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* Item full name and model etc. ...see below for individual details
* Location ... Melbourne
* Item condition description ... varies as detailed in text below (Standard SNA/Goldmine gradings)
* Price and price conditions ...as specified below
* Reason for selling ... latest finds
* Payment/delivery Methods: NO PICKUPS SORRY - mail only.
Bank transfers, or PayPal (Friends & Family only, no notes) are both welcome.
STUFF YOU NEED TO KNOW:
Once all sold (or near to), a donation to SNA of 5% of items total will follow.
Any titles here get brand new inner and/or outer quality Blake sleeves as needed before shipping.
I try and ship 3-4 days a week.
THE SMALL PRINT:
I fully guarantee everything I offer - if you don't like any item for whatever reason, return it at my expense for a full refund, no questions asked (verified 30 day+ active Forum members only thanks)..
Original contents are stored inside the cover.
I try to ship all records themselves outside the cover, so any postal damage is minimised.
I use mostly s/hand pre-made cardboard mailers for all orders, and these virtually guarantee safe arrival of your record (they are also MUCH faster to pack).
Combined postage to anywhere in Australia at cost (or close enough) and is EXTRA (ie. not included in prices).
ABSOLUTELY NO LOCAL PICKUPS - don't ask - it's not going to happen.
Complain to me loudly if anything goes wrong (although it barely ever does) - and it'll be fixed, in your favour.
Please post in this thread to reserve your item(s).
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Brazil Classics 2 : O’Samba - w/David Byrne vinyl LP. NEW & SEALED. Compiled by David Byrne (ex-Talking Heads). Includes Digital Download. "The music is wonderful, also a historical archive as partial basis for contemporary Brazilian music. Danceable, singable, easy to listen to over and over again." $35
Jason Isbell & 400 Unit – Here We Rest – 2011 Lighting Rod gatefold & 7" single (…15506) - SEALED and BRAND NEW. Vinyl album w/ 7" single in gatefold cover. - $40
Jason Isbell – Sirens of the Ditch - US 2018 Special Deluxe Edition 2LP - SEALED and BRAND NEW. 180 gram 2-disc with download card which includes 4 extra unreleased songs not available on the original release. Deluxe Edition hype sticker and New West Records 20 Year hype sticker. $42
The Incredible Jimmy Smith – Midnight Special – Blue Note 2015 (602547476463) BRAND NEW & SEALED. Blue Note Records 75th Anniversary Vinyl Initiative release of fantastic hard to get Blue Note original recordings. $38
James – Living In Extraordinary Times – EU pressed 2018 2LP vinyl (…393620) BRAND NEW and SEALED. 180 Gram Vinyl, includes Download Code. $40
Various – American Epic :The Best Of Blues – Third Man Records 2017 vinyl - BRAND NEW and SEALED. Remastered using a mix of analog and digital technology. A nifty companion to the amazing US PBS documentary series. Single pocket tip-on jacket with soft touch finish, with black poly-lined inner sleeve. Paramount record masters courtesy of Lars Edegran and the George H. Buck, Jr. Jazz Foundation. Jack White as Producer. $38
Traffic – When The Eagle Flies – 2013 Ltd Friday Music gatefold - BRAND NEW SEALED. Remastered from original Island Records tapes. Mastering by Joe Reagoso w/ Kevin Gray. $40
Miles Davis + 19 / Gil Evans – Miles Ahead – US 2013 Columbia KG mastered MONO repress. BRAND NEW and SEALED in baggie. 180-gram audiophile mono vinyl LP. Reissue of the original mono version cat.#: CL 1041. Sticker notes the release is 'individually numbered', however there is no number printed on this cover! Regardless, another Kevin Gray masterpiece. $38
Miles Davis- Pangaea – US 2012 Double 180gm LP by Four Men With Beards. BRAND new and SEALED.
Stop - don't run!
This 4 Men With Beards pressing is actually great!
Recorded live at Osaka Festival Hall, Japan, Evening, February 1, 1975. Original vinyl released June 1976.
180 gram double vinyl, gatefold sleeve. $42
Ry Cooder – The Prodigal Son – black vinyl EU Concord 2018 repress - SEALED & BRAND NEW - Ry back on top form in this highly acclaimed new album. Great reviews! $35
Fleetwood Mac – Pious Bird of Good Omen – 2012 MOV EU press - BRAND NEW & SEALED. Nice solid bottom, clear mids and very pleasant top end too. Great collection of Peter Green era tunes. $40
The Stooges – Stooges – 2010 import Rhino Vinyl 180 Gram Repress LP. SEALED and BRAND NEW. Cut from the original analog Masters, incredible SQ. Highly acclaimed.... "this press is definitely the one to get. Dead quiet, great dynamic range and separation, just all around beautiful sound. I don't have an original to compare to, but this version definitely does have the best sound to me...."THIS is the copy to have… $38
Santana – Inner Secrets – US 2014 Friday Music repress - NEW & SEALED in baggie. Lovely copy, Mastered by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios, and pressed at R.T.I. plant. $42
Lana Del Rey – Ultraviolence – 2014 US 2LP pressing - SEALED and BRAND NEW. With colour insert. LP mastered by Wes Garland at Nashville Record Productions and pressed by United Record Pressing. $42
Item: RJM Audio VSPS Moving Magnet DIY Phono Stage
Price: Withdrawn from sale
Item Condition: Working perfectly, some scratches on cases
Reason for selling: Now using MC
Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only
Extra Info: Excellent sounding phono, used for six months, built about two years ago. The cases are thin Aluminium, but have brass or Titanium plates at connector points.
Materials used: RJM VSPS and Dual-Bridge Rectifier kits, Dueland wiring for signal paths, Arizona Blue Cactus 2.2uF 200VDC output capacitors (with bypass caps), Altronics transformer, Furutech Rhodium FI-03 IEC inlet with fuse, 2 x Aluminium cases, Stillpoint ERS tape around power cable (light blue) in phono case, Gold coated pure Copper RCA plugs, 2 cm slate pieces under circuit boards and transformer, brass (front) and Titanium plates (rear). Well over $200 of materials used.
This product has not been manufactured by a qualified individual or company, therefore contains electrical circuits that do not necessarily comply with Australian Standards. I understand that as the seller, I may be liable to repercussions in the event of equipment failure. By advertising and selling this product, as the seller I also agree that I am solely liable, and the publisher of this website takes no responsibility for any injury or death resulting from, whether directly or indirectly, any accident that may happen as a result of the failure of the product being sold. If in doubt, seek the services of a qualified electrician to inspect the product to ensure it is safe for use.
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Item: Audioquest Dragonfly Red DAC/Pre Amp/Headphone Amp
Location: Bendigo, Victoria
Price: $140 + Postage (if postage required)
Item Condition: Brand New, unused, unopened
Reason for selling: Came bundled with a set of headphones and as I already have a headphone amp, the Dragonfly is not required.
Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal (send to a friend), Postage a buyers expense.
Item: 2 x Toroidal Transformers 160VA 2x20V Audio Grade
Location: Sydney, Lindfield
Item Condition: Made in 2013 but never used, mint
Reason for selling: Abandoned DIY project
Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal
I have for sale a pair of Toroidal Transformers. They are 160VA, 2 x 20V each. Made by Toroidy, great Polish manufacturer of high quality audio grade transformers.
Selling both matched transformers together, so the price is for the pair. They could be perfect for a dual-mono or two monoblock amplifiers.
I bought the transformers 6 years ago, for my DIY amp that I never finished. I did not even put those transformers in. Stored them packed in the box. So these are pretty much brand new.
I did not have time to finish that project and do not need those two any more, so the sale.
Some of the characteristics of the Audio Grade transformers by Toroidy:
- additional magnetic and electrostatic screening
- epoxy filled centre with M6 clearance hole in a potted centre for mounting
- gum pads to eliminate transmission of vibrations
- impregnated core and the windings
- covered with a black Mylar tape
- production process scrupulously controlled at every step
- quiet performance and the highest electrical parameters
- flex leads
- GOSS band
On top of that, my order had a couple of custom modifications:
- doubled diameter of secondary windings
- primary winded on secondaries
Primary: 0-230V @ 50Hz
Estimated dimensions: 105mm diameter x 50mm high (plus 10-20mm for leadouts)
Mounting: M6 clearance hole in a potted centre
Leadouts: approx. 110mm long flexible (stranded)
Weight: approx. 1.35kg each
I’m happy to post anywhere in Australia. Pickup available from Lindfield (2070).
For our October club meeting we are very pleased to have club member Bill Louey present his own highly modified home system including his DIY loudspeakers. Bill last presented his system to the club back in April 2012 – much of it has now changed and improved.
Details of Bill’s system (details below were written by Bill)…
These are 3 way open baffle loudspeakers using dynamic drivers with active and passive hybrid crossovers. Open baffle loudspeakers have some unique advantages over conventional boxed speakers in that:
· They don’t have an enclosed box so they have no box resonances hence no box colourations,
· Their dipole radiation pattern reduces side reflections hence room interaction and increases the portion of direct sound over reflected sound in the room, and,
· The first sound reflection from the wall comes from behind the speakers in the front instead of from behind the seat for conventional speakers, hence producing a more realistic, life-like sound. Open baffle loudspeakers are substantially harder to design due to sound wave cancellation, reduced efficiency and lobbing effects and usually require active crossover to shape frequency response and need multiple amplifiers to drive. Since open baffle speakers are much harder to sell manufacturers usually don’t make them, except with electrostatic loudspeakers. However, because of the greatest technical challenges and potentially the highest possible sonic result, open baffle speakers with dynamic drivers are the ultimate for loudspeaker DIY builders.
Bill designed the crossover networks and has been tweaking them for 10 years now. He has only lately been very happy with the results and concluded the 10 year loudspeaker DIY project.
CD/SACD/Blu Ray Source
The source is a modified Marantz UD7007 universal player that plays CD, SACD and Blu Ray. Bill has undergone multiple revisions of his own upgrade over the years and has replaced hundreds of parts to change the player to suit his needs. He also changed the player from a Class II player to a Class I player in order to reduce the noise from the switch mode power supply unit.
Preamp / Active Crossover
This is a custom built unit designed by Bill to house the active crossover also to serve as a preamp. All buffer stages use OPA627 driven by an extremely quiet shunt regulator.
Bill originally bought a DIY amplifier kit with conventional 3 stages, class AB, fully complimentary design. He later completely redesigned the printed circuit boards and incorporated a very quiet capacitor multiplier into the amplifier’s first two stages. He also designed his own very quiet and muscular power supply for the amplifier. These are MOSFET amplifiers rated 160W.
The second half of the music sessions will be our popular BYO. Members and guests are welcome to offer music to share with us all. So bring along your favourite music on CD/SACD/Bluray (sorry, no vinyl this month). All we ask is that the music and recordings be interesting. We'll ask you to tell us a little about the artist/recording before it is played. Tracks over 6 minutes will be faded out, to give everyone a fair go.
Whether you are a novice or a seasoned veteran, you will have the opportunity to listen, learn and share your experiences with others. Feel free to come and hear the capabilities of the system, or to just share the experience with like-minded music lovers in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.
Guests are welcome – we are a very friendly club so you don't need to know anyone to join us for an afternoon of fine music and sound.
Venue: Epping Creative Centre, Dence Park
Address: 26 Stanley Road, Epping
When: Sunday 13th October 2019
Doors open 1pm
Meeting starts at 2pm
Sydney Audio Club