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  1. The Altec-Lansing Valencia 846B is an American audio classic that inspired the development of the legendary Model 19. It shares many similarities with the newer and larger Model 19, and can in fact be made to surpass the Model 19 as described by Great Plains Audio the successor company of Altec Lansing. Details: https://greatplainsaudio.com/gpa-vintage-altec-ezine/altec-lansing-valencia-improving-classic/ The speakers currently sound great but with the electronic crossover as described in this GPA article they could be made even greater. These have had substantial work done on them: * The 416-8A woofers have been re-magnetised and reconed using GPA cones to new condition. * The horn's compression drivers have been upgraded to the latest of Altecs - 902-8B with aluminium diaphragms. This gives extended and clearer frequency response. The original Valencias used the smaller magnet 806 drivers with limited high frequency extension. * The Altec N800-8k crossovers have been revitalised using Jantzen's "ultimate" audio inductor, the Wax-Coil is Jantzens top of the line Foil inductor for the bass. The coil is wound from 99.99% pure copper foil on a hardwood core. Jantzen air core coil is used for the HF. * Capacitors are the excellent Russian paper-in-oil, foil hybrids, bypassed with teflon and Mundorf Silver/Oil caps. * Wiring is a combination of Western Electric and Duelund. * Mundorf Silver/Gold solder is used throughout. * The old fibreglass damping replaced with cotton felt. * Covers not shown in pics. The cabinets need TLC as they are a bit rough but function perfectly. I have access to an excellent professional craftsman who can re-do these if required by the buyer. Pickup is preferred but Pack and Send is possible at buyer's expense.
  2. Item: Altec Lansing 416-8A 15" woofers - pair Extra Info: 15" die cast aluminium frames, 8 ohm impedance, Alnico magnet structure, Low-Frequency Loudspeakers as used in VOTT and other professional quality speaker applications. These drivers have been recently reconed using GPA parts, new cones, surrounds, voice coils, spiders, dust caps. Tested and work flawlessly. Fs is 19Hz each. Data Sheet: http://www.yesterdays-tech.com/Altec/416-8A.pdf Weight: Approximately 17kg boxed. Shipment: Will send interstate via courier at purchasers expense. Approximately $40, shipped as one consignment.
  3. Further information: Item: Nakamichi BX-2 Cassette Deck This Nakamichi looks to be in nice condition except it doesn't work. The lights come on but none of the buttons actuate their function. Also the Play-Pause sticker is missing - a minor thing. Pick up only in Sydney near La Perouse.
  4. Further information: The sound will be more clear and natural throughout entire range with RSP-901EX. You will recognize once you listen. The sound will be more clear and natural throughout entire range with RSP-901EX. You could feel and experience more realistic sound with a full of musicality. In a word, you could be convinced that the RSP-901EX brings out fully potential of your audio system. RSP-901EX is not only an audio-accessory but also a real audio-gear for improving the sound quality of your system dramatically. Technical explanation When the amplifier drives speaker, at the same time, speaker generates counter-electromotive force. This is because the speaker operates according to the same principle as a motor. This counter-electromotive current returns to the amplifier via the speaker cord, making it difficult to drive speaker in accordance with the input signal. It is because this current makes negative effect to the feedback loop causing complicated phase delays. This physical phenomenon hurts the sound quality of the audio system. Absorbing the part of counter-electromotive force by RSP-901EX, the amplifier can drive the speaker more easily. This enables more accurate speaker drive, and it can reliably reproduce fine signals. Musicality is expressed by delicate and fine signals. RSP-901EX plays the sound with Musicality by reliably reproducing those fine signal. RSP-901EX RSP-901EX enriches low frequency and improves localization for mid-high frequency. Especially, vocals become very attractive. Specifications Compatible speaker impedance Preferably 10Ω or lower Max amp output Preferably 1 kW or lower External dimensions 100 x 47 x 117 mm (W×H×D)
  5. SOLID sub woofer is a good budget subwoofer made for Solid, the company, by B&W. Works well.
  6. Margules ADE 24.1 Audio Digital Enhancer works by supposedly removing all of the 3rd harmonic digital hash commonly generated by cds and other players. Really works well. Adds that "triode tube" warmth... more space and air between instruments, much more musical. It works! From the manufacturers website: Some listeners feel digital recording is flat and sterile-sounding, lacking the warmth and presence of analog reproduction. For those listeners, Margules Audio has designed the Magenta ADE-24 Analog/Digital Enhancer. Until now, the problems involved in reconstructing the original analog signal from digital samples have been dealt with in the digital domain. This requires complex—and expensive—DSP (digital signal-processing) circuitry. In our research, we found that the basic problems can be solved in the analog domain. The design of the ADE-24 is based on the idea that high-order odd harmonics are generated during the reconstruction of the analog signal. These harmonics falsify instrumental timbre, and create a bright, hard, or harsh sound. We designed a circuit with the reverse transfer function, to remove these unwanted harmonics and more-closely approximate the original signal. Implementing this design would normally require integrated circuits (with less-than-perfect sound quality), or costly discrete circuits. Our original circuit topology (patent pending) gives outstanding performance at a reasonable price. The ADE-24 is also a buffer. Its low output impedance reduces interaction between the program source and the interconnecting cables. The ADE-24 is connected to the output of any digital audio source.
  7. Beautiful looking TT. I am doing a speaker cabinet rebuild and that veneer is exactly what I would like to achieve. Could you let me know what you used?
  8. Excellent TT! Sounds good doesn't miss a beat. Auto arm lift and return. Very convenient, doesn't go round and round wearing the stylus. Hinges of perspex cover gone. Comes with Shure SC35C cartridge, cork mat and damping. Could pack and send but prefer pick up in Sydney 2036.
  9. Beautiful condition. I have one of these and can vouch for their sound quality and versatility.
  10. Item: Western Electric 420a >> 12AX7 or 12AT7 Tubes with Adaptors NOS - 3 pairs. Date marking: 7952 For sale are these great sounding Western Electric 420a /JW 5755 NOS tubes which when coupled with an adaptor (included) function as a superior 12AX7 or a 12AT7. They are much better in many ways than other 12AX7s I have tried, including: Mullard, Telefunken, Amperex and any Chinese tubes (Psvane etc). The most obvious improvements came in bass drive and resolution. Greater timbral information and texture is evident throughout the mids and bass. Glorious textural information not experienced with any of the tubes mentioned above. Dynamics are scary. Clarity is excellent. Designed for very low microphonics… The WE 420a "features special cathode springs which reduce microphonic response. This characteristic is controlled by a "microphonic stability" test for balance in which the tube is tapped at shock levels of 400 - 600G." Very fine wires (springs) just above the top mica can be seen in pics. The specs are a little different from a 12AX7 which has an amplification factor of 100, 12AT7 is 60, and the Western Electric 420a is 70. I have tried the Raytheon 5755 and GE equivalents and as expected the Western Electric sounds better and is reliable (the Raytheon is not). WE is the real deal! I guarantee these will be keepers irrespective of the tubes you are using.
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