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  1. Item: AVM Ovation MA 8.2 Monobloc pwr amps (pair) Location: Melbourne, Vic Price: $16,000 Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: Upgraded to valves. Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD, Bank Cheque, electronic transfer. If Paypal, buyer to pay all fees. Extra Info: These were Marc Rushton's power amps. I bought them in Oct 2017. I said I was never going to have valve power amps again but I changed my mind after I heard the AR Ref 160M which I bought. But I would've happily stayed with the AVM MA 8.2. The AVM monobloc runs the AR pwr amp close. At $16k the AVM MA 8.2 is an affordable end game power amp. RRP was $44,000 for both ($22,000 each). It is rated at 600 watts RMS. It will drive anything with finesse. It is a low noise, low distortion design. This is a very good price for these amps. If you want to spend less, there is the Holton monoblock listed on this site for $15,000. The color is Germanic black, as you can see by the pictures. It is so black even the white parts are black. If not pickup, buyer to arrange courier. Gross shipping weigh each at about 45kg. W58cm x H38cm x L57cm. Shipped in haulage case as pictured. Photos:
  2. Item: Magneplanar 20.7 Loudspeakers Location: Melbourne Price: $13,500 $11,000 Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: Upgraded Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD, bank transfer Only Extra Info: Purchased from Bill McLean in August 2015. The price includes: 1 pair sand filled Mye Stands. (Value $1000) 4 Synergistic Research speaker jumpers (Value $400). Do not use the metal clips which come with the speakers, the sound is crap with those. 1 pair Synergistic Research Red fuses. (value $200). 1 pair Telos fuses. (Value $380? I can't remember the exact price but it is top of the line Telos fuse and equivalent of SR Black fuse.) The fuses are essential to get best performance. Many have heard these speakers at my GTGs. You will not find a better speaker package at anywhere near this price. Too much is said about these speakers needing a large room to sound best. That could be said about many speakers. These speakers will sound good in medium to large rooms. Some rooms are better than others. A good medium room will be better than a bad large room. It's not about size, it's about set up. Photos:
  3. There has been some white anting of the sale. Curiously, there has been white anting of both items I have for sale.
  4. You were only part right about the room nodes. But it was not the speaker placement, it was the seat placement which also needed tweaking. I moved the seat a couple of inches back to what I think is the 1/9 room node and everything locked into position with bass fully functional. In set up, inches count. The manual says 40hrs of burn in. Rubbish. I think closer to 200 hrs. The sound is way better than first installed.
  5. I have the reference rack. Fill it 2/3 with Atacama atabites and it will be one of the best racks you will have.
  6. Item: AVM Ovation MA 8.2 Monobloc pwr amps Location: Melbourne, Vic Price: $16,000 Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: Upgraded to valves. Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD, Bank Cheque, electronic transfer. If Paypal, buyer to pay all fees. Extra Info: These were Marc Rushton's power amps. I bought them in Oct 2017. I said I was never going to have valve power amps again but I changed my mind after I heard the AR Ref 160M which I bought. But I would've happily stayed with the AVM MA 8.2. The AVM monobloc runs the AR pwr amp close. At $16k the AVM MA 8.2 is an affordable end game power amp. RRP was $44,000 for both ($22,000 each). It is rated at 600 watts RMS. It will drive anything with finesse. It is a low noise, low distortion design. This is a very good price for these amps. If you want to spend less, there is the Holton monobloc listed on this site for $15,000. It is Germanic black as you can see by the pictures. It is so black even the white parts are black. If not pickup, buyer to arrange courier. Gross shipping weigh each at about 45kg. W58cm x H38cm x L57cm. Shipped in haulage case as pictured. Photos:
  7. Looks like you had a dedicated stand built for yours. Mine sits on a seismic sink which sits on a classic lead balloon. I don't recommend the seismic sink, the bicycle bladder they come with deteriorates and goes flat very fast. I haven't bothered fixing mine.
  8. Item: Magneplanar 20.7 Loudspeakers Location: Melbourne Price: $13,500 $11,000 Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: Upgraded Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD, bank transfer Only Extra Info: Purchased from Bill McLean in August 2015. The price includes: 1 pair sand filled Mye Stands. (Value $1000) 4 Synergistic Research speaker jumpers (Value $400). Do not use the metal clips which come with the speakers, the sound is crap with those. 1 pair Synergistic Research Red fuses. (value $200). 1 pair Telos fuses. (Value $380? I can't remember the exact price but it is top of the line Telos fuse and equivalent of SR Black fuse.) The fuses are essential to get best performance. Many have heard these speakers at my GTGs. You will not find a better speaker package at anywhere near this price. Too much is said about these speakers needing a large room to sound best. That could be said about many speakers. These speakers will sound good in medium to large rooms. Some rooms are better than others. A good medium room will be better than a bad large room. It's not about size, it's about set up.
  9. I don't think I'll need AV subs. REL do a great job so far.
  10. Have speaker set up sorted out. For my room, tweeter on the outside and speakers tilted back. Gives a much larger and fuller sound and sound stage. I think the bass goes down to about 120hz before dipping. The REL has it covered. I'm happy with the sound for now. I've even taken the socks off and have the speakers on their spikes. Maybe the spikes have improved coherence.
  11. A monobloc by definition is two single channel amps. They are referred to as one pwr amp, not 2 single channel amps. Hence the moniker "monobloc". Referring to the fact that it is two mono amps. A monobloc. If you are serious about buying. I'll sell you both mono amps for $16000. I already have two interested buyers in the process of getting funds together, that's how good the price is.
  12. Item: AVM Ovation MA 8.2 Monobloc pwr amp Location: Melbourne, Vic Price: $16,000 Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: Upgraded to valves. Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD, Bank Cheque, electronic transfer. If Paypal, buyer to pay all fees. Extra Info: These were Marc Rushton's power amps. I bought them in Oct 2017. I said I was never going to have valve power amps again but I changed my mind after I heard the AR Ref 160M which I bought. But I would've happily stayed with the AVM MA 8.2. The AVM monobloc runs the AR pwr amp close. At $16k the AVM MA 8.2 is an affordable end game power amp. RRP was $44,000 for both ($22,000 each). It is rated at 600 watts RMS. It will drive anything with finesse. This is a very good price for these amps. If you want to spend less, there is the Holton monobloc listed on this site for $15,000. It is Germanic black as you can see by the pictures. It is so black even the white parts are black. If not pickup, buyer to arrange courier. Gross shipping weigh each at about 45kg. W58cm x H38cm x L57cm. Shipped in haulage case as pictured. Photos:
  13. Sorry if I was testy. I pretty much had a gutful of trying to get the Trios to sound the way I wanted. I thought I may have made a mistake buying them. I was even thinking of putting the MG 20.7 back on and removing it from sale. I had tried them in every position with the tweeters inside. Same goes for tweeters on the outside. On the outside, I had to push them further apart because there was too much midrange/bass making the sound closed in. With the tweeters on the outside, the tweeters are set further away from the listener. I believe it is a time alignment issue. Set tweeters on the inside if you want bright sound.
  14. that's not the case. I had the Trios wider than this. I had these f***king Trios everywhere except up my khyber. Somehow they also sound more dynamic with the revised setup. I think it's to do with time alignment. The drivers sound better integrated.
  15. I think it's to do with having the mids closer in the middle changing the time alignment of the speakers. It changed the way the air moves in the room. Probably mids and bass overlapping to create reinforcement. There is now air moving. Somehow the sound grew gonads.
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