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  1. I actually went backwards price wise but definitely forward sonically. I used to run a pair of Beethoven floorstanders with a Densen. First off a B 110 integrated and then using that as a pre ran it through a B 310 power amp and when I fancied a change from the Viennas there was so much choice my head was spinning. In what I thought was a stopgap for a while until I'd decided what to go for I bought a pair of Legend Kantu 7s direct from the factory when they were on run out. Never looked back or thought to change them over the 5 or 6 years I've owned them. I've got a pair of Haydns in the study and the first speakers I'd look at to replace them now would be a pair of Legend Kurre. Big savings to your budget.


  2. 37 minutes ago, jakeyb77 said:

    I think 30kms an hour in any street is just ridiculous. 
    Again it’s catering for the dumb. 
    I was told as a kid that cars hurt so stay off the road. So as kids WE STAYED OFF THE ROAD. 

    I agree. 30 km/h is often way too fast. Ridiculous speed to be travelling in narrow streets with cars parked, children jumping out after balls not looking where they are going. I don't think you're dumb though, just impatient.


  3. Hume Highway should be 130 km/h. It's a perfectly good road comparable to UK and European motorways where the limit is just that (UK is 70 mph but the traffic moves along at 80 mph) 110 km/h is idiotic as is the speed kills mantra. Inappropriate speed kills such as the ridiculously high 50 and 60 k/'h limit on local roads where it should be 30.


  4. With my PTG/II my favourite setting was 470 ohms on my gear, the closest you can get on yours is 600 which is 3,4,5,6 up. Just play around with it to what suits your ears. You can't do any damage to anything at all by trying different loadings.


  5. 2 hours ago, Warren Jones said:

    Current turntable with prototype linear arm. Surprising how good the agricultural arm is. As good as the Technics EPA100 in most respects and way better in bass response.

     

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    Turntable under construction

     

    Ooh, I like SP-10s even with agricultural arms.


  6. 2 hours ago, betty boop said:

    definitely out and about, was in the melb inner city yesterday and saw a few there ... it was tesla hub though in richmond so expected. though also saw some in dandenongs on the weekend so definitely far more out and about.

     

    model Y has been announced this week to debut in march. already in production,

     

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/jimgorzelany/2020/02/04/heres-everything-you-need-to-know-about-the-tesla-model-y/#7d966b7b53f8

     

    taller hatchback type version of the model 3.  how it looks according to engadget.

     

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    not sure what aussie plans are ... price, date, spec... time will tell,

    Designers appear to struggle when there's no need for a grille, something really looks awry.


  7. 1 hour ago, TDK said:

    Dunno why such stupid topics cause so much tribalism amongst people.

    Well I don't believe it's tribalism or a pissing contest as we all have our favourites and in a case such as yours where you store the record outside of the sleeve then the scrunching issue is moot. The thing that bugs me which is why I tend to comment on threads such as these is that this forum is great for newcomers asking questions as there's so much disinformation and plain rubbish spouted about the subject of vinyl, and more often than not when people ask about sleeves MOFI is often repeated as if it's some kind of holy grail when for some of us it most certainly isn't. Often those that recommend them have little experience. MOFI have fantastic marketing over the years that I think is completely undeserved when you consider the price asked, whether it's their records or their sleeves. None of their products I find to be poor but none of them have I ever found to be worth their price or reputation.

     

    I know this has got bugger all to do with the insidious vinyl misting problem especially as that's an outer and not inner sleeve issue but I wanted to spout my opinion as this is the internet.


  8. Ooh, Bitcoins and Elon Musk singing. I missed the exciting stuff by the look of it. I suppose you could bung a Bitcoin in a charger to get some electrons like we used to have to with the telly in the bedsit.

     

    Back on topic. Saw a car carrier with 6 white Model 3s heading down the M7 this morning while I was out riding so some lucky people are having their orders filled.


  9. 1 hour ago, Hydrology said:

    I already did explain - I clean ALL records prior to first play, I am not going to put a cleaned record (cleaned using both a Clearaudio Double Matrix Professional Sonic and a KLAudio US Cleaner) back into ANY supplied sleeve. I don't even re-use the MoFi inners when I purchase their records. 

    My collection has cost me a considerable amount of money (and effort) - excessive but Im not prepared to compromise. While I can appreciate that some have issues, I don't have any of the creasing issues as per your photos above, but then I'm slow and methodical (remember - expense?) when handling my (and others) vinyl.

     

    I'm happy to hold onto any paper/poly liners and ship them to you as I accrue them?

    Fair enough. I clean all mine first too with a Loricraft vacuum but to then faff about with overpriced MOFI sleeves is something I'd rather not do. I am careful with my records and have been since I bought my first one in 1976 but the messing about trying to get a MOFI sleeve into a standard outer sleeve isn't something I'm interested in especially as I believe the paper/poly sleeves are the best in the business. The problems with the batch of MOFI sleeves falling apart a few years ago is something best avoided too.


  10. 56 minutes ago, Hydrology said:

    I'm not quite sure why scrunching up with sleeves like MoFi is a problem for some? It certainly isn't for me. And just for transparency I buy and use MoFi-style sleeves (buy in bulk).

    Also, after cleaning a record (which I do without fail BEFORE I play any record for the first time), why would I put it back into the paper/poly sleeve it came in?

     

    But that doesn't explain why you throw out excellent paper/poly sleeves.

     

    This shows the problem with MOFI sleeves. With a MOFI record you slide out the inner foldable cardboard and then place the rice paper sleeve inside that then reinsert which works but is rather convoluted.  With a standard outer sleeve where you slide the MOFI inner ihere is no strength whatsoever in the corners of the MOFI like there is with paper/poly to prevent them folding over, getting jammed and all scrunched up. A right royal pain and one you pay a premium for. 

     

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  11. 11 hours ago, Hydrology said:

    When I get paper/poly lined sleeves with records,first thing I do is put them in the recycling bin.

    Why? Paper/poly lined are head and shoulders above anything else. The poly inside means there's nothing to scratch the record and the paper outer makes the sleeve stiff enough to slide in and out of an outer sleeve hundreds and thousands of times without scrunching up or jamming. The combination of paper and poly also keeps static to a minimum I find when sliding the record out. I'm interested why you would throw something perfect out.


  12. It's the outer sleeves that have caused the problem over the years. These from Decibel won't create any problems

     

    http://www.decibelhifi.com.au/9224-ultimate-lp-outer-sleeves-2-5-25/

     

    Inner sleeves, the MOFI are okay if you use the inner cardboard MOFI jacket but are a right royal pain in the backside otherwise as they scrunch up everytime you try to slide the record back in the outer sleeve. Hugely overrated. The best are the paper/poly lined from Covers 33 in the UK. Postage can be expensive but worth buying. I buy them in 500 lots. https://www.covers33.co.uk


  13. There's an NRMA one at Jugiong just off the Hume Highway that was recently installed. Saw it when we came back from Bright at Christmas. Next to the park and opposite the wonderful pub and cafe.


  14. 3 minutes ago, blybo said:

    Laws are made for the incompetent. If I'm tired I stop. I am a semi professional driver in the sense I'm a sales rep. I regularly drive Syd-Melb with not much more than toilet stops and 1 fuel stop where I also grab something to eat in the car. That is not uncommon. I'm still here and haven't had an at fault accident since the first 6 months of getting my license 34 years ago. I've been a rep for 29 years.

    Unfortunately it only takes one time when you doze off to kill an innocent person but if you feel laws are only made for the incompetent then I guess I'll leave it to you as you clearly know best.


  15. 2 hours ago, blybo said:

    The trip that takes about 6 hours (plus whatever lunch break I choose which would be zero if by myself)

    6 hours without a break? Bloody hell, no wonder there were close to 1200 road fatalities in Australia last year. That's idiotic and more than a professional driver can drive for.


  16. 4 hours ago, 930turbo said:

    I still have mine spent a ton of money on it , wanted to sell it once to buy a BMW Z3 M roadster but decided not to . I still love it and it brings a smile on my face every time I drive it . Picture of my car in front of our home . 
     

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    Beautiful. I sold my Agate Green 635 pretty much exactly a year ago from now. I loved it but it had become a real money pit, not only the constant and expensive repairs but the cost of rego, green slip and insurance got more prohibitive every year. My heart misses it but my bank balance certainly doesn't


  17. 48 minutes ago, Jellyteq said:

    Oh god!

    That's what can happen with the larger ones that aren't put together properly the poster should really have said. I wouldn't fret it unless you're someone who can't understand basic instructions.


  18. Double album. The record works well as a single album but if you have to get up 3 times to listen to it all the way through it would really take away from the joy of the album for me. What's the track listing? Does side 2 start with We Have Heaven or Cans And Brahms? Where's the break for sides 3 and 4 in what should be an almost continuous 5 tracks of music as on the original album?

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