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  1. 13 points
    Just back from a 10 day camping trip to Utah/New Mexico!
  2. 11 points
    The Beatles - Rubber Soul.
  3. 11 points
    A Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6 probably does look out of place in the Butterfly House at the Zoo. Useful though. D750, 410mm f/5.6 1/750sec ISO3200.
  4. 10 points
    Item: Osborne Grand Epitome ref MK III Location: Perth, WA Price: $ 8500 Item Condition: excellent Reason for selling: too big for new listening room Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, COD Only Extra Info: I am listing these speakers again, very reluctantly. I had a change of heart the last time but after setting up my new listening room, even my ESL 57 seems too big for the room. I don’t want to move these big boys all the way there before finding out it doesn’t suit and then moving them back to perth ( my listening room is in my new place in Busselton). Due to work reasons, I will be moving to Busselton soon, hence why I set up my listening room there. These have spikes, that I have never fitted. Speakers are in excellent condition. They have been driven only by the Consonance 845, Am Audio 805 and my Yamaha AS3000. Happy ,to organise a demo for interested parties. No shipping as I dont think this is practical. Cheers Pictures:
  5. 10 points
    What remains of the old jetty at Cleveland Point: Nikon D750 camera + Nikkor 16-35 lens @ 16mm, f/11, ISO 100, 30 seconds. --Geoff
  6. 9 points
    Can someone post this on Whirlpool so i can have some entertainment, i can't becasue i am banned.
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  8. 9 points
    Marvin Gaye/What's Going On
  9. 9 points
    Item: Tannoy GRF (Guy R Fountain) Memory Speakers (pair, new in 1995) Location: Melbourne Price: $7,500 (Open to discussion, this is my best estimate on a very fair value based on my research) Item Condition: Good (Minor fading of some woodwork, minor colouration on grill cloths) Reason for selling: Down sizing Payment Method: Pickup preferred, but happy to work with any serious buyer on freight - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: These are from the Tannoy Prestige range using 15” Dual Concentric Drivers. They are substantial at 1,100 tall, 800 wide and 480 deep, weighing in at 62kg each. The sealed cabinet design allows them to be placed close to walls without adverse impacts on sound, making them very flexible to position. At 95db efficiency they are very easy to drive and, as you would expect from high end Tannoy’s, they sound wonderful across a wide range of music. I have owned them since new in 1995, and they come complete with keys, manuals and original Tannoy wax for the cabinetry. For those interested in more detail, this information may help. These are the GRF (Guy R Fountain) Memory TW version manufactured from 1992 to 1997, so the last variation of this model. Unlike the ones before them, they used the 3840 driver (rather than the 3849 of earlier models). I have included some additional context in the attached documents. The cabinets are original Tannoy in solid walnut with particle board bracing. I have kept a close eye on the rubber / foam surrounds and see no signs of deterioration. The power rating (125 Watts RMS) and amplifier recommendations (50 – 200 Watts) have always bemused me – I have driven them with an 8 Watt valve amplifier and can assure you that can create very unreasonable sound levels! In terms of pricing there is not a lot comparable in the market. New 15" Tannoy Prestige start at 30k, and there have certainly been technical advances since 1995. That said, these remain visually and aurally imposing in a timeless kind of way. Happy to engage with any serious buyers to view, audition, and discuss freight if required. Pictures: Tannoy GRF TW Manual Extract.pdf Tannoy GRF TW Manual.pdf Tannoy Radical Systems.pdf GRF Memory Model Variations.pdf
  10. 8 points
    Small Faces - Ogden's Nut Gone Flake.
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    OK Lads here is a link to one of the Youtube videos for the construction of the LK1 Kit loudspeaker . This will be one of around 8-10 videos available on youtube for the detailed construction of the loudspeaker . We have about another 4 videos to complete and we are ready to ship. yes Lads I know delays ! but these videos are essential I think and they have taken a mountain of time to complete . Anyway take a look and let me know what you think or if you have any questions . Regards Mike Lenehan
  13. 8 points
    After being the benefactor of the recent competition generously run by Audio Fidelity and SNA, I thought it was the least I could do to briefly share my experiences with the prize. Firstly some background. I've been setting up cartridges for some 30 years on my own turntables as well as those of friends, audiophiles or otherwise. Over the last few years, I've used with good success, the Dr Feickert alignment tool and tended to align to either Baerwald or Stephenson with a slight preference for Baerwald. Aligning to three points and readjusting between each successive point's alignment was always a fiddly affair that often had me checking and re-checking two or three times before locking it in. My current crop of turntables includes direct drive, idler drive and belt drive with a mix of straight, fixed headshell arms and S-shaped arms with removable headshells. Right now, the front end looks like this: From left to right: Denon DP-60 with Van den Hul DDT II Special MC cartridge (or alternatively, a Hana SL); Garrard 401, Jelco 750L tonearm with Dynavector Karat 23R MC cartridge; and SOTA Sapphire III, Linn Ittok with Benz Wood L2. I must say that on initial inspection, the SMARTractor looks somewhat daunting. So much so that before delivery, I had done some research and found a very handy YouTube video that made it look a lot simpler than I had thought. Putting the SMARTractor together out of the box was straightforward and done in a matter of minutes. I decided to try the much lauded UNI-DIN alignment and within the space of 30 minutes, I had set up four cartridges across the three turntables. Being able to precisely align the cartridge to one point and ensure the cantilever was parallel with the grid lines using the provided magnifier, was all that was involved. I actually finished the alignments so quickly, I thought I'd missed a step somewhere but checking the detailed instructions made it clear that all was in order. The UNI-DIN alignment, I'm happy to say, is outstanding. Not a hint of distortion, inner groove or otherwise. Tracking on all four cartridges has been first rate and it all just sounds right. So, there you have it. A tool that looks like you may need a degree in Astrophysics is actually as simple to use as any of the two-point protractors I've used. That it also provides the UNI-DIN alignment is the icing on this analogue cake. I'm a convert and can't see myself returning to the Loefgren, Baerwald or Stephenson alignments that have served me so well in the past. My thanks again to Audio Fidelity and to SNA for the opportunity to win this fabulous tool! For my numerous SNA mates, let me know if you'd like to try the tool and the UNI-DIN alignment. I'd be happy to drop over and do a quick alignment of your cartridge and can let you know in advance (for the few who may not know) that I'm partial to good tunes and a drop of Pinot! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. 8 points
    Horace Parlan-Speakin' My Piece John Coltrane Quartet-Africa/Brass, really love this and Ole from Coltrane's catalogue
  15. 8 points
    A few yellow-tailed black cockatoos about today: cheers mick
  16. 8 points
    Hi. At the moment playing on my vintage (ca1963) Thorens 124. Mounted with a, not as vintage (ca1974), Ortofon AS212 arm. And a nearly vintage (1988) AT-OC9. The riaa is a DaliRIAA mm/mc blackbox, that was great for the money, back in 1992. Well, it was... Thus im lurking for a mc friendly diy solution... The 124 is by far the best tt i'we had till now. Pulled out from beneath a cardbox full of radiojunk, it really had lived it's life. The tonearm, a Ortofon SMG212, was ruined, bent, and well beyond repair. - As was the, once lovely SPU-G/T. Actually most would have said it wasn't worth it. Luckidly i didn't agree, then 25 years ago. - It sat on a shelve for twenty years before lady luck turned it's way... A pal of mine got a 124, that needed new motor bearings, and he asked me if it could be made? I told him i'd look in to it. - And got a chok! Twentyfive years back, nothing could be had. Now, the net literately flooded with parts and bits! Something nocked on my subcontiosness. My ol 124... Why not make it a dual run? My pal agreed. And told heed pay the bits, if i'd do the work. Fair trade! New balls, bushings, and other bits was ordered, and the work took place over a couple of weeks sparetime. - A long story to spare you for..! Found the Ortofon AS212 arm in a vintage forum, and well. Here she is, after all these other tt's has been pushed aside, my Phoenix...
  17. 8 points
    Nikon D750 + Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6 @ 500mm f/5.6 1/750sec ISO1000.
  18. 7 points
    It's a super zoomed in shot of my new Oneplus 5 phone. But what you do see is the icon for the new StereoNET app, for IOS and Android. We've been testing it today and if all goes well we'll be submitting it for approval soon! Browsing the classifieds and communicating with other members has never been easier! And no Tapatalk to navigate.
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  20. 7 points
    Japanese repress of a '63 classic.
  21. 7 points
    Well! After some painting, measuring and playing with the minidsp I'm up and running! A few coats of white and clear to keep @125dbmonster 's fingerprints off them! How do they sound? Better that I was expecting. I'm pretty happy. Not an ideal set up as the bass drivers which I usually use up to 300hz are playing up to 800hz. When it comes to intergrating the actual midbass drivers I'd like the cover point much higher. 1200hz would be ideal but up to 2200hz would be ok. Settings saved for the upcoming GTG for others opinions. Looking forward to hearing what others think of the first real prototype after 6 months of tearing and gluing!
  22. 7 points
    this thread is insane, I only discovered it last night....it's cost me $235 already!!!! so many good records!!!!
  23. 7 points
    100% to the above. Non original driver cones can be fairly easily identified as there a different colour and the ribbing is a little different. Tweeter diaphragms are a different story and would be impossible to tell without ripping them apart however these things can be fairly easily rectified (as long as the 4 bass drivers are original 2234H) so if it was me id be making sure the cabinets are in as good nick as possible as if there not original then its game over from the start. As you might know when I got mine although all 4 cones were original and in great shape whoever previously refoamed mine was a lazy asshat that didn't bother the do the job properly glueing the surround to the front instead of behind the cone. No major big deal and they still sounded great but being the anally retentive person i am couldn't live with it so had to recone all 4 drivers at huge expense. Only way to get OEM JBL parts is via official channels witch means Jands in NSW but they were asking thousands as they wanted to also do the reconing (not to mention the cost and risk of shipping 4 15" drivers there and back) so I kept looking and I think it might have been @kelossus who mentioned The speaker Exchange in the US who quietly supplied me with originals. Ideally it would be best to bring a bag of tools with you so you can pop out the bass drivers and check as well as the internals inside as that will give you a really good indication of whats potentially involved. Not to scare you but I read of a guy buying a pair and they sounded like crap when he hooked them up. Turns out as some point the crossover had been removed and probably sold separately....lol Remove the bass driver opposite the one below the horn and you should see this. As the 4435's were in production for many years there two variants that im aware of. Originals had no internal baffle separating the two bass drivers while later models did (basically dividing the cabinets into two seperate boxes). Original tweeter diaphragm was aluminium but was later changed to titanium for better durability. Also the newer models had a wooden support cradle for the compression driver (can barely see behind the stuffing in mine below) A little tip I can give you is to remove the front bum (aka horn) and look on the back as it should be date stamped. Heres mine. Another thing worthy of mention is the two level control pots. Ive seen some that were obviously driven super hard by an amp that must have been severely clipping which blackened the ceramic housing as well as the wire winding inside. Thankfully mine were as clean as a whistle and in perfect condition. Theres a bunch more stuff but ponder over this for a while. Also dont be overly daunted as if the pair your looking at performed studio work (as did mine) then im sure most will be ok. Also if there in Melb.and close by then im happy to tag along to give a second opinion. Your also welcome to pop over to my joint to check mine out and finally im also happy to assist where I can with any resto work as i have a little experience restoring the cabinets and rebuilding the crossovers which I changed with mine. Original. Rebuilt. Oh and one last thing spend the next few days of your life going through this thread.....lol http://audiokarma.org/forums/index.php?threads/jbl-4430-and-4435-cheat-sheet.673961/ Cheers mate Doug.
  24. 7 points
    Elvis was THE first rock n roller Elvis was well known to have total recall/ near photographic memory for songs. he could hear a song once or twice, then record it without the use of written words. he was literally a musical sponge and his musical knowledge underrated. This is a good compilation - It only took RCA 10 years after his death to release an album with most of his 1969 Mephis recordings. In a similar vein - RCA last year released I'm Leavin - which is most of his recordings he did in May 1971 at the RCA's Studio B in Nashville. They have such an unforced soulful country feel. If this had been released as an album in its own right in 1971 - it would have been a classic. Instead RCA scattered these songs into various Studio and mid price releases that ruined Elvis's career in the 70's. so many great songs ruined by suits trying to make more $$ - they could not see the gold they had in their hands. Elvis Presley - I'm Leaving.
  25. 7 points
    Blue hour at Beachmere yesterday: Nikon D750 camera + Nikkor 16-35 lens @ 16mm, f/8, ISO 100, 30 secs. --Geoff
  26. 6 points
    we are all locked and loaded for the weekend. Going to be a warm one as well. We will need plenty of fluids is the advice I've received
  27. 6 points
    Aretha Franklin ‎1968 Lady Soul. Atlantic ‎8122797163, Reissue, Stereo, 180 Gram. Europe 2012. One of the best releases of 1968 & one of the greatest albums ever. Yes it is in the 1,001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die (2011 Edition).
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  29. 6 points
    Pint of Thatcher's Gold cider in a pub in Stourbridge, England next door to where I grew up.
  30. 6 points
    The Church - The Blurred Crusade AUS original 1st pressing 1982 release With embossed cover, and Robert Ludwig MASTERDISK mastering. Lovely.....
  31. 6 points
    Elvis is Back! Analogue Productions 45rpm I'm only a casual Elvis fan but wow this sounds amazing.
  32. 6 points
    Miles Davis/Friday and Saturday Nights In Person at the Blackhawk, San Francisco
  33. 6 points
    Nagaoka MP-50. 2.5mv MM, superelliptical stylus, boron cantilever, tracking at 1.3gm and loaded at 100K, sometimes 47k. after fcuking around for 30 minutes with a dodgy headshell wire, it's finally running and sounding excellent.
  34. 6 points
    I had a quick ninja this arvo to the sleepy seaside village of Beachmere, just north of Brisbane: Nikon D750 camera + Nikkor 24-85 lens @ 68mm, f/8, ISO 100, 1.3 seconds. Heavily cropped. I guess this is Brisbane's version of That Wanaka Tree The tide was higher than I expected so I had to shoot from the shore a long way back. Next time I'll bring the zoom or just wait for the tide to be out a lot more. Tides are mysterious and science has yet to explain them. --Geoff
  35. 6 points
    The view across the lake toward Mt Aspring (I think) just down the road from Wanaka in N.Z.: Nikon D750 camera + Nikkor 16-35mm lens @ 21mm, f/8, ISO 100, 1/125 sec, hand-held. Taken in the middle of the day so the light is a bit harsh. --Geoff
  36. 5 points
    Not only did I have a great time at @scuzzi place with Mark ... well we went there after everyone have left. It's a private audition. As I was about to leave, John gave me this album. It's out of print now. You can't get it anymore and he gave me a brand new unopened copy. Thanks John for your generosity and your system is very good. It's a beautiful sounding system. Prior to that, I heard @Hensa system. That's a serious sounding system too. Literally 2 very good sounding system in one day. Can't get better than that.
  37. 5 points
    CH2s in play Sent from my SM-G925I using Tapatalk
  38. 5 points
    Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds ‎Henry's Dream. Mute /BMG ‎ LPSEEDS7, Reissue, Remastered. Europe 2015.
  39. 5 points
    West Coast trip. Pied Oystercatcher photo was bombed by a Sooty Oystercatcher!
  40. 5 points
    St Nick's birthday one of the true glories of rock n roll if you haven't seen Nick live you haven't lived 60 years old Who would ever have believed it and this record is has a great sound as in band a great vocal great songs and sounds wonderful on my stereo needs another star
  41. 5 points
    Hi All A day, thus far of Rick Wakeman: JJ
  42. 5 points
    Prog Day Afternoon. Genesis - The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway.
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    I don't get what you don't get MC240. Something about soundstage and racks. I love racks and I like soundstages. A really nice rack is a thing to behold. I've been slapped in the face for beholding some.
  45. 5 points
    Nope but it reflected travels in more directions than you may think. We can assume you can hear your speakers if your standing behind them? Also it's also a reason many speaker manufacturers pay special attention to the baffle and it's edges due the way the sound travels along the baffle and to the edges. Think foam/felt as fixes before it gets to far. I'll send someone around!
  46. 5 points
    A little solo guitar work.
  47. 5 points
    Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds The Boatman's Call. Mute ‎BMG ‎ Lpseeds10, Reissue Europe 2015.
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    --- RANDOM PIC OF INTEREST ---
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    Bugge Wesseltoft - New Conception of Jazz : Film ing
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