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  1. @furtherpale Yeah mate they could before and now... holographic!
  2. @aasza Close but no cigar. Out of my reach. The new Vivid Audio Kaya series is something special.
  3. Thanks @richard260 You should hear them now I have set them up much better. They have gone from really good to can't hear the speakers now, they just disappear and let the music do its thing.
  4. Item: Vivid Audio B1 Loudspeakers (Graphite) Metallic Location: Miranda, NSW, 2228 Price: $11,500 negotiable RRP $25K Item Condition: Excellent 9/10 Reason for selling: Climbing in the same brand Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, Bank Transfer Extra Info: Never thought I would move these on. They were to be my end game speaker. These are true high end speakers and searching the web you will find all very positive reviews. One owner. Over a number of years some members here have heard these speakers poorly set up (amateur) I have heard them poorly set up elsewhere also so they did not impress. I have only recently set them up well and encourage any serious buyers to listen and inspect. I have all the factory supplied accessories (jumpers, spikes, gloves, books etc) and wooden shipping crates. Here is a small sample of some review, summary and conclusions - The Vivid Audio B1 is a mid-sized, floor standing model. This is not your typical square box design, and for a good reason too. Every aspect and component of this loudspeaker has been scrutinized and reinvented to create a dynamic and box less sound. As with other Vivid Audio loudspeaker designs, this unique cabinet is a result of its function. Designed to be virtually invisible, free from distortions and reflections as typically found in traditional speaker enclosures. The B1 features Vivid Audio's patented drivers coupled to tapered tube absorbers for reaction cancelling. Moulded by serious rethinking of dynamic loudspeaker design, the Vivid Audio B1 loudspeaker is any passionate audiophile's dream. Ultra high performance, technology and aesthetics converge to create this unique loudspeaker. Unusual in a world constrained by the vagaries and pressure of a fashion conscious market, the Vivid Audio B-1 represents an almost perfect test piece for the technology involved. The pure pistonic drivers pioneered by Lawrence Dickie in his original B&W Nautilus have been honed to a fine focus in this loudspeaker system. The B-1 is a floor standing model which incorporates four drivers in a 3 & 1/2 way system. B-1 employs a single D50 mid range (patent pending) driver between 900Hz and 4 kHz with the range beyond being handled by a D26 tweeter (patent pending). Below 900Hz the B-1 uses two C125 mid-bass drivers (patent pending), one mounted on the front baffle and one on the rear baffle of the cabinet. These two drivers are internally coupled via a screw tensioning unit for reaction cancelling. Both drivers receive the same signal at frequencies below 100Hz while above this point the drive to the rear is progressively attenuated leaving only the front driver to operate all the way to 900Hz in order to keep the distance between drivers at a minimum around crossover. Fourth order filters ensure phase coherence through both main crossover points resulting in a seamless and symmetrical polar performance. Integral to the B-1 enclosure is the stand. Made from the same carbon fibre loaded polyester compound as the enclosure, this considerable yet graceful design provides an exceptionally stable footing while not detracting from the acoustic environment surrounding the loudspeaker, thanks to the small frontal area of each arm. To further guarantee the stability of the complete system, a total of five custom spikes are mounted around the periphery of the base. Adjustment of the front and rear spikes sets the attitude while the remaining two can then be brought into contact with the floor for maximum stability. Within each of the streamlined arms are hidden separate conduits to guide the Van den Hul® interconnecting cable away from the two internally mounted crossovers into the base. Precision machined WBT® gold plated terminals are discretely located at the rear of the base to allow a visually unobtrusive connection to the outside world. Conclusion - Australian Hi Fi Magazine 2013 It’s been two in a row at the Kramers’. The last speaker I reviewed was also an extraordinary mix of high technology and state of-the-art performance. In fact, by pure coincidence it was the B&W 802 Diamond, a speaker that bore developed technologies that Dickie himself invented back in his days with the company. And indeed, there were remarkably-clear similarities between the two speakers in the evenly uncoloured, sweet and resolving mids and highs. In the B1, Dickie continues the tradition and carries the concept in a new and more personal direction. The B1 is truly a remarkable mid-sized speaker which features intelligent design and engineering while never losing sight of the heart and soul of music. Vivid indeed. Edgar Kramer Configuration: 3 & 1⁄ 2 way vented cabinet Cabinet material: Complex loaded carbon fibre filled polymer HF – D26 – 26mm metal dome unit with Tapered Tube loading MID – D50 – 50mm metal dome unit with Tapered Tube loading LF – C125 – 2 x 158mm metal coned unit (coupled) First D26 Break Up mode: 44,000 Hz Sensitivity: 89dB @ 2.83Vrms and 1.0 meter on axis Nominal Impedance (Ohm ): 4 Frequency range – 6dB points: 35 – 36,000Hz Frequency response: 39 – 33,000 Hz +/- 2dB on reference axis Harmonic distortion (2nd and 3rd): < .0.5% over frequency range Cross over frequencies (Hz): 100, 900, 4000 Power handling (music program) watts rms: 300 Loudspeaker dimensions (H, W, D cabinet, D base) mm: 1095, 265, 375, 420 Net weight (kg): 38 Shipping dimensions (H, W, D) mm: 1250, 430, 530 Shipping mass (kg): 50 Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  5. Thanks to everyone for your interest - many PMs. They are now sold.
  6. Item: Gieseler Gross/GroB 3 input DAC + Kraftwerk Gold Tune PSU Location: Miranda, NSW 2228 Price: $1650 Item Condition: Excellent as new Reason for selling: A change of direction Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, Direct Deposit Extra Info: Clay's well known and highly reviewed Gross/GroB DAC - Enough said. Purchased 2019 from Clay including his excellent Kraftwerk Gold Tune PSU in addition to the standard supplied PSU. Paid $2,800. Only lightly used and still in new condition and packed in all its original boxes and packaging. All accessories are unused and still in their original box. Preference will be given to local pick up but can post Australia wide. Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  7. Item: Auralex Gramma v2 Isolation Platforms x 2 Location: Miranda, NSW, 2228 Price: $150 for both Item Condition: As new Reason for selling: NLR Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, Bank Transfer Extra Info: Purchased these new just last year for my wooden floor to isolate my stereo speakers. These worked a treat to improve the sound quality by isolating my floor standing speakers from the timber floor. Used for a very short time just (weeks) and repacked into original boxes to move house. Now not required in new house and present as new. Well known as an affordable isolation product that works well. They are each rated to 136kg so will easily accommodate the majority of speakers, subs or amplifiers etc Pick up preferred but can post at buyers expense. Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  8. Item: Panasonic 55" 3D VT60 Plasma Location: Miranda, Sydney 2228 Price: $600 Item Condition: Excellent ,as new condition Reason for selling: NLR Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, Bank Deposit Extra Info: What is there to say .... The last and best of the Panasonic Plasma TVs. In perfect condition with all accessories including two remote controls, two sets of 3D glasses (unused), screen pen, factory supplied PC and owners manual. No longer have box so pick up only. Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  9. I feel for Eagleeyes Couriers are just the best aren't they GLWTS
  10. Thanks to all interested party's in this great product. But there can be only one winner. SOLD !
  11. Item: Bluesound Node 2i (Black) Location: Miranda, NSW 2228 Price: $675 including postage Item Condition: Perfect, as new Reason for selling: Change in direction Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, Bank Deposit Extra Info: Purchased brand new in May 2019. Only lightly used and found this unit to be excellent value for money, and very easy to use even for a tech challenged person like myself. In all original packaging and box. Buy with confidence. Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  12. Item: Gieseler Gross 3 input DAC + Kraftwerk Gold Tune PSU Location: Miranda, NSW 2228 Price: $1,900 OBO Item Condition: Excellent as new Reason for selling: A change in direction Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, Direct Deposit Extra Info: Clay's well known and highly reviewed Gross DAC - Enough said. Purchased earlier this year from Clay including his excellent Kraftwerk Gold Tune PSU in addition to the standard supplied PSU. Paid $2,800. Only lightly used and still in new condition and packed in all its original boxes and packaging. All accessories are unused and still in their original box. Only selling as need funds as heading in a new direction. Preference will be given to local pick up but can post Australia wide. Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  13. Item: Oyaide Tunami Terzo V2 Furutech XLR Plugs - 1m Location: Miranda, 2228 Price: $290 plus postage Item Condition: 9/10 Reason for selling: NLR Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal Extra Info: 1 metre pair Oyaide Tunami Terzo V2 terminated with new quality Furutech XLR plugs. As new, barely used, now use longer length. Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  14. Item: Oyaide Tunami Terzo V2 WBT RCA Interconnect - 1M Location: Miranda, NSW, 2228 Price: $210 Item Condition: VG Reason for selling: Clean out/too many cables Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal Extra Info: Last pair quality single ended one metre interconnect with WBT locking RCAs. In as new condition. Can post at buyers cost. Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
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