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  1. Very cheap for this quality. GLWTS Cheers ’Nutz
  2. Audionutz

    FS: Rega Planar 3 Turntable

    No problems, will check and advise. Cheers
  3. Audionutz

    SOLD: FS: Bel Canto PL-1

  4. Item: Rega Planar 3 Turntable Location: Gosford NSW Post only via Pack & Send. Price: $535 Item Condition: Good Reason for selling: Not used Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal + Fee, COD Only Extra Info: Part of my long delayed and now sadly deceased idea of getting back into vinyl. Good all over condition although dusty from not being used. Needs new stylus on the Audio Technica XE Cartridge but otherwise plays well. Local collection welcomed and preferred. Pictures:
  5. Item: Musical Fidelity Elektra Limited Edition CD Player Location: Gosford - will ship Price: $255 Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: Not used Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal if buyer pays fees, COD Only Extra Info: Beautiful and very musical sounding player. Very rare model to find for sale. Original remote included. This unit also makes an excellent transport, if you have an external DAC. Very little online about this model. Pictures:
  6. Audionutz

    SOLD: FS: Bel Canto PL-1

    Item: Bel Canto PL1 Universal Audiophile Player Location: Gosford - will ship Price: $1355 Neg Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: Not used Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal buyer pays fees, COD Only Extra Info: Very high quality universal audio player that excels on Redbook and SACD . Well reviewed by Stereophile and 6moons. Includes remote control. From 6moons; "What you already should take away from today's first dipping of the toes into the universal waters? Priced just like the Esoteric DV-50, the PLayer PL-1A is a bona fide state-of-the-art CD player, period. Even if you did not access any of its add-on functionality even once, you'd be assured access to uncompromised RedBook performance the equal of my acclaimed $10,000 outboard tube DAC. And that still requires a suitable transport, a digital interconnect and a second power cord. And it couldn't do SACD or DVD-A if it stood on its head. This CD-based consideration for today's review subject was really the first and tallest hurdle any universal player hoping to kindle my personal excitement had to overcome. To repeat myself, the PLayer managed in one fell swoop and on first attempt, with plenty of clearance and to enthusiastic applause. We'll revisit its added functionality and many technical features with extensive SACD/DVD-A testing as well as conventional DVD video performance on a mid-sized Sony Trinitron come April. However, I dare already predict that Bel Canto has a massively potent winner on their hands. And $5,490, while clearly no chump change, seems in fact quite underpriced when you consider what the PLayer just competed against..." Stereophile comments; "Conclusions Is the Bel Canto PL-1A the perfect audio player? Impossible to say. Of my two systems, one is relatively warm and one relatively live, but neither needs a tone control, and the PL-1A's neutrality did the trick for both. Some folks like a big, bold, forward sound; for them, the Bel Canto may strip the gilt from the lily. Some folks have very unaggressive, almost timid systems; the PL-1A could push these over the edge into dull. But with relatively neutral equipment and room acoustics, the Bel Canto PL-1A almost disappeared as an influence on the sound and was equally transparent with all formats. Sort of like Goldilocks' final choice: just right" Specifications Description: Universal disc player, two-channel and multichannel: CD, CD-R/RW, SACD, DVD-Audio, DVD-Video, DVD-R/RW, VCD, SVCD, data discs with MP3 and MPEG files. Audio decoders: Dolby Digital, DTS, MP3. Digital audio outputs: TosLink, BNC, RCA, XLR. Analog audio outputs: 5.1-channel RCA, 2-channel XLR. Video outputs: progressive or interlaced component (RCA), S-video, composite (RCA). RS-232 control port. Audio output: 200mV RMS (1kHz, –20dB, all analog outputs). THD: 0.001%. Signal/noise: 118dB. Frequency response: 4Hz–44kHz (DVD sample rate of 96kHz), 4Hz–88kHz (DVD sample rate of 192kHz). Dynamic range: 108dB. Dimensions: 17.5" (450mm) W by 5.25" (135mm) H by 15" (385mm) D. Weight: 23 lbs (10.5kg). Serial number of unit reviewed: PL1A-04046. Price: $7500. Approximate number of dealers: 40. Manufacturer: Bel Canto Design, 212 Third Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55401. Tel: (612) 317-4550. Fax: (612) 359-9358. Web: www.belcantodesign.com. Read more at http://www.stereophile.com/content/bel-canto-pl-1a-universal-disc-player-specifications#LXd7b66cxPClCCWk.99 Pictures:
  7. Item: Pioneer SR202W Reverb Amplifier Location: Gosford NSW will ship anywhere Price: $215 Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: Not used Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal + Fee, COD Only Extra Info: Plenty of reviews and info online with some calling it a "secret weapon" of sound reproduction ?? A very interesting vintage Reverb unit. Obviously collectible and often fetches USD$400+ overseas. Powers up and passes signal but not tested otherwise. Came from the collection of an elderly gentleman that took great care of his equipment and used it often. Manual and information in this link https://www.hifiengine.com/manual_library/pioneer/sr-202w.shtml MORE INFORMATION: SR202W is "a solid state reverberation amplifier that adds natural depth, extra brilliance and sound realism to all stereo tapes and sound recordings." Tom Elmhirst interviewed about mixing Rolling In The Deep by Adele (Sound On Sound, Sept 2011): "...the Pioneer on 55‑56 is an old ‘70s‑’80s spring reverb that was made for the domestic market." ...and on mixing Mark Ronson's Record Collection album (Electronic Musician Sept 2010): “I used a lot of external reverbs: a Fairchild 670, old spring reverbs, and a couple 1970s Pioneer Reverberation Amplifier Model SR-202s. They’re old home hi-fi units; they’re not normal! I am not a fan of digital reverb, so I have a few springs I really like... Spring reverb was a big part of the Winehouse record, and it’s in Mark’s sound as well. I use two or three different springs on a track and even on the vocal." This unit has a darker sound that can work wonders in a mix. Spring reverbs are a great 'secret weapon' to have in the studio arsenal - not just for the 'boingy' effect as used by dub and reggae pioneers such as Lee 'Scratch' Perry, but also for adding that unmistakable classic shimmery vibe to electric guitars. It's a sound that lends itself well to modern production: the perfect treatment for overly-sterile digital delays and reverbs and it can be heard all over today's music. Whether it's cutting-edge dubstep from Rusko, or a top pop mix engineer like Tom Elmhirst, the sound of springs is everywhere. Try using a little tape delay before sending to a spring reverb, or use a digital/plug-in reverb and send the wet output from that to the spring to add character. Pictures:
  8. Item: Revox B790 Direct Drive Turntable Location: Gosford NSW will ship via Pack & Send Price: $775 neg Item Condition: Excellent - just spent $400 Reason for selling: Not used Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal + Fee, COD Only Extra Info: Purchased this from the original owner with a view to comparing it to my Rega 3 (also for sale here today) and getting back into vinyl. However, my business has taken off and I'm now even more time poor than before. Realistically, its just not going to happen. This turntable is just back from a thorough service and overhaul at a cost of $400. Caps, resistors and wiring all replaced and brought up to spec. Speed checked and calibrated and plays correctly. Arm calibrated and set to spec for cartridge. Will be shipped via Pack & Send at buyers expense or welcome to collect in person. A true classic in every sense of the word. This Revox B790 was built to extremely high standards. Operationally, it was among the finest linear tracking turntables and, sonically, it truly shined. While some linear trackers are getting up there in age, this Revox was built to be easily worked on. It uses easy to find parts and has been thoroughly tested, inspected & serviced as above. Pictures:
  9. Item: Harman Kardon 900 + Receiver Location: Gosford, will post anywhere via Pack & Send Price: $350.00 Item Condition: Very good Reason for selling: Not used Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal + fee, COD Only Extra Info: Well built, heavy, great sound. I’ve tested all the usual functions and they’re fine. But please remember this unit was produced from 1973-1975, so it is old & I would recommend a tech check it out before use. Hifi engine review : Harman Kardon 900+ is not only the most elegantly styled unit for the period but is also one of the best sounding flagship quad units available. Conservatively rated at 45 Watts X 4 channels it clearly out performs my Marantz 4400 and Sansui QRX 9001 in dynamic sound and especially in SQ decode mode. Most collectors do not realize that the Japan designs used a 4 filter system for quad, HK utilized a 8 Pole proprietary design, HK contracted Jim Fosgate to engineer the 4 channel decoding for Matrix stereo and SQ decoding to provide excellent separation on converting Stereo and SQ records. The FM section works equally as well pulling in stations with no antenna and using a special circuit to measure the noise level of the station you are listing to. The overall design is elegant, well thought out, easy to use and the Joystick speaker balance works excellent. Size of the unit is about 25% lower than a Marantz but the unit still weighs in at around 50 pounds. Most importantly on any audio piece is the sound, this is where the HK twin power supply really shines, The audio amplifiers are based on HK legendary Citation design and the unit has the power to rock the house with lots of power, truly dynamic range over the competition of the period. Listening to the 3 receivers I mentioned above it becomes apparent very quickly that in Quadraphonic mode ( even Stereo ) the Marantz and Sansui are lacking in separation and especially live sound dynamics compared to the HK 900+. If you are lucky enough to find one, grab it and enjoy... You will hear a difference immediately! Pictures:
  10. Item: Infinity Emit Tweeters x 2 New Location: Gosford, will post anywhere Price: $100 Item Condition: New and unused Reason for selling: Not used Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal + fee, COD Only Extra Info: Hard to find and fitted to many Infinity models. Purchased as spares when I owned Infinity Renaissance 90's Pictures:
  11. Very rare in gloss black, it being a $4k (USD) option when new. One of the very best speakers I’ve ever owned. Sold my pair several years ago for considerably more than the price listed here. GLWTS Cheers ’Nutz
  12. A helluva lot of speaker for the money. If the Summits weren’t currently doing it for me I’d be all over these. GLWTS Cheers ’Nutz