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  1. tem: A few AV products from Denon, Yamaha, Kenwood from Receivers and some Axix and Bonbonus small bookshelf or rear speakers etc Location: PERTH Price: As below Item Condition: various but mostly good pm for me info Reason for selling: Older gear needs a new home , has not been used in years. Some with very little use. Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: See Below. Pictures below should make sense. Samsung Blue ray player with remote BDP1400 -$120- now $100 DENON Blueray Disc Transport DVD 2500BT with remote high end when released needs DAC as HDMI out only. Higher end Blueray transport $400 now $250 Kenwood Audio video stereo receiver KR-v6050. $100 great entry amp/ receiver for someone. ------------------------ Speakers Axis Ls28 bookshelf speakers black great sound and perfect sonically , scratched boxes. $200 awesome for rears on SS set up. Xavian Bonbonus book shelf speakers in light ash wood great actually very good condition $350 same as above for as rears or smaller Receiver Yamaha rxv3800 with remote Receiver 2nd highest in range i think was $4000 or more new. Very nice sound from Yamaha. Winner of top sounding receiver. Bargain ONLY $500 due to HDMI issues and 3 work at least so who needs more than that otherwise would be listed at $1200 Hdmi board, 2-3 inputs work , 1-2 don’t for some reason and all other inputs work perfectly goes very well with Denon transport above. Conclusion When dealing with an AVR in this price class, you go in with very high expectations. The Yamaha RX-V3800 has the specs to please most any enthusiast with excellent power, ample HDMI inputs, and internal decoding of the new HD audio codecs. The only personal letdown for me was the AVR's inability to process certain video signals to 1080p; instead it simply passes them through. Even with this shortcoming, this is an excellent product and is worthy of your consideration when looking for an AVR in this price class. Highs Four HDMI Inputs Onboard Decoding of Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, & DTS-HD Master Audio Clean and Dynamic sound from all channels Lows Video section only upconverts analog signals YPAO setup set monitor speakers to "Large" when they should be set to "Small" Read more at https://www.soundandvision.com/content/yamaha-rx-v3800-av-receiver-page-3#J6zIyjGDCUEpSVmh.99 Specifications 7.1-channel surround sound receiver 140-watts minimum continuous power per channel, 8 ohm loads, two channels driven from 20Hz-20kHz with a maximum total harmonic distortion of 0.04% Analog audio input sensitivity and impedance: 200mV, 47kohms (line), 3.5mV, 47kohms (phono MM) Analog output level/impedance: 200mV/900 ohms (REC Out) Speaker impedance: 6 ohms-16 ohms Analog audio inputs: Ten L/R (line), L/R phono (MM), 5.1-channel analog Digital audio inputs: Three coaxial, four TosLink optical Analog audio outputs: Four L/R (2xL/R record, L/R Zone1, L/R Zone2, L/R Zone 3), one 7.1-channel preamp out, headphones, Eleven pair speaker terminals Digital output: One TosLink optical Video inputs: Seven composite or S-video, three component, four HDMI Video outputs: Two composite or S-video, one composite-only zone 2, one component, one HDMI Other: Setup microphone, two 12V trigger, RS 232, IR in/out, IEC power connection, antenna (AM/FM/ XM), iPod Dock input Dimensions: 17-1/8" x 6-3/4" x 17-1/4" (W x H x D) Weight: 38.4 lbs
  2. Item: Dynaudio Focus 200XDs + Connect box and Iso pucks x8 Location: Melbourne Price: $4999 Item Condition: Used. Near brand new no marks at all. Reason for selling: Have a new born and have moved in with the in-laws, haven’t been using them. Will be upgrading to larger setup in a year or so. Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info:In perfect condition. Connect box and iso pucks included in price. Price negotiable within reason. RRP when purchased in 2017 was Dynaudio Focus 200XDs- $7499 Connect Box- $699 Iso Pucks x 8 -$320 Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  3. Hey Guys. sadly my cleaner just dropped and broke my bookshelf speakers, a trusty set of Jamo e610. I am wanting to replace them but before I do I wanted some advice on models to look at. I am running a modest set up made up of a REGA P1 into a vintage Technics SU-2500 Amp. I usually play fairly chilled music and don’t blow the volume so a natural sound would be preferred. Appreciate any help. Thanks
  4. Item: VAF Signature i33’s (Black Oak) Location: Aberfoyle Park, SA Price: $2,500 Including shipping $2,000 Pickup Item Condition: Has a few scratches on top surface due to stupid cats and a mark on the front of one of the cloth speaker covers/grills, both of which are visible in the pics. Apart from that they are in great condition with no mechanical issues. Reason for selling: Have decided to upgrade and will no longer need them. Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: These speakers are very good value for their price and retail for $5,790. The pair I’m selling will be 4 years old in January 2020, also I will be able to demo if needed as they will remain connected until sold. https://vaf.com.au/products/signature-i33 Technical Specifications: Frequency Range 32Hz ~ 22kHz Frequency Response 37Hz ~ 19kHz (±2dB) Phase Response ±15° (100Hz ~ 20kHz) Impedance 6 ohms (nominal) Sensitivity 90dB (2.83V / 1m) Amplifier Power up to 200W Dimensions 245mm (W) × 1095mm (H) × 287mm (D) Weight 31kg (Gross) Per speaker Photos:
  5. Item: Klipsch Heresy I Location: Cheltenham Melbourne Price: $800, stands if you want both $20 total Item Condition: Used Reason for selling: Upgraded Payment Method: cash, bank transfer, paypal. Pick up only Extra Info: I have owned these for 11 months since buying off stereonet seller last year. Best I can tell these are early 1980's models with E2 crossover just before the model II came out. In reasonable condition for age, a few surface scratches minor dents, grilles in good condition. Sound is alive and vibrant as you would expect, careful partnering with electronics suggested. Limited bass, sealed cabinets. A good price (ie. same price that I paid) for those who want to try some heritage speakers. I have enjoyed my time with them. Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  6. Item: Richter Harlequin mk2 speakers Location: Gold coast Price: $400 Item Condition: good condition Reason for selling: No longer required Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Had these in storage for quite a while. Recently connected to them to my AVM60 / xpa 5 amps sound was fantastic. Totally forgot how great these sound. For small towers , they filled the room. A few marks and scuffs nothing serious. They perform perfectly for music or HT Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  7. Item: KEF XQ30 Floorstanders in Mahogany finish Location: Victoria,3204 Price: Reduced to $595 FIRM Item Condition:Excellent Reason for selling: NLR Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, bank xfer Extra Info: Truly excellent condition - like new. Original RRP over $3,000, Can demo to serious buyers at my place. Happy to ship via pack and Send at purchasers cost. Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  8. Item: Watmough floor standing speakers Location: Melbourne Price: $4k Item Condition: Good Reason for selling: Appreciated for many years, now ready to send to good home. Payment Method: Pickup - Cash Extra Info: Speaking to people on this forum I believe this system was a low numbers prototype system developed with TAS systems combined with a early analogue surround sound decoder (not included) . There are numerous high quality Vifa drivers which allow a wide number of configurations. In all the listening of these speakers I have found the sound reproduction to be very good. One of the 4 front facing drivers is damaged (can feel cone rubbing against coil). These are heavy speaker boxes with dimensions W 260 H 1500 D 380. Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  9. Item: Polk Audio RTI A9 Floorstanding Speakers (Pair) in black Location:3204, Victoria Price: $795 Item Condition:Excellent Reason for selling: To many speakers Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, bank xfer Extra Info: POLK RTi A9 loudspeakers- excellent condition. Black, real wood veneer finish RRP is $3199 but they are available from retailers for $2400, but this pair is only $795 This pair is in great condition, approx 3 years old and working perfectly. Auditioning is available to genuine buyers. Happy to ship but they are very big and heavy. Key features: • 1 x 1" Dynamic Balance silk polymer dome Tweeter • 2 x 5 1/4" Dynamic Balance polymer composite drivers Mid/Woofer • 3 x 7" Dynamic Balance polymer composite Woofers • 18 -27,000Hz Total frequency response • Effeciency: 90 dB, Recommended amplifier power: 50-500 watts per Ch Dimensions Cabinet dimensions: 123.5 cm (H) x 22.5 cm (W) x 54.3 cm (D) Specifications TWEETER Quantity: 1 Diameter: 2.54 cm Type: Dynamic Balance silk polymer composite dome tweeter MID / WOOFER Quantity: 2 Diameter: 13.34 cm Type: Dynamic Balance drivers with polymer composite cones and rubber surrounds SUBWOOFER Quantity: 3 Diameter: 17.78 cm Type: Dynamic Balance drivers with polymer composite cones and rubber surrounds Electrical Total frequency response: 18Hz-27kHz Lower -3dB limit: 30 Hz Upper -3dB limit: 26 kHz Nominal impedance: 8 Ohms Efficiency: 90 dB Tweeter/midrange crossover frequency: 1.8 kHz Midbass/woofer crossover frequency: 120 Hz Recommended amplifier power: 50-500 watts per channel Inputs: Dual 5 way binding posts Enclosure type: Sealed and PowerPort bass venting Product weight (each): 34 Kg Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  10. Item: ProAc Response D18 Speakers Location: 3015 Price: $2250 Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: Upsizing to fill new room Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only or can ship but preference for a local buyer. Extra Info: For sale, my beloved, highly rated and rarely seen on the market, are my beautiful ProAc D18s. These are in Cherry colour. These speaker impress despite my massively increased room size but its time for something a bit more appropriate - the room is 15m x 7m. There are heaps of glowing reviews on the net about these, so there's no need for a sales pitch from me, although I am happy to answer any questions. They come with all boxes, spikes, binding post jumpers, manuals, etc. I am happy to ship but imagine there may be interest from the local Melbourne population. One small issue - one of the lugs on one of the grills has snapped off. They still fit snugly so if you listen to them with the grills on you will not even notice. Mind you, they sing even more with the grills off. Very happy to demo to serious buyers. Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved. More (and better) photos to be uploaded tonight.
  11. Item: Bowers Wilkens 804s Location:melbourne Price: 2900 Item Condition:excellent Reason for selling: Upgrading Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info:I don't have the boxes and local pick up is preferred. Demos welcomed to serouis buyers.These wont disappoint. Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  12. Item: NAD D7050 Digital Amplifier and Bowers & Wilkins CM5 S2 bookshelf speakers w. B&W stands Location: Surry Hills NSW, close to Central Station Price: $2000 (prefer to sell together, but can discuss separating) - happy to make a donation to SN if they sell via the site! Item Condition: Amp: very good condition, recently serviced by Len Wallis Audio with brand new power supply installed. Speakers in excellent condition with only minor / hairline swirls visible, as are the stands. Reason for selling: Rearranging our sound situation, for reasons of space Payment Method: Pickup - cash preferred Extra Info: Amp was purchased new from Addicted to Audio in 2016, speakers were purchased from another SN member at the same time. Neither have been driven hard, mostly used for TV/movies and a bit of music while working. It's a great compact system, and should go to a good home! Also have the original box, manual / booklet & packaging for the speakers, and two sets of spikes for the stands (different lengths). We're a no-pets / non-smoking household, so no rogue fur or smells are attached to these. Amplifier info from NAD site: https://nadelectronics.com/product/d-7050-direct-digital-network-amplifier/ "Defying all expectations of what traditional amplifiers can do, the NAD D 7050 is an incredibly versatile product that offers audio excellence like never before. With the inclusion of Apple AirPlay, the D 7050 is one simple yet expansive package. You’ll now have a state-of-the-art audio system in a stylish and compact package that fits anywhere in your home. Wireless access is universal as the D 7050 also supports Bluetooth® aptX® for high-fidelity point-to-point streaming without a network. A premium headphone amplifier output with a high quality volume control is also included for your personal listening. Employing technologies such as DirectDigital™ ensures a stellar performance void of noise and distortion. From downloads and streaming to instant access to all the music in the world, the D 7050 is a wondrous amplifier that frees your digital music library." Speaker info from Stereophile review: https://www.stereophile.com/content/bowers-amp-wilkins-cm5-loudspeaker "The B&W CM5 touched me in a unique way. With every recording I played, this neutral, dynamic speaker revealed layers of detail that let me hear into the recording process, but in a way that made it easy to forget about that process, kick back, and enjoy the music. Just as paradoxically, its high level of resolution let me differentiate among great, good, and not-so-good recordings, but in a way that didn't lessen my enjoyment of music that had been poorly recorded. If I had to, I could live with this affordable bookshelf model as my only loudspeaker. I can't remember the last time I said that about another speaker in the USD$1500/pair price region. A tremendous achievement by Bowers & Wilkins." Photos:
  13. Item: Tannoy Revolution XT6F floorstanding speakers - dark walnut Location: PERTH Price: $1100 now $890 for a quick sale Item Condition: Unmarked and as new (but run in of course). Reason for selling: upgraded Payment Method: Pickup in PERTH (SOR) only - Cash, Paypal, bank transfer Extra Info: I bought these new about 3 years ago, but they’ve had very little use. They’ve been used to play vinyl at family friendly listening levels and powered (easily) by a 20ish watt SET amp. The rave reviews you’ll find by googling are all true IMO. I think this one is spot on: https://www.whathifi.com/tannoy/revolution-xt6f/review. The soundstage, accuracy and timing of the drivers are amazing, I reckon. So taken am I with the dual concentric concept I splurged on the new Tannoy Cheviots, so these are sitting unused and need to go. Donation to SN on sale. Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  14. Item: B&W 804 S Rosenut Location:Melbourne Price: $3000 Item Condition: Pristine condition. Reason for selling: Bought this thru HIFIman on here in a rush decision Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Here is the original add. These speakers is as he said spotless. They sound excellent however I still like the PMC and dynaudio or Harbeth sound. I am open to trading as well so if you have something Pm me. I am in no rush too sell as they do sound amazing. I copied in the original add from this weekend. I don't have the boxes so pick up only Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  15. I have own a number of Martin Logan ESL products which I have found reasonably reliable. My current Martin Logan Summit ESL speakers work wonderfully provided that a certain mid range frequency is not present within the music. I have identified that in the top left hand corner of one of the ESL panels the Mylar is slightly warped. This is what is causing the problem as the other ESL panel has no issues. Replacement panels come in pairs and cost north of $2,500. I feel that if the Mylar in the corner of the ESL panel was re-stretched that the panel would work perfectly across all frequencies above the cross over frequency. Do you think I should just replace the panels or is there someone you know that can fix ESL panels in Australia? Any thoughts on the matter would be appreciated. I am required to wait until Christmas before new ESL panels will arrive if ordered immediately. I am based in Brisbane. Thanks in advance. JSC
  16. Item: Bowers and Wilkins lcr60 s3 centre and 2 vm1 rear Location: Clayton Melbourne Price: 310 Item Condition: used but good over all Reason for selling: no longer using Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: great centre and rears for anyone building a home theater these were used with my home theater setup but no longer needed they are very precise and accurate sounding. Will make an excellent addition to your home theater. The centere had the tweeter pushed in by my kids but I pushed it out some slight marks left but dosent affect sound. The vm1s have wall. Mounts included. I must admit there is lots of details in the sound when I used them as rears very good for hearing bullets flying over head. Minor marks and scratches consistent with age Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  17. Longish post, however I want to write about a few simple tricks that many hi-fi heads will already be well familiar with, but took me years to learn about, or learn the value of, which profoundly improved the way my music sounded through a system I thought was incapable of that level of performance. And I did it for next to nothing. I recall after buying my first set of real speakers, walking back into the hi-fi shop and asking if it was possible to get another set of fronts to run together with the ones I’d just bought. This because I just wasn’t hearing what I wanted to hear from my new purchase. “Why would you want to do that?” the store owner asked me. “Yours are fine.” I thought she was saying that just to justify the fact that she’d let me buy an inferior pair of speakers (which my Cerwin Vega VE-15s sort of are, but in some ways they aren’t at all). Instead of a new pair of speakers though, she led me to purchasing a QUAD 99 power amp that I could run from the pre outs of my Yamaha AVR. Which did go some way to sweetening the sound I was hearing from those Cerwin Vegas. Though after a few years of use, and the entry of a nice turntable into my life, I started to think that I really should just leave those massive VEs as home theatre speakers, where they perform incredibly well, and set up a second system to do hi-fi duties. It was in this mood that I met Allan MacDonald, of Vinylhead Records in Coffs Harbour. My initial question to him was around possible speaker recommendations. “What are you running now?" he asks - and I tell him. “Oh, right. Well, they are a very efficient pair of speakers, those Cerwin Vegas,” he tells me. “They should be sounding ok. How have you got them set up? Are they on spikes?” “No.” “What sort of floors are they on?” “Wood.” You really need to have them on spikes or some kind of rubber pads to isolate them properly from the floor, he tells me. “You don’t have to spend a lot,” he says, and points to a pair of speakers nearby that are sitting on rubber pads he’d picked up at a hardware store. So, first chance I get, I go to Bunnings and find these inch and a half square rubber anti-vibration pads. After a bit of internet research, I also decide to put down some stone tiles, which went under the pads/speakers. The change in sound was immediate and satisfying. There was greater detail and air, and a general increase in focus and that undefinable element i'll call juice. It didn’t end there though. While it sounded great with jazz, after playing one of my CDs of more modern music with more consistent bass frequencies, I noticed that the bass was sounding really boomy. The Cerwin’s have always been established in the bass department, but never so much that I felt annoyed. Now, there seemed to be the overwhelming, droning bass response. With them already well away from the wall, I thought it was the tiles at fault, or maybe the fact that the speakers were off the ground now. I emailed Allan, with a couple of pictures of my room. “You speakers are fine,” he says. “But I notice that you have your components sitting on wooden shelves in your entertainment unit. You should try isolating the components as well, as this will help with tighter bass.” So back to Bunnings I went. And once again, once installed, the improvement was little short of amazing. The boomyness was gone. They gave my bass a new control, sharpness and punch, and the new clarity in the bottom end seemed to open up the mid-range to a new level of detail. The isolation also gave my CD player a heightened expansion and finesse I wasn’t expecting, and though I really should be using a platform for my turntable, jamming some larger rubber squares under its feet also made a noticeable and enjoyable difference to its sound, just in composure and presentation, and warmth. In short, I learnt the value of a hi-fi rack without actually using one. I emailed Allan to thank him for his advice, and let him know of the results. “I am right into isolation,” he replied. “Most audio shops don't sell or mention it, or don't know?” His comment got me thinking. Maybe the hi-fi shop owner was legitimately confused at my desire to find new speakers. Maybe she wasn’t avoiding the fact that they were not that good. Maybe that was because she had tested them and thought that they were. And now that I’ve got all of the components in my system isolated, including the speakers, the difference in music presentation is night and day. They are lovely, particularly with jazz. So why had nobody suggested I do this before? When I started complaining about my speakers initially, why was isolation not mentioned? Ok, so the store owner used it as an opportunity to sell me a new piece of equipment, in the power amp, and maybe that is the reason. I might have been satisfied with my AVR’s sound had I just isolated everything in the first place and went from there. And though I’m happy I have that power amp, I think I’d have been happier setting things right up in the first place.
  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: Axis LS38 Loudspeakers Location: Perth Price: $375 Item Condition: Perfect condition and working order aside from one small corner dent show in picture. Always been taken care since I bought them new (~$1100) from Clifford at Audio Synergy Reason for selling: upgrade Payment Method: Pickup - Cash only Extra Info: Australian made by John Reilly at Axis voicebox - exceptional speakers for the price. Includes a full sets of spikes and floor protectors. PICKUP only. Thanks for looking Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  20. Item: Aurum Cantus 620 Speakers in Rosewood Location: Brisbane Price: $850 Item Condition: Mint Reason for selling: I have gone DIY which is ironically the same reason the previous owner sold them. See here: Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal Extra Info: Purchased from a fellow SNAer in 2017, who bought from another member in 2014. He bought them in 2011. These are to date the best sounding factory made speakers I've ever heard in my system. I have the grilles, speaker spikes Svs metal pucks to prevent them damaging the floor and original packaging. I have replaced the poor sounding back plates with little jumpers of 16awg Dueland oil impregnated cotton covered tinned copper which is nicer than the original plates though I likely have those somewhere too. Audition is welcomed and local pickup preferred. I can drop them to a Pack n Send or some such if the buyer has an account with them and pays in advance. Specs are Design 2.5-way vented-box Frequency Response 35Hz-30kHz Sensitivity (2.83V/1m) 89dB Impedance 4 ohms (minimum 3.2 ohms) Power Requirement 50-200W recommended Tweeter Model: APR2.2. Sandwich aluminum ribbon tweeter, the size of aluminum ribbon(LWT):60mm×8.5mm×0.015mm. High power handling, shielded design, easily field-replaceable for the ribbon. Midwoofer: Model: AC165/DC35F1, 1×165mm (6.5?). Aluminum frame, the compositecone(PP, carbon and mica), 35mm (1.38?) copper clad aluminum voice coil with flat wire, the special magnet system, 120mm×20mm Y30 Ferrite magnet. Woofer: Model: AC165/DC35F1, 1×165mm (6.5?). Aluminum frame, the compositecone(PP, carbon and mica), 35mm (1.38?) copper clad aluminum voice coil with flat wire, the special magnet system, 120mm×20mm Y30 Ferrite magnet. Crossover Frequency 1200Hz and 3200Hz Crossover’s Attenuation Slope Woofer -12dB, Midwoofer -12dB, Tweeter -18dB Crossover Components High quality MKP capacitors and non-polarized electrolyticcapacitors. Also, high purified OFC inductors and the metal oxide film resistors with military industrial standard. Connective Cable OFC cable Damping Material The polyester fiber and the PU foam Connections 4 pcs gold-plated copper connectors, Bi-wiring Cabinet Material High quality MDF Finish:The Rosewood PU matt paint. Dimensions (HWD) 1070mm×254mm×317mm (42.1?×10?×12.48?). Net Weight 24.5kgs/pc (54lb/pc) Pictures:
  21. Item: Pioneer TV SPEAKERS PDP-S60 Location: Mount Colah Sydney NSW 2079 Price: $40.00 Item Condition: Brand New in box - never used Reason for selling: not needed Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  22. Item: Epos Epic 1 Bookshelf Speakers Location: North Sydney Price: $300 Item Condition: Good 9/10 (I live in apartment so haven't driven these hard) Reason for selling: NLR Payment Method: Pickup - Cash Extra Info: I'm pretty sure I have the original Packaging with the baffles and wand in storage (so can dig them out if you're keen) Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  23. Item: Precision 6P Passive Monitor speaker Location: Reservoir, VIC 3073 Price: $500 O.N.O Item Condition: Used. Excellent. Reason for selling: No longer needed Payment Method: Pickup - Cash or Delivery - Paypal Extra Info: For sale 2 Tannoy Precision 6P speakers in excellent condition. Designed in the UK. 6" dual concentric driver, super tweeter, backfacing bass port. 120w max power handling. The sound is amazing, with plenty of realistic detailing. Small screw holes at the base from previous owner, but overall in beautiful physical and working condition. No issues with any of the drivers. Well looked after. Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  24. 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.
  25. Item: PMC Twenty.22 Walnut Speakers Location: Brisbane Price: $1850 Item Condition: Very good Reason for selling: Upgraded to newer model Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal Extra Info: PMC Twenty.22 speakers in walnut finish. I am the second owner, selling as I've purchased a pair of Twenty5.22s in oak. A main reason for changing was aesthetic as neither my wife or I liked the Walnut finish (which doesn't match with anything else we have). Before deciding to purchase Twenty5.22 I auditioned a number of other speakers at home including Monitor Audio Silver 300s and Gold 100s. Both of these were priced above $3000 and in my opinion were not in the same class as the PMC Twenty.22 (which admittedly retailed for approx $4500 when new). You likely won't get a comparable or better speaker new for less than $4000. If it wasn't for the walnut finish, I'd have likely kept these speakers for a long time. They have a high sensitivity and are easy to drive however I've read they improve with high power output amps. I ran them on a Marantz KI Pearl Lite and was very happy with their sound. Full specs available on the PMC website: https://pmc-speakers.com/products/archive/archive/twenty22 The speakers have been very well looked after apart from a small scratch on the underside of one of the speakers as shown in the pictures. For a time they were placed directly on our entertainment cabinet (before I purchased stands) - to stop the cabinet and the speakers vibrating I attached small adhesive pads to the underside of the speakers. These can be removed if necessary, however I've left them on as they may be useful to the next buyer. Supplied in original box and packaging. Can post with Australia Post, happy to provide a quote on request. Photos:
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