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  1. Let me get this right - you started on this hobby about 18 months, and in that time you have been through more gear than many serious audiophiles have in 40 years? What have you got planned for the next 18 months
  2. Ahh, it is so tempting to hang sh*t on others! My position is that I chose to go the CD route a long time ago, moving from vinyl in the early 90s. I have done everything I can to get the most out of CD replay , and am happy with the result. I made the decision not to get back into vinyl because I didn't want to spend the money on a second format. I have friends who run vinyl, and enjoy listening to it. I made the choice not to go into streaming, because it seemed like too much hard work, and I preferred the sound of physical media playback. I can say that I
  3. Not going to debate CD vs vinyl, as they can both sound exceptional. This video shows the high expectations of the new technology when it was introduced. I remember first reading about the coming digital revolution in the Age Green Guide in 1980 - I couldn't really get my head around it. It really was a technological miracle for the time.
  4. Further information: I bought these about 3 years ago when I was going through a headphone listening phase. They sound great for their vintage, giving a taste of the Stax sound Note that these require either an electrostatic energiser or transformer box to operate (not included). Photos: PLEASE READ If you include any reference to pricing whatsoever in this section (excluding RRP), your ad will not be approved If you are advertising multiple items, you must post one bulk price only, or post seperate ads for each
  5. Further information: I bought these from Mjolnir audio about 3 years ago, and to be honest I just never find the time to listen to headphones. These have new pads, a new low capacitance cable and a chassis mod that improves the bass. I will throw in the oak headphone stand as part of the sale. Happy to demonstrate. Price dropped Photos: PLEASE READ If you include any reference to pricing whatsoever in this section (excluding RRP), your ad will not be approved If you are advertising multiple item
  6. Further information: I have owned this turntable since the late 90's (2nd owner) and bought it off someone in the UK. The turntable is from the late 70's, and does NOT have the Cirkus bearing or the Valhalla power supply. The turntable worked fine when I last used it at a Melbourne Audio Club event, but I cannot find the belt (I took it off when in storage), and I don't have a phono stage anymore to play it through. The plinth is in really nice shape and is a light honey coloured afromosia. The top plate is in nice shape with just a couple of light scratches. The lid is
  7. Further information: I bought these 10 years ago for my DIY speaker project. I hooked them up and tested them, but did not use them. The were put back in their boxes and have remained there since. Note that they have never been run in. Photos: PLEASE READ If you are advertising multiple items, you must post one bulk price only, or post seperate ads for each item If you include any reference to pricing whatsoever in this section (excluding RRP), your ad will not be approved If
  8. I had a similar problem a week ago, when my cat ran through the cable connected to the tweeter and ripped out the terminal snapping the voice coil lead in wire. It was a very difficult repair taking multiple attempts before I got it working. the problem is the wire is thinner than a human hair. I replaced the wire from the terminal to the voice coil so that I had enough length to make the join. If you can't do the repair, you might find someone else who can do it for you. It may also be possible to buy a replacement voice coil - what model tweeter is it?
  9. I didn't mean to denigrate your post. It was a still interesting.
  10. Cannot see anything new here, Hermholtz resonators have been in use as an active sound absorber for studios for many decades. The can be tuned for almost any frequency and Q (think narrow or broad spectrum).
  11. Some more info: These are Seas top midrange driver with AlNiCo magnets. These will make great mid bass drivers in a small ported box, or great midranges in a sealed enclosure. I am letting these go for less than half their cost. Here is the blurb from the Seas website: The Exotic W8 is an 8 inch woofer-midrange driver designed for smooth, wide frequency response, high sensitivity and low distortion. The special paper cone is embedded with papyrus fibres to optimize stiffness and damping. A special foam rubber surround reduces mass by 40% co
  12. Further information: I bought these 10 years ago for my DIY speaker project. I hooked them up and tested them, but did not use them. The were put back in their boxes and have remained there since. Note that they have never been run in. Photos: PLEASE READ If you are advertising multiple items, you must post one bulk price only, or post seperate ads for each item If you include any reference to pricing whatsoever in this section (excluding RRP), your ad will not be approved If
  13. Serial Number is 13758, which according to VinylEngine puts it around 1977 or 1978.
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