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  1. Item: YS-Audio Solo MC Tube Phono Stage Tube rolling; you only have to deal with One tube (396A). Competent and sweet sounding phono stage, amenable to a variety of MC cartridges. I don't use MC cartridges any more so surplus to needs Location: Bunbury South West WA Price: $400 Item Condition: as new Reason for selling: Surplus to needs Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, Direct Deposit Extra Info: Review here: https://www.audioasylum.com/reviews/Phono-Preamp/YS-Audio/SOLO-Moving-Coil-Stepup/vinyl/208902.html Some company info here: https://cheaptubeaudio.blogspot.com/2011/07/overview-ys-audio-aka-audio-experience.html Postage might be around $40 on this one. Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  2. Item: Yaquin MS22b - Nice little phono stage, responsive to a range of MM cartridges - I like it with the Stanton range Specifications: ●Tubes: 12AX7B × 2 ●Output Voltages: 0.5V (400Hz input) ●Output Jacks: One group of gold plated RCA jacks ●Input Sensitivity: ≤4.0mV (400Hz, 0.5V output) ●Input Jacks: One group of gold plated RCA jacks plus a grounding terminal ●Signal Noise Ratio: >85dB (A weight) ●Distortion: ≤0.11%(400Hz input) ●Power supply voltage: 110/220V 60Hz/50Hz ●Dimension:200H * 170W * 125L(mm) ●Gross weight:3.3kg Location: Bunbury South West WA Price: $150 (firm) Item Condition: As new Reason for selling: Surplus to needs Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, Direct Deposit Extra Info: Review here: https://forums.stevehoffman.tv/threads/i-review-the-175-tubed-yaqin-ms-22b-phono-preamplifier.267043/ Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  3. Item: Cambridge Audio DAC Majic 2 MkII - These are a very tweakable DAC. This one has had some mods done by previous owner (I think a bypass on one of the input/outputs) but I cant remember what was done: DacMagic 2i: has many significant improvements. Design revisions resulted in reduction in distortion by as much as 50 per cent, gold-plated printed circuit boards and connectors, and better quality low-noise transformers. The DacMagic 2 Mk II: same as DacMagic 2i but with Analog Devices AD712JN output chips. Location: Bunbury South West WA Price: $220 Item Condition: Very Good Reason for selling: Surplus to needs Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, direct deposit (postage approx $25.00) Extra Info: Breakdown of different models here: http://www.gbaudio.co.uk/data/dac2.htm More info here: https://www.diyaudio.com/forums/digital-line-level/40594-dacmagic-mods.html Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  4. Item: Dynavector MC Karat 17D MKII 17D2MKll Karat Diamond is the first cartridge built using 'dispersion' theory. Its Micro-Ridge stylus and very short (1.7mm) solid diamond cantilever give a huge reduction in 'frequency dispersion', unmatched dynamics and a high frequency extension all the way up to 100kHz. The latest patented magnet circuit design increases the output to 0.26mV with crystal clear mid-range and treble even during the largest symphonic crescendos. ynavector Karat is notable for its gemstone cantilever. This 1.7mm long and 0.25 mm in diameter solid diamond cantilever has its 0.06 square mm stylus mounting hole precision cut by a laser beam machining precess.The Micro Ridge of 0.06 square mm nude diamond stylus is carefully mounted in the cantilever. The armature of 0.9mm square and 0.4mm thick is much smaller than normal, upon which are wounded 70 turns per channel of 11 micron fine wire. Due to the short rigid construction of the cantilever the 17D2MKll showed a flat frequency response up to 50KHz. The New 17D2MKII now features Dynavector's unique magnetic flux damping and softened magnetism (patent) along with powerful Neodymium magnet that combine to eliminate any hardness or irritating edginess that commonly occurs in many moving coil cartridges. This has also enabled to increase the output of 0.26mV. ype Low output moving coil cartridge with flux damper and softened magnetism Output Voltage 0.26mV (at 1KHz, 5cm/sec.) Channel Separation 25 dB (at 1KHz) Channel balance 1.0 dB (at 1KHz) Frequency response 20 - 20,000Hz (± 1dB), 20 - 100,000Hz Compliance 15 mm/N Tracking force 1.8 - 2.2 g Impedance 32 ohms Recommended load impedance > 100 ohms Cantilever 1.7mm length, 0.25dia solid diamond Stylus tip Micro-Ridge Weight 5.3 g Location: Bunbury South West WA Price: $600 (firm) Item Condition: Very Good plus Reason for selling: Surplus to needs Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, On-line transfer Extra Info: Sorry about pic quality but stylus is good. Will attempt some better pics soon. Postage $10.00 https://www.dynavector.com/products/cart/e_17d2.html Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  5. Item: Syrinx LE1 Tone arm - very good on Lynn Sondek and other suspended TT's. Simple straightforward arm comp[atible with lots of head shells and cartridges. Location: Bunbury South West WA Price: 150 Item Condition: good Reason for selling: to needs Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, on-line transfer Extra Info: Sold as is - anti skate chord could do with replacing. No arm holder. Postage approx $15 to $20 https://www.vinylengine.com/library/syrinx/le-1.shtml Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  6. Item: 3 SME 3009 arms. now I think they are the following: 1 x SME 3009r Improved, 1 x 3009 series II, 1 x 3009 series 11 (black counterweight). All have detachable headshells. Note no headshells supplied with these arms. I have headshells for sale if anyone is interested. One series II has no screening can. Have 3 leads, one lead needs to be wired up and has plastic missing from end of lead. See pics (works fine). Some time ago I replaced rubber gromet on one if not two of them. Haven't used since. Location: Bunbury, South West WA Price: $400 each firm (no offers) or $1000 for the lot Item Condition: Very Good - some new parts Reason for selling: Surplus to needs Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, Extra Info: These are broken down ready to post - would prefer to sell as one lot. Postage will be approx $20 to $25 each or $50 for the three Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  7. I have 2 pairs - do yourself a favour and buy them! I run with an Accuphase E305x handles them beautifully.
  8. I have a Technics EPA100 Tone arm - all good condition except the anti-skate needs a major fix. The adjustment knob is missing - so the mechanism is dissengaged - anyone suggest someone who could fix this? Probably need custom parts. Cheers
  9. Went round to Thomo's last night for a listen - think he is deluded really (it is mushroom season though!), very flat sound stage, with a lack of bass and muddled mids, treble overly bright with a sheen like aluminium foil on the very top. OK Hope that puts em off the trail Prana69!
  10. Interesting what you say about the Hum with some valves - our guitarist just put some JJ electronics EC83s in his guitar amp and the hum dissapeared completely - I have some of these to try in the Yaqin (careful if you are buying the last 6 months have seen some bad batches from JJ there quality control may have slipped - so get some earlier ones) here is the blurb: The JJ 12AX7S is considered to be one of the best for guitar and hi fi applications. They simply sound better in most guitar amps than the other new 12AX7s. Most players prefer them for their warm sparkly sound. These tubes are immediately discernable from other 12AX7s. They have a construction that is similar to a frame-grid tube - similar to the Telefunken ECC803s. This construction makes them very rugged and reliable and the spiral filament makes tube hum non-existent.. This is one of the best new 12AX7s for any guitar amp. It is very musical - rich with great harmonics. The JJ's break up much more smoothly, giving you a huge “sweet spot†and a smoother, singing tone. The ECC83S is great tube with a tight low end, a very natural and harmonically complex mid with VERY good definition and a sweet high end that is not brittle. These tubes have very low microphonics and are great in the gain stages of high gain amps like Marshalls, Mesa's and Peaveys. Also I have got a pair of these old Mullard copies HarmaEC83 Retro Kryo tubes: http://www.watfordvalves.com/product_detail.asp?id=2328 Will report back soon.
  11. "Kyron had open baffle bass along with digital correction so they probably had it sorted. When I was in there I don't recall noticing the bass, perhaps partly because there wasn't much on the music and/or they had it sorted enough" They told me the room was very bassy at around 20hz so they had the system rolled off to compensate - better than getting that awful bass resonance some rooms dissplayed
  12. [ATTACH=CONFIG]37278[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]37279[/ATTACH] The pre-amp tube has been replaced by a transformer and all except volume and on off has been by-passed - sound sweet!
  13. Hi all, just been reading a bit of the thread. OK my two bobs worth. Audio Note room on Sunday morning - a tonal delight with 'natural' hemp fibre cones providing a great and natural sonic signature - could have listened for hours. Well set up but the price!!! Tonaly very much similar to my two systems. Kyron audio - something different and right about that sound, very clean and articulate and seamless it seemed.although no opportunity to play one of my "room clearing" CD tracks! (Charlie Mingus got people out of rooms so fast it gave us room to breath and play other stuff! The Magnapan rooms were nice and I had a great session there with Dianna Krall Live LP in the ZenSati room. B&W ho hum - lots of dynamics but a glare across the listening stage - due to not being run in but why would you do that if you wanted to sell em - surely a run in pair for comparison next to them would be the go. Osborne room I enjoyed - love a valve in the chain (or lots of em!) Thought the sound was easy and relaxed. The Vienna Acoustics - shocking sound tweeter sounded like someone slapping an empty ice cream container with a flat metal knife! - It may be the "music" they had on but what a tragic sound! JBL monitors (small ones with HK amps - not sure which room now) - don't know what went wrong here but sounded horrible just horrible. Cabasse - impact-full, in your face presentation would be great to impress people but maybe overall long term listening could be hard - almost too dynamic! WAR audio - great really enjoyed that room - a very sorted sound, musical, dynamic and easy to listen to. Earls room - nice amps but those speakers seemed to be needing a tweak to get the best from the room - a bit amorphous I thought, needed more focus or toe in - however still a great sound in there and great sweets! Martin Logans - not quite right in the bass/mid integration was my experience. The Linn room - ha ha the way the overly exaggerated prices rolled of the sales teams tongues was amazing! I really don't get it. Overall a great experience though and I think some of the rooms could have done with more set up and it must have been so difficult for some contributors to get it right. I thought all showed patience and tolerance. Earls gesture of water for people was appreciated and shows his thoughtfulness. Thanks for a great show to all!
  14. Thanks LPG - any chance of a moded parts list and a few pics? Cheers
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