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  1. I would like to re-terminate my K601s to 4-pins XLR for use with my NFB10SE. I have read a few people reporting that it improves the sound as the added output power helps these rather difficult to drive headphones. I'm thinking of getting the items in this guide and following it: http://www.audio-gd.com/Pro/Headphoneamp/Phoenix/ModifyEN.htm Is there anyone that has done this / knows how this can be done? While I'm at it, would it be recommended to re-cable and dual entry as well so that wire does not get routed through the headband?
  2. Hi gang. I'm continuing on my steep learning curve procrastination.....I mean.....research. I am setting up new gear, and plan to integrate my old Pro-ject 6.1 tt into the new system. I currently use a modest little Creek phono stage. My new setup can potentially be totally balanced front to back. No, this is not a debate about single ended vs balanced post! Rather, I am interested in advice on how to get the best out of the turntable connections (and no, it's not a post about placement, vibration isolation either!). I have a pre with balanced XLR in and out. I have true balanced XLR in Monoblock valve power amps. One set of balanced inputs to pre will be taken by a dac, leaving one spare. So (whew) this is the question. If one runs RCA leads from tt (as it is currently), are these technically carrying a balanced signal? If so, then I assume if up I use/build a phono stage that can keep a balanced signal to pre, then we still have a true balanced signal? Or, does the tt need rewiring for XLR outs? Or, does it not make a difference? Or......? Ideas?
  3. Item: Reduced and Unused Wadia 170i Transport and Cambridge Audio Upsampling Dac Magic D/A Convertor ( will spilt) Location: Perth Price: 600 for both. Half price Both were about 700 new each so total $1470 give or take and as new and never ever used. Item Condition: Wadia Perfect- Dac Magic had some tiny scratched from rack on top Reason for selling: Upgrading Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only very light to post ir required Australia aiwde Extra Info: Have matching Cambridge Audio AZur DacMajic D/A Convertor Loads of info online 6 moons report at 460 Euros for WADIA transport and i have iPhone 6/ 7 adaptor for dock so works with any apple iphone or ipod This review first appeared in the issue of fairaudio.de and can be read in its original German version here. It is herewith translated and presented to an English-only audience through a mutual syndication arrangement with fairaudio.de. As is customary for our own reviews, the writer's signature at review's end has a link below it to his e-mail should you have questions or feedback you wish to send. All images contained in this review are the property of fairaudio.de or Wadia. - Ed. Reviewer: Jörg Dames Source: Audiomeca Obsession II, Fonel Simplicité, Benchmark DAC1 USB HE Amplification: pre/power - Fonel Emotion; Funk LAP-2.V2; Myryad MXP2000/MXA2150; Trigon TRV100; integrated - Accuphase E212; Lua 4040C Loudspeaker: Thiel CS 2.4, Sehring S 703 SE, Audiaz ETA Cables: low-level - Straight Wire Virtuoso; high-level - HMS Fortissimo, Reson LSC 350, Ortofon SPK 500, Atlas (Bi-Wiring) Review component retail: €459 Where to today? No worries, we're not eyeing heavyweight subjects. Just hifi. Two-channel in fact, not exactly a topic rife with breakthroughs. Nor do I imagine their numbers legions, those who at present lustfully eye a better CD player. The change of the guard, to hard-disc playback via uncompressed files, is in swift progress. That's no novelty neither. Arguably more exciting is which concept exactly will finally gain the upper hand. The theme 'streaming' by now is quite established. But a brief overview (no completeness implied) seems practical before we segue into Wadia's 170i transport: - There are fully integrated user-friendly solutions like Naim's HDX which extract CD data from their own drive to hard disc, handle automatic backups, include Internet access to grab meta data and make the creation of and access to a personal music library highly intuitive. Such solutions tend to come at a price however and the fact that hard disc, read drive, D/A converter and access software are all bundled together could be a deterrent for 'hackers' and those wanting to experiment. - Somewhat tweakier is accomplishing the above on one's pre-existing computer. Data storage is handled by mostly free but occasionally specialized software and merely the streaming receipt and conversion of playback files is handled by specific hardware clients such as a Squeeze-Box or Transporter. To set up such a home music network isn't rocket science but often more involved than basic plug & play. A future review will investigate one such solution. - Plug in and run is possible via computer without excessive hardware or money. Enter the USB DAC and of course a PC loaded with the requisite software to sort, access and manage music files (such as the flexible, low-memory Foobar player) and extract files (i.e. EAC). Sonics can be good but are directly related to the quality of the D/A converter. Further tweaking might involve downloading and installing the ASIO driver (to bypass the Windows-embedded but sonically compromised K-Mixer). ASIO by the way was developed by the German studio software writers at Steinberg and is used by music creators to minimize latencies (the time offset between input and output signal, irrelevant during playback). Certain converters are preloaded with specific ASIO drivers such as the Weiss Minerva and Digigram's VXpocket v2. Whether ASIO really is sonically superior is debatable. We'll weigh in with personal experiences in due time. You might wonder how any of this relates to today's tester, Wadia's iDock. Isn't that merely a gizmo to get somewhat respectable performance from the iPod while interfacing it with the resident hifi? True, but -- we'll tip our hand early -- once partnered with a quality converter, one goes well past respectable. This opens the door to very serious consideration of using just such an iPod/DAC combo for a grown-up high-end system. Conceptuals To be clear from the start, the Wadia 170i transport includes no D/A converter. The special feature here simply is direct access to the iPod's files in the digital domain (just what models are compatible can be found under 'facts' at review's end). This bypasses Apple's compromised internal DAC. Why more such devices aren't presently available isn't due to lack of know-how but licensing. Apple is selective. Wadia seems first in line to have been granted a license. To return to an earlier paragraph, besides serious sonic potential, this concept includes further advantages which make it very interesting. There's the obvious, getting a quasi two-in-one system. The ripped music data are portable for jogging and at home in the classy big rig. This includes convenience. The Wadia 10i has remote control. All this bypasses tweak necessity and computer savvy. This is a pure plug & play affair (while running the free, easily installed and configured iTunes software). Data synchronization between iPod and PC also automates essential file backups. And because the platform is open -- you choose the D/A converter and ripper software -- even liberal experimenters won't feel fenced in. By the way, there's a different socket interface or cradle for each iPod model included with the Wadia dock [see inset above]. Things aren't quite as liberal when one gets to data formats. For lossless, there's merely WAV and Apple's proprietary Apple Lossless. The latter's tighter packing -- similar to Zip schemes -- uses up to 50% less storage but retains 100% of the original's WAV bits. The equivalent and popular FLAC format is sadly not supported. No applause on that point. But your music collection still won't be straight-jacketed with iTunes. Apple Lossless is easily reconverted to WAV. And available storage here is no concern. The iPod Classic offers 160GB to support ca. 450 – 500 complete music album in Apple Lossless. iTunes quickie... ... on proper file conversion since the necessary commands are somewhat hidden. To convert WAV files ripped to PC into Apple Lossless, go to Bearbeiten in the tool bar, then pull down Einstellungen. This opens the following window. Now click on Importeinstellungen. Under Importieren, select Apple Lossless Codierer (in the other direction, WAV Codierer) and hit OK. Next use drag 'n' drop to move the desired songs into the proper list, select them and right-click. In the command window, pick Apple Lossless Version erstellen (or WAV Version erstellen in the other direction.) Play! You couldn't simplify things more. Hook up your digital cable between Wadia 170i and external converter (in our case a Benchmark DAC1 USB for 1.298 euros), connect to wall power and plunk iPod in the cradle. The latter operates normal (iPod nano G1 and iPod video excepted) or via Wadia's included remote. Or should - operate normal. In my case, things were mute at first. Quite silly. No display confirmation on the Wadia dock, no action of any sort on the iPod's display. They didn't seem to communicate. As I was told, this lack of visual confirmation is normal. Not even the small slot on the 170i's fascia houses an LED as might be assumed. This is bad only during failure diagnostics should things not shake hands rights away. You're flying blind as it were. In case of trouble, it's recommended to power down Wadia's dock just like a computer reboot. Which I did even though, as it turned out, the 170i had been innocent all along. My digital cable suffered poor continuity. Argh. So I leashed things up with the included digital link and any anticipated cable-swap dreams evaporated. As comparator, I used Fonel's formidable €2.850 Simplicité whose sound I remembered distinctly when the Wadia/iPod duo first kicked into gear. Surprise! Particularly in matters of transparency and fine resolution, there were notable differences. In the iPod combo's favor I might add, most overt from the midrange on up. Particularly in the higher bands, there was plainly more detail, extension and openness. In short, it sounded more accurate, less veiled and more intelligible. Unexpected that. Fonel's CD player is most certainly no slouch here. Depending on taste and ancillaries, such accuracy could veer into the 'non-musical' as it did during a friend's impulse visit. No card-carrying hifi fan, he listened to the equally resolute Thiel CS 2.4 and found the results a bit overdone, preferring the more laid-back CD player. Moi -- and I'm admittedly sweating while saying so -- I, cough, preferred the iPod combo particularly on 'smoother' speakers like Sehring's S703SE. To my ears, there was more resolution which even over the Thiels didn't strike me as analytical. So where's the line between highly resolved and analytical? I say analytical when due to resolution, so much detail is presented that context and tone body dissolve and small things are extricated from the flow and sensibility to be practically counted off on a silver tablet. But that's not what the Apple/Wadia source did. Be it the overt sibilance in Peter Gabriel's "Sledgehammer" [So] or the crucial rattle in Tom Waits' "Such a Scream" [Bone Machine], I didn't react to discrete elements as denuded in isolation, without body but effort. Rather, these items were more finely filigreed. Granted, we're not talking romantically golden. No question about that. But there's more - image lock and contours whereby individual performers are assigned their place on stage. Naturally, there are different preferences but I enjoy when spatial depiction is highly accurate. And here too the iPod combo edged out the Fonel Simplicité which is already very strong here. It became downright fascinating how, in the symphonically arranged "Song Praxis" by In The Nursery, the bass drums appeared punchy but cleanly outlined between the speaker, or how the Western guitar of Angus and Julia Stone's title track "Silver Coin" (a tip for lovers of fragile vocals accompanied by various acoustical instruments) showed up live and in true scale in my room. To reiterate a key point you'll have anticipated, it's of course not correct to refer to the iPod/Wadia duo since really, it's a trio which serves up the music. That being the case, it's only logical that the quality of the external D/A converter would be paramount to the final sound quality. Regardless, the iPod/Wadia transport combo does not seem a bottle neck or limiting factor. Not a gram of fat and transparent into the very tips of the hairs - that's how I'd nut-shell the sound of the Benchmark converter. And the bit supplier team of iPod/Wadia caused no disturbances whatever. Interestingly -- and I'm expecting reader email insisting on the impossibility since bits are bits -- I find Apple Lossless in the upper ranges a bit more silvery or less relaxed than raw WAV files. To avoid misapprehensions, even over highly resolved gear, this is rather subtle but nonetheless audible. So I'm curious about your findings. Conclusion For me, the teaming of an outboard D/A converter with the 'transport' of Apple iPod and Wadia 170i is clearly a very viable solution with true high-end potential and undoubtedly fit for rather more than just rendering the iPod listenable. Obviously, just how good your converter is will be vital in this context. If assembled appropriately, such a trio is a solid alternative to establishing a high-quality grown-up hard-disc base in the resident hifi system, even for those who take pride in the pointiest of ears. Further attractions are the easy installation and intuitive use. Even computer grumps won't feel put off. Facts: - Product: Wadia 170iTransport with adaptor all current iphone models 6 and 7 etc - Supported iPod models: iPod Classic (160GB | 180GB), iPod touch (8GB | 16GB | 32 GB) iPod nano 1.Generation (1GB | 2 GB | 4GB), iPod nano 2. Generation (2GB | 4GB | 8GB), iPod nano 3.Generation - Video - (4GB | 8GB), iPod 5.Generation -Video – (30GB | 60GB | 80GB) - Concept: Docking station to access digital data from an iPod - Dimensions: 20,32×6,86×20,32cm (W×H×D) - Weight 1,1kg - Other: Analog RCA outputs, video sockets - Wadia website Absolute sounds review As great a product as the iPod is—and it is truly spectacular—it has an Achilles’ heel for discriminating listeners: its digital-to-analog converter and analog output stage. The iPod’s D/A converter and output amplifier are by necessity sonically compromised, restricting the iPod’s usefulness. No serious listener would use an iPod at the front end of a high-end system. That’s a shame, because the iPod is a brilliant device in its functionality, execution, and user interface. It can also store hundreds of hours of music with perfect bit-for-bit accuracy to the source. Leave it to Wadia Digital to create a product that capitalizes on the iPod’s strengths while completely eliminating the sonic shortcomings that have relegated it to ancillary listening environments. That product is the 170 iTransport, the first Apple-sanctioned dock to tap into the iPod’s digital bitstream and present that bitstream to an outboard digital-to-analog converter of your choice. The iTransport allows you, for the first time, to bring the iPod’s functionality to a high-end system with no excuses— The 170 iTransport looks like a traditional Wadia product in miniature, all the way down to its pointed feet. The flat top surface holds the docking connector, which accepts all iPod models courtesy of a supplied variety of dock inserts. The rear panel presents the iPod’s digital output in S/PDIF format on an RCA jack. You simply connect this output to any outboard D/A converter and the iPod’s sound quality is now determined by the quality of that D/A converter. For those of you without an external D/A converter, the iTransport offers analog outputs. Note that the iTransport doesn’t have an internal DAC; rather, the iTransport simply routes the iPod’s analog outputs to the iTransport’s rear-panel jacks. For those with video iPods, the iTransport offers S-video and component-video outputs. An external power supply plugs into a rear-panel jack. Controlling the iPod via its click-wheel is made easier by the open iPod-mounting design (iPod docking stations in which the iPod is flush-mounted make operating the click-wheel difficult). With certain iPod models (Nano G1, iPod Video), the click-wheel interface is disabled when inserted into the iTransport, and a small supplied remote control provides basic functions, such as track forward/backward and pause/play. The iTransport was extremely simple to set up and use. I unpacked it, popped in my iPod Classic, and was listening to music within two minutes of opening the box. As expected, the iTransport sounded like the DAC to which it was connected. I store music on my iPod using Apple Lossless, which provides perfect bit-for-bit accuracy to the original with about a 40% reduction in storage requirements compared with uncompressed WAV files. In listening comparisons between the iTransport and the CDs from which the music was ripped, I thought the iTransport had a slight advantage. The iTransport had just a bit more space, bloom, and ambience than the CD. The recorded acoustic was slightly bigger, the spatial perspective was a bit more distant, and the sense of air surrounding instrumental images was somewhat more tangible and defined. The differences were slight, but noticeable. This impression is consistent with what I’ve heard when comparing music on CD with the same music read from a hard-disk drive (see my reviews of the Qsonix and Sooloos music servers in Issue 177). The iTransport’s slightly-better-than-CD sound quality is a bonus; the real reason to buy the iTransport is that it turns your iPod (which you probably already own) into a music server worthy of feeding a high-end system. Anyone who’s used the iPod knows how much easier it is to access music using the click-wheel than finding the CD and inserting it in a player. It equates to more time listening and less time looking through racks of jewel boxes. The Wadia iTransport is the coolest product I’ve encountered in some time. If you own an iPod, an outboard DAC, and a high-end system, the iTransport is, essential. Cambridge Audio Stereophile Cambridge Audio Azur DacMagic D/A converter Sam Tellig | May 29, 2009 | First Published: Mar 1, 2009 In 1989, Cambridge Audio, then run by Stan Curtis—who is still active in hi-fi— introduced their DAC 1. At about the same time, within a few weeks of each other, Arcam introduced their Delta Black Box and Musical Fidelity their Digilog. I forget who was first among the three. Arcam, I think. But the DAC race was on, led by the British. (There was even a DAC called the Dacula.) US companies got into the DAC race, too—at higher prices, of course. At the time, there were almost no high-end CD players. Many audiophiles chose Philips/Magnavox models that had been modified by boutique kludgemeisters. It turned out that lavishing four or five hours of labor on a $149 frog to turn it into a $499 prince was not a sustainable business model. Once outboard DACs and upmarket CD players became available, modified players largely disappeared. Today, Cambridge Audio is based in London, and their stuff is made in China at factories owned or controlled by Cambridge Audio, which in turn is part of The Audio Partnership, controlled by Julian Richer, who got richer than Croesus with Richer Sounds, said to be the UK's single most successful audio retailer in terms of revenue per square foot. And—my goodness—he did it by offering value. I visited the design headquarters of Cambridge Audio in London several years ago and met their technical director, Matthew Bramble, who used to work for another well-known British hi-fi manufacturer; now Bramble is a thorn in their side. That Bramble likes to ramble is proven by the 105-page instruction manual for the Cambridge Audio DacMagic. In fairness, this is because the manual is in three languages (but why not Russian?). It's filled with things you don't need to know and that probably interest only John Atkinson. I bet the manual scares away some customers; it shouldn't. Operation of the DacMagic is as intuitive and straightforward as can be. Ergonomically, this little bugger is brilliant: 8.6" (215mm) high by 2" (52mm) wide by 7.6" (191mm) deep when you place it on end on its rubbery bed. It weighs just 2.65 lbs (1.2kg). Squeeze it in next to your Slim Devices Squeezebox. Or your Sony PlayStation 3. One reason it takes up so little space is that it comes with a humongous wall-wart power supply so big it could conceivably fall out of a loose socket. IKEA carries some nice, small power strips, and there are other accessories for dealing with awkward wall warts. I'd beware of power strips and conditioners, however, which, in my experience, are as likely to screw up as enhance the sound. I can imagine some British entrepreneurs offering alternative power supplies for the DacMagic. There's an On/Off switch, but the DacMagic sounds much better when left powered up most of the time. (Do turn it and the rest of your hi-fi off when you leave for a weekend or a vacation, and when electrical storms are forecast.) The DacMagic has a suggested selling price of $449. That allows Audio Advisor to sell it for $399 and "save" you $50. When you consider that, 20 years ago, one of the first DACs, the Musical Fidelity Digilog, sold for $995, this is a fantastic bargain. (I calculated that I could save more than $16,500 by buying every product in a recent Audio Advisor catalog. Hallelujah! I'm rich!) The DacMagic features the Adaptive Time Filtering (ATF) process, which Cambridge licenses from Anagram Technologies of Switzerland. ATF is built around a 32-bit Texas Instruments digital signal processor that "upsamples" the signal fed to it. Upsampling creates additional digital data points out of thin air. They're not real, of course—except that they are. (I love to razz JA about this upsampling business.) The DacMagic upsamples to 24 bits/192kHz any incoming sample rate at 16 or 24 bits of resolution and from 32 to 96kHz. The D/A chips are the same Wolfson WMB8740 24-bit DACs used in Cambridge Audio's Azur 740C and 840C CD players. Two per channel operate in dual-differential mode for maximum noise reduction. You can run the DacMagic from its balanced XLR analog outputs into a balanced preamp and power amp for maximum noise cancellation. There's also a pair of RCA outs, for unbalanced types like me. The DacMagic also features a phase-inversion button. It would be great to have this accessible from the remote control. But wait—there is no remote. Oh, well. A child might be trained and pressed into service. Two digital inputs allow a choice of connection via S/PDIF coaxial or TosLink optical. And there's a USB input for use with a computer or a networked music source. The rear panel of the DacMagic is almost as crowded as my shaving shelf. It also includes S/PDIF coaxial and TosLink optical digital outputs for connecting to a digital recording device; these do nothing to the incoming digital signal, but simply pass it through. If you keep reading the instruction manual, your eyes, if they don't glaze over, will come to a long discussion of the three different analog filter modes: Linear Phase, Minimum Phase, and Steep. I wonder how many potential users will be scared away by Bramblearia. Actually, selecting the filters is simple: just tap the Phase button quickly (if you hold it down, the DacMagic reverses phase). Front-panel LEDs indicate the filter type selected. You may want to stick with Linear Phase as your default. The technical advantage here is no phase shift within the audioband, and a sharp rolloff at about half the sampling frequency. Minimum Phase does almost the same thing and sounds, to me, virtually identical. An interesting alternative is the Steep filter, which is like Linear Phase but with a steeper rolloff above 20kHz. Steep is said to attenuate aliasing at 22kHz by 80dB. But there's no free lunch; Steep adds a small amount of passband ripple. So pick your poison: aliasing or passband ripple. Already your eyes have glazed over, and you don't even own the thing. I tried switching between Linear Phase and Steep, playing one movement of a symphony straight through using each. (I had no child handy to act as remote control, and Marina was off watching one of her Russian prime-time serials.) Linear Phase gave a lighter, airier, more transparent sound, with extended highs and better-defined bass. Steep attenuated the highs in comparison, taming the top end of some more aggressive recordings, but bass definition and overall clarity suffered. The sound was more blended, slightly congested—something I noticed more with symphonic recordings than with string quartets. As for Minimum Phase, I didn't hear it do anything that Linear Phase didn't do. Other than that, I've so far avoided the subject of how the DacMagic sounded. In a word, it sounded glorious—far better than you have any right to expect for 400 bucks. Especially in Linear Phase, I heard well-defined bass, exquisitely extended highs, and a natural midrange. The soundstage was admirably wide, and soloists and their instruments were precisely positioned. What more do you want? Well, you might ask for an even wider, deeper soundstage and more gut-wrenching bass. It's possible that power-supply limitations kick in here, but for $400, who's complaining? And you might wish that if Cambridge (or someone) does offer an optional kick-ass power supply, it doesn't have to hang from a wall socket. And a remote control would be nice. If you're looking for the romance of tubes, that's not on offer here. Try the DacMagic with a tubed line stage. I thought that Musical Fidelity's X-10DV3tube buffer might work wonders. After all, Bramble used to ramble at MF. I have one of these. I put the X-10DV3 between the DacMagic and the LFD NCSE integrated amplifier. I got tube warmth in spades, but with more than a slight loss of transparency, which shows how resolving the DacMagic is. You probably own an older, sturdier CD player that will do jim-dandy as a transport with the DacMagic. I used a Marantz CD63 SE that's almost 15 years old. Digital cable was Analysis Plus Oval (which I recommended last October). If you have a really great CD player—such as Cambridge Audio's own 740C or 840C or Cary Audio's CDP 1—you're probably looking at a sideways change in sound, at best. Enjoy what you have. Meanwhile, I'm keeping the Cambridge Audio DacMagic. Sidebar 1: Specifications Description: Two-channel, oversampling D/A processor with Wolfson WM8740 24-bit DACs and Texas Instruments TMS 320VC5501 digital filter. Digital inputs: S/PDIF coaxial or TosLink optical, USB. Digital input sampling frequencies supported 44.1kHz, 48kHz (32kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, S/PDIF only). Digital outputs: S/PDIF coaxial and TosLink optical. Analog outputs: balanced (XLR), single-ended (RCA). Frequency response: 20Hz to 20kHz ±0.1dB. THD (1kHz, 0dBFS, 24-bit data): <0.001%. S/N Ratio: 112dB. Total correlated jitter: <130ps. Channel separation: >100dB at 1kHz, >90dB at 20kHz. Output impedance: <50ohms. Maximum output level: 2.1V RMS (unbalanced), 4.2V RMS (balanced). Dimensions: 2" (52mm) H by 8.6" (215mm) W by 7.6" (191mm) D. Weight: 2.6lbs (1.2kg). Read more at https://www.stereophile.com/content/cambridge-audio-azur-dacmagic-da-converter-specifications#EuU8jGKZu0xDutGJ.99 Pictures:
  4. Item:Audio-GD NFB-10SE Fully Balanced DAC/Pre/HeadAmp Location: Sydney Price: $409 plus postage Item Condition: Good Reason for selling: Keeping the DAC-19DSP in the hope that i will like its sound Payment Method: Paypal As a GIFT or add 3% surcharge, Bank Deposit Extra Info: Comes with power cable, usb cable and optical cable Pictures: For sale a NFB-10SE that i bought from a fellow who loved this item and is now an audio-gd convert that has moved on to its flagship model. This is a fully featured Audio-GD unit that is excellent in value. Built In Dual WM8741 Fully Balanced Dedicated DAC + Fully Balanced Headphone amplifier / Preamplifier Dedicated DAC with RCA / XLR / ACSS output with variable and fixed line level 24Bit / 192KHz Support Applies ACSS technology A total of 7-group dedicated power circuits are used to purify the power supply. To achieve high S/N, the control circuit is powered with a separate regulator. I initially plan to use it with a powered speaker however since i sold the powered speaker and since now i also have a DAC-19DSP this unit becomes redundant. I find the upfront sound of this DAC to have more detail and dynamics that is good for vocals while the dac-19dsp darker laidback characteristic sounds better for instrumentals. I am debating whether to sell this unit or the dac-19dsp but i think it’s best to keep the dac-19dsp for now in the hope i will grow into liking it because of the rarity of its multibit dac. Note that the supplied generic power cable from audio-gd is on the loose side however it still attaches and works fine. The volume relay is excellent at holding channel balance even at the lower extreme side (tested with an IEM which are high in efficiency) however when you are changing the volume it seems to generate a random click/tick noise that is similar to a vinly click/tick noise. This is probably because of the unique way the unit changes volume by altering currents/voltages instead of the normal analog volume pot/digital signal attenuation however i am not expert in this so cant say for sure. There seems to be a little blemish/discoloration on the right side of the unit which you can see in the screenshot. I believe this unit is with the default Wolfson 192Khz receiver instead of the 96Khz DIR9001 as i was able to playback a 192khz file from a hiface. This is a NFB-10se unit which comes with (USB applied TE7022) This unit comes with NO REMOTE CONTROL more info/spec http://www.audio-gd....1/NFB10.1EN.htm
  5. Item: Krispy Cable XLR stage 2 with Furutech Connectors (80cm) Location: Inner Sydney Price: $90 each pair, firm (+postage and paypal fee) Item Condition: excellent Reason for selling: NLR Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only ( Extra Info: Great sounding cables, I have gone unbalanced so no need for these anymore. I will give priority to any local buyers or anyone interested in making a deal package with my Auralic Taurus Pre and Merak Monoblocks Pictures:
  6. Item: Chord Chorus 2 1m balanced XLR Location: Auburn, NSW Price: $400 pickup or buyer pays postage Item Condition: Mint Reason for selling: No longer needed Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Direct Deposit Extra Info: Comes with original box. Purchased from Absolute Hifi in Sydney.
  7. Item: Red Dragon Audio M200 Monoblocks Location: Country NSW Price: $675 Item Condition: excellent 8.5/10 Reason for selling: Got me my dream amp Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: These were apparently made as a special order for an America audio society. Forget what you think you know about Class D amps, these are the real deal and deserve a serious listen. Thumping tight bass and extended sweet highs. They run as cool as a cucumber to the touch. Note these are balanced input only. Auditions welcome if you are willing to come to Bathurst. Price includes shipping within Australia Pictures: to come, when I get home
  8. Item: Marantz CD-75 Mk2 - Lampizated with Musical Fidelity tube strage + new DAC (Lampucera) with balanced outputs Location: Perth Price: 799 (is advertised elsewhere at $999) Item Condition: used Reason for selling: to see if there's any interest and hence any point in doing mods to other equipment Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, Direct Transfer, COD Only Extra Info: I came across this Marantz CD-75 Mk2 for a reasonable price and given it has CDM-2 die-cast alloy, swing arm, magnetic drive mechanism and TDA-1541A DAC (plus plenty of space inside of the box), I decided to do some mods to it. There are more things to this player like fully copper plated boards, Nichicon caps etc. but I will not bore you with it. To gain some further real estate, I removed the voltage selector and variable output boards. This made installation of XLR sockets for the balanced output of CS4397 Cirrus Logic 24/192 DAC much easier. Another output from this DAC is fed to the anode follower tube stage which is a clone of Musical Fidelity X10-D design. All up, this CD player has a original digital coaxial SPDIF output and three analogues ones: original one from TDA-1541 balanced from the CS4397 and tube, single ended Musical Fidelity X10-D This can fill up most of the inputs of many amps but provides a lot of choice if you have preferences as to different DACs/output types for different types of music. To gain 2nd opinion and to hear it on a different system to which I am not used to, I did take it to another very respected and very familiar with untold amount of systems SNA member. We listened to a number of players that were available at the time: Killer DAC/Marantz CD-94 combo, Oppo-105 using balanced out and Naim NACD3 - all connected to Electrocompaniet pre/power and 2m tall Dyneaudio speakers. The results were not unfavorable to my little concoction - particularly when using the tube output. This item has been electrically modified (voltage selector has been removed and now it is 240V AC only). the VAR output is the tube output ELECTRICAL DISCLAIMER This product has not been manufactured by a qualified individual or company, therefore contains electrical circuits that do not necessarily comply with Australian Standards. I understand that as the seller, I may be liable to repercussions in the event of equipment failure. By advertising and selling this product, as the seller I also agree that I am solely liable, and the publisher of this website takes no responsibility for any injury or death resulting from, whether directly or indirectly, any accident that may happen as a result of the failure of the product being sold. If in doubt, seek the services of a qualified electrician to inspect the product to ensure it is safe for use. Pictures:
  9. Item: Schiit Mjolnir (Original Version) Balanced Headphone Amplifier Location: Glen Waverley, Victoria (pickup available in Docklands) Item condition description: Excellent. Small ding in one of the corners. Bought it that way. Never dropped or damaged. Price and price conditions: $550 Reason for selling: Low usage. Payment Methods: Paypal (add 3%), Cash - Pickup, Bank Transfer. Extra info: Great sounding balanced amp is a bargain at this price point. Quality solid state sound. I kept this unit for years despite having much more expensive amps in my possession as well. Check out the original listing I purchased from (another SNA member) for pictures as I haven't had time to take my own. I still have the original box and packaging. Still in great condition.
  10. Item: StereoKnight Silverstone B&R passive preamp Location: StKilda, Melbourne Price: $1200 firm Item Condition: almost excellent. Bought Jan 2011 Reason for selling: already upgraded to a valve active preamp Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Direct Transfer, PayPal + 3% Extra Info: see below Pictures: see my thread here This is a great preamp, to my ears as good as a Music First Mk II and at a great price. It's extremely detailed, has good sound staging and 6dB of gain. Like all passives it doesn't quite have the dynamics of an active, but that is the trade off in return for the detail unless you want to pay x5 more in order to get both from an active preamp (I just have!) It's complete dual mono with independent volume adjustment (both channels controlled simultaneously from the remote). It's fully balanced and transformer coupled so contains 4 transformers. The transformer coupling allows it to be used with low impedance loads like active speakers without bandwidth constraints, or with long interconnects, unlike many passives. It has 3x RCA inputs and 3x Balanced XLR inputs, so a total of 6 sources can be accommodated, it's rare to get that many input options these days. You can use RCA inputs and XLR outputs so this is a very versatile preamp. It has 2x balanced XLR outputs so that you can run a powered sub with your 2 channel setup. There are 2x RCA outputs although these have never functioned from the day the amp arrived new. This may be simple problem to fix, I don't know, however I'll supply 2x XLR->RCA adaptors in case your cables are RCA only. I've only used the XLR outputs anyway so never bothered to get it fixed. The reviews claim that the XLR balanced outputs sound better than the RCA outputs. New price from Osbourne (the Aussie distributor) is $2700. The amp comes with a full function remote control that adjusts volume, mute, input and output selection and adjusts channel balance. The amp is quite heavy and very solidly constructed, it's made from solid aluminium plate and weighs more than my new valve preamp! Some reviews: 6moons review the non-remote control version - identical sound. Dagogo reviews the B&R
  11. Item: AKG K601 Headphones Location: Eastern Suburbs, Melbourne Price: $150 Item Condition: Good, have been stored in the box for a while (pics below should hopefully give you a good idea) Reason for selling: Not used Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal Extra Info: Purchased new from A2A a few years ago for around $400. Even back then this model was overshadowed by its more well known siblings the K701 and Q701, so I would think that not many would know about it now. They produce a very balanced, natural, and airy sound - none of the 'boxy' sound from many headphones at this price range, and are quite comfy for long listening sessions which was a big tick for me when I was shopping around back then. The cables have been reterminated to Neutrik 4 pin XLR to take advantage of more power from balanced amp, however can still be used with a 1/4" socket through the extension cable. The original 1/4" to 1/8" adapter plug is also included. Pictures:
  12. Item: Violectric V281 Headphone Amplifier (Balanced and Single Ended functionality)Location: Glen Waverley, Victoria (pickup available in Docklands)Item condition description: Excellent.Price and price conditions: $1695 RRP: $2695 Selling at a thousand dollars off RRPReason for selling: Down-sizingPayment Methods: Paypal (add 3%), Cash - Pickup, Bank Transfer. Extra info: This VERY VERY GOOD headphone amplifier (works for both balanced and single ended) provides a huge expansive sound that also has a small hint of what can be described as "tube warmth" (even though it's completely solid state). It can provide two different sounds. In single ended mode, it's warmer but in balanced mode it is more neutral. An excellent combination with both my HD800 and MrSpeakers Ether Flow (open). Reviews: http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/authoritative-and-potent-violectric-v281-headphone-amplifier#XDxiEOVC0XU5l5X6.97 http://www.headfonia.com/violectric-v281-masterpiece/ http://headphone.guru/violectric-hpa-v281-balanced-headphone-amp-dac/ http://positive-feedback.com/reviews/hardware-reviews/violectric-v281-amp/
  13. Item: Audio-GD C39Mk3 Preamp Location: Castle Hill, Sydney 2154 Price: $800 + Postage Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: Surplus to my needs. Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD or Postage World Class Pre-amp by Audio-GD, Real balanced throughout. Complete with remote and original box. Audition are welcome , Thanks for looking.
  14. Item: Primare SP31 Mk II Pre Pro Location:Sydney Price:$900 incl Shipping to Australia in original packaging. Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: Not being used much Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Item can be listened to. Pictures: As posted Age: Around 7 years Hi, Up for sale is my Primare SP31 Mk II in excellent condition. This a fully balanced stereo design with a 7 channel analog in and output that bypasses any DSP management. Al inputs are flexible to assign and all can have a custom name tag or being disabled. Top notch build quality and no visible marks or scratches. The item can be checked and listened to. There are plenty of great reviews about the sound quality of Primare in general and about the musicality of the SP31. Great Pre Amp for a CD or SACD player. http://hometheaterreview.com/primare-sp317-av-preamp-reviewed/ Comes with original remote, box and packaging as well.
  15. Item: Fostex 5030 line amp Location: Adelaide Item condition description: Unit has minor blemishes and abrasions from its life in the live music world prior to my ownership. It is in 100% working condition though. There are no adjustments to be made, just connect your components and plug it in. Price: $135.00 (plus postage) Reason for selling: No longer required. Payment Methods: Paypal, Cash on Pickup, or Australia Post COD. Extra Info: Very handy item that will convert balanced to unbalanced signals AND vice versa. There are eight stereo channels, so up to eight devices can be connected and in use at the same time. Also has dip switches that allow you to specify which is the hot pin on your XLR connectors. This unit will also match impedance of devices connected. This is a valuable component if you're using pro audio equipment (with XLR connections) like active crossovers and power amps, with hi-fi equipment that caters for unbalanced RCA connections only. Pictures: See attached.
  16. Item: Kimber Hero Balanced XLR 1m Cables Location: Perth Price: $165.00 posted (Express Post satchel) Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: No longer used Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, EFT The Kimber Kables Hero range are well reviewed cables from the esteemed cable manufacturer Kimber Kables. To quote - Kimber's best-known interconnect, and beloved by audiophiles and reviewers all over the world, Hero rescues any system from the doldrums of bad sound. Built with Kimber's best copper conductors, Hero offers an enviable combination of wide-open dynamic range, outstanding resolution, huge soundstaging, and affordability. "With an accurate tonal balance, great transparency, and wonderful bass definition, the Hero sets the standard in affordable interconnects!" – The Absolute Sound, Editor’s Choice Award Back in the early 1970s, Ray Kimber discovered that winding his own cable using a specific geometry eliminated much of the noise and interference plaguing audio systems. He created lightweight, flexible designs with an open airy sound, tremendous resolution, and outstanding power that conventional cables lack. While the 40-year-old company's range of offerings has exponentially grown, Kimber stays true to its original principles. Complex cable geometries are still made in-house in Ogden, Utah, where the cables are hand-terminated by dedicated professionals. Every Kimber Kable deserves to be on your short list. "The sturdily built Hero does convey a lively, well-integrated sound with a smooth, silky treble, insightful midrange and surefooted bass." – What HiFi?, Four Star Review Kimber Kable Hero XLR Technical Data Parallel capacitance: 33.10pF @ 20kHz Series inductance: 1.13H @ 20kHz DC loop resistance: 0.081? Total reactance: 0.143? @ 20kHz Frequency response: 0.5dB DC - 8MHz Connectors: Silver-plated XLR Some links - https://www.kimber.com/products/HERO https://www.musicdirect.com/equipment/kimber-hero-interconnects-pr http://www.needledoctor.com/Kimber-Kable-Hero-Audio-Interconnect-Cable_2 Current retail is USD219 (~AUD300) + shipping
  17. Item: Signal Cable Silver RCA (Eichmann Bullet plugs) .5m length Location: Chadstone 3163 Price: $100 SALE PENDING Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: No longer required Payment Method: Cash/Bank transfer Extra Info: Awesome cable. Very highly regarded. I used this between my Phonostage and preamp Item: Inakustic Referenz NF-102 RCA .6m length Location: Chadstone 3163 Price: $100 NOW $70 (RRP EUR 120) Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: No longer required Payment Method: Cash/Bank transfer Extra Info: Purchased from Encel Stereo closing down sale. Little known cable manufacturer out of Germany. Very well built cable with excellent sound. Item: Chord Crimson 1m RCA Location: Chadstone 3163 Price: $40 SALE PENDING Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: No longer required Payment Method: Cash/Bank transfer Extra Info: Great basic interconnect. I think this is an older variant of the cable but it still sounds excellent. Item: BCD LGD (Low Group Delay) Balanced interconnect 1m XLR Location: Chadstone 3163 Price: $240 NOW $150 (RRP EUR 495) Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: No longer required Payment Method: Cash/Bank transfer Extra Info: Neutrik XLR plugs. Purchased from Encel Stereo closing down sale. These cables were manufactured by Audio Analogue. They were a very clear step up from the cheaper XLR cables I had been using before I upgraded to these. 3 solid core OFC copper (0,4 mm), separately insulated with polyethylene. Pictures: Signal Cable Inakustic: Chord: BCD XLR Cables:
  18. Further information: Input: 230V - Australian socket Output: 120V - Two USA sockets VA: 500 Made in the UK by world leader Airlink Transformers. Audiophile grade. Robust built and very quiet. Balanced power supply dramatically improves sound - makes it more detailed and "vibrant" like live music. I must admit that I had doubts about usefulness of balanced power supply till I auditioned it in my home few years ago. Now balanced power supply (another Airlink Transformers model) is permanently included in my audio system. Direct from UK manufacturer - RRP 200 pounds, plus 100 pounds shipping to Australia, ad some 25% for import fees, tax and customs service fees 50 pounds – total 350 pounds, equal to $635 AUD. Bonus: USA to AU power cable. Suitable for connection of two 120V audiophile grade tube or solid state devices - DAC, pre-amplifier, power amplifier (except of very high wattage models), CD player, Blu-ray player/streamer etc. Photos: PLEASE READ If you are advertising multiple items, you must post one bulk price only, or post seperate ads for each item If you include any reference to pricing whatsoever in this section (excluding RRP), your ad will not be approved If you don't include photographs of the actual item being sold, your ad will not be approved Photos: PLEASE READ If you are advertising multiple items, you must post one bulk price only, or post seperate ads for each item If you include any reference to pricing whatsoever in this section (excluding RRP), your ad will not be approved If you don't include photographs of the actual item being sold, your ad will not be approved
  19. Item: Yamaha CD S2000 SACD Player Location:Sydney 2162 Price: $1150.00 (incl.$50 Donation) Item Condition: Absolute mint condition, unmarked black colour, balanced outputs....beautiful piece of equipment ...includes remote control,power cord and original box Reason for selling:Full on streaming now Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal +3% COD Only Extra Info: Pick up preferred due to heavy weight however buyer is welcome to arrange own shipping / courier etc Pictures:First 4 pix are stock pictures the remainder are of the actual unit....unit is black with dark walnut sides. files here to attach, or choose files... Accepted file types pdf, jpg, gif, png Insert other media Uploaded Images DSC00338.JPG 3.8 mb · Done s-l1600.jpg 36.7 kB s-l1600 (3).jpg 24.75 kB s-l1600 (1).jpg 41.65 kB s-l1600 (2).jpg 166.47 kB
  20. Items: Sennheiser HD800 x 2 Unit 1: New pads and headband (9/10 condition), upgraded with SuperDupont and Cork anax style mod (vast improvement!). Serial number: 2XXXX Unit 2: Purchased from another SNA member. Pads are worn and need to be upgraded. Stock condition. Serial number: 1XXXXLocation: Glen Waverley, Victoria (pickup available in Docklands)Item condition description: Unit 1: Excellent. Unit 2: With current pads and headband. Okay. If new pads and headband are installed - Very Good to ExcellentPrice and price conditions: Unit 1: $945 Unit 2: $745 BOTH: $1500 including shipping. Reason for selling: Down-sizingPayment Methods: Paypal (add 3%), Cash - Pickup, Bank Transfer. Extra info: The legendary Sennheiser HD800. One souped up unit and one unit that requires new pads and headband (can get from Sennheiser online store). Both will come with original box, packaging and cable. For the cheaper pair, if you want me to order the headband and pads (which costs just under $160) add $200 for the time and effort. I recommend doing it yourself. It's very easy. Should anybody for any weird reason want me to remove the mods which make the HD800 sound much better, let me know and it can be done. The SuperDupont resonator takes a bit of time and effort to import from Sorrotdje and the Cork mod takes a lot of care and effort to create and install. I highly recommend leaving them in.
  21. Item: Schiit Gungnir DAC w/ USB interface Location: TAS Price: SOLD Item Condition: Mint, like new Reason for selling: Upgraded Payment Method: Paypal, Bank deposit Extra Info: Re-listing of 230V Schiit Gungnir DAC purchased from Addicted to Audio. Original owner. Buyer to cover PP fees and postage via Registered Post w/ insurance. I have 100% positive feedback for transactions at Head-Fi.org. Please note this version is $1039 from Schiit's only Australian distributor. Schiit do not sell to Australia directly. Pictures: Images from the Schiit web site. My unit is identical.
  22. Item: FS: LH Labs Geek Out GO2A + Sennheiser HD600/650 Balanced Cable + TRRS to TRS Adapter Location: Melbourne Vic Price: $349 (Incl. shipping within AU & PayPal Fee & SNA Donation) $300 + Postage (it will be only $10 anywhere within AU) Item Condition: Great Reason for selling: No Need after upgrade Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Hello, I am selling my personal favourite Mint condition of LH Labs GO2A compact DAC, Preamp and Headphone Amplifier. If you have Sennheiser HD600/650 and need DAC & headphone amplifier to match with, then this might be the best solution under $500. This thing is small but very powerful (Pure Class A) if you drive it in balanced mode with TRRS cable and the sound quality is superb. DAC inside decode all the way upto DSD level and Amp has 1000mW power so it basically drive any IEM and headphone in the marketplace except HifiMan HE6 which needs power generator I ran it with Campfire Audio Andromeda and Sennheiser HD600 and sounds just Superb with this. Only downside that I can think of is that this one gets HOT since it is pure class A amp in it but it is totally normal and keep it running and it sounds really great when is warmed up. Since this is USB powered, you do not need to charge battery and worry about battery drain. You can take it anywhere you go... "Another GREAT thing is that it now can be used for Balanced PreAmp for Active Monitor/Speaker that has XLR connections after new firmware update installed. You just need to have 3.5mm TRRS to 2 x XLR connection cables then you can run fully balanced all the way to your active monitors." I personally could not find any USB powered DAC/AMP that can do all this functionality including DSD decoding, cover very sensitive IEM to Hard to Drive full sized headphones with authority, runs fully balanced output for both headphone and active speakers. And amplifier section alone is better than any other amplifier that I have tried under $500 category when it runs balanced mode not to mention DSD encoding. ((BONUS 1)) I also include custom TRRS cable so new owner can enjoy full capacity of this DAC/AMP by going Balanced Mode with Sennheiser HD600/650. The cable alone costed me $90 and it is silver & black braided cable. It looks Gorgeous. The length is 1.5m long. ((BONUS 2)) I will also include custom Adapter 3.5mm TRRS to 6.5mm TRS Plug so you can do both Balanced and Single Ended without changing cable. It costed me $60 for this and yours for FREE. LH Labs recently released new firmware update and this unit has installed the newest update and got new features listed below; Here I list out the new features of firmware 2.1/2.0 (1) New feature - Volume Control Buttons (Up and Down) Total 128 digital segments with analog based gain control. Just press the Up button to volume up. Down button to volume down. (2) New feature - Line Out mode Press the UP button all the way up. When you see the original signal mode LED change to Light Green. GO2A is entering Line Out mode which totally by-pass the volume control and designed to connect directly to Headphone Amp or Pre-amp. Max Vrms on Singled-ended: 3.2V rms * For Balanced output. Please connect TRRS to two XLR cable to balanced output. Also add and connect another cable to connect GO2Pro/GO2A’s ground to Preamp’s ground via TRS Singled-ended cable. (3) New feature - Smart Gain GO2A and GO2Pro will choose the proper analog GAIN settings according to the current volume setting by button. When you approach the -2dBFS of LOW-GAIN and volume up. Firmware will automatic change GAIN setting to MID-GAIN. When you approach the -2dBFS of MID-GAIN and volume up. Firmware will automatic change GAIN setting to HIGH-GAIN. (4) Updated feature - Please press TWO volume buttons at the same time to change digital mode/digital filter on the fly TCM (Green) -> SSM (Red) -> FTM/FRM (Blue) (5) Updated feature — Digital Mode 2.0 By developing the new digital filter algorithm for our DaVinci MK2’s DSD decoding engine, we use the similar method to re-write the digital mode firmware inside GO2PRo and GO2A. Especially in FTM/FRM, we achieve the smoother sound on high, even better sound stage. TCM has better FR on DSD playback. Pictures:
  23. Item full name and model etc. - Numerous Cables - collected over the years - Everything is AT LEAST 50% off retail and ranges in age. Most have had little use. Please keep in mind that all cables were bought in Australia from reputable dealers. I'm a tweaker what can I say - a tweaker who needs to buy that house! So after another sort through my boxes I've found another bunch of cables! Mostly power cables but some nice purist balanced cables there too. This is the last load of mainly my interconnect cables - The Harmonic Tech cables are brand new and come with packaging etc. I bought these only months ago to match my Harmonic Tech power cables I've loved for years. Do doubt about it - Harmonic Tech are some of the best cables for the money around; read the reviews for yourself 1. 1 x 1m Harmonic Technology Magic Link II Balanced Interconnecteds 2 XLR to 2 XLR - was $1500 here - $500 - http://www.harmonict...c-link-two.html 2. 1 x 2m Harmonic Technology Magic Link II Balanced Interconnecteds 2 XLR to 2 XLR - was $2000 here - $700 - http://www.harmonict...c-link-two.html 3. 1 x 1m pair Purist Audio Balanced Cable - Aqueous 20th Anniversary - (almost their top cable) - was $1500 here - $550 - http://www.positive-...pad_aqueous.htm 4. 2 x Analysis Plus Silver Oval XLR splitter - 1 female XLR to 2 Male XLR - $300 each (these are $800 each new 5 months old). http://www.analysis-plus.com/ 5. 1 x Gryphon Guideline Reference Interconnect 1.5m - 2 x XLR female to 2 RCA - $1100 (these are $3,200 retail) http://www.gryphon-a...ce-interconnect 6. 1 x Gryphon Guideline Reference Interconnect 1m - 2 x XLR to 2 XLR - $900 (these are $2800 retail) http://www.gryphon-a...ce-interconnect (HOT PRICE)!!!!!!!! - must sell - new in box - very sexy! 7. 1 x Chord component video cable 1.5m 3 RCA to 3 RCA - $100 (these were $200 here) http://store.lifesty...nent-video.html 8. 1 x Chord Component Video 10m - 3 RCA to 3 RCA - $150 (these are $470 new) http://store.lifesty...onent-3rca3-10. 9. 1 x Cawsey DOM AC power cable 2m AUS plug to IEC - $350 (this retailed for $700) - picture and website to come. - one left!!! * Location Sydney Australia * Item condition description: Varies - any questions please ask. * Reason for selling buying a house! Audio must go! this is enough to buy many bottles of champers (because I'll need it to get over the fact I sold my Hi-Fi system) - * Payment Methods: Cash, Paypal (3%), Direct Deposit, bank cheque * Extra Info: Well a man comes to a stage where he has to think about his options; hifi gear EVERYWHERE - meaning more to move or clear it all and put it towards a house. It's going to be one EMPTY house but heck it's a house none the less. All of the above cables are extremely well cared for and are like new because most of the time I just buy the cable to try it out. It's a costly experience but like mentioned in other sections of this forum. Hi-Fi store owners are not the best with loans, especially cables! So here's a collection of cables that range from the cheap to the reference level. Some have quite specific tasks but I'm sure on this forum unlike many others - there would be people on here looking for just this very thing! All have passed my critical ears and I'm happy to ship anywhere in Australia - however you're going to have to pay for shipping! I appreciate all those that have questions; I'll do my best to answer them so send me your questions no matter how strange. Attached Thumbnails
  24. Item full name and model etc. - Numerous Cables - collected over the years - Everything is AT LEAST 50% off retail and ranges in age. Most have had little use. Please keep in mind that all cables were bought in Australia from reputable dealers. I'm a tweaker what can I say - a tweaker who needs to buy that house! So after another sort through my boxes I've found another bunch of cables! Mostly power cables but some nice purist balanced cables there too. This is the last load of mainly my interconnect cables - The Harmonic Tech cables are brand new and come with packaging etc. I bought these only months ago to match my Harmonic Tech power cables I've loved for years. Do doubt about it - Harmonic Tech are some of the best cables for the money around; read the reviews for yourself 1. 1 x 1m Harmonic Technology Magic Link II Balanced Interconnecteds 2 XLR to 2 XLR - was $1500 here - $500 - http://www.harmonict...c-link-two.html 2. 1 x 2m Harmonic Technology Magic Link II Balanced Interconnecteds 2 XLR to 2 XLR - was $2000 here - $700 - http://www.harmonict...c-link-two.html 3. 1 x 1m pair Purist Audio Balanced Cable - Aqueous 20th Anniversary - (almost their top cable) - was $1500 here - $550 - http://www.positive-...pad_aqueous.htm 4. 2 x Analysis Plus Silver Oval XLR splitter - 1 female XLR to 2 Male XLR - $300 each (these are $800 each new 5 months old). http://www.analysis-plus.com/ 5. 1 x Gryphon Guideline Reference Interconnect 1.5m - 2 x XLR female to 2 RCA - $1100 (these are $3,200 retail) http://www.gryphon-a...ce-interconnect 6. 1 x Gryphon Guideline Reference Interconnect 1m - 2 x XLR to 2 XLR - $900 (these are $2800 retail) http://www.gryphon-a...ce-interconnect (HOT PRICE)!!!!!!!! - must sell - new in box - very sexy! 7. 1 x Chord component video cable 1.5m 3 RCA to 3 RCA - $100 (these were $200 here) http://store.lifesty...nent-video.html 8. 1 x Chord Component Video 10m - 3 RCA to 3 RCA - $150 (these are $470 new) http://store.lifesty...onent-3rca3-10. 9. 1 x Cawsey DOM AC power cable 2m AUS plug to IEC - $350 (this retailed for $700) - picture and website to come. - one left!!! * Location Sydney Australia * Item condition description: Varies - any questions please ask. * Reason for selling buying a house! Audio must go! this is enough to buy many bottles of champers (because I'll need it to get over the fact I sold my Hi-Fi system) - * Payment Methods: Cash, Paypal (3%), Direct Deposit, bank cheque * Extra Info: Well a man comes to a stage where he has to think about his options; hifi gear EVERYWHERE - meaning more to move or clear it all and put it towards a house. It's going to be one EMPTY house but heck it's a house none the less. All of the above cables are extremely well cared for and are like new because most of the time I just buy the cable to try it out. It's a costly experience but like mentioned in other sections of this forum. Hi-Fi store owners are not the best with loans, especially cables! So here's a collection of cables that range from the cheap to the reference level. Some have quite specific tasks but I'm sure on this forum unlike many others - there would be people on here looking for just this very thing! All have passed my critical ears and I'm happy to ship anywhere in Australia - however you're going to have to pay for shipping! I appreciate all those that have questions; I'll do my best to answer them so send me your questions no matter how strange. Attached Thumbnails
  25. Further information: Like new condition, Audience Au24 SE balanced XLR interconnects. 1 meter long. Just a musical sounding set of interconnects. Their slender looking built makes a strong case that size doesn’t always matter. It offers some of the good stuff, a wide and deep soundstage, a good amount of detail, and superb transperancy. It is that impressive, it could compete with much pricier top-end cables. These cables raises your system’s game, whatever the system. This is the type of cable that gets you lost in musical bliss. In my system, everything from vocals, instruments, you get that ultimate feel that they are right there in the room. You’re just enveloped in the music. Photos:
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