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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Item: Inakustik Excellence Digital Coaxial Cable 75cm Location:Manly, NSW Price: $65 + postage. Will send to anywhere in Australia for $7 or $2.50 without tracking. Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: No longer required Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal Friends, EFT Extra Info: Inakustik Excellence 75cm Digital coaxial cable The Excellence digital cable has two separately routed shields. This means that the sensitive audio data is optimally protected from external interferences. The digital music signal is precisely transmitted through the silver-plated conductor and the perfectly adapted impedance (Low Jitter). This enables a natural and dynamic sound for high resolution audio formats. The solid 24 carat gold-plated metal connectors constantly ensure maximum contact and minimal contact resistance. 2-fold coaxial construction 75 Ohm impedance 2 x 2-fold shielding Silver-plated conductors Solid core Very low jitter Len Wallis Audio only had one more of the Inakustik Excellence 75 cm cables and I was told that stocks had even run out in Germany at the time of purchase, just under 2 months ago. The cable was $99 new. This cable is less than 2 months old and has had very little use. Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  5. Item: Shahinian Obelisk 2 Speakers Location: Manly NSW Price: $7500 Item Condition: Very Good (See below) Reason for selling: Trying something Different Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, EFT, PayPal Friends Extra Info: Shahinian Obelisk 2s These are in generally very good physical condition and work fine. I found it a little difficult connecting the speaker wires when they sat on the Townshend Podiums (the speaker terminals being at the bottom of the speakers). 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 the right cleaner. I never got around to doing this. The marks 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 reasonable 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 bass being usable down to 28 htz. No need for a subwoofer here. I might regret selling these but would like to try a smaller speaker as my listening room does not do the Obelisks justice. Ideally, I would like to sell the Townshend Seismic Podiums as a package with the Obelisk 2s. These speakers will be sold with their castors. Please note that the little cubes marked VB1 connected to each of the speaker terminals is not included in the sale. Item: Townshend Seismic Podiums Size 3 Location: Manly NSW Price: $1890 Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: No longer needed Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, EFT, PayPal Friends Extra Info: Up for sale is a pair of Townshend Audio Seismic Podiums. 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. They have considerably improved the sound of the Obelisks which they were paired with. I still have the boxes for these. 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 Town-shend 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.
  6. Item: Grover Huffman Empress Speaker Cables 6 Foot Pair Location: Manly, NSW Price: $280 Pricedrop $260 includes postage with signature on delivery to anywhere in Australia. Item Condition: Very Good (they work fine) Reason for selling: No longer required Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal Friends or EFT Extra Info: For sale are the Grover Huffman top of the line Empress speaker cables. This is a six foot pair. They cost me over $600 and I have had them less than 3 years. The speaker cables are terminated with banana plugs both ends. Grover Huffman cables are rarely available on the used market as most people hang onto them. These cables are among some of the finest available, particularly at the price. Checkout the website: groverhuffman.com Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  7. Item: CDS Popular Artists Location: Manly, NSW Price: $35 $25 + Postage (if required, capped at $20) Item Condition: All in VG Playable condition Reason for selling: No longer required Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, Funds Transfer Extra Info: Please see List Below. I would be willing to sell individual cds separately if I can't sell as one lot. ALL SAINTS ALL SAINTS 1998 ARETHA FRANKLIN ARETHA FRANKLIN CORRS, THE TALK ON CORNERS 1998 CORRS, THE UNPLUGGED 1999 DEL SHANNON LIVE DIANA ROSS & THE SUPREMES THE BEST OF (2CDS) 1995 FINE YOUNG CANNIBALS FINE YOUNG CANNIBALS 1985 FRANK SINATRA & BING CROSBY CHRISTMAS COLLECTION 2CDS GEORGE MICHAEL LADIES & GENTLEMEN (THE BEST OF, 2CDS) 1998 GLORIA ESTAFAN CUTS BOTH WAYS 1989 JAMES BROWN AND OTIS REDDING THE SOUL CONNECTION VOLUME 1 JAMES TAYLOR THAT'S WHY I'M HERE 1985 JAMIROQUAI A FUNK ODYSSEY 2001 JEWEL SPIRIT 1994 KOOL & THE GANG BEST OF 2CDS LION KING SOUNDTRACK RHYTHM OF THE PRIDE LANDS 1995 MANHATTAN TRANSFER, THE BODIES AND SOULS 1983 MICHAEL JACKSON INVINCIBLE 2001 MOONLIGHTING SOUNDTRACK THE TELEVISION SOUNDTRACK ALBUM 1987 RAY CHARLES GEORGIA ON MY MIND (20 HITS OF RAY CHARLES) 2002 RONAN KEATING RONAN 2000 SOUL II SOUL VOLUME III JUST RIGHT 1992 STEVIE WONDER EARLY CLASSICS 2000 THE BEST SWING EVER II VARIOUS ARTISTS 2CDS TITANIC SOUNDTRACK MUSIC FROM THE MOTION PICTURE VARIOUS ARTISTS (2CDS) THE GREATEST HITS OF 1996 1996 WET WET WET END OF PART 1 (THEIR GREATEST HITS) 1994 WILLIE NELSON WILLIE NELSON'S GREATEST HITS WILLIE NELSON BLAME IT ON THE TIMES YAZZ WANTED 1988 Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  8. Item: 30 CDS for sale Location: Manly, NSW Price: Was $60 Now $40 + postage (Will be around $16 sent nationally) Item Condition: Good or better. All should play fine Reason for selling: No longer needed Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, Funds Transfer Extra Info: List of cds for sale ALL SAINTS ALL SAINTS 1998 ARETHA FRANKLIN ARETHA FRANKLIN CORRS, THE UNPLUGGED 1999 DEL SHANNON LIVE DIANA ROSS & THE SUPREMES THE BEST OF (2CDS) 1995 FINE YOUNG CANNIBALS FINE YOUNG CANNIBALS 1985 FRANK SINATRA & BING CROSBY CHRISTMAS COLLECTION 2CDS GEORGE MICHAEL LADIES & GENTLEMEN (THE BEST OF, 2CDS) 1998 GLORIA ESTAFAN CUTS BOTH WAYS 1989 JAMES BROWN AND OTIS REDDING THE SOUL CONNECTION VOLUME 1 JAMES TAYLOR THAT'S WHY I'M HERE 1985 JAMIROQUAI A FUNK ODYSSEY 2001 KOOL & THE GANG BEST OF 2CDS LION KING SOUNDTRACK RHYTHM OF THE PRIDE LANDS 1995 MANHATTAN TRANSFER, THE BODIES AND SOULS 1983 MOONLIGHTING SOUNDTRACK THE TELEVISION SOUNDTRACK ALBUM 1987 RAY CHARLES GEORGIA ON MY MIND (20 HITS OF RAY CHARLES) 2002 RONAN KEATING RONAN 2000 SOUL II SOUL VOLUME III JUST RIGHT 1992 STEVIE WONDER EARLY CLASSICS 2000 THE BEST SWING EVER II VARIOUS ARTISTS 2CDS TITANIC SOUNDTRACK MUSIC FROM THE MOTION PICTURE VARIOUS ARTISTS (2CDS) THE GREATEST HITS OF 1996 1996 WET WET WET END OF PART 1 (THEIR GREATEST HITS) 1994 WILLIE NELSON WILLIE NELSON'S GREATEST HITS WILLIE NELSON BLAME IT ON THE TIMES YAZZ WANTED 1988 Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  9. Item: CDs Location: Manly, NSW Price: See List Item Condition: Very Good Reason for selling: No longer required Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, Funds Transfer Extra Info: List of CDs for sale. Postage for 1 cd is $2.50. Purchases of 2 or more cds will be sent at Aust Post going rates. 1910 FRUITGUM CO THE BEST OF 1910 FRUITGUM CO. 2006 $8 BEACH BOYS, THE GOOD VIBRATIONS (DISC 4) 1993 $5 BROTHERHOOD OF MAN THE VERY BEST OF BROTHERHOOD OF MAN 1996 $3 CLANNAD THE VERY BEST OF CLANNAD 1999 $6 CLASH, THE THE ESSENTIAL CLASH (2CDS) 2003 $5 CORRS, THE IN BLUE 2000 $3 DEEP PURPLE THE DEEP PURPLE SINGLES 1980 $5 FORTUNES REFLECTIONS OF FORTUNES 1997 $3 JEWEL SPIRIT $2 JUDIE TZUKE WELCOME TO THE CRUISE 1979 $15 NAT KING COLE THE BEST OF NAT KING COLE (2CDS) FATBOX 2003 $5 OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN OLIVIA (BEST OF) 1998 $5 RUPERT HOLMES THE BEST OF RUPERT HOLMES 1998 $9 SPYS SPYS (REMASTERED, BRAND NEW) 2012 $5 TREMELOES, THE SILENCE IS GOLDEN 1995 $4 VARIOUS ARTISTS EIGHTIES COMPLETE VOLUME 2 1999 $4 VARIOUS ARTISTS THE INVASION U.K. (17 ORIGINAL ARTISTS/HITS) $3 VARIOUS ARTISTS COMPLETE SEVENTIES DISC 2 (1971-1973) 2005 $3 VARIOUS ARTISTS THE SIXTIES COMPLETE VOL 2 - THE BRITISH INVASION 1997 $3 VARIOUS ARTISTS THE SIXTIES COMPLETE VOL 4 - 1965-1969 1997 $3 VARIOUS ARTISTS THE MOST OF BRITISH POP - 20 ORIGINAL TRACKS 1992 $3 VARIOUS ARTISTS (INCLUDES RE-RECORDINGS) SUPER SIXTIES (2CDS) 1999 $3 VARIOUS ARTISTS (INCLUDES RE-RECORDINGS) JUKEBOX HITS OF THE 60S VOL 1 $2 VARIOUS ARTISTS (INCLUDES RE-RECORDINGS) 50 MILESTONES VOL 1 (2CDS) 1999 $2 Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  10. Hi listenup. The White album is yours. I have sent you a PM. Regards, Tim
  11. Item: Variety of CDs for sale Location: Manly, NSW Price: Varies, see list Item Condition: Very good or better Reason for selling: Ripped to hard drive, no longer required Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Bank transfer. Extra Info: CDs for sale Abba – The Visitors $6 Beatles, The – The White Album $10 (2cds Fatbox) Bob Dylan – Street Legal $6 Corrs, The – In Blue $3 Cure, The – Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me $5 Diana Ross – Motown Remasters $6 Electric Light Orchestra – A New World Record $5 Fairport Convention – Rosie $8 Fortunes – Reflections of Fortunes $3 Journey – Departure $6 Journey – Escape $7 Men at Work – The Essential Men at Work $6 Morrissey – Southpaw Grammar $6 Nat King Cole – The Best of Nat King Cole - $7 (2cds Fatbox) Phil Collins – Hello, I must be going! $4 Police, The – Regatta De Blanc $4 Spys – Spys (Has 2 members from Foreigner) (Still in wrapping) $8 Steve Miller Band – Greatest Hits $8 Tremeloes, The – Silence is Golden $6 Various Artists – Eighties Complete Vol 2 $4 Various Artists – Rock Me Gently 70s Australian (2cds) $10 Postage for 1 cd is $2.50. Fatbox cds $8.50 postage with tracking or can post without cases Please ask for other postage amounts for more than 1 single cd with case Can send up to 5 cds with inserts and booklets without cases for $2.50. Pictures:
  12. Item: Townshend Audio Seismic Pods Location: Manly, NSW Price: $200 includes postage with signature on delivery to anywhere in Australia Item Condition: Very good or better Reason for selling: No longer required Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal add 3%, funds transfer Extra Info: Selling a set of 3 Townshend Audio Seismic Isolation Pods in excellent condition. The set of 3 Seismic Isolation Pods is best utilised under Turntables up to 12 KG in weight. The pods offer isolation from any floor-born vibration above 3Hz . What Hi Fi gave the Isolation Pods a 5 Star rating and Positive Feedback refers to them as a "sonic miracle" and one of the best isolation footers available. I have an older set of seismic pods under my power amp and dac and it really brings out a large improvement to the sound in all areas. Further information on the Isolation Pods is found at www.townshendaudio.com. Pictures:
  13. Hi Duke40. I have sent you a PM. Keen to buy. Regards, Tim
  14. Item: Large clean black office chair Location: Manly, NSW Price: No longer available Item Condition: Very good Reason for selling: No longer required Payment Method: Pickup - Cash Extra Info: Has all necessary chair adjustments. This was originally bought from a reputable used office furniture shop on the Northern Beaches. Have owned for less than a year. Price paid $120. Will sell for $25 as this needs to be sold quickly due to lack of space. Would suit a big person. Pictures:
  15. Hi Cono28. They're yours. Have sent you a PM. Regards, Tim
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