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  1. Item: High end XLR cables at least 1.5m Price Range: negotiable Item Condition: must be in excellent condition Extra Info: Please don't forget to report your post as FOUND when possible. (You can now delete this text).
  2. Speakers and its matching stands are in mint condition . Owned from new. These are absolutely remarkable speakers. Shipping possible. However, preference will be given to local buyers who can pickup. Reviews: "When I consider the overall sound from any small speaker I’ve auditioned, the Be-718 is the best that I’ve heard. It’s exceedingly well balanced, surprisingly neutral, and extremely transparent. It also has the best bass extension I've heard short of a big floorstanding speaker. The only caveats are that you’ll need a sufficiently powerful amplifier and that you’ll have to give the Be-718 room to breathe, given its generous bass. To me, those limitations are not too hard to accept". ......Doug Schneider - Soundstage "The Usher Be-718 is a remarkable loudspeaker and a great achievement for its size and price. What makes the Be-718s special is its extremely low levels of tonal, dynamic, textural, and spatial colorations. This reduction in distortions allows the Be-718 to get out of the music’s way to a degree that is unprecedented in a loudspeaker of this price, in my experience. But the icing on the cake is the Be-718’s unlikely combination of treble resolution with smoothness, a characteristic that fosters an immediate and deep involvement with the music. The Be-718 makes it easy to forget you’re listening to a reproduction rather than to music itself". ......Robert Harley Absolute Sounds "The Be-718 is one of those stand-mounts that's more likely to have you look around for the hidden subwoofer than wishing you had one. They showed amazing clarity, body and bass-resolving ability on the drum and its overtones on "Lovin Mother Fo Ya" from John Cougar's Uh-huh [RVL 7504]. Even the bass lines on "Serious Business", which are hardly prominent in the mix, remained superbly intelligible in the background". ......John Pottis - 6Moons "Many loudspeakers utilise a rising response towards 20kHz to add sparkle and atmosphere, and ensure that everything is picked up within the performance, whereas the Be718s do this naturally by virtue of their well designed tweeter - you really feel that you are hearing everything you are supposed to, without any areas being artificially boosted. A quick blast of Vivaldi's 'Four Seasons - Spring' presented violins with a pleasing effortlessness and ensuring that they never sounded strained or screechy - a sure sign of a good tweeter. This sense of evenness continues into the midrange, where the Be718s deal expertly with both vocals and instrumentation. They project an impressively wide and deep soundstage into the room which permits easy placement of musicians within the recording. Jackson Browne's vocals on 'The Pretender' were magnificently rendered, and the backing drum strikes were snappy and solid, adding verve and pace to the performance" ......Adam Smith - Hi-Fi World Description: Two-way, reflex-loaded, stand-mounted loudspeaker. 1.25" Diamond DMD dome tweeter. 7" woofer. Crossover frequency: 2.06kHz. Frequency response: 42Hz–35kHz, ±3dB. Nominal impedance: 8 ohms. Sensitivity: 87dB/W/m. Power handling: 200W. Dimensions: 15.2" (390mm) H by 10.2" (260mm) W by 16.9" (430mm) D. Weight: 37.9 lbs (17.2kg).
  3. Item: XLR cables must be 2.5m at least. Price Range: Negotiable. Item Condition: Must be in good cond Extra Info: Open to ideas/brands - am currently considering lenehan foilfex or organic audio reference/argento - so something that'll match or beat these guys in performance
  4. Thanks @The_conductor hope you enjoy your recent acquisition! Replied all PMs - thanks everyone for your interest. At this stage the speakers are still available with a few ongoing inquiries.
  5. Further information: Owned from new. These cables are the best I have ever heard at any price point. Only selling as no longer require speaker cables in my new active speakers. Pickup preferred but can also ship. Reviews Hifi-Advice - Christiaan Punter February 2020 “ The FoilFlex cables have no such pitfalls, their sound is very coherent and fast and open from top to bottom. A hallmark of a great cable is that I forget to take note at a certain point during my assessments and just listen to the music. This is what happens with the FoilFlex cables. Once connected, they can just remain in place, never to be given a second thought again… unless… unless one intentionally wants to color the sound one way or another.” “ Conclusion . FoilFlex aims to provide very high performance as well as great value and if there’s one thing that my experience with these cables made clear it is that this is no hollow claim. Both the speaker cables and interlinks provide absolutely insane quality considering their relatively low cost." Yes, they can be bettered but only when spending much more, and even then, they can only be improved upon in certain aspects. These cables’ strongest attributes are transparency and resolution and in these fields, they are near-impossible to beat, even when the cost is no object. If hearing precisely what is in the recordings is the objective then I wholeheartedly recommend giving these cables a go. “ High Fidelity - Wojciech Pacula April 2020 " The FoilFlex cables conveyed it very accurately - almost as well as the Siltech Triple Crown cables, they were compared to. Silver cables from the Netherlands sound darker, have a more velvety background, but these differences were quite small. “ “ But I say this, comparing them to the extremely expensive competition, to the best speaker cables I know. And even in this comparison Australian cables surprised me with excellent dynamics, speed and slam. Because these are just very good cables. They sound neutral, but also natural, show a lot of details, but are not overly detailed. You can hear that it is a product that came from love - love of music. " Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  6. Further information: Speakers and its matching stands are in mint condition . Owned from new. These are absolutely remarkable speakers. Speakers were purchased in Taipei by me. Stands from local AU distributor. Price is firm. Have individual boxes and could ship. However, preference will be given to local buyers who can pickup. Only selling as have recently acquired ATC 100 active speakers and no intention to keep two systems. Reviews: "When I consider the overall sound from any small speaker I’ve auditioned, the Be-718 is the best that I’ve heard. It’s exceedingly well balanced, surprisingly neutral, and extremely transparent. It also has the best bass extension I've heard short of a big floorstanding speaker. The only caveats are that you’ll need a sufficiently powerful amplifier and that you’ll have to give the Be-718 room to breathe, given its generous bass. To me, those limitations are not too hard to accept". ......Doug Schneider - Soundstage "The Usher Be-718 is a remarkable loudspeaker and a great achievement for its size and price. What makes the Be-718s special is its extremely low levels of tonal, dynamic, textural, and spatial colorations. This reduction in distortions allows the Be-718 to get out of the music’s way to a degree that is unprecedented in a loudspeaker of this price, in my experience. But the icing on the cake is the Be-718’s unlikely combination of treble resolution with smoothness, a characteristic that fosters an immediate and deep involvement with the music. The Be-718 makes it easy to forget you’re listening to a reproduction rather than to music itself". ......Robert Harley Absolute Sounds "The Be-718 is one of those stand-mounts that's more likely to have you look around for the hidden subwoofer than wishing you had one. They showed amazing clarity, body and bass-resolving ability on the drum and its overtones on "Lovin Mother Fo Ya" from John Cougar's Uh-huh [RVL 7504]. Even the bass lines on "Serious Business", which are hardly prominent in the mix, remained superbly intelligible in the background". ......John Pottis - 6Moons "Many loudspeakers utilise a rising response towards 20kHz to add sparkle and atmosphere, and ensure that everything is picked up within the performance, whereas the Be718s do this naturally by virtue of their well designed tweeter - you really feel that you are hearing everything you are supposed to, without any areas being artificially boosted. A quick blast of Vivaldi's 'Four Seasons - Spring' presented violins with a pleasing effortlessness and ensuring that they never sounded strained or screechy - a sure sign of a good tweeter. This sense of evenness continues into the midrange, where the Be718s deal expertly with both vocals and instrumentation. They project an impressively wide and deep soundstage into the room which permits easy placement of musicians within the recording. Jackson Browne's vocals on 'The Pretender' were magnificently rendered, and the backing drum strikes were snappy and solid, adding verve and pace to the performance" ......Adam Smith - Hi-Fi World Description: Two-way, reflex-loaded, stand-mounted loudspeaker. 1.25" Diamond DMD dome tweeter. 7" woofer. Crossover frequency: 2.06kHz. Frequency response: 42Hz–35kHz, ±3dB. Nominal impedance: 8 ohms. Sensitivity: 87dB/W/m. Power handling: 200W. Dimensions: 15.2" (390mm) H by 10.2" (260mm) W by 16.9" (430mm) D. Weight: 37.9 lbs (17.2kg). Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  7. Further information: Fantastic music streamer with sonic quality not far in comparison to direct from my cd player. Excellent built quality. Installation was a snap. Its RRP was about $,1700 when new. Have original box and accessories (antenna, installation guide), and so can ship at buyer's cost. Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  8. Further information: This amazing amp is in mint condition and would suit someone looking for a new one but at a fraction of its original cost at around $19k. Delivered end 2015 through a local distributor this is one of the later year models to have listed on SNA. If you have been looking - don't miss this one out. Sydney local pickup preferred given its weight (>40kgs) and value. Remote control/cd/packing list included (see photo). No original packing boxes. It probably doesn't need an introduction. More eloquent description of its performance e.g. can be found in the below link: http://www.audioreference.co.nz/review/vitus-audio-ri-100-brings-us-so-close-what-preamp-power-amp-system-similar-power-provides-one Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  9. Further information: Priced reduced from $2,800 to $2,600 For sale is my beloved Plinius 9200 in absolute mint condition. It was purchased new by me in 2011 and have been sparingly used especially in the last few years as a second system and has never failed to impress. Had every intention to continue keeping this - until a recent decision to upgrade to active speakers means it's time to consolidate my hifi system. Also comes with original double boxes, remote control, final test cert, & even the plinius white gloves. This is a stunning amp with plenty of power, finesse and dynamics and has a really nice phono stage. It has a power rating of over 200 watts per channel into 8 ohms. Per Plinius the 9200 operates in high bias class A/B however it has been designed to preserve as much of the class A sound as possible. It's well built like a tank and to last. Any questions please don't hesitate to reach out. Reviews: http://6moons.com/audioreviews/plinius2/1.html https://www.whathifi.com/plinius/9200/review Manual https://www.manualslib.com/manual/260469/Plinius-9200.html#manual Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  10. The best I have ever auditioned is the Playback Designs MPD-8. Can't say I have tried that many DACs especially at this price point (eye watering 33k) but FWIF it's hard to imagine anything that could be more natural and musical. Has anyone heard this DAC and have made a more meaningful comparison? Please share your thoughts.
  11. Hi Mike, it's not currently set up but can be organised for serious buyer. This sunday afternoon is possible. Cheers
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