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  1. 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:
  2. Item: CROWN XTI 1002 DSP amplifier Location: Kinglake West, Vic Price: $450 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. Pictures:
  3. 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: $1700 (MRRP $6850) for all 5 (I have some DIY subs to go with if needed) Item Condition: Excellent, pretty much as-new cosmetically (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 two and a half 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 all 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
  4. 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: $700 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
  5. 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: $1800 (MRRP $6850) for all 5 (I have some DIY subs to go with if needed) Item Condition: Excellent, pretty much as-new cosmetically (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 two and a half 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 all 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  
  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: $1800 (MRRP $6850) for all 5 (I have some DIY subs to go with if needed) Item Condition: Excellent, pretty much as-new cosmetically (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 two and a half 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 all 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. b.d

    Sub calculation - help needed

    Thanks Dave. I had been running a pair of these drivers in sealed 110L cabs, with EQ down to 20hz, but they bottomed out on one or two tracks. Now I'll use them mostly for movies as I'm building some floorstanders that go down to 30hz, so figured I might aim for proper HT subs for just the bottom=most octave..
  8. Hi - hoping someone can run the numbers and confirm my math before I start cutting. I'm rehousing a Dayton Ultimax 12" from a large box into something tall and this that will be mounted into a wall. I can pretty much make the volume whatever I want, but shape is flattish, about 45cm wide, and floor-to-ceiling in height if need be. I'm wanting bass down to about 16hz if possible. The only calculator I have is the online ml-audio one (dont know any program that run on OSx), I'll attach screen shot. It seems to suggest 154L, and I need a port with total surface area of 57.55 cm2 and length 28.84cm to get -3db point of 14hz. I can only fit in a slot port I think. The calculator says "The bass reflex port should have at least 1/3 of the driver's diameter!" - I assume a 43cm x 1.33cm wide port will chuff... How does 10cm x 5.7cm opening x 28.84 long seem? Thanks for any help with this, Bevan ps, the 'plot frequency response curve' doest work on my Mac (Java problem), can I assume the above tuning produces a reasonable response curve given that the box size and 17.88hz tuning is what the program suggested?
  9. b.d

    SOLD: EOI: PSE-144 horns

    Weedgie, bit ugly atm, but so far kept him away from the glowing screen. He's only a crawler but I had fears of him one day taking the diffusors for a climbing wall. Louis - I realize I did forget some pertinent info - they are passive in the mid/tweeter, i.e. the horn runs off a single amp, but the bass is active. I forgot to take this amp into consideration in both the cost price and selling price. I have a Minidsp PWR-ICE 250 I can sell if needed, say 2/3 of what I paid for it which would be about $340. I had good results with a 2W EL34 on the horns. You're obviously welcome to come give it a try. Cheers Bevan
  10. Item: PSE-144 horn with AE TD15H woofers and premium passive xo. Location: Kinglake, VIC Price: $5890. Item Condition: As new Reason for selling: Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Extra Info: I bought these new from Paul about a year and a half ago. I've put them as EOI as I'm not 100% willing to part with them at the moment, but may need to due to other commitment (having taken on a house and a baby in the past year). I've owned these for roughly 3 times longer than any of the other 25 or so speakers I've owned the last 20 years, which says about as much as I need to say about the sound. Demos at my place very welcome. Pickup only as cabs weigh about 100kg each. Looking at receipts I see cost was $8825, I'm looking for 2/3 of that. (cost does not involve the roughly 50 hours it took me to build the cabs from CNC flat-pack that Paul designed, plus screwing and soldering drivers etc, a not inconsiderable effort.) Port is tuned to 30hz. Pictures:
  11. 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: $750 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
  12. Item: Hifi rack Location: Kinglake West, Vic Price: $180 for both. Item Condition: not bad Reason for selling: not using Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: hard to make out in photos, but come with spikes I bought this off member Runaway last year. Minor blemishes not so easily photographed, but otherwise in pretty good condition. I threw out the box so can't remember what the brand is. Pickup only. Pictures:
  13. Item: Line Magnetic Mini 218IA EL34 Hifi Integrated Vacuum Tube Amplifier - silver Location: Melbourne Price: $690 Item Condition: as new Reason for selling: see bellow Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Pictures: can take if interest Extra Info: Bought new from Australian dealer Mcleans 23/11/16. Upgraded tubes to Gold Lions. Include current set GLs with about 200hrs on, original 12AX7s, and an brand new unused pair of matched Gold EL84s. Have original box. Have been very happy with this amp, It easily saw off a Hypex NC400, and is very quiet over my 100db horns. Only selling as soon moving to a room double my current size so need more power. And the baby about to start crawling so want to move away from tubes for a few years. Demos in Hurstbrige Melbourne welcome. Nice head amp too.
  14. Item: Wharfedale Jade C1s (x3); Jade SRs (x2). Surrounds and center are black wood veneer, L&R are black gloss. Location: Hurstbridge next 2 days, Kinglake-West VIC thereafter Price: $1850 (MRRP $6850) for all 5, various subs extra if required. Item Condition: Excellent, pretty much as-new cosmetically (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) Reason for selling: moving to our first house this weekend, consolidating to single system and too attached to our PSE-144s. Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, EFT. Extra Info: I bought these brand new about 2 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 all 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
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