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    FS: Chord Mojo

    Not sure exactly but was advised it was over $100.
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    FS: Chord Mojo

    Item: Chord Mojo portable DAC/headphone amp Location: Northcote 3070 VIC Price: $490 plus post. Firm. Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: Not being used Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: All working perfectly. Previous owner had a new battery fitted last year, so holds a charge well. I've lost the original USB cable, I can supply one (white, sorry) if you need. One faint rub mark under 'mojo' text - only visible on certain angles. Visible in last photo. Pickup preferenced but can post aus wide express for $15. Pictures:
  3. Item: Quad 34 pre-amp and matching 405 power amp Location: Northcote 3070, Melbourne Price: $800 - final price drop before I decide to hang on to them Item Condition: Very good, all working flawlessly Reason for selling: Not being used, funds needed elsewhere Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Bought from SNA member Cookster for substantially more than asking price, who had both units worked on by Esmond Pitt of Dada Electronics Australia, an authority on Quad refurbishing. Service invoices available on request, about $600 worth in total in 2015. Included are some high quality DIN-DIN and DIN-RCA interconnects from Flashback Sales in the UK, using Deltron and REAN/Neutrik connectors. Pickup would be greatly appreciated, flexible with times. Pictures:
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    Musical discoveries at the 2018 show

    I had ‘feel like going home’ from the folk singer album on pretty heavy rotation @ThirdDrawerDown, was it one of the small rooms? It has some stunning dynamics, would have been great to hear it on other systems with some real heft to the bottom end.
  5. It was certainly an error on my part to not bring a CD source. My rationale was that my key demographic are mostly streaming so that would be most important to demonstrate, but no reason not to have all the basics covered! Lessons learned for next year. @BruceS hope my room was not one you left disappointed in, but happy to amend that any time if you'd like to pop over to Northcote! -Rick (Lucie Audio)
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    Musical discoveries at the 2018 show

    You're most welcome Mike! Few things in life more frustrating than having a misidentified song lyric rolling around in your head. Glad we got it sussed.
  7. I had the same bloke come through my room and he was still stung by that, and although I couldn't oblige him with a CD source, I found his track on spotify (ogg vorbis compression) and gave it a whirl. FWIW it sounded lovely. A really delightful recording ofGeoff Penny, a guitarist from the Yarra Valley here in Victoria. He sent me a lossless WAV that night and it sounded even better.
  8. Second year attending, and first year exhibiting (Lucie Audio, room 1202 - shared with Jean-marie from Microphase) for me. A really enjoyable three days, good on you @marc for your dedication to promoting hi fi at all levels. A really switched on crowd this year, saturday in particular was pumping! In future I think it would be great to keep the show going into the evenings - particularly on friday, more might be inclined to come down after work if they knew they could get a few solid hours in. Music selection is always a difficult one, but I tried to accommodate requests via tidal and skewed the music to my personal tastes. Some hated it, but many loved it and discovered some new artists (Agnes Obel got some new fans) so I think that worked. Similarly to last year, it's impressive just how much Australian manufacturers of all sizes are bringing to the table. Nick and Anthony at Hulgich / Holton particularly never fail to impress and I have huge respect for their work. Same goes for Rod at Legend. I'm pretty sure I'll be back bigger and better next year, Jean-Marie and I managed to co-share the room pretty well but most punters didn't quite get the idea and it caused a bit of confusion. To those that came through 1202 when I was in session, can I ask you for your impressions? This was the bamboo or black bookshelfs on tall stands with the orange and dark grey electronics. Cheers! -Rick, Lucie Audio
  9. Well done Jean-Marie. Personally having heard these speakers chez JM's apartment, they blew me away by what they could do in a moderately proportioned room. Bass with extra loading off the wall from the rear facing drivers was more than ample and they just sounded sweet. As Arthur said, very articulate Audax tweeter. Lovely stuff.
  10. Item: Yamaha WXC-50 wireless streaming preamplifier Location: Melbourne, Northcote 3070 Price: $250 firm. Item Condition: barely used, cosmetically almost mint, some extremely tiny paint chips on the lid that I could see. I'm picky. Reason for selling: NLR - upgraded to Bluesound Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Great little unit. Very extensive features and IO. MusicCast works well, as does AirPlay and Spotify Connect which is what I was doing. Onboard ESS Sabre DAC or use it as a digital transport. Pick up very much preferred but if there are no takers I can organise delivery at cost as I have the original packaging. Pictures:
  11. Item: Massdrop x. Alex Cavalli CTH headphone amplifier Location: Northcote, Melbourne 3070 Price: $220 Item Condition: new in box, tube installed but that’s as far as I ever got Reason for selling: not being used Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Not getting a look in at present. Preference for local pickup, flexible with times. Pictures:
  12. Item: Quad 34 pre-amp and matching 405 power amp Location: Northcote 3070, Melbourne Price: $850 for quick sale Item Condition: Very good, all working flawlessly Reason for selling: Not being used, funds needed elsewhere Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Bought from SNA member Cookster for substantially more than asking price, who had both units worked on by Esmond Pitt of Dada Electronics Australia, an authority on Quad refurbishing. Service invoices available on request, about $600 worth in total in 2015. Included are some high quality DIN-DIN and DIN-RCA interconnects from Flashback Sales in the UK, using Deltron and REAN/Neutrik connectors. Pickup would be greatly appreciated, flexible with times. Pictures:
  13. Well, firstly a big thank you to @TomW and @chefscuba70 for facilitating a time slot at short notice, and to the Sydney Audio Club cohort for welcoming us so warmly on the day. It's been a fun if short trip for us seeing some existing and potential customers in Sydney, and Sunday's presentation was a great way to cap it all off. It's really fulfilling as a new manufacturer to get to this stage in the process and see that many find value in what we're doing for the reasons we hoped you would, and that there is a growing acceptance and understanding of some of the technology we use in a discerning audience such as yourselves! So just thought I'd provide a few more details on the ancillary components used on the day - Source used for the first half was a Bluesound Node2 streamer in fixed output mode (connected via toslink optical to the Lucie DSP pre-amp), pulling music from Tidal via a 4G modem. The Tidal playlist can be viewed here. Cabling - nothing special at all for power, interconnects between the pre and power combo were Belden with Canare terminals, and speaker cable was Canare 4s11 with run of the mill banana plugs. Internal speaker cabling is teflon insulated silver plated stranded copper in a twisted pair between the binding post and driver terminals. No passive components at all in the full range and 2-way loudspeakers. So thanks again to all attendees, I really enjoyed the afternoon, and thought the BYO music selection through the Oppo sounded fantastic - especially the Gluck piece and the DSD track - anyone have the title of that one? Of course if there are any follow up questions, please don't hesitate to ask, and I'll be passing back through Sydney really briefly on Sunday if anyone wants to lighten my load and grab a pre-amp on the way home to Melbourne... 🙂 Cheers, Rick
  14. coffeemachinist

    Lucie Audio

    Great photos Ken! Cheers!
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    Lucie Audio

    Thanks all - have made contact with @chefscuba70 via PM and we will see if it comes together for the August meeting!
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