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  1. P.s unlike a lot of gear I have used better power cords do seem to make a substantial difference.
  2. This is a sleeping giant bargain in a small shiny package. I am really enjoying the Expert Pro 440 Core for which I paid over double the price S/H. The on-board DAC and fully adjustable phono stage are excellent. If your speakers are on the Devialet SAM list this can make a big positive difference too. GLWTS
  3. Amp is sold pending payment. As noted in the ad, the CD player is listed separately
  4. Item: Vitus RCD-101 CD/SACD/DAC Location: Adelaide Price: $6500 ono Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: In addition to Electrocompaniet UP I now have a good DAC in my Devialet 440 Pro Core amps Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: The Vitus RCD-101 CD/SACD/DAC serial number 9, comes with both printed and PDF manual, original remote, original box etc. This is a high-end Danish CD/SACD/DAC top loading machine with current retail of around A$15000. UK retail is GBP7900: http://www.lotushifi.co.uk/the-all-new-rcd-101-cdpdac-7990-2/ See also: https://absolutehiend.com/index.php/brands/vitus-audio/sacd-cd-players/vitus-audio-rcd-101-dsd-sacd-cd-player-with-usb-dac.html (Its non-SACD predecessor, the RCD-100, had a price of US$13000: https://www.avhub.com.au/news/hi-fi/vitus-audio-ri-100-at-ces-394634) While local pickup in Adelaide after demo is preferable I can courier with insurance at buyer's expense. The matching Vitus RI-100 integrated amplifier shown in some photos has been sold. Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  5. Item: Vitus RI-100 integrated amplifier Location: Adelaide Price: price reduction $6500 ono Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: The usual too many amplifiers and after exhaustive listening I marginally prefer my Electrocompaniet pre and mono blocks and Devialiet 440 Pro Core amps in my room and old rack. Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal with any fees, Bank deposit. Extra Info: a local buyer would be easier as the amp weighs 40kg. But if an interstate buyer wishes to arrange insured courier I have original box etc. Comes with the remote and a printed manual. No DAC or phono options. Photos show serial number 213 and multiple balanced and RCA inputs. Plenty of reviews etc on the web and on this site. The Vitus RI-100 integrated is a true high-end amplifier made in Denmark. It produces a musical and powerful 300 watts RMS per channel into 8 ohms. A local buyer Adelaide would be easier as the amp weighs 40kg but if an interstate buyer wishes to arrange an insured courier I have the original box etc. Comes with the original remote and a printed manual. No optional DAC or phono. Serial number 213 and with multiple balanced and RCA inputs. Manual is here: http://www.vitusaudio.com/files/4405/upload/Manuals/RI-100%20Manual.pdf Reviews include: https://www.avhub.com.au/product-reviews/hi-fi/vitus-audio-ri-100-amplifier-review-and-test-395368 and http://www.theabsolutesound.com/articles/vitus-audio-ri-100-integrated-amplifier/ Also: http://www.audioreference.co.nz/review/vitus-audio-ri-100-brings-us-so-close-what-preamp-power-amp-system-similar-power-provides-one Matching silver RC-101 CD/SACD/DAC shown in some photos is listed separately. I thought I had sold both amp and spinner before going overseas so they are boxed up with extra padding but unfortunately the sale was not completed. Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  6. Item: Cardas Clear 3m speaker cables Location: Adelaide Price: price drop to $2,700 ono Item Condition: Very good Reason for selling: too long and bulky for my room and too expensive to leave idle Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, PayPal with any fees, bank deposit Extra Info: These excellent cables currently sell new for about US$5,000 or A$9,000 in Australia and are in very good condition with only small signs of use on silver banana plugs both ends and cable lettering. Manufacturer’s link: http://www.cardas.com/clear_sp.php Great reviews, eg Stereophile: ... JM was most impressed by the Cardas Clear’s low-frequency clarity and resolution, finding the Clear to give two or three more bass notes on a pipe organ, with a lower noise floor and “spooky” resolution compared with his reference MIT MH-770 CV Terminator cables. “The best-sounding cables I have heard,” he concluded. JA agrees that these are fine-sounding cables. (Vol.33 No.10 Read Review Online) Read more at https://www.stereophile.com/content/2012-recommended-components-cables#LLDK6AoHoOCUh0Wj.99 A used 2m pair was recently for sale at 2600 pounds Sterling or about A$5000 with import charges and postage: http://www.hifibroker.com/index.php/cables/cardas-clear-detail This is the previous SNA seller ad from which I purchased these cables at $3000: https://www.stereo.net.au/forums/topic/259761-sold-fs-cardas-clear-speaker-cables-3m-pair-melbourne/?tab=comments#comment-4038522 At the request of a potential buyer I provided pictures of the cables to Cardas in the US to confirm authenticity and can share the positive email response. Photos:
  7. Very nice preamp. I enjoyed my time with mine. GLWTS
  8. Rockeater has a pair in Perth and they are really excellent. I assume from the hours that you are the original purchaser - how old is your pair and where did you buy them? GLWTS
  9. I had this pairing (with 2 P51s switched to mono) as part of my first real hifi system in the late 1970s. The measured distortion results were quite high but the musicality and slam was fabulous. No need to say GLWTS as it seems a queue is forming.
  10. Just saw some of this amazing gear in Barcelona. Do you have a picture of the rear of the units? Also, is a phono stage built in or is this an option?
  11. Sorry to cause trouble but it is good to see. Thank you
  12. Very nice. Any chance of a photo if its inputs and outputs?
  13. I have owned ML3s but while I am selling a Vitus RI100 it never coincided with them but certainly it has plenty of grunt and finess. Mine is silver and AJ has a black one. I did use and like Hegel H160, Plinius Hautonga and Audia Flight 3S. The integrated valve amps I tried didn't do it for me in the bottom end and were a bit hot in the Perth summer. While I keep buying and trying as part of this hobby, my wife has accepted my Electrocompaniet pre and mono blocks and CD so they are a constant. Good luck with the hunt.
  14. Thank goodness I am not still in Perth as these are on my list to buy and try. But realistically no space in Adelaide. For those who can buy, Kalin is a wonderful SNAer to deal with. GLWTS
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