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  1. Gosh I love this old thread.
  2. I will take this if still available. Happy to collect. Will pm
  3. These were my first real speakers -20 years ago - and I still miss them. Beautiful treble and controlled bass. Wish I had the space. GLWTS
  4. If available could i get the two monster cables?
  5. +1 for old Australian made AWV / Miniwatt preamp tubes - i have been impressed by how they sound. Even have a few Australian made Mullard labelled tubes :-)
  6. Interesting stuff - I didn't know much about the history of the Orsonics. You have eagle eyes - yes an AV-1b. I can't really comment on how my Orsonic compares to many other headshells, except that it was noticeably better than the standard SME 3009/ 3012 headshell that it replaced, which of course was not hard to improve on. It seemed a nice match too with the AT cartridge. And of course the design gives it a degree of adjustability which is useful.
  7. I thought so too. BTW I use an Orsonic - as pictured a couple of weeks ago :-). I didn't know about the Arche design.
  8. Would have been a bargain at $499!
  9. Bargain. GLWTS
  10. Product: Legacy Valve Edition 5 (Epiphone Valve Junior) - Modified Price: $200 Condition: Used (modified) Location: Marrickville NSW Legacy Valve Edition 5. This is a rebadged Epiphone Valve Junior - they were sold by the music dealer Billy Hughes for a while about 10 years ago.I have replaced the speaker with a 8" Alnico vintage music driver - an Australian made Magnavox (probably 50s or 60s manufacture). The driver is the correct 4 Ohm load. The new speakers changed the character of the amp - its a bit quieter, breaks up sooner, and produces a wonderfully smooth overdrive (better in my view than the boxy distortion the original speaker produced). This amp also has a vintage Mullard Branded Australian made EL84, and a USA made GE 12ax7 - both decent vintage tubes. The tubes together with the alnico driver come together to make a very sweet bedroom amp, and its loud enough to crank up at your jams too. Gorgeous with single coils in the bedroom, but capacble of amazing things when playing loud through humbuckers.I will include the original speaker, but also a spare alnico Magnovox speaker (the second one has deteriorating surrounds). In great working condition. A couple of knocks and crapes, but overall very well looked after. Including the electrical disclaimer below as I have replaced the speaker and the tubes. Pick up only in Marrickville ELECTRICAL DISCLAIMER This product has not been manufactured by a qualified individual or company, therefore contains electrical circuits that do not necessarily comply with Australian Standards. I understand that as the seller, I may be liable to repercussions in the event of equipment failure. By advertising and selling this product, as the seller I also agree that I am solely liable, and the publisher of this website takes no responsibility for any injury or death resulting from, whether directly or indirectly, any accident that may happen as a result of the failure of the product being sold. If in doubt, seek the services of a qualified electrician to inspect the product to ensure it is safe for use.
  11. With all respect, it sounds like this phone is not for you. Of course its true that new phones are designed to be throw away items rather than repairable items, and there is the risk that there will be issues with any secondhand or repaired phone. The phone seems to work fine, and looks great with the new the new screen and rear panel. However the screen was not replaced by Sony, and it does not come with a warranty. I have been honest that this is now the second screen replacement. Hence the super low price.
  12. This is still available
  13. Still available. I am negotiable.
  14. Bought an Audio Technica AT33ML MC from @Chickenism last year from the SNA classifieds - I finally mounted it last week. Sounds gorgeous. The AT 33ML is a long discontinued model with micro linear stylus mounted on a gold plated beryllium cantilever. Renowned for sounding shrill, but its sounds great in my system, and a real step up detail wise from the Audio Technica AT32E MC that I had before. The cartridge is mounted on an Orsonic headshell, on a SME 3012 S2 arm, Thorens 124 II turntable. The cartridge plays through a Audio Technica AT 650 SUT, and my trusty Yaqin 12B valve phono stage which is running all Telefunken 12AU7s / 12AX7s. This is all feeding my 6AS7 SET amp and Goodmans speakers at the moment - very fun to be still using 50 year old components in an everyday system. Its all sounding pretty nice - warm, detailed, full. Thank you again @Chickenism !
  15. Yes indeed. Will PM you