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  1. Item: Sonus Faber Concerto Loudspeaker (Bi-Wire version) Location: Melbourne Price: $3100 Item Condition: Used. Excellent condition. Reason for selling: Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Sonus Faber Concerto Bookshelf Speakers ( Bi-wire version). Walnut with matte-black leatherette. Included matching Sonus faber adjustable stands. Match this speaker with good cables, correct placement and clean gusty amp (for example Creek 100A, Electrocompaniet ECI integrated, Arcam A39 or pre-power combination from Rotel etc). Combined with the right electronics, these speakers can produce detailed and transparent sound with smooth hi and gripping bass. Pictures:
  2. Synergy Audio presents Sonus Faber and McIntosh 8pm Wednesday 18th October, visitors welcome. Willis Room, City of Whitehorse Offices Maroondah Highway (Whitehorse Road), Nunawading Melway Map 48 Ref G9 Contact: 9437 1249 When it comes to luxury products, the Italians have a sense of style that is unmatched. When Sonus Faber introduces a new speaker range to the market, they are dripping with Italian styling and strikingly beautiful aesthetics that would appeal to the most discerning eyes. The Homage Tradition line of speakers features a level of quality craftsmanship that is the hallmark of the brand. This month Synergy Audio presents the Serafino Tradition. This new generation of speaker is both technically advanced and strikingly beautiful. The Serafino Tradition is a 3.5-way floorstander that houses Sonus Faber's own 28mm silk dome tweeter featuring an "Arrow Point" phase plug. The tweeter shares an aluminium mounting plate with the 150mm midrange driver. The front baffle and aluminium plate are adorned in that distinctive leather finish. The low end is handled by the two 180mm bass drivers. Extruded aluminium fins run the length of the rear panel as part of an exoskeleton, integrating an effectively invisible "Aperiodic Reflex" system, engineered to provide the required bass extension. Partnering the speakers will be a complete McIntosh system comprising of the MCT450 CD/SACD Transport and the MA8900 Integrated Amplifier. To get the most out of your CDs, the MCT450 combines an aluminium die cast tray with a twin laser pickup that assures an optimal disc reading at 2x read speed for better data recovery. Featuring four digital outputs, the unique DIN output connects to the MA8900 to deliver the purist possible sound. Wrapped in the timeless McIntosh aesthetics with blue watt meters and black glass front panel, the MA8900 with the renowned McIntosh Autoformer, guarantees to deliver the full 200 Watts regardless if your speakers are 2, 4 or 8 Ohms. Synergy Audio will also be demonstrating the new Mobile Fidelity Turntable with its matching cartridge, the Mo-Fi UltraDeck with the Ultra Tracker. Once again we are in for a treat, both visually and sonically. Nick Karayanis Program Co-ordinator Ken Tripp Wise and Wonderful Webmaster Melbourne Audio Club, Inc. http://www.melbourneaudioclub.org.au
  3. Item: Sonus Faber SOLO centre channel Location: Box Hill South Price: $400 Item Condition: good condition Reason for selling: Selling for a friend who is downsizing Payment Method: Cash, DD, Paypal to friend Extra Info: One owner, purchased brand new for a perfect fit with his Electa Amators. Sonus Faber centre channels rarely come up for sale second-hand! There's a couple of simple reasons for that - they are not plastic and they are not half thought out cheaply designed or made. This unit weighs nearly 13kgs and is the real deal. Finished in a real black leather covering, even your other half will be hard pressed to not find it less than elegant. Yes, there are three blemishes in the leather, but they have not been tarted up here. With the use of a black texta I am sure they will almost disappear. Just wish to be upfront here. Yes, I have the original boxes (they are in excellent cond.) and am happy to ship at your cost. Of course, local pickup always preferred. Pictures:
  4. Item: Sonus Faber Elekta Amator speakers Location: Box Hill South, VIC Price: $2200 Item Condition: Very Good, but a few small dings here and there Reason for selling: Selling for a mate who is moving back in with his elderly Mum to keep an eye on her Payment Method: Cash, DD or PP to a friend. Extra Info: These were purchased from Mike Kontor back around 2001, as traded, so just two owners. I estimate they are around 1999 vintage and they have a few small dings in the woodwork here and there, they are not mint. Have a good look at the pics. However, from 2 feet you cannot see a blemish and they present as beautiful art pieces. They look fabulous with their real wood and that trademark Sonus Faber patena. Even SHMBO will let these babies into your home! But I don't give a toss what they look like - what do they sound like? I am not a lover of the new Sonus Faber product sound. The Cremonas etc just don't do it for me, just like most modern speakers- the treble is just to much. Not so with these babies! The balance is just right! I have had these playing in my music room for that last 4 weeks and they are an absolute pleasure to listen to. A wonderful soundstage (for toy speakers, I am used to 15" Tannoys remember) and nice depth with the simple first order crossover. Remember, they run the Esotar tweeter and a 7" bass driver. They are easily the best small 2 way I have ever had in my music room! The sound has meat on the bones. Both front grills are perfect except for a locating lug being broken of each, no biggie and they attach perfect if you want to run the grills. Yep, a demo at my place before you buy is not a problem if you are serious about a purchase. Sorry, no original boxes and I will not pack and ship them. They are just too nice to allow a moron in a delivery van to touch. If you are interstate and can get a friend to pick up that is fine, or I can drop them at pack and send but they weigh 11.5kgs each Also for interstaters, if you pay for them, I am happy to hang onto them for you for up to two months before pickup if that helps. No stands, my friend has a pair of sand filled Atacama stands 600mm high that he used with these. They shall be listed shortly. If these don't sell in a hurry, well I really don't care as their delivery of music is just so easy. Pictures:
  5. Item: Sonus Faber Extrema Speaker Pair with Stands Extra Info: KLAPP AV Showroom Display Stock SOLD
  6. Item: Sonus Faber Amati Futura Floor Standing Speakers - Showroom Display Stock - As New Location: KLAPP AV, 72-74 Chapel Street, Windsor VIC 3181 Price: $26,999 Item Condition: Showroom Display Stock - As New Payment Method: Cash, Bank Transfer, Paypal, Credit/Debit Cards Extra Info: KLAPP AV Showroom Display Stock Perfect "As-New" condition Full warranty provided Colour: Red Violin 3.5-way Vented Floor Standing Speakers More information here: http://klappav.com.au/products/amati-futura-floor-standing-speakers-floor-stock Pictures:
  7. Item: Sonus Faber Amati Homage Anniversario loudspeakers Location: Sydney Price: $15,500 Item Condition: Mint Reason for selling: not needed Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: These are a beautiful pair of Sonus Faber Amati Homage Anniversario loudspeakers in mint condition. They are about 6-7 years old and have been in storage for the past three years. They will suit a buyer looking for new speakers. Pickup only. Any questions please ask Pictures: attached
  8. Item: Trade In Sonus Faber Cremona Centre Speaker in Graphite Location: Tivoli Hi-Fi 155 Camberwell Road Hawthorn East VIC 3123 Price: $2000 SNA Members save 20%. $1600 Local Pickup Item Condition: Trade in item with 3 month warranty. Item in Very Good Condition, though the original owner misplaced the Grille years ago Payment Method: Paypal, Cash - Pickup in store, Credit Card including AMEX with no fees or penalties. Extra Info: Cremona Center 4-driver, 3-way, vented-box center speaker For quicker replies please PM Tivoli Hi-Fi staff member James @jimsanwith any questions or extra information needed.
  9. Item: Sonus Faber Cremona (dark grey) Location: Kelvin Grove, Brisbane Price: $4,900 $4400 Item Condition: Excellent, see below Reason for selling: Need cash for other hobby Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Original version, complete with dust covers and boxes. The grilles are made of elastic strings; however, these have lost their elasticity over the years and I do not use them (would be easy to restring though). Condition is very good, however a careless removalist managed to slightly dent the side of the left speaker (pictured). It is barely noticeable, but needs to be mentioned for full disclosure! The boxes are getting a bit old now, so would prefer local pickup. If you would like to arrange a courier, that would be fine so long as you accept responsibility for loss/damage/insurance, etc. If you have any questions, comments, etc then please PM - please do not post below, thanks. Pictures:
  10. Item: Sonus Faber Chameleon B SpeakersLocation: Melbourne CBDPrice: $1,100Item Condition: Virtually brand newReason for selling: Upgrade BugPayment Method: Pickup - Cash, Wire transferExtra Info: Only about 6 months old. With box and papers. New $1,600 - 1,800 AUD. White colour but panels available in multiple colours - see pic.Pictures:
  11. Hi guys! I've recently purchased some Sonus Faber Venere 3.0 speakers off a friend of mine who's moving interstate. I'm running them with a musical fidelity m6si amp and an old, entry level marantz cd player which I'm looking to upgrade. I have very little experience with CD players and frankly don't know where to start, looking for some suggestions so I can start listening to a few players. In terms of a budget, I want something that will do justice to the rest of my equipment, but was looking to spend less than 4 grand. I listen to all kinds of music, including classical, alternative, rock, blues etc, so all over the spectrum. Any suggestions would be nice, Thanks!
  12. Wow ....just wow ! I'm salivating http://audiolifestyle.blogspot.com.au/2014/03/sonus-faber-ex3ma.html?spref=fb&m=1
  13. Melbourne Audio Club monthly meeting - Synergy AV presents Cambridge Audio with Rega and Sonus Faber with Audio Research 8pm Wednesday 20th August, visitors welcome. Willis Room, City of Whitehorse Offices Maroondah Highway (Whitehorse Road), Nunawading Melway Map 48 Ref G9 Contact: 9437 1249 It was eighteen months ago when Synergy AV demonstrated at the club, a new range of entry level speakers from Sonus Faber. This month's meeting sees the return of Synergy AV with another new model from Sonus Faber, and from Cambridge Audio, a patented speaker technology described by them as a "radical innovation". The presentation will consist of two systems, Rega electronics with Cambridge Audio speakers and Audio Research with Sonus Faber. The first system will be an all British affair with a Rega front end comprising of the Apollo CD player plus the Rega DAC. An ELEX-R amplifier will power the system with its 72 watts driving the AERO 2 speakers from Cambridge Audio. The AERO 2's comprise of a 2.25" BMR driver and a 6" woofer. The Balanced Mode Radiator, is a new and patented technology that brings a number of exceptional advantages to audio reproduction. Traditionally tweeter crossover happens at about 3kHz right at the point where our ears are most sensitive. With a BMR driver the cross-over happens at 250Hz, outside of the sensitive hearing frequencies. The meeting will continue with a second system with American electronics and Italian loudspeakers. The Audio Research VSi75 integrated valve amplifier delivers 75Wpc into 8 ohms. The amps output transformers and coupling caps, are the same as those from their Reference 75 power amp. The CD 6 form Audio Research, is a combination of a super high-resolution CD player and Digital-to-Analogue converter all in one compact chassis. The CD 6 offers disc playback via the Phillips Pro 2 transport plus four digital inputs, including USB. Partnering the electronics will be a new model of speaker from Sonus Faber, the OLYMPICA II. This new model continues the Sonus Faber tradition of "handcrafted sound" The "Lyre" shaped speaker is designed with rogressive thickness curvature cabinet walls, with solid walnut vertical clamps. This 3way Floorstander comprises of a 29mm "Arrow Point" Damped Apex Silk Domed tweeter, a 150 mm Midrange, and a 180mm Woofer. All the drivers are a trickle down from their reference speaker, AIDA. Laminar Flow Vents define vertically the cabinet design with a perforated metal grid running the total length of the back panel. Nick Karayanis Program Co-ordinator Ken Tripp Wise and Wonderful Webmaster Melbourne Audio Club, Inc. http://www.melbourneaudioclub.org.au
  14. Item's: Entire audio setup!, Speakers: Sonus Faber Grand Piano Domus in Piano Black (Original, not 'home' version) - wooden shipping crate available. Sonus Faber Wall Domus in Piano Black with original wall mounting hardware. - With original box Sonus Faber Solo Home Center Miller & Kreisel (MK) V-75 MKII 12†Sealed subwoofer. Amplification: Marantz SR7005 AV Receiver in matt black - original box Rotel 1582 2-Channel power amp in matt black - original box Rotel 1565 5-Channel power amp in matt black - original box Audio Lab M-DAC in matt black - L2 Fusion edition (explained below) - original box Misc: JIB High end interconnects and leads. - original box’s Various Optical’s, HDMI’s & Power cords. IR extenders Equipment Rack Location: Perth, North of the river. Price: Sonus Faber Grand Piano Domus in Piano Black - $4,000 - RRP @ time, AUD 7,299.00 Sonus Faber Wall Domus in Piano Black - $1,600 Sonus Faber Solo Home Center, black rapped in leather - $600 Miller & Kreisel (MK) V-75 MKII 12†Sealed subwoofer - black - $500 Marantz SR7005 AV Receiver in matt black - original box - $1,300 Rotel 1582 2-Channel power amp in matt black - original box $1,300 Rotel 1565 5-Channel power amp in matt black - original box $1,100 Audio Lab M-DAC in matt black - L2 Fusion edition - $1,600 Equipment Rack - $150 JIB Stuff - $500 the lot. JIB SB-004 High-end Hi-Fi Cable’s 4x3M. - Original box’s JIB RCA interconnects pairs 1.5M’s - Original boxes Or $10,000 for the lot, I will even set it all up for you and show you how to use it and throw in all the various HDMI's Power and optical cables. Item Condition: Used, but all in immaculate condition with no scratches etc., except for 1 ding to the corner of the rear wall speaker’s housing (not very noticeable) happened when installing . All amp gear is about 1.8 ish years old, the speakers I bought from my old man I am the second owner all ways been respectably powered and not trashed. Reason for selling: Life throws us some bumps in the road… And I am needing the money over the audio nirvana. Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, Bankcheque etc. Extra Info: As all ways it would be nice to try sell it to someone as an entire kit to get them started in the world of Hi-FI & Home Cinema but I am keeping an open mind so for now I will float it as an EOI to test the waters on the off chance someone out there would buy the lot. Everything can be demoed still setup in my listening room I swear if someone was keen on an entire system and had the money to out lay at once I can guarantee one sit in the room and they would be sold! The Audiolab M-DAC needs a special mention if you’re in the know you will know its received a lot of hype and if you know more the guy that created and designed it all split away from audio lab and started his own company ‘LakeWest’ my M-DAC was sent to his workshop and he modified it to have a Home Theatre bypass and paid to have all resistors in the analogue audio stage replaced with Vishay Naked Z-foil’s as it was later apparent by John at lakewest the that china manufacturing process substituted resistors from the original design scope which degraded the sound quality, even though it was still awesome the replacement with the Z-Foils and re-worked power supply rail’s has taken it to another level!. The H/T bypass is great as I can have the M-DAC connected directly to my power amp and play music back in its purest form without any data manipulation (all bit-perfect) and the M-DAC its self really brings the music alive!, the modifications were not cheap as z-foils are expensive !, details below. MDAC L1 “MDAC internal PSU section upgrade (this upgrades 6 of the PSU supply rails around the ESS DAC, reducing modulation spurie by up to x1000 (40dB) around the ESS DAC).†MDAC L2 - which includes the L1 upgrade which my unit has. “Full rebuild (redesign) of the CROSS analogue stage, over 56 components changed in the Analogue section + MDAC L1. Major leap in sound quality. Vishay Naked Z-foil resistors (Toy/Fusion) During development/testing of MDAC L2, results have shown that certain components (resistors) can have a significant effect on sound quality when used in a feedback loop. This upgrade further enhances MDAC L2. Originally, only 4 resistors were considered to be critical, but the revelation around resistors itself led to the idea of replacing all "important" resistors in direct analog signal path by the Z-foil resistors.†You can no longer get your M-DAC modded by John because he's commenced work on the MDAC2 and does not have time to upgrade any more units. The Marantz has not been used for amplification just as a pre-amp, HDMI switcher and other features like AirPlay (overkill I know but I was going to use the on board amps to power other external room speakers) Summary: In summary, this might not be the best of the best but to me and I am sure many others if they had this system, it is the first audio setup I have had that I now say Movie Cinema's are a waste of time because the audio sounds appalling. When I am playing any form of music in 2-Channel playing live LP's for example, I get goose bumps imagining my self there because of the atmosphere and stage it recreates and how real it feels.. I quote from Wikipedia with the key words underlined. "Goose bumps, may involuntarily develop when a person is cold or experiences strong emotions such as fear, nostalgia, pleasure, euphoria, awe"... surely if your system is recreating this you have a good combination of components regardless of price point or brand, and I am not easily impressed. 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  15. I joined this forum a few months ago. This is my first post. I have an interest in digital (ALL) to a stereo (bryston/ sonus faber) and a number of headphones and headphone amps. I have recently acquired a taste for Class A amplification and tubes. Cheers John
  16. Hi all, I have tossed out my CD player and ripped all of my albums into FLAC format! As a result, I have been building a two-channel digital system from the ground up over the last 12 months and I'm now up to the power conditioning and isolation stage. The guiding philosophy has been based on the following principles: 1. The reproduction of music must be accurate and clear 2. Instruments must sound natural, neutral and 'uncoloured' 3. The components must represent value for money (to some degree) The selection of individual pre-loved components followed this acquisition sequence (I already had an Arcam CD36 player on loan): - Speakers: Sonus Faber Cremona Auditors (stand mount) - Amplification: Plinius Tautoro Pre and Plinius SA-201 Power Amp - Source: Replace Arcam CD36 Player with Ayre Acoustics DAC - Interconnects: Replace all generic interconnects with AudioQuest Sky - Speakers: Replace Sonus Fabers with Avalon Ascendants (floor standing) - Speaker cables: Replace generic cables with AudioQuest Redwood The results are great so far, but there is still tweaking to do and the room acoustics aren't great. I am currently in the process of purchasing an Ayre L-5xe power conditioner and some AudioQuest US power cables to experiment with. Really my goal here is to replace my supermarket power board with a solution that won't change or colour my system in any way. I am also looking to invest in a rack system next which will properly isolate each component including footers/feet/cones. Does anyone have any suggestions for a high quality rack system that I can keep for the long term? I am leaning towards Harmonic Resolution Systems (HRS) to tie in with the modern silver theme. I am also interested in anyone's experience with high-end footers/feet/cones. Cheers!
  17. Item: Sonus Faber Cremona Auditor (RRP: $5999) Location: Adelaide (Will post interstate in original packaging at buyers cost) Price: $3300 Item Condition: 8/10 - Fantastic condition with only a couple of faint marks around the handmade housing if you look very hard. Drivers are mint. Great working order Reason for selling: Funding major upgrade Payment Method: Pickup - EFT, COD, Paypal (buyer to cover PayPal fees) Extra Info: These speakers have amazing clarity and surprising bass. They will image beautifully when driven with good gear. Original manufacturers stands were a bit full on for me, so I purchased Lovan isolated stands which are much more elegant - I am happy to do a deal on these as well. See http://www.sumikoaudio.net/sonus/prod_cremonaauditor.htm#spec for technical details. Plenty of glowing reviews going around: http://www.audioreview.com/cat/speakers/floorstanding-speakers/sonus-faber/cremona-auditor/prd_327880_1594crx.aspx and http://www.audioaficionado.org/sonus-faber/909-sonus-faber-cremona-auditors-review-reprint.html Pictures: See below
  18. Synergy Audio Visual presents Sonus Faber, Audio Research and Cambridge Audio. 8pm Wednesday 20th February, visitors welcome. Willis Room, City of Whitehorse Offices Maroondah Highway (Whitehorse Road), Nunawading Melway Map 48 Ref G9 Contact: 9437 1249 Mention the name Sonus Faber and the words “handcrafted sound†comes to mind. A name that lies behind a passion for music and loudspeakers which are considered as “musical instrumentsâ€, Sonus Faber draws its inspiration from the manufacturing criteria of the Lute makers art. Craftsmanship and build quality closer to a fine musical instrument than a piece of hi fi. This craftsmanship continues with a new line of speakers called Venere. Initially unveiled at the Hong Kong Hi Fi Show in August of 2012, this new entry level model continues the classic Lute shaped cabinet. We will be listening to the Venere 2.5, a two and a half way floorstanding speaker housing two 180mm drivers with a 29mm fabric dome tweeter. With a tempered glass top and base, and a high gloss black or white finish to the body, give the speakers a more contemporary look. The electronics partnering these speakers will be Cambridge Audio’s new 851C disc spinner and the matching 851A amplifier, from the company’s prestigious Azur component line-up.More DAC than CD Player, the 851C features a USB 2 input that can accept media files up to 24 –bit/192 Khz and a selectable digital pre-amp via the remote control. The matching 120wpc integrated amplifier, features Cambridge’s proprietary Class XD technology. The meeting will continue with a second system comprising of Audio Research electronics and Sonus Faber Cremona M speakers. Delivering 200wpc and 800 watts dynamically into 4 ohms, the new integrated amplifier from Audio Research employs a unique type of “solid state hybrid†design. Combining a linear analogue power supply with a discrete analogue switching – MOSFET output stage for a highly efficient power output, and low power consumption from the mains. The DSi200 is the first product in the new “Definition Series†from Audio Research. Continuing the Sonus Faber theme for the night, the Cremona M’s are another floor standing model comprising of a 3 way vented box. This Lute shaped design combines a sandwich construction using hand selected wood layers of solid maple, finished off with a medium gloss lacquer that enhances the texture and colour of the wood. The three way comprises of a 150mm midrange, a 25mm ring radiator tweeter, and two 180mm Aluminium/Magnesium drivers take care of the bass. With a number of new components to listen too, from two of the worlds Hi End audio companies, this will be a night not to be missed. Nick Karayanis Program Co-ordinator Ken Tripp Wise and Wonderful Webmaster Melbourne Audio Club, Inc. http://www.melbourneaudioclub.org.au
  19. hi all - having a bit of brain fade but would appreciate your thoughts. so my front speakers are Cremona Auditor M's.... with a sensitivity of 88db/spl. My centre speaker is the Cremona (non-M version, but was too cheap to pass up!) with a sensitivity of 90db/spl. I've now only realised that the centre speaker in Sonus faber's Cremona line up, is matched (sensitivity wise) to the Cremona's - not the auditors (apparently people who want home theatre buy floorstanders). The obvious issue here, is that the sensitivity of the centre speaker makes it difficult to level match the left and right speakers. Yes of course there is a volume trim on the reciever (+ or - 10db) - but unfortunately, -10db still isn't enough for me to get a 75db reading on the SPL meter from the centre speaker (clearly 2db/spl is a big difference in terms of sensitivity!). Is there some way of externally altering a speakers sensitivity? I had a look at "L Pads" - but they look like they have to be soldered inside the speaker itself, which is not a route I want to take. The only solution I've found thus far, is turning down the main volume pot on the reciever to -2.5db whilst the test tones are being output (usually at 0db on the reciever) - and then dialling the other speakers up to match the centre (there is enough scope in the volume trim to get them up to match). In this scenario, I'm guessing my "reference" volume on the reciever would thus be -2.5db, rather than 0db. Any better solutions than the one I'm using? Hope this is as clear as mud!
  20. Item: a pair of Sonus Faber Concertinos on original Sonus Faber stands. Bi-wired. Walnut and leather. Bought about 14 years ago from Encels. Location: South Yarra Price: $1,500 negotiable Item Condition: excellent Reason for selling: trading up to floor standers because the room they are in is very big (5m x 15m) Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal only
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