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  1. These are frankly incredible speakers and with the stands included this is an epic deal.
  2. That's because it is a Headphile stand! OP updated - can't believe I didn't include that information earlier.
  3. It looks to be made from hollow plastic which has been painted with gloss black paint. In the cold light of dawn I can see a few very light scuffs on the painted finish and a very tiny scratch on the wooden base (visible in the photos above), which means... PRICE DROP!! $45 now + shipping. It is certainly unique - not another mass made-in-China stand.
  4. Item: Schiit Audio Gungnir DAC gen1 DAC, Australian stock Location: Adelaide, South Australia Price: $650 + shipping ($670 + shipping with cables) Item Condition: Very good Reason for selling: moved to speakers, surplus to requirements Payment Method: If picking up, then cash or bank transfer; Paypal also accepted Extra Info: OK, so if you are here you probably know what this is, but if not, in a nutshell this is a: - Well-regarded, USA-made DAC - 32-bit Delta-sigma D/A converters with Adapticlock™ clock regeneration (VXCO and VCO reclocking for jitter reduction) - Fully 24bit 192kHz capable - Fully discrete analog output stage, with balanced outputs (hardware balanced), and single-ended output (hardware summing) - Fully upgradable digital and analog components* - USB**, SPDIF BNC and RCA coax inputs, and Toslink optical input - 3-pin XLR balanced outputs, x2 seperate single-ended outputs *: The Gungnir gen1 delta-sigma digital component can be upgraded to Gungnir gen2 delta-sigma (better), or Gungnir multibit (best) at A2A **: when I auditioned this amplifier prior to purchasing I felt that the USB input sounded inferior to the BNC and optical inputs, so I opted for a USB-free version; the USB module has since been upgraded significantly and can be added on by A2A A little aside about upgrades: A new (gen2) Gungnir delta-sigma costs $1649. A new multibit Gungnir costs $2130. You could in theory pay an additional $950 at A2A to have this (or any) Gungnir upgraded to a the primo Gungnir multibit DAC with new warranty - bringing you to a total spend of $1600 for what will essentially be a brand new Schiit Gungnir Multibit DAC (with renewed 2 year warranty) instead of $2130. The multibit Gungnir is a serious piece of kit, and would be end-game equipment for most I would think. This Gungnir DAC is in mint condition. It is fully broken in having had >200 hours playtime, and for an extra $20 I will add: - 2x 60cm XLR 3-pin balanced output cables from Blue Jeans cable (Belden 1080F balanced audio cables, Neutrik XLR plugs) [USD$60 new] - 2x 1m RCA LC-1 stereo audio cables from Blue Jeans cable [USD$30 new] You can bundle this with any other item I have for sale for a further $10 off. Please check out my other listings as well - Sennheiser HD-600 headphones, Meier Audio Corda HeadFive headphone amplifier, Bubinga wood headphone stand, and assorted vacuum tubes. Pictures:
  5. Item: Custom Bubinga wood headphone stand made by Headphile Location: Adelaide, South Australia Price: $45 + shipping Item Condition: Very good Reason for selling: moved to speakers, surplus to requirements Payment Method: If picking up, then cash or bank transfer; Paypal also accepted Extra Info: Custom Bubinga wood headphone stands that have served me well for several years, but are now surplus to requirements as I have shifted to a speaker based setup. It can come apart at the base (the L shaped bit can be pulled out from the wooden base) for easier storage. Please see photos for their condition (which is excellent pre-owned) and to appreciate the nice wood grain. 😎 These sell on Headphile for $120 in the most basic configuration. Get them here for $45 + shipping! You can bundle this with any other item I have for sale for a further $10 off. Please check out my other listings as well - Schiit Audio Gungnir DAC, Meier Audio Corda HeadFive headphone amplifier, Bubinga wood headphone stand, and assorted vacuum tubes. Pictures:
  6. Item: Sennheiser HD-600 open circumaural headphones Location: Adelaide, South Australia Price: $300 + shipping Item Condition: Very good Reason for selling: moved to speakers, surplus to requirements Payment Method: If picking up, then cash or bank transfer; Paypal also accepted Extra Info: There is little that I can say about the Sennheiser HD-600 that has not been said elsewhere. It is fair to say that it is a legendary open circumaural headphone that despite being around for 2 decades it still represents a performance benchmark. It is better balanced than its descendants in my opinion - not as overly warm/fat sounding as the HD-650, and not as fatiguingly detail-oriented like the HD-7/800. To me these headphones excel in the whole presentation across the frequency spectrum - and are the 'Goldilocks' model (not too warm, not too cold) of the Sennheiser lineup. Headphones are in perfect condition, and come with full box, manual, foam insert, etc - all in excellent condition. Importantly the headphone cable attachments to the earcups are solid with no play/crackle. I am the first owner, these have maybe 80 hours on them, and they have lived in a non-smoking home. This HD-600 has been upgraded with the OEM OFC HD-650 cable, which is sold by A2A for $45. Actual RRP of the headphone is $599, but usually found in shops for ~$450. So theoretically a $500 value with the HD650 cable... for $300 + shipping to you. You can bundle this with any other item I have for sale for a further $10 off. Please check out my other listings as well - Schiit Audio Gungnir DAC, Meier Audio Headfive SS Headphone amp, Bubinga wood headphone stand, and assorted vacuum tubes. Pictures:
  7. Item: Meier Audio Corda HeadFive compact SS headphone amplifier with built-in hardware crossfeed Location: Adelaide, South Australia Price: $70 + shipping Item Condition: Very good Reason for selling: moved to speakers, surplus to requirements Payment Method: If picking up, then cash or bank transfer; Paypal also accepted Extra Info: This was a limited-edition Head-Fi only amplifier - the S/N on this unit is 369. RCA in, single-ended 1/4" TRS out. Solid state (Texas Instruments LM6171), class A topology. Unusually, this has the highly regarded Meier crossfeed selectable as an option on the front panel. Extremely compact, measuring only 16cm x 10.5cm x 6cm. Will easily power my HD600s to stupid volume levels. Quality Alps volume pot turns smoothly without crackle. This is a perfect secondary amp for the office, or a good starter amplifier for anyone new to headphone audio. It has a particularly pleasant warm, rounded sound. In my opinion it makes listening to poorly mastered albums more pleasureable. You can read what other people thought of this amp here: http://www.head-fi.org/t/183309/meier-audio-corda-headfive-impressions-and-reviews-thread I am the first owner. Please see photos for condition - as you can see it is in excellent used condition. Happy to throw in a generic power cord if you request it. This was US$250 (~AUD$350)new - selling for AUD$70 + shipping within Australia. You can bundle this with any other item I have for sale for a further $10 off. Please check out my other listings as well - Schiit Audio Gungnir DAC, Sennheiser HD-600 headphones, Bubinga wood headphone stand, and assorted vacuum tubes. . Pictures:
  8. Item: Schiit Audio Mjolnir (gen1) balanced SS (MOSFET) headphone amplifier Location: Adelaide, South Australia Price: $400 firm + shipping Item Condition: used but excellent condition (cosmetically perfect) Reason for selling: Surplus to requirements - have moved on to a speaker based setup (KEF LS50W). Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal Extra Info: Fantastic balanced headphone amplifier from forum favourite Schiit Audio. Please note this is the generation 1 version of this amplifier - SS only (warm MOSFET sound) vs the generation 2 hybrid tube/SS Mjolnir (AUD$1649 new). Paid AUD$900 back in the day - get it for better than 1/2 price now in like-new condition! Volume pot tracks perfectly, evenly, and without crackle. No transformer hum. This amp favours a clear presentation with rock solid slamming bass. Use with care around treble heavy headphones - would not recommend for use with, say, AKG K701. But don't take my word for it, here's what Head-Fi has to say about it: https://www.head-fi.org/articles/schiit-mjolnir-reviews-and-impressions-collected.15844/ Inputs: balanced in (L/R 3 pin XLR), single ended in (RCA) Front outputs: balanced x2 - L/R 3-pin XLR, and 4-pin XLR Rear outputs: balanced pre-out (L/R 3-pin XLR) Obligatory manufacturer-supplied specsheet: Frequency Response: 20Hz-20Khz, -0.1db, 2Hz-400KHz, -3dB Maximum Power, 32 ohms: 8.0W RMS per channel Maximum Power, 50 ohms: 5.0W RMS per channel Maximum Power, 300 ohms: 850mW RMS per channel Maximum Power, 600 ohms: 425mW RMS per channel THD: <0.006%, 20Hz-20KHz, at 1V RMS IMD: <0.008%, CCIR SNR: >104db, unweighted, referenced to 1V RMS Crosstalk: >-75dB, 20 Hz-20KHz Output Impedance: 1.5 ohms Gain: 8 (18db) Topology: Fully discrete FET, cross-shunt push-pull Crossfet output stage, no overall feedback, noninverting, single voltage gain stage Power Supply: specific Circlotron 4-primary output stage transformer with over 65,000uF filter capacitance, plus dedicated transformer for high-voltage asymmetrical discrete-regulated front end stage with 90V/25V rails and over 15,000uf of filter capacitance Inputs: one pair balanced XLR, one pair single-ended RCAs, choose one Outputs: one 4-pin balanced female XLR, one pair dual 3-pin female XLR, and one pair male XLR preamp outs Power Consumption: 45W Size: 16 x 8.75 x 2.25” (40,5 X 22,2 X 5,7 cm) Weight: 13 lbs (5,9 kg) Pictures:
  9. Item: AKG K501 headphones Location: Adelaide, South Australia Price: $200 + shipping at cost Item Condition: Brand new in box, new old stock Reason for selling: Surplus to requirements - have moved on to a speaker based setup (KEF LS50W). Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal Extra Info: Legendary open circumaural headphone from AKG, best suited for jazz and classical music IMO - long out of production (>5 years), basically unobtanium for new in box condition. Yes, it is a little light in bass slam, but has excellent bass extension, and the most amazing midrange of any headphone I have tried (Grado GS-1000, RS-1, HF-1; Sennheiser HD600, HD580, HD650; Beyedynamic DT880, T1) Cannot emphasis how absolutely brilliant it is for jazz, classical, and folk music. Shines particularly well with female vocals. "Concert hall" soundstage - expansive. Never used, absolutely 100% brand new mint in box condition. But don't take it from me - this is what Head-Fi has to say: https://www.head-fi.org/showcase/akg-k501.12425/ "True Classic" "Old AKG Flagship" ...etc etc you get the drift! Pictures:
  10. Hi all, After a few years hiatus have decided to get back into the audio habit (it is a habit...) I've previously been active on Head-Fi as "adhoc", and fortunately the username was available here. Anyway - interests include vinyl, tube audio, and restoring old TTs - have an ancient LP12 and a 401 that need attention now actually... Cheers, A
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