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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
  2. A long-awaited feature request by many members is nearing completion. As you know advertisements automatically expire after 14 days if not marked as Sold. Once the new feature is implemented, a new button will appear on Expired Ads, that says "Repost Ad". This will automatically take you to the editor window with all content pre-filled from your previous ad. You then have the ability to repost your ad without having to retype the ad content from scratch. I hope to be able to activate this feature in the coming days - we're in final stages of testing. Still to come:
  3. This thread might be entirely too self-indulgent and I'll apologise in advance if it lands like that 😌 I am weeks from moving back to Australia (unexpected but necessitated by personal circumstances) after a couple of years living in the UK, and as a result of this we have recently sold our house over here. I was home during the buyers second house viewing and got chatting hi-fi with them and knowing that we were moving overseas they approached me the following day to discuss our hi-fi systems and if we would consider making them part of the deal. After giving it some careful con
  4. Hi guys I’ve decided to become a Commercial member , as I thought it wasn’t fair to the other commercial members that I was selling my cables through the member classified’s . ( I will still make them for members at cost, or near to cost ) There are some exciting new cables on the horizon , including a Speaker Cable that will simple compete with anything out there A web site is now being put together, so that making your cable decisions a little easier Message me for anything you would like to know. Cheers Bill
  5. 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.
  6. 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
  7. one addition to the system - plenty of time to enjoy during lockdown.
  8. Yet another thread has been edited and closed because of the nay sayers need to put down and often ridicule others personal experiences and choices. Have you guys, and you know who you are, ever stopped and thought for one second how much your constant rubbishing of others experiences is potentially harming this forum and this hobby? Why on earth would a newbie want to post their first hand experiences again after getting lampooned by you lot? If by now the hairs are starting to stand up on the back of your neck because of my comments then yes you are one of the knockers who constantl
  9. Maybe I'm not perceiving this correctly, but there seems to be a lot of negativity in some of these comments that would normally be taken down from any other thread (as per the Classifieds Policy, in particular the 'White-Anting' section) I'll make clear that I have no affiliation with the OP in any way, no previous contact whatsoever, but so what if the OP was fortunate enough to win this awesome Turntable, but cannot afford to buy the vinyl to make use of it - was there any prerequisites of entering the competition that you must have a vinyl collection, or be prepared to graduall
  10. My current system! Recorded handheld on my iphone with inbuilt microphone...so take it with a big dose of salt.
  11. 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
  12. Further information: Well finally they are here. My boutique Speaker Cables After over 2 years of research and trialing different combinations of cable, I have finally come up with a combo that I believe you will all love . I’ve blind tested this cable with many people, against well known low, mid and very highly prices cables, and not only does it hold its own with the exotics, but in most cases beats them. ( my most critical test is my wife, who can hear differences in cables while cooking up a storm, and will wonder in and tell me yes or no )
  13. Finally got the records in place. Big job putting backs on the Kallax and then hauling the lot downstairs then bolting them to the wall, levelling and aligning everything. My brother was a godsend. His cabinetmaking skills were invaluable. Spent this weekend hauling the records downstairs and replacing them (in alphabetical order and split into a few genres). Long heavy job but lots of fun. Works well as an absorber too. I made sure to space them out for additions. Next step, shelving for the components. Still thinking concrete for that.
  14. I am a complete computer idiot, I didn’t even own one till eleven years ago when I met my wife. Took me another bunch of years to work out how to surf the web, eventually I discovered SNA. A little later I attended my first GTG here in Adelaide, met some folk and we started doing the rounds of each other’s houses. In the old days meeting fellow enthusiasts was via chance meetings at hifi shops or shows. Fast forward to today and the Adelaide ‘mob’ are in constant contact, endlessly enjoying each other’s equipment. The real value however is in the friendships we have f
  15. my recently purchased pile is getting larger. Need to put some records into the record racks soon Loving the Glorious Record boxes - almost like being at a record store. Pity I have no more room for more.
  16. 2 low ballers now blocked - surprisingly I’m not willing to sell this for $2500...
  17. Finally my new speaker is up and running on New Year Eve
  18. My refurbished Commonwealth 12C is custom rock maple plinth/stand and Schroder CB tonearm. New cartridge to come. Golden Age Audio Reference Phono
  19. Hi All, The system has been through a couple of significant upgrades this year, so I thought it was time to post about it. The most recent is probably the biggest undertaking I've ever entered into. Massive shout out to @cheekyboy and @SGR Audio. Just awesome to deal with Keith, Harry and Stuart. For my 50th I was very lucky to get the Brinkmann Bardo and the upgrade over the Soulines was considerable IMO. Going from belt to a direct drive mechanism really put an oomph in the sound. Whilst the Bardo is not what many consider cheap (I don't that's for sure) I reckon
  20. Domestic bliss system. Accuphase, Tannoy and a pair of REL Gibraltars to fill things out. It’s a big room- only a third in view. Yes, the speaker position could be better, but sounds pretty good Not for critical listening.
  21. Really digging the TT adventure.....other than the cost of buying more records 😅
  22. Been a long time since I posted any new pics in this amazing thread. After a complete ground up rebuild by SNA maestro @Shark, including an engineering masterpiece of a plinth with built-in isolation, my 401 is sounding better than I could have imagined. For now, Jelco 750 and Shelter 9000 in residence but a Reed 1X on its way. Many thanks to Mark for the amazing job he did restoring the 401. It will have pride of place for the rest of my days!👍
  23. Recently after quite a while away from speaker building i started this project during my Christmas Holiday Break from teaching. I have now completed the Build, but will continue to tweek crossover until I feel i am there. it was quite a challenging build for one living in a regional town in the New England. I did have trouble sourcing materials but came up with some solutions that were not quite as good but did the job in the end. I am absolutely happy with the end product, even though its not exact but i did take elements from the differing models for the last 20 years so as to
  24. Fortunate to be involved in some capacity with this awesome system, the addition of the dCS Bartok the final piece in the digital jigsaw...
  25. The monos and home theatre preamp are back. Time to celebrate with snaps.
  26. Many SNAers know this room and have heard it. After many years of being settled, this week I ushered in a new pair of speakers, so thought it might be a good time to start a new thread. The current setup is, in summary: Avantgarde Trio Luxury Edition 26 speakers with bass horns Dartzeel NHB-18NS pre amp mkii with phono stage Dartzeel NHB-108 model 2 power amp Air Force Two turntable with Acoustical Systems Axiom tonearm and Lyra Atlas Antipodes DX into Accuphase DC-17 fed by Roon Sound treated room Fancy cables and power management, dedi
  27. The belts have arrived but I can’t seem to get the speed bang on. I think that it may be a 50hz pulley, maybe it wasn’t used with an SDS before. The SDS puts out 60hz, will wait for the new 300rpm motor and pulley to arrive. I have temporarily set it up on the base that I’ve made. She is certainly a beast. Will look good when I’ve finished the feet.
  28. 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.
  29. New house, new room. Still have to mount the cart on the turntable.
  30. The person with the biggest dose of suspense was me. The speakers took longer to come than expected. Mind you I always say the anticipation is half the pleasure and I was rewarded. They were a special order as I wanted a matte finish and not gloss. They normally come in gloss only. I was quite desperate to see them. They are exactly what I wanted. I have coveted the Marten Mingus for some years. The big issue was that the affordability was a very very steep mountain for me to climb. With the way we are all required to live at the moment it made me contemplate amongs
  31. It's happened to me as well. A price was agreed to by the seller but he ended up selling the item to someone else who ended up flipping the item. I have also listed a few items that I have refused to sell to some members who are flippers. For some items I sell I want them to go to those who are in the hobby.. not to be resold by flippers.
  32. 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.
  33. 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 t
  34. Hello everyone, I have never done this before - perhaps because no one has ever truly deserved it - but I wanted to throw up a quick post of appreciation. I have been dealing with Geoff from hey now hifi (@Geoff@HeyNow Hi-Fi) for a little while now and I am utterly impressed with the responsiveness, service & advice I get from this guy. Most importantly, he delivers on his promises and bends over backwards to make things happen. Unlike some others, not all but certainly some, he absolutely knows what he is talking about and has extensive experience in
  35. 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
  36. For years I’ve been reading about people scoring bargain basement deals through the used goods marketplaces in various forums. I read most of the post purchase comments to these posts, and there are quite obviously two camps when it comes to bagging a bargain: it’s the sellers responsibility to do their research and understand the market value. Fair play and kudos to the first person that makes contact with the seller and takes it for the list price. The buyer should draw upon their own knowledge (and morals) and negotiate a fair deal for both parties. So on
  37. My Technics SL1200 MkII. I purchased this from @Spider27 who was fantastic in helping me get it to the other side of the country in perfect condition. It used to be in stormtrooper form with a white top plate. Wanting something different I spoke to Mark at Dex AsiaPacific in Perth who told me we could do whatever I wanted! So - I sent him some images of a 845 valve and Line Magnetic level meter and look what he came up with! Awesome job if you ask me!
  38. Further information: As you all know, I already make a line of affordable cables. But I know many are struggling out there at the moment, so I’ve put together Bill’s basic interconnect using Van Damme silver coated 99.99% copper. Quality Neotech locking rca plugs. Yes there is no tech flex, but they still look stunning, and more importantly sound bloody great. Price includes Aust post express postage Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
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