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  1. It looks like putting it in the freezer for another hour worked! Hurray! I suspect that it might slip again, but I think I can handle putting it in the freezer periodically, at least until the new belt arrives. Thanks @eltech!
  2. Pulled it out of the freezer, onto the turntable, still no luck. I've put it back in the freezer though, hoping that maybe a little longer will do it, but I'll scan the web for other fixes too in the meantime. Thanks anyway
  3. I am in the western suburbs.. of Sydney. Much appreciated though
  4. And it's in! Will let you know how it goes
  5. I got a Thorens TD-145 a few weeks ago, and the belt has been in pretty bad shape. I ordered a new one over a week ago but it hasn't arrived yet, and since a night or two ago, I noticed that music had become quite noticeably slower than usual. I figured, I'm getting a new one soon anyway so might as well try some of these remedies I hear on the web. What I tried was boiling it for a minute or so, drying it, and applying some talcum powder. First time around, I used way too much talcum, and the motor pulley didn't grip the belt at all. So, I washed it in hot water with a bit of liquid hand wash, and tada! It did the trick, and the music was seemingly up to speed again (I can't be bothered measuring).. ..for one side of a record. I stopped the turntable to put on a different record, and it didn't turn anymore. Pulley not gripping the belt at all. I tried washing in hot water again but it didn't work this time. Now, the prospect of spending the long weekend without my turntable is dawning on me. Any suggestions?
  6. Backup..
  7. Could you go into more detail about this? I'm really quite ignorant about these things, so any reasoning behind it would be much appreciated. If it's anecdotal, that's fine too. The TP16 is 16.5 grams, so it looks like with a DL-301II, the resonant frequency evaluates to 9Hz. However, with the DL-103 (8.5g mass, 5x10-6cm/dyne compliance), there's pretty much no reasonable tonearm weight that gets a green resonant frequency! I guess weights are mandatory with this cartridge.. DL-110 also goes just outside of the green, at 12Hz. TBH, I have no idea what this means. May I ask what qualities/attributes of the TP16 lends itself to high compliance and MM? In general, what kind of drawbacks can I expect by using a low compliance, MC cartridge on such an arm? Thank you!
  8. So currently my setup consists of a Thorens TD145 with the stock TP16 (MK I), an Ortofon Bronze, and a Pro-ject Tube Box DS. I suspect that the stylus may be wearing down a bit, and I've been curious about this Denon sound for a while, so I've thinking about trying one out. Problem is I'm not sure what cartridge would be most compatible. Would LOMCs such as the DL-103 and DL-301 work okay here? I've read varying opinions on the compatibility between LOMC and the TP16, but I don't really understand the necessary calculations when determining this. Information and/or recommendations would be very much appreciated! Ty
  9. PM sent!
  10. An AR77XB has popped up on Gumtree, and I am now torn...
  11. Item: Thorens TD 14X or TD 16X turntable Price Range: Item Condition: New or Used Extra Info: Can pickup in Sydney, or pay for shipping and packaging So basically, I've become very interested in obtaining a Thorens TT. It being in good working condition is more important to me than it being in good physical condition, as I will likely upgrade plinth and possibly top plate in the future. Preferably a TD 145, as it has the auto-lift/auto-stop functionality. As for price, I'm looking for a 'good' deal. Of course, I'm at the mercy of whoever is actually in possession of the TT in terms of pricing, so I can only hope that the deal is 'more than fair'. I have noticed the TD-145 that is currently on Gumtree and Ebay, but the seller has become unresponsive after asking for more than just the two, low quality pictures in the listings, and he has provided very little information on the TT in the description (and provided no further information upon asking). Overall, he doesn't give me much confidence in the product, or his perceived care for it. Thank you all!
  12. I didn't think I was being impolite? I don't need the information urgently either, I just thought it was pertinent to the item for sale, especially as there was conflicting information that may confuse potential buyers. @Astronutter, thank you for the information.
  13. Is that the same amp? I don't see it being called '200M' anywhere, and it has RCA input (M500 MKII at least), whereas OP mentions that the only accepting balanced.
  14. Would it be possible to get specifications, or a link to further information? I can't find a single reference to these anywhere..
  15. Finally came in from the UK. $700 including shipping on eBay, should come to about $560 once the VAT is refunded. First things first, the vacuum is bloody loud. If you live with or near people, you will not be using it late at night. Having said that, it clearly isn't making noise for the sake of being noisy. It will dry the (dirty) liquid from the vinyl very quickly. I've also noticed that the bi-rotational motor makes a not very pleasant sound. Not loud, but it sounds kind of rickety. I was worried that it might just be my unit but after viewing a few YouTube videos of this cleaner in action, it seems to be common to the model. It's been able to clean my records quite thoroughly. The only thing it hasn't been able to clean are stubborn stains that look almost like residual adhesive (god knows why anyone let that happen to a record). For the most part, the cleaned records are very clean indeed. Even the most embedded grains of dust are removed. Anybody have questions, feel free to ask! This is my first record cleaning apparatus (unless you count a brush), so my ability to compare would be limited or non existent.