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  1. Item: Graham Slee Accession MC Location: Lane Cove, NSW Price: $1300 for pick up, $1350 for postage within Australia inc. insurance Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: Upgraded Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal Extra Info: As you can see from the photos this unit is in immaculate condition and comes with all the original packaging. It was purchased brand new from Wyndham Audio in June 2018 and was in use for about 12 months. I am selling purely because I decided to upgrade a few months ago. The Accession MC provides four different input impedance settings (500, 300, 100 and 75 ohms). It also has several different EQ settings which are easily switchable from the front panel - RIAA which is the standard for most records, American & British which caters for the NAB & FFRR standards used in the 40s and 50s and also CA/Flat (which is what the record sounds like without any equalisation after the Accession has applied its cartridge equalisation). For further info on this I suggest going to the GS website https://www.hifisystemcomponents.com/phono-preamps/accession-mc-phono-preamp.html I have also included a screen shot of the specs with the photos below. I have owned a few different Graham Slee units over the years and they never fail to impress, to say they punch weigh above their weight is a massive understatement. I honestly have no idea how they manage to create such wonderfully detailed and authentic sound that is utterly transparent for such a reasonable price and in such a tiny package. If you would like to read a detailed review of this unit please go here: http://v2.stereotimes.com/post/graham-slee-accession-mc-moving-coil-phono-preamplifier/ If you have any questions please feel free to get in touch and I'll try to answer to the best of my ability. Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  2. Item: Graham Slee SOLO Ultra Linear Diamond Edition headphone amplifier Location: Canberra ACT Price: $800 Item Condition: as new Reason for selling: I no longer use so selling items for someone else to enjoy Payment Method: Cash, Paypal (buyer pays fees or pays as friend and family), bank transfer Extra Info: Balance of valvey smoothness with detailed clarity and "effortless" dynamics "Always-on" for optimum sound quality Ultra low noise - suits IEMs too! High-side output current - greater control for "difficult" headphones Two inputs - for two sources or "tape loop" Headphone impedance-ranging volume control - no gain switches! PSU1 linear power supply HiFi Choice recommended https://www.hifisystemcomponents.com/headphone-amplifiers/solo-ultra-linear-de-headphone-amplifier.html Pictures:
  3. The phono stars aligned themselves for me this afternoon. Firstly thanks Cheeky and the Graham Slee loner program I had a Fanfare and Reflex-C. Secondly another SNA member loaned me his Whest PS.20. Finally, the family took a field trip without me and I was home alone. The Dynavector P75 mkii has been my staple phono this year. Seemed like a good time to kick 90db+ and have a duel. No doubt I’ll make a few technical errors and hopefully the analog consigliere won’t need to whack me. I’ll quickly start with the Graham Slee Fanfare; a modestly priced dedicated fixed loading MC. I just want to say that for the price the Fanfare and its MM brethren the Gram Amp 2 SE are the best budget phono’s I’ve heard. Forget that Cambridge they sold you when you got your first Rega/Pro-ject/whatever, forget those cheap tube things that will not really improve that much by tube rolling. These two are the real deal! I’m moving on without saying much as the Fanfare was very similar in signature to the Reflex-C only it didn’t have the same grip and lost a bit of composure when things got loud and complex. Still, if I had to choose my first phono again the Fanfare or Gram Amp would be it. Ok, onto to the next dish, the Graham Slee Reflex-C; again a dedicated fixed loading MC only this on comes with a fancy PSU. Flatter and wider than the Fanfare the Reflex-C is small enough to tuck away and big enough to still show off. That perhaps describes the phono well – a bit of a show off. I listened to this one for 4 days of foot tapping and grinning. A nice wide soundstage, buckets of bass and just a general sense of exuberance in its presentation. I found myself replaying the same sides of LP’s just cause things were sounding so fun. A couple highlights on the listening front. Firstly due to the generous bass rock and metal sounded superb. Tool’s Undertow was as dark and menacing as it’s ever been and the guitars just sounded so chunky and rich. Yello’s touch was absolutely cavernous but perhaps the biggest joy came from Talking Head’s Little Creatures. I hadn’t these songs since back in the day and the Reflex-C rendered them with real power. I was very impressed and could have easily listened to this one all day. A quick note on the Slee gear – both the Fanfare and Reflex-C like being left on and I felt they improved over several days of being on. Next I switched back to my Dynavector P75 Mk II: a MM/MC switchable phono with variable loading and a special setting that I don’t care to explain. The Dynavector had noticeably less gain than the Slee phono’s that perhaps made it sound a little understated. Its bass is not as deep but it is very nicely controlled. The Dynavector is very smooth and controlled in general. Anything where vocals and strings mixed it was sublime and it did a really nice job keeping the dupstep of Zomby sounding musical. It’s does an incredible job of keeping Leonard Cohen’s Old Ideas in line with great realism. I’ve found on other phono’s, including the Slee’s, his voice can become overcooked. Generally this has been a very easy to live with phono that can play all types of music without fuss. It treats poor recording with kindness and lets good recordings shine. Lastly was the Whest PS.20; a MM/MC switchable phono with a shiny separate power supply and variable loading – only to change the loading you need to order special pins. I didn’t think I was going to get this one going as finding out how to set it up took a little work and I didn’t have a US power cable on hand. But I’m so glad I got it all together. WOW! It’s just so clean and tight – I never new I had a top end until now. It’s also got truckloads of gain. So loud. It’s way may expensive than the other units so to make a comparison hardly seems fair. The Whest is very detailed and I just kept on hearing new things. I found myself just grabbing album after album and only playing 1 track just to see what this baby would do. Trentemoller’s Last Resort and Pantha Du Prince’s Black Noise were spectacular and it really latched onto all the instruments in Led Zeppelin’s Black Dog. As a negative sometimes the Whest suffered from Audiophile forwardness. I didn’t enjoy Tool or Metallica nearly as much as on the Slee. It was just a bit much with volume. To conclude I enjoyed all the phono stages. I couldn’t pick a favorite as they all had their own strong points. I can see why so many vinyl nuts have got more than one rig. Both the Reflex-C and Whest were very exciting in their own way…the Dynavector remained the golden mean. Perhaps I’ll become a phono junky. Compared to elements in the analog chain they are relatively to change around and compare and have a significant effect on the sound of the system. I need to spend some more time with he Whest as I’ve only just discovered it today. There may even be a part 2 as I’d really love to hear a Nighthawk again and I’ve had a couple offers for a couple other phono stages… System: Amp - Audio Space 300B Speakers – Hoyt-Bedford Type 1 Subs – Omega X 2 TT – yes Cart – Denon 103r w/Midas Body Cables – Krispy Kables Cat - Tokinese
  4. Item: Graham Slee Reflex Moving Magnet Phono Amp Location: Canberra ACT Price: $450 Item Condition: as new Reason for selling: I no longer use so selling items for someone else to enjoy Payment Method: Cash, Paypal (buyer pays fees or pays as friend and family), bank transfer Extra Info: Made for high output cartridges in the region of 1.6 - 9.2 mV (MM; HOMC; MI). It can also be partnered with the Graham Slee Elevator EXP step-up amplifier , with which it makes an excellent phono preamp combo suitable for low-output (MC) magnetic cartridges. Specification Item Measurement Input and output connectors RCA/phono sockets, hard gold plated Input sensitivity range 1.6mV to 9.2mV (recommended) Output range (for above inputs) 179mV to 1030mV Maximum input 46mV rms Maximum output 5.2V rms Gain 41dB (112) at 1kHz Input impedance 47k Ohms plus 100pF Output impedance (driving impedance) 1k Ohm (will drive 10k Ohms and above) Noise at output -68dB Quasi-peak 20Hz to 20kHz Distortion typically 0.01% RIAA accuracy < 0.3dB Frequency response 20Hz - 100kHz ("flat", corrected to RIAA) Channel balance 0.2dB Channel separation 60dB Power supply remotely powered using option of basic or PSU1 linear power supply Size (approx.) W: 107 x H: 50 x 😧 180 (mm) inc. jacks Pictures:
  5. Item: VPI Aries II, 10.5 JMW Unipivot Arm, Lyra Dorian Cartridge Location: Seymour area 3660 Price: $3500 Item Condition: Excellent 9+/10 Reason for selling: Upgrading Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Bank Wire Extra Info: Selling my VPI Aries II turntable with JMW 10.5 Unipivot Arm and Lyra Dorian Cartridge. I'm the original owner of this brilliant system, the Lyra has only maybe 150 hrs on it. Everything is in fantastic condition!! I don't care who says what, you simply cant beat the sound of a well designed turntable when setup correctly. Hands down this system kicked butt against SACD in every department... most noticeably in soundstage, imaging, harmonics and yes even dynamics is a huge advantage, you also have presence like no digital system can ever offer, and I'm even talking about DCS digital gear too! . This combo is super quiet, even the oldest records come over with the least amount of clicks and pops. I used this combo with Graham Slee's MC Elevator EXP and Era Gold V phono stage.... WoW best describes this combo!! For an extra $1200 I'm happy to consider also selling the Graham Slee phono stage system to the buyer of the turntable, but I will not sell the Graham Slee hear as seperate items - sorry. Will ship Australia wide at buyers cost, estimated shipping 150 -> $250 + insurance (depends on local) or happy for buyer to collect Pictures: these pictures simply don't do this table justice, its immaculate, you will not find a better example, there is not a mark anywhere on it, pure beauty when sitting in with a system and better again when playing. The Aries II turntable is regarded as the next best thing to a VPI TNT!
  6. Item: Graham Slee Gram Amp 2SE Location: Richmond 3121 Price: $300 - reasonable offers Item Condition: very good, single owner Reason for selling: upgrade Payment Method: Prefer pickup Cash, Extra Info: Preference given to a local so it can be auditioned before buying. But I do have original packaging so it can be posted at your risk/expense. Very well known and regarded phonostage. https://www.wyndhamaudio.com.au/products/gsp-audio-gram-amp-2-special-edition
  7. Item: Graham Slee SOLO headphone amplifier Location: Canberra ACT Price: *SOLD* Item Condition: 8/10 - one very slight mark on the face and one very slight mark on the body. Also the case doesn't sit completely flush against the back plane (this is pictured.) but doesn't affect the sound at all. Reason for selling: NLR Payment Method: Pickup or post - Cash, Paypal (buyer pays fees or pays as friend and family) Extra Info: Plain looking but not plain sounding headphone amp that matches the impedance of any headphone it drives. A quote from the https://www.hifisystemcomponents.com/headphone-amplifiers/solo-srgii-headphone-amplifier.html: " Output impedance cannot therefore be a fixed value that suits all headphones. But, by sensing the headphone current, extra power can be delivered to the headphone to cover for impedance dips, and less power for impedance peaks - thus making for a smoother sound. " Drives my Hifiman HE-300, HE-4XX and BeyerdynamicT90 perfectly. No longer needed as I predominately listen to my 2 channel set up now and they are wasted on gaming. Looking to raise funds for two, 2 channel purchases I would like to make. Happy to have people bring headphones and audition in Canberra. Pictures:
  8. Graham Slee Reflex M Phono Stage Location: Ipswich Qld 4305 Price: $400 Item Condition: Very Good Reason for selling: No longer required Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: The unit comes complete with boxes, PSU, cables, UK adaptor (never used) and instructions. A good performing unit at an affordable price. Will post if necessary, would prefer pickup, happy to audition...Cheers, Bugs Pictures:
  9. Item: Graham Slee Gram Amp2 SE with PSU1 Location: Melbourne Price: $420+ post Item Condition: 9/10 Reason for selling: going further up the tree....not sure why! Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: This very popular Graham Slee Gram Amp2 Special Edition comes with its original 24v wall wart power supply plus the massive upgrade Graham Slee PSU1 Both units present as almost new. Pictures:
  10. Item: Graham Slee Solo SRG II Location: Sydney Price: $315 $345 Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: Surplus Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: It's a really nice amp, sounds very musical. I've used it with HD650 and it worked really good with them. It comes with Green PSU. I am the first owner and still have the original packaging. Pictures:
  11. Item: MM Phono Stage. Graham Slee Reflex M (Silver). Comes with PSU1 Location: Sydney Price: $600 (inc post) Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: Upgraded Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal Extra Info: Lots of high praise for this Phono Stage. I've had the unit for just on 2 years. Purchased from Wyndham Audio when I got my Soulines TT. It is excellent IMO. Has served me well - I had it matched to the Graham Slee Elevator (to play MC) I've upgraded to the Accession. Some minor difference, but bang for buck would sit with Reflex M. It's only just beaten by the Accession in my system. RRP can be found in the link below. https://www.wyndhamaudio.com.au/products/gsp-reflex-m-phono-pre-amp Features Fast-Active preamp and equalisation technology Innovative Ultra-Linear technique Inherent reduced vinyl click and pop characteristic Rock steady sound stage Truly 3D performance Tonal perfection Converts to Moving Coil with the addition of the Elevator EXP Specification Input sensitivity range: 1.5mV to 10mV Output range (for above inputs): 168mV to 1120mV Maximum input: 46mV rms Maximum output: 5.2V rms Gain: 41dB (112) at 1kHz Input impedance: 47k Ohms plus 100pF Output impedance (driving impedance): 1k Ohm (will drive 10k Ohms and above) Noise at output: -68dB Quasi-peak 20Hz to 20kHz Distortion: typically 0.01% RIAA accuracy: <0.3dB Frequency response: 20Hz - 100kHz ("flat", corrected to RIAA) Channel balance: 0.2dB Channel separation: 60dB Size: (approx.) W: 107 x H: 50 x D: 180 (mm) inc. jacks Pictures:
  12. Hey SNAers, I have taken advantage of the Graham Slee loaner scheme run by @cheekyboy. I have had the wonderful experience of trailing first the Reflex M and now the Accession M. I am also trialling the GS speaker cables Both of these moderately priced units proved me with a much enhanced listening experience, notably better than the onboard NAD stage, which isn't terrible.... clearly not comparable. I am unable to discuss the two sale units in comparison, so I will focus on my current experiences with the Accession. So since getting the Accession and setting it all up, I have found the enjoyment factor to be much higher, the sound is full, or rich in comparison. By this I mean the tones are all more vibrant, but nuanced. When listening to Paul Simons Graceland album, the African singers are all wonderfully clear, but placed in space, width and depth... I never really got that feeling until now, there has even been a few times I though my kids were calling out from their rooms, only to notice it was a singer in the sound stage. I have also found that on Fleetwood Mac 'Rumours' the vocals on all the tracks a better defined and forward in the soundstage, surrounded by the other instruments. When I flicked back to the NAD stage, the life, the width and the fun were all less, a bit greyscale if you like. As for the settings available on the Accession, I gave each of them a whirl. The RIAA adjustments do what they say, I found them helpful in taming a couple of sides with tremble issues. I also gave the loading a bit of a change, only to determine the standard 100pf was the sweet-spot for my Dynavector 10x5. So I am really very impressed with the quality and value proposition the Accession M has shown me for improving my analogue sounds, and I can only suggest to all those newer converts, who are using on-boards, or more lowly spec'd phono stages; give the loaner program a go.... before you rush off and spend $$ on another option, because even if you don't buy one, you will have the chance to understand what differences a good stage can make. I am sure there are a few owners of GS products on the forum who can attest to the quality of the product and even the value of the loaner program. Thank you to the team at Wyndham Audio, particularly Keith, for the opportunity to trial such good quality gear! I have really enjoyed getting back into HiFi, there is soo much to learn and listen too. Life is much too short for low-res
  13. Hi All, I'm selling my Reflex M to upgrade to the Accession phono stage. Condition is as new and it's with the PSU1. It's sat dutifully on my rack for two and a half years and now needs a new home. All the best, Mick. Item: Graham Slee Reflex M / PSU1 Location: Bendigo [Victoria] Price: $800.00 Item Condition: As new Reason for selling: Upgrading to Accession phono stage Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, EFT, PayPal Extra Info: Will post at buyer's expense Pictures:
  14. Item: Graham Slee Solo SRG II Location: Sydney Price: $345 Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: Surplus Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, Bank Transfer Extra Info: It's a really nice amp, sounds very musical. I've used it with HD650 and it worked really good with them. Unfortunately I need to let it go because lack of use. It comes with Green PSU. I am the first owner and still have the original packaging. Pictures:
  15. Item: Fostex TH-X00 Mahogany headphones (serial#1999 of 2000) from the first Massdrop issue. I am also including a Grado 1/4 to 1/8 inch adapter for phones or DAPs Location: Canberra ACT Price: 500 posted and insured (450 with headphone amp), will deliver in the ACT Item Condition: 8/10 - small manufacturing blemish and slight cable kink past the y joint (visible in pictures) Reason for selling: Wasted on gaming and need to pay for a recent 2 channel amplifier purchase. Spending more time listening to 2 channel. Payment Method: Pickup or post - Cash, Paypal Extra Info: Really easy to drive at 32 Ohms and not demanding at all. Great sounding headphone out of phones or low powered DAPs, I was able to get brilliant audio out of this and a Shozy Alien. One of the best looking headphones available that funny enough, changes hue depending on the light. Beautifully finished and of high quality; equal to the TH-610 which retails for $999 (can be had for $700) but doesn't look as good as the Mahongany. Can be modded to make them sound even better and there is a mod to add a detachable cable. The cable on the TH-X00 is long and is of great quality so I haven't felt the need to. Good 'Bass Head' headphone but is also very detailed and has really nice highs. Very clean sound especially with the SOLO headphone amp. Happy to audition for anyone in Canberra. SALE PENDING ON PAYMENT FOR THE FOSTEX HEADPHONES Item: Graham Slee SOLO headphone amplifier Location: Canberra ACT Price: 250 posted and insured (save money by buying both the headphone and amplifier), will deliver in the ACT Item Condition: 8/10 - one very slight mark on the face and one very slight mark on the body. Also the case doesn't sit completely flush against the back plane (this is pictured.) Reason for selling: Wasted on gaming and need to pay for a recent 2 channel amplifier purchase. Spending more time listening to 2 channel. Payment Method: Pickup or post - Cash, Paypal Extra Info: Plain looking but not plain sounding headphone amp that matches the impedance of any headphone it drives. A quote from the https://www.hifisystemcomponents.com/headphone-amplifiers/solo-srgii-headphone-amplifier.html: " Output impedance cannot therefore be a fixed value that suits all headphones. But, by sensing the headphone current, extra power can be delivered to the headphone to cover for impedance dips, and less power for impedance peaks - thus making for a smoother sound. " Drove both my TH-X00 and my HE-350 easily and will drive power hungry headphones and make them sing. Fantastic match for the Fostex TH-X00, just add a dac for head-fi bliss. I'll probably regret selling these but the boss has spoken and told me to sell some stuff to pay for a amp I just bought. I am negotiable on price especially if you purchase both items and I am happy to audition the phones and amp if your in Canberra. Please inbox me if you have any questions. Pictures:
  16. Hello, Its been a while since I've posted on Stereonet having moved to France almost two years ago. Too be honest I still haven't found the French or European equivalent of this forum Another reason to be homesick!! Although the cheap wine does make up for a number of things!! I thought I'd start investigating some of the French Hi Fi stuff being sold and listened to locally - notably DEVIALET - both their amps and phantom speakers. There's a dealer here in town who's given me a brief listen to them both and I was considerably impressed...the prices are more reasonably here than back in Oz. Plus I also need to downsize now that I'm living in a smaller apartment. So I need to sell a few things and am curios if people have sold and bought Turntables, tube amplifiers and speakers from UK or Europe because I'm thinking of selling a few things on the Stereonet Classifieds here. Firstly because I can post the adds in English! Secondly because the French don't really understand me when I start talking about REGA upgrades like Groovetracer sub platters and platters, Graham Slee pre amps etc. Doesn't seem to be in their Audiophile orbit.... I'm looking at selling my Trafomatic Aries Amp and the matching Hoyt Bedford Speakers, along with a Luxman EL84 amp and a REGA RP3 TT w TTPSU (groovetracer upgrades), but given the weight and size am reluctant due to shipping costs? But if their are any members with family or contacts at FEDEX etc or advice for fragile overseas shipping I'd me more than appreciative for any feedback on cheap but secure delivery, as the buyer will incur costs.. Its times like these that make me homesick. Thanks for any help, M
  17. Item: Graham Slee Solo SRG II Location: Sydney Price: $345 Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: Surplus Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, Bank Deposit Extra Info: It's a really nice amp, sounds very musical. I've used it with HD650 and it worked really good with them. It comes with Green PSU. I am the first owner and still have the original packaging. Pictures:
  18. Keith (or cheekyboy as he is known in these parts) has kindly sent me a Majestic preamp and 2 Proprius monoblocks as part of the Graham Slee loaner program. Loaner programs are great, as I'm discovering, you get to play with new toys for a few weeks for only the cost of the postage (both ways guys, best to get that out there now, both ways) and that is a no brain-er in my opinion. I haven't had the Slee gear for long enough to do a full write up yet I just thought I'd start on the process ahead of time and throw in a pic or two to keep the visual-ites amongst us happy. There they are, dwarfed by those two disc spinners of mine. The little Majestic is both a DAC and a pre and, as I have found out, has a massive amount of gain. I don't think I've taken the volume control past 8 o'clock yet, there just hasn't been a need. The two Proprius monoblocks are actually smaller than a carton of cigarettes (that's a carton, not a pack, they may be small but they aren't that small!). They are actually only slightly larger than their power supplies. My initial impressions are extremely positive, the sound quality is excellent and the musical capability of this system is in no way related to its physical size. I'll throw in a couple of shots of the Majestic because I think it deserves it, a DAC with six inputs hey, who would have thought. And a usb makes 7, almost forgot. I'll try to dig in and get to the details over the coming weekend, stay tuned.
  19. Item: As new Graham Slee Reflex M phono stage Location: Canberra, ACT Price: $600 (barely used) Reason for selling: Moving to valves Payment method: Paypal, direct transfer, cash pickup Additional information: This phono has very low hours on it and is not even run in yet. The unit was only purchased at the end of 2013 (current model) and is in great condition as you would expect. It's a lovely sounding unit and I have all the original packaging...you are pretty much getting a new item. Buyer pays postage Cheers, Andy Graham slee.bmp
  20. Firstly I liked to thank Keith from Vinyl Eye and Graham Slee for the loan of the Graham Slee Solo Ultra Linear. If you are interested in trying a better quality headphone amp I can strongly recommend the loaner program. I have only been listening to music closely for about 12 months and after looking at upgrading my speaker system a change of situation has meant I've been focusing on my headphone system instead. My system for the loan period was an Win8 Acer Netbook using Foobar Wasapi to a JDS Labs ODAC to JDS Labs O2 to Sennheiser HD650's. The HD650's were new to me so I had a similar amount of time listening to both headphone amps through this system. I tested quickly with my other headphones (AKG Q701 and Beyer DT250) and found consistent results. Whilst directly comparing the amps I used the "Open Your Ears" album (24/96 Flac) from HD Tracks. Each song comes with explanation notes on what you should be listening for and I used this as a guide to help my comparisons. I also matched the volume from both amps however this was just with my Samsung S3 so was not perfect. The O2 does a fantastic job for it's price but it was outclassed in most areas by the Solo UL. Listening to the first song "Stuck in a moment you can't get out of" by The Persuasions the Solo UL created a much more physical sound, my ears felt like they were buzzing in parts, yet also provided more clarity. This continued with most of the tracks where the Solo UL was able to deliver greater punch and physicality to the music, however on one track the O2 provided greater texture than the Solo UL however this was not consistent across tracks. The Solo UL presented a much greater soundstage and had greater separation of instruments. It was easy to place the location of each instrument and with one song I could sense the pairing of a guitar with one voice above it and then a drum with a voice above it. Also when listening to the Solo UL the instruments and voices felt like they were just outside my head whereas with the O2 everything was just inside my head, the Solo Green has everything split over the boundary of my head. One of the most notable differences for me was during track 3 "Get behind the mule" by John Hammond. It was included to compare transparency which both amps did well with but there is a recurring section of non-rhythmical sounds that blur together on the O2. It's not my style of music so I nearly skipped the entire track but when listening to it from the Solo UL I could differentiate all of the sounds in this section which made it more listenable but still not enjoyable for me. So if you listen to lots of complex passages then the Solo UL would really shine. If your on a limited budget then an amp like the O2 is a great piece of equipment and if I hadn't heard the Solo UL then I'd be happy with the O2. However in upgrading to a better quality amp there are benefits to be had in all almost all areas. Whilst the soundstage and separation of instruments was the biggest difference I found what convinced me was that the Solo UL was more engaging with all types of music. Where the O2 was enjoyable the Solo UL would have me tapping my foot to the music. This is even more the case with the Q701 which gets a fantastic bass boost, without taking away from other areas, and has again become my favourite headphone except when listening to bass heavy songs. Hopefully my ramblings have made sense and give you an insight into the differences that I've heard between the amps. Since doing the trial I've picked up a Solo Green and am now looking at upgrading to the linear power supply and possibly doing the DIY upgrade to a Solo UL.
  21. I recently purchased a second hand Turntable (Luxman PD441) to replace my old Fons CQ30 and received an instant clarity hit. Now I needed a new phono stage to take advantage of my new clean sound, something to replace the Pro-Ject. After reading good reports about the Graham Slee products, I joined the loaner programme so as to hear them at home at my leisure. (Thanks Keith)First off the Reflex “C†Wow! Had I been missing out, very nice indeed, Then it was suggested to me to try the Reflex “M†and Elevator EXP as a combo unit (Thanks again Keith) I opted for the Graham Slee combo of the Reflex “M†and Elevator EXP, and a new pair of interconnects also from Slee. The combo unit gave me just more and some that the “C†on its own offered, Great deep bass (Metellica Black Album) a nice midrange slam (Supertramp Crime of the Century) and beautiful forward, and smooth vocals, Shelby Lynn, Eva Cassidy, Nina Simone ect. I found the Slee to have great imaging with an uncanny separation between Instruments especially my Vince Jones collection. All this has taken about six-eight weeks to all fall into place, I replaced my old interconnects, (Don’t laugh but I had to make do with a component video lead as I only had the one pair, and the combo requires two) at about the four week mark, and took a slight step backwards with the highs being a bit brittle, but now, it has all come together and settled down, I am trolling through my collection with a big smile on my dial. On the lookout for a new tonearm to finish it off. Highly recommended for trial if you’re looking to upgrade your phono stage I’ll take this opportunity to thank, and give keith from “Vinyl Eye†a plug who made all of this happen with his unbiased advice over the phone, The loaner programme, and of course the ordering form the UK repacking and ensuring all got to me safely. Cheers Keith. Other equipment for those interested: Luxman L 100 amp, Harbeth SHL5’s speakers, Audio Technica prestige cartridge. Cheers, Gavin.
  22. Item: Graham Slee Gram Amp 2 Communicator Phono Stage Location: Sydney Price: $190 + P&P Item Condition: As new - no question. Reason for selling: I really wasn't gonna sell this but someone made me a deal I couldn't refuse Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Bank transfer Extra Info: All you need to know can be found here: http://www.phonostag...tage-preamp.htm . Ships with power supply in original box. Pictures:
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