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Item: ME 25 Preamplifier with MM phono stage and Remote
Location: Sydney 2050
Price: $850 plus shipping
Item Condition: Used
Reason for selling: Far too may preamps
Payment Method: Pickup or Shipping - Cash, Paypal.
Extra Info: Purchased from Trevor at Rage Audio 3 years ago with a full upgrade. A magnificent sounding preamp including an MM phono stage and working remote control. If you are concerned about aesthetics rather than sound quality then this preamp is not for you. Using the phono stage at the moment with the new Audio-Technica VM760SLC and it sounds fantastic.
Happy to audition for serious purchaser. Will donate to SNA on sale.
By Robert Karl Stonjek
Item: D150A and IC150
Location: Lauceston Tasmania
Item Condition: Restored
Reason for selling: Cover the cost of restoration
Payment Method: Pickup - COD Only
Extra Info: The pair were given to me in non-working condition. The preamp only had trivial problems that were easily corrected. All the adjustments to factory specs could easily be achieved. No scratchiness on the volume control or selectors. Good clean sound; amazing for the era!!
The power amplifier had major problems and had been hacked by amateurs more than once. Almost all the transistors and all the capacitors and diodes were replaced by me, circuit board repairs done and it works perfectly now. Slight noise with the attenuators at max with headphones but backing them off by one or two clicks fixes that (there is no headphone socket, I used an adaptor).
The only minus is the silver cap on one of the preamp controls is missing, you can see it in the image, far left.
The amp is heavy, so I'd hate to think of the freight price. Thus I am tentatively offering it for anyone local who can physically pick it up. The price I'm asking only covers the cost of repair, actually I would have charged more like $500 if asked to repair the pair so it is less than cost, I am effectively giving the units away.
The matchup of D150A and IC150 would have been possible in 1975 and 1976. Before that the D150A had not been introduced and after that the IC150A came out. The price in US dollars back then was around $349 each, the equivalent of $1,550 USD 2015 or $3,100 for the pair.
I can guarantee the work, all of the electronic parts are still available including the rare ICs (the one in the power amp is new). Interconnect cables supplied.
BTW Crown was sold as Amcron in Australia but the identification plate and the symbols are all crown. Photo supplied is of the actual units for sale. And yes, the power amp really is DC...a slight DC on my hand held oscillator sent me on a wild goose chase trying to find the DC offset problem
BTW anyone wondering where extremely rare parts can be obtained cheaply, often for just a few cents per transistor, try UTSource. Their page won't display in my Chrome browser but Firefox has no problem. They even have some common germanium transistors...https://www.utsource.net/
Item: Elektra Pre Amplifier
Location: Inner West, Sydney
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 I'm looking to simplify my system so this is being listed.
The preamp has HT bypass, 3 sets of RCA inputs/outputs and 1 set of balanced inputs/outputs.
The included remote only controls volume and mute functions.
The Plinius SA-103 I was using with this preamp is also listed for sale. I love this combo but I'm trying to simplify my system. I hope I don't regret this.
Item: Gieseler Konverter preamplifier + DAC
Location: Ballarat, VIC
Item Condition: Excellent
Reason for selling: Simplifying
Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only
Very first Konverter to leave Clay's workshop, S/N 0001 (21-04-17). Everything you need to know about this beauty can be found in this thread.
Needless to say, this is an exceptional unit from Clay, building on and far exceeding his work on the Klein and Klein II DACs, not to mention a further step up from his standalone preamplifier, too.
Clay's retail on these is $4000 - however being the first owner of a Konverter, I was got it for a 'nicer' price which is reflected in the (I believe) very good price I'm asking here.
"Inputs Digital: USB, Coax & optical.
Inputs Analogue: 2 x RCA
Outputs: 1 x XLR + 2 x RCA
DAC Chip: Asahi Kasei Microdevices AK4497EQ
Output level is variable by remote control with a maximum of 3v RMS or 4.5v RMS depending on a PCB gain jumper setting. The unit has full remote control of all functions except main power on/off. Settings, filter, input, etc information is via a large OLED display. There is a 'Display OFF' mode. The muting system is very sophisticated, eliminating all pops during sample rate changes & DSD-PCM format changes. At this stage there will only be one version which uses two additional Jensen transformers for the output of the DAC chip. In comparison to the usual op-amp stage the transformer was miles ahead in terms of sound quality."
Selling to simplify my system a little. Wife always struggled a bit with multiple devices and now with parents doing babysitting duties regularly, the whole thing is too overwhelming for them.
As much as I love this thing (I was waiting over a year for it, frequently hassling Clay for updates ), I've decided to keep the rest of the household happy by simplifying a few things (hopefully).
*EVENTUAL SALE WILL BE DEPENDENT ON MY FINDING A SUITABLE REPLACEMENT VIA A SERIES OF DEMOS OVER THE COMING WEEKS*
Item: AUDIO BY VAN ALSTINE Transcendence 8+ Preamplifier (Tube)
Location: Perth WA
Price: $900 $600
Item Condition: Excellent (used for 70 hours)
Reason for selling: Only have room for the main system
Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only. Shipping extra
Extra Info: I have for sale is a AUDIO BY VAN ALSTINE Transcendence 8+ Preamplifier (Tube). I purchase this amp approx. 4 years ago and cost me $1900. This preamp is designed and built in USA which is a highly regarded unit at the time with great reviews. I have used it as a second system (approx. 70 hours) and was in storage for 1.5 years. The Transcendence Eight+ has a built-in multi-stage high voltage analog regulated power supply with separate regulators for each half of each 6CG7 tube. This results in a marked improvement In dynamics, transparency, detail, bass power and control. It still retains “tube” virtues of smooth musicality with no stress or grain.
The Absolute Sound
The Absolute Sound (older model)