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  1. Listening by candle light with mi' lady and a glass of red. How it's meant to be done.
  2. I've had a couple of PMs asking about the tale that I have previously alluded to, so I guess it's time. Gather round and bring tissues... My childhood largely sucked - well, the domestic part of it did (not your cue to start blubbing into the tissues yet). The only good memories I have involved the ritual Sunday morning vinyl record playing sessions. In our sitting room, sat an integrated ITT "music centre". I always loved those Sundays: listening to my dad's albums: Cat Stevens, The Hollies, John Denver, Elton etc. To be fair, my mum's choices were pretty good too: Nei
  3. No tweeters yet but the speakers were a long project for various reasons. Still no vinyl but it shouldn't be long now : )
  4. Little G was sent to a friend's house while we did the grunt work. Dang the younger gen have it good these days! Part of the plan was to get the play area and bedroom ready for "reveal" on her return Saturday arvo. One of my highly important and urgent jobs Friday was to assemble the new bed. I duly set to, being a doting father and obedient husband while Mrs G ducked out on some, let's say, "errands". Upon finishing I plopped the new mattress down and promptly raised one eyebrow....straight on the phone to her majesty. "This mattress is too small" says I. "What the devil is going on here?". O
  5. Further information: These were considered to be something of an upgrade from the MB3045 monoblocks and cost significantly more new (adjusted for inflation). Some reports on the internet from people who had both indicate the MB88u have more power, drive, better bass response and control, as well as a cleaner mid and top end. The MB88u amplifer was a limited edition with only 200 pairs were made. They were created to celebrate the 40-year career of one of Luxman's great engineers, Susumu Uehara. (the "u" in their Ultimate series products is also a reference to his name
  6. My kitchen system up and running again. Vaf speakers Arcam Amp
  7. At risk of me hijack the thread...., One (last) more post from me if you don’t mind.... Would like to share with you my very first hifi setup. Journey began a decade or so long ago....., in a garden shed that I had refurbished myself from diy. Construction materials were R3.5 insulation batts and Gyprock... Some of you may have already been here and no longer into hifi or had past away. As you may have pick up, I was a valves fanatic. 😆 If I dare look back, these rookies pitfalls, had cost me mega $$$ in turnover/iteration of valves/electronics during the cours
  8. Further information: I’ve recently had a couple of members say that they love the hybrids and Western Electrics, but would like a little more detail, without any hint of harshness. So I thought I would just add a thicker gauge silver wire with the copper. To my ears no change in the original hybrids. Then I had a try at adding 2 x strands of silver, and a single copper wire. Well. The result was stunning. Yes the detail increased, but certainly not harsh. But what I hadn’t envisioned was the amazing increase in soundstage. I can do them as RCA’s or XLR’s. Pri
  9. A picture from our recent launch of GC HiFi, I actually have set up as you walk in the front door this little combo of vintage Hifi porn mixed with some new ATC's which look great together. The Sansui CD-P is Jeff's and has the same timber side panel finish as the 907 Limited. Believe it or not the 907 pretty much got more comments then just about any of the gear there. cheers, TerryO ..
  10. The 515 driver is very much the same as the 416 but has more power and dosen't go as low. B&C DCM50 very nice large format HF compression driver, I thought you may have had an Altec HF compression driver on the horn too. Here's an old pic of my horns, old schgool custom built Altec A7 VOTT cabinets using the 416-8A driver and Jabo KH-55 horn using a Altec 288C 24Ohms HF compression driver with a pair of REL Strata II subs.
  11. Further information: Up for grabs in my much loved Krell KSA50 MK2. In great to excellent cosmetic condition. Especially considering it’s age. It operates and performs without issue and over my time of ownership the amp has been nothing but enjoyable and stress-free. Has powered my Harbeth 40.2’s with utter ease and with impressive results! A rare chance to get your hands on a venerable and legendary piece of audio history. I will be in Melbs this coming Sunday and may be able to organise a meet up at an agreeable location. Pick up is preferred, but h
  12. It’s me time now with an under age St Henri. 😁
  13. I agree wholeheartedly with this. I had just made a new amp purchase, and needed some xlr cables to connect it. I ordered a set from Bill, and happened to casually mention that I was itching to hear my new purchase. Bill made my set and got them in the post the next day. I said to Bill I would pay him extra, but Bill wouldn't hear of it. I did pay him extra in the end, as I appreciated his extra effort so much, and wanted him to have a beer or two on me. This is the first time I have spoken publicly about this. Bill is a big asset to SNA and it's
  14. Midnight Oil "10 to 1" Oz 1st pressing......superb! '
  15. Further information: Up for sale is the awesome Osborn Grand Epitome Reference Tower Mk3 Speakers in the gorgeous Bubinga Gloss finish. Condition is excellent with very minor dings at base of one speaker. Not noticeable other than close up. The speakers were new in March 2014 and have been used sparingly in a child free, smoke free home. No original boxes but I do have custom covers and can carefully pack for shipping. Dimensions and weight etc in the attached PDF . Photos:
  16. First British pressing, great sound quality
  17. Thanks @Stump and @tripitaka! Going back in time with Bob..... 😁
  18. I am in a similar situation like you mate... i have the mid and high up but meed ro finish the project with the woofer box...currently using the full range lucky my music is not very demanding.
  19. Well finally the brand new Kraftwerk II Dual power supply is now available. It is basically the same design as the Kraftwerk II low voltage version but in dual format form. The only shared components are the power transformer and case. As per KW2 specs It uses large iron core chokes between the two main 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
  20. I don't think it was a troll type question by the OP @gumptown, but rather I feel he may have been trying to justify to himself not spending much money on a vinyl rig. In the past, I've got into more strife than Speed Gordon in these types of threads, so I very deliberately stayed away from contributing to this one. Anyhow, I've already gone against my better judgement, so I'll say this...............I've owned standalone turntables since 1970 and I would like to think that each subsequent upgrade was an improvement, albeit a big jump in performance, or perhaps just a little hop in
  21. Also… the one thing you haven’t mentioned is the after sale support. Antipodes are the best in the business. I had a small issue where I accidentally corrupted the internal drive in my CX when I was trying to factory reset it. I contacted antipodes via Facebook on a Saturday morning and within 45 mins they had remoted into my machine. An hour later, I was up and running. They even helped me configure it and get everything running perfectly. As I said, best service in the game!! 👍
  22. Courtesy of Hector @hlov The Turn Of A Friendly Card The Alan Parsons Project.
  23. Norah Jones Come Away With Me Analogue Productions 2012
  24. Some post footy late night critical listening last night. Started with Rush "Moving Pictures" 2015 remastered reissue, US pressing (Quality Records Pressings).....superb, as Rush always is......pretty good pressing as well. Rush – Moving Pictures (2015, 200gm, Vinyl) - Discogs Next up was the under played (by me) 'Sky' debut album, Oz 1st pressing. This is an excellent album....proggy classical based rock superbly performed by some of the best classical musicians of the day. This pressing is impressive too.
  25. Having a quiet dinner and cooked prawn spaghetti for my wife who has been working hard.
  26. I’m staying with female voices This time from an artist that was born in Cleveland Ohio and this is the debut album Artist - Tracy Chapman Title - Self Titled Album ID - https://www.discogs.com/Tracy-Chapman-Tracy-Chapman/release/2806538
  27. Advance Mother Day dinning out.... Finally decided that these five Musketeers for the night..., should do the tasks at hands. 😁
  28. To me the whole video is 13 minutes of being vague and not saying anything likely to change one's mind or shed any new light on the debate. Surely we deserve better than it must be good because Bob Stuart is a legend and some dude who is an expert in astral telescopes, both know their schit and have your best interests at heart. Just trust us, go away and don't ask questions. The thing is what do they know that the rest of the industry does not ? Also this video by Hans manages to completely avoid any mention of using MQA as an anti competitive plan to forc
  29. Elton John The Very Best of Elton John UK 1990 (one of my Discogs Purchases from UK last year).
  30. My wife's favourite, lucky have a 2005 for mother's day BBQ tonite.
  31. This album just sounds amazing, Maddona The immaculate collection DMM
  32. Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Déjà Vu
  33. Further information: Sansui TU-717 in very good shape and sounding great. Photos: PLEASE READ If you include any reference to pricing whatsoever in this section (excluding RRP), your ad will not be approved If you are advertising multiple items, you must post one bulk price only, or post seperate ads for each item If you don't include photographs of the actual item being sold, your ad will not be approved You understand that a reasonable donation for selling fees is expected upon successful sale of your item - if you have previously sold items a
  34. Midnight Oil "Head Injuries" Oz 1st pressing. Brilliant album.....34 minutes of Oz rock bliss.....not enough!
  35. Home cooking tonite and taking it easy.
  36. Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Welcome to the Pleasuredome A double vinyl album, the epic title track is wild. This is a lot better than it should be, I didn't buy it back in the 1980s but I am digging this now.
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