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  1. Further information: This is a 5 metre pair of highly regarded Mogami 2549 balanced cables, professionally terminated with Neutrik nc-fxx/nc-mxx XLR connectors. I bought these new off a pro-audio supplier maybe six months ago. I had a system setup in mind that required a long cable run between pre and power amps. This setup never eventuated so these cables are surplus to requirements and have not been used. If I'm not mistaken, the Neutriks are made in Leichtenstein, the Mogami cable in Japan. In as new condition. I'm happy to post at buyers expense, I'd think $20 would cover it to anywhere in Oz. Cheers and thanks for looking! Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.]\
  2. Further information: For sale is a pair of Aurealis Audio 4NAg Pilot speaker cables, 2m in length. Single wired, with spade terminations at both ends. I bought these on here perhaps a year or so back, and have been using them between an Audio Research valve power amp and a pair of Revel standmounts, with great results. However, they're too short for my new setup. Being silver, these are great cables if detail and definition are your thing. The spades could do with some metal polish if you're fussy, otherwise they're in very good condition overall. Happy to post at buyers expense. Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  3. Further information: I bought these off a fellow SNA'er a few years ago and ended up using them under my ARC preamp. The pre has since been sold so these might as well go to a good home as well. These are German made and very well constructed and engineered; there are plenty of positive write-ups online. There's no model designation on these but from my research on line they appear to be the Exact MkII. Cosmetically these are in great condition, just a very small amount of wear on the upward-facing sides. Happy to post at buyers' expense, they come in a very nice wooden box which will be packaged well. Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  4. Further information: I'm selling this awesome AC cable as it's too short for my re-configured setup. It was being used with my ARC power amp, which has been sold. It's one metre in length, and has an AU plug. Incredibly well made, the cable is thick and reasonably flexible. The connector and plug are very chunky and solid. Hopefully my photos show how well this cable is made. The are a couple of very small marks on the connectors (you have to look closely) and the cable itself is mint. I'm happy to post at buyers expense. Cheers and thanks for looking! Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  5. Further information: I bought these from Store DJ in Richmond about a year back, intending to use them in a computer audio setup/second system. This never really eventuated so they've sat around pretty much unused since. They're in absolutely unmarked as new condition and function perfectly. Price is firm. I have all packaging so postage is fine. I have a pair of height adjustable stands which I will include if these are collected from my place Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  6. Further information: Up for sale is my Audio Research VT100 valve power amp. I've changed my setup in recent times, including the speakers, and feel the need to look at a grunty SS integrated instead. I've only used it for a few hours since I bought it about six months ago. It works perfectly, and is cosmetically very good with no obvious marks or dings. I've found, though, that it can sound a bit bright straight after switch-on and needs about 15-20 minutes to settle in. It's set up with eight Winged-C 6550 valves for 100 w/ch. No shortage of power even with my relatively inefficient (86db) Revels. If anyone wants to try valves but don't have the speakers for anything lower-powered, this would be a great option! This amp is large and heavy, and I don't have any packaging for it, so postage is probably not an option, apart from perhaps Pack and Send. Pickup is fine, and I could be talked into delivering to Melbourne (with COD) at a mutually agreeable time. Cheers, Dave Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  7. Further information: With a heavy heart I offer my Audio Research LS5 for sale. This has been my trusty preamp for a number of years now and I've enjoyed it thoroughly. It's regarded as one of the better-sounding ARC preamps for its' era, and I can understand why. But with a few changes to my setup of late I now need to find a good SS integrated to use instead. I bought this preamp on here way back in 2011 or thereabouts. I tend to change gear a bit, but this one has gone the distance; driving a big SS Parasound and a valve ARC VT100 equally well. My memory is vague at the best of times these days, but I seem to recall the original seller had the unit modded/improved...I can't recall what was done but I've attached a pic of the internals for those in the know. The four big red caps don"t look standard, but the rest I'm not sure about. Sounds great regardless. Cosmetically, the unit is very good, with no major marks or dings. Operationally, it will occasionally emit a small pop or hiss through the speakers. Removing and reinserting the valves in their sockets fixes the issue for a while. It's never bothered me too much so I never got it looked at. One thing to bear in mind is that the unit is fully balanced, that is, all connections are XLR only. A handy thing, though, is two sets of pre-outs; I was using one set for power amp and the second set for the subwoofer. This negates the need for everything to be routed through the subwoofer amp. Pickup is welcome and I could probably deliver to Melbourne, with COD, by negotiation. I have no packaging for it so would rather not post unless Pack and Send or similar did the packing. Cheers and thanks for looking. Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  8. Further information: For sale is a pair of REL T5i subs in gloss black. These are practically new and have maybe an hour on them at most. They're in as-new condition and completely unmarked; the cable packages and user manuals have not been opened. I bought these on here just a few months ago, unused at the time. The intention was to try them with my Revels, but I've decided that they don't really need much help down low, least not in my room. Although I didn't get time to dial them in properly, it was clear that these have quite amazing headroom for a small cube with an 8" driver. These will be awesome in a small-medium room with some quality standmounts. These little subs sell for $900-odd each; I've priced them for a quick sale and I think they're quite a bargain at $1200 for the pair. I have the boxes and all packaging for these so postage is fine, with postage at buyers expense. I can probably deliver (with COD) to Melbourne by negotiation. Selling as a pair only at this stage. With apologies, the photos aren't great. My phone camera is playing up and I'm using an old borrowed camera. Cheers, Dave Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  9. Hi everyone and thanks for the suggestions. They’ve been sold to a member who is able to repair them. I too am glad they’re not history. Cheers Dave
  10. Item: Acoustat Z22A Hybrid Electrostatic Speakers - With Issues Location: Ballarat, Victoria Price: $150 Item Condition: Faulty - see description. Cosmetically good. Reason for selling: Taking up space Payment Method: Pickup - Cash Extra Info: I don’t know if these are repairable and I’m happy to be advised re: same. If they’re completely gone, I’ll withdraw the ad. Here’s the story. I enjoyed these for a few months after buying them on here. They had the typical ESL qualities; slightly dark tonality, delicacy and detail. After a while I noticed a channel imbalance creeping in, which slowly got worse. One speaker was definitely louder than the other. I used jRiver’s balance control to correct this (not ideal but all I had). Then they began to sound rather dull. Again, this worsened over time to the point they weren’t really listenable anymore. I replaced them and they were mothballed to the spare room. They’re now just taking up space and I need them outta here. Cosmetically they’re pretty good; a few marks on the bases but the grilles and panels are fine. I have the power supplies for these. Definitely pick up only; I have no way of transporting them. Again, anyone with more knowledge than me please feel free to pipe up and advise. They’re either fixable or landfill. Cheers Dave. Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  11. Item: Five Shelf HiFi Rack from Selby Acoustics Location: Ballarat, Victoria Price: $120 for quick sale Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: No longer needed Payment Method: Pickup - Cash Extra Info: I bought this from Selby about a year ago, put it together and that’s where it’s stayed. This is a five shelf unit; Selby’s site only lists a four shelf unit now, for $189. It’s in as-new condition; no marks or scratches at all. I’ve treated the glass shelves with automotive coating to repel dust. Here’s a link to the four shelf unit, same as this one except for height, which is 880mm. https://www.selby.com.au/tv-brackets-stands/hi-fi-racks/4-shelf-rack-hifi-stand-550mm-wide-black-sa501b.html This is a pick-up only item. Unfortunately I can’t assist with a halfway meet because I have no way of transporting it. Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  12. Item: Solidsteel S3-B amp stand Location: Ballarat, Victoria Price: $250 Item Condition: Brand new/unopened Reason for selling: Not needed Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, EFT, Paypal Extra Info: I bought this online from Selby, intending to use it under my Audio Research power amp (which is huge and wouldn’t fit in my rack). I’ve since reconfigured things and so I don’t need this amp stand. It’s brand new and unopened. Just been sitting there in it’s box since it was delivered. Link here with dimensions, pics etc: https://www.selby.com.au/brands/solidsteel/solidsteel-s3-b-amp-stand.html I should add that this is the black version. Postage is fine, might be about $20 or so. Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  13. Item: ifi iPurifier Location: Ballarat Victoria Price: $60 plus post Item Condition: Excellent / As new Reason for selling: NLR Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, COD, osko EFT Extra Info: Plenty of info around about this little device. it sits in the digital chain between source and DAC, filtering noise for a cleaner more detailed.sound. This one is as new, unmarked and complete with all packaging. A small post pack will suffice for postage. ill be in Melbourne Friday afternoon so could possibly meet up somewhere. i have PayPal as an absolute last resort, but would much prefer one of the other means. Apologies for the image quality but I have a loan phone right now which is so bad its almost unusable. Cheers Dave Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  14. OK soooo...I've decided.that this great sub has to go (I was considering keeping it). Ergo, I will accept $570 for it. Big bargain as this will eat pretty much every sub I know of at three times the price (at least). Will post as long as buyer arranges (see post above). Otherwise pick up only (you'll need a SUV, van or similar. Cheers Dave
  15. Will consider reasonable offers for this great amp. For interstates - I can drop at pack n send. But they will need to do the packing. Unfortunately I lack the proper materials and time to do it properly. I'll likely be in Melbourne this coming Friday afternoon. Could deliver if that helps. Cheers Dave
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