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  1. Hi everyone, I am getting lots of messages about these cables. Please be advised that i will be travelling Tuesday & Wednesday and unlikely to respond to messages until Thursday. - r.
  2. Item: Duelund DCA16GA, DCA20GA and DCA12GA tinned copper wire Location: Fitzroy North or Melbourne CBD Price: various (see below) Item Condition: mostly used, but some new (see below) Reason for selling: NLR Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: I'm selling various lengths of the Duelund DCAxxGA tinned-copper wire with baked cotton casing, as popularised by Jeff Day. I was using this wire to bi-wire my speakers but recently changed to a crossover where a single run is required. Obviously, I would prefer to sell all of it as a batch, but if nobody puts their hand up within the first few days, i am willing to separate, but in pairs only. I can't seem to find how much I paid for this wire (ordered new from Partsconnexion), but I just checked the prices at Partsconnexion, and good news for a buyer is that it's all on sale at present, and my asking prices are based on the sale prices. of course, you would need to add GST and duty and postage from the US, so I'll be conservative and add just 10% and round up, which is the number with the asterisk 12GA is USD 18/m (25% off!) => A$ 26/m -> A$30/m*, asking $20/m 16GA is USD 10/m (38% off!) => A$ 15/m -> A$17/m*, asking $12/m 20GA is 6.08/m (52% off!) => A$ 9/m -> A$10/m*, asking $6/m USED: 6m lengths: 16GA x 4, so 24m total length, would be $290 at my price above, asking $250 12GA x 4, so 24m total length, would be $480 at my price above, asking $450 - SOLD pending payment 1.46-1.5m lengths: 20GA x 4, so ~6m total length, asking $30 16GA x 5, so ~7.5m total length, $80 - SOLD pending payment 4.5m: 16GA x 1, asking $50 - SOLD pending payment plus some short lengths, I will throw in to anyone who buys the 6m lengths if they want them: 0.8m: 12GA x 2 (I used these from a xover to a woofer) Brand New, never used: 16GA - 2.3m, asking $30 - SOLD pending payment 20GA - a 50m reel less what i used above, so probably 44m .. if interested, I can unroll and measure it. OK, people are buying lengths of this, now only ~24m remaining at $8/m (because it's NEW, never used). Photos:
  3. Item: Auralic Taurus Mk II headphone amplifier/preamp Location: Fitzroy North or Melbourne CBD Price: $900 (+ postage, if applicable) Item Condition: mint (see photos) Reason for selling: not used Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: representative reviews: "I'll cut right to the chase here and give you a spoiler: the AURALiC TAURUS MKII is among the absolute best headphone amplifiers I've ever heard. And I've heard quite a few.... The AURALiC TAURUS MKII is one of the absolute best values in the high-end, and worthy of the Wall of Fame. Editor's Note: I too have been listening to this amp for a few months and am smitten. This is a spectacular headphone amp, and I will be putting together a "Wall of Fame" page for headphone amps and the TAURUS will be among the first to populate it." (https://www.innerfidelity.com/content/spectacularly-transparent-auralic-taurus-mkii-page-2) "Tough to pile praise any higher than that. DAR-KO award." (https://darko.audio/2014/04/auralic-taurus-mkii-headphone-amplifier-review/) "It will only take a short test drive to not only convince you what a great product this is, but to also get you to forget about what’s inside the box—as it should be. And for this, we are happy to present AURALiC with an Exceptional Value Award for this remarkable headphone amp" (https://www.tonepublications.com/review/auralic-taurus-mkii-headphone-amplifier/) "Considering the sound and build-quality on offer, I think AURALiC’s Taurus MKII not only represents an impressive sonic and technical achievement, but also qualifies (dare I say it?) as a bit of a bargain. Enthusiastically recommended." (https://www.theabsolutesound.com/articles/auralic-taurus-mkii-headphone-amplifierpreamplifier/) Photos:
  4. omg, this was my family turntable when i was a teenager! Great memories... - r
  5. Item: Audioquest DragonFly Red Location: Fitzroy North or Melbourne CBD Price: $220 + postage (if applicable) Item Condition: mint (but see below) Reason for selling: not used Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Selling my DragonFly Red, which is in mint condition (see photos) and basically unused... I reckon I would have used it for maybe 30 minutes in total, probably less. Comes with original packaging, also in mint condition. In preparation for selling, I just now upgraded the firmware to the latest version, 1.7. The only thing is that I have misplaced the little pouch for it... I will have it somewhere but haven't yet been able to find it. When I do, I'm happy to send it to the buyer. Photos:
  6. Wow, that takes me back! I think i still have a copy of Stink in my vinyl stash... some of those guitar solos are burnt into my brain!
  7. Argh, this is terrible news. Chris Winter opened my pre-teen world to so much new music, it really changed my life. Frustratingly, i unknowingly met him some years back at an art gallery... it was only after he left that i discovered who i had been taking to (and sadly not about music!) What i really wanted to do was to tell him how important Room to Move had been to me... ... will have to play the Hen's March through the Midden and the Four Poster Bed in his honour.... - r.
  8. This is just heartbreaking: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/11/us/master-recordings-universal-fire.html?module=inline Also https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/11/magazine/universal-fire-master-recordings.html?action=click&module=Top Stories&pgtype=Homepage
  9. Wow, i obviously underpriced this, as I have never had my inbox flooded with so many PMs wanting to buy! @Cono28 is first in line! Sorry to everyone else. I will confirm the sale once I receive payment. - r
  10. Item: FirstWatt F7 power amplifier Location: Fitzroy North or CBD, Melbourne Price: $2700 Item Condition: mint (see photos) Reason for selling: not being used Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: I bought this amplifier solely because I always wanted to hear a FirstWatt amp, and the reviews suggested this was the one to get (unless you can afford and use the lower powered SIT ones) It's a great amp, but (as expected) not as good as my single-ended 845 monoblocks, so it has been sitting in my audio rack for the better part of a year, unused. Now I am getting pressure to clear out my unused audio gear, so this is up for sale. Specs: Output power: 20Wpc into 8 ohms (1% THD at 1kHz); 30Wpc into 4 ohms (2% THD at 1kHz) Frequency response: –3dB at 100kHz Total harmonic distortion: 0.05% (1W) Input impedance: 10k ohms Gain: 14dB Input sensitivity: 0.57V (1W); 2.53V (max output) Damping factor: 100 Class A envelope: 50W peak at 4 ohms Noise: 100µV unweighted, 20Hz–20kHz Dimensions: 17" x 5.5" x 15" Blue Moon Award from 6 Moons: "FirstWatt genetics mean more than a decade of intelligent experiments into maximizing simple circuits for best sonics. Within this catalogue, it's not excessive to perhaps call his latest Nelson's best yet." (https://6moons.com/audioreviews2/firstwatt2/12.html) Dick Olsher preferred it over the F3, commenting : "Simply put: one of the best low-power amps money can buy." (https://www.theabsolutesound.com/articles/first-watt-f7-stereo-power-amplifier/?page=2) etc. Photos:
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