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  1. Item: Chord Power Cable (AUS) 1.5m (C15) Location: Glen Waverley/Mount Waverley Price: $195 (RRP: $400) Item Condition: Very Good Reason for selling: No longer needed Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Nice sounding power cable. Clear improvement over stock cables. Note: I will endeavor to ship the cables or have them picked up within 1 working day of purchase. However, I will be interstate Wednesday onward so if cables are purchased after Tuesday, I will only be able to ship or make it available for pick up the following Monday. Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  2. Item: Rose Voix 4MT Line Conditioner / Line Protector Location: Manly or Sydney CBD Price: $120 Item Condition: very good Reason for selling: no longer used Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, direct bank deposit Extra Info: I bought this power conditioner from COEM Audio in Brisbane some time ago. It has 4 x universal points that accept all types of plugs (Australian, Euro (Schuko), UK, USA). It comes with clips to support Australian plugs. This board looks very similar to the better known Consonance PW1. I have no original box, so preference is given to a buyer who can pick up in Manly or Sydney CBD. I can post at buyer’s cost, but this guy is heavy.
  3. Item: Power Cables Belden 83803 X 2 @ 1.3M Location: Perth, Prefer local sale but can ship Price: $150- ea FIRM plus shipping Item Condition: Good, it’s a power cable Reason for selling: tinkering Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, all the usual ways Extra Info: Belden 83803 is one of the most popular power cables used in DIY construction, a great sounding cord. It is extremely well shielded and has a a high current carrying capacity, some info below. Comes with quality fittings and excellent value at asking price hence the firm price. Belden 83803 Specifications and description 12 AWG stranded (7x20) TC conductors, conductors cabled, plenum, FEP insulation, Beldfoil® (100% coverage) + TC braid shield (85% coverage), FEP jacket. Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  4. Item: Gieseler Triple Power Supply Location: Perth Price: $275 ono (Cost $450) Item Condition: Reason for selling: Used but excellent Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: I had Clayton make this for me a couple of years back for a high end streaming rig, from memory the voltages can be varied internally. Note that a single (not triple) goes for $275 alone: https://www.gieseler.com.au/product-page/low-voltage-power-supply Photos:
  5. Item: Denon POA-S10 Monoblock Location: 2450 Price: $1550 + shipping if required Item Condition: Very good Reason for selling: moving to integrated Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Power output: 150 watts per channel into 8Ω Frequency response: 1Hz to 150kHz Total harmonic distortion: 0.02% Input sensitivity: 1V Signal to noise ratio: 120dB Speaker load impedance: 4Ω to 16Ω Dimensions: 310 x 207 x 426mm Weight: 15.7kg Currently I am using a Denon PMA-1500RII as preamp. Any information please ask. Cheers. Photos: .
  6. Item: Cambridge Audio 640R - Silver, with 2nd Zone KP10 & PS10 (keypad/power supply) Location: Melbourne Price: $600 for the lot Item Condition: Excellent - 640R remote has some button text wear Reason for selling: No longer used Payment Method: Pickup (heavy!) - Cash, Paypal, Direct Deposit Extra Info: I am sure most people familiar with CA have an idea of what the 640R is capable of - excellent multichannel AVR and a very competent stereo amplifier in its own right. The limitation is its HDMI inputs which are passthrough only - no decoding of any kind of digital audio, regardless of legacy DD/DTS or newer DD-THD/DTS-MA. Will pass through all video resolutions fine, but with no conversion or scaling i.e. Component in -> component out. The KP10 & PS10 allows the 640R to have a second active zone option through the A-BUS system. You need to run Cat5e (Stranded only, found that out the hard way) to the keypad from the 640R and the speakers run directly from the keypad. PS10 powers the keypad over the Cat5e from the 640R unit, so no power required at the keypad end. I picked this up and had going very briefly with a set of outdoors for zone 2, but then rental situation changed and now in a brick walled house. All boxed, with manuals. Further reading here
  7. Item: NAIM HICAP power upgrade for NAIM amps (e.g. NAIM NAIT XS and the likes) Location: Manly / Sydney Price: $590 ONO Item Condition: 9/10 Reason for selling: trying tubes Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Extra Info: Selling this indispensable power upgrade to build a serious Naim amplification ensemble. Used with my Naim Nait XS also for sale in a previous post. Coupled with the Hicap, the soundstage of Naim amps becomes wider, with an addictive natural reverberation that will dramatically improve your listening experience. It represents a substantial upgrade for the money and I strongly recommend it to all compatible Naim amps. I am the second owner for about 3 to 4 years now. I have been using this Naim ensemble with an Esoteric source and Vivid Audio speakers system with great satisfaction. I bought the Hicap in Sydney from the dealer Audio Genesis after a proper audition and I am still amazed by the sound improvement. It is in perfect working condition. The rating reflects minor cosmetics tears and wears commensurate with its age. Sold in its original packaging and box. The Hicap includes two Naim interconnects for connection to Naim amps. Power cable not included (any IEC will do). Pick up in Manly NSW or shipping Australia wide at buyer's cost. That's all folks, feel free to ask questions and PM me! Pictures:
  8. Item: Uptone Audio JS2 linear power supply Location: Melbourne Price: $1200 Pickup from Melbourne CBD Only Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: Not using anymore - moved into apartment Payment Method: Pickup - Cash Only Extra Info: The output voltage is adjustable from 5V DC to 12V DC on two separate connections. Full specifications are here: Uptone JS2. Purchased in 2016 and paired it with a Pico power supply to run a fanless Roon server, and the associated SSD. Comes with 2 Custom 1.5m cables (5.5mm x 2.5mm device-end plug on both cables) made by Uptone Audio. Made a huge difference in sound quality when uprezing to DSD512 on the PC. Photos show the JS2 sitting on top of the PC for reference. Pictures:
  9. Item: Mcintosh MC402 Power amp Location: Sydney, 2166 Price: $5000 Item Condition: 8/10 Reason for selling: Upgrading Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Looking at selling my Mcintosh MC402, this is one legendary amplifier that has not skipped a single beat. Capable of driving 2ohm speakers with ease... lots info and high regarded reviews everywhere. Doesnt come with box so shipping isnt an option at this stage, however packnsend might be able to do it for you.. This amp weighs in at 52kg! In excellent condition cosmetically. Pictures:
  10. Item: Gigawatt PF-2 Mk2 Power Strip with LC1 Mk3 power cable AU version with AU plugs (current model) Location: Sydney Price: withdrawn - (my brother took it!!) Item Condition: like new - all original packing included Reason for selling: Upgrading Payment Method: Pickup/ courier/post - Cash/EFT/ Paypal (+3.3% if done as invoice) / COD Extra Info: Well known for improving SQ and built like a tank (weight is 3kg) Review at http://www.6moons.com/audioreviews/gigawatt4/1.html From manufacturer website: PF-2 MK2 is the improved version of the advanced filtering power strip designed to power and protect Hi-Fi audio and video systems. In the PF-2 MK2 better materials and components were used, and the modified construction of the device is based on solutions used in the EVO series of power conditioners. The strip is made using high quality components. The distortion is filtered in a RLC filtering block. It is built using metalized polyester capacitors with low inductance and an IP (Iron Powder) filtering core. All components of the filters are soldered to a massive, double sided PCB with large cross-section of the traces, with silver solder. In this strip we also resigned from using traditional protective elements, like wire or thermal fuses, which throttle the free flow of current to the protected circuits and by this have a negative influence on the sound. Protection against overvoltage and power surges is guaranteed by a multi-stage protection circuit, composed of plasma sparks and new generation of UltraMOV varistors. Those elements, working together with a well designed, modern power grid, warrant a complex protection against overcurrent and overvoltage. The PF-2 MK2 uses an innovative current distribution system, being a proprietary development of the company. It is based on massive power distribution bars of 2nd generation, made of polished, high purity, cathode copper slabs (Cu-ETP). This system distributes the current directly to each pair of output sockets, using crimped and screw-tightened connections and cabling made from silver plated OFC copper wires in FEP Teflon insulation with a cross-section of 4 QMM. The use of the star wiring topology and the high conductance and massive cross-section of about 30 QMM of each of the bars warrants an equal and stable power distribution regardless of the load on any of the strip’s outputs. The PF-2 MK2 power strip is equipped with six high quality power sockets GigaWatt G-040 Schuko, designed and manufactured by the company. The brass connectors of those sockets were silver plated at the factory, without the usage of intermediary metals, like copper or nickel, which could introduce unfavorable series resistance and voltage loss. The increased area of contact and the thick layer of silver guarantee sure contact with the plug pins. The sockets were additionally subdued to cryogenic modification and a demagnetizing process. In order to effectively protect children, the G-040 sockets were equipped with integrated anti-surge shutters (increased protection against touching, conform with VDE 0620). The PF-2 MK2 is also available with outlets of type NEMA 5-20R, used in North America and some Asian countries, and with Australian outlets of type AS/NZS 3112. All internal elements of the power strip are closed in a double metal chassis. This enclosure is a perfectly tight shield against RFI and EMI noise. The strip is also equipped with a LED indicating proper operation of the device and a circuit indicating wrong polarization of the power line or wrongly connected grounding. The strip is also equipped with a high quality IEC socket, allowing their user to connect any power cable. The power strip is equipped with the power cable LC-1 MK3 with 1.5m length. Pictures:
  11. Item: ME 25 Preamp, ME 75 Amplifier Location: Albion Park NSW Price: $1450 delivered as a combo, $950 for the pre, $700 for the power if sold separately Item Condition: As per pics. Some cosmetic blemishes on top of amp Reason for selling: WAF. Need more modern looking integrated that has a remote. Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Has served me well with out any issues. Lived in a fan ventilated cabinet. Pics of the internals show the ME branded caps, I've no idea if they are the originals or replacements but i do know the cover had been opened previously. Has been used to drive a pair of VAF floor standers which are 95db sensitive so has not been driven hard and remains cool enough to touch when used for longer periods. I cannot add anything of significance to the volume of writing that has been dedicated to ME equipment on this site. If you need good value, long lasting, high performance equipment these will serve you well. Pictures:
  12. Item: PS AUDIO P10 Power Regenerator Location: Melbourne Price: $4500 Item Condition: Used - Nearly Mint Reason for selling: have been out of Hifi for years Payment Method: Cash on Pick-up. Paypal also okay as you can at least get a sense of added security from Credit Card insurance., Extra Info: This power regenerator was purchased approximately 4 years ago from Tivoli Hifi in Camberwell. Unfortunately since moving house I haven't had the time to indulge in music listening in the last 3 years so I am selling all my gear. The difference it made to perceived realism in sound staging is astounding. Please read my past reviews on why I ended up buying the P10. I have tried many power filters in the past but found that they "cleaned" up the sound but castrated the music dynamics. Only a power regenerator allowed my system to achieve a blacker darker background with improve slam in dynamics. I don't currently have any pictures as the unit is currently stored in my garage and its too darn heavy to carry out. All output plug types are US type. The mains plug is Australian. Unit is in mint cosmetic and working condition with the plastic wrapping still intact. Pictures:
  13. Item: Musical Fidelity M6 500i Integrated Amplifier Location: Noosaville, Sunshine Coast, QLD Price: $4500 Firm Item Condition: As New (Used) Reason for selling: Purchasing SET amps to drive high efficiency speakers. (Purchased 300B SET Amp) Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Direct Deposit. Extra Info: As new, perfect working condition. No marks, scratches or imperfection. Included is the original double box, manual and remote. 14 months old. http://www.visionliving.com.au/hi-fi/musical-fidelity-m6500i-integrated-amplifier/id-Nk#.WrikmI0UnIU Shipping: I can obtain shipping quotes to your destination in Australia at the buyers cost. Courier estimate around $120 + insurance. Current RRP: $7995.00 Pictures:
  14. Item: VARIOUS POWER CORDS Location: NSW 2153 Price: * Pangea AC-14SE: $100 (+$10 for shipping) * IeGO PUM Pro: $200 (+$10 for shipping) SOLD * Acrolink: $40 (+$5 for shipping) * Generic Power Cable: $40 (+$5 for shipping) Item Condition: Very Good, Seldom used, See pictures Reason for selling: Excess cables Payment Method: Pickup or Shipping at buyer's expense Extra Info: * Pangea AC-14SE: 2M length, C7 connector, US plug, Box included * IeGO PUM Pro: 1.5M length, US plug, Box included * Acrolink: 1.5M length, AU plug, No box * Generic Power Cable: 1M Length, US plug, No box, Hospital grade Pictures:
  15. Item: Verastarr Grand illusion Statement power cable Location:Qld Price: $3,000 Item Condition:As new Reason for selling: "Adjusting Finances" Payment Method: Bank Wire - COD Only Extra Info: 2m Verastarr Statement Power Cable - 2 3/8” Wide 99.9997% pure silver foil, cryo treated, 3 foils, Solid silver Plug and IEC SUITABLE FOR AU. Retail for 2m is $7,000.This is the Grand Daddy of power cables. 4 months old. Selling for a friend with no internet connection Pictures:
  16. Item 1: IFI micro - iUSB Power 2 Location: Perth Price: $200 Item Condition: 9/10 - has a 9V low noise power supply and original box Reason for selling: Cupboard clean out. Excess to needs Payment Method: Pickup - Cash or Paypal. Postage - Paypal Extra Info: I bought this off SNA a couple of years ago. It provides galvanic isolation and ground loop removal. Has a power & data output and a power only for charging 5V devices that might benefit from a good clean power supply. Its worked very well in my system however I haven’t used it for a while. See link for more information and review http://ifi-audio.com/portfolio-view/micro-iusbpower/ http://www.digitalaudioreview.net/2013/01/amr-ifi-iusbpower-review/ http://ifi-audio.com/portfolio-view/accessory-gemini/ http://www.adventuresinhifiaudio.com/13/03/2014/the-ifi-audio-gemini-usb-cable-one-cable-to-rule-them-all/
  17. Item: [FS] Sanders Magtech Stereo Power Amplifier (black) Location: Inner Sydney Price: $4,000 + posting + paypal fee (if required) Item Condition: 9.5/10 Reason for selling: downsizing Payment Method: Cash on pickup or PayPal if posted (+3%) This is an end-game audiophile reference power amplifier designed and made in the US by Roger Sanders, who is of the most well known audio engineers in the US. This amplifier has received many awards, including:- 2014 Golden Ear (The Absolute Sound)- 2014 Editors Choice (The Absolute Sound)This amp incorporates a unique power supply, designed and licensed by Roger Sanders, that produces extremely high current (to drive absolutely any loudspeaker, including very difficult loads such as planar speakers) without wasting energy like all powerful class AB amplifiers do. In fact, this amp runs stone cold and as you can see the top cover has no openings (not needed). Rogers Sanders maintains that the Magtech can be kept on all the time, and even located in a closed cabinet with no issues.It is capable of putting out 500W (in 8ohm) and 900W (in 4 ohm) and is stable in 2 ohm. It was designed to drive large electrostatic speakers, as as such will drive ANY speaker with ease.The reviews from top audiophile magazines such as the Absolute Sound describe this amp as providing "infinite power with total stability", and plaude its sound for its "neutrality, purity, background quiet and dynamics".I invite you to read the enthusiastic reviews online.It retails for $7,490 in Australia.More details can be found here:http://sanderssoundsystems.com/products/amplifiers/magtech-amphttp://www.mcleans.info/shop/productDetails.do?productId=200199 This particular unit was purchased from Bill Mcleans (Sander's distributor in Oz) about five months ago and paid $4,500. It was purchased second-hand, but the first and only owner of this before me was in fact Bill Mcleans himself. This used to be his personal power amplifier, the one he had at home. Bill gave this to me in exchange of a previously purchased amp that I returned to him. I can prove this with my email exchange with Bill, or you can just give him a call. Importantly, Bill is happy to renew the warranty, which has expired in November, for another year for additional $250 (Bill has confirmed that this would be transferrable to the new owner). The sound is transparent, very dynamic and punchy, and with the blackest background. Dont take my word for it, check out the reviews. The specs are: Power (Stereo Version) 500 watts RMS per channel into an 8 ohm load 900 watts RMS per channel into a 4 ohm load Bandwidth DC through 100kHz Class of Operation Class AB Input Impedance 100K unbalanced, 1K balanced Input voltage required for full output 2.2 Volts Noise More than 110dB below rated output Gain 26dB THD Less than 0.01% Damping Factor Greater than 600 into an 8 ohm load Voltage Voltage is user selectable for use world-wide. All details here:http://sanderssoundsystems.com/products/amplifiers/magtech-amp Local pickup is preferred but can post as I have all the original packaging and paperworks. Thanks!
  18. Item: NORDOST QK1 AC ENHANCER Location: Toowong, Brisbane Price: $200 + Shipping Item Condition: Perfect Reason for selling: No longer used. Payment Method: PayPal preferred, or COD. Extra Info: Selling because I have upgraded my power filtering equipment. Originally I was skeptical of the effet something like the Qk1 could have, but after ABing it on my system at home I immediately heard the different and bought it straight away. Has been well loved and is in very good condition. A cheap way to start getting better power. Some information from Nordost's website: The QKOIL QK1 AC Enhancer uses a load resonating coil (LRC) to generate a passive electronic field that has a beneficial sonic effect on the AC current. Like the QV2, The QKOIL provides a vital solution to the issues of AC quality and audio/video performance, but unlike the QVIBE, the new QK1 achieves this by using an LRC furnished with Nordost’s patented Micro Mono-Filament technology. Using our MMF technology in a loading application prevents time delay and distortion of the transmitted signal, making the AC current that much closer to the desired “distortionless condition”. The Sensory results: an improvement in the overtones and pacing of the music as well as a greater sharpness, depth and focus of visual qualities. The QKOIL is the entry level product in the QRT range, a family of modular, non-intrusive innovations that deliver measurable sonic enhancements and provide power in the purist way. Like other QRT products, the benefits are cumulative and QK1s are even more impressive when applied collectively. It can be used as a “stand alone” product or to complement a full QRT system with QBASE-Mark II, QX4, QX2 and especially QV2 units.. The QK1 is housed in a mechanically tuned carbon-fiber body and equipped with either a US (NEMA) or EU (Schuko) connector. It is compatible with voltages from 110V to 240V, and can be used with an AUS or UK adaptor if required. Plug the QKOIL into any spare socket on your system’s AC Line and experience first-hand the surprising yet indisputable effect it will have on you’re A/V components. • Generates a passive electronic field • Allows for greater musicality and improves tonal balance • Increases clarity of imaging, including sharpness, depth and focus • Lowers the noise floor • Load resonating coil using patented Micro Mono-Filament technology • Mechanically tuned carbon-fiber body Pictures:
  19. Seeking some insightful or experienced input here... In my Krix Theatrix setup they are bi-amp and as much as I sought out a like for like amp set I ended up with an Emotiva XPA-5 Gen 1 and the other is a Gen 2. Gen 1 = 32dB gain output, whilst Gen 2 = 29dB. So I ran the 3x LF modules on one amp (the Gen1) and the 3x HF off the Gen 2 amp for uniformity of the sections. In my processing section though the top (HF) section is recommended to be 9dB less than the bottoms (due to the sensitivity). Which is adjusted through my signal processing unit. (external crossover) So my question is should I make that only - 6dB to make up for the 3dB less gain output that amp has or is it not that simple and due to sensitivity factors or something it might need less of a change, like say only 1.5dB... Simple maths says yes I'm just not sure. Both LF and HF sections are 8 ohm I believe. Happy to answer any questions to explain further.
  20. Item: Synergistic Research Powercell 10SE power conditioner with Precision AC power cable Location: Box Hill North, Melbourne Price: $3000 obo. Price lowered to $2700. Prefer cash upon collection due to weight of unit. RRP when new is $6000USD. Item Condition: Mint with zero scratch Reason for selling: my current Naim system doesn’t require the use of power conditioner Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: 10 outlets of pure isolated reference power for your high end system. 3D soundstage, mid range purity, defined and extended bass were areas of improvement for my previous Conrad Johnson system powered by this product. Many excellent reviews online and seldom available for sale. I am only selling it because I don’t use it anymore ever since getting a full Naim system (somehow Naim recommends powering their system without power conditioning) Donation to StereoNet if this sells. Pictures:
  21. Item: GigaWatt PF-1 MK2 Filtering Power Strip w/ Voodoo Magneto Power Cord Location: Wantirna, Victoria Price: $450 Item Condition: Excellent Condition - 8/10 - Few Small Scratches Reason for Selling: Just don't need it for my current setup Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, Australia Post COD, Postage at Buyers Expense Extra Info: Power Strip Retails for $890 http://recordclean.com.au/gigawatt-pf-1-mk-ii-power-strip--with-lc-1--mk-iii--power-cord.html Power Cord Retails for $255 http://recordclean.com.au/voodoo-magneto-power-cord.html Donation to SNA Pictures:
  22. Item: GigaWatt PF-1 Mk II Power Strip with LC-1 Mk III Power Cord Location: Williamstown, Victoria Price: $400 + post - Retails for $899 Item Condition: 8 out of 10 Reason for selling: Too much gear Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: The power strip is equipped with six high quality output sockets with silver plated connectors. The connectors are factory silver plated and intermediate metals like copper or nickel are not used in this process as they could introduce additional serial resistance and voltage drop. All contacts are ferromagnetic-free and the thick silver layer guarantees good contact with the plugs and significantly lowers the impedance of the connection. The PF-1 also has a high quality IEC socket and GigaWatt’s own 1.5m LC-1 MK3 power cord. Can be bought new for $899 online at: http://recordclean.com.au/gigawatt-pf-1-mk-ii-power-strip--with-lc-1--mk-iii--power-cord.html In very good condition, besides some scratches on the bottom. Donation to SNA on sale Pictures:
  23. Item: Arcam Delta 290P Power Amplifier Location: Castlemaine VIC (or pickup Melb Wed 7th) Price: $300 Item Condition: Excellent, very clean, minor scuffs/marks. Reason for selling: After something with a smaller footprint. Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, EFT. Extra Info: 70w @ 8ohm. Made in England. 6kg. This is said to be the same as the Alpha 9P internally, but with a metal (and nicer IMO) faceplate than the plastic Alpha. If your speakers have dual binding posts, the poweramp works best when bi-amped with another poweramp or paired with matching integrated (which I don't have anymore). Pickup from Castlemaine VIC, or I'll be in Melb on Wednesday 7th. Postage considered. I think I still have the original box...will check. Pictures:
  24. Item: PS AUDIO AV5000 Power Center 10 outlet power conditioner Location: Perth Price: $1000 Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: Surplus bought from SNA a few weeks ago. Tried to see if better than Isotak Aquarius ( Great results but don't want to change all my leads.) Isotak Aquarius and Isotek Solus as new will be listed shortly Payment Method: Bank Transfer, Paypal (buyer covers fees) etc, happy to post at cost Extra Info: System changover and reduction of boxes. I have tried a few and realistically want to sell to change to a PS Audio P10 and sell all 3 units including a Isotek Solus as new - only 5 or so hours use and Isotek Aquarius- a year old and two or all of them have to go. Item is in fantastic condition with original packaging. Plenty of reviews on the web, I loved the isolated zones (one specific for high power devices such as amplifier) and the ability to program switch on/off times so my amp would only come on well after my preamp tubes had equalised. This is the Australian 240V version with IEC power output connections. Feel free to PM me for any questions The PS Audio AV Power Center 5000 is a remarkable device with an extensive list of features that places it at the very forefront of this product category. From the PS Audio Web site: "The Audio Video Power Center AV-5000 is one of the most advanced power conditioners we have ever built… Full chassis sized component, touchscreen interface, 5 IsoZones, and 10 independently controlled outlets. Setup and control the AV-5000 when connected to your local network via it's built in web server, your universal remote, or your control system via RS-232. "The AV-5000 has 10 individually switched PowerPort outlets, grouped into 5 isolated AC power zones. Each zone has both common mode as well as differential mode AC cleaning that combined lowers noise by an amazing 80dB. For the safety of connected equipment, the AV-5000 features 7344 Joules of spike protection as well as fully automated over/under voltage control for surges." A full discussion of the features and configuration options would take up much more space than usual, but I will summarize with just a few of the features that I enjoy most: -- Ability to individually set each of the 10 outlets to be always on, switched on by the front panel square push button, or with a turn-on delay, all through a Web page network interface: http://PowerCenter. -- Set a turn-off delay to protect components, especially speakers. -- Change the name of each input so I remember what is plugged in to which outlet. -- Change the brightness of the display. -- Remote trigger to turn on and off other components. This has changed my “go sequence” from manually turning on the preamp, DAC, and two mono power amplifiers (4 power-up steps) to simply pushing the power button on the AV-5000 (1 power-up step). I don’t have to remember the safe turn on sequence – DAC, then preamp, then the power amps – or risk a dangerous pop in my speakers. Likewise, a safe turn-off sequence is guaranteed, regardless of my ability at the end of a listening session to remember the exact order. Even with all of the set up and configuration options, the AV-5000 is simple to operate, and the settings are easily changed. Many of the settings are accessible from the touch-sensitive front panel of the AV-5000, but changing the advanced functions requires a computer interface. Based on the feedback I have received from a recent survey, most of you have either already integrated computers into your audio systems or are planning to do so in the not too distant future. As those who have made the leap to music servers already understand, this technology is the future. Computer access is not going to be a problem for most users. My stereo system during the review included YG Acoustics Kipod Main Modules and Merlin TSM-MMe loudspeakers, Velodyne Optimum 12 subwoofers; Marantz MA-9S2, Manley Snapper and Parasound JC-1 amplifiers (all mono blocks); Sonic Frontiers Line 2SE+, Krell KAV-280P and Levinson N380S preamplifiers; Prism Orpheus Digital Interface– which serves as a DAC, phono preamp and line preamp; custom Windows 7 computer/music server; SOTA Cosmos IV turntable with Triplanar VIIu2 tonearm and Miyajima Shilabe moving coil phono cartridge. All interconnects are Mogami, with Mogami and Element Apollo speaker cables. I enjoyed PS Audio PerfectWave AC-12 and Jerry’s DIY power cables. I installed the $799.99 list price AV-5000, plugging all my front-end gear into the outlets and grouping similar types of devices when possible into their own Zones, turned it on and ignored it for a few weeks. The network Ethernet cable was eventually moved from the music server computer to the AV-5000 and I tweaked the settings over several weeks of use to get to the “one-button start up” that I enjoy every day. At this point, the system was sounding better than ever, night after night. There had been other component changes during this period and I was not sure which change had caused the system to really lock-in and sound musically whole and organically complete: a totally synergistic music system. Then, after six weeks of daily use, I disconnected all of the components from the AV-5000 and plugged everything into a regular, but high quality, power strip. I continued to use the same PS Audio PerfectWave AC-12 power cable from the wall to the power strip that was used with the AV-5000. And my system instantly sounded like crap. I am sorry to be so blunt and coarse, but the very engaging and enjoyable musical qualities that I had been enjoying for weeks immediately and unequivocally took a startlingly obvious turn for the worse. Specifically, image depth decreased by about 75% and there was a layer of fine haze or roughness in the midrange and lower treble. Sibilants, or the “es” sounds, became raspy and harsh. In music that has a number of singers, their individuality became much less apparent and their specific locations on the sound stage blended together. This was very noticeable on Paul Simon’s “Homeless”, from the Graceland LP (Warner Bros. UK:WX 52), a 180 gram pressing that is musically and technically excellent. Instead of clearly identifiable positions for each singer, both left-to-right and front-to-back, there was a poorly localized “wall-of-sound”. Now, if all I knew about this fine album was that it offered a poorly localized “wall-of-sound”, I would have thought it sounded pretty good. But after listening to this album several times over the past six weeks with the AV-5000 in use, and then again immediately prior to removing it, I offer the follow observation with complete confidence: Listening to music with the PS Audio AV-5000 power conditioner is much more satisfying than listening to music without it. There are many reports that different power conditioners detract from the dynamic impact of music, robbing the sound of life and energy. My experiences with some other conditioners had, more or less, confirmed the potential for this unwanted effect. However, when I removed the AV-5000, dynamics suffered and the music sounded as if a compressor had been turned on, not off. This limited not only the large transients that give music its energy and momentum, but also the small, micro dynamic impulses that help make recorded music sound real and alive. Reinstalling the AV-5000 restored the lifelike dynamic impact of the music. In fact, the feeling I had when listening without the AV-5000 installed was to hurry through writing these listening notes and reinstall the AV Power Center ASAP. I live in the suburbs and all of the wiring in our neighborhood is underground. I usually find that power conditioners have a positive effect on the quality of sound during the daytime and early evening. Approaching midnight, the reverse is often true and my systems usually sound better without any power conditioning. This was not true with the AV-5000, as performance of my audio system is improved significantly all the time, day or night, with the PS Audio conditioner installed. This is a first. There are easily noticeable improvements in clarity, smoothness, resolution, coherence of harmonics, background silence, dynamic and transient impact and speed, and the size of the sound stage with the AV-5000 installed, 24/7. The cumulative effect of filtering and isolation from other components is apparent in the relaxed but high resolution musical images that welcomes your involvement. This is 10 Audio and not 10 Video, but despite that distinction, I moved the AV-5000 upstairs to the home theater system and connected my HD Toshiba 56HM195 DLP television to see the effect on a video device. Several years ago, I reviewed the PS Audio Ultimate Outlet and tested its video performance on a different television, a heavy picture tube-type (very “last century” technology!) Sony 32” set. I noted a minor improvement at that time with the UO. Connecting the DLP TV to the PS Audio AV power conditioner resulted in a small but noticeable improvement in the blackness of blacks and the resolution of fine detail, such as individual strands of hair or fur, depending on the species. In images with large areas of a light solid color, there was a small but worthwhile improvement in the continuousness and purity of the solid color compared to the Tripp Lite Isobar 8 that is normally used with this television. A Video Essentials test DVD made it possible to view the same images before and after the power conditioner was installed. If my personal interests included the same level of dedication (or maybe “obsession” is more accurate) to maximizing the performance of my home theater system, it would have an AV-5000 installed permanently. I compared the AV-5000 to a Monster Cable HTS-5100 mk2 Home Theater Reference Power Center, which is identically priced and has many features in common. The HTS followed more closely my general experience with power conditioners as noted above, except that the Monster product was barely beneficial during the afternoon when power line pollution is at its worst. Even in the early evening, when the quality of power begins to improve, the HTS had a detrimental effect on the quality of sound in my system. The build quality of the PS Audio power conditioner is far superior to the Monster device. I had a PS Audio PowerPlant Premier last year, but the only current component that was used with the PPP is the SOTA Cosmos turntable. That one component cannot provide enough information to reliably determine a preference between the two PS Audio conditioners, and I no longer have the PPP for a direct comparison. I have a couple of gripes and product suggestions. First, I would like to be able to turn off the front panel illumination when the system is turned off. Leaving just a small indicator on would cut the light pollution in the room when it is not being used for listening. Second, there are surge protected Ethernet in and out ports, which are not really necessary on a closed Local Area Network (LAN). It would be a much better use of the limited real estate on the rear panel if the AV-5000 included a 3-port gigabit network switch so I could connect my network to the main Ethernet port to access the AV-5000’s set up menus, and then use the other ports to connect my music computer to the network, and possibly an Internet-enabled HDTV or Blu-Ray player. It seems like this is a feature which the AV-5000 should provide! And lastly, the user’s manual could be more helpful if it contained a bit more information about the parallel filtering power outlets, which are for power amplifiers, and more specifications for the different levels of filtering and noise reduction for the different power zones. This would help to better understand which zones to use for which type of component – analog, digital, or motorized (turntables). But these are minor points and do not affect the audio performance of the power conditioner. In the course of this review, I could have connected one component at a time to the AV-5000 to hear the additive effect of filtering additional components. But why? You won’t use it that way and the observations would have only academic interest. Much more relevant is what happens to the overall system sound when all of your components are connected to the PS Audio power conditioner. Allowing the AV-5000 to provide power for the entire system elevated the musical performance of my audio system far higher than the nominal cost of the conditioner could predict. In fact, in all my years of critical listening, I don’t recall another single component that has offered a greater degree of overall improvement. How would I defend that conclusion? With this listening observation: CDs sound better with the AV-5000 than LPs sound without it. The PS Audio AV Power Conditioner 5000 is a highly effective power conditioner that I can confidently recommend. Removing it is certainly an option: an unpleasant one. I am buying the review sample. Overall Rating: 10 LPs Pictures: Actual item here. Google for stock photos! Happy to provide more on request. See other listings Pictures:
  25. Item: Belkin PF40 Power Conditioner Location: Perth Price: $490 FIRM (Prefer local sale - will ship interstate at buyers cost) Item Condition: Excellent - no visible marks Reason for selling: Surplus Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal (buyer pays 3% fees), Bank Deposit Extra Info: Unit has been used in my Theatre Room but as I havent used that room once this year and we are planning on moving soon, its got to go. Price is FIRM so please no low ball offers - I would rather keep and use in my Network rack than give it away. Have the original box but not the rack mount ears that came with it. Pictures:
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