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  1. Item: Harbeth P3ESR Speakers - Maple Skylan SM-26 Speaker Stands Track Audio Speaker Spikes Location: Sydney, NSW Price: $2,500 Item Condition: Used - 9/10 Condition. Slight oxidisation on terminals, if closely inspected. Reason for selling: Upgrading to Harbeth 30.2 Payment Method: Bank Transfer. Delivery: Local Pickup prefered. Inter-state purchasers to arrange the courier and insurance. I will package-up the speakers and drop off at a local courier pickup location that supports multiple couriers. An example courier pickup location is: https://www.mbe.com.au/sydney/neutral-bay/ The original Harbeth packaging is double-boxed with additional internal protection for speakers edges. The outer packaging box does have some slight moisture damage from their time in storage; The inner packaging box is still in excellent condition. The Skylan SM-26 Speaker Stands are currently mass-loaded with Medium Grain White Rice (4kg each). Skylan SM-26 Speaker Stands can be disassembled and packaged. See photos for assembly instructions. Packaging Dimensions Speakers: 425 x 555 x 325mm Stands: 720 x 390 x 190mm Extra Info: These Harbeth P3ESR were purchased ten years ago. In excellent condition, no marks or scratches. Specifications https://www.harbeth.co.uk/hifi-speaker/11/Harbeth-P3ESR-loudspeaker Reviews: Harbeth P3ESR loudspeaker - Stereophile - Aug 12, 2010 Harbeth P3ESR loudspeaker Follow-Up - Stereophile - October 2010 Harbeth P3ESR Loudspeakers - SoundStage Australia - Sept 15, 2017
  2. Item: Item: Dynaudio Emit M20 Satin Black Standmount Speakers Location: Tyagarah NSW Price: $650 [+$50 freight if required] Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: Upgrade Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: These well regarded and awarded speakers are still the current model, lots of positive reviews online [see links below] that punch well above their price point [cheapest online is $1299 new ] Ive owned these for approx 2.5 years and have enjoyed them immensely, but the upgrade bug finally got me. Never driven hard they're in beautiful condition with one tiny cosmetic flaw which they came with, a slightly discoloured line on one woofer surround ring, not noticeable [for me] in everyday use [see last photo], grills also included. Pet and smoke free environment. I have the original styrofoam packing so happy to double box and send, or delivery to Gold Coast/ central Brisbane for a small fee a possibility. Any questions please ask http://www.hifiplus.com/articles/dynaudio-emit-m20-standmount-loudspeaker/ https://www.whathifi.com/dynaudio/emit-m20/review https://www.dynaudio.com/home-audio/emit/m20
  3. Item: Dynaudio X16s in maple Location:Adl Price: $850 firm Item Condition: great Reason for selling: upgraded Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, Extra Info: My trusty Dyns are now up for grabs. They have served me well in both 2ch and for HT duties. Typical bulletproof Dyns that love a powerful amp to get them singing. Finished in gorgeous Maple timber veneer ' now no longer available (i believe due to scarcity) Pictures
  4. Item: Dynaudio Excite X12 Standmount Speakers Location: Sth Gold Coast Price: $750 (incl. courier costs to metropolitan areas) Item Condition: Excellent. Can’t find a mark on them. Fine dust on the tweeter caps that is not worth the risk to try and remove. All original packaging, and I have the grills which are in perfect condition. The 2 pack finish looks high quality on the Dyns IMO. Reason for selling: Interested in trying other Dynaudio Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal (+ any fees), COD Only Extra Info: I purchased these from SNA member @twwen2 who used to author the Addicts Guide to Standmount Speakers thread (or something like that – I couldn’t find it). I believe the X12s were one of twwen2's favourites and pushed him up the Dynaudio line. I can’t recall when I purchased these but guess around 2 years ago? I have really enjoyed the X12s to a point where I am keen to try another Dynaudio model. Here are the specs from Dynaudio, and here is an example review for anyone interested. There is more information around on the X14s (8 Ohm), which I understand were designed to be more market friendly, and the X12s (4 Ohm) had the edge for 2 channel listening. Pictures (sorry - its overcast on the Gold Coast today so light not so great):
  5. Looking for some advice on new speakers please. I thought I had it all figured out until I read an article on Darko's site by Srajan Ebaen http://www.digitalaudioreview.net/2014/02/kih-6-loading-the-room/%C2'> I've been saving up for some floorstanding speakers at around $3K, probably second hand. They will go in a surround system, but my real focus for sound quality is for two channel, not surround. I currently don't have a sub but am also looking to add one of those, probably about $1K, e.g. SVS SB2000. My room is about 7m x 5m x 2.7m (22x16x9 feet), with lots of hard surfaces and few opportunities for treatments. I have a young family, so moderate listening levels will be the reality 95% of the time. I listen to a wide range of music, but folk, rock, blues would be a good ball park. Using RRPs, one example might be Kef R500 ($3,700) vs. Kef R300 ($2,600) + SVS SB2000 ($1,000). So will I be more likely to get better sound from floorstanders or standmounts plus sub? Pros and cons of each set-up? Thanks Corey
  6. Hi stereo.net I've been thinking a bit lately about upgrading my speaker setup for music listening (60%) and movies (40%). As you can see, I'm limited by a pretty small living room (for the next three or four years at least) and a really iffy room setup for listening to music. Lots of hard surfaces (tiles), even a sliding door behind the blinds to the left of the TV. To make things worse, it's an open plan living space, so the kitchen is right next to the living room. With regards to dimensions, the distance of the wall behind the TV to the wall behind the couch is about 4.1m and the distance from the wall (where the blinds are) to the space heater is about 3.1m. Overall dimensions of the room would be about 4.1m by 6.4m if we take into account the open kitchen area. Currently, the speakers are spaced about 2.3m apart while the listening position is about 2.5 m from each speaker. My question is - if I really did want some better sound for general music listening, would buying a couple of floorstanders, or a couple of bookshelf speakers be worth the money? Or are there too many things happening in the room to even bother? How about for floorstanders such as the Goldenear Triton 2, which features an adjustable dial at the back for bass output? Something like that might suit? I know that ideally, I should be looking for speakers with a front port. Eventually, I'd like to buy more speakers and round it out to a 5.0 or 5.1 setup. I have read Topman_Chief's thread here from 2014 asking advice re: the same questions, as well as some general advice on some websites. I am a little confused by some of the responses there, especially after the first couple of pages... http://www.stereo.net.au/forums/topic/62584-advice-on-floorstanders-vs-standmounts-with-sub/ Any thoughts/advice here would be much appreciated Thanks for reading! Cheers, Ed
  7. Item: ProAc Response 1SC in cherry Location: Clayton, Melbourne Price: $1350 $1250 $1200 plus postage Item Condition: 7/10 - see below for details. Reason for selling: Making space Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, Direct Deposit Extra Info: The venerable ProAc 1SC. I purchased these last year from another forum member. They are in reasonably good condition, but do have some minor marks scratches on sides and top of both speakers (only visible up close). There is no damage to any of the drivers or rubber surrounds. I'll post my detailed review soon, but in the meantime I'll say that these are a very capable standmount speaker with a sound that is enticing. The speakers do not have their original box, but will come safely packed. Auditions and pickup welcome, shipping within Australia should be $40-50. Review: http://www.stereophile.com/standloudspeakers/386 Pics:
  8. Item: Jamo D830 speakers in Oak Location: Sydney Price: $1500 $1300 $1200 $1100 + shipping costs Item Condition: Excellent. (See pictures) Reason for selling: I'd like to only have cherry or black gloss coloured speakers from now on. Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Bank Transfer, Paypal (+2.6%) Extra Info: Selling my almost as new condition Jamo D830s as I'm moving towards having only cherry wood and black gloss in my Hi-Fi. These were a limited edition in Oak real wood veneer. Although they are rated in 4 ohm, they are very easy to drive and are sensitive at 90db/W@1m. I believe they would work well with class A tube amplifiers. I've tried them without an issue on the following amplifiers: (in 4 ohm as these are 4 ohm speakers) Naim Nait 5si (90W) Naim Nait XS2 (100W) Naim SuperNait 2 (135W) Roksan Caspian M2 (125W) Rotel RB-991 (300W) Rotel RB-1080 (300W) Rotel RA-870BX (120W) Rotel RA-820 (30W) Musical Fidelity A3.2 CR (225W) They are punchy and extended in the bass, with -3db at 38Hz. I have the original boxes and manual, and can ship. Packed together in the box weighs around 25kg. You can also pickup in Sydney.
  9. Item: Jamo D830 speakers in Oak Location: Sydney Price: $1500 $1300 $1200 + shipping costs Item Condition: Excellent. (See pictures) Reason for selling: I'd like to only have cherry or black gloss coloured speakers from now on. Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Bank Transfer, Paypal (+2.6%) Extra Info: Selling my almost as new condition Jamo D830s as I'm moving towards having only cherry wood and black gloss in my Hi-Fi. These were a limited edition in Oak real wood veneer. Although they are rated in 4 ohm, they are very easy to drive and are sensitive at 90db/W@1m. I believe they would work well with class A tube amplifiers. I've tried them without an issue on the following amplifiers: (in 4 ohm as these are 4 ohm speakers) Naim Nait 5si (90W) Naim Nait XS2 (100W) Naim SuperNait 2 (135W) Roksan Caspian M2 (125W) Rotel RB-991 (300W) Rotel RB-1080 (300W) Rotel RA-870BX (120W) Rotel RA-820 (30W) Musical Fidelity A3.2 CR (225W) They are punchy and extended in the bass, with -3db at 38Hz. I have the original boxes and manual, and can ship. Packed together in the box weighs around 25kg. You can also pickup in Sydney.
  10. Item: Kef R100 Bookshelf Speakers in RosewoodLocation: Kew, VicPrice: $1100 $1050Item Condition: As new Reason for selling: Not in usePayment Method: Pickup - Cash, EFT deposit. Can ship these interstate at buyers expense as I have the original box. PM for more details.
  11. Item: Quad 12L Location: Richmond, Vic Price: $500 Item Condition: Fully functional, minor scratches, see pictures. Reason for selling: upgrade Payment Method: Pickup,COD Only Extra Info: lovely high gloss cherry speakers (i think they call them deep rose) — you're welcome to audition them. Pictures:
  12. Item: Gryphon Mojo Standmount Speakers w/stands Location:Sydney Price: $12500 ONO Less than 2 years old Item Condition:Mint Reason for selling:$ Payment Method: Courier or Pickup - Cash, Paypal, direct deposit,COD Only Extra Info:These were bought new, still have original boxes and manuals-priced with matching stands Overview:- "Known as the ‘Mojo' the innovative new speaker is finished with the same ‘soft-feel' urethane paint finish used by Mercedes Benz for its dashboards. According to Gryphon's founder and CEO, Flemming E. Rasmussen, not only does this surface have an ‘inviting tactile sensation' but it also means he can provide the speakers in a wide range of custom colours. However, for those who prefer a harder surface, other custom finishes are available in semi-gloss two-pack automotive paint. Gryphon claims that when the Mojo is installed on its dedicated stand, it is one of the only loudspeakers in the world that is able to deliver perfect phase at all frequencies at all times, thanks to its time-aligned, concave front baffle curvature. ‘Typically, speakers claiming time alignment employ a simple sloped front that is far less complicated and costly to build and assemble than the Mojo's concave baffle,' said Rasmussen. ‘But a concave baffle is the only way to achieve true time alignment for exceptional levels of transparency and musical realism. The curved baffle also reduces reflections from the floor and ceiling for enhanced clarity.' The new Mojo is 200×420×520mm (WDH) and uses components rarely found in loudspeakers, such as Duelund Coherent Audio graphite resistors, Jensen capacitors, Jensen air-core paper/oil inductors and low-memory, precision capacitors from Germany. Says Rasmussen: ‘Unlike most loudspeakers, Mojo is not built to a pre-determined price point. This allows us to employ fine hand-made components rarely seen in speakers of this sizeor any size, for that matterbecause of their prohibitive cost.' Despite its exotic internal components, the most unusual feature of the Mojo is its ultra-wideband Air Motion Transformer (AMT) tweeter, which is fitted with interchangeable rear-mounted resistors that allow the user to choose a mild high-frequency roll-off (–0.5dB), neutral response (0dB) or mild boost (+0.5 dB). ‘This gives the Gryphon Mojo the ideal high frequency response in virtually any room and the ability to integrate perfectly with the acoustics of the listening space,' says Rasmussen. ‘Because of its large surface area and pleated diaphragm, the AMT driver moves a large air volume with minimal motion for lightning-fast transients with a frequency response that's flat to well beyond 38kHz, negligible distortion and a total absence of compression.' The speakers will retail in Australia for $27,000 per pair." Pictures: These are amaziing speakers that I will hate to see go but hopefully will find a good home. Bought less than 2 years ago. http://www.gryphon-audio.dk/
  13. Item: PMC TB2S+ Standmount Speakers - Studio version matte black Location: Horsham, Victoria (will courier at buyers expense). Price: $1500 ONO $1350 $1050 firm. Item Condition: Near New - 6 months old Reason for selling: Medical costs/Upgrading Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: These are the best speakers I have ever owned. I bought them from Stereophonic in Melbourne 6 months ago. They are extremely accurate, have great soundstage and go deeper than any speaker it's size has a right to. This is probably due to the transmission line design incorporated into the enclosures. The enclosures have 'PMC' etched into the sides of each speaker (photo 1) and are very durable. They come with original manuals box etc. I will be very sorry to see these go however my wife urgently needs surgery and that comes first. Pictures:
  14. Item: PMC TB2 speakers + Lovan Ballett II stands Location: Melbourne SE sbs Price: $950 negotiable Item Condition: Very Good Reason for selling: Upgraded to PMC GB1 floorstand speakers Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: These are excellent speakers. I love the way PMC tranmission line speakers sound so much that I ended up upgraded to GB1 floor standers. The veneer is slighlty chipped at the back (not visible from the front), and the cloth grills have three runs in it (see photos). These are only cosmetic imperfections and don't affect the sound at all. Dimensions: 40 (H) x 20 (W) x 30 (D) cm PMC specs: Power: 150W per side Sensitivity: 90 dB/W Frequency response: 40 Hz - 25kHz Serial no. 003747 and 003748. Made in UK. I purchase the speakers from a member of this forum. The Lovan stands have been purchased new from Carlton Audio Visual and I filled the columns with dry sand. You are welcome to come and inspect them, send a PM if you are interested.
  15. A few weeks ago I purchased a new set of Dynaudio Focus 160 (from a special at Rio Sound and Vision). FINALLY, I've had the time to unpack out and try them out. Currently, I'm running a Denon AVR 2807 with B&W 603s3 front, LCR 600 centre and B&W LM1 rears. I live in a smallish apartment so no sub (it would be total overkill with the 603s). My main transport is a Logitech Squeezebox Touch linked to a Synology NAS (full of my .flac files) feeding into a Moon 100D DAC. The turntable is a Project Debut Carbon with standard OM10 cartridge feeding into a Moon 110LP Phono amp and Chord Crimson RCA interconnects for both the Phono and DAC. I've heard over and over that Dynaudio speakers require a lengthy run-in time, however, I'll give you my first impressions after 2 hours of medium/high level listening. Also, I've set the Dyns up temporarily sitting on their foam packaging on little Ikea tables and I appreciate this is far from ideal (plan to purchase some stands for them). Specs (from manufacturer) Sensitivity 85 dB IEC Power handling > 200 W Impedance 4 Ω Frequency Response 44 Hz – 21 kHz (± 3 dB) Weight 7.6 kg Dimensions (W x H x D) 202 x 350 x 294 mm 7.9 x 13.8 x 11.6" Build Quality From the moment they were unpacked, these speakers exuded quality. The black piano finish is precise and this is evident by the fact that you can see your own reflection without leaping back three feet after being greeted with a horribly distorted figure. The boxes feel solid weighing 7.6kg each and the overall finish and precise placement of the drivers is second to none. They are rear ported and their rear terminals, although single inputs (no bi-wiring/bi-amping) accept either banana plugs or sufficiently thick bare wires. Aesthetics Beautiful... really! As mentioned above, the piano finish is excellent and the tapered (to the rear) cabinets look smart and I'm sure have a practical function. The detachable grill sits approx 1cm from the cabinet's front face. They have a contemporary look and would fit in with almost any decor given that they are available in a range of finishes. I often hear dynaudio speakers described as being very 'industrial' like design and although I think this is true for the DM series and C1/C2, I think the Focus series is a far more conventional and versatile (not to say that I wouldn't jump at a pair of C1s given the opportunity). Sound Quality (The most important bit) Okay, I'm not adept at reviewing audio gear, but i'll do my best here. I set the the speakers up in an A/B config on my receiver, although I must add that the B&W towers were running in a bi-amped config through the receiver so potentially had an advantage (debatable). Room placement was also different with the Dyns sitting at least 1.5 foot in front of the B&W (this may affect bass response). Firstly, any buyers remorse faded very quickly. The Dyns exhibited a extremely controlled response with seemingly even response across all frequencies (excluding the very low bass <45hz). When I first powered up the Dyns and switched the receiver to 'B' speakers, I had to double check the setting as my girlfriend immediately asked "When can we listen to the new speakers". To my amazement, the settings were correct and we had the Dyns pumping away while the B&Ws sat silent. The treble response is crisp without sounding over-analytical and the finest details are reproduced effortlessly. Even at high volumes, I felt comfortable and not overwhelmed by harsh treble tones. I found the Dyns to a be a more forward sounding speaker over the B&Ws, although their placement woud have contributed. The refined treble meant that listening to these babies at high volumes did not leave you feeling like you'd just had your ears drilled out by a Black & Decker. The mids were smooth and presented vocals in a truly life-like way, which really took Tracy Chapman's self-titled album to a new level for me. I would describe the mids as being realistic and balanced with a focus on vocals. I've often heard speakers that make the vocals sound distant or muffled, the Dyns brought them to life in a way I have never heard. In terms of bass, these little guys do a tremendous job. For this task, I turned to Kraftwerk's 'Electric Cafe' and various rap tracks from 2pac. The first thing I noticed about the bass response was 'controled'. Surprisingly, the little Dyns handled frequencies that I never thought possible from a standmounted speaker. If your primary listening is rap/electro then I would probably suggest a subwoofer, however, I found the lower bass sufficient. The B&Ws definitely have the edge with low-down bass, however, that is to be expected given their 2.5way floorstander design. In saying that though, the Dyns were more than capable of filling my 18ft x 13ft living room. Conclusion Straight out of the box these speakers amazed me particularly with their ability to bring music to life. I would be keen to see if their performance improves from further listening and I think a 2 channel amp upgrade would improve them even further. If you are in the market for speakers in this price range ($3,200 retail), then I would highly recommend placing them on your audition list. Cheers, David
  16. Item: Usher 718DMD (Tiny Dancer) Standmount Speakers Location: Canberra Price: SOLD Item Condition: Physically 8/10 but see description below Reason for selling: Moving overseas Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, Direct Transfer Extra Info: At the time of purchase these were Usher's top standmount speakers. They retailed for $3K. Recently they have been replaced by the Usher Dancer Mini-X speakers, which retail for $3500. These are by far the best standmount speakers I have owned, and are, IMO, significantly ahead of ProAc, Paradigm, PSB, B&W etc for the same kind of money. They are also beautiful looking; the finish is outstanding. This pair were purchased new by me as the BE version. They have been upgraded to the DMD version, which is a $700 upgrade (I didn't pay this, I swapped tweeters with an owner of the DMD version (here on SN) who preferred the more forgiving BE tweeters). Physically, they are in great condition, bar a chip in the paint at the back bottom corner (you'd never see this from the front). I've included an image of the chip in the photos. Why am I selling them so cheap? Well, several reasons. Firstly, I stupidly disposed of the boxes so they are pick up only. They are seriously heavy speakers (for the size) and have a fantastic finish. I don't want to risk shipping them in a wrong boxes. Secondly, I'm moving overseas in three weeks, so I need to sell them before then. And thirdly (and perhaps most importantly), I possibly damaged the left tweeter yesterday when, after listening to a very quietly recorded classical track, I booted into a new installation of Linux without remembering to turn the volume down. This resulted in the stupid default start-up sounds playing at close to full volume. I've been giving them a good listen since then, and think that there might be slight damage to the left tweeter. I thought it was sounding slightly distorted, but now I'm not sure. I can't seem to get the it to distort in any reliable way, so perhaps it was just the track I was listening to. In any case I don't want to sell them under false pretences, so I've priced them so that if there is any issue, the tweeter can be replaced and the total price will still be exceptionally good. (I contacted an Usher dealer last night and he said he had a replacement tweeter he could sell for $250 -- I'll pass the details on to whoever purchases the speakers and they can decide whether they think the tweeter needs replacing or not). Apart from the stupid mistake last night, the speakers have always been well looked after, and have been driven with quality amplification. Here are a few reviews: http://www.6moons.com/audioreviews/usher2/tinydancer.html http://www.stereophile.com/standloudspeakers/508ush/ http://www.soundandvision.com/content/usher-be-718-speaker-system Pictures: I took one of these photos before I upgraded the tweeter, so in one image the BE tweeter is shown. Please ignore this, the tweeters are the DMD tweeters as shown in the other front-side image.
  17. I've recently set up a pair of Dynaudio Focus 160 standmounters and have been running them through a Denon receiver. Although they sound great, the receiver is just not doing them justice. I'm looking for either a good integrated or pre/power setup to drive them and I have been told that the Dyns like a lot of power (rated at 4 ohms and 85db). So here are the main requirements: Integrated or pre/power combo Min 150W into 4 ohms (or a pwr output able to drive these guys) Should have >3 analog inputs (phono and digital inputs not necessary) Aesthetics not a major concern but great if it is available in black Budget - I'd like to keep it under $3k I have a preference for new or demo model as I would like to retain warranty etc. My shortlist (based on internet research) so far: Roksan Kandy K2 integrated Parasound P3/A23 Any thoughts and ideas about other suitable amps I should be auditioning would be appreciated.
  18. Item: Usher BE718BE Location: Melbourne, Keysborough Item condition: 7/10. In very good cosmetic and mechanical condition only rated 7 due to a very small chip on underside of one speaker and scratches on the bottom where it was placed on spiked stands, both of these not visible unless looking from underneath. UPDATE some scuffs on the back but nothing noticeable from 2 feet Price: Reason for selling: It's a hobby so time to try something new Payment Methods: Bank transfer, Paypal, Cash on Pickup Extra Info: Marked these as EOI as I'm not completely decided on selling these as I'v put a lot of work into them. But as this is a hobby i'm always on the pursuit of a new challenge and I feel I have taken these to the best they can be. I bought them a couple of years ago unheard and based on the many flattering reviews (some stating they were the best stand mount they had heard period). After a while I felt that while they were a great speaker it didn't quite live up to the legend, I tried a few different stand mounts and couldn't find anything in my budget better so persisted with them. I started googling them and soon learned of the differences between the local version we received here and the US version which is the one supplied to the reviewers of which only a limited production was made. So I decided to modify these to the US spec. With guidance from speaker guru Danny Richie of GR Research in the USA (who personally redesigned the crossover for the reviewed versions). The following modifications were made. 1. Replaced the stock crossover with the GR Research mod with fully matched Sonicaps and mills resistors. One change I did make was substituting with the ERSE Pulse caps with the more expensive Obligatto Gold Caps which provided a slightly more organic bass sound. This upgrade was a night and day type improvement and it is criminal this is not offered by Usher as a signature version the parts alone cost me $400 however. midrange was much smoother, top end more defined and bass much more controlled. 2. I Repalced the DMD tweeters with the older series Beryllium tweeters. Usher abandoned the BE tweeter after it was discovered they contained very little Beryllium, they moved to a Diamond version as a so called upgrade but it was a forced decision. Regardless of what was in them the BE in my and many other opinions was superior. The BE tweeter offered a much smoother mid range with sightly recessed highs which voices really well with the upgrade crossover and bass driver. While DMD had a more forward top end it did give vocals a somewhat hollow sound and could get fatiguing especially with electric guitars. The BE is ultra smooth and provides a much nicer full bodied sound, the top is more silky much like Dynaudio's with plenty of detail without being overly aggressive , and much more suited to female vocals and rock music. 3. Under Danny's advise I replaced the cheap polyester internal damping with NoRez damping material. 4. Replaced all internal wiring with OCC solid copper wire from Electra cable in the USA, this is a great alternative to the out of my price range JPS Labs Aluminata wire used in the US model. These speakers now sound like the reviewed models, the detail and smoothness is remarkable and they handle all types of music with confidence, transparency and a little added excitement, they excel with rock music and with layered music ie Radiohead you can easily make sense of a dense mix. Now for the caveats, 1.they need a lot of juice, forget value amps, integrated amps or AVRs they will sound best with a clean 200+ watts they just soak up power. I've run them on my moderate Anthem AVR and the bass it lose and slow, I kicked them with a Bryson 4BSST and they came alive with much tighter bass and less congestion in the lower mid range, Class D was also very good provided you had a warmish Preamp. I had great results Bi wired with a Parasound A52 but anything smaller then this and they wont deliver the best. 2.If you love deep bass pair it with a sub, they play low the the rolloff is very sharp. I crossed over the sub at 55hz in my 4.5 X 3.8 room. The sub wasn't working very hard and it is only an 8 inch but it really helped fill in the last octave for upright bass and synth sounds 3. Placement is critical, not so much due the bass resonance as they are front ported but more due to having a narrow sweet spot. Soild stands are a must also, I used Z1's filled with stones and sand!! If interested PM me happy to audition I'm located in Keysborough Melbourne, Have original packaging (double Box) a can get good shipping rates via work so PM for quote.
  19. Item: Sonus Faber Cremona Auditor (RRP: $5999) Location: Adelaide (Will post interstate in original packaging at buyers cost) Price: $3300 Item Condition: 8/10 - Fantastic condition with only a couple of faint marks around the handmade housing if you look very hard. Drivers are mint. Great working order Reason for selling: Funding major upgrade Payment Method: Pickup - EFT, COD, Paypal (buyer to cover PayPal fees) Extra Info: These speakers have amazing clarity and surprising bass. They will image beautifully when driven with good gear. Original manufacturers stands were a bit full on for me, so I purchased Lovan isolated stands which are much more elegant - I am happy to do a deal on these as well. See http://www.sumikoaudio.net/sonus/prod_cremonaauditor.htm#spec for technical details. Plenty of glowing reviews going around: http://www.audioreview.com/cat/speakers/floorstanding-speakers/sonus-faber/cremona-auditor/prd_327880_1594crx.aspx and http://www.audioaficionado.org/sonus-faber/909-sonus-faber-cremona-auditors-review-reprint.html Pictures: See below
  20. Item:Pair of Quad LS 2's in Light Cherry Location:Goulburn NSW 2580 Price: $500 Item Condition:Excellent Reason for selling: No longer required. Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, Bank Transfer Extra Info: Will Post Packed in Original Makers Box or Collect Pictures: Attached
  21. Item: Kudos Cardea C1 standmount speakers Location: Clayton, Melbourne Price: SOLD Item Condition: Very good Reason for selling: Making some space Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, Direct Deposit Extra Info: The C1 are Kudos' entry-level standmount speaker, designed by ex-Neat employee Derek Gilligan. They employ SEAS bass drivers and the highly regarded SEAS Excel 25mm fabric dome tweeters, housed in a solid cabinet (and I mean it, it's thick and heavy). It's a simple design where looks are regarded, but I personally think that simple is elegant. In terms of sound, I'd say they're some of the most open sounding speakers I've heard - "sunshine" is the best word I can think of to sum these up. There are no traces of darkness or congestion; rather they project a wonderful sense of space and air. They have ample bass too which you'd expect from larger standmounts such as these. The (very positive) reviews linked below will give you a more in-depth impression of what these sound like. Here's some more recent thoughts: These speakers retail for over $2200AUD in Europe. They will come packed in their original box with grilles etc. Shipping to Australia will be approximately $30-50 via insured courier. More info: http://www.kudosaudi...oudspeakers/c1/ Reviews: My review: http://www.stereo.net.au/forums/index.php?/topic/44568-standmount-speakers-an-addicts-guide/?p=821482 http://www.techradar...1-239791/review http://www.thehifijo...s_details&id=33 Pics:
  22. Item: Kudos Cardea C1 standmount speakers Location: Clayton, Melbourne Price: $999 pickup or buyer pays postage Item Condition: Very good Reason for selling: Making some space Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, Direct Deposit Extra Info: The C1 are Kudos' entry-level standmount speaker, designed by ex-Neat employee Derek Gilligan. They employ SEAS bass drivers and the highly regarded SEAS Excel 25mm fabric dome tweeters, housed in a solid cabinet (and I mean it, it's thick and heavy). It's a simple design where looks are regarded, but I personally think that simple is elegant. In terms of sound, I'd say they're some of the most open sounding speakers I've heard - "sunshine" is the best word I can think of to sum these up. There are no traces of darkness or congestion; rather they project a wonderful sense of space and air. They have ample bass too which you'd expect from larger standmounts such as these. The (very positive) reviews linked below will give you a more in-depth impression of what these sound like. Here's some more recent thoughts: These speakers retail for over $2200AUD in Europe. They will come packed in their original box with grilles etc. Shipping to Australia will be approximately $30-50 via insured courier. More info: http://www.kudosaudi...oudspeakers/c1/ Reviews: http://www.techradar...1-239791/review http://www.thehifijo...s_details&id=33 Pics:
  23. Item: Kudos Cardea C1 standmount speakers Location: Clayton, Melbourne Price: $1100 pickup or buyer pays postage Item Condition: Very good Reason for selling: Making some space Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, Direct Deposit Extra Info: The C1 are Kudos' entry-level standmount speaker, designed by ex-Neat employee Derek Gilligan. They employ SEAS bass drivers and the highly regarded SEAS Excel 25mm fabric dome tweeters, housed in a solid cabinet (and I mean it, it's thick and heavy). It's a simple design where looks are regarded, but I personally think that simple is elegant. In terms of sound, I'd say they're some of the most open sounding speakers I've heard - "sunshine" is the best word I can think of to sum these up. There are no traces of darkness or congestion; rather they project a wonderful sense of space and air. They have ample bass too which you'd expect from larger standmounts such as these. The (very positive) reviews linked below will give you a more in-depth impression of what these sound like. These speakers retail for over $2200AUD in Europe. They will come packed in their original box with grilles etc. Shipping to Australia will be approximately $30-50 via insured courier. More info: http://www.kudosaudi...oudspeakers/c1/ Reviews: http://www.techradar...1-239791/review http://www.thehifijo...s_details&id=33 Pics:
  24. Item: Lenehan ML1 (metallic purple) Location: Clayton, Melbourne Price: $1300 pickup or buyer pays postage Item Condition: Very good Reason for selling: Clearout Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, Direct Deposit Extra Info: These need no introduction. They were bought off R&R a month ago, used briefly and cleaned up nicely for the photo shoot. These will ship in their original box (no flight cases). Pics:
  25. During the show I sneaked into the Pymble HIFI room and briefly listened to half a tune of acoustic guitar played by the only stand-mount from Legacy. The volume level was low but the mid and highs were energetic and crisp. Unfortunately they didn't play any music with full bass, no idea how good it is at full range. But from what I've heard alone, impressive enough for a pair of 2K bookshelves. The built seemed quite solid. Ribbon tweeter looks like Elac Jet? No much reviews online though, will go for a dedicated audition at Pymble hifi when next time deciding upgrading boxes.
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