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  1. Item: Osborn Silverlink Interconnects 1m. TWO PAIRS Location: OAK PARK, VIC 3046 Price: $120 PER PAIR Item Condition: GROUSE Reason for selling: NLR Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only, WILL SHIP AUSTRALIA WIDE AT BUYERS EXPENSE. Extra Info: Osborn Silverlink is the result of several years of careful experimenting with many different types of cabling and insulation materials. Silverlink is made from pure extruded silver wire which is specially made for Osborn Loudspeakers. It is extruded into one continual length. The sonic purity, transparency, inner detail and soundstage of the Silverlink is extraordinary. Pictures:
  2. I wasn't too sure I'd ever get around to doing this, putting up a few pics of my current listening room slash ex-home theatre, but now that I have some time on my hands I took a few pics that appear to be less blurry than usual so I figure I might as well put them up on show. It is not so much pictures of a system, more pictures of all sorts of gear in the same room that I watch TV and listen to music in. This is the inside of my cold room of audio, as seen from my listening position. The Halcro takes pride of place but it isn't in use ATM. The Exposure 2010S is sitting on top of a Krell KAV300i, next to those are a Burson PRE-160, a Consonance cd120 on top of it and a NuForce DDA-100 on top of it. Next to those sits my cd filing system (otherwise known as the floor), where I keep my favourites for handy access. The Osborn Eclipses with little JMax bookshelfs on top (I use the JMaxs to run in my integrated amps on), one LG 56 inch DLP rear projection TV (yes these things do still exist) minus my listening doona and a few Halcro components underneath (an EC800 disc player and a Halcro SSP100 for those who may wish to know) and consonance power boards. Behind the DM38 there sits my blue ray player, 2 integrated amps (it was a spare shelf and they had to go somewhere) and my 3 channel power amp for the centre and rears. The accoustic foam is stuck to the wall with magnetic strips so it is all adjustable and there are a few old posters on display. One of the reasons I've taken a long while to do this is that the HT room is where I keep my inner 17 year old, I found all my old posters a few years ago and decided to use them instead of chucking them out. You can also see the cold room fans, they probably do still work but it has been so long since they have been used I think even the on/off switch would need to be oiled prior to use. My interconnect storage zone. And moving further back The Stig and two healthy young lasses watch over my spare speaker wire and digital interconnect storage zone while Bridgette keeps an eye on the power and video cable hanging area. Also my off duty listening doona. This one did not turn out too well. My spare gear piles. From top to bottom on the left, bag of cables, wrapped up NAD 3120, Exposure 1010, Myryad MXI 2080, Dussun V6i and two little Perreaux SM60 monoblocks. On the right we have the Sonneteer Campion, burson PI-160 and a Halcro DM8. You can just make out a few items on the 'spare' shelves to the right as well. And to the left of the listening position Jessica takes care of all of my power requirements and air conditioning needs. And there is the listening position and surrounds. It is a bit strange to see the chair empty, it usually contains myself or one of two cats (who rather generously sacrifice a great deal of their free time to keep the place rodent and lizard free). You can see the insides of the shed through the door there. And that is the room that the members of my family refer to as "The Den". The coldroom construction has a few things going for it, one it is cool in summer and warm in winter but it reacts quickly to any changes from within (being an insulator room it contains heat rather well, hence the absolute NEED for air con). It does cut out alot of noise from outside but nowhere near as much as most people seem to think, it does sit at an ambient sound level below the reading on my cheapo SPL meter though, provided the air con is off. Also, since all of my gear is surrounded by a double layered faraday cage I just don't seem to get any background noise of note, mind you, I almost always hear a pop through the amp when turning the flouro light on and off. If anyone else out there is considering converting a cold room into a HT room I can recommend it, it works really well. Cheers!!
  3. How many people out there have heard Greg Osborns new bookshelf speaker, the Eos, and what do they think about its performance. I have a pair on order and plan to use them to continue my integrated amp endeavours but I thought I would ask ahead of their arrival to get an idea as to what people think of these speakers and how well they have been received. I'll add my own opinions in a fortnight or so.
  4. Rockian Trading and Osborn Speakers 8pm Wednesday 15th November, visitors welcome. Willis Room, City of Whitehorse Offices Maroondah Highway (Whitehorse Road), Nunawading Melway Map 48 Ref G9 Contact: 9437 1249 Once again the month of November has arrived and our regular presenters for this month, Ian and Beverly from Rockian Trading, and Greg from Osborn Speakers will be introducing their products. Stocking a selection of high quality vinyl records and CDs from Mobile Fidelity, Chesky, and Stockfisch Records, Bev will have her bazaar set up for eager MAC members to purchase some bargains. This is always one of the most entertaining evenings for the year, with lots of anecdotes from Ian and his playing examples of new discs. I am told that a lot more of the black vinyl will be featured on the night. After last month's presentation with the new Mobile Fidelity turntable, it looks like we are in for some grooving sounds. Who would have thought that records would be cool again? Note: Beverly will have her bazaar set-up to go by 7:00 pm. Nick Karayanis Program Co-ordinator Once again we thank Greg and Yvonne Osborn for their technical and moral support for our annual November MAC meeting. This year Greg intends to use a 100 watt per channel Consonance system driving a pair of Osborn Reference Epitome loudspeakers. As usual Beverley will have a selection of recordings for sale through to MAC members at special prices. Some particular bargains will continue to be presented from labels that have left Rockian Trading or ceased regular production. In 2016 I reported on the decline of CD sales and the proliferation of on-line streaming. The transition from "the real world" to "the virtual world" continues. Music recordings are now "sound files" and the programs that control them are "apps." Telephones, computers, tablets and walkmans are now devices, and devices are all pervasive. Artists, from world fame like Madonna to local heroes like Mike Brady are regularly struggling with audience members who persist in waving iPads above their heads to video the performances. Never mind the view of those sitting behind them. Like the modest mobile telephone transformed into an incredible "Swiss Army Knife" of portable gadgets, technology has also transformed the humble gramophone into dedicated audio devices that reproduces the best possible sound. Or has it? Something happened. I recently re-commissioned my 35 year old Celestion 18" 3 way P.A. system, powered by two Hafler Pro500 amplifiers. Looking for a dramatic, dynamic recording to check the system I selected one of my FIM 'Producers Choice' CDs and put it into my trusty old Denon DCD 815 CD player and pressed play. It sounded horrible. The 1" metal dome RCF compression tweeters made the strings sound gritty, like sand-paper dragged across the back of a panel saw. I was horrified and feared the system a failure. Then I changed tracks to one produced by Keith Johnson at Reference Recordings. Glorious huge, clean, dynamic sound. Finally I played a GRP Live In Session CD and Dave Grusin, Lee Ritnour, Carlos Vega and friends performed live in my basement. Remember this is very big Class A-B public address system designed specifically to reproduce live bands, and it performs very well to purpose. The question was, why did the first track sound so bad compared with what followed? It had to be the CD player. In its day the Denon DCD 815 CD player was a decent mid-priced unit. The DAC is good but the error correction is primitive compared to modern devices. Quality modern players extract raw digital information from the disc and reconstruct it before the output in a signal computed to be the best possible sound. When your player makes a humble off the shelf CD sound so good, who needs an expensive audiophile quality CD or SACD. Our sales suggest only a few people now require audiophile digital discs. On the other hand, more and more people are returning to analogue. LP sales continue to firm. No digital trickery here, just good production standards of "real music." Now all I have to do is compare the mono mix with the stereo mix. Hmmm! Besides the Original Master Recordings from Mobile Fidelity, also Reference Recordings, Opus 3 Records, Stockfisch Records and Chesky Records, are producing LPs. Rockian Trading also continues to market mainstream labels like ATMA Classique and Cala Records through stores like Thomas Records and the Readings Books and Music stores. We also provide audiophile labels to specialist stores like Quality Records in Malvern, Greville Records in Prahran and Burwood Music Centre, as well as to hi-fi stores like Tivoli HiFi in Hawthorn, HiFi Exchange in Nunawading and Vinyl Revival in Fitzroy. Ian Hooper and Bev Ken Tripp Wise and Wonderful Webmaster Melbourne Audio Club, Inc. http://www.melbourneaudioclub.org.au
  5. Item: OSBORN INTERLUDE SPEAKERS Location: PENRITH, NEW SOUTH WALES Price: $1499 Item Condition: Good condition, some small scratches on the exterior wood trim Reason for selling: Moving house Payment Method: Pickup - Cash Extra Info: Great sound from these speakers, the best I have had and they will be missed once sold. Pictures:
  6. Item: Osborn Silverlink 2,5m speaker cables biwire Location: Melb Price: $150 plus postage if required Item Condition: GOOD Reason for selling:NLR Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Nice biwire cables from Greg Osborn great value. Minion not included Pictures:
  7. Item: Osborn Datalink Speaker Cable 2.5m Location: Brunswick, VIC 3056 Price: $150 Item Condition: Used, Very Good. Reason for selling: No Longer Needed Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal. Extra Info: It is an extreme bandwidth, ultra high speed data transfer cable which has been very carefully selected and configured for unmatched neutrality, soundstage and dynamic range. Excellent sounding cables that punch above their price point. Single wire runs spade to banana. Will ship at the buyer's expense. Pictures:
  8. Item: Osborn T12 Subwoofer Location: Gold Coast Price: $500 + freight Item Condition: Very Good (Minor damage to one corner) Reason for selling: Need the space Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Powered subwoofer with Redgum Amp (Previously listed by mistake as aT15) There is some minor damage to a top corner of the box, as per the attached photo. It looks much worse in the photo than reality, and could be fixed with a little glue and saw dust. From Greg Osborn's website: Specifications: SPEAKER DIMENSIONS 500 X 390 X 440 mm WEIGHT 26 Kg. EFFICIENCY 92 db for 1 watt at 1 meter. RESONANT FREQUENCY 31 Hz. FREQUENCY RESPONSE 20 Hz to 125 Hz. Variable Crossover between 40 and 120 Hz. IMPEDANCE 6.5 Ohm DRIVER 300 mm. 65 mm voice coil Polyglass coated paper cone Driver Weight 6.5 Kg. Pictures:
  9. Item: Osborn Epitome Mk IV Loudspeakers with Bass Units Location: Gold Coast Price: $4,500 Item Condition: Very Good Reason for selling: Moving onto a (not BIG) boat. Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: I purchased these from the original owner five years ago, to create a surround sound system. It never happened and they have been stored indoors under dust covers since then. Other relevant items (centre channel and rears) will be uploaded ASAP. Mk IV (2006 model) I freighted them inexpensively from Melbourne by getting a standby rate with a removalist. (e.g. http://www.findamover.com.au) Pictures:
  10. Item: Osborn T12 Mk.4 Location: Southern Gold Coast Price: $800 Item Condition: Very good Reason for selling: New speakers supply more bass + no space in current music room Payment Method: Pickup - Cash Extra Info: This unit has low mileage. Purchased June 2010 but changed jobs and cities and ended up in a small apartment until recently so used sub sparingly from April 2011until a few months ago. New T12 sells for $1610. I paid $1,260. A few small not very noticable dings on top surface. Power cable and interconnects not included. Pictures:
  11. Does anyone have a pair in Brisbane that I can have a listen .Happy to hear with your gear.However Id really like to bring my amp over and hook that up. Cheers craka.
  12. Rockian Trading: Hoopers + Osborn 8pm Wednesday 16th November, visitors welcome. Willis Room, City of Whitehorse Offices Maroondah Highway (Whitehorse Road), Nunawading Melway Map 48 Ref G9 Contact: 9437 1249 As on more than twenty previous occasions, we thank Greg and Yvonne Osborn for supplying a pair of their outstanding speakers, appropriate amplifiers and a player to demonstrate some of the last year's releases. As usual Beverley will have a selection of recordings for sale through "Bev's Bazaar" to MAC members at special prices. Some particular bargains will be presented from labels that have left Rockian Trading or ceased regular production. Last year we reported the death of two audiophile pioneers. This year, because so many associates are reporting the decline of CD sales, they are also predicting the demise of the digital disc medium. Observing that most of the exhibitors at the recent Hi-Fi & AV Shows used laptops and tablets to control and supply signal to their equipment strengthens and confirms this trend. One colleague remarked, "All of this digital technology is doing my head in!" Thankfully there are still some music collectors who want to own an "actual" recording, rather than the virtual version. So LPs, CDs, SACDs and Blu-Ray Discs still find sales. In fact, demand for LP records has grown to the point where most of the major labels, and a few of the minor labels, are pressing "records" again. Unfortunately a number of these "new pressings" are of less than ideal quality and records are regaining the reputation of being "noisy." This can often be true of albums purchased at bargain prices from discount stores and suppliers. Even the 200gram pressing is no guarantee of audiophile quality. Besides the Original Master Recordings from Mobile Fidelity, Reference Recordings, Opus 3 Records and Stockfisch Records are producing LPs. An occasional title from Linn Records, and some recent releases from Chesky Records have also appeared on LP. Rockian Trading also continues to market mainstream labels like ATMA Classique, Cala Records and Linn Records through stores like Thomas Records, and the Readings Books and Music stores. We also provide audiophile labels to specialist stores like Quality Records in Malvern, Greville Records in Prahran and Burwood Music Centre, as well as to hifi stores like Tivoli Hi-Fi in Hawthorn, Hi-Fi Exchange in Nunawading and Vinyl Revival in Fitzroy. Since LPs are now our most popular medium, and we talked about LP releases at the November meeting last year, we feel obliged to present some LPs to the club this year. We are trying to obtain a MoFi UltaPlatter turntable, released at the the High End Munich audio show in May, to demonstrate some of the better vinyl releases. Regardless, we will be demonstrating some LPs this year. Ian Hooper - Rockian Trading. Ken Tripp Wise and Wonderful Webmaster Melbourne Audio Club, Inc. http://www.melbourneaudioclub.org.au
  13. Item: 3 metre pair Osborn Datalink Speaker cables- 2 individual pairs in each piece- for bi-amping Location: Moss Vale NSW Price: $155 posted in Aus Item Condition: Very good Reason for selling: No longer bi-amping Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: A special order from Osborn. Two separate cables in each piece. Laboratory bananas termination. Used to bi-amp my bi-wired Osborn Epitomes. I used a separate power amp for the tweeter/mids and another for the bass drivers. The speaker cables were a neat solution to running two sets of speaker cable to each side. The cables are made from the same wire that Greg Osborn uses inside his speakers. The leads on the amp end are 23cm long to allow connections to two amplifiers. From the Osborn web site: Osborn Datalink is the result of nearly 10 years of listening to cables. It is an extreme bandwidth, ultra high speed data transfer cable which has been very carefully selected and configured for unmatched neutrality, soundstage and dynamic range. I have found competing audio cables to match its sonic characteristics and even slightly exceed them, but not under 10 times the Datalink's price. In nearly 4 years of making this exact cable, We have yet to have one returned. We are completely confident in offering the guarantee listed below. The cable normally comes internally bi-wired, with two plugs at the amplifier end, and four plugs at the speaker ends. This is especially effective as the configuration and internal twist cancels the magnetic fields generated within the wire. It is also available with spades, or as a combination of spades one end and banana plugs at the other. It is also available as a normal stereo pair with two plugs, or spades at each end. The banana plugs were designed for Laboratory measuring equipment are are extremely high quality. (They are not self locking)
  14. Item: 4 metre pair Osborn Datalink Speaker cables Location: Moss Vale NSW Price: $155 plus post - half RRP Item Condition: Very good- slight scuffing on connectors- otherwise excellent Reason for selling: No longer required for my bass bins Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Mine are the single stereo pair, spades one end, laboratory bananas the other. Not directional so can be used either way. From the Osborn web site: Osborn Datalink is the result of nearly 10 years of listening to cables. It is an extreme bandwidth, ultra high speed data transfer cable which has been very carefully selected and configured for unmatched neutrality, soundstage and dynamic range. I have found competing audio cables to match its sonic characteristics and even slightly exceed them, but not under 10 times the Datalink's price. In nearly 4 years of making this exact cable, We have yet to have one returned. We are completely confident in offering the guarantee listed below. The cable normally comes internally bi-wired, with two plugs at the amplifier end, and four plugs at the speaker ends. This is especially effective as the configuration and internal twist cancels the magnetic fields generated within the wire. It is also available with spades, or as a combination of spades one end and banana plugs at the other. It is also available as a normal stereo pair with two plugs, or spades at each end. The banana plugs were designed for Laboratory measuring equipment are are extremely high quality. (They are not self locking)
  15. Has anybody on Stereonet listened to the new AM pre or power amps? AM evolved from Stereo Knight and I have read that some members have/had those. (I almost bought a pre). Greg is very impressed with the new products. I would love to get some opinions from members.
  16. Item: Osborn Eclipse Mark 6 Speakers Location: Altona, Melbourne Price: $2800 Item Condition: Excellent - 1 year old. Reason for selling: Unplanned upgrade on a second hand pair of Osborn Epitome Reference speakers that i could not refuse. I really don't have another room in my house for these so they are a regretful sale. Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, Bank transfer Hi Guys, These speakers are only one year old and retail for around 4K. The finish is Santos Pillisander which looks fantastic. They are pick up from Melbourne due to the size and weight. If you are looking at this listing you know how great these speakers sound and what great gear Greg produces so i wont go into details Cheers http://www.osbornloudspeakers.com.au/files/eclipsespecs.html
  17. Item: One pair of Eos Bookshelf speakers by Greg Osborn (These are the standard model finished in Jarrah.) Location: Bowen Nth Qld Price: $1250 (including postage anywhere in Oz) Item Condition: Excellent, no external marks visible. Reason for selling: I'm starting to force myself to face reality, having a pair of spare speakers that I almost never use is just not practical. Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD or direct deposit (assuming the buyer is happy to do so) Extra Info: Purchased from Greg Osborn in August last year, approx 250 hours on them so they are probably not finished running in yet. They sound very good but I'm going to keep my Lenehans and move these on. I'll pack these speakers back in the original boxes and packing, I haven't managed to find the receipt yet but I'm looking. If anyone is interested I can also offer an integrated amp for $750 (that will do these little beauties justice) cd player (for $500) and cabling ($100) to suit. The only item I can't offer is a pair of stands. Pictures: A comparison shot with my S2Rs. And grill-less. And this is where they have lived for most of the last 18 months.
  18. Hi everyone, I'm in MEL and have a small space (3x3m) as a listening area within a larger room (4x9m) and want an amp/speaker combo up to $10k. I listen to acoustic (ECM label), jazz, solo piano, modern classical as well as electronic / ambient / drone music. No rock, pop or doof music. So far, I've really liked: 1. Audio Research VSI-60 teamed with Martin Logan Vantages (auditioned at Tivoli Hi-Fi) 2. Nuforce IA-18 with Ambience 1600 ribbons (auditioned at Carlton A/V); 3. Consonance 880-100 with Osborn Eclipse (auditioned at Greg's). Although I love their sound, I'm wary of the electrostatics / ribbons because they're sensitive to placement and, realistically with my space, I'll have to push any speakers right up against the rear wall and I'll have precious little side room to play with either. Furthermore, the space between the speakers is fully occupied by a large built-in bookshelf. Any suggestions for gear that I can audition in MEL would be helpful. Thanks in advance and I look forward to being part of this community, Andrew
  19. Hi All, Am really struggling with stereo imaging with my Osborn speakers. I have put them in similar place to my old speakers (slightly further out from rear walls) and didn't have too much issue with getting vocals slap bang in the middle. Currently it is slightly skewed to the left. EDIT: (However, just now listening to Tim McGraw - Southern Girl I think.. after slightly toeing in the right speaker a bit more it seems to have improved.. could be the way I am sitting though? is that even possible? 1) Can I have recommendations of vocal tracks which are mixed with the vocals coming slap bang in the middle. Best way to test Then 2) Ideas for ever so slight repositioning of speakers (at 45kgs each it's a bugger and I have the spikes on them) also my wife is out so if I can do it before she gets back then play dumb if she asks have they moved I can just say no.. no. Thanks Roh
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