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Item: KEF Q400B BLACK SUBWOOFER
Location: MELBOURNE, ASHWOOD
Item Condition: EXCELLENT
Reason for selling: spent too much recently, reality bills
Payment Method: Pickup - Cash,
As new, used for a few weeks only still have box etc in perfect condition, huge savings from new prices of 950+
Pickup only in Ashwood 3147 after hours
Item: Kef Reference Model Three Speakers
Price: $2,800 including donation to SNA
Relisted at a considerable discount compared to original ad - for a quick sale!
Item Condition: 8/10
Reason for selling: upgrading to model up
Payment Method: Paypal, Bank deposit, Post at buyer’s expense, Pickup - Cash
Relisted at a considereble discount compared to original ad - for a quick sale!
These are the second largest floorstander in Kef's top of the line Reference series, released 1994 to 1999.
This pair presents very well; is in excellent condition, has the more expensive
Rosetta Burr finish - with only a couple of minor blemishes on the cabinets (see photos). Meticulously looked after since purchase - 3 years ago.
IMO they are neutral, detailed, have a fantastic midrange, and produce quite astounding and tone-full bass when called for. Front ported design and Uni Q tweeter combination, makes them quite forgiving in terms of room placement, and provides a large sweet spot.
4 way, 5 driver Floorstanders
6.5" upper midrange with 1" Uni Q tweeter
2 x 8" bass drivers. Design - each bass driver is enclosed within an inter-ported cavity, and fire away from the each other. A vibration cancelling rod is placed between the two drivers.
Size: 1137 x 275 x 340mm
Weight: 35kg each
Nominal Impedance: 4ohms
Frequency response: 40Hz to 20kHz +/-3dB at 2m on reference axis
Sensitivity: 91dB at 1m/2.83V (anechoic conditions)
Maximum output: 115dB on programme peaks under typical listening conditions
*Also advertised elsewhere*
Happy to audition for serious buyers.
Item: 2 x Xindak FP-Gold Power Cables (1.5M, US Plug)
1 x Xindak FA-Gold RCA Interconnect Cables (1M, WBT connectors)
1 x Kimber Kable Select KS1020 RCA Interconnect Cables (.75M, WBT 0108 connectors)
1 x Supra USB 2.0 Cable (1M) SOLD
1 x Luminous Audio Synchestra Silver Speaker Cables (8 feet) [hardly used]
Location: North Epping, Sydney
Price: Xindak FP-Gold Power Cables - $260 (each)
Xindak FA-Gold RCA Interconnect Cables - $350
Kimber Kable Select KS1020 RCA Interconnect Cables (with original case) - $550
Supra USB 2.0 Cable - $40 SOLD
Luminous Audio Synchestra Silver Speaker Cables (8 feet) - $500 a pair
Open to Reasonable Offers
Item Condition: All in Very Good Condition
Reason for selling: Surplus
Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD, Shipment at buyer's cost
Xindak FP-Gold Power Cable (following description from Xindak website)
The wire is made of multi-strand electrum wire and multi-strand brass wire without oxidization by intertwisting the two kinds of wire together by using a special technology, among which, the electrum wire is made by uniform mixing 5% 4N bullion and 95% 4N argentine together under fusion state and smelting by using the most advanced vacuum smelting technology. This kind of wire has a very high bearing capacity for current and a high speed of transmission, with best isolation between wires. A metal shielding mesh with a argentine coat is specially designed in the exterior of the wire, so as to prevent the bad influence to a great extent caused by the Hertzian waves from the outside, and improve the pureness when repaying music. The superior power plug selected is better to ensure good connection with the socket. The audition shows that the bearing capacity of current is very high in the wire, it has obvious progress in the acoustic fidelity and identifying capability, the music is clearer. The whole frequency reflects quickly, sound field is magnificent; especially the low frequency is deeper with better flexibility.
Xindak FA-Gold RCA Interconnect Cables (following description from Xindak website)
The basic materials of the wire are electrum semaphore foil, which is smelted by using the most advanced vacuum smelting technology at present. The wire adopts the multi-piece electrum foil and 5N monocrystal non-oxidation copper foil by using particular method of isolation and especially rarefied method of two-way spiral winding at the positive electrode and cathode separately, assisting with the wooden balls with function of damping and muffler, assisting with special shockproof stuff and a densely weaved shielding mesh made of non-oxidation copper with an argentine coat. Adorning soft PVE shaped tube outside the wire and luxury nylon jacket.
Because the foil-style wire of signal transmission can be used to improve the "skin effect" of the high frequency signals to a great extent during the process of conductor transmission, so as to reduce effectively characteristics impedance of the transmission wire. In addition, the special technology of spiral winding can further reduce capacitance between the foil wires, so as to reduce greatly the distortion of phase and range, make the music more clear and the transient better, moreover, the superconduct function of the electrum foil can create the following effects: more and clearer conduction of music signal, richer music gradation, richer overtone and thicker music taste.
The audition shows that it is very excellent in identifying ability for the middle and high frequency in the music; the timbre is exquisite and smooth just like feeling silk and satin. Especially, the character of the middle frequency is minuteness and thick, It in very good in power and elasticity of both middle and low frequency without any tight and stiff sense. Timbre is more noble, magnificent, graceful and elegant. The equilibrium sense is natural in the whole audition field.
Kimber Kable Select KS1020 RCA Interconnect Cables
Supra USB2.0 Cable
Luminous Audio Synchestra Silver Speaker Cables
The SYNCHESTRA Speaker Cable utilizes high purity silver (99.997%) solid core 16 gauge composite conductor network sheathed in virgin Teflon. The Teflon conductors are then surrounded in PVC and bound by a premium nylon mesh jacket in order to preserve the integrity of the composite. The Go and Return legs are kept separate to reduce capacitance and magnetic interaction. Terminations are standard with silver clad copper spade lugs and SILTECH solder. Luminous Audio's website: https://luminousaudio.com/collections/speaker-cables/products/synchestra-speaker-cables Lots of rave reviews in the Internet.
For our September club meeting we’re very pleased to be able to present the new KEF LS50 Wireless speakers.
The KEF LS50 Wireless speakers are being kindly provided by the Lifestyle Store in North Parramatta. (Refer to https://www.lifestylestore.com.au/.) Alex Wilson from the Lifestyle Store will talk about the equipment. At $3799 RRP the KEF LS50 Wireless speakers may seem expensive – but the truth is, they’re a bargain. All you need is a source and a cable into the KEFs and they do everything else. They handle digital and analogue inputs, have internal DACs, source control, volume control and amplification, and of course.. speaker drivers! If they didn’t sound great, that would be all for nought – but they sound excellent too. We’ll also have the new Oppo UDP-205 universal player on hand, also from Lifestyle.
We will also have their precursor, the KEF LS50 passive speakers, such that we can do a comparison. Of course the passive speakers need separate amplification and cabling both of which can and will influence the sound. So we can’t really compare apples to apples, but it’ll offer you the chance to hear which configuration you might like best. Note that the emphasis on the day will definitely be on the active version.
The featured system on the day will be:
KEF LS50 Wireless Active Monitor speakers: Taken from the Lifestyle website… “The KEF LS50 Wireless is a complete and fully active music system designed for how high resolution music is now enjoyed. It delivers exceptional sound quality, once only achievable by putting together a system of high quality separate components … LS50 Wireless delivers a clear, accurate and transparent sound that creates an intense, rich, and multi-dimensional soundstage experience. Made possible from its small enclosures through expert acoustic design and state-of-the-art technologies.” Refer to https://www.lifestylestore.com.au/kef-ls50-wireless-active-monitor-speakers.html.
Also checkout Marc’s excellent and comprehensive review at http://www.stereo.net.au/reviews/review-kef-ls50-wireless. Marc mentions some of the capabilities of the KEF LS50 Wireless this way … “You can connect the LS50 Wireless via your smartphone or tablet, either via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth (aptX) and stream Tidal, Spotify or your choice of local music. Or you can make the connection via USB or Toslink directly to your PC or laptop, or even your TV, taking advantage of the built-in 192/24 DAC.”
Oppo UDP-205 universal player: Taken from the Lifestyle website “The UDP-205 provides reference level sound quality through the analogue outputs, improves the clock precision of the HDMI audio output, and increases the power of the built-in headphone amplifier. For the analogue output stages, the UDP-205 utilises two ES9038PRO DACs, which are the flagship of the ESS Sabre Pro series, delivering best-in-class audio performance.”. $2199 RRP. Refer to https://www.lifestylestore.com.au/oppo-udp-205-4k-blu-ray-player.html and http://www.livingsound.com.au/2017/04/oppo-udp-205-universal-player/
The other system on the day will be:
KEF LS50 Mini Monitor (passive) speakers: Taken from the Lifestyle website “An innovative concept inspired by the legendary LS3/5a, LS50 mini monitor speaker is designed to bring professional studio monitor concept into the home. Rarely the case in such a compact design, the LS50 monitor delivers a rich, multi-dimensional ‘soundstage experience’ that is out of all proportion to its size. Patent-pending acoustic designs, together with state-of-the-art technologies from KEF’s latest flagship Blade loudspeaker, provide the ultimate studio experience – even in the smallest of spaces.” On special now at $1999 RRP normally $2599 RRP
Refer to https://www.lifestylestore.com.au/kef-ls50-mini-monitor-speakers.html and http://www.theabsolutesound.com/articles/kef-ls50-loudspeaker/
AudioGD SA-2 DAC: Refer to http://www.audio-gd.com/Pro/SA/SA2/SA2EN.htm
AudioGD Master 10 Integrated amp: A fully balanced design with the gain stages and pre-driver stages working in class A, discrete analog stages without any OPA or coupling caps in the signal channels. Refer to http://www.audio-gd.com/Master/Master10/Master-10EN.htm and http://6moons.com/audioreviews/magnepan2/4.html
The second half of the music sessions will be our popular BYO. Members and guests are welcome to offer music to share with us all. So bring along your favourite music on CD/SACD or USB flash drives (sorry, no vinyl). All we ask is that the music and recordings be interesting. We'll ask you to tell us a little about the artist/recording before it is played. Tracks over 6 minutes will be faded out, to give everyone a fair go.
Whether you are a novice or a seasoned veteran, you will have the opportunity to listen, learn and share your experiences with others. Feel free to come and hear the capabilities of the system, or to just share the experience with like-minded music lovers in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.
Guests are welcome – we are a very friendly club so you don't need to know anyone to join us for an afternoon of fine music and sound.
Venue: Epping Creative Centre, Dence Park
Address: 26 Stanley Road, Epping
When: Sunday 10th September 2017
Doors open at 1pm
Meeting starts at 2pm
Sydney Audio Club
E: [email protected]