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Thought I would update you all on system development and what is now in my setup. I've had a few months off recovering from surgery and had a lot of time on my hands, so the focus has been on music and system. Both purchasing new vinyl and playing it, plus purchasing some new components, adding in isolation and replacing some cables, carts.
Most of the advice and equipment has come from Keith at Wyndham Audio @cheekyboy with assistance from Harry at SGR
What is in the system now is as follows:
Soulines Kubrick with Brinkmann 10.5 tonearm and Acoustical Systems Archon cart (with PSC Custom Tonearm cable)
TransRotor Dark Star with stock Jelco (to be upgraded soon) and Shelter Harmony cart on a Acoustical Systems Archon headshell (with Furutech AG-16 tonearm cable coming from @Krispy Audio)
Brinkmann Edison Phono Stage
Luxman D05 SACD player
Luxman 590AX Amplifier
Wyndham Audio CH2s (with Travertine slabs as isolation)
Blusound Node 2 streamer (into the SACD DAC)
Cardas Clear Reflection XLR cable between Phono and Amp from @rossb
So the major changes have been the addition off the TR turntable, the Acoustical Systems Archon Cart, Acoustical Systems Arche headshell, Wyndham Audio isolation platforms for the TT's and Phono Stage (with assistance from @Dave O))) with isolation cubes).
Cant thank @cheekyboy Keith enough. A lot of time discussing and planning the upgrades over the past 4 months to get the additional Transrotor Dark Star TT, the isolation platforms (the white beech hardwood looks absolutely beautiful), The headshells and Archon Cart. Also @Doppelganger Greg for setting up the carts last night (my hangover is still with me).
The biggest surprise has been the positive effects of putting the isolation in - dramatic.
**EDIT - for those who have enquired about the wooden isolation platforms, pls see link
Now onto the pics.. (there are pics prior to the cart swaps last night - but I've included them to show off the beautiful hardwood isolation platforms)
Item: PureAudioProjects Stellar 12 OB loudspeakers
Location: Werribee, Victoria
Price: $18,500 + freight
Item Condition: Demonstration.....excellent.
Payment Method: Cash or bank Transfer
Extra Info: Wyndham Audio is selling this demonstration pair of PureAudioProjects Stellar 12 open baffle loudspeakers. These featured in the International hifi show at Albert Park in 2016.
They have been used for demonstration purposes only and played infrequently.
They a big, bold and beautiful with a unique look and a sound that is superb. They deliver great bass, well articulated mids and accurate clear high frequency. The sound -stage is deep and broad as you'd expect and you seem to become immersed within the soundstage. Instrument placement is excellent with point and source well articulated.
We have played them on a variety of amplifiers from low powered valve to high powered solid state and the Stellars performed superbly with all. This allows for individual choice for a customer preferring or keen to experiment with sound source.
These loudspeaker come with their own designed and constructed travel cases....which are themselves stunning. So transport is pretty straight forward. These cases are on wheels so moving them is easy. They are large
Costs for transport would obviously vary depending upon location and noting complications known as stairs etc. but due to their travel cases relatively straight forward.
They would suit a number of rooms....obviously medium sized and up to allow for the room from rear and side walls. Once correct placement is achieved the spikes can be fitted. We curwenly do not have the spikes fitted due to home wooden flooring.
Wyndham Audio is selling these on behalf of PureAudioProjects from Israel. They retail for $25,000 USD....so this represents a huge saving for something so incredibly unique.
So please drop Dave a note to arrange a listening session.
Our January club meeting will be our usual January meeting where we have a system comprised of club member components. We’ll be featuring reel-to-reel and cassette as well as CD. Come along to enjoy some great music and great company. And if you like, feel free to bring your favourite music on R2R or cassette. Of course, you’re always free to bring the usual CD/SACD and flash drives for our BYO session.
Detail of the system…
Revox A77 Mark IV reel-to-reel (with Dolby B). We will also have several reels of music (all genres), presented by club member John Way. Refer to http://www.reeltoreel.de/worldwide/A77DolbyE1.htm and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Revox.
Nakamichi 700 Cassette deck plus music cassettes (all genres), also presented by club member John Way.
Refer to https://www.hifiengine.com/manual_library/nakamichi/700.shtml
B&W 801 S2 speakers with Ultimate External North Creek X-overs. Refer to
http://www.northcreekmusic.com/B-W_Crossovers/b-w_crossovers.html and http://www.stereophile.com/floorloudspeakers/506/index.html. Speakers provided by club member Steve Polley.
Classe CP800 preamp – connected to the power amp via Vertere XLR. Refer to http://www.classeaudio.com/products/cp-800.php and http://www.stereophile.com/content/class233-cp-800-da-preamplifier. Preamp provided by club member Steve Polley.
Nord ONE NC500 Mono amps. Refer to https://www.nordacoustics.co.uk/product-page/nord-one-se-up-nc500mb-mono-block-black-single. Amps provided by club member Steve Polley.
Our shiny disc source for our BYO session will be an Oppo BDP-105D multi-format player. Oppo provided by club member Steve Polley.
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 R2R or cassette if you have some tapes, alternatively CD or USB thumb/flash drives. 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 20th January 2019
Doors open 1pm
Meeting starts at 2pm
Sydney Audio Club
I would like to inform every one of the Sydney Audio Club’s upcoming meetings for anyone who may be interested in attending. Each month I will post a copy of our newsletter highlighting who will be presenting at our next gathering. See post below.
All are welcome, so please post here for more info, or see our website for calender dates, www.sydneyaudioclub.org.au/
You don't need to know anyone to join us for an afternoon of fine music and sound.
Hope to see you there.
I’ve been a member of the Sydney Audio Club for over a year now and love it and have recently joined the committee in the role as Events Coordinator. This is a joint role with another committee member whose career background is in Pro Audio.
Together we source and organise Home and Pro audio equipment from Distributors, Retailers, Direct to Market Companies, Representatives and our Members, to showcase their gear for the enjoyment of our members and guests at our monthly meetings held at Dence Park Creative Centre in Epping.
The Sydney Audio Club offers companies an opportunity to present and demonstrate their equipment to the club. It could be a single piece of kit or an entire system, something new to market or an old favourite. Also we have recently updated our website to list our presenters over the last 12 months in the public area.
Anyone interested in offering and presenting any gear at our future meetings, feel free to contact myself for further discussions. Meetings are on Sundays and openings are available from Feb 2013.
For anyone interested, your welcome to come along and join us.
The October 2012 meeting of the Sydney Audio Club sees us once again at Dence Park for an afternoon of fine music and sound and convivial company.
Each month, the Sydney Audio Club presents the finest in high end audio systems for our members and guests. It's a bit like a private audio show once a month where you can hear and discuss equipment that you might not otherwise have the chance to audition. And you can bring along your own music to test the capabilities of the system or to just share with like-minded music lovers in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.
This month we will have a system presented by Steven Spurrier of Studio Connections Australia (refer to http://www.studioconnections.com.au). Studio Connections Australia is the Australian distributor for some highly renowned and respected brands of audio equipment. Their brands include: Genelec, Bricasti Design and Drawmer. (All the equipment on the day will be provided by Studio Connections Australia.)
This month we will have a system comprising Genelec and Drawmer products.
The speakers will be the Genelec 8260A and 8240A models (please refer to http://www.genelec.com). Genelec have been manufacturing professional studio monitors since 1978 and have recently introduced home theatre and installation product ranges.
The Genelec 8260A is a three way active system which combines a coaxial driver (MDC™) with the advanced Genelec Directivity Control Waveguide™ (DCW™), ensuring drivers couple coherently over their full operating bandwidth as well as creating coincident mid-frequency/high frequency point source. (Drivers are 3/4” tweeter, 5” midrange, 10” woofer). The 8260A features an internal digital active crossover, accepting inputs from 32 to 192kHz. Total amplifier power is 390W per speaker.
The Genelec 8240A is a two way active system which features a flow optimized reflex port that provides solid, clear and articulated low frequencies without compression, distortion or port noises. It is also combined with the Genelec Directivity Control Waveguide™ (DCW™), and has rounded edges and gently curved front and sides of the MDE™ (Minimum Diffraction Enclosure™) enclosure. (Drivers are 3/4” metal dome tweeter, 6.5” woofer). The 8240A also features an internal digital active crossover, accepting inputs from 32 to 192kHz. Total amplifier power is 180W per speaker.
The Genelec Loudspeaker Manager™ (GLM™) software manages the Genelec DSP signal processing responsible for all loudspeaker functions, such as the crossover filters, driver equalizers, driver position alignment, room response alignment, calibration and equalization related filters as well as distance compensating delays. Carefully designed DSP crossover filters with extremely steep roll-off characteristics feed dedicated power amplifiers for each of the low distortion drivers. The Genelec Loudspeaker Manager (GLM™) control network and software features adjustment of levels, distance delays and flexible room response improvement equalization with the reliable and robust AutoCal™ automated calibration system via the GLM™ control network.
We will also be featuring the M-Clock Plus AES Grade 1 Master Clock/Dual Sample Rate Converter from Drawmer (http://www.drawmer.com/products/dms/m-clock-plus-master-clock-src.php).
M-Clock Plus is a high stability master clock generator offering clock rates from 44.1 to 192kHz, coupled to two sample rate converters, which allow material to be re-sampled and synchronised to the selected high precision clock. In addition to the internal clocks, M-Clock Plus can sync to either external word clock or clocks from AES/EBU signals. Precision clock frequency measurement and display indicates the exact frequency of the selected clock, whether internal or external, to an accuracy of 2ppm.
M-Clock Plus has an external word clock input and an AES11 input which retrieves the clock from an AES audio signal. Each sample rate converter has selectable AES, SPDIF or TOSLINK inputs, with simultaneous AES, SPDIF and TOSLINK outputs. This allows many possibilities for format conversion as well as sample rate conversion. Sample rate converter #2 has inputs on the front panel for easy access. Provides user selectable word length of 16 or 24 bits with automatic dither generation – particularly valuable for 16 bit word lengths at low signal levels. There are 10 word clock outputs - 8 at the rear and 2 at the front for easy access.
Note: also of interest from Studio Connections Australia are Drawmer's HQ Precision Pre-amp / DAC and the Bricasti M1 DAC – http://www.bricasti.com/m1.html. Neither of these will be on display or available in our meeting however.
Sources will be all digital this month, sorry no vinyl. Steven will be providing an Audio Alchemy DDS Pro/DTIPro32/DDEV3.0 CD transport, which has both AES/EBU and COAX outputs. We will also have an Oppo BDP-95 player for DVD-A and BluRay discs (provided by a member) for playing members and guests music. Playing SACD discs will be possible but less desirable due to the enforced DA conversion in the player – the signal must be then later reprocessed via ADC which means there is a lot of processing.
For this meeting, both music sessions will be BYO after Steven’s demonstration session. Members and guests are welcome to offer music to share with us all. So bring along your favourite music on CD, DVD-A and BluRay. 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 of a similar mind.
Members and Guests 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. We will welcome you at the door.
Venue: Epping Creative Centre
Address: 26 Stanley St, Epping
Doors open 1pm
Meeting starts at 2pm
Sydney Audio Club