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  1. Item: CDS Location:Mentone 3194 Price: $25 for Lot One and $15 for Lot Two or $35 the Lot Item Condition:Good to Excellent Reason for selling:Not Required Payment Method: Pickup - Cash Extra Info: Lot One-Hendrix/Beatles/Bowie/Miles Davis/Paul Kelly/Adele/Neil Young etc Some Great Listening here!!! Lot Two- Alternative Mix Alice in Chains/Nick Cave/John Butler Trio etc Pick up only and will not be Posted Thanks for Looking and Have an Excellent Day!!! Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  2. Item: Cassettes and Lps Location:Mentone 3194 Price: Varies Item Condition:VG Reason for selling:Can't play em Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info:Having a bit of a clean out. 71 Cassettes all original and in Very Good Condition-$25 and you get the carry cases , too. Fleetwood Mac , Bruce Springsteen , Daddy Cool, Moody Blues, Yes etc..Have a look at the artists. Talking Heads True Stories/U2/Boy George/John Lennon Collection Lps-$15 the lot will not separate. Gene Vincent 3 lp box set French Pressing plus an Audiophile Keith Jarrett ECM Jazz 2 Lp Box set Hotel Hello and Matchbox and a Jazz Lp(Promo)called Instrumental Appetite-$20 the lot ,in Very Good Cond will not separate The Triffids Love in Bright Landscapes $10. All pick up only and will not be posted. Have an Excellent Chooseday!! Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  3. Item: Graham Slee Accession MM Phono Pre Amp with Power Supply Location:Mentone, Melbourne 3194 Price: $900 for quick P/U or $950 including postage....Oz wide. Cash or Bank transfer only Item Condition:Mint/Perfect Reason for selling:Got the Hi Fi Bug!!! Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Bank Transfer This is a great little Phono Pre Amp and deserves all the accolades!! Extra Info:Here is the Yadda Yadda Yadda Get More Detail, Information, Richness, and Tonal Balance from Your Vinyl LPs: Versatile Graham Slee Accession MM Phono Preamplifier Corrects EQ in Separate Stages, Includes Volume Control Taking a novel approach to addressing EQ issues and designed to eliminate input clipping on A2D (analog-to-digital) converters during vinyl archiving, the Graham Slee Accession MM phono preamplifier delivers seriously good analog sound and phenomenal versatility. Unlike nearly every other phono preamp on the market, Accession treats both EQ curves – first, the rising response of the actual cartridge playing the record, and then the level applied to the record – separately to produce more detail, information, and balance. Accession makes the music on your LPs sound as it was intended to sound. Its output-level control serves as a volume control in a dedicated vinyl-only system and doubles as the solution to eliminating clipping and getting the right levels into A2D converters. A fixed-level output, stereo/mono switch, and three EQ setting (RIAA, British, and American) options turn Accession into one of the most flexible phono preamplifiers in the high-end industry. Want to apply your own record EQ? A cartridge-only option changes the CV (constant velocity) output to CA (constant amplitude) and lets it happen. Accession even includes four capacitive load settings for further user experimentation. Built like a champions, this British-made beauty features a fully ground-planed board that's multi-point-grounded to the case (no star-earth systems), EMC- and ESD-protect inputs, gold-plated inputs and outputs, and Graham Slee's outboard PSU1 power supply. This is hi-fi done right. 100% Music Direct Guaranteed. Accession Corrects Both EQ Curves In Separate Stages All records require some compromises to cut and press the groove, which is why record EQ exists and why the phono preamp has the job of correcting it. But something else contributes to the EQ the phono preamp needs to correct: The actual cartridge being used to play records has a rising response – specifically, 6dB per octave, a 45 degree slope. It's completely different to the EQ applied to the record. Even so, phono preamp designers traditionally look at the combined EQs of record and cartridge as being one. Treating the two different EQs separately, Accession first strips away the cartridge's contribution to the frequency response. It then deals with the record EQ. The record's own EQ was applied when the record was recorded whereas the phono cartridge is applying its rising response in real time as the record is playing – two completely separate events in time. The combined "EQ's" make up a complex curve of different slopes. If you can EQ the contribution from the cartridge and amplify it, the curve will rotate 45 degrees. This is what Accession does: EQing cartridge first so all that is left to do is EQ the record's contribution, which Accession does in its second stage. Rotating the curve only takes a single opposing filter slope to do the job. It just so happens that a handful of solid-state amplifying devices have an open-loop frequency response that match the required slope, making the amount of negative feedback required constant at all frequencies on the slope. Benefits Dedicated Vinyl Setups and Traditional Full-Range Systems In a vinyl-only system, the volume control lets Accession drive a power amp and the fixed outputs can drive a headphone amplifier. In a traditional system, the variable outputs can be used into an ADC or soundcard to do vinyl rips while the fixed level output is connected to your preamp, integrated amp, or receiver for normal listening. The different record EQ possibilities make it great for archival duties if you have old mono LPs and EPs that don't sound quite right. Solves Clipping Issues With A2D Digitizing and Archiving The biggest problem encountered in digitizing vinyl is the wrong level of signal. Too much signal overloads the input of the A to D converter (ADC), resulting in a hard, clipped sound that ruins your efforts. Using an "L-pad" (an attenuated interconnect cable) can help, but with quieter records you'll be recording several bits down. A volume or output level control is the answer, but it's got to be followed by a buffer stage to get the impedance low enough to suit the ADC input or the results won't be right. Accession gives you both. The output level control is followed up by a high-quality discrete transistor buffer stage that gives you the low impedance drive your ADC expects. The fixed level output allows you to monitor what you're recording by connecting it to your main system, or to a headphone amplifier, as you record from the variable output. Volume Control Ideal for Dedicated Vinyl-Only Systems and Traditional Setups Not only is the volume control and buffer stage of use for digitizing vinyl, but it's the answer for those who only want to play vinyl and want the bare minimum of system components. Accession's output buffer stage is developed specifically to prevent input saturation from ruining the clean signal from the phono preamp section. It handles the full post-EQ peak to peak signal without any slew-rate limiting. American, British, and RIAA EQ Curves Cover All Bases Older mono records can sound a bit muffled or a bit too bright. It's because they were not recorded to "modern" RIAA characteristics like you get on stereo records. Up to the mid-1960s, "gramophone" record reproducers featured tone correction switches to equalize the different record tone characteristics. For vinyl, it boiled down to American and British versions competing with their different EQs. We saw it fit to include a switch to equalize them, as well as a mono switch for added authenticity. CA/Flat and Mono Settings for Additional Versatility We're often asked if we can make a "flat" phono preamp for digitizing acoustic records, but that implies a phono preamp without EQ at all. What you want is something that only reproduces the record's characteristics and that's exactly what Accession does if you switch it to its "Flat/CA" position (CA: constant amplitude). All records can be played this way, and during digitization, the EQ of your own software can be applied. Pictures:
  4. add Smog..Red Apple Falls to the list...Thanks Phil!!!
  5. Hi Phil Will take Tom Waits:Bad As Me(20),Money(15),Glitter&Doom(20),The Saints Stranded(15) Many Thanks Collis
  6. Item: CDs Location:Mentone Price: $40 Item Condition:Good or Better Reason for selling:Somethin to do Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info:Nice Selection of Cds. Some of the Nick Cave CDS are hard to get.SACD Hybrid Dark Side of the Moon. 17 in total. Refer Photos. Pick up only in Mentone. $40 the lot Pictures:
  7. Item: 14 LPS All Original Location:Mentone Price: $45 the lot will not split Item Condition:Good to Near Mint!! Reason for selling:Need some room. Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info:Joan Armatrading collection of 8 lps plus Oz 1988 Tour Programme. Doobies/Ringo Starr/John Farnham/Eurogliders/Rod Stewart. Vinyl ranges from Good to Near Mint and all sleeves range from VG+ to Exc No writing and all present very well Pick up only from Mentone Pictures:
  8. Item: Audio Desk Pro Ultrasonic Record Cleaning Machine Location:Mentone Price: $4500 firm they are currently $5499 RRP Item Condition:Brand New Sealed from the German Manufacturer Reason for selling:NLR Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Bank Transfer Extra Info:These are the Bees Knees as far as Record Cleaning goes.If you have a big record collection , or own a Record Store.... Lots of info on the net: Here is a good description of what they can do!! My one is the Red Colour Pictures:
  9. Item: Isotek Optimum 1.5 Metre Power Cord , Chord Crimson Plus .5 metre 5 pin to 2 RCA , Milty Pro Zerostat 3 Location:Mentone Price: $175 for Power Cord , $50 for the Chord , and $75 for the Milty Item Condition: All Near Mint Reason for selling:No longer required Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Bank Transfer Extra Info:Isotek Optimum Power Cord Oz Delivery and Oz plug 24 k gold connector Original Packaging as new!! (Naim) Chord Crimson Plus .5 metre 5 pin to 2 RCA in Excellent Cond Milty Pro Zerostat 3 Static Gun only used once. Original Packaging..Near Mint Pictures:
  10. I'll take the Ascension if it comes with original packaging.Could you get back to me with a price???
  11. Item: Zeiss Victory 8x56 T*FL Binoculars...Reduced(Make an Offer) Location:Mentone SE Melbourne Suburb Price: $1650 Item Condition:Mint Reason for selling:Not Used Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info:A superb pair of binoculars made by Zeiss of Germany. Fantastic optics and this particular pair is great for bird watching or hunting..particularly when light is low. Great for sports viewing , horse racing , football etc. What makes the Victory FL worthwhile? The brilliant colours that look natural, the quick focusing and the sharp details are just three things to mention. The colours are so defined that you will be able to see even the slightest difference in shades on butterfly wings or the feathers of birds, thanks to the fluoride glass. It doesn’t matter whether you are up close or just scanning the herds and flocks. There is never the need to worry that you will miss something. Focusing is quick and easy, with just the turn of a wheel. Within a second you will go from the distance to up close. The brightness is also second-to-none, making them perfect for watching owls at twilight or viewing the animals on a darker day. Experience the quality of ZEISS with the Victory FL binoculars. Would prefer local pick up. Donation to SNA if sold Pictures:
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