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  1. Item: Metrum Hex DAC Location: Melbourne Price: Cost $3,600 Sell $1800 . Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: Upgraded to a Metrum Adagio ($11,000 ) Payment Method: Pickup - Cash on Pick up, Paypal, Bank Transfer , COD Extra Info: Owners are very satisfied with this DAC , that's why you hardly ever see them available for sale . Includes built in USB module and Synergistic Research Red Fuses . Excerpt from the Absolute Sound Review = The Metrum Hex is a truly inspirational sounding DAC, it is relaxed, open, extremely revealing and has superb timing and dynamics. The Octave is good, but this is in another league to most of the other converters on the market . I didn’t have one to hand but the DAC that comes to mind as being close in many respects is the MSB Platinum IV Signature, a £12,000 converter last time I looked and among the very best on the planet. The Hex really does punch at that level. It is high definition in terms of detail resolution, very strong on dynamics and beautifully timed. You get all the life out of a recording without the grain that often accompanies vibrant sounding digital audio. It is vinyl standard in all except noise levels which are naturally much lower. It doesn’t sound like vinyl because there isn’t the character of mechanical playback that is intrinsic to the format but it does all the good things that vinyl can; energy, excitement and considerable musical communication. Put on a decent hi res recording and the musicians are placed firmly in the room in such living, breathing form that only your eyes will tell you it ain’t so. The Hex reveals almost as much about the quieter instruments in the mix as it does for those at center stage. This is clearly an extremely quiet converter, one that keeps highs clean and presents them in a solid, tangible fashion so that they recreate the defining edges of each note in a convincing fashion. The Hex is a high end bargain. Pictures:
  2. Item: Ear Science (Gary Causey ) Sonic Gate Speaker Cable - 6 Foot Location: Doncaster / Melbourme Price: $150 + $25 Postage if required . Item Condition: Good . Reason for selling: No longer required Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, Bank Transfer COD Only Extra Info: Pictures:
  3. Item: Audience AU24 RCA Interconnects Location: Melbourne Price: 3.5 meter pair - sell $300 1 meter pair - sell $200 3/4 meter pair - sell $180 Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: Interconnects not in use Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, Bank Transfer , COD Only Extra Info: Reviews: http://www.6moons.com/audioreviews/audience2/au24.html http://www.soundstage.com/equipment/audience_au24e_cables.htm http://www.stereophile.com/cables/802audience Pictures:
  4. Item: Audience AU 24 - S/PDIF Digital Cable . RCA to RCA 3/4 Meter Location: Doncaster / Melbourne Price: $150 + $15 Postage if required Item Condition: Good Reason for selling: De - cluttering Hi Fi room . Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, Bank Transfer ,COD Only Extra Info: Review = http://www.soundstage.com/revequip/audience_au24_digital_followup.htm Pictures:
  5. Item: Artisan Silver Dream Headphone cable for Sennheiser 650 , 660, 600 etc 3 meter / 10 foot Location: Doncaster / Melbourne Price: Cost $800 Sell $300 + $15 Postage if required . Item Condition: Excellent . Reason for selling: I actually have two of them and only need one . Payment Method: Pickup - Cash,Bank Transfer , Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: This Cable really transforms the Sennheiser into something special . REVIEW - https://www.head-fi.org/threads/review-mark-2-artisan-silver-dream-headphone-upgrade-cable-for-the-sennheiser-hd-650.492395/ Pictures:
  6. I have always used a transport with all my DACs. I believe there is no USB module built in , so you would have to use something like a Musical Fidelity V link or similar.
  7. Item: Perpetual Technologies P3A DAC + P1A Upsampler + Monolithic Power Supply . Location: Melbourne Price:Total Cost $3,900 US, sell for $650 firm . Postage: Buyer to pay Item Condition: perfect working order. Reason for selling: No longer required . Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, Bank Transfer . Extra Info: Modwright level 2 modifications and also Emperical Audio Turbo mods. Power supply modded with Jensen 4-pole cap + Bybee quantum purifiers. Includes - Audio Magic Mystic Reference IS2 cable for between DAC and upsampler . Bonus extras are: Revelation Audio Labs Prophecy Silver- Reference Digital IS2 for connecting P3A to P1A and 2 x Revelation Audio Labs Cryo Silver Reference cables to connect Monolithic Power Supply to DAC and Upsampler. REVIEWS - http://stereotimes.com/acc040201.shtml https://www.stereophile.com/content/perpetual-technologies-p-1a-dd-p-3a-da-processors-followup Pictures:
  8. Item: Cerious Technologies - Liquid Ceramic Interconnects RCA Location: Melbourne Price: 1 meter pair , retailed $825 US, sell $300. 3.5 meter pair, retailed $1964 US, sell $500 . Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: Too many cables and need to pay unexpected large Tax bill ! Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info:Reviews = http://www.6moons.co...us/cerious.html , http://www.positive-...e27/cerious.htm Pictures:
  9. Item: TG Audio Lab Silver HRS Speaker Cable,- 6 Foot Pair with Spades Location: Melbourne Price: $350 Item Condition: Good Reason for selling: No need for Speaker Cables because using Studio Monitors with interconnects running straight in from DAC . Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only . Buyer to pay postal costs , if required Extra Info: Review = http://www.positive-feedback.com/Issue4/hsr.htm Pictures:
  10. Item: Metrum Hex DAC Location: Melbourne Price: Cost $3,600 Sell $1700 Firm . Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: Upgraded to a Metrum Adagio ($11,000 ) Payment Method: Pickup - Cash on Pick up, Paypal, Bank Transfer , COD Extra Info: Owners are very satisfied with this DAC , that's why you hardly ever see them available for sale . Includes built in USB module and Synergistic Research Red Fuses . Excerpt from the Absolute Sound Review = The Metrum Hex is a truly inspirational sounding DAC, it is relaxed, open, extremely revealing and has superb timing and dynamics. The Octave is good, but this is in another league to most of the other converters on the market . I didn’t have one to hand but the DAC that comes to mind as being close in many respects is the MSB Platinum IV Signature, a £12,000 converter last time I looked and among the very best on the planet. The Hex really does punch at that level. It is high definition in terms of detail resolution, very strong on dynamics and beautifully timed. You get all the life out of a recording without the grain that often accompanies vibrant sounding digital audio. It is vinyl standard in all except noise levels which are naturally much lower. It doesn’t sound like vinyl because there isn’t the character of mechanical playback that is intrinsic to the format but it does all the good things that vinyl can; energy, excitement and considerable musical communication. Put on a decent hi res recording and the musicians are placed firmly in the room in such living, breathing form that only your eyes will tell you it ain’t so. The Hex reveals almost as much about the quieter instruments in the mix as it does for those at center stage. This is clearly an extremely quiet converter, one that keeps highs clean and presents them in a solid, tangible fashion so that they recreate the defining edges of each note in a convincing fashion. The Hex is a high end bargain. Pictures:
  11. Item: Acoustic Zen Matrix Reference II Interconnect Location: Melbourne Price: 3.5 meter RCA pair, cost $1826 sell $520 Free postage Item Condition: Excellent , Cosmetic 9/10 Reason for selling: No longer needed in current set up . Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Bank Deposit , Paypal, COD Extra Info: 3 1/2 meter length ideal if you want to run a Subwoofer(s) or if you want to have your Power Amp between your Speakers and run short Speaker Cable (which is what I normally do) or to have your CD Player over near your listening position , so you don't have to walk as far for changing CDs etc. Reviews: http://www.positive-feedback.com/Issue17/acousticzen.htm, http://www.stereolifemagazine.com/reviews/item/1025-acoustic-zen-matrix-reference-ii-hologram-ii http://www.soundstage.com/revequip/acousticzen_silverreferenceii_matrixreferenceii_followup.htm http://www.audioreview.com/cat/cables/interconnect-cables/acoustic-zen/matrix-reference-ii/prd_454745_5827crx.aspx https://forum.audiogon.com/discussions/review-acoustic-zen-matrix-ii-and-hologram-interconnect Pictures:
  12. I couldn't resist inserting a comment someone on YouTube made about some of the lyrics in this song = "Clowns to the left jokers on the right...sounds like our political system."
  13. This was a Hit ! It's terrible ! They can barely play their instruments !
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