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  1. Item: CLEARAUDIO MAESTRO MM CARTRIDGE Location: Brisbane Price: $400 ono Item Condition: Near new Reason for selling: Changing preamp Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only or mail at additional cost Extra Info: This cartridge has less than 30 hours listening on it. It is a superb sounding cartridge that reviews incredibly well and had an RRP of $1075. It replaced an Ortofon 2M black. I am only selling as I am moving to an MC to match my new preamp.  Pictures: 
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    SOLD: FS: Projector - Sim2 D80E

    Ad moved to the Home Theatre classifieds.
  3. Item: Sim2 D80E Location: Brisbane Price: $5000 ono (RRP $12,000) Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: Dismantling the Home Theatre Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, courier Extra Info: I am the original owner of this Sim2 D80E. I have recently had it serviced and a new OEM light bulb ($850) installed (it has less than 4 hours use on the globe). It comes with a spare globe and all original packaging. I have a 4K projector (also about to be listed) that goes nowhere near the 1080p image that this projector produces with its superb optics and processing. It has won numerous accolades, including 2 years running Projector of the Year by Sound and Image magazine. The only reason I am selling is because I am dismantling the Home Theatre. Pictures:
  4. Thank you to all of the fellow Stereo Net ladies and gents that expressed interested in my VAFs. They are now sold, pending payment. There are many VAF fans out there, which is great to see. I will miss these beautiful speakers dearly.
  5. These speaker cables are not my usual ones but they are in fact a single run of cable, ie. 2 into 4. Again, no difference to sound quality whether the jumper cable is disconnected or not. If I was running 2 cables then I would disconnect the jumper. Anyhow, I’m off topic 😊. These speakers are such a major part of how I built my system. I can say with certainty that these speakers perform superbly with both solid state and valve pre and pro amplification, depending on the quality of the electronics of course. I used to power them just using an Arcam AVR600 and they sounded amazing. In fact that is what Phil Vafiadis used to use to demo them but more recently when I added a Supratek pre and NAD masters series amplification, they went to another level of performance again.
  6. Except, it makes no difference to the sound quality whether the posts are linked as they are bi-wired, not bi-amped.
  7. Item: VAF i93MkII - Signature Speakers (both mains and centre channel) Location: Brisbane Price: $8000 + $4000 (RRP $19,198) Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: Downsizing due to upcoming house move Payment Method: Pickup - Cash Extra Info: My VAFi93 MkII speakers are superb, and I will miss them dearly. They are without doubt my favourite speakers. They portray a wide and deep soundstage, with intricate detail, and very deep authoritative bass down to 20Hz. I use them for both 2 channel and for my Home Theatre system. The main channels I will sell separately if required for $8000. My centre channel, I will also sell separately if required for $4000. My preference is to sell them as a package, as they are perfectly matched in timbre, colour, size and performance. Pictures:
  8. Item: CLEARAUDIO MAESTRO MM CARTRIDGE Location: Brisbane Price: $600 ONO Item Condition: Near new Reason for selling: Changing preamp Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only or mail at additional cost Extra Info: This cartridge has less than 30 hours listening on it. It is a superb sounding cartridge that reviews incredibly well and had an RRP of $1075. It replaced an Ortofon 2M black. I am only selling as I am moving to an MC to match my new preamp. Pictures:
  9. Hi, if you change your mind and wish to sell this again, then please let know.
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    Dolby Atmos 64.3 System In Dubai

    You can experience Dolby ATMOS right here in Australia. Geelong, READING CINEMAS has just completed their brand new DOLBY ATMOS cinema in time for Catching Fire. Very exciting!
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    Upgrading The Home Theater - Help Needed

    I have owned and do own the NAD M25 power amp. What I mean by that is that I regrettably sold the first one I had and never heard anything that quite delivered the dynamic range and authority that the NAD delivered, so I bought another one and do not plan on selling it. It is superb. I power VAF i93mk2 mains and a VAF i93mk2 centre as well as Kef sides and JBL floor standing rears. These awesome VAF behemoths enjoy power and lots of it and the NAD easily does this job. I use an Integra DHC 80.3 as a pre. It has the latest Audyssey XT32 on board. Like you, I love my 2 channel as well. I can honestly say that my Integra and NAD perform superbly with 2 channel. I have an Oppo BDP 95 and Michell Gyro SE turntable hooked up (admittedly the latter runs through a dedicated phone pre before going to the Integra). I looked at the Anthem as well, but a lot of the guys on AVS were selling their Anthem for the Integra. Apparently ARC is quite difficult. You have some wonderful gear. The B&Ws are not a hard speaker to drive. The other option worth experimenting with is running no pre at all. Ie, the 105 analogue outs straight into your Elektra or Your choice of multichannel power amps. You would have no room correction but you would be taking full advantage of the outstanding analogue stage of the Oppo and I think it is definitely worth trying before buying a pre or AVR. Just make sure before you hook the power amp up that the Oppo's volume is set to zero or low. I look forward to reading about your journey.
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    The "Official" Welcome, to VAF Research

    Phil, it is always great to read what you have to say. I still love my i93mk2 mains and centre channel just as much as the day I bought them. They are a listening pleasure. Regards, Miles
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    Going from Separates to the ARCAM AVR600

    Hi Geoff, yes there is a HDMI hardware upgrade to 1.4 coming in the next few weeks (you will have to take your unit into your local Arcam dealer for upgrade). This upgrade will allow 3D and true video pass through. It is also believed to have fixed the frame rate issue with the current video processing. Regards, Miles.
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    oppo blueray players

    Hi John, very interesting observations. As you indicated, it probably has a lot to do with the gear and of course the room. In my opinion Audyssey is superb at attempting to rectify difficult rooms, although it is not a perfect solution and if the room is difficult then using room correction (be that Audyssey or Anthem's ARC or dedicated room eq software) is a must. I used to be a pre/pro guy until I bought the Arcam AVR600. Right now I use the AVR600 to power my mids and highs and a NAD M25 to drive the bass drivers. It is the beauty of this wonderful hobby that we all come up with varying results that suits our individual tastes. I have a friend that moved on his 10k Meridian power amp and 10k tubes preamp to make way for a receiver, the AVR600. I switch between the HDMI and Multichannel for movies as an AB test as both are hooked up. And the separation that I get from the multichannel out is superb. I am fortunate that the Arcam in multichannel still does the bass management (sub) and maintains the speaker trims. However, everything else such as speaker distances have to be set manually in the Oppo. John, thanks for your experiences. Can you please elaborate on what mods your 83 has? ie. DACs, power supply, cap upgrade? I assume when listening to analogue stereo that you are bypassing all of your Audyssey settings on your Integra?
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