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Item: Audioquest Angel RCA 2m
Location: Artarmon Sydney
Price: $650 $700 + fees and postage
Item Condition: Excellent
Reason for selling: NLR
Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal as friend, direct credit
Extra Info: This retails for US$1,400 in the US before GST and equates to approx $2,050 before postage. I have the original packaging and box used by Audioquest when they converted on end from 5 pin din to RCA.
To respect different budgets and honor the wide breadth of applications, AudioQuest offers seven models of these new multi-application low-distortion analog interconnects. All include AudioQuest’s proven design expertise featuring: better metals, superior geometry, and our exclusive Noise-Dissipation System. For the upper four models, we employ Air-Tube Insulation, while the top three models use AudioQuest's amazingly effective Dielectric-Bias System (DBS).
Great sound and great pictures, music that consumes you, movies that transport you around the universe ... all come from honoring the original signal. An unavoidable fact-of-life: Every component and cable in a system causes some amount of distortion. These aberrations add up, like layers of foggy glass between you and the image. The goal of high quality components and cables is to be like clean clear panes of glass, altering and distorting the information as little as possible. Some of the most fundamental distortion mechanisms are honored and addressed by AudioQuest’s 4-Elements. Any improvement in these areas of design and materials results in less damage and a more effective, immersive experience.
Electrical and magnetic interaction between strands is one of the greatest sources of distortion in normal cables. Separate solid conductors prevent interaction between strands.
In addition to insulating, all conductor coatings are also a “dielectric.” Signal flow is slowed down and distorted by a dielectric, making the choice of mate- rial, and AQ’s Dielectric-Bias System, very important.
The relationship between conductors, whether of the same polarity (+ & +) or opposite polarity (+ & -) af- fects many electrical and mechanical parameters, in- cluding capacitance, inductance, RF Interference, etc.
Conductor material quality has a pronounced effect on the signal passing through. Different materials have more or less impurities, grain boundaries, surface irregularities, etc.
High-frequency engineers often believe that “low-frequency” audio is just so simple ... but in fact, it is very difficult to handle a multi-octave audio signal without damaging the time relationships that define individual sounds.
Even when multi-channel audio is packaged as a single-channel digital stream, as in HDMI, USB, FireWire, Coax, AES/EBU, Toslink, etc., time-based data corruption, known as “jit- ter,” causes unfixable damage to the information package.
In addition to insulating, “insulation” is also a “dielectric.” This means that it interacts with any nearby electrical signal, slowing down the signal. Absolute speed is not itself rel- evant, but when insulation is un-biased, it slows down different frequencies and different amplitudes by varying degrees, a significant distortion mechanism.
AudioQuest’s DBS creates a strong and stable electrostatic field, which saturates and po- larizes (organizes) the molecules of the insulation. This minimizes both energy storage in the dielectric, and the multiple nonlinear time-delays. Sound appears from a surprisingly blacker background with unexpected detail and dynamic contrast. Because DBS creates a field, but does no “work,” the DBS pack’s batteries will last for years. A test button and LED allow for the occasional battery check.
Item: Nordost Solar Wind 1metre RCA to 5 pin din
Location: Artarmon Sydney
Price: $80 + paypal + postage
Item Condition: Excellent - no box
Reason for selling: Gone Lavardin integrated
Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal
Extra Info: Excellent value cable RCA to 5 pin din. No box but can pack for posting if required.
Brand NORDOST Specifications Insulation Extruded Teflon Material Silver plated 99.99999% OFC Conductor 12 x Round micro litz Capacitance 7.6pF per foot Resistance 0.16uH per foot Propagation Delay 92% Speed of light Pictures:
Item: 2 x Xindak FP-Gold Power Cables (1.5M, US Plug)
1 x Xindak FA-Gold RCA Interconnect Cables (1M, WBT connectors)
1 x Kimber Kable Select KS1020 RCA Interconnect Cables (.75M, WBT 0108 connectors) SOLD
1 x Supra USB 2.0 Cable (1M) SOLD
1 x Luminous Audio Synchestra Silver Speaker Cables (8 feet) [hardly used]
Location: North Epping, Sydney
Price: Xindak FP-Gold Power Cables - $260 (each)
Xindak FA-Gold RCA Interconnect Cables - $350
Kimber Kable Select KS1020 RCA Interconnect Cables (with original case) - $550 SOLD
Supra USB 2.0 Cable - $40 SOLD
Luminous Audio Synchestra Silver Speaker Cables (8 feet) - $500 a pair
Open to Reasonable Offers
Item Condition: All in Very Good Condition
Reason for selling: Surplus
Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD, Shipment at buyer's cost
Xindak FP-Gold Power Cable (following description from Xindak website)
The wire is made of multi-strand electrum wire and multi-strand brass wire without oxidization by intertwisting the two kinds of wire together by using a special technology, among which, the electrum wire is made by uniform mixing 5% 4N bullion and 95% 4N argentine together under fusion state and smelting by using the most advanced vacuum smelting technology. This kind of wire has a very high bearing capacity for current and a high speed of transmission, with best isolation between wires. A metal shielding mesh with a argentine coat is specially designed in the exterior of the wire, so as to prevent the bad influence to a great extent caused by the Hertzian waves from the outside, and improve the pureness when repaying music. The superior power plug selected is better to ensure good connection with the socket. The audition shows that the bearing capacity of current is very high in the wire, it has obvious progress in the acoustic fidelity and identifying capability, the music is clearer. The whole frequency reflects quickly, sound field is magnificent; especially the low frequency is deeper with better flexibility.
Xindak FA-Gold RCA Interconnect Cables (following description from Xindak website)
The basic materials of the wire are electrum semaphore foil, which is smelted by using the most advanced vacuum smelting technology at present. The wire adopts the multi-piece electrum foil and 5N monocrystal non-oxidation copper foil by using particular method of isolation and especially rarefied method of two-way spiral winding at the positive electrode and cathode separately, assisting with the wooden balls with function of damping and muffler, assisting with special shockproof stuff and a densely weaved shielding mesh made of non-oxidation copper with an argentine coat. Adorning soft PVE shaped tube outside the wire and luxury nylon jacket.
Because the foil-style wire of signal transmission can be used to improve the "skin effect" of the high frequency signals to a great extent during the process of conductor transmission, so as to reduce effectively characteristics impedance of the transmission wire. In addition, the special technology of spiral winding can further reduce capacitance between the foil wires, so as to reduce greatly the distortion of phase and range, make the music more clear and the transient better, moreover, the superconduct function of the electrum foil can create the following effects: more and clearer conduction of music signal, richer music gradation, richer overtone and thicker music taste.
The audition shows that it is very excellent in identifying ability for the middle and high frequency in the music; the timbre is exquisite and smooth just like feeling silk and satin. Especially, the character of the middle frequency is minuteness and thick, It in very good in power and elasticity of both middle and low frequency without any tight and stiff sense. Timbre is more noble, magnificent, graceful and elegant. The equilibrium sense is natural in the whole audition field.
Kimber Kable Select KS1020 RCA Interconnect Cables
Supra USB2.0 Cable
Luminous Audio Synchestra Silver Speaker Cables
The SYNCHESTRA Speaker Cable utilizes high purity silver (99.997%) solid core 16 gauge composite conductor network sheathed in virgin Teflon. The Teflon conductors are then surrounded in PVC and bound by a premium nylon mesh jacket in order to preserve the integrity of the composite. The Go and Return legs are kept separate to reduce capacitance and magnetic interaction. Terminations are standard with silver clad copper spade lugs and SILTECH solder. Luminous Audio's website: https://luminousaudio.com/collections/speaker-cables/products/synchestra-speaker-cables Lots of rave reviews in the Internet.
Item: A pair of 1 metre long MIT Terminator 2 RCA interconnect cables
Location: Sydney, will post!
Price: $75 for the pair. $13.50 postage Australia wide, packed up in an AUS Post prepaid Satchel. Signature on Delivery required at cost for PayPal. +3% if not Friends & Family.
Item Condition: working very well. Fairly good cosmetic condition, with some signs of usage wear. They need a good clean, which will probably take them to a very good condition rating!
Reason for selling: Unwanted part of package deal.
Payment Method: Pickup - Cash only. Shipping: Bank deposit or PayPal (for Goods & Services payment: +3%, extra signature on delivery and insurance, street address only, and you must call me beforehand. I'd also want to see good feedback / long term membership with forum contributions.)
Extra Info: The biwire speaker cables were quite popular! These are priced to sell -- MIT Terminator 2 for under $100 the pair, shipped.
Item: Danish Audio Tube 10 Reference Dac,4 piece
Location: Thornton 2322Maitland Area,N.S.W
Price: $1500.POSTAGE & INSURANCE INCLUDED
Item Condition:GOOD COND
Reason for selling:Second system ,not used anymore
Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, bank deposit
Extra Info:This dac sounds amazing ,4 piece unit ,
will regret selling.absolute bargain.
Danish Audio design Tube 10 Reference at very special price. Converts the data to the most musically natural sounding analogue sound ever.
Danish audio design Tube 10 reference is the first high-end product that exceed the limitations of traditional digital to analogue converter at uncompromised performance After long research company decided make the final step and make separated boxes for, Power source, Capacitor bank, DAC chip, and output stage with the highest quality cables supplied... music is now emotional involving as it has never been before captivating and emotional, that is what tube 10 present no other one-sized dacs/cd cannot compete with that advantage.
COMPANY AND BACKGROUND: 20 years experience in the development D/A converters, has also done consulting assignments for some of the top names in audio. One-man company and everything is made by hand from own handmade prints. The PCB is special made, the solder is ESA/Space approved. Danish Audio Design is a Danish company with audio DA converter as a specialty. The founder and "DAC guru" Ole Nielsen has 20 yearsâ€™ experience in the DA converter.
The founder of Eben speakers "Michael BÃ¸rresen" used the cheap standard Ontech dac from Ole Neilsen instead of the expansive Burmester setup when he was awarded "Editors choice" at London hifi-show by hifi+/Roy Gregory DAD is also making a tube dac for HArning Audio Arguably the world's best Reference Tube DAC to a middle class price. Tube 10 is a DAC based on PSU 10 and a modified DAC 10. Instead of using the output stage from DAC 10 it now has it's own box.
The tube box is based on a 5U4, 5AR4, 5R4, GZ32, GZ33, GZ34 or similar rectifier tube. After the rectifier there is a choke based supply for minimal noise. The output itself is based on a 6SN7 tube. This is a very good sounding tube, and a lot of different tubes are available. The circuit itself is made of a passive I/V conversion, based on a highest quality carbon film resistor.
The tube box, has high output impedance, so it is best used in combination with amplifiers with a relative high input impedance (10k or more).
Resolution........24bit (up to 192khz)
Input.............2x Coaxial S/PDIF RCA
Weight............17kg / 35Lbs
Testimonials From Owners
Adam, Poland(Tube 10+ Cap 10 high standard tubes) since I switched to vinyl two years ago, all my library of CDs and FLAC files was left useless until now. Music from Tube 10 sounds like vinyl played on reference SET amp. It outperforms all I heard in my not so short life.
Many thanks to You and Ole.
Now I try to make some tube rolling, to fit perfectly to my taste.
Gid,Israel (Tube 10 reference high standard tubes)
I enjoy very much from the tube 10 DAC
It is much better from a lot of other which cost much more
Two weeks ago we had a head to head between the tube 10 dac and
Mbl 1611E dac($21450.00)
Tube 10 outperform in all aspects
Thank a lot for the information
John, Belgium (Tube 10 reference + Capbox10,Tung-sol 6sn7GT black plate 1940Â´s)
I am very satisfied with the Dac tube 10,it plays amazingly good!!!
Very musical, detailed and airy. Great tone and pitch. Makes you forget it is digital format(as Kondo
dac KSL does)
I disconnected the Kondo and played all time dac 10,to be sure a have
to change again to Kondo(i thought maybe Kondo wins in purety of tone)
....but I think Dac 10 is a CLEAR WINNER !!!!
I had some doubts reading your ad......but every word you wrote is true.
Dominique, France (Tube 10 reference + Capbox10)
You say me that your way of sound is "this feeling where you just stamp
your feet, and the small hairs in the back of your neck is raising " ,
it true . My system with the DAC 10 tube is now worldwide class.
The feeling is both details, natural, pleasure
So , i would like by this mail , congratulate you for the conception of the
DAC and thank you for the result.
Torben, Denmark (Tube 10 reference + Capbox10)
Dac Tube 10 very much as described, the sound is just world class, very analog and detailed with lots of air. Dac10 is the very best I have ever owned and previously I have owned very esoteric brands, Audionote, Gryphon.........
Greg, Great britain (Tube 10 reference)
Starting to warm up and it really is an excellent DAC. More musical
than the dCS or the EMM. I won't compare it to the Audio Note DAC 5
until it is more run in.
Kaj, Sweden (Tube 10 reference)
Well, I wrote a little input for Ole, and what strikes me most is that
I do NOT think of as the room's influence anymore!
The sound is more natural through Tube 10 Also this dac is far
better than DCS P8i
What I have had time to test the most is the sound between tube 10 and DCS P8i I know best, and here is the big difference, which can be a bit surprised that it could be?
Wong, Hong Kong (Tube 10 reference)
Overall: Very natural and linear with a good coherence of music flow. The choice of tube can make the sound very different. When I change to higher grade tubes the performance is improved dramatically.
Dynamic: Outstanding. The DAC can produce a wider dynamic range compared to my previous tube DAC. The transient it produces is fast and with attack.
Tonality: It has rich tonal color and does not colorate any specific range of frequency in my system. Transparency: Very clean and dark background and foreground giving rise to a very transparent tonal picture. Noise control by this dAC is remarkable.
As a whole in this price range, I am very confident that it stands from many many others in the market!