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Item: OCELLIA Calliope 30 Silver Speakers (Full Range 12') Location: Perth Price: $4,550 ono (priced to sell as were 11,000 Euro new) Condition - Immaculate Reason for Selling: No Longer Required Payment Method: Cash, Bank Deposit, Wire Transfer, Paypal (add 3 %). Extra Info: Manufactured by Ocellia in France and truly unique!/ The driver is a rare French made 12" full range (drivers alone are valued at $5,500), alnico magnet, silver wire coil, paper cone, cast bell bronze housing. This model was made by Bernard Salabert, who is no longer with us. The piezo tweeter in the middle is paper cone also. It is a bi-wire version and accepts banana plugs. Internal wiring is solid core silver. The cabinets are immaculate with no marks dings or scratches. Comes with original boxes to ensure safe transport. Each speaker weighs about 30kgs each. The cabinets are made of musical instrument grade spruce. These speakers are ideal for tube amplifiers. I have played these on 6w Single Ended Triode, and they produce ample volume to fill a large room. The are 16 Ohm and 98db sensitivity and are truly unique and impressive and no longer available new. Postage: Pickup ok or shipped via courier. These are quite large, so shipping may be >$200. Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
Item: Rare Audio Alchemy DDS-2 CD Transport with original remote control Location: Melbourne Price: $600, Neg - Ok Item Condition: Good to great, see below. Reason for selling: Surplus Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal plus fee. Extra Info: Here I have up for sale a rare Audio Alchemy DDS-2 transport with its original remote control. It has recently been serviced as well as some modifications done to the chassis (dampening), EMI/RFI filter board installed to power supply etc and a fix for a mechanical design flaw present on all stock DDS 2 players which can damage the transport cd draw over time. The service includes replacement of all capacitors (original ones were no good), diodes in the digital power supply section to ultra fast recovery types, transport mechanism check up (laser, micro-switch, motor's, spindle, belts, pulley's and gears lubricated where needed) etc. These transports use the rare and reliable Sanyo transport using the SF-90/P1 laser mechanism which is found in the high end CEC TL-XX series transports and sound fantastic as an overall spinner, can read original CD's and CD-R/RW's with ease. Superb bass handling, treble control and soundstage impression to the listener. Connections wise, only SPDIF/coaxial out. Due to its vintage there are some minor nicks on chassis and casing, some usual wear and tear but overall a conservative 8/10 condition, face plate is practically clean. I have two of these units, I will be listing the other one as well. Cheers, Pictures:
Item: PS Audio Perfectwave DAC MKII with PS Audio Perfectwave Bridge (Silver) Location: Sydney Price: $OLD Item Condition: As new, still has clear plastic protecting the black wood on top, back input plate has minor marks Reason for selling: Surplus Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal Extra Info: I have for sale my PS Audio Perfectwave DAC MKII & Bridge in silver. This unit was bought from another SNA member recently and is still in warranty until February 2015 (warranty is transferable). I bought this unit to try out the bridge and see whether it would be able to replace my logitech transporter. Using the Bridge as a network transport into its own DAC, the sound quality is brilliant. Using it as a transport feeding my AMR DP-777.... Err.. Nope it can't do that as it is a DAC. Simply put, I did not do my research: This is a high-end DAC and it does not have the ability to output digital signals to another DAC! Call it an Epic Fail on my part and that as I prefer the sound characteristic of my AMR slightly more in my set up, this has to go. It was very fun over this short period though. If you're wondering what's the next level after the raft of (very good) $2k DACs, then this is it. The sound quality is organic, highly resolving, extended, with superb tonality. It gets close to my Transporter/AMR/Supratek combination but I prefer the latter for Classical and in my room. It also surpasses my Audio-Gd Ref 7 (which I maintain is still the benchmark for DACs around the $2k price point, but which I need to put up for sale too.) Original SNA advert with pics here: http://www.stereo.net.au/forums/index.php?/topic/56170-fs-ps-audio-perfectwave-dac-mkii-with-perfectwave-bridge-price-drop/ Advert (with links and pics) replicated below: The Perfectwave DAC is wonderfully musical and analog sounding. Don't take my word for it though, I've provided a few links to reviews below. A couple of noteworthy features: - 7 inputs: 24/192 asynch USB, toslink, coax, 2 x I2S, AES/EBU and Ethernet (via the PS Audio Bridge) - Single-ended RCA and Balanced XLR out - In-built digital preamp for volume control and balance control - Native X mode for jitter-reduction on all inputs - Colour touchscreen with album cover art - Can be used as a network DAC - Remote control. Has been well reviewed and is currently on the Computer Audiophile Suggested Hardware list, so please refer to: - Absolute Sound review (http://www.psaudio.c...12/08/91866.pdf) - http://hometheaterre...ac-with-bridge/ - http://www.computera...ac-mkii-review/ Still have the original double box so can ship, but prefer to sell locally. Feel free to ask any questions. Pictures:
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