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  1. Great DAC and if you add DDC like a Singxer SU-1 it will really shine (I know from experience with my Master 7)
  2. I have a Bronze so I would love to try this please
  3. Item: Kimber HD19 2m HDMI Cable Location: Perth Price: $110 + Postage $8 Item Condition: Good (some scuff marks on the plastic sheath) Reason for selling: Not used Payment Method: Cash, Paypal, EFT Extra Info: I wasn't a believer in expensive HDMI cables until I tried the Kimber HD19s and in my system it made a difference not only to the picture quality but the sound quality also. Unfortunately, this cable is too short for the setup in our new home. Current pricing I found is around $250 A description - Kimber Kable Silver Blend HDMI Cable High-Definition Multimedia Interface cables were designed to transmit digital signals, both audio and video. Digital sources such as DVD players, gaming consoles, cable and satellite TV require information to be relayed to displays or projectors rapidly and accurately. With an incredibly high bit-rate, HDMI was designed specifically to serve the needs of existing and forthcoming high performance audio and video equipment. To enhance the performance of today’s digital electronics, Kimber Kable maintains a commitment to preserving the integrity of these delicate signals. HD19 is HDMI v1.3 Certified with support for 1080p 60Hz and 24Hz, Deep Color, X.V. Color 7.1 Lossless PCM Audio, Dolby Tru-HD, DTS MasterAudio HD. The HD series was created using Kimber's OSCaR (Objective Subjective Correlation and Results) engineering process, which links scientific measurements to listening impressions. Kimber Kable has an exceptionally advanced testing and research facility. Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  4. Item: Naim Nait 2 Integrated Amplifier Location: Perth Price: $600 + shipping Item Condition: Good Reason for selling: Not being used / funding other purchases Payment Method: Cash, EFT Paypal + fees Extra Info: The Naim Nait 2 is an compact integrated amplifier that has become a sought after classic. With it's generous power supply it's a very musical little amp and is perfect for a smaller room (eg bedroom, study, second system). I've had this unit about 10 years but now need to fund other purchases. It's had a couple of very worthwhile upgrades - newer powersupply caps and a quality ALPs volume control to replace the standard one which was low quality and suffered channel imbalance. The phono stage has been linked out to act as a line level input and this is a modification that is very easily reversed (I can arrange this at the buyers request). Two good quality DIN to RCA cables are also included. Some links - http://thevinylanachronist.blogspot.com/2010/11/naim-nait-2getting-more-expensive-all.html https://www.manualslib.com/manual/372438/Naim-Nait2.html#manual
  5. Item: Pioneer PDR-509 Audio CD Recorder + 10 recordable CDs Location: Perth Price: $110 + post Item Condition: Good Reason for selling: Not being used Payment Method: Cash, Paypal, EFT Extra Info: The Pioneer PDR-509 was one of the better Audio CD recorders on the market when it was released. You are able to record from analog, optical, or coax inputs. As it's a stand alone unit, it makes recording vinyl and tape a really simply affair. Load the CD, press REC and you're away. Audio CD recorders use special audio CDs to record (I believe in an attempt to stop piracy) and I will include 10 re-writeable discs also. The RW discs are ideal as you can record and then using your computer make a copy onto a regular CD or rip to FLAC. It can also be used as a regular CD player. I've had the unit since new. The mains socket was changed to allow the use of a removable power cord. Unfortunately, there are some small scratches on the top edge of the front panel, but otherwise the unit is in great condition. Specs - https://www.cnet.com/products/pioneer-pd-r509-cd-recorder-pdr509/ Manuals - https://www.hifiengine.com/manual_library/pioneer/pdr-509.shtml A local sale is preferred as I don't have the original box.
  6. Item: PCM4222 192kHz Analog to Digital Eval Module Location: Perth (SOR) Price: $120 + postage Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: No Longer Used Payment Method: Cash, Paypal, EFT Extra Info: I bought this module planning to build a high quality Analog to Digital stage but ended up buying a PS Audio NuWave Phono instead. The NuWave, which has received many glowing reviews, actually uses the same A/D PCM4222 chip, so that speaks to the quality of result you can expect with this module. This is an evaluation module, so it is built to the manufacturer's spec and only requires a power supply and your preferred PC interface (eg an I2S to USB module). You could use this module to digitise your vinyl or tape collection or even as an input stage for some of the great audio analysis software available. Current pricing is $235 + GST ($260). Links - http://www.ti.com/tool/PCM4222EVM https://au.mouser.com/ProductDetail/Texas-Instruments/PCM4222EVM?qs=x9Fa6eo0USkoieE6GGZWGA%3D%3D Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  7. Item: Proton AD-200 Tape Deck Price Range: FREE Item Condition: Good, but with a fault Location: Perth SOR Extra Info: Collection only Proton AD200 tape deck in good condition. It hadn't been used for a while and when I connected it up the take up drive was not working. I expect it is a belt that needs replacing but as I don't have tapes any more, it's not my time to fix. Local collection only & preference given to someone happy to make a small donation to SNA.
  8. Item: Darkvoice 336SE OTL Tube Headphone Amp Location: Perth Price: $175 + Shipping Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: NLR Payment Method: EFT, Paypal (+fees), COD Extra Info: The Darkvoice 336SE Tube headphone amp received great reviews and has been a popular item on Massdrop and other sites. Current prices are around USD250. Some links, reviews & discussion - https://drop.com/buy/dark-voice-366se https://www.head-fi.org/showcase/darkvoice-336se.12324/ https://drop.com/buy/dark-voice-366se/talk#discussions I bought the unit without tubes and subsequently ordered some NOS tubes, that I estimate have 50 hours on them, so plenty of life left. Photos: \
  9. Item: Headphone Amp Breeze Audio Fphones / HA5000 Location: Perth Price: $75 + shipping Item Condition: Good Reason for selling: Upgraded Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: This is a well constructed and well powered headphone amp that is a great entry point into head-fi. The internals are impressive - R-core transformer, generous PSU caps, high speed diodes and socketed op-amps for easy rolling. It's incredibly quiet too - no hiss whatsoever on my HifiMan 4XX headphones. As far as I can tell, it is a clone of a HA-5000 headphone amp and the current model sells for USD$125 -https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32961988200.html Condition would be classified as excellent except for a couple of scratches (bottom of the front panel and the lid - see photos) Shipping would be about $18 in a 5kg satchel Photos:
  10. Item: JASMINE LP2.0 SE PHONO STAGE Location: Perth Price: $375 + Freight Item Condition: Very Good Reason for selling: Updgraded-ish Payment Method: Paypal, EFT Extra Info: The Jasmine LP2.0SE phono stage is considered to be something of a giant-killer. It's a wonderful, low noise, musical unit that be sure to please. Here's what the manufacturer says - Jasmine LP2.0 is specially designed for HI-END level LP audiophiles. Independent power supplies, Single-End Class A circuit with non negative-feedback, RC attenuation RIAA network, multi-levels and mixed materials used to isolate the circuitry from electromagnetic interference, all these characteristics identify that the Jasmine LP 2.0 is challenging the limit of the performance of phono stage. Uses precisely matched J-FET 2SK170 for low-noise amplifying This particular unit has also had upgrades on the PSU (previous owner) and I upgraded the input caps to Mundorf MCap Evo Oil for even further enhanced performance. Reviews - https://www.dagogo.com/jasmine-lp2-0-se-phono-preamplifier-review/ https://www.dagogo.com/phillip-holmes-tweaks-the-639-jasmine-lp2-0-se-phono-preamp/ I'm only upgrading as I bought a PS Audio phono stage last weekend that will allow me to rip vinyl to digital. Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  11. Item: AUDIO-GD NFB-11.28 ES9028 DAC / Preamp DSD 32bit / 384kHz TCXO Discrete DAC+ Headphone amplifier / Preamplifier Location: Perth Price: $250 + freight ($500 new) Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: Not used Payment Method: EFT, Paypal Extra Info: I bought this great unit a few months ago for my first real foray into head-fi. As expect, the slope has been slippery and I have upgraded to a more expensive set-up. As with all Audio GD gear, it's incredibly well built and has a neutral sound signature. The unit can be used as a DAC, pre-amp or headphone amp. Features include - 1, Upgraded the D/A chip from ES9018 to newest ES9028. 2, Upgraded to Amanero combo 384 USB interface . 3, Upgraded digital power supplies to double stage PSUs with ultra high speed ultra low noise parts, to prevent power interruption and made the background pitch black , improved transparency . 4, The DSD and PCM switch upgrade to MCU control, removed switch noise. 5, Digital filter settings can be selected To give different sound flavours and Fit better with various headphones and allows to adjust accordingly to users taste. 6, in Addition a pair jumper allow to change the parameter of analog filter to choose between neutral and warmer sound quality. Manufacturers link - http://www.audio-gd.com/Pro/Headphoneamp/NFN1128/NFB1128EN.htm
  12. I have a Master 1 pre-amp also and it's a wonderful piece of equipment - exceedingly neutral, quiet and extended. Fully balanced, discrete resistor stepped volume control & built like a tank - it's great value. A good review here too - https://www.hifi-advice.com/blog/review/digital-reviews/spdif-dac-reviews/audio-gd-part2/ "if I did not know better, I’d say that this preamp had a 4000-5000 price tag"
  13. Item: iPod Classic 7th Gen 160GB Location: Perth (SOR) Price: $160 + postage Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: No longer used Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: iPod Classic 7th Gen 160GB with less than 100 hours use. Model MC293ZP. This iPod has only every been used in a car and has always been in a protective case. Because of this, you will find this iPod is in near new condition. Comes with a protective case & cable. No longer used as my current car does not support iPods. Pictures:
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