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  1. Hi, I have been using this for over 2 years without issue. My daughter borrowed it and overwrote the 64g SD card with her music. It worked OK but a few days later it stopped seeing the SD card. Tried other sandisk cards and have the same problem. Formatted the SD card on a PC numerous times without luck. Has anyone come across this and has a fix? I see a few people reporting this problem out of the box and received a replacement. Thanks, kffern
  2. The original box is 35x32x11 cm and the whole thing weighs 1.3Kg. I could find a smaller box and save a bit of money. kffern
  3. Item: Onkyo NDS 1 Ipod docking station Location: Perth Price: $30 + postage Item Condition: Used Reason for selling: NLR Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Had this for many years through a couple of ipods. Used it into different DACs via SPDIF and toslink. Great for the kids to play their own music. USB works but doesn't sound great. Original 5v wall wart included. Comes with a free ipod to stereo line out (3.5mm). Never had much luck with Apple products and I hate itunes so have sworn off all apple products. https://www.whathifi.com/onkyo/nd-s1/review I just found the original box, packaging and instructions. I paid $350 Singapore in Nov 2010. Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  4. Pm'd you regarding interest on the amp. Regards, Kffern
  5. I used it with a tannoy LGM, DIY full range FR125, Mission 752. Eventually assigned it to stereo subs. Replaced with a icepower 700. I didn't dare try it with either of my electrostats. Didn't mean to insult but it really didn't do anything for me. My main amp was a Bryston 4BST at the time which now works really well with the Tannoys. Regards, kffern
  6. Rotel RB1080. Fortunately I bought it cheap though. Looked nice but it sounded horrible. Dry and non musical. Should have stripped it and fitted a kit amp. Kffern
  7. Item: Toroidy Supreme 1200VA 2 x 65V Transformer (230V) Location: Perth WA Price: 250 plus shipping (negotiable) Item Condition: Used Reason for selling: Replaced with 2000 VA transformer from Toroidy Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD, will post Extra Info: I got this toroid with an DIY Holton HPA-NVL800 Stereo amp I bought via Stereonet. I used it with my Kings Electrostatics (early pair circa 2009) and it worked beautifully. So good that I reinstalled the crossovers and ran it with the one amp and it sounded better than it ever did DSP bi-amped with a Bryston 4B ST and a Panasonic Pro amp . However, with the 2 ohm load of the Stats, I wasn’t sure if I was getting all that the amp could give, so I bought a 2000 VA Audio grade toroid from Toroidy and replaced it. Saying that, the amp barely got warm even after running all day. It ran absolutely silent as well. Now I can understand what the reviews of the Kings were talking about. I don’t think I gained anything apart from a slight bit of transformer hum but will keep it as I have already gone down that route. If I had an 8 or 4 ohm speaker I would be quite comfortable keeping it. A new 1200 VA Supreme transformer will cost you over AUD 600. This doesn't include the mounting plate and bolt which I have included. I estimate shipping around $60 to the east. https://sklep.toroidy.pl/en_US/p/TTSAS1200-SUPREME-AUDIO-grade-transformer-TSAS1200VA-voltage-from-55-to-100-V/425 https://www.diyaudio.com/forums/holton-precision-audio/324517-nxl800-amp.html https://www.diyaudio.com/forums/holton-precision-audio/300643-nxl800-amp-build.html ELECTRICAL DISCLAIMER This product has not been manufactured by a qualified individual or company, therefore contains electrical circuits that do not necessarily comply with Australian Standards. I understand that as the seller, I may be liable to repercussions in the event of equipment failure. By advertising and selling this product, as the seller I also agree that I am solely liable, and the publisher of this website takes no responsibility for any injury or death resulting from, whether directly or indirectly, any accident that may happen as a result of the failure of the product being sold. If in doubt, seek the services of a qualified electrician to inspect the product to ensure it is safe for use. Pictures:
  8. I would look at Holton amps. I have an early 4bst driving large electrostats. The Bryston does a good job but the holton (nxl800) is a different class. One of the 300 or 200w models would be a good match for your ribbons. Kffern
  9. Actually there may not be enough to share so I might cancel this. Kffern
  10. Is anyone in Perth interested in going halve on a 600x3000mmx12mm speckled white sheet of Corian? They want $250. I want to make a tt plinth. Thanks, Kffern
  11. Hi Jazzman, Love your builds and posts. I look forward to see how you physically configure the resistor network and get it nice and compact. Saw driedchalk's version which looked good but not sure of values used and configuration. Regards, kffern
  12. pmd with payment confirmation and postal address. Can't wait to plug them onto my old Kingsound Stats... Thanks Kffern
  13. I worked my way up from cheap Chinese stuff to abec 7 steel. One of the guys on the thread insisted that play was required but I don't think so. I didn't throw too much money at it. I did consider the xyz mount as you did but building a good carriage was the problem. I still have dreams of having another go but not enough time at the moment. kffern
  14. This is interesting now that the roadrunner etc. is no more. A hole in the market it seems. I still have to finish pyramids PS. Kffern Kffern
  15. There is a long running but now dead thread on diyaudio on the parallel tracking bearing arm. I tried to have a closer look at the clearaudio version in a KL showroom and it does look like they use some kind of metal carbide material. kffern
  16. Your implementation of the arm is impressive. I had the same thing working for quite a while but it was fiddly and I ended up breaking a stylus. When it worked it sounded fabulous. Did you make those aluminium pieces for the arm carriage? They look like cast pieces. If you recycled them can you tell us what they were from? Whats a ZR manual trimmer? Regards, kffern
  17. Item: Audio Technica AT-6 Location: Perth (NOR) Price: Donation to stereonet + postage Item Condition: 4 x new, 1 may be used Reason for selling: surplus Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Idiot ex-brother in law lost the cartridge I lent him. I got it with an old Lenco I bought but never used them. I've heard they are really good and were the DJ choice in the day. I've seen these advertised for $20 to $40. 3 are NOS Nagaoka in original sealed box, not sure of the other 2. Pictures:
  18. Hi, I would like to have your turntables. Let me know if you have a donation price. Regards Kevan
  19. You could just plug the 16vac wall wart into this. I have an unbuilt kit from meldano (search diyaudio and other forums) which was designed for the 16AC motors. Its has a dual phase output. I would like to sell it as I don't think I will ever need it. You can use a transformer to output 110/220 as well. This works well on a TD160 but gets a a bit hot with a lenco. Might need some heat sinks bolted on to the case. Regards, kffern
  20. I was hoping to sell locally but if I don't get any takers you will be first. I shipped a TT previously and it's a lot of work. Regards, Kffern
  21. Item: Denon DP-57M Direct Drive Turntable (Perth) Location: Perth Price: $500 Item Condition: Used Reason for selling: Buying a new cartridge and too many turntables. Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: This turntable is in very good condition. It is a Japanese import and 100v transformer is included. The lid is in very good condition but the hinges are missing. I never keep lids on while playing so iwasn't a problem. Comes with 3 tonearm counterweights. No cartridge included but will demo with a Dynavector 10x4. Some small marks on the plinth and tiny dents on plinth edges. The transformer has a slight hum but it looks like they all do as I checked a brand new sample that was worse. I would prefer pickup as it is hard to find good packing boxes but will try to pack well if there is no local interest. I have had it checked over by a leading technician and he says it is in good condition and didn't need any work. PS. M stands for Manual so no auto lift and return and fewer things to go wrong. The vertical mark on the front left of the plinth is a reflection(picture 2). Didn't notice it until I posted. Pictures:
  22. Hi, Has anyone built one of these? (July 2016 edition) I finally finished mine for a TD160 I plan on restoring. It seems a bit better than my Lenco heaven Nigel PSU. Single speed is a negative but the 50/60 hz switch could be usefully for a us/Japan import. Price was decent. I built as recommended and estimate less than $200. I haven't tried it on the Lenco as yet although it claims to be good for 20watts. Interested in other experience. There was a sudden increase in PSUs last year and I have a pyramid 4 phase in the build que. Regards, Kffern
  23. I tried Chamila's (CG on gumtree) for a short trial and was very impressed. A friend took it next and ordered one immediately. Chamila's uses Jim Audio board and a big toroid. From my research there are 3 clone boards available. Jim's audio, Douk audio and Xuling - all on eBay. Jim's and Xuling are better design and build but don't come with a power supply board. Jim's looks the best and is the most expensive. I plan to get a kit off Chamila's once I am through a few stalled projects. His components are high quality. Kffern PS. I did find the gain too high even for a pass B1 buffer pre and would recommend a pot.
  24. Hi Matty, Did you build it from the kit? It is all the rage on Lenco heaven recently. Regards, kffern
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