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  1. I have personally owned a set of these about twelve years ago, which was purchased through Dr Lin the distributor in Australia. It was connected to a pair of Dynaudio 1.3SE. I was running a Stello transport and DAC then with Jungson XLR interconnects. I loved the sound. It had no problem running the Dyns to ear piercing levels without distortion. The sound was 'full' and incredibly smooth and tonally rich almost valve amp like. I owned it for about one and half years when it developed some intermittent 'scratching' noise form the left channel. Sent them back for repairs and they could not replicate so decided to sell them. I am sure quality has since improved. The only few cons I find are: heat from the power amp, electricity consumption (light dims for a millisecond when i switch on the power amp) and rather old fashion or classic looking units (not as modern as the current version). The original Jungson owner and designer died in a car crash probably about ten years ago so not sure if they still retain the same signature sound. All I can say is they sound pretty good to my ears.
  2. I am a bit fussy and tend to look at each secondhand records closely that I am about to purchase i.e. with the sellers permission, take them out of their sleeves. Even then, it is difficult to see some of the micro scratches. I tend to stay away from records that have been popular in the past because they tend to be badly treated perhaps due to their high usage. I have picked up a few rare gems from private owners and SH record sellers. I always find Jazz LPs in better condition SH than rock or popular LPs. My max per record is $15 but have paid $40 for an LP due to its rarity and excellent condition.
  3. Some very serious cables and great prices all round. GLWTS.
  4. Just out of curiosity, are you upgrading to the '3'?
  5. An absolute bargain at this price for a brand new unit and with Australian voltage. GLWTS.
  6. Item: Vibrapod Cones X 4 Location: Perth Price: $25 plus $8 postage Item Condition: Good with one of them almost new Reason for selling: Trying out other vibration isolators Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: These used to sit under an acrylic board that was used under a CD transport. Previously, three of them used to sit under my amp but bought the 4th recently to use with the CD transport. Frankly, it sounded better with 4 rather than 3 of these under the transport. RRP with postage was around $50 plus postage from Decibel Hifi.
  7. Item: Isotek Evo3 Premier Power Cable Location: Perth Price: $120 plus $10 postage Item Condition: Used but in good condition Reason for selling: NLR Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, Bank transfer Extra Info: This cable has been in my possession for quite sometime now so it is the 'older' version with a 'softer' and more flexible jacket than the current version. Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  8. As previously mentioned, Cayin is good value. I used to own one. Elekit is available in Australia. The amps are hand assembled in Perth with parts imported directly from Elekit, Japan.
  9. Item: Bvlgari necklace folder in black leather Location: Perth Price: $70 ono plus $10 postage Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: NLR Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: This genuine Bvlgari black leather folder came as a packaging for one of the necklace that my wife had purchased. Unmarked and in great condition. Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  10. Item: Vibrapod Cones X 4 Location: Perth Price: $30 plus $8 postage Item Condition: Good with one of them almost new Reason for selling: Trying out other vibration isolators Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: These used to sit under an acrylic board that was used under a CD transport. Previously, three of them used to sit under my amp but bought the 4th recently to use with the CD transport. Frankly, it sounded better with 4 rather than 3 of these under the transport. RRP with postage was around $50 from Decibel Hifi. Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  11. The Caig Deoxit kit is pretty useful with its supplied metal brushes. I have used the brush to remove gunk from my interconnects, RCA connectors and tube pins with a bit of Deoxit and earbuds as an after clean. The oxidisation evident on the earbuds look worst than those that come off from my ears.😁
  12. I remember back in the days when these current hungry speakers were matched with an Accuphase integrated. I knew a friend who had one of these pairings and the sound was absolutely stunning with great dynamics and detail (when compared to my Advent speakers and Technics amp 😁).
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