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  1. Update: Includes original tiny spanner (just found it).
  2. ITEM: SME Series III S tonearm with Grado cartridge (cart model unknown) LOCATION: Wynnum, Brisbane CONDITION: Visually excellent. Un-tested. See description for details. DESCRIPTION: This tonearm was attached to a Thorens TD-160 turntable from new. I have had this as a project-in-waiting for a year and have not had the opportunity to use the tonearm because the original plinth was crumbly and the stylus on the Grado cart, un-useable. It had not been used for some years according to its original owner, but appears to be in excellent physical condition. Few tarnish spots on baseplate. Everything moves smoothly and all adjustment screws in excellent condition. Includes tonearm thread weight. Lead counterweights are loaded into the arm, presumably to match the Grado cart, and there are a couple of extra weights as pictured. Also includes tiny metal adjustment spanner (not pictured). Don’t know which stylus suits the Grado but the original one is on it. Reason for selling. High compliance carts are too expensive a realm for me to get into right now. PRICE: $750 neg. PAYMENT METHODS: Cash on pick-up, Paypal. EXTRA INFO: Can post/courier. PICTURES: Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  3. Item: SONY TA-1055 Stereo Integrated Amplifier. Late 70s vintage Location: Brisbane Southside. Price: $300 Item Condition: Excellent. Restored and very clean inside and out. Number engraved on front LH faceplate. Reason for selling: To help fund a number of ongoing projects. Payment Method: Pickup Brisbane Southside, Cash, Paypal. Courier available, $25 for most but some regional areas may be higher. Extra Info: Circa late 70s. Made in Japan. Great sound. Solid build with heavy duty heatsink. Another of my many vintage amp projects. Electrolytic capacitors replaced with mostly Nichicon Fine Gold. Main output transistors re-seated with fresh thermal paste and solder joints re-flowed. Features include headphone jack and phono input. Output Specs (See Hi Fi Engine for full specs) Dynamic power: 70 Watts both channels operating at 8 Ohm 90 Watts both channels operating at 4 Ohm Continuous rated RMS output at 1KHz: 28 Watts per channel at 8 Ohms. 35 Watts per channel at 4 Ohms. Demo welcome. BYO speakers for a listen. Photos:
  4. No further reductions. This is a bargain.
  5. Item: Vincent SV-129 Integrated Amplifier Location: Brisbane SE, Bayside Price: $400 $375 $350 Item Condition: Excellent working condition. Clean sound. Recently lubed inputs and controls. Couple of blemishes on bass/treble knobs and the usual tarnish to RCA inputs. Reason for selling: No longer required. Replaced with another amp more suited to needs. Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal. Extra Info: Great amp with good dynamic power capability and detail. I have used a few Vincent products and find them incredible audio value for money. My last two main amps have been Vincent for over 10 years and I tried many popular audiophile amps in the $2k to $3k range before deciding on Vincent on each occasion. My main amp is still a Vincent. Remote control included (sorry, forgot to get a picture of it) BYO speakers for demo if preferred. COURIER Interstate $25 for most. Pictures:
  6. Courier/Post included in $350 unit price (most Aussie destinations). Locals can pick up for $325.
  7. 8000A SOLD so please disregard pics of it. The 8000S has the remote, the first 4 or 5 pics.
  8. Item: Audiolab 8000S Stereo Integrated Amplifier. (8000A SOLD) Location: Brisbane SE Bayside Price: 8000S $450 $400 $375 $350 (including courier to most Aussie destinations). Locals $325 pick-up. Item Condition: Good for age. Minor wear on steel case. No bumps. Face is fantastic. See pics. Running well. Reason for selling: Raising funds for other projects. The usual. Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal. Extra Info: The 8000S is all original including remote, manual and original box. The remote controls both volume and function switching. 8000A SOLD The 8000A I bought off a friend who originally brought it from UK a couple of decades ago. It had the usual crumbling RCA socket blocks which I’ve replaced neatly with correct size RCA blocks mounted into existing PCB holes. I've replaced electrolytic capacitors on main board. The amp still runs quite warm as these amps have a tendency to do as they are highly biased. I've not delved into that further as it is beyond my rudimentary skills, but there appears to be a reasonable amount of information out there about ways to make them run a bit cooler. So, you can use the amp as-is or take it to the next level if you have the skills or inclination. I’ve spent at least the asking price on it and quite a few hours, but am realistic and negotiable on price. The 8000A has a very nice in-built phono preamp too. AUDIOLAB 8000S Specs from Hi Fi Engine. Power output: 60 watts per channel into 8Ω (stereo) Frequency response: 20Hz to 20kHz Total harmonic distortion: 0.07% Input sensitivity: 175mV (line) Signal to noise ratio: 80dB (line) Channel separation: 60dB (line) Dimensions: 445 x 75 x 335mm Weight: 7.4kg Year: 1998 Original Price: GBP £700 (1998) Pictures:
  9. Item: Rotel RA-810 amplifier. Location: Brisbane SE Bayside Price: $450 $400 Item Condition: Excellent. Reason for selling: The usual. Making space and finances for more gear. Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal. Extra Info: Time for someone else to enjoy this wonderful vintage amp. During the few years I've had it the amp has been well cared for, fully serviced and electrolytic capacitors replaced with Elna Silmic II on power circuit, phono preamp, toneboard, main preamp and power amplifier. Main power filter capacitors remain as they function well within original tolerance. Demonstration available. You are welcome to BYO music and/or speakers if preferred. My impression of the sound: Strong, sweet, clean, well-balanced. A useful feature for vinyl enthusiasts is 2 x Phono inputs with Phono 2 allowing adjustment of both Impedance and Input Sensitivity. Main amplifier and preamplifier separable via bridging pins so you can use preamp and main amplifier independently for added system options. Versatile tone adjustment options with independent bass/treble sliders, loudness, high and low pass filters and the ability to bypass tone controls altogether for direct unfiltered sound. MAIN SPECIFICATIONS: Power Amplifier Section Total Music Power (IHF): 180 watts at 4 Ω; 125 watts at 8 Ω Continuous Power (RMS, both channel driven, THD less than 0,5%): 60 watts/channel at 4 Ω; 40 watts/channel at 8 Ω Harmonic Distortion: less than 0,3% (20 -20,000 Hz at 40 W/ch) Intermodulation Distortion: 0,1% at 40 W/ch Frequency Response: 4 to 75,000 Hz; +0 -3 dB Power Bandwidth (IHF): 5 to 50,000 Hz at 8 Ω Input Sensitivity/Impedance: 1 V/30 k Ω Damping Factor: 35 at 8 Ω Speaker Impedance: 4 to 16 Ω Pictures:
  10. Could be faulty cartridge as suggested or headshell/tonearm wires not connecting properly to cartridge.
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