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Item: Whatmough Opus 1 Centre Speaker
Location: Mount Martha 3934
Item Condition: VGC
Reason for selling: Found an Orpheus Centre to Match My Orpheus speakers.
Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, COD Only
Dimensions - 45cm * 26cm * 17cm h. Approximately 7.5 kg
One small mark on rear of top surface (see pic), I only noticed this when taking photos.
Been in storage the last 24 months.
Would much prefer pickup but can post at your expense.
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Item: Whatmough S33i Signatures
Location: Cheltenham can post at buyers expense. Won’t be cheap they are large and heavy.
Price: $6500 open to realistic offers.
Item Condition: 18 months old still Like new. Have original packaging.
Reason for selling: no room for hifi equipment
Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Bank Transfer
I’m regretfully selling these but with my move to QLD I don’t have room for a large hifi system. They are located at my old work The Audio Experts / Whatmough Audio in Cheltenham and can be picked up from there.
these are a beautiful sounding speaker they are still a current model and retail at $11,499 they perform well above price range.
If they sell at $6500 I’ll include the upgraded isolation feet.
Whatmough S33i 3-Way Floor-Standing Speakers
The Whatmough S33i floor standing speakers are the ultimate speaker in the Whatmough Signature series. Their design and built quality are up to the audiophile standards. The S33i delivers truly spectacular sound.
The Signature S33i are based on the Performance Series P33i, with significant improvements to bring them up to Signature Series status.
This cabinet design offers more than just great looks – they also offer improved sound quality. By eliminating internal parallel surfaces, the curved surfaces offer clearer and cleaner sound by minimizing internal standing waves. Even more significantly, the curved panels are inherently more rigid and less resonant than the flat panels of a conventional speaker cabinet, which further helps to minimize coloration.
The Signatures S33i uses the same Ring Radiator tweeter that is used in Whatmough’s flagship speaker, the Paragon. This ultra-expensive tweeter sounds incredibly fast and detailed while also sounding extremely smooth and open. It has a very flat response extending to beyond 40KHz.
The Signature S33i uses a 100mm cellulous fibre coned mid-range driver. This driver has the speed and transparency no bass/mid driver can match.
The Signature S33i uses two 170mm fiberglass/nomex hybrid drivers especially developed for these speakers. The cone for this speaker is made of Nomex with a skin of fiberglass. This long throw driver uses a 33mm high temperature voice coil and a large double magnet system.
This driver has very high power handling as well as a very transparent detailed sound quality.
The S33i uses high grade audiophile film and foil capacitors in critical positions. Air cored coils are used throughout, wound from a heavier grade of high purity Australian copper.
The perfect partner in the Signature Series system featuring the S8i in the centre and P12i or PFX3i speakers in the rear for a truly exceptional home cinema surround sound experience.
The S33i is fully made in Australia.
3-way bass reflex enclosure using two 170mm hybrid fibre cone long elbow bass drivers, a 100mm cellulose fibre midrange driver and a 35mm dual concentric tweeter with wave guide centre plug.
Nominal Impedance 4 Ohms
Amplifier Power Requirement 25-150 watts RMS
Transient level in excess of 300 watts with an average level of 120 watts.
88dB input level of 2.83V. (1 watt into 8 ?)
38Hz to 40kHz ± 3dB
260W x 1200H x 430D mm
Weight 45kg each
Real Bubinga Timber Veneer or Piano Graphite
Warranty 5 Years*
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Item: Whatmough Impact 2 Subwoofer
Location: S/E Melbourne can deliver in reason and small charge depending I will be driving from Melbourne to QLD so I pass through Sydney can meet if someone in nsw or qld is interested.
Price: Price drop for quick sale moving to QLD. . $1200 these subwoofers were $3999 new. I'm open to offers
Item Condition: Excellent condition only done about 20hrs, a couple of marks from rubbing when in transit see photos
Reason for selling: Not used and I'm moving to QLD
Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only
This is one of the most musical subs I have heard but I now have Whatmough Signature 33s and a sub is not required.
Whatmough Impact 2 Active Subwoofer - Extreme low level of distortion with very clean, powerful and tight bass, this subwoofer is capable of producing accurate low musical notes below 20Hz at remarkably high volume levels. The tight bass extension of this subwoofer is acoustically controlled without the usage of equalisation.
The Impact2 uses a 250mm extremely long throw driver which has a huge 75mm huge voice coil for a higher power handling and a massive magnet structure. This driver alone weighs over 10 kgs. Because it has such a long throw (36mm linear throw), this driver is capable of higher output than most 305mm driver, yet its smaller size allows it to be noticeably faster and tighter. A true audiophile subwoofer …
Finish - Piano Graphite
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B&W 702 S2 presented by 'The Audio Experts'
7:45pm Wednesday 18th September
Willis Room, City of Whitehorse Offices
Maroondah Highway (Whitehorse Road), Nunawading
Melway Map 48 Ref G9
Contact: 9437 1249
It has been over two years since the club was presented with a demonstration from the top-of-the-range B&W speakers, the 800 D3's. Back then, we were introduced to a lot of new innovations that has re-invented this model. In keeping with B&W's philosophy of trickle down technology, the new 702 S2 features many of the new technology from the 800 series.
This month we have 'The Audio Experts' aka Whatmough Audio, presenting at the MAC the new 702 S2 floor standing speaker, and its matching bookshelf model, the 705 S2. The speakers will be demonstrated with the same amplifier from PASS LABS the Model 60, while a Marantz KI Pearl SACD player will be playing the tunes.
B&W has used its new 'Continuum' midrange cone in the 700 series, replacing the old yellow coloured Kevlar design, and have included the 'tweeter-on -top' technology seen on the 800 series. Sitting in its own aluminium machined pod, the 25mm 'Carbon Dome' tweeter is decoupled from the cabinet. The 702 S2 is a conventional rectangular box that houses a 150mm Continuum FST Midrange driver that is also decoupled from the main box. A set of three 165mm Aerofoil drivers look after the bass frequencies.
Like the siblings in the 700 series, the 705 S2 features the new carbon tweeter dome that is more rigid than its previous model, with its first breakup mode now reaching out to 47 Khz. Around the back is the B&W characteristically 'dimpled' reflex port. Supplied with the speakers is a pair of foam bungs (full or half) to accommodate various room placements. The main 165mm mid/bass driver is the new silver coloured Continuum design, said to reach down to 45Hz.
With a number of significant upgrades to the new 702/705 models, they offer a taste of the 800-series sound without spending serious money. Will you be putting them on your Christmas list?
Nick Karayanis, Program Co-Ordinator.
Wise and Wonderful Webmaster
Melbourne Audio Club, Inc.
Item: Whatmough Opus 20 Floorstanding Speakers (Pair) including grills and terminal jumpers
Location: SYD – 2193 Hurlstone Park
Price: $180 obo, donation to SNA on sale
Item Condition: Used, functionally/drivers very good, cabinets fair for age with a few marks and scratches in the veneer, grills very good with no tears and all pegs still on
Reason for selling: NLR
Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal friend
Extra Info: Bought here on SNA some time back, for a mate to use as temp replacements until he settled on some new speakers. That temp stretched for quite some time, as he didn’t appear in a rush to get the Whatmoughs moved on. The time has come though.
They are a great little speaker for the money, and an awesome little start/add-on for a second system, etc.
Specs (from a review quoted on the Whatmough site):
Dimensions: 220 x 830 x 270
Weight: 16kg ea
HF: Vifa 25mm fabric dome tweeter
LF: 150mm Aerogel w/ forward firing bass port
These are pick-up only, either from my place at Hurlstone Park (2193) or Lane Cove West or St Mary’s on a work day if arranged prior. Function test is fine, but no lengthy auditions at this price point please.
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