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  1. Item: Acoustic Revive RAS-14 AC Power Stabilizer (passive parallel ground filter) Location: Brisbane Price: $320 including postage (RRP of the current unit is about $1300 I think) Item Condition: Good. Some minor signs of use. Reason for selling: Not necessary with my Gigawatt power filter. Payment Method: Pickup postage - Paypal (as a friend or add 3%) Extra Info: Don't die wondering (copyright @Darren69). I just had to see what this might bring to the party in my system. This device didn't bring anything of benefit in my system but then again I am using a Gigawatt PC2 EVO+ which is a fairly expensive and well sorted power filter so perhaps no surprises there but it was worth a try. It does have a positive effect if you run it do a device straight to the mains but I am locked in to using the Gigawatt for all my devices and this is surplus to requirements. At the risk of using that old chestnut, it does give somewhat of a tube like warmth to things. In fact, it reminds me of previously switching from 6DJ8 tubes to some 12AU7's in my BHK preamp which is a good thing - things get a big bigger, smoother and the bass becomes a bit more voluminous. I tried this with my power amp, Preamp and DAC and it had a similar effect in each location. Perhaps just the thing for a solid state system that needs a bit of tubeiness without any loss of dynamics. https://www.hi-stands.eu/nl/acoustic-revive-acoustic-revive-ras-14.html v2.http://stereotimes.com/post/acoustic-revive’s-ras14-a-c-stabilizer https://www.acoustic-revive.com/english/ras14/ras14_01.html rubbish photos - not sure why my phone suddenly decided to take washed out shots!
  2. Item: VALVO PCC88 7DJ8 tube - NOS- Pair Location: Brisbane Price: $90 including postage Item Condition: Good writing and original boxes. Reason for selling: NOS - no more than 40 hours Payment Method: Pickup & postage = Paypal (as a friend or add 3%) Extra Info: I really like the sound of the 7JD8's in my setup - they are a bit more relaxed that the 6V variants to me. The A- Frame / dimpled solid halo is a construction which to me gives a really good integration of the treble with the midrange. Interestingly these tubes are even more relaxed than the 7DJ8's that I've had in my system. They offer nice imaging and a fat but not super deep bass. They are great in applications where you have a piece of equipment that is a tube-eater (Conrad Johnson for example). They are intended to run at 7V but they will run perfectly in just about every 6V device and the extra head-room means that they are not under stress. Great for systems that are a bit bright or lean perhaps. Diese Röhren werden in Deutschland hergestellt, klingen aber nicht nach Siemens! Photos:
  3. Item: Curious Cable Regen (the short one) 20cm. Location: Brisbane. Price: $90 including postage. Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: Surplus to requirements. Payment Method: Pickup & postage = Paypal (as a friend or add 3%) Extra Info: I bought this to remind myself about how the Curious Cable USB sounds. And it is good. After having owned a good number of USB cables from a wide spectrum of price points, this cable can really hold it's head high. Nice imaging, good timbre, powerful bass. Quite forgiving overall. If you need hyper-detail, look elsewhere If you want to stop listening to your system and want to listen to the music that comes out of it then this cable will not get it the way Photos:
  4. Item: WireWorld Chroma6 HMDI - 5 meters! Location: Brisbane Price: $80 $70 including postage inside Oz. (donation to SNA on sale) current version about RRP $200 Item Condition: Good - some minor markings on the gold on one connector. Connectors still fit nice and snug. Cable is in good condition with no kinks or splits. Reason for selling: Not required. Payment Method: Pickup or postage = Paypal Only (as a friend or add 3% for fees) Extra Info: I bought this to see if I could use it between my Singxer S-U6 and my Direct Stream DAC to carry an I2S signal (via LDVS). Well a guy can dream right? Well it works but the sound is somewhat soft. The general recommendation is that you can't use more than 1-2m for LVDS so it's amazing that it gets any sound So as an actual HDMI A/V cable (which after all what it is!), it's a well made cable with lots of attention to construction / shielding / isolation of conductors. It's a bit expensive compared to generic HDMI cables but you know you're worth it. Plus it's yellow, so yeah. http://www.wireworldcable.co.uk/products/99.html https://www.whathifi.com/wireworld/chroma-6/review The Chroma 6 (all lengths) is a High Speed with Ethernet HDMI® Cable and fully supports Data rate >10.2Gbps- covering 1080p, HD4K, Deep Colour, Audio Return Channel (ARC) and all 3D formats. The Chroma™ 6 benefits from the unique WireWorld award winning Symmetricon™ (formely Symmetric Balanced Pair™) proprietary cable design of our high-end cables, which utilize sixteen signal conductors instead of twelve conductors found in conventional HDMI® cables. This unique and original design features parallel conductors with two drain wires per shield pair, which reduces attenuation and provides greater impedance uniformity. Read more about WireWorld's technology Photos:
  5. Item: Reference quality Isemcon EMM-13D082/H-P48/RM microphone. 3 metre mini-xlr to XLR cable. Location: Brisbane Price: $180 $160 plus shipping if required. Item Condition: Good. Had it checked recently by the manufacturer - working perfectly. Reason for selling: I'm going to move to a USB microphone as this suits my requirements at the moment. Payment Method: Pickup - Paypal. Postage = Paypal (as a friend or add 3%) Extra Info: The Isemcon EMM microphone is almost dead flat in its response (see real response graph below). Each mic comes with a calibration file if you want absolutely flat measurements. It's a neat size but if you are using a normal mic' stand that doesn't have a mic' grip that can be tightened then you'll want to wrap the mic in something to act as a sheath to secure it. I have not included a microphone stand in the purchase. Microphone stands are bulky to post but quite cheap to buy. http://www.isemcon.net/ashop/product_info.php?products_id=11 This is a true reference quality microphone that has an ultra-flat recording response and very low distortion. It requires phantom power but most room EQ hardware will be able to provide this e.g. Behringer UltraCurve & DEQX hardware. In relation to using a calibration file with this Mic', you will note from the graph below that it is flat to with 0.5dB from 10-18,000hz so one could use the "no mic correction" option and be reasonably sure that any measurements would be very accurate. Very low intrinsic distortion, very high SPL capability, high voltage protected, very durable. Might suit someone who is making measurements in the field or in pro-audio environments. Does require a "decent" 48V phantom power supply. My Behringer UMC204 struggled to provide this mic' with phantom power but it turned out my Behringer is faulty (surprise, surprise). Flat from below 10hz to 20,000hz (+/- 1dB)!!!!!!!!!!! 3dB THD limit > 140dBspl Sensitivity 6mV/Pa @ 94dBspl Mini XLR connector NEW - on-axis and diffuse-field calibration included Features: Phantom power 12 / 24 / 48 Volts Linear frequency response 10...20000 Hz (calibration chart and calibration file included) Omnidirectional prepolarized Dynamic Range: approx. 30...140 dBspl Dimensions: Front dia 7mm (~1/4"), 1/2" body dia, length 82mm Temperature: 10 to +55ºC (+14 to +131ºF) Stainless steel housing Pictures:
  6. Item: AudioQuest NightHawk Headphones NEW Location: BrisbanePrice: $570 $520 $490 including postage and insurance inside Oz. (donation to SNA on sale) RRP $995. Item Condition: Perfecto - still in all original factory packing (see photos). All packaging and accessories. Reason for selling: Change of mind (my Brother) Payment Method: Pickup or postage = Paypal Only (as a friend or add 3% for fees) Extra Info: My Brother bought these on impulse and has subsequently changed his mind. He asked me to put them up on Stereonet. The Nighthawk headphones were a tour-de-force for Audioquest with some ground breaking technologies. I believe the frequency balance of this design is quite bass-centric though I have not read a single review that criticises the quality of bass. So I guess they might be described as "dark" by some. Other people might not agree and might think that they are spot on. It's all taste and system balance. There are plenty of on-line reviews out there and from what I can ascertain most of the "negative" remarks centre around subjective / taste rather than any technical shortcomings. So yours for a bargain I think. I was offered them but I really can't justify this sort of money when I am lucky to listen to headphones once every few months these days! Manufacturer's blurb: https://personal.audioquest.com/nighthawk-carbon A review - https://www.themasterswitch.com/review-audioquest-nighthawk-carbon NightHawk Carbon Specifications: Impedance: 25 ohms Sensitivity: 99dBSPL / mW Power Handling:5W Weight: 346g (12.2 oz.) Driver: 50mm Dynamic - Biocellulose Diaphragm - 1.2T Split-Gap Motor Cable Specifications: Length: 4.25' (1.3m) Conductors: Long Grain Copper Jacket: Flexible, Non-Braided, Kink-Free, Non-Microphonic Terminations: 5mm TRRS to Dual 2.5mm Mono, Direct-Silver Plated Tellurium Copper (TeCu) Discrete Microphone and Smartphone Controls Adaptor (included): 5mm to 1/4", Direct-Silver Plated High-Purity Photos:
  7. It seems that you and others on this forum have either forgotten or never really grasped the concept of "discussion" or "debate" and as such these threads always descend into the same name calling and brow beating. Ironically you called me out about participating in this debate in my first post when I was not responding to the OP's question so by definition I was not involved in any debate or discussion about cable directivity. Note the lack of people posting any alternate viewpoints on this thread. But then again, I guess that's how you guys like it.
  8. And yet so are you. You are part of the objectivist mob so I suppose you have to poke your nose in at some point. You guys are ruining stereonet one thread at a time.
  9. Another confirmation of why I have starting avoiding any "discussions" on this site.
  11. It's only a matter of time until Ittaku lobs in to tell us all "how it really is".
  12. The NUC running Roon Rock is a fantastic solution if you are using the Roon player. I run an I5 with 8gb or RAM and can run DSP, convolution, upsampling with no issues so this will be well equipped to do all that.
  13. Item: Powered sub SEAS 10" woofer, 10" Passive radiator. 250watt Dayton DSP amplifier NEW (minus 8 hours run-in) Location: Brisbane. Don't really want to look at postage - besides I'd prefer you to listen to it first! Price: $700 No low ball offers please. Item Condition: Basically its new and drivers not fully run in. Some imperfections in paint - I am not a spray painter by trade! Also there is a mark on the plate amplifier next to one the screw holes (right had side of amp', 2nd from the top see photo). Small (painted over) chip in back top corner. Reason for selling: A guy's got to have a hobby. I built this to have a go at making a passive radiator subwoofer. My woofing days are over perhaps. Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal. Postage - Paypal & postage at cost. Extra Info: This is a DIY subwoofer that I put together slowly since late last year. It uses a very rigid Denovo sub-enclosure with some modifications to improve it. It's a 33litre enclosure with a 10" SEAS aluminium long throw woofer and a matching SEAS 10" passive radiator. Both drivers can handle a lot of power and have very high excursion limits. Anechoic response is about 26hz (F6). In room is a lot lower of course - you can feel this thing in your guts (in a good way, not a brown note way). The plate amplifier that I chose is the Dayton 250w Class-D unit with some really advanced DSP features. Parametric EQ for example allows you to adjust your sub' for a really flat response. "Extreme" series Woofer -http://www.seas.no/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=544:extreme-04-l26roy&catid=97:extreme-woofers&Itemid=600 Passive Radiator: https://www.madisoundspeakerstore.com/approx-10-subwoofers/seas-sl26r-d1003-10-passive-radiator-mate-to-l26roy/ Plate amp - https://www.wagneronline.com.au/sub-woofer-plate-amplifier-250w-dsp-dayton/hifi-equipment/audio-speakers-pa/spa250dsp-73048/991222/pd/ RRP of drivers about $800 plus postage. Amp plate is $400 from WES. Enclosure about $200 plus paint and consumables. Finished in Ranger Rover Carpathian Grey semi-gloss metallic paint. A sub that goes loud and deep in a reasonably sized enclosure. Lots of features and a great sound that would suit audio and home theatre. The woofer is quite sensitive (91db/w/m) and the plate amp' has a decent amount of gain. About 20kgs (I think). 39cm X 39cm X 30cm in size. I've been designing all sorts of speakers for many years. I use simulations and real world measurements to complete my designs. I know what I want and I know what I end up with. Pictures: The light in the photos as always makes the thing look really bad.
  14. Update: I've had a few inquiries about these. I have a few sets that i was going to hold on to but I am happy to sell them to anyone interested.
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