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  1. Further information: I bought these from an Audio Shop in Caxton St. They are approx. 2m in length. I can't tell what they are but from memory, I bought pair of blue Heaven and a pair of Solar wind but sold one pair locally last year and kept this pair. Although the cables are identical but one has a blue line at the edge and the other one is clear. Perhaps someone here who is familiar with Nordost cables and can help identify with further info. Apart from that, one terminal has recently broke off but can be re-connected if you are a bit handy. Cables have a few creases but no major bend or breakages ( apart from what mentioned above). A arrow direction has been marked on both cable as per photo. Cable is silver in colour and no oxidisation whatsoever Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  2. Further information: Made up this in my own system a while ago. Great cable. Lots of reviews. Just don’t use it anymore Price is includes postage Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved. L
  3. Item: Nordost Hemidall 2 Headphone Cable for Audeze 2m Location: Adelaide Price: $SOLD Item Condition: Mint Reason for selling: Selling headphone rig Payment Method: Pickup, Cash, EFT, Paypal (buyer pays all transaction fees and postage) Extra Info: Mint condition, locally purchased headphone cables with balanced 4-pin XLR connection with both 6.5 and 3.25mm jack. One of the best headphone cables on the market and a massive improvement on stock cables. Used infrequently for dedicated head-fi rig. Photos:
  4. Item: Solid Silver digital cable 1/2 metre Location: Beautiful Brissy Price: $50 inc Aust post express post Item Condition: perfect Reason for selling: NLR Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: I made this cable for my own system. But have changed direction and no longer need. This cable gives unbelievable detail without compromising bass. Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  5. A new and improved version of the Curious usb cable has been released (Curious Evolved), has anyone heard it yet? How does it compare to the original?
  6. Item: Chord Power Cable (AUS) 1.5m (C15) Location: Glen Waverley/Mount Waverley Price: $195 (RRP: $400) Item Condition: Very Good Reason for selling: No longer needed Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Nice sounding power cable. Clear improvement over stock cables. Note: I will endeavor to ship the cables or have them picked up within 1 working day of purchase. However, I will be interstate Wednesday onward so if cables are purchased after Tuesday, I will only be able to ship or make it available for pick up the following Monday. Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  7. I see the latest Luxman speaker cables have this wire called a "drain wire". Does anyone have any idea what it is meant to do because I'm confused as to its intended purpose. http://www.luxman.com/product/detail.php?id=31 It seems to be utilized in the interconnects as well.
  8. Item: Silver Audio 'Silver Breeze' tonearm cable DIN to RCA 1.2m Location: Bendigo Price: $400 Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: Tonearm now sold, not required Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: The Silver Audio 'Silver Breeze' tonearm cable has been around for years and has maintained its status as one of the best phono cables available. Plenty of positive reviews all over the forums. Has the Cardas right angle DIN connector and retro-fitted with Eichmann KLEI Absolute Harmony silver RCA connectors at preamp end (Cardas silver solder). Also have the original WBT0108 silver RCA connectors which will come with the cable. Photos:
  9. Item: Wireworld Coax Cable Location: brisbane Price: $70 Item Condition: Perfect Reason for selling: upgraded Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Wireworld Coax Starlight 6 cable - 0.5m Long RCA to BNC Termination Will consider swap for similar Wireworld RCA to RCA digital Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  10. Item: Isotek EVO3 Premier Power Cable 1.5m Location: Kew Victoria Price: $135 + shipping Item Condition: excellent Reason for selling: too large Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: purchased this from Carlton Audio 6 weeks ago unfortunately the amp I'm using at the moment is longer and therefore the front of the amp now sits out over the cabinet it is sitting on more than I can aesthetically deal with. Carlton Audio lent me 4 power chords in the $250 to $300 range. All of them sounded way better than standard cable. However I felt the other 3 reduced bass punch a little, where Isotek Premier did not at all. Chime in with suggestions of power chord with smaller plug units particularly at the amp end as I'm back to kettle chord. I stupidly threw out the box, so it's not included Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  11. Item: Focal Utopia aftermarket cables with XLR connection Price Range: $200-$400 Item Condition: New or Used Extra Info: Does anyone have something of interest they might want to part ways with? Please don't forget to report your post as FOUND when possible. (You can now delete this text).
  12. Hello All I certainly can't say I'm an expert in audio, and know even less about electronics. I'm hoping for some answers to a few questions primarily to do with earthing/grounding, and also how amps connected to the same DAC may influence each other. I've been undertaking some A/B tests using a 3.5 mm A/B switch, an RCA A/B switch, and a 4-pin XLR one, which I'd modified from a 3-pin switch. All switches were Sescom switches, bi-directional, and a photo of the XLR version is below, and the setups relevant to my questions are Config 1 and Config 2 below. The original wiring diagram of the 3pin switch is below, and it's purpose in pro-audio is naturally going to be different to hifi (mono long cable runs vs mono/stereo short cable runs, comparatively). Note that whether the pin numbering is actually correct I don't know, but I'm not sure that it really matters for these questions. So my questions: 3-pin XLR switch 1) With the cable shield being passed to pin 1, does joining all three connector grounds do anything? 2) Given pin 1 isn't switched, won't whatever interference collected by the A/B shields be passed through to each other and whatever the I/O is (and vice versa)? If so, is this an issue and how? 4-pin XLR switch 3) Assuming either the Config 1 or Config 2 setup is being used, and the XLR cables between the switch and the Amps do have the shields soldered to the connector housing, if the connector housings were electrically connected like they were with the 3-pin setup, will there be any impact on the signals from either Amp to the headphones? 4) Some headphone cables (with shields) either do or don't have the shields soldered to the connector. Assuming all connectors in the switch are electrically connected like the 3-pin setup, will there be any difference in the sound signature with a shielded vs non-shielded headphone cable? Config 1 vs Config 2 5) Using one DAC as per Config 2, two 3 pin XLR (or RCA cables) will be needed with a Y-splitter. This electrically connects both Amps and assuming they're both running, will one Amp influence the other? That is, will the signal change? Thanks in advance for any responses
  13. Item Number 1: JW Audio Cryo Nova speaker cables, 2.5m pair, bi-wire (don't miss the bi-wire bit, it's important) Location: Nanango 4615 Price: $45 (includes postage to the eastern states of Oz) Now Sold. Item Condition: As new. Reason for selling: Bought them for my Osborn Eclipse speakers way back when, just found them again during a clean out of my cable box. Can't use them now as I don't have speakers that are bi-wireable. Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Link to manufacturers site: https://www.jwaudio.net/Cryo-Nova-Speaker-Cables.html Pictures: Item Number 2: QED Silver Anniversary XT Bi-Wire SPOFC with X-Tube Technology. 2.7 meters long. Location: Nanango 4615 Price: $55 Now sold. Item Condition: Excellent and unused. Reason for selling: Uncovered them in the same box as the JW pair above. Unused for many years so out they go. Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Pictures: Item: Little Blue Penguin's Taranui speaker cables, NOT bi-wired. These are plaited Cat-5 speaker cables. Location: Nanango 4615 Price: $50 per pair plus postage (postage on these might be a bit high, they weigh 2kg per pair and are probably going to have to be boxed as they certainly can't be rolled up very tight) Item Condition: As new, one pair still has the shrink wrap covers on the banana plugs. Reason for selling: Again, sitting in a box for far too long. Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: These cables are about as thick as a 20 cent piece. Pictures:
  14. Item: Location: 6150 Price: $300 Item Condition: As new Reason for selling: No longer need, using LS50W Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: 3 metre pair, factory terminated Pictures:
  15. Item: Kimber Kable Hero-HB 1 mtr WBT102AG-MXLR Location: Melbourne Price: AUD$150.00 o.n.o. Item Condition: Almost new with original Pelican case Reason for selling: Not using anymore. Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: RCA to XLR interconnects https://www.kimber.com/products/HERO-HB For review check out - http://www.theabsolutesound.com/articles/2017-editors-choice-interconnects-and-speaker-cables-part-1/ Pictures:
  16. Item: Analysis Plus Solo Crystal Interconnect with locking RCA - 1m pair Location: Hobart Price: $210.00 plus freight Item Condition: very good Reason for selling: no longer required Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Purchased off SNA about 1 year ago but in storage most of this time due to a silver solid core loaner suiting my system better. Great cable nevertheless with excellent build quality. RRP is around $860. Age unknown. Original packaging. Pictures:
  17. Item: Tara Labs RSC M2 Speaker Cable 2.5m Location: Melbourne Price: $500 Item Condition: excellent Reason for selling: surplus Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: has both spade and banana plug termination options. Very low hours. These aren’t the biwire version Pictures:
  18. Item: ETI Kryo Rca 1m interconnects solid core silver and copper Location: Beautiful Brissy Price: $130 inc postage Item Condition: perfect Reason for selling: NLR. Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: I have been making some new cable designs using ETI research Kryo termination. This one has pure solid core silver twisted with pure solid core copper. This is a very balanced cable with wonderful detail and great bass. A mature cable it has been descrided as. Pictures:
  19. Item: OCOS Speaker Cable 2.4m Pair Location: Richmond, Victoria Price: $100 Item Condition: Used Reason for selling: Not in use Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Ocos cables, now quite hard to come by, all the rave when used with Dynaudio speakers, but have had these on several other types of speakers and there is no denying how beautifully they present the signal with depth, clarity and imaging. Ocos speaker cables are a unique coaxial design that deliver constant impedance over the entire frequency spectrum which translates to an exquisite transparency and neutrality few cables I've had can deliver Pictures:
  20. Item: Chord Mojo + Chord Mojo Cable Pack Location: Melbourne (Greensborough) Price: $675 firm including postage within Aus. Item Condition: Excellent, no marks, still in original box Reason for selling: rarely used, moving to hifi setup with a CXN. Payment Method: cash or bank transfer, PayPal ok Extra Info: I purchased this on a trip to Japan last year (still have the receipt) to work with my Sonorous Final III headphones, however I never really got the time to use it properly. It has mainly been used in-line with the laptop into the hifi amp. It has had about 30-40hrs run time and still works perfectly. The cable pack still has all the items in there with only the Y-Cable for the computer being used. The Mojo itself is a seriously capable unit and needs no introductions on its quality and sound and operates exactly as expected. Any questions feel free to PM me. Pictures:
  21. Item: Moon Audio - Black Dragon V2 Headphone Cable Location: Sydney, Inner West Price: $240 ono (A2A Price @ $399) + postage Item Condition: New - Unopened Reason for selling: No Longer Required Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: I bought this cable from A2A about a year ago to use with my HD650 headphones. Headphones were sold the next day, so the cable has been siting unopened in my cupboard ever since. Headphone Type: Sennheiser Length: 1.5m Termination: 4 pin XLR https://addictedtoaudio.com.au/products/moon-audio-dragon-cables-black-dragon-v2-fostex-4xlr-5ft Pictures:
  22. Any old excuse for a Poll. It's just been too long. I made myself some RG213-U speaker cables long ago and used them on and off until now they are a bit frail and their terminations (serviceable but not great to begin with) and now getting fairly ratty. So, since I no longer have access to a decent shed full of tools I asked Geoff of Aurealis audio to make me up a set, and he did. Of course he used higher quality spades and bananas than my original pair and added some nice looking braid as well, so my new pair is much nicer to look at than my old pair (which is soon to be recycled for bits). Nicely finished. And labeled too. Fancy! What's that, you want to see a pic of my old pair. No, you don't. You really don't. Trust me on this. The reason I built a pair of speaker cables out of RG213-U in the first place was that it was touted as the lowest inductance cable that you could get your hands on at a decent price. And for speaker cables inductance is an important quality, so I bought some and put a pair together. Their performance was good, often not noticeable as better or worse than any of the other speaker cable pairs I have had... but not always. The big plus of these babies was made clear to me when I tried them out with my Halcro power amp. That's right, $40-odd dollar speaker cables used with an eye-wateringly expensive power amp, yep. Once I'd tried them together no other speaker cables quite lived up to the RG213, the bass weight of the Halcro just didn't sound as good with anything else. This did seem odd to me, but you know, stranger things and all that, probably a synergy thing, so I filed that info away for possible later use and moved on. Move forwards to now and I've got a fancy new set that I was thinking of using as my standard cables for all my amp evaluating. I have more expensive cables but many of the amps I write up are $3K and below and no-one is going to use $1K cables with these so nice cheap-and-effective speaker cables seem like a good idea. But, it turns out that they have a pretty distinct sound. I discovered this a few days ago while having a preliminary listen to a borrowed Naim XS 2 (which I intended to be listening to today). At first I thought that the Naim had an extremely good top end and mid range but the bass was big, broad and prominent, slow and muddled and not very deep. The vocals were some of the best I had ever heard and the musicality was simply astounding but that bass was quite the let down. Changing speaker cables brought the bass speed and detail back up and removed the muddled effect but it took a little of the musicality with it. Still a good amp but one that now sounds different enough that I need another few hours to get used to it before I start making notes on it. So, that's why the Poll (not that we need a reason, that's just a bonus). Any others out there with RG213-U speaker cable experience?
  23. Item: Nordost RED DAWN LS Interconnect 1 metre pair Location:Adelaide Price: $320 Item Condition: Good Reason for selling: system requires different lengths Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info:Apears on australian sites new for $600 i will forward in original packing I will further package for post and Buyer will pay for postage I purchased in Australia in the photo you will notice my small tweek consisting of fibre glass tape with cable tie attached ...I can easily remove and there is no damage to the Rca plugs as a result..I cant say i noticed any difference but certainly firmed up the connection physically to the components i used.....I have a 0.6 metre pair also listed Pictures:
  24. Item: Nordost RED DAWN LS interconnect 0.6 metre length Location: Adelaide Price: 230 Item Condition: good Reason for selling: i require different lengths for my system Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info:Apears on australian sites new for over $500 i will forward in original packing I will further package for post and Buyer will pay for postage I purchased in Australia .....I have a one metre pair also listed Pictures:
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