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About blakey72

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  1. blakey72

    FS:vintage Sansui hifi rack

    @Cafad damn gone. Thanks anyway.
  2. blakey72

    sansui 771 or G4700 best unit

    So you're after a receiver rather than a straight amp? What speakers are you using?
  3. No they aren't too small. They put out a big sound believe me.
  4. @Rrobot These without a question of a doubt. They are warm with big bass. Great speakers, great price: https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/fremantle/speakers/richter-acoustics-2way-stereo-speakers/1190312874 Richter Merlin Mk1.
  5. blakey72

    New Amp Decision...

    @weavzy Just had a read through this thread and it's a great story. I'm glad you stepped up from the Pioneer as the Ascension speakers are very good for the price. I'd like a pair myself but with 5 different speakers already the wife would be quite cross 😡 Same goes for the Yamaha. It certainly is a nice looking amp. Very tempted but too many amps already. Luc was right with what he was saying about the Sansui's. They are very warm and put out loads of volume for their rating. I have a AU-4900 (35w/ch) and it drives my Dynaudio's extremely loud. If you ever have a bit of spare cash and want something a little different check out ebay for one of the black AU series (2900,3900,4900,5900). You can pick them up for a couple of hundred bucks.And yeah that man cave looks the goods. You stole my dream damn you
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    Is there a cassette tape resurgence?

    Yeah I loved the SA-X's too. Didn't have hundreds but probably 40-50. Had about 15 TDK Metals. We didn't have hifi stores in Rockhampton in mid 80's (didn't have much of anything actually). Just a lonely record store in the new plaza that had a small rack of TDK's.
  7. blakey72

    Is there a cassette tape resurgence?

    Great, thanks mate. I'll keep my eye out
  8. blakey72

    Is there a cassette tape resurgence?

    Loved the ad @Addicted to music I do remember it well too.
  9. blakey72

    Is there a cassette tape resurgence?

    Any specific Akai model you would recomment Simonon? Dolby b, c would be good.
  10. blakey72

    Is there a cassette tape resurgence?

    Yeah they were a weapon. Hit someone in the back of the head and it wouldn't tickle. Amazing sound! I had a mate come back from the States with the first cd (portable too) player i had seen. Probably the first in Rockhampton...bless old Rocky this guy had some high end gear so I gave him the Metal and he taped Love over gold for me. OMG, better than any tape I'd heard. $13. I think the see through one was at the time 86/87. Dolby C cut down the hiss. Bought a Teac cd player 6 months later.
  11. blakey72

    Is there a cassette tape resurgence?

    I recorded a CD onto a TDK Metal tape using Dolby C and had trouble telling the difference (Mid Eighties).
  12. blakey72

    Is there a cassette tape resurgence?

    Take a look. Basic but a bit of fun: https://mikeshouts.com/elbow-usb-powered-cassette-tape-playback-device/
  13. blakey72

    Lovers of cart changing

    Good question @ThirdDrawerDown No idea how the sound signature changes. I guess it would be different with these entry level carts. Don't know about better though.... I do like my 2M Blue more than the Red, the two mixed may be somewhere in between???
  14. blakey72

    Fillings for speaker stands

    That's the shite 🤣
  15. Well I wouldn't go supercheap like Jaycar etx. I wouldn't go super expensive either. I'm happy with my rca's which start at about $50 and go up to $350. I bought this one last month and have been very happy with it: https://www.audiotrends.com.au/cables-accessories/analogue-cables/rca-to-rca-cables/qed-performance-audio-40-rca-interconnect-1-metre-2678.html Various brands come up on the sna classifieds quite often too. Keep your eye out.