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  1. Item: WTB: Pass Labs XA-200.5/XA-160.5/X600.5 or similar in .8 series Price Range: Market rate Item Condition: Used Extra Info: Looking for a pair of second hand Pass Labs XA 200/160 Series .5 or .8 or alternatively X 600 Series .5 or .8 Please PM if you have a pair or know someone that might be interested in selling. Thanks
  2. Further information: For sale is basically a brand new Luxman C-900u preamplifier. I bought this last month from a local retailer. Don't think one of these has ever been sold on SNA and it has some really good user feedback on overseas forums, including one incredibly long post from Whitecamaross. My original intent was to partner the preamp with a Gryphon Antileon Evo or the matching Luxman M-900U monos along with my B&W 800 D3. Life has thrown up an opportunity to upgrade speakers so going to run with a top end integrated amplifier now until I have more funds available. I briefly used this with my current Gryphon Antileon Signature (already sold elsewhere) and it worked superbly. I'd say its had a hundred hours or so of burn in. Comparing this to other preamps I've owned, it is magnificent in every way. So engaging and musical but still does the micro and macros detail and transients with ease. Can't imagine anyone being unhappy with this, hence why they never come up for sale locally. These preamplifiers are still basically hand built at the Luxman factory in Japan and the fit and finish is superb. Current RRP is $17,999. Can be safely shipped Australia wide with full insurance. Buyer does pay for shipping but rates are competitive when shipping West to East coast. (Estimate it to be around $150) Plenty of info, reviews and user feedback on the internet but a few links below to save some time searching: http://www.audiodrom.net/en/power-cables/detail/32-preamplifiers/304-luxman-c-900u--m-900u https://www.soundstagehifi.com/index.php/equipment-reviews/787-luxman-c-900u-preamplifier https://files.constantcontact.com/e7f722a0701/e9fbf195-d2fd-449c-8c06-4f868291bcea.pdf https://www.monoandstereo.com/2019/09/luxman-m900u-c900u-review.html?m=1 Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  3. Thanks for all the positive responses. Much appreciated. I don’t use them in HT, strictly 2 channel only. Didn’t plan to sell these but only live once and opportunity arises to upgrade. Got to keep the industry moving forward:) Open to reasonable offers
  4. Further information: For sale is a magnificent pair of B&W 800 D3 speakers that I bought in December 2019. These were to be my long time partners but unexpected opportunity has arisen to change to a much more expensive speaker. Upgrade not so sure but a change to something that might work better in my room. That being said, in my medium sized room of 6m x 4.75m the 800 D3 completely disappear when the music is recorded accurately. I've owned B&W 802 D2's, Magico's & Rockports and the D3 is a clear step over the D2 series in my view (much more accurate) and at least on par with the other speakers mentioned. Speakers have been driven by various amps from CH Precision to Gryphon. Price is negotiable. All packaging is in pristine condition along with accessories, some of which have never been opened (speaker grilles etc) and can be safely shipped on a pallet Australia wide with full insurance. Buyer does pay for shipping but rates are competitive when shipping West to East coast. Plenty of info, reviews and user feedback on the internet but a few links below to save some time searching: https://www.whathifi.com/au/reviews/bandw-800-d3 http://www.audiodrom.net/en/power-cables/detail/28-floorstanding-loudspeakers/259-bowers--wilkins-800-d3 044-048_stereo-magazine-issue-09.pdf German mag Stereoplay also has them in the top tier ranking chart against much more expensive speakers. Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  5. Awesome preamp. Just for the record, I sold the last one and it did not go to NSW. GLWS
  6. I’ve got an email from Cary confirming what I have been saying. Its the same voltage they supply to 220-240v markets. Think we can move along.
  7. For clarity purposes, a step down will be provided should you wish to use it although I do not see the need.
  8. Further information: The SLP-05 is a full featured, top of the line preamplifier with 2 balanced and 3 RCA stereo inputs, CINEMA BYPASS, tape monitor loop, vacuum tube preamplifier featuring (8) 6SN7 vacuum tubes. Vacuum tube head phone power amplifier section built in. Matching external heavy duty power supply with 5AR4 vacuum tube rectification includes front panel voltage and bias meters for the power supply. Standard with remote volume control. Jaguar Anthracite Black clear coat steel chassis and silver anodized aluminum front panel are standard. ZERO feedback design. Price is negotiable. I received this wonderful preamp as part of a trade for my recently sold Gryphon Pandora from another SNA member. Not having much experience with tube preamplifiers, in partnership with my Gryphon amplifier, it creates a sublime soundstage, vocals to die for and great transparency. The package will be shipped in 2 boxes and include the pre-amp, power umbilical cord, remote, manual, and a set of tubes that were only replaced in December 2019. The original stock tubes are also included. This unit was imported from Europe (as he was unable to find one locally second hand) but is a 220v-240v model, as Cary only make this in 2 voltages, the other being 100v-120v. (See manual reference below) https://www.caryaudio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/SLP-05_manual.pdf A step down will be provided should you wish to use it although I do not see the need. The original remote is no longer working but the previous owner used a Harmony 650 Universal remote that is included in the sale. This remote can be used to control your entire system. There's a small blemish on the rear of the power supply and a few minor blemishes on the top side chassis otherwise it is in excellent condition. Very rarely come up for sale and a great preamp for any system. Buyer pays shipping and will be sent via courier Australia wide. Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  9. Thanks for the positive feedback. Didn’t realise the new price had gone up. Good time to buy:)
  10. Further Info: This magnificent Gryphon Pandora preamplifier is one of the best available and at the stated price for anyone looking for an upgrade. Very low output impedance means this will work with just about any amplifier. A very fast, dynamic but refined sound. Will suit all genres and certainly worked well for me as I listen to rock, pop, jazz and pretty much anything using both a SACD player or streaming Tidal. Unit is approximately 4 years old and bought from Australian distributor. The local price for a new one of these is $43,995, so a significant discount on buying new. All accessories and packaging is included. Item is in mint condition Insured delivery via courier Australia wide. Info below on the specifics: Gryphon Pandora offers a tonally natural musical presence, a rich, varied palette of colours grounded with appropriate weight and body and set in the original acoustic space with pinpoint dimensional accuracy. A four-chassis Gryphon Pandora preamplifier with total isolation of left and right channels on separate chassis and dedicated dual mono power supplies in individual chassis to protect the audio signal from any interference. The dual mono aspect of the design is taken to the practical extreme with separate detachable power cords and separate power switches for each channel. Thanks to creative engineering and unbridled freedom in its design and execution, Gryphon Pandora is empowered to reveal more of the recorded source than any previous preamplifier. Only the finest components, selected for both technical and audio parameters, have been implemented, including Japanese Takman resistors and Charcroft Z-Foil resistors. Signal transmission between preamp and power amp takes place in fully balanced mode for low signal loss and minimal distortion. Pandora also marks the introduction of a newly developed single-ended Class A input buffer stage consisting of only two transistors and a single resistor to maintain the transparency, speed and openness of the audio signal. True Dual Mono configuration Fully discrete pure Class A with ultra-short signal path 2 x 90,000 microFarad capacity banks Ultra-wideband 3 MHz frequency response Zero negative feedback DC-coupling with servo-control Isolated power supply for non-audio circuits Extensive mechanical decoupling Extensive local voltage regulation Big-wheel, ball-bearing, microprocessor-controlled 85-step relay volume attenuator featuring Charcroft Z-Foil Audio ultra precision resistors and ultra low capacitance relays for best sonic performance New, high-speed, discrete single-ended Class A input buffer developed for best possible sonic performance Select premium-grade components, including Takman Audio resistors Minimal internal wiring Military spec. double-sided up to 70µm copper printed circuit boards Two separate custom-made C-core transformers, one for each channel Gold-plated input-isolating relays PCB-mounted sockets eliminate wiring and shorten signal path Gold-plated Swiss Neutric XLR sockets for three balanced sources and two outputs Gold-plated phono sockets with Teflon insulation for two inputs and one Tape output Optional integrated, Gryphon Phono Stage or Legato Heritage RIAA module Fixed-level AV throughput for uncompromising integration with surround systems Microprocessor-controlled menu functions Adjustable channel balance, source level matching, start-up and maximum level Green Bias control for Gryphon power amplifiers Graphical Vacuum Fluorescent Display Backlit touch-sensitive front panel controls Adjustable display illumination (High, Medium, Low, Off) Non-magnetic, non-resonant aluminium cabinets 12 V DC link input and output Flash memory upgrades via PC or key-fob Infrared remote control Standby power consumption <1W EU CE approval Designed and built in Denmark
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