FS: pure5152 garage sale (part 3)

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  1. pure5152

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    • Known friends and known contributors only for now. Will open it up to other people in about a week.
    • All prices net to me unless otherwise specified.
 (specifically paypal fees will be extra likely)
    • Everything will be wiped down with sanitizing wipes before shipping out.
    • Shipped CONUS only.

    • See all photos here: https://imgur.com/a/uW04FVE (also inlined below)
    • PM me if interested, or contact me on discord for faster conversations: yuuko#7048

    EDIT 3/5/2021: Starlett, Porta pros, XLR attenuators, rca-XLR adapters, schiit sys + pyst cable sold
    EDIT 3/9/2021: Drevo Keyboard sold

    Why I'm Selling:

    I'm in the process of slowly minimizing my belongings, and I've made the tough decision to streamline my audio setup to one dac/amp that best matches my personal preferences: ECP Walnut X Dac -> ECP 3FS. So a lot of great gear that survived the first two garage sales is up for sale. The other stuff is random bits and pieces I thought I would use, but just never really did, true garage style fashion.

    DNA Starlett, lots of rectifiers/drivers/input tubes -- $1750 + shipping/paypal fees
    • Bought here from @tommytakis several months ago. This is unit #2 and I am the third owner.

    • Got the volume knob static issue inspected and fixed by Donald North himself; the volume knob has been replaced, and the unit sounds good as new (cost $200 to repair).

      • We don't know for sure, but the static was probably caused by a previous owner rolling an input tube that was out of spec, damaging the volume knob over time. That input tube has been trashed and will not be included with this.
    • Lots of tubes provided (worth hundreds):
      • (For reference, my favorite pairing was 5U4G RCA rectifier, Sylvannia Drivers, and Silvertone Input)
      • Rectifiers: 1x 5AR4 Gold Lion, 2x 5U4G RCA (my preference), 1x 5U4GB RCA
      • Drivers: 2x Sylvannia, 4x Westinghouse Electric, 2x Dumont
      • Inputs: 1x Silvertone, 1x General Electric
    • Selling because:
      • 3FS matches my personal preferences more: it's tighter, grippier, less bloomy/wet, less rounded, and more resolving to my ears, and I ultimately prefer that presentation better than Starlett for my tastes (lots of EDM, J-rock, more aggressive sounding modern stuff)
      • This hopefully will not detract from Starlett at all-- it's an amazing amplifier, and I can see it being TOTL/end-game material for some. Hopefully the Starlett's excellence needs no further explanation.
      • 3FS is just more compact and no longer need to deal with the extra clutter/nervosa/maintenance that comes with tubes.

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    Andix Audio HPA-45 Bundle, with LPS and nice cables -- $850 + shipping/paypal fees
    • Bought from a head-fier several months ago. I am the second owner.

    • Not much info is available on this amp, but I dug a lot from researching online when I first got the amp. Some notable features:
      • Uses 45 tubes and 6UA6A tubes, and features two-stage amplification and is DHT.

      • Uses fixed biasing which can be easily done using a flat-head screwdriver and monitoring the ampage meter (I can help out post-sale).

      • Is an all-in-one with built-in Wolfson WM5841 dac fed by usb, spdif rca, optical digital inputs, and aux 1/8" and phono analog inputs.
      • Internal wolfson dac is very good and synergizes well with the dac. The amp does scale with other dacs, but honestly I would just use it with the internal DAC as it's good enough.

      • In particular, sounds awesome when fed using a pi2aes!
      • Features 1/8" headphone outputs with selectable gain settings (high/low) and speaker outputs (can drive efficient speakers with up to 1.5W of power).
      • Accepts 12V external power supply (>4amps recommended). The amp does sound better with a LPS, which will be included.
      • Very compact size of 8.5"x4.5" (about the size as half a sheet of printer paper!), which is remarkable for all the functionality packed in.
      • Output transformers are hand-wound by a guy who used to work at tango. They're the Andix Audio S-14 transformers with highlight core.

    • This will include:
      • Andix Audio HPA-45 amplifier

      • Basic 12V/5A Laptop Power supply
      • 12V/6A Zerozone Linear Power supply and cable 

      • Basic rca-1/8" aux cable

      • 5 sets of 6AU6A tubes (3 gray plates, 2 black plates) 

      • 2 sets of 45 tubes (RCA cunningham pair, National Union 45 pair
    • Other notes:
      • Head-out is 1/8" only (worth repeating)

      • This amp is hand-made in Japan by Andix Audio

      • AFAIK you cannot order this amp anywhere other than Japan; the original buyer carried it over by hand when visiting from Japan.
      • I'm not sure if this amp is being produced anymore.
      • The sound I'd describe as neutral, and pairs better with warmer dacs (the built-in dac synergizes very well with it). It has some tasteful tube bloom in the upper bass and midrange that lend a nice quality to vocals. Sounds really good on high gain. It's been described as "mini-euforia esque".

    • Selling because:
      • Simplifying my setup to one amp (3FS) to reduce clutter/take up less space
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    Various cables/adapters/tubes:
    • ZMF 2K Copper 4ft XLR cable (eidolic connectors, burgundy splitter) -- $325 shipped -- SOLD
      • Terminated with eidolic mini-XLR headphone terminations, and eidolic 4-pin XLR amp terminations.


    • ZMF Verite Silver 5.5ft XLR cable (eidolic connectors, brass splitter) -- $425 shipped -- SOLD
      • Terminated with eidolic mini-XLR headphone terminations, and eidolic 4-pin XLR amp terminations.
      • Verite Silver cable has slight yellowing on silver connectors near the brass splitter (hard to see in photos).
    • Mini-XLR to LEMO (utopia) connector adaptors: $40 shipped -- SOLD
      • Can be paired with either of the above ZMF cables to make them compatible with the focal utopia.

    • Surf Audio Standard Oppo PM-3 cable (1/8" aux to 2.5mm) - $20 shipped

    • (2x) XLR 20DB attenuators - $20 shipped for both -- SOLD
      • Can be used with 3F or other balanced amp to give more volume pot room.
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    Koss Porta Pros -- $10 shipped
    • I think I bought this sometime 2018? It's in great condition and will come with the storage bag.
    • Hopefully it needs no introduction. It's excellent for what it is, and is a great value for the price. Like regular porta pros, sounds a bit on the warmer side.

    • Selling because:
    • Bought for curiosity, used it for a few hours, then it kinda been my "safety check" headphones before plugging into any amps to make sure I didn't screw anything up lol. But it's not needed for me anymore.
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    EarStudio HE100 -- $10 shipped
    • Bought these on a whim as an impulse buy sometimea year or so ago, but never really used them. They are in like-new condition.
    • These make good emergency earbuds, and they're bad, but nothing to write home about. Not the greatest at $70 list price, but at $10 is a lot better than skullcandy haha.
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    Xiaomi Retro Portable Speaker -- $10 shipped
    • Bought this sometime in 2018 for $60. It's in great condition
    • Can't find aliexpress link, but here it is on ebay: https://www.ebay.com/c/10024595664
    • Selling because: I'm just clearing out my portable bluetooth speakers because I just don't use any of them.
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    Denon Envaya 150BT Portable Bluetooth Speaker - $45 shipped
    • Bought this in 2018 while in Japan for ~$150. It's in great condition
    • Selling because: 

      • This speaker sounds excellent and really good for its size, but I rearely use portable speakers anymore and can't justify keeping this.
      • The real kicker: battery drains down when powered off pretty quickly :( I'd say in a week or two.
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    Drevo Blademaster Pro Mechanical Keyboard (cherry mx brown switches) - $50 shipped
    • Backed this on kickstarter sometime 2019 for ~$120. Never used it, just opened box-- it's in like new condition.
    • Selling because:
      • Realized I'm not a mechanical keyboard fan; I prefer the more compact apple magic keyboard just because it's more compact.
      • If you like mechanical keyboards though, I think you'll like it. It uses cherry mx brown switches and is built really nicely.
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    Thanks tommy, it took me days to write everything out, take pictures, and format so I appreciate that a lot :)
     
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    I have a Drevo myself and it works perfectly so in case you are wondering, I have had several mechanical keyboards and this one is very well built and the software, although not super polished, works as intended.
     
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    Starlett, Porta pros, XLR attenuators, rca-XLR adapters, schiit sys + pyst cable all SOLD.

    Andix, ZMF 2K and Verite Silver cables, earstudio he100, multiple portable speakers, and DREVO keyboard still available.
     
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    Just one last bump that the andix is still available before posting on head-fi and USAM tomorrow. It is a really great tube all-in-one and it would be awesome and preferred to go to a sbaf member :)

    Everything else has sold except for the spare 45 tubes and surf audio oppo pm-3 cable.
     
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    Interested in 45 tubes :)
     
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