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  1. Further information: These speakers sound amazing and are in the beautiful Rosewood finish. Originally sold by us to one of our client 3 years ago - he has now decided to move on from 2 channel into building a High End Cinema (Procella, Trinnov etc). These speakers sound incredible and don't come up for sale very often.... We have all the original wooden shipping crates etc so able to ship within Australia for an extra cost. (please contact us for shipping quotes outside of Perth Metro Area) All pics are of actual product. Sensitivity: 87dB (2,83V / 1m) IEC Power Handling: 300W Impedance: 4 Ohms Frequency Response (± 3 dB): 28Hz – 25kHz Box Principle: Bass Reflex Rear Ported Crossover: 2 (3) way Crossover frequency: 2200, (8000)Hz Crossover Topology: 1st order Woofer: 2 x 17cm MSP Tweeter: 2 x 28mm Esotar² Weight: 40kg / 88lb Dimensions (W x H x D): 238 x 1532 x 445mm 9.4 x 60.3 x 17.5in E
  2. Odd... I have 3 or 4 Jico SAS for tips for my 205mk3 and they all fit firmly and properly.... I track at 1.65g with the Jico SAS on the EPA100 arm.
  3. I have a 205mk3 and have tried NOS Technics stylus, Jico SAS/B and Jico SAS/S and have to agree that the SAS/B (boron) is a bit better than the original stylus... but the SAS/S (Sapphire) is a lot better in terms of soundstage, transient speed, detail, frequency response and surface.noise. I also have found the SAS/S to sound best tracking at 1.65g . I have had some medium to high end MC carts and find that the 205mk3 beats most of them in my setup. The 2M Black is also a proven, solid option.
  4. Rega Exact sounds ok in Rega arms... not so good in others. 2M Bronze is good.. low surface noise with a warmed up mid range... tube like... lacking some air and extension up top.... the 2M Black is less forgiving with surface noise but a lot more extended and defined in the low bass and top treble... much bigger soundstage with more air. A 2nd hand Technics 205mk3 with Jico NEO SAS stylus is noticeably improved over the 2M Black... more control in the deepest bass, much deeper and taller soundstage and improved control and dynamics. These are of course just my opinions on having tried all of them personally on my turntable (SP10MK2 with EPA100 arm). Haven't heard the P77i - but hear good things about it.
  5. Hi there, You should definitely also shortlist the GoldNote PH10 + optional PSU10 power supply... amazing sound with great flexibility.
  6. Further information: Here is a rare opportunity to grab a pair of high end Dynaudio speakers in Excellent condition INCLUDING the original shipping crates. These speakers sound amazing and are in the beautiful Rosewood finish. Originally sold by us to the customer. All pics are of actual product. (please contact us for shipping quotes outside of Perth Metro Area). Sensitivity: 87dB (2,83V / 1m) IEC Power Handling: 300W Impedance: 4 Ohms Frequency Response (± 3 dB): 28Hz – 25kHz Box Principle: Bass Reflex Rear Ported Crossover: 2 (3) way Crossover frequency: 2200, (8000)Hz Crossover Topology: 1st order Woofer: 2 x 17cm MSP Tweeter: 2 x 28mm Esotar² Weight: 40kg / 88lb Dimensions (W x H x D): 238 x 1532 x 445mm 9.4 x 60.3 x 17.5in
  7. Should be a great sounding setup 👍 If you need help setting it up ... get in touch (in Perth).
  8. I was answering the question @akshaya asked 😀. But yes - I may move it to our blog or onto DAC forum. It retails at $4295 in Australia
  9. Hi akshaya835 The PrimaLuna DAC 100 has proven to be quite stunning. Althoigh i must note that It does not have volume control, balanced outs, streaming or a headphone jack... What it does have is dual mono tube rectified power, tube Clock, Burr Brown DAC and tube output stage. The DAC 100 is a meaty, punchy sound it seems to have a knack for being able to throw a sound stage both forward and rearward of the speakers as well as wide and beyond the speakers in turn giving instruments the feel that they are 3 dimensional and in a real space. It also has an extended, clear, non-fatiguing treble - not rolled off for fake smoothness. Kick drums and bass guitars really are solid and meaty with a natural decay and no overhang .. they have real body and move air and both sound and feel like the instruments are in the room. It also sounds excellent on normal Redbook CD and isn't only at it's best with HiRes (although HiRes of course sounds better than redbook). It perhaps isn't absolutely the last word on detail and long reverb tails (it is still right up there for both) - it's range of texture and tone however makes everything sound full and real and in the room... unlike some Dacs that I find are detail kings with little or no texture though making everything sound artificially sharpened or etched beyond what is real and like it has been digitally remastered. I rate the PrimaLuma Evo100 as one of the best sounding Dacs I have heard at it's price point (or even up to double it's price). They have removed features and concentrated on making a straight up great sounding DAC. Some other Dacs that I have heard to form my opinion are : PS Audio Chord Electronics Primare Parasound Rotel I love the sound of this DAC and see it as great value based on sound quality. We have a demo unit in store if you are based in Perth. Cheers, Simon Pressman
  10. Audio Technica do certainly have an overwhelming array of cartridges... THE AT95 IS an amazing budget cart... put on a better profile diamond (nude eliptical or vetter) and it scales up nicely. The 5xx series and 7xx series have a choice of stylus to change/improve sound. Apparently 540, 740 and 760 are all excellent and perform beyond their price. I have heard the ART9 many times at a friend's place in his system (he has 3 turntables and multiple phono stages and cartridges)... We both love how the ART9 sounds. - natural tone, fast and delicate with huge soundstage. I have also heard the OC9 mk2 with the matching AT SUT for it and again... amazing sound for the money. AT are actually the manufacturer of the REGA CARBON and are also used on the first few models in the Music Hall turntable line up... consequently they probably have high turnover OEM stuff to feed the R&D department budget 👍😎
  11. Master Tracker is certainly a better cart .... as long as your phono stage is up to revealing the extra seperation and detail. Yes - all the Mofi carts track brilliantly and have low surface noise.... keep in mind that the stylus are fixed onto the art at factory (so you can't just replace the stylus like you normally can on an MM cart. PM me for pricing with Master Tracker if you'd like. cheer, Simon Pressman
  12. The MoFi record gift offer is available Australia wide from Authorised dealers - So from us, Revolution or Frank Prowse in W.A. The Rega RP8 still has the smaller but more detailed Rega house sound - I prefer the MoFi Ultra for its more extended bass and bigger soundstage. The new Rega P8 is a different deck to the RP8... Better bass and a more open sound.... I have heard both the MoFi Ultra and the new P8... but never back to back to compare. These are both great decks that have a different approach of music presentation.
  13. Hmmmm... I have heard both.. but never done a back to back comparison... So not much help there... Once you hit 4-5k AUD for a turntable it is generally going to be very very good... The cart and the phono stage will also need to be up to scratch... especially the phono stage. I would personally say that a 1k cart with a 3k phono stage will often sound better than a 3k cart with a 1k phono stage... All about matching everything up. So if you have 5-6k to spend I would suggest 3-4k for turntable package and 2-3k for phono stage.
  14. Hmmmm... I have heard both.. but never done a back to back comparison... So not much help there... Once you hit 4-5k AUD for a turntable it is generally going to be very very good... The cart and the phono stage will also need to be up to scratch... especially the phono stage. I would personally say that a 1k cart with a 3k phono stage will often sound better than a 3k cart with a 1k phono stage... All about matching everything up. So if you have 5-6k to spend I would suggest 3-4k for turntable package and 2-3k for phono stage.
  15. Hi, I sell the Rega and the MoFi and have done the comparison between these two many times (Gold Note PH10 with dual inputs makes it easy). The Rega is very punchy, controlled with a great focussed centre image.. it is intimate and in the room. The MoFi is a bigger, bolder sound both tonally and soundstage wise.. The centre focus is not quite as "in the room" but it has more lower mid body. I have found that on Rock and Pop the MoFi sounds more confident, bigger, and easier to listen to... On jazz and small ensembles the Rega P6 intimacy and in the room feeling can enhance these types of recordings. I find 2 out of 3 people prefer the MoFi. The MoFi also has an amazing knack of having very low surface noise when playing records (the Rega is no slouch here either). Both excellent decks.
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