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  1. Hey guys As many of you know, I work as a surgical rep full time and make cables on the weekend. On Monday I put in my notice to retire from my day job. Next week I’m going on a weeks holiday, then work for one more week after that. Then retirement. What this means Is that I will be able to get orders out faster, as I’ll be an old retired bastard needing something to do lol I will try and get most of the existing orders out by this weekend. I’ll still be answering questions and taking orders next week for deliver ASAP. Cheers Bill
    63 points
  2. I think the luckiest find I have heard of recently is @Pops110's VPI turntable at the local dump. I don't think anybody will come close to topping that anytime soon. But yesterday I think I had my share. Walking past a s/h furniture business, amidst the assorted sidewalk chairs, tables and sea chests, sat a pair of bookshelf speakers which had apparently just arrived minutes before. Heart racing, and $120 later, I walked off with a pair of Proac Super Tablette speakers. Barring several scratches on one cabinet side (which I can remedy), they are in perfect condition. I have just hooked them up
    37 points
  3. No neat and tidy room here. My listening room doubles as a workshop for my restorations. Not the full inventory but got 3 speakers up and running today.
    24 points
  4. Here are a few updated pics of my system. Still trying to get the speakers positioned properly. I removed the corner tube traps, per MBL's suggestion. Added the Symposium Ultra platforms. Audioquest William Tell Zero/Bass BiWire cables.
    23 points
  5. Dear community, It is with great sadness that I inform you of the passing of my friend Tony Greenhill, (Ophool – Tony’s take on Old Fool – typical!) this afternoon. He will be missed by many of us. He was always keen to give an opinion and share his knowledge and always in a kind and enigmatic way. His turn of phrase was superb, very droll and quirky! He was always keen to share his experience and guide newcomers to the, I hesitate to use the term, ‘audiophile’ community. He was only too happy to assist with the parting of cash, to loan something to ‘try!’ I believe it
    22 points
  6. Hey Everybody, if you're here for the direct comparison it starts below the picture. If you're here for the full investigative story, read on. Like most of us I’ve always wanted to hear gear from the big, expensive, manufacturers. Krell, Gryphon, Mark Levinson, Jeff Rowland, Dartzeel, etc, etc. So when Terry texted me a week ago saying he had a Vitus in the car I was, of course, interested. (He left out the fact that it was on loan from another SNA’er, because that gave the text more impact). Naturally, a GTG was needed to sus out the capabilities of this Vitus RI101.
    21 points
  7. My system today with YouTube all morning.
    21 points
  8. Further information: A rare opportunity to own these legendary horns. Note there is a scratch on the back of one of the horns. The photo makes it look much worse than it actually is. Also, it's on the back, so you'll never see it. There is a set on audio shark in Germany for EUR 12k, so I think my pricing is good. Especially as these look so much nicer! Note: I do not have boxes for these so local pickup is preferred Photos:
    18 points
  9. First real clean up and polish. I will remove the corner posts next to polish them properly. Has come up better than expected.
    17 points
  10. Well I've finally found time to give you some details on the brand new Kraftwerk II power supplies. The main difference over previous designs is the large iron core choke which goes between the two Nichicon Gold Tune filter capacitors. What this does is remove the nasty saw tooth ripple that you normally have on the output of the main filter capacitor. What is left is a very low level sinusoidal ripple which is very easy for the regulator to remove. Also standard for the Kraftwerk II range is the use of a active synchronous mosfet bridge rectifier. The main advantage of this i
    17 points
  11. Michael @SPR08Y called me yesterday afternoon to give me this very sad news and even though we were expecting it, the realisation still hit very hard. I first met Tony 13 - 14 years ago and he contacted me through StereoNET. Tony introduced me to LOMC phono cartridges and prior to that, I think I had owned and used just about every Shure V15 cartridge made. Around the same time, I was using a well known Australian made phono stage and Tony sent me his Graham Slee Era Gold V to try and as soon as I hooked up the Slee unit, it was like someone had turned the 'music tap' to full on.
    16 points
  12. My new baby is ready. First spin later this evening 😋
    16 points
  13. I met Tony at a truly unique and memorable 2-day+ gtg at @Aslan's legendary home/showroom in 2006. He looked a bit frail and seemed quite taciturn. During the weekend @Critter took us on a fairly long drive to his place to hear his system. I regret that I think I talked almost non-stop on the way there and Tony said very little - he would've been battling to get a word in! While we were there, the same pattern continued. On the way back, @Critter asked Tony specifically for his opinion on what we had heard. His response was considered, eloquent and steeped with the authority
    15 points
  14. Recently, added tubes to the HiFi system. Why didn't I realise how cool tubes were before? Out of the box new the Primaluna Evo 400 Pre amp absolutely steamed rolled my Pass Labs XP-10 pre in every way. The Aqua La Scala Dac, comes with two Genalex 12AT7 tubes in the output stage. Rolled six new Genalex 12Au7s, and two new Genalex 5AR4s into the Primaluna pre amp- Audio nirvana! Tubes compared with Solid State- Holographic, open wider sound stage, deeper tighter bass slam, beautiful top end shimmer, sweet natural thick mids and vocals, whisper quiet noise floor, and in
    15 points
  15. Thanks @nevillekapadia Here is what it looks like. Just finished bolting everything on this afternoon. I have mounted my FR66s for now as I am still waiting for my new 12 inch tonearm to arrive from OS. Hoping to listen to it tonight.
    15 points
  16. Very sad news. I met Tony at @Aslan Andrew's place at a GTG in 2007. It was when @joz, @terry jand Luckydog @Phil G were visiting. A massive day and night and found Tony to be a wonderful conversationalist. He spoke of things I had no idea about, and I'm sure he knew i was nodding to be polite but was not quite sure on some of the terminology. It was always a pleasure to have Tony visit, and as Keith mentioned, @SPR08Y Michael would bring him over. I recall when i first got a Turntable, Tony came over and gave me a few records to kick off my collection. That was
    14 points
  17. But you said you weren’t posting again...
    14 points
  18. 1964 L-Series Fender Stratocaster in faded 3 Tone Sunburst. The colour remains vibrant on the back of the guitar in 3 tones whereas the front has faded in the light to 2 tones of Sunburst. Transition Logo, Kluson Tuners, Clay Dots, Brazilian Rosewood Board Internals can be provided to interested and genuine buyers. Body: Two Piece Alder Neck: One Piece Maple Fretboard: Brazilian Rosewood Markers: Clay Dots Weight: 7lbs 8oz
    13 points
  19. Further information: Originally purchased from another Stereonet member a few years ago. I added the Phoenix Engineering PSU and roadrunner tachometer to lock in the speed stability (see the photos). It comes with the VPI record clamp, some spare VPI belts, and some spare magnets for the tacho. It does not have the anti-skate - could be added. It has the acrylic platter which some claim sounds better. Its in good condition and also comes with a perspex cover that I had made for it when not in use. The Lyra Delos Cartridge in the photos is NOT included. If you want this
    13 points
  20. The Beatles Abbey Road Japan 1976 NM with OBI & Insert Discogs say this is one of the best pressings, and it does sound pretty FAB !!
    13 points
  21. 3rd of the albums picked up from Eric this morning. Bowie - Ziggy Excellent sq from this Japanese release
    12 points
  22. My main system, described in my sig
    12 points
  23. Tony helped me some years back when I was having problems with a really low voltage LOMC. It was a bit.ch of a thing to set up and I think he'd eavesdropped on a convo I was having with a member in Brissy who was giving me advice . A package arrived one day out of the blue, it turned out to be a SUT and a phono stage and it bloody stank of ciggy smoke and being an ex smoker myself I wouldn't go near the thing and put it up on a shelf in the garage unopened and promptly forgot about it. I'd walk past the shelf most days and the reek of ciggy smoke would draw my eye but
    12 points
  24. Further information: VPI Prime Signature that hasn’t been used much. It’s like new. Comes with all accessories and original packaging. Included in the sale is the uni pivot 10” 3D arm. The gimbal arm shown mounted in the pics is not included. This TT will cost $12,500 new. Check all the positive reviews online! Photos:
    12 points
  25. Very sad to hear we've lost one of nature's true gentlemen. I met Tony on several occasions at John's place (@scuzzii) and (back when I would join him for a ciggie) got to enjoy a number of great chats. He was very knowledgeable but with tremendous humility, a rare combination indeed. He was always willing to help other SNA'ers - whether it be with advice or the loan of equipment. He was generous to a fault. RIP Tony, you will be missed by so many. Thank you to you Michael @SPR08Y for making his final journey a brighter road to travel. Your friendship and support for Tony over the
    12 points
  26. Thought I'd try something different today .......JUST JOKING , it's another pair of Tannoys
    12 points
  27. Further information: My beloved and highly regarded Krell KMA 160 Class A mono block amps. I am the second owner acquiring them in 2013 from the USA. As they have dual primaries, the switch to full 240 V configuration was done easily by Eddie Lee in Ryde who used to service Audio Research amps for the distributor. At the time he said these are the best Krells he had ever heard. In mid 2017 the amps went in for a full restoration with Trevor at Rage Audio; taking over 18 months meticulously tracking down original components and replacing all output devices, emitter resistors, driver
    12 points
  28. First clean and polish. Has come up very nice, a bit more info in my other thread.
    12 points
  29. Latest upgrade - $7 of Reject shop remote controlled. LED lights
    12 points
  30. Evening Folks. My latest bastard children... No name drivers in sealed Sony cabinets with Sony xovers. Suprisingly good sound... Mids are a delight... Highs have level control set to normal... Not sure if I'll port them, but will definitely test it out. Listening to Georg Riedel "Jazz at the Pawnshop"... Nice.
    12 points
  31. Another black faced beauty from Sansui's halcyon days of the 70's... Not getting fully used now that I have dipped the toe into Valves... Very good condition and kept in a smoke free environment... Would prefer pickup as their is a lot of packing involved to get this safely delivered... Otherwise buyer to negotiate postage... 240 Volt unit...
    11 points
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  33. How about offering a suggestion that the OP asked for? Oh, you can't? and instead offer something that is not what he asks for, and instead is a soap box narrative of something off topic. OK. Pops and clicks? really! have you ever heard of clean records before? Seems you have never heard vinyl done right.
    11 points
  34. Well, I'm new to this, but here it is. Currently powering some Special Forties far better than I'd expected.
    11 points
  35. Nothing more than an indulgence purely for the aesthetics. Soulines U-Base to compliment the Kubrick DCX.
    11 points
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  37. Spinning Eric on the TT while giving some newbies a clean on the knosti
    11 points
  38. I've no idea what you're talking about 😄 Those are high performance, literal 'SPEAKER' stand speaker stands. They cost $10 for the pair from the Dapto tip shop and were simply 'speakers' for the last 5 or so years. I read on the internet that Technics is an audiophile brand name.. Not to mention that bespoke, reclaimed hardwood hifi rack for my $10 vintage Toshiba turntable. 👌 I just love the music, I'm not here for internet cred. The one thing I love about this forum is the lack of judgement, no matter how much of a poor I appear to be. Got a pair of Bill's speaker cables in the
    11 points
  39. Gillian Welch - The Harrow & The Harvest. 33rpm on Acony label. One of my favourite albums and it is in high rotation here, as it was in our Room 1202 at the Hi Fi Show last year..........just a beautiful album.
    11 points
  40. G'day Folks. A couple of very nice systems above, well done gents. Just a quick one to introduce the new arrival... ... another run to Sydney for gear, picking up a Denon AVC - A1 Surround Amp from @Believe1980s. Loving the amp... Great to meet another member. Good luck with the baby mate. I haven't been able to go optic, it's new for me... must be a setting I've missed. I was able to catch up with ol'mate @Billy Shears again, great to see you again mate. Billy has been overwhelmingly generous with time, info and goodies, including some
    11 points
  41. Picking up the pace a bit. The Little Queen album circa 1977. Anne and Nancy Wilson were front and centre for Heart. Anne was a great vocalist, with Nancy a star on guitar.(she was ranked 8th greatest female guitarist) This is a strong album.
    11 points
  42. Friday afternoon kicking off. Album via Keith @cheekyboy Beer via Daz @Darren69 Stunning blues and booze...
    11 points
  43. 11 points
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