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  1. Item: Metaxas Iraklis Power Amplifier Location: Melbourne Price: SOLD Item Condition: Excellent for age (just had comprehensive restoration by Dallas Clark) Reason for selling: Bills Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, COD Only Extra Info: Up for sale is my just comprehensively restored Metaxas Iraklis power amp. I love the sound of this amplifier and have been a fan of the sound of the better Metaxas gear for a long time. As i found out to my cost these amps sound excellent but they really should be comprehensively restored due to they're age, and the way they are put together. If your buying one of these amps without having had recent work done buyer beware. I was listening to this amp at a friends place and we were all in love with the way it sounded. Suddenly it went bang and smoke started rising from the centre of the amp. We were pretty bummed because it was sounding superb. I took it to Dallas Clark who on inspecting it saw that these amps have been built with no heat conducting paste on the transistors, the legs of the transistors are the only things holding the circuit boards in place, some of the capacitors are rated at 30 volt but actually see 35 volt and some other bits and pieces. The heatsinks aren't attached to the transistors properly (don't make flat and intimate contact with the heatsinks). These and many other design faults and age related issues have been totally fixed so there are no issues and this amplifier has cost me to fix much more than I'm selling it for but should now give its new owner many many years of trouble free ownership. So just to reiterate Dallas said now it should be very reliable. So the positives are a super wide bandwidth, simple and very short signal path. Super fast rise times. Massive power supply for the rated power output (the amp is around 20 kg and the power transformer is almost 15 kg!! so the regulation from the power supply is superb). It sounds as fast as lightning. It has stunning clarity and sledge hammer bass from that massive transformer (so heavy it actually bends the stainless steel top plate). It also looks like a modern art piece (almost everyone who sees this amp goes gaga over the way it looks). The current version of this amp costs a fortune. If you've heard the Icarus and Iraklis integrated amps this is a massive step up in sound quality. This amp will sonically lay waste to many new and very expensive amplifiers. It does not have a vintage sound. Its a direct, tactile, super wide bandwidth and super fast design. LPG Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  2. Item: NVA Cubix isobaric loudspeakers Location: Melbourne Price: Item Condition: Excellent, All original and functioning perfectly Reason for selling: bills Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, COD Extra Info: These speakers are superb, quirky and very rare in Australia. If you go to the hifi subjectivist forum in the UK you can read hundreds of posts about how amazing they are and all the nitty gritty on how they are made and such. ( I also have the matching top of the range NVA / Absolute high end collaboration 3 chassis Magnum Junior amps to sell separately). They are one of those amazing quirky English brands that has quite a cult following; and for good reason. The gear sounds wonderful. The Cubix speakers i have have a massive sound from a comparatively compact box. The bass goes down to the 20's thanks to two upward firing isobaric loaded 8 inch bass drivers per cabinet and wall loading. Each cabinet also has a forward firing tweeter and a side firing tweeter. So its four drivers per enclosure. They are designed to be placed near a rear wall for best sound and with the wall loading and dual 8 inch drivers and super dead enclosures (knuckle test will produce sore knuckles due to very thick cabinets and steel lining) they sound effortless, direct and vivid. Like a lot of great British gear they have superb PRAT (pace, rhythm and timing) and with all the drivers they sound very low distortion. With the upward firing main drivers and front and side firing tweeters they have a very large enveloping soundstage. If you check out the forums the people who own these seem to be pretty fanatical about them and some very expensive speakers have been sold with people using these. The new version of these speakers is 3500 British pounds (not including the steel stands). Ive included the super heavy steel (sand fillable) stands they were originally purchased with). They are bi-wirable and bi-ampable. They use a minimal crossover. These speakers though modest in size are very heavy. Local pickup is preferred. From Richard Dunn of NVA on the Cubix speaker (were the top of the range model with the two tweeters for even power response and dispersion): " So now we come to the other trick up the sleeve of the Cubes - directionality. Differing frequencies have differing dispersion patterns. The lower the frequency the more omni directional is the polar response, and the higher the frequency the more directional. So our trick is to mount the driver upward firing as the higher it gets in frequency the less it is heard from the listening position and the more its output just contributes to the acoustic ambience of the music (which is peaky anyway due to room nodes). We then use a relatively wide band tweeter which is front firing and directional to provide the frequency range beyond the point the bass / mid driver is naturally (due to doping) and acoustically (due to directionality) rolling off. This makes the only crossover components in the whole speaker necessary as a series protection capacitor to gently roll off the tweeter down to low mid and LF frequencies which would overload and distort (and potentially damage) the small driver, and a padding resistor as the upward driver loses some of the efficiency of output at MF and LF, so if left that way the tweeter would dominate, so it needs taming a little. The other advantage of the upward firing driver is that it means it is mechanically in phase with its coupling to the listening room, the speaker stand. This stops any rocking motion which induces mf and hf phase problems and a large (90degree) LF phase change as with normal front firing speakers in very low frequency notes. The other bonus of the LF driver position means you get an extra LF natural mechanical extension of the bass frequency so no extra LF driver or extra bass boom box is required. The other problem / consideration is what is this all enclosed in and how that enclosure functions. In this situation in reality you are looking at a small box (speaker) creating sound within a much larger box (the room). Now this is a whole new subject in terms of materials, shape and size, better left to another post." I also have the very rare 3 box 3 chassis wood and steel Absolute High End sold (NVA) Magnum Junior amps that will be listed separately. I was told these are a statement product which were super expensive and sold by Surya Murthy at Absolute High End and were a collaboration between Absolute High End and NVA. They look stunning in Piano gloss black wood and brass feet, control and selector knobs (you can see them in one of the photos above). Apparently Surya to make a all out state of the art NVA amp so entered into this collaboration. The back of each of the 3 wooden chassis has the metal plates and boards from NVA in England with two mono block massive power supplies. They started with the NVA amplifiers then put them in very well damped wooden boxes and separate massive power supplies. The amps three chassis weigh perhaps a total of around 50 kg or so. LPG Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  3. Thanks for sharing. I love hearing these recollections about great people in the industry. LPG
  4. Item: BAKOON HDA-5210 mkIII headphone amp Location: Melbourne Price: $1300 ONO Item Condition: excellent Reason for selling: i'm crazy Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, COD, bank transfer Only Extra Info: Up for sale is my reference headphone amplifier. If your into statement high end headphone gear then you will probably know what this is. The most neutral headphone amp I know; Pure and beautiful to listen to. It sounds stunning and with its gain and with Current / Voltage / High and Low gain settings and unique Satri circuit it will drive and suit all headphones (electrostatics obviously excepted). The current model and made by Bakoon in Japan this is a official Australian 240 volt version. Its current RRP is $2500. These don't come up very often and when they do they get snapped up quickly by those who know what they are. Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  5. Item: Audio Aero Capitole CD Player (for parts or rebuild) Location: Melbourne Price: $150 or offer Item Condition: Good cosmetic condition Reason for selling: Another project which will never be undertaken Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Bank Deposit, COD Only Extra Info: One of the legendary CD Players. Highly regarded when it came out for its extreme musicality and 'analog' like sound. This player is for parts or rebuild only. Its missing its transport mechanism. I bought this player from a mate a couple of years ago as spares for my Audio Aero Capitole MKii. I didn't realise the players have different mechanisms so this earlier original Audio Aero Capitole (MKi) would not make a suitable donor so it has sat in a cupboard the entire time I've owned it. When i bought it from my mate it had beens sitting under his bed for some years. The mechanism is missing because he mentioned the laser failed, the mechanism was sent to the agent (Greg Osborn) to get a replacement fitted and Audio Aero went into receivership and stopped trading for a time so no mechanism ever eventuated. You may be able to use the digital inputs, may be able to use parts, may be able to source another mechanism. But its sold as parts only. Really nicely made chassis. Probably has some interesting parts inside. Super heavy top loading player that may be of interest to someone. Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  6. Item: Sony MDR - EX1000 Location: Melbourne Price: $400 Item Condition: 9.5/10 Reason for selling: Not being used / too many headphones Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Bank Deposit, COD Only Extra Info: The legendary Sony EX1000! Complete package, like new condition. It was purchased brand-new from China last year. The plug of the long cable has been changed to a 4.4 balance plug to work with new Sony players (like my WM1A). The new plug us of high quality of a big brand in China which cost about 80Aud. The old plug is kept so it can turn it back to original 3.5 plug if you wish to. The short cable is not touched or used. Most of the tips have never been used. Total listening hours is less than 210hours. The sound of them is unique and phenomenonal, just as you could find on online reviews. Many peer reviewers and collectors have these in they're collection. They are seen as being one of the great headphones. I'm selling these cheap because this is what i bought them for Stereonet a few months ago. They usually go for much more than this. And these are in excellent condition. Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  7. @campo007 If you get this Anthony you could Bi-amp using your other ASR Emitter ! 🙂 LPG
  8. You've gone crazy Scott!! You've been raving for ages about how amazing these speakers are (and you have owned lots of stunning gear). You might (will) regret selling these! A lot of speaker for not much money. Good luck with the sale though (but slap yourself a few times to make sure your really wanting to sell these). LPG
  9. Stunning build quality, Amazing Leica lens and perfect for zone focusing. Good luck with the sale, LPG
  10. Im a fan of the Sanders and these look beautiful!! Really clean work on the segmentation resistor delay lines. I did the same thing on my direct drive tube driven electrostatics with Roger Modjeskis guidance (and his custom tube direct drive amp) and it was a huge amount of work. Im sure these sound truly wonderful!! LPG
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