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  1. Hi all, In the market for a Rega Cursa. Let me know if anyone has one they'd be willing to part with. Located Melbourne, VIC.
  2. Further information: Hi all, Selling my Vandersteen 1C loudspeakers. Unfortunately, after trying them out, these lovely speakers are neither suitable for my lounge, amplifier and music taste, so they have to go. I have had one of the tweeters repaired professionally by Boyd at Total Recoil in Thornbury (on the advice of Carlton Audio Visual) after damage occurred during shipping when I purchased them off this forum. The only Vandersteen service centre in Australia is Caxton in Brisbane, and I did not want to risk further damage shipping them return. The s
  3. Further information: Hi all, Selling a pair of Vandersteen 1Cs that I have owned for approximately a month now. Unfortunately, these speakers are not suitable for my music or tastes – I favour a much heavier and bass biased sound as it suits the music I listen to best. Please refer to this thread, where it is ultimately concluded that my ears are the issue, not the speakers: https://www.stereo.net.au/forums/topic/318310-what-have-i-done-wrong-vandersteen-1cs-sounding-awful/page/5 Some very minor cosmetic damage occurred in shipping when I purchased the units, and one of the twe
  4. Further information: Hi all, Selling my Moon by Simaudio 250i (i-1). Unit is in excellent condition and sounds superb, with a couple of minuscule marks on the front panel as shown in the photos. Selling as I am aiming to move onto pre/power amplification. Unit will come in it's original box and with the remote. Thanks for looking Photos: PLEASE READ If you are advertising multiple items, you must post one bulk price only, or post seperate ads for each item If you include any reference to pricing whatsoever in this section (excluding RRP), your ad will no
  5. Thanks for the comment. There is a "C" marking on the end of the serial number, which you can see on the original sale post by the previous owner here: https://www.stereo.net.au/forums/topic/315285-sold-fs-vandersteen-1c-speakers/?tab=comments#comment-4564612
  6. Hopefully my experience is of benefit to someone else on the forums! It has certainly been a little tumultuous, but ultimately well worth it I think
  7. While I can't see myself paying for a service such as Roon (I'm already trialling tidal currently), I will admit that this is a damn cool feature. I could probably use the trial for testing in the future... Thanks!
  8. Further information: Hi all, Selling a pair of Vandersteen 1Cs that I have owned for approximately a month now. Unfortunately, these speakers are not suitable for my music or tastes – I favour a much heavier and bass biased sound as it suits the music I listen to best. Please refer to this thread, where it is ultimately concluded that my ears are the issue, not the speakers: https://www.stereo.net.au/forums/topic/318310-what-have-i-done-wrong-vandersteen-1cs-sounding-awful/page/5 Some very minor cosmetic damage occurred in shipping when I purchased the units, and one of the twee
  9. That's a fair point, and I wouldn't know. This thread will be linked in the for sale post for full transparency when I get around to making it in a week or so All I can conclude is that the level of bass was only marginally worse than the Richard Allen's I listened to, which had the same driver albeit with the surrounds recently replaced. It would be folly to think there have been no changes to the sound of the speakers as they have aged, but after having done a direct comparison between original vs refurbed drivers, I think they're in a more than saleable condition – otherwise the
  10. Hi all, Took my system into the repair shop today to compare a number of amps with mine, as well to compare my speakers with some Richard Allen bookshelf speakers he had, which also had Vifa 8" drivers with the surrounds replaced. Direct comparison between my speakers and his revealed: - a small, but none the less existent difference in bass, in favour of the Richard Allen's. Still not satisfactory for my tastes however - all other amps apart from my Moon (70s pioneer receiver, some luxman unit and the Marantz PM-54) did not have the harsh highs I have been experiencing. The Mo
  11. I assume this means aim for speakers with a bass hump in the frequency response? Still learning
  12. Largely the conclusion I've reached, however I'm still surprised by just how large the differences between my expectations and the product were – I mean I was shocked enough to warrant the creation of a troubleshooting thread. I guess I'll sell them and move on to a more efficient loudspeaker better suited to my tastes. I'd like to thank all for your assistance once again – it has been invaluable
  13. It appears I liked the sound with some EQ adjustments – something I can't do with my current amp.
  14. Not that I've found, and boy have I done some walking
  15. Certainly appears to be the case. I may look at substituting them for more appropriate loudspeakers given what I now know Thanks once again to all for commenting and shedding some light on the issue
  16. After listening to @Ittaku's monoblocks with the vandy's (many thanks once again), I noticed the following: a reduction in the harshness I was experiencing at the higher volumes compared to using my amp as a power source, and a lot more control. Everything sounded tighter, if you will. However, bass did not improve. At all. What is the likelihood that the rubber on the surround of the driver is now harder, reducing bass? I ask only because there as been a comment suggesting that the drivers could be old and/or tired. Alternatively, perhaps I have overestimated t
  17. Yeah it has a pre-out on it. I don't know anyone else in Melbourne with an amp of any description, let alone a class D power amp – unless another forum member in Melbourne is willing to be reasonably trusting and generous with their time... Made tentative arrangements to head back to the repairer to listen to some of the collection of amplifiers he had in store
  18. Power-supply capacitance: 20,000µF. https://www.stereophile.com/content/simaudio-moon-i-1-integrated-amplifier-specifications
  19. So what is the implication here in layman's terms? The rubber surround on the bass driver is brittle and old, reducing bass response? Just trying to understand correctly here, apologies
  20. Thanks for this insightful comment. I would suggest that the amp/room combination is poor. I'm really struggling to think of anything else that could be the case. I'd like to raise a couple of points to further the discussion. The Moon in question (I've read) had the largest-in-class transformer in one of the reviews I read. It also didn't clip at until ~64wpc, despite being rated at 50w (perhaps the same review, perhaps another). At the end of the day, if it doesn't drive the vandy's, it doesn't drive them. Now to try and source a suitable amp to borrow in the midst
  21. They have been set up in my bedroom. Performance is the same - hence why I'm leaning somewhat into amplification options. Apologies for not making this known. There is slightly more bass if they are set up in a corner. Thanks for the suggestion
  22. Thanks. I'll investigate an alternate amp. I don't exactly want to dive into a new amp only to remain unsatisfied. Unfortunately all retail outlets are closed and I can't go outside a 5km radius of my home – severely limiting my options for the next 6 weeks. It's worth noting that the Moon was purchased used, and I am happy to continue purchasing used, which should mean I am able to find something suitable eventually.
  23. Ah, that would've been pertinent to add. Apologies. I bought the Moon probably around a month ago. If I were to sell it for approximately what I purchased it for ($1100), I could see myself adding another couple hundred for the right unit. So around $1500, but preferably less.
  24. That is what he said he did, yes. Hence my subsequent questions regarding an EQ etc.
  25. From further tests today and after discussing with the speaker repairer: - I don't believe a bass driver has failed. I can hear both separately, it's just bass is very light. I've tried reversing polarity of repaired unit (which resulted in a distinctly awful sound) and also the balance checks as suggested, which didn't really reveal much. Certainly both speakers are functioning. - Boyd from Total Recoil was using what he believes at the time was a Marantz PM-54, which has 10WPC more than the Moon I own. Crucially, he said he thinks the Vandersteens have rather weak bass, and that I
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