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  1. TNT FleXy Table Deluxe audiophile racks

    Thanks for the input. There are a number of anti-vibration mat options on the Bunnings web site. Can you please provide a link to the ones you use?
  2. G'day, Now that I'm about to transfer my LP, cassette and reel to reel tape collections to digital music files it's time to give my stereo gear a much better sounding and appropriate platform before I start the transfer process. Some years ago I purchased six Hobson Engineering 304 Stainless Steel All Thread rods, DIN 975 / A2, Size M20, one metre long, plus the necessary nuts and washers, to make up two TNT FleXy Table DIY audiophile racks. Now I need to finally finish the project. At the top and bottom of each all thread rod there will be acorn (capped) nuts. At the top this is just for looks. At the bottom they become dome shaped spikes. I'm planning to get two Kaboodle 2400x600x35mm Bamboo Benchtops from Bunnings. They will be cut using the Golden Ratio to 600x371mm shelves. (Well why not? Everything will still fit even though the shelves will be 29mm less deep than normal.) The 35mm thick glued and compressed bamboo strip shelves will be super strong, plus should provide substantial mass and vibration dampening qualities. The bevel-edged profile will be continued on at least the front and two sides of each shelf. I'd like to get a nice black wood grain finish to the shelves. A friend suggested using Feast Watson Prooftint Black Japan Interior Stain. Would this work on the glued and compressed bamboo shelves? If not, how would you recommend I go about finishing the shelves? I had thought about trying to use some sort of anti-vibration black rubber grommets to isolate the metal rods from the shelves. But I think that might make the racks too unstable. Has anyone tried something like this? I'm hoping I might be able to use the off cuts from this project to make a TNT SoundBlaster for my Rega Planar 3 turntable, and/or some TNT CDP Press vibration dampers. The turntable will sit at the top of one rack, and my Revox B77 Reel to Reel Stereo Tape Recorder will crown the second rack. If anyone has some comments to correct any mistakes you think I'm making, or suggestions as to how to improve this project, I'd be most grateful. Best Regards, Lloyd Borrett.
  3. SOLD: FS:YAMAHA NS-1000M speaker pair

    G'day, $1700 seems more than reasonable, so do we have a deal? Please PM me your address and mobile so that we can arrange payment and pickup. Best regards, Lloyd Borrett.
  4. Speakers for NAD 3020i Stereo Amp

    I'm having trouble finding a NAD 3020 or 3020i. Either the seller won't ship, or it turns out to be an old ad and it's already sold. The tuner and speakers are on their way. Will just have to be patient.
  5. Speakers for NAD 3020i Stereo Amp

    Thanks. That's plenty of grist for the mind mill. I'd been thinking of Yamaha NS-10m, or some LS3/5a speakers, but the latter are way out of the price range I had in mind. Based on the input above, and some research, I've decided to go with a pair of Wharfedale Diamond 10.1 speakers.
  6. G'day, So I'm putting together the following kit for use in my study / home office: NAD 3020i Stereo Amplfier NAD 5425 Compact Disc Player NAD 4020A AM/FM Stereo Tuner Any suggestions as to what bookshelf speakers would go well with the NAD 3020i amplifier? I'd prefer used ones, so speakers of a similar vintage would be nice. Also looking for a NAD 6300 Stereo Cassette Deck to complete this stereo system. Best regards, Lloyd Borrett.
  7. Gieseler Product Power Supplies

    G'day, I asked Clayton Gieseler a question via email about the power supply units used for his various products. I thought the rest of you might like to see his informative response... Best regards, Lloyd Borrett.
  8. GIESELER Groß DAC official release

    G'day, Is there a reason the Groß DAC isn't listed on your website http://www.gieseler.com.au as a current product? It seems you have a number of products being discussed or referred to here on stereo.net.au that aren't mentioned on your web site. I guess some might be discontinued products. It would help a newcomer like me if all products past and present were mentioned somewhere on the site. Best regards, Lloyd Borrett.
  9. G'day, I have an old (circa 1976) NAD Model 200 Dolby Stereo Amplifier, 100W per channel, that isn't well. The left channel isn't working. And there could be other issues. Would anyone know where I could take it in Melbourne to have it looked at and hopefully repaired by someone who knows NAD gear? Best regards, Lloyd Borrett.
  10. G'day from Lloyd Borrett

    G'day, I've just updated the listing of my setup to reflect the changes I'm currently in the process of making. See http://www.borrett.id.au/interests/av-system.htm I've just added a Yamaha RX-V733 7.1 channel network AV receiver to my main AV system. I'm waiting for the Vifa JV60 front speakers to arrive. Still need some additional connectors, plus need to figure out how to get it all to work properly. Right now the Foxtel iQ2 doesn't work well through the Yamaha RX-V773. At the other end of the house, I've created a second AV setup, but this time with 3D support. In my stereo setup, one of the Magnavox speakers isn't working, plus the left channel has gone on the NAD 200 amp. So still plenty of work to do to get it all operating well. Best regards, Lloyd Borrett.
  11. G'day, Back in 1976 I build a pair of Phillips Magnavox MV-50 speakers from a kit -- 50W RMS, 3-way system with 10" woofer, 6" mid range and two dome tweeters. Well the two tweeters were damaged by too many kids fingers over the years and I later switched in a single new Vifa tweeter into each enclosure. Well after being in storage for a few years I went to put these speakers to use again for my stereo hi-fi system, but sadly found one of the speakers not working. I suspect the crossover has died. So what do I do? The enclosures are still solid and usable. The drivers all look in reasonable condition. I could just try and find a pair of new crossovers to put into the enclosures, but my chances of getting that right are limited. Or I could just replace all of the drivers and the crossovers with a modern setup. Or I could just quit them. What would you do? Best regards, Lloyd Borrett.
  12. G'day from Lloyd Borrett

    I've been messing around with Hi-Fi gear off and on for more than 35 years - see http://www.borrett.id.au/interests/music.htm. I started out building amps and speakers from kits in my late teens. Indeed, I'm still using those speakers today, though with a few slight changes! In the late 1970s I also worked as a freelance recording engineer and producer as a sideline to my full-time career in IT. You can see the not so up-to-date details of my AV system at http://www.borrett.id.au/interests/av-system.htm. I'm currently in the process of adding some new AV kit, and then I'll update that web page. You can also see my LP collection at http://www.borrett.id.au/interests/lps.htm, my CD collection at http://www.borrett.id.au/interests/cds.htm and my Blu-ray/DVD collection at http://www.borrett.id.au/interests/dvds.htm. And before you even think of asking, none of my LPs, CDs or DVDs are for sale, and I won't make copies of them for anybody.
  13. Iq2 Hard Drive Upgrade

    I was very excited when I found this topic this morning. I've been wanting more capacity for my IQ2 ever since I got it. But after reading through this topic and seeing the recent firmware indroduced issue, am I correct in understanding that right now we can't do the upgrade - that we'll have to wait until the software guys come up with a workaround? Or does this problem just affect those that have already made the switch to a 1Tb drive? Best Regards, Lloyd Borrett.