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  1. 37 points
    30+ posts removed debating which Yamaha speaker sounds better than the other, along with a few tit-for-tat type childish comments between users - this was once a community that respected one another. If you don't think that sounds like something you want to be part of and respect, find another website. This is a classified ad. If you want to know something, PM the seller. If you're here just to commentate on Yamaha speakers, start a discussion thread or, rack off. I've got better things to be doing on my Friday night than cleaning up pretty crap like this.
  2. 32 points
    4 years ago my wife and I bought this house with the intention of turning it into our forever home. For 4 years we have saved, planned, procrastinated, changed plans, had plans drawn, changed them again until it eventually dawned on us- why bother trying to turn a very ordinary 60s fibro home into anything else? So a full demo/rebuild instead, to try and make the most of our highly prized, very nearly flat Adelaide Hills block. To keep it simple we began with an existing layout from a reputable builder which we flipped, changed, stretched, shrunk, deleted, added, changed again til what we wanted was right there on paper, including her walk in wardrobe/stadium and my very modest room for the finer things in life, ready to be…..gulp….costed. Oh well, in for a penny, in for a metric tonne of Krugerand….. Though almost everyone who has see the plans points immediately and cries “WHAT is THAT?!”, it’s not excessive at only 6.9 x 4.5m surely? And I’m not going berserk with mad ideas, just a few sensible concessions to the nature of the pursuits observed within. Things like solid doors, 20 amp power spur, staggered studs and noggins and whatnot. Perfectly normal stuff. So, after all this we approach our beloved financial institution and you know, the whole process only took 19 weeks. Quite remarkable really. It’s going to take a while, and we’re ok with that, but this week the smashers moved in. Huzzah!! Step 1, remove all of James Hardies finest building materials.
  3. 24 points
    Further information: I am in the midst of downsizing one of my systems and have been selling off some vintage turntables, amps, R2R and tuner etc as I realised that 3 systems may be one too many. Next up for sale and listed here is a pair of vintage Altec A7 Voice of the theatre (VOTT) speakers. These speakers move a lot of air and provide a feel of you are there realism. Hopefully there may be some fellow SNA audio enthusiasts who may be considering owning a pair of these bespoke speakers so I am listing them here. I have been a faithful custodian of these fine specimens and would like to pass them on as is to a connoisseur who can enjoy and take equally good care of them in their journey. Why do I say this? so far I have resisted requests to separate the drivers or sell to folk who (in my opinion) buy and on-sell almost immediately whilst masquerading as enthusiasts or hifi collectors. These are the highly sought after 16 ohm Alnico magnet versions of the 515B and 802D with their original diaphragms coupled to the 511B horn. They have the proper Altec designed 828 bass cabinets with the horn flares for the 515B. The bass bins are 840 W X 610 D X 1170 H I have built Hiraga crossovers using erse and big solen copper coils and jensen pio, mundorf and other capacitors that are crossed over at 500Hz making this an A7:500. I also have the original Altec XO which crossover at 800Hz which I will also include in this sale at my asking price. FWIW: in response to some inquiries I had last week from buyers wanting to buy separate drivers for their current projects or to flip, I decided to just see what the the bay prices are for similar items in good condition as its been awhile since I have looked. Pair 16ohm 515B USD $1850 + $190 shipping Pair 16, ohm 802D USD$2190 + $158 shipping Pair 511B horns USD$395 + $301 shipping Pair 800D crossovers USD$1000 + 220 shipping That's USD $5435 without shipping, 10% GST plus any import duties. I estimate to build a proper pair of cabinets with the proper horn flares would cost another AUD 2500 to $3500 depending on how competent one is in cabinet making or how friendly a carpenter is. I spent a couple of thousand on the hiraga xo's ,, yes don't ask (it was an all or nothing assault) Prospective buyers from interstate may be looking at around $500 in removalist costs to get them delivered if you cannot drive up and load them yourselves. It cost me about $400 to get them to me from South Australia when I bought them about 4 years ago. Prefer a local sale but can help with putting you in contact with the removalist who delivered them to me. Happy to field any questions here or via PM. P.S - I am open to a part swap for a 12 inch tonearm such as a Thomas Schick, Ikeda 407 or Vintage Ortofon or EMT as I am looking for one of these tonearms for my SPU carts. Photos:
  4. 23 points
    G'day Folks. Stepping into this thread anxiously... among so many fine systems. I was going to post a few days ago, opened the thread and found Chanh was the previous post... no thanks... not posting straight after that one, no way in hell!!! Loving mwhouston's minimal and DIY approach... and Wolverine's Mc Intosh display. Sjay's big black thumpers... and well, everything else about that pic. The fresh prince, dwbasement and pop's beautiful tubes... I've never heard tubes, but still get a warm feeling just looking at them. Mendes, Cheekyboy ( you or the hound? ), and Grizzly... just awesome guys. I agree with stevoz on two points... you can never have too many speakers but it sure helps to be single... and Tasebass' Rotels are my dream amplifier. Since joining SNA I've learned much, I've heard two very nice systems of other members in Canberra, and taken the first few, modest steps up the audio ladder... with a Music Hall TT, phono stage and new ( 2nd hand ) Rotel amp. I've taken the plunge into DIY speakers, stands and two racks for Hi Fi & TV. TV is not a priority here, but there is a freshly painted, 3 shelf rack nearing completion. I'm listening to the orange, 2 way, Tip Shop speakers, with extra, smaller bass drivers on stands next to the set of drawers. Replaced the Hokutone drivers with Sony's and the tweeters with AR's. Using a 2 way AR crossover for the cabinet drivers. They sound pretty good. The cabinets are sealed and the bass is fat... just how I like it. The extra drivers are nothing special... not actually marked... . so you can guess the quality there. I will soon have some nice drivers to play around with. The other two pair of speakers are the black / grey Sony's and white Technics... all three pair have been re-furbished, none are finished, and all have to come apart for completion. I'm thinking of making a new baffle for the Sony's... thick enough to bring the drivers flush. I like the 'Metal' theme, and nod to Cerwin Vega, but a less 'half pulled apart' look wouldn't go astray. The Technics crossovers were upgraded by tubularbells and sound big and open. They just have to be painted... that's the undercoat, which I like very much. They were going to be black with a charcoal front, but now they will be gloss white. I am making stands for all speakers. It's not about how much we spend... but I guess it's relative... I spend as much as I can afford too. One of the many things I respect this forum for, is the diversity of members, music and eqiupment.
  5. 22 points
    Finally I can post in this thread, my first ever TT, now to buy all those records....
  6. 22 points
    A bit of Jason Isbell this morning. Good to have the TT up and running again.
  7. 20 points
    Hi Guys, Well after many months of designing, testing, prototyping & listening we have two new products, the Kompakt DAC (releasing next week) and the Kraftwerk II (releasing the week after). We are doing things a bit differently with these products in that we have significantly improved the presentation with fully custom imported cases from Japan as well as standardized soft foam packaging to help give you a better unboxing experience and shipping safety. The case is formed with a clam shell design out of 2.5mm solid aluminium, with a robust black powder coated finish to add robustness to marks, and full metal aluminium silk screen printed front and back panels. Both units still feature Express Post Australia-wide shipping and a two year parts and labour warranty as standard. Kompakt DAC - $1200 https://www.gieseler.com.au/product-page/kompakt The Kompakt DAC uses a straightforward and efficient design using the AK4493EQ in hardware mode (PCM only) for coax, optical & USB inputs with the first upgrade being a new S/PDIF input stage based on the premium AKM AK4118A chip. This is considered the best device out there for this job and I have to admit it is a big improvement from the Wolfston chip used in previous models. Not only does it sound better but it is rock solid in terms of digital lock on & auto muting. Next up is the big 500mH choke in the all important on-board main pre-regulated power supply. The power supply has a big effect on sound quality & adding in a large choke produces a clear improvement in audio quality. Another addition is ten separate regulators so that there is no sharing of power sources for the DAC, S/PDIF and USB sections, which I think has added a lot in terms of separation and imaging. The other technical jump is the switch to a four layer printed circuit board, which provide a full unbroken ground plane, as well as a few other improvements, to really help performance with a digital device. Bottom line – how does it sound? Well unavoidably I am biased but in my opinion, this is my best sounding DAC I have produced to date. This is to be expected as the circuit is basically an improved iteration to the Fein DAC II design with enhancements in the power supply, extra regulators & the engineering improvements from the four layer printed circuit board. Kraftwerk II - $650 https://www.gieseler.com.au/product-page/kraftwerk-ii The Kraftwerk II is a new flexible design with adjustable output of 12v, 15v, 16v, and 18v all at 3A via a selector switch on the back. I will have a similar lower voltage version in a couple of weeks with outputs of 5v, 7v, 9v and 12v all at 3A. The big improvement with the Kraftwerk II is the incorporation of a large high quality choke and an high efficiency active mosfet bridge rectifier. The elegant new design features an automatic pre-regulator which helps evenly disperse the regulator heat emission at lower voltages, letting the PSU run cooler and more efficiently. The final regulator is a premium Linear Technology unit with emitter follower output topology, which rivals discrete designs. Main filter capacitors are premium Nichicon Gold Tune and final filtering using Nichicon MUSE caps. It is powered by a large high quality Australian approved Tortech 5A external transformer. The addition of extra very high quality parts has bumped the price up but in my (albeit biased) opinion performance is a step up from all my previous designs. PS. Both products are visible on our website but will be set as out of stock until they release over the coming weeks (I'll keep you posted). All the best, Clay Hey just to make this clear you do not need the Kraftwerk II to to power Kompakt DAC. It comes with its own external 9 V transformer and that is all that is required to run it
  8. 20 points
    Ok probably about time I updated in case people haven't read my evil springs System thread. After a lot of thought and looking at features, recommendations and looks, oh and tubes!, (yes I'm that shallow! 😁) I jumped on an Ayon Sigma DAC and arrived a few days ago. Perfect match with the Lumin U1, absolutely zero harshness and the music just flows out like honey - honestly I had tears in my eyes listening to Air, Left Bank off Pocket Symphony yesterday! Just hit a nerve with the sublime coherent nature and depth plus micro detail - extra instruments and effects buried before suddenly very much there. Timing and pitch are massively improved! Doesn't really matter what I play, stock CD quality 44.1khz or 24/192 - they all sound sensational! I never believed I could get remotely close to analog - I've had to eat humble pie and acknowledge the fact that this is scarily close to vinyl. Maybe just a hint more richness to it, but the 6H30 tubes in the Ayon output stage help to overcome that leanness and brightness many people complain of with digital. I've learned a lot, and as I said softened my attitude over the course of the last few weeks - and feel my system has evolved rapidly too! 😊 Now , back to rediscovering my large range of music. 🎺🎻🥁🎷🎹
  9. 20 points
    Hello, I am a new member of this forum and thought I'd share a pic of my Linn LP12/Naim Aro/Benz Ruby ZH Zebra Wood MC cartridge/Pink Link DC motor and battery power supply. This combo has given me many years of musical enjoyment, but sadly my power supply has finally died. I'm currently investigating a replacement motor and supply to get this analog rig back up and running making music again. Wishing you all the very best, Don
  10. 19 points
  11. 18 points
    Over the past few weeks got a speaker upgrade. Also simplified my audio rack to reduce clutter!! Sound clips recorded handheld on my iPhone. Piano instrumental and Vivaldi four seasons.
  12. 18 points
    Further progress: Decided to go with slat sides plus some nice feature metal panels. Front section with PVC Cafe blinds fitted 20 year old Slate pattern stamped concrete was looking a bit tired but I had confidence in it being restored! High pressure clean and lot of elbow grease to scrape and buff out marks etc. Plus 2 coats of paving sealer later - looking like new! 😁 Think Lexi approves! Everything put back, with a bit of rejigging! Most important device put in preferred spot, despite wife trying to banish it under our deck! 😄 Double custom PVC Cafe blinds fitted onto the side, fit perfectly after a slight mod mounting a drop beam along the far side for wall anchor fitting(s). Sparky friend fitted 4 lights, power outlets plus 3800 Watt rated for two overhead electric bar heaters so ultra warm and cosy. Tested out for the first time last Sunday night for wood fired pizza night, and it was a great success! My name sakes, Clivias planted along side in planter box l got builders to put in and the back. So there you have it, all setup for entertaining with comfort and style - if we ever reach that point! 😒 As @Cardiiiii mentioned - I did have a long held desire to model the old carport into a mancave ! However as directly on the boundary to Scotchmans creek, not gonna happen planning wise. I believe this is a very good trade-off, it is very much like an enclosed room with the blinds down. Now to sit back more and enjoy it! 😁
  13. 18 points
  14. 18 points
    Ha ha...... changes afoot.......who would have thought 🎼🎼🎼🎼🎼🎼🎼🎼
  15. 17 points
    The audible pleasures of my system are currently complemented by the spring show being put on by our cherry tree.
  16. 17 points
    Every once in a while I make prototype cables and will give them away, or someone orders a cable and then doesn’t pay or even get Back to me when I try to contact them. Very uncool. This is what happened this time. So I’ve decided to give it away. It’s a Bill’s Boutique solid silver coax cable. 0.75m long. Great detail. Will outperform most commercial cables at 10 x the price I would normally charge $75 but it’s all yours for free. Well Maybe a small donation to SNA would be good Postage is included Stay tuned for more giveaways from time to time 😁 Bill
  17. 16 points
    Testing the AS-133 2A3 based preamplifier before shipping to a customer. This job has some pretty good perks! 😃
  18. 15 points
    The LM-219iA back in service, pimped out with some Elrog goodness. Man I Love this amp!
  19. 15 points
    Hey guys, figured I'd join in and also make a "me" thread to post my antics I like to tinker with my gear now and then so I'll share it here when I do. I also have a few things in the back catalog I've been meaning to share but haven't gotten around to, that I'll probably share in this thread. In the meantime, here're a few older pictures of my system. The room has fallen into disarray recently so I'll share another few photos when I get around to making it presentable again. Quick system rundown: Thorens TD-145 with an Ortofon Bronze, Luxman L-100, Tannoy Cheviot, Topping D30 DAC (unpictured). The room's also treated with DIY panels using Martini/Polymax Absorb XHD 100mm on the sides, corners, ceiling, and front wall in the window sill (sitting on hinges so I can still enjoy a nice rainy audio session). Also running an older projector here. Went for a 4:3 motorised screen (that's what that "fluorescent lamp" high above is) so it can be tucked away, as this is primarily an audio room.
  20. 15 points
    Further information: This example of Diablo 300 is in the shiniest condition it can get, comes with everything supplied from factory, one owner, dac/phono module NOT added. Prefer pickup, original wooden crate available so shipping still possible. Price negotiable, genuine interest only no journalist please, thanks for looking:) (sorry not considering swapping gears at this time) Photos: PLEASE READ If you are advertising multiple items, you must post one bulk price only, or post seperate ads for each item If you include any reference to pricing whatsoever in this section (excluding RRP), your ad will not be approved If you don't include photographs of the actual item being sold, your ad will not be approved
  21. 15 points
    Finally finished this project. Replaced all the Vifa bass mid drivers, two of the Dynaudio mid dome drivers and the two Dynaudio Esotec tweeters with NOS units. Matched them by frequency response sweeping all the drivers. The original lacquer finish was cracked and faded so stripped the boxes and danish oiled them. Also replaced the grills, all internal acoustic foam, repainted the bases and thoroughly cleaned the terminals. Beautifully detailed and engaging, quite relaxed in the system (the Meridian G91 is a polite source and pre). Extremely pleased with the result.
  22. 15 points
    Hi @cabel, That's definitely an anomaly! Could I trouble you for the serial number please? If you'd like to use banana plugs I'm happy to send out a replacement terminal plate to switch out. If you'd like to do this, just PM your phone/delivery address and I'll get it organised. Cheers, Michael
  23. 15 points
    A different flavour, courtesy of Line Magnetic and Harbeth
  24. 15 points
    It’s definitely no light weight that’s for sure.
  25. 14 points
    Well. Holidays are drawing to an end and I’ve finally completed the concrete equipment rack. Spent a couple hours cleaning contacts and components then installing them into the unit. I’m pretty happy with it and I’m very pleased to have a couple of vintage sources back in action.
  26. 14 points
    My version of the HPA-NXL 800. I’m nearly completed...just the decal labelling to go on the front and back panels .
  27. 14 points
    Sorry been too busy basking in the heavenly flow, of music washing over me! 😊 The Lumin U1 Mini streamer really does belong in a very high class of these devices. I honestly had reservations on how much of an improvement could be made with a simple 1s and 0s source, but it comes down time and time again to good PSU and low noise etc. implementation. I am staggered how dynamic and great the imaging is, plus a stronger dollop of kick to the bottom end! The Chord Qutest DAC, which I had reservations about- has passed with flying colors- obviously a matter of providing the best digital source to extol it's virtues! So very happy to keep the Lumin for the foreseeable future, very grateful for all the comments, suggestions and PMs. 😁 Edit: So will the Qutest stay??? - - -🤔
  28. 14 points
    Hi all. As an 'audio pensioner' I'm sharing some money saving options I have discovered over the last few years so you can afford to eat too. Please share yours discoveries too! Cheers, Rob Prototype board. Flat speaker wire for hot and (underneath) cold leads. $10 inc boards Smokey grey perspex from held in place by pot & LED lock nuts ($6 for A4 sheet Ebay) Perspex enclosure. A4 sheet from Ebay bent with diy hot wire, powered by 12v charger Labels printed on clear self adhesive sheet. Components attached to top with tape and accessed from bottom. Perspex ends. Son of Beast OTL with trannies covered by bent plastic lamp cover. $2 from opshop.
  29. 13 points
    ELECTRICAL DISCLAIMER This product has not been manufactured by a qualified individual or company, therefore contains electrical circuits that do not necessarily comply with Australian Standards. I understand that as the seller, I may be liable to repercussions in the event of equipment failure. By advertising and selling this product, as the seller I also agree that I am solely liable, and the publisher of this website takes no responsibility for any injury or death resulting from, whether directly or indirectly, any accident that may happen as a result of the failure of the product being sold. If in doubt, seek the services of a qualified electrician to inspect the product to ensure it is safe for use. Further information: This 300B SET is being driven by a Sovtek 6C45 Triode. Both, the 300B tube and the 6C45 tube have their own fully independent power supply. AC is rectified via solid state diodes. The 300B cathode is heated via a Rod Coleman DC filament supply. The 6C45 tube also employs DC for the heater supply. The result is a very quiet operation of the amplifier. The 300B tube is biased via negative bias supply voltage on the grid (Fixed Bias). This can be adjusted via a variable resistor through the rear panel. All transformers and chokes are made by Hammond. Interstage coupling capacitors are Solen made in France. Specifications: Power output at onset of clipping: 10W per channel Total Harmonic Distortion at 1khz/1W: 0.20% Frequency response: 26Hz to 68kHz, -3dB (47Hz to 38kHz, -1dB) Input impedance: 200K Ohm Input sensitivity: 2.2Vrms to full output Output impedance: 8 Ohm and 16 Ohm (see text at top) Weight: 16 kg each Height: 270mm Width: 255mm Depth: 325mm Power Consumption: 90W/channel Photos: PLEASE READ If you are advertising multiple items, you must post one bulk price only, or post seperate ads for each item If you include any reference to pricing whatsoever in this section (excluding RRP), your ad will not be approved If you don't include photographs of the actual item being sold, your ad will not be approved
  30. 13 points
    Victor QL-Y44F with Goldring cartridge, it sounds very nice and operates smoothly
  31. 13 points
    How about valve field coil power supplies? 10 x GZ34 per channel to energise my Voxativ AC-X2 field coil drivers...
  32. 13 points
    I should clean the room up but i just want to relax for an hour and listen to some music
  33. 13 points
    Further information: "Detailing is rich, and the timing is more than capable. The Gyrodec SE proves adept at cohesion, pulling the instruments together neatly, creating the sense of a turntable that's truly in control. The Gyrodec gives lovely evenness in its soundscape, with no fighting between the treble, midrange and bass. With treble-heavy songs such as The Beatles' What You're Doing, there's no hint of stridency. Indeed, sonically, the Gyrodec SE is right up there with the best." https://www.whathifi.com/au/michell/gyrodec-setecnoarm/review This is one for all of you looking for a total solution. Yep its got everything you need to setup and start playing with a first class vinyl front end. And for the price I'm asking you basically getting the turntable for free... have a look at the end of this as and you'll see what it all cost. Well I never thought I would see the day, but here it is, a grey, cold and wet one (in Melbourne). Fitting really as I'm not happy to be selling my pride and joy. This Gyrodec is probably the one item I've had the longest... in fact I cant remember when I bought the turntable. But that speaks to the superb engineering and rightness of the design. Its barely changed since its release, and you'll find this one is up to the latest spec with the Inverted oil circulating main bearing, and the 2 piece towers and springs using a ball bearing. What you are looking at is an absolute bargain of top notch vinyl replay. Everything with this turntable adds up to $11439 - have a look at the bottom of the ad and all the items are listed with their price. More importantly I've upgraded carefully so that I have kept the soul and beauty of this absolute design classic, while maximising the sound by upgrading carefully to get the best out of this turntable. I've avoided the trap that many have fallen into going overboard upgrading their Gyro SE into a Frankenstein. Thats right, I've avoided getting the Orbe platter... there's chatter online that you lose the inherently right and coherent sound of the Gyrodec. Its not really an Orbe if you get the Orbe platter - the Orbe has a different Acrylic spider etc so you're not getting all of the structural rigidity and benefits of the massive platter. I've also been advised by a friend in the industry not to upgrade my Gyrodec with the Orbe platter - he said sprung designs aren't great with really heavy platters... I've also avoided getting the Gert Pederson upgrades, as while it does improve the sound you really do compromise on the wonderful design of the turntable - personally I dont like the way it looks after applying the Pederson mods and theyre irreversible ie you have to drill holes into the metal base! But what I have done is kept the beauty of the turntable with my carefully applied upgrades. Firstly the table comes Michell's brilliant Technoarm. This allows you to put cartridges on this table that cost as much or more than the turntable and get the best out of them. The arm competes with arms 2 to 3 times the price. Its been modified by Michell from the original Rega arm - its more rigid, has less mass, and the underside of the integral head shell is machined to be perfectly parallel with the bearing position. The tonearm is then assembled using ultra-low friction polymer bearings and mounted on a redesigned mounting base. The arm is wired with a proprietary wiring loom and 99.9999% pure silver litz wire, from cartridge tags to phono plugs, with no internal wiring joints. One great thing about this arm which you will immediately appreciate is that it doesn't use the silly 3-point mounting arrangement that Rega has on their arms - this arm has a collar that you can loosen and adjust the height/VTA of the arm without tools or having to remove the arm to put spacers in. Secondly I've added the Michell HR Power Supply. This is basically an upgrade that every Gyrodec owner should do straight away. Improves pace, speed consistency... its well reported online of how substantial the upgrade is. Next I grabbed the Orbe clamp kit. I really never liked the original clamp which required me to push down on the turntable to apply enough pressure to do anything beneficial, and in the process I would have my turntable bouncing up and down waiting for it to settle. And half the time it would jam or wouldn't grip the spindle, and its really hard to tighten and loosen... its just a pain. The Orbe clamp kist in contrast is a beautifully simple and effective design that requires very little effort for maximum effect and it really helps flatten out any warps. This should be standard on all turntables! The kit requires that you remove the original spindle and replace it with the Orbe spindle which has a screw thread on it that the replacement clamp screws onto. Then I upgraded the armboard with the Gert Pederson Gyro armboard upgrade. The purpose of this armboard upgrade is to prevent cartridge and arm resonances from reaching the chassis, reducing the feedback to the cartridge. The vibrations are stopped by three different layers and the isolated screws before the chassis is reached, improving sound-rendering and resolution. This is a much more substantial and thought out design over the Michell upgrade for the same purpose. This upgrade really cleans up the sound. Then I added the double pulley which comes from Italy. Its amazing how much of an improvement such a small item can deliver. This little upgrade which allows you to use two rubber belts improved PRAT, bass and the general drive and energy of the turntable. I liked it so much that it never came off - you can see it in the pictures. Unfortunately it stops you playing 45's, but I never found that to be a problem. (I have put the original pulley back on, but the double pull is easy to put on with just the use of an allen key). And finally I replaced the springs about a year ago, so you are ready to go - these need to be replaced eventually as they go out of spec. The suspension towers bring this turntable absolutely up to spec. These 2 piece towers and springs use a ball bearing to de-couple the platter from the base via a single point contact. But wait there's more!!! I've included a fresh bottle of bearing oil, so you're ready to go when you setup. A Rega Apheta 2 moving coil cartridge is included. Yes for the eagle eyed of you it looks like an Apheta 1, but it has the innards of the Apheta 2. I purchased this from Carlton Audio Visual, and basically what happened is the Rega distributor had a bad batch of Apheta 1's, and they were rebuilt by Rega as Apheta 2's. The cartridge has had less than 50 hours on it, probably closer to 20 hours, so practically new. Have a look at the photos and you can see the diamond in the cantilever. Its a thing of beauty! By the way I'm happy to remove the Apheta and sell the Gyro without if you already have a worthy cartridge, and we can work out a cheaper price. Frankly I'm in 2 minds about selling the cartridge, so hurry before I change my mind if you want it. Oh by the way - I had an acrylic cover custom made to keep my pride and joy covered and dust free when I wasn't using it. Its free and included in the sale. I'll include it in the sale if anyone needs the turntable couriered, but I'll have to make up a double box and ensure its packed securely enough to arrive in one piece, but I won't provide any guarantee it will arrive in one piece as I never had a box for it in the first place. Anyone who has purchased from me knows my packing and boxes are over the top to ensure safe transit. So whats the downside of this veritable bargain?! Well we are in lockdown, so you cant pick up, unless you are within 5kms of Williamstown and you are on the way to the doctor/supermarket, and you can drop by and pick it up... but yes I will courier, as I have the original box for the turntable, and I can pack the cover. We can work out the logistics and cost. And lastly, the little gold Gyro plaque came off years ago... yes I know, when something like that happens re-attach it straight away, otherwise that place you put it so it doesn't get lost and you dont forget where it is... yep i forgot. Frankly I think the turntable looks better without the badge If you're really hung up on it you can get another one from Michell. Michell Gyrodec SE $4800 https://theaudioexperts.com.au/products/michell-gyrodec-se-turntable?_pos=13&_sid=67606d788&_ss=r Technoarm $1999 With finger locknut for easy arm removal or VTA adjustment https://theaudioexperts.com.au/products/michell-oem-202-tonearm-by-rega?_pos=5&_sid=67606d788&_ss=r Rega Apheta 2 $1990 https://www.audiotrends.com.au/rega-apheta-2-phono-cartridge.html Michell HR POWER SUPPLY $1400 https://theaudioexperts.com.au/products/michell-hr-power-supply?_pos=7&_sid=67606d788&_ss=r Michell Turntable Suspension Adjusters And Springs $210 https://theaudioexperts.com.au/products/turntable-suspension-adjuster?_pos=9&_sid=67606d788&_ss=r Michell ORBE CLAMP KIT $350 https://theaudioexperts.com.au/products/michell-orbeclampkit-clamp-kit?_pos=15&_sid=67606d788&_ss=r Gert Pederson Gyro armboard upgrade approx $250 http://www.pedersensgyro.dk/armboard Audiosilente double pulley Approx $70 with postage https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/DOUBLE-PULLEY-33-3-RPM-MICHELL-GYRODEC-TECNODEC-PULEGGIA-GYRODECK-33-GIRI/251609146565?hash=item3a9512e4c5:g:T80AAOSwVFlT4LDh Acrylic cover approx $350 Fresh bottle of Origin Live Turntable Bearing Oil approx $20 Total of $11,439 Photos: PLEASE READ If you are advertising multiple items, you must post one bulk price only, or post seperate ads for each item If you include any reference to pricing whatsoever in this section (excluding RRP), your ad will not be approved If you don't include photographs of the actual item being sold, your ad will not be approved
  34. 13 points
    Bit more progress today. transformer mounted and most wiring complete. Thanks again to Mr. Holton for once again being generous with his time today explaining the Toroidy wiring arrangement. Getting close now.
  35. 13 points
    Here is one of my amplifiers that I built with the help of my friend. It's inspired by the Pilot Corporation using their output transformers, vintage Allen Bradley carbon resistors, copper foil oil caps, with a pair of German EL84's per channel giving me a very dynamic, yet sweet 15 watts per channel.
  36. 13 points
    Did someone say one off paint finishes.......by their owner..... Tase....
  37. 13 points
    Bugger me - I forgot I had this hidden in the bottom shelf so the wife couldn't see it. 🤭🤭🤭
  38. 12 points
    Lenny Kravitz Greatest Hits Europe 2018 2 x LP 180g
  39. 12 points
    Just playing some Dire Straits albums this morning and took this pic below. I also got a great gift yesterday, a Beatles platter cover to keep the glass clean on the Bardo. thanks John @scuzzii
  40. 12 points
    Trying out some speakers to "scratch an itch" so to speak..... First up...Wharfedale Evo4.3's......out of the box SQ was awful...no bass, detail lacking, thin sound.....like wtf..... After a week of running in SQ has improved beyond recognition tbh...... the AMT and dome sure are something nice..... Tase.
  41. 12 points
    Further information: World class high end Esoteric P-03 transport and D-03 DAC in excellent condition (no scuffs, scratches, or performance issues) with original manuals and remote. Was about A$50,000 on release in Australia and £25000 in the UK: https://www.choicehifi.com/product/esoteric-p03-d03-g-orb-rubidium-clock/ Manufactured in 2007 but well cared for. The DAC display is less bright than the transport but this was from new - each has three brightness settings and an off option. The units weigh about 30kg each and exude quality. I use them for playing CDs and SACDs as well as a separate input into the DAC for my Aria II NAS. Various options are available for upsampling - I prefer the musical warmth and body using none. Purchased in February 2020 from the Perth member formerly known as Eagleeyes and now wheelsofsteel. Paid extra for Oyaide silver 110 ohm XLR connectors between the units (Oyaide BNC interconnect cable for the Word clock connection was included) and all up I paid just under $11k so discounting 10% as an allowance for my enjoyment. Price is firm as simplifying to a single box would be nice but not necessary. If you are in Adelaide, demonstration for serious bidders is welcome and encouraged as delivery would be much easier, so preference given to locals. Interstate buyers are of course welcome and the original triple boxing for each unit should enable secure insured courier transport at a buyer’s expense and risk but I am not interested in disputes resulting from couriers hence the trusted PayPal only option. Many outstanding reviews: https://6moons.com/audioreviews/esoteric4/trio.html http://www.soundstagenetwork.com/revequip/esoteric_p03_d03.htm http://www.hifiplus.com/articles/hi-fi-plus-the-esoteric-p-03-sacd-playerd-03-dac/ https://www.theabsolutesound.com/articles/esoteric-p-03-universal-disc-transport-and-d-03-digital-to-analog-converter/ Esoteric P03 Specifications: Super Audio CD, CD, CD-R & CD-RW; Digital Audio Output i.LINK (AUDIO) output x 2; XLR output x 2; (Use 2 terminals for ES-LINK or Dual AES output); RCA coaxial output x 1 Weight: 30 kg. Dimensions: (W x H x D) 445 x 158 x 420 mm Esoteric D03 Specifications: Digital Input Terminals Input format DSD, linear PCM (32kHz-192kHz, 16-24bit) i.LINK (AUDIO) terminal (6pin) x2; XLR x 2, Input level: more than 5.0Vp-p/110Ω (Use 2 terminals for ES-LINK or Dual AES output) RCA x2, Input level: more than 0.5Vp-p/75Ω; OPTICAL x1, Input level: –24.0 to –14.5dBm peak Audio features: Analog output level RCA: 2.2 Vrms/10kΩ (1 kHz); Frequency response: 2 Hz – 70 kHz, ±3 dB Signal-to-Noise Ratio (S/N): 115 dB (JEITA); Total harmonic distortion: 0.0006% (JEITA) Word Clock Frequency (input/output) Jack BNC; Input or output level TTL level/75Ω Word Clock Frequency 44.1, 88.2, 176.4, 48, 96, 192, 100 (kHz) Output precision: ±0.5 ppm; Input frequency range: ±5 ppm Weight: 27 kg. Dimensions: (W x H x D) 445 x 158 x 420 mm Photos:
  42. 12 points
  43. 12 points
    The replies here will vary, but all I can say is that, over many years, with many speakers and many amplifiers, I have never been able to detect any improvement whatsoever by bi-wiring, but to be fair I also have never experienced any negative effects either. What worked far easier and definitely audibly better to me, was to use higher quality jumper leads on the speakers, than what is provided by the speaker manufacturer, preferably with the same cables as the speaker cables you are using (if possible ), but if not then just some quality cables. This has worked for me almost every time.
  44. 12 points
    Just valve amp/source? How about valve crossover? It's something that I'd love to try. Yeah this addiction...I can never get rid of my valve fetish 🙈 Fantastic job on the rack by the way, would have cost a few grand in commercial. Pic of an old GTG at a friend's place, we're mostly valve tragic 😬
  45. 12 points
    i have found listening to my digital system this is the best update ,the more you add the better it sounds,relatively inexpensive also.
  46. 12 points
    My first Benz cart and I’m liking what I hear.
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