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  1. TT-PSU 'Upgrade'

    A friend here in Melbourne took delivery of a new TT-PSU about a month ago which he purchased from a dealer in QLD. Anyhow the wall wart had the hum straight out of the box. He rang the retailer and he was shipped a new brick directly from Synergy within 2 days. His power supplies both had different labels to the one which came with my RP8 but the units appear almost identical. The new supply he was sent has no hum. Drew
  2. Inner Sleeves Melbourne

    Quality Records in Malvern sell good inners at a reasonable price. I use their rice paper ones for Aussie albums which won’t fit the larger inners. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. You can increase the price now as this is a bespoke set [emoji108] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. GS Accession Phono Pre-amp

    I auditioned both side by side for a few days. I had a Rega Fono mk2 in situ and then demo'd the two. Stylus is an Orto 2m Black on Rega Rp8. Rega Fono mk2 to Reflex M revealed a 3d sound stage. I would say that the Fono did a great job of creating a 2D sound stage where i could pick out instruments, however the Reflex was really a step up, it felt as though the sound was 'around me' rather than in front of me. I noticed a little drop in bass authority compared to the Fono, however I also started to notice more detail in the bass notes. Detail being different to slam. One of my revelation records is a daggy Paul Muriat album, pressed in France its a full wall of sound and when I started using the reflex the sound seemed to just be 'everywhere' in the room, rather than just around the speakers. Reflex to Accession was interesting. The main thing I noticed was that the detail in both top end and low end increased. Strings picked up more top end 'shine' and I could more clearly pick out a bass guitar playing along in a corner. I would say the gap between the Accession and the Reflex is closer than the gap between the Reflex and the Fono. Each component has its place, I picked up the Accession on an introduction price so it was only a few hundred more than the Reflex. It was a hard choice between the two because the Reflex really is a great pre- and at its price the Fono is amazing. Drew
  5. DIY Ultrasonic Record Cleaner

    This thread has been a great read. A word of caution to Record Doc owners, just take time to give the machine frequent breaks in cleaning. I've had two Record doctors and they have both got quite warm after use especially around the spindle - this was perhaps after cleaning 10-15 albums on the unit. The warm spindle could cause a temporary warp to albums - the warp seemed to disappear once the album sat for a few mins on the drying rack. Drew Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. GS Accession Phono Pre-amp

    Ahem! Which cart? [emoji4] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Me three! I've got an original copy of Songbird from 1998 mastered by Steve Hoffman so will be interesting to hear how they compare [emoji4] Drew Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Bang & olufsen museum part1

    Nice! I am a big fan of B&O gear with a modest collection at home. Cant wait to see the next episode hopefully moving more into their 60's and 70's gear! Drew
  9. I just had mine repaired for the same broken plug fault. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Your TTPSU and table are supposed to be hand tuned together so changing the TTPSU may impact performance - in particular I believe the motor is tuned to the TTPSU to minimise vibrations - I just had mine retuned and table serviced by Synergy in Melbourne. Changing the TTPSU may result in a slight change in performance. Drew Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. I've got the RP8, Blue Horizon mat and the Mitchell clamp for Rega. I never use the clamp unless the record hole is majorly oversized or off centre so that the record can wobble or shift during play - even then once the disc is set down the horizon cork mat generally holds the disc in place. I'd say I've used the clamp five times in a year. I've been using the Mitchell clamp with my RCM in place of the cheaper clamp which came with it. Drew Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. GS Accession Phono Pre-amp

    I posted quite a long thread about the Accession a few months ago when I got mine. Struggling to find a link to it. Great preamp, I use mine with a Rega table and an Ortofon 2m black. Very happy with it 10 months on! Drew Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Rega rp8 cartridge advice

    AussieMick and I are both on the 2m black. I'd love to try a Dynavector at some stage but really not sure how it's characteristics are different to the black so would also be a bit reluctant to drop cash on a new one right now. Run the black with no spacers at 1.5g. I've spent my money in the order of table then Phono stage and then cart. Currently running a GSP Accession and very happy. My turntable has a little bit of motor noise coming through the platter so at some stage need to get the motor calibrated as its perhaps just a little off. Great table makes me happy Drew Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Hi Hensa is that eBay? How does one deduct the VAT? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Atmosphere audio in Adelaide? I've got a friend after a 2m Black and as Villa on eBay is sold out on eBay would be good to speak to someone local .... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk