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  1. Further information: For Sale is the Wilson Watch Dog 2 Subwoofer - A passive subwoofer with Watch controller. This is one of the finest subwoofers ever built and for this very reason Wilson Audio have kept this the same for over 15 years! While they have upgraded and added onto their speakers in some cases twice over. The Watch Dog has remained. Perfection cannot be improved on. As this is a passive subwoofer it needs a Mono amplifier - I have paired it with an Audio Research DS450m which is an explosive combination. Every item has its original box so shipping is certainly not a problem. The WATCH Dog is an ultra-high-performance, compact, passive subwoofer. There’s a widespread myth that since subwoofers operate in the low to subsonic frequency range, the sonic quality of the amplifier used to drive them is not critical. Couple that with the fact that FTC-mandated criteria for power amplifier specifications don’t apply to active subwoofers—a loophole which allows manufacturers to wildly inflate performance claims for what are, in many cases (no pun intended) the severely sub-standard amplifiers built into their subwoofers. The finish is Wilson ivory which is an upgrade colour. I estimate this sub package to have only 150 hours of use since new. For the asking price you are effectively paying less than retail for the amp or controller and getting the rest of the package for free. RRP of the entire package was around 35k. Listed price is exclusive to SNA members. A brand new set of original spikes aka "puppy paws" are included. https://www.wilsonaudio.com/products/watch-dog/watch-dog-subwoofer Photos:
  2. A completely new direction for me, so I'm starting a new thread. Adding this to the old thread did not make sense. Said I'd stay away from valve pwr amps; and had reservations about horns, but stuff comes up and I made a change to what I never envisaged. It sounds good, but still more changes to come. From Magneplanar 20.7 to Trio XD. From AVM MA 8.2 to AR Ref 160M. From Koetsu Onyx to Ortofon MC Anna. The Onyx had a low output resulting in the phonostage running out of gain on the MG20.7. The MC Anna has even lower output, but luckily the change to Trio XD gives me plenty of gain to easily cover the low output of the MC Anna. For over two decades I have not been happy with my analog set up. It has under performed. I think I needed to use a step up transformer for the Onyx and have the Onyx retipped by Koetsu. With the MC Anna I love my analog sound. The Trio is not flat to 100hz. The REL does not go much above 120hz. We have a problem Houston. No midbass in the current setup. I've been moving the subs around, but there is no cure for component limitations. (See Later, I changed Trio setup). These pictures are ugly, but I'm an audiophile not a bloomin' home decorator. The setup is Ortofon MC Anna on Graham 1.5t on Aura tt. AR ph8 phonostage. AR Ref 6 preamp. AR Ref 160M pwr amp. Trio XD maiin speakers. REL 212se subs. Cables are Audioquest and Synergistic Research. Two dedicated 20A circuits and 2 dedicated 15A circuits. Custom fuses on any component that needs them. They do reduce noise floor.
  3. Item: Audio Research VSi60, Martin Logan EM-ESLs (pair), Auralic mini, power conditioning and all cabling Location: Fitzroy, VIC 3065 Price: $5000 for the lot (prefer no split) Item Condition: Excellent all round, Auralic a bit yellowed from sun. Reason for selling: Cashflow crisis Payment Method: Pickup only - Cash, COD Only Extra Info: Amp and speakers were listed separately, now throwing in the other items to get this sold, due to a cashflow crisis (still ongoing!) forcing me to part with the system I always dreamed of. It’s all boxed up now at my home for quick sale, all in perfectly sweet working order, looks as new - with the exception of the Auralic mini. Really can’t deal with organizing shipping but am happy for an intermediary to hand over cash and collect for a courier. Sorry- lots going on! The amp alone is worth the $5k 🤦🏼‍♂️ Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  4. Item: Looking at mono block options from Krell to Boulder to PS Audio to Vitus. AVM or ARC but great dual mono single case amps considered. Price Range: Have a very large prefrence to swap for my Gryphon Sonata pre amp and Gryphon Antileon Signature class A power A Item Condition: New or Used - Used probably Extra Info: Size is a consideration the gryphon power amp is 90 kilos and too long ( just a bit too large for mr room. rack etc so looking at options )
  5. Item: Audio Research D400 Mkii Power Amp, 200W/channel @8ohm Location: Brisbane Price: $1800 Item Condition: Very good for age Reason for selling: Downsizing audio equipment Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Link to Audio Research specs: ARCDB - D400 WWW.ARCDB.WS I have owned this powerful solid state amp for many years. It can handle pretty much any speaker you wish to play with it. Its now a bit big for my needs and doesn't get used much. There is thin vertical scratch on the left sidefront fascia. It may be able to be polished out. I have left it alone as it doesn't affect the sound. This a 240v model. Happy to demo for anyone interested. Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  6. Item: Audio Research SP14 Tube Preamp with Phono Stage in Excellent Condition Location: Leichhardt Price: $3,500. Item Condition: Pre owned Reason for selling: Clearance Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Credit card on pick up, Direct deposit Extra Info: Can freight at extra cost Here is a familiar name among many audio enthusiasts around the world "Audio Research" These guys have made some of the best preamps and power amps for the keen music lovers. This is a single-chassis unit, shares an outward appearance with the SP9 Mk.II, with half again as many knobs and twice the number of toggle switches. Exceptional sounding and transparent phono stage, with a build quality like a sherman tank. Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
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