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Item: Stello DP200 DAC/Preamp
Location: Sydney (2073) or Bathurst (2795)
Price: $400 ono. RRP (2006) $3750AUD.
Item Condition: Very good.
Reason for selling: Too many preamp/DACs and trying to upgrade/rationalise/simplify.
Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Bank Transfer
I purchased this unit from another SNAer in 2014 and has been used in my study ever since.
The unit's transformer developed a short-circuit in the transformer shortly after receiving the unit and was repaired by Art Vandelay with a 240v only transformer. Art Vandelay also recapped the unit with ELNA caps and replaced the regs with Belleson regs and did something clever with input voltages to the DAC section whilst conducting those repairs. It's a better than original and lovely sounding and flexible unit and has performed flawlessly since. There is one scuff mark on the top surface of chassis just above the display. It was like that when I received it and is difficult to appreciate until you get on the right angle. This model has no phono stage or ADC installed in case you are wondering. HT bypass can be selected on any input as can 24/192 upsampling. Also has digital out. It is built like a tank. Have original box and happy to ship at buyer's expense. Lowballers will be politely ignored.
Edited July 3, 2015 by DaveH1
Item: The Clearaudio Concerto V2 24 carat mc wood cart
Price: $3200 posted Aus wide RRP $4495
Item Condition: Perfect
Reason for selling: Sold turntable -20 hours max use.
Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only
Cartridge --The Clearaudio Concerto
Clearaudio has significantly improved our fully symmetrical MC design, first patented in 1980.
We redesigned the generator in a revolutionary way by positioning and doubling the magnets (to 8 pcs.) so the coils are operating in a much stronger magnetic field. Furthermore we have chosen the strongest magnetic material available: super neodymium. Through these achievements, the efficiency has been raised by 30%, which results in an output of up to 0.9 mV at 5cm/sec. All models now utilize the improved V2 generator.
The new Micro-HD Diamond tip provides a hybrid parabolic geometry with a stylus radii of 0.008mm x 0.040mm. The total mass (0.00016g) is a fifth of the previous diamond stylus.
Cartridge body resonances, while tracking in the groove, are minimized through the twelve finger design of the mounting plate, each finger with a different radius. This is the result of our constant research and development.
The cartridge bodies of our 5 models: Goldfinger, Titanium, da Vinci, Stradivari and Concerto are made out of the following: gold, titanium, ceramic coated aluminum, Ebony and Satinee wood. The generator construction of the new V2 moving coil cartridge generation is absolutely symmetrical: mechanically, magnetically and electrically, our unique design. All Clearaudio moving coils use our proven 24 ct. pure gold coils.
All the design aspects of Goldfinger, Titanium and Stradivari are found in the Concerto V2: the entry-level into our New-Generation-Super class of moving coil cartridges.
Both the satiné wood from which the body is made and its resonance-optimised shape contribute towards the excellent performance of the Concerto V2, the baby of the Clearaudio flagship range
Clearaudio Concerto V2 MC Cartridge
With a dynamic range of up to 70 decibels and a total weight of only seven grams, the mc concerto v2 qualifies itself for the top league of moving coil cartridges.
Within this satin wood body the technology is outstanding, housing 24-carat gold coils and a patented eight-magnet array unique to our V2 range. Further champion-level ingredients are the boron cantilever and Micro HD stylus. A recipe to win the trophy of sound championship.
Total weight: approx. 7.0 gram Output voltage: 0.6 mv at 5 cm/s Material/color: satinè wood with metal platter STYLUS SHAPE Micro HD COMPLIANCE 15/15 μ/mN REC. TRACKING FORCE 2.8 g REC. LOAD RESISTANCE 300 Ohm OUTPUT VOLTAGE 0.6 mV at 5 cm/s CARTRIDGE IMPEDANCE 50 Ohm CARTRIDGE BODY Satinè wood with metal platter TOTAL WEIGHT Approx. 7.0 gram
Item: Ortfofon Chord rca / xlr cables - various
Price: As below
Item Condition: Most never used.
Reason for selling: Most never used so streamlining all cables and gear
Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only
PICS( 3 and 4 )
Ortofon 67-NAC50 6N-7N Pure Copper Hybrid Twin core heavy duty rcas 60 cm x 4 leads.
High up the range these are genuine and i bought from Ortofon directly, Brand new in mint condition .
The black range is the new version which adds silver to them but $1000 euro each.
Very well reviewed and used in Japan.
Only $350 a pair or $600 for all 4.
PIC 2 and 5)
ORTOFON AC-3600 SILVER INTERCONNECT CABLES x2 pairs 1.5 metre each rca to rca $160 each pair
Conductor material detail: Silver plated OFC DC Shield resistance: AC500V / 1min Shieled: 8/0.1x16 Insulation: Polyethylene, PVC
The Chord Company chorus xlr 1metre x 2 pairs red and black $400 Aus a pair . Have 3 cables ( maybe 4 ) but 575 for all 3.
based on recent eBay sale for 400 USD a pair https://www.ebay.com/itm/CHORD-CHORUS-XLR1-0M-XLR-cable-used-audio-music-/333168603218
PIC6. ) Chord Company cable Older model 1 metre Rca to Rca $150 good.
PICs 7 and 8 Vincent blue and silver high purity rca 50cm pair of rcas as new $50
Pic 9 Monster Cable Balanced XLR cables 1metre xlr pair proline mic performer 500 $50
pic 10) Monster Cable Interlink 400mk11 1.5 METRES $100 FOR PAIR
Monster Cable Interlink 300 MKII Audio Interconnect Cable 1 metre pair of rcas $50
Item: Esoteric P-03 transport / Esoteric D-03 Dac
Price: 11k Au plus delivery as per last listing ( new almost $50,000 Aus at time of manufacture)
Item Condition:totally mint- NEW LASER -REPLACED BY ESOTERIC AGENT IN AUCKLAND A YEAR AGO WHEN OWNED BY SNA MEMBER ANDREW P and cost $2000
Reason for selling: Looking at Options, brought to Perth from New Zealand but might not keep. Juggling ideas at the moment with entire system.
Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Pick up /Delivery etc
Shot in brown cupboard are mine, but chucked up a lot of others from articles to see the beasts innards etc.
Extra Info: SO MANY REVIEWS online for these very talented units
Both units in pristine condition in all,original factory packing. Sold as a pair. Stunning reviews online. Thanks for looking.
Conclusion and a few quotes.
The Esoteric P-03 and D-03 combination are simply state of the art, both in picture and in sound quality. I was shocked at how good 480p video from DVD could look. For the music lover, the Esoteric pair delivers world-class sound quality from CD, SACD, and DVD-Audio. Indeed, it is among the best digital playback I’ve heard, regardless or price. Moreover, the interior build quality and chassis metalwork are drop-dead gorgeous. These are among the most lavishly designed and executed products I’ve encountered in 17 years of reviewing high-end audio gear.
Can any “DVD player” be worth thirty grand? Experience the Esoteric P-03 and D-03 for yourself and you just might be surprised by your answer.
Very few products can lay claim to being unquestionably the best in the world. In any field there are always several candidates for the stateof- the-art, with experts disagreeing based on personal preference or varying perspectives. Heck, even Ferrari has competition.
One product, however, that has no peer is the vibration-free rigid disc-clamping mechanism (VRDS) found in disc players from Esoteric, the high-end division of Teac. Although all players have a transport mechanism to spin the disc and read the data encoded on it, the similarity between the flimsy plastic mechanisms of mass-market machines and VRDS ends there.
The Esoteric VRDS Neo mechanism, used in the P-03 Universal Transport reviewed here, is a tour de force in mechanical design and manufacturing. The massive machined assembly has one purpose—to read information from the disc with the highest precision possible (see sidebar for details). The P-03 is a truly universal device, compatible with CD, DVDVideo, DVD-Audio, and SACD (SACD and DVD-A in 2-channel mode). Note, however, that the P-03 is a transport, not a disc player. This means it has no integral digitalto- analog converters; you must convert the P-03’s digital output to analog in you’re A/V controller (or receiver), or with a standalone digital-to-analog converter, such as Esoteric’s D-03, also reviewed here.
There are many compelling reasons to think of the P-03 universal transport and D-03 digital-to-analog converter as one product in two chassis. The two create a synergy, allowing each product to fully realize its potential. For example, the D-03 digitalto- analog converter outputs a precision clock to which the transport is slaved. This technique greatly reduces clock jitter (timing errors in the conversion of digital data to an analog waveform) as a source of sonic degradation.
The P-03/D-03 pair has, in my experience, the most sophisticated technology and feature-set for playing CD and high-resolution discs. The combination offers upsampling of standard-resolution audio (CD), along with a variety of ways to convert digital bits into music.
Type: SACD/CD transport
Formats supported: SACD, CD, CD-R, CD-RW
Digital Audio Output: i.Link output x 2, XLR x2, RCA coaxial x 1
Word Clock: BNC x1
Freq. accepted: 44.1kHz, 88.2kHz, 100kHz,176.4kHz (rectangular wave)
Dimensions (HxWxD): 158x445x420mm
Weight: 30 kg
D-03 D/A CONVERTER
Type: D/A Converter
Digital Inputs: i.Link terminal, 6-pin x2, XLRx2 (Dual AES output), RCA x2, Optical x1,
USB and Wireless-coming soon
Analogue outputs: XLR, RCA
Word Clock input/output: BNC
Word Clock Frequency: 44.1, 88.2, 176.4, 48, 96, 192, 100 (kHz)
Dimensions (HxWxD): 108x445x420mm
Interconnects: Not supplied. Both digital XLR and BNC word sync cables must be
By La La Scala
Item: 110 inch Projector Screen
Item Condition: Used
Reason for selling: Have bought a larger screen
Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only
Extra Info: Still in great condition, have 2 remotes to go with it an RF and IR remote
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