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  1. Item: Vatiros Norma Monoblocks Location: Adelaide Price: $350 the pair Item Condition: Working well, face-plates are pretty good, rest of the casework is fair - see pics. Reason for selling: not being used Payment Method: Pickup with cash preferred. Extra Info: 120W into 8ohms from what I can gather, and around 9kg a piece - they feel solid. Not much info on the net besides some positive comments about the manufacturer in general in the Thai forums. They seem to be quite high input impedance and/or high sensitivity since they make my cheap phone headphone output sound noisier than usual as a source when I was fooling around. Normal preamps have been quiet but I suspect this was the case so they can be easily driven from a simple tube preamp as seems to be common in the place of origin (and the same manufacturer makes tubed preamps). I bought these together with a tube preamp (though not matching) that I wanted to play with and these monos are surplus to requirements. They run cool in my set-up with some stand-mount Ushers and perform well connected directly to my DAC. Pictures:
  2. I'll take it this time for 350 plus actual cost of postage - despite the noisy volume control. I don't know why you marked the previous ad as sold the last time we were in discussion three weeks ago, though you didn't seem keen on Paypal at the time and I notice you've removed it from this new listing. I'm willing to pay with bank deposit if you like - given that you've said it's functional in all other respects.
  3. treuben

    FS: Dynaudio C1 with matching stands

    A rare speaker to find for sale - and widely acknowledged as one of the best stand-mount speakers available. Good luck with your sale! I can't even remember seeing a pair of these for sale in Adelaide before in such good condition.
  4. Nice looking build! GLWTS
  5. Great looking pair.. and most people I think would say better sounding than the Lyrix Golds that followed them. 😎 GLWTS.
  6. treuben

    FS: Bookshelf speakers, linaum and pioneer

    Nice fitment there on the Realistic ones. I made an MDF faceplate for mine because I had some little Dynaudio drivers that I wanted to use to replace the bass drivers and they wouldn't fit in the existing frame. Chap that bought them said they were the best little speakers he'd heard. The Linaeum tweeters uses to go for upwards of $200 a pair at one stage. Folks were buying these speakers, taking the tweeters out of them and throwing the rest away so they could use them in the DIY builds! They're very, very good. I'm also annoyed at Pioneer Australia basically doubling the price on your others once they got popular. They're also excellent speakers but if you can buy used like this please do so and don't reward their actions. One hi-fi opportunist shop I saw had these for $700!
  7. treuben


    I'll start you off with a bid of 400 and I'll pay shipping to Adelaide by e-go if like. You'll have to wrap it in enough old t-shirts and bubble wrap to make the trip safely though. I had a friend with the older 6SN7 version of this which I think sounded nice. At one stage they sold them as kits via AES. I think 6SN7 are a great sounding tube though in simple designs, though I'd rather be *paying* for 6DJ8s now than 6SN7s certainly. Do feel free to say no of course - I'm just spit-ballin'. 😎 I'm assuming there are no issues like noisy volume/source selection or DC leakage on the outputs?
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    I'm guessing this is the non-remote version. Can we have a close-up picture from the front please?
  9. You can buy with confidence. The seller is an honest and amiable fellow. 😎
  10. treuben

    FS: Sony Power Amplifier MU-A200

    For those interested in the specs/internals it's also called an SRP-P2200 I believe.. https://blogs.yahoo.co.jp/alpus_at/64234076.html http://member.tokoha-u.ac.jp/~kubo/hobby/theater/machine/machine-023.html One of the google translations described the build quality as "very Samurai" so that has to be good, right! 😎
  11. treuben

    FS: Blaudio 1.5 Speakers

    HIvi according to someone that's owned them. Blaudio is Chinese and it's certainly a possible that the tweeter is a real Scanspeak but the bass driver is a Dynaudio copy by Hivi. I'd probably reserve judgement on what the drivers are until someone's had them out and checked. Edit: looks like the tweeter is a scanspeak d2905.. and the bass driver is run open - only the tweeter has a network associated with it. Translate to English seems to work ok on this page. http://www.blaudio.com.cn/index.files/t2.htm
  12. treuben

    SOLD: FS: Kelly KT3 Transducers

    Well, that sensitivity has to be useful.. I'm just lamenting all the tube amps I can't use because my speakers are about as sensitive as I am - which is not very! 8/
  13. treuben

    FS Brook Power amplifiers

    Any pics of the insides? It's a bit hard to know what's on offer when they're boutique and pretty generic black boxes. The way they're laid out makes me think they're ETI 5000s inside.
  14. treuben

    SOLD: FS: KEF 105 Speakers Vintage - Sydney

    I think some say that the originals were better made (and apparently somewhat heavier) than the series 2. Just check for coil rubbing on those woofers as they're getting on in age now and known for it. It's not a deal breaker necessarily - people just rotate them in their mounting to ameliorate the issue as soon as it becomes apparent. I think few people with these ever feel good about selling them! Everyone that does says something about missing them.
  15. https://web.archive.org/web/20180310182844/http://www.duntech.com.au/english/products/studio-series/pcl10.html - just because the Duntech site seems to have a broken link with respect to these.. As with the Little (but larger and older) PCL15 Duchess you get more extension than most while taking a bit of a hit to efficiency. Dynamics are preserved to an extent by using good quality drivers. They will like a bit of heft in their amplification as people have suggested, which probably translates to being happy with most stuff excepting fleapower <30w stuff. 😎