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  1. Item: OLSilver Mk1 Location: Christchurch, NZ Price: $525 with shipping included Item Condition: Very good Reason for selling: Not being used Payment Method: Paypal, Bank Transfer Extra Info: This sale is for- - An Origin Live Silver Mk1 tonearm - One pair of brushed steel outrigger weights made by Magna Audio. - One heavy polished steel counterweight made by Magna Audio (in addition to the standard counterweight). - Michell VTA adjuster and finger nut (this needs a hole diameter in you plinth of 28mm, so if you're replacing a Rega arm you'll need to enlarge your mounting hole). This arm is in good used condition. The arm lift has a little bit of play, only when raised at the end of the record - but nothing to worry about and functions as it should (new arm lift is about $40). Just need to mention it. The arm is based on a Rega RB250 and uses the same 222mm mounting distance as the Regas. The arm has had a couple of outrigger type weights fitted either side of the main bearing. Great for tracking and is reversable (for more info Google 'TWL tonearm mod'). Instead of using lead fishing weights mentioned in the mod we opted for a pair of made to measure brushed steel options. As well as the original counterweight there is also an additional, heavier (190 gram, pictured on the arm) counterweight for use with cartridges weighing in at up to 25 grams. The arm also comes with the Michell VTA adjuster and the finger nut.
  2. Amp - isolation platform

    a very cheap and effective thing to try is a 20" bike tube, inflated only enough to lift above the valve, between 2 boards. i have one under my amp and it has made a significant improvement. a couple of puffs of air every 6mths or so. i have another under my WTA tt. turn the tube with the valve pointing outwards before inflating will help make inflating easier.
  3. i bought 500ml triton x-100 in NZ just over a year ago. so for a 0.1% mix what is your process @Owen Y ?
  4. AMR dead in the water (Boat anchor)

    the op bought the unit from sydney and was advised by the guy he bought it from to ship it back to where he bought it from. in my mind that is local. it also sounds like the dealer advised of the worst possible outcome which is fair of him to do. the op and i each made the same initial error of judgement and probably for very similar reasons. i cut my losses early on in the process and had a great outcome. what is unfortunate is that AMR are so restrictive regarding their "intellectual property". re the unit running hot, the CD-77 runs very warm too. mind you it's full of valves so that is to be expected.
  5. AMR dead in the water (Boat anchor)

    i had a similar but different experience. i have an AMR CD-77 which i bought 2nd hand and is now around 10yrs old. the usb input failed 3yrs ago so i took it to a local (christchurch,nz) repairer where it sat for 3mths. they were not able to repair so i rang the distributor who gave me the name and no. of their recommended repairer. it cost about $80 just for shipping - they are VERY heavy. the repairer was fantastic. he had to get a new usb module from england and replaced the dud one. the cost of repairs wasn't huge .and the service was so good i now ship anything that needs work to the repairer. he has even restored a Sony v-fet amp for me. i am looking fwd to having the CD-77 for another 10yrs
  6. Item: OLSilver Mk1 Location: Christchurch, NZ Price: $600 with shipping included Item Condition: Very good Reason for selling: Not being used Payment Method: Paypal, Bank Transfer Extra Info: This sale is for-- An Origin Live Silver Mk1 tonearm - One pair of brushed steel outrigger weights made by Magna Audio. - One heavy polished steel counterweight made by Magna Audio (in addition to the standard counterweight). - Michell VTA adjuster and finger nut (this needs a hole diameter in you plinth of 28mm, so if you're replacing a Rega arm you'll need to enlarge your mounting hole). This arm is in good used condition. The arm lift has a little bit of play, only when raised at the end of the record - but nothing to worry about and functions as it should (new arm lift is about $40). Just need to mention it. The arm is based on a Rega RB250 and uses the same 222mm mounting distance as the Regas. The arm has had a couple of outrigger type weights fitted either side of the main bearing. Great for tracking and is reversable (for more info Google 'TWL tonearm mod'). Instead of using lead fishing weights mentioned in the mod we opted for a pair of made to measure brushed steel options. As well as the original counterweight there is also an additional, heavier (190 gram, pictured on the arm) counterweight for use with cartridges weighing in at up to 25 grams. The arm also comes with the Michell VTA adjuster and the finger nut. Pictures:
  7. A Wooden Ceiling?

    there is a macrocarpa sawmill nearby so i thought of using that. heavy and strong. could mix-up 150, 120, 90, 50, 25mm. would the roughsawn exterior provide significant diffusion?
  8. A Wooden Ceiling?

    ok - so i had a bit of a senior moment and have now realised i casn draw it on paper and take a photo. yes - i know.... so here is a floor and ceiling plan on 1 page and a side plan on the other. all dimensions are speculation, except i am fairly firm on the depth being 6m.
  9. A Wooden Ceiling?

    i spent over an hour trying, but no success. the room will be 6x4.5m. the ceiling will be vaulted to the 3m mark. mu plan is to have rough sawn boards 150x25mm running across it with a gap of about 20mm between them. they will be supporting wool or polyester insulation. peter the greek said - Aluminium channel was used to hold the insulation in place, covered in black fabric to keep the fibres in and slats over that underfloor insulation has a material edge on 1 side - that might be enough
  10. A Wooden Ceiling?

    interestingly i know of 2 such ceilings - one is in a school where i think it was to keep the noise levels down and never seen a web. the other is in a batch in kaikoura, and again no spiders visible. and this in nz where they are absolutely everywhere! not saying they aren't there though.
  11. A Wooden Ceiling?

    I am thinking about materials for a house I am planning and am wondering how the following would work acoustically in a 6x4.5m room with a vaulted ceiling. The high point of the ceiling would be about 1/2 way between the speakers and listening position. I am thinking of lining it with roughsawn boards, oiled, 150x25mm, with 20mm spaces between each, running across the room. behind this would be polyester or wool ceiling insulation. There would need to be a barrier between them, probably some very thin ply or particle board. Any thoughts about how this might or might not give a good listening environment?
  12. Ideas for new house build

    @svenr thanks for your suggestions. i have managed to find and d/l the Floyd Toole book and also the Everest book you mentioned in another thread. these will occupy me for some time.
  13. Seeking advice on small car

    last thing (i hope) - the nz used car market is very different to the aussie one so treat any advice from there accordingly. i have bought many cars in both countries.
  14. Seeking advice on small car

    nothing is, but what i like about it is that he states his.
  15. Seeking advice on small car

    hi - repair and maintainance. servicing averages around $1000 per year. you will also develop a close relationship with your local vw specialist. i love them and i am on my 3rd, but am prepared to pay the premium that ownership entails. mostly i say it because it's your 1st car. ownership always brings little surprises non-owners can't even imagine. a toyota or mazda (which is what D&G recommends most strongly for an economical car), would be a good starting place. in 3yrs time you can more accurately determine what you might really want. don't dismiss CVT's - many love them. many hate them too. much cheaper and more reliable than DSG, and i love my DSG. i am in chch and would be more than happy to help in any way. and i have a 2010 hardcopy version of D&G which will contain most cars you would be looking at.
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