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  1. new house , new room

    Looks fabulous, I hope it sounds half as good!!
  2. FS: Purist Audio Speaker Cables

    I actually do yes.
  3. SOLD: SOLD: FS: Pass Labs X2.5 Preamp

    Thanks for the overwhelming response to this. It appears to be sold, I will update the thread once the item has been collected.
  4. Items: Pass Labs x2.5 preamp Location: Melbourne Price: $1600 FIRM Condition: excellent, unmarked Reason for selling: change of direction Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal (+3%), Bank Deposit Extra Info: A rare, wonderfully transparent and musical end-game preamp. This was $7500 when new. Australian stock, 240v. Excellent condition, no damage to report. Comes with original double boxed packaging. It does have a remote. For those with technical questions, here is the manual: https://www.passlabs.com/sites/default/files/x2.5_om.pdf Pictures:
  5. SOLD: Hifiman HE1000 V1

    Price drop to $1875 plus postage. Ridiculously cheap!!
  6. FS: Pass Labs X150.5 power amp'

    What a jerk. The lack of original box is my fault, it got wet when my garage roof leaked and as it's structural integrity was compromised and I had to throw it out **the amp was not in the box at the time, obviously** Suggesting it's a grey import is ridiculous, a simple email to pass labs clears that up - built and shipped to Sydney in 2008. Suggesting it's a stolen item is absurd and utterly rude - doesn't surprise me though some people just like to attempt to sabotage a sale and talk it into the ground before lowballing. Whilst having a dedicated site for enthusiasts people here are getting as bad as gumtree with the stupid offers. I had someone offer me 1500 with me paying for shipping on my headphones when I've advertised at 2000 firm buyer pays postage. Some people are just idiots. This will sell, it's a cracking good amp.
  7. FS: Pass Labs X150.5 power amp'

    lol at 'not stolen goods' line. I bought it from the original owner who purchased it (and the X2.5 preamp I have) out of a store in Sydney. I purchased from him maybe 4 years ago now. I then traded it when I bought my X250.5 and it was then sold by that person to you Mark. That's it's providence from new in 2008. It's had a pretty easy life, I lived in an apartment and never worked it hard, it's been rock solid as you'd expect from something of this high caliber.
  8. Item: Hifiman HE1000 headphones Location: Melbourne Price: $2000 FIRM (RRP $4399 when purchased in 2016) Item Condition: Mint, unmarked Reason for selling: Downsizing my setup Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, Bank deposit Extra Info: HE1000's are considered among the best headphones available. Planar magnetic drivers with easy to drive impedance. A stellar combination delivering a beautifully musical sound. These are the V1's. I have heard and A/B'd these against the V2's and I absolutely prefer these. The natural tendency is to go for the newest greatest but I feel the V2's lost the magic, warmth and organic musicality of the V1's. These are not trying to be HD800's, and that's a good thing! These present as new. I have all the retail packing and cables. I will ship at the buyers expense. Pictures:
  9. FS: Pass Labs X150.5 power amp'

    This used to be my old beast before I bought further up the Pass Labs ecosystem too. I was the second owner, Mark is now the third. They really are special amps. The first time I turned it on and cranked up my favourite tune I might have got a tad emotional, or perhaps there was just some dust in my eye from the packaging. Beautiful amp, the new owner won't be disappointed. A shameless plug but I have for sale at the moment the matching X2.5 preamp that makes a wonderful partner to this for the full Pass experience.
  10. The Pass Labs X250.5 shipped out today to its new owner. The preamp is still here looking lonely.
  11. I'd advise you not to! You'll buy one if you try one.
  12. Nice one, it's really fun playing with different gear combos. I tried the WA2 and WA22 as well, then made the mistake of trying the WA5...next level stuff.
  13. BMW M135i

    I know but it's got 4 doors, and it has a phenomenal chassis, the solid mounted rear subframe is fantastic- it prompted me to get the mounts to solid mount mine shortly when I fit the coilovers. I really enjoyed driving my friends F80! But they do feel quite large coming from mine.
  14. BMW M135i

    I really can't complain! It is, but it's less raw and involving. It would be a great daily, but I am aiming for 4 doors next time, so the F80 M3 replacement might be on the cards. Pic below:
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