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  1. Hi, I have just purchased the dynaudio audience 82 floor standers from ebay. The reviews of these rate them pretty high. I paid $1575 for them. Is this a good price? Or was i ripped? I was wondering what amp you would recommend to run these? I have a vintage yamaha ca1000, would this amp run the Danes? From what i have read, these speakers may need a bit more juice. My budget could probably stretch to $1500. I would prefer to buy used to get a bit more bang for buck. Thanks
  2. I think i got real lucky yesterday. I work at the tip and some idiot has thrown away a lovely amp. Their loss, my gain. ☺ I have plugged it in and testing with a couple of old speakers from a sony system. Seems to be working pretty damn well. No smoke no fire. Sounds good even with crappy speakers. Gonna run this amp with dynaudio audience 82 speakers. Do you guys think this will be a good combo? Can you guys recommend someone in Melbourne who could check over this amp for issues? Cheers Pic of amp and crappy sony speaker below.
  3. I've been looking at ways to best clean/protect the piano gloss finish on my C1 Signatures as I'd like to keep them scratch free and glossy for many years to come. They are finished in a wood veneer with high gloss lacquer. After reading through many online posts, I'm getting mixed feedback on this topic. Some have recommended Turtle Wax Ice Liquid or Meguiars Next Tech, some furniture polish and others have suggested not using any products at all. I did ask a piano vendor and they just suggested furniture polish, however I'm reluctant to use abrasive polishes as this will wear down the lacquer over time. Does anyone here have any experience with this?
  4. Hi All New to this forum, so be gentle. What is your 2 cents on Dynaudio Audience 70 powered by Elektra Reference 2? Since there isn't much references out on the net regarding Elektra Audio or any of their products. Just information on forums. For such a highly regarded product in Aus, I find it strange. So, pending a seller outcome I hope to have the Elektra Ref 2 and pair with my Dyns. As you probably be aware, Dyns needs lots of juice (amperage) to perform at their best. When I first heard the 70, it was driven by a pair of mono Cyrus amps, the mids were just exquisite and sweet sweet highs. Till recently the Dyns were driven by Nakamichi AVR with so so return in sonic quality. Now, the misses allowed me to upgrade to a Denon AVR 4520, so I am using the pre-outs to the Elektra. The rest of the surround are Dyns centre and DM 2/6. But it lacks dynamic, highs just harsh when driven hard and overall lacking what I would term "authoritative" control. All my previous research points to Parasound A21 (which I missed out on a recent sell here). So I am taking a pun that the Elektra is up to the task. My main requirement are mainly two channel audio and weekend 5.1 with the misses. Sources are Pioneer transport and Qnap TS-470 pro via HDMI using FLAC codec. MoreBeer
  5. Thinking of upgrading your floorstanders? Please consider letting me buy your 2nd Hand Dynaudio Contour speakers. I would like to replace the floorstanders in my Dynaudio system and am looking for a 2nd Hand pair of any of these Dynaudio Contour models: 1.8, 1.8 Mk II, 2.8 or 3.4 S - wanted! Can't afford new ones, but any of the mentioned speakers would be a good match for my existing setup. Not fussy about cosmetic issues - any of the wood finishes would be nice, even major cabinet dings or scratches are absolutely no problem, as long as the speakers are still in perfect working order (incl. membranes preferably still ok). It's the sound that counts! Have a matching center speaker too? Please let me know if you can help..
  6. Attended the Hong Kong Hifi show and thought I would share some photos of the event. I will hopefully add some comments and thoughts later . If anyone is interested in any of the photos specifically fire away.
  7. Item:Cyrus 8vs2, Dac X, PSX-R, Dynaudio X16 Location:Bellingen, NSW Price:Various Item Condition:Excellent Reason for selling:Upgrade to New Equipment Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, Australia Post COD Pictures:15 For Sale in Excellent Condition, all boxed, all Cyrus components are Brushed Black Cyrus 8vs2 = 70wpc Bi-wireable Dedicated headphone amp built in CD/Tuner/Av/Aux/Link/Mp3/Tape Remote Control $900 Cyrus Dac X 192/24 Dac 3 line level out (2x Balanced, 1x Unbalanced) 4x 70ohm Coax inpux 2x Optical 1x Optical out $1000 Cyrus PSX-R Dedicated Power supply to suit either DAC-X or 8vs2 (plugs in to back of either) $550 Kimber Kable 4tc (blue) 2x4.5m, with Kimber spade terminals one side, Cyrus BFC type connectors other side (can be swapped easily as only screwed not soldiered) - rrp over $400 $200 Beautiful sounding equipment, has all been looked after, have owned DAC-X and 8vs2 since new First time selling on StereoNet but have Selling record since 2001 (100% 365 feedback) user being37 Also selling Dynaudio excite X16 speakers - ideal speaker great synergy with above set up. Cherry colour, great condition, tiniest mark (see photo (its barely visible)on one tweeter) $1050 All are ONO and will give better deal if all items are bought together. Original RRP of this kit when I bought it was around $11000 Will courier anywhere in Australia for cost price. Items were used in Melbourne until 6 months ago and have recently moved to Bellingen NSW and due to upgrade am now selling (should have sold them in Melbourne!!).
  8. Hello everyone, I am new to Hi-Fi but am just assembling my first (entry-level) serious system. I just bought a Rotel RA-1520 integrated amplifier and now I am on the lookout for a set of bookshelf speakers that would be a good match. This is for a 10m x 3.6m x 3m quite dead (mostly carpeted) open-plan space. The lady of the house has dictated that floorstanders are not an option. Ultimately I would also be looking to add a subwoofer to the mix to adequately cover the bass. At the moment I am just using a Pro-ject DAC box for input which I will also upgrade down the track. I was thinking to spend $AUD1000-1500 but could stretch to $2000 if there is a significant and justifiable increase in quality. I know that the only way to pick speakers is by auditioning them which I plan to do shortly. However, it would be very helpful to have a list of vetted options on which to focus. There is an incredible number of different options out there. It would also be helpful to get an Australian perspective given the different pricing and availability here. So far I've only listened to the Polk LSiM703 which I thought were excellent. A lot of people talk about B&W being a good match for Rotel (685, CM1, CM5). From other forums, KEF (Q300, R300, R100, LS50), Dynaudio (Excite X12, DM 2/6, DM 2/7), ATC (SCM11) and PMC (DB1i, twenty .21/.22) have also been recommended, though the latter are a little out of my league. If anyone could share their experiences with the above or suggest any other options, it would be very much appreciated. Many thanks in advance. Kind regards, Nick
  9. Item : Denon AVP-A1HD 3D Location: WA Item Condition: Excellent as new Reason for selling: Not Used Price: $6500 Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal- fees met by buyer, COD Only Extra Info: As new demo silver colour Australian models with warranty 2 years remaining. Immaculate condition. Barely used like new. All extras and packaging. Pictures:
  10. Item: dynaudio loudspeakers Location: sydney NSW Price: below Item Condition: very good condition Reason for selling: upgrade Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: below Pictures: below After an upgrade and a return to two channel, I am selling my Dynaudio speaker system. It comprises of 1 of pair Contour 1.8 mk ii, floorstanders 1 pair of Contour 1.4 mk ii bookshelves, and 1 Contour centre channel, all in Rosewood. They are in very good condition, and very well looked after. They have been driven properly by a lexicon power amp their whole life, and lived in a terrace, so have neither been distorted or played too loud. Other than a very small scratch on the top of one of the 1.4's, only really noticeable from up close and above, they have no damage. There is very slight sun bleaching on the face of the 1.8's, but only noticeable when you remove the grills. They have been well maintained and oiled regularly. Full pictures with this listing. The 1.4 mk ii are sold with the epos stands pictured. I won't sell them without. Look at it as free stands. These speakers originally sold for $5600 (1.8 mk ii), $4000 (1.4 mk ii) and $2500 (centre) the Epos stands were purchased in late 2013 for $395. Perfect condition. I am looking for $1800 for the 1.8 mk ii, $1400 for the 1.4 mk ii with stands and $700 for the centre. If you take the centre with either pair of speakers I will sell it for $400. If you take both pairs you can have it for free. They are using up room I don't have and I need them gone before they go in the loft for a decade. I love these speakers. Lean clean and effortless. Accurate to a tee. Will be missed. if sold here 10% to stereonet. I live in sydney and they don't have boxes so interstate at own risk. Get them while there hot.
  11. After an upgrade and a return to two channel, I am selling my Dynaudio speaker system. It comprises of 1 of pair Contour 1.8 mk ii, floorstanders 1 pair of Contour 1.4 mk ii bookshelves, and 1 Contour centre channel, all in Rosewood. They are in very good condition, and very well looked after. They have been driven properly by a lexicon power amp their whole life, and lived in a terrace, so have neither been distorted or played too loud. Other than a very small scratch on the top of one of the 1.4's, only really noticeable from up close and above, they have no damage. There is very slight sun bleaching on the face of the 1.8's, but only noticeable when you remove the grills. They have been well maintained and oiled regularly. Full pictures with this listing. The 1.4 mk ii are sold with the epos stands pictured. I won't sell them without. Look at it as free stands. These speakers originally sold for $5600 (1.8 mk ii), $4000 (1.4 mk ii) and $2500 (centre) the Epos stands were purchased in late 2013 for $395. Perfect condition. I am looking for $1800 for the 1.8 mk ii, $1400 for the 1.4 mk ii with stands and $700 for the centre. If you take the centre with either pair of speakers I will sell it for $400. If you take both pairs you can have it for free. They are using up room I don't have and I need them gone before they go in the loft for a decade. I love these speakers. Lean clean and effortless. Accurate to a tee. Will be missed. I have photos, that won't load here. View them on the identical ad on stereonet or I can email them to you. I live in sydney and they don't have boxes so interstate at own risk. Get them while there hot.
  12. After an upgrade and a return to two channel, I am selling my Dynaudio speaker system. It comprises of 1 of pair Contour 1.8 mk ii, floorstanders 1 pair of Contour 1.4 mk ii bookshelves, and 1 Contour centre channel, all in Rosewood. They are in very good condition, and very well looked after. They have been driven properly by a lexicon power amp their whole life, and lived in a terrace, so have neither been distorted or played too loud. Other than a very small scratch on the top of one of the 1.4's, only really noticeable from up close and above, they have no damage. There is very slight sun bleaching on the face of the 1.8's, but only noticeable when you remove the grills. They have been well maintained and oiled regularly. Full pictures with this listing. The 1.4 mk ii are sold with the epos stands pictured. I won't sell them without. Look at it as free stands. These speakers originally sold for $5600 (1.8 mk ii), $4000 (1.4 mk ii) and $2500 (centre) the Epos stands were purchased in late 2013 for $395. Perfect condition. I am looking for $1800 for the 1.8 mk ii, $1400 for the 1.4 mk ii with stands and $700 for the centre. If you take the centre with either pair of speakers I will sell it for $400. If you take both pairs you can have it for free. They are using up room I don't have and I need them gone before they go in the loft for a decade. I love these speakers. Lean clean and effortless. Accurate to a tee. Will be missed. I have photos, that won't load here. View them on the identical ad on stereonet or I can email them to you. I live in sydney and they don't have boxes so interstate at own risk. Get them while there hot.
  13. Item: 1 pair of Dynaudio Audience 42 + Atacama stands Location: Pyrmont, Sydney Price: $600 Item Condition: Used, Very good working order. Cosmetically, there is a chip on one corner. (See pic) Reason for selling: I've upgraded. Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal Extra Info: Dynaudios come with original box, manual and foam plugs for the bass ports. Pictures: (see attached)
  14. Dynaudio DM 2/6 speakers in Black Ash - Warranty of 4.5yrs remaining - Perfect condition - Still with box, foam etc Steel stands - Heavy! - Spikes - Height adjustable
  15. Item: Dynaudio Contour s3.4 (pair) Location: Lara VIC 3212 Price: $3000 PRICE REDUCTION $2800 Item Condition: Mechanically Perfect. Cosmetically Good - V. Good. Reason for selling: Not entirely sure myself. Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD, Bank Deposit Extra Info: Pair of Dynaudio Contour s3.4 floorstanding speakers. Purchased ex-Demo from Carlton Audio Visual mid 2012 - I have the receipt and can provide a copy. Approx 3 years of 5 year warranty remaining. Work perfectly - They sound amazing. Extremely accurate with a slightly dark sound. From the web The Dynaudio Contour S 3.4 delivers a natural, life-like sound due to its incredible balance. The Contour Cabinet is strengthened by cross braces in specific areas to achieve a solid, vibration-free construction. Internally, the MDF walls are damped with an extremely dense material that absorbs even the most microscopic resonance. In conjunction with the advanced metal baffle construction, an extremely stiff and rigid unit is created, further ennobled by the finely polished surface of a beautifully finished real wood veneer. The innovative base plinth, derived from the Dynaudio Confidence range, serves as a stylish yet solid stand for the speakers. The crossover is mounted on a smaller block, between the plinth and the cabinet, away from unwanted vibrations and resonance, while using the shortest possible path-lengths to the gold plated WBT terminals. The sensitive components are thus isolated from any potential performance compromising factors. In the S 3.4, the new Esotec tweeter is used; it features a double magnet system that ensures extremely high power handling and precise control of movement of the dome. Technical Specifications Sensitivity 86 dB (2,83 V/1 m) IEC Power Handling 270 W Impedance 4 Ohms Frequency Response 35 Hz – 25 kHz (± 3 dB) Box Principle 2-way bass-reflex Crossover Frequency 2000 Hz Weight 33.3 kg Dimensions (W x H x D) 357 x 1226 x 366 mm 14.1 x 48.3 x 14.4" ----------------------------------- I'd love to keep these but the other half wanted her room back and we're paying for renovations so time to downsize for a while. As they were ex-demo there are a couple of cosmetic blemishes. I have photographed these. I guarantee it does not diminish my enjoyment of the speakers and doubt it would diminish yours. All drivers in perfect working order. I would prefer local pickup as they are heavy buggers. I am more than happy to deliver around Melbourne. I do not have the original packaging. These currently sell for $7,495.00 at Stereophonic. I will accept reasonable offers. If you wish to purchase these and any of my other items for sale: Bryston 4BSST2 or Melody SHW1688 preamplifier contact me and we can work out a good package price. Any reasonable questions welcome. Pictures: Speaker 1 Speaker 2
  16. Item: Dynaudio Stand 4 speaker stands (silver) Location: Clayton, VIC Price: SOLD Item Condition: Used - some scratches and marks but overall in reasonable condition. Reason for selling: Bought a brand new pair to go with my C1's Payment Method: Pickup - Cash. Details: The Stand 4 are Dynaudio's previous-generation flagship speaker stands. I haven't owned many stands, but these are by far the most solid and substantial that I've handled over the years. Construction is a mixture of steel frame and rubber damping, with twin columns that can be filled for mass-loading or used for cable management. The stands are in reasonable condition with some scratches and marks on the finish in various areas. They're certainly presentable at listening distance, and I personally think they are elegant, but purposeful looking stands that work well with all bookshelf speakers. I don't have packaging for these so it'll be pickup only I'm afraid. Current RRP is $500 while they are on run-out. Please note that only the stands are for sale - nothing else in the photos is included. Pics:
  17. Item: Dynaudio Sapphire Location: WA Price: 11000 Item Condition: Very Good, No marks or imperfections I can see. Reason for selling: HT Shelved too many speakers Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Anniversary Speaker 1 of 1000 built exceptional looking and fantastic sound.Ivory finish( Birds eye maple Gloss). All accessories and original packaging. Reviews are glowing and the Sapphires do not disappoint. Pictures:
  18. Item: Dynaudio Focus 220 MkI Floor Standing Speakers. Cherry colour Location: Wynnum West, Brisbane Price: $1700 (neg) Item Condition: Excellent. One or two minor nicks but nothing noticeable on front or sides of cabinets. One lug broken off grille but it’s an inside one so doesn’t affect attaching (has four outside ones and 1 inside – think these are replaceable anyway). Reason for selling: Was going to use for HT but idea abandoned due to lack of space Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal Extra Info: These were a significant upgrade at the time from Orpheus Aurora 3.3's and B&W 603 S3's. I was astounded by the improvement. Great for someone looking to take the next upgrade step. These originally retailed for around $4.5k and I bought them a few months ago from an SNAer for $2k. Since then they've had rare use as they are on a secondary system. Impedance 4ohms. Sensitivity around 87dB. Includes speaker spikes and grilles. I have boxes with packing but not the original ones. Pictures:
  19. Item: Dynaudio Stand 6 (pair in gloss black) Location: Clayton, VIC Price: SOLD Item Condition: Mint Reason for selling: Got some Stand 4's that bolt into my C1's Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, bank deposit Details: The Stand 6 is Dynaudio's new flagship stand, replacing the Stand 4. They have a twin-compartment center column; one section can be mass loaded and the other used to feed speaker cable through. The Stand 6 is not yet available to purchase in Australia, but will be shortly for $700. I can't find the box so these are pickup only unfortunately. Good stands are so hard to find in Australia, so jump on these while you can! More info: http://www.dynaudio.com/int/home_loudspeaker_systems/accessories/stand_6.php Pics:
  20. Item: Dynaudio Stand 6 (pair in gloss black) Location: Clayton, VIC Price: $550 $500 $480 pickup only Item Condition: Mint Reason for selling: Want to get some silver ones. Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, bank deposit Details: The Stand 6 is Dynaudio's new flagship stand, replacing the Stand 4. They have a twin-compartment center column; one section can be mass loaded and the other used to feed speaker cable through. The Stand 6 is not yet available to purchase in Australia, but will be shortly for $700. I can't find the box so these are pickup only unfortunately. More info: http://www.dynaudio.com/int/home_loudspeaker_systems/accessories/stand_6.php Pics:
  21. A few weeks ago I purchased a new set of Dynaudio Focus 160 (from a special at Rio Sound and Vision). FINALLY, I've had the time to unpack out and try them out. Currently, I'm running a Denon AVR 2807 with B&W 603s3 front, LCR 600 centre and B&W LM1 rears. I live in a smallish apartment so no sub (it would be total overkill with the 603s). My main transport is a Logitech Squeezebox Touch linked to a Synology NAS (full of my .flac files) feeding into a Moon 100D DAC. The turntable is a Project Debut Carbon with standard OM10 cartridge feeding into a Moon 110LP Phono amp and Chord Crimson RCA interconnects for both the Phono and DAC. I've heard over and over that Dynaudio speakers require a lengthy run-in time, however, I'll give you my first impressions after 2 hours of medium/high level listening. Also, I've set the Dyns up temporarily sitting on their foam packaging on little Ikea tables and I appreciate this is far from ideal (plan to purchase some stands for them). Specs (from manufacturer) Sensitivity 85 dB IEC Power handling > 200 W Impedance 4 Ω Frequency Response 44 Hz – 21 kHz (± 3 dB) Weight 7.6 kg Dimensions (W x H x D) 202 x 350 x 294 mm 7.9 x 13.8 x 11.6" Build Quality From the moment they were unpacked, these speakers exuded quality. The black piano finish is precise and this is evident by the fact that you can see your own reflection without leaping back three feet after being greeted with a horribly distorted figure. The boxes feel solid weighing 7.6kg each and the overall finish and precise placement of the drivers is second to none. They are rear ported and their rear terminals, although single inputs (no bi-wiring/bi-amping) accept either banana plugs or sufficiently thick bare wires. Aesthetics Beautiful... really! As mentioned above, the piano finish is excellent and the tapered (to the rear) cabinets look smart and I'm sure have a practical function. The detachable grill sits approx 1cm from the cabinet's front face. They have a contemporary look and would fit in with almost any decor given that they are available in a range of finishes. I often hear dynaudio speakers described as being very 'industrial' like design and although I think this is true for the DM series and C1/C2, I think the Focus series is a far more conventional and versatile (not to say that I wouldn't jump at a pair of C1s given the opportunity). Sound Quality (The most important bit) Okay, I'm not adept at reviewing audio gear, but i'll do my best here. I set the the speakers up in an A/B config on my receiver, although I must add that the B&W towers were running in a bi-amped config through the receiver so potentially had an advantage (debatable). Room placement was also different with the Dyns sitting at least 1.5 foot in front of the B&W (this may affect bass response). Firstly, any buyers remorse faded very quickly. The Dyns exhibited a extremely controlled response with seemingly even response across all frequencies (excluding the very low bass <45hz). When I first powered up the Dyns and switched the receiver to 'B' speakers, I had to double check the setting as my girlfriend immediately asked "When can we listen to the new speakers". To my amazement, the settings were correct and we had the Dyns pumping away while the B&Ws sat silent. The treble response is crisp without sounding over-analytical and the finest details are reproduced effortlessly. Even at high volumes, I felt comfortable and not overwhelmed by harsh treble tones. I found the Dyns to a be a more forward sounding speaker over the B&Ws, although their placement woud have contributed. The refined treble meant that listening to these babies at high volumes did not leave you feeling like you'd just had your ears drilled out by a Black & Decker. The mids were smooth and presented vocals in a truly life-like way, which really took Tracy Chapman's self-titled album to a new level for me. I would describe the mids as being realistic and balanced with a focus on vocals. I've often heard speakers that make the vocals sound distant or muffled, the Dyns brought them to life in a way I have never heard. In terms of bass, these little guys do a tremendous job. For this task, I turned to Kraftwerk's 'Electric Cafe' and various rap tracks from 2pac. The first thing I noticed about the bass response was 'controled'. Surprisingly, the little Dyns handled frequencies that I never thought possible from a standmounted speaker. If your primary listening is rap/electro then I would probably suggest a subwoofer, however, I found the lower bass sufficient. The B&Ws definitely have the edge with low-down bass, however, that is to be expected given their 2.5way floorstander design. In saying that though, the Dyns were more than capable of filling my 18ft x 13ft living room. Conclusion Straight out of the box these speakers amazed me particularly with their ability to bring music to life. I would be keen to see if their performance improves from further listening and I think a 2 channel amp upgrade would improve them even further. If you are in the market for speakers in this price range ($3,200 retail), then I would highly recommend placing them on your audition list. Cheers, David
  22. Item: Dynaudio Confidence C1 MkII (gloss black) + Dynaudio Stand 4 (silver) Location: Clayton, VIC Price: Withdrawn from sale. Item Condition: Speakers are mint, stands are brand new (still in box) Reason for selling: Going in a new direction Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, bank deposit Details: I didn't see this day coming. I've always been a Dynaudio fanboy from back when I first listened to the little Excite X12 and fell in love with the Dynaudio house sound. Since then I've owned the Excite X12, Focus 110, and Focus 160. The Confidence C1 MkII is Dynaudio's flagship and has been an object of desire for years. I had the opportunity to buy these earlier this year as an ex-demo pair at a discount, and jumped at the chance. They only had 10 hours on them at purchase time and I've probably added another 50 since then - they're likely still breaking in. This pair are MkII status, which means they have an upgraded crossover over the originals. The C1 MkII is exactly the same as the C1 Signature (same cabinet, drivers and crossover); the latter differing only by coming in exquisite high-gloss finishes. The Confidence C1 has been lauded by many, and described by some as one of the best standmount speakers in the world. Fit and finish is top-rate; there's lovely attention to detail on display everywhere. In terms of sound, they very much subscribe to the Dynaudio theory; powerful bass (I mean it - these go unbelievably low and hit with ferocity), a slightly forward but smooth midrange with a touch of warmth, and energetic treble that simply sparkles. Detail and instrument separation are excellent; feed these a good recording and be amazed as you're transported to the recording studio or concert hall. So why am I selling? These were a significant investment for me, and it's not easy to move them on. However I've recently had the privilege of listening to some panel speakers, and I'm besotted. It's a complete departure from what I'm used to, and it's something I'd like to pursue further. Thus the regretful sale of what I was certain would be a destination speaker for me. The sale price includes the matching stands (Dynaudio Stand 4). The stands are brand new in their box (the ones in the photo are a second pair I have been using). For those who aren't aware, the Stand 4 were designed specifically for the C1 and bolt directly into the base of the speakers to ensure optimal fastening and mass loading. Each speaker will come in it's original box with manual, proof of purchase and accessories. The stands will ship in their original box (so three boxes total). Shipping is included in the asking price (this alone is probably worth >$200), but local buyers are welcome to come and demo/inspect on pickup. Please PM me with any questions or to arrange a demo. This is a unique chance to obtain a pair of some of the most impressive standmount speakers available, in mint condition and at a price you're not likely too see again in Australia anytime soon. RRP on the C1: $10k (gloss finish adds $1k) RRP on the Stand 4: $500 Reviews: http://www.tonepublications.com/review/dynaudio-confidence-c1-ii/ (this one is of the MkII and is particularly good) http://www.stereophile.com/standloudspeakers/1107dyn/ http://www.soundstage.com/revequip/dynaudio_confidence_c1.htm http://www.positive-feedback.com/Issue29/dynaudio_c1.htm http://www.whathifi.com/review/dynaudio-confidence-c1 http://www.audioreview.com/cat/amplification/amplifiers/audio-research/vt50/prd_115604_1583crx.aspx More info: http://www.dynaudio.com/int/home_loudspeaker_systems/confidence/confidence_c1.php Pics:
  23. Item: Dynaudio Stand 6 (pair in gloss black) Location: Clayton, VIC Price: $550 $500 pickup only Item Condition: Mint Reason for selling: Want to get some silver ones. Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, bank deposit Details: The Stand 6 is Dynaudio's new flagship stand, replacing the Stand 4. They have a twin-compartment center column; one section can be mass loaded and the other used to feed speaker cable through. The Stand 6 is not yet available to purchase in Australia, but will be shortly for $700. I can't find the box so these are pickup only unfortunately. More info: http://www.dynaudio.com/int/home_loudspeaker_systems/accessories/stand_6.php Pics:
  24. I've recently set up a pair of Dynaudio Focus 160 standmounters and have been running them through a Denon receiver. Although they sound great, the receiver is just not doing them justice. I'm looking for either a good integrated or pre/power setup to drive them and I have been told that the Dyns like a lot of power (rated at 4 ohms and 85db). So here are the main requirements: Integrated or pre/power combo Min 150W into 4 ohms (or a pwr output able to drive these guys) Should have >3 analog inputs (phono and digital inputs not necessary) Aesthetics not a major concern but great if it is available in black Budget - I'd like to keep it under $3k I have a preference for new or demo model as I would like to retain warranty etc. My shortlist (based on internet research) so far: Roksan Kandy K2 integrated Parasound P3/A23 Any thoughts and ideas about other suitable amps I should be auditioning would be appreciated.
  25. Item: Usher BE718BE Location: Melbourne, Keysborough Item condition: 7/10. In very good cosmetic and mechanical condition only rated 7 due to a very small chip on underside of one speaker and scratches on the bottom where it was placed on spiked stands, both of these not visible unless looking from underneath. UPDATE some scuffs on the back but nothing noticeable from 2 feet Price: Reason for selling: It's a hobby so time to try something new Payment Methods: Bank transfer, Paypal, Cash on Pickup Extra Info: Marked these as EOI as I'm not completely decided on selling these as I'v put a lot of work into them. But as this is a hobby i'm always on the pursuit of a new challenge and I feel I have taken these to the best they can be. I bought them a couple of years ago unheard and based on the many flattering reviews (some stating they were the best stand mount they had heard period). After a while I felt that while they were a great speaker it didn't quite live up to the legend, I tried a few different stand mounts and couldn't find anything in my budget better so persisted with them. I started googling them and soon learned of the differences between the local version we received here and the US version which is the one supplied to the reviewers of which only a limited production was made. So I decided to modify these to the US spec. With guidance from speaker guru Danny Richie of GR Research in the USA (who personally redesigned the crossover for the reviewed versions). The following modifications were made. 1. Replaced the stock crossover with the GR Research mod with fully matched Sonicaps and mills resistors. One change I did make was substituting with the ERSE Pulse caps with the more expensive Obligatto Gold Caps which provided a slightly more organic bass sound. This upgrade was a night and day type improvement and it is criminal this is not offered by Usher as a signature version the parts alone cost me $400 however. midrange was much smoother, top end more defined and bass much more controlled. 2. I Repalced the DMD tweeters with the older series Beryllium tweeters. Usher abandoned the BE tweeter after it was discovered they contained very little Beryllium, they moved to a Diamond version as a so called upgrade but it was a forced decision. Regardless of what was in them the BE in my and many other opinions was superior. The BE tweeter offered a much smoother mid range with sightly recessed highs which voices really well with the upgrade crossover and bass driver. While DMD had a more forward top end it did give vocals a somewhat hollow sound and could get fatiguing especially with electric guitars. The BE is ultra smooth and provides a much nicer full bodied sound, the top is more silky much like Dynaudio's with plenty of detail without being overly aggressive , and much more suited to female vocals and rock music. 3. Under Danny's advise I replaced the cheap polyester internal damping with NoRez damping material. 4. Replaced all internal wiring with OCC solid copper wire from Electra cable in the USA, this is a great alternative to the out of my price range JPS Labs Aluminata wire used in the US model. These speakers now sound like the reviewed models, the detail and smoothness is remarkable and they handle all types of music with confidence, transparency and a little added excitement, they excel with rock music and with layered music ie Radiohead you can easily make sense of a dense mix. Now for the caveats, 1.they need a lot of juice, forget value amps, integrated amps or AVRs they will sound best with a clean 200+ watts they just soak up power. I've run them on my moderate Anthem AVR and the bass it lose and slow, I kicked them with a Bryson 4BSST and they came alive with much tighter bass and less congestion in the lower mid range, Class D was also very good provided you had a warmish Preamp. I had great results Bi wired with a Parasound A52 but anything smaller then this and they wont deliver the best. 2.If you love deep bass pair it with a sub, they play low the the rolloff is very sharp. I crossed over the sub at 55hz in my 4.5 X 3.8 room. The sub wasn't working very hard and it is only an 8 inch but it really helped fill in the last octave for upright bass and synth sounds 3. Placement is critical, not so much due the bass resonance as they are front ported but more due to having a narrow sweet spot. Soild stands are a must also, I used Z1's filled with stones and sand!! If interested PM me happy to audition I'm located in Keysborough Melbourne, Have original packaging (double Box) a can get good shipping rates via work so PM for quote.
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