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  1. Great tribute to Joe. Thank you Stereonet for honouring him. I remember the day I bought my Gryphon Diablo 120 and Joe telling me that it was the amplifier I should’ve bought the first time. And he was right. Thank you, Joe.
  2. This is devastating news for the Australian hifi industry. He was so passionate about this industry and it always showed whenever I spoke to him, which would have been about a six weeks ago. He always graciously gave his time to me whenever I visited his store. I grew up in Banktown and fondly remember 'Bankstown City HiFi'. I went there as a kid and bought all my records from there and lusted after all the equipment. I'd like to express my sincerest condolences to his family and all those at Audio Connection. He will be missed. Vale Joe
  3. Further information: What can be said about the Nikon F6? It's an F6! Arguably, the best film SLR ever made. No splitting of items, sold as a package. Purchased second hand from Japan with the instruction manual in Japanese. It's in superb condition with no marks on the body that I can see with a clean interior. I've only had about 20 rolls of film through it so not much use by me. I don't know how many shutter actuations it has had. Some items were purchased new as noted below. Nikon F6 camera - comes with box and instructions manual and all other bits. MB-40 power grip - comes with box, instructions. Purchased new from Nikon on Broadway. The rubber grip started to come off straight after buying and I have now glued it down - not the best job but at least the rubber is fixed on now. I got a bit of glue on the outside but it doesn't affect performance of course. See picture BL-3 batter chamber - comes with box and pouch. Purchased new from Nikon on Broadway. BL-3 battery chamber - no box. Purchased second hand from ECS in Sydney. EN-EL4a battery - comes with box. Purchased new from Nikon on Broadway. Hardly used. EN-EL4a battery - no box. Purchased second hand from ECS in Sydney. MH-21 battery charger - no box. Purchased second hand from ECS in Sydney. Photos: PLEASE READ If you are advertising multiple items, you must post one bulk price only, or post seperate ads for each item If you include any reference to pricing whatsoever in this section (excluding RRP), your ad will not be approved If you don't include photographs of the actual item being sold, your ad will not be approved
  4. Thanks so much Rantan. That is very kind of you to say, it is greatly appreciated. May I return the compliment. I remember you bought my Musical Surroundings Phono stage and chatting to you was a pleasure - as it has always been.
  5. Thanks appreciate it. As with many of the things I sell, I'll probably regret letting this go. I really miss the Franco Serblins I had. 😞
  6. Further information: Purchased new by me on 21/03/2019. Another stunning piece of Italian equipment. This phono stage has plenty of gain for low output MC carts and that's all that I use on my TT's. Detailed and quiet I would describe it as. Like the Puccini, it hasn't had much use and even less than the amplifier - less than 20 hours. Adjustments are made with small buttons underneath the front panel. Of course, it comes free with stunning Italian design. Comes with instructions and original packaging. No low ball offers please. Description: AAphono has been developed starting by a double operational amplifier configuration that permits to share the total gain between the two amplifiers having in this way a more precise RIAA response. A big effort was made to obtain a good result in this parameter using high quality and low tolerance components used in parallel configuration in order to uniform errors. In order to cancel eventual LP's fluctuations a subsonic filter has been added between first and second amplifiers to avoid that strong low frequency oscillations would saturate the gain stages. The circuit design has been completed with an offset recover in the last stage and multiple filters in the power supply stage. There are three different toroidal transformers to supply digital section and left and right analog sections, keeping ground connections separated. All passive components have been carefully selected. Capacitors used for RIAA curve equalisation are all plastic film with low tolerance. AAphono is very versatile and simple to use. For MM cartridges it is possible to set the input's capacitance and resistance, while for MC cartridges, it is possible to set input's resistance. These regulations can be easily done simply pushing the corresponding buttons under the unit, just behind the front panel, without removing anything or without using many different switches. The selected configuration will remain settled also when the unit will be switched off or disconnected by the power network. Technical features Channels 2 MM gain(@1KHz) 40dB MC Gain(@1KHz) 65dB Frequency response(+/-0.25dB) 10Hz - 20KHz MM SNR 89dB MC SNR 72dB Standby power consumption(230VAC) 0.7W Dimensions(HxWxD) 87, 220, 372 mm Weight 5.8 Kg Photos: PLEASE READ If you are advertising multiple items, you must post one bulk price only, or post seperate ads for each item If you include any reference to pricing whatsoever in this section (excluding RRP), your ad will not be approved If you don't include photographs of the actual item being sold, your ad will not be approved
  7. Further information: Purchased new on 19/02/2019. This gorgeous dual mono Italian integrated amplifier is a delicious music maker and sadly it hasn't seen a lot of use by me - I'd estimate less than 30 hours. It has been boxed up since last October when the family home sold. It drove my Legend Acoustics Kantu 8i's sublimely when other amps couldn't, like the Audia Flight FLS3 which shut down when trying. The Puccini just kept on going (I will note that the Audia Flight is still an extremely capable amplifier, it's just that is wasn't suited to these speakers). . This unit comes with the aluminium remote, instructions and original packaging. If local, I may be able to demo if you twist my arm. However, it would have to be a short demo. 🙂 Oh, I can't demo the AA Phono. 😞 Not even arm twisting would help. Preference is given to local buyers but I can ship. There is a matching AA phono listed. Description: Heavy metal chassis, aluminium front panel with 14mm thickness, remote control. Volume control with an encoder that communicates with the four digital high precision Analog Devices potentiometers (two per channel). Volume with four possible curves selectable according to the sensitivity of the speakers. Indications of volume level and selected input, thanks white LEDs with brightness adjustable on two levels, or switched off. Inputs with high-quality gold-plated RCA connectors with Teflon insulation, soldered directly to the input's board and activated via signal relays. All stages of the amplifier on separate boards. Printed circuit boards have golden copper footprints with double thickness compared to standard PCBs in order to increase the electrical conductivity. Fully dual-mono circuitry. Transformer power 700VA, six pairs of ON-Semiconductor power transistors (three per channel). All internal wiring with pure solid 7N OCC copper conductors, military standard resistors, audiograde polypropylene capacitors, copper binding posts gold plated. Technical features Channels 2 RCA inputs 4 XLR inputs 1 Input impedance 47KOhm Power on 8Ω load 80W @ 1% THD + N Power on 4Ω load 160W @ 1% THD + N Power on 2Ω load 300W @ 1% THD + N Sensitivity(8Ω output nominal power) 490mVRMS Frequency Response(Att. 0dB, -3dB band) 80KHz Output resistance(2Ω nominal power and 1kHz) 0.17Ω Input Noise(Band limits 0Hz-80kHz/A-weighted) =30µV/=10µV SNR =110 dB Standby power consumption(230VAC) 0.7W Dimensions(HxWxD) 120x445x390 mm Weight 15.5 Kg Photos: PLEASE READ If you are advertising multiple items, you must post one bulk price only, or post seperate ads for each item If you include any reference to pricing whatsoever in this section (excluding RRP), your ad will not be approved If you don't include photographs of the actual item being sold, your ad will not be approved
  8. The industrial design of this amp is peerless and gorgeous.
  9. I believe audio connection have a pair of Strads.
  10. I adore my Diablo 120. It delivers everything I want and need in an amplifier. The optional phono stage is magic also. Congrats on the 300. I found Audio Connection super helpful.
  11. Trying this for shits and giggles. $3400.00 without the Nordost cables! Everyone has cables, right?
  12. @Raffinator Just confirmed with Audio Analogue in Italy that yes, input 3. This is their reply: “ok thanks, the amplifier has an input dedicated to the By pass function is number 3, you must enable it following the instructions that are specified in the booklets”
  13. Hey again, I've checked the manual and the amplifier has what's called 'Direct Mode' which has to be set to input 3. It has a diagram to show how the LEDs operate in this mode: Near the diagram it states: "Direct mode active (working as a power amp)". I'll send an image of this from the instructions in the next image.
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