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  1. Item: Quad ESL 57 Location: Perth Price: $800 ono Item Condition: read extra info Reason for selling: moving Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: One treble panel after re-coating sounds 3dB louder than the other one (the paint used was more conductive than the original one). I tried to fix it by adding a lot of resistance but it still plays louder. I am moving out and simply don't have time to work on that. If you have a digital crossover you can make it 3dB quieter from about 700Hz but for permanent effect I suggest fixing it properly or replacing the panel. The other 5 panels play at the same level. Original legs and cords included. Pictures:
  2. Item: Tesla ARO 942 bass drivers Location: Perth Price: $700 ono Item Condition: very good (for vintage gear) Reason for selling: Moving Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Highly sought after and rare, the first edition of the iconic vintage bass drivers from Tesla. Paper cone, huge magnet, very high sensitivity. I had many drivers including Altecs and nothing in my experience came close in terms of quality of bass. This is the driver Lampizator used in his reference system. They are 30 Ohm. I have never had problems driving them but it's worth noting. One has a slight tear on the suspension part seen on the photo but it does not affect sound and stays covered behind the metal grill (included in price). Each speaker weighs 10kg. Pictures:
  3. Only until tomorrow...if bought together with my vintage Yamaha NS-20 speakers the total will $1200. Spekers are here:
  4. baMarek

    FS: Quad ESL57 Electrostatic loudspeakers

    I find it strange that these are not sold yet. GLWTS
  5. Item: Bewitch 6550 Location: Perth Price: $800 Item Condition: Very good Reason for selling: Moving Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, Bank transfer Extra Info: Bewitch sounds pretty good in stock version (after swapping driver tubes of course) but the power supply is its weakest link. This model has the PSU section modified utilising fantastic filtering caps from ASC which you can see sticking out in the middle. The amp runs much cooler and the sound is cleaner. It has a very fine combination of 6SN7/6SL7 tubes which do not need any further praise from me: 6SL7 - RCA 5691 Red base https://www.tubedepot.com/products/5691r-red-base 6SN7 - RCA VT231 Smoked glass https://tubedepot.com/products/rca-vt231-6sn7gt-smoked-glass Original packaging. Auditions are welcome. Pictures:
  6. Item: Yamaha NS-20 with Saba Greencones Location: Perth Price: $750 Item Condition: Vintage restored Reason for selling: Too big Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, Bank transfer Extra Info: These speakers are 49 years old with some of the most unusual bass driver ever created. I restored the wallnut frame, grill cover and caps in the crossover. I also replaced the aluminium tweeter that died after so many years. They sounded nice but a bit too mellow for my liking. So I used my old Saba Greencone drivers (ca. 60 years old) to take it to another level. Now they sound great. Please note the area of the bass driver is an equivalent of 22" circle. Sensitivity is over 100dB. The speaker is effectively an open baffle with bass firing backwards so it can't be placed against the wall. I found a distance of about 50cm to give the best results. This is extremely reluctant sale but I simply can't take these speakers to where I am going. Hope to find a vintage gear lover who can take care of them. The original alnico drivers in the wooden frame are included so they can be swapped in 10mins if required. Pickup only due to size. Pictures:
  7. Item: Audio Physic Step monitors Location: Perth Price: $800 Item Condition: Good Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, Bank transfer Extra Info: These are classy monitors with very dynamic sound and amazing imaging. In the same price range the popular KEF or VAF speakers simply can't compete. They have some slight signs of use (cosmetic only) if you look very closely, that's why I stated their condition as "good" to make sure even the picky ones are happy. I can ship them if buyer covers the cost. Auditions are welcome. Pictures:
  8. baMarek

    Vintage high efficiency speakers

    I wish. Mine ended up in an ugly looking board but still sound great.
  9. baMarek

    Vintage high efficiency speakers

    If you are OK with open baffle and vintage than Saba greencone is very hard to beat
  10. baMarek

    New Quads ESL-2912

    Dear me, that's a big speaker. I have these at home so you just gave me an idea...22" bass
  11. baMarek

    New Quads ESL-2912

    No, only 30cm deep wings and 20cm deep top shelf which the panel is attached to.