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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: FS: Bowers & Wilkins B&W 802 Diamond (D2) in Rosenut
Location: now Inner West, Melbourne, Victoria (formerly Geelong)
Price: $12,000 (incl. $50 Stereonet donation)
Item Condition: Excellent
Reason for selling: Upgraded
Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Direct Bank Deposit, Paypal if buyer covers the fees.
Extra Info: B&W 802D2 in Rosenut in excellent condition. Includes all speaker grilles, original spike kits (with tommy bars), original castors (currently fitted) and bi-wire links. Manual is not present but PDF is available from B&W online (happy to print you one if you like). I don't have the crates, so shipping is not really an option unless the buyer is willing to pay for professional packaging, insurance to cover the agreed purchase price and appropriate transport (e.g. via Cope Sensitive Freight or similar). If you are reasonably close, then I can assist with transport (lets say within approx. 100km of Melbourne, open to discussion).
I purchased these from a fellow Stereonet member a few years ago and they are in perfect working order and excellent physical condition, as I hope shows through in the photos. I'm happy to send you full resolution images (~4MB JPEG ea) via email on request.
I welcome auditions and inspections. Tidal, CD and Vinyl playback available.
*** Note: I had these same speakers listed earlier in the year but ended up moving back to Melbourne from Geelong and decided not to re-list whilst I was busy with renovations. These are the same photos from that listing but the speakers are still in identical condition and have only had a few hours of play since then. ***
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Rockian Trading and Osborn Loudspeakers
7:45pm Wednesday 20th November
Willis Room, City of Whitehorse Offices
Maroondah Highway (Whitehorse Road), Nunawading
Melway Map 48 Ref G9
Contact: 9437 1249
Once again we thank Greg and Yvonne Osborn for providing superb audio equipment to demonstrate some of the recordings we distributed in 2019. As usual Beverley's bazaar will have a selection of recordings for sale to MAC members at special prices, and some particular bargains will be offered from the Rockian Trading catalogue.
As many MAC members know we recorded and produced our own CD of The Delmatics rock and roll band in June and we were privileged to play some of the music live to the members at the July meeting. Although the band members all enjoyed the evening they thought it was the most demanding performance we have made in a very long time. Instead of playing to a room full of dancing people singing along with the familiar songs, we were on stage before a seated audience of audio and record enthusiasts. It was like, "Being under the microscope," according to one band member. It was fun, thank you.
We have almost sold enough CDs to cover our production costs, so further purchases by MAC members will be most welcome And, although it may not be immediately obvious, The Delmatics is an audiophile album. Put the CD on a good, big system, turn it up loud and enjoy what The Delmatics actually sound like live. (And perhaps you can also dance a little.)
As always there have been changes in our industry. Mobile Fidelity have shifted their recorded music output from quantity to quality. Instead of releasing ten or more 180gram LPs and SACDs per annum, this year they have produced three 180gram LPs, about five SACDs, and three One-Step double LP Box Sets. Time at the quality pressing plants has become precious so they are trying to make the best of a limited resource. We are waiting, impatiently for the anticipated release of four more Dire Straits albums.
Cala Records sold-out to another British label that already have distribution in Australia. This meant no more new releases from the label. Cala Records founder, chief conductor and CEO, Geoffrey Simon, has partnered with his brother to return to the Simon family tradition of commercial property building and development. Geoffrey is the son of Leo Simon, the founder of LU Simon Builders Pty Ltd.
NMC continue to supply us with contemporary classical works from The United Kingdom. Besides their own brand they also provide a number of other small independent, modern labels. Some challenging material and some rewarding gems on CD, and recently on LP and compact cassette. Opus 3 Records have released a few new recordings and re-masters from past efforts. These days Jan-Eric is kept busy making and distributing his "Open- Reel Tapes." This is not a format we have really embraced. Open Reel Tape is too limited in Australia and too expensive for normal distribution. Almost all reel-to-reel tape is purchased direct from the producer by the end user.
Thankfully ATMA Classique record and promote a growing list of great Canadian artists and repertoire. Their releases can be very interesting because the Quebecois are reputed to be more French than the French, and the Impressionist composers are interpreted with great passion.
Recent releases from Reference Recordings have provided me with a number of what I classify as "goose-bump" moments. Their recent double LP release of The Dallas Winds performing "John Williams at the Movies" has several such moments and their SACD of the Hermitage Trio performing Rachmaninoff piano trios is passionate Russian virtuosos performing passionate Russian repertoire. And, Reference Recordings have provided me with another "Organ Recording." Several of their releases on Fresh! from RR have also provided some interesting and rewarding listening.
Stockfisch Records from Germany continue to produce interesting new recordings released on both SACD and quality LP. They have also exposed two more "Analog Pearls," gems from the Stockfisch Records tape vaults.
Of particular interest to me is the latest collection of Allan Taylor songs released on his second In The Groove LP. This is of particular interest to me because I recently uncovered, in my own LP library, Taylor's first recording from 1971 titled "Sometimes." His beard is gone, his hair colour has faded and his tone has dropped a full octave.
I thank the club for inspiring me to spend the best part of a week to playing the best recordings released through Rockian Trading this year. I hope to provide MAC members with some interesting listening and commentary.
Rockian Trading continues to supply Mobile Fidelity, Chesky Records, NMC Records, ATMA Classique, Reference Recordings and Opus 3 Records through stores like Readings Books and Music. We also provide audiophile labels to specialist stores like Quality Records in Malvern, Greville Records in Prahran and Audiophile Reference Recordings in Cheltenham, as well as to hi-fi stores like Tivoli Hi Fi in Hawthorn, Audiophile in Heidelberg Heights, Audio Trends in Ringwood and a number of other specialist stores all around Australia.
Ian Hooper - Rockian Trading
Wise and Wonderful Webmaster
Melbourne Audio Club, Inc.
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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Item: Bowers & Wilkins 804S
Location: Cranbourne North, Melbourne
Price: $3500 firm
Item Condition: 10/10 Like new, not even single hairline scratch.
Reason for selling: Downsizing
Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal(As a friend or Covering paypal fees, Bank transfer.
These speakers need no description. Made in England. Its in immaculate condition. Please check the photos and video.
When I say 'Firm on price', I mean it. They are damn good speakers and I'm not in a hurry to sell them.