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markm1111 last won the day on September 13 2012

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  1. Hi all I have been a bit inspired by @andyr 's SkeletaLinn to try to put together some bits and pieces for a second TT. In searching around online, I found some references to a Kuzma Stabi S that had its motor, spindle and sub platter replaced with Linn LP12 parts, among others. It was a high end attempt to improve though, so not quite the budget approach where I am heading. I'm trying to do this as cheaply as possible and still get reasonable sound for a family room system occasional listening. I have a Kuzma Stabi S, fitted with two tonearms. This left me with two spare pieces to form another T-Bar Stabi base, albeit to suit a 12" arm. This is very stable, so a good starting point I thought. I have Kuzma, Rega, and Linn/Jelco armboards for it. Finally, I have a spare Garrott P771 cartridge, and couple of reasonable spare phone stages. I would only need a motor, belt, spindle, sub platter, platter and tonearm. Does anybody have any suggestions on what I should look for? LP12 upgrade parts I have seen are reasonably expensive, but I couldn't find any original second hand parts. The motor has me a bit stumped I need to figure out what to use and how to mount it. Finally, a cheap 12" arm may prove elusive, but I have my fingers crossed. All thoughts welcome
  2. Exactly the same for me. Interesting article, will show it to my teenage daughters. I have been explaining to them about the need for scepticism when researching online, and always think about another person's experience before accepting opinions. This gives me some backup!
  3. I'll take the 3 Dave's True Story cds thanks Mick Mark M
  4. May I please have Cannonball Adderley Quintet - Cannonball Deluxe, CP-8482, JAP Press, VG/NM $26 Cannonball Adderley, Stan Getz, Jimmy Smith, Ray Brown, Donald Byrd, Wes Montgomery-Jazz is Here to Stay Vol 2, MV3002, JAP Press+OBI, NM/NM $25 Sonny Rollins - Saxophone Colossus, Prestige Hi-Fi LP7079, JAP Press, VG+/NM $25 The Great Jazz Trio - At The Village Vanguard, BT-5307, JAP Press, NM/NM $25 The Kenny Burrell Trio - A Night At The Vanguard, LP655, JAP Press, NM/NM $25 Wes Montgomery - Down Here On The Ground, AML-352, JAP Press, VG/NM $23 Wynton Kelly - Kelly At Midnight, SMJ-7514, JAP Press, VG/NM $25 Wynton Kelly - Kelly Blue, SMJ-6114, JAP Press, VG/NM $22 Curtis Fuller's Quintet - Blues-ette, SOPU-1SY, JAP Press, VG+/NM $22 Keith Jarrett - The Survivors' Suite, PAP-9084, JAP Press, VG+/NM $35 Thanks
  5. Interesting speaker, those front ports caught my eye. Hope you don't mind, but a link to a bit of a favourable review here http://6moons.com/audioreviews2/goldnote4/1.html
  6. The following please: Cowboy Junkies: Pale Sun, Crescent Moon - 2018 reissue - 2LP - played once - mint - $35 Cowboy Junkies: Black Eyed Man - 2018 reissue - 2LP - played once - mint - $35 Gillian Welch: Soul Journey - 2018 reissue - AAA - mint, played once - $40 Emmylou Harris: Wrecking Ball - 3LP deluxe edition - mint-played once - $50 Al Green: Call Me - $20
  7. Cowboy Junkies Trinity Sessions please, if you decide to split I'll add more, just wanted to get this one up! Belle & Sebastian ‎– Push Barman To Open Old Wounds - 3LP - $35 Belle & Sebastian: Tigermilk - $25 Belle & Sebastian:Dear Catastrophe Waiting - 2LP first press - 2cm seam split top of cover - $35 Belle & Sebastian:The Boy With The Arab Strap - Jeepster first press $25 Belle & Sebastian: The Life Pursuit 2LP - $30 Belle & Sebastian: If You're Feeling Sinister - $25 Mark Lanegan Band : Phantom Radio - $20
  8. That’s quite moving. It also gives me the impetus to have my print of the blown away guy reframed. Got it in ‘87 for my 21st , went through many share houses, storage, girlfriends, until my now wife banned it from our apartment. I think it’s time to make a reappearance on the wall in my study/listening room.
  9. I had to replace one tv, a 14 year old Phillips that the speakers blew on, and wanted a tv for the study. In the recent couple of Ebay sales, i managed to pick up from the official Sony Ebay store a 65" A8F OLED for $2,899 (rrp $5,999), and a 55" A8F OLED for $1,799 (rrp $3,999), both including delivery and full factory 12 month warranty. Now, these were advertised as "box damaged". I took a punt on the first one, and given there was only a very slight mark on the box, and absolutely nothing wrong with the tv, I bought the other one. There were quite a few available. I suspect that it was a form of clearance sale. I did steer clear of the seconds though, not confident in those. Anyway, if you are willing to take some risk, keep an eye out and you might find another sale come along from their ebay store.
  10. You are quite right Pete. I'm very happy with the Stabi S, just need to get the arms and carts dialled in professionally to complete the picture. I was daydreaming about eh Stabi R a while back, then woke up to myself (cash flow reality may have intruded on that as well) and decided to just enjoy what I have - which I am!.
  11. @metal beat I stand corrected. That looks the goods too. I think the main difference from my previous reading on the Stabi R, and the quick blurb on the Techdas V, is that there is no external motor or psu, everything is in the one tidy box. Having said that, they are both well above my pay grade until they start appearing second hand in a few years time!
  12. At first glance it looks similar in concept to the Kuzma Stabi R. I think it is a good idea for high end audiophile vinyl rig that doesn't take up too much space. It's actually already on Warwick's website, $17,950 sans arm. Be very interesting to hear his view on comparing the two.
  13. Fair point Andy. Given the Rel can only connect to low level RCA, or high level at the speaker connections on the amp, probably the only way to truly compare would be to connect to the speaker outputs on the AVR. Given many AVRs these days are Class D, likely to run into the same issue. Don't think I can even do it on my Vitus, as I believe although it isn't class D, it has a similar issue with high level connections (I recall reading that somewhere....). Might just put it in the too hard basket 🙂
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