 88 allows for significantly better dynamic contrast and information intelligibility than if the same conductors were run in parallel. SPREAD-SPECTRUM TECHNOLOGY (SST): Any single size or shape of conductor has a specific distortion profile. Even though radially symmetrical conductors (solid or tubular) have the fewest discontinuities, any conductor of a particular size does have a sonic signature. SST is a method for significantly reducing the awareness of these character flaws by using a precise combination of different sized conductors. The different SST-determined conductor sizes used in Rocket 88 allow an exceptionally clear, clean and dynamic sound. TERMINATIONS: AudioQuest offers a wide range of high-quality connectors that allow Rocket 88 to be securely attached to any type of equipment. Quality is in the low-distortion sound, not necessarily in the eye-candy effect. AQ ends are either dull looking gold or silver because these metals are plated directly over the connector. There is no shiny and harsh sounding nickel layer underneath. AQ PK-spade lugs are soft because better metal is soft, and facilitates a higher quality connection. For pieces requiring a banana plug or BFA connector the AQ PK-BFA/Banana provides unprecedented performance over conventional brass versions. APPLICATION: The PVC “pants” on either end of Rocket 88 are marked “Speaker End” or “Amp End.” Please use cables in the direction required. Pictures:
  12. Hi Dave, thanks for coming along, and glad you enjoyed the evening. Yes, the Parasound and the KEF's play very nicely together Also, the DAC was in fact a Questyle CMA600i. cheers, Simon Pressman
  13. Hi, and BTW here at SAVI Systems we also have some scope for home trials of key Nordost products - PM me for details if any of you want
  14. Part of MQA spec is knowing exactly which ADC and DAC were used in the Audio chain AT STUDIO level when the recording/mastering was done, and compensating for any phase/time domain errors introduced by the hardware used. This makes perfect sense as to why MQA could sound the best, as it effectively compensates for errors introduced by the hardware used by the studio. This is also why MQA needs strong support from the record labels, as they may need access to the specific hardware used to measure and compensate for the errors it introduced...
  15. I have experienced the same, that was until I used a program called CD ARCHITECT (it is a professional cd authoring piece of software) amd found that the cds burnt at no faster than 8x speed maintain the sound of the original pressed cd. Every other piece of software I have used seems to have the issue you mentioned.