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  1. Item: MIT Magnum AC1 Power cables (US plugs) - 2 metres length (2 available) Location: Adelaide Price: $600 each (RRP $2150) - $15 Australia wide shipping Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: NLR Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: I have 2 cables available. Excellent sounding cables with good flexibility. Have used it on tube and SS setup with great results. Photos:
  2. Item: MSB Technology S200 Platinum power amplifier (200W x 2 - Class A) Location: Adelaide Price: $6000 (RRP I think was around $15,000 USD) ($100 shipping Australia wide). Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: Surplus Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Happy to organise time inspection and audition demo for potential buyer. Review for MSB S201 which is pretty much identical to the S200 (review in Chinese). http://www.msbtech.com/reviews/Audio-Art-S201-Review.pdf https://hifiwigwam.com/forum/topic/52607-msb-s200-amplifier/ Overview The MSB S200 stereo amplifier is built along the same design approach as the M200 monoblocks. The M200 monoblocks have been well established as the reference amplifier to beat, but they are big and expensive. MSB has taken what they have learned in the monoblock and with some very clever design and packing, fit it into our very successful DAC IV package. The system is now complete. The S200 amplifier makes use of the MSB Isorack Damping Feet which provides stackability and amazing mechanical isolation. The advanced thermal design provides close temperature control for optimum sound in all conditions. Some amplifiers hold an image together well with multiple instruments playing but were not capable of fully resolving the individual instruments or soundstage. Other amplifiers simply sound wonderful until more than two or three things started happening at once. The S200 amplifier was designed from the ground up to resolve the well organized and truthful harmonics of the best sources like MSB’s own DAC IV series. The dynamics get special attention with a quiet and robust power supply with deep current reserves. The S200 plays music beautifully and will hold a solid image for each instrument especially when the music gets complex and many instruments are going at once, without being harsh or edgy. Both the inputs and the outputs of this amplifier are completely balanced. The S200 also offers a single-ended input which is treated separately from the balanced input. A simple switch located near the input jacks allows you to switch the amplifier between Single-Ended operation, Balanced (high gain, + 6dB) and Balanced (low gain). High quality connectors are used for all inputs. The S200 has both a total power on/off and standby mode all selected by the front panel switches. When connected to other MSB products it can be powered on and off with the master power controls. The heart of the MSB S200 amplifier is the MSB-designed current mirrors, which allows amazing accuracy. With such great accuracy it can even operate with zero feedback, greatly improving the phase response. MSB’s use of zero feedback is a significant breakthrough and indicates the care taken in the design. The S200 also includes the use of toroidal transformers to keep noise levels low, as doe’s dense packaging. Specifications • Inputs: True Balanced (XLR), Input Impedance 36kOhm Single-Ended (RCA), Input Impedance 18kOhm • Input Sensitivity: 2.15 Vpp @ 200W (High Gain +34db) 4.3 Vpp @ 200W (Low Gain +28db) • Max. Linear Input Range: 5 Vpp • Max. Input Voltage: 20 Vpp • Transistors: All Bi-Polar • Feedback: Zero Negative Local & Global Feedback • Damping Factor: 80 • Signal to Noise Ratio: >120 dB • Power Rating: 200 Watts at 8 Ohms; capable of driving a 2 Ohm load • Static Power Consumption: 320 Watts • Filter Capacitance: 249,600 uf • Common Mode Range: +/- 20 V • Transformer: Single 1000W Toroidal Transformer • Dimensions: 438mm wide x 317mm deep x 215mm tall (including feet) • Weight: 38 kg Pictures:
  3. Item: HIFIMAN HE1000 V2 Headphones + pure silver balanced headphone cable Location: Adelaide Price: $2400 (RRP $4400 + RRP $600 for silver cable) ($40 Australia wide shipping) Item Condition: Good Reason for selling: NLR Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: The headphone comes with an additional 2m pure silver balanced cable (Lavricable Master Silver) which is a substantial upgrade in sound quality compared to the stock ones. The silver cable itself costed me around $600 landed in Australia. Also comes with original box and accessories. Decided to downgrade my headphone setup as I spend majority of the time listening to my HIFI instead. Lots of raving reviews online, it is my favourite headphones and I wouldn't be selling it if I actually still listen to my headphone setup. I previously had the HE1000 V1 and the V2 is a major upgrade in SQ and comfort. Pictures:
  4. I have great experience with SAM on my speaker. The difference was quite dramatic, especially in the bass. They are so much cleaner and well extended.
  5. I like my Focal with Devialet. MSB and Paraound amplifiers also sounded very sweet with the Focal.
  6. If you have spikes, go buy some herbies audio glider. It will do wonders in cleaning up sloppy bass. It is cheap as chips for the amount of goodness it brings to the system.
  7. Well give speakers isolation and decoupling a try. It made a big difference for me even with minimal treatment? Else you better off spending money on acoustic treatments as even a bookshelf speaker will still have issues.
  8. If you have bass bloom issue and don't want room acoustic treatment, I would suggest to try with speaker positioning. One of the thing I noticed with my utopia is that I get much cleaner and textured bass with speaker decoupling. It made a massive massive difference in the bass output. You can start trying out the herbies audio spikes + gliders, they are stuffs that actually works without costing an arm and a leg. If you want to go up the chain you can try the isoacoustics Gaia but they are expensive.
  9. I have had many Foccal speakers throughout the years. Great brand. Here is the last photo of the utopia prior to leaving my house. It has served me many years and gave me enormous amount of joy. Hopefully it will give the new owner many years of enjoyments too. I did add a new Focal to the rank. Serving my HT setup.
  10. I think I was one of the first few people that got the Marantz 8805, I pre-ordered it a while back. The unit when compared would of had at least a few months of usage. Definitely runned in, I did notice there are changes in the first couple of weeks, the sound definitely improved from fresh out of the box.
  11. You can look into existing Utopia range like the one I advertised. The performance is much better than the Focal lower range. This is also true, the higher you go up the chain. The more they demand of good electronics / room acoustics. Although once you have a pair of great speaker, you can easily hear incremental improvement in SQ every time you change things upstream or add room acoustics. In my experience, room acoustics (first reflection point absorption) gave the best bang for buck. Although they have greatest impact on aesthetics of the room, which can be bad/good depending on what you select.
  12. Absolutely correct. These will trump both the Sopra and Kanta. However, they have been officially sold this morning. Highly recommend the OP to look into existing Utopia lines.
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