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  1. Hi Robin, I have just purchased all the brass fittings I needed today - you should be able to get most of them from Bunnings, or on websites like plumbingsales.com.au If you have a PS-30A tank they are 10mm. Cheers, Chris.
  2. Item: VH Audio DIY Recipe Power Cables - 2 @ 2.4m Flavor #2, and 2 @ 2.4m Flavor # 4. Location: Melbourne (South-Eastern Suburbs) Price: Flavor # 2 - $150.00 each, Flavor # 4 - $175.00 each Item Condition: New, 9/10 Reason for selling: Surplus Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: I built these power cables according to the DIY recipes on the VH Audio website a while ago. Unfortunately, at around 20mm thick they are simply too unwieldy to install in the tight constrains of my stereo cabinets, so will definitely suit more open and spacious setups. Each cable comes with Furutech FI-11 (Cu) IEC and male FI-3112 (G) AC Connectors . Cable construction: Flavor #2 - The VH Audio Flavor 2 power cable is designed primarily for front-end analog components and low power amplifiers. 12 AWG Unshielded Twin VH Audio Wire for Active & Neutral, housed in 9.5 mm High Pressure Air Hose 12 AWG Earth Wire wrapped around the Hose Finished with black expandable braid Flavor # 4 - The VH Audio Flavor 4 power cable is designed for higher current amplifiers and CD transports/players. 12 AWG Star Quad Shielded VH Audio Wire - 2 conductors for each Active & Neutral line, housed in 9.5 mm High Pressure Air Hose 10 AWG Earth Wire wrapped around the Hose Finished with black expandable braid Local pickup is preferred, but I will post at buyers expense if needed. ELECTRICAL DISCLAIMER This product has not been manufactured by a qualified individual or company, therefore contains electrical circuits that do not necessarily comply with Australian Standards. I understand that as the seller, I may be liable to repercussions in the event of equipment failure. By advertising and selling this product, as the seller I also agree that I am solely liable, and the publisher of this website takes no responsibility for any injury or death resulting from, whether directly or indirectly, any accident that may happen as a result of the failure of the product being sold. If in doubt, seek the services of a qualified electrician to inspect the product to ensure it is safe for use. Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  3. All cables are now sold pending payment and pickup. Thanks again to all those that responded.
  4. Well, This ad has certainly caused a bit of a commotion. I think I have responded to all the PM's in the order of receipt. At this stage the MkII cables are sold pending payment and pickup. As I get further responses I will update the ad - thanks for your interest. For those that missed out on the SUPRA cables, I still have the VH Audio Flavor cables that were advertised in early July available.
  5. Item: SUPRA LoRad MkI Power Cables x 4 and MkII Power Cables x 2 Location: Melbourne South-Eastern Suburbs Price: SUPRA LoRad Mk I Shielded Power Cables: 1 @ 1.6 metre length, with Clipsal 56P310 AC plug and SUPRA IEC. $50.00 SOLD Pending. 3 @ 1.6 metre length, with Clipsal 56P310 AC plug and IeGo 8085 (G) IEC. $65.00 each SOLD Pending. SUPRA LoRad Mk II Shielded Power Cables: 2 @ 1.5 metre length, with Furutech 3112 (G) AC plug and IeGo 8085 (G) IEC. $120.00 each. SOLD Pending. Item Condition: Used, but very good Reason for selling: Upgraded Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Here is your opportunity to dip your toes into the world of well shielded power cables with Australian AC plugs, without having to sell a kidney or trade your first born! SUPRA LoRad cable is constructed with 3 x 2.5 mm2 tin-plated copper conductors, hence the need for the larger Clipsal or Furutech AC plugs. The main difference between the LoRad Mk I and Mk II versions is in the shielding - the Mk II has a Carbon/Nylon shield which has a drain-wire connected along its total length. I know there are plenty of ‘experts’ on the net that will tell you to how to connect the drain wire, but I sought the advice of a very experienced local audio electronics specialist who has built or repaired a number of items for me over the years, and it is on his recommendation that I have connected the drain wire at the IEC end. So, how do they sound? Better than your standard cables - most definitely. In my system (running Cymer mono blocks, Oracle Delphi turntable, Creek CD), there was better articulation and separation – much cleaner all round. How will they sound in your system? As is the case with interconnects between components, these cables may behave differently depending on what you are plugging them in to – power amplifiers, preamplifier, digital or analogue source components. If anything, I would suggest the Mk II cables would match better with solid state gear, but that is more to do with the difference between the characteristics of the Clipsal and Furutech AC plugs than the cable itself. Local pickup is preferred, but I will post at buyers expense. ELECTRICAL DISCLAIMER This product has not been manufactured by a qualified individual or company, therefore contains electrical circuits that do not necessarily comply with Australian Standards. I understand that as the seller, I may be liable to repercussions in the event of equipment failure. By advertising and selling this product, as the seller I also agree that I am solely liable, and the publisher of this website takes no responsibility for any injury or death resulting from, whether directly or indirectly, any accident that may happen as a result of the failure of the product being sold. If in doubt, seek the services of a qualified electrician to inspect the product to ensure it is safe for use. Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  6. I don't think there is a link on the Moerch website @Mike A. I found the Adjuster by accident, when I was looking at the Moerch Spare Parts price list on the Reference AV website. Link is here: https://www.referenceav.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Morch-Retail-Price-List-2018.pdf @haygeebaby, yes this is a Moerch manufactured part. Cheers, Chris.
  7. I rarely change cartridges either Paul. I made a wedge out of some timber to try and get a bit more consistency around setting VTA initially when I installed the current cartridge. But, with this modification it just made it so much easier to adjust VTA and get it 'dialled in' - I have always found the grub screw arrangement on the mounting bush to be a bit hit and miss. Cheers, Chris.
  8. These are good - well constructed and a reasonable price. Geoff Maloney (Aurealis Audio) used one for a custom phono cable he made me. https://gothicaudio.com/collections/connectors/products/6-x-straight-tonearm-din-connectors
  9. Thought I would share my experiences on a recent minor modification... I purchased a VTA Adjuster for my Moerch DP-6 from Reference AV a couple of weeks ago. It has a pear-shaped base plate which fits under the tonearm mounting bush and a threaded shaft (which looks the same as is implemented on the DP-8) for raising the arm up or down. The shaft is attached to the tonearm base plate via a slotted bracket and grub screw. The installation is a straightforward procedure although there is a bit of fine tuning involved to get the Adjuster sitting 'square' to the tonearm mounting plate. Here are my findings: There is a small amount of 'play' in the arm now, as the grub screw on the mounting bush of the central tonearm shaft is no longer used to control the height of the arm, so the arm can move up and down a small amount. The play is due to the way the threaded shaft connects to its base plate via a conical washer and screw which fits into a slot - not a big deal. This doesn't seem to have impacted on sound quality. If you were concerned you could still tighten the grub screw on the tonearm mounting bush once you set VTA. You would just need to remember to loosen the grub screw and re-tighten each time you adjusted VTA. On my Oracle turntable, the VTA Adjuster is almost at it's lowest position, so I have very little scope to drop the rear of the arm down. This is not an issue for me, just an observation. Of course it will vary depending on the turntable you use. Setting and varying VTA is now an absolute delight! And it's repeatable. So, all in all, a very worthwhile upgrade for anyone who owns a DP-6 or UP-4 and struggles with setting or adjusting VTA, and a much cheaper option than sending the tonearm back to the factory to have a DP-8 base plate and integrated VTA Adjuster fitted. I've attached a photo of the Adjuster for those that are interested.
  10. Item: VH Audio DIY Recipe Power Cables - 2 @ 2.4m Flavor #2, and 2 @ 2.4m Flavor # 4. Location: Melbourne (South-Eastern Suburbs) Price: Flavor # 2 - $175.00 each, Flavor # 4 - $200.00 each, or $700.00 for all 4 cables. Item Condition: New, 9/10 Reason for selling: Surplus Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: I built these power cables according to the DIY recipes on the VH Audio website a while ago. Unfortunately, at around 20mm thick they are simply too unwieldy to install in the tight constrains of my stereo cabinets, so will definitely suit more open and spacious setups. Each cable comes with Furutech FI-11 (Cu) IEC and male FI-3112 (G) AC Connectors . Cable construction: Flavor #2 - The VH Audio Flavor 2 power cable is designed primarily for front-end analog components and low power amplifiers. 12 AWG Unshielded Twin VH Audio Wire for Active & Neutral, housed in 9.5 mm High Pressure Air Hose 12 AWG Earth Wire wrapped around the Hose Finished with black expandable braid Flavor # 4 - The VH Audio Flavor 4 power cable is designed for higher current amplifiers and CD transports/players. 12 AWG Star Quad Shielded VH Audio Wire - 2 conductors for each Active & Neutral line, housed in 9.5 mm High Pressure Air Hose 10 AWG Earth Wire wrapped around the Hose Finished with black expandable braid Local pickup is preferred, but I will post at buyers expense if needed. ELECTRICAL DISCLAIMER This product has not been manufactured by a qualified individual or company, therefore contains electrical circuits that do not necessarily comply with Australian Standards. I understand that as the seller, I may be liable to repercussions in the event of equipment failure. By advertising and selling this product, as the seller I also agree that I am solely liable, and the publisher of this website takes no responsibility for any injury or death resulting from, whether directly or indirectly, any accident that may happen as a result of the failure of the product being sold. If in doubt, seek the services of a qualified electrician to inspect the product to ensure it is safe for use. Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  11. Thanks for the positive comments @hlov. Cheers, Chris.
  12. Item: Thorens TD160 BC MkII Turntable with Rega RB250 and Grado Reference Platinum Cartridge Location: Melbourne South-Eastern Suburbs Price: $850.00 ONO Item Condition: Very Good Reason for selling: Surplus Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: I purchased this turntable back in 2015, with a view to putting a system together for one of my sisters, but another option came along so this has been sitting in the shed waiting it's turn to be set up. This turntable comes with a Thorens-badged Rega RB250 tonearm which has been rewired with a continuous loom, and a Grado Reference Platinum cartridge that would have no more than 200 conservative hours on the clock. The cartridge has been set up using a Dr. Feickert alignment tool. A thick Thorens platter mat has been installed, and the original mat and 45 insert is included. The tonearm has an Audiomods counterweight and stub assembly which provides a significant sonic improvement over the standard assembly. The arm is mounted on a black metal plate with a Sound Supports VTA Adjuster (the Sound Supports mounting plate is also supplied) - I used the black armboard as it better suited the aesthetics. The turntable plinth has been repainted, and a thick plinth MDF base has been substituted for the original (also included). The turntable sits on adjustable spikes (cups are included). The turntable cover is brand new - I purchased this from Tom at Speakerbits. Having owned Thorens turntables for around 40 years, I questioned Tom when he supplied 2 of these tops, because I have never seen a TD160 with such a cover. To me it looks more like a Dual cover, but it fits the TD160 without issue. I have not cut the rear of the cover to mimic the original cutout, so it sits a little high at the back. Also included is an original SME mounting plate, a syringe of bearing oil, additional Audiomods lead weight, bolts and cartridge height adjusting plate, and a new belt. The turntable runs silently, and holds both 33 and 45 speeds. Happy to audition, or answer any questions you may have. Local pickup is preferred as I do not have the original packing boxes, but I can dismantle and package if necessary and post at the buyers expense. Pictures:
  13. Item: One Pair of Origin Live SoliCore Super Speaker Cables with WBT Connectors - 6.2 metres in length Location: Melbourne South-Eastern Suburbs Price: $350.00 Item Condition: Very Good Reason for selling: Surplus Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: I purchased these cables on SNA last year, with the intention of installing them in my system to compare them with what I was running at the time. Sadly, I have never got around to moving all the cabinets to route the cables from the amplifiers to speakers, and it is looking extremely unlikely that I will in the future, so the cables need to go. Here is the link to the OL website - https://www.originlive.com/shop/advanced-soli-core-loudspeaker-cables.html The cables come with 4 x WBT 0680 Sandwich Spades / Forks and 4 x WBT 0645 Banana Plugs. The cable is described as ultra low resistance, shielded cable with 4 solid copper conductors. This provides the capacity to bi-wire a single length. They are heavy (there's a lot of copper in those conductors!), and when bent will hold their shape, so ideally they would be suited to a setup that allows for easy access to components and speakers. Happy to answer any questions. Pictures:
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