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  1. Totally agree on Elacs being generally better than ls50 Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
  2. I certainly will. Where do I find the contact details? Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
  3. Good idea but cannot put things in front of window because I would block access to balcony Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
  4. Thanks but have no time or skills to do a good DIY job Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
  5. Precisely. Thanks but cannot put anything in front of window which is in fact that also sliding door to access balcony. Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
  6. Hi guys, I am thinking of treating my room. Now, this poses at least two problems: 1. I do not have a dedicated room, this is my living room so it has to look pretty otherwise you know what wife will do (#divorce) 2. My living room/kitchen is my only option and acoustically has possibly all the problems in the world (see photo). Moving furniture around is NOT an option. Big window as side wall (as big as the whole wall), which at least does not vibrate as it is pretty heavy. Floor Boards with rug. Low gyp-rock ceiling. Massive wall-mounted TV behind speakers. Heavily Asymmetrical. I did not do any measurements and if possible I'd rather avoid doing so. I am after some advice for a first-pass acoustic treatment to get rid of echo which I can hear when I clap my hands and excessive reflections which turn music into a bit of a shouting blob at high volumes. I saw this and thought it looks pretty enough: https://www.turramusic.com.au/pages/CatalogueItem.aspx?CIID=5067 I could treat front wall (side of TV behind speakers) and back wall, plus keep one/two large panels under the sofa and lean it/these against the window to cover the point of first reflection when I do critical listening. If strictly necessary, I could even put a couple on the ceiling. I would not use any bass traps/corners because they are ugly and would never be approved. I would try and fix the excessive reflection first (resulting in glare, messed up sounds at higher volumes), then maybe I could throw in a DRC to control bass modes digitally. My question is what do you think? Worth the cash investment? Would you suggest a different type of absorbing/diffusing panels? Oh, I do have planar speakers (which I slide off the wall for critical listening) and a pair of bookshelves (just to make things easier). Any word of advice that are not "buy a new house" or "move to headphones" or "divorce from your wife" would be greatly appreciated. cheers
  7. Ok problem solved. It wasn't the intetconnect, it was me. I hadn't grounded the deck properly. Thank you guys! Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
  8. Oh it's a Michell Gyro SE with an rb300 and a Grado Sonata. Beautiful thing. The hum is due to the intetconnect but is noticeable only at very high volume and when the cart is up. I'll get it fixed ASAP. Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
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  10. Btw yes the hum increases without grounding cable connected Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
  11. Hi, thanks mate. What should I check on the pin connections? Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
  12. What does it mean if my new second-hand turntable has a bit too much of a hum at high volume? I noticed that hum increases significantly when I touch the wire, which in the last bit before the RCA connector does not have much screening. It should be grounded properly, so it might be the wire? Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
  13. For some reason beyond my capability to understand this AD showed up as sold, but it is not sold at all. STILL AVAILABLE!
  14. Item: Rega RP6 + Rega RB 303 Tonearm + Rega Power Supply + Rega Exact 2 + Original and Additional Acrylic Mat + NEVER USED Rega Dust Cover Location: Sydney Inner West Price: $1,100 firm Item Condition: 10/10, not a single mark on it. The cart is as new Reason for selling: upgraded to another turntable Payment Method: Cash, Paypal (+3%) Only Extra Info: I bought this deck new from Apollo Hifi about 1 year ago, and used with extreme care. The turntable is immaculate and has a beautiful minimalistic style which is enhanced by the gloss white colour. I chose this colour because enhances the transparency of the glass platter. I liked this effect so much that I then purchased an acrylic transparent mat so I could leave it on and still have the see-through effect (sound-wise it is the same as the original Rega felt mat, which is also included - and I have NEVER used). The cartridge is in perfect shape (this is a replacement that I got from Apollo about 9 months ago, the original cart was defective and was replaced under warranty). Always handled using the cue lever, never manually, and on records always brushed before playing. A couple of weeks ago my wife had the great idea to wash the original dust cover with a sponge, which obviously resulted in massive amount of marks on it. I then purchased a new ORIGINAL Rega dust cover (rrp is $99) from Apollo Hifi, but shortly after I decided to upgrade the whole system and I have never used the new dust cover (still has plastic film on it). This also comes with the original Rega power supply, and of course the RB 303 Arm. I have all the boxes and original packaging (including the cartridge box and the power supply box) so I can easily pack and send (ay buyers expenses). I should also have the receipts. FYI: I have also a Pro-ject Ground-It, which I recently bought from another SNAer (see photos), which I can sell for an additional $250, which will include three Agora Acoustic Magic Hexa vibration-absorbing feet (rrp is about $45 for these only) (link here: http://www.decibelhifi.com.au/agora-acoustics-magichexa-each/). Pictures: