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  1. "I'm curious as to how you bought smokes off a vending machine though as I thought you need a TASPO card for that (which is only available to japanese residents). " This was about 20 years ago
  2. "but this was quickly compensated for by chain smoking a pack of Peace cigarettes" I was on a flight from Sydney to London via Osaka on Japan Airlines with an overnite stop at a hotel across the road from the airport. After checking in I decided to buy some some smokes which were only available from vending machines back at the airport. I chose Peace and lite one up on my way back to the hotel - I was high by the time I returned. Was it the same for you? Good review of the bars by the way. Mike
  3. Pali Gap - the late great Jimi Hendrix Such a sublime track with so many different tones to his guitar
  4. I have always been into Jimi ever since he blew my mind in late 1966 with Hey Joe. I bought Are You Experienced the day it was released, in mono mind you, and after that most guitarists were also rans. I missed an opportunity to see him live at the Isle of Wight festival in 1970. I can still remember the infamous day he was taken from us - I was returning home from work and nearly fell down the escalator on the London Underground when I saw the newspaper headlines. His music was a big part of my life at the time. Last month my wife and I went on holiday to the good ol' USA and we went to Jimi's hometown of Seattle. Early one morning I used Seattle's fine public transport system to go on a pilgramage and see his final resting place. Its a very beautiful place and I sat there, smoked a joint (weed is legal in Washington state) , listened to my favourite track - Pali Gap from the Rainbow Bridge soundtrack (a touch of what might have been) and said thank you. I still miss him so much. I also visited the Museum of Pop Culture where I had an emotional moment looking at the Stratocaster he used to such effect at Woodstock. I was a bit disappointed they did not have a T Shirt I wanted in my size. On our way home to Australia we had a few days stopover in Hawai'i where I managed to score a beautiful Hawai'ian shirt in purple featuring the great man. I was hoping to travel the Pali highway to visit the gap lookout. This was not to be as there had been a big landslide earlier in the year and the lookout was closed. Shame.
  5. Item: Advance Acoustic X-i 75 Integrated Amplifier Location: Brisbane Price: $350 Item Condition: 9/10 Reason for selling: Liked it so much bought its bigger brother Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: This is a fabulous piece of kit with all the fruit - tone & balance controls, built in DAC & Phono Stage all controlled by remote control. It sounds so good I ended up buying its bigger brother the X - i 125. It comes with the remote control, instruction manual & power cord. I have the original box so can be shipped at buyers expense. If you are local I will only be too happy to demonstrate. Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  6. My poor old Audio Innovations S500 valve amp developed a nasty hum recently. After ringing around a couple of repair shops around Brisbane who did not want to know I came across Hifi Repair Services on the Gold Coast. I spoke with Andy and he agreed to have a look at it for me. He did a fabulous job and re-placed a heap of blown caps , fixed up some dubious previous repair work and everything was hunky dory. His service was exceptional and he even supplied before and after photo's. I cannot recommend him highly enough. Mike
  7. One of my most memorable hifi experiences was listening to The Doobie Bros 'Captain & Me' album at blistering levels through 901's at a London Hifi show in the mid 70's.
  8. Darkness on the Edge of Town - Bruce Springsteen 'Adam raised a Cain' In the Court of The Crimson King - King Crimson ' Moonchild' No Little Boy - John Martyn 'Just Now' Thank God for CD's so I can skip these tracks Mike
  9. I already have an amp (or two) which does all of this (except for Bluetooth, which is achieved by an add -on module) and the icing on the cake is tone/balance controls which are also altered by remote control - the brand is Advance Acoustic.
  10. The Tablettes are stunning speakers for their size but need loads of space, good stands and plenty of power to sound their best. Despite their small size the last place you want to mount them is on bookshelves.
  11. What's Going On - Marvin Gaye Forever Changes - Love and a taste of what might have been Pali Gap - Jimi Hendrix
  12. Sorry for the delay but now sold. Thanks for looking, Mike
  13. Hi I have 2 others interested at the moment but should know tomorrow hopefully if it has sold. I will let you know. Regards Mike
  14. Trader Feedback 1 0 0 Total Rating 100% Topic Starter Members 79 260 posts Location: Brisbane Country: Australia Report post Item: Onkyo Integra M5060-R Power Amplifier Location: Brisbane QLD Price: $600 Item Condition: Good see description Reason for selling: Surplus to requirements Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: This is a brute of a thing- 45cm x 40cm x18cm and weighs a ton 150w/channel into 8 ohms Has provision for 2 sets of speakers and individual level controls on the front plus those massive meters Good cosmetic condition a few minor scratches, needs a bulb in one of the meters (available on Fleabay) and the power switch button comes out (no big deal) Dual mono contruction, never been molested. Works perfectly and sounds sublime Can post if required Thanks for looking Mike Pictures:
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