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  1. I'm happy to buy these. Sending PM with offer to buy at asking price plus shipping costs.
  2. Both my turntables have been in mothballs for years. Besides, I have a perfectly functional precision stylus pressure gauge that might well have come over on the first fleet (maybe a little worse for wear - could've been used as a bottle opener at some stage). So, clearly I don't want to go in the draw. But just sayin' it's a really nice initiative on Jim's and your part.
  3. Dunno - but I bought a fully optioned one in 2003, kept it for 11 years, loving every Km I drove in it - then gave it to my son. He has no interest in cars apart from fulfilling basic transport needs. However, he has been seduced by its charms, despite the high fuel consumption that made him hesitant to take it in the first place. He now has zero intention of parting with it despite being able to afford something more modern and practical. Mrs M also bought a red BA falcon in 2003, replacing a red EA falcon she'd had for 13 years. It has a tow limit of 2300Kg and easily manages
  4. After seeing so many aesthetically awful turntables being put forward as visual icons, that is a breath of fresh air. It looks clean and purposeful and my guess is that it's sound would match the appearance.
  5. A 250 km trip I regularly did as a child to Yorke Peninsula takes longer now than it did almost 70 years ago in the family FJ Holden. My old man probably did it considerably faster 10 years prior to that in a navy blue Willys coupe! I still have his collection of Wheels and Modern Motor mags from the 50's on. Cars and driving were fun then in ways I don't think we'll ever see again. It's probably a much safer trip today if sheer boredom doesn't intervene negatively. In the old days it truly made a massive difference to the drive if you were in say a Jaguar or Mercedes vs a VW b
  6. You can also instal 3rd party software on your computer to tweak the modem more specifically than you can via the modem itself. Whether or not this will be of benefit will depend on your distance from the tower and the frequency bands available. One example is LTEInspectuer. For example by restricting the modem to a particular band (can't remember which one off-hand) I could boost upload speeds to about 28. Unfortunately this also resticted the download speeds to something similar. Also, the modem seemed reluctant to retain some configurations and I gave
  7. Yes, for all intents and purposes, it is. Technical explanations of what LTE is are readily available on the net. I haven't fully understood it so I won't try to pass on an explanation. We get a consistent 40 gbps at peak times and we have seen 120 in the wee hours of the morning. A quick test just now at 2.50 pm Thursday arvo showed 56 download and 9 upload. If you're closer to the tower than us you're likely to do a lot better. The important thing is that it seems reliable and meets all we need for now. Ping time is always 14ms.
  8. I suggest you find out what Optus can offer re 4G LTE. It's by far the fastest, most cost-effective service available to us. Download speeds between about 40 and 100 MBPS. Solidly beats the NBN fixed wireless service in our area on both performance and cost. I understand 5G requires a tower closer then our nearest which is about 2.5 km.
  9. Especially between the two blue VU meters and the blue lcd display below. And the top with the round vent? is a bit busy overall. I've really liked the look of some MacIntosh designs in the past, but the lack of restraint in this one is a bit off-putting IMO.
  10. I've had great success buying new generic batteries to fit obsolete equipment from our local specialist battery store (Battery World francise) Could be worth trying the one closest to you? They don't have all their stock listed online.
  11. I have 6 NS1000M's here ATM. They are from 4 different pairs as 2 of those 6 speakers are from 2 different pairs. (the mismatched RHS ones I use with grilles on in the TV room). All 6 of those are identical to the OP's in terms of the range of the potentiometers. Are you seriously saying these 8 speakers from 5 different pairs (the OP's and mine) exhibiting identical characteristics is coincidence and they are all wrong in exactly the same way?
  12. Then how do you explain mine are exactly the same? And the sample I'm referring to is essentially 4 pairs as 2 of mine are mismatched RHS speakers from 2 different pairs. Did you check with speakers you have or just assume? Like I said, despite many decades of experience with these I've never before noticed what the OP has asked about. But, mine confirm his findings as probably typical. It looks wrong, but appears to be right.
  13. The P76 was fugly in a way that Cyrus couldn't begin to imagine. I was driving an almost new one in Melbourne in 1976 (firm's car) during a rainstorm and the wiper switch broke as I turned it on. That was OK as the wipers were definitely needed. However a few minutes later, the wiper broke off the arm which continued to gouge a furrow in the windscreen! The merits of being able to fit a 44 gallon drum in the boot were lost on me at that point. But a mint Force 7 coupe would be worth what today?
  14. Well, you learn something every day! My 3 pairs (or 6 speakers) are all the same as yours, so I have to assume that's correct. But I must admit I've never noticed that before. BTW, just from the limited scope of your pics, that looks like a very nice pair you have there.
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