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  1. Thanks Zaphod, So is the FM filter on the TV aerial to improve TV reception? Back to the dipole antenna for the FM radio it seems unless i get a dedicated AM/FM aerial. Thanks again.
  2. Hi there, I have been trying to help my parents with their system but am stumped. Its a brand new dwelling with a digital TV aerial on the roof into a wall socket. I want to split that so I can use an analogue AM/FM tuner(Proton 420) which only has a 75 Ohm socket. I have tried but cannot get both to work simultaneously - they both work on their own but when both on the splitter the radio reception doesn't work. Is this a limitation of the splitter (very basic 2 way F type splitter from Jaycar) or is the 75 Ohm the limitation? I'm not that technical but willing to learn. I've read a bit and thought I might need a powered splitter - but can that provide too much signal ? Any help appreciated. Cheers, Ben
  3. Talking .....Paul Kelly

    One of my favourites is with the Messengers for "Comedy" - a great album from 1992. "Words and Music" mid 90s is also good.
  4. Item: Audio Analogue Puccini (Remote) Integrated Amplifier Location: Sydney Price: $450 Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: surplus to needs Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, EFT. Extra Info: Stunning minimalist silver faced integrated. Made it Italy late 90s - mostly hand made I believe. [email protected] Damping factor >[email protected]/1W/8Ohm S/N ratio >80dB for Line input -3dB points are at <10Hz and >100kHz 4 line inputs, 1 phono input(internally switchable), tape rec/play inputs. 4-16 ohms speakers. Pre outs. Standby mode, power switch at rear. Detachable power cord - can provide one if required. Weight : 8.1kg + remote 45cm wide, 35cm deep. I replaced the tiny rubber feet it came with to something more sturdy. Remote included - it is heavy. Unit in excellent condition bar one small scratch on the front fascia. Remote has light scratches. Has recently had dry joints repaired professionally. Under warranty until end October - paperwork provided. It has a refined 'tube like' sound with good sound stage - plenty of online reviews. I've got bigger speakers now so no longer required. Collect from Ashfield but can be posted if needed. I can show set up and working. Pictures:
  5. I've decided to try the Cat5 solid core. I'm not up with the technical aspects (but enjoy learning) and am just trying to see if it will sound better than the NAC4, so ..in terms of the actual strands, do you leave the coating on, or take it back to bare wire? Should you braid the 4 together and then combine with the other cable's 4, or braid the 8 together? Thanks again
  6. Thanks Andy and others for the input - I'll check out that cat5 cable and give it a go.
  7. Hi guys, Thought it time to re-evaluate my speaker cable - I'm running Sonique 5.5 SE's off an Accupahse E204 and using the Naim NAC A4 10ft cable. I'd appreciate any ideas on whether Naim speaker cable is intended only for Naim systems or for any? How is this cable rated and what are it's characteristics? How do you know when it's too old ? Also what might be an alternative to consider at a reasonable budget? Thanks for any suggestions, Ben
  8. World Music: Currently Spinning

    Great idea - thanks for the many tips to sorurcing new material - will try the Vusi Mahlasela for starters.
  9. Interesting Site for info

    thanks for the link Billy.
  10. Listening Chair

    love the option for lumbar support as that can prolong listening sessions
  11. Speaker Plinth Project of the Day !

    excellent work. Thanks for the info.
  12. Room treatment WOW

    Great job, got me thinking of doing the same - thanks.
  13. Vintage HiFi

    Old thread yes, but wanted to add the Aiwa AX-7600. It sounds fantastic and although only 40w it can crank if needed. I had many amps but the collection is back to Accuphase E204 Aiwa AX-7600 Kenwood KA 4002A Pioneer SA-500A Sony TA-F3A Yamaha A-1 NAD 3020 Great stuff
  14. Thanks for your responses guys. Eltech - that's the question - which Thorens auto decks could I get for $600-$800 and would they be an improvement? The aim is to get a rich sound - full and warm with clarity, as my speakers are reasonable neutral. I'm open to suggestions to other vintage decks with an open sound and decent bass. I'm drawn to decks with auto-return, so the Thorens' would be TD-147 or others less expensive. My only interest in it is I've had the Technics for a long time but not sure if it's sounding as good as it can. And I've heard good things about Thorens. I've checked my amp and it can do MC to 0.09mV. (47K) I don't fully understand it though - is this low enough?
  15. Hello there, I'm trying to getter better sound out of my vinyl collection and considering upgrading the Technics SL-1700 I have. It's got a Rega Bias2 on it now. Any opinions on whether that's a good match would be appreciated, as I don't know too much about the finer details of set-up. I'm running an Accuphase E-204 and Sonique 5.5SE speakers. Blues, Jazz, Soul, Alt country, Rock mostly. I've heard a lot about the Denon DL-103 and wondering is the money better spent on a new deck - a Thorens for example? Or another cartridge? My budget is around $600-$700. Thanks for any ideas,
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