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  1. Yes indeed. Doesn't advertise and relies on word of mouth.
  2. My 2c for Melbourne is Tubularbells - he just restored my Sansui AU 517 including a complete recap at a very reasonable price, gave me a complete list of caps replaced and other issues dealt with, and demonstrated it to me with the lid off so I could see it looking shiny and new inside.
  3. How cool is that?! In a bespoke case! And two MW receivers too.
  4. Item: Pioneer SM-Q 300 Valve FM, AM, SW Receiver Location: Seddon, Melbourne Price: $600 Item Condition: Good, considering age Reason for selling: Surplus Payment Method: Pickup - Cash - or Pack n Send or similar organised by you, but it weighs 12kg Extra Info: This is a circa 1962 receiver. Quite rare - you seldom see them on ebay or similar. A curiosity with this model is that it has two separate MW receivers which you can run on separate stations - evidently this was to future proof in case stereo AM broadcasts started, using two separate frequencies for left and right. Also has SW. This one was completely serviced by Resurrection Radio back in 1998 (see pic of reciept), and more recently given a thorough going over by Dallas Clarke about 8 years ago after a capacitor decided to moonlight as a smoke grenade, although his receipt is less enlightening as to the work done. A house move resulted in it living in a pillow case on a shelf for the last 7 years, so its really time to let it go. I've had it since around 1994. The only issue I'm aware of is that Dallas Clarke said the push button power switch isn't original and isn't rated at switching lots of amps at 240v, so he bypassed it. Hence it has to be turned on and off at the wall / power board. All lights work, and the tuning valve works too. Link to list of valves used, and schematic, for those interested in such details: https://www.hifiengine.com/manual_library/pioneer/sm-q300.shtml Pictures:
  5. And maybe before your morning coffees, to minimise camera shake
  6. Miguel


    I'd go wire wool to get the original finish off, or at least sand by hand using a sanding block, and then see what you've got. It's very easy to go through the veneer if you're not careful. FWIW etc. Danish oil on a rag is is the easiest stuff to refinish with, too, IMO. I'd snap these up, but I've only just sold my last impulse speaker buy.
  7. I had them in the spare room for 3 weeks before my wife noticed!
  8. Item: Pioneer AS-200 Speakers Location: Seddon, VIC Price: $90 Item Condition: Very good Reason for selling: Thought they might let me sell my BC1s and raise some cash, but they won't. Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, COD Only Extra Info: I bought these recently on a whim from another SNA member due to the price, condition and aesthetic - they look great. Suit workshop system, or child's bedroom where the bass won't permeate the entire house. They were originally supplied as kit speakers, but the build quality of the cabinets is excellent. Edit: I just hooked them up to another amp with tone controls, and with the bass and treble boosted a bit, they actually sound quite ok! Summer outdoor bbq speakers! Pictures:
  9. Miguel

    FS - Sansui 9090 stereo receiver

    110 wpc and 23Kg!! https://www.hifiengine.com/manual_library/sansui/9090.shtml
  10. Item: Musical Fidelity T1 Tuner Location: Melbourne Inner West Price: Free - donate to SNA Item Condition: Very good cosmetically. Unused and untested. It was given to me by a fellow SNAer with some speakers that I bought, and I can only assume that he wasn't passing his junk on to me. Powers up etc but I don't have an antenna. Reason for selling: I have a vintage Sansui receiver, so I've never used it. Need the shelf space for another dust collector. Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Makes a perfect setup with your vintage Musical Fidelity A1 or A3 amp. You know it makes sense. Pictures:
  11. Miguel

    SOLD: FS: Spendor BC1 Speaker Pair

    Probably has a sagging spider causing the voice coil to rub, and the driver needs to be rotated 180 degrees (actually can't do a full half turn with 5 mounting screws...) to get some more life out of it, ie so it sags back the other way, freeing up the voice coil. Its a common problem with BC1 drivers.
  12. FWIW here is a seller of recone kits if anyone needs a new project! http://reconingspeakers.com/product/goodmans-1161326-12-aftermarket-recone-kit/
  13. Miguel


    Gumtree is great for free stuff. Post the ad and they will be gone in 5 mins. Just leave them on the porch. Keeps them out of landfill anyway
  14. Those mains plugs go into the back of an old amp with switched power outlets on the back so you only have to turn on the amp and the power goes to the turntable too.