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  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. 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"
  4. 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:
  5. Item: AKG 7XX Headphones Location: Perth Price: $150 + postage Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: Trying other headphones Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Highly reviewed bang for buck headphones. I've not used them for very long as the head-fi bug has bitten and I am trying other headphones (planar) now. I made up a heavier gauge cable which further improved the SQ of the headphones and this included (last photo). Includes original packing. Pictures:
  6. Item: Heaphones Final Audio Sonourous III Location: Perth Price: $265 + Postage Item Condition: Good (see below) Reason for selling: Trying other headphones Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: These are well reviewed, closed back, easy to drive headphones. Some reviews & links - https://snext-final.com/en/products/detail/SONOROUSIII.html https://headfonics.com/2016/09/the-sonorous-iii-by-final/ https://6moons.com/audioreviews2/final2/1.html Current prices on-line are in the order of $500. The headphones are in good condition except for some slight degradation of the headband padding (see picture - zoomed in). The padding has much life left in it, but I'm highlighting it nonetheless in the spirit of full disclosure. Pictures:
  7. Item: Schiit Magni 3 Headphone Amplifier Location: Perth Price: $140 + freight Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: Not being used Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: The Schiit Magni3 headphone amp punches well above it's weight and there are numerous reviews attesting to this. One of the attractions to it is it's no frills approach - connect a source, select headphone gain, and you're away. It's a relatively powerful amp too, so it should drive most headphones with ease. Original packaging is included. Pictures:
  8. Agreed! A cheaper and very, very similar option is an internal XMOS USB - I2S board. In my Master 7, I replaced my Amanero USB with a DIYINHK board and it was a definate upgrade. I have the Singer SU-1 with regulator and cap upgrades and the internal XMOS board is not far behind. At USD90 it's cheaper and saves on the HDMI to I2S board & HDMI cable. Link - https://www.diyinhk.com/shop/audio-kits/107-xmos-dsd-dxd-768khz-high-quality-usb-to-i2sdsd-pcb.html
  9. Gone - pending collection today
  10. Item: Azur 640C CD Player - FREE Location: Perth (SOR) Price: $0 + donation to SNA Item Condition: Left channel not working, all else is fine Reason for selling: Don't use CDs any more Payment Method: Pickup only Extra Info: Had this in storage for about a year and it was fine. When I connected it up the left channel is not working. I stream everything now so it's not worth getting it repaired. Will only give it to someone local as I don't have packaging to ship it. Pictures:
  11. Thanks was_a - looks like you have had a win!
  12. @was_a did you get your new DAC and what are your impressions? Thanks
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