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  1. Further information: NOTE: price is for each item This is a wonderful English made audiophile grade power amplifier in excellent cosmetic and flawless working condition, that compliments the integrated amp and 3-channel amp I have up for grabs. The components are right off the top - The Alpha 10 received nothing but glowing reviews when it was released. Have used this very successfully as part of a 5:1 home theatre setup but primarily as stereo setup for for powering my Wilson Benesch Discovery front channels - Bi-wired Bi-amped.. Plenty of power on tap and handled the WB’s with ease. look at my other listing for other Arcam amps SPECIFICATIONS Power output: 100 watts per channel into 8Ω (stereo) Total harmonic distortion: 0.02% Input sensitivity: 0.26mV (MC), 2.6mV (MM), 160mV (line) Signal to noise ratio: 73dB (MC), 79dB (MM), 100dB (line) Output: 0.8V (Pre out) Dimensions: 430 x 380 x 110mm Weight: 9.9kg REVIEWS https://www.stereophile.com/integratedamps/1298arcam/index.html http://www.soundstage.com/revequip/rise46.htm Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  2. Further information: Extra Info This is a wonderful English made audiophile grade 3-channel amplifier in excellent cosmetic and flawless working condition, that compliments the integrated amp I have up for grabs. The components are right off the top shelf and it has a host of inputs for multiple audio sources. The Alpha 10 received nothing but glowing reviews when it was released. Have used this very successfully as part of a 5:1 home theatre setup for centre and rear channels. Plenty of power on tap and would also work very well as a dedicated 2 channel power amp in a stereo system. look at my other listing for other Arcam amps SPECIFICATIONS Power output: 100 watts per channel into 8Ω (stereo) Total harmonic distortion: 0.02% Input sensitivity: 0.26mV (MC), 2.6mV (MM), 160mV (line) Signal to noise ratio: 73dB (MC), 79dB (MM), 100dB (line) Output: 0.8V (Pre out) Dimensions: 430 x 380 x 110mm Weight: 9.9kg REVIEWS https://www.stereophile.com/integratedamps/1298arcam/index.html http://www.soundstage.com/revequip/rise46.htm Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  3. Further information: This is a wonderful English made audiophile grade amplifier in excellent cosmetic and flawless working condition. The components are right off the top shelf and it has a host of inputs for multiple audio sources. The Alpha 10 received nothing but glowing reviews when it was released. Thi sunit was used as the processor only as was complemented with a 3-channel power amp and 2 x 10P power amps. Check out my other listings for related Arcam Alpha 10 amps. SPECIFICATIONS Power output: 100 watts per channel into 8Ω (stereo) Total harmonic distortion: 0.02% Input sensitivity: 0.26mV (MC), 2.6mV (MM), 160mV (line) Signal to noise ratio: 73dB (MC), 79dB (MM), 100dB (line) Output: 0.8V (Pre out) Dimensions: 430 x 380 x 110mm Weight: 9.9kg REVIEWS https://www.stereophile.com/integratedamps/1298arcam/index.html http://www.soundstage.com/revequip/rise46.htm Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  4. Thanks for all responses to date... since posting I’ve listened to more than A few of the suggestions made above - sonos, b&w formation, b&o...each had their positives but none were a patch on the Sennheiser Ambeo. Whilst not a true surround sound it has a depth of all around quality that left me very impressed even when used in stereo mode to play back tunes...the downside - it costs $4k
  5. Item: Jamo Concert 8 home theatre speakers ++ Location: Hampton East, Melbourne Price: $2,250 plus shipping Item Condition: very good to good (depending on item) Reason for selling: Downsizing Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, Bank transfer Extra Info: Up for grabs are my rarely used home theatre speakers...a complete set of the highly regarded Jamo Concert 8. These will stand any year and have been the go-to speakers for many over the years. Great sound quality and going for more than decent price...just plug and play and you have a high quality AV system for less than 50% of rrp. Monitors are the limited edition 30th Anniversary version in piano black - I used these as the rears as was running WB Discovery as front channel / stereo. Centre has a few blemishes on cabinet surface - shows signs of having young children!!! Rears have never been used. Also includes one pair of matching Jamo monitor stands. Will also throw in some speaker spike dampers. Includes manuals and original boxes for Monitors and Centre. I have attempted to show blemishes. Reviews http://www.audioreview.com/product/speakers/bookshelf-speakers/jamo/concert-8.html http://archive.siliconchip.com.au/cms/A_102834/article.html Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  6. Hi there, I know it's a very old post but did you find an amp? I have what you're looking for
  7. Looking for guidance / help please. Pulled my Meridian DVD 596 out of its box after about 10 years inactivity. It fired up ok and after a bit of persuasion, the tray opened on it's own. Inserted a DVD and after about 30 seconds the 'no disc' was displayed, tried it again a number of times and no joy. Did the same with a CD and similar results. Could hear the traditional whirring sounds and 'things' happening inside the casing but no joy! Searched the Meridian forum and only suggestion was to switch off power, wait a while and then try again. Tried this multiple times over the weekend and same result - no disc. Has anyone experienced similar or got any bright ideas to crank out some tunes or view some movies? Dodgy laser or other? Failing that, does anyone have contact details for someone in Melbourne that specialises in Meridian gear who could take a look. cheers Nev
  8. Many thanks to those that have contributed with feedback / insights to date certainly good for thought...cheers
  9. Unable to provide a comparison sorry as not had the opportunity to sample the ML2 Reference (although have heard largely good reviews albeit with some mid-range issues) As audiohifiaudio mentions the Discovery’s operate best with a bit of power pushing them along. I’ve bi-amped / bi-wired with Nordost Blue Heaven cables and more than happy with the tones they produce all across the range
  10. Item: Wilson Benesch Discovery Mk1 Location: Hampton East, Melbourne Price: $5,500 Item Condition: 8.5 - 9.0 / 10 Reason for selling: Downsizing Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: I am offering these incredibly sounding and looking multi-awarded speakers, which I have owned since new. This is original model, which retailed for ~£6k when I bought them. The Mk2 version retails for over $30k. They work flawlessly. Cosmetically, they are in exceptional shape, with some minor marks (as shown), couple with some small blemishes on the base of the metal stands. The cabinets are in carbon fibre and have no parallel surfaces to completely avoid resonances. While they are a standmount ported design, the stands and spikes are actually one thing with the speakers. I suppose they could be regarded as floorstanders. They have 4 drivers: - 1x tweeter (scanspeak revelator) - 1x mid bass -2 x bass woofers organised in an isobaric set-up, under the speaker cabinet. Two bass ports of different lengths are located under the cabinet, firing towards the floor. This ensures a consistent bass response that is not overly dependent from the distance from the back wall. The bass they can generate is astonishing in extension, slam and speed, and superior to all classic floor standing design I have owned. Mid and highs are very neutral, extended and impressively detailed as they benefit from the complete lack of resonances and cabinet distortions. Most notably, these speakers are capable of superb 3D imaging. Supplied with original boxes (these are showing signs of age), and they are super heavy, so suggest this is a pick up but will ship at buyers expense. Some reviews for reference : Stereophile: "Back to the Wilson Benesch Discovery. I believe—without reservation—that this speaker embodies sufficiently radical departures in design, materials, and execution that its somewhat eye-popping price passes muster under the foregoing test of costing compared to reasonable norms" "What has enchanted me most, though, is a beguiling combination of warmth, roundness, and fullness of musical tone, with a seemingly paradoxical absence of veiling or time smear." "the Discoverys set new standards for integrating musical details without obscuring them" Audiodrom: "Symphonic music requires expanding soundstage, tonal fidelity, the capability to handle dynamic microshifts in nanoseconds and first rate transparency. Such the music also needs speakers that will not dissect the performance into individual elements, rather they favour integrity, instrumental communication and emotional involvement. The Discovery eats similarly priced competitors alive in all these aspects. In dynamic peaks the pressure would knock you out and the sweeps of strings are so present that you feel like being there." "Wilson Benesch presents one of the Discovery's drivers naked, firing towards the floor - that is why the Discovery speaker looks like an engine rather than a loudspeaker. If you consider how the Discovery is designed and how *** sounds, it is much closer to a floordstander. I've found the asking price fully appropriate for this piece of solid engineering. Yes, they are expensive, but still bargain ccomparing to, let's say, Magico Q1 minimonitors." Tip: have a look at the other speakers reviewed by Audiodrom and how they ranked against the Discoveries! They rank better than 90% of the hi end speakers tested. Example of score in "Sound" quality: WB Discovery: 85% Kef LS50: 40% Sonus Faber Olimpica I: 78% Dynaudio C1 mkII: 83% FOCAL JMlab Diablo Utopia Be: 78% PMC Twenty5.26: 63% Soundstage! While there are other speakers out there that will immediately grab your attention with audio pyrotechnics, there are few in my experience that are as subtly accurate, tonally right, and visually arresting as the Wilson Benesch Discoveries. Their combination of a rich yet defined bass along with an articulate midrange and relaxed and detailed treble makes for a speaker that will provide listening pleasure and musical insight long after the initial glow of a more flowery speaker has worn off. If you want party speakers that’ll make you dance, there are plenty of them out there to choose from. If you want to unearth every nuance on every recording you own, the Wilson Benesch Discoveries will dig them out, place them in real space and time, and give you access to the meaning contained within Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  11. I’m looking to let go my pair of Wilson Benesch Discovery Mk1 floor stand speakers. These are a cracking set up and will complement any system with excellent sound reproduction looking for $5,500 plus shipping can supply more pictures if required
  12. At the stage now where I’m going to let go of my component system (Arcam Dave + 3 Arcam power amps / Wilson Benesch Discovery / Jamo Concert centre / Jamo Concert rear monitors) and looking for a high quality sound bar (surround system) to take its place. I understand the sound quality will not be equivalent, but looking for guidance around what’s good and what’s not...expect these systems benefit from having a rear speaker set up to give a truer surround sound. Happy to hear thoughts. Looking for recommendations (and reasons why - say compared to previously owned systems) cheers
  13. Thanks everyone - C2S (Composite 2 S-video) was a bit of giveaway now I think about it...and for refreshing my knowledge on the nomenclature of river systems Looks like they will have to go into the 'museum' drawer or offload
  14. Well, thanks all for the welcome and the feedback :) Dylan was the antithesis of everything I was listening to in the 70's n 80's...when you're into The Who, Small Faces, The Kinks, Tamla Motown, Ska and Northern Soul , the nasal tones of Mr Zimmerman didn't resonate.... Might have to bite the bullet and give him a chance...
  15. Thanks chaps...actually not a Dylan fan Blood on the tracks - It’s part of the lyrics to an Oasis song...(cue rolled eyes 😀)
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