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  1. benjamin95

    FS: AT-OC9ML/II Cartridge

    Item: AT-OC9ML/II Cartridge Location: Carlton North, 3054 Melbourne Price: $480 Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: Want to try something new Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Purchased this cartridge new in late 2017 and it has been a fantastic performer. It still has very low hours, as I don't get to play vinyl as much as I'd like. If I had to take a guess I'd say it's had around 90-120 hours. Stylus and cantilever are in excellent shape, I always use the tonearm cueing mechanism to raise and lower it carefully. I also clean the stylus every record side, using either the supplied brush or an Onzow Zerodust. I still have the original box, manuals, screws, and nuts and will supply everything with the sale. I'd say this is as close as you'd get to buying one of these brand new. This cartridge is amazingly clear and has some awesome detail. The boron cantilever and microline stylus definitely play a big role. Read all about the cartridge in the links below, it's gotten some great reviews: https://www.soundstage.com/vinyl/vinyl200711.htm https://www.needledoctor.com/Audio-Technica-AT-OC9ML-II-MC-Phono-Cartridge Pictures:
  2. Item: Luxman 5C50 and 5M21 (Pre/power amp combo) Location: Carlton North 3054 Price: $1500 Item Condition: Very good Reason for selling: No longer have the space to set them up, I've moved to headphones Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: These pre and power amps were a part of Luxman's Laboratory Reference Series (LRS) released in 1977. I am selling these because I my living circumstances have changed and I no longer have the space to set up my speakers, so I'm just using a headphone setup for now. These amps are priced for a quick sale because they're not being used, just taking up space. These amps should speak for themselves - they are truly a part of Luxman's high end offerings during their peak pre-Alpine era. There's plenty of good reading material in the links at the bottom of the listing. Hilberink (a true Luxman fanatic) describes them as "exceptional, unprecedented and powerful sound, one of the best amplifiers ever made". I bought these amps from a fellow SNA member a few months ago. He had fully recapped these amps with Elna Simic II and Nichicon caps. He also cleaned all the switches and controls with deoxit. These amps have the later, open model DML IC's which can be replaced if they go bad. Very unlikely, but it's good to know that there's nothing in these amps that can be replaced. Cosmetic condition is great especially for their age. There is one tiny pinhole mark next to the power button on the power amp, and some slight scratching on the top of the power amp (which you can't see, if you stack pre on top of power as they were designed to go in a rack). A couple letters have partially rubbed off, for example the "C" in "VOLUME CONTROL", but this is very common on these Luxmans. This is as good as you'll get it! You won't find a set of these, in this condition, for this price anywhere else. Open to reasonable offers. Local pick up only, these are heavy and I don't have the time at the moment to pack them for shipping. Will consider shipping them if packing and courier can be organised by the buyer. Feel free to message me with any questions http://www.thevintageknob.org/luxman-Laboratory_Reference_Series.html https://www.hilberink.nl/codehans/luxman78.htm https://hilberink.nl/codehans/luxman77.htm http://1001hifi.blogspot.com/2018/01/luxman-laboratory-reference-series-no.html As far as I know these were pretty much a Japanese market item only, so these amps are 100V. I can provide a high quality 500W Tortech step down converter with the sale, if required. Pictures:
  3. Please withdraw from sale, I will be relisting.
  4. Item: Audio Technica ATH-R70X Open Back Headphones Location: Carlton North, 3054 Price: $250 (RRP $499) Item Condition: 9.5/10. Original box and all accessories included, hardly used. Reason for selling: NLR Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Awesome pair of open back headphones suited for home listening or studio use. They're easily the lightest and most comfortable headphones I've ever tried on. I bought these from Store DJ last year and they've seen very little use. They are practically brand new out of the box. The box and all original accessories are included. These have a very pleasant, uncoloured sound. They're quite sensitive, though I would recommend using them with a headphone amp - their high impedance means they benefit from the power. Specs: Type Open-back reference Driver Diameter 45mm Frequency Response 5 – 40,000 Hz Maximum Input Power 1,000 mW at 1kHz Sensitivity 99db Impedance 470 ohms Weight 210g without cable and connector Accessories Included Protective carrying pouch Pictures:
  5. benjamin95

    FS: Yamaha NS-1000M Speakers

    I own these - awesome speakers and unbeatable at this price! GLWTS
  6. Item: Luxman 5C50 and 5M21 (Pre/power amp combo) Location: Carlton North, 3054 Price: $1600 Item Condition: Very good Reason for selling: No longer have the space to set them up Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: These pre and power amps were a part of Luxman's Laboratory Reference Series (LRS) released in 1977. I am selling these because I my living circumstances have changed and I no longer have the space to set up my speakers, so I'm just using a headphone setup for now. These amps are priced for a quick sale because they're not being used, just taking up space. These amps should speak for themselves - they are truly a part of Luxman's high end offerings during their peak pre-Alpine era. There's plenty of good reading material in the links at the bottom of the listing. Hilberink (a true Luxman fanatic) describes them as "exceptional, unprecedented and powerful sound, one of the best amplifiers ever made". I bought these amps from a fellow SNA member a few months ago. He had fully recapped these amps with Elna Simic II and Nichicon caps. He also cleaned all the switches and controls with deoxit. These amps have the later, open model DML IC's which can be replaced if they go bad. Very unlikely, but it's good to know that there's nothing in these amps that can be replaced. Cosmetic condition is great especially for their age. There is one tiny pinhole mark next to the power button on the power amp, and some slight scratching on the top of the power amp (which you can't see, if you stack pre on top of power as they were designed to go in a rack). A couple letters have partially rubbed off, for example the "C" in "VOLUME CONTROL", but this is very common on these Luxmans. This is as good as you'll get it! You won't find a set of these, in this condition, for this price anywhere else. Open to reasonable offers. Local pick up only, these are heavy and I don't have the time at the moment to pack them for shipping. Will consider shipping them if packing and courier can be organised by the buyer. Feel free to message me with any questions http://www.thevintageknob.org/luxman-Laboratory_Reference_Series.html https://www.hilberink.nl/codehans/luxman78.htm https://hilberink.nl/codehans/luxman77.htm http://1001hifi.blogspot.com/2018/01/luxman-laboratory-reference-series-no.html Note: the final three photos are from the listing of the previous owner. As far as I know these were pretty much a Japanese market item only, so these amps are 100V. I can provide a high quality 500W Tortech step down converter with the sale, if required. Pictures:
  7. Please withdraw from sale - this ad will be relisted
  8. To anyone interested in this listing - unfortunately due to a change in living circumstances I don't have the space to set up my speakers, so I've decided to use a headphone setup until I move again. Unfortunately, that means I'm currently unable to demo these speakers to potential buyers and, sadly, these amps aren't being used at all. If anyone in Melbourne is interested in these, I will be open to doing in house demos as long as I don't have to drive too far! I'm also happy to consider lower offers, as I would prefer these go to a good home than sit around not being used. Cheers!
  9. Item sold elsewhere. Please withdraw from sale
  10. Item: Luxman 5C50 and 5M21 (Pre/power amp combo) Location: Brunswick 3056, Melbourne Price: $2000 $1800 negotiable Item Condition: Excellent - 9/10 Reason for selling: Looking to try something else. Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: These pre and power amps were a part of Luxman's Laboratory Reference Series (LRS) released in 1977. These amps should speak for themselves - they are truly a part of Luxman's high end offerings during their peak pre-Alpine era. There's plenty of good reading material in the links at the bottom of the listing. Hilberink (a true Luxman fanatic) describes them as "exceptional, unprecedented and powerful sound, one of the best amplifiers ever made". I bought these amps from a fellow SNA member a few months ago. He had fully recapped these amps with Elna Simic II and Nichicon caps. He also cleaned all the switches and controls with deoxit. A couple weeks into using them I had some slight issues with a popping sound in one channel, so I took them to Garry Cawsey in Brunswick who checked them over and gave them a clean bill of health. He fixed up some soldering joints and cleaned some connections. It is possible that the popping sound had been coming from my speakers and not my amplifier, but I took the amps for a check over anyway for peace of mind. They have been performing excellently since then. These amps have the later, open model DML IC's which can be replaced if they go bad. Very unlikely, but it's good to know that there's nothing in these amps that can be replaced. Cosmetic condition is marked as 9/10. There is one tiny pinhole mark next to the power button on the power amp, and some slight scratching on the top of the power amp (which you can't see, if you stack pre on top of power as they were designed to go in a rack). A couple letters have partially rubbed off, for example the "C" in "VOLUME CONTROL", but this is very common on these Luxmans. This is as good as you'll get it! You won't find a set of these, in this condition, for this price anywhere else. Open to reasonable offers. Local pick up only, these are heavy and I don't have the time at the moment to pack them for shipping. Will consider shipping them if packing and courier can be organised by the buyer. Feel free to message me with any questions http://www.thevintageknob.org/luxman-Laboratory_Reference_Series.html https://www.hilberink.nl/codehans/luxman78.htm https://hilberink.nl/codehans/luxman77.htm http://1001hifi.blogspot.com/2018/01/luxman-laboratory-reference-series-no.html Note: the final three photos are from the listing of the previous owner. As far as I know these were pretty much a Japanese market item only, so these amps are 100V. I can provide a high quality 500W Tortech step down converter with the sale, if required. Pictures:
  11. benjamin95

    SOLD: FS: Grace G-707 Tonearm PRICE DROP

    Final price drop! Even with the fault in the tonearm cable there is great value to be had here surely someone could use this for a Linn or similar turntable they have lying around.
  12. benjamin95

    SOLD: FS: Technics SL-P1200 CD Player PRICE DROP

    Bump - I'm open to offers!
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