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  1. Thanks @VanArn- it is indeed set to 50us, so it might just need some attention. In the meantime, it is definitely usable - have been listening to Triple J all morning, sounds good. Am waiting for new lamps to arrive, the main ones are currently working, but the power and stereo lights need replacing. Looking forward to getting that done.
  2. In the meantime, the 75>300 balan arrived today, so I could hook the Pioneer up to the roof aerial without cutting up any cables. Got to say I'm quite impressed. It is rolled off in the treble compared with my Sony ST-SB920, and has fatter bass. Result - ABC Classics doesn't sound quite as good, but Triple J is actually listenable. 😯 A brief trip round the dial confirmed that for most pop stations, this warmer sound is a very good thing. I've got replacement lamps coming, once I've sorted that I'll see where we stand. I think I'll still get it looked at in due course, just to make sure it is up to full strength. I bought this with a view to giving it to my nephew. I hope I don't get too attached to it to let it go... 😆
  3. Well something is a little off as the tuning meter shows way to the right when the signal is strong. Yeah, it can go interstate, but for the moment happy to wait for the local tech. That said, if we could add a list of tuner techs and locations here, that might be a helpful resource.
  4. Thanks guys. If I had the relevant equipment I'd have a go myself, but without scopes and signal generators it's a bit hopeless. I have found someone who will have a look at it, but he has a 6 month queue. Will wait and see - I don't need it urgently or anything, already have a more modern tuner, am just interested to see what this can do. At the moment, the output is a little low, and it sounds very dark compared to my other tuner, so am curious to know how it would compare after a service.
  5. Is there anybody in Brisbane who can do tuner alignments? I've got an old Pioneer TX-7500 that I'd like to refresh and re-align.
  6. I think the G looks fantastic, but $7K is a lot. UK price (inc VAT @ 20%) is £3K, or AU $5700...
  7. 1200GR would be an awesome way to go. Wouldn't mind one myself...
  8. Bugger. Sounds similar to the fate of my Glider thanks to my hand slipping... Bloody sucks when that happens, you have my sympathy.
  9. Anybody else listened to this yet? Wonderful...
  10. David Bowie - Low NZ original pressing, 1977 I have an original UK pressing of this which is quite nice - I remembered it being noisy, but upon checking, it really wasn't. Some low level noise, but not objectionable at all. However, had already bought this by then! Both are pressed from STERLING masters, so they sound the same. Not a bad option really, if you find one.
  11. Not sure if anyone addressed this, but there is a cheap solution to this at Bunnings. Remote controlled wall socket - I got one for $12 I think. Plug a lamp in, leave it on when cueing, retire to chair, switch off lamp. Side ends, hit button on remote, walk to turntable able to see what you are doing!
  12. Benz Wood SL. I guess they felt writing 'Wood' on the wood was redundant... 😉
  13. New cart day. So far, so good... It'll be interesting to see how this goes as it breaks in. I've only played a couple of LPs so far, and it seems to have a (welcome) increase in bottom end and dynamics compared to the Glider SM I had before. Also seems to pair very nicely with the RCM Sensor 2. Should be fun, hopefully!
  14. Well I guess $400 if you count the chromecast audio, but I don't, really 😂 $350 for the actual hifi components 😀 Nephew is very happy, I think. His Dad was getting into it too... Honestly, I was blown away by how good this thing sounds. When I was slightly older than him, I spent my summer's wages on a separates system. I didn't have internet access, so didn't know to look at used gear. Spent a LOT more on that system, and this one sounds better (I know cos I still have that stuff in secondary systems). Turned out better than I could have hoped.
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