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alistairm last won the day on October 2 2016

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  1. At that price point I would buy a Ricoh GRII. A bit long in the tooth these days, but so good they still sell them new. Fast and sharp lens, very straight forward handling but ability to take control when you want.
  2. I do believe you can reach a state of contentment with the system... but there's always new music to discover!
  3. Item: “Frozen” soundtrack on triple vinyl LP deluxe edition - numbers 1054, 1055, 1065 or 2441 available. All unopened. Location: Sydney Price: $175 ono (per item) Item Condition: New in wrapper Reason for selling: duplicates Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: This deluxe edition of the “Frozen” soundtrack includes three 12-inch color vinyl LPs packaged in a tri-fold, foil-embossed jacket with a full-color booklet containing the lyrics and gallery-quality images from the film. One of the blue vinyl records, record number 2, is etched with artwork of Anna, Elsa and Olaf and includes audio content on one side only. The content for all three discs includes 55 tracks with the score, songs, demos and outtakes. The collectible vinyl collection was limited to 3,000 numbered sets with a product barcode of 050087304096. In February of 2014, an online offer included autographed artwork on a first-come, first-served basis. For five days only, from February 24 through February 28, fifty Deluxe Edition sets were available each day from Walt Disney Records that included a signed poster (a 12” x 12” thin cardboard flat) from Oscar-nominated songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, Oscar-nominated directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee, producer John Lasseter and composer Christophe Beck. Orders were filled in April 2014 and sold out rather quickly. Photos:
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  5. Item: Epiphone f style Masterbilt MM-40L Mandolin in vintage sunburst Location: Sydney Price: $900 or sensible offer Item Condition: Used but not abused. Obvious signs of use but would suit a fussy buyer. Reason for selling: Upgrade warpath Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: A very charming instrument that plays well. F-style mando with oval soundhole, solid spruce top, solid maple body, Grover machine heads and 1930s styling. Pictures:
  6. Item: iPad Pro 12.9", 128GB wifi and cellular - A1652 plus smart case with keyboard Location: Sydney Price: $700 including postage anywhere in Australia Item Condition: Very good - functionally perfect, no marks or scratches on screen, no dents or major damage anywhere, but clearly used. Reason for selling: No longer required Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: One owner, I bought this new from the Apple Store in Sydney. It has never missed a beat. Pictures:
  7. Item: Dartzeel NHB-108 power amplifier - available now! Location: Sydney Price: $13K Item Condition: Excellent - one owner Reason for selling: I have bought the Model 2. Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Dartzeel is widely regarded as the maker of the best amplifiers available in the 21st Century and is the house sound chosen by many audiophiles who have "money no object" set ups. Of course, there are no absolutes in audio, but nobody would seriously suggest that Dartzeel makes anything other than absolute statement products. The NHB-108 was the brand's first release and the amp that established the reputation that has only continued to grow. This amplifier is upgradeable to the Model 2, however, the upgrade cost would be roughly $20K plus postage, insurance, customs risk etc and I do not know how long it would have to be in Switzerland for. Accordingly, while much more expensive for me to buy the new model I went that route. Pictures:
  8. @markm1111 Mark My main closed back headphone rig is currently sitting in a cupboard if you want to swing past and borrow it for a while. Al
  9. Item: Lucchese Handmade 1883 Tan Mad Dog Goatskin Cowboy Boots size 10EE or size 10D Location: Sydney Price: $450 per pair Item Condition: New with tags Reason for selling: Ordering error from US Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Pictures:
  10. Item: Yamaha Tuba YBB201 BBb 4/4 full size Tuba Location: Sydney Price: $3K Item Condition: Excellent, just serviced. A few dings which could be removed but haven’t bothered as don’t affect sound and it’s a student instrument. Includes hard case with wheels. Reason for selling: Daughter’s old instrument Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Not much to say really. A high quality instrument where you need to spend MUCH more to improve quality. I’ll post more pics. Pictures:
  11. Personally I am on 3 and c. I wouldn't have skipped the journey for anything... it was an amazing experience. But I've been lucky enough to have ended up in the right room roughly 8 years ago, at the right stage of the journey and the right time in life to have the cash flow to support the habit! My last two audio purchases have been upgrades to gen 2 of existing product that I have. These days I am more focussed on trying to find new music to play, which is more and more driven by the music I am making myself and my explorations in that direction. We are, however, semi-seriously househunting and that will almost certainly necessitate moving to smaller speakers... I am easing into the hunt but looking forward to the "journey" recommencing, albeit in a new direction.
  12. Mat It may, but would be great for it to stay in Australia.
  13. Item: 1935 Epiphone Olympic archtop guitar Location: Sydney Price: $4K Item Condition: Excellent for its age - obviously has some marks and playwear now that it is pushing 85 years of age, but no cracks or damage. The neck has been reset at some stage and the action and set-up are excellent. I think the guitar is otherwise completely original. Reason for selling: Gilchrist incoming Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Dating from 1935 it is therefore the same year as the Olympic used by David Rawlings, although being a little later in 1935 this guitar has a slightly larger lower bout, as these changed body size in 1935 (and again afterwards, getting progressively bigger). Comes with what looks to be a period cardboard (chipboard) case. It is a lovely little guitar and very comfortable to play. You don't really get vintage guitars in better original condition than this. Pictures:
  14. My experience is that Sydney and Melbourne are pretty similar in terms of quality and volume of gear. Cue massive generalisation based on anecdotal evidence, but I think Victoria has a higher proportion of active high-end dealerships. On the other hand, I think Sydney has a higher number of ultra high-end systems...
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