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  1. Item: Audio by Van Alstine Transcendence Eight + (Tube Preamplifier) Location: Perth (Kardinya) Price: $500 firm Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: NLR Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Excellent condition, no longer required. Local buyers are welcome to test it with their own power amp. (or one of mine, tube or solid sate...) "Selling direct, as AVA does, helps to keep prices down, but to extract good sound on a budget it is essential for the designer to put his ears into the design loop, critically evaluating component and circuit options, as there is only so much money you can throw at a given project. And this is something Frank Van Alstine has done for over 35 years, judging by the success of his numerous modifications of vintage gear. Extracting maximum bang for the buck is apparently a way of life at AVA. Frank tells me that his goal is to “build as high a quality and durable a piece as possible, while trying to keep prices in the range affordable by mortals.” Somehow he still manages to include gold-plated switch-contacts and jacks, precision controls, and power-supply regulation. Functionally, the Transcendence Eight (T8) is a mixture of old-fashioned and standard features and is intended to serve as a full-function preamplifier, rather than as a bare-bones linestage. In addition to the obligatory volume pot and input selector switch, there’s a balance control, mono-mode selector (useful for playback of single-channel sources and noisy FM stations), two tape loops, and a headphone jack. Three AC convenience outlets are located on the rear panel. built around a fast integrated chip configured as a unity-gain buffer, offering low output impedance and high current drive. This version was US $1697, (without optional phono input and remote) It is equipped with high performance 6CG8 vacuum tubes. 6922/6DG8 or 6N1P tubes can be used as direct substitutes. (last one was sold second hand on their web site for US$995). No original box, but it will be packed properly for safe transport. Postage for Australia $50. Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  2. Item: PrimaLuna Prologue Premium Pre Amplifier (black or silver) Location: Bridgewater, SA Price: $2,080 (RRP $2,775) Item Condition: Brand new, full warranty - 2 years, 6 months on tubes Reason for selling: Discontinued model Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Shipping: Ships with TNT Australia wide Extra Info: Stereo Tube Preamplifier. Dual-mono internal design. 4 x line-level input, 1 x HT bypass input. 2pr x variable pre amp outputs Tubes: Pre section: 4 x 12AU7. Rectifying circuit: 2 x 5AR4 PTP-circuit – power transformer protection (thermal) Home theatre pass-thru: direct-line circuitry for connection to HT systems Premium parts, hand-made with finest point-to-point wiring, 5 coat finish Includes system remote control Photos:
  3. Item: Audible Illusions modulus 3A preamp with phono Location: blue mountains Price: 2100 Item Condition: very good Reason for selling: consolidation Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, transfer , Paypal +3%, COD Extra Info: stunning sounding preamp. very highly regarded and glowing reviews . in the audio review there are 41 reviews with a average of 4.7/ 5 : ) . this has the illustrious MC phono stage designed by famous john curl. please look online for reviews . eg the audiophile guru arthur salvatore comments in his list of reference components - " the 3 may still be the finest preamplifier with phono available today for the money" . 120V . current ebay pricing > 3000 Pictures:
  4. Item: Primaluna Dialogue Premium Valve Line Stage Preamp Location: Melbourne Inner East Price: $3,500 $3,250( RRP $4,195) plus including free shipping to major cities and regional centres in Australia; SNA donation on completion of sale Item Condition: Near new Reason for selling: Simplification of music chain Payment Method: Pickup with cash, otherwise Bank Transfer Extra Info: I bought this preamp in Dec 2018, so it is almost new. It replaced an Audio Research LS17SE. What impressed me was its dead quiet background and its ability to control all elements of the sound stage, making the resolution superb. The warmth and musicality it gave my setup was excellent. Oh, it also has 6 tubes that you can indulge in tube rolling. If buyer is interested, can include 2 almost new pairs of 12AU7 PSVane tubes (used for less than 20 hours,) and 2 pairs of 12AU7 GE NOS tubes, used for testing. The 4 pairs of tubes will cost an additional $150 when purchased together with the preamp (Paid $455 for tubes). Will sell 4 pairs of tubes separately as a package for $300. www.primaluna-usa.com/dialogue-premium-preamplifier While it is difficult to ignore (& you may even hate!) Ken Deal’s bombastic American pitch in the video, he does make some good points about how well built it is as an analogue device and why it sounds so good. Reviews here www.primaluna-usa.com/reviews-dialogue-premium-preamplifier Warranty is 2 years for original owner only. If the buyer is in Melbourne or in country Victoria, it will be relatively easy for me to lodge a warranty claim with the retailer. However, if the buyer is interstate and prepared to ship this 30 kg package to me to lodge the warranty claim, I will consider the offer. Of course, let’s assume it will run without problems. Please note that there is no manual, despite being listed as in the box in the electronic copy. Shipping is extra with original packaging. Pictures:
  5. Item: Audible illusions modulus 3A preamplifier Location: blue mountains Price: 2350 Item Condition: very good Reason for selling: change Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, transfer , Paypal +3%, COD Extra Info: stunning sounding preamp. very highly regarded and glowing reviews . this has the illustrious MC phono stage designed by famous john curl. 4X 6DJ8s - amperex bugle boys just replaced. please look online for reviews . eg the audiophile guru arthur salvatore comments in his list of reference components - " the 3 may still be the finest preamplifier with phono available today for the money" . unit is 120V . can post Pictures:
  6. Item: supratek syrah preamp Location: blue mountains Price: 1600 ono Item Condition: pretty good. some scratches on LHS as in picture # 4. the volume control also has some scratches on its underside Reason for selling: NLR Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal +3% Extra Info: beautiful sounding supratek syrah preamp. this is an early model circa 2001 quite possibly a prototype. it portrays the same beguiling spacious and alive sound that has projected supratek into high end audio. all pio caps (ducons). the rcas on top front are the phono. The line stage is 6SN7s. The phono stage is high gain capable of amplifying low output moving coils and includes a fet, 417A / 5842 and 6GK5 tubes using a variation of the Arthur Loesch phono circuit. 5881s are used in the power supply for shunt regulation and a 5Z4 for rectification. The unit is bog standard apart from an upgraded volume control to Alps Blue, and a balance pot. I will also supply a copy of the circuit diagram. There is a phono input and 3 line level inputs. , tape in / out has been replaced by mick with 2 X RCA outputs so it is bi- ampable. There is also high or low gain and a mute switch. this pre worked beautifully with my tannoy 15" ardens - approx 89dB . not so however with my edgar bass horns which run in at about 103 dB - too much gain / noise . perhaps this may have been better with very low wattage power amps but the lowest i have are 18W. suffice it to say it is not a quiet preamp with its high gain and mick really stretched the tubes out but i found it totally acceptable with the tannoys. less than a year ago the unit was sent to perth and thoroughly checked by mick maloney and all brought back to spec .. fets also just replaced as the originals were out of tolerance . this is a relatively inexpensive entry to what i have found to be rewarding sound through supratek preamps. i also have 3 X Western electric 417As (2 x NOS) available for an extra $125. bunch of spare tubes included - 6gk5 and 5Z4. preference is for a pickup but will consider postage. can deliver to sydney / gold coast / northern NSW Pictures:
  7. Item: Herron Audio VTSP-2 Line Stage Preamplifier Location: NSW 2048 Price: $1600 (RRP$4995) Item Condition: Used- excellent condition (mint) Reason for selling: upgraded to another tube premaplifier Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, COD Only Extra Info: excellent line tube (6922/E88CC) preamplifier. replaced with 6*6922(EH) and Furutech power inlet. working prefectly and new buyer will enjoy for long term warmth and detailed tube sound.. Review: hifiplusjan05.pdf http://www.positive-feedback.com/Issue17/herronvtsp2.htm http://www.stereotimes.com/amp112106.shtml  Pictures:
  8. Item: Audile tube preamp Location: Melbourne (east) Price: $650 Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: Too many preamps Payment Method: Cash, Paypal (as friend, or buyer pays 3% fees), or bank transfer Extra Info: This is a locally made wood-cased tube preamp. It looks gorgeous and sounds sweet. It runs on Jan Philips 5814A tubes (12AU7) – a spare pair is included in the sale. It has five inputs and two outputs. (Plus a monitor in and out, which I have never used.) These sold at Secher Audio for $3800 new. Was serviced recently and all is good. Note – the phono connections is a ground only, there is no phono preamp. Local buyer preferred. Pictures:
  9. Item: Supratek Dual Cabernet 300B DHT Preamp Location: Sydney (Pickup Only) Price: $2950 Item Condition: Great Condition Reason for selling: New Years Resolution - simplifying my system! Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: This was my 'end game' preamp. I had Mick build this for me just over 12 months ago and is the one reported on his blogsite http://supratekaudio.blogspot.com.au/2016/12/300b-dual-cabernet.html This is the best preamp I have heard. I can understand why all the fuss is about DHT and 300B. The voices (especially Nat King Cole on vinyl) is to die for. Yes it is fussy with some microphonics (as most DHTs are), but you don't notice it when you are playing music - you just notice the glorious music that is in front of you. So why am I selling it? Just like my vinyl setup which I am selling separately, I have promised my better half as a new year's resolution that I would simplify my system so that even she and the kids can use it. And that means the tubes (and vinyl) must go. Once the kids grow up I will come back to tubes, but at this stage of my life it must go. This is a Sydney pickup only at this stage given that it will be difficult to pack the two chasis. PM me if you have any questions or want to audition. Donations to SNA on sale. Pictures:
  10. Item: Elektra Pre Amplifier Location: Inner West, Sydney Price: SOLD Item Condition: Excellent (one small nick on the top of the preamp - very hard to discern from photos) Reason for selling: NLR Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Pickup preferred but can ship at buyer's expense if required. I've had this for a couple of months but have simplified my system with an integrated amp so this is being listed. Absolutely superb preamp. I find some tube preamps to be a little too laid back (muddy even?) but this seems to have an incredible balance. It paired incredibly well with my Plinius SA-103. Plenty of flexibility with the input and output options as seen from the photos. The replacement cost today is around $4k for a slightly improved model (Pnyx). The included remote only controls volume and mute functions. Pictures:
  11. Item: Complete System around Lipinski Speakers/Subs Location: Margaret River WA Price: $5000 ono negotiable incl $100 donation to stereonet Item Condition: Cosmetically good, performance excellent. Reason for selling: Too many speakers! Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: www.supratek.blogspot.com.au Pictures: www.supratek.blogspot.com.au
  12. Item: Tube Pre-amplifier Location: Sydney Price: $1800 Item condition: New Reason for selling: Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Based on JP200 with some modifications. Dual Mono and separate power supply chassis design. Two EI type power transformers. Two separate tube based regulation circuit boards for high voltage outputs and all filament supplies, involving 2X EL84, 2X EF86 tubes and 4XLM7812 regulators. All filament supplies for the main amp are DC regulated and separately supplied to the first two stages and output stage for each channels. 3X carefully matched and balanced TunSol gold pin reissue 12AX7 tubes are used for each channels. Coupling capacitors are Mundorf supreme and Rel Cap’s RT grade. All power filtration caps are Nichicon KX grade. All resistors used in power and preamp sections are Japanese Kiwame 2W carbon film. Volume is controlled by a ladder type attenuator with all Dale military grade resistors for precise volume control and balance. Capable of feeding up to 4 sets of stereo signals selected via the professional Takamisawa signal replays. Output signals can be muted by the push button on the front panel and is about 90 seconds time delayed when the preamp is switched on. Please email peter@consoletronics.com for more details and availability
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