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  1. Running focal electra 1028 with Devialet expert 120,connected with van den hull speaker cables it sounded brash strident,fatiguing.Changed to esoteric thick cables dark,rolled off top(too much) muddy mixed up mids and floppy bass.As a last resort i invested in some hexlink cardas cables and that ABSOLUTELY fixed the sound.It sound louder? Better defined better separation,and it sounds MUSICAL..I am a happy camper.The Devialet IS very revealing and fussy ,don't believe otherwise.Now I'm just curious what the new top of the range cardas would be like.
  2. Item: pioneer blueray player Location:3152 Victoria Price: $250 ono Item Condition:secondhand Reason for selling:no longer required Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info:i purchased this as a spare so not used very much, it works fine reading cdr's no problem. This was very expensive when new as it uses Wolfson dacs wich are audiophile grade and giving good picture and sound as it is or you can use it with a separate dac as a transport.It comes with an original remote .Last one that sold was in UK and it sold on eBay for an equivalent of $300 including postage (and had a universal remote not original and the top of the player was scratched badly).At the other end of the scale there is one on eBay Germany and he's asking something like $1200!!??I don't have the box but i can pack and send it at buyers expense,audition and pickup is welcomed from Wantirna Victoria. Cheers, Dan Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  3. I don't think so,threr is no screen saver as far as i know
  4. Item: smsl dac usb imput Location:Victoria 3152 Price: $180 Item Condition:second hand but as new Reason for selling:nlr Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info:i had this dac for the last 3 years, it functions flawlessly and sound very good too there are many glowing reviews on the net, it uses a sabre dac chip i think.It has usb,optical and coaxial imputs.It comes with all packaging so postage is possible at buyers expense.Pickup is welcomed from Wantirna Victoria 3152. Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  5. Item: Dynaudio Focus 140 Location:Victoria 3152 Price: $1200 Item Condition:second hand Reason for selling:nlr Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info:in very good condition and sounding as you would expect from one of the top manufacturers of high end speakers, there are many glowing reviews from Stereophyle and others.With the right amplifier they sound beautiful detailed smooth top ,neutral and accurate midrange and fast but deep bass.The speaker boxes are solid,stiff and with non parallel sides to reduce standing waves, they are wraped in real wood veneer not vinyl like the cheaper series.They use the upgraded drivers from esotar tweeters.They work with most medium power amplifiers,however carefull matching with a synergistic amp will make them sing to their very high potential.I have very good results with Sansui Au G99x (170watt and extremely low distortion).If you want, i could sell you the amplifier as well ,it was serviced last year by Dallas (Clarke audio)replaced a handful of electrolytic caps and biased and gave a clean bill of health,he also mentioned that Vitus amps use the same topology schematic. I have the foam vent inserts and owners pamphlet but no boxes.I can pack and send at buyers expense.Alternatively you can pick up from Wantirna Victoria 3152.Thanks Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  6. Item: Vtl stereo tube pre preamp and Yaqin ms 22b valve phonostage Location:Victoria 3152 Price: vtl $170 SOLD and Yaqin $120 still available Item Condition: second hand Reason for selling:no longer required Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info:The VTL is to be used with a low output mc or mm cartridge in front of a normal mm phonostage such a s the Yaqin i am also selling. THE Yaqin can be used on it's own with a normal moving magnet cartridge.I don't have any technical information about the VTL except that it works fine,for the Yaqin you can find information on the net. Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  7. I decided to allow interstate buyers to purchase the speakers without stands for $1100.I will pack them as well as i can for postage. Cheers
  8. If a single 300b per channel probably not enough power to drive the speakers properly. I guess 10watts is the minimal. I tried a 5watt amplifier and it wasn't enough
  9. Thanks for the good words,i hope someone will take it and enjoy the wonderful sound
  10. Item: AudioNote an/j Location:victoria3152 Price: $1400 or $1100 without stands Item Condition:second hand Reason for selling:Devialet+ Atohm gt1 Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info:they are in good physical condition and work fine,they would suit somone with a low power valve amplifier (10watts or more)They work well against the wall or in the corners. They have plenty of bass and the midrange is beautiful. Thy are 92,93db efficiency so an easy load.They come with the original recommended stands that are really heavy beasts hence pickup only.The stands could do with a bit of black pain as there is a bit of surface rust,they are so massive they woud survive a nuclear blast. There's a reason why Audio Note is still selling these and the an/e after 30 odd years. Their sound is still natural as only the best.You can buy repla ement components from AN uk and they would march it to your exact speakers.They records of measurements for each speaker they sell. These speakers don't need anything. Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  11. Item: Scott valve tuner type 350b Location:victoria3152 Price: 200 Item Condition:second hand Reason for selling:no longer required Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Extra Info:this is the warmest most analog tuner i ever heard ,it's working fine except after about 20minutes it drifts so you need to readjust the knob,i don't have anybody who can look at it to fix it.It is usa 110volt item,i will give you a step down transformer to get you going. I droped the stepdown transformer on the ground and the plastic hosing case cracked. It is working no problem Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  12. Item: mullard 6sl7 Location:Melbourne 3152 Price: $350 Item Condition:second hand as new Reason for selling:not needed Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info:these are the most wanted and best sounding most long lasting 6sl7 ever made. And you can't find them anymore. According to my technician they measure as new on his valve tester,the readings are written on them. Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  13. I think I'm right about efficiency with the Devialet and whatever speakers you're using, most people with low to moderate efficiency speakers quickly go and upgrade to higher power models from the lower ones. .Sir Sanders doesn't feel the need because his Avatgardes are already so efficient.
  14. Ok,so i had a chance to listen to the Devialet for a few days. My first impressions, CLEAN sound,but not without warmth, does the hi fi thing really well (imaging, soundstage, depth, separation).I tried the amp with both of my speakers and at this moment i much prefer the Audio Note an/j to the Dynaudios.In my room at this time i think the Devialet 120 needs speakers of 90db+efficiency. With my 92db audio notes i'm listening at between -15to-5db on the volume control .I'm also finding that i have to adjust the volume more often depending on the recording. I'm using the tone control +2for bass and -2 for treble. I think my tweeters are a bit harsh. Now i'm thinking at buying some Atohm gt1's, anyone using the combination ?I haven't tried SAM yet,i'm a bit of an illiterate as far as computers go..I don't know how to drag the configuration on to the memory card. I'll figure it out eventually. Anyway thanks to everyone for your advice, keep it coming
  15. Item: consonance preamp T1 Location:Melbourne 3152 Price: 600 Item Condition:used but very good condition and sound Reason for selling:Devialet Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info:upgraded valves that have many thousands of hours left in them.This preamp complemented well the Cinenova Grande amp that I'm also selling. Apart from the 4 line inputs it also has two pre outs so it will be suitable for someone who wants to biamp or to use small speakers and active subwoofers.It also comes with a remote for the volume control. Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  16. Thanks for the kind words,it's a pity not many people know about it here in OZ.All the reviews are glowing. It is a gentle giant not agressive at all
  17. Item: Cinenova Grande Location: Melbourne 3152 Price: $1400 Item Condition:used but very good condition Reason for selling:Devialet Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Extra Info:Purcased about 3 years ago, had the electrolitics replaced/upgraded with higher value ones as per recal ,not a problem,functions and sounds beautiful. This a bit of a monster at 300watt @8ohm or 600watt@4ohm,and 30_35kg in weight unpacked. This will compare well to a Bryston 4bsst.Very smooth and warm sounding . It is a 3 channel amp so you could use as a front speakers amp or in a stereo setup (as i did)and hook up a passive subwoofer or the high input of an active sub.Internal crossover so you could connect smaĺl speakers, limit their lower frequency with the crossover function and use a subwoofer for that.Verry flexible. Pickup only at this stage as i have no packing. I am happy to pack it in a box but i can't guarantee the condition it will arrive in.I am also selling my valve preamp (Consonance).See my other ad.Cheers Dan Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  18. Sir Sanders,is there a problem for you the efficiency of your Avant-garde ,i understand that Devialet sound better when the volume is opened up. Your speakers would be 100db + efficient, so you have to listen at concert levels + all the time?you could get away with a Sugden Masterclass class A
  19. Yes i bought it ,it's going to take to the end of the week or maybe beginning of next week until i can see and hear it.Like i said on a previous post i am equally concerned about the ability to drive my Dynaudio focus 140 as to the synergy between amp and speakers. It's never as simple as give them 1kw of power and she'll be right. My main system is Audionote an/j speakers that are 92db efficiency and actually sound better with cinenova grande 300watt power amp and consonance valve preamp than the Sansui au /g99x 170watt integrated.that i am using with the Dynaudios. I tried to swap them around and it didn't work at all.Both systems had very bad sound. You would think that Dynaudio would love the extra power and the Audionote wount see any difference as they are efficient anyway. The Dynaudios sound much better with the Sansui. So SYNERGY rules.
  20. My Dynaudios are notSAM readybut their slightly improved model (focus160)are ,I'm wondering if i use the SAM program from the focus 160 to the focus 140 that i own would work? Nothing to loose i guess. Thanks for the offer SIR but i will be able to answer the power question at the end of the week,when ill get mine. I am in Melbourne (Wantirna ). What speakers do you use?
  21. Hi everyone, as per my last topic,harbeth compact 7 or Lenehan ml2,i have decided to change amplification instead. So first ,do you think that the 120 expert will have enough power to run the dynaudio focus 140? What people use their dev 120 with?
  22. Ok,so i decided to update my amp to a devialet 120 expert instead of changing the speakers. I'll see what the Devialet does with my my current speakers .Do you think that 100watts would be enough to drive my Dynaudio focus 140 properly?Anyway, thanks to everyone for your advice regarding wich speakers ml2 or Harbeth.
  23. rantan you give such a categoric answer ,is there such a clear superiority?thanks
  24. hi rantan,thanks for your answer.Have you heard both,in your opinion ,what makes one better then the other?
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