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  1. Item: Rega Exon Monoblocks Location: Sydney (Inner West) Price: $800 ONO (for the pair) Item Condition: 7.5/10. Reason for selling: Need funds Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Bank Transfer Extra Info: Very regretful sale but up for sale is a pair of Rega Exon Monoblocks. I bought these second hand from Len Wallis last year while my main amp was being repaired and was floored by how great they sounded. Had never heard my B&W CM6 S2 speakers sing like they do with the Exons. Very rich with some warmth and fantastic dynamics with a powerful sounding 125 watts into 8Ω. Only selling because I have a Weston Acoustics amp on the way and need to make some space. Condition note: Please see close up photo. There is small crack on the front of one of the monoblocks. This was present when I purchased the ams and never bothered me as it is not visible from my listening position. The rest of the amps present in excellent condition. These amps weigh a ton so would only consider local pick up at this stage. Thanks for looking. Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  2. Item: Schiit SYS Passive Preamp Location: Sydney Price: $80 Item Condition: As close to brand new Reason for selling: Upgraded Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Bank Transfer Extra Info: Bought brand new from Addicted to Audio a few months back. Was using this great little passive pre to hook my phono pre and cd player into my Rega monoblocks. Allowed me to switch between the 2 channels and change volume. Bought a Schiit Valhalla 2 the other day so using this as a preamp so no longer need. Have original box so shipping no issue. Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  3. Hi, I have recently purchased a pair of Sony MDR-Z7 M2 headphones which comes with two cables. One cable as 2x 3.5mm plugs on one end and 1 3.5 mm on the other but is 3m long and the other is balanced with the 4.4mm plug and approx. 1.2m and I cannot use this with my Audioquest Dragonfly red. The single ended 3m cable is too bulky for portable use (where it is mainly used) so I looked into getting a 4.4mm -> 3.5mm adapter (see https://addictedtoaudio.com.au/products/fiio-ll-44-3-5mm-male-to-4-4mm-female-balanced-cable). Using this adapter has given the sound a more brittle, harsher sound which I am not enjoying. Any suggestions? Can anyone recommend an after market cable that is 2x 3.5mm -> 3.5mm ? Thanks
  4. Item: Bowers & Wilkins P7 Headphones Location: Sydney Price: $200 ONO Item Condition: Excellent, only 4 months old Reason for selling: Too many headphones Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Bank Transfer Extra Info: After owning a pair of Bowers & Wilkins P5 headphones a few years back (and unfortunately leaving them on a plane), I had been after a pair of P7s and finally found a wired pair. Very stylish and fantastic, warm and engaging sound with great isolation. Comes with box, cable, documentation and case in excellent condition. Used mostly with my AudioQuest Dragonfly Red in the office. Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  5. PS, how do you like the extra usb filter? What do you notice when using it?
  6. Unfortunately bought from JB HiFi and no backup receipt. I ended up getting one from Catch.com.au for $22. Seems to be working fine - will see how this one goes. Thanks!
  7. Not cheap, but I have been using a Hana SL cartridge on my Technics 1210. Absolutely love it. https://krispyaudio.com.au/products/hana-s-mc-cartridge.html I also had a Denon DL-110 and Soundsmith Otello and while both are good, the Hana stands out head and shoulders.
  8. Ahh gotcha. No, unfortunately there’s no volume control on my CD player. Thanks
  9. Hi Andy, I'm not sure I follow. The EAR phono stage only has a MM input. Thanks
  10. Hi All, Looking for recommendations for a preamp for my Rega Exon monoblocks. I have been running them using my EAR 834p phono (with the volume pot) and they sound fantastic, but I would also like to add a line in for a cd player. Any recommendations? Would like to keep under $1k if possible. Thanks, Andrew
  11. Good point but I did not keep the receipt. Might have to try again and ensure that I keep my paperwork.
  12. Has anyone using the Audioquest Dragon Red DAC for iPhone come up with any other solutions to connect the DAC to the iPhone without using the standard Apple camera adapter? After using it daily, the camera adapter has failed after about 5 weeks. Too expensive to keep replacing it. Thanks
  13. Item: Nikko 5055 Receiver Location: Sydney - Inner West Price: $350 ONO Item Condition: Very good Reason for selling: Have just purchased some mono blocks and need to create some room Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Extra Info: Nikko 5055 Stereo Receiver. This was my first receiver that I bought off a mate 20 years ago and has been my main amp for most of those years. Due to these nostalgic reasons in late 2017 I spent about $550 to have completely refurbished by the techs at Len Wallis who did a fantastic job at restoring it to a top sound with the receiver especially sounding fantastic. All works as it should and a great chance to get a restored classic receiver. Only selling because I have just purchased some mono blocks and have another valve amp on the way so need to clear some space and it is too nice just to sit in the garage. More details here: https://www.hifiengine.com/manual_library/nikko/5055.shtml Pickup only at this stage please. Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  14. From what I've read, Massdrop seems like a PITA. I bought a pair of HD650s from a local shop brand new for $489 AU a few months ago. Compared to the approx $350 AU it would cost after shipping from Massdrop, I decided to take the local option as I could return it if I didn't like it and would have someone local to speak to if there was any issues.
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