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  1. Thanks for the heads-up, just pulled the trigger on a pair. Regards John
  2. Thanks I just checked and Lucas seems to have only 3 left. I have received an offer for some lightly used valves from an SNA member. Regards John
  3. Item: Quad KT77’s Price Range: Item Condition: New or Used either Extra Info: I would like try KT77’s in place of EL34’s. I live in the SW of WA but travel to Perth fairly regularly, otherwise shipping is OK. I would also be happy to borrow a set for a bottle of wine perhaps.
  4. Item: Pair 3m biwire cables - something like Audioquest Rocket 33 - then to infinity as long as under $300 Price Range: sub $300 Item Condition: New or Used Extra Info: Spades at amp end with bananas at speakers Location: Dunsborough in WA
  5. Item: Large two way standmounts Price Range: Item Condition: Used Extra Info: Spendor, KEF, Celef, Celestion Ditton, Epos, DIY .. etc something with a smooth English sound and preference for Perth or SW Western Australia, however shipping is also OK. Please don't forget to report your post as FOUND when possible. (You can now delete this text).
  6. Hi - would you the cabinet measurements, frequency response and efficiency? Cheers John
  7. Item: Floorstanders Price Range: up to $2,000 Item Condition: New or Used Extra Info: Perth or SW WA preferable. I am considering Monitor Audio RX6, RX8 , Sonique SE5.5 and Q Acoustics 3050i. Please let me know if you have something for as I will be in Perth week beginning March 4th. Regards John
  8. Item: Q Acoustics 3050 or similar higher efficiency floor standers Price Range: $500 - more for 3050i and negotiable Item Condition: New or Used Extra Info: Perth or Dunsborough would be preferable or, if in agreement, shipped at buyers cost Thanks and I look forward to hearing if anyone out there has a set Regards John McManus
  9. I listened to these speakers and found them warm sounding, with decent bass response and good imaging. I have been looking around for a floorstander however will stick with bi-amped LS3/5a clones with AB-1 until something else crops up.
  10. Item: Myryad tuner Price Range: hoping for under $200 plus shipping to Perth Item Condition: New or Used Extra Info: to go with Z140 integrated Please don't forget to report your post as FOUND when possible. (You can now delete this text).
  11. Found and thanks for the responses. Decided on running integrateds for the time being and am trying out an Accuphase E-205 and Myryad Z140. Regards John
  12. Hi John - thanks for your input. I have talked with Trevor, he was very helpful and forthcoming, even offering to send an ME-25 on trial. The ME550 amplifier is not mine which I currently have on trial and is providing some mystical attraction although I am trying to stay on course in search of an integrated to suit my LS3/5a copies complete with AB-1 bass extenders. The ME550 mkii Hi-cap certainly has it measure of these miniature and low efficiency speakers. I do feel however that an Accuphase integrated I have tried (E-205) was a little more settled in the upper frequencies and less fizzy (if that's even an audio term anyone will understand) while also providing plenty of bass grip and control. I also have the feeling the ME stretches the soundstage and seems to isolate the cymbals from the drum set on some music. Hence my interest in further optimising to see if a well sorted ME preamp can weave even more magic and perhaps calm the top end a little and further soothe my wandering ear. There is also a bit of hum - I feel it is quite likely caused by my well travelled NAD Preamp, however is it possible this could be calmed by using an ME preamp and DC coupling? In answer to your questions - I am not currently in need of a phono stage although it might be a "nice to have" and the NAD1155 preamp is connected using the "AC coupled" inputs. Thanks again and Regards John
  13. Hi Aaron - you have a keen eye, thanks for sparing me some optic time. I have PM'ed A J and hope to talk this afternoon. Regards John
  14. Item: integrated amp with remote Price Range: around $300 Item Condition: Used Extra Info: ideal if located in Perth and seller would be OK trialling with Spendor Prelude speakers in my son's system Please don't forget to report your post as FOUND when possible. (You can now delete this text).
  15. Hi Mark I have a pair of Audio Space AB-1 copies which have really impressed me with bass reproduction when properly controlled. I currently have an ME550 MkII being loaned to me while my Accuphase E-205 is in for repairs. Would you expect a significant improvement with changing out caps and inductors, are they installed in the AB-1 towers and are there any reviews with standard components changed out? Thanks in anticipation, Regards John
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