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  1. A glowing latest review I have pulled off the Duntech Facebook page, of the new Halcro Eclipse paired up with the Duntech Princess: By Calvin (HK/China/Taiwan Duntech distributor). The new Halcro Eclipse and the new Duntech C5800 Princess matching review. We spent the whole day listening to the new Halcro Eclipse with direct comparison to my current reference mono amp, of course the speakers are our new Duntech Princess C5800 and It is now midnight. The Halcro Eclipse sound significantly better particularly in soundstage and detail, their musicality is very impressive not unlike the sound from a high-end valve amplifier but with tons of details and layers. The vocal performance is outstanding, delivering the rich feeling of the singer's performance that many valve amplifiers can’t even come near. They don't sound like conventional massive power amplifiers such as my current reference mono amplifiers that always possess some of the hash sonic characters of ordinary solid-state amps. In addition the Halcro Eclipse deliver even stronger and more controllable bass in comparison to my current reference amps that are rated 500W into 8ohms. Overall an extremely impressive performance. The Halcro Eclipse can sound like a 300B under a low sound pressure level, but driving the new DUNTECH C5800 PRINCESS delivers incredible performance that even I have not heard before. The control capability of the Eclipse is exceptional under a high sound volume. An incredible and amazing amplifier".... Further details.. Duntech's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Duntech-Audio-211463885539640/
  2. Item: Pass Labs XP-10 pre amp Location: Newcastle, NSW Price: $3,400 Item Condition: Excellent. Reason for selling: NLR Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Excellent condition Pass Labs XP-10 Pre amp for sale. Included in sale is original box, remote etc. Not a grey import (purchased from Perth retailer). Buyer welcome to pre-purchase audition. Happy to post domestically within Australia with full insurance cover. Links to Pass Labs XP-10 website, reviews, specs and awards. https://www.passlabs.com/preamplifier/xp-10 Currently retails for $8,459 (Class A Audio). Past accolades aside, the new XP pre-amp offerings from Pass Laboratories sound and measure significantly better than their immediate predecessors in the original X series. Are these the finest pre-amplifiers Pass Laboratories has built to date, absolutely and without question! Specifications Pass Labs XP-10 Factory Specifications Frequency Response: 2 Hz to 60 kHz (-3dB) Overall Gain: -73dB to 10dB Volume Steps: 83 Remote: Yes Inputs: Five Outputs: Two Input Impedance: 96 kOhm bal, 48 kOhm single-ended Output Impedance: 1000 Ohms balanced, 150 Ohms single-ended CMRR: -60dB, 1kHz Cross-Talk: -90dB, 1kHz Ref 1V Signal to Noise Ratio: Power Consumption: 10 watts Shipping weight: 14.6Kg Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  3. Item: VooDoo Vision Digital power cable- factory AU plug (1.5m). Location: Newcastle, NSW Price: $255 plus postage. Item Condition: Excellent, with original box. Reason for selling: Too short. Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Currently, this 5ft (1.5m) exact same cable retails for $478 at Class A Audio. https://www.classaaudio.com.au/power-cable/1513-voodoo-vision-digital-powercord.html Pricing at Class A Audio: 3ft/$405 4ft/$442 5ft/$478 6ft/$515 8ft/$588 10ft/$662 Designed for DACs, CD Players, Digital Components & Preamps #10 Gauge High Purity Silver Plated Copper Conductors Gold Plated Tellurium Copper AC Plug & IEC Connector Cryo Treated In Cold Fusion Low Noise Teflon Dielectrics 100% Copper Braid Shield Coverage The VooDoo Vision Digital Powercord is designed for digital source components and preamps, where AC noise suppression is essential to the sonic performance of delicate digital circuitry. The Vision Digital provides a quiet background that reveals musical detail and enhanced dynamics. The Vision Digital is built with the cryogenically treated PowerPhase gold-plated Tellurium Copper IEC Connector and AC Plug. Each strand within the lay of conductors is individually insulated with velocity-matched Teflon dielectric insulation to suppress AC noise caused by micro-arcing across the individual strands of the conductors. The Vision Digital is 100% protected from invasive EMI and RFI with heavy-gauge woven copper braid shield. All of the wire and connectors used to build the Vision Digital are treated in our custom Cold FusionTM deep-immersion cryogenic process at -315o Fahrenheit (-192o Celsius) to structurally align and fuse the molecular structure of the conductive alloys for lower resistance and significantly less line noise. The power cord body is sheathed with abrasion resistant polyethylene mesh sleeve for maximum durability and optimal flexibility. Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  4. Yes, it is a large screen. However, the picture is as sharp as, with excellent colour saturation. Prior to installing the 180" screen, I had it just projected onto the wall directly. Image was approx. 250" and image looked great too. The Optoma UHD65 projector is rated to 300" maximum projection. Below is a YouTube clip I uploaded a while back to demonstrate how clear the images are. Note, the poor room acoustics (echoey), was reduced somewhat with all the acoustic art panels fitted.
  5. My mate promised never to build another diffuser again. It was a mathematical design by some guy in Sydney. My mates attention to detail, meant it took way longer than it was worth in material cost and time. In future, the moral is to simply buy a well made diffuser instead.
  6. My friend obtained the design of the diffusers and 75, 150Hz Helmoltz resonators online and built them himself. It worked an absolute treat.
  7. Have fun experimenting with the final optimal positioning of speakers, absorbers, diffusers, and resonators. It took me a few weeks to get it right for my odd shaped multi-purpose room. All panels obtained from a friend. Prior to the panels, my room was overwhelmed with too much bass and sounded a bit too echoey. These photos below, are only the initial placement. Later, more acoustic panels arrived, and speaker position was brought forward and away from the side walls, with the very slightest tow in. Storage boxes in the room were removed, since they acted as delayed reverberaters.
  8. Cheers. Previous SN owner had good taste. Worked out great with my peach walls. Nobody suspects they're acoustic panels.
  9. A few decades ago, Sony did research on whether the average consumer could discern the difference in a high end audio system. They concluded- most definately yes, and they preferred the high quality sound. However, Sony also found the vast majority of those surveyed would not be prepared to spend even a small amount more for that improved quality. The rest is history, Sony decided to go big with inexpensive mass consumer electronics. That leaves the remaining 1-2% of the population whom was far more price insensitive, and really wanted premium HiFi. This audiophile group were catered to by a niche group of smaller low volume players. As audiophiles, we are no different to the remaining 98% of people, whom love music. Only difference, we gain extra pleasure when that music is reproduced in true high fidelity. We have dual goals.
  10. As they say, it's not just about the destination 'HiFi system'.. enjoy every minute of the journey 👍
  11. Acoustics was another issue. Hard wood floors, large glass windows, squarish living room dimensions.. fortunately, a follow SN member had some nice used acoustic panels (disguised cleverly as art). I bought all 5 pieces from him for a very modest sum. The living area is one open area with the dining area, kitchen and stairs. I spread the panels out. Acoustics improved somewhat.
  12. My living room has 6.5m high cathedral ceils.. filled it with a 180" Elite Screen. 200" screen would have fitted had I relocated the wall lights. Using a Optoma UHD65 4K projector. Throw distance a bit over 6m. Light coloured walls, unshaded windows, makes this a less than perfect HT room. Only used at night. Mannequin heads have been relocated.
  13. Thanks. Yes, they are the new Duntech Senators. Pictures below, from September 2018 (just after they arrived).
  14. Probably the most overlooked and underrated part of the HiFi system improvement chain- Resonance control (quality HiFi racks, cones, spikes, dampeners). GLWTS.
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