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  1. Item: NuForce DDA100 Location: NSW 2257 - post is fine Price: $300 $275 Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: NLR Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Not just a 50/75 watts (8/4 ohms) class-D amp, but also an integrated DAC. Tiny foot-print, weighs next to nothing (a bit over a kilo) and sounds wonderful. Quoting a review from “The Absolute Sound”: “If you have sensitive speakers, at least 88dB, and can work around the DDA-100’s ergonomic limitations, you may find that the DDA-100 is simply the best integrated amplifier solution that you’ve ever heard. And for those readers who still firmly believe that all-digital amplifiers are for someone else’s system, listening to the DDA-100 will be, as it was for me, a revelation.” Full review: http://www.theabsolutesound.com/articles/nuforce-dda-100-integrated-amplifier-1/ Has 1 x coaxial, 1 x USB and 2 x optical digital inputs. Connect it to a phone loaded with “USB Audio Player Pro” ($10) and then stream Tidal or Spotify directly into the DDA’s DAC. Cheapest decent system you’ll ever hear! One sold here on SNA the other day for $310. This one has no remote, so reduced to $275, or $285 with postage in Australia. Pictures:
  2. Item: Location: Karri Walpole Speakers Location: Central Coast 2257 Price: $600 $540 Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: Upgraded to something much more $$$ Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Quoting from Australian Hi-Fi in 2015……”Karri Acoustic's smallest speaker is the floor-standing Walpole, which uses an upward-facing 152mm-diameter bass/midrange driver in an omnidirectional mode, bass-reflex configuration with a downward-firing port. The driver has a cast aluminium basket and geometrically reinforced aluminium cone. This is crossed, via a series 6dB per octave crossover circuit, to a tweeter with 64mm diameter aluminum cone that’s driven by neodymium magnet and operates in a waveguide-loaded dipole configuration.” What I can say is that the open baffle tweeter gives them a wonderful open sound, and the ported bass goes WAY low…..much lower than you’d expect from a 152mm (6”) driver. Hand made in Western Australia. Bonus…beautiful design, real Jarrah veneers, and Marri frames for the tweeters. Original new price - $1,500, and I understand these are no more than 3 or 4 years old. I have boxes which will safely facilitate local delivery, but sending via the mail / courier could be problematic, as I’d hate for the tweeters to be damaged, plus packaged they are 115cm long. Pickup from 2257 Central Coast, or I could arrange pickup from Killara (2071). https://www.avhub.com.au/news/hi-fi/karri-acoustic-walpole-407053 Pictures:
  3. See picture of the rear. Bottom left there is a toggle switch marked "INPUT SELECT". Up is "RCA Input", down is "Cast Input". Use RCA Input if you want to use it as a Power amp and simply plug into the L/R RCA inputs. Switch to CAST input to add a single digital source using Densen's Optical input. Eg: The Chromecast unit I have bundled with this gives it capacity to steam in Spotify etc using the optical unit, and your phone as the control unit. In this mode the Densen acts a the DAC and amp, with your phone acting as volume control. Or.....add a streamer such as Yamaha WXC-50 which can stream in pretty much anything to the Densen via its Optical out, and has a builtin preamp and also a remote. I have include a link to the Densen site where they outline more abou how the unit works. Suggest you read that to get more detail - such as how to upgrade the DAC later it you want.
  4. Item: Densen "Cast Amp" - Power amp + DAC + streamer Location: NSW 2257 - will post Price: $1,500 REDUCED TO $1,350 Item Condition: Excellent - near new Reason for selling: NLR Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Densen’s “Cast Amp” includes a 60w / 120w into 8 / 4 ohm stereo amp, a high quality DAC and is designed to be used as an “all in one system” when teamed with a digital streaming source such as a Google Chromecast Audio – which I have included in the sale. Use your phone as the control unit. Or…..use any digital optical source with a volume control to drive it. Better still, it can be used “stand alone” as a power amp using the analogue RCA input and a normal preamp – which was how I was using it. I believe this may be the only such unit in Australia, and it’s less than a year old and barely ben used. In the attached link it’s priced in the UK at UKP 2,895 – which is over A$5,000!! I purchased this direct from the Aus Densen importer, but in the end I was only using it as a power amp, so not really using its full capability. I ended up opting instead for a more powerful 200w / channel Class D power amp, so this Cast Amp is not being used. That said, it’s a really wonderful sounding bit of kit – as you’d expect from Densen. No box (as I got it) but I will package it well for transport. $1,350 cost includes a near new Chromecast Audio puck, cables, postage, insurance and tracking inside Australia. Price reduced from $1,500. http://densen.dk/index.php?page=densen-b-castamp http://www.8thdimensionaudio.com/product/densen-cast-amplifier/ https://hifipig.com/densen-releases-its-first-streamer-the-cast-amp/ Pictures:
  5. Not sure. I guess you could check if you are interested. Optoma do a DDA120 which seems very similar.
  6. RE the drivers source.......according to the Absolute Sound review (link at top in description)....... "Drivers are some of HiVi's best: the Q1R fabric-dome tweeter and the D6.8 polypropylene cone woofer (a modified version of it is found in the Forest floorstander by Totem Acoustic)."
  7. AJL999

    FS: Karri Walpole speakers

    Actually it's a bit more complex than even that. They have a bottom port, so the deep bass comes out the bottom...so to speak. But they DO seem to "disappear" more than normal front-facing, closed-box designs.
  8. Item: SWANS D2.1SE stand-mount speakers Location: NSW 2257 - will post Price: $600 Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: Sadly, not being used. Need a new home & some appreciation! Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Yes…..they are made in China, but don’t let that fool you. Immaculate build quality, magnificent mahogany timber veneers, and a fantastic review from “The Absolute Sound”: “The D2.1SEs are quite an achievement. They redefine what is possible for a small-box two-way, delivering beguiling sound at a scale I don't know that you can touch for anywhere near their asking price.” http://www.enjoythemusic.com/magazine/equipment/0708/swans_d21se.htm Purchased on SNA about a year ago, but have spent most of that time sitting in a cupboard. I was going to use them in a study system that never got built, so time to move them on to someone who will use and enjoy them. It’s very hard to take pics that do justice to how beautiful these speakers LOOK. Please excuse the odd finger mark… but you can see how beautiful they are. And note how matching / consecutive veneer panels have been used on both speakers. I have the box and packaging, so mailing is possible. Otherwise pickup from 2257 or 2017. Pictures:
  9. Item: NUFORCE DDA 100 Integrated + DAC Location: NSW 2257 - will post Price: $300 Item Condition: Very Good Reason for selling: Cupboard cleanout - barely used Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: NUFORCE DDA-100. Not just a 50/75 watts (8/4 ohms) class-D amp, but also an integrated DAC. Tiny foot-print, weighs next to nothing (a bit over a kilo) and sounds wonderful. Quoting a review from “The Absolute Sound”: “If you have sensitive speakers, at least 88dB, and can work around the DDA-100’s ergonomic limitations, you may find that the DDA-100 is simply the best integrated amplifier solution that you’ve ever heard. And for those readers who still firmly believe that all-digital amplifiers are for someone else’s system, listening to the DDA-100 will be, as it was for me, a revelation.” Full review: http://www.theabsolutesound.com/articles/nuforce-dda-100-integrated-amplifier-1/ Has 1 x coaxial, 1 x USB and 2 x optical digital inputs. Connect it to a phone loaded with “USB Audio Player Pro” ($10) and then stream Tidal or Spotify directly into the DDA’s DAC. Cheapest decent system you’ll ever hear! I don’t have the box, but I'm happy to mail it in a suitable alternative box. Pictures:
  10. Item: Audiolab M-PWR power amp Location: NSW 2257 - or can post Price: $450 Item Condition: Excellent - as new Reason for selling: System that never got off the ground Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Excellent small-factor class A/B power amp that puts out a healthy 40W / 60W into 4/8 Ohms. Lots of good reviews on the Net. Unusual to see Balanced Inputs on a unit at this size or price-point. I have hardly used this – bought for a project that never got off the ground, so it’s spent 99% of its time sitting in its box in the cupboard. So almost brand new, and in as-new condition. Original packaging as per pics, so no problem to post – or pickup from 2257. What HiFi 4-star rating: https://www.whathifi.com/audiolab/m-pwr/review …..and if you really want you can pay $900 instead for a refurbished one! https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/AUDIOLAB-M-PWR-POWER-AMPLIFIER-BLACK-/112986151013?_trksid=p2385738.m4383.l4275.c10 Pictures:
  11. Item: Karri Walpole Speakers - in Jarrah Location: Central Coast 2257 Price: $600 Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: Upgraded to something much more $$$ Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Quoting from Australian Hi-Fi in 2015……”Karri Acoustic's smallest speaker is the floor-standing Walpole, which uses an upward-facing 152mm-diameter bass/midrange driver in an omnidirectional mode, bass-reflex configuration with a downward-firing port. The driver has a cast aluminium basket and geometrically reinforced aluminium cone. This is crossed, via a series 6dB per octave crossover circuit, to a tweeter with 64mm diameter aluminium cone that’s driven by neodymium magnet and operates in a waveguide-loaded dipole configuration.” What I can say is that the open baffle tweeter gives them a wonderful open sound, and the ported bass goes WAY low…..much lower than you’d expect from a 152mm (6”) driver. Hand made in Western Australia. Bonus….beautiful design, real Jarrah veneers, and Marri frames for the tweeters. Original new price - $1,500, and I understand these are no more than 3 or 4 years old. I have boxes which will safely facilitate local delivery, but sending via the mail / courier could be problematic, as I’d hate for the tweeters to be damaged, plus packaged they are 115cm long. Pickup from 2257 Central Coast, or I could arrange pickup from Killara (2071). https://www.avhub.com.au/news/hi-fi/karri-acoustic-walpole-407053 Pictures:
  12. AJL999

    FS: KEF REFERENCE 104/2

    Wonderful speakers. I had a pair that were wrecked by a "speaker refurbisher" in Sydney. I had to walk away from them after they "requoted" a $400 dust cap replacement to $1,200 when they found the job was "harder than they thought". At that stage they were in bits, and they weren't going to rebuild them till I came up with exgtra $$'s. Years late it still makes ma mad!!! I later saw they triedto to re-sell them for $2K on ebay. Shameless. (Sorry to hijack the thread......I can attest these will be BRILLIANT!!)
  13. I suspect StereoNet members keep 50% of Australia's couriers in business! GLWS.
  14. AJL999

    FS: Densen Cast Amp

    Hah! Yes huxmut - I suspect that's chalked up as a "win" for the Densen Marketing department, rather than the Engineers.
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