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  1. How do these compare to Gold Lion re-issue?
  2. Item: Scanspeak Classic D2905/970000 Tweeters Location: Albany WA Price: $400 Reduced to $350 Item Condition: AS New Reason for selling: Surplus Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: MATCHED pair bought directly from Scanspeak about 12 months ago. Were fitted to my speakers whilst their tweeters were rebuilt. Approx 30-40 hours use only. Exceptional tweeter. Price includes post in Australia. Picture not of actual tweeters. Already packaged for post. http://www.scan-speak.dk/datasheet/pdf/d2905-970000.pdf Pictures:
  3. Cheers Tim, an excellent dac. The PSU certainly is well worth it!
  4. Item: M2Tech Youngdac with matching Palmer PSU Location: Albany WA Price: 2K Reduced to $1800 Item Condition: As New Reason for selling: Surplus Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Purchased about a year ago as an ex demo from a European Audio outlet. RRP $3500 with blue led on dac. Minimal usage, superb sound and detail. Will be sent in original boxes with spare battery, USB and umbilical cord. Many reviews on net like these. http://www.techradar.com/reviews/audio-visual/hi-fi-and-audio/hi-fi-accessories/m2tech-young-dac-963645/review http://www.hifiplus.com/articles/m2tech-young-dac-and-palmer-power-supply-tas-223/ SPECS & PRICING Sampling frequencies (kHz): 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192, 352.8, 384 (frequencies above 96kHz not available on TosLink; 352.8kHz and 384kHz on USB only) Resolution: 16- up to 24-bit (S/PDIF, AES /EBU, optical), 16- to 32-bit (USB) Inputs: Two S/PDIF (RCA and 75-ohms BNC), one AES /EBU (XLR), one optical (TosLink),one USB (USB female Type Output: Unbalanced on RCA jacks Output voltage: 2.65V RMS Dimensions: 5" x 2" x 5" Weight: 2 lbs. Price: $1499 with red LEDs, $1599 with blue LEDs; Palmer Power Station, $1100 USD Pictures:
  5. Item: Shunyata Diamondback powersnake Location: Albany WA Price: $150 Posted Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: Upgraded Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Shunyata Diamondback powersnake 1.5m 20A C19. Has Euro plug at wall end. 12 months old, no marks or skuffs. Excellent power cable. Price includes postage anywhere in Australia. Pictures:
  6. Hi Kelvin, when i bought them i had one Luxman MQ70 Tube Stereo amp. 45wpc. Some time later i bought a second one and had them both upgraded to same specs and Bi amped the speakers. Sold both of them and bought a pair of Audio Valve Baldur Tube monos. 70wpc. I bought a second pair of these a few months later and Bi amped again. Sold one pair of the Baldurs and bought a pair of Supratek Mondeuse tube monos. 100wpc. Used them to power top end. That is still current set up. As for the sound, they are absolutely fantastic!! My wife is totally filthy with me for selling them, but the grass is always greener and the journey never ending...... I once put them up against a pair of Sonus Faber Cremona Auditor M standmounts and to my ear the SA2K's were superior. Faster, clearer, more bass. I had owned them for about 2 years before i changed their positioning from the traditional toed in, to facing straight forward....wow massive widening of soundstage and the speakers did a disappearing act! I really can't fault them at all and can't believe there would be a better value standmount out there.
  7. Item: System Audio SA2K Speakers with FS2K Stands Location: Albany Price: $2200 Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: Surplus Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: RELISTED DUE TO NON PAYMENT BY PREVIOUS BUYER!! These speakers are just amazing!! Clear, detailed and disappear into the expansive sound stage. RRP $6200This review from Audioreview.com sums things up pretty well...there are many others on the net.I purchased this fantastic little speaker after a lengthy search for a new hifi system for home use. Other dynamic speakers in this price range and below left me more or less unimpressed because most of them sound too soft, lacking detail and attack which renders them incapable of reproducing cymbals and plucked strings etc in a correct way. Other brands like Dynaudio and Vienna Acoustics that seem to enjoy a bigger economic success than this, to me a completely unknown speaker brand before I heard them in the store, are, in my opinion, not tuned to an optimal high fidelity experience. They rather seem to be constructed in a way to please, what the manufacturer thinks is, a general taste among audio consumers, and then backed up by extremely aggressive publicity.Therefore, it was only natural for me to go and audition these brands when I searched for new speakers simply because I new they existed and had read reviews and seen commercials with about them. But very soon I realized I had to look elsewhere for speakers to please my taste, which is not extraordinary in any way. I’m just picky because I am a professional musician and I want to hear speakers that reproduce music as authentically as possible. After all, that’s what I thought we all want.But after having heard speakers that are claimed to be sophisticated and enjoy a widespread international acclaim and commercial success, I realised that the situation is a bit more complex than that.At this point I thought I had to let go of the idea of buying a “normal” dynamic speaker and was contemplating getting a Martin Logan, a speaker I have always liked but thought it too big and fuzzy about a lot of things, like placement, sweet spot and electronics. But then I heard the monitor speaker SA2K from System Audio in a store and was REALLY impressed.Here was a speaker that seemed to have all the advantages of the smaller monitor measurements, easy to place, great stereo perspective and a seamless blending of tweeter and woofer. It has the same clarity as Martin Logan without any of the problems of the electrostatic hybrid. I auditioned these speakers with various types of music and they didn’t display any obvious drawbacks or problem areas. They reproduced the large percussion section of Stravinsky’s “Rite of Spring” without any strain what so ever. And the volume level was higher in the store than I would ever be able to play at home.I have had these babies for about 3 years now and I couldn’t be happier. In fact, I wonder if anybody whose listening room isn’t enormous or who doesn’t have a house where he or she can blast away without concern about disturbing neighbours would need a bigger speaker than this. The bass is low and powerful enough for anyone with normal requirements and somewhat conscious about hearing damage. I can’t find any flaws on this speaker. The only mystery to me is why this brand is not more well-known. Maybe they need a new publicity manager at System Audio. But this product is top notch!!Happy to ship at buyers expense approx $200-$250 to East Coast. Delivery to Perth - maybe meet halfway from Albany.Comes in 3 boxes, extremely well packaged. Pictures:
  8. Item: Audio Valve Eklipse Preamp Location: Albany WA Price: $3200 Reduced to $3000 Item Condition: Excellent Reason For selling: Too many preamps Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Audio Valve Eklipse Preamp in excellent condition. RRP 7k. Valves have been upgraded from stock. First with RCA Clear Tops, then with matched NOS Raytheon 1960 long black plates with elevated Halo getter. Then replaced two of those with NOS Cifte approx 1960 also. This unit sounds absolutely incredible, clear, detailed with massive soundstage. Totally non fatiguing. Have original wooden crate so can ship. Has remote. Some tarnish on gold knobs and a couple of very minor skuffs. Always covered when not in use. Heaps of reviews on net. Here is one of them from Audiogon...Review: Audio Valve Eklipse Tube preampCategory: PreampsI started a lengthy home auditioning process of highly regarded tube based active preamps, after spending three years of having two great sounding passive linestages in my system, Placette buffered & Bent Audio Tap TVC, that lead to a clear winner in the context of my system and personnal taste the Antique Sound Labs Flora EX DT. However, the Audio Valve Eklipse was on my list of preamps I really wanted to listen to, but I could not find a dealer that could arrange an audition at that time.Well, recently the website Stereo Times had a review on the Eklipse and I saw that the reviewer, Mike Wright, had gotten his audition piece from Mike Kay of Audio Archon located in Libertyville, Illinois. I had never met Mike in person, but had over the last couple of years many delightful conversations with him dealing with all things in highend audio. So, when I called him and asked him why he had never mentioned that he carried the Audio Valve line in his salon, he retorted, "you never asked." I have been very lucky in that the numerous retailers that I have done business with, just a very few have been jackasses, have been stand up gentleman, helpful with their knowledge, and very honest to deal with. I knew that Mike was a good guy who knew highend audio before I auditioned and purchased the Eklipse from him, now he's way up on my list of great guys to do business with, he made everything easy and was a pleasure to work with. Thanks Mike.Before, I get into the body of my review I want to mention that besides Mike Wright's online review of the Eklipse, Stereophile's reviewers Art Dudley and Robert J. Reina had given superlative reviews on this linestage with one gigantic flaw in my opinion, they only reviewed it with the stock 12AU7 Electro-Harmonix tubes! No offense to anybody, but these tubes sound like horsecrap. This would be like taking a world class high performance sports car and putting the worst gas possible along with cheapest junky tires and then taking it for a test ride. At least Mike Wright put in NOS RCA clear tops to see what this preamp could really sound like. Remember, even with the crap tubes Dudley and Reina thought the Eklipse was quite good, but they have no idea how good without the right tubes. So, my review is based on listening to the Eklipse with my all time favorite 12AU7 tubes, Ameperex longplate D-getter. These tubes just sound like music to me.The Eklipse is built in Germany by a small family run company. Like my MBL transport and Accustic Arts DAC the German craftmenship and build quality is very apparent. This preamp weights over 41 pounds. I choose the silver face with chrome knobs because it matches my Pass Labs and Accustic Arts pieces. True eye candy. You also can get it with a black face with either brass or chrome knobs. I never get into technical details in my reviews, that you can get off the Audio Valve website or give Mike Kay a call.On to the specifics regarding the sonic performance of the Eklipse:1) The Eklipse produces an expansive soundstage in all directions with great accuracy. If the music was recorded in a large venue you hear it, if recorded in a small intimate club your there. It also creates very precise layering and location in the soundstage.2) Since I mainly listen to acoustic jazz one of the most important factors for me to enjoy the music is natural timbres and harmonic richness. My old reference, the Flora, was wonderful in this area, so I can't say that the Eklipse is significantly better, but it's terrific in this very important sonic area.3) The Eklipse has the lowest noise floor of any active preamp I have ever had in my system. Therefore, the clarity/transparency allows micro details to emerge more intact. I really noticed this on decay trails throughout the frequency spectrum and on cymbals and guitar strings.4) The Eklipse produces the most agile/dynamic bass with great weight and impact that I ever had had in my system. This is one of the areas were the Eklipse really was significantly better then the Flora.5)The other area were the Eklipse left the Flora as a second best was in overall micro and macro dynamics. This preamp offers a crispness and jump factor that is world class.6)The Eklipse also has that quality that I call liquidity or the sense that the music just "floats" into the room with great easyness that allows you to relax and get into the emotions of the music in a very natural way. I experience my Pass Labs XA-100's in a very similar way.Mike Wright stated in his review that with the NOS RCA tubes he and his friends liked the Eklipse better then the highly regarded Conrad-Johnson ACT2 series II preamp in his reference system. Robert J. Reina said in his review that after having another very highly regarded preamp, the Audio Research Ref 3, for a few months he was not disappointed to go back to his Eklipse in his system. Remember, Mr. Reina uses the stock horsecrap sounding tubes in his Eklipse, what would he have experienced with a great pair of NOS tubes!I still think the my old reference, the Flora, is a great preamp, however my new reference is the Eklipse for the reasons I shared in my review. While not inexpensive at the retail price of $5,500.00 USD, it's offers great bang for the buck and I believe will compete sonicly with much more expansive linestages. Pictures:
  9. Hi, is this still available? Best price delivered to Perth please? Cheers
  10. FS: Musical Fidelity A3CR power amplifier

    Hi, please advise if still availvable? Cheers
  11. Cheers Winter, i imported them from the Netherlands about four years ago to replace my electrostatics and have been in love with them ever since! Alas the grass is always greener tho......
  12. Item: System Audio SA2K Speakers with FS2K Stands Location: Albany WA Price: $2200 RRP $6200 Item Condition: Very Good Reason for selling: Surplus Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: RELISTED DUE TO NO PAYMENT BY PREVIOUS BUYER!! These speakers are just amazing!! Clear, detailed and disappear into the expansive sound stage.This review from Audioreview.com sums things up pretty well...there are many others on the net.I purchased this fantastic little speaker after a lengthy search for a new hifi system for home use. Other dynamic speakers in this price range and below left me more or less unimpressed because most of them sound too soft, lacking detail and attack which renders them incapable of reproducing cymbals and plucked strings etc in a correct way. Other brands like Dynaudio and Vienna Acoustics that seem to enjoy a bigger economic success than this, to me a completely unknown speaker brand before I heard them in the store, are, in my opinion, not tuned to an optimal high fidelity experience. They rather seem to be constructed in a way to please, what the manufacturer thinks is, a general taste among audio consumers, and then backed up by extremely aggressive publicity.Therefore, it was only natural for me to go and audition these brands when I searched for new speakers simply because I new they existed and had read reviews and seen commercials with about them. But very soon I realized I had to look elsewhere for speakers to please my taste, which is not extraordinary in any way. I’m just picky because I am a professional musician and I want to hear speakers that reproduce music as authentically as possible. After all, that’s what I thought we all want.But after having heard speakers that are claimed to be sophisticated and enjoy a widespread international acclaim and commercial success, I realised that the situation is a bit more complex than that.At this point I thought I had to let go of the idea of buying a “normal” dynamic speaker and was contemplating getting a Martin Logan, a speaker I have always liked but thought it too big and fuzzy about a lot of things, like placement, sweet spot and electronics. But then I heard the monitor speaker SA2K from System Audio in a store and was REALLY impressed.Here was a speaker that seemed to have all the advantages of the smaller monitor measurements, easy to place, great stereo perspective and a seamless blending of tweeter and woofer. It has the same clarity as Martin Logan without any of the problems of the electrostatic hybrid. I auditioned these speakers with various types of music and they didn’t display any obvious drawbacks or problem areas. They reproduced the large percussion section of Stravinsky’s “Rite of Spring” without any strain what so ever. And the volume level was higher in the store than I would ever be able to play at home.I have had these babies for about 3 years now and I couldn’t be happier. In fact, I wonder if anybody whose listening room isn’t enormous or who doesn’t have a house where he or she can blast away without concern about disturbing neighbours would need a bigger speaker than this. The bass is low and powerful enough for anyone with normal requirements and somewhat conscious about hearing damage. I can’t find any flaws on this speaker. The only mystery to me is why this brand is not more well-known. Maybe they need a new publicity manager at System Audio. But this product is top notch!!Happy to ship at buyers expense approx $200-$250 to East Coast. Comes in 3 boxes, extremely well packaged. Delivery to Perth - maybe meet halfway. Pictures:
  13. FS: Wireworld Supernova 5+ Glass Toslink

    Sorry 1 metre.
  14. Item: Wireworld Supernova 5+ Glass Toslink SOLD Location: Albany WA Price: $100 Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: Upgraded to Supernova 7 Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Excellent glass toslink. Selling due to upgrade. Pictures:
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