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  1. Sorry for jumping in but back to my previous post on DeOxit, I have now decided to keep my 'rig' for a long while after spending an hour plus applying Deoxit to all my connections (RCA plugs on IC and equipment, speaker cable connectors, speaker cable binders, power plugs and CAT cables terminations) yesterday. It has definitely made my system sound like a veil has been lifted with everything being much clearer e.g. voices and inflictions of the tongue and lips from any of Stacey Kent's album. The bass lines is also more defined (and this is coming out of my tube amp), instruments sound more real, well separated and clearer with well extended highs. I highly recommended this upgrade - cheap and effective - before you put your hard earned money on another system. I think you will be pleasantly surprised. Currently on special at Jaycar Electronics for $25. More than enough to treat everything on your system.
  2. Item: Belden 8402 IN with Switch Craft RCA (1 metre) Location: Perth Price: Sold Item Condition: Used but not fully burnt in Reason for selling: NLR Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Purchased this from Ebay a number of months ago just for fun but recently got hold of another IC to try which I have now decided to keep. I don't tend to keep stuff around just to think that I might use it in the future so it has to go. It was used between my phono preamp and my amp. Very low hours so would not think it has been 'burnt in' at all. Pictures: Item: Chord C-Line (1 Metre) interconnect Location: Perth Price: $40 + $10 postage Item Condition: used but almost new Reason for selling: NLR Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Initial Cable try out with my new phono preamp but has since found another more suitable IC
  3. Schiit Mani is a great little preamp for the price. The other one to consider is the MoFi StudioPhono for the RRP of $499. Street price could be less. Like the Mani it also has adjustable gains and loads but is quieter than the Mani, from my personal experience.
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    FS: Vinyl Record Sale last week 2018

    George Winston for me please if still available To Perth 6006
  5. Hi Terry Please try this link. I hope it is genuine because I intend to purchase two of these after Christmas. cheers https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/DeoxIT-D-Series-D100L-Squeeze-Tube-100-solution-2-ml/401602406180?epid=18024008420&hash=item5d815e6724:g:AtYAAOxyhXRTLgCO
  6. Have been using this for over 35 years. It was first introduced to me by Clifford from Audio Synergy back in the early eighties. I could only purchased two small tubes as it was around $30 each back in the day. I will be buying another two tubes now that the price has dropped to around $10 each on Ebay. All I can say is that there is a difference in sound between pre and post application and it is all for the better. Just put a drop on an ear bud and rub them on to the RCA socket of your electronic equipment plus the inside of all RCA cables. While many good equipment have come and go during the years, I would consider this as my best 'audio' purchase.
  7. Item: Schiit Mani Phono Preamp (MC/MM) Location: Perth Price: $190 plus $10 postage anywhere in Australia Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: NLR Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD, bank transfer Extra Info: Purchased new from Addicted to Audio. There are a large number of positive reviews on the Net. It is in excellent condition with no marks whatsoever. Reluctant sale. Pictures:
  8. Item: Jazz CD - Vocals and Jazz/Rock bands Location: Perth Price: The lot $100 including postage Item Condition: Very good to excellent (Cleaned and treated with Audiophile Auric Illuminator from new) Reason for selling: Cleaning up collection and funding digital music download and LP Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only, bank transfer Extra Info: Instrumental CD: 1. Hiroshima - Another Place - LA jazz sound, smooth jazz/rock - Epic 2.Larry Carlton - SleepWalk - Smooth Jazz/Rock, great guitarist - Warner Bros 3. Larry Carlton - Friends - Smooth Jazz/Rock, classic album - Warner Bros 4. Lee Ritenour's - 6 String Theory - Smooth Jazz/Rock, famous guitarist - Concord Female vocal 1. Eva Cassidy - Live at Blues Alley - Jazz/Rock, her famous 'Live' album with audiophile sound - Blix Street Records 2. Michelle Nicolle - The Crying Game - Great audiophile sound (as you would expect from ABC), Aussie artist. Personally autograph by artist (slightly cracked cover) - ABC Jazz 4. Melody Gardot - Currency of Man - Needs no introduction and one of her better jazz album - Decca Pictures:
  9. Item: Stainless steel footrest plate for Mercedes Benz A, GLA and CLA class (A from 2013, GLA and CLA from 2014) Location: Perth Price: $25 plus $10 postage (RRP on Ebay $60) Item Condition: Used Reason for selling: NLR Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, Bank Transfer Extra Info: In good condition and made to match the sporty design of the brake and accelerator pedals in the sporty A, GLA and CLA Mercedes Benz models. It is made to fit these models to the narrow foot rest unlike others that are slightly broader which can leave little space between the brake pedal and foot rest. Just talking from experience The back is velcro so it remains in place once fitted and requires no further adjustment. Attaching and removing the unit is extremely simple. Pictures:
  10. Item: Crumpler Camera Bag Location: North Perth Price: $70 plus $10 delivery Item Condition: Used but in very good condition Reason for selling: NLR Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Suitable for small, medium or DSLR sized cameras. Very practical with outside and inside pockets, movable internal partitions to fit lenses and cameras, theft proof opening (hidden zip and clip lock), durable and above all water proof. Lots of storage space. Grab yourself a bargain and carry your cameras and accessories in style. Great travel bag too. Pictures:
  11. Item: Atlas Hyper Symmetrical Interconnect 1 metre with original box Location: North Perth Price: $190 plus $10 delivery Item Condition: Used but in great condition Reason for selling: NLR Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Had the IC for a number of years and sounds great with my solid state amp that I previously owned. In that system, it had strong bass and clear highs and clean and clear mid range. Pictures:
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    learning to listen

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    What is worst amp you have had that worked

    Mine was a Musical Fidelity A100 that I bought in Singapore and lugged all the way back here. It was flat, under powered and was not able to even tickle my Spendor SP2. Needless to say, it was traded in to an NVA after three months. It ran rings around the MF back in the day. Not sure if this is still the case nowadays.
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    learning to listen

    My experience with a particular hifi system once which I do not think was an occasion that I would consider as mindful or critical listening was when in the middles of a conservation, a saxophone and the backing ensemble of the four piece band playing in the background sounded so real that it raised the hair at the back of my neck. The equipment was a Rogue Audio Pharaoh, a pair of Vienna acoustic floor standing speakers and a Rega RP3 turntable with exact cartridge. I have not had the same experience before and since then.
  15. I was watching a preview when a bight flash stopped the preview on my Apple TV. At that time, I was running my AV amp, my desktop Mac, NAS, modem, ethernet switch, projector and Apple TV. I pulled the plug off and reconnect the ATV and everything is fine. Nothing else was affected thank god. All my equipment come through an Isotek and a Thor electrical board.