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  1. 27 points
    Helps with the imaging......... GLWTS
  2. 21 points
    my bling amp. sounds amazing after being upgraded to S250 spec.
  3. 13 points
    2 box toob power amp putting out 8 or 9 glorious SET watts....
  4. 13 points
    Made a new rack today. Waiting on some spikes for the legs. Not bad for $150 in parts and a lazy afternoon. Too hot to bring the JBL home today.
  5. 13 points
    Keeping it simple these days.
  6. 10 points
    Not the best angle but this is pretty much what they looked like from where I was standing Disclaimer: I didn’t see them with the door open but I’m pretty sure it’s how they would’ve looked
  7. 9 points
    Here's my version of the DIY ultrasonic record cleaning machine. Nothing that new here, just following the trail already blazed by others. The Ultrasonic Cleaner is the 6L PS30A that is commonly used, purchased from that auction site. The barbeque rotisserie is the Gasmate 240V, from said auction site The frame is where Bunnings comes in. I was trying to figure out a frame when I came across these :- Porta 35 x 21mm 1.2m Tasmanian Oak Picture Frame Moulding Exactly what I was after. The moulding is L shaped, so it fits on top of the tank, the smaller side on top. 353mm on the long sides and 205mm on the short sides, cut at 45 Degrees, then glued together using Selley's Aquadhere wood glue. The glue joint is stronger than the wood. You could get a picture framing place to do the cuts for you if you can't cut accurately. One 1.2m length is enough IF you get all the cuts right THE FIRST TIME. Otherwise you will be going back to Bunnings for another length. Don't ask me how I know. I just like the sausages. Then give a few coats of polyurethane clear. The frame will be around water, so sealing it is a must. While you are at Bunnings, get some 6mm stainless steel all thread. I couldn't find it on their website, but it's there. Also, get some Brass 6mm nuts. You could get steel, or stainless, but trust me and get brass. "Why the brass nuts" you ask ? Well, they are going to be used for the square KEY that fits the rotisserie orifice. So, get your threaded rod, cut it to half longer than you think you will need, and thread both the brass nuts on the end. Now using a couple of spanners, lock the top one against the bottom one. You could use Loctite first if you wish. I didn't. Now, file the nuts square, constantly checking for fit in the rotisserie. I used a linisher, but a hand file is easily doable. So, now we have a 6mm rod with a key. you also need a couple more parts from "that auction site". 2 x 6mm threaded star knobs. "Screw of the female thread of diameter 6 mm type of fastening black star knob K5" is the description. 1 x 6mm bore bearing "AT Bearing 6x17x6mm RS chrome steel rubber shielded" is the description of the one I purchased, but as long as the bore is 6mm, and has a seal to keep water out, then all good. You don't HAVE to use a bearing, depending on how you mount the rotisserie and rod. I used "Record Label Savers" off that auction site. These have an "O" ring so your labels stay dry, and you can see through them. Great for those Black Sabbath Paranoid records, with the vertigo swirl on the side two label. Trippy. This was personal preference, and would get spendy if you got enough to do four records at once. You could use a hole saw and make some wood spacers. Glue something soft like foam on one side and that's all you would need. I didn't find that the water runs near the label anyway. So, put your star knobs and spacers on the threaded rod. I made the rotisserie and and bearing brackets out of 0.8mm stainless electric motor shims from work, but you could use sheet metal instead. Or, get one of those white teflon cutting boards to make your brackets out of. You could cut a "V" in the rod support end and not need a bearing. However you do it, I set the brackets so the gap between the top of the metal tank and the bottom of the rod is 31mm. This works so when the water is up to the 1" lip at the top of the tank, the dead wax section is just covered half way, though this depends on the record. I screwed the brackets to the wooden frame using stainless screws. So, that's the tank section. I also added a filtration section. I used the parts that @benny recommended HERE. Back to Bunnings for another snag, and a few parts. 10mm clear hose from the garden section. 5 x worm clamps to suit 10mm hose. From the air fittings section, a 3/8" to 1/4" adapter (for the tank tap), and 3 x 1/4" barb fittings. The pump comes with barb fittings, the filter and tank don't. Screw them in using teflon plumbers tape to seal. I mounted the pump and filter to a cut up cutting board I bought from ALDI for something else, and never used, and will put some rubber stoppers underneath. The handle is "handy", but two would be doubly so. I used an old 12V DC plugpack from an old modem to power the 12V solar pump. I use demineralised water from supercheap (you need two 5L bottles). I fill the tank with water to the 1" from the top swage in the tank , run the pump, and top back up. I use 5mL of Polysorbate 20 (from "that auction site") as my detergent. Then run the ultrasonic for 10 minutes to degass the water. Then clamp a record onto the threadded rod, and run the ultrasonic for 10 minutes, no pump running. Then a further 10 minutes of ultrasonic action WITH the pump running, to rinse the record. Then remove the record, and spin while still on the rod to remove excess liquid. This is optional. Unclamp the record, and place in a drying rack of your choice. Repeat for as many times as you have records to clean, and time to clean them. When finished, if not using for a while, drain the tank, pump and filter. Remove the filter cartridge and leave out to dry. Happy days. Mr Relish
  8. 8 points
    It's funny you posted this.. I literally said to a guy today he will not buy anything in this planet intergrated that will beat this for 5k Anyone that has offered 5k.. i will not be selling to them even if they now offer 6.5k. So only to new people that want to take this beautiful amp. 5800 no offers at all. Cheers
  9. 8 points
  10. 7 points
    Item: Weston Acoustics Topaz Location: ACT Price: $1700.00 Item Condition: Very very good Reason for selling: Just using Sansui now Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Up for sale is my Topaz integrated sounds great looks great I don't really want to sell it but my speakers suit the Sansui I'm not a fan of hoarding gear so it's up for sale. Photos:
  11. 7 points
  12. 7 points
    Item: KEF Reference Series Model 105.2 with spare B110 midrange drivers (matched pair) Location: Sydney Price: $2,300 Item Condition: Drivers, Excellent. Mid and tweeter housing, Excellent. Wooden cabinets, Some blemishes but generally good Reason for selling: Downsizing Payment Method: Pickup - Cash Extra Info: Beautiful example of top end British 70s laid back HIFI sound. I have had some wonderful moments with these speakers. Need a lot of juice to get those massive bass units under control. Had it paired with McIntosh MC7300 which I have also listed for sale. Found a pair of brand new old stock mid drivers which I had installed (drivers alone cost me $400). Will include original matched pair of mid drivers. To my ears I couldn't tell the difference when I installed the new mids. Bass drivers were rebuilt by previous owner just before I bought them. Ordered a crossover kit upgrade but to my surprise found that the crossovers had already been upgraded so will include all the new caps from crossover kit. These speakers sit on removable casters which are in perfect working order but I would recommend removing the casters and placing on low stand. I have also used sorbathane half spheres instead of casters on floating floorboards with great results. Also have a thin layer of sorbathane between the Mid and tweeter housing and bass cabinets which I will include which I feel help give more clarity. One mid dustcover is missing. Have enough original spare dustcover cloth to redo bass covers if you ever feel the need. Specification: Model 105.2 System type: Three-way, floor standing Enclosure type: Closed box Size: 965 x 415 x 455 mm (38 x 16.3 x 17.9 inches) Weight: 36kg (80 lb) Input Impedance: 8 ohms Rated maximum power: 200W programme Amplifier Requirements: 40-200 watts per channel into 8 ohms Frequency response: 38-22,000Hz +/-2dB at 2m on measuring axis Sensitivity: 86dB at 1m for 1W, anechoic conditions Crossover Frequencies: 400, 2500Hz Maximum output: 107dB on programme peaks under typical listening conditions Finishes: Walnut, teak, rosewood and black ash veneers Grille: Black or brown cloth System: SP1118 (up to SN2965) Drive units: B300 bass unit (SP1071), B110 midrange unit (SP1057), T52 tweeter (SP1049) Crossover: SP1119, SP1131, SP1134 and SP1135 System: SP1118 (from SN 2966 to SN4490) Drive units: B300 bass unit (SP1071), B110 midrange unit (SP1057), T52 tweeter (SP1072) Crossover: SP1119, SP1131, SP1134 and SP1135 System: SP1118 (from SN4491) Drive units: B300 bass unit (SP1071), B110 midrange unit (SP1057), T52 tweeter (SP1072) Crossover: SP1119 and SP2012 Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  13. 7 points
  14. 7 points
    More booze!!!!! 🤣🤘
  15. 6 points
    Buy this to tide you over, sell for same money when yours arrives. Simples Who knows how long it could be
  16. 6 points
    audiophile code of conduct: You can sleep with an audiophiles wife and still be forgiven but you should never make fun of his power amp.
  17. 6 points
    Item: Marantz SC 11s1 Preamplifier Location: Melbourne/ Gippsland Price: $1500 Item Condition: Perfect Reason for selling: Trying something different Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: This is a beautiful looking and sounding preamp. Has been faultless since buying it from another SNA member 3 years ago. It is in pristine condition and has been well looked after. This was from their premium range and from memory retailed for around $5-6k. Heavily built and featuring a very nice phono stage and remote control. Heres a link to some specs. SC11s1 specs I don't have the box for this so postage is out of the question as it is very heavy and would be a nightmare to ship, sorry. As usual, I apologise for the average pics. Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  18. 6 points
  19. 6 points
    Item: Gryphon Sonata Pre Amplifier And Gryphon Antileon Signature Power Amplifier Location: Perth Price: Legendary 4 box pre amplifier and 90 kilo monster power amplifier from Denmark. Audio Connection has power amp for $19000 and pre for $12000. Considered as one of the best pre -power amp combinations in the world at any price. Asking $27,500 ovno for pair including delivery Australia Wide and Genuine power supply to pre amp cables and bonus Gryphon rca cable x1 pair 50cm. Only want to sell as a set, will sell individually if both can be arranged simultaneously. Item Condition: Power Amp 95%-100% only age - pre 90% -100% only age, nothing to mention , no marks dings etc, Reason for selling: Life, I have owned for 3 months or so and have not even taken out power amplifier out of original Gryphon case yet as it weighs 90 kilos and contemplating room redesign. I had no plans to sell as this was my end game amplification and probably still will be. But with some unexpected bills and the kids needing new shoes ( first car). So trying to sell at fair market price for quick sale. Will then look to other options. Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Pick up preferred but realise small market for such toys so can ship anywhere in Oz at cost. Extra Info: Has genuine working remote, books and original gryphon flight crate for power amp, pre amp just normal box and supplied with connecting cables for power supply etc Can include genuine Gryphon 50 cm rca cable as part of package worth close to $1000 on it own. Bought this year from another SNA member privately who owned from new and only upgraded to newer Gryphon gear. Manuals for specs https://www.manualslib.com/manual/570264/Gryphon-Antileon-Signature.html?page=3#manual https://www.manualslib.com/products/Gryphon-Sonata-Allegro-3145964.html Review https://www.soundstageultra.com/features/twbas_20040601.htm Which leaves the inevitable question -- what is best? At this exalted level, there are no losers. For The World’s Best Audio System I’m only seeking out gear that holds the highest promise, so therefore I could argue that a number of electronics that I’ve heard could be called best. In the right system and to a particular listener, any of them could come out on top. But to leave it at that would be taking the easy way out. So perhaps the better question is this:" If I had to quit auditioning amplifiers and preamplifiers today and keep one stereo setup for the duration of my days, which eletronics would I choose out of all those I’ve heard? The Gryphon Audio Antileon Signature Stereo amp and Sonata Allegro preamp, without a second thought. They’re the desert-island pairing I’d most like to be stranded with. And if that happens, don’t come find me anytime soon." ...Jeff Fritz jeff@ultraaudio.com Gryphon Audio Designs Antileon Signature Stereo Amplifier and Sonata Allegro Preamplifier The closer an audio component comes to my ideal of being the best, the harder it is for me to write about it -- this despite my overflowing admiration for such rare creatures. As a component comes closer to my ideal, it exposes itself to a diminishing angle of attack for me as a writer. Whether a brute-force mammoth, a high-tech wunderkind, or a study in craftsmanship, most products show their best side much as a model prefers certain aspects of her face or body to be photographed. There are traits other than the obvious ones neatly hidden. The Gryphon Audio Designs components under examination here have, as if perpetually turned on a dais, denied such a static view. Granted, your first impression of the $24,000 USD Antileon Signature Stereo amplifier will be that it is a monster of a component. It is simply huge -- almost 200 pounds in weight and 22.8"W x 10.4"H x 24"D. It’s dimensionally larger than it appears in pictures due to its symmetry. (Unlike, for example, Threshold’s SA-12e of yore, the sheer depth of whose chassis in comparison to its height and width made it unwieldy to place and look at.) The $12,500 Sonata Allegro preamplifier is large, too, but not unwieldy as it is separated into two 19"W x 5.2"H x 15"D components. Each preamp chassis, though, is actually a two-box design; the power supply and control unit each contain two physically separate boxes connected by gold-colored cylinder-shaped sleeves. But once you get past the immensity of it all, your impression might change. Mine did, as I concentrated on the actual aesthetic details of the physical architecture. There’s the black acrylic used on the front panels of each component, so dark as to seemingly lighten the black anodized-aluminum chassis to the eye. Then you have the multi-layer top plate of the Antileon Signature Stereo, which seems to give depth and added visual dimension as you’re looking straight down upon it from above. The Sonata Allegro, with its aforementioned four individual boxes, is equally interesting -- from above you can see the shelf on which it sits by looking right down upon its divided center: Again, to the eye it alters the perception of the component; you’ll see depth and dimension without apparent bulk. It’s also impossible to neglect how all of the materials fit together in such a flowing fashion. That aspect alone will cause appreciation of the exactitude of the physical design. Once you start using these components you’ll form another set of impressions. Brute-force build is not accompanied by brutish ergonomics. The muscle is guided by intellect. For instance, you can select the level of class-A power produced by the Antileon Signature Stereo from the amplifier’s front panel -- just press either the Bias L (50W class A/150W class A/B) or Bias H (150W class A) button. For critical listening you might go with the full-bore, scaldingly hot class A of Bias H. Conversely, you have the option of lowering the available class-A output, thereby running the amp slightly cooler for less-critical use. Further, if used with the Sonata Allegro preamplifier and connected with Gryphon’s proprietary Green Bias Link, you have access to what Gryphon calls "Green Class A." This feature adjusts the amplifier bias in relation to the preamplifier’s volume control. You simply have the amount of class-A power on tap that you might need. Massive power reserves are ready and waiting -- up to 5000Wpc of peak power into a half-ohm load should you need it. Have you seen the high-tech computer systems used to help diagnose automobile malfunctions? Gryphon Audio Designs' version is built in to the Antileon Signature Stereo. If you’d like for the amplifier to run a series of diagnostics to ensure proper operation, simply press the Check button on the front panel; once the test cycle is complete, OK indicators on the faceplate will illuminate for each channel. If the Antileon Signature ever requires service and is sent back to the factory in Denmark, you’ll have your own record of what was done inside the amplifier. An internal service log is contained within the upgradeable microprocessor’s software, so you, or the subsequent owner (if you ever part with the amp!), will know if that particular unit was repaired or upgraded. Pretty advanced stuff going on in Scandinavia, I‘d say. But there is still that outward appearance of simplicity that you’ll appreciate. For example, there are a variety of custom adjustments available to the user of the Sonata Allegro preamplifier, but the front panel isn’t cluttered with them. Instead, they’re hidden from sight behind the dark acrylic faceplate. You’ll only know they’re there by calling them up -- either by the remote or from the front panel -- at which time a menu will appear in red lettering behind the jet-black face; adjustments include level matching for each input, a default start-up level, and a maximum level so that a miscue doesn’t blow up your speakers. I was impressed. Just as the physical design reveals layers of well-thought-out detail, so does the user interface. There just always seems to be more to discover about these components. Before I describe the sound, here are the rest of the nuts’n’bolts. Both the Antileon Signature Stereo and Sonata Allegro share a number of design characteristics, such as fully discrete, pure-class-A, dual-mono, fully balanced circuitry. The dual-mono aspect of the design of each component is taken to the practical extreme -- there are two detachable power cords and two power switches for both the preamp and amp. The Antileon Signature Stereo is said to use "zero global feedback," while the Sonata Allegro eschews "negative feedback." Both components have massive capacitor banks for their respective functions. The amplifier sports twin-tiered banks totaling 440,000 microfarads, while the preamp counters with 33,000 of its own. Internal wiring is kept to an absolute minimum in both units, and where it is needed Gryphon’s own Guideline Reference gold-embedded silver wire is used. The Antileon Signature Stereo’s mammoth weight is partly due to the custom-designed 1500W transformers that are potted in epoxy and mounted inside their own shielded compartment. The Sonata Allegro utilizes custom-made C-core transformers -- one for each channel -- each mounted in a separate chassis. The 150Wpc Antileon Signature has balanced inputs only, but Gryphon does supply a set of high-quality RCA-to-XLR adapters. Two sets of rugged gold-plated binding posts of Gryphon’s own design are provided for biwiring. The Sonata Allegro has four balanced XLR and two single-ended RCA inputs and two balanced and one single-ended output. The multiple outputs make powering subwoofers and/or multiple amplifiers a snap. The Sonata Allegro, according to the design brief included with the unit, even has its very own power-line conditioning and voltage regulation. Finally, a word about the build quality: outstanding. I have long admired companies that go above and beyond to deliver a product that is constructed with greater care than most. It’s one aspect of my Wilson Audio loudspeakers that is obvious before you even hear them. The Gryphon separates are similarly impressive. Every chassis component is fitted to the next with precision, while each piece is machined with excruciatingly tight tolerances. Sheer perfection. Onlookers in your listening room might question why you paid so much for a Gryphon component, but they won’t question that what they’re looking at is top-shelf stuff. During the audition period even casual observers in my home commented on the incredible aesthetic design of the Gryphon gear. But all of these details would be for naught if it weren’t for the equally impressive sound. Once the Gryphon Audio Designs tandem was powering and controlling my system, the sonic attributes of the components revealed themselves in much the same way as the physical and ergonomic design elements -- in stages. The first impression was predictable. I expect big solid-state electronics to have lots of drive, deep bass, and an immensely dynamic presentation. The Gryphons displayed all of these characteristics with a confident, straightforward character, easily meeting my initial high expectations. One of my recent musical references, Mickey Hart and the Kodo drummers performing "Daraijin" from Mondo Head [SACD, Sony/Red Ink 56111], provides ample opportunity for electronics to fall apart or shine, especially when driving large speakers capable of deep, impactful bass and crisp transient snap. The Wilson Alexandria X-2s were kept under tight-fisted control on this track, starting and stopping with agility. The deep bass whacks were centered and visceral, and as physically experienced as I’ve heard over TWBAS. The musical presentation sounded confident and fully rendered as the bass rolled through my room in waves -- it was clear that lots of refined power was on tap. This also resulted in a completely stable and refined soundstage. However, running through some favorite discs, I discovered there was much more to the Gryphon presentation than what is typically expected with expensive solid-state electronics. There was a tonally rich presence; a full palette of colors was available to make the music sound real, in this case just the opposite of washed out and thin. Listen to Siberian-born Konstantin Scherbakov performing Rachmoninov’s Piano Concertos No.2 and No.3[DVD-Audio, Naxos 5.110013] with the Russian State Symphony Orchestra and you might wonder just what type of amplifying component you’re hearing; the positive characteristics that are typically attributed to tube electronics simply ooze from these bipolar beasts. Piano had appropriate weight and body, the studio acoustic was delivered with dimensional accuracy, and scale was not a problem. It was almost as if I were biamping my speakers with a solid-state behemoth on the bass end and a tonally pleasing tube amp up top. Such was the best-of-both-worlds sound I was experiencing. Perhaps the most impressive aspect of the Gryphon Audio Designs combo was the palpable yet huge soundstage that developed in my room. The Wilson X-2 Alexandrias are, in my experience, without peer in their ability to cast a soundstage that's as believable as I can imagine. The Gryphon separates were able to exploit this capability fully, even beyond what I’d heard with previous amplifiers. Images were locked in place from wall to wall, though not possessed with razor-sharp edges; instead they were more lifelike than hi-fi, being full of body and dimensionally accurate at the same time. A fine example of this characteristic could be heard when playing back Holst’s The Planets as performed by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (SACD [Naxos 6.110004]). The realness factor was incredibly high on "Mars, the Bringer of War," and as it must have sounded when originally recorded in the City Halls of Glasgow, Scotland. Finally I must say that, although it’s hard to objectively quantify, the elusive emotional connection with some of my favorite tunes grew by important margins. Eva Cassidy’s soulful performance of Sting’s "Field’s of Gold" (Live at Blues Alley [Blix Street 10046]) is heart-wrenching over any system, but it reached new depths of emotion as played through the Gryphon electronics. It was the clincher, the point at which I knew I was hearing audio electronics that bettered anything I had previously heard. Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest. In many ways the Antileon Signature Stereo/Sonata Allegro duo combines the most-sought-after qualities of the best electronics I’ve heard: the extension and control of the Halcro dm68 along with the purity of tone and natural presentation of the Lamm M1.2 Reference amps. It’s not that they walk a fine line between those two extremes of design, but rather tread both sides of the line seemingly at the same time. Perhaps the Gryphon separates are not quite as tomb-like quiet as the Halcros, and I could argue that the Lamms' musical cohesiveness is second to none in my experience, but the Gryphon combo put together a set of strengths that I once thought were diametrically opposed. It is the completeness of their performance that leads to the magic of their sound. Which leaves the inevitable question -- what is best? At this exalted level, there are no losers. For The World’s Best Audio System I’m only seeking out gear that holds the highest promise, so therefore I could argue that a number of electronics that I’ve heard could be called best. In the right system and to a particular listener, any of them could come out on top. But to leave it at that would be taking the easy way out. So perhaps the better question is this: If I had to quit auditioning amplifiers and preamplifiers today and keep one stereo setup for the duration of my days, which eletronics would I choose out of all those I’ve heard? The Gryphon Audio Antileon Signature Stereo amp and Sonata Allegro preamp, without a second thought. They’re the desert-island pairing I’d most like to be stranded with. And if that happens, don’t come find me anytime soon. ...Jeff Fritz jeff@ultraaudio.com Manufacturer contact information: Gryphon Audio Designs Industrivej 9 8680 Ry Denmark Phone: (45) 86891200 Fax: (45) 86891277 E-mail: sales@gryphon-audio.dk Website: www.gryphon-audio.dk Product: Gryphon Antileon Signature Power Amp One of the best amps you can buy. Features 40 high current bipolar output transistors with a flat frequency response to beyond 350kHz with unsuppressed built quality and finish. The sound is exceptionally warm, perfect stability in the delivery of power, can drive any kind of speaker. ANTILEON Signature Although we as quality conscious consumers would prefer to live in a world where product development is always guided by incremental, evolutionary improvement, most often it is driven by sheer economics. This years model is typically only a marginal variation on last years, in yet another thinly veiled attempt to separate the consumer from more hard-earned cash on a regular, seasonal basis. Among the few exceptions to this rule, Gryphon Audio Designs have never subscribed to the ritual of annual product roll-outs. On the contrary, you only hear from us when we have something truly new and original to say. This is the simple explanation of why the Gryphon Antileon Signature (Stereo and Monoblock) Pure Class A reference power amplifiers introduced in 2000 remained available for nearly a decade and a half. Because cynical planned obsolescence is never part of the Gryphon design concept, the Antileon Signature, like every Gryphon model, was engineered and built to remain at the forefront of audio performance for many years until we were able to offer a significant step forward. The Antileon Signature, like its predecessor, the original Antileon, was born a classic, establishing itself immediately in High End circles as one of the most acclaimed amplifiers of all time. Loyal devotees around the world praise its singular ability to maintain a firm grip on even the most demanding loudspeakers and reveal the innermost soul of any musical performance. First 9 pic are mine temporarily set up at home, others are random from web. Pictures show power amp still sitting in the bottom of transport crate. Photos:
  20. 6 points
    Item: Consonance CD120 Balanced CD Player with Upgraded Burson Discrete Op-amps + New Cable & Remote Location: VIC 3030 Price: $420 incl. shipping Item Condition: GOOD (minor wear and scratches on edge) Reason for selling: Need funds & Not matching with colour scheme with other components. Payment Method: Pickup or Shipping - Cash, Paypal Friends Extra Info: Great sounding CD player with super solid build quality. Replaced op-amps with Burson Discrete Op-Amps for both channels for better sound. It has wonderful natural sounding midrange like good analogue - the voices and instruments sound real and dynamic. It has a nice airy top end. It maybe slightly rolled off to some people who are used to very detailed analytic sounding CDP. Recently checked by technician and all functions works great. Power on & off instantly. Read CD almost instantly . Spin CD quietly. This is balanced model so has both Balanced XLR out as well as single ended RCA out. It also has Digital Out. One minor issue: The original remote is not working. Not sure why. I got brand new Logitech Harmony that is programmed so works perfectly with this CDP and will include both original and new Harmony Remote for new owner. Bonus: I will also include a pair of brand new XLR to RCA cables in 0.5m length. Very well made and sounds great. I have original box so can offer shipping option if required. I will sorely miss this one but I need funds for other items to purchase and all my components are in black and this one is only item in Silver. Product Page: http://opera-consonance.com/products/digital/CD120.html Detailed Product Reviews: http://www.soundstagenetwork.com/revequip/opera_cd120.htm http://www.opera-consonance.com/Review/magazines005a.htm Specifications DAC resolution : 24bit 192KHz multilevel sigma-delta with synchronous upsampling Clock Jitter : Less than 14ps directly distributed to DAC 0dBFS signal output : 2.3V RMS Output Terminals : Gold plated Phono/RCA unbalanced and gold plated XLR balanced Frequency response : Less than +/- 0.1 dB deviation 20Hz-20kHz Phase response : Less than 2 degrees deviation 20Hz-20kHz Signal-to-noise ratio : More than 105dB Crosstalk : Less than -100dB Distortion : Less than 0.002% Intermodulation : Less than 0.002% (19kHz + 20kHz) Remote Control : Philips RC-5 compatible IR system 36kHz modulation frequency Dimensions / Weight : 8cm x 43cm x 29cm (HxWxD) / 10kg Photos:
  21. 6 points
    Item: ME SE300 Mono and ME14 Pre Location: 3183 Price: $9,000 Item Condition: Amps- Mint condition Pre- Very good to excellent but the ME logo has rubbed off around the volume knob Reason for selling: Brain defect Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal Extra Info: Ok so here is your chance. Only 10 ever made and these are serial number 1&2. Mint condition and both just been checked over by @pony-tail. Please read my thread for more pics and info. The pre belonged to @cheekyboy and is upgraded to the full spec current spec available and has had an MC card installed in the CD input. Also has ME remote and aftermarket remote. This is your opportunity to buy something special. Currently running @Tubularbells Duntech Sovereigns with ease and power.
  22. 6 points
    Item: WLM Gran Viola Mk II plus System control Vs Location: Perth WA New and cheaper price : 2900 AUD Item Condition: very good Reason for selling: not needed Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: WLM Gran Viola Mk II plus System control V I am selling these lovely speakers that I have had for a while now but only used for a few weeks. I am the 3rd owner. They can be used in fully active, active passive or passive mode. I haven't had a chance to experiment with these speakers as i haven't had the time and only have an integrated amp. I bought a pair of Suesskind Puls a while ago and I have decided to sell the WLM. The external crossover comes with a remote control. The sensitivity is 98dB. Cosmetically excellent. Sound wise I cannot tell you too much, I never used them properly. They come with the original boxes and if you pick them up yourself, you can have the stands as well but they have suffered a bit from moving. There are very favourable reviews on the net. They suit nice low powered single ended valve amps.  They are priced to go quickly now, I need the space Cheers Christian  pictures  Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  23. 6 points
    Storm/bushfire last summer - Looking across to Bellarine peninsula from Rye.
  24. 6 points
    Item: TRANSROTOR ZET 1 Turntable -Power Supply and Helius Omega Tonearm Location: PERTH Price: SOLD Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: Clear out --looking to upgrade, Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Stunning looking non suspension turntable and high end arm. https://www.noteworthyaudio.com/products/transrotor-zet-1-turntable https://www.thecableco.com/omega-standard-10-tonearm.html
  25. 6 points
    There wasn’t a lot at the show for me this year but I really enjoyed this room. In the interest of transparency I do know @Grizzly well and help set up some of the room. But to be honest it was my first time seeing and hearing this gear. I hadn’t met @cheekyboy or Ben from Nano before. @Grizzly had been talking about a new rack design but had been keeping it close to his chest. Having not seen it in the flesh before the show, I was truly amazed by the finish. In fact it’s a main theme of this room to me that everything had proven functionality but also a very pleasing look. *make the wife happy fellas. I think big things will come from his and @Dave O))) “Stratus” design of Soundscape equipment racks. The Brinkman turntable was smooth sounding piece of art and the Wyndham speakers have a proven track record of looking and sounding great. As others have said, the Contrast speakers really do deliver detailed music with an enchanting and non fatiguing flavour. The Soul range was a huge talking point with its wood finish even on the drivers. I wasn’t expecting much from 8 watt tube amps but I tell you what, they surprised me. There was much talk about them inside and outside the room. Lots of talk from the maker himself 😉 but you want your amp builder to be proud of his product and so he should be. Great room guys and I’m really happy to hear and read all the positive reviews. Well deserved.
  26. 6 points
  27. 6 points
    Supertramp ‎– Breakfast In America. 1979. don't think I have played this album in over 10 years. brings back vivd memories of teenage years when this album and ELO Discovery were fighting it out as the #1 album's. brilliant album. might play Discovery next 😎
  28. 5 points
    Discogs lists 43 Cilla Black compilations. This Australia-only EMI 1991 comp has 20 tracks and it's solid in its coverage, although the Discogs page quotes a review which says a later 25-track edition is to be preferred due to the extra tracks and better sound. (It's likely true; a few tracks here need cleaning up). But there's quite a few spotty compilations out there; this one is not one of those and I am happy to recommend it for anyone interested in Liverpool's biggest-selling 60's artist after The Beatles, and who twice became the biggest-selling female artist on the UK charts. And we regret that this compilation is not available on ECM records.
  29. 5 points
    Dirt, my favourite Alice in Chains album, drug induced brilliance, allegedly.
  30. 5 points
    Glad I never had to choose between my wife and my ATCs. I would really, really miss her.
  31. 5 points
    @betty boop Hi Owens thread and kit are worth checking out. His kit is not DIY but is based around mine that is. It involves no hardware sourced from trips to Bunning's You do have to source the Bath https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/DIGITAL-STAINLESS-ULTRASONIC-CLEANER-ULTRA-SONIC-BATH-CLEANING-TANK-TIMER-AU/173240414757?var=471952170261 And the rotisserie motor https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/BBQ-Rotisserie-Spit-Motor-240V-w-autoreverse-Suits-8mm-square-shaft-Rated-to-1/153345934118?epid=24007966734&hash=item23b4214326:g:EzAAAOSwQGVdRAgT But you then have a cleaner for about $360 with just some minor self assembly.
  32. 5 points
    In a certain Warren Zeeeevon frame of mind tonight.
  33. 5 points
    Kenny Dorham - Una Mas
  34. 5 points
    Big thanks to all the team at Frank Prowse and also Bjorn from Nordost and Gordon from Linn. Was a great evening again. Some very interesting music was played with some awesome catering and was good to catch up with some of the locals again. I urge everyone to come along to future events, we really need to show our support so we can have more of these events put on. Cheers Dave
  35. 5 points
  36. 5 points
    Item: Audio rack custom made for super h-end system Location:MELBOURNE Price: $1000 Item Condition: USED ... REAL GOOD CONDITION Reason for selling: UPGRADE NO SPACE, VERY REGRETFUL Payment Method: Pickup Extra Info: My personal audio rack custom made order by me under my specicification. solid hard wood , L 1780 H 1100 first , second shell 260 top shell 350. MM. thickness 40mm USING 4 HEAVY DUTY STAINLESS STEEL SPIKE . Very heavy rack will take off each rack ‘ 4 rack ‘’ please view first images for dimension, please from mine showcase Demmauhong many images about this rack. THIS SELL FOR AUDIO RACK ONLY NOT INCLUDE ANY AUDIO,TURNTABLE...ECT WILL DONATE $50 once to stereonet once this item sold Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  37. 5 points
    Oh no this thread has turned into a power conditioning discussion.
  38. 5 points
  39. 5 points
  40. 5 points
    Arvo Pärt - Orient Occident
  41. 5 points
    Large Duck-orchid (Caleana major) Nice to see the ducks out again. The flowers are quite small, smaller than a 5c coin.
  42. 5 points
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  43. 4 points
  44. 4 points
    Item: Taylor K24ce Grand Auditorium Guitar Price: 5250 Item Condition: used for 4 hours from new Reason for selling: Using another guitar Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Purchased from the Galdesville Guitar Factory in March. This guitar has been kept in the new Taylor case that comes with it. it does not have a single blemish or mark and definitely suits a new buyer. Rrp with the case is the top end of 7k. We are in Croydon NSW Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  45. 4 points
    Brian Eno - Nerve Net.
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