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  1. Please check pricing with @gurubefore you sell. @lovetube your dad was one of the nicest people to deal with. May he Rest In Peace.
  2. IMO an expensive power cable provides a placebo effect. It creates the expectation of more bass or blacker blacks. I still have a couple left in case I want to retest the theory.
  3. PKay

    Inline ads in a thread?

    @Marc Google ads have reappeared on the FS thread using iPhone. It is clever (and incredibly annoying) how it only happens on the FS threads.
  4. Pioneer S-1EX loudspeakers Very High End TAD Components !! At $9999 poor mans TADs. https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Pioneer-S-1EX-loudspeakers-Very-High-End-TAD-Components/202390306187?hash=item2f1f66fd8b:g:mLYAAOSwawBbY02F https://www.hifishark.com/model/pioneer-s-1-ex
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    FS: Marten Miles III

    @trippinonprozac
  6. Hi Tase, Which cart do you think has the best value for money/SQ combination?
  7. Does the UK price include VAT?
  8. So far IME Dynavector is one of the few brands where Aust pricing has been on par or better than overseas. Eg, DYNAVECTOR - Te Kaitora Rua MC Phono Cartridge - Music direct Phono Cartridges Price US$3,450.00 (excluding taxes) Australian pricing A$4,335 - JD audio online price
  9. That is interesting as I was told the Australian pricing will be around $2.5k.
  10. Andy, Does that mean that the 17D3 which goes up to 100,000 Hz is superior? In any case I think the WOS discussion has died off. My understanding is that the 17D3 has one of the flatest frequency response. Looking at the graph the marketing doesn't have the top of the high frequency on the DX on the spec sheet. 17D3 Karat Diamond is the first cartridge built using 'dispersion' theory. Its Micro-Ridge stylus and very short (1.7mm) solid diamond cantilever give a huge reduction in 'frequency dispersion', unmatched dynamics and a high frequency extension all the way up to 100kHz Type Low output moving coil cartridge with flux damper and softened magnetism Output Voltage 0.3mV (at 1KHz, 5cm/sec.) Channel Separation 25 dB (at 1KHz) Channel balance 1.0 dB (at 1KHz) Frequency response 20 - 20,000Hz (± 1dB), 20 - 100,000Hz Compliance 15 x 10-6 cm/dyn Tracking force 1.8 - 2.2grams DC resistance R=38 ohms Recommended load resistance > 100 ohms Cantilever 1.7mm length, 0.25dia solid diamond Stylus Micro-Ridge Weight 5.3 grams The Benz LPS is also $6k so a lot of difference in pricing.
  11. For those of you considering the 17D3 and wavering I would suggest you jump in as soon as possible. The 17D3 is being superceded and the new cart will be about 50% more expensive. The new cart will have a brass body so the weight will increase considerably (inline with the price increase). From the website: Drawing on Dynavector's 'dispersion theory'that produced the original world first KARAT series Dynavector are indeed proud to announce the entirely new 17DX KARAT Diamond phono cartridge. As in the past KARAT series, the frequency response of the new KARAT 17DX at 20 to 20,000 Hz is ruler flat providing an extremely accurate groove tracking ability. However, several new features will ensure that the new 17DX will shortly gain the same legendary status and soon surpass its predecessors. It would be interesting to hear if anyone has heard the new cart? Specifications Type Low output moving coil cartridge with flux damper and softened magnetism Output Voltage 0.3mV (at 1KHz, 5cm/sec.) Channel Separation 25 dB (at 1KHz) Channel balance 1.0 dB (at 1KHz) Frequency response 20 - 20,000Hz (± 1dB) Compliance 15 mm/N Tracking force 1.8 - 2.0 g Impedance 32 ohms Recommended load impedance > 100 ohms Cantilever 1.7mm length solid diamond Stylus tip Micro-Ridge Weight 11.0 g
  12. Me too! I wouldn't play a new album on my deck without cleaning it first.
  13. The only issue with bypassing local importer is you might not be able to get parts. I still don’t understand why the importer hasn’t tweaked to the fact so many people are sourcing their gear from Japan. Doubling the price with a more global market makes little sense anymore.
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