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  1. Fantastic price! When it comes to subs, there's really no alternative to tapping straight off the amp's speaker terminals. Rel definitely does it best. GLWTS
  2. I'm a big fan of the Grado sound, and I think it might suit you if you're looking for something to play classical. I own PS500e, purchased from Addicted to Audio (would recommend going there to listen to different headphones yourself, I believe they have a store in Adelaide and if it's anything like the Melbourne store, they've got a great selection to demo). When I got my Grados, I had to decide between the Grados and Focal Elear, which I believe it similar to the massdrop model you're referring to. The Focal headphones were more comfortable, had a more liquidy midrange, which was really nice, but to me they sounded slightly veiled compared to the Grados. Great headphones, but they lacked the punch, clarity, dynamics and 'liveliness' of the Grados. It really depends what sound signature you're going for, and how important comfort is to you (I find the Grados much more comfortable with the large G cush pads). You might also notice I've got my Grado PS500e's for sale on the classifieds (I'm getting out of headphones for the time being). I'm not trying to talk down the Focals or plug my own sale. The Focals were beautiful headphones and more comfortable than the Grados. Would definitely recommend hitting up some stores to demo them for yourself.
  3. Note to any interested interstate buyers - the original box is very durable and in great shape, and I have all the original packing materials, plus extra bubble wrap. At about 7kg, it should cost no more than around $30 or so to most places in Australia. Happy to receive offers
  4. Too right! This has really been a fabulous performer and the reviews speak to that. I'd love to keep it but I just don't get enough use out of headphones now I have my speakers set up, and I need the money to fund my main system! Honestly can't go wrong with Luxman imo
  5. Item: Luxman P-200 Headphone Amplifier Location: Carlton North, 3054 Price: $750 (RRP $1,999) Item Condition: Excellent. Original paperwork and packaging included. Reason for selling: No longer using headphones Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Fantastic, natural and musical sounding headphone amplifier from Luxman that operates in pure Class-A. Lives up to the Luxman name both in sound and looks. I've been using this amp with my Grado PS-500e's (also for sale). They are a great match for each other - I brought this amp along to Addicted to Audio when I purchased the Grados so that I could demo everything. If anyone is interested in purchasing both, I can work out a package deal. The functionality of the headphone amp is excellent. Two RCA inputs for multiple inputs (I've been using a DAC and turntable) and a Through Out, so you can place the headphone amp in the chain between other amps. I much prefer this setup to the flagship Luxman headphone amp, which only has one RCA input. I imported this amp from Japan myself and paid a professional engineer and technician (Gary Cawsey) to switch the amp from 100V to 230V to run on Australian mains. This was a very simple job that he performed very quickly, as the original transformer inside the amp is switchable. I've only had the amp since the end of last year and you can tell it's seen very little use from its previous owner. I have the original packaging and all the paperwork to go with it. I will consider interstate buyers, as the box is very well protected. Demos welcome. Listed on other sites and already have some offers, so act quickly. Pictures:
  6. Item: Grado PS500e Professional Series Headphones + Extension Cable + G-cush ear pads Location: Carlton North, 3054 Price: $600 + shipping (RRP $932 including accessories) Item Condition: Everything as new, including ear cups Reason for selling: No longer using headphones Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: I purchased these from Addicted to Audio at the end of last year, thinking I would be using them from a long time as I didn't have space for my speakers. My situation changed, and now I'm back to speakers, so I'm selling these because they won't be used nearly as much as they deserve. The headphones sound clear, lively and dynamic, great fun to listen to. In my opinion, far superior than the RS1e headphones that are $100 more expensive. I demoed these headphones among many others at AtA using my headphone amp (also for sale), and these cans came out on top. They also have a lot of the same technology that goes into the much more expensive PS1000e and PS2000e flagship. They have been used VERY lightly. Original box and paperwork all supplied. Also included - Grado's extension cable (RRP $58) and G-cush ear cups (RRP $75), which in my opinion are a worthwhile addition. They change the sound signature quite significantly and make the headphones more versatile for all kinds of music, amps, and sources. These pair excellently with my headphone amp that I'll also be listing for sale. Can work out a deal if anyone would like to purchase the two together. If there are any keen interstate buyers I can also work out shipping and pack them securely, no problem. Pictures:
  7. Bump - relisting in a couple days but happy to accept any offers. Hoping to move these on quickly.
  8. Bump - will be relisting in a couple of days but happy to hear out any offers at all. Looking to move this on quickly.
  9. Item: AT-OC9ML/II Cartridge Location: Carlton North, 3054 Price: $420 ono 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:
  10. Item: Luxman P-200 Headphone Amplifier Location: Carlton North, 3054 Price: $750 (RRP $1,999) Item Condition: Excellent, 9.5/10. Original box and paperwork all included. Reason for selling: Moving away from headphones Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Fantastic, natural and musical sounding headphone amplifier from Luxman that operates in pure Class-A. Lives up to the Luxman name both in sound and looks. I've been using this amp with my Grado PS-500e's (also for sale). They are a great match for each other - I brought this amp along to Addicted to Audio when I purchased the Grados so that I could demo everything. If anyone is interested in purchasing both, I can work out a package deal. The functionality of the headphone amp is excellent. Two RCA inputs for multiple inputs (I've been using a DAC and turntable) and a Through Out, so you can place the headphone amp in the chain between other amps. I much prefer this setup to the flagship Luxman headphone amp, which only has one RCA input. I imported this amp from Japan myself and paid a professional HiFi engineer and technician (Gary Cawsey) to switch the amp from 100V to 230V to run on Australian mains. This was a very simple job that he performed very quickly, as the original transformer inside the amp is switchable. I've only had the amp since the end of last year and you can tell it's seen very little use from its previous owner. I have the original packaging and all the paperwork to go with it. I will consider interstate buyers, as the box is very well protected. Demos welcome. Pictures:
  11. Item: Grado PS500e Professional Series Headphones + Extension Cable + G-cush ear pads Location: Carlton North, 3054 Price: $650 (RRP $932 including accessories) Item Condition: Everything AS NEW, even the ear cups. Reason for selling: Moving away from headphones Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: I purchased these from Addicted to Audio at the end of last year, thinking I would be using them from a long time as I didn't have space for my speakers. My situation changed, and now I'm back to speakers, so I'm selling these because they won't be used nearly as much as they deserve. The headphones sound clear, lively and dynamic, great fun to listen to. In my opinion, far superior than the RS1e headphones that are $100 more expensive. I demoed these headphones among many others at AtA using my headphone amp (also for sale), and these cans came out on top. They also have a lot of the same technology that goes into the much more expensive PS1000e and PS2000e flagship. They have been used VERY lightly. Original box and paperwork all supplied. Also included - Grado's extension cable (RRP $58) and G-cush ear cups (RRP $75), which in my opinion are a worthwhile addition. They change the sound signature quite significantly and make the headphones more versatile for all kinds of music, amps, and sources. These pair excellently with my headphone amp that I'll also be listing for sale. Can work out a deal if anyone would like to purchase the two together. If there are any keen interstate buyers I can also work out shipping, though I'd prefer a local sale. Pictures:
  12. 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:
  13. 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:
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