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  1. Further information: Big Price drop. For sale is a pair of Osborn Titan Elite speakers with custom made stands. These would suit new buyer. There is just a barely noticeable surface scratch on top of one of the speakers, other than that they are in mint condition. I bought these from Greg Osborn in March this year and have been very happy with them. The depth, imaging and detail of these speakers is truly amazing. The speaker stands were made for the Titans by Anthony at Grizzlyworks and are also in excellent condition. They are about 38cm high, putting the speakers at a good listening level. The speakers and stands have been packed ready for shipping but would prefer a buyer who can pay cash and pick up. I can guarantee that they sound wonderful and work perfectly. The selling price now represents substantial savings off the new price. Speakers were $4995, Stands around $320. Below is relevant text from the Osborn Loudspeakers website. “The huge, powerful soundstage is just unbelievable. It is a musical joy which gives big speaker performance where there just isn’t room for a big speaker.” “It is this minimal compromise approach which results in stunning sound quality. They are very easy to drive and do not present any difficult loads to amplifiers. They also have such an incredible dispersion, that they do not need to be toed in. Every position in the room has a perfect soundstage.” DIMENSIONS: 260 X 370 X 460 mm (WxDxH) WEIGHT: 25.5kg each. EFFICIENCY: 89 db for 1 watt at 1 meter. Mid/BASS: 180mm patented treated paper Cone. 42mm voice coil with Neodymium magnet. FREQ. RESPONSE: 35 to 25000 Hz +/- 2 db. –10 db points 30 and 28000 Hz CROSSOVER POINTS: 3700 Hz @ 6 db/octave. MINIMUM IMPEDANCE: 4 Ohm at 200 Hz. MAXIMUM Rec. POWER: 100 Watts R.M.S per Channel. Rec. Min: 10 Watts per Channel. Rec. Ideal: 30 - 100 Watts per Channel. 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
  2. Hi Dacman. Thanks for the comments. The stuff on the wall is of course mould. Doesn't seem to be doing too much harm. Regards, Tim
  3. Further information: For sale is a pair of Osborn Titan Elite speakers with custom made stands. These would suit new buyer. There is just a hairline scratch on top of one of the speakers which the camera didn’t pick up, other than that they are in really excellent condition. I bought these from Greg Osborn in March this year and have been very happy with them but need to move them on now. The speaker stands were made for the Titans by Anthony at Grizzlyworks and are also in excellent condition. They are about 38cm high, putting the speakers at a good listening level. Local pickup only at this stage. Will consider shipping if no local interest. Below is relevant text from the Osborn Loudspeakers website. The all new Titan is re-released after 8 years of searching for the perfect components to replace the previous model, that was reviewed in the USA by Bound for Sound Magazine as the best small speaker in the world. The huge, powerful soundstage is just unbelievable. It is a musical joy which gives big speaker performance where there just isn’t room for a big speaker. The Titan uses the Osborn Reference lead lining where the inside of the speaker is lined in a heavy felt, heavy sheet lead, heavy felt sandwich virtually eliminating cabinet vibrations and resonances. It also utilises one of the finest tweeters in the world, usually found in speakers costing 10 times as much, and uses the absolute best crossover components available and the only criteria in their selection is their towering performance. Every Titan comes only as an Elite version and in gloss finish. The new 7"mid bass is a patented specially treated paper sandwich. The driver uses a compact under-hung motor systems with large neodymium ring magnets. The patent pending motor offers a very long linear excursion together with a very high force factor. The back is shaped to duct the airflow around the motor and with the very open cast-aluminium chassis design the driver is virtually free from compression and any turbulence type distortions. It is known as the "Best of the best" and it really is giving the speaker an even more impressive bass performance and an absolutely sublime vocal rendition. It is this minimal compromise approach which results in stunning sound quality. Only the best quality Turntable/CD Player and Amplifiers were used in the design of these speakers. It is this attention to detail and no-compromise approach which allows these speakers to achieve their design goals. They are very easy to drive and do not present any difficult loads to amplifiers. "Super Amps" are not required. Modest power, high quality amplifiers are recommended. They perform exceptionally well with smaller valve and single ended amplifiers. They are designed to perform their best within about 20 to 30 cm from the back wall, so are perfect for bench or shelf placement. They also have such an incredible dispersion, that they do not need to be toed in. Every position in the room has a perfect soundstage. These speakers have a number of outstanding features - The ability to separate instruments and place them firmly on a sound stage of exceptional width and depth: The instruments retain their correct pitch, tone and shimmer: Dynamic range and speed unmatched by few, if any speakers in their size and price range and the ability of drums to retain most of their impact and depth. DIMENSIONS: 260 X 370 X 460 mm (WxDxH) WEIGHT: 25.5kg each. EFFICIENCY: 89 db for 1 watt at 1 meter. Mid/BASS: 180mm patented treated paper Cone. 42mm voice coil with Neodymium magnet. FREQ. RESPONSE: 35 to 25000 Hz +/- 2 db. –10 db points 30 and 28000 Hz CROSSOVER POINTS: 3700 Hz @ 6 db/octave. MINIMUM IMPEDANCE: 4 Ohm at 200 Hz. MAXIMUM Rec. POWER: 100 Watts R.M.S per Channel. Rec. Min: 10 Watts per Channel. Rec. Ideal: 30 - 100 Watts per Channel. 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. Hello Bryan. I am trying to contact you but your inbox may be full. You cannot receive PMs. I wanted to talk to you again about the Shahinian Obelisk 2s I have and see if you were interested. Please send me a PM if you can. Thanks, Tim
  5. Further information: Cliff Richard – The Collection (2cds) Corrs, The – In Blue Corrs, The – Talk on Corners (Special Edition) Corrs, The – Forgiven Not Forgotten Eurythmics – Greatest Hits Heart – The Essential Heart (2cds) John Farnham – Whispering Jack John Farnham – Classic Hits 1967-1985 (Recorded Live) Jon and Vangelis – The Friends of Mr Cairo Marty Wilde – Teenager in Love Midnight Oil – Red Sails in the Sunset Nick Lowe – Quiet Please, Best of Nick Lowe (2cds) Paul Kelly – Under the Sun Various Artists – The Invasion U.K. (17 Original Artists/Hits) Various Artists – Hard to find 45s on cd, Vol 18, 70s Essentials All cds are in very good condition or better. Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  6. Hello. I am using an Elson Silva Cymer 100 watts per channel power amp and a Lampizator dac. I have my music coming from an external hard drive connected to the dac. I mainly listen to 70s and 80s pop and rock. Cheers, Tim
  7. Further information: Shahinian Obelisk Mk2s in Oak veneer The Shahinian Obelisk 2s seldom come up for sale so this is a very rare opportunity to pick them up at a bargain price. The new price is just short of $16 thousand. The Obelisks 2s sound fantastic with all types of music and being omni-directional, disperse the sound extremely well. They have an accuracy close to that of electrostatics and for a relatively light speaker (22kg) have remarkably deep, full and powerful bass being flat down to 28 hz. No need for a subwoofer here. “For their size and price, the achieved response is nothing short of astounding. They simply recreate space . . . and possess a tremendous sense of scale. They are still unique - They simply make great music! “ These are in generally very good physical condition and work fine. New speaker terminals have been fitted in a much more convenient location at the back of the speakers. The sound has also been improved by bypassing the fuses. There are 4 castors on the base of each speaker so can be moved around easily. In terms of placement they perform best when out in the open, away from walls and corners. There are some watermarks around the base of the front woofers but they can be removed with suitable cleaner. They have no effect on sound quality. There are some very minor marks on the woofer covers which the camera has greatly exaggerated. The Obelisk is an interesting design consisting of a rear-mounted passive radiator with 8-in polypropylene curvilinear cone woofer, two 38mm Titanium ultralight exposed dome midranges, and four W-shaped Titanium/polyimide dome supertweeters. It is designed as a genuine poly/omnidirectional speaker. If I cannot sell these locally, I am ok sending them with Pack & Send to anywhere in Australia. Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  8. Hi Marcus. Sent you another PM for Magazine's The Correct use of soap. Regards, Tim
  9. Hi Marcus. Sent you PM for Magazine's Real Life if you're willing to sell separately. Regards, Timv
  10. Hi Colin. I would like to buy the Boz Scaggs Down Two Then Left cd only (for $6 posted to Manly, NSW) Would you be prepared to do this? Look forward to your response. Regards, Tim
  11. SOLD: Townshend Seismic Podiums Size 3, C Loaded Cells Location: Manly, NSW. Will post if no local buyers Price: $1850 the pair, New price around $4000 Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: No longer required Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, PayPal Friend, EFT Extra Info: Up for sale is a pair of Townshend Audio Seismic Podiums in excellent condition. They have been well looked after in a smoke, child and pet free home. They are perfectly suited to the Shahinian Obelisk 2s which I am also selling. Each of the two podiums are recommended for speakers from about 21 to 42 kg in weight. The cells are C loaded. They have considerably improved the sound of the Obelisks which they were paired with. The way it removes the speaker’s interaction with its surroundings is mind blowing, bringing clarity to the entire frequency range that enables it to communicate more effectively with the listener. You haven’t truly heard how your speaker can perform until you’ve placed it on one of these. Enthusiastically recommended.” Lee Dunkley – Hi-Fi Choice Seismic Podiums are an evolution of the bases Townshend has been developing since the nineties, they isolate the speaker on damped springs. In this latest iteration those springs are adjustable for a range of weights and the platforms themselves come in variety of sizes to suit different loudspeakers. The isolation is provided by a spring inside rubber housing at each corner with the platform is supported so that it is as close to the floor as possible. The rubber housing has an air hole in it to provide gradual damping and the top cap turns to increase/decrease tension in the spring to suit different weights. The ability to keep the speaker base low differentiates the Podium from its forebears, as does the damped treadplate support surface, which makes it very easy to locate a speaker of any size. So what do Seismic Podiums do for sound quality? If I said “everything” you wouldn’t believe me, but the answer is not far off. They dramatically increase low level resolution so you can hear more detail, they clean up the bass like you wouldn’t believe and the improve dynamics and speed. So nearly everything, they won’t turn a budget box into a giant slayer but they will upgrade it to something that sounds twice as good. It’s not subtle. I particularly like the way it lets speakers ‘disappear’ from the soundstage, by which I mean that with your eyes closed it becomes very difficult to pinpoint where the speakers are. This works with almost any good stereo recording and means that you get a cohesive, solid image with depth, width and height that does not seem to be related to the positions of the speakers. This is because the Podium increases the speaker’s ability to project sound into the room, at least that’s what it sounds like. They bring control to the bass that you would not imagine the particular amp/speaker combination was capable of. Bass times as well as the rest of the range, so bass notes stop and start precisely when they should but there is no sharpening of the sound. Instead the presentation becomes more natural and relaxed, effortless in fact. It’s as if all the strain in the speaker has been removed, strain caused by the way the floor reacts to the energy being driven into it via spikes, some of which is reflected, some absorbed and the rest transmitted into the structure of the building. This is true regardless of floor type, most of my listening was done on a carpeted wooden floor but as Townshend has demonstrated, concrete floors are equally capable of transmitting energy, it just has a different character because its resonant frequency is different. One side effect is that far less energy gets through floors and walls, which, if you live in an apartment or have adjoining properties, means they hear less of the bass the system is producing. Bass seems to extend more. The main benefit of the extra control is better timing, this seems to be more noticeable on bigger speakers presumably because they go lower in the bass, and the greater the extension the harder it is for an amplifier to control. But it can be heard on all manner of speakers, from monitors on stands to 80kg active designs. It has got to the point where traditionally spiked speakers sound distorted to me and I always put the speakers I review on the Podiums if they are heavy enough. I’ve heard Podiums transforming the sound quality of all manner of loudspeakers; Bowers & Wilkins 803 D3, PMC fact.8, fact.12 and twenty.24, Wilson benesch Cardinal, Naim Ovator 600, ATC SCM 19A and SCM150 ASL, Vivid Giya G4 and B1 Decade, Dali Epicon 8, Dynaudio Emit 20, Penn Audio Sara... the list goes on. But in every case the benefits were clearcut and of a sort that cannot be achieved with other ancillaries. All in all good speaker isolation is a major contribution to sound quality, the Seismic Podiums might seem expensive for a stand but the benefits they bring to mid and high end systems can in no way be matched by any other means at the price. In the context of high end cables they are a positive bargain. If you want to hear right into the mix genuine speaker isolation is the way forward, but don’t take my word for it give them a try, you’ll be amazed at how good your speakers really are. The Ear Best Buy Product of the year 2016 Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved. Seismic Podiums
  12. Item: Shahinian Obelisk 2 Speakers. Huge powerful & natural sound Location: Manly, NSW. Price: Reduced - $6750 ono Item Condition: Very Good Reason for selling: Trying something different Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, PayPal Friend, EFT Extra Info: Shahinian Obelisk Mk2s in Oak veneer Preference given to local buyers but can send with Pack & Send These are in generally very good physical condition and work fine. New Speaker terminals have been made in a much more convenient location at the back of the speakers. The sound has also been improved by bypassing the fuses. There are some watermarks around the base of the front woofers but they can be removed with suitable cleaner. They have no effect on sound quality. The Shahinian Obelisks or Obelisk 2s seldom come up for sale so this is a very rare opportunity to pick them up at a bargain price. The new price is just short of $16 thousand. The Obelisks 2s sound fantastic with all types of music and being omni-directional, disperse the sound extremely well. They have an accuracy close to that of electrostatics and for a relatively light speaker (22kg) have remarkably deep and powerful bass being flat down to 28 htz. No need for a subwoofer here. I may regret selling these but would like to try a smaller speaker as my listening room does not do the Obelisks justice. There are some very minor marks on the woofer covers which the camera has greatly exaggerated. Please note that the little cubes marked VB1 connected to each of the speaker terminals are not included in the sale. “For their size and price, the achieved response is nothing short of astounding. In terms of placement they perform best when out in the open, away from walls and corners. Room placement/storage is facilitated by the fitment of four twin-wheel casters suitable for carpeted or hard floors. They simply recreate space . . . and possess a tremendous sense of scale. They are still unique - They simply make great music! The Obelisk is an interesting design consisting of a rear-mounted passive radiator with 8-in polypropylene curvilinear cone woofer, two 38mm Titanium ultralight exposed dome midranges, and four W-shaped Titanium/polyimide dome supertweeters. Designed as a genuine poly/omnidirectional speaker which performs best in the open, away from walls and corners they feature woofers with 1 1/2-in aluminum high-temperature patented D.D. voice coils, 28-oz magnet, and magnesium basket; supertweeters with 10-mm voice coils, filters at 6 dB woofer, 18 dB midrange, 18 dB supertweeter and for protection a 3.0 amp quick blow fuse.” Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  13. Item: 2 Pairs RCA cables handmade by Christian Feillafe. Superb. Genuine bargain. Location: Manly, NSW Price: $250 a pair or both pairs $470 + postage ($15 one pair or $20 for both pairs) Item Condition: Very Good Reason for selling: No longer needed Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, PayPal Friend, EFT Extra Info: Will post with Australia Post with tracking and signature on delivery These rca cables have been completely hand made by Christian Feillafe for me in his spare time. Chris is known for making his own electrostatic speakers as well as restoring electrostatic speakers for 50 years, to the point where they sound much better than new. A meticulous worker, he is a highly regarded and accomplished hifi and pro audio repairman. I had these made for me a few years ago. Chris told me these rcas were pure silver, solid core cables. The earth is insulated. The signal and earth path are shielded. He described the cables as a pseudo balanced cable designed to remove noise from the system. The sound is truly superb. This is a rare opportunity as they were only ever made for friends and they never come up for sale second hand. Christian told me once that someone he knew was trying to sell some rca cables he had made for around twenty thousand dollars a pair and in listening tests they fell of short of Christian’s cables, which I am selling here. Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  14. Item: Grover Huffman Empress Power Cables Location: Manly, NSW Price: $280 each or $540 for both Item Condition: Very Good or better Reason for selling: No longer required Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, PayPal Friend. Can post using Australia Post with tracking and signature on delivery. Postage $15 for one, $20 for both. Extra Info: For sale: Two Grover Huffman Empress power leads imported from the US with quality Australian plugs made by Gaofei. Each power cable measures about 190cm or 6 foot 3 inches in length. These offer state of the art sound quality and are the best of the Grover Huffman cables. Previously I used Audio Principe Signature power cables. The Empress cables are much better offering a solid 3 dimensional soundstage and wonderful transparency. The cables cost me around US$450 each or at the time over $625 Australian dollars. They are less than 3 years old and in very good condition. Will sell the power cables for $280 each or $540 for both. Go to groverhuffman.com for more info. Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  15. Item: Grover Huffman Empress Power Cables Location: Manly, NSW Price: $295 each + $20 postage with tracking and signature on delivery. (1 of the three cables has sold) Item Condition: Very Good Reason for selling: No longer required Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, PayPal Friend, EFT Extra Info: For sale are 2 Grover Huffman Empress power leads imported from the US with Australian plugs made by Gaofei. Each power cable measures about 190cm or 6 foot 3 inches in length. These offer excellent sound quality and are the best of the Grover Huffman power cables. Previously I used Audio Principe Signature power cables. The Empress cables are much better offering a solid 3 dimensional soundstage and wonderful transparency. The cables cost me US$1340 or at the time (A$1880 for 3). They are less than 3 years old and in very good condition. Will sell the power cables for $295 each + postage More information on these cables can be found at groverhuffman.com Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
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