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  1. Item: Whatmough Synergy 2 series 5.1 Home Theatre Speakers (5 x satellite and 1 x powered sub-woofer) Location: Footscray, 3011, Victoria Price: $500 Item Condition: Very good condition. There are some surface marks on some of the speakers, and you can see a small mark on the front grille of the subwoofer - refer pics. Excellent performance. For the money I think these are a steal (yes, am obviously biased here). Reason for selling: No Longer Required Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal Extra Info: Excellent sound and thundering, yet clean,bass... there have been a delight to use. Worth well over $2000 when new. Please look at the photos to see specifications. Kordz Subwoofer cable included. I am unable to demo as I've sold my surround amp. Depending on where in Melbourne you are I may be able to come to you.. Relist as previous sale fell through at the last moment. References: http://www.digitalreviews.net/news/industry-news/what-a-coincidence-whatmough-synergy2-speakers.html http://www.bettercomputers.com.au/whatmough-synergy-2-series-5.1-home-theatre-speakers.html Pictures:
  2. Hehe... I was thinking the same... Yet I keep looking 🙂
  3. A huge thank-you to all who have replied to this thread. In the 3-4 weeks since I posted it I've learned a lot... and realised I have a hell of a long way to go. A few things have changed since I first posted and the funds for the full planned rig are still a while away... so I went for the super budget option so I could have at least something to play my music on. This is what I ended up getting: - Turntable: Pioneer PL514A ($220) - Amp: Onkyo A-9030 ($200) - CD Player: Marantz CD5004 ($220) - DAC: Cambridge Audio DacMagic ($140) - Speakers: Using the satellites from the Whatmough 5.1 set I'm trying to sell through the classifieds ($0) ( in case anyone is interested) So for $780 I've got myself an entry level system that to my untrained ears, sounds awesome. I'm sure the tinkering (and the Sonos/Bluesound addition) will come in time. This is not what I had planned, but am very happy with the outcome. Thanks again. I look forward to continue with the learning - and more importantly, listening! The big lesson to me was not to spend so much time reading about models and specs and to actually do some listening. Yes, in this case I only had brief demos of the devices when I bought them - but it was enough to know that I'd be happy for now. Whenever upgrade time comes around I'll have a better idea of my baseline for when I'm demo-ing gear. How good are the classifieds here? Cheers
  4. I'd like to take the DAC please. PM sent
  5. mud_shark

    SOLD: FS: Marantz CD 5004 CD Player

    I'd like this please
  6. mud_shark

    Set top box?

    I've just moved back to Melbourne after a couple of years in the UK. I shipped back my Panasonic TV, only to find out that it won't tune to the Australian free to air channels. Panasonic have confirmed this is the case.. So annoying. So it seems I need a set top box of some sort.. I only want something that will allow me to watch free to air TV. No need for recording or access to Stan etc. Will one of the cheapy models from JB Hifi / Harvey Norman etc be sufficient here?
  7. Set and forget - that's me... Once the system is in place, I want to enjoy the music. I want everything to work in terms of connectivity (esp with the streamer functionality). No interest in chopping and changing components regularly..
  8. Please help the new guy... aesthetics aside... How is this Peachtree better then the Yamaha AS701 I've been looking at? https://au.yamaha.com/en/products/audio_visual/hifi/a-s701/index.html
  9. Agree... so many great offers in Perth over the past week...
  10. Some great points there @Tone Malone, especially around number of boxes/space.. I've done a lot more reading since my original post, and am really keen to have a system that doesn't take up a lot of space, and can be easily used by my wife and kids (both of which will only really want to be able to use Spotify. The new Bluesound Node 2i looks very nice, and in terms of amp, the PS Audio Sprout100 looks like it could do the job nicely, as well as looking the part. I have no issue going down the path of 2nd hand, especially for the speakers and amp - I just don't have the knowledge of the brands that many here on the forum do. Seems a bit of a minefield for noobs like myself.
  11. Thanks for the link. That was a great thread. It was interesting to see the breadth of opinions around how one might allocate their budget. It cemented for me that at the price level I'm looking at there are many entry level options... The Bluesound Node 2 is looking mighty appealing. In terms of amp/receiver, the Yamaha R-N303D seems not to have a phono input. But I get your point about dropping to a lesser model