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  1. Hi guys, I have enrolled in the THX Certified Video Class for the end of March. I was wondering whether there was anyone in the Sydney region that would be interested in a free TV or Projector calibration after easter? I will be offering this to the first 5 people to get back to me. This will help me gain THX Certification and all I ask for in return is a review of my work upon completion. If anyone is interested you can reply on here or PM me. I am sure I will know alot more upon completion of this course but if you have any questions feel free to let me know.
  2. I received by Pandas today after a month of production delays and 25 days in transit and my first impressions are…. they are ok… They were hyped up to be competitive with true high-end headphones (one reviewer said that it was the best closed back headphones under USD $1,500) and they are not that good. Don't expect that level of performance. What they do is provide better sound quality than other pairs of wireless closed-back headphones in that price range that I've heard, and so should be considered if you are looking for a pair of travel/commuting headphones that supplement your main sound system. Sound Caveat: This is just one person's opinion. I am not an audiophile that has tried a million different headphones. I have no special training or knowledge that gives my opinion any greater weight than anyone else's. In fairness, I probably headphones that are a bit brighter. To my ear, the Pandas are quite a warm and dark pair of headphones, and have a slightly V-shaped frequency response (nothing too extreme though). The bass is quite clean and has decent extension. The highs are smooth, but lack any sort of sparkle and air. The headphones have decent amounts of detail and are reasonably quick for wireless headphones. When compared to the Sony WH-1000XM3s that I had previously (and sold in early June in the anticipation that I would receive my pandas at the end of June…), the Pandas are basically better in every respect on sound quality. However, put them against a good pair of open back headphones with a decent DAC and amp (in my case, I'm comparing them to the Hifiman Arya and Topping D90/A90 on my desk), and the Pandas basically turn into mud. The Aryas have so much more speed, detail, sparkle, air in the treble, natural timbre, controlled and tight bass, separation of instruments, sound stage etc. You name it, the Aryas are significantly better at it. Comparing them side by side, the Pandas sound dull and veiled in comparison. Is that a fair comparison given the limitations of the Arya (e.g. its much more expensive, has no sound isolation at all, requires a good DAC and amp, has to be babied more)? Not in the slightest, but the Pandas were heavily hyped up earlier in the year by various youtubers and tech/audio websites and I don't think they quite live up to the hype. They aren't high-end hifi in a transportable wireless format that people were claiming them to be. They are a good pair of wireless, closed back headphones, that sound better than all the other closed back wireless options in their price range (i.e. don't compare them to a Focal Stellia, ZMF Verite Closed etc with a Bluetooth receiver). Perhaps another way to think about the sound quality is this: I might be making very unflattering comparisons between the Pandas and the Aryas, but I would never even think to compare the WH-1000XM3 to a headphone like the Aryas. Electronics The headphones get REALLY loud. I probably don't even use them at one-third of their maximum volume. They also have a surprisingly good noise floor. Coming from the WH-1000XM3s, I was expecting a bit more noise but they are extremely quiet. I haven't gone out of my way to test Bluetooth range etc, but they work fine for my purposes (i.e. being in the same room or next room). I also used the headphone microphone on a conference call this evening and my voice came through loud and clear. No issues with mic sound quality. Additionally, this is more of an Android issue than the Pandas, but I wish Android had more precise volume controls. Its really easy to turn the Pandas too loud, when you only want to tweak the levels a bit. When connected to a PC for a long video conference, the Pandas turned themselves off partway through a few times. This was not a pleasant surprise. I'll probably raise this with Drop to see if they have come across this issue before and whether it can be fixed. Comfort I'm pleasantly surprised at how comfortable the Pandas are. When I first felt the headband, I thought they would be quite uncomfortable to wear for long periods of time. However, there is a good amount of clamp force that avoids too much pressure on the top of my head. Further, the pads are very soft and comfy. They aren't quite as comfortable as my old WH-1000XM3s and nowhere near as comfortable as the Aryas, but I can wear them for hours and not feel uncomfortable. If the next version has additional padding on the headband, I think it would take the comfort up there with the best of them. Isolation I'm very pleasantly surprised with how much noise the Pandas block out for headphones without active noise cancelling. Its quite incredible. Build I didn't notice any issues with the build. They don't scream super durable build quality like a Sennheiser HD660S, but they don't feel fragile at all. I do wish we could fold the headphones though. It would make it just a bit easier to transport. Conclusion The Pandas do the job they are supposed to do. Providing decent audio quality in a very convenient wireless form factor for on-the-go situations. They have better sound quality than the WH-1000XM3s that I used to have and fit the role of travel headphones well, even without ANC. That said, when I'm at home at my desk, there is no reason at all why I would use the Pandas over the Aryas. A good open-back desk setup brings a level of quality that the Pandas can't come close to reaching. If you're after a high-end hifi setup, you'll have to look somewhere else. If I'm being honest, I'm considering selling the Pandas to fund a mid/high-tier IEM (e.g. Andromedas or Moondrop S8) to try to get to that higher level of sound quality. The only thing holding me back is the (admittedly extremely convenient factor) of the Pandas being wireless. Does anyone have any thoughts on whether IEMs would give me what I'm after?
  3. Item: Relist: Miller & Kreisel S300 THX Speakers (L C R) Location: Kew, Vic Price: $3k per speaker. Can do a deal for all 3 + will throw in 2 Onkyo Atmos SKH-410 modules for free. Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: Need Funds Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Bank Deposit Extra Info: (Current RRP is $4,999 per) https://www.digitalcinema.com.au/mksound-s300-lcr-speaker.html They are the current reference speaker that THX use in their mastering studios. Purchased all 3 speakers over last year and half. Pref local sale but can ship if buyer pays postage. I have original boxes and receipts for warranty purposes. Two right/center speakers and one left. Each speaker is a hefty 18kg each so recommend very sturdy stands. Reviews: https://hometheaterreview.com/mk-sound-s300-series-bookshelf-speakers-reviewed/ https://www.soundandvision.com/content/mk-sound-s300-speaker-system http://www.mksound.com/wp-content/themes/mk/images/s300-review.pdf Pictures:
  4. Further information:3 speakers in excellent condition. Some scratch on bottoms and one pin from front grill broken but 3 pins left to hold it firmly. I have all original package ,operation manuals and cotton gloves. 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
  5. For Sale: 2 x pairs of Klipsch KS-525-THX surround speakers. $1000 per pair (new around $3000 per pair). Manufacturer details Selling here as part of a $17000 5.2 system I bought these speakers new from Harvey Norman a few years ago. They have served me well and I would be keeping them if they were a little bit shallower. I needed the space so people wouldn't hit their heads walking past. They are very good speakers and they measure well. Easy to drive, very low distortion (in other words they play loud and clear). Klipsch call them Wide Dispersion speakers. I've measured each driver's polarity and they are bipoles. I paired them with Seaton CAT-8C front speakers and they match very well. Measurements are below taken by me at 30cm from the bi-pole null (blue), 30cm from the face (cyan) and listening position (green). These are unsmoothed, unlike most plots you will see. The slight bass hump from the crossover to 250Hz is because they were mounted flush to a small bulkhead above them to avoid people's heads as they walked past. The bass hump was EQ'd out in the final listening position response. Speakers are in pretty good condition. The one pictured has some marks on one of the faces from a driver replacement. I measured a bit of distortion in one of the drivers not long after it arrived and replaced the bass driver under warranty. It hasn't had a problem since and the marks cannot be seen with the grilles on. This particular speaker is also missing one small rubber stand-off that makes no difference anyway. The stand-offs compensate for the binding posts sticking out beyond the back surface. On each speaker, there's also a few small mounting scratches around the wall mounts on the back. Prefer Sydney pick up or I can deliver locally in the Hills area. I can also arrange shipping interstate if required at buyer's expense. Please PM for me for further details.
  6. THX Let's See It In THX Lucasfilm Custom Framed Poster. Custom framing by Silver-K gallery
  7. Further information: Massive toroidal transformer. This thing is a heavy beast. Displays all the classic Rotel traits: resolution, headroom, and presence. THX Certified 5x100W (20hz-20khz 8ohms, <=0.03% THD) Frequency response 10 Hz - 80 kH Max Power Consumption : 800W 440mm (W) x 139mm (H), 396mm (D) Weight : 15.5 KG Comes in it's original box. A few scratches on the top and here and there but otherwise in great condition. Note : I may have the original printed manual somewhere. A copy in PDF is available. The original Rotel 900 series brochure is included. Postage : Estimated to be around $50 insured for buyer within Melbourne. 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
  8. Further information: Basically brand new still (only used for about 2 weeks max after work). Ordered on the 11th of May from Drop and finally arrived on the 8th of July. Paid over $500AUD with exchange fees + shipping etc – Full payment receipt and drop invoice supplied for new owner. Comes with AU 2 pin plug I brought for an extra $15 too. Tested and it’s in perfect working order. Drop is also out of stock till Oct 31st (then another 6-8+ weeks shipping on top too). so, a great opportunity for someone chasing one much sooner! Happy to post AU wide if buyer pays for postage ($15 Standard or $25 Express) and can use PayPal too (Buyer pays 3% fees). More info/specs/reviews: https://drop.com/buy/drop-thx-aaa-789-linear-amplifier Any questions please ask. Thanks. Regards Daniel. Photos:
  9. Rotel RMB-1075, v2 with the clear binding posts, black faceplate. Collection only as I don't have the packaging. Can audition on request as I would have to do setup as its not currently in use. I'm also selling a matching Rotel RB-1080 v3 (2x200W), check the classifieds for that thread.
  10. ONKYO THX TR-RZ810 AS NEW UNIT WITH BOX POWERFUL RECEIVER IN AS NEW CONDITION, KEPT IN SPARE ROOM AND HAS HAD LITTLE USE. Only used as processer as I used my Rotel power amp to run speakers. MAKE ME AN OFFER. 3 YEARS OLD, DOLBY ATMOS AND VISION, DTS X, 4K PASSTHROUGH. SPOTIFY, DEEZER AND TIDAL ETC... Current model: https://www.digitalcinema.com.au/onkyo-tx-rz840-9-2-channel-thx-certified-av-receiver.html Onkyo: https://www.intl.onkyo.com/products/av_components/av_receivers/tx-rz810/index.html A Receiver to Make Dreams a Reality If you’re dreaming of the high-end on a mid-level budget, here’s your solution. Engineered for immensely powerful yet controlled THX® Theater Reference sound, the TX-RZ810 comes with features you really want, such as Chromecast built-in*, AirPlay, Wi-Fi®, and Bluetooth®. Add optional wireless speakers to other rooms and mirror network music and audio via external analog inputs via FlareConnect™** using Onkyo Controller to manage playback, or enjoy multi-zone music with Powered Zone 2 outputs and Zone 3 line outputs. Zone 2 HDMI® shares 6G video on a second display, making the TX-RZ810 not only a wall-shaking powerhouse but also a hub for distributed entertainment. Boasting a similar 5 Hz-capable build as our flagships—separate analog/digital circuitry, massive transformer, huge capacitors, and discrete amps—the TX-RZ810’s sheer agility and dynamism exceeds the highest expectations.
  11. Hi all, An upcoming move of residence means I regretfully must part with the magnificent Jamo D600 speaker system. They're reference cinema sound quality and perform admirably for music. I currently have it configured in 9.4.2 FOR Dolby ATMOS/DTS X. I'm keeping my subwoofers. So, the system for sale includes : 7 x D600 LCR and 2 X D600 Surround Speakers. One of the surround speakers has a blemish on it but works perfectly. All other speakers are as new, with original boxes and packaging. I'm the only owner. The speakers are ideal for wall mounting. Pick up in West of Sydney is ideal or I can ship them interstate. Freight and cost would need to be arranged by the buyer. If bought new the price is about $7740 for these amazing speakers. I'm asking for $4500. If you are interested, let me know. I can text pictures to you or you're welcome to have them auditioned for you in Concord, Sydney . This is a regretful sale, believe me!! I wanted these for ages. See reviews below. http://www.whathifi.com/jamo/d-600/review http://www.trustedreviews.com/jamo-d-600-review http://www.avaustralia.com.au/jamo-d600-5-1-thx-ultra2-home-theatre-system/
  12. Item: BenQ W8000 THX Projector + 100” Fixed Screen (dragonfly Matte White) Location: The Ponds, Sydney NSW Price: $3000 $2600 ono Item Condition: Used (near new) Reason for selling: Moved house, no cinema room. Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Only used for 3 months. Approximately 100 hours. Perfect condition. Screen is a 100” Dragonfly Matte White 1.2 gain with flocked black frame. Pictures:
  13. Further information: Jamo D600 THX Ultra 5.0 Speaker Set comprised of: 3 x D600 LCR Speakers 2 x D600 SUR Speakers Please note this is a 5.0 set only. You will need to purchase a subwoofer separately. These items are BNIB except for one of the LCRs, which was removed from box to review for sizing and aesthetics. These speakers were initially purchased for a home theatre install which did not eventuate and are no longer required. Shipping Dimensions and Weight: Jamo D600 LCR W75 x D30 X H40 15kg Jamo D600 SUR W60 x D30 x H35 10kg Please note that listing price is in New Zealand Dollars. Please feel free to PM me for questions. Reasonable offers welcome.
  14. Further information: Purchased from stereonet member in August 2020, great little fully balanced THX headphone amp. 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
  15. Item: Miller & Kreisel S300 THX Speakers (L C R) Location: Kew, Vic Price: $3250 each or all 3 for 9k (RRP is $4,999 per speaker) Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: Need Funds Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Bank Deposit Extra Info: Lots of info online for these monitors. They are the reference speaker that Thx ltd use to master on. Purchased last year, have original boxes, manual and all receipts. Pref local sale. Reviews: https://hometheaterreview.com/mk-sound-s300-series-bookshelf-speakers-reviewed/ https://www.soundandvision.com/content/mk-sound-s300-speaker-system Pictures:
  16. Item: SMSL SP200 Location: Sydney Price: $350 (SP200) + fees Item Condition: Very good to like new Reason for selling: Too many amps Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: I bought the amp because my patience got the best of me while waiting for the Drop THX amp. From a non smoking environment. I am the first user. I bought this amp around November of 2019. I'll also include a 2.5mm to XLR adapter FREE If you're Sydney based I can do meet ups in the Sydney CBD around the Barangaroo area or pick up around the Penrith area . Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  17. Item: 6 x MK Sound 750 LCR THX Speakers Location: Brisbane Price: $1900 (RRP$4900) Item Condition: 3 Speakers are Brand New in sealed boxes, and other 3 speakers have been used and in perfect working order. Reason for selling: Upgraded Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Direct Deposit for Post Extra Info: The LCR-750 is a high performance two-way, bookshelf size loudspeaker utilising a 1" polymer coated silk soft-dome, ferrofluid cooled neodymium magnet tweeter and dual 5¼" mineral-filled polypropylene cone, magnetically shielded cast basket woofers. Featuring MK Sound’s proprietary Phase-Focused Crossover, the LCR-750 provides extraordinarily even dispersion of sound throughout a broad listening area with superior imaging and sound quality. Designed for music and theatre systems in small to medium size rooms, it delivers delicate sonic transparency combined with tremendous dynamic capability resulting in minimal coloration and effortless handling of voices, percussive effects, and musical instruments with life-like impact, and is timbre-matched to the LCR-750C and SUR-55T. The very first product to receive the THX Select seal of approval, the MK Sound 750THX loudspeaker system gives music and home cinema enthusiasts the opportunity to experience the reference-quality sound that has made MK Sound the choice of well over 100 professional audio, film, and video studios. The 750 front speakers incorporate MK Phase-Focused crossover design for ideal driver response and dispersion characteristics. Flat on-axis and off-axis response is achieved by careful analysis of the speaker’s response in both the time and frequency domains at various angles in both the vertical and horizontal planes. Dual mid-bass drivers double power handling and double efficiency compared to a single unit, resulting in a four-fold gain in terms of possible dynamic range. Even when extreme volume levels aren’t required, the enhanced dynamic range and efficiency of the 750THX system ensure reduced dynamic compression even at moderate to high listening levels. The high-performance soft-dome high-frequency driver mounted at a 4.7° angle combines with the stylish, high-tech curved metal mesh grille and Phase-Focused crossover to form the MK High Frequency Prism System. The system provides optimum imaging on-axis and off-axis by shaping a very smooth and extended flat high-frequency response over a very wide listening area. After taking the professional audio world by storm, as an ever-increasing number of major names in cinematic audio select MK Sound speakers as their preferred reference monitors, MK Sound has applied nearly 40 years of experience at the forefront of professional loudspeaker design to a home surround system that is destined to become a classic. MK Sound LCR-750 THX Select 2-Way Bookshelf Loudspeaker Specifications Frequency Response: 80 Hz - 20 kHz ±3dB impedance: 4 Ohms Power Handling: 150 Watts RMS Sensitivity: 90.5dB Dimensions (H x W x D): 40.8 x 17.8 x 22.3 cm Weight: 6.9 kg The speakers can be shipped at buyers cost. Pickup is from either Moggill or Brisbane City
  18. Item: Miller & Kreisel S300 THX Speakers (L C R) Location: Kew, Vic Price: $3k per speaker. Can do a deal for all 3, serious buyers only. Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: Need Funds Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Bank Deposit Extra Info: (RRP is $4,999 per speaker) https://www.digitalcinema.com.au/mksound-s300-lcr-speaker.html They are the current reference speaker that THX use in their studios. Purchased locally last year. Pref local sale. I have original boxes and receipts for warranty. Reviews: https://hometheaterreview.com/mk-sound-s300-series-bookshelf-speakers-reviewed/ https://www.soundandvision.com/content/mk-sound-s300-speaker-system
  19. Item: M&K Sound X12 THX Ultra2 SubwooferLocation: Kew, VicPrice: $2500Item Condition: ExcellentReason for selling: Not in usePayment Method: Pickup - Cash, Bank Deposit This sub was purchased new locally in December 2016. Have shipping box, receipt and all original box contents. I have fitted the sub with the SVS soundpath insulation system that is included at no extra cost. Local Sale only.
  20. Item:Parasound Halo A52 Power amp Location:Melbourne,Victoria Price:$1480 Item Condition:9/10 Reason for selling: Trying class D Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info The Halo series from Parasound designed by the legendary John Curl this amp puts out 30 amps of current which gives it performance beyond it power rating. I dare you to find a better built, better featured and better sounding 5 channel amp for this price. It has This is a beautifully warm and organic sounding amplifier. I bought it because it was the only amp that satisfied me musically while still providing 5 channels for surround sound. I had to think long and hard before I offered it for sale. I'm trying to down scale into 2 channel and the 3 channels are wasted at the moment. I may consider a swap for 2 channel amp or mono blocks See link for review of this unit http://www.hometheat...rasound_a52.htm It is great for low impedance or hard to drive speakers like PMC, ATC and Dynaudio which I have it running now. I have original box but this Amp is big and heavy so please contact me for a shipping quote. PM for Pics
  21. Item: Mk Sound S300 or S150 mk2 thx speakers Price Range: varies Item Condition: must be excellent Extra Info: I'm building an all MK Sound HT system and looking for a pair of these. Let me know if you have anything you would like to sell. Regards, Zak
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