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  1. Item: Gold Note A3XL Bookshelf Speakers Location: Gold Coast Price: $3700 Item Condition: 8/10 Small Dent on corner Reason for selling: Upgrade Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Photos:
  2. Item: PMC Twenty5.21 (walnut) Location: Brisbane Price: $1900 - Negotiable (includes cost of postage to you) RRP: $3990 Item Condition: New (Box unopened) Reason for selling: Doesn't fit with current setup / Needing the cash. Payment Method: Pickup/Drop Off/Delivery - Cash, Paypal, Bank Transfer. Extra Info: Wishing to sell my PMC Twenty5.21's in Walnut finish. Purchased within the past 2 months and are still brand new in the box. Don't fit in with the way I want my room set out and in need of the cash at the moment A great brand and set of speakers! Upsetting they won't work with my set up... But i'm sure will sound a lot better in someone elses listening room Can arrange pickup, drop off locally in Brisbane or can post them Australia Wide (Postage cost included in price). Negotiable on price Specifications: Crossover Frequency: 1.8kHz Dimensions: H 340mm 13.4” x W 162mm 6.4” x D 284mm 11.2” - Incl. binding posts ( 9mm grille) Drive Units: - LF - PMC twenty5 series 5.5”/140mm long-throw g-weave™ cone with cast alloy chassis - HF - PMC/SEAS®, 27mm twenty5 series, SONOLEX™ fabric soft dome, Ferrofluid cooled Effective ATL™ Length: 1.72m 5.6ft Frequency Response: 46Hz - 25kHz Impedance: 8 Ohms Input Connectors: One pair 4mm binding posts sensitivity: 86.5dB 1W 1m Weight: 6kg ea. Pictures:
  3. Item: Pair of 2014 Tannoy Prestige Kensington SE loudspeakers. Designed and made in the UK (Relisted. Price reduced). Location: Melbourne. Pick-up only. Price: $8000 (RRP $16999). Item Condition: As brand new with original spikes, stands, and receipt (no packaging). Reason for selling: Upgrading to larger size speakers. Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal. Extra Info: I bought them brand new in June 2014 from the distributor in Melbourne with original boxes and packaging. I have compared these Kensington speakers side by side with many other speakers within a price range of 9K to 25K: Focal Utopia 20K+, PSB Synchrony, Acoustic Zen Adagio, as well as a few other famous 15K-20K models I can't recall. Surprisingly, Kensington trumped them ALL by a BIG margin. I used Kensington with the appraised Elson Silva's Southern Star 35W tube amp. Used rarely for music, mainly at low volumes for TV. Kept in stable temperature, in smoke and pet free room. You are welcome to bring your speakers and your amp to test them out and appraise the true magic of the Kensington. The Tannoy Kensington SE features a 10-inch Dual Concentric driver with an AlNiCo magnet system and the Tannoy PepperPost WaveGuide, mounted in a 1100 mm tall, 406 mm wide solidly braced cabinet constructed of lacquered mahogany veneer with solid walnut edging and trim detail. Front panel crossover controls allow the unit to be fine-tuned for musical preferences and listening environment. Tannoy Prestige speakers are designed and built like fine musical instruments, producing startlingly immediate, dynamic, and utterly captivating sound, rich in tone, as close to a live performance as anything in audio. No matter what your musical tastes, whether jazz, reggae, electronic, classical, hard rock, or whatever, the Tannoy Dual Concentric design is a magical antidote to clinical high-end loudspeaker alternatives. The Kensington works magnificently in spaces ranging in size from an average sitting room to substantial halls, and in all interior decors, from traditional to contemporary. It can be powered by low-powered valve amps, including single-ended triodes, or high-powered solid-state monoblocs, with both bi-wiring and bi-amping options. Specifications: Recommended amplifier power: 50 to 225 W Frequency response: 29 Hz to 22 kHz, -6 dB Sensitivity: 93 dB, 2.83 V at 1 m Nominal impedance: 8 Ohms Dimensions: 1100 x 406 x 338 mm Weight: 37 kg each Finish: lacquered mahogany veneer with solid walnut edging and trim detail Reviews: Acclaimed Australian Hi-Fi audio designer & repairer Patrick Turner, put this in his blog (in my opinion, a truly trustworthy reviewer): “The Kensington SE might be too much of a good thing. It’s Technicolor rich, contrastier and flat out more delicious sounding than any box or panel speaker I’ve heard in ages. If I’ve made you curious, here’s my advice: Listen to your favorite music first on other speakers, and then audition the Kensington SE. I’m betting you won’t want to go back...” "What astonished me at once was the sheer transparency of the Kensington rivaling the Quads in the precision of its soundstage and in the depth and effortless layering of the image. I've not before heard anything quite so coherent from a box loudspeaker.... The Kensington is one of a very small number of loudspeakers that I would say have truly graced my listening room in the quarter century that I have been writing about audio equipment. Set up carefully and driven with a top quality power amplifier and front end components, it is capable of coming within a whisker of emulating that 'open window on the event' which, for me at least, is what high fidelity is all about." (Ivor Humphreys) "The Kensington's biggest strength lies in the delicacy and transparency of the mid-band, and this has an enormous influence on voices in particular. On 'Indoor Fireworks', the plaintive, breathy quality of Elvis Costello's voice has never sounded more effective or expressive. Likewise, when I slipped Jim White's wonderfully bizarre Wrong Eyed Jesus CD in to the player, this speaker seemed particularly effective at peeling back veils and revealing both the essence and the lyric of this quite complex and densely layered mix." (Paul Messenger) Pictures:
  4. Item: Dynaudio Special 40’s Location: Sydney Price: $3200 + Shipping Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: Want to try something else Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal Only Extra Info: Excellent speakers and lots of good reviews. I’m the first owner and the speakers were bought in September 2018, so they are less than a year old. These are my 3rd pair of Dynaudio and have decided to take a chance and try something else. These speakers are in excellent condition and present as new. I also registered them within the first 3 months which extends the Dynaudio warranty to 8 years. Note the warranty is transferable, see the link below. Comes with original box, manuals, and invoice for the warranty. I’ll quote shipping for anyone who is interested. https://www.dynaudio.com/support/product-registration Pictures:
  5. I've been searching the net for info on Sansui speakers (real ones, not fake badged ones) to go with my Sansui amplifiers. I have heard (many times now) that while Sansui amps are widely acknowledged as being very well engineered and built their speakers are widely regarded as not particularly special. I figured that there must be a few models that were worth searching for though so I did. It looks to me like there was a push from Sansui in between 1987 and 1990 to design and sell some bookshelf speakers that were a bit more interestingly designed than most. Info in links below. http://audio-heritage.jp/SANSUI/speaker/sp-100i.html http://audio-heritage.jp/SANSUI/speaker/sp-300s.html http://audio-heritage.jp/SANSUI/speaker/sp-1010.html http://audio-heritage.jp/SANSUI/speaker/sp-alpha2000.html So I set out to find one of these above, or something very close to them. And I did, find one of them that is. Pics (because no one reads these posts for the words) below have been copied from the auction listing. Now I don't really expect these SP300S speakers to beat my Lenehans or anything but I am certainly hoping that I will enjoy listening to them. (and I do love the idea of having an "All Sansui System" 💕 ) I do have one concern however, the auction listing did not mention including the speaker cables so I am currently planning on using them with a separate cable running from the ground back to the negative input on the amp. If anyone has a better idea please let me know. I could always get a custom set of cables made if needed but I'll hold off on that until I know if it's necessary. Beyond that, if you've got some Sansui speakers post a pic or two below, because there just aren't enough pics of Sansui speakers on the net as it is. With a call out to some of the well known Sansui SNA fans, @pete_mac, @skippy124, @BLAH BLAH, @Sansui77 Got any speaker pics guys?
  6. Item: KEF LS50 Speakers (Limited Edition RED) Location: Douglas HiFi - Perth Price: $1329 Item Condition: 9/10 Reason for selling: Ex Demo Consignment (contact us for details) Payment Method: Cash, Visa, Mastercard, PayPal, Direct Deposit Extra Info: All Original Cartons and Packaging for these wonderful speakers in the Limited Edition RED The KEF LS50 are perhaps one of the most awarded speakers of the last 10 years - and deservedly so. They do deserve to be hooked up to great sources and a very good amplifier as they scale up with better equipment very nicely. Here is your chance to grab the limited edition RED at a fantastic price. Globally Acclaimed KEF LS50 Bookshelf Loudspeakers Give You a Spot in the Studio: Remarkably Fast, Clean, and Natural Sound Combines with Unusually Large Soundstaging and Sweet Spot, an "engineer's loudspeaker" that allows home listeners a spot in their own recording studio, the KEF LS50 mini-monitor bookshelf loudspeaker stands as one of the most revered, internationally awarded audio designs released in the past 25 years. A Hi-Fi+ Value-Priced Loudspeaker of the Year,Stereophile Product of the Year, Hi-Fi Choice Recommended Component, What Hi-Fi? Product of the Year, and Hi-Fi News Outstanding Product – just to name a few honours. The KEF LS50 is inspired by the iconic KEF LS3/5A monitors and again benefits from collaboration with the legendary BBC. Each two-way LS50 employs a proprietary, custom-made Uni-Q driver. Originally developed for KEF's flagship Blade speaker, Uni-Q boasts an unusually large sweet spot and offers remarkably fast, detailed, natural, transparent sound. That it manages such rich, accurate, and notably exciting performance despite its charmingly compact size belies both expectations and logic. In to addition to the Uni-Q driver, LS50 owes its feats to a trio of three breakthroughs: Constrained layer damping that prevents cabinet vibration, a flexible reflex port that prevents midrange coloration and avoids chuffing, and curved baffle shaping that minimizes reflections while simultaneously lending prized rigidity. The LS50's high-frequency tangerine waveguide further allows for extremely wide dispersion, lending to soundstaging abilities seldom possible from compact designs. A one-inch vented aluminum dome tweeter, 5.25-inch magnesium/aluminium alloy driver, and KEF's decades of experience and technological research – including Finite Element Analysis and Computational Fluid Dynamics techniques – also combine to place LS50 on a rarified pedestal. Pictures: (all pictures are of actual Item)
  7. Hi all, If you are the type to like "vintage" or just "discontinued" gear, then maybe you can relate to this. I can't be alone in this situation? Grab yourself a cuppa, make yourself comfortable, and let me know what you think after you've read my tale. Ready? Let's begin: I bought myself a Paradigm Studio (v.5) system when they were being discontinued in 2015 (and thus far more affordable than their typical prices beforehand). I really enjoy the sound, and while yes there are better speakers out there, I just know the sound the Studios make and it's what I've become used to. As you might imagine, the Studios are getting pretty hard to come by in 2019, and weren't easy even when I started this journey. However, I write this, partly to warn people of buying discontinued series, and encourage the consideration of an important question: "Is this an opportunity, or is this discount going to be a false economy?". The answer might be better determined with another question. "Can I afford to get everything I need while it's available?". I started my Monitor-to-Studio series upgrade with a pair of 100s for fronts, a pair of 20s for surrounds, and a CC-590 centre. Even then, the colours didn't match. I had "Rosewood" 20s, and "Black Ash" fronts and centre. Never did I think I'd be buying more speakers to run more channels, and so quite some time passed in blissful 5.1 experiences. After my early 2000s era receiver died of old age, I upgraded from 5.1 to a 7.2 model. In order to use those channels, my system became a bit of a hybrid between the Paradigm Monitor (v.7) system that I started with, and whatever Studio gear I can scrounge up. For the most part, the Monitor series (V.7) is a surprisingly decent family of speakers for the money, and even contains "trickle down" technology from the Studio series. However, it's just that Monitor Series speakers do suffer from an enthusiastic tweeter which makes them a bit "bright". Not a problem for most, but when listening in a mixed environment with Studios, the change in tone between channels is noticeable. So, "completing the Studio set" became a "slow and steady" goal that has honestly.... been quite an undertaking. I managed to upgrade the CC-590 to the CC-690 in 2015 when one was sold in the local auction house. Yes, it wasn't strictly speaking necessary, but it was more acoustically matched to the 100 fronts (particularly with the bass end), but the sheer size of the massive centre meant that I had to modify my TV unit to accommodate it, and I was honestly surprised that it ended up being the glossy "Piano Black" instead of the matte "Black Ash"model mentioned (so I guess I screwed up my colour scheme even more). I sold the 590 years later in 2018, because no one seemed all that interested in it... other than low-ballers which I rejected on principle. So it sat in storage for quite a while. Later, I bought a discounted Studio Sub 15 from the local Hi-Fi shop. Within a few months, it started suffering of a high-pitched whine. You can read the nearly year-long saga of that in my other posts, but ultimately the entire cabinet was replaced because the repair guy damaged the veneer. Other repairs were made including the replacement of some capacitors in the amplifier. Unfortunately, the problem returned a few months after that. So the sub made another junket to Melbourne, but the problem apparently did not repeat itself while in the care of the warranty guys. When it returned, I combined it with my two Monitor Sub 12's, and after using the "Perfect Bass it" (or PBK), I've tamed those beasts to integrate quite nicely into the system, but it definitely took some "trial and error". The whine is still there, but less often, and more subtle. When serendipity stuck in early 2017, I was given another pair of 20's (shockingly, they matched my existing "Rosewood" 20s) by a colleague who decided to upgrade. I had not-so-subtly suggested that "If you were to upgrade, keep me in mind for these", and since I happened to un-delete some of his major project work a week earlier which had not been backed up.... I learned (yet again) that goodwill truly has a value. But my acquisitions weren't always that easy. Later, my partner decided that in light of our upgrade of the aged TV and gremlin-ridden bluray player to shiny 4K models in late 2017, it would be nice if the receiver could actually push the 4K signal through. Long story short, the receiver was upgraded again, and now we had the capacity for even more channels which I wired back up to my "spare" Monitor speakers with a little too much enthusiasm. In September 2018, I leapt at the chance when another Canberra based IT guy like myself was selling a pair of 20s. I wasn't at all interested in the 490 centre he was packaging, and honestly informed him as such, but we agreed on a fair price, so I bought the lot. This might have been just three or so months after I sold the 590... so it was as if someone was saying "out with the old, and in with... wait... the smaller brother of what just left? Huh?". Realizing that I'd literally owned all three models of centre speakers... I later found that the only speakers in the Studio v.5 line I hadn't owned at that point were the 10s, the 60s, and the Sub 12. So I thought that I might be able to offer some advice on most of the series. Ultimately, I wrote a rather detailed (or long-winded if you prefer) review of each known speaker on ProductReview, stating the pros and cons of each model, but it was later "archived" due to a lack of interest. Fast forward to Easter, 2019. I found a guy on Gumtree selling "A set of barely used cherry coloured Studio speakers, including a pair of 60s, a CC-590 + a pair 20s + Studio Sub 12". After driving all the way to Sydney for this sale, and testing with my own receiver, I found that the 20s, were in fact 10s, the CC-590, was in fact a CC-490, the Sub 12 was faulty, but the 60s were good. The Studio 10s, also had grills where the holding pins had been snapped off and poorly re-glued. Naturally, I renegotiated the price. So now what have I ended up with: 2x Studio 100s Black Ash (working, as fronts) 2x Studio 60s Cherry coloured (working as the surrounds) 6x Studio 20s 4x Rosewood, 2x Cherry, (working as the surround backs, front heights, and rear heights) 2x Studio 10s Cherry coloured (working but grill needs repair, currently unused) 1x Studio CC-690, Piano Black (working as the centre) 2x Studio CC-490, Cherry (working, one is unused, the other used in another setup) 1x Studio Sub 15, Rosewood (working as main "deep bass" sub, but with an occasional whine) 1x Studio Sub 12, Cherry (currently toast, but looking into getting repaired) I'm also using TWO Monitor Sub 12 V.7s with the 15" Sub to even out room-based anomalies, and fill out the "hearing-not-feeling bass". So my system is still... strictly speaking... a hybrid setup... but one that isn't nearly as noticeably problematic. Eventually, I'm planning to get rid of my Monitor series of speakers, including: Monitor 11s, "Mini Monitors" and "Surround 3s". The Monitor Sub 12s will probably be retired/sold if I can get the Studio Sub 12 running. Many of you might be wondering "Why not just upgrade to a newer/better system?". The answer comes in multiple parts, aside from the reasons mentioned above. Firstly, my partner likes the look of the Studio series. Secondly, the cost of a newer speaker series of this quality is often significantly higher. Thirdly combining careful speaker placement with both PBK and Anthem's room correction has (to me at least) nigh-on eliminated many of the complaints that others seem to dislike about this series. Yes, I'm not having much luck with the subs, yes a lot of my gear is getting to be 5, 7 or even 10 years old, the parts and replacements can be very expensive/difficult to get, yes there are better speakers, but to build an 7.3.4 Atmos system using gear that I've effectively gotten for a fraction of the going rate, has been a journey where I've met some interesting people that I've learned a lot from (even if there were challenging bits like travel and faulty components). At the end of the day, our home theatre is a place we all come home to in order to relax and recuperate. I'd honestly consider the performance of my colour-muddled system to be a match to some much more expensive systems, despite the age. I just have to remember that I have to consider my neighbours occasionally... despite the fact that these speakers sound even better when you power them appropriately and raise their voices. 🙂 I consider my tale a conditional success. But I've driven many miles, had buyers travel even more, I've missed many deals, carried heavy subs on multiple trips, combed through many classifieds, friends, colleagues, and search engines to get here, and although I now have enough to "complete my set", there's still some repairs and trading to be done. This road isn't for everyone, but the journey I've had has kept me... somewhat.. out of mischief. Knowing what you want now is helpful, especially if there are good deals, but having a "road map" of where you are likely to head with your hi-fi purchases, even if you can't buy everything at once is probably going to be an advantage, and help you to avoid some of the struggles I've been going through. I just hope this helps people (or even a person) to make the right decisions for themselves. Anyone else have similar tale? Nuggets of wisdom to impart? Marriages threatened by the cluttering of speakers perhaps? Have fun, and happy listening! Hamish.
  8. Item: Cambridge Audio S30 standmount speakers Location: Sydney, Eastern Suburbs Price: n/a - looking for trade Item Condition: 10/10 Reason for selling: Cannot use rear-ported speakers in new apartment Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Hi there, I've moved to a new apartment and can no longer have these amazing little standmounters on stands any more, and they do put out a prodigious amount of bass for their size - I simply can't have them so close to the wall. I'm hoping to trade for a front-mounted pair of speakers in similarly excellent condition - for example Elac B6, or perhaps KEF Q100 or Q300. These have blown me away with their capabilities but they simply aren't being used to their fullest right now. Perfect cosmetic and audio condition, magnetic grilles included. Pictures:
  9. Item: Triangle Antal EX Speakers Location: Waterloo, Sydney Price: $1,300 Item Condition: very good condition Reason for selling: almost no use - going for something smaller for the apartment Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, COD Only Extra Info: - Beautiful speakers with very good sound quality. I do enjoy it until today but should change to something smaller due to space issue. - They can bring all kind of music in good sound, even with AV system for movies. - 90 db, easy to drive (currently connected to Accuphase E-213, Kimber 8TC, Musical Fidelity V-DAC for Bluetooth) - No box and front covers (loss during house moving)
  10. Item: Von Schweikert VR-4 SR MKII speakers Location: Sydney (West) Price: $4000.00 for quick sale Item Condition: Mint condition. Reason for selling: Getting out of Hifi Payment Method: Pickup - Cash Extra Info: These high end speakers can compete with the very best. I have the original wooden crate box. You are welcome to come for a demo if you are located in Sydney. Unable to deliver as I don't have a van. Courier can be arranged for pickup from Pack and Send. Pictures:
  11. Item: Legacy Classic HD Location: Lane Cove, NSW Price: $4000 negotiable Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: Changed to different speakers Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal Extra Info: I bought this pair of speakers new about 8 years ago from Pymble Hi-Fi. During that time they have performed flawlessly and have continually impressed me with their effortless detail. Their depth and sound stage rivals speakers I've heard that are far more expensive, and they have an uncanny knack of revealing small elements I'd never heard before in music I was very familiar with. Every musical subtlety, reverb tail and fine detail is reproduced with ease and they always manage to completely draw you in. Having a ribbon tweeter gives them a different feel to the top end to the more common 'dome' tweeters, it is lively and authentic but still very controlled and balanced. They seem to have quite a wide dispersion which I found made positioning easier than other speakers I have owned. Another feature which you don't often find is two trim switches on the back of each cabinet, one which reduces bass response by 2dB at 60Hz and the other by 2dB at 10kHz. This can be very handy if your room is not acoustically friendly or you need to place the speakers very close to a rear wall as this can often cause an unwanted boost to the bottom end. Specs and some links to reviews of these speakers can be found here: https://legacyaudio.com/products/view/classic-hd/ Both speakers are in excellent condition having never been moved or transported anywhere since purchase. The only damage is to the plastic mesh protective grills which have been slightly cracked at the bottom. This happened while they were stored in a cupboard and is shown in the photos below. They do however still fit perfectly and serve their purpose of protecting the drivers. Although it wasn't an easy decision to sell it came down to hearing a similar pair of speakers size wise which had a very different type of voicing, but one which I preferred. Such is the never ending rabbit hole of the audio world!! Lastly I do have the terminal connecting posts that came with the speakers, they just weren't fitted when the photos were taken. Of course if you have any questions or require any further information please feel free to get in touch and I will try and answer as quickly as possible. I haven't looked into how much freight costs would be but if this is something you require let me know and I will try and get a price for you. Pictures:
  12. Hi! First time posting here! I’m looking for purchasing advice in relation to the Richter Mentor V speakers. I have a Pro-ject Debut Carbon Esprit and a Marantz 2252b and I’m looking at the Mentors to replace Klipsch R15M speakers that I got to start my system off. There’s a bit of information/reviews on the smaller Merlin’s online, but not too much info on the Mentors. Does anyone have any opinions or sage wisdom in relation to the Mentors and how they would go with my setup? Cheers
  13. Item: Vaf I91 Mk1 with Stands Location: Adelaide Price: $950 $750 firm. This is the one and only price drop. Item Condition: 7/10, some cosmetic damage only Reason for selling: No time for critical listening, so I'm selling all my stereo equipment Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Bank Transfer Extra Info: I'm the original owner of these Vaf I91, Mk1 speakers (serial numbers 944 & 945). They are a custom metallic silver finish with matching stands and speaker grills. These speakers perform flawlessly. However there is some cosmetic damage. Since owning these speakers I have moved house 4 time and there is some very minor, but obvious marking. Speaker 945 has minor mark on a front corner. Speaker 944 has obvious cosmetic damage, due to my son knocking it over (fortunately I was setting up the speakers and they were not on top the stands). Auditions are welcome on weekends (please note it wouldn't be a long audition as I'm time poor). If you have any music you would like to hear please bring it on a USB in FLAC format as I only have a digital set-up. Speakers and stands can be collected from Adelaide (10 mins south of CBD). Pictures:
  14. Item: Monitor Audio RS6 Floorstanding speakers - Black Oak colour Location: Wollstonecraft, NSW (Packed in original packaging and will post Australia wide) Price: $750 for floorstanders + $250 for matching RSLCR centre speaker Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: Need space for new toys Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal (buyer covers 3% fee), direct deposit Extra Info: Single owner. I bought these new and they've been well cared for. They've brought immense joy and pleasure. I love these speakers and after auditioning every Monitor Audio Silver generation since their release (Rx, 5G, 6G) I understand why they are legendary. Sometimes the latest and greatest models just don't sound as good as the products they replace. The RS6 were noted as one of Monitor Audio's best products of all time by WhatHiFi. See link below. https://www.whathifi.com/features/13-of-the-best-monitor-audio-products-of-all-time I prefer the sound of these over the current series available today. Listening impression: Bass is extremely low and tight. They seem punchier than similarly spec'd speakers (e.g. other monitor audio Silvers). Smooth highs. Very capable and enjoyable speaker. Here's a recent review on youtube from a guy who spends megabucks on his Hi-Fi gear. Recent RS6 Review These are currently packed in their original boxes ready to ship if needed. Includes: Speakers, grills, plinths, feet and spikes. Original packaging. Pictures:
  15. I started collecting the parts last year. I just finished the woofer bins this past month. The woofer boxes are based on a vintage Jbl design using jbl 225h 15 inch woofers. The mid horns are Altec 511b, the upper mid horns are Yamaha pro and the tweeters are Jbl. The 511b uses a Warfedale pro driver. The rest are Jbl. I forget the numbers. I gave the Altec 511b to my son as a thankyou for finding my current speakers Speakerlab K horns vintage 1971. Made in Seattle Wa. Thanks, Richard,L.
  16. Item: Monitor Audio Silver 100 Location: Melbourne Price: $ 725 Item Condition: Like new. Not a scratch on them and suits new buyer Reason for selling:Upgraded to Pmc twenty 5 series Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info:These speakers is fantastic for a bookshelf speaker. Come and have a listen. I have all the boxes covers etc and can ship if needed on buyers expense Pictures:
  17. Item: Pair of 2014 Tannoy Prestige Kensington SE loudspeakers. Designed and made in the UK. Location: Melbourne. Pick-up only. Price: $9500 (RRP $16999). Item Condition: As brand new with original spikes, stands, and receipt (no packaging). Reason for selling: Upgrading to larger size speakers. Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal. Extra Info: I bought them brand new in June 2014 from the distributor in Melbourne with original boxes and packaging. I have compared these Kensington speakers side by side with many other speakers within a price range of 9K to 25K: Focal Utopia 20K+, PSB Synchrony, Acoustic Zen Adagio, as well as a few other famous 15K-20K models I can't recall. Surprisingly, Kensington trumped them ALL by a BIG margin. I used Kensington with the appraised Elson Silva's Southern Star 35W tube amp. Used rarely for music, mainly at low volumes for TV. Kept in stable temperature, in smoke and pet free room. You are welcome to bring your speakers and your amp to test them out and appraise the true magic of the Kensington. The Tannoy Kensington SE features a 10-inch Dual Concentric driver with an AlNiCo magnet system and the Tannoy PepperPost WaveGuide, mounted in a 1100 mm tall, 406 mm wide solidly braced cabinet constructed of lacquered mahogany veneer with solid walnut edging and trim detail. Front panel crossover controls allow the unit to be fine-tuned for musical preferences and listening environment. Tannoy Prestige speakers are designed and built like fine musical instruments, producing startlingly immediate, dynamic, and utterly captivating sound, rich in tone, as close to a live performance as anything in audio. No matter what your musical tastes, whether jazz, reggae, electronic, classical, hard rock, or whatever, the Tannoy Dual Concentric design is a magical antidote to clinical high-end loudspeaker alternatives. The Kensington works magnificently in spaces ranging in size from an average sitting room to substantial halls, and in all interior decors, from traditional to contemporary. It can be powered by low-powered valve amps, including single-ended triodes, or high-powered solid-state monoblocs, with both bi-wiring and bi-amping options. Specifications: Recommended amplifier power: 50 to 225 W Frequency response: 29 Hz to 22 kHz, -6 dB Sensitivity: 93 dB, 2.83 V at 1 m Nominal impedance: 8 Ohms Dimensions: 1100 x 406 x 338 mm Weight: 37 kg each Finish: lacquered mahogany veneer with solid walnut edging and trim detail Reviews: Acclaimed Australian Hi-Fi audio designer & repairer Patrick Turner, put this in his blog (in my opinion, a truly trustworthy reviewer): “The Kensington SE might be too much of a good thing. It’s Technicolor rich, contrastier and flat out more delicious sounding than any box or panel speaker I’ve heard in ages. If I’ve made you curious, here’s my advice: Listen to your favorite music first on other speakers, and then audition the Kensington SE. I’m betting you won’t want to go back...” "What astonished me at once was the sheer transparency of the Kensington rivaling the Quads in the precision of its soundstage and in the depth and effortless layering of the image. I've not before heard anything quite so coherent from a box loudspeaker.... The Kensington is one of a very small number of loudspeakers that I would say have truly graced my listening room in the quarter century that I have been writing about audio equipment. Set up carefully and driven with a top quality power amplifier and front end components, it is capable of coming within a whisker of emulating that 'open window on the event' which, for me at least, is what high fidelity is all about." (Ivor Humphreys) "The Kensington's biggest strength lies in the delicacy and transparency of the mid-band, and this has an enormous influence on voices in particular. On 'Indoor Fireworks', the plaintive, breathy quality of Elvis Costello's voice has never sounded more effective or expressive. Likewise, when I slipped Jim White's wonderfully bizarre Wrong Eyed Jesus CD in to the player, this speaker seemed particularly effective at peeling back veils and revealing both the essence and the lyric of this quite complex and densely layered mix." (Paul Messenger) Pictures:
  18. A thread dedicated to speakers having a rated efficiency of 96db\watt\meter or more. Over the years I have built a number of speakers, mostly single driver, which have been high efficiency. We are all aware that low power valve and SS amps can struggle to produce good volume levels with speakers of efficiency lower then 90db. But team-up you flea power valve amp with a speaker featuring the Fostex FE206En and magic happens. Even SS amps in the 25W range can not always produce the dynamics which more powerful amps will produce into speakers with a more normal 87db rating. I have built four pairs of speakers three using the Fostex FE206En, the driver having a rating of 96db. From simple ported types to the super complex back loaded horn. See images. These have worked extremely well with 2 to 5W SE valve amps but some complain there is no weight behind the music. I think the counter argument to this is that these ultra light weight coned speakers produce better micro-dynamics, general dynamics and detail than there less efficient partners. Weight in notes can be enhanced with the use of active sub-woofers or assisted bass speakers and yet still retain the detail and dynamics of these special drivers. Over the last three or four months I have been using only my DIY 98db efficient 12" Beyma concentric speakers (retro-thermionic - VoXConcentriC). My 5.8W DIY SE 300B plays to ear-bleeding levels when hook-up to the Beymas. They are Tannoy style and with a 2" Titanium tweeter produce reasonable bass to 50hz and bright treble response to 20K+. To pickup a little more weight in the lower register I team them up with 12" active stereo sub-woofers. This way I get bas down to 31hz, crisp micro-dynamics, detail and what appears to be unlimited head room. I have really fallen in love with these speakers. Even my 3W DIY 6V6 SE amp plays to excessive levels with these speakers. Voice, brass, and acoustic instruments sound excellent and alive through these inexpensive speakers. I like these Beymas so much I have ordered the 15" version. Please post your experience, good or bad, with either commercially built or DIY high efficiency speakers. Any projects you may have in the future and would like to discuss here. Images are always good to. Even experiences at shows, demos etc.
  19. Item: Monitor Audio Silver 500 Speakers Location:Adelaide SA Price: $3150 Item Condition: Excellent, as new Reason for selling: Ex Display Payment Method: Cash, credit card, EFT, Paypal Extra Info: Superb hifi or home cinema speakers 3 way 250 watt RMS power handling 90 db 8 ohms 5 year warranty Full RRP is $4219 -save over a grand! pop in for an audition Pictures:
  20. Item: Proac Studio 1 monitor speakers Location:Pascoe Vale South Price: $900 NEG Item Condition:Used/vintage: refurbished to excellent condition Reason for selling:Far too many speakers, sad to see these go. Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info:Vintage Proac Studio 1's. Cabinet veneers restored and bass drivers replaced to original spec with Scanspeak drivers at a cost of $440. Look and sound amazing. Classic Proac English sound. Pictures:
  21. Item: Q Acoustics 3050 floor standing speakers in white Location:Melbourne Price: $650 Item Condition:Excellent- no marks at all Reason for selling:Upgraded Payment Method: Pickup - Cash Extra Info: Pick up only as I dont have the packaging. Happy to provide audition for genuine potential buyers. Approx 1 year old and purchased from authorised dealer in Hampton. Some info from the dealers website on them: The long awaited update from the 2050, the new Q Acoustics 3050 Floor standing speaker now handles the high and midbass frequency with more detail and clarity. With their new tweeter technology, and re-engineered cabinet design, the Q Acoustics 3050 Speaker out performs most brands at this price point Visually striking in five beautiful finishes; including Lacquered Gloss Black, Lacquered Gloss White and ‘Leather effect’, the perfectly proportioned 3050 is the flagship of the new 3000 Series. Improved twin 165mm Aramid Fibre/Paper cone drivers deliver exceptional bass extension and midrange openness, whilst the new ‘2 in 1’, Concentric Ring Dome tweeter adds astonishingly clear and smooth high frequencies. Performance is further enhanced, both sonically and aesthetically, by its integral steel ‘outrigger’ plinth with floor spikes. The flagship 3050 is the perfect loudspeaker for larger rooms. It boasts the ultra-low levels of distortion, typically found of speakers costing three or four times its price. Not surprisingly, as a result it delivers truly unrivalled sound quality and value. Here is a link to a review by What Hi Fi: https://www.whathifi.com/q-acoustics/3050i/review Any questions please pm me. Pictures:
  22. Item: Dynaudio C2 - Rosewood Location: Sydney Price: $6,500 $6,200 Item Condition: Used Reason for selling: NLR Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: PICKUP ONLY. Local preference for Sydneysiders. Here comes your chance to own the magnificent Dynaudio C2 speakers in Rosewood colour. I love this colour, it blends very well with other furnitures. Amazing bass and detail. Unfortunately these are too big in my lounge room, and my listening position is too close to the speakers as well. I can provide demo for serious buyers. Each speaker weigh around 40kg, so you might want to bring assistant to pick these up. RRP is $18,000 new, you will not find a deal like this very often. Reviews: What Hi-Fi: https://www.whathifi.com/dynaudio/confidence-c2-signature/review Enjoy The Music: http://www.enjoythemusic.com/magazine/equipment/0403/dynaudioc2.htm Soundstage Ultra: https://www.soundstageultra.com/index.php/equipment-menu/307-dynaudio-confidence-c2-signature-loudspeakers Audio Review: http://www.audioreview.com/product/speakers/floorstanding-speakers/dynaudio/confidence-c2.html
  23. Item: Proac Response Tri Power Speakers 150w Location:Kelmscott WA Price: 1150 Item Condition:Excellent Reason for selling:Upgrading to KEF wireless speakers Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info:From an Immaculate house in excellent order Pictures:
  24. Item: Miscellaneous Used Woofers and Mid-Woofers Location: Gembrook or Knoxfield, VIC Price: Various As per list below. Offers considered, especially if you want to take the lot. Postage will only be what Australia Post charges me. Item Condition: Used. Tested and working. Appearance varies. See photos for details of physical appearance and condition. Reason for selling: Need to clear out the parts cupboard. Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: These speakers have accumulated in my workshop over a long period and it's time for a clearout. Please have a look at my other separate listings for the Midrange drivers and Tweeters. WOOFERS/MID-WOOFERS 1 Arista SP 10W 10" (one only) $20 2 DB Dynamics AIM403 4" (one only) $5 3 Daichi SP8-100 8" $50 for the pair (Full specs below) 4 Magnavox 8JX 8" $20 for the pair 5 Toshiba SP-20U07 8" $10 for the pair DAICHI SP8-100 8" POLYPROPYLENE WOOFER Qts 0.67 Qes 0.74 Prms 100W Hole 175mmØ Mount 190mm Mag. 20 Oz Diam. 205mmØ Freq. 30Hz - 5KHz (±6dB) Fo/Fs 38Hz Coil 38mmØ Vas 53.10L Re 6.5Ω Qms 6.75 Sens. 88dB Zn 8Ω Depth 95mm Pictures:
  25. Item: Miscellaneous Used Midrange Drivers Location: Gembrook or Knoxfield, VIC Price: Various As per list below. Offers considered, especially if you want to take the lot. Postage will only be what Australia Post charges me. Item Condition: Used. Tested and working. Appearance varies. See photos for details of physical appearance and condition. Reason for selling: Need to clear out the parts cupboard. Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: These speakers have accumulated in my workshop over a long period and it's time for a clearout. Please have a look at my other separate listings for the Woofers/Mid-woofers and Tweeters. MIDRANGE 6 Accusound AS-5 5" (3 available) $5 each 7 Philips AD5062/SQ8 5" (one only) $10 8 Vifa M10MD-39 4" (4 available) $20 each (See pictures for full specs) 18 Toshiba $10 for the pair Pictures:
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