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  1. Welcome aboard Chris. Plenty of Brissie people here. I'm at Ipswich. Have a look at https://www.queenslandaudio.club/.
  2. I accepted your counter offer for the Madonna albums and you never replied with your account details etc for payment. What gives?
  3. Easy fix. The base unscrews. Simply unsolder one wire, replace the terminal and resolder the wire. The terminals could be these https://www.selby.com.au/dual-binding-posts-bp0006a.html (use one of them and have a spare).
  4. That's a very easy repair. Anyone competent with a soldering iron can take care of that. I could give you the names of several here in Brisbane, so I'll leave it to the Mexicans to help you out 😝
  5. I transported a pair of Ambience 1800 References from Bowral NSW to Ipswich QLD via Dubbo NSW. I bought an entire 25 m roll of bubble wrap from Bunnings to wrap them in. Remove the grills otherwise the grill locating pegs can snap off. They took up most of the room in the back of a Falcon wagon. Lots of pillows, quilts, blankets help to stop them moving about in transport. On their side is the only way to stop excess ribbon movement. My understanding is that the difference between the standard and reference is the woofers. A single in the standard and twins in the reference. Either way, they are somewhat lacking in the bottom end department. I augment mine with a pair of subwoofers. But then, my other lounge room speakers are SGRs. As for backup, I found Tony Moore to be an absolute pain in the arse to deal with. My crossovers were damaged (inductors) and he refused to supply me with any specs and insisted I ship the whole set of crossovers to him for repair. He then charged me $385 for a $14 part (inductor coil) and refused to return the crossovers unless I paid up. He then took weeks to do the simple repair after I reluctantly paid up. It was almost 3 months from when i got them to they were finally back in my lounge room. His crossover design can be greatly improved on with more modern components and rephasing of the bass drivers.. I have redesigned crossovers and better quality wiring fitted to my 1800s. I would be happy to chat to you offline about this.
  6. I had mine measured on diy-audio by the impedance graphs put out by DATS (Dayton Audio Test System) V2 Dayton Audio as putting out 768 watts into 2 ohms testing a speaker with a buggered inductor coil in the crossovers. It just kept chugging along. Did get a bit warm though!
  7. I lost my sister-in-law to a heroin overdose 30 years ago. This song always brings tears to my eyes. RIP Gina.
  8. Hi Mort, welcome to the madhouse. I can help if you are after local buyers. Drop me a line via the Queensland Audio Club website https://www.queenslandaudio.club/contact-us I'll pass on the details to our club members. By the way, we have several members in our club in your age cohort. Cheers, Andrew
  9. The next GTG will be at Andrew H’s (QAC Secretary) on Saturday 23rd March at Leichhardt (Ipswich). This meeting will be a small get together (SGT) I have seating upstairs for around 10. The rest can make noise downstairs under the carport (where the BBQ will be hosted). As such, attendance is restricted to 20 members. First in, best dressed. Those who turn up on the day without a prior acknowledged RSVP will kindly be shown the door! There will be a table for those who wish to sell personal audio gear on the day. There will be another table for those who wish to give away audio stuff that is gathering dust at their homes (keep the wife happy). I will have half a crate of LPs to give away, mainly classical, that don’t fit in my collection. I also have various speaker drivers to give away. Details are … Host: Andrew H (yours truly) Date/time: Saturday 23rd March: Midday to 4pm. Food: I will provide a BBQ lunch at this meeting. Usual club courtesy BYO soft drinks, wine etc. and nibbles welcome. Cheesecake even more welcome! Gear: 6 systems all up. Lounge room: Linn Sondek LP12, Kuzma Stogi Reference tonearm, Audio Technica Art 9 MC, Edmund Chan Hercules/Moses external power supply, Edmund Chan LP12 inner platter, Carbon fibre / balsawood sandwich tonearm plate and chassis board, SRM Tech Silent base plate, Trichord Dino Plus phono stage, on wall mount. Kuzma Stabi, Stogi 12” VTA tower unipivot tonearm, ZYX R 1000 MC (should be set up by the meeting), Kuzma outer ring, Kuzma external power supply, RCM Sensor Prelude IC Phono Stage Furutech upgrades, on wall mount. Leema Elements DAC. Keece 116 power supply. Intel NUC PC music server, Windows 8, JRiver 24. Panasonic 3D Blu-ray HD recorder. Shanling T-80 CD. NAD C420 tuner. 4GB external HD. Moon P5 dual mono preamp. Pass Labs X250.5 power amp. SGR passive floor-stander speakers (only 7 pairs made). Ambience Reference 1800 Ribbon Hybrid Series floor stander speakers (upgraded crossovers). Homemade subs (ex-Phil G) - 12" Peerless drivers, O Audio 300W plate amps. Sony 55" 3D LED TV. Acoustic panels. 2 Gecko equipment stands. Study: Pioneer PL-51 Direct drive, Shure V15 III HE MM, Lehmann Audio Black Cube SE phono stage. Windows 10 Desktop PC, 27” 4K 3D monitor, JRiver 24. Audiolab M-Dac. Auralic Taurus preamp. Quad 522 power amp. Netgear ReadyNAS 312- 75,000 music files loaded. ICY BOX NAS. Denon DCD-1015 CD. Pioneer TX-9100 tuner. Sennheiser HD600 headphones. Sennheiser HD320 headphones. Audio Technica ATH-M50 headphones. Earsonics SM-64 IEMs. Homemade large bookshelf 3 way ported speakers (Troel Gravesen design). Sherwood SW-10 subwoofer. VPI 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine. Pink Triangle P Two TT (no arm at the moment), ZYX Bloom MC, and modified Linn Valhalla card in external power supply box. Yamaha K320 Cassette deck. Acoustic panels. My Bedroom: Samsung Blu-ray Recorder. PS Audio NuWave DAC. Parasound P3 preamp. Parasound A21 power amp. Intel NUC music server, Windows 8, JRiver 24. Yamaha TX-480 tuner. Dynaudio Audience 82 floor-stander speakers. Samsung 46" 3D LED TV. Glass HiFi rack. Acoustic panels. Son's Bedroom Intel NUC PC Windows 10, JRiver 24. Sony Playstation 4. Peachtree DACiTx DAC. Teddy Pardo power supply. Pioneer VSX-919 AVR. Polk LS-70 floor-standing speakers. Panasonic Plasma TV. Panasonic 3D Blu-ray HD recorder. M&K 150 subwoofer. Timber HiFi low line rack. Bathroom: (on shelf) Sony NWZ-ZX1 128GB HD player (or Android phones) Audioengine 2 powered speakers or Altec 2.1 powered speakers (son likes doof doof!). Workshop: Desktop Linux Mint 20, JRiver 24. Parasound ZDac. Emotiva USP-1 preamp. Bryston 2B-LP power amp. Yamaha T-700 tuner. Sharp 32” LCD TV (wall mount). Samsung Blu-ray player. Sansui SP-3500 large 3 way bookshelf speakers. All rooms and workshop are Ethernet connected (hard points and 5 port switches). Lots of cables. Nordost, Goertz, Van Der Hul, Tara Labs, Dark Side, Xindak. Usual club courtesy BYO soft drinks, wine etc. and nibbles (especially cheesecake) welcome. Please RSPV if you will wish to attend (or even thinking of attending).
  10. Hi Ray, I'm a fellow vinyl enthusiast. 4 turntables (one without a tonearm at the moment), 3 stand-alone phono stages, plus various preamps and integrated amps with phono stages. I have several cassette decks and boxes of cassettes. I'm located at Ipswich. I'm also a member of the Queensland Audio Club (QAC) https://www.queenslandaudio.club/ . A club member at Redbank Plains has approximately 10,000 LPs. I only have a miserly 1000 or so. Several club members are into DIY speakers. I personally stay away from the darkside (tube amps), but several club members have plenty and some even manufacture tube amps. cheers, Andrew
  11. Try Donald Tan in Shailer Park or Falls Audio (Paul Baker) at Reedy Creek (Gold Coast)
  12. Actually I do. but it all started out as an "in" joke between the webmaster (Nigel) and myself after I had several pieces of cheesecake at a QAC monthly meeting. The host's wife didn't want them to go to waste, so I did the honorable thing and ate them (all 4 pieces). In Nigel's defense, he did actually make the cheesecake featured in the recipe page. It was quite yummy. QAC is a social club for people who enjoy music and HiFi. We also like to have a good feed and the odd drop of red or two at our monthly meetings. The highlight of the year is the AGM and "Christmas in July" feast.
  13. Hi Dan, welcome to the nuthouse. It's always a pleasure to meet another vinyl aficionado. I'm at Ipswich. cheers, Andrew
  14. Welcome aboard. I'm at Ipswich. We have several QAC members in Toowoomba and have held several monthly meetings there.
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