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  1. Great Buys on Gumtree

    Amazing little amp from when valves ruled. Hardly accurate, but the most luminous mid-range I ever heard.
  2. Hi Brabusm, Thanks for your inquiry, but it's gone. I'll update the listing as sold. Cheers, Phil
  3. Item: Rickie Lee Jones live at the Governor Hindmarsh Hotel Saturday April 8th Location: Adelaide Price: $110 for two tickets (cost $154) Item Condition: Waiting to be used Reason for selling: Unable to go, dammit Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, bank transfer Extra Info: For the closest approach to the original sound…
  4. That Technics/SME combination (with a Shure V15/3, of course) was my first really serious turntable set-up. Lovely to be transported back in time like that - thanks for posting this, Big Blue.
  5. Thanks, and well spotted as a Lenco! The plinth is a slate/bamboo/mdf sandwich with Huon pine trim. I could have done with some better tools, but I'm pretty pleased with the result - especially as dimensions were governed by the size of the slate fragment I had. It's quite compact at about 44x40 cm for a deck that will take a 12" arm, and yet doesn't look too small for the arm or too big for a 9" one. I don't think I'll be ready to part with it for a while...
  6. Sold - pending payment.
  7. Item: Location: Adelaide Price: $1350 Item Condition: Pristine. Reason for selling: Bought for a study system that didn’t eventuate Payment Method: Bank transfer; cash on pick-up. Extra Info: These wonderful little speakers are everything they’re claimed to be. Come with original box, manual and usual extras. Pick-up is from Cheltenham SA (5014). Pick-up by courier is fine – buyer to arrange. Packaging dimensions written on the box: 437 x 609 x 368mm;18.6kg. I have all the original packing material, including the protective sleeves for the speakers. Pictures:
  8. Item: Boxed SME 3012/Series II 12-inch tonearm with extras Location: Adelaide Price: $1750 Item Condition: Excellent. Reason for selling: A surfeit of fine tonearms Payment Method: Bank transfer; cash on pick-up. Extra Info: This is a very well cared for and recently overhauled early Series II arm with accoutrements. It comes with its original box and manual, alignment protractor, 3 individually boxed headshells of different weights (from 5 -12gm), two fingerlifts, and both standard and split counterweights: a real enthusiast’s kit. The arm was overhauled three years ago to update the ageing signal path. · The headshell mounting bayonet collar was replaced with a new gold-pin model from SME (part No. 1802/12; receipt available). · Internal wiring was replaced with 33AWG Cardas cable. · The original cable connector was replaced with an RCA conversion kit from Analog Tube Audio, Germany (receipt available). The external cable included is a van Damme star-quad type with Switchcraft RCA plugs. Mechanical refurbishment was confined to the fitting of new SME grommets to the baseplate and earth lead aperture. The bearings and flexible coupling required no attention. In short, a mechanically and cosmetically excellent example of this legendary (and beautiful) tonearm, with improved signal path and a nice set of extras, in original packaging. Pictures:
  9. Probably academic at this stage, misternavi (see above) but about $20. Phil
  10. Item: Location: Adelaide Price: $80 Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: Bought for a study system that didn’t eventuate. Payment Method: Bank transfer; cash on pick-up. Extra Info: Pictures: