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  1. Item: Magico S3 mk1 Floor-standing Speakers in M-cast pewter Location: Melbourne Price: $17,000. Open to near offers or sensible trade, but outright sale preferred. Please remember that Magico S3 mk2 retails for $43K and be realistic! Item Condition: As close to new condition as possible in a used item. Complete with all packing including inner cartons and crate for safe transport Reason for selling: Too many speakers. I've been unable to sell Dynaudio Confidence C2 mkII for a fair price, so these will have to go. At least I now know what all the fuss is about! Payment Method: Cash, Bank Transfer or Paypal+fees Extra Info: Anyone who can potentially afford these is probably aware they come from arguably the most iconic high end speaker manufacturer in the world. You presumably need no description of the unique virtues of this model, reviews and reputation being all over the net. Suffice to say that this is as good an example of this rarely available speaker that you will ever find on the used market. Happy to demonstrate for SERIOUS buyers. Pictures: To come. In the meantime, they look just like photos of any new S3 mk1s.
  2. Last chance before being withdrawn from sale tomorrow
  3. Item: Dynaudio Confidence C2 Mk II Floorstanding Speakers in Piano Black Location: Melbourne Price: Massive Price Reduction to $7950 firm. If not sold at this price this week, will be withdrawn from sale. Also advertised elsewhere. Item Condition: Excellent including crates for safe transport Reason for selling: Too many speakers and needing funds quickly Payment Method: Cash, Bank Transfer or Paypal Extra Info: Stunningly tall and luxurious in gloss black, demonstrating Dynaudio's game-changing "DDC" dispersion technology trickling down from their highest models. Reviewers universally recognise their relaxed but detailed and open presentation, wide and deep soundstage, coherent imaging and dynamics. As a result of their unique driver placement and crossover technology, these large speakers are designed to work well in small or large rooms, with minimal interference from ceilings and floors. At less than half their original price, they represent a bargain-priced entry into the best that Dynaudio have to offer. An end-game speaker for most music lovers! Pictures:
  4. Audionerd

    FS: LEEMA ACOUSTICS TUCANA II & ANTILA

    The Amp is now sold but the CD Player is still available.
  5. Audionerd

    SOLD: PRICE REDUCTION: B&W 802D in Rosenut

    Just added more photos, but only taken with an old iPhone, so may not be high enough resolution to show that the tweeters are perfect condition. I would rate the drivers as all being in perfect condition and the enclosures as excellent but not perfect.
  6. Audionerd

    SOLD: PRICE REDUCTION: B&W 802D in Rosenut

    They're in Ivanhoe East 3079
  7. Item: B&W 802D Floorstanding Speakers in beautiful Rosenut finish Location: Melbourne Price: Reduced to $8700 Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: Selling for friend who moved into smaller room Payment Method: Cash, Bank Transfer or Paypal Extra Info: If you're after this model you're unlikely to ever get a better pair at this price. Iconic 800 Series speakers in terms of their appearance as well as performance, originally around $23K. These are a true bargain for the B&W lover. I'm told that apart from cosmetics, the only acoustic change to the 802D2 was a minor change in tweeters. Some even prefer them to the latest 802D3, which if available used, would probably cost over $10K more. Happy to demonstrate perfect working order, but pickup only as there is no original packing. I can supply ultra thick removalist blanket for local collection with a private vehicle, safer as well as cheaper than a courier. I appreciate that interstate members are interested in this model but wary of transport. I'm happy to help at my end and suggest transport request for travelling members via SNA forum, or if collection at a later date I'm able to store. All drivers including Diamond tweeters are in PERFECT condition. Extra photos just added.
  8. Item: Dynaudio Confidence C2 Mk II Floorstanding Speakers in Piano Black Location: Melbourne Price: Reduced to $8,500 Item Condition: Excellent including crates for safe transport Reason for selling: Too many speakers Payment Method: Cash, Bank Transfer or Paypal Extra Info: Stunningly tall and luxurious in gloss black, demonstrating Dynaudio's game-changing "DDC" dispersion technology trickling down from their top models. Reviewers universally recognise their relaxed but detailed and open presentation, wide and deep soundstage, coherent imaging and dynamics. As a result of their unique driver placement and crossover technology, these large speakers are designed to work well in small or large rooms,with minimal interference from ceilings and floors. At less than half their original price, they represent a bargain-priced entry into the best that Dynaudio have to offer. They would be a great match with my top model Leema Acoustics Tucana II and Antila electronics, also for sale. Pictures:
  9. Thanks Carl888 and others for your excellent photos and TonyM's report on the Aries Cerat system in particular. Having been a professional musician in the past, I found this closer to the real thing than just about any other system I've heard at shows that I can recall. Of course personal taste comes into play, so while others may have found its midrange projection a bit off-putting, there were certain aspects that lesser and MUCH cheaper systems could not match. While this system had the benefit of the largest room by far, a bass resonance was evident, which some may have mistakenly attributed to the equipment. Talking to the most pleasant distributor(?) who had not brought any room treatments with him, we're reminded of the difficulties faced by exhibitors in quickly creating a system sound in an unfamiliar show environment that will justify its price tag. Almost impossible with high end! I take my hat off to Aries Cerat for their innovative approach and the importer for his courage in reaching so high into the audio stratosphere, financially and arguably, sonically.
  10. Would some kind person please tell me if there is an easy way to relist an advert like this after 30 days with a price drop, rather than starting again from scratch. Thanks
  11. Still available! Due to be re-advertised on Sunday.
  12. Sorry about the delayed response. Hopefully a more detailed description below makes sense. This model is the culmination of over 100 different circuits built by legendary designer Jim Fosgate since the 1970s, and more sophisticated than MC transformer based designs. It's all tube in push-pull configuration for the best possible linearity, while minimising noise and distortion. There are no solid state devices or transformers in the signal path, with a tube also being used for the high voltage rectifier. There are also no regulated power supplies. The unusual power supply contributes to its high performance, each tube stage powered by a separate oversize storage capacitor that acts like a battery. The power supply simply holds the voltage across the capacitors like a "trickle charger". PCB layout is dual mono, each channel located on opposite sides in near mirror image with a row of dual triodes down the centre. Importantly, the first stage has no negative feedback to interact with the cartridge. Second and third stages are enclosed in a single feedback loop using both positive and negative feedback. The RIAA network is divided into 2 sections, one passive and one active. The upper half (above 1 Khz) is accomplished with a passive network between stage 1 and 2, the lower half with an active network around stage 2 and 3.
  13. Item: Audioquest Leopard 2m RCA-RCA Tonearm Cable with 72V DBS System Location: Melbourne Price: $850 (Retail $1535) Item Condition: Unused. Only taken out of box and cable protectors moved to photograph Reason for selling: Rationalising analogue. My high end tonearms have captive cables Payment Method: Cash, Bank Transfer or Paypal Extra Info: Top of the Audioquest range designed for a specific purpose: the best possible transmission of low level phono signals from a terminal block, i.e. when a tonearm is not terminated with RCA plugs at the end of long captive leads, but with RCA sockets. This approach has 2 possible benefits: allowing alternative cable choices and eliminating the possibility of mechanical drag on a turntable's suspension. The Leopard tonearm cable in particular has many advanced features which should produce a tremendous upgrade to the performance of turntables with a terminal block, such as many of the Pro-Jects. Some of these features include solid "perfect surface silver" conductors surrounded by fluoropolymer air tubes enhanced with their radical battery-bias dielectric ("DBS") system, carbon-loaded synthetics to absorb RF interference and "cold welded" direct silver plated plugs. A lot of technology to enhance one of the most critical signal paths in an analogue system! Pictures:
  14. Item: Musical Surroundings Fosgate Signature MM/MC All Tube Phono Amp Location: Melbourne Price: $2850 Item Condition: Like new with original carton & manual Reason for selling: Sacrificing analogue for digital funds Payment Method: Cash, Bank Transfer or Paypal Extra Info: This legendary Top of the Range phono stage has now become a collector's item, the best that US phono specialist Musical Surroundings can offer. Truly a superbly musical and ultra-quiet performer with both MM and MC cartridges, with easily adjustable impedance settings for various cartridges. It was purchased directly from the importer and retailed for about $4500. I would not be parting with this beautifully made piece of analogue history if money didn't matter. Original packaging means that postage is not a problem. Pictures:
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