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  1. Item: Creek Audio Destiny 2 Integrated Amplifier PRICE DROP Location: Perth Price: $1600 ono Item Condition: Very Good. I can't find a blemish on it. Reason for selling: Not being used Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: I have had this amp since about 2012, and it was in my system until I upgraded in about 2015. Since then, it has been sitting in the box in storage. I was very reluctant to sell it because it is such an awesome piece of kit. It sounds wonderful, and hasn't had any issues driving anything I have hooked up to it. I would have happily kept this in my system if the upgraditis hadn't got me. Then, for years, I was happily keeping it in storage, just in case I ever got a place with room enough for two systems. This is not fair to the amp. It needs to be free and sing! Whether rock, hip-hop, jazz, blues (no opera), this amp just makes you want to listen. I agree with the sentiments in the Stereophile review of the Destiny 1 below. This mirrors how I felt and still feel about the Destiny 2. Beautiful, punchy bass, controlled, crisp highs. Nothing about listening to this amp made me think I wads missing out on anything. This is Creek's write-up: Destiny 2 | Creek Audio Ltd WWW.CREEKAUDIO.COM And this is Stereophile's review of the original Destiny. The words used in this review would be the same of the D2, no doubt: Creek Audio Destiny integrated amplifier | Stereophile.com WWW.STEREOPHILE.COM The one thing I've liked about designer Mike Creek of Creek Audio as much as his design talent is his predictability. I've been... And Techradar's review of the Destiny 2 Creek Destiny 2 review | TechRadar WWW.TECHRADAR.COM The Destiny 2 amplifier is a worthy contender in the upmarket stakes and a sublime performer to boot I bought the D2 from Clifford D'Souza of Audio Synergy here in Perth, and it appears (see photos) that he gave me the amp in a Destiny 1 box. I never noticed, however, because I wasn't listening to the box. I have never used the remote, but got it out of the box to test it prior to listing. It works to bring the amp out of standby mode, for volume up/down and switching between active and passive modes, but I cannot get it to switch inputs. Perhaps there needs to be something plugged into the input for it to work with the remote,; I don't know. The box, as pictured, has seen better days. I am sure it would be just fine for transport, at your risk. Local pick up would be preferred. TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION POWER OUTPUT – 8Ω > 120 Watts POWER OUTPUT – 4Ω > 180 Watts MAX CURRENT > 15 Amps DAMPING FACTOR > 232 THD <0.02% FREQUENCY RESPONSE 1 Hz to 30 kHz 0.1 Hz to 65 kHz SLEW RATE > 50V per uS GAIN (PASSIVE MODE) x48 (33.6dB) GAIN (ACTIVE MODE) +3dB, 6dB or 9dB INPUT SENSITIVITY 589mV SEPARATION > 69dB SNR > 106dB OUTPUTS 2 Pairs HEADPHONE OUTPUT Yes SPEAKER SELECTOR Yes (A/B) OPERATION VOLTAGES 110V/230V Switchable CONSUMPTION (IN STANDBY) < 1 Watt CONSUMPTION (AT FULL POWER) 450 Watts FINISH COLOUR FRONT PANEL + BUTTONS Silver or Black WEIGHT 10kgs DIMENSIONS 430x80x360mm W/H/D Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  2. Item: Grant Fidelity (Jungson) MXLR-1 balanced interconnects 1m Location: Perth Price: $230 + shipping ($5 or so) Item Condition: Very good. Reason for selling: Too many cables Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: It's this, but shorter and balanced. It's easy to wax on about cables, and what they'll do to your system, but I won't. These are lovely cables. There, 'nuff said. Can ship anywhere. Photos:
  3. Ladies and gentlemen, this is a setup that has been painstakingly constructed. The new value of the upgrades alone (and let's face it, it's metal and Delrin, so isn't going to wear out) is about equivalent to the asking price here. Come on, give this baby a new home.
  4. Thanks for the support, NR. It is a very, very good setup. I'd keep it if not for the upgrade. Now it just sits around looking, well, green. Hopefully someone will come to their senses and grab it. Not fair to have it not spinning.
  5. Item: EOI on splitting: Rega P3-24 Ortofon 2M Bronze, with Groovetracer sub-platter and platter upgrades, Michell counterweight and white belt Location: Perth Price: Price Drop $1200 firm Item Condition: Very good. A solid 8/10. Some very minor blemishes Reason for selling: Bauer DPS3 Payment Method: Cash, Paypal, Bank transfer Extra Info: Upgraded platter, sub-platter, belt, counterweight It has the Groovertracer reference sub-platter, Delrin platter and Rega white belt upgrades, Michell Engineering underslung counterweight, with an Ortofon 2M Bronze cartridge (approx 400 hours). It has an external power supply with 33/45 electronic speed selection. Bias plays a part, of course, but this review on the sub-platter pretty much sums it up: The improvements are immediately noticeable and equivalent to moving up to the next price class, and perhaps beyond. The soundstage snaps into focus with greater clarity. The noise floor drops substantially, along with surface noise, which is pushed deep into the background as it is on more expensive tables. And on the Delrin platter: The sonic benefits include well balanced frequency response with no loss in dynamics. Upper frequencies are better defined which in turn allows more inner detail to shine through. The improved presentation of instruments within the soundstage provides better imaging. The sub-platter and platter alone are worth about $850, and the cartridge is about $400 to replace. The Michell counterweight cost me $240 from the UK in about April this year. There are two counterweights; one for cartridges 3-6 grams and one for cartridges 6-13 grams. Both allow the lid to be closed during play. I have loved this rig. It has served me well, but the call to upgrade cannot go unheeded, so it's time for a new home. I have all the original packaging and can ship anywhere at buyers expense. Includes boxes for Delrin platter, counterweight and sub-platter if required. I would consider separating, but think the unit benefits greatly from the upgrades so would prefer to sell as a package. I have extras, such as felt mats, and all original parts will come with it. Basically, all the Rega stuff I have is included. This EOI is to gauge the interest in splitting this deck and upgrades. I will only consider selling if there is interest in all parts, including stock deck. So, up for offer is: Rega P3-24 (stock, no cartridge or with cartridge) - with white belt) Ortofon 2M Bronze (subject to above) Groovetracer reference sub-platter Groovetracer Delrin platter Michell counterweight Pictures:
  6. Item: PRICE DROP Meier Audio Corda 2Move Location: Perth Price: $120 shipped within Australia Item Condition: Very good. 8/10 Reason for selling: NLR Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: This is my trusty Meier Corda 2Move headphone amp. I bought it new a number of years ago, and it had a bit of use the first year or so, but then I gradually moved away from headphone audio. This is, bang for buck, one of the best headphone related purchases I have made. Used with Sennheiser HD650 and Beyerdynamic DT880s with no issues. The unit has a crossfeed circuit that can be engaged or disengaged, depending on your preference. It is a portable headamp with digital USB-input. The condition of the unit is very good with minimal wear and tear. The unit has only been used as a portable device once or twice. I just used it around the house mostly. From the user manual: The CORDA 2MOVE is a small portable amplifier, specially designed to drive headphones. It offers a sound quality and driving capabilities far beyond that of an ordinary headphone socket found on a portable CD- or MP3-player and thus allows you to exploit the full sonic potential of your phones. In addition the amplifier has a built-in digital-to-analog converter (DAC) and can be directly connected to an USB-port of your computer. Sound is improved as the quality of this DAC as well of the analog section clearly surpass those on the soundcards found on most computers. Due to the close contact to your ears, headphones provide an extreme channel separation whilst listening to stereo recordings. Unlike loudspeakers, none of the sonic information in the left channel is acoustically transferred to the right ear and vice versa. Although this adds to the extreme high level of detail that can be achieved with headphones, it subconsciously also introduces mental stress. The natural correlation of stereo sound interpreted by the brain is lost. The CORDA 2MOVE not only offers normal stereo reproduction of your music, but also has a facility to add some of the left channel information to that of the right channel and vice versa. Thus mental stress is reduced and music can be enjoyed with more ease. I don't have the original packaging, and it didn't come with a power supply, but it will be packed safely. All you need to do is whack in a 9V battery and you're off! Tech Specs Weight without battery: 155 gr. Measures: 9.3 x 6.5 x 2.8 cm Supply voltage: 6 .. (9) .. 12 Volts DC Mean current uptake: 7 / 18 mA (low/high current mode) Maximal amplification (1 kHz): 0 / 15 dB (low/high gain) Input impedance: 6.2 kOhm minimum Output impedance: < 1 Ohm Digital resolution (USB) 16 bit Sampling frequencies (USB) 32 / 44.1 / 48 kHz Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  7. Aaah. Yes. You Don't. That reminds me I need to put photos up of that. I will do directly. Thanks for the reminder.
  8. Item: Rega P3-24 Ortofon 2M Bronze, with Groovetracer sub-platter and platter upgrades, Michell counterweight and white belt Location: Perth Price: Price Drop $1200 firm Item Condition: Very good. A solid 8/10. Some very minor blemishes Reason for selling: Bauer DPS3 Payment Method: Cash, Paypal, Bank transfer Extra Info: Upgraded platter, sub-platter, belt, counterweight It has the Groovertracer reference sub-platter, Delrin platter and Rega white belt upgrades, Michell Engineering underslung counterweight, with an Ortofon 2M Bronze cartridge (approx 400 hours). It has an external power supply with 33/45 electronic speed selection. Bias plays a part, of course, but this review on the sub-platter pretty much sums it up: The improvements are immediately noticeable and equivalent to moving up to the next price class, and perhaps beyond. The soundstage snaps into focus with greater clarity. The noise floor drops substantially, along with surface noise, which is pushed deep into the background as it is on more expensive tables. And on the Delrin platter: The sonic benefits include well balanced frequency response with no loss in dynamics. Upper frequencies are better defined which in turn allows more inner detail to shine through. The improved presentation of instruments within the soundstage provides better imaging. The sub-platter and platter alone are worth about $850, and the cartridge is about $400 to replace. The Michell counterweight cost me $240 from the UK in about April this year. There are two counterweights; one for cartridges 3-6 grams and one for cartridges 6-13 grams. Both allow the lid to be closed during play. I have loved this rig. It has served me well, but the call to upgrade cannot go unheeded, so it's time for a new home. I have all the original packaging and can ship anywhere at buyers expense. I would consider separating, but think the unit benefits greatly from the upgrades so would prefer to sell as a package. I have extras, such as felt mats, and all original parts will come with it. Basically, all the Rega stuff I have is included. Pictures:
  9. Do you use your office for critical listening? If not, what's the problem? I'm assuming it's just for background sound while you work. If the CD player is not skipping, what's the problem? We all listen to **** sound in our cars, so if it's playin, and making sound, what's the problem? We all want to be audiophiles, but I think the time and place for that is when you are in an environment in which you listen critically. Sorry if this is not the advice you're after, and if not, please disregard.
  10. Hi mate. Just wondering if you bought this unit new or second hand .
  11. Thanks, Mr Door. It is a great unit.
  12. Item: Musical Fidelity M1 DAC-A Location: Perth Price: $300 + shipping Item Condition: 8/10 - some slight marks on top Reason for selling: NLR Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, Bank Transfer Extra Info: I have had this M1 DAC-A since new. It is the . After a move about 4 years ago, it has sat in storage, which is a total waste of a good unit. Great sounding, with lovely, punchy bass and a lovely, open soundstage as highlights. http://www.musicalfidelity.com/m1dac/ From https://www.audiostream.com/content/musical-fidelity-m1-dac-new-one The Musical Fidelity M1 DAC is easy to listen to and just as easy to like. I'd characterize its overall presentation as being on the taught ("toight like a tiger" for Goldmember fans) and resolute side. I'd also suggest that this perception varies somewhat depending on the input: Toslink seems to favor attack or edges over harmonic density whereas USB adds back some weight with less edge. Overall, music is presented in a convincingly portrayed stage with a very distinct separation of sonic elements regardless of size or complexity of source material. The M1s ability to unravel musical complexities is a pleasure to partake in and perhaps one of its most compelling features. Things sound clean, lively and as snappy as the music demands. There's never a sense of sonic grunge or a lack of dynamic rigor. Music moves. From https://www.stereophile.com/content/musical-fidelity-m1-dac With the M1 DAC, I heard a degree of low-level resolution I'd never before heard from a DAC. I think this may have had to do with the M1's astonishingly low noise floor: an absence of hash, of electronic grunge, of anything that compromised purity or sweetness of tone. It has a couple of very slight scuffs on the top, but I had trouble getting them visible in photos. I have all packaging, so shipping should not be a problem. I am working on rotating some of the images. Don't know why they are upside down... Photos:
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