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  1. That is hilarious! Will send PM account details
  2. Hi David, Yes the amp is warm and has the classic tube sound which I love particularly with the 300B tube. I am not sure exactly what neutral sounds like to comment to be honest. As Con has mentioned it is close to half the price and has been checked and tweaked by Mr Supratek himself. It wasn't cheap shipping it to WA to have it checked and adjusted. I wanted the purchaser to be confident in buying the amp knowing it is in excellent condition and in a colour that no longer is available. I love electrostatic's also, they have a distinct sound in the same way as horns do. The best part of HIFI is trying all the different types of equipment and hearing the differences. There is no best sound, only different shades of sound to enjoy. Its the journey not the destination:)
  3. Hi David, The irony is that while I had the preamp I only used the 101D section which I changed to the amazing sounding 300B tubes. I never used the amp in bi-amp mode. I now have the Cortese (with integrated phono stage) which is not suppose to be used as a bi-amp preamp (due to it not having level control) and I am using it in bi-amp mode. I have 2 Supratek Mondease power amps for the horn section of my JBL 4367 and they have volume control. The bass drivers are being run by a pair of Primaluna's. I also have a pair of Carbon limited REL subwoofers which is a new edition. I couldnt believe the difference a pair of subwoofers makes when properly integrated. Can never go back to no subs after hearing them in my system. The moral of the story is that regardless of whether you use the pre amp with 1 power amp or in bi-amp mode you have the option available for both and both will will sound amazing. If you can down the road, add a coupe of REL subwoofers, you will be very impressed. It doesnt matter how bigger your main speakers are. Just my opinion. The polished silver and the gloss black is the best looking combination but unfortunately Mick does not make these anymore due to the difficulty in painting the gloss. Am sure Mick can show you amp if you are in the area but not sure, would have the ask him. Hope all that helps. Thanks Alex
  4. Hi All, As promised, new photos upload Thanks Alex
  5. Hi, Yes I was using it with HT bypass back when I had a surround sound setup. You set the volume at 12 o'clock and turn on the unit, connect via RCA. The volume is then controlled through the Receiver as you need to complete the surround room setup. The user manual details this, it is with Mick so I cant quote from it, but in short yes it can be done and it sounds great as the left and right channels have the nice tube signature sonics.
  6. Item: Supratek Cabernet Dual Location: Was shipped back to Mick Maloney to check and retuned/upgrade. Price: $3300 Item Condition: Excellent. Black finish is no longer provided by Mick due to the difficulty in creating this finish. Reason for selling: Purchased the Supratek CORTESE LCR Preamp as I wanted a phono integrated preamp. Payment Method: Paypal, Extra Info: In production for over 10 years the Cabernet Dual has the 6SN7 linestage and a seperate, independent 6H30 linestage with its own level control. Both are then controlled by a master volume. This arrangement is ideal for bi-amping , allowing for very precise adjustment of bass and mid/treble in loudspeakers with bi-amp connectors. It can also be used as a subwoofer control. Loudspeaker designers are always compromised in selecting the tonal balance of a loudspeaker but with a Dual Cabernet you can easily adjust tone to suit room and your taste. Preamp has been sent back to Mick Maloney to check and retune/upgrade as required. It will be shipped from WA by Mick. It is in excellent condition. My ebay name is alex789hifi and I have 100% positive feedback. I keep all of my gear in excellent condition. I love Mick's preamps, they always perform way above their price tag. It comes with a remote and user manual. Mick does not believe in ruining the look of his preamps with labels hence they are free of anything that will take away from their beauty other the Supratek badge on the front. Unit has both RCA and balanced connectors. Review of the Full Music 300B/SE tube "'While Chinese too, the top TJ/Full Music is a classic again. On both build quality and sonics, it's a Western Electric a bit on steroids. This may not hold true vis-à-vis the fabled original WE but with its rarity and silly NOS prices, that's academic to mere mortals. Why Western Electric has discontinued—or temporarily suspended—availability of popular reissues is anyone's guess. That said, the TJ 300B SE renders the question mute. While flatly expensive, it remains a more affordable option than the $1.200/pr which WE reissues commanded when last I checked. "' http://www.6moons.com/audioreviews/tj+synergy/1.html Review of Supratek Cabernet Dual '"I've talked about the concept of alchemy. It suggests an answer to the vexing question of how apparent redundancy -- the very existence of this product category -- could do this. I'm convinced that it's a matter of signal conditioning. Like powerline conditioning that works (not all really does), active preamps of the Supratek's caliber are far from superfluous. In fact, I'm beginning to accede that they might be central to our pursuits. They could be instrumental in pushing a system firmly from the mechanical into the organic realm of operation. If you know Mariza's Transparente album, you know exactly what I'm talking about. It's all about the breath beyond physical lung action. It envelops everything, all of the accompanying instruments, in particular Mário Pacheco's weeping Portuguese guitar. Forget notated scores. They tell what notes to play. They don't begin to suggest how to suspend them as living things in temporal space; how to make them dance. Transparente then becomes a poster child for the Cabernet. And the album title is equally fitting. If this kind of review talk rings your bells, the Supratek Cabernet Dual is your kind of device. It's a terrifically inspired piece of the advanced audio design arts. Black arts - for white magic..." https://6moons.com/audioreviews/supratek3/dualcabernet_2.html https://6moons.com/audioreviews/supratek3/dualcabernet.html Pictures:
  7. Hi All, Selling the below component. No longer using this amp as I have gone tube amplification so it has to go. I take care of all of my hifi. My ebay name is alex789hifi and have 100% positive reviews so you are comfortable purchasing. The Onkyo amp previously won a sound and image award. It is in excellent condition, sounds and looks great. Particularly with the VU meters. 2012 STEREO AMPLIFIER OVER $5000 Product of the Year: Onkyo P-3000R/M-5000R Highly Commended: Moon 700i Highly Commended: PrimaLuna ProLogue Premium Preamplifier/ProLogue Premium Stereo Power Amplifier https://www.avhub.com.au/features/sound-image/sound-image-awards-2012-394409 Any questions send me a PM. Item: Onkyo M500R power amp Location: Gladesvile 2111 (NSW) Price: $2200 Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: No longer being used Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: RRP $5000 current model https://www.techradar.com/au/reviews/audio-visual/hi-fi-and-audio/amplifiers/onkyo-m-3000r-and-m-5000r-940283/review
  8. Hi All, Selling the below component. No longer using this centre speaker , back to 2 channel, so it has to go. I take care of all of my hifi. My ebay name is alex789hifi and have 100% positive reviews so you are comfortable purchasing. The Kef Reference Centre originally retailed for $8,000 when new. It is in excellent condition, sounds amazing as all reference products do. I dont have the box for the centre so 'prefer pickup. Íf I have to ship ,Will wrap in soft cloth, then bubble wrap & will double box for protection. Any questions send me a PM. Item: Kef Reference 204/2C (Rosewood Gloss) Speaker Location: Gladesvile 2111 (NSW) Price: $2200 Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: No longer being used Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: RRP $8000 (no longer current model) https://www.techradar.com/au/reviews/audio-visual/hi-fi-and-audio/hi-fi-and-av-speakers/kef-reference-7-2-496220/review
  9. Hi All, Selling the below 3 components. No longer using this gear so it has to go. I take care of all of my hifi. My ebay name is alex789hifi and have 100% positive reviews so you are comfortable purchasing. I dont have the box for the centre so 'prefer pickup. Will wrap if required, I have metres of bubble wrap ,soft cloth & will double box for protection. Í do have the boxes for the AMR and Onkyo. Any questions send me a PM. Item: Kef Reference 204/2C (Rosewood Gloss) Speaker Location: Gladesvile 2111 (NSW) Price: $2200 Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: No longer being used Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: RRP $8000 (no longer current model) https://www.techradar.com/au/reviews/audio-visual/hi-fi-and-audio/hi-fi-and-av-speakers/kef-reference-7-2-496220/review Item: AMR DP-777 DAC Location: Gladesvile 2111 (NSW) Price: $2200 Item Condition: Good (Perspex covers over tubes have faded slightly) Reason for selling: No longer being used Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: RRP $8000 (no longer current model) https://www.stereophile.com/content/abbingdon-music-research-dp-777-da-processor-page-2 Item: Onkyo M500R power amp Location: Gladesvile 2111 (NSW) Price: $2200 Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: No longer being used Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: RRP $5000 current model https://www.techradar.com/au/reviews/audio-visual/hi-fi-and-audio/amplifiers/onkyo-m-3000r-and-m-5000r-940283/review
  10. Thanks guys, agreed the rosewood is a very nice finish in both KEF speakers! The XQ30's are sold, exchange tomorrow.
  11. Item: Oppo PM1 Headphones, including stand, 3M balanced cable & lambskin ear pads. Location: Gladesvile 2111 (NSW) Price: $1100 Item Condition: Excellent – hardly used Reason for selling: No longer being used Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: RRP $2200 for all items (current model) https://www.whathifi.com/oppo/pm-1/review Item: Kef XQ30 floorstanding speakers (rosewood gloss) Location: Gladesvile 2111 (NSW) Price: $1200 Item Condition: Very good Reason for selling: No longer being used Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: RRP $4300 (no longer current model) https://www.techradar.com/au/reviews/audio-visual/hi-fi-and-audio/hi-fi-and-av-speakers/kef-xq30-429247/review Item: Kef Reference 204/2C (Rosewood Gloss) Speaker Location: Gladesvile 2111 (NSW) Price: $2500 Item Condition: Very Good Reason for selling: No longer being used Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: RRP $8000 (no longer current model) https://www.techradar.com/au/reviews/audio-visual/hi-fi-and-audio/hi-fi-and-av-speakers/kef-reference-7-2-496220/review Item: AMR DP-777 DAC Location: Gladesvile 2111 (NSW) Price: $2500 Item Condition: Good (Perspex covers over tubes have faded slightly) Reason for selling: No longer being used Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: RRP $8000 (no longer current model) https://www.stereophile.com/content/abbingdon-music-research-dp-777-da-processor-page-2 I take very good care of all of my hifi equipment, my ebay user name is alex789hifi. I have 100% for feedback. Any questions about the equipment, please ask:)
  12. Location: Gladesville 2111 Price: $5000 Goldenear Speakers & $1400 PM-1 headphones & accessories, $3000 kef reference centre channel speaker Item Condition: 9/10 for all Reason for selling: upgrading speakers, headphones not being used, centre not being used. Payment method: Cash, EFT or PayPal Extra info: All items are in great condition, I do not have the boxes for either item so care will need to be taken when transporting. The Goldenear speakers are award winning as are the PM-1 headphones. The reference series is Kef's flagship range. The current version of this sized centre channel retails for $12,000.
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