Philip Goddard
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Second-hand Items For Sale
-- Central Exeter, UK --

(additional location keywords: Devon, South-West England, SW England)

Please note that except where otherwise expressly stated, all items are
for personal collection only, with CASH payment only - central Exeter, UK.
Please note also that the prices are non-negotiable.

Please also note that I have had some replies that were clearly from money-laundering scammers.
I do recognise scammers very quickly, and they are wasting their time with me.

Deuter ACT-Lite 50+10 rucksack, blue, unused

I purchased this in June 2015 a bit ahead of requirement because I wanted a reasonably light-coloured one as a future replacement for my rather ageing one of the same model, and these were difficult to find at that time - but a year later, by which time I was wanting to discard my everyday hiking pack and use the already-purchased replacement, I realized that actually I needed a slightly larger pack at this stage, and so I got myself another make / model to fulfil that requirement. That left me with this unused Deuter pack, which I have to clear out because of limited space.

Deuter ACT-Lite 50+10 rucksack - front


Deuter ACT-Lite 50+10 rucksack - side

I liked this model because of its lightness, particularly good back ventilation, and quite ergonomic overall design, including bottom compartment with zipped partition and front opening, two small elasticated net side pockets (use with care, as some types of item can get squeezed out of them!), an elasticated net front pocket, a standard zipped lid compartment in which resides a keyring-retaining loop that I found very useful for other things than keys, and another, slimmer, zipped compartment on the lid's underside. There is also a zipped pocket on the right side of the hip-belt, which I found useful to stow my regular thermal gloves. The pack has the normal extension at the top, to increase its effective capacity - presumably what is referred to as the +10 in the model's name, as there aren't any expansion gussets down the sides of the pack.

Pack shape is slim, and this was very convenient for my hitch-hikes, as it fitted particularly well between my knees during each ride. The lateral compression straps can slim it further if necessary. There is a back length adjustment system, with Velcro locking. Further details on manufacturers' website.

Price: £50  for clearance; I bought it in 2015 for £99.99.
Please note that this item is for personal collection only (Exeter, UK), with up-front full CASH payment. If seriously interested, please contact me via my Contact page in the first instance, and then, as appropriate, I would give the necessary contact details.

Karrimor Condor 50-65 rucksack, dark red & olive

A really robust and durable pack (Karrimor KS-100e material) of simple design, with no side pockets and just an internal bottom compartment (with zip front opening) and a zipped lid compartment, and the original Karrimor SA back length adjustment system. It has zipped side gussets to enable you to choose between the 50- or 65-litre basic capacity, and of course lateral compression straps.

Karrimor Condor 50-65 rucksack, front


Karrimor Condor 50-65 rucksack

I bought it sometime in the 1990s, but reserved it for my annual Scottish Highlands trips, which finished in 2000, so actually it didn't get a huge amount of use, and it looks decidedly lightly used.

For my everyday hiking here in SW England I needed a rather smaller and lighter pack, so kept the Condor just for further major trips - but those never came about, and now with my sound recording gear I need various pockets for convenience and so would use a different pack for any future major trip.

Price: £30  for clearance; its original price (which I can't remember exactly) was well above £100, and if I remember correctly, for a while Condor was Karrimor's flagship range, though it has not been made for a long time now, and Karrimor itself disappeared - the current Karrimor I think having only a rather tenuous connection with the original firm.
Please note that this item is for personal collection only (Exeter, UK), with up-front full CASH payment. If seriously interested, please contact me via my Contact page in the first instance, and then, as appropriate, I would give the necessary contact details.

Quality Ground loop / Hum Eliminator - ART DTI

You can buy basic hum eliminators quite cheaply, but on the other hand, for dependably minimal sound degradation and greater likelihood of resolving or sufficiently reducing a system hum problem, something like this unit is a better proposition. The ART DTI is very solidly built (with a metal casing), and has three types of input: XLR (balanced), ¼" jack (unbalanced) and RCA / phono (unbalanced), and those same three types on the output side. You can use any input or output independently of each other, so the unit can be a useful converter, for example, between balanced and unbalanced connections.

ART DTI ground loop eliminator

I got this unit in May 2014 to tackle a ground loop hum problem I got when I connected into my hi-fi system a graphic equalizer that had only balanced XLR inputs / outputs. It did the trick, though the configuration of my system at that time made it rather a tricky business to establish just where in the system to connect this unit for the most effective hum reduction / elimination.

Now that I am using the DSPeaker Anti-Mode 2.0 Dual Core as a much superior alternative to a graphic equalizer, and also I'm no longer using powered speakers (which generally do seem to be more vulnerable to hum than passive speaker systems), I no longer have any hum to require use of any ground loop isolator, and so the ART DTI is redundant here. The item still looks as new, except that it has a few scratches on the underside.

Just to clarify one point - this unit is connected in the audio signal chain; it is NOT a mains supply cleaner. It is totally passive, requiring no mains connection itself.

Price: £20 ; it cost me £42. Please note that this item is for personal collection only (Exeter, UK), with up-front full CASH payment. If seriously interested, please contact me via my Contact page in the first instance, and then, as appropriate, I would give the necessary contact details.

Optionally I can include with this item two high-grade stereo Profigold 0.5m RCA / phono connectors, which cost me £18 each, for £15 for the two, to clear.

Audioengine DS2 Wedge stands for bookshelf-size speakers

These DS2 sound-absorbing wedge stands are officially for the Audioengine A5+ speakers and any others of similar size. My experience with them, indeed with A5+ speakers, was that they did their job very well indeed, both in greatly reducing sound transmission to the surface on which the speakers were sitting and in having them pointing obliquely upwards at about 15°, so that I could hear them to good advantage from rather low speaker stands, and the sound quality that I heard was not too heavily impacted by my listening while moving around in the room doing things. I only regret that my new B&W 685 S2 speakers are too large for those wedges, so that I had to buy custom-made wooden wedge stands, at a considerable price. Anyway, my change to those speakers means that my DS2 wedge stands are redundant.

Indeed, I have TWO redundant pairs of these wedge stands, because I bought a second pair when I tried Aktimate Blue speakers, which fitted quite reasonably on two of those wedges each, although being a bit big to sit on just one. But then I rejected the Aktimates because of a stupid usability issue, and so, unexpectedly, have two redundant pairs of these wedges!

Price: £15  per pair; I paid £30 per pair, and they're effectively as new apart from having no original wrappings now.
Please note that this item is for personal collection only (Exeter, UK), with up-front full CASH payment. If seriously interested, please contact me via my Contact page in the first instance, and then, as appropriate, I would give the necessary contact details.

QED Silver Anniversary XT speaker cable, 2x6m, terminated

When I bought my new B&W 685 S2 speakers, I bought 2 off 6m QED Silver Anniversary XT speaker cable, bi-wire version, for those. But then I had cause to start holding up to proper scrutiny the received 'wisdom' that I needed to bi-wire for best sound quality, and after quite a lot of Internet research I came to the conclusion that this was actually unnecessary, as long as I used very short lengths of good speaker wire to replace the metal jumper plates on the back of the speakers. I then actually abandoned the bi-wiring in favour of just using replacement jumpers, with no sign of sound quality loss. My final task, then, in that conversion, was to tear off the unused side of the bi-wire cable lengths, and that is what I am now offering for sale.

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There is absolutely NO down-side about using this half-bi-wire cable - after all, if I thought there might be, I would have kept the whole cable intact to preserve my own system's sound quality! It is exactly the same as the official non-bi-wire version - except that the tearing-off has left a ridge down one side. That is actually a plus point, because you can more easily check that you've got your polarity right if for any reason you've removed the terminating plugs. The 6m lengths come with screw-fixed BFA plugs on one end (Cyrus on one length and Ixos on the other), and standard crimp-fixed banana plugs on the other end of each - all with gold plated contact area.

N.B. The speaker wire I used for the jumpers was an additional length; it was not taken from either of these 6m lengths.

Price: £50 . The notional, pro rata price I paid for this half of the bi-wire cable was £83, and the plugs cost £45 in round figures, so this is a very good offer.
Please note that this item is for personal collection only (Exeter, UK), with up-front full CASH payment. If seriously interested, please contact me via my Contact page in the first instance, and then, as appropriate, I would give the necessary contact details.

Speaker Cable, "OFC 5mm, 521 strand Studio Grade", 5m

Described at Amazon, from where I bought it, as 5m Loud Speaker Cable OFC Oxygen Free Copper 5mm 521 strand Studio Grade by ASCL. It is properly terminated, with banana plugs on both ends

5m OFC copper speaker cable

I bought this single 5m length (not in the illustration here) to connect a pair of powered speakers (Audioengine A5+), because the length of cable for that purpose that came with the speakers wasn't long enough. This also had a likely advantage over that supplied cable in being thicker (more copper strands) and therefore possibly giving slightly better sound quality for a given length. As it is just a single length, most likely any prospective purchaser now would also require it for the same purpose.

Price: £15 . It cost me £23 at Amazon, without the banana plugs, which latter cost me something in the region of £20 to £40, bought locally (can't remember actual price) - so this is a particularly good offer.
Please note that this item is for personal collection only (Exeter, UK), with up-front full CASH payment. If seriously interested, please contact me via my Contact page in the first instance, and then, as appropriate, I would give the necessary contact details.

Tibetan Bell

I purchased the bell in a street market in Exeter in 2005 at a stall at the Quest fair in Newton Abbot in 2006.

Tibetan bell with dorje handle
Tibetan bell, rim diam. (outside) 82mm
As you can see, the dorje handle is slightly lop-sidedly
aligned, as is quite common for this sort of bell - but
nonetheless the bell has a wonderful bright yet full-bodied
pure sound, yet still with some obvious shimmering overtones,
at least when struck. Its clapper is attached just by a bit of string.

I chose this bell out of several because this was the one that had a really clear, bright and 'positive' tone, with a really nice 'body' to it, and no 'out-of-tune' feel to its sound. If you run a stick (not supplied) round its rim, even that will readily 'sing' like a singing bowl.

Reason for clearance: I bought it at a time when my life was being seriously disrupted by attacks from the garbage (aka 'dark force'), and I was led to think that its sound would help to drive the supposed attacking 'astral beings' away from me. I nowadays understand that that could not genuinely happen, and, while I love the sound of the bell I do not have a practical use for it. Incidentally, since then I developed a whole really effective methodology for clearing out garbage interference and attacks.

Price: £20 .
Please note that this item is for personal collection only (Exeter, UK), with up-front full CASH payment. If seriously interested, please contact me via my Contact page in the first instance, and then, as appropriate, I would give the necessary contact details.

Floor-standing goose-neck LED table lamp

Kiom floor-standing LED lamp

For additional pictures and description please see the relevant Amazon page, where it is described as "Design LED Floor Lamp, Standard Lamp Worum, Kiom 10013". I thought I would use this a lot, primarily at my computer desk, but actually have rarely been moved to use it (having very good LED room lighting available just above my desk anyway), so there's no point in my keeping it. I should just say that it is an excellent unit, though the colour of its light is rather on the blue side of white, which is fine for close / detailed work but may or may not be to your taste. I measured its power consumption as a princely 3.2W, which is fine as a desk / table light or for a bit of additional light in a room, but is naturally insufficient as a main light source in a main room.

Its mains adaptor plug is of the Continental two-pin type, so I had to use it with a travel adaptor - and I'm happy to include that adaptor with it.

Price: £25  (originally cost me £84 from the Amazon page linked to above). Please note that this item is for personal collection only (Exeter, UK), with up-front full CASH payment. If seriously interested, please contact me via my Contact page in the first instance, and then, as appropriate, I would give the necessary contact details.

Velbon CX Mini Tripod with 3 Way Head

Velbon CX Mini Tripod with 3 Way Head

I bought this tripod in late 2012 for use in my project of recording natural soundscapes - not for a camera to go on, but for one of my little sound recorders (no bigger than a mobile (non-smart) phone). It proved extremely useful, especially on uneven ground, and I really liked its great sturdiness, which would be good for photography. Its 3-section legs plus adjustable centre column give a wide range of height adjustment - up to nearly 65cm camera base height when the centre column is raised to full height. However, I soon stopped using it simply because it was really too heavy to be welcome in a well-filled rucksack on my outings, which are usually strenuous hikes, or at least have a fair hiking element and indeed usually long hitch-hikes to and from my target location of the day. So, instead I used much lighter tripod setups, including the Tamrac Zipshot, which are not really sturdy enough for serious photographers but still have been serving me very well for my sound recording. Thus this really nice Velbon tripod became redundant. It comes complete with a tough-seeming zipped carrying bag.

For more details please see the relevant Amazon page.

Price: £10. Please note that this item is for personal collection only (Exeter, UK), with up-front full CASH payment. If seriously interested, please contact me via my Contact page in the first instance, and then, as appropriate, I would give the necessary contact details.

Quality Wind Chimes for sale...

I am offering for sale all the quality precision tuned wind chimes that I used in my Wind Chimes in the Wild recording project, which latter I was regarding as completed in 2014, because I do not have room in my small flat for storing so many chimes, and naturally, having already given the Music of the Spheres and Woodstock chimes a good run for my money, it's time that I gave my recording attention to any new chimes that I might obtain - and indeed I do now have some new and exquisite chimes, from a different source again; see the wind chimes page in the Premium section of my CD Store

So, listed here are wonderful-sounding chimes from the highly reputed USA manufacturers Woodstock and Music of the Spheres. Please visit my CD Store to listen to excerpts of recordings of the different chimes, both on their own and combined with others of the collection. Indeed, you can order CDs there of my substantial recordings of the chimes in various beautiful and invigorating natural soundscapes.

Compatible and incompatible combinations of chimes

It is very worthwhile combining different sets of these chimes if you have a suitable space for doing this. Any or indeed all of the chimes I am offering below can be combined for wonderful and often intriguing musical effects (listen to some of them at my CD Store) - with just 1½ exceptions as follows:

The photos below are of the respective chimes in actual recording situations, except for those of the Gregorian and Olympos chimes, as noted in the captions (I have never recorded in the Exeter area as I seek to keep clear of background traffic noise in the recordings that I make).

Gypsy Chimes, Mezzo (Music of the Spheres)

Gypsy Mezzo chimes
Gypsy Mezzo chimes at Hunter's Tor, Teign Gorge

Black finish. My largest and heaviest chimes, tuned to an Eastern European Gypsy scale. For further details, with reviews, please see the relevant Amazon.com page. They are relatively loud when significantly blown by the wind, and the tone is penetrating and can carry much further than the Woodstock chimes that I have been using.

For the best and really quite awesome sound, buy both the Mezzo and Soprano, and have them deployed somewhat separated from each other so that you hear a good stereo soundstage.

Sound sample - in Teign Gorge:

Price will be: £50 (which takes into account the postage and Customs charges that I had to pay on top of the Amazon.com price). Please note that this item is for personal collection only (Exeter, UK), with up-front full CASH payment. If seriously interested, please contact me via my Contact page in the first instance, and then, as appropriate, I would give the necessary contact details.)

Gypsy Chimes, Soprano (Music of the Spheres)

Gypsy Soprano chimes
Gypsy Soprano chimes, by River Teign,
just upstream of Teign Gorge

Black finish. Smaller and higher-pitched than the Mezzo chimes, these are tuned to another mode on the same Eastern European Gypsy scale. For further details, with reviews, please see the relevant Amazon.com page. Like the Mezzo chimes, they are relatively loud when significantly blown by the wind, and the tone is penetrating and can carry much further than the Woodstock chimes that I have been using. Combining Soprano and Mezzo produces a particularly powerful musical effect, which some people may find rather disturbing, and which, heard distantly, is suggestive of some distant ghostly organ playing.

For the best and really quite awesome sound, buy both the Mezzo and Soprano, and have them deployed somewhat separated from each other so that you hear a good stereo soundstage.

Sound sample - in Teign Gorge, beside the River Teign just downstream from Drogo Weir:

Price: £40 (which takes into account the postage and Customs charges that I had to pay on top of the Amazon.com price. Please note that this item is for personal collection only (Exeter, UK), with up-front full CASH payment. If seriously interested, please contact me via my Contact page in the first instance, and then, as appropriate, I would give the necessary contact details.)

Gregorian Chimes, Tenor (Woodstock)

Gregorian Tenor chimes
Gregorian Tenor chimes in Community Woods,
by River Exe, Exeter. Note that the tubes are silvery
in colour; the green on them here is just reflection.

Silvery finish. Tuned to a 'grand'-sounding Gregorian Chant mode - the largest of my Woodstock chimes. A light and 'airy' tone, thanks to a good balance of harmonics. For further details, with reviews (and photo), please see the relevant Amazon page.

Sound sample - by Hunter's Path, Teign Gorge:

Price: £45 Please note that this item is for personal collection only (Exeter, UK), with up-front full CASH payment. If seriously interested, please contact me via my Contact page in the first instance, and then, as appropriate, I would give the necessary contact details.

Chimes of Olympos (Woodstock)

Chimes of Olympos
Chimes of Olympos in Community Woods,
by River Exe, Exeter. Note that the tubes are silvery
in colour; the green on them here is just reflection.

Silvery finish. Only slightly smaller than the Gregorian Tenor chimes. Tuned to what is claimed to be an Ancient Greek scale, but appears to me also to be more or less the same as that widely used in Japanese koto music. It is a 5-note scale, but not at all the one that is generally known as the pentatonic scale. A light and 'airy' tone, thanks to a good balance of harmonics. For further details, with reviews, please see the relevant Amazon page.

Sound sample - woods above Fingle Bridge, Teign Gorge:

Price: £40. Please note that this item is for personal collection only (Exeter, UK), with up-front full CASH payment. If seriously interested, please contact me via my Contact page in the first instance, and then, as appropriate, I would give the necessary contact details.



(Already sold: Woodstock chimes: Pluto, Polaris, Mercury, Mars)