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  1. Haha thanks. It's a DIY job I put together last year using an Arduino. I'll do a small write-up about it some time soon.
  2. Hey guys, figured I'd join in and also make a "me" thread to post my antics I like to tinker with my gear now and then so I'll share it here when I do. I also have a few things in the back catalog I've been meaning to share but haven't gotten around to, that I'll probably share in this thread. In the meantime, here're a few older pictures of my system. The room has fallen into disarray recently so I'll share another few photos when I get around to making it presentable again. Quick system rundown: Thorens TD-145 with an Ortofon Bronze, Luxman L-100, Tannoy Cheviot, To
  3. I've never been into headphones, but have recently become interested. I've tried my girlfriend's Sennheiser HD 450's, and enjoy the convenience of being able to connect to multiple different digital sources wirelessly. The one thing I don't like is the closed back nature of them. It feels a little claustrophobic, a little too detached from my actual surroundings. So, I've started looking for open back BT headphones, and maybe I'm just not looking in the right places, but I can't really seem to find any? Or at least, none from reputable brands. Am I mistaken, or is there actually a
  4. I've started an Instagram page that mainly focuses on sharing hifi photos from various sources. I'm only doing this with express permission from the original poster of the photos and full credits, and have had some success from various boards and communities. Before even PM'ing users here to ask though, I figure I'd look through the guidelines to see if there's anything about it. I noticed this rule: Full discretion, the Instagram account is intended to represent a side business that I'm running that sells hifi-related apparel, and I will also be occasionally
  5. Probably my favourite cover of Heard it through the grapevine
  6. Picked up the custom dustcover I had ordered for my TD 145! I could have asked for it to be a bit smaller actually, but was worried that if it was too snug it'd be too easy to scuff. Overall, fairly pleased with the quality and construction.
  7. I've got a Project VC-S MK 1, though I haven't tried the Okki Nokki. The VC-S works great for me. I've run some pretty grimy looking records through it, and it comes out looking like new (aside from the scratches, but what can you do). I've attached before and after pictures of a particularly dirty record I cleaned the other day. There were still some crackles in playback but I assume that's from the scratches. I've seen some YT videos of people using the machine, and only do one or two revolutions under suction and then they're done. You can do this if you like, but they're surel
  8. Further information: Bought from Dutch Vinyl (Melb) I thought I had bought the resealable version, but I did not. I took out two to determine whether I'd like keep them anyway, but I'm going to sell it off instead. The 98 that I'm selling are untouched. Otherwise, very nice sleeves. Very clear and strong. See link above for more information. Buyer can pickup, or pay for postage (will be sent using the same packaging I received it in). N.b. record pictured only for demonstration, not included in purchase. Photos:
  9. Made a new base board for my Luxman PD-284 out of 16mm MDF. Also added some aluminium shoes. It's like it's sitting on mini-platters!
  10. It looks like you have included a close up photo of an unrelated Denon tonearm/headshell? Otherwise, very nice vintage turntable. Listening to one right now and sounds great. The auto lift function might also potentially be an easily fixed.
  11. Should've opened those blinds, would've made for some beautiful shots
  12. It looks like the AT-95E has an even lower compliance than the Denon: https://www.vinylengine.com/cartridge_database.php?m=Audio+Technica&mod=at-95e&t=any&sort=2&Search=Search&sty=&ovlo=&ovhi=&can=&dclo=&dchi=&stid=&masslo=&masshi=&notes=&prlo=&prhi=
  13. Thanks for the input everyone! The DL-110 is rated for 1.6mV I believe (it's a high output MC cart), though I've read others saying that they output closer to 2.2mV. My amp's manual says that its phono input has a sensitivity of 2.5mV at 47k ohms, so hopefully it's not too great of a mismatch? As my system currently stands, I almost never go above quarter of the volume slider. Do you know what kind of problem I could expect this to cause? Admittedly, I for some reason have a fondness for these Denon carts, even though I haven't heard them myself. I've
  14. I've heard that the arm's mass is as low as 6.5g, and the cartridge has a compliance of 14, giving a resonant frequency of 16.7hz. Is that alright? I don't think music recorded on vinyl generally goes that low.
  15. So I've got a Luxman PD-284, and it's got an AT95e mounted on it right now. Wanted to upgrade, and figured I'd like to try a MC cart. I'm running it into the phono stage of my JVC JA-S44, which only has an MM input, so now I'm considering the DL-110. Anybody had this combination before? Is there anything inherently wrong or incompatible with this combination? Would love to hear your input. Thanks!
  16. As per title, where are you guys getting your caps and transistors? I'm looking to replace them on one of my devices for the first time, and am having a hard time sourcing the parts as specified in the service manual. The only place I am able to find stock of most of these is on overseas sellers on eBay, and they are charging exorbitant prices for them. Also, do people commonly settle for similarly rated parts when servicing their boards? Looking at the list of transistors I need, I might have to get alternatives for all of them. Is this unusual?
  17. Thanks for that, I was able to remove it and reinstall it like you described. Even having the reel table isolated, it was a little difficult figuring out how exactly to make it straight. I managed to improve it though, and there is a lot less wobble than there was previously. Also, it looks like the take up reel table wasn't sitting straight, regardless of the degree of the bend in the shaft. Another quick look through the service manual and it turns out you are supposed to insert a screwdriver into one of the gaps in the chassis, and bend it to adjust the angle of the
  18. Thanks Peter and Bob. I'll take it apart again in the next week or so, and see if I can remove the take up reel table and straighten it out. I've been trying to bend it back while still assembled, but it seems no amount of force (that I'm willing to apply at least, which has been a lot so far) makes it bend. Been taking a close look at the service manual (thanks again for that Bob). It looks like all that's really holding it in place is that final piece behind the chassis, marked E4 (a retaining ring), with everything else between that and the table being sandwiched in.
  19. Hey guys, I just found this machine in a back alley tonight, so I brought it home to check it out. I've never had a R2R machine before, so I'm still learning the ins and outs, even down to the basic operation. It was covered in quite a bit of dust, but it looks like it wasn't left out long enough to be rained on thankfully. It does look like it might have been kept in a slightly moist environment, but nothing I haven't seen on other audio equipment of a similar vintage. Other than that, it looks like it's in pretty decent nick. I tried cleaning up the dust a bit before
  20. I put a motorised projector screen in my listening room. When I do some critical listening, the screen is retracted and in its place are some Martini Absorb XHD panels.
  21. I've got some ideas for the corners and ceiling that I'm reasonably comfortable with, but for the side walls, there's no clear solution that's jumping out to me. I spent the last weekend DIYing 6 frames that are 80cm x 120cm x 11cm, and want a 10cm air gap behind them. Ideally, the solution would: Not involve too much work (e.g. mounting four brackets per panel * six panels * four screws per bracket = nearly a hundred screws, which seems a bit tedious for a non-carpenter like me) Not be too unsightly (you'll see the side profile upon entering the room) Allow for
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