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  1. Item: TANNOY DC-1000 Bookshelf Speakers Location: Brisbane SE. Condition: Excellent working condition. All drivers working well. Checked by Brisbane Speaker Repairs prior to sale. Cabinets cosmetically excellent for age with no corner bumps or dents. Few superficial hardly visible scuffs on top of one – see pic. Couple of driver screw heads have a bit of corrosion. Grilles excellent with no broken tabs. Grille cloth good but missing grille badges. Price: $450 $400 Reason for Selling: Post Christmas bills. Payment methods: Cash on pick-up Pick up details: Pick up Wynnum, Brisbane. Not keen to courier these but may re-consider if local buyer not found. Extra info: Reluctant sale as most of them are but it will be good for someone else to enjoy these vintage English speakers. The DC-1000s feature the same 2025GG dual-concentric driver as in the floor-standing models in the series. The Tannoy DC range began my adventure into hi-fi and I was blown away by the detail from the dual-concentric drivers and thereafter hooked on hi fi. They sounded sweet with an Audiolab 8000A and matched for my ears with this mellow English amp. Tried them with a brighter modern Vincent and a bit more fatiguing (please don’t ask if they will go well with your particular amp as only you can answer that with your own ears). Loved them with jazz, acoustic instrumental and vocals particularly, but they can go surprisingly loud too if you are that way inclined. These are all original and un-tweaked. Had them checked over prior to sale by Brisbane Speaker Repairs and all good. Demo available for serious buyers and BYO amp to see if you like the match. Here are specs from Hifidatabase.com (can’t guarantee their accuracy). Recommended amplifier: 10 - 120 Watts Sensitivity: 90dB Nominal impedance: 8 Ohms Frequency response: 48Hz - 25kHz Crossover frequency: 2.3Khz Enclosure: Ducted port Internal volume: 17L Dimensions: 248 x 497 x 205mm (Width x Height x Depth) Weight: 8.1kg Year: 1988 - 1991 Pictures:
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    Technics SL 23

    Agree with all the above posters. Great sounding turntable for the money and cart-changing options too.
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    To clamp or not to clamp?

    Or try the budget version - blob of Blu-tak
  4. Item: ROTEL RA-1062 Integrated Amplifier Location: Brisbane southside Price: $475 $450 $425 $400 Item Condition: Excellent. Bought new and well looked after. Recently serviced. Never had an issue with it. Reason for selling: Downsizing gear. Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal. Extra Info: Bought new from Encel Hi Fi Macgregor, Brisbane in mid-2000s. Original purchase price $1200. Includes remote. Manual and original box and packing. I used this with great success with B&W 600 series 3 floor standers and bookshelves, Orpheus Aurora 3’s, Tannoy DC-2000. I particularly liked the B&Ws with it. Pictures:
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    Sanyo TP 825DU Turntable

    I have a Sanyo TP 825DU and highly recommend it as a solidly built and great sounding turntable. Definitely a a keeper! Pretty rare too. Sanyo, like many other large Japanese companies of the day made products at many price points and their reputation seems to suffer at the hands of the lower end stuff they produced and the general downward slide of many of the big names heading into the 80s and 90s as they catered for the mass market. This IMHO unfairly taints the considerably less common higher quality gear gear they produced. I also have a Sanyo TP 405, a similarly rare and robust turntable, which seems to be almost the belt-drive equivalent of this one in many respects.
  6. These are a pretty robustly built turntable and a cut above many from the era IMO. Fitting an RB300 tonearm is probably overkill but conversely an Ortofon OM10 would not do justice to the full capabilities of this turntable. The OM10 is a very light cart compared to the original so makes it more difficult to set tracking force and anti-skate unless you add a little extra weight to the headshell although the OM10 is quite forgiving in that regard. The OM10 lacks a bit in the bottom end too, but this seems to be considered a benefit to those digitising their record collection by making the end sound easier to edit. I would suggest something like the Audio Technica AT-95E at similar price point would be more suitable for listening than the OM10 as it seems to have a much fuller sound and an elliptical stylus.
  7. Item: AKAI GXC-709D Tape Deck Location: Brisbane southside Price: $200 Item Condition: Excellent. Well maintained above average specimen. Regularly serviced, good belts, heads de-magnetised. Reason for selling: Downsizing tape deck collection and this won't be getting the use it deserves to remain in top condition. Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Excellent deck. Features retro-fitted cool blue LED lighting and sturdy rack-mount handles. Pictures: