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  1. Report post Posted 4 hours ago Price Range: $0 to $1000 1. Q Acoustics Concept 20 $699  2. Dynaudio Emit M10 $999 3. Audioengine HD6 active $960 4. Monitor Audio Bronze 2 $699 5. 6. Price Range: $1000 to $2000 1. VAF i90 $1,998 2. Dynaudio Emit M20 ( Stand mount ) $1250 3. Dynaudio Emit M30 ( Floor standing ) $1990 4. Monitor Audio Bronze 6. ( Floor Standing) $1700 5. Kef LS50 passive $1500 6. Kef LSX active $1890 7. Klitschko RP 160m $1399 Price Range: $2000 to $5000 1. Lenehan Audio ML-1 2. Kef LS50 Wireless $3,495 3. Paradigm Prestige 75F $3,999 4. B&W 603 $2,699 5. Magnepan MG1.7i - $3,790.00 6. Spatial Hologram M3 Turbo S $4290 7. Focal Aria 926 $4500 8. B and W 703 $4600 9. Golden Ear Triton 7 $3000 10. Proac D2 $4950 Price Range: $5000 to $10000 1. PMC Twenty5.23 $6,490 2. Dynaudio Focus 20 XD $7,999 3. B&W 805d3 $7900 4. Dynaudio Contour 20 $ $8000 5. ATC SCM19 AT $8099 6. VAF I66 $8500 7. Magnepan MG3.7IR - $9999 8. Audio Physic Classic 30 $8000 9. Harbeth 30.2 10. Krix Esoterix Altum $6995 Price Range: $10000 to $20000 1. Dynaudio Confidence C1 Platinum $11,999 2. Dynaudio Focus 60 XD $15,499 3. Martin Logan ESL 11A $16,999 4. Yamaha NS5000 $19999 5. VAF I93 $12500 6. Legacy Audio Focus SE - $18000 7. Magnepan MG20.7R - $19,999.00 8. Duntech DSM- 15 - $12000 9. Dutch & Dutch 8c $16999 Price Range: $20000 to $30000 1. Focal Sopra 2 $22,300 2. SGR CX3B Mk II active speakers $22,000 3. Kii THREE $22,700 4. Meridian DSP5200 $25,000 5. SGR CX4F-2 (if you can afford a bit more, or negotiate a discount, or discover a used pair) 6. Duntech Senator- $20000 7. Harbeth 40.2 - 22k AUD Price Range: Beyond $30000 1. Proac K8 $64,999 2. Avantgarde Uno XD $Unpublished 3. Wilson Benesch Discovery II $32,500 4. Vivid Audio Giya G4 $Unpublished 5. Voxativ 9.87 (fieldcoil/tube PSU) 69K USD 6. Dynaudio C4 Platinum $32000 7. Kef Blade $49k
  2. Glenny in regard to the original driver, Speakerbits seem to be clear about the Dynaudio (link) in order to match you need to consider the Thiele Small Parameters (link). The closer the parameters, the closer the sound, when fitted in the original cabinet. There can be differences in magnet design, etc. that mean that this is not an absolute. Finding the original driver is always best but not always possible 😉
  3. This needs a new home. It's a great screen. Make me a fair offer and it's yours [emoji846] PM please
  4. Item: Planar XScreen 80” projector screen with stand on castors Location: Melbourne (3030) Price: $250 all included (over $4000 at the time of purchase) Item Condition: very good, very few marks what so ever. Still has plastic lining the picture frame Reason for selling: Getting a larger screen in the new house Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal (+ fees), bank transfer, COD Only Extra Info: This was the Rolls Royce screen at the time I bought it. Suitable for low medium light as well as a dark cinema room, it uses Daytime Screen Technology and displays well even with the lights on. It has a 4mm layer of hardened glass behind the screen surface and provides an absolutely flat screen, appearing like a plasma or other flat screen TV. I have had a movable stand made for it, which I am including, but you can also mount it to the wall. Lots of options given its strength and rigidity. I have the original box for it but given its size this is a pick up item only. From SoundandVision 2007: "At the core of the Xscreen is a high-gain, but highly directional, silvery screen. The point of this is to reflect as much light as possible from the projector but not the ambient room light (like a regular screen). To test this, I set up the Xscreen in our lab in front of our regular screen. Then, obviously, I projected an image on it. Just by dropping the Xscreen, I could see what the same-size image looked like on our normal 1.0-gain screen. Most readily apparent is the increase in brightness. The Xscreen was roughly three times brighter than our normal 1.0-gain screen. With the projector we were using, this resulted in around 94 foot-Lamberts versus 31 ft-L with the 1.0-gain screen. With the lights off, the black level was also about three times higher. With the lights on, however, an interesting thing happened. With a white field, the brightness on the Xscreen stayed almost the same, but, on the regular screen, it came up a little less than 10 percent (which, in this case, isn’t good, as it’s just reflected room light). With a 0-IRE black field, it was far more interesting. The black field on the Xscreen was actually 20 percent darker than it was on the 1.0-gain screen. It was doing just as it was advertised: It was blocking more of the ambient light than a regular screen. What this means is that the contrast ratio, on the 1.0-gain screen and the lights on, was a measly 57:1. On the Xscreen with the lights on, it was a far more watchable 194:1. With the lights off, this same projector measured over 8000:1, so the Xscreen can't work miracles, but it's doing quite a lot to make the image watchable in direct light."
  5. There's been some interest from interstate. It costs about $110 to ship to Sydney or Adelaide
  6. Item: 18” Bass cabinets / ply construction (pair) Location: Melbourne (3030) Price: $100 Item Condition: Fair. Structurally very good but has marks and scratches. Has Speakon connections and black duratex paint Reason for selling: clear out of some gear Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal (+ fees), bank transfer, COD Only Extra Info: I have used these as the bass cabinets for my horn speakers. It suits a standard 18” professional driver. The lower face plate can be removed to reveal two 150mm ports. I have included the elbows but you will need to add 250mm additional piping to achieve about a 30Hz tune. I have also used these as sealed subwoofer cabinets for Maelstroms. Hence, the choice is yours 🙂 Dimensions are 94cm high, 54cm wide and 50cm deep Given its size this is a pick up item only. Pictures:
  7. tem: Pioneer SC-LX81 AVR Location: Melbourne (3030) Price: FREE (over $4000 at the time of purchase) Item Condition: not working. Has gone into default shut down mode so does not power on Reason for selling: clear out Payment Method: Pickup Only Extra Info: I have had an estimate to repair and that was between $200 and $300. Comes with manual and remote. Yes, it does come with a power cord but I didn't include in the photos
  8. Expense and expertise are the main reasons you don't see carbon fibre used a lot in horns. Speakers need to be part of the furniture of a house and, as you can see from the many creases in the DIY carbon fibre donut, the quality of finish required for WAF is not easy to achieve. The weave of the carbon fibre is on full display and needs to be perfect, else it greatly diminishes its affect. Gel coat with fibreglass hides any inconsistencies. The price for carbon fibre components is always double or more and that's not just about speakers.
  9. There's a good reason that you didn't find anything. That's because there is no ringing! I suggest to anyone who is interested, try tapping your finger on a piece of resin impregnated carbon fibre. All of the bike frames, car parts and other equipment made with carbon fibre are taking advantage of its excellent properties of being very light and very strong. Carbon fibre is also an excellent material for speaker horns. As the PSE-144 is constructed with two layers brought together using RTM along with a foam core in the driver mounting sections, it combines great strength with light weight and great looks. Fibreglass, used in this way, gives similar results except what you see is a gel coat. Carbon fibre is actually provided in uniform sheets rather than the matting style of fibreglass. This makes it easier to use in box sections but harder to use on curves. The technique is to precut the desired shapes to form the curve and ensure these joins are kept symmetrical and uniform. Always wear a mask and gloves regardless of whether you are using carbon fibre of fibreglass. Upfront, you should try it out as it will provide a very smooth and strong surface when done well. It does take some practice. For disclosure, I worked with Paul Spencer at Red Spade Audio to make the PSE-144 and the carbon fibre horns are mine.
  10. David, I'm using TD18H and I'm in Melbourne so send me a PM and let me know when you will be in town
  11. If it's pre and power amp you want and you want change from 10K and to buy new gear with excellent dynamic sound then I recommend the Elektra gear. It's what I have. [emoji38] I think for the type of speakers you have the extra power typically found in separates is very important no matter what you decide on. Sent from my SM-G900I using Tapatalk
  12. I have upgraded to the reference HD. Even better signal to noise ratio. The lower noise floor makes it great with my high efficiency speakers. The recent showcase with Krix tells the story better than me [emoji6] Sent from my SM-G900I using Tapatalk
  13. It's from July 1 2018 that it affects goods purchased. Only digital transactions are affected in 2017. Eg Netflix Sent from my SM-G900I using Tapatalk
  14. Item: Planar XScreen 80” projector screen with stand on castors Location: Melbourne (3030) Price: $500 all included (over $4000 at the time of purchase) Item Condition: very good, very few marks what so ever. Still has plastic lining the picture frame Reason for selling: Getting a larger screen in the new house Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal (+ fees), bank transfer, COD Only Extra Info: This was the Rolls Royce screen at the time I bought it. Suitable for low medium light as well as a dark cinema room, it uses Daytime Screen Technology and displays well even with the lights on. It has a 4mm layer of hardened glass behind the screen surface and provides an absolutely flat screen, appearing like a plasma or other flat screen TV. I have had a movable stand made for it, which I am including, but you can also mount it to the wall. Lots of options given its strength and rigidity. I have the original box for it but given its size this is a pick up item only. From SoundandVision 2007: "At the core of the Xscreen is a high-gain, but highly directional, silvery screen. The point of this is to reflect as much light as possible from the projector but not the ambient room light (like a regular screen). To test this, I set up the Xscreen in our lab in front of our regular screen. Then, obviously, I projected an image on it. Just by dropping the Xscreen, I could see what the same-size image looked like on our normal 1.0-gain screen. Most readily apparent is the increase in brightness. The Xscreen was roughly three times brighter than our normal 1.0-gain screen. With the projector we were using, this resulted in around 94 foot-Lamberts versus 31 ft-L with the 1.0-gain screen. With the lights off, the black level was also about three times higher. With the lights on, however, an interesting thing happened. With a white field, the brightness on the Xscreen stayed almost the same, but, on the regular screen, it came up a little less than 10 percent (which, in this case, isn’t good, as it’s just reflected room light). With a 0-IRE black field, it was far more interesting. The black field on the Xscreen was actually 20 percent darker than it was on the 1.0-gain screen. It was doing just as it was advertised: It was blocking more of the ambient light than a regular screen. What this means is that the contrast ratio, on the 1.0-gain screen and the lights on, was a measly 57:1. On the Xscreen with the lights on, it was a far more watchable 194:1. With the lights off, this same projector measured over 8000:1, so the Xscreen can't work miracles, but it's doing quite a lot to make the image watchable in direct light."
  15. With the NS1000s having sealed bass and dropping off from 50Hz, then it is only room gain that is delivering more bass. That would be a challenge to say it is controlled at the lower frequencies. NS5000 is ported and going lower. So, for any given room, the NS5000 has more bass. Hence, why I say the NS1000 should have a subwoofer. Any room makes a difference and I acknowledge that so it's great you have a room that suits your NS1000s
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