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  1. aaaaannnnd SOLD to that man!
  2. Benny G

    DIY - HiFi Racks - Stands - Cabinets

    I'm guessing masking tape
  3. Item: Canon EOS 3000 35mm film camera Location: North Carlton 3054 Price: $50.00 Item Condition: excellent Reason for selling: not needed Payment Method: Pickup - Cash Extra Info: great condition, fully operational, good little runner. Stock lens with HOYA UV filter on it. also comes with carry case pictured. I saw one of these go to $70 odd on ebay a few weeks ago. Chasing a quick $50. Pictures:
  4. Item: 4" fullrange CHR70.3 speakers Markaudio, DIY made by SNA member @Westy Location: North Carlton Vic 3054 Price: $200 firm Item Condition: Refer pictures. One of the drivers has a very small (approx. 5 mm) dent in it, I think I did this by leaning across it to reach something while cleaning. This does not affect performance at all and is barely noticeable. Other than that, excellent. Reason for selling: Bought something else Payment Method: Pickup - Cash. I don't have any boxes so it's pick up only at this stage. Extra Info: I bought these from SNA member Westy 3 years ago. It's a really fun speaker, perfect for desktop use (that is how I used them). I have been wanting to try something new for a while and happened upon some Dali Zensors for a great price so these are not needed. TBH I had no idea DIY speakers could be so sweet, the real jarrah veneer and all around quality of the build is stunning. link to original sale thread with more info: Pictures :
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    Recommend a first TT for a novice

    Lol that's me from a while back. Imo they don't look like the money. A rega p1 just shouldn't cost 600 bucks. I would actually really like to try one much higher up the chain, but I don't need it/can't afford it. edit: HOWEVER looking at the RP1 for $550 it does look a lot nicer than my old P1 - and I do agree with above, also for out of the box ease of use etc, it is great. I would certainly choose it over the others. OR buy secondhand here, and you'll be laughing. 800 secondhand and a bit of patience, but without being super fussy, you can get something quite serious.
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    Electronic currently spinning

    808 State - Ninety [1989] this aussie pressing, 1990. Pacific 202 never gets old.
  7. No worries i thought some of rega products have life time warranty but probably only with the original owner
  8. Edit sorry just noticed faulty input thing Can it be fixed under warranty?
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    Electronic currently spinning

    Funki Porcini - Hed Phone Sex [1995] trippy, sleazy, downtempo perfect for a rainy day off
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    Electronic currently spinning

    Skee Mask - Shred [2018] This is the recent repress of 2016 release. I never heard of this guy until I clocked @Y B's recommendation here a few weeks ago, and have since picked up both albums. They are both seriously good!
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    Buying vinyl

    no the want list is just for you. but let's say there are 10 copies all over the world of that frank zappa record you want. well you can look at all those sellers, and when you look at their list of items for sale, there is a list also of what they have in your want list. so the way to buy is to find the best option based on a mix of price and what else you can pick up off that seller, so as to minimise the amount of money you spend on shipping.
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    Clear audio Concept or Rega Planer 6

    this is unbelievable! I don't go in hifi shops much because I can't afford to buy new stuff. the other day I walked into Carlton audio visual, declared that I was just passing and wanted to have a look at some nice gear if that was OK. ended up listening to a few speakers and talking for about half an hour. they love talking and showing stuff and they know that if/when the time comes, I'll be coming to them for my yamaha ns-5000
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    Buying vinyl

    I buy from discogs more than anywhere. 30+ orders this year I have a few sellers that I buy from regularly - 2 of them in the Ukraine, and a couple in France. Service/pricing/packaging etc is fantastic. as mentioned above, from US is too expensive unless you really need it! I have had minor corner dings on a couple of shipments but that's not because they weren't packaged properly; if you drop a box of records on the corner, it is going to bend a little bit. This is part of buying records. I won't go off on someone because a cover has some minor damage that happened in shipping, if I can see they packaged it properly. @Tubularbells example is a different story, I have never seen anything like that, and I wouldn't let that go. If it is something crazy valuable/rare and mint I will contact them first and get a bit of communication going before placing the order to make sure they know what they are doing. my advice is, spend 5 minutes checking seller feedback, max out the amount of records you can get to get the best out of the shipping cost (under 2 kg) also reduces the possibility of damage build yourself up a healthy want list so you can easily see when you find a record if the seller has anything else you're chasing. My guys weigh the package for me and let me know if I can get another one in there. I am buying mostly techno/electronic though, so there are lots of big Euro sellers and plenty to choose from. Often they have a mix of new releases and back catalogue of older used stuff so I can mix up a good selection of new/old. I much prefer to buy from good specialist sellers on discogs than Amazon (actually I have never bought a record on amazon)
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