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  1. 19 points
    Further information: These rare Icon KT150 ($8500 RRP) tube powered mono blocks are in perfect condition except one of the valve guard pins has lodged into the amp hole, this does not affect the performance of the guard . One valve guard has a slight melt from the large KT150 tubes. Only noticeable when you are very close, Personally I liked the look of the better with the guards off anyway. If you are considering entering the tube world but are concerned by the lack of power provided by most tube amps then these amps may be for you. The Ultralinear setting produces 110 watts of dynamic power. The Triode setting produces 60 watts of deep smooth traditional power. I have original boxes and manual and are prepared to ship at buyers expense and risk. I don't mind admitting these Icon mono blocks in back to back comparisons are superior in many ways to my upgraded PrimaLuna Dialogue Premium HP Integrated also with KT150's, in this case only four in the Icons versus eight in the PL. The Icon's deliver much more powerful and tighter bass for starters and an excellent mid range. It is hard to believe they are rated at only 110w per channel given the power they deliver, for tube amps these English amplifers really do the job and would put plenty of higher rated SS amps to shame, while still delivering that tube sweetness that few SS amps can. The reason I am selling the Icon's and not my PL amp is to my ears the PL matches better with my MF Superchargers than the Icon's do. But back to back without Superchargers the Icon's rule. If you are interested in these hard to find and excellent English tube amplifiers then please PM me. Specification : KT 150 tube design Pure Class A power 110 watts Ultralinear 60 Watts Triode 4 & 8 ohm speaker taps Easy bias system Large power supply Weight 22kg each Size each W:20cm, D:50cm, H: 22cm https://www.decibelhifi.com.au/icon-audio-mb90-mkiim-kt150-version-mono-blocks-pair/ Photos:
  2. 19 points
    The plight of the vinyl collector. ...moving house! The system was decommissioned and spread over multiple trustworthy hands over the past 2 weeks, leaving the vinyl to be packed last. My lord, what a task 🤦🏻‍♂️
  3. 18 points
    Hi everyone. OK just a little glimpse of my AK4499 DAC which will be available later this year. The Ak4499 is a four channel unit & I'm running it in dual mono mode. Two DAC's per channel which reduces distortion & lowers output impedance. Output is via nano crystal core custom transformers. Master femto Crystek clocks for the DAC & Amanero board. Discreet custom regulators (my design) for all critical DAC & Amanero supplies. Nichicon MUSE & Gold Tune capacitors. On board discreet Kraftwerk PSU. Four layer PCB with seperate ground plane & dedicated power plane.
  4. 18 points
    After 2 years of coaxing my wife on the merits of moving my system out of the 3.5M x 3.5M room I'm thrilled to say I finally got the green light. The most ideal room for the system in our place is up-stairs, and that's the end goal for me. One thing I've come to realise is that in life (and love -lol!) good things come to those who wait - which is what I will have to do in order for the speakers to move up there. Until then the speakers are now in our lounge. It's an open plan space so less than ideal, but it sounds much better than the little shoe box the system was in before. The increase in space, has allowed the speakers to breathe and the result is intoxicating.
  5. 17 points
    Well after 9 years these speakers have returned to my custody because my brother is relocating and does not have room [apparently] in the new house.Well he has Magico S5s too and they do suit his new modern minimalist sort of house better. How nice to have them back! I had forgotten how huge and heavy they are.They took some getting down from upstairs!Like Super Sized Canterbury's. They are sounding beautiful with my Bakoon amp.I think the best I have ever heard them and there were some pretty high end valve amps used on them over the last 9 years.There are just some recordings that sound magic with Tannoys.A lot of 1960s jazz stuff for example. Looking back at the earlier posts Tuyen summed up their sound nicely.The music [with emphasis on music not just sound] does just flow out of them in a very relaxed yet informative way.
  6. 16 points
    Posted a few pics on the DIY "What are you building thread" but decided to have a seperate thread specific to this build making it easier to follow for anyone else contemplating the same. Power amp modules, power controller and new power supply boards. After stuffing around a bit locked in the layout below. 2 x 1kv transformers each with 2 x 60V AC taps.
  7. 16 points
    My Technics SL1200 MkII. I purchased this from @Spider27 who was fantastic in helping me get it to the other side of the country in perfect condition. It used to be in stormtrooper form with a white top plate. Wanting something different I spoke to Mark at Dex AsiaPacific in Perth who told me we could do whatever I wanted! So - I sent him some images of a 845 valve and Line Magnetic level meter and look what he came up with! Awesome job if you ask me!
  8. 16 points
    a blast from the past. So much of interest in this video. I think the reporter is Jana Wendt, she would have been 22 or 23. My favourite is the woman with the 8 track cart machine in the Roller who listens to the Village People. https://youtu.be/DUVNuhno9Gk
  9. 16 points
    Oh - and today's workspace.. 👍
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  11. 15 points
    Pretty happy with how she sits for the moment. Accuphase E-203, Denon DCD-1650AR, EM-Audio DAC (Japanese boutique), Denon DP-47F, Epos ES14, Canare digital interconnects, Bill's pure silver analog connects, musical fidelity speaker cables, Cardas power. Maybe speaker cables are to be the next upgrade.
  12. 15 points
    Further information: Hi All, Up for sale is a Luxman M900U Power amplifier and Luxman C900U Preamplifier - The ultimate two piece feed meal deal! There has never been a set let alone one of these components advertised - theyre generally a keeper for life. If you have spare time you can do a search on 'whitecamaross" on Audiogon where he has been through HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS on amplifiers, he bought this set 4 times over, and now are his current bench mark which he seems to compare everything against. If you're looking at this ad then I'm sure that you know what it is! This is Luxman's CURRENT MODEL Flagship setup. Does not really get better than this!!! These units present as BRAND new without a single mark or scratch and not even run in completely yet! Comes complete with boxes and all the original wrapping. They deserve a new home where they are appreciated! They came from a secondary setup which was hardly every used (isn't it everyone's dream to have a second setup...?) For many people these would be the end game setup. The plan for me was to purchase another M900U and run them as monoblocks for the ultimate second setup, however with that wife and life thing, something needs to give way, unfortunately its this beautiful combo meal deal... I'm happy to split the units however I would need to secure a buyer for the other unit first before letting one or the other go. In my honest opinion, the synergy between the two is spectacular. Both units are original AUSTRALIAN units previously provided by Audio Active Australia. Suits new buyer. Some specs for Luxman C900 U: Input sensitivity/Input impedance Unbalanced 255mV/43kΩ Balanced 255mV/86kΩ Output/Input impedance Unbalanced rating 1V/90Ω, max. 11V Balanced rating 1V/180Ω, max. 22.5V Frequency response 20Hz to 20kHz (+0, -0.1dB) 5Hz to 120kHz (+0, -3.0dB) Total harmonic distortion Unbalanced 0.009% (20Hz to 20kHz) Balanced 0.005% (20Hz to 20kHz) S/N ratio (IHF-A) Unbalanced 123dB Balanced 126dB Volume adjustment New LECUA1000 Negative feedback circuit ODNF 4.0 Max. tone control range BASS: ±8dB at 100Hz TREBLE: ±8dB at 10kHz Remote control functions ・Operation・Dimmer・ Input selector ・Output mode・Balanced phase selection ・Channel preset・External pre-amplifier input ・Line straight・Loudness・Volume up/down ・Mute・Zoom Power consumption 42W 2.2W (in standby mode) External dimensions 440(W) x 130(H) x 430(D) mm (including 17mm front panel knob and 14 mm rear panel speaker terminals) Net weight 19.7kg Accessories Remote control (RA-20) Power cable Some specs for Luxman M900 U: Rated output Speaker terminal Supported Y-lug terminal dimension Instantaneous max. output 1,200W + 1,200W (1Ω)/at stereo 2,400W (2Ω)/at monaural Input sensitivity 1.24V/150W (8Ω) GAIN 29.0dB Input impedance Unbalanced 51 kΩ Balanced 34 kΩ Frequency response 20Hz to 20kHz (+0, –0.1dB) 1Hz to 130kHz (+0, –3.0 dB) Total harmonic distortion rate 0.008% or less (1kHz/8Ω) 0.1% or less (20Hz to 20kHz/8Ω) S/N ratio (IHF-A) 117dB Amplification circuit ODNF 4.0 Output configuration Bipolar 4-parallel push-pull x 2 Power transformer EI type 1,250VA Damping factor 710 Power consumption 540W 280W (under no signal) 1.0W (at standby) External dimensions 440(W) x 224(H) x 485(D) mm front side knob of 2mm and rear side terminal of 38 mm included in depth Net weight 48.0kg Accessories Dedicated remote cable Power cable Speaker terminal Supported Y-lug terminal dimension Width of part a: 14mm or less Width of part b: 7mm or more * Connection may not be performed depending on the shape of the Y-lug terminal. Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  13. 14 points
    Had fun making these Canare 4S11 cables. Definitely demystified the big brand cable game for me as these kind of blow away my Van Den Hul D-352 and Chord Odyssey, and those two were the best result previously for me under $400. Shocked at the performance so far of the Canare cable which was only $6.50 per meter! Jumper leads next.. ...
  14. 14 points
    Further information: Up for sale is my beloved C.E.C. TL-1X belt drive CD transport. In stock form, the TL-1X is already considered by some to be one of the very the best transports ever made, but this one is even better: it has been rebuilt/refreshed as described below, and has a custom built true hydrodynamic bearing (see below for details). I hunted long and hard to find this one, imported it from overseas, and had it completely refreshed and upgraded by Leviathan Audio (details below), but I just don't spin CDs any more, despite the C.E.C. transport clearly sounding better through my DAC than my high cost computer transport (a silent PC with SSD, linear supplies running Windows Server 2019, Audiophile Optimiser, hqplayer, and Roon server sending data to an Ultrarendu powered by an LPS-1.2). I would have used the Tl-1X transport for maybe two hours in total, so frankly it's wasted on me. If the electronic components need to be run in, then they almost certainly would not have been run in yet. The C.E.C. has a brand new laser (plays any CD-R disc I have thrown at it, and of course commercial discs). It also has the 'lampizator' S/PDIF output mod. I have the original box. Although I would prefer pickup (from Fitzroy North or Melbourne CBD), I would be willing to send by courier anywhere in Australia if necessary. Mark of Leviathan Audio has refreshed and upgraded quite a few C.E.C. transports, but he told me that this one was in the best condition he had ever seen, and also that, after the rebuild, it sounded better than the others he had done. The rebuild/refresh includes the following: 1 – The Bearing. This is the heart of the mods, and took some time to work out. I press out the original “Oilite style sintered bronze bushes, and machine up a light press engineering plastic bush that runs full length of the spindle, instead of yoke style as per original. It’s then reamed and hand scraped to perfect fit. This bit is quite tricky. The brass housing then has a machined ‘O’ ring sealed sump spigot soldered onto it allowing the new sump to be oil filled. A new Eng Plastic thrust disc is machined up and then the housing is sealed and oil filled. This produces a true hydrodynamic bearing which will run with virtually no clearance and no vibration. This ultra smooth rotation allows the laser to read the disc with no vibration and gives a cleaner/more accurate digital steam, rendering the error correction circuitry almost null and void. 2 – I modify the chassis to allow the new bearing housing shape to fit into the transport plate. 3 - Strip out all original Electrolytics. It’s easy to think that they are OK because the units still works, but the servo board, power supply and control board need to be within spec to do their jobs correctly. I replace all the electro’s with high quality Nichicons. Genuine,....not Chinese copies. 4 - The Power Supply Board gets particular attention here and I use great quality Elna Cerafine 11’s here, for better tolerance and reliability. The Elnas are quite a bit bigger requiring relocation and subsequent wiring to the board as you can see in the Photos. I also replace all the bridge rectifiers with high spec Motorola Ultra Fast/Soft Recovery diodes. This helps supply a cleaner waveform. 5 – If the Tracking Belt and or the Spindle Belt are stretched, or oxidized, I replace them as a pair. I’ve never seen either worn out,...they usually oxidize and start to micro crack. I only use genuine CEC Belts. 6 – I install a WBT RCA on the rear of the unit for SPDIF out. I use silver plated solid core copper wire from the Servo Board to the RCA. 7 - new laser diode Photos:
  15. 14 points
    Further information: This is a fantastic pair of Tannoy Berkeley’s featuring the famous HPD385 15” dual concentric driver. This pair are in absolutely immaculate condition, the cabinets are free of any dings or dents and the frets are like new. This pair is in deep rosewood colour with brown frets. I purchased them two years ago from a fellow Stereonet member who had purchased them from the original owner in Kew only months prior, making me the third owner. You can see a number of different posts on stereonet where I have provided advice/info on these units. As a 40 year old speaker they were in need of some TLC and a few updates to bring their performance up a few levels. The work carried out on these was quite extensive but always with the goal of preserving as much of the original look and character as possible. The woofer surrounds were replaced just over 2 years ago with originals sourced in the UK, drivers professionally aligned. Crossovers recapped with Solen Fast caps and all switches cleaned by SpeakerBits. Tweeter gaps cleaned and HF/LF drivers correctly aligned and HF driver output matched between the two drivers by SpeakerBits. Most of these were poorly aligned at the factory and with such a point source accurate speaker, variances of driver output are quite noticeable. HF section capacitors in crossover upgraded to Mundorf Evo Oil Capacitors (4.6uf, 3.3uf and 1.5uf capacitors) which reduces distortion in the HF unit at the crossover point smoothing out the response. The rear binding posts were upgraded to high quality gold units which accept banana plugs. The internal wiring from the binding posts to crossover replaced with Ortofon Reference SPK-200 cable with gold spade connectors on the crossovers. Custom 20cm high stands fabricated in satin black with sand filled legs to bring tweeters up to ear height and improve bass and imaging. I wasn’t really expecting to part with these in my lifetime as I doubt it would be easy to find another pair in this condition with all this work completed which takes time, patience and money. My partner and I recently purchased a new apartment with a much larger open plan living space but much smaller TV/audio area and these simply don’t work in the space we have available. I have auditioned many speakers in my life and few present the life-like scale and richness of HPD385 based Tannoys. These are great for a critical listening session or low level listening with a glass of red or scotch late at night, I have enjoyed my time with them but now they must make way for a more ‘modern’ and ‘slimmer’ substitute. Audition is available and pickup from Richmond in Melbourne. I don’t have the means to pack and transport these unfortunately. Photos: See below Also some videos of these in action below:
  16. 14 points
    Here is my view by day........ and by night
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  18. 13 points
    Time for a bit of an update, as the room has been reshuffled, up-spec'd, and made more inviting and comfortable for the rest of the family. I really can't complain - my backside is a direct beneficiary of the new lounge and ottoman! I haven't changed anything on the pure 2 channel front in terms of components. The gear has, however, been relocated to a modified cabinet to accommodate the large and heavy amps and centre speaker. As a result, my Canare 4S8 speaker cables have been halved in length which is a win! The big change to the room is accommodating a TV and associated upgrades to allow my hifi gear to mate with a home theatre setup. Key additions are a TV (Samsung Q75R 75"), a Denon 3312 home theatre receiver, and a lovely Silverline Center Stage centre speaker in birdseye maple which matches the finish of my Elite Aesthet I Mk 2 speakers (thanks to @givita_burl for passing this onto me and your patience!! You are a gentleman and a scholar ) The 3312 acts as a preamp for the left and right speakers, feeding signal to the Sansui AU-alpha 907MR which powers these speakers. The 3312 powers the Silverline Center Stage and also a pair of temporary side/rear speakers which I am experimenting with (Realistic Minimus 7 bricks) and offers plenty of tweakability and sounds pretty decent. I only hooked-up the Silverline speaker quite recently as whilst the left and right speakers did a good job of creating a phantom centre speaker if you sat right in the sweet spot, this didn't suit multiple viewers who were sitting off-centre as the centre image would collapse. I found this incredibly frustrating. The Silverline has massively improved movie and TV viewing and is a pretty decent tonal match for the Aesthet speakers. Alan Yun knows how to design a nice sounding speaker, that's for sure! I'm 100% a convert regarding the benefits of a centre speaker, particularly when sitting relatively close to the TV. Tucked in a corner is a HSU Research STF-2 subwoofer which I sourced from @vagabond as a non-working unit (thanks again mate!). The Class D amp was repaired and fully overhauled and is performing sterling duty with movies. The previous configuration of the room featured numerous large Martini Polymax XHD50 panels to help tame the room acoustics. I've since pulled-back a bit for aesthetic reasons, with some small panels dispersed around the room, including a trio of canvas prints inside oak frames with XHD50 inside. Unfortunately the canvas prints limit the outright effectiveness of these panels, hence the extra bare panels sitting underneath. Wifey doesn't mind as she loves her framed canvas prints, so all is good on that front. Aluminium french cleats made it easy to securely mount the panels given their bulk. Interestingly, I can feel the leather lounge vibrate with vocals at certain frequencies at higher volumes - it's amazing to witness the difference that different types of upholstery can play regarding absorption, reflection, and even resonance!
  19. 13 points
    Todays joy was to begin drilling and tapping the heatsinks. Thankfully all got done and no snapped taps to contend with 👍
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  21. 13 points
    So after many years and many systems expensive and sometimes complex systems, this simple system is where I am now. Three quality components that complement each other and the room. ( yes technically there is 4 but I simply never listen to the Bluesound) The stand arrived today and is a big improvement on the old. And after years mucking around with HT and mixed systems and HT bypass, I’m happy with a quality sound bar for that application.
  22. 13 points
    Finally got around to my two way active build which is been on back burner for 18 months now. Construction is 1 inch MDF with lead lining and butyl. Front baffle nearly 2 inches thick. The speakers cabs are pretty solid and weigh 43kg each which tests the old back Enclosure covered in walnut burl, finished in sanding sealer then 3 coats nitro. Front baffle finished in Matt black. Two way running with AE TD10M and TPL150h powered by ICE MiniDSP 250w plate amplifier. Still have some measurement and tweaking to do but probably settle around 1100hz Cross, LR12/24. The tweeter is a beast so can cross pretty low. Whilst I’ve still got some tweaking to go pretty happy with result thus far. Here’s some pics
  23. 13 points
    A new addition to the Death Star..... I hope they don't fight over The Wiggles record! Introducing Max Phillip Hoepfl, born 10th June at 7.03 am and weighing 3.33 kgs. We are both over the moon with happiness and can’t wait for him to come home and meet his big sister!
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  25. 12 points
    Further information: Regretful sale of my rare gorgeous Pioneer A-09. This really is an exclusive which was the hi-end division for Pioneer at the time. This was imported from Japan at considerable cost. I paid $3250. Proof of purchase available to any serious potential buyer. It is in amazing condition. I would rate it a solid 9/10. There have been a couple for sale over the last few years but none in this condition. Pure class A at it’s finest. I lusted over one of these for years. It sounds just superb on my JBL’s and can go to silly levels....can just about drive any speaker out there. Price is firm and I won’t be going any lower as I think it’s miles ahead of anything in it’s price range. 480000y in 1992 makes it quite expensive in its day. Last picture sourced online. Couldn’t get a good enough one of mine. http://www.thevintageknob.org/pioneer-A-09.html Photos: PLEASE READ If you are advertising multiple items, you must post one bulk price only, or post seperate ads for each item If you include any reference to pricing whatsoever in this section (excluding RRP), your ad will not be approved If you don't include photographs of the actual item being sold, your ad will not be approved
  26. 12 points
    Everything in its right place...
  27. 12 points
    Stormy evening in Perth...
  28. 12 points
    Im just starting a thread and putting it out there, just be careful when you make your next purchase gentlemen
  29. 12 points
    My new Adelaide Speakers Summoner 1293PQTLs arrived today. They are "imposing" to say the least. When I looked at the dimensions I thought, yes, they are "largeish", but so were my 40YO ET! 2000s that they replaced. Anyhoo, my wife likes them, so not to worry. They are not even remotely bedded in yet, but I'm impressed already.
  30. 12 points
    I have been using Absolare many years before they appointed an Australian distributor. I am just reconfiguring my room and should be back up and running in next few weeks. A few images of Absolare Altius preamp and 845SET monoblocks from a few months back attached for reference...
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    Happy Friday everyone! The wife is out partying tonight so it's time to enjoy some tunes. Cheers
  33. 12 points
    Jesus, I cringe at the thought of my deceased estate. My wife thinks all my gear is worth 5% of it’s true value. You guys will get some great deals.. 😬😬😬
  34. 12 points
    Hi All ok I have a pic at work so I will post it on monday ! they do look a bit wild so not everyone may like what they look like. This is a 7 inch twoway design utilising the latest Seas Graphene Magnesium bass driver and the Seas T35 Exotic high frequency unit ( both drivers are modified and upgraded ! the T35 significantly so ) They will be delivered with their own dedicated 3hz IsoForm stands. Although this is a two way standmount they will weigh 90kgs each and are designed with absolutely zero compromises . My experiences with Bill initial Magnesium 2way speaker showed me that at last I had found a Midbass driver that was significantly superior to the Peerless Nomex devices I've been using for over 10 years. I had done R&D with ScanSpeak, Morel , Accuton and other drivers but none could produce the midrange purity and resolution like the Nomex drivers . They has the abilty to sound like Paper diaphragms in the mids and still retain great bass stomp and resolution in the bass . UNTIL the Seas Magnesium came along !! its the best sounding driver I have ever heard in ALL areas , Phenomenal resolution everywhere with exception bass extension and control . This latest Magnesium does however require significant initial run in and a handtuned Xover Low Pass circuit for each driver . The Diaphragm breakup node is aweful due to the super rigid Magnesium diaphragm and every driver is just subtley different at the breakup frequency so the slightly wild EQ circuit to nullify this has to be hand tuned individually after initial burn in . I'm close to retirement now so I decided to do an all out design and not give a rats bottom what it looks like ! Must admit I'm a bit scared to show you dudes the pic . !!!! anyway bugger it this speaker is absolutely for SOTA sound not for what it looks like . Cheers Fellow Audio Maniacs Mike Lenehan
  35. 11 points
    New NanoAT high current single end EL 509 just in a few days ago. 12 watts and high current even driving my LS50’s without much trouble. Sound is super clean and detailed but still very smooth. Its a hard sound to explain but it wows you and puts a smile on your face.
  36. 11 points
    After Sunday morning bike ride and before Sunday arvo cricket, the very enjoyable: Icehouse, Flowers
  37. 11 points
    I just wanted to give a big thumbs up to Bill not only for the quality of his product but also for his excellent support. In some ways I reckon the mark of great service is how you deal with things when they go wrong. I had an issue with a cable I ordered - almost certainly as a result of something I did. Bill went out of his way to sort it out with clear communication all the way. Highly recommended. Thanks again Bill
  38. 11 points
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    Further information: Hi, I recently have a new born with my wife (thank god) so due to changes of lifestyle I need some bigger speakers/amps and dacs to mask-out the baby-cries and the wife-yell. As you know in this hobby you if you change a cable you have to change the whole system to match so these are just an expression of interested at this stage depending on the other items. Speakers by far the best have had for a 4x5m room size, accurate reproduction on strings and drums especially. Extremely dynamic. and EMOTIONS! Willing to swap for the upper range Martens or Tidal with cash adjustments. pm for details. Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  40. 11 points
    Thomo's Tannoys are back at their birthplace. Sounding lovely with my Bakoon amp.I wish I had a Bakoon back when I started with vintage Tannoys.A match made in heaven. I just need to get my turntable set up in this system.
  41. 11 points
    A couple of shots of the Oracle Delphi.
  42. 11 points
    Further information: SOLD. Free to a good home but must be collected. Will not ship. Was going to clean them up and refurbish them but I just don't have the time. Both speakers work but look a little worn. Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  43. 11 points
    Believe it not, doesn’t sound too bad.
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