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  1. The Scanspeaks are also sold now, I'll withdraw the little Seas due to the measurement issue and mark this sold. Thank you all
  2. Hi Steve, thanks for the additional info and words of experience Unit is now sold.
  3. Here be some info on music storage options for ROCK. Note that the NUC as described above doesn't include music storage, just the system drive. Plug an external USB drive into it. Then in the Roon settings you add this drive to your library. This way you can preload all the music files on the drive if you like. Put a drive into the NUC. It will take up to a 9mm drive, which means max 2TB. On the ROCK web interface, format the drive, then in the Roon interface, enable internal storage. ROCK publishes the drive as a network share, so you can then drag and drop music files onto it from your computer. (Hopefully I remembered that all correctly.) If you have music files already on a network share (e.g. shared folder from a computer, NAS), you can add this to the Roon Library in the Roon settings. HTH
  4. Thanks Darren Hope you're riding well! Here's the SMART data from the SSD I'm putting in it (TL;DR - it's close to new, no errors or wear):
  5. Item: Intel NUC 8i5BEH with Roon ROCK Location: Newport 2106 Price: $500, buyer pays shipping if needed Item Condition: Excellent, has had little use Reason for selling: I don't need this equipment any more and am selling to raise funds for RFS Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Bank transfer. Can't do Paypal on these, sorry. Extra Info: 100% of proceeds from sale of this item will be sent to the NSW RFS using this link. This is an EOI for an Intel NUC set up with Roon ROCK. It’s an EOI because it’s some work to set it up and I’d prefer to know there is a likely buyer before spending the time. This is: Intel NUC 8i5BEH, date of manufacture March 2019 Crucial 8GB RAM Samsung 128 GB PM961 NVMe SSD (OEM equivalent of 960 EVO) Roon ROCK installed and ready to go The 8i5 NUC is the model between Roon’s “small” (8i3) and “large” (8i7) library recommendation at the link above. Being quad core the 8i5 is much closer to the 8i7 in performance. The NUC has had little use since I purchased it in June 2019. I’ve used to try out various Linux desktops (and ROCK). BTW I'm still running ROCK but in a more complicated virtualization environment. The NVMe SSD I'll put in it is the newest one I have, it's been in a small server I set up about three weeks ago, so has had hardly any use. I'll put the SMART data in a post below. You will of course need your own Roon subscription. If you haven’t used Roon before, I strongly recommend running the free trial on your own laptop/desktop before committing to buying dedicated hardware for it. If you have any doubts or questions please just ask in this thread. I’m happy to spend time on the phone to help you set it up after receiving it. (It should be straightforward but it is after all networked computer equipment...) If there’s a problem you can return it for a refund but because of the nature of the sale I ask that this be done within 7 days after receiving it. If all is good I'll add your payment to the pool I will send to the RFS. For transparency, your payment is a purchase not a donation, you can't claim it as a tax deduction. Please ask any questions in this thread and reserve PMs to arrange an actual purchase. I'm happy to chat on the phone, just send your number. Thank you Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved. (Sorry about carp flash photos, hopefully you can see it's in exc cond)
  6. Item: Involve Audio Surround Master (original version) Location: Newport 2106 Price: $200, buyer pays shipping if needed Item Condition: Unused still in shrinkwrap Reason for selling: Unused items and raising funds for RFS Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Bank transfer. Can't do Paypal on these, sorry. Extra Info: 100% of proceeds from sale of this item will be sent to the NSW RFS using this link. Please inspect/test the item when received and confirm that you're happy with it. If there's a problem you can return for a refund if you let me know within 7 days, otherwise I'll add your payment to the pool I will send to the RFS. For transparency, your payment is a purchase not a donation, you can't claim it as a tax deduction. However I have set the prices very low. I bought this on the Involve Audio Kickstarter a few years ago. Thought it would be interesting to measure what's coming out of each output but never got around to it... Converts a stereo signal into a multichannel surround signal. This is no longer a current product but the older page is here: https://web.archive.org/web/20150823045251/http://involveaudio.com/product/surround-master/ I believe this would be the version "without SQ" as that was some sort of upgrade. ("SQ" is a surround decoding format, I had to look it up, there's a page here.) Please ask any questions about the item/s in this thread and reserve PMs to arrange an actual purchase. I'm happy to chat on the phone, just send your number. Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  7. Item: Hi Fi Woofers, in pairs, see detailed listings below Location: Newport 2106 Price: See individual list below, prices are FIRM no offers please, buyer pays shipping if needed Item Condition: Unused Reason for selling: Unused items and raising funds for RFS Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Bank transfer. Can't do Paypal on these, sorry. Extra Info: 100% of proceeds from sale of these items will be sent to the NSW RFS using this link. Depending on how these go I may list other drivers. Please inspect/test the item when received and confirm that you're happy with it. If there's a problem you can return for a refund if you let me know within 7 days, otherwise I'll add your payment to the pool I will send to the RFS. For transparency, your payment is a purchase not a donation, you can't claim it as a tax deduction. However I have set the prices very low. Shipping is at buyer's cost. To save time, if you'd like to take an item, send me the info below and I'll provide the best shipping options: 1. Full name 2. Contact phone number 3. Contact email address 4. Shipping address 5. Whether or not someone is likely to be at that address to accept and sign for a parcel 6. Any shipping requests (express, signature, insurance, etc) Please ask any questions about the item/s in this thread and reserve PMs to arrange an actual purchase. I'm happy to chat on the phone, just send your number. Here's the list. [Update] Impedance and nearfield acoustic measurements on Dropbox (click) show good pair matching, except for the Seas drivers. Note: the nearfield measurements are not how they will measure once in a box, this is with the mic a few cm from the cone with no enclosure, done just to show good matching. Seas U16RCY/P, $withdrawn due to measurement issue Unused, although this pair have been sitting on a shelf for ten years. The impedance and acoustic measurements do show some difference between the two drivers in the midrange around 1 kHz. I'll run some more tests in the next couple of days. http://www.seas.no/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=101:h1520-08-u16rcyp&catid=44:utv-prestige-woofers&Itemid=461 https://www.madisoundspeakerstore.com/approx-6-7-woofers/seas-prestige-u16rcy/p-h1520-08-6-curv-cone-woofer/ SB Acoustics SB29NRX75-6, $175 pair (retail $209 each/$418 pair) - SOLD New unused. http://www.sbacoustics.com/index.php/products/woofers/nrx/10-sb29nrx75-6/ https://www.wagneronline.com.au/sb-acoustics-10-woofer-nrx/sb-acoustics/speaker-drivers/audio-speakers-pa/sb29nrx75-6-7078/972465/pd/ Scanspeak 26W/4534G00, $175 pair (retail $149 each/$298 pair) - SOLD New unused. https://www.scan-speak.dk/datasheet/pdf/26w-4534g00.pdf https://www.wagneronline.com.au/scan-speak-10-woofer-discovery/scan-speak-discovery/scan-speak/speaker-drivers/audio-speakers-pa/26w-4534g00-83395/999633/pd/ Scanspeak 18WU/4741T00, $400 pair (retail $499 each/$998 pair) - SOLD New unused, these have some cosmetic/finishing blemishes on the motors but you won't see that once they're in a box... https://www.scan-speak.dk/datasheet/pdf/18wu-4741t00.pdf https://www.wagneronline.com.au/scan-speak-7-mid-woofer-illuminator/scan-speak-illuminator/scan-speak/speaker-drivers/audio-speakers-pa/18wu-4741t00-62836/987912/pd/ Photos: Seas U16RCY/P SB Acoustics SB29NRX75-6 Scanspeak 26W/4534G00 Scanspeak 18WU/4741T00
  8. Hi, I wanted to run this up the flagpole to see whether it's acceptable. I'd like to sell a couple of unneeded (audio-related) items and donate the proceeds to the RFS. Items are new or near-new and thus in excellent condition, the price will be an excellent deal. Assuming they need to be shipped, I'd be comfortable with this procedure: Buyer pays by bank deposit to my account. I pack and ship. Buyer confirms item acceptable. If not, buyer sends back for refund. Otherwise, I donate proceeds (excl shipping) to RFS using my debit card on this page and send a copy of the receipt to the buyer. Note that the donation will be in my name, the buyer cannot claim a tax deduction. The process might take a couple of weeks all up. For cash pickup obviously a lot quicker. I would not be comfortable with sending an item based on a PDF donation receipt made by the buyer, as I've been scammed by PDF receipts before. How does the buyer know I'm not running a scam - see my selling feedback I guess and you'll be welcome to call me and discuss. So that's about it. Feeling a bit bloody useless with the chaos everywhere and this would provide a little help ongoing. Thanks, please let me know if this would be acceptable here. John
  9. Thanks, I had interest via PM in the motor as well, so that would be the key items done. I'm thinking we'll see what else folks would be interested in and in the meantime I'll try to figure out some way of divvying up the price? Honestly I'm open to suggestions as long as it works out for everybody.
  10. Item: Rega RP40, no TT PSU Location: Sydney 2106 Price: $600 pickup Item Condition: See below Reason for selling: Bought a new table Payment Method: Pickup - Cash Extra Info: This is the 40th anniversary edition of the Rega Planar 3. More info here (PDF): http://www.livingsound.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Rega-RP40-Anniversary-Information-Sheet.pdf The TT PSU on this table blew, so I wired in a connector for the low voltage 24V supply with a series resistor to drop the voltage a bit. It works fine on 33RPM, and I wasn't able to tell any difference to before. I think the cartridge needs replacing, as I can't get it distortion-free in the inner grooves. The wallwart doesn't say Rega on it (24V, 0.35A), but that's what I got with it. Given that it's already incomplete, I'm wondering if there'd be interest in the parts e.g. RB303 arm, 24V motor, glass platter etc. I'm thinking maybe this would be a good deal for people looking to upgrade with those parts, and/or get a plinth for a project etc. Please post here in the thread if so (will be too hard to keep track of in PM). Also please ask specific questions in the thread if there's something you want me to check, as I haven't used the table in some time. Thanks for looking ELECTRICAL DISCLAIMER This product has not been manufactured by a qualified individual or company, therefore contains electrical circuits that do not necessarily comply with Australian Standards. I understand that as the seller, I may be liable to repercussions in the event of equipment failure. By advertising and selling this product, as the seller I also agree that I am solely liable, and the publisher of this website takes no responsibility for any injury or death resulting from, whether directly or indirectly, any accident that may happen as a result of the failure of the product being sold. If in doubt, seek the services of a qualified electrician to inspect the product to ensure it is safe for use. Photos:
  11. Item: Cambridge 551R Location: Sydney 2106 Price: $100 Item Condition: Fair, electronic issues (see below) Reason for selling: No longer in use Payment Method: Pickup - Cash Extra Info: Working but some specific issues to note: One of the front power amp channels has a wonky frequency response. Workaround : set it to biamp mode and use amp channels 6 and 7 for the fronts. (Assuming you only need 5.1) Or, set it to preamp mode and use an external amp/s. Every now and then, it won't lock onto the HDMI signal after power-on. Workaround: switch to another input then back again. Every now and then, like after an hour or two hours, the sound cuts out for a second or two. This happens on Netflix but not Blu-ray, that I noticed anyway. Might be related to the previous issue. Workaround: ignore it. Even with the above, I think the asking price is dirt cheap. Local sale and if it turns out to not work out for you you can bring it back (within a reasonable time, say 2 weeks). Please feel free to ask questions in the thread and reserve PMs to arrange purchase, thank you Photos: \
  12. It stopped working on the same channel again. I'm going to withdraw the ad until I figure out what's going on with it.
  13. I connected it back into my HT and watched a movie, left it on all night and used it again today. No crackling or static. I did have some in the previous system setup but I'm fairly sure that was the AVR. Capacitator pics. On one side there is some brown residue, looks like these are probably original then? ... hm, they don't want to upload. You can see them here -> https://www.dropbox.com/sh/4ad56imqykefj8h/AABz-dabiRR3H-He8fottaVya?dl=0
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