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  1. Item: DaVinci Preziosa S MC Phono (+ PS) and matching LCR-RIAA driver (+ PS) Location: Melbourne, Australia. Item Condition: Excellent condition, like new. Reason for selling: Reluctantly downsizing. Price: $35K AUD (both units) Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Bank deposit, wire transfer, Paypal. Extra Info: Manufactured by DaVinci Audio Labs of Switzerland. Retails at USD $35,800 for the phono stage unit, and USD $35,000 for the LCR-RIAA driver unit. Exquisite transformer coupled tube output, all made inhouse. Uses two tubes 6c45pi in the LCR-RIAA driver unit, and four 6c45pi tubes in the phono stage. solid aluminium chassis, minimalist design. Two box unit with separate solidstate power supply unit with umbilical cord for phono stage and LCR-RIAA (ie 4 units in total). Original packaging. Orginal Concept connection cables that link up both units. The units themselves are very heavy for their size. Power supply boxes not shown in the photos. Pictures: To follow.
  2. Item: 300B SET mono amps Location: Melbourne, Australia. Item Condition: Used, Excellent. Reason for selling: Not used. Price: $12,000 + post Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Bank deposit, wire transfer. Extra Info and photos: I saw these amps back in New Zealand when Jason Parmenter still owned them. Since then, they have been owned by John White, who now resides in Melbourne. Thus, when John considered selling them, I jumped at the opportunity. Since owning the amps from John White from December 2011, I have lost interest in trying any other 300B amp. Audio Note or Kondo don't even interest me, and usually those exotics do, despite the fact that I do not the have the money to own such equipment. There is only one pair ever made, and I have discussed the possibility of building another exact same pair, but Jason said that it is highly unlikely. They would be too expensive to build today, and besides, the Tango transformers are unobtanium today as Tango have closed down. Secondhand pricing on Tango components have also soared since the closing down of the factory. Parmenter Sound has since made several different models of amps after these, but no more that use 300B. The Parmenter 300B SET amps features the following: 1) Solid 3mm chassis. Hardwood clad. Hardwood transformer covers. 2) Tango output transformer and choke. 3) Sowther interstage transformer. 4) No signal caps in signal path. 5) Silver wiring (now Audio Consulting) used in signal path - see below. 6) Silver RCA socket and binding post (PHY-HP France) - see below. 7) Allen Bradley 2W resistors in signal path - see below. 8) Blackgate caps, ASC oil caps, Jensen caps, Clarity caps, Kiwame resistors used. 9) Solid 3mm copper chassis, top and bottom covers and sides. Sides are wrapped in hardwood. 10) I have never measured, but I have been told 45kg shipping weight (including wood boxes) each mono. I can lift by myself with legs, so I'm guessing amps weigh 35kg or so each. I am not sure what changes John had made to amp if any. All I can tell you is that while the amps have been in my possession, I have done the following modifications/upgrades: 1) Replaced binding posts and input RCA socket with PHY-HP from France that do not use any plastic insulation. 2) Removed 8-ohm terminal output to have only 16-ohm tap + ground. Easily reversible to original 8-ohm and 4-ohm. 3) Replaced all internal AN-UK signal wiring with Audio Consulting silver wiring with cotton sleeve. 4) Replaced 300B socket with custom made teflon unit with sping loaded pure copper contacts. Similar to the ones sold by Kara Chaffee used in Dehavilland amplifiers. 5) Output 300B replaced with Western Electric, date code 9813. 6) Input NOS 417a replaced with Western Electric. Spare NOS WE 417a set included plus another set which is LM Ericsson, with square getter and gold pins. I have no Raytheon type left ... 7) Rectifier tube is 1960's French Neotron. Set of 4 NOS Sylvania Gold tubes will also be included. 8) Input grid stopper resistor and loading resistor replaced with 2W Allen Bradley RCR mil spec type. These were both Caddock type. 9) One other resistor replaced with Riken Ohm carbon. This was Holco before. 10) Replaced Clarity caps used in power supply with Mundorf EVO SGO and Mundorf EVO Supreme. I am after $12,000 AUD for the amps, tubes and all mentioned above. I am not sure how I will go with sending them as they are not exactly lightweight, nor compact. http://www.audioenz.co.nz/forums/topic/parmenter-sound-300b-mono-bloc-amps/
  3. Item: 3qty FURUTECH FI-11M AC Location: Melbourne, Australia. Item Condition: Very good condition, removed from high quality power cable. Reason for selling: Surplus, not used. Price: $100 + postage (for all three). Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Bank deposit, wire transfer, Paypal. Extra Info: Quality solid copper conducting pins. Very good quality and good cable relief clamping. Recently removed from high quality power cord. Suitable for DIY. Saving for projects, but too many projects and too little time .... link below shows the item. These are copper version, no plating. http://tm3connections.com/furutech-connectors/furutech-fi11m Pictures: To follow, showing actual items for sale.
  4. Item: RCA vintage SUT MI-12399, MC step up transformer Location: Melbourne, Australia. Price: $390 + post Item Condition: Used, Excellent condition for vintage units, silkscreen labels very clean. Reason for selling: Downsizing collection Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only, Negotiable Extra Info: Excellent match with modest Denon DL103 cartridge. Uncanny tone, very soulful and extremely musical that I feel modern transformers lack. Wired with vintage western electric silk wax solid core wire. Audio Note Kondo grounding post and PHY-HP silver RCA jacks. One switch is ground lift, the other is for the two different gain settings. Plug and play unit. Pictures: Below.
  5. Item: OCELLIA Calliope 30 Silver loudspeakers. Location: Melbourne, Australia. Price: $9K Item Condition: Excellent condition. Reason for selling: Reluctantly downsizing .... financial pressures. Payment Method: Cash, Bank deposit, wire transfer, Paypal. Extra Info: Manufactured by Ocellia of France. The driver is rare French made 12" PHY-HP full range, alnico magnet, silver wire coil, paper cone, cast bell bronze housing. This is earlier version and would have been made by Bernard Salabert, who unfortunately has passed away. I believe PHY drivers are still being manufactured today, but under different management. The piezo tweeter in the middle is paper cone also. It is bi-wire version and accepts banana plugs only. Internal wiring is solid core silver with paper insulation, Ocellia's own. The guitar-body cabinet is in excellent shape. There is a lower door on the back baffle that can be adjusted to suit your room and preferences. Original boxes/packaging is in very good shape. These can be driven by anything from 1.5 - 30 watts. I have used these with excellent success with 2a3 SET, 300B SET, EL34 PP. I at the time chose Ocellia over the Musical Affairs as I felt the Ocellia cabinet was far superior in construction and visual aesthetics. They both used PHY-HP drivers. To my knowledge, Musical Affairs no longer use PHY-HP. Pictures: To follow.
  6. Item: DaVinci Preziosa S MC Phono (+ PS) and matching LCR-RIAA driver (+ PS) Location: Melbourne, Australia. Price: $35K (both units) Item Condition: Excellent condition, like new. Reason for selling: Reluctantly downsizing .... financial pressures. Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Manufactured by DaVinci Audio Labs of Switzerland. Retails at USD $35,800 for the phono stage unit, and USD $35,000 for the LCR-RIAA driver unit. Exquisite transformer coupled tube output, all made inhouse. Uses two tubes 6c45pi in the LCR-RIAA driver unit, and four 6c45pi tubes in the phono stage. solid aluminium chassis, minimalist design. Two box unit with separate solidstate power supply unit with umbilical cord for phono stage and LCR-RIAA (ie 4 units in total). Original packaging. The units themselves are very heavy for their size. Pictures: As follows
  7. Item: DaVinci Audio Labs Preziosa S Preamp linstage + PS Location: Melbourne, Australia. Price: $16K Item Condition: Excellent condition, like new. Reason for selling: Reluctantly downsizing .... financial pressures. Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only. Extra Info: Manufactured by DaVinci Audio Labs of Switzerland. Retails at USD $30,000. Esquisite transformer coupled tube output, transformer volume control, all made inhouse. Uses two tubes 6c45pi. Solid aluminium chassis, minimalist design. Two box unit with separate solidstate power supply unit with umbilical cord. Original packaging. 4 inputs (2x RCA, 2x XLR), two outputs (1x RCA, 1x XLR). The unit itself is very heavy for it's size. Pictures: As follows.
  8. Item: Ocellia Reference interconnect cable, RCA-RCA Location: Melbourne, Australia. Prices: 1m length - $570 each (total 2 pairs available). 1.5m length - $730 each (total 2 pairs available). 2.0m length - $890 each (one pair available). Item Condition: Excellent condition. Reason for selling: Surplus, not enough equipment for these to be used, sitting in drawer too long, downsizing. Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Pure solid core 100% silver interconnect cables made by Ocellia of France in either France or Canada. Using all natural and organic materials in insulation, this cable is extremely musical. Works wonders on everything. Very flexible with a natural rubber jacket, with sand damping internally and paper insulation. Though recommend you do not put extreme bends in it. Original factory terminations with Oyaide top of the line silver plugs with hollow centre pin. I have five (5) pairs of these cables. Also, some have boxes as shown, some have soft fabric pouches ... some don't have any packaging .... but non the less, all very very good condition. Note also that ALL of these are NON-SHIELDED. The one in the photo shown with the braid was my own method of adding a shield. It will be removed leaving no damage or marks to the cable as it's only held in place with a cable tie and insulation tape to stop it from fraying. Pictures: As follows.
  9. Item: Ocellia Reference power cable - 1.5m length. Location: Melbourne, Australia. Price: $850 each (total 7 available). Item Condition: Excellent condition. Reason for selling: Surplus, sitting in drawer, not being used, downsizing .... Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Pure solid core 100% silver power cord made by Ocellia of France in either France or Canada. Using all natural and organic materials in insulation, this cable is extremely musical. Works wonders on everything. Very flexible with a natural rubber jacket, with sand damping internally and paper insulation. Though recommend you do not put extreme bends in it. Original factory terminations with Furutech 15A IEC and US plug. I have seven (7) of these cables. Although I have two (2) of these cables that are 2.0m length, they are not for sale as of yet. Also, some have boxes as shown, some have soft fabric pouches ... some don't have any packaging .... but non the less, all very very good condition. Pictures: To follow.
  10. Item: SYMO Reference XLR - 1m length pair. Location: Melbourne, Australia. Price: $200 Item Condition: Excellent condition. Reason for selling: Surplus, no more xlr equipment. Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only. Extra Info: Great quality Reference Interconnect wire. Not much information on the web about this label/brand, but very good quality Swiss made shielded XLR cables. Connectors are Swiss made Neutrik. Was plugged in once only and forget. Selling due to downsizing. Sound is very musical. Now these are quite rare and hard to find. Pictures: As below.
  11. Item: TRL (Tube Research Labs) power cable - 2.0m length & 2.8m length. Location: Melbourne, Australia. Price: $400 each (2m length), $450 (2.8m length). Item Condition: Excellent condition. Reason for selling: Surplus, sitting in drawer for too long, no longer have multi/mono amp setup. Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: HEAVY solid core power cables all in excellent condition. All connectors are Furutech as shown in the photos. US Plugs, 15A IEC receptacle. Cable is 20mm diameter. I have three of these power cords. The cords do not have a model as such, but I believe they are know as "Silver". I use these cords in my own system. Sounds very organic and natural with body. Cable is not very flexible, and is heavy and rigid, tough once bent into shape, they tend to hold their shape well. They have become surplus due to downsizing. These are handcrafted in the USA by Paul Weitzel. Serial numbers TRL3168, TRL3158 and TRL11008. Pictures: Below.
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