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  1. Interesting but not sure if good value - EMT Tonearm http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/EMT-929-tonearm/162626807830?hash=item25dd502816%3Ag%3AOrMAAOSwbopZUbwf
  2. Show us your Turntables!!!

    Ball Park Music - Puddinghouse I take no credit for this, all Duc @lovetube work. He serviced the SP10 mk2, built the plinth, resprayed the deck and plinth with BMW Black paint and then built and fitted the arm. I am in awe of the man. Now just got to dial in the phono stage gain/capacitance and await outcome of "discussions" about my proper cartridge which arrived with a big blob of something where the diamond should be. Harry at Audio Genesis (another true gentleman) was fitting it and it was driving him insane that it wouldn't stay in the grooves until he stuck it under the microscope.
  3. Show us your Turntables!!!

    Finally up and running today after nearly 18 months planning. Nearly all good as my new cartridge was DOA so cheapo AT on it present.
  4. So why do people fawn over McIntosh stuff?
  5. So why do people fawn over McIntosh stuff?
  6. http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Vienna-Acoustics-Liszt-Imperial-series-One-Speaker-only-Normally-14999-00-pair/132307520151?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649 One speaker! Whats the use of that anyway
  7. Make life easy and buy a streamer/DAC from Lumin, Aurender or NZ's own Antipodes and an external HDD or NAS. Would love to but I'm going the other way after 8 years of enforced digital (rug rats and cartridges )
  8. Could buy a McIntosh amplifier which come as standard with autoformers. The McIntosh Output Autoformer is a special transformer that is designed and manufactured in-house by McIntosh. This allows any speaker type to be used with a McIntosh amplifier and have all of the power that the amp is designed to deliver. All other amplifier designs will not have even power with differing speaker designs. McIntosh amplifiers with the output autoformer® will deliver ‘All the Power You Pay For’ regardless of speaker type chosen. Never heard a McIntosh amp however.
  9. Looking at bi-amping to power both my Maggie 1.7i's and DWM panel as seperate speaker pairs. Can't run them conventionally off the same speaker taps in series as 2 x 4Ω speakers turns into a sub 2Ω load at various frequencies and causes my amps to overheat/fans on/shutdown. Burson Timekeepers x 2 in bridged mono already. Want to investigate if anyone knows of where/which company can make a high quality Y cable to take output of single Pre-out and send to 2 seperate amps. Thanks Keith
  10. Definitely try Duc @lovetube. He is in Melbourne but couriers go everywhere. When he sent mine back, it took me about 10 mins just to unpack it! Also ask him to respray it for you, mine looks the biz. Will get around to posting some images once I have his Univector arm and cartridge on it. Here's a teaser...
  11. Or this the Denon DP57L at a good price on eBay. In Sydney.
  12. Lavardin IS

    Lavardin are quite specific that you use their own cabling like Naim used to. Could explain strange results. Last heard an IS Reference in 2001 when shopping for a CD player. If I had had the money, I would have walked out the shop with it. Still an ah ha moment in my memory. Can't remember source but ? Red Rose speakers.
  13. Panels vs Dynamic (cone) Speakers

    Runs for cover now. Can I hide behind my 1.7i's? All loudspeakers are a compromise whether cone, planar, horn, omni. You simply choose the flavour that suits you (are you a chocolate or hazelnut ice-cream eater?). I recently went from cone to panel but do miss the thwack of dynamic bass but prefer the rest. Accuracy be damned. Enjoyment of what you are listening to is to be encouraged. Keith
  14. Great Buys on Gumtree

    https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/sydney-city/stereo-systems/simon-yorke-designs-turntable-for-sale/1143484405 Seems like a good price, esp including the arm. If only I had the $$$s could take a punt at what was regarded as a good TT - only 500 SY turntables ever made in 30yrs before went belly up in 2013 as part of the Spanish economy tanking from GFC. https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/crows-nest/other-audio/decca-london-international-tonearm-nice-condition-with-mods/1151461896 Interesting. Possibly one of these? From vinyl engine... a modified version put out by the HiFi News and Record Review magazines accessory club, as a 99 piece limited edition, probably around 1990. It is a modified version which has been rewired and features a modern magnesium headshell instead of the original unit. Ken Kessler reviewed the unit and was extremely complementary
  15. Duc at golden age audio in Melbourne @lovetube did my SP10
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