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  1. SoundGuy

    FS: Speakers Usher BE10 Diamond

    @Dacman Don't do it. I'm keeping my BE-10 forever unless by some miracle I can get my hands on a pair of Kharma!!
  2. Item: Usher Mini Dancer 2 Location: PERTH (SOR) Price: $3500 Now only $3000 firm Item Condition: As new (9.5/10) Reason for selling: Upgrade Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: *** Amazing finish & sound** on the cheap!! These were sold recently here on SNA for $4250 asking price. https://www.stereo.net.au/forums/topic/239620-sold-fs-usher-mini-dancer-2-dmd/?tab=comments#comment-3830310 A local dealer in Perth has the same speakers now (used) for $5000 https://www.frankprowsehifi.com.au/product/usher-dancer-mini-two This is the newer model and more desirable DMD version of this highly regarded and reviewed speakers. I have the larger brothers the CP8571 (also for sale here https://www.stereo.net.au/forums/topic/244169-fs-usher-cp-8571-series-2-speakers/?tab=comments#comment-3879261) because I have upgraded to the even bigger Usher BE-10 (not for sale). Here's what the press have to say about them (Click title for full review): The Absolute Sound "The Mini Two DMD is a finely detailed, nuanced, full-range transducer that is relatively easy to drive and that sounds dynamically alive. These qualities make it ideal for those who.. love what ultra-premium loudspeakers can do, but hold loudspeaker expenditures within the $5000/ pair price range. Within that range, the Usher distinguishes itself... by doing many more things right for the money than listeners might think possible" Home theatre hi-fi (Beryllium tweeter review) "It is probably abundantly clear from this review how impressed I was with the Usher Mini Two’s and BE-616. From their impeccable build quality to their unbelievable sound, these are the most impressive speakers I’ve had the pleasure of having in my home." The Absolute Sound (Beryllium tweeter review) "Consider this speaker if you have admired the look and sound of premium priced speakers in the roughly $10k range, but simply could not afford them. In essence, the Mini Dancer Two cuts the cost of entry to that performance spectrum in half. The Mini Dancer Two preserves most of the strengths of the Be-718 (sonic transparency, neutral tonal balance, richness and purity of timbres, and an involving and expressive sound) while delivering noticeably deeper bass extension and even more expansive dynamics. In fact, in some respects it is nipping at the heels of Usher’s larger Dancer models, which is saying a mouthful." I have the original boxes for shipping but it won't be cheap. Last quote was around $400 to ship over east. Pictures: 0 Now only $3000 firm Item Condition: As new (9.5/10) Reason for selling: Upgrade Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: *** Amazing finish & sound** on the cheap!! These were sold recently here on SNA for $4250 asking price. https://www.stereo.net.au/forums/topic/239620-sold-fs-usher-mini-dancer-2-dmd/?tab=comments#comment-3830310 A local dealer in Perth has the same speakers now (used) for $5000 https://www.frankprowsehifi.com.au/product/usher-dancer-mini-two This is the newer model and more desirable DMD version of this highly regarded and reviewed speakers. I have the larger brothers the CP8571 (also for sale here https://www.stereo.net.au/forums/topic/244169-fs-usher-cp-8571-series-2-speakers/?tab=comments#comment-3879261) because I have upgraded to the even bigger Usher BE-10 (not for sale). Here's what the press have to say about them (Click title for full review): The Absolute Sound "The Mini Two DMD is a finely detailed, nuanced, full-range transducer that is relatively easy to drive and that sounds dynamically alive. These qualities make it ideal for those who.. love what ultra-premium loudspeakers can do, but hold loudspeaker expenditures within the $5000/ pair price range. Within that range, the Usher distinguishes itself... by doing many more things right for the money than listeners might think possible" Home theatre hi-fi (Beryllium tweeter review) "It is probably abundantly clear from this review how impressed I was with the Usher Mini Two’s and BE-616. From their impeccable build quality to their unbelievable sound, these are the most impressive speakers I’ve had the pleasure of having in my home." The Absolute Sound (Beryllium tweeter review) "Consider this speaker if you have admired the look and sound of premium priced speakers in the roughly $10k range, but simply could not afford them. In essence, the Mini Dancer Two cuts the cost of entry to that performance spectrum in half. The Mini Dancer Two preserves most of the strengths of the Be-718 (sonic transparency, neutral tonal balance, richness and purity of timbres, and an involving and expressive sound) while delivering noticeably deeper bass extension and even more expansive dynamics. In fact, in some respects it is nipping at the heels of Usher’s larger Dancer models, which is saying a mouthful." I have the original boxes for shipping but it won't be cheap. Last quote was around $400 to ship over east. Pictures:
  3. @Dacman Thanks. They do sound gorgeous, don't they? Thanks for the support mate.
  4. Item: Mark Levinson No.531H Power Amplifiers Location: Perth S.O.R Price: $12,000 Item Condition: As new (10/10) Reason for selling: NLR and Need Money Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Bought in April this year from a European authorised dealer to power my Usher BE-10 speakers but the ushers are so efficient they don’t benefit from a lot of power these behemoth can put out and I need money for a Japan holiday. Australian retail price for these is over $20,000; Mark Levinson No. 531H Monaural Power Amplifier The No 531H and No532H are both true mono-block designs with independent power supplies for each channel and are rated at 300W per channel into 8 ohms. The transformers and power supply designs deliver unsurpassed dynamics and transient responses for today’s demanding audio formats and provide stability with even the most difficult to drive loudspeakers. Fully differential circuitry ensures that balanced input signals stay that way throughout the signal path and traditional Mark Levinson “Hurricane” binding posts offer secure termination to the loudspeaker. The four amplifiers in the No500H Series are the definition of truly outstanding performance in their respective categories. Drawing from the Mark Levinson heritage, while utilizing a new, straightforward, balanced, current-feedback design creates a new series of amplifiers that must be listened to in order to be fully appreciated. The final result is impressive even for the Mark Levinson high standard of excellence. Main Features •Reliable, high-power in four different channel configurations provide ideal solutions for any system •Isolated chassis and signal grounds minimize noise, optimizing detail, even at low listening levels •Fully-differential circuitry with both balanced XLR and single-ended RCA inputs •Ethernet and 12V trigger control capability for system integration Inputs one balanced XLR input per channel; one unbalanced RCA input per channel Speaker Connections one pair “Hurricane” loudspeaker outputs with banana-plug sockets per channel (banana-plug socket not available on the 230 VAC models) Communication and Control one Ethernet 10Base-T port; one 3.5mm mono (tip/sleeve) mini plug trigger input, 3-12Vdc; one 3.5mm mono (tip/sleeve) mini plug trigger output, 3-12Vdc; 3-pin IEC standard power connector Rated Output Power into 8 ohms 300W/ch (20Hz to 20kHz at 85dB, reference level: 2.83 Vrms Input Sensitivity 2.83Vrms output at 130mVrms input Gain 26.8dB Input Impedance 60 kΩ (balanced); 30 kΩ (unbalanced) Power Requirements 100V~, 120V~, 230V~, factory set for destination country; Power Consumption 300W Height (with feet): 7.65" (19.4cm); (without feet): 6.97" (17.7cm) Width 17.75" (45.1cm) Depth 19.83" (50.4cm) Weight Net Weight: 52.5lb (23.8kg); Shipping weight: 62.5lb (28.4kg) Tags: Krell, Mcintosh, audio research, luxman, accuphase, esoteric Pictures:
  5. SoundGuy

    FS: Usher CP-8571 II (relist)

    Greg, PM me ur post code and I’ll find out. 🙂
  6. SoundGuy

    FS: Usher CP-8571 II (relist)

    Bottom end is really good. Not as big as BE-10 obviously since BE has a bigger driver but bigger than most and it’s tight and goes really low in my room. 🙂
  7. Item: Usher CP-8571 II Location: Perth S.O.R. Price: $4500 Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: Upgrade Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: These speakers are hard to get. Well reviewed by TAS here: http://www.theabsolutesound.com/articles/usher-audio-dancer-cp-8571-ii-loudspeaker/ I've been an USHER man for a while now. I have the Mini Dancer (also for sale here: https://www.stereo.net.au/forums/topic/245250-fs-price-drop-relist-usher-mini-dancer-2/?tab=comments#comment-3890219) then I bought the CP-8571 from a fellow SNAer a few months back to upgrade and recently had the opportunity to upgrade again to Usher BE-10. That's the only reason I'm selling. Amazing open big sound with precise imaging and staging. They also look 10x the price. Definitely high WAF 🙂 I have the original boxes and crates but prefer local sale. Pictures:
  8. SoundGuy

    SOLD: BOWERS AND WILKINS 803 Diamond 2

    One more thing... they look a million bucks.... High WAF indeed.
  9. SoundGuy

    SOLD: BOWERS AND WILKINS 803 Diamond 2

    I heard these amazing speakers today. Unbelievable staging and depth... focused imaging and rich mid.. Whoever buys them will be grinning from ear to ear.
  10. Nice sub. New owner will be very happy.
  11. SoundGuy

    SOLD: EOI: ASTELL & KERN LAYLA II IEM

    Make him an offer... u'll never know ?
  12. Item: ASTELL & KERN LAYLA II IN EAR MONITORS Location: PERTH Price: $2500 (or make an offer.. u'll never know ;-) Item Condition: 9.5/10 (just because it's used) Reason for selling: Helping a friend Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: I'm helping a friend to see if anyone is interested in his Lalya II IEM. He's a real headfi with tons of expensive gears. He bought it new and always takes care of his stuff. This is the same model (Layla II) as the one sold by A2A for $4250; Link here https://addictedtoaudio.com.au/products/astell-kern-layla-ii-in-ear-monitors This comes complete with all accessories and original box. Photo below is actual photo of his Layla II taken by his Fuji camera. Pictures:
  13. Item: Usher Mini Dancer 2 Location: PERTH (SOR) Price: $3900 $3700 Now only $3500 firm Item Condition: As new (9.5/10) Reason for selling: Upgrade Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: *** Amazing finish & sound** on the cheap!! These were sold recently here on SNA for $4250 asking price. https://www.stereo.net.au/forums/topic/239620-sold-fs-usher-mini-dancer-2-dmd/?tab=comments#comment-3830310 A local dealer in Perth has the same speakers now (used) for $5000 https://www.frankprowsehifi.com.au/product/usher-dancer-mini-two This is the newer model and more desirable DMD version of this highly regarded and reviewed speakers. I have the larger brothers the CP8571 (also for sale here https://www.stereo.net.au/forums/topic/244169-fs-usher-cp-8571-series-2-speakers/?tab=comments#comment-3879261) because I have upgraded to the even bigger Usher BE-10 (not for sale). Here's what the press have to say about them (Click title for full review): The Absolute Sound "The Mini Two DMD is a finely detailed, nuanced, full-range transducer that is relatively easy to drive and that sounds dynamically alive. These qualities make it ideal for those who.. love what ultra-premium loudspeakers can do, but hold loudspeaker expenditures within the $5000/ pair price range. Within that range, the Usher distinguishes itself... by doing many more things right for the money than listeners might think possible" Home theatre hi-fi (Beryllium tweeter review) "It is probably abundantly clear from this review how impressed I was with the Usher Mini Two’s and BE-616. From their impeccable build quality to their unbelievable sound, these are the most impressive speakers I’ve had the pleasure of having in my home." The Absolute Sound (Beryllium tweeter review) "Consider this speaker if you have admired the look and sound of premium priced speakers in the roughly $10k range, but simply could not afford them. In essence, the Mini Dancer Two cuts the cost of entry to that performance spectrum in half. The Mini Dancer Two preserves most of the strengths of the Be-718 (sonic transparency, neutral tonal balance, richness and purity of timbres, and an involving and expressive sound) while delivering noticeably deeper bass extension and even more expansive dynamics. In fact, in some respects it is nipping at the heels of Usher’s larger Dancer models, which is saying a mouthful." I have the original boxes for shipping but it won't be cheap. Last quote was around $400 to ship over east. Pictures:
  14. SoundGuy

    SOLD: FS: TEAC UD-501 DAC

    I have this very DAC and can vouch for its superb sound quality. Much better than the built-in DAC in the Cambridge CXN. GLWTS
  15. Item: Phonon SMB-02 + Ultrasone Naos Hi-res DAC Location: Perth SOR Price: $600 firm Item Condition: 10/10 Reason for selling: NLR Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Phonon SMB-02 Price $450 (bought new from official Phononstore https://phononstore.com - now sold out) Ultrasone Naos: $299 (bought new from Addicted to Audio: https://addictedtoaudio.com.au/products/ultrasone-naos-usb-dac-amplifier) Selling for $600 firm ** both are less than 2 weeks old** I'm selling because I don't like headphones as much as I thought I would The sound the world's top audio professionals have been raving about! "Since I got my pair of Phonon SMB-02 headphones, they have become an essential element when it comes to checking my studio mixes. From the very crisp highs to the low, fat basses, these headphones simply never lie."See complete review here. – Laurent Garnier (DJ/Producer) "Once I tried the Phonon SMB-02 headphones, I was immediately hearing things consistently with how I hear them in my well tuned studio control room. Sometimes I think I hear even more detail in the SMB-02′s than I do in the studio. See complete review here. – Stephen Shirk, Shirk Studios "I have had my share of experiences with owning the sennheiser hd580's, AKG K501, Beyerdynamic DT880 and AKG k701, Shure 840, and the new AKG K550. I currently own: the hd650, AKG k701, and Denon CD 3000. Amps - using Headroom Cosmic. The phones come out of the box and...we plug it into his DECCO AMP and within 10 seconds I realized what was happening. THESE PHONES ARE VERY VERY VERY VERY SPECIAL. I threw all types of music at it from classical, jazz, to pop, gregorian chants and i have to say that ALAN was not scewing me... these are very very special. THE SOUND WAS MASSIVE!! Bass was some of the deepest and controlled that I have ever heard and separation of instruments and musicality was so cohesive yet so distinguished that I could not believe what i was hearing. i blasted the volume and never was it shrill. the upper treble sparkles with such tazz and finesse that only the finest of the finest hifi systems can produce. mind you it's not peaky at all just very airy and refined without affecting the mids. the mids are full and robust and chorus and background singers are absolutely clear when harmonizing - voice distinction absolutely marvelous. Cymbals decay with such a natural and seductive trail that makes you wonder why are these phones only $350.00. Overall, the sound is balanced, FULL, WARM, and full of details and very refined." See complete review here. Just google Phonon SMB-02 and you know why the headfi community has been impressed with these cans and why they are always sold out in the official Phonon store where I bought this a few weeks ago. The Ultrasone Naos Hi-res DAC is bought brand new from Addicted to Audio. It retails for $299. It kills Audioquest Dragonfly Red and is more compact and comes with multiple connectors for your smart phones. "Wasn't expecting much since it was "only" 24bit/192Khz ...But I was wrong. Dead wrong. All three songs I heard from it sounded incredible. I actually went back the next day to hear it again to try to compare directly to the Opus#2 which had impressed me earlier ( using it in external DAC mode sending it DSD256).The Ultrasone NAOS still wowed me - couldn't believe the sound I was getting from a $200 unit. I then plugged in my AudioQuest DragonFly Red to do a direct comparison and just found the Ultrasone sounded more detailed AND more musically engaging ( a rare combination)." Read Full Review Here Pictures:
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