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  1. Bruce, It was lovely meeting you. Thank you for the feedback. Warm regards, Magenta Audio and the Halcro team.
  2. Advice required - Zu Soul Supreme issues

    We have given this customer exemplary service. We went through a trouble shooting procedure and determined that the main wide-band driver had likely been jolted in transit. We then arranged for Zu to send him a replacement drivers directly from the US.Changing a driver on these is like changing a light globe (only there are 6 screws) - it certainly isn't rocket Science. .We did not hear from the customer for several weeks. The customer seemed uncertain about replacing the driver himself (we also sent him a tool to perform this and assured him it was a very straightforward procedure. The customer then went away for a couple of weeks and only last night (Saturday night) informed us that the replacement driver had not rectified the issue. This morning (Sunday) I emailed him to say that we would have the box collected and sent to Mike Lenehan to be thoroughly inspected. Zu speakers have two drivers and a capacitor inside them. There isn't a lot that can go wrong and I'll sure Mike will repair this in a very timely manner and we will arrange re-delivery of the box. Please tell me how we could have improved our customer service here? We cannot and will not replace both boxes (as the customer is suggesting) with brand new speakers, as the speakers are a one-off custom painted finish and the issue can be very easily repaired. This customer has suggested that someone should visit him and fix the issue. My NSW/ QLD rep was in his area only 2 weeks ago and would have certainly visited him, however we had not heard anything from the customer for several weeks and assumed the replacement driver had rectified the issue. I strongly suggest that before customers air their grievances on public forums, they simply pick up the phone and call us. Whilst it is unfortunate that products occasionally fail - it does occasionally happen. Lets work together on this, rather than creating this kind of unnecessary drama.
  3. The album in in being pressed now. CD's will be sent out in a couple of weeks.
  4. Hi Jimmy. That is great to hear! Thanks for the reminder! We've updated the ad.
  5. Hi Emie, We actually have a mint black unit sitting in a box in our office. This one is about 3 years old and has hardly been used. It is sold with a 12 month warranty. Feel free to call us on 08 8390 1673 for details. Kind regards Mike
  6. Item: Kimber Kable KCAG WBT-0147 0.75m RCA Interconnects Location: Adelaide Hills Price: $550 (free postage Australia wide) Item Condition: Second Hand – Excellent Condition Payment Method: Credit card, PayPal, Direct deposit Extra Info: DUT: KCAG 0.75m terminated with WBT-0147 RCA type connectors. (Cp) parallel capacitance: 51.0 pF @ 20 kHz (Ls) series inductance: 0.71 µH @ 20 kHz (Rdc) dc loop resistance: 0.065 Ω (Xt) total reactance: 0.087 Ω @ 20 kHz Frequency response ± 0.5 dB dc – 10 MHz Pictures:
  7. Item: Dynavector HX 1.2 Power Amplifier Location: Adelaide Hills Price: $2200 - NOTE: Shipping cost not included – Please contact us for a shipping quote (Ph: 08 8390 1673, Email: [email protected]). Item Condition: Second Hand – Great Condition (minor scratches – see photos). Comes in original wooden shipping crate and with user manual. Payment Method: Credit card, PayPal, Direct deposit Contact Us: Ph: 08 8390 1673, Email: [email protected] Extra Info: Note from previous owner: Upon purchase, I took this amplifier to Jonathan Davies of Dynavector to check it out. He told me it was a very clean example in great condition and now that he has serviced it completely it will be good for 20 years to come. He left in some audiophile (expensive) binding posts and fuses which the last owner had had fitted. This has very clearly been well looked after amplifier. DURING SERVICE: HX1.2 was upgraded to be closer to MkII, virtually a MkII apart from a smaller transformer. The HX-1.2 provides very low “distortion*” and tremendous dynamic current drive that to some extent renders the power output rating meaningless. The FET’s and associated circuitry used in Dynavector amplifiers’ exhibit none of the typical “MOSFET sound” noted in conventional FET designs, while retaining all the traditional FET advantages over the commonly used bipolar transistors. The Dynavector amplifier circuitry is symmetrical, deceptively simple and extremely fast. The output stage can deliver very high currents, very quickly into the load allowing the HX- 1.2 to outperform amplifiers many times its power rating. The amplifier is unconditionally stable into all loads and all speaker cables. The input stage includes an input coupling capacitor to protect against any unwanted DC offset destroying the loudspeakers. (For example, when power to some pre-amplifiers is removed while it is still connected to the power amplifier. Note: This is not a problem with the Dynavector pre-amplifiers). From the input coupling capacitor the amplifier is fully DC coupled. The high quality printed circuit board is manufactured in Australia and uses increased thickness, pure Australian copper for the conductive track. Special lead free, high silver content solder is used throughout the amplifier and the wiring is high purity, oxygen free copper with TeflonTM dielectric. The transformer is a special toroidal design, being considerably smaller, lighter and with lower impedance than conventional transformers and other toroids. It is wound with pure Australian copper wire and is available in several voltage ranges. It supplies a linear power supply that is tightly coupled to the amplifier circuitry to minimise losses and maximise transient response & power delivery. The transformer is housed in a shielded enclosure to eliminate the effects of its electromagnetic field on sound quality. The HX-1.2 runs cool and uses side mounted, convection chimney heatsinks. The chassis of the amplifier is non-magnetic and strong, making the whole unit solid and enduring. The amplifier is modular in construction, which allows upgrading if any significant new developments arise. Like all the other Dynavector Amplifier products, the design emphasis is on providing outstanding musical performance with very low noise, wide dynamic range and very low distortion of the musical signal. A great deal of design effort has gone into retaining the intrinsic 3-dimensional nature of real instruments and real music. We use live natural music as our reference and spend a great deal of time attending concerts and evaluating our amplifiers’ performance against this experience. This is the standard against which our amplifiers should be judged. *Distortion. Special Note: Our definition of distortion involves any alteration of the original listening experience. That is all the conventional “harmonic distortion, intermodulation distortion” technical measurements as well as any change to the original listening experience which includes the instruments’ inherent 3-dimensional spatial aspects, instrument placement, ambience, timbre and dynamics. Most aspects of distortion cannot be measured or even accurately quantified however the human ear can easily “hear” them. We believe that Dynavector Amplifiers’ offer extremely low “distortion” and invite you to judge for yourself. Finally it is worth noting that there is only one reference for an audio system and that is real, live, acoustic music. This is our reference and we continually strive to get closer and closer to the real thing. All Dynavector amplifier products are the standard international width of 440mm. Power switch, mains fuse and connectors are on the rear panel. Specifications: Output Power: 180 watts per channel nom Input Sensitivity for full power: 1.5V RMS Mains Version: 220 – 240 vac Mains Fuse: 4AT Time Delay Mains Connection: Standard IEC Connector Dimensions: 440 x 390 x 120 nom. Weight (packed): 25kg approx. Power Consumption: 800 Watts max. Pictures:
  8. I completely agree Marc. And this pair are really special. Mike Lenehan reckons they are the best pair of ML2's he's ever made....
  9. Item: Lenehan Audio ML2 Limited (Unique Pair) Passive Loudspeakers - includes ilmenite filled speaker stands made by Lenehan Audio Location: Adelaide Hills Price: $14,995 (Contact us for shipping quote - Ph: 08 8390 1673, Email: [email protected]) Item Condition: Immaculate condition Payment Method: Credit Card, PayPal, Direct Deposit Contact Us: Ph: 08 8390 1673, Email: [email protected] Extra Info: For sale is this unique one-off Limited edition pair of Lenehan Audio ML2 passive speakers. Possibly the best speakers Lenehan Audio have ever produced. HD3 cabinets, better lining and heavier bracing used. INCLUDES PURPOSE BUILT ILMENITE FILLED STANDS MADE BY LENEHAN AUDIO Unique Features of ML2 Limited Ultra-high end components upgraded from ML2 Reference, including Duelund capacitors Star ground terminals (connect to normal amp using included wiring bridge) Specifications of lesser ML2 Reference Below Each pair of ML2 Reference are stringently tested, run in for 200 Hrs on music signal, then hand tuned and supplied with their own frequency, phase and impedance plots. The ML2 is the next generation of highend two way monitors from Lenehan Audio. Designed for absolute no compromise music systems. Construction is handbuilt and meticulous in every sense of the word. The composite enclosure panels are first handbuilt piece by piece starting with the 36mm HDF 4mm steel plate composite baffle. After all composite panels are individually constructed the enclosure is assembled using probably the worlds strongest epoxy adhesive. Steel rod, 25mm hardwood dowel and Birch Ply differential bracing are incorporated to produce an enclosure with phenomenally low energy storage. A single ML2 enclosure takes 6 hours of hand sanding before being painted. The finished Loudspeaker looks like it has been machined from a solid billet. In rooms of smaller to average size, ie 50cubic mtrs 1700CuFt to 120cubic mtrs an ML2 will produce authoritive bass down to 35hz and produce resolution smoothness and speed akin to the very best full range electrostatic transducers. When mounted to it’s own dedicated stand the ML2 will weigh approximately 65kg’s (143 lbs) each. Cabinet Composite 18 to 36mm HDF laminated to 4mm sprung steel plate. Plus additional 4mm steel plate composite baffle. Differential Cancellation bracing utilising 25mm hardwood dowel, 13mm steel rod and 18mm Birch Plywood. Crossover construction: Full hardwire hand build, all joints are high Pressure low contact area cold weld sealed with Teflon amalgamated wrap. 12awg aircored inductors, low tension handwound double stabilised. Duelund VSF copper foil capacitors in low and high pass crossover filters. Duelund Carbon Phenolic 15 watt resistors throughout. Proprietary integration of enclosure substrate steel plate with Crossover network groundplanes. Tweeter 1 inch chambered textile dome Mid-bass driver 6.5 inch Nomex Diaphram Wiring Handmade 25mm and 13mm Copper Ribbon with proprietary dialectric Input connection Eichmann cablepods Frequency Response 35 - 25Khz +/- 1.5db (in room) Sensitivity 86.5dB @ 2.83V/m Impedance 8 ohms nominal Reccomended amplifier wattage 20 - 700W Cabinet dimensions (HxWxD) 420 x 215 x 400mm (16.5 x 8.4 x 15.7") Weight (1 speaker) 27kg (60 lbs) Pictures:
  10. Jonny, thank you for the input. Of course, I have to agree! Superb value here.
  11. Item: Shahinian Acoustics Diapason Ensemble 2 (One Pair) Location: Adelaide Hills, South Australia Price: $19,995 (RRP ~$45,000!). Free shipping Australia wide. Item Condition: Immaculate condition, barely used, original packaging Payment Method: Credit Card, PayPal, Direct Deposit Contact Us: Ph: 08 8390 1673, Email: [email protected] Extra Info: AMERICAN CHERRY WOOD VERY LIGHT USE, IMMACULATE CONDITION (LIKE NEW). FREE SHIPPING AUSTRALIA WIDE The Diapason Ensemble 2 is a combination of the Shahinian Double Eagle Stereo Subwoofer and Diapason Module. Double Eagle Stereo Subwoofer Twin, back-to-back, hybrid transmission line/passive radiator bass chamber design with two 8” polypropylene curvilinear cone drivers. Features woofers with 1 ½” high-temperature patented D.D. voice coils and34-oz. Ceramic magnets; ¾” Finland Birch cabinet construction; built in 140 Hz/280 Hz 18 dB passive filters which may be bypassed for bi-amp operation; bridgeable into mono mode for double unit operation or stacked for quadruple high-power function. 5-way binding posts. Sits on 4 twin-wheel casters. 3-position passive input filter module optional. May be purchased separately from Diapason module. Power handling: 300W max Frequency Response: -3dB/23-140 Hz Nominal Impedance: 6 ohms. Sensitivity: 86 dB Dimensions: 23” x 15” x 32” Finish: American Cherry Wood Weight: 105 lbs. Diapason Module Four 5 ¼” curved poly cone low/midrange drivers, two 1 ½” Titanium dome high midrange drivers, two 3” cambric dome low tweeters, and six ½” W-shaped Titanium dome supertweeters. Designed to fit precisely atop the Double Eagle subwoofer. Features cabinet constructed of 13-ply Finland Birch, and shaped as an asymmetric prism with unequal rakes fore and aft, and equal rakes left and right; also wall-mountable at some distance from subwoofer; low midrange drivers have 1-in voice coil and 20-oz ceramic magnet, high midranges have special east/west magnet structure, and low tweeters have phase correcting faceplate; electrical distribution is four stage branch circuit of first and third order filters for minimum phase function; 2 optional input filter choices, or direct bypass for electronic crossover and biamp function; other variations include biwiring and twin amplification; internal wiring consists of Kimber 4tc with low flux pure solder. Power handling: 800W max Frequency Response: -3dB/125-22,000 Hz Nominal Impedance: 6 ohms. Dimensions: 22” x 7” x 15 ¾” Sensitivity: 89 dB Weight: 33 lbs. More information available here. Pictures:
  12. Hello, No, these are about 3 years old I believe. Kind regards
  13. Item: PS Audio PefectWave Transport (Various available, Silver and Black of various condiiton - Contact us for details - 08 8390 1673, [email protected]) Location: Adelaide Hills, South Australia Price: $1950 - $2000 based on condition (various available) Item Condition: From good condition used ($1950) to mint condition ($2500) Payment Method: Credit Card, PayPal, Direct Deposit Contact Us: Ph: 08 8390 1673, Email: [email protected] Extra Info: Includes remote and power cable, in original packaging, 12 month warranty Built from the ground up as a dedicated high-end optical disc transport, the PWT will read Red Book CD’s and WAV files of any resolution from both CD and DVD discs (such as the Reference HRx discs) and output near-perfect digital data to any D to A processor made. The PWT can read high resolution WAV files or standard resolution CD audio files directly and feed the perfected data to your DAC through standard AES/EBU, S/PDIF or PS Audio’s exclusive I2S through HDMI connection for unprecedented performance. Cover art, song titles, track times, sample rates and bit depth are all displayed on the beautiful color touch screen automatically for any inserted disc. Features Reads audio from CD and DVD Reads high resolution audio files Reads multiple formats Displays cover art Displays song titles and track time Editable library of artists and titles Bit perfect extraction No error correction Memory player 64mB of RAM Built in Digital Lens Asynchronous output clock Extremely low jitter Outputs SPDIF and AESEBU Outputs I2S through HDMI Sample rate output to 192kHz Bit depth to 32 bits Field upgradable Built on dedicated hardware 440,000 gate FPGA No computer motherboards or components Pictures:
  14. Item: Lenehan Audio ML1 plus R Location: Adelaide Hills Price: $1950 Item Condition:superb I have this superb pair of ML1 plus R's finished in a Piano Ivory. These are in superb condition, boxed and I'll ship FOC Australia wide.
  15. item:Perpetuum Ebner PE 4040 Turntable Location: Adelaide Hills Price: $3795 (without cart) - NEW price is $6395 Item Condition: like new - played twice. Here is another stupid deal for a lucky person. We were offered this brand of Turntables from Germany ( Perpetuum Ebner) with view to distribute them into retailers. After some thought we decided to pass on the distribution, but i have this one Turntable I'm prepared to sell at a silly price. They really are superb! Here's a link to a listing on our website. First in first served. A true bargain!! I have a number of different cartridges in stock we could mount for customer, at any budget. http://magentaaudio.com.au/product/perpetuum-ebner-pe-4040-turntable/