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  1. Item: Focus Corrente road bike Location: Lane Cove 2066 Price: 1000 neg (will donate to Stereonet once sold) Item Condition:9.5/10 Reason for selling:surplus Payment Method: Pickup - Cash Extra Info: Shimano XT full hydraulic disc brakes kit Shimano ice tech rt98 discs front and back Race face single speed front chain ring Continental Speed King CX 32mm tires BBB full carbon seat post Bontrager saddle with titanium rails BBB carbon wrapped aluminum stem and flat bar Bontrager RL grips Shimano Tiagra drivetrain Would suit someone around 5 foot 7 mark. Bike presents in as new condition, with a lot of parts that have been upgraded. Original retail was over $1500 and the upgraded parts alone without install will come close to $1000 Frame is made in Germany and the quality of the build is superior to alot of bikes in this price bracket. It has been converted to single speed at the front yet you are still able to have a great range of gears for all sorts of terrain. It is a featherweight coming in at 9.7kg complete. Would be an ideal first bike without wanting anything else down the track. Bike comes with continental tyres, so nothing to spend long term, just enjoy Photos:
  2. Hi Guys Moved house so looking to downsize my HT speakers. Selling a pair of Rosewood X32 towers in rosewood and matching X22 centre channel. Really want to keep these but new room is really small so rear porting is causing room modes and puting the foam plugs doesn't do these speakers justice. My loss is your gain and you definitly wont be disapointed! As new condition and lovingly cared for. Run with quality Parasound Halo amp and seldom driven loud. Purchased new and under a year old, X32 are only just breaking and X22 has only had about 30 Hrs use as I mainly listen to 2ch Awsome sound stage these speakers simply disapear, detailed with great bottom end can listen to them all day, I have all the original packaging and reciets. Located in Melbourne South East If interested X32 -$2300 X22 -$600
  3. Item: Focus Corrente Road bike Location: Lane Cove 2066 Price: $1000 Item Condition:9.5/10 Reason for selling: surplus Payment Method: Pickup - Cash Extra Info: Shimano XT full hydraulic disc brakes kit Shimano ice tech rt98 discs front and back Race face single speed front chain ring Continental Speed King CX 32mm tires BBB full carbon seat post Bontrager saddle with titanium rails BBB carbon wrapped aluminum stem and flat bar Bontrager RL grips Shimano Tiagra drivetrain  Would suit someone around 5 foot 7 mark. Bike presents in as new condition, with a lot of parts that have been upgraded. Original retail was over $1500 and the upgraded parts alone without install will come close to $1000 Frame is made in Germany and the quality of the build is superior to alot of bikes in this price bracket. It has been converted to single speed at the front yet you are still able to have a great range of gears for all sorts of terrain. It is a featherweight coming in at 9.7kg complete. Would be an ideal first bike without wanting anything else down the track. Bike comes with continental tyres, so nothing to spend long term, just enjoy Pictures:
  4. Item: Dynaudio XEO2/XEO4/Focus 200XD Location: Melbourne Hi guys, I need to upgrade my system, so anybody want to sell a pair of Dynaudio XEO2/ XEO 4/Focus 200XD. Please inbox me if you want to sell, I prefer the items in Melbourne, but located in another cities are fine, my friends will come to see. Better if you want to sell their stands as well. The price is negotiable. Thank you guys
  5. Item: Dynaudio Focus 160 Stand-mount/Bookshelf Loudspeakers Location: Adelaide Price: $1600 Item Condition: Very good, drivers and visible cabinet pristine, some marking on bases from stands Reason for selling: Upgraded to Contour S1.4LEs and previously arranged buyer has gone AWOL. Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Checkvault Escrow, COD Only, Direct Deposit. Extra Info: I have spent some wonderful listening time with these speakers. They are everything people say they are, and to my ears, compete well with the Kef LS50s for finesse without being without the worry about a bit of bass content damaging the drivers. Dynaudio have a long history of high power driver production and they continue to shine. The tweeters are, well, I tried to explain them to a friend and all I could come up with was "perfect". They have all the charm of the lower tier Esotecs and the old D28II without any of the subtle (?), musical, but ultimately artificial, perhaps even etched sounding "hi-fi" sparkle that those used to have. They're just extremely natural at all playing levels. Certainly they're an upgrade from the Esotec tweeters in the Excite range. I bought these from another SNA member, Mercado1008 and he from another SNA'er - the original ad is here: The bases have some marking from stands - not visible in normal operation and the rest of the cabinets, and most importantly the drivers, are all pristine (no tweeter creases here) and just beautiful in Rosewood, and I think they look much more luxurious than in the gloss black or white - drivers are perfect and they will ship in the original box and packing. Oh, I thought I'd add one comment that was made about the Focus vs Excite crossovers I read which I thought confirmed my listening experience - on the difference between the lines a chap from Dynaudio said: "The capacitors in the Focus are all Solen film type. The Excite are a combination of Bennic electrolytic and BC film. The coils in the Focus are all air core while the Excite will have at least one iron core coil. And the resistors in the Focus are ceramic but they are chosen for their resistance to temperature drift. The ones in the Excite are your basic ceramic types. Hope that helps." So perhaps there is more than just the better tweeter contributing to the audible improvement over the X18 in particular which has the same bass unit? Air cored inductors allow lower distortion playback, especially at higher levels, than iron cored ones which allows them to retain their composure and open soundstage in complex passages. Longevity is also improved capacitor-wise. All good reasons to invest the extra cash in going to the Focus line generally. Dynaudio reps confirm that the bass unit is not the same either between the X18 and the Focus 160. The X18 does however have a "Focus class" with respect to former, voicecoil etc, bass driver - but it's a different unit and not interchangeable. So with different tuning (X18 is midrange centric for better sub integration - Focus 160 is fuller in the bass for better standalone operation), crossover components, cabinet construction and drvers about the only respect that the X18 replaces the Focus 160 is in being about the same size.. and perhaps in a sales pitch toward someone who isn't going to buy from the Confidence series or the older-designed (pre current facelift) Contour series. I did a lot of research in buying these and few people have anything but good things to say about them. Even a Confidence C1 owner said he had fond recollections of them and to go ahead and buy them. High praise indeed.
  6. Hi all, I'm not writing a complaint as such but has anyone else had issues with their JVC X500, or related, where it doesn't seem to stay in focus? Every time I turn it on I need to refocus it. Even if I save the lens memory and recall it, it doesn't seem to remember the focus, it's slightly off. Even after watching an hour or two of content it seems a little out of focus again. It's only minor but I can tell and am fixing it constantly. My screen is a fixed frame just for reference. If anyone has had the same and found a way to fix please let me know. Thanks
  7. Item: Dynaudio Focus 160 Stand-mount/Bookshelf Loudspeakers Location: Adelaide, SA Price: 1650 Item Condition: Excellent - with the caveat of some marking on the bases being present from the stands. Can provide more pictures. Reason for selling: They were bought to evaluate the returns available in moving up the line. Conclusion - well worth it over the similarly sized Excites or BM actives - or even over the Focus 110s if you need more headroom/bandwidth though they are also a lovely speaker also I think, within their limits. Payment Method: Pickup with Cash, Shipping with Paypal, Direct deposit or by Checkvault escrow payment. I've used them as a buyer and they were great. Flat fee of $25 with the only penalty being the extra funds clearance delay of a day or three at www.checkvault.com.au (I have no affiliation of course - just a happy customer.) Extra Info: I have spent some time with these fantastic speakers. They are everything people say they are, and to my ears, compete well with the Kef LS50s for finesse without being without the worry about a bit of bass content damaging the drivers. Dynaudio have a long history of high power driver production and they continue to shine. The tweeters are, well, I tried to explain them to a friend and all I could come up with was "perfect". They have all the charm of the lower tier Esotecs and the old D28II without any of the subtle (?), musical, but ultimately artificial, perhaps even etched sounding "hi-fi" sparkle that those used to have. They're just extremely natural at all playing levels. Certainly they're an upgrade from the Esotec tweeters in the Excite range. I bought these from another SNA member, Mercado1008 and he from another SNA'er - the original ad is here: The bases have some marking from stands - as they came to me - but that's not visible in normal operation and the rest of the cabinets are pristine and just beautiful in Rosewood, and I think they look much more luxurious than in the gloss black or white - drivers are perfect and they will ship in the original box and packing. Oh, I thought I'd add one comment that was made about the Focus vs Excite crossovers I read which I thought confirmed my listening experience - on the difference between the lines a chap from Dynaudio said: "The capacitors in the Focus are all Solen film type. The Excite are a combination of Bennic electrolytic and BC film. The coils in the Focus are all air core while the Excite will have at least one iron core coil. And the resistors in the Focus are ceramic but they are chosen for their resistance to temperature drift. The ones in the Excite are your basic ceramic types. Hope that helps." So perhaps there is more than just the better tweeter contributing to the audible improvement over the X18 in particular which has the same bass unit? Air cored inductors allow lower distortion playback, especially at higher levels, than iron cored ones which allows them to retain their composure and open soundstage in complex passages. Longevity is also improved capacitor-wise. All good reasons to invest the extra cash in going to the Focus line generally. *end muse*
  8. Item: Dynaudio Focus 110A Price Range: $800-1000 Item Condition: New or Used (as-new) Extra Info:
  9. Update - over a month on from my email to prompt a reply from mid last year, and I have only received a reply from the accounts rep I have been emailing saying he has CC'd in reply the two staff from tech department for an update, however no reply from them. At this point I am losing faith in their ability to address this, as A) it is coming up to almost 2 years since flagging this issue and there are already a new range of projectors released. Before I prompt BenQ for a reply, again, I wanted to run an idea past everyone here. Could I perhaps request that the projector be replaced, however with one of the new models that fits in to the line in the same manner that the W1500 did aka the new HT4050 (US) / W3000 (EU/AU). From my understanding, the new HT4050/W3000 slots in similarly to their line up as did the W1500. An option may be to request them to replace my W1500 with the W3000 and include the wireless kit, as this will approximate a like for like replacement. Thoughts on this idea? Thanks buddy. I mean I paid around AUD2000 for this, so I wouldn't call it exactly cheap. Either way, the issue does seem excessive. They are getting the emails, as they confirm when they receive, just the tech department seems to be off on perpetual vacation. Pretty disappointing for BenQ if I'm honest
  10. 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
  11. Item: Dynaudio Excite X32 Floorstanding Speakers Location: Melbourne Price: $1400 $1300 Item Condition: Used (mint condition) Reason for selling: Upgrading to Focus series Payment Method: Cash, Bank Transfer, Can ship interstate Extra Info: Purchased new from Stereophonic 2 years ago. Comes with original packaging, original receipt, foam pugs and floor spikes. These are in as new condition with no scratches or dents. Well cared for in dedicated music room and run with quality Parasound Halo amp. see below link to reviews http://www.whathifi.com/Review/Dynaudio-Excite-X32/ http://www.hometheater.com/content/dynaudio-excite-speaker-system
  12. So I purchased a new pair of Focus 160s from Douglas as a Christmas present to myself in 2011 and I've been thoroughly enjoying them since pairing them up with my Plinius Hautonga earlier this year. Now I've come across a pair of S1.4s selling for cheaper than what I paid for my 160s and I'm seriously considering upgrading. My question is, would the S1.4s be a step up from the brand new Focus 160 line, considering the 160 utilizing newer hardware? Also I'm unaware of how old these S1.4s are, would it be worth going from brand new pair of 160s to older speakers?
  13. Item: Dynaudio Focus 110 in maple Location: Clayton, Melbourne Price: $999 pickup or buyer pays postage Item Condition: Very good Reason for selling: More speakers incoming, gotta move some on. Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, Direct Deposit Extra Info: The Focus 110's are typical Dynaudo - impressive bass with a nice smooth midrange and sparkly highs. Anyone who has owned or heard speakers from the Focus range will tell you that they have a warmer sound which is never fatiguing. I found the 110's to be smoother than my Excite X12's with a more extended treble response. Bass was much stronger too, thanks no doubt to the larger driver and enclosure. These are in very good condition and will come in their original box with manual and foam bungs. More info: http://www.dynaudio.com/int/home_loudspeaker_systems/focus/focus_110.php Review: http://www.whathifi.com/Review/Dynaudio-Focus-110/ Pics:
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