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Item: Meridian DSP 5000 speakers black timber finish
Location: Northern Beaches Sydney
Condition: excellent they were bought new by me so were well cared for
Reason for selling: No longer required
Payment Method: Pickup - Cash
Extra Info: Complete with all original Meridian bits: remote, manual, boxes, cables,spikes. spike covers.
Currently these are selling second hand for $8000 (Len Wallis and at Sydney HiFi Mona Vale)
Can freight them as I have original boxes and packing - they weigh 32 kg each without the packing.
Pictures: can take more pics of specific parts/angles on request
By SAVI Systems
Item: KEF Egg Active Wireless Digital Music System / Speakers
Location: SAVI Systems Showroom, 1168 Albany Hwy, Bentley, W.A.
Item Condition: Brand New - Mint in Box
Payment Method: Direct Deposit, Paypal, Cash - Pickup in store, Visa, Mastercard with no fees or penalties
As more people aim to keep their room looking neat, but the tunes flowing... KEF has an awesome answer. Enter the compact, active desktop type speaker system - the KEF Egg.
The famous KEF egg shape has been implemented for this fresh take on what a compact speaker system can achieve.The EGG Wireless Digital Music System gives pure, clear KEF quality sound for your TV (via Optical) and laptop (via USB or Bluetooth) with wireless streaming for your mobile devices via Bluetooth (Apt-X).
WIRELESS convenience as well as HIGH RESOLUTION SOUND
For enjoying high resolution sound from virtually any source, the new active KEF EGG wireless digital music system gives music lovers a complete audio solution that combines the supremely accurate definition of KEF's latest Uni-Q® driver array with the ability to stream tracks wirelessly via Bluetooth aptX®.
With an integrated amplifier and in-built DAC, it is possible to enjoy 96kHz/24-bit HiRes audio via the mini USB input from PC or Mac or via the optical digital input. In fact with the provided optical digital connection it is extremely easy to connect the sound output of any T.V. and enjoy all your favourite shows, music videos and movies through these little beauties. The KEF Egg system fulfils nearly every requirement for a flexible, compact, high resolution sound system - and looks stylish and classy while doing so.
The Eggs are heavy little speakers, a fact owed to their stout, anti-resonant cabinets and premium components inside. Outside, each speaker sports a matte finish (available in white, blue and black) that looks classy and should stay that way since they buck fingerprints so well. Even the unusually heavy remote control exudes an air of class.
Well balanced, articulate and easy on the ear, the KEF is a delightful performer. It tickles out plenty of top-end detail, while the solid mid-range and bass gel everything together.
What’s is perhaps most impressive is how the UniQ drivers project music as a seamless, cohesive whole. It’s perfectly balanced, never allowing one frequency band to overpower another – every element is granted the space and time to make itself heard. That’s testament to the KEF’s impressive transparency.
KEF says these new eggs are the most “sophisticated and acoustically accomplished version” of the speaker. The tweeter is internally vented to prevent potentially distorting high pressures from building up behind the dome. The tangerine-shaped waveguide position in front of the tweeter helps disperse the sound spherically for wider and more even dispersion. The ‘Z-flex’ cone surround around the mid/bass diaphragm limits secondary radiation. The midrange cone is made of aluminium to retain stiffness, and there’s also a damping ring to control resonances.
The two KEF Eggs look identical at a glance, but this is actually a master-slave system. One does the heavy lifting and passes information to the other.
All the processing takes place in the foot of the master unit, which features a mains input (external power brick, not figure-of-eight cable), mini USB input and an output for connecting to the slave unit, plus a subwoofer output for (optionally) adding lower frequencies later.
Part of the excitement the Egg imparts is the unexpected scale of its soundstage and the brilliant effect of its stereo separation. It is excels in almost every aspect at which even the most advanced one-box speakers fail. And underscoring it all is KEF’s unmistakable, impeccable sound signature.
Item: PMC Twotwo 8 Active Loudspeakers
Location: Victoria (Dandenong Ranges)
Price: 5k firm
Item Condition: Excellent (some minor scuff marks)
Reason for selling: need the funds
Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Bank transfer
Extra Info: These have just had brand new amps installed with the latest firmware. Also comes with PMC rC1 remote which I recently purchased for $500. Auditions are welcome. Any questions via PM please.
I should be ashamed. I am guilty of gross audio negligence. I have a home theatre set up in the lounge. I have surround sound, custom built subwoofers, digital signal processing, DTS, room correction, the works. It takes me four remotes to drive it, but the enjoyment is worth it, so I manage.
Not so my better half. I come home one Saturday afternoon, and there she is, happily clicking through yet another batch of cat videos freshly posted on Facebook, giggling away while surrounded by noise emitted by something resembling a pair of square Coke Zero cans. And not the big Australian mother of cans at 375 ml either, no Sir. This must be closer to the 330 ml European garden variety.
Your honour, I submit to you exhibit A:
I hang my head in shame. I repent and volunteer myself for community service, I shall try to make things right. But how? No token sale of indulgence would suffice. Salvation from this could not be simply bought, extended ordeal is called for. Therefore, it shall be DIY.
At first, looking for inspiration, I did what everyone else does, and turned to the Oracle from Menlo Park for some advice, finding aplenty. How am I supposed to know which advice is worth follow? I considered building a closed box version of the 'Purismi'. Straightforward enough it seems, obtain a pair of Seas co-axial drivers, stick them into a pancake box against the wall like so:
I could fit he 2 x 20 L of internal volume in the space I have between the desktop and the bookshelf. However, 87 dB/W sensitivity and 80 W power handling (220 W short term) at less than a metre away for quiet to moderate listening levels is mighty excessive. That's gluttony staring right into your face. Think again.
What about a small-ish full range driver in a closed box? A 3" or 4" driver, strategically positioned at natural boundary provided by table, bookshelf and back wall, for a meaningful extension at low frequencies:
Turning to the oracle yet again, it soothingly tells me I again have plenty to choose from. I could try to get my sticky hands on some of the following:
Vifa TC9FD18-08 or TG9FD10-04
Dayton Audio CE 65W
Dayton Audio ND90 or ND91
to name but a few. So this becomes a question of local supply and and refinement. I haven't heard any of these, not knowingly anyway, but usually the Scandinavian corner is a relatively safe place to start.
Now, what to drive these with? Don't suppose a headphone amp would have enough oomph, not the reasonably priced anyway. Small amplifiers don't seem to be hard to come by, and I will likely only need a watt or two. At a metre away I would prefer them to be high quality watts though. I don't think I am ready for SET yet, but again, which one to choose? We have options including but not limited to
Hypex DS 2.100,
Dayton DTA100, DA30, DTA1, or DTA2.
Ignoring the umpteen no-name ones on ebay, the NAD D 3020 power DAC could offer a single box solution, at a price point three times what I'm likely to spend on the rest... oh well, I suppose I could just get a pre-loved DacMagic and hook it to the idle Yamaha micro system amp, or to a 4040 Creek that's been on light duties for a while now. Whatever the combination, it would be nice if it could also handle plugging in a second computer and/or headphones. The re-configuration effort required to do so would have to be exactly zero. Zip. Nada. Anything else becomes too complicated. It would just have to automagically switch from one source to the next. This is so she can enjoy her cat videos and not be bothered with lowlier things such as switching things on or selecting sources. Any fiddling with plugging cables and we're back at the gross negligence where we started from.
To conclude, your honour, I am willing to do my time, but I will need some guidance. Show me the way.