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  1. Don't think this vehicle has been used recently....
  2. Item: ME25 Preamp $900 and ME200 Poweramp $750 Location: Hobart Price: $900 & $750 Item Condition: Very Good Reason for selling: Surplus Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: I bought these units separately a few years ago (I think through StereoNet but can’t recall sellers’ IDs) to experience the ME sound – and it is indeed excellent. However I subsequently moved on to Naim Uniti for the convenience of streaming and so these units have had virtually no use since purchased. I kept them just in case I decided to revert to my halcyon student-days-stereo-LP-purism, but that won’t happen now. So for 95%+ of their tenure here, they’ve been stowed away in my hifi wardrobe. Pet-free and smoke-free home. Obviously, they are not a cosmetic match. But they do have the same width & general styling, and in my dimly-lit rack the difference from the front is not glaringly obvious. External condition is quite good as per pics. As far as I can tell, both units appear to be original internally and both work perfectly. The preamp (which has it’s own PSU and a MM phono input) was purchased first and the poweramp bought when it turned up some time later. Whilst I hardly used them at all, to my (unqualified) ear, the combination shares a certain tonality with the Naim in that they have a similar ‘toe-tapping’ (PRaT??) quality and immediacy which I like. I have a manual for the 200, but not for the 25. No original boxes, but can be securely packed for interstate shipping. Can audition by appointment. Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  3. Nets never crossed my mind :- we've lived here for nearly 30 years, aren't near the water, and as mentioned, have never seen a heron anywhere other than on the Derwent shore. This blighter must have been blown off-course & got lucky! He did look a bit out of place balancing on the power-line. Anyway, for the grandkids, we thought we might try to raise a few tadpoles next time around. No feeding required. I doubt a Heron could spot those from cruising altitude.... Anyway - back to the photos. There are indeed some talented photographers here & I greatly enjoy checking out their skills.
  4. Hello; I have a comment and a query. Few years back I had a pair of s/hand P3esr (purchased via sna but I can't recall from whom...) and loved them to bits. Probably the 'happiest' speakers I have known; but floorstanders is really my thing so they have long gone. Would buy another pair tomorrow if I got shunted into the small room. Bass a bit weak as expected but probably semi-treatable by judicious placement - and the mids is where it's all at. They almost never show up on the used market. Can't comment on the bookshelf aspect, but probably not be optimal. They're not cheap and might be a tad overkill for true second-system bookshelf usage? The Query..... I also had some s/hand minty SHL5 (35th Anniversary) and disliked them within minutes. Not unpleasant, but frankly I found them thick, slow. It was only later I winkled out a handful of other owners who shared my views. 'Veiled' was one description, which I thought apt. Still haven't resolved in my own mind why my experience should be so contrary to 99% of hifi humanity. But:- I'm told the SHL5 Plus is a different beast entirely - can you offer any thoughts on the Plus version perhaps? Robin
  5. White-Faced Heron got our fish. Saw it on the power lines when I came home (never seen a Heron near the house or on power lines before). Two minutes later it was next to the pond and only then did I put two & two together....
  6. Hello chaps. Sorry for the delay in replying. For various reasons, I am withdrawing the Nait 3 from sale at this time. Sorry for any inconvenience. Robin
  7. Item: Vintage Naim Nait 3 Location: Hobart Price: $450 Item Condition: Excellent for vintage Reason for selling: Surplus Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: This classic Nait 3 came to me from a good friend as part of a gear swap (he now has my Naim Uniti 2). He understands I would be moving it on (along with other stuff that the trade included) as it is surplus to requirements - I have too many amps already. My friend purchased it brand new in Adelaide in the 1980s and it has been his hifi work-horse for 30+ years. Never given a problem. Unmodified and untouched internally / electrically / electronically. Please note:- the Nait 3 model did not come with any remote. Has been very well looked-after and is in excellent cosmetic condition – only hair-line scratch I can see is on the left side near the front (see pics). Very hard to see without looking closely - in fact, without the flash, I didn’t spot it at all initially. Nor did I notice the line on the volume control - which I have since wiped off. Heaps of specs, reviews, etc on-line. Input 1 (RCA) can be adapted for phono input by addition of a phono card internally. Comes with a pair of A4 cables, each 3m long with Naim amplifier plugs on one end, bare wires at the speaker end. I do have the original box, but none of the internal packaging or manual (available as a PDF online). I am prepared to double-box if interstate transport is required. Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  8. I agree with Thomo. Have owned a pair of Cheviots for 15 years - they remain my 'go to' all-rounders. Have had 15" HPDs and Monitor Golds - long gone; the 12" Cheviots just had the best overall balance to my eyes & ears. In fact, I even preferred them to a you-beaut, pricey, mid-range 'Prestige' model I owned at one time. They do all sorts of music well - somehow they just sound effortless & lovely. All day. Even at low volume. Highly recommended.
  9. Item: 5 Classical Organ CDs Location: Hobart Price: $50 Item Condition: As new Reason for selling: Not Used Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Spotless condition, as new, never played by myself. Part of a collection I came across a few years back. 1. “Symphonia Gregoriana”- Peter Eben. Gunther Rost Organist. OEHMS Classics. Hybrid SACD. 2. “The Music of Dan Locklair” - Marilyn Keiser Organist. Loft Recordings, 24-bit technology. 3. “Frauenkirche Dresden Orgelmusik” - Samuel Kummer Organist. Carus SACD. 4. # “Vincent Lubeck Complete Organ Works” – Friedhelm Flamme Organist. CPO. Hybrid Multichannel Super Audio CD. 5. “Majestus” – Scott Dettra Organist. Loft Recordings, 24-bit tech. # The bottom hinge is chipped – case still looks good & closes fine. Postage Aust-wide would be $10. Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  10. I agree - come on guys! Cheap enough for Naim Owners to have a play; I once painted some damaged cabinets Pillarbox Red - they looked great! And as an ex-SBL owner, Naim make interesting speakers. Unfortunately I'm in the Deep South.....
  11. This bog-standard old Nait 3 seems a tad expensive..... https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/254245979313?ul_noapp=true
  12. Item: Schiit Bifrost DAC - first model Non-USB Location: Hobart Price: $190 Item Condition: Excellent - lightly used Reason for selling: Surplus Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Purchased new by me in 2012 - my first and only separate dac. I felt it was slightly smoother than my then Arcam CD192. Takes optical or co-axial input - source is controlled from the front button No marks that I can see. Perfect working condition Since I got the Naim Uniti, it's pretty much sat on the shelf for the last 3 years gathering dust. Original box, packaging, paperwork will go with it. Pictures:
  13. Long time since I saw skywriting. Good Friday Hobart
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