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  1. Item: Parasound Z amp V.3 amp Location: Kinglake West, Vic Price: $390 Item Condition:9/10 (Like new.) Reason for selling: see bellow Payment Method: COD, EFT Ive been entirely happy with the sound of this amp, and it has worked flawlessly. It worked especially well with my PSE-144 horns due to its quietness. Very useful having attenuators for each channel, and 12v trigger. I haven’t tried it with headphones. im selling only because I’m now needing 6 channels on a budget and can’t afford buying two more of these at retail price. https://www.head-fi.org/showcase/parasound-zamp-v-3-two-channel-amplifier.21937/reviews https://positive-feedback.com/Issue42/parasound.htm Specs: http://www.parasound.com/zamp-v3.php# It comes with power lead and all its original double boxing to post safely. It’s silver version, I can send photos when I’m back in the country late next week. Demo at my place welcome.
  2. Thanks everyone for your ideas. If I can’t stretch to a 12v then I’ll try a LG, hopefully with the option to return to store for something else if not happy.
  3. My listening room is open plan with the kitchen in close proximity, with a noisy fridge I’m hoping to replace with something quiet. Does anyone have any recommendations regarding brand/model/type? It could be just a fridge with the freezer section relegated to garage. I believe gas powered fridges are the quietest but unfortunately we don’t have mains gas. Thanks for any advice. Bevan
  4. b.d

    DIY audio: what are you building?

    Na Owen, I haven’t. I’m tempted to maybe one day trying the 4” from his LXmini as drop in for the Betsy.
  5. b.d

    DIY audio: what are you building?

    After selling my PSE-144 horns to raise money for something else I decided to try build something decent for a total price of about 1K for speakers, amps and DAC. These are Eminence Beta 15A's, Wild Burro Betsy 8" and Dayton ND20FB-4 rear mounted super tweeter. DAC/Amps are an Arcam AVR300 I found on SNA for $300, and a Minidsp ICEpower on the bass. I think it came in at around a grand, maybe a bit more with the custom Duratex. I can't compare from memory, but having owned a number of other dipoles - Mini Maggies, Hawthorne SSI, Feastrex, Beyma TPL150 + Mundorf AMT, Bastanis Prometheus, Visaton B200, Fostex etc these sound good enough for me to live with (not that I haven't said that before...). Anyone in Kinglake Vic always welcome to pop in for a listen.
  6. Item: Wharfedale Jade C1s (x3); Jade SRs (x2). Surrounds and center are black wood veneer, L&R are black gloss. Location: Kinglake-West VIC Price: $1300 (MRRP $6850) for all 5 (I have some DIY subs to go with if needed) Item Condition: Excellent (the wood centre has slightly blemish underneath about size of grain of rice that doest come out in photo), and functionally they are as-new, lightly used at lowish volumes and always high-passed 80hz. Happy to take measurements) Reason for selling: consolidating systems and want an excuse to start another DIY project Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, EFT. Extra Info: I bought these brand new about 3 years ago from a shop in Melbourne, been very happy with them in what was a multichannel mostly-music setup, now used very occasionally for movies since moving to a 2-channel system for music. They retail for $6850 (1700 centres and 1750 surrounds). I dont believe you would find a better sounding, better built 5 speakers for anywhere near the asking price. I have boxes and packaging. Reviews of the rest of the line should give an idea of the Jade's sound, difference here being in LF extension. http://www.6moons.com/audioreviews/wharfedale2/1.html http://www.stereophile.com/content/wharfedale-jade-7-loudspeaker#cWlIhmJbdjcJ5hJO.97 http://www.stereophile.com/content/wharfedale-jade-3-loudspeaker#6hcXWYwkWUM0ZrHH.97 http://www.cnet.com/news/the-british-are-coming-wharfedale-jade-3-speakers/ http://www.soundandvision.com/content/wharfedale-jade-7-speaker-system#eDRxIj3yfIicTfpp.97 http://hometheaterreview.com/wharfedale-jade-1-bookshelf-loudspeaker-reviewed/?page=2 http://www.whathifi.com/wharfedale/jade-5/review (I have a few pairs of DIY subs - 12" sealed and 12" tapped horn subs that I can sell with these if needed, with their necessary DSP amps. black wood veneer, L&R black
  7. Item: pair passive 30hz tapped horns, Will Cowan design, built by Paul Spencer with brand new 12" Eminence Definimax driver Location: Kinglake West, VIC Reason selling: Not using. Condition: DIY, never used. Pickup only, COD Price: $650 for both horns and both drivers. Firm. I had Paul build me two of these last year but my plans for speakers took a different direction so haven't had the need for these. The drivers were bought brand new and haven't been installed, other than Paul briefly installing one to measure the finished subs. Some plans and graphs can be seen here http://www.cowanaudio.com/th.html The finish is fairly rough, form ply, the subs designed to be out of sight, might benefit from a sand and paint. Here are Paul's blog posts from the building of this actual pair https://redspade-audio.blogspot.com.au/2016/02/30-hz-horn-sub-continues.html https://redspade-audio.blogspot.com.au/2016/02/30-hz-horn-sub.html
  8. Item: CROWN XTI 1002 DSP amplifier Location: Kinglake West, Vic Price: $400 (retail $1079.00) Item Condition: Excellent cosmetically and zero operational issues Reason for selling: not using Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: No original packing. Prefer pickup but could ship at buyers expense. Have original box. Pictures:
  9. Item: Wharfedale Jade C1s (x3); Jade SRs (x2). Surrounds and center are black wood veneer, L&R are black gloss. Location: Kinglake-West VIC Price: $1450 (MRRP $6850) for all 5 (I have some DIY subs to go with if needed) Item Condition: Excellent (the wood centre has slightly blemish underneath about size of grain of rice that doest come out in photo), and functionally they are as-new, lightly used at lowish volumes and always high-passed 80hz. Happy to take measurements) Reason for selling: consolidating systems and want an excuse to start another DIY project Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, EFT. Extra Info: I bought these brand new about 3 years ago from a shop in Melbourne, been very happy with them in what was a multichannel mostly-music setup, now used very occasionally for movies since moving to a 2-channel system for music. They retail for $6850 (1700 centres and 1750 surrounds). I dont believe you would find a better sounding, better built 5 speakers for anywhere near the asking price. I have boxes and packaging. Reviews of the rest of the line should give an idea of the Jade's sound, difference here being in LF extension. http://www.6moons.com/audioreviews/wharfedale2/1.html http://www.stereophile.com/content/wharfedale-jade-7-loudspeaker#cWlIhmJbdjcJ5hJO.97 http://www.stereophile.com/content/wharfedale-jade-3-loudspeaker#6hcXWYwkWUM0ZrHH.97 http://www.cnet.com/news/the-british-are-coming-wharfedale-jade-3-speakers/ http://www.soundandvision.com/content/wharfedale-jade-7-speaker-system#eDRxIj3yfIicTfpp.97 http://hometheaterreview.com/wharfedale-jade-1-bookshelf-loudspeaker-reviewed/?page=2 http://www.whathifi.com/wharfedale/jade-5/review (I have a few pairs of DIY subs - 12" sealed and 12" tapped horn subs that I can sell with these if needed, with their necessary DSP amps. black wood veneer, L&R black
  10. Item: pair passive 30hz tapped horns, Will Cowan design, built by Paul Spencer with brand new never-used 12" Eminence Definimax driver Location: Kinglake West, VIC Reason selling: Not using. Condition: DIY, never used. Pickup only, COD Price: $650 for both horns and both drivers. Firm. I had Paul build me two of these last year but my plans for speakers took a different direction so haven't had the need for these. The drivers were bought brand new and haven't been installed, other than Paul briefly installing one to measure the finished subs. Some plans and graphs can be seen here http://www.cowanaudio.com/th.html The finish is fairly rough, form ply, the subs designed to be out of sight, might benefit from a sand and paint. Here are Paul's blog posts from the building of this actual pair https://redspade-audio.blogspot.com.au/2016/02/30-hz-horn-sub-continues.html https://redspade-audio.blogspot.com.au/2016/02/30-hz-horn-sub.html
  11. Item: Kairos 3-way speaker crossover kit Location: Melbourne Price: $390 (new $612) Item Condition: As new, unused Reason for selling: change of direction Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: I bought this a few months ago from Meniscus Audio. In the meantime I decided to go with open baffles so the components haven't been used. This is for the Kairos 2-way crossover plus the HP/LP xo to 10" woofer. The sale doesn't include any driver, I didn't get as far as buying those. The kit crossover kit cost me AU$612 (US$445.88) landed. https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=6&ved=2ahUKEwiQtaGy89DdAhXSdt4KHbrrB_wQFjAFegQIAhAC&url=http%3A%2F%2Fforum.vegalab.ru%2Fattachment.php%3Fattachmentid%3D251471%26d%3D1448362988&usg=AOvVaw05-9r4P5g-nPKK_LRpg-fa
  12. Item: CROWN XTI 1002 DSP amplifier Location: Kinglake West, Vic Price: $400 Item Condition: Excellent cosmetically and zero operational issues Reason for selling: not using Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: No original packing. Prefer pickup but could ship at buyers expense. Have original box. Pictures:
  13. Item: pair passive 30hz tapped horns, Will Cowan design, built by Paul Spencer with brand new 12" Eminence Definimax driver Location: Kinglake West, VIC Reason selling: Not using. Condition: DIY, never used. Pickup only, COD Price: $650 for both horns and both drivers. Firm. I had Paul build me two of these last year but my plans for speakers took a different direction so haven't had the need for these. The drivers were bought brand new and haven't been installed, other than Paul briefly installing one to measure the finished subs. Some plans and graphs can be seen here http://www.cowanaudio.com/th.html The finish is fairly rough, form ply, the subs designed to be out of sight, might benefit from a sand and paint. Here are Paul's blog posts from the building of this actual pair https://redspade-audio.blogspot.com.au/2016/02/30-hz-horn-sub-continues.html https://redspade-audio.blogspot.com.au/2016/02/30-hz-horn-sub.html
  14. Item: Wharfedale Jade C1s (x3); Jade SRs (x2). Surrounds and center are black wood veneer, L&R are black gloss. Location: Kinglake-West VIC Price: $1450 (MRRP $6850) for all 5 (I have some DIY subs to go with if needed) Item Condition: Excellent (the wood centre has slightly blemish underneath about size of grain of rice that doest come out in photo), and functionally they are as-new, lightly used at lowish volumes and always high-passed 80hz. Happy to take measurements) Reason for selling: consolidating systems and want an excuse to start another DIY project Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, EFT. Extra Info: I bought these brand new about 3 years ago from a shop in Melbourne, been very happy with them in what was a multichannel mostly-music setup, now used very occasionally for movies since moving to a 2-channel system for music. They retail for $6850 (1700 centres and 1750 surrounds). I dont believe you would find a better sounding, better built 5 speakers for anywhere near the asking price. I have boxes and packaging. Reviews of the rest of the line should give an idea of the Jade's sound, difference here being in LF extension. http://www.6moons.com/audioreviews/wharfedale2/1.html http://www.stereophile.com/content/wharfedale-jade-7-loudspeaker#cWlIhmJbdjcJ5hJO.97 http://www.stereophile.com/content/wharfedale-jade-3-loudspeaker#6hcXWYwkWUM0ZrHH.97 http://www.cnet.com/news/the-british-are-coming-wharfedale-jade-3-speakers/ http://www.soundandvision.com/content/wharfedale-jade-7-speaker-system#eDRxIj3yfIicTfpp.97 http://hometheaterreview.com/wharfedale-jade-1-bookshelf-loudspeaker-reviewed/?page=2 http://www.whathifi.com/wharfedale/jade-5/review (I have a few pairs of DIY subs - 12" sealed and 12" tapped horn subs that I can sell with these if needed, with their necessary DSP amps. black wood veneer, L&R black
  15. Item: Nuprime IDA-8 integrated amp/dac (silver) Location: KInglake Vic Price: $800 firm (thats my rather-keep-it price) Item Condition: as new Reason for selling: need money Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: As new cosmetically and functionally. Comes with extra remote in addition to the normal 2 it ship with. I bought the unit new from abroad so no local warranty, but has worked flawlessly. Comes in original packaging. Pictures:
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