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  1. Item: Approx. 100 HiFi Magazines. Aust HiFi, Hi Fi World, Hi Fi Choice, What HiFi, HiFi News Price Range:Free with your generous donation to StereoNET Item Condition: Used Extra Info: Mixed bag of approx 100 Hi Fi mags . Mostly from 2007 - 2011, but some later ones up to 2017. Pickup from Lynbrook 3975 We are downsizing and this collection of magazines was going to recycling. However someone may be interested in looking back into the not so distant past.
  2. Item: Rexophone “The Elf” Location: Lynbrook 3975 LOCAL PICKUP PREFERRED. Price: $600 Item Condition: Reconditioned and new casing made. Works well. Reason for selling: Downsizing and no real place for it in our new home. Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal Extra Info: Rexophone gramaophone. The casing was remade in the 90’s but the mechanics are original early 20th century. The motor mechanism is from Thorens Switzerland. British Concert sound box. Horn is brass but the original horn may have been Paper Mache as this was commonplace for portable gramophones. The speed is adjustable to suit the various standards of the day. Needs are replaceable and a needle box is included. Ok, it’s not exactly Hi Fi, but it is a turntable. We have had this for 25 years and it sat in our homes as a much loved furniture piece with occasional use. However we have no place for it as we downsize. Rexophone was a local manufacturer from NSW that imported and manufactured gramophones up to the 1930’s. Also with the gramophone is a stack of 78’s including a Zonophone single sided disc from the period of WW1 . Photos:
  3. Why don't you try classicalarchive.com . You can get a 14 day free trial and then its $7.99 a month. I stream it through my Sonos system or you can listen via apps or on a computer. That way you can choose music yourself and find the composers or styles you like. Then you can buy the ones you want to keep in your library on cd or vinyl. Especially vinyl since this is in the vinyl thread. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  4. The whole aim of Murdochs papers is to make you angry about things you didn't know existed and don't care about. They want you to be outraged. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  5. Really enjoyed the show this morning. Just wanted to comment on the choice of music in a lot of rooms. Seems like every time I sat down I was presented with some form of smooth jazz. Clarinet, sax or Krall like vocals. Would have been nice to hear something a bit more imaginative. Joanna Newsome or The Decemberists maybe, The National or one of our great local muso's. There was some interesting music in the Kyron room when I was there, especially a piece of Double Bass and Mandolin music that really stood out. But mostly it was straight down the middle of a very wide road in other rooms. I would like to hear some of these amazing systems challenged a bit more. And yes I could have taken my own music to hear but most rooms seemed to playing off files not CD's. Just my opinion of course.
  6. No replies from the neurotic then Awty. They are probably still speechless over the fact that this is not in the Turntable thread. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  7. I have a few of these. Love the fact that its a Stylus in one place and a Needle in another. My parents always called em needles. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  8. Try the Vinyl Engine calculator. If you know the model number of the tonearm you can see if the 2m blue is a match. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  9. Finally. The return of the name "record player". In the sixties our Kreisler portable was called a "record player" ,a "radiogram" ,a "stereogram", " the stereo", "the gramophone". It had one speaker in the front of the unit like the picture of the Crossley at Target and a second speaker in the lid which you would place a few feet away for that amazing Stereophonic Sound. Wow. None of this hi fi bulls**t. It was all about the glow of the valves behind the cloth speaker cover, the smell of the dust heating up and the clunking of the changer as it dropped another 45 rpm ep onto the platter that already had 4 on it already. No one in our family cared if it wrecked the records that much because they were cheap and common and highly disposable. We hadn't heard music without pops and crackles. Record players served a purpose to fill a house with music. It was a record or AM radio. The records sounded better, pops ,crackles and all. They sounded crap but were just so much fun because you didnt have to stress out about the cleaning or warps or the state of your "needle". Not sure by selling these things you can recapture any of the magic that was record playing 50 years ago. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  10. I have an 2M Blue on a Thorens 321 turntable with a unipivot arm. Mine replaced an AT 33ptg cartridge that cost 4 times the price after a cantilever accident. It sounds superb. Your problem isn't the quality of the cartridge. Either it is faulty, not set up properly or there is another problem in your system. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  11. Is your Bach recording by Academy of St Martins in the Fields? Green cover? If so I have the same. Excellent recording if it is. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  12. I have many great sounding albums, most from classical labels but my best sounding for showing off the system is Richard Wrights "Wet Dream" album from 1978. There is an overall balance and presence to the whole thing that gives you that warm fuzzy feeling each time I play it. Just the plain old ordinary Australian Pressing bought from Allen's in Melbourne CBD. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  13. Had it repaired for $50. It was a capacitor in the standby circuit. Repair was by Excel hi fi in Hallam. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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