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looking to have 2 GTGs over the same weekend and I have 5 seats available for both the Saturday and Sunday (Sept 23 and 24). Wife will be OS so I am grabbing the opportunity.
Keith @cheekyboyfrom Wyndham Audio will be visiting for the weekend and bringing his BR1s. They are a great speaker and I'm sure many of you will be impressed by them upon 1st listen. The usual high standards that Keith puts into his speaker design and build all evidenced (and at a low price point).
Drop me a PM so I have enough wine to supply you....... (oh and some food)
The BR1's will be at my place for a period of time, so should this weekend not suit, just drop me a PM as I may do another the following weekend or another date later on.
Some pics of the gear that will be playing - first few are the BR1's
hope you don't mind me starting a thread in your section. Since I purchased the Tonearm from you, figured people might be interested in my impressions on a product you sell .
With a massive thanks to Keith for arranging the Tonearm and delivery and a massive thanks to Greg @Hensa for installing it yesterday, I'm the lucky owner of a new tonearm - Brinkman 10.5.
I didn't quite understand the difference Tonearms make, and certainly over the past 2 years I've seen a few comments from SNA'rs who gave recommendations on where I should look to upgrade across the end to end chain of my system. So after about 6 months of discussing it with Keith (and then saving) I pulled the trigger on the Brinkman. I trusted the advice from Keith and it also speaks volumes that it is the tonearm of choice for Keith in his system - so you know it will be good.
Greg volunteered (well I pestered him til he gave in) to install the arm yesterday. Obviously I wasn't much help but Misha supervised so I knew it would be Ok. A few funny moments in the installation but when we fired it up in anger we both just said "wow" - (well words similar but can't swear on here).
Immediately the bass was richer, fuller and deeper. Not bloated, just better and deeper. The clarity was a big change as well. Many more layers to the music presentation. Remarkable a tonearm can make this kind of difference.
We played "Rag n Bone Man - Human" - we are both very familiar with this pressing and we could both hear the improvements in the sound presentation. More of the background effects were audible, the bass was just sensational (deep and sounding awesome), the best way to articulate the change is to say it is more "Holographic" (to borrow Greg's description of the sound).
Each Album we played afterwards we could both hear the improvement. For me, money well spent. The uplift I reckon is around 15% in overall system performance - on what was a pretty decent sounding system already. I'm being conservative as well with that percentage.
Loving the new Brinkman tonearm
Thanks again Keith and thanks Greg!!!
Some pics from yesterday, before and after shots - with one of the supervisor (Misha). From phone so perhaps not as good as others produce on here.
Jelco 750 Tonearm to Brinkman 10.5 Tonearm
Just a quick post on Keith's visit yesterday. Keith was coming back through Syd from melb where a new set of CH2's were delivered. I'm sure the owner has spent the weekend gobsmacked at their performance (as I do each time I sit in front of mine).
A small group assembled (and a few couldn't make it due to flu - next time fellas)
@Hensa, @Nigel, @Headbanger arrived around 2pm/3pm mark and but Keith and I had been well under way already listening to Jason Isbell, Jeff Tweedy, John Mellencamp and Rodney Crowell.
In my view - Rodney Crowell was the best of the music all day.
I cant recall the exact order of the recordings we listened to so I will just post the pics of the Albums. Finished around 10pm last night after a cracking day enjoying the system (most of which has come from Keith) and the music. The synergy I'm getting through the Cart, TT, Phono stages, Amp to CH2's is highly enjoyable/stunning in my assessment (somewhat bias I appreciate). I'm extremely satisfied with the sound I have and thanks must go to Keith and Dave for their advice on setup. Great folks to deal with.
Brinkman Tone arm is a week or so away - that may just about do me as end state. (ok for now - may investigate 2nd TT but not sure I really need it).
I think Nigel and Russ took some pics as well through the day.
Over to the albums played - as an observation, the 45rpm releases stand out for me. They just have more in the music.
Vanessa Fernandez (45rpm)
John Coltrane (45rpm)
Keb Mo and Taj Mahal
John Mayer (45rpm)
Item: PureAudioProjects Stellar 12 OB loudspeakers
Location: Werribee, Victoria
Price: $18,500 + freight
Item Condition: Demonstration.....excellent.
Payment Method: Cash or bank Transfer
Extra Info: Wyndham Audio is selling this demonstration pair of PureAudioProjects Stellar 12 open baffle loudspeakers. These featured in the International hifi show at Albert Park in 2016.
They have been used for demonstration purposes only and played infrequently.
They a big, bold and beautiful with a unique look and a sound that is superb. They deliver great bass, well articulated mids and accurate clear high frequency. The sound -stage is deep and broad as you'd expect and you seem to become immersed within the soundstage. Instrument placement is excellent with point and source well articulated.
We have played them on a variety of amplifiers from low powered valve to high powered solid state and the Stellars performed superbly with all. This allows for individual choice for a customer preferring or keen to experiment with sound source.
These loudspeaker come with their own designed and constructed travel cases....which are themselves stunning. So transport is pretty straight forward. These cases are on wheels so moving them is easy. They are large
Costs for transport would obviously vary depending upon location and noting complications known as stairs etc. but due to their travel cases relatively straight forward.
They would suit a number of rooms....obviously medium sized and up to allow for the room from rear and side walls. Once correct placement is achieved the spikes can be fitted. We curwenly do not have the spikes fitted due to home wooden flooring.
Wyndham Audio is selling these on behalf of PureAudioProjects from Israel. They retail for $25,000 USD....so this represents a huge saving for something so incredibly unique.
So please drop Dave a note to arrange a listening session.
Gauging interest for a GTG Sunday March 12. A good opportunity to hear both the CH2s and BR3s from Wyndham Audio @cheekyboy. I have a few commitments after this weekend so after this date it will be end of April before another opportunity comes up.
Date: 12 March
Time: 1pm onwards
Capacity: 6 people is about the comfort number
Source formats available: TT, CD and SACD
Pls PM me if you are keen.