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  1. Item: Virtue Audio ICEBlock M5001 Monoblock Pair Location: Perth Price: $850 (firm) Item Condition: Very Good. No mods, no repairs Reason for selling: Not suitable for my system Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Bank transfer, Paypal (add 3%) Specifications: B&W ICEpower ASP500 Class D modules, as used by Jeff Rowlands, Bel Canto, Wyred4Sound, etc. Gary Dodd Tube Buffers 250w into 8 Ohms, 500w into 4 Ohms XLR and RCA inputs Pre-out for use with a subwoofer 270mm wide x 105mm high x 240mm deep Extra info: Bought them here on SNA couple of weeks ago and I was planning to use them with my ER Audio ESL3 electrostatic speakers. Unfortunately, it turned out that due to impedance characteristic of my speakers these monos are not a good match for them. I have contacted Virtue Audio, and received a confirmation, that these monos were not designed to work with speakers with such a tricky impedance curves as some of the full range electrostatic speakers have. Pity, as they are really powerfull, have "pre out" and tube buffer changes a lot. If only had a dynamic or hybrid speakers (previous owner used them with M.Logans) , I would keep them. Local sale preferred, but can post at buyers expense. (Don't have original boxes, power cables not included in the sale). Pictures:
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    Donati does Holdsworth at Birds

    Seen him twice in action -and well, what can I say... You are absolutely right - he's not from this planet. I would disagree with comparing him to a drumming machine, though. Not sure how many years would take to program one Virgil's gig . Pity that he's not coming to WA any soon. Would love to hear him again.
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    FS: OPPO PM1

    @Neo My budget can stretch to some point, however I'm after closed back cans. Correct me if I'm wrong, but PM-1 are open back.
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    Norman Records 1 Day sale

    Thanks for posting the info about that sale! Great stuff!!! Just ordered couple of cd's. Haven't managed to buy all of the items i added to cart, though - some of them were sold out already.
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    Hypocritical Rules on StereoNET

    Sorry @Marc that was not my intention to move that thread here. As somebody has pointed out - your site, your rules and I respect that. I do understand all the problems you might get into - fine. However writing that you don't know them. Well, http://www.stereo.net.au/articles/expert-advice-and-service-with-melbournes-sound-reference Is this your name under that text?
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    Hypocritical Rules on StereoNET

    Well, Marc. I do understand your point of view. As far as I'm concerned there was no judgment in the thread. Just facts and request for help and advice. Well, it's your discussion board - you can do whatever you want. IMO closing the topic would be a proof that you don't want to get involved, removing it looks more like you actually choosing one side of that story.
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    Hi from Perth

    Hi All, My name is Paul and I've been a huge audio enthusiast for quite a few years. Currently downsized to headphones and small DAC (HiFiman 400i + Audioquest Dragonfly), but hopefuly I will get back to some decent stereo system in near future