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  1. Item: 19" Rack tray for housing non-19" components in a 19" rack. Location: Gembrook or Knoxfield, VIC Price: $15 plus postage if required. Item Condition: Good. Just a couple of small nicks and marks from normal wear. See pictures. Reason for selling: No longer required. Was used to house an effects unit in my PA system, but now have a mixer with built-in effects. Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Has slots pre-punched in the base for installing a component, a mounting bracket, cable retainers, etc. Pictures:
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    SOLD: FS: Heavy duty speaker stands

    Dimensions: 432mm tall. top plate: 177 x 204mm base: 330 x 290mm 6.5kg
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    SOLD: FS: Heavy duty speaker stands

    Sold. Pending pickup.
  4. Item: Rogers RPS-702 portable speaker Location: Gembrook or Knoxfield, VIC Price: $20 Item Condition: Very good Reason for selling: No longer used. JBL Charge2 has taken over. Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only. Happy to post at buyers expense. Extra Info: Simple portable speaker with Stereo 3.5mm audio input only. Plug-pack input and USB power input options. I purchased it to use in our caravan which we did until I picked up a little Yamaha system with wall-mount speakers. Neat little unit could also be useful in the kitchen, garage, motel, etc. Plug-pack has UK pins, but Australian adaptor is supplied. Pictures:
  5. Item: 5.1 RCA Cable. 850mm long Location: Gembrook or Knoxfield, VIC Price: $40 Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: NLR. New AVR doesn't have multi-channel analogue inputs. Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only. Happy to post at buyers expense. Extra Info: This cable was used for multi-channel SACD/DVD-Audio playback into a Yamaha AVR that had a 7.1 analogue input. Replacement AVR doesn't have that facility and I'm content with the DACs in the new AVR. Originally a 2m 'Prolink' brand AV cable. I cut it down to make up a custom RCA to D25 cable for a fellow SNA member's Rotel HT processor. I then fitted the Gold Snake RCA connectors to the remaining length to make up this cable for my own use. Pictures:
  6. Item: Marantz NR-1501 7.1 Channel Slimline AVR (Black) Location: Gembrook or Knoxfield, VIC Price: $280 Item Condition: Very good. Reason for selling: Updated to NR-1508 for new features. Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only. Happy to pack really well and post at buyers expense. Extra Info: I bought this for my daughter when they moved into their home, but they didn't want to run speaker cables, so opted for a Yamaha sound-bar system. So I happily kept it to replace an old Yamaha Receiver. Recently upgraded to the NR-1508 while they were on clearance, so this unit is no longer required. Comes with all accessories including the setup microphone, AM loop antenna, remote, etc. Supports HDMI V1.3a along with Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus and DTS-HD. Lots of features. Please follow link for details. https://www.qualifi.com.au/index.php?page=shop.product_details&product_id=56719&flypage=vmj_genx_SR.tpl&pop=0&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=1103 Photos are now of actual item. Pictures:
  7. Item: Jamo E5CEN.5 compact centre speaker Location: Gembrook or Knoxfield, VIC Price: $100 Item Condition: Very good. Some wear in bottom left corner of grille as shown in photo, but only noticeable from close-up. Reason for selling: Upgraded. Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only. Happy to post at buyers expense. Extra Info: 70W RMS. 100W Peak. 8 Ohms. 2x 4" Mid-bass. 1x 1" dome tweeter. 90dB/2.8V/1m. Frequency range: 65-20,000Hz. Shielded drivers. 438 (W) x 136 (H) x 150 (D). 4.4kg This is a great little Centre-channel speaker if you have limited space, which was the reason I purchased it. It's a sealed enclosure, so not too fussy with placement either. Have owned since new and it hasn't been worked hard. Recent changes to my HT system meant that I was able to upgrade to something larger and a little better. Pictures: Jamo E5_brochure.pdf
  8. Item: Heavy duty steel speaker stands Location: Gembrook or Knoxfield, VIC Price: $50 Item Condition: Good Reason for selling: No longer required. Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only. Sorry, but due to shape & weight, I prefer not to post/courier unless buyer wants me to drop off at a pack & send at their own expense. Extra Info: I purchased these so I could use my Richter Merlins in our loungeroom for about 9 months while I was building my new speakers. The Merlins have been back in the bungalow for a year, sitting on a pair of low cabinets and I can't see me needing the stands again in the foreseeable future. Don't know what brand they are, but they are very solid and well built. The tops each have 5 little adhesive felt pads on them at present, but these can easily be removed if not required. I will add dimensions tonight. Could deliver to outer eastern suburbs if necessary for a little petrol money. PM with your location. Pictures:
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    Hi from New Norfolk, Tasmania

    Welcome Ben, I can't help with identifying the speaker, I'm sorry. If you don't get any ideas from other members, you might consider carefully removing one of the mid-bass drivers to see if there are any clues inside, like driver brand/model number or any identifying labels or text on the crossover.
  10. Emerald Lake Park Summer Music Series 2019. A free, family-friendly series of concerts held every Sunday afternoon in February at Emerald Lake Park. 12.30pm to 3pm. (There is a parking fee if you come by car) This series has been running for quite a few years now and is a great day out. Could be combined with a trip on puffy billy. Bands perform under a rotunda beside the lake and the audience can enjoy it from the comfort of a lovely treed, grassy slope. BYO camp chair or picnic blanket if you wish. https://www.cardinia.vic.gov.au/info/20036/emerald_lake_park/322/summer_music_series_2019 https://www.cardinia.vic.gov.au/info/20036/emerald_lake_park Sunday 3 February: Clint Wilson and the Velvet Valley Sunday 10 February: Cardinia Civic Concert Band Sunday 17 February: Babaganoush Sunday 24 February: Rich Davies & The Low Road
  11. Selby Folk Club kicks off 2019 with Whiskey Dram tonight, Fri 1st Feb. Very entertaining eclectic folky band. Loved their set at an outdoor gig at Emerald Lake Park last Feb, so looking forward to tonight. https://selbyfolkclub.com.au/events/
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    Help needed on Akai AA-5000s

    Hifi Engine is usually a good resource, but this model not listed. There are some other AA models there but nothing that looks like yours. https://www.hifiengine.com/manual_library/akai.shtml?category=integrated-amplifier You could make an enquiry at Analog Alley and see how you go. http://www.analogalley.com/m_akai.htm Good luck.
  13. It would if there were a lot more brands that offered it. I have a vintage system in my bungalow that was all champagne-gold and all same width consisting of Marantz amp & tuner and Pioneer universal DVD player. Then a Pioneer tuner came along that was too good to resist regardless of colour and size. But it does have some gold trim, buttons and labelling, so it's not too bad!
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    Brilliant new digital microscope

    I always thought the plastic coarse-threaded height adjustment was the main thing that let down the Jaycar and Traveler brand ones that I have used in the past. You say that this one has "easy" height adjustment. Do you mean that it has a nice fine and smooth adjustment?
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    New member after some advice

    Wouldn't worry too much about your purchase. The DALI's are well engineered and very good value. I just upgraded my Centre speaker to a DALI Zensor. I had budgeted to spend a bit more, but the Zensor Centre ticked all my boxes and I've had no regrets.