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  1. Vintage 1970s Sony TA-F3 Amp, ST-5140 Tuner

    Yes - very nice condition. Still for sale.
  2. Item: Sony TA-F3 Integrated amplifier, ST-5140 AM/FM Tuner Location: Sydney inner west Price: $450 Item condition: Vintage used. Some wear but stunning for its age Reason for selling: Reducing my collection Payment method: bank transfer or cash on pick up. Paypal friend or +3% Extra info 1. Sony TA-F3 - Integrated Stereo Amplifier (1977) 1970s quality. Lovely feel to it with click-stepped volume control. Transparent engaging sound. As per photos the smallest marks on front fascia and top surface. It had a repair at WES in May including replacing transistors, which I have the paperwork for.SpecificationsPower output: 50 watts per channel into 8Ω (stereo)Frequency response: 20Hz to 20kHzTotal harmonic distortion: 0.5%Damping factor: 30Dimensions: 435 x 145 x 370mmWeight: 10.5kg2. Sony ST-5140 AM/FM Tuner.Full functionality with all lights and switches working. 1970s Japan quality. Smallest of marks on fascia and some slight pitting of top surface. Lovely anlague sound.Country: JapanManufacturer / Brand: Sony Corporation; TokyoYear: *****1975 + click to reveal Category: Broadcast Receiver - or past WW2 TunerSemiconductors (the count is only for transistors) 31:Main principle Super-Heterodyne (Super in general); ZF/IF 455/10700 kHzWave bands Broadcast (BC) and FM or UHF.Details Power type and voltage Alternating Current supply (AC) / 100; 120; 220; 240 VoltDimensions (WHD) 400 x 149 x 334 mm / 15.7 x 5.9 x 13.1 inchNotesFrequenzbereich: FM 87,5-108 MHz; AM: 530-1605 kHzNet weight (2.2 lb = 1 kg) 7.5 kg / 16 lb 8.3 oz (16.52 lb)
  3. SOLD: FS: Van Damme 1 metre RCA interconnects

    I'll take a set too please Bill. will send pm.
  4. SOLD: FS: Morrow Audio RCA MA1 cables x4

    I'll take one pair too, message sent.
  5. Item: Clarion/AWA set of 3: MA-7800K Amplifier, MT-7800K Tuner, MD-7800K Cassette DeckLocation: Sydney Inner West Item condition description: amp and tuner exc, cassette deck not working. Price and price conditions: $490 drop to $450 Reason for selling: Not being usedPayment Methods: COD, PayPal friend. Extra Info: Very rare quality vintage components form Japan mid/late 1970s. Only 1000 ever made to challenge Sansui, Pioneer, Kenwood, Yamaha and the like. Clarion owned McIntosh for a while too. Excellent build quality - massive transformer. Features: 50w/ch, can take 4 ohm speakers (1 set), pre out/ main in, 2x turntable inputs. In excellent condition apart from a couple of tiny marks as shown in photos. Will improve with TLC Amplifier and tuner working 100%. No noisy switches. All lights working. Cassette deck not working - powers up, lights all work but it makes a whirring sound. This link for extra info :http://www.thevintageknob.org/clarion-UFO.html 47 cm wide, 20.5 cm tall - total height 59.5 cm, approx 22 cm deep. Heavy - amp is 11kg, cassette deck is 10kg, tuner 7.5 kg. Serial numbers are on the base of each component. Happy to audition. Clean transparent sound. Prefer collection as big and heavy to pack - can take to PacknSend though.
  6. Thanks Zaphod, So is the FM filter on the TV aerial to improve TV reception? Back to the dipole antenna for the FM radio it seems unless i get a dedicated AM/FM aerial. Thanks again.
  7. Hi there, I have been trying to help my parents with their system but am stumped. Its a brand new dwelling with a digital TV aerial on the roof into a wall socket. I want to split that so I can use an analogue AM/FM tuner(Proton 420) which only has a 75 Ohm socket. I have tried but cannot get both to work simultaneously - they both work on their own but when both on the splitter the radio reception doesn't work. Is this a limitation of the splitter (very basic 2 way F type splitter from Jaycar) or is the 75 Ohm the limitation? I'm not that technical but willing to learn. I've read a bit and thought I might need a powered splitter - but can that provide too much signal ? Any help appreciated. Cheers, Ben
  8. Talking .....Paul Kelly

    One of my favourites is with the Messengers for "Comedy" - a great album from 1992. "Words and Music" mid 90s is also good.
  9. Item: Audio Analogue Puccini (Remote) Integrated Amplifier Location: Sydney Price: $450 Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: surplus to needs Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, EFT. Extra Info: Stunning minimalist silver faced integrated. Made it Italy late 90s - mostly hand made I believe. [email protected] Damping factor >[email protected]/1W/8Ohm S/N ratio >80dB for Line input -3dB points are at <10Hz and >100kHz 4 line inputs, 1 phono input(internally switchable), tape rec/play inputs. 4-16 ohms speakers. Pre outs. Standby mode, power switch at rear. Detachable power cord - can provide one if required. Weight : 8.1kg + remote 45cm wide, 35cm deep. I replaced the tiny rubber feet it came with to something more sturdy. Remote included - it is heavy. Unit in excellent condition bar one small scratch on the front fascia. Remote has light scratches. Has recently had dry joints repaired professionally. Under warranty until end October - paperwork provided. It has a refined 'tube like' sound with good sound stage - plenty of online reviews. I've got bigger speakers now so no longer required. Collect from Ashfield but can be posted if needed. I can show set up and working. Pictures:
  10. I've decided to try the Cat5 solid core. I'm not up with the technical aspects (but enjoy learning) and am just trying to see if it will sound better than the NAC4, so ..in terms of the actual strands, do you leave the coating on, or take it back to bare wire? Should you braid the 4 together and then combine with the other cable's 4, or braid the 8 together? Thanks again
  11. Thanks Andy and others for the input - I'll check out that cat5 cable and give it a go.
  12. Hi guys, Thought it time to re-evaluate my speaker cable - I'm running Sonique 5.5 SE's off an Accupahse E204 and using the Naim NAC A4 10ft cable. I'd appreciate any ideas on whether Naim speaker cable is intended only for Naim systems or for any? How is this cable rated and what are it's characteristics? How do you know when it's too old ? Also what might be an alternative to consider at a reasonable budget? Thanks for any suggestions, Ben
  13. World Music: Currently Spinning

    Great idea - thanks for the many tips to sorurcing new material - will try the Vusi Mahlasela for starters.
  14. Interesting Site for info

    thanks for the link Billy.
  15. Listening Chair

    love the option for lumbar support as that can prolong listening sessions