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  1. Item: Sennheiser HD6xx Headphones + new spare pads x 2 Location: Palmwoods, QLD Price: $350 all up Item Condition: As new Reason for selling: Not suitable Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Hi everyone, why wait for the next Massdrop! I just can't get on long term with my new HD6xx ... again. I was happy to sell my HD650s a few years ago as well, although I did have some good times with them. I just much prefer my upgraded HD540 Reference headphones. I gave the new cans a good shot a few times with a couple of different amplifiers Schiit and audio-gd, but their best performance to date was still with an old Pioneer amp and a turntable playing. They just never stayed on my head for any length of time and were packed away again. They may suit someone much better who has a nice valve amp, I don't and won't be getting one for some time yet. They have been good with a few tracks here and there, but I just don't like them anything like the way I adore the HD540s, that I can leave on my head long term where they just disappear. I have tried new pads, so with the HD6xx comes an absolutely brand new set of Dekoni's incredibly comfortable Elite Velour pads, just weeks old here (on the 'phones for maybe 20 minutes), and a set of Brainwavz HM5 pads, also very comfy (also on the 'phones for a very short time). Nope, still didn't work for me. I know full well they have a big following and decided that I would rather use the money elsewhere. The Dekoni pads alone are around $60AUS and the HM5s $21. If you don't want the extra pads, price is $280. Add freight if you need it. Sorry, no offers on this one. SO, if you fancy a nice new set of HD6xx headphones and don't want to wait for the next Massdrop, send me an email! I will ship them, but I am going to ask you to take of that side of things, otherwise, pick-up is in Palmwoods on the Sunshine Coast. Pictures:
  2. Item: Marantz DV6600 SACD Player Location: Palmwoods, QLD Price: $220 incl freight (if needed) Item Condition: Very good Reason for selling: No longer needed Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: For sale; not used these days and too good to just sit around, is this excellent and versatile Marantz DV6600 SACD (that's top class High Resolution Super Audio CD)/CD and DVD player. It's a multi channel device (5) with both optical and coax digital outputs, or can be just used as a normal CD or DVD player. Sound quality is typical Marantz, tuneful and melodic and not bright, tonally. Comes with a remote control in perfect working order. In fact the whole machine is in perfect working order and in very good condition overall. Sorry for any dust in the pics, I tried my darndest to keep it clean for the pics, but it's black! Only usuage marks on the whole machine are around the HDMI output, most of them not mine, though I'm sure I've added to it. Nice quiet drawer mechanism too, unlike my BluRay player! That's it. A great machine looking for a new home, a user manual is easy to download from Marantz and elsewhere. ** I will include freight at the price posted. Pick up is from Palmwoods and therefore price is negotiable. Pictures:
  3. Item: Yamaha A960 Integrated Amplifier Location: Palmwoods - QLD Price: $95 Item Condition: Good Reason for selling: Clearing out Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: For sale - again - is my great old Yamaha A960 amplifier. The amp is in pretty good nick for it's age - the early 1980's. As previously mentioned, it has had some upgrades done to the power supply, driver transistors and some of the smaller capacitors, especially in the phono stage. Speaking of the latter, there are inputs for both moving coil and moving magnet cartridges - the best sounding inputs of the genre - both switchable from the front panel along with plenty of loading adjustments AND a bypass switch to take the signal directly to the power amp section. There is also a Tone bypass switch and I have spare bulbs for both of them, plus the main switch-on. I have kept spare driver transistors as well. Within the power supply I have replaced a suspect (from the factory as such) capacitor with a much higher voltage version, a known fault. Last time I used the amp, it ran fine but developed a slight hum after 10 minutes or so, I replaced that power supply cap and haven't run it since. That is now up to you as I am have no desire now to go any further - other things in life are taking priority - and I'm happy to hand it on to an enthusiast. It comes with the full workshop service manual. The last time I advertised this amp, I had quite a line up of keen folks, but the no 1 potential buyer pulled out after illness, so it's up for grabs. I'm not going to haggle much over cost, it's worth the asking price as I've kept it fairly low and it has a huge following. I don't really want to ship it, unless you're happy to pay for the cost of shipping some 12kg of amplifier. Pick up is from Palmwoods and available immediately. Pictures:
  4. Item: Grado Prestige Black & Ortofon OM5E Cartridges - both with new stylus Location: Palmwoods, QLD Price: $110 ono Item Condition: Used bodies - new stylii Reason for selling: No turntable Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Hi analogue lovers, I am selling off the last of my cartridges that I no longer need; a Grado with brand new Prestige Black stylus ($60) and a brand new Ortofon OM5E stylus at $50 with cartridge body. Happy for both to go as one lot, though will consider separating, it's just that the postage costs me and you can't get away with much less than $8-$11 even for a small item as a package. Both carts have been tested very recently and work perfectly, as I say both styli are new with only a few test hours on them, not even run in yet, although the Grado is mounted on a G1 body, they're interchangeable. The new OM5E stylus is on an older body, it works perfectly, though has lost the little internal weight by the mount, I've used blutack and it functions perfectly, though is mostly a mount for the stylus. Both are great starter cartridges! Will sell both together at $100 including postage, which is less than the cost of just an Ortofon OM20E stylus. Pick up is from Palmwoods if you want to collect them. Cheers! Pictures:
  5. Item: New Grado Prestige Black & Ortofon OM5E Styli plus Cartridges Location: Palmwoods, QLD Price: $110 for both Item Condition: New Styli, used bodies Reason for selling: Not needed Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Hi analogue lovers, I am selling off the last of my cartridges that I no longer need; a Grado with brand new Prestige Black stylus ($60) and a brand new Ortofon OM5E stylus at $50 with cartridge body. Happy for both to go as one lot, though will consider separating, it's just that the postage costs me and you can't get away with much less than $8-$11 even for a small item as a package. Both carts have been tested very recently and work perfectly, as I say both styli are new with only a few test hours on them, not even run in yet, although the Grado is mounted on a G1+ body, they're interchangeable. The new OM5E stylus is on an older body, it works perfectly, though has lost the little internal weight by the mount, I've used blutack and it functions perfectly, though is mostly a mount for the stylus. Both are great starter cartridges! Will sell both together at $110 including postage, which is less than the cost of just an Ortofon OM20E stylus I bought recently. Pick up is from Palmwoods if you want to collect them. Cheers! Pictures:
  6. Thank you for the feedback. Yes, it's in lovely nick and sounds great fun with the new OM20E.
  7. Item: Technics SL1210 MkII Turntable with cartridges Location: Palmwoods, QLD Price: 895 ONO Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: Not being used/funds for other things Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: I didn't think I'd do it, but here we go, selling my Technics SL 1210 MkII in perfect working condition, never DJ'd as far as I know, home use only and I doubt if I've put 50 hours on it since I've owned it in the last few years. The whole t/t is very clean indeed, only a tiny mark on the front edge to marr virtually as new condition. It comes with a brand new Ortofon OM20E cartridge already mounted and aligned and it sounds brilliant! Communicative and alive, especially on good jazz. Also with the t/t is a spare ADC magnesium headshell and Ortofon OM5E mounted and aligned - the stylus is new and virtually unused - as well as a Grado Prestige Black (which is on a G1 body), also with a brand new stylus that might have had 10 hours on it if it's lucky. I moved around a bit for a while, as well as shifting my focus into other areas, so all this gear has had little use. Something you won't find on most SL1210's is that the stock arm cable has been replaced with something far superior, the Van den Hul D501 arm cable, the very same that used to be supplied with the high end SME turntables for years. That cable is quite a fine addition to the overall sound quality! The arm bearings are perfect here, no slop whatsoever, it's actually one of the main reasons I bought this particular t/t in the first place. Overall, the price reflects both the condition and the three carts that come with it. Yes, there are the usual slight scuff marks on the lid from previous ownership, as I kept the t/t covered for most of it's life, plus it was in storage for some time. They would likely polish out. This SL1210 MkII is pure delight to use! All switching is perfect and the soft touch buttons are just brilliant. I love it, but I have other needs for the time being. It's this model that is the pick of the crop for the folks from Timestep in England to modify and sell as their upgraded models, mechanically it's the best of them. Completely silent in use, I have kept my damping mats on it, the original rubber mat was not on it when I bought it. This turntable is a prime candidate fro the various upgrades if that is your desire. The new and latest versions of this t/t are around $4000 for the mid-range model! I probably won't ship the turntable, unless you're willing to pay for the freight, so local pick up is preferred, if not the only way. Pack & Send will take care of that if needed. Price is negotiable, but not by a lot, you ARE getting three cartridges valued at near $300 on their own! If you want the t/t only, we can re-negotiate the price, otherwise it's all together. I'd prefer to keep things simple. Time for a new home where it will get used as it ought to. Pictures:
  8. Lightstream

    SOLD: Superb Triangle Antal EX Loudspeakers

    Thank you, I appreciate that, now they just need a new home I'm open to offers around $1700-$1750 😉
  9. Item: Triangle Antal EX Location: Palmwoods QLD Price: 1950 ONO Item Condition: Excellent! Reason for selling: Smaller home/less room/time for a change Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: For sale are my treasured Triangle Antal EX speakers. They are terrific with both valve amps and solid state, I've used everything from 30W to 180W! The TRI TRV88SE valve amp really performed brilliantly with them. We now live in a smaller home with a much smaller lounge (12' x 12') and while they still sound great here, they are not quite as free sounding as they were in the old room which was more like 15' x 20'. Part of the Esprit series, The Antals are efficient, around 90dB for 1W input, and easy to drive, I've even run them with a 15W Sonic Impact battery powered amp during a power blackout and they STILL sounded good! In beautiful condition, they sound as good as the day I received them a few years ago, they were in storage in their original boxes for some months as well. They are alive and focused with bass definition that Noel Keywood from HiFi World magazine was astonished to find outclassed some B&W loudspeakers at ten times the price. Big sound. They just communicate effortlessly. I am currently running them with a home-built amp that is surprising me with it's fluid and easy flow. Bass is luscious and fluent when called for. They are excellent with movies too! I've loved them greatly but it's time for a change and something a bit smaller. The Antals are fairly tall at 1.1M, have very stable metal bases and can be used with either rubber feet for wooden floors, or spikes with carpeted floors, all of which are supplied as standard, as are the packing cartons. The Antals retailed for $3700 and the latest versions are $4199 at Len Wallis Audio. For speakers of this quality, the $1950 I'm asking is a really good buy! I use them with 2M lengths of the stunning Slinkylinks pure silver cables and the quality of reproduction is quite something. The wood veneer is unmarked bar one very very tiny, barely worth mentioning indent on a rear edge and we're talking maybe 1/10 mm here! No scratches on the bases. 99% as new. All accessories are with them and original double boxing. Each speaker cover is perfect other than one plastic bobble to snap into the speaker front has come off (probably during storage somewhere) - I never used them with the covers on anyway 99% of the time. I've put these up for sale before with no takers, maybe the time wasn't right, but I could really do with a new home for them now, so feel free to ask about anything else you might need to know. Email: whi******@******com click to reveal for any further details Measurements are: 200 x 345 x 1115mm and 22.5kgs each ** AS I HAVE DROPPED THE PRICE SIGNIFICANTLY, YOU WILL NEED TO ADD YOUR OWN FREIGHT COSTS P.S. ** I COULD DELIVER THEM MYSELF IF YOU ARE LOCAL ON THE SUNSHINE COAST I'm happy to see them go now, as I'm looking at a more integrated system that will suit our smaller living area. They are looking for a new home! Listening can be arranged and pick up is from Palmwoods. Feel free to email for any further details. Pictures:
  10. Lightstream

    Vintage HiFi

    I was aFreyad you'd say that. Good combo?
  11. I wouldn't go that far on the original cable (1989) with the HD540 Ref1s I popped it in my h/phones a week or so ago and the sound immediately became grainier and upper mid band edgy and the weight and depth of the bass became more airy, just like the cans used to sound like as stock for so many years. I still loved them anyway, they are just so much better now and retain all of the fine rhythmic integrity and communicative skills of not only as they were, stock, but also preferable to so many other headphones out there that I've heard. Of course, you're talking HD250s here and I've not heard the original cable that came with them. They work just fine with the HD6xx/650 cable and even better with the Mogami. In fact, transparency across the board improves with the Mogami 2893 on all three of the cans I've made them for here.
  12. Ah no, I think they are still available on eBay, https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/2-Ohrpolster-passend-an-Sennheiser-HD-250-linear-u-HD-250-Linear-II-HD250-II/142322218532?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649 Also, if you don't have the correct foams covering the drivers - they are not flat, but taper from 12mm to 1mm (centre) in a convex shape - then the pads will not be lifted at the edges to provide the proper airflow for a linear bass response, as originally designed. Those ones though ARE hard to find, apparently and there is an alternative that comes very close to the correct heights that you can use instead. I can show you in picture form if you need it.
  13. Thanks for the headband tip! I will look around. I ended up buying a set of HD430s in excellent condition, complete with new original leather/pleather pads and they might now be too good to pull apart! I'll look for an HD202 h/band. I did find some of the correct leather pads for the HD250 Linear headphones from Germany and they too are on their way. I was given some good tips on that one too by a long time user (in a studio), along with some other vital info on having the correct foams, felt rings etc to allow the HD250s to perform at their intended best. It's a fun journey.
  14. Hi all, I posted this in the general discussion as well .... before thinking about this thread. Looking for a good headband to fit the Senn HD250 Linear cans, will poach from a set of HD202s or buy another pairHD540s if I have to. I have a pair of HD250 Linear I capsules and I really need a headband that will fit with them, anything from that era that works will do for starters. I'm just as happy to look at a knackered pair of 540/250/430 OR even a running set of those headphones. Preferably not too expensive please. I'd be happy with ASAP but can wait for the right ones to come up. Happy to pay postage. Many thanks in advance!
  15. Hi everyone, I am looking for a second (hand) set of HD540/HD540 Reference/HD250/HD430 headphones or even a not perfect pair from which I can pirate a headband. I have a set of HD250 Linear capsules that need a new headband, but don't mind a second pair of cheap HD540s or HD430s either. If anyone has anything I can use or know of anyone who does, I'd really love to hear from you! ASAP would be nice too Maybe even an old pair of HD430s would do, I think the headband would fit. Thanks a bunch in advance! Happy to pay freight.
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