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  1. It's happened to me as well. A price was agreed to by the seller but he ended up selling the item to someone else who ended up flipping the item. I have also listed a few items that I have refused to sell to some members who are flippers. For some items I sell I want them to go to those who are in the hobby.. not to be resold by flippers.
  2. Im extremely pleased to communicate to you all I think the issues has now been resolved. ๐Ÿ‘ So what's transpired from my last post was that i installed bypass caps on the power supply as suggested however low level distortion remained in one channel [sigh]. Ron (aka Ponytail here on the forum) kindly offered to run it through his noise and distortion meter in an effort to try and determine what's going on and alas the problematic channel instantly revealed itself to show a distortion measurement of nearly 3% @ just a few watts of power so armed with this info I passed it to Mr. Holt
  3. Whatever the ugly speaker you want, first tell your wife you want these and then "settle" on your real choice.
  4. I wonder what the Consequence would be from my wife if I bought these.
  5. We have pet yabbies at home (for kids). Today one escaped from their home and my wife couldnโ€™t find it anywhere. My son suggested maybe have a check daddyโ€™s listening room. Here we go, an audiophile yabbie ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿฆž
  6. Selling to another buyer after agreeing on a sale is about as low as it gets in my opinion, especially if the original deal was at the asking price. This isn't Gumtree - we should be behaving like civilized people...
  7. Itโ€™s Alive. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ Ive finally got it to the stage where I can play some tunes today. The new motor arrived last night and Iโ€™ve wired it up. There was a noise in the motor but I seemed to have got rid of that. The latest problem was it didnโ€™t arrive with a pulley. So no tunes last night. ๐Ÿ˜ข I have bodged something up with my existing pulley so I could get some tunes flowing. Itโ€™s not ideal but itโ€™s working enough until I get the new pulley. Table now needs another clean and itโ€™s done, lots of grubby fingerprints on it at the moment. A big thanks to everyone who has he
  8. Nice looking BBQ ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
  9. Further information: Bought new from local reseller. Immaculate condition. Box and all accessories. Colour - Graphite Photos: PLEASE READ If you include any reference to pricing whatsoever in this section (excluding RRP), your ad will not be approved If you are advertising multiple items, you must post one bulk price only, or post seperate ads for each item If you don't include photographs of the actual item being sold, your ad will not be approved You understand that a reasonable donation for selling fees is expected
  10. Gratuitous feet shot for a vinyl spinning Thursday.
  11. Though still in pieces ,My babies are coming back home. With some new additions. So this is my room until all the boxes are in situ ready for assembly.
  12. Further information: These are wonderful speakers and helped put Sonus Faber on the map as a true High End manufacturer. These speakers are absolutely superb in sound and look wonderful. Read Michael Fremer's review (https://www.stereophile.com/floorloudspeakers/139/index.html). The major sonic features of the Amatis are the incredibly warm and detailed sound, refined midrange and treble and deep deep bass. As Michael Fremer said in 1999: "It'll sweep you off your feet with its physical beauty and graceful sonic performance. I'm sorry it costs so much, but this is one expens
  13. Everything is back in position after my DIY painting, and today I finished re-covering the panels black, I was amazed at how much the four panels improved the sound when I put them back up. Unfortunately in a few weeks Iโ€™ll have to move all the equipment out so new carpet can be laid ๐Ÿ˜ฌ
  14. A long wait between updates- after lockup everything seems slower, especially when you can't just let yourself in for a gander after hours! We now have cabinetry, cornicing, interior doors and waterproofing done, ready for tiles then paint and flooring. Looking now like a handover April 23rd.
  15. I used to be very particular about selling to the first person putting their hand up. I though this was the fairest thing to do. I have changed my attitude in recent times, especially with the influx of so many new members and obvious flipping. If i have multiple messages on an item, i will always prioritise the known/long standing member first. One that contributes to the forum and community.
  16. Hey, my wife asked me today โ€œ is there anything I can do about the bad sound on her mumโ€™s TV cause music is harsh and gives her (my wife) a headacheโ€. Finally some recognition for my HiFi setup ๐Ÿ˜† She has tasted the good life and better yet can now appreciate the difference. So proud. Anyone else have a story to share? Cheers
  17. Itโ€™s Alive. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
  18. I thought in was finally finished today, but the dark grey wall still has some shadows, so a third coat in the morning. As an experiment I have also covered one of my broadband acoustic panels in black speaker grill cloth, I think it looks great, so 9 more to cover.
  19. Vivid Gaia range but after hearing them I don't care anymore. They are amazing They remind me of the alien from The Fifth Element
  20. Really - an LX550AXII from Japan for only AUD$4880? Secondhand? I would also assume 110v at that. As someone who sells both and has owned both models, as many have said, you need to listen yourself and make your own mind up. I had the Luxman and went over to the Hegel. You will need a step down transformer for the Luxman if 110volt and a big one at that (not something I would be prepared to compromise on given the sonic qualities of this amp). Secondly, as you are prepared to circumnavigate the local industry in favour of saving a few dollars, keep in mind you will
  21. Cheers Hector. I have it and a great album it is. Thanks to @evil c Donald Fagen - The Nightfly Mofi one step release. High standard as you would expect.
  22. Hello folks, I built these BR1s for my youngest daughter and we exhibited them at the last HiFi Show in Melbourne in late 2019 before she took possession. They are built from natural timber [not veneer], Camphor Laurel, and no paint was used, but rather they are finished with multiple applications of oil and bees wax. Cheers, Keith
  23. Further information: Bit random for here but worth a shot. I felled a large dead eucalyptus in December and have been slowing cutting it into manageable pieces for firewood. My timber pile is full so If you could use some for camping or a fireplace/brazier/whatever let me know. Happy to help load a car or trailer with you. I'm on acreage and have an ongoing supply so if you see this once it's a expired send me a pm and we can find you some more wood. Pickup only.... Photos: P
  24. Now I want the real thing! Pink Floyd "Animals" 2016 remaster, Dutch pressing.
  25. Hello everyone After spending a lot of time and money getting my system sounding great I decided a couple of weeks ago that it was time to turn my back on all that hard work and change things up. My motivators were wanting to simplify my setup, make it more wife friendly and have a dabble with some new tech that might assist overcoming my less than perfect Hifi room. Oh, it would also appear I wanted to spend some more money! ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿผโ€โ™‚๏ธ My previous setup was: ps audio p15 power - Antipodes CX/EX - ps audio DSD - ps audio bhk pre - ps audio bhk250 - Spendor d9.2โ€™s. The setup wa
  26. Mine this afternoon, starting to look a little cluttered...
  27. We all have groups we visit other than our home here at SNA. Imagine my absolute surprise to find Quad UK had chosen to highlight my system on their FB page !
  28. It is my firm belief that what women want most for Valentineโ€™s Day is new speakers.
  29. Firstly, let me say that I am finding it difficult to believe what my ears are telling me. ๐Ÿ˜Š Also, as usual take my views with a pinch of salt. These are my subjective opinions based on what I heard in my system โ€“ which consists of 1. Innuos Zenith Mk 3 music server 2. Supratek Cabernet Dual preamplifier 3. Bryston 4B SST2 (300Watts driving the mids & highs) & Bryston 14B ST (570Watts driving the woofers) 4. B&W 802 N speakers 5. IC & mid-high speaker cables are Siltech, bass speaker cables are QED, XLR from preamp to powe
  30. My apologies for the length of this, but I have attempted to cobble together a comparison between Hypex Class D and Holton SS power amplifiers for anyone who may be considering switching from one to the other, as there seems to be very little information on how they compare. You may find my experience useful or just another load of opinions. (Summary of sorts at bottom) HYPEX nCore NC122MP Having used multiple class D Hypex NC122MPs stereo amplifiers with RCA to XLR interconnects for three years. The Auralic Mini source fed the preamp via Aurealis interconnects and the
  31. Pink Floyd. Wish you were here. UK first pressing. 1975
  32. Steely Dan. Pretzel logic. US first pressing. 1974.
  33. So I'm fairly new to this hobby compared to most people on SNA, being only 21, and having not heard of Accuphase before. Roughly 9 months ago, my open box Cambridge Audio Azur 651W killed itself and kept going into protection mode. It took a lot of time and effort just to have this unit serviced. Had to wait a month just for the repair store to receive a service manual, few hours of trouble shooting to trace a blown op-amp. After this happened to me, I knew I wanted to look for a vintage amplifier, something easy to service with plenty of documentation available. I was lucky
  34. The SME 15 arrived today, now for the painful wait until next week when Andy McLean can set it up and fit the SME V arm.
  35. Good to have the Holton amp finally singing as it should. Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top) - The Big Bad Blues (2020)
  36. I keep asking my missus if she likes the speakers I see for sale here or Gumtree etc and she keeps saying "you know I don't want any speakers". The other night we listened to heaps of music in my theatre, which sounds absolutely superb even for just music. Then yesterday she was in her room listening to her little pair of speakers ( from an old AIWA Micro system but running from a reasonable AVR and with a sub and they actually sounded better than my old Mordaunt Shorts !!) and she came out and said "when are you getting me new speakers - you know I've been asking for ages " ๐Ÿ˜›
  37. My wife once told me she can no longer enjoy music anywhere but home.... Sounds rubbish elsewhere apparently
  38. New Audioquest Niagara 5000 and a few AQ power cords. Because you can never have enough clean, quiet power!
  39. Woohoo!! for reference, thatโ€™s a 60 inch TV. Itโ€™s a bit difficult to get a perspective on that photo. The entertainment unit is 2m wide.
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