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  1. Item: Nordost Red Dawn Leif RCA 1m pair (sold:and Linn RCA 1.2m pair) Location: 3023 Price: Nordost $375 shipped. Linn $75 shipped Item Condition: Perfect Reason for selling: NLR cable clear out to fund new gear. Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  2. Item: Linn Ikemi Location: Melbourne Price: $999 Item Condition: Very good, unmarked Reason for selling: Replaced with a universal disc player Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, PayPal Extra Info: This has been my reference CD and HDCD player for some years but I am simplifying my setup. Originally priced around $3600USD. The review below sums the performance up perfectly. The Linn is in excellent working order, unmarked, comes with balanced XLR cables, a remote, and original box for safe transportation. This unit is very well constructed, delivers incredible detail and an expansive sound stage. HiFi Review. "Sound wise this is typical Linn. Fast, refined, smooth and very detailed. You can hear just about everything in the mix. Although rather than sound analytical it sounds warm and silky. It has beautiful tone and the way it flows from passage to passage is a real delight." Nuff said. Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  3. Item: Linn LP12 Location: Perth Price: 1600 ono Item Condition: good Reason for selling: small child is now almost ready to destroy everything I own. Best it go somewhere safe. Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Early Linn LP12 for sale equipped with Rega RB300 tonearm and Linn Asak moving coil cartridge. I am told that I am the third owner of this beauty with the original owner having it for many decades. The second owner got a newer Linn rather than upgrade. The fluted plinth is in pretty good condition with a few small nicks as seen in the photos. Lid is crack free with only minor swirling. Hinges replaced by myself so are almost new. No idea about the hours on the cartridge but it plays without a hitch and stylus looks very straight. I've put on less than 50 hours personally having only got it right before our child was born. It has been well looked after by all owners and I even have the original documents. Bonus shim for the tonearm in case you need to raise the height to accommodate a different cartridge. Happy for inspections for anyone in Perth. Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  4. Item: Linn Katan Location: Sydney Price: $380 price dropped postage included to Eastern states Item Condition: 8/10 Reason for selling: NLR Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: I’ve owned these speakers since new Original boxes so they will be well packed All tools included. Were part of an Aktiv system Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  5. Seems Edmund has been working on a new bearing housing for his SSP12 inner platter. It appears to be a double ball race design going by the cross-section diagram on the Linn forum. The Mober certainly spins a lot longer than the Cirkus bearing. I wonder if there is any difference in SQ. Mober bearing housing: Linn Cirkus bearing housing:
  6. As the main Star Wars saga concludes, I came across this blast from the past (see photo which for some reason has rotated 90deg). This was very much in keeping with the cheeky Linn & Naim marketing at the time but timeless in its message nonetheless. The main difference for mine is that the Source these days starts at the mastering/file quality, pre the turntable / CD player.
  7. Item: Linn Akurate DS Media Player/Streamer Location: Brunswick Melbourne Price: ($2200) now $1900 Item Condition: excellent Reason for selling: just trying things out Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: This is in excellent condition with no visible marks. Manufactured in 2015, it has the latest software installed and is Roon ready, as well as being able to stream music from Spotify or a network server. It has the remote etc as well as the original packing so easy to ship. Very easy to set up, I just plugged in the ethernet cable and it worked from the get-go. Bought this last week from a fellow SNA member. Just wanted to try it while waiting for a component I have on back order. original ad: hotos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  8. OK, there have been big changes here. A year or so ago my system looked like this: There are photos of this system's evolution here and my old system in a shed in Melbourne here. Anyway, we moved house before the UK "summer" and I fancied a change/couldn't be bothered packing up all that gubbins so I decided to sell up and have a complete change of direction. All that is left is a stack of Fraim and the LP12 rig. The Fraim will be sold soon . The current state of play looks like this: The wallpaper and carpet came with the house. It is a bit of a killer, but I've gotten used to it and am leaving it well alone. The mana is a relic of my misspent youth and was intended to be temporary, but I really quite like it now. The LP12 is definitely more at home on the mana rather than the fraim. Footfall is a thing of the past unless I engage in some of my lumbering elephantine dancing. The Gato amp is a huge surprise. It is 250W into8 ohms and class D to boot, but musically is absolutely superb. I intended to move to a Devaliet, but am happy enough for now. An added bonus is that the Gato does not buzz and hum. Some of the Naim boxes were quite noisy to say the least. This LP matches the wallpaper quite well: The Aro is the only remaining bit of Naim kit I own. It has been a huge shift. Streaming is currently provided by a Simple Audio Roomplayer which is under the Radikal. I am waiting for an Auralic Aries to show up. I am told it will be here during the weekwhich will be good as the Simple Audio is not in the league of my old NDS. So I have gone from a multi-box active system to a passive rig with 3 boxes and a record deck. Do I miss the old rig? Yes, but not much really. Did I have lots of money left over? Not really due to reinvestment , largely because of these chaps: Another view: And one more for luck: Art Alnico 8s in walnut. Absolutely the best speakers I have ever owned, by a country mile. As the new place is bigger this is a dedicated listening room. So there is plenty of space for the vinyl to come out of hiding: My CDs are ripped to a Vortexbox and are in storage in various parts of the house. All I need at the moment is some more furniture as it is a bit of a fortress of solitude at the moment, with a single very comfy armchair only. I haven't been able to find a sofa to suit me yet.
  9. Item: Linn Majik DS/1 music streamer black Location: Manly NSW Price: $900 (plus postage and Paypal fee) Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: no longer used - I'm more into vinyl and CDs again Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, direct deposit Extra Info: I bought this unit in May 2013 from a dealer in Germany. The streamer is in perfect working condition and looks almost like new. It comes in the original box, with Linn interconnect cable and remote control (unused). Features: · Original factory fitted Dynamik Power Supply · Supports digital formats up to 24-bit 192 kHz · Integrates seamlessly with Tidal & Qobuz lossless streaming · On-board volume control allows direct connection to a power amp · Analogue outputs for connection to pre- or power amps More info: https://docs.linn.co.uk/wiki/index.php/Majik_DS I prefer local pickup, but am happy to post. Price includes donation.
  10. Item: Linn LP12 with Armageddon and Cart Location: Perth Price: $5000 ovno and donation to SNA on sale Item Condition: Immaculate Reason for selling: Possible change of direction Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, bank Transfer Extra Info: Stunning Linn LP12 full package rebuilt by Harry York of Audio Genesis in Sydney 2 years ago. New Linn walnut plinth, Cirkus bearing, immaculate Ittok V11 arm with Audio Technica OC9/11 moving coil cartridge, Tangerine Audio sub chassis (Linn Keel equivalent retailing at approx $2600 alone), Naim Armageddon power supply . Full Naim packaging for the Armageddon Full new double boxed Linn packaging for the LP12. This is a breathtaking example that sounds sublime. More detailed pics and information available on request. This is a very special example and you will not find many around like this! Not currently considering splitting as I would like to sell as a complete package. Pictures:
  11. Hi all, I have an early LP12, which I have had for more than 20 years, though it was at least that old when I purchased it. Like many of its ilk, it has gone through changes over the years, initially, getting a late pre-cirkus bearing and subplatter along with new springs and grommets. It grumbled along for some time with a basik plus, having not had the coin to buy an ittok at the time. It has had a number of cartridge partners, spending most of its time with a couple of generations of AT-OC9's, though it has latterly found a VdH frog to pair with. The Basik plus left the building, replaced with a Jelco 750D, which was a clear improvement. Most recently, replaced the subchassis and bearing with a Kore and Cirkus, which has been a clear improvement, clearly tightening up the bass, and making balancing the springs easier. The motor and power supply is a valhalla, and despite having considered change this, I have not as yet. This is on the cards at some time in the medium term. As a result of all this action, I have a trove of LP12 bits'n'pieces, and a turntable on a classic plinth, which I am considering replacing. The plinth itself is very early- it is afromasia with fluting on all four sides, and no corner bracing. The corners are all tight, and plinth is not warped, though it is a couple of mm out of square, which you notice when the armband is in place. On the other side of the plinth, the top plate sits evenly and tightly. I am considering doing one of a number of things, and would appreciate the advice of the forum. Ideally I would like to get a new plinth. I have seen booplinths and Harban plinths, and whilst they look (and possibly sound) amazing, I am not sure that I want to sink my cash into one at the cost of upgrading the motor in the medium term. Is anyone else aware of other reasonable options out there? I have seen a number on ebay, though new linn options from the UK seem limited by geographic sales limitations, second hand options come up from time to time, though provenance and quality is a concern, and there is a maker in Barcelona, called woodoo plinths, which looks reasonable, though reviews are lacking. The other option I am considering is bracing my own plinth, though this is not my first choice, as I would prefer to have the parts to put together a second LP12 to sell, going towards a power supply upgrade. Please help me to narrow down my choice! Cheers and thanks. Justin
  12. Item: Trade-In Linn Akurate DS/1 Music Streamer Black Location: Tivoli Hi-Fi 155 Camberwell Road Hawthorn East VIC 3123 Price: $2499 Special SNA Forum Discount $2000 Including shipping anywhere in Australia Item Condition: Trade-In stock in Excellent Condition. Comes with Box, original packaging and Manual. Payment Method: Direct Deposit, Paypal, Cash - Pickup in store, Credit Card including AMEX with no fees or penalties. Extra Info: Fully inspected and tested prior to sale. Dedicated Streaming Digital Source. Balanced and Single ended outputs to your amplifier. Simply Connect a Ethernet cable and use Linn Kazoo to stream music from Spotify, Tidal, Music stored on your network and Airplay! Does have a Coax BNC to go to external DAC if you wish. Capable of converting up to 24/192! Latest software will be installed prior to sale. All Trade in items come with a 3 month warranty For prompt after hours response contact Tivoli Hi-Fi Staff member @jimsan Pictures:
  13. Item: Linn Majik 109 Bookshelf Speakers (Black) Location: Melbourne Price: PRICE DROP! $1200 (New price is $2200) Item Condition: As new Reason for selling: No longer needed Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only. I dont have boxes for shipping. Extra Info: These were bought by me from Tivoli HiFi about 18 months ago. They are in as new condition and whilst they haven't been played much they have been in a smoke free environment. Lots of stellar reviews online including: "It's an attractive, affordable, well-made bookshelf speaker with a level of high-frequency reproduction that far exceeds everything near its price. Its only shortcomings are those that you'd expect from a speaker this small: limited low bass and overall dynamics. Those aside, the Majik 109 effectively has no flaws that I can hear" Read more at https://www.stereophile.com/content/linn-majik-109-loudspeaker-page-2#LeTUEBdPAHQtcAOC.99 Description: Three-way, reflex-loaded stand-mounted loudspeaker. Drive-units: 0.75" (19mm) fabric-dome supertweeter, 1.2" (30mm) polyurethane elastomer soft-dome tweeter, 5" hand-coated paper-cone woofer. Crossover frequencies: 1.5kHz, 6kHz. Crossover options: conventional passive or fully Aktiv. Frequency range: 72Hz–>20kHz (65Hz–>20kHz Aktiv version). Impedance: 4 ohms (7 ohms each drive-unit, Aktiv version). Sensitivity: 88dB/W/m (1kHz). Dimensions: 12.75" (327mm) H by 7.5" (192mm) W by 10" (256mm) D. Weight: 13 lbs (5.9kg). Dedicated stands: 23.4" (600mm) H by 9.75" (250mm) W by 12.5" (320mm) D. Weight: 13 lbs (5.92kg). Pictures:
  14. Item: Spare Belt for Linn Turntable Price Range: Market rate Item Condition: New or Used - Either will do Extra Info: I am looking for a belt for a Linn Turntable (could be off a Basik, Axis or LP12), as it is for use on a temporary basis it doesn't have to be new as long as it works. Ken Please don't forget to report your post as FOUND when possible. (You can now delete this text).
  15. Item: LINN Majik DSM Music Streamer (15 inputs and LINN Amplifier inbuilt) - ex display Location: SAVI Sysytems, 1168 Albany Hwy, Bentley, W.A. Price: $3999 Item Condition: ex display - perfect condition Payment Method: Direct Deposit, Paypal, Cash - Pickup in store, Visa, Mastercard with no fees or penalties Extra Info: Please note that this unit is a LINN DSM/1 - the box it is packed in is for a LINN DSM/2. Here is a chance that doesn't come along very often - a genuine huge reduction off srp for a LINN product. It is an ex-display product has had the latest software update applied and is in immaculate condition. The LINN Majik DSM/1 has plenty of inputs including - HDMI inputs, coax digital inputs, optical digital inputs, turntable phono input, analogue inputs and of course - LINN's famous high quality DSM streamer. Essentially this is a LINN all-in-one product that is a High Performance integrated DSM Streamer, pre-amplifier and Power Amplifier. This LINN Majik DSM/1 also supports Space Optimisation and is upgradeable* to EXACT Link functionality. *to qualify for the EXACT LINK upgrade, a LINN Exactbox to qualify and then it will cost $1745 to upgrade +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Excerpts from What Hi-Fi review Don’t be fooled by its simple exterior; there’s a lot going on here. Inside that well-built, minimalist casing is a LINN Chakra 90W stereo amplifier, a music streamer, a phono stage (moving magnet as standard or moving coil as an option) and of course, digital-to-analogue conversion circuitry. Alongside the usual complement of stereo analogue, optical and coaxial sockets you’ll find a four-strong contingent of HDMI inputs and one HDMI output too. It means this system can be used to play back the sound of a Blu-ray player, games console or set-top box, while passing through the picture for your TV. Linn Majik DSM : music streaming Linn was an early convert to music streaming and its experience shines through in well-developed streaming apps, and the fuss free way everything just works. File compatibility is good and extends up to 24-bit/192kHz. So, start listening and the good news continues. This is a fast, detailed-sounding system that takes all kinds of recordings in its stride. It remains a hugely capable, forward-looking system that serves-up a large slice of hi-fi performance to those that would never usually consider going down the separates route. Read more at https://www.whathifi.com/linn/majik-dsm/review#kROVT1FFwy7MF5sm.99 Pictures:
  16. Item: EOI Linn Sondek LP12 Serial Number 1348 built in 1974. Turntable is signed by Linn Founder and Executive Chairman Sir Ivor Tiefenbrun alongside the serial number and also on the internal side of the plinth in two places. The turntable holds a SME 3009 tone-arm (Serial number 241344) and had the Valhalla powerboard fitted in 1982. Overall condition is very good and is complete including the smoke tint lid, further photos are available on request over the weekend to those with a serious interest. Specific photographs can also be arranged as required. Please note the turntable has been dismantled and packaged for transport. This LP12 is easily one of the oldest ever made available for sale in Australia, Ivor personally helped me verify the signatures and researched the serial numbers from the deck, tone-arm and powerboard. He is aware of the turntable's existence, his signatures that adorn it and the reason it is being put up for sale. Accompanying the turntable and included as part of the sale is Ivor's signed personal business card. Sub 2000 serial number LP12's are nigh on impossible to find, having one signed by the company founder even rarer. This is truly one for the collector and you know this, that said it will be sold with all proceeds going towards Cancer Research, there is no personal gain to myself. Please read the "Reason for Selling" to understand why. Expressions of interest are sought via PM by serious buyers only, just to be clear a $2000 offer will not be seeing this turntable in your possession and it will be advertised on other sites - although has been listed here first, again this turntable will be sold, if you want it get in touch. Here is a link to the photos..... https://www.dropbox.com/sh/b8nhqbywws8nvk7/AABNaCw_HTYrxrDCmsANay33a?dl=0 Location: Perth, Western Australia Price: EOI $2500 Item Condition: Very good Overall Reason for selling: Again, all funds raised will be donated to Cancer Research via the Cancer Council of Australia - this is not for personal gain in any way. My brother and I lost our Mother aged 63 to Hodgkin's Lymphoma in 2012, that was horrible....... but in 2014 his 3 year old son was diagnosed with Leukaemia and, well, it just couldn't get any worse. Thankfully It didn't, my nephew beat this god forsaken disease and has been in remission for the last couple of years. 40+ years ago (when this LP12 was built) Leukaemia was a death sentence and it has only been through research that kids now have a fighting chance, having hope is more important than anything else when you get that sort of news from a doctor. As a family our way of giving back is clear, as brothers we applied to be part of the Shitbox Rally for the 2019 run from Perth to Sydney. Fundraising is what it is all about and well we thought that rather than ask people for money we should sell items we owned but where not using. The absolute irony in all of this? I bought this turntable from an elderly customer of mine at Woof Dog Records, he approached me knowing I have a passion for analogue and I just had to have this special LP12, wasn't going to use it other than for display. After I paid him he told me the money was being used to fund his wife's medical treatment. The following week our application to be part of the 2019 Shitbox rally was approved, I had completely forgotten about the rally application at that time. I instantly knew that the best thing to do with this rare Linn was to help us raise as much money as we possibly can. This deck is only being sold so other parents, other families, other people get the chance to hang onto hope when their world crashes down with a cancer diagnosis. Research is hope. I have listened to some amazing audio systems over the years, intricate in detail, depth of sound to die for and clarity equal in purity to the worlds best diamonds. None, not one of these, will ever reproduce the sound of (nor have the impact of) being faced with a father doubled over in distress, weeping without control in the hallway of a children's oncology ward. His wife and their young child who had just been given weeks to live just couldn't see this proud man literally fall to the ground in absolute distress. That sound will always stick with me, that sound defies description, that sound is the sound of no hope, that sound is the reason this turntable is for sale. This Linn Sondek LP12 is going to help give someone hope one day, if you buy this you are making a difference to someone you probably don't know, someone who may not even be conceived yet! If sold through this forum a donation will also be made to the site in recognition and I guess just to say thanks for it being here. Thank you for reading this. Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD, EFTPOS or Direct Debit. To be discussed. Extra Info: A Dropbox file link with extensive photographs will be established over the weekend and made available to interested parties. Pictures:
  17. Item: Linn Classik KS230 Amplifier/CD/Tuner Location: Mosman Price: 350 Item Condition: used, very good Reason for selling: NLR Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal +3% or as friend, COD Only Extra Info: The Linn Classik KS230 is a second generation (about 2005-2009) all- in- one pre/power amp,CD player,tuner that punches well above its weight and has a refined and musical sound in a convenient shoe-box design that just about ticks all the boxes for the SWMBO in ones life. Great bedroom/study unit. This unit's CD plays original and burned CD's without any issues. Comes complete with all accessories including the BFA connectors, manual, remote power cord. In the interest of complete transparency, I just noticed a small paint chip on the chassis;overall not that noticeable from a distance see last photo. Pictures:
  18. Pictures: Item: SBT Location:Lismore Price: $ 100+postage Item Condition: Not mint but VG Reason for selling: Hi-Fi Show Payment Method: Pickup - EFT Extra Info: It's a Squeezebox with the sticky remote Item: Dynavector DV-20X Location: Lismore Price: $690 postage is free Item Condition: 50hrs use, excellent Reason for selling:Hi-Fi Show Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Bought this off Cam(Krispy Audio) and it's sat in it's box unused. Original ad Trader Feedback 1 0 0 Total Rating 100% Topic Starter Commercial Member 2,657 3,563 posts Location: NSW Country: Australia Sponsor Report post Posted June 5 Item: Dynavector DV-20x low output (0.3mV) MC cart Location: Berowra Heights Price: $690 including postage (RRP is $1,259rrp) Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: I'm a shop, it's what I do Payment Method: Any and all Extra Info: This cart only has run in hours (if that), and presents as new. Would suit new buyer at nearly half RRP. Full specs: http://www.dynavector.com/products/cart/e_20x.html Pictures: Bookmark Item: Audio-Technica AT-LH13/OCC | Headshell (Japan Import) Location: Lismore Price: $90, postage free Item Condition: NIB(new in box) Reason for selling:Hi-Fi Show Payment Method: Pickup EFT Extra Info: Pictures: Item: Luxman T-33 Solid State AM/FM Tuner HiFi Radio,Vintage 1976 Japan Location: Lismore Price: $200+postage Item Condition: Excellent . Try and find one. Uber retro Reason for selling:Hi-Fi Show Payment Method: Pickup - BSB Extra Info: Pictures:
  19. Hi, I'm a new member with a set of IMF Super Compacts I've owned for round 30+ years! I'd appreciate some advice or tips from some perhaps more analytical audiophiles on a planned upgrade. I'm about to refurb the IMF's with new caps & tweeters (audax) i did the driver foams a few years ago. They have served well but Ive had mediocre receivers and in process of deciding on either replacing with 2nd hand gear: - a Linn Classik receiver - or a NAD AV receiver, any opinions on which will be best sound? Both units between 3-$400 The Linn has a cd player, my current cd player is an everyday pioneer and my dvd/blueray player is a LG with 500GB hard drive I play mix of acoustic guitar, rock, smooth jazz, opera , piano etc. In addition to refurb my IMFs and upgrading amplification I'm considering building a pair of IMF TLS50 or similar, I owned a pair of TLS50 copies for a week in Bris 35 years ago, in my ignorance I thought they were faulty because my Luxman receiver couldnt drive them so i sent them back to the seller - ongoing regrets - they were well made i just didnt understand that particular Luxman was a mediocre piece of gear. Anyhow, any recommendations' on which IMF models would suit the amps I'm looking at as a 2nd pair of spkrs in a surround sound setup? Thanks for your interest. John Nth Qld Australia
  20. Item: Linn Exotik analogue pre-amplifier with Dynamik PSU Location: Adelaide Price: $1050 Item Condition: Excellent except for a small dent in rear right corner of case (see photos) Reason for selling: Upgraded to Linn Exakt DSM Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal Extra Info: Silver Linn Exotik analogue pre-amp for sale (this is not the 'DA' version). Complete with new box from Linn, remote control and AU power plug (it is a standard IEC connector so any power lead will fit and the voltage is auto-selecting). This has been dealer fitted with the Linn Dynamik power supply, which provides a significant improvement to the sound. The pre-amp replaced a Kairn in my own system and was a big improvement with both Klouts and with 2250 power amps. The analogue circuitry in this pre-amp is identical to the later Linn Akurate Kontrol amp and has the same sound. In fact in my own comparisons to the current Akurate DSM there is only a very slight difference in the sound quality of analogue path. The pre-amp provides a 5.1 processor (with all required RCA connections), but is not the later DA digital version and does not have a phono stage. Please note that there is a small dent in the rear right corner (not visible in normal use), see photograph for the extent of this. The Exotik has been back to Linn in Scotland since this occurred (thus the new box). Pictures:
  21. Item: Linto Phono Pre-Amp Location: Doreen, Vic Price: $950 Condition: Mint Reason for selling: No longer required Payment Method: Pickup - Cash Extra Info: Pictures:
  22. Item: 2 x Linn AV5125 Power Amplifiers Price Range: $800 - $1250 each Item Condition: Used Extra Info: Hello, I am looking for 2 x Linn AV5125 Power Amplifiers, ideally with Aktiv cards installed to suit Linn Keltik loudspeakers or LK boxes as they are commonly referred to. I would also consider speaker cabling to suit. The Black/Dark Charcoal colour (pictured) is also preferred over silver. Thanks, Derek.
  23. Item: Linn K9 Moving Magnet phono cartridge Location: Sydney Price: $249 Item Condition: excellent Reason for selling: not needed Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: A very nice Lin moving magnet cartridge. Any questions please ask. Free postage Pictures: attached
  24. Item: Linn Majik Isobarik in rosenut in superb condition with transit boxes etc, this is a copy of the original listing from the sna member -audio_file i purchased form last year. Location: Perth Price: $2800 + delivery costs if not picked up Item Condition: Excellent, apart from some minor marks on the base plate, and the one corner has a slight imperfection. (See pictures) Reason for selling: Moved towards a different colour and budget. Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Bank Transfer, PayPal ( plus costs) Extra Info: These go very deep and have low bass distortion due to the isobaric configuration. An omni-directional bass output makes the speaker less sensitive to placement. They would suit someone who wants a speaker for a larger room, or for both music and home theatre; you wouldn't need a sub woofer. They have the option to be upgraded either to active, or partially active. In partially active only the bass drivers are active, and could then be driven on a much smaller amplifier. In passive mode they can be quad amplified, with four separate binding posts per speaker. I have the original boxes and can ship, but they are heavy so you can pick them up yourself as well. I purchased for rear speakers for home theatre but due to ill health never set up and only used for maybe 15 minutes since i purchased. Information from Linn: http://small.linncdn.com/product-catalogue/documents/Linn_Majik_Isobarik_Product_Information.pdf They went for $8795 before they were discontinued last year. The following are the actual speakers, except for the one with the side cut open.
  25. Item: Vintage ERA-3033 turntable, 1975 Location: Chisholm 2322 NSW Price: $550 Item Condition: As new Reason for selling: Too many turntables! Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Will ship for $40. Yes, I know how to pack a tt! This is a really super “as new” turntable from high end audio French manufacturer, ERA. (Etudes et Recherches Acoustiques, or Acoustic Studies & Research, located in Paris) This mid-70s ERA5055 model is a high-quality turntable for serious audiophiles that was pitched directly against brands like Linn and Thorens. While cheaper than Linn, prices were on par with Thorens. Their selling points were: · Cast alloy suspended baseplate. The baseplate supports the platter together with the tonearm and cueing mechanism is similar to that of Linn and Thorens models, except that ERA used cast alloy instead of pressed steel, which was a far more elegant very French approach. There is a single shipping screw to lock down the baseplate during transport. · The bearing is a captive ball bearing in a silicon bronze sleeve pressed into the alloy shaft that is integral with the cast suspended baseplate. This design keeps the spindle absolutely aligned with the baseplate and it cannot move out of alignment. There is no play in the bearing. · The platter is a weighty two-piece system with the sub-platter driven by a 4mm wide belt, same size as Thorens TD160 etc, so easy to replace. · Motor drive is the superbly reliable and accurate 48-pole synchronous motor running at a slow 250rpm, the same motor used by Linn. It is switched to run on 110V and 240V. Motor made in Holland. · Drive pulley is stainless steel, not plastic. · Suspension is by Silentbloc, ie. damped spring system. The suspension has been re-adjusted as part of its service. · Two speeds, 45 and 33 · Tonearm is a gimbal type low-mass with a built in anti-skate dial at the base and height adjustable. · VTF (Vertical Tracking Force) is adjusted with a single weight on the rear of the tonearm and then fine adjusted with a Vernier slider weight. Points to note: · This machine has been in storage for a number of years. It has been cleaned and serviced so that it now looks and runs just as well as did in the 70s. There is zero corrosion inside and out. In fact, it looks as if it rolled off the assembly line yesterday! · The deck is 2.5mm coated steel plate, so very stiff and solid. · The suspended baseplate is 3-pronged, stiff cast alloy. · Belt: Belt has been replaced. · Supplied with a small container of 10W30 spec full synthetic oil for the bearing and spindle. Will need oiling before use as I’ve cleaned out the sleeve and spindle for transport. · Cartridge: No cartridge, but can install and align brand new Ortofon OM10 for extra $60. · The Plexiglas lid is in “as new” condition, unmarked and shiny. The hinges have removable pins to facilitate removal if you prefer to play records with the lid off. Pins not needed to articulate, only if you want a permanent install. · Power cord is audio RCA plugs and wires are as-new. Power plug is Euro 2-pin so will supply adapter. · Platter mat and its metal centre disk is in as-new condition · Speed has been checked and is perfect. I measured 33.33 and 45.1RPM, so you can’t better that! · Controls: There are 2 controls. 1. Speed selector LHS; 3. Combined Start/Cueing lever RHS. Like most high-end audiophile-quality tables, this one is manual apart from auto-off at the end of the recordwhen the stylus enters the run-out groove. Everything works as it should and it sounds truly excellent. There are no plastic components in the ERA, just all metal construction and mounted in a nice wooden plinth which is in as-new condition. All components in the ERA are serviceable. The wooden plinth has been given a light wipe over with furniture oil and it looks simply stunning. As the French would say “Superb!” Pictures:
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