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  1. Item: Audio Note Trans-152 Output Transformers Location: Melbourne Price: 320 for pair Item Condition: Used Reason for selling: Upgraded to c-cores Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: These are genuine Audio Note Trans-152 OPTs that have been in use on an Audio Note 300b SET. I have upgraded to AN Trans-305 c-cores. Specs: https://www.hificollective.co.uk/catalog/trans152-p-366.html Replacement cost approx $800. Can ship in quality packaging. Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  2. Item: audio spheres Location: Canberra Price: $270 Item Condition: excellent Reason for selling: upgrading Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: desperate times...these are the coolest looking speakers I have ever owned. Only selling because I will be getting a bigger pair. These spheres are made from Ikea wooden panels. They sound great and look a hell of a lot better than the concrete ones made here in Canberra by Michael. They use the same legendary coral flat 5. They are efficient enough to use with medium low powered amps (confession- bigger than a 2A3 though), yet are really quiet If these are still unsold tomorrow I will add some daylight photos. i will pack them with heaps of cushioning, I can post and can bring to Sydney or Melbourne over the festive season Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  3. Item: Consonance Cyber 845 S monoblock amplifiers Location: Gold Coast Price: $2250 Item Condition: 8.5- 9/10 Reason for selling: maybe going big Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: These are the later Cyber 845S with wood side cheeks. The amps were purchased from a gentleman SNA'er from Goulburn in Oct 2018. They are still in extremely good condition both aesthetically and sonically. Only minor marks visible on the perspex fronts. These amps have a beautiful open and detailed sound with a solid bottom end. They sound way more powerful than their 28watts would suggest. These were used sparingly, as I have another amp I use for general listening, so there should be plenty of time left on the PSVane 845T series valves. They also came with a spare pair of 845 HiFi series valves which I never used. So no need to purchase valves for some time unless wishing to tube roll into some of the new exotic 845 types. Also the amps come with the much desired PHILIPS 5r4gys rectifiers included. I think these are now near impossible to obtain. I still have all original packing cartons so can be shipped at buyers expense and responsibility. Happy to help in any way. Thanks for looking. Regards, Paul Specification Cyber845S Power Output: 28 watt, RMS 1kHz Total harmonic distortion: less than 1% (15watt, 1kHz) Frequency response: (-3dB points at 15 watt) 5Hz - 47kHz Input sensitivity: 0.7V Input impedance: 100k ohms Output: 4, 8 ohms. User selectable Signal/Noise: 90db Consumption: 190 watt x 2 Input Interfaces: 1 group (RCA) Vacuum tube: E88CC x 2, 5687 x 2, 5AR4 x 2, 845 x 2 Warm-Up Time: 3 Minutes Dimensions: 390 x 190 x 500mm (HxWxD) Weight: 35kg x 2 (packed) Original advert: Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  4. Item: DNM Design Precision 2 Speaker Cable (2.5m pair) fitted with genuine Audio Note Banana plugs Location: Perth WA, can send to all capital cities. Price: $250- less 20% now $200- + delivery Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: No longer used in my set up due to change of speaker configuration Payment Method: Pickup - Cash or Paypal if shipping. Extra Info: Great sounding cable designed to be used with low power amplifiers, as experienced with my 8 W SET 300B amp. The cables are fitted with genuine Audio Note Silver Banana Plugs. A change in speaker configuration a year ago has now made made these obsolete for me so they may as well go to a good home and someone else can enjoy them. For details about the cable - https://www.hificollective.co.uk/components/dnm-design-precision-2-speaker-cable.html - http://www.dnm.co.uk/cablesdetail.html Please feel free to PM if any questions. Pictures:
  5. Last Sunday I had a visit from the proprietor of a small family owned business located on the Mornington Peninsula who had this in the back of his car: As I write I hear Leon Russell's piano, Carl Radle's bass and Jim Keltner's drumming with a wholeosity and righteousness that I have never heard before save in my dreams. 18 easeful and proper watts of single ended gooditude on the left side, and the same on the other. Proper bass - not Disneyvision bass, proper bass as comes from musical instruments. Rich, detailed without obtrusiveness. Space everywhere without disintegration. Grip and punch like real music. It is love. The end of the road for me. One to grow old-er with. This is what is inside. It is work of which Mr Miura (he of the beautiful Luxman MB-300) would be proud. ( I hope the photographer doesn't mind me lifting this pic.) We are lucky to have among us someone who can create such magical things, although he is too modest to believe himself a magician: apparently it's all in the iron. And I am lucky to have it to listen to.
  6. Item: richard Allen 8” cup range drivers Location: canberra Price: $160 Item Condition: excellent Reason for selling: no longer needed Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: These are great Britsh full range speakers, very popular in Japan. They work very well in open baffles. I can post for $20. They are somewhere between 94.58db efficient so will work really well with SET amps and low powered chips amps. I found someone on audio karma who sold his Coral betas and keep these: "I like them so much that I am keeping them in the Coral cabinets, and am selling my Coral Beta 8 'sI like them so much that I am keeping them in the Coral cabinets, and am selling my Coral Beta 8 's". Here we go: rand = Richard Allan Type = 8CGT Manufactured = April 20, 1971 Impedance = 8/15 Ohm fs = 70Hz Qms = 7.03 Qes = 0.7 Sd = 31.416 cm Qts = 0.637 Vas = 38.80 liter = 1.37 cu. ft. SPL = 94.58 dB Freq = 55-17 kHZ Baffle hole = 17.8 cm Cone diameter = 19 cm Voice Coil diameter = 2.54 cm Width = 20.3 Height = 9.2cm, Weight= 1.8 kg Rated input = 6 Watt Max power = 12 Watt No = 1.80 % Cms = 8.90 M/N Mms = 5.80 gms Bl = 5.05 w b/M Density = 14,000 Gauss = 56,000 i also have: pair of Richard Allen 12” bass drivers $200 Single 12” 15 ohm fullrange $140 Single 12” 8 ohm full range $140 Pictures:
  7. Hi everyone, Im possibly about to pick up some Omega or Hoyt Bedford speakers depending on how this week pans out and to say theres a plethora of choices is an understatement. Im a bit lost. These are high efficiency speakers around 93-97db so id say maybe 5+ watts minimum. The builder Louis recommends 7+ is optimal. I listen to lots of acoustic jazz, rock and hip hop but also complex orchestral passages on occasion. My partner listens to quite a bit of pop and deep house as well and since these are going in the lounge I'd say i need to be able to cover the range. After having a bit of a look around the internet I'm seen a few options. I've read that Omegas prefer push pulls over SET but thats third hand info. I'm looking at the First Watt J2 (if i can find one), the Trafomatic Aries and am interested in Earle Westons amps. Aesthetically they suit the Omegas and he's got a good reputation here but its hard to see where his amps sit by reading through the forums. Are they competitive with Decware? Audio Note? Are they fast enough and tight enough in the bass for modern electronica? I would like to support local and have support i can trust though, that would be a positive. As for flavour, I prefer treble air / sparkle and an expansive, holographic soundstage about most other descriptors. Clean and musical bass would be a plus and just a touch warmer than neutral suits me. With that being said, I know full rangers aren't known for their treble extension. Thus an audition this week. But really I don't know what I'm talking about and ill take any and all suggestions. Less than $2000 would be great, happy to buy used. Could stretch to $2500 if it'll change my life.
  8. Hi All, I am hoping to get some crowd suggestions for high quality custom SE OPT transformer winding services either in Oz or overseas. I have an upcoming project for which I will require several pairs of single tap amorphous core OPT that are impedance matched to both the amplifier and the individual drivers (including the limited frequency range of each driver - so they will not be full bandwidth transformers). Immediately I thought of Tribute in the Netherlands but he is currently shutting down DIY support as a way of partial retirement I guess. There is Sowter in the UK. Any other ideas? Cheers, Anthony
  9. These things were made by Luxman just after the Alpine takeover, but I will wager that they were planned beforehand by Mr Miura. There's naff-all info about them on the web, but such as there is suggests that 250 pairs of monoblocks were made in 1984-85, retailing in Japan only at the then astronomical price of 1.1 million yen the pair, employing WE 300B tubes "specially selected for Lux Corporation". Everything about the way they are put together indicates unhurried quality. 30 years later they look like this on the outside, i.e. a bit dusty: Inside, they are like this: - apart from fragments of broken 300B, clean as a whistle. Luxman eccentricity being what it is, removal of the output tubes means removal of the wire cage. To do that, it's necessary to go in from below, where two screws (at 2 o'clock and 8 o'clock to the tube base upper left) tie the whole cage assembly to the top plate. To my eye they look better without them. And even without the right tubes, they do sound good ...
  10. Hi Guys, Recently I was getting a pair of my SET monoblocks repaired and upgraded. The hifi shop loaned me a pair of push pull monoblocks while they were working on mine. While they didn't have the same incredible highs and mids they starkly reminded me of how good and controlled the bass is with a push pull design. It got me thinking and I wonder if there is anything around like this: Some sort of cross-over before the amplification stage which distributes mids and highs to a SET and the bass to a push-pull unit. Could even take the crossover out of your speakers and place them between the preamp and power amps (stereo SET and PP or 4 monoblocks or stereo containing both SET and PP) and run the speakers naked? I know volume matching would be an issue but could probably attenuate the push pull unit. Anyone aware of anything around like this? Rob
  11. Apologies if this have been discussed before. I'm building a system for my son's room and looking for your recommendations for an amplifier. I'm keen to move away from SS, hoping to get your opinion on a bang-for-buck/budget amplifier Requirements Near field listening for a small room. Full range open baffle using Visaton B200 96db sensitivity 6ohm nominal impedance Some kind of bass augmentation at a later date Amplifier budget is <$400 Few things on my shortlist are: 1. Topping TP-60 - TA2022 chipset 50wpc ~ $210 delivered 2. Miniwatt N3 - Single Ended EL84 - 12AX7 3.5wpc ~ $220 delivered 3. Stick with vintage SS (Old Sansui, Marantz, Pioneer, Luxman) Anyone with experiences comparing the sound of class T tripath and cheap tube amps?
  12. * Item full name and model etc. Weston Acoustics 300B Time Machine * Location: Ascot Vale, Victoria (prefer not to ship at this stage) * Item condition description 8/10. This amp has been lovingly cared for but I have listed it as 8/10 as it had a split in the timber that ran along the grain line at the back of the amp. Earle was kind enough to repair the split. He reinforced the area internally, cleaned up the split and treated it with wax to make it look like grain. If you look at the first pic you will see it doesn't look as bad as it sounds. This split occurred when I first bought the amp and got it home. I have my gear up high away from the kids & as I lifted it to put on my shelf I must have not supported the weight of the transformers properly. Needless to say I was not happy. As you can see from the other pics besides that the amp is in great condition and works flawlessly. As I have stated above this amp comes from a loving home, it has never been abused and I have treated it with the respect it deserves. I wont rattle on about how this amp performs as everyone on SNA already knows what it can do. Also if you have never seen one of Earles amp's in the flesh be prepared for a pleasant surprise, they look far better in real life. * Price and price conditions $1700 * Reason for selling: I recently bought another, cheaper amp. I justified this to the boss by suggesting I would down grade and put the money towards other boring things. To be honest I don't want to sell it now but I am under significant pressure to stick to our deal. If I can't get my price I will tell her it's not worth selling cheaper and it will be a win win situation . * Payment Methods: Paypal, Cash - Pickup. * Extra Info: This amp recently had a trip to Earles to get pre in and outs fitted so I could run a sub. As such there are only two inputs as shown in the pics. He was also kind enough to change a couple of thingies internally, but I have no idea what they were, (maybe flux capacitors ) It comes with Sylvanian 6SN7, EH 300B tubes and a Mullard 5AR4 rectifier (not shown in pics). If you want any more pictures or have any questions please let me know. * Pictures
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