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  1. EV Cali

    Another Brisneylander

    Welcome There has certainly been a few new members join from Brisbane recently.
  2. EV Cali

    Looking for an amp

    Currently on sale for $239 using the code Pollen. https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Pioneer-SX-10AE-Bluetooth-Power-Music-Stereo-Receiver-Amplifier-Home-Audio-Black/112932586950
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    Joy turns to ashes

    Great find ,especially as it is a UK pressing. Here is one with out a cover so perhaps all is not lost. https://www.discogs.com/sell/item/673763617?ev=bp_det
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    Fleetwood Mac.

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/celebrities/106861446/neil-finn-makes-fleetwood-mac-debut-on-ellen Not sure what I make of this. At least Neil keeps a straight face . Could be worse ways to make your Super up.
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    Styrene

    Been going through my singles, acquired over the last 40 years, recently. Cleaning and playing, deciding what ones to keep. Found this great funky single in them "Too many people" by Cold Blood. Cleaned it twice with ultrasonic cleaner but ,although it looked clean, could not get rid of distortion on some notes. Having just read the links provided, I Had a closer look and it is a Styrene !!!!!
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    Lids and hinges

    The Thorens TD145 and a number of other Thorens TT used a pin that went in to a slot in the lid. This may not be possible with your custom lid. Plus the plastic around the slot broke quite easily, although you can get reinforcement plates. Most other TT lid hinges do have tension on them to help them stay up. You could probably use hinges intended for another TT and they are easily available. https://www.ebay.com/bhp/turntable-hinges Link shows possible hinges plus the original set up for a Thoren TD145.
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    Technics SL-1200 thread

    They were like for like replacements of the originals that had worn bearings. From memory it was $300 per deck including fitting. This has some of the info you are looking for . https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Technics_SL-1200
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    Styrene

    Never heard of this. Can you link to any of the forums.
  9. EV Cali

    Technics SL-1200 thread

    Thanks I have recently had Wes aka Dr Groove work on mine ,new tone arms, led target lights and strobe, new RCA plugs and leads plus full service. Really happy with his work, price and a nice guy. The only reason I asked is that he is based at the Gold Coast and some one a bit nearer may have been handy. Unfortunately Wynhum is a fair way from me too. ☹️
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    Technics SL-1200 thread

    Hi Also in Brisbane and the owner of a pair of early Mk2's. Would be interested to know who you have working on your deck.
  11. Thanks again @Zaphod Beeblebrox $14.60 at Wagner's or new ceramic cart and stylus for $5.15 including post https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/New-Turntable-Phono-Cartridge-with-Stylus-Replacement-for-Vinyl-Record-Player-M2/282984448954?_trkparms=aid%3D333201%26algo%3DCOMP.CARDS%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D201802281610 Appreciate the information regarding not being able to use MM and why. That certainly stopped me wasting quite a bit of time and money !!!!
  12. As always ,thanks for your response @Zaphod Beeblebrox The cart has TC8S printed on it making it a BRS cart and there is a new one for sale locally for $65 or stylus for $17. https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/BSR-TC8-S-Stereo-Crystal-Turnover-Cartridge-Replacement-Made-In-Japan-BRAND-NEW/222379886491 In case it helps with what pin to put the green wire should go on, looking at the three pins as pictured the wires are red left, Blue center and White right. I appreciate it is more of a curiosity than a serious modern TT but I look forward to hearing some old my old, scratched 45's on it.
  13. Picked up a Kingsley Stereo Turntable / Radio, today and luckily apart from some adjustments and some scratch pots, everything appears to be working. I have a couple of questions though. I can only get sound from records using the 78 stylus. Could be the stylus and they are available quite cheaply. Although there are only three pins on the cart there is a green wire. What , if anything should it be connected to? Is there any reason I can't connect a modern MM Cart using the four wires? It certainly looks quite cute and there are pictures on the net showing it with legs attached. And here is one similar to mine with it's legs on.
  14. Now only $239.20 using 20% off PARENT Code Still loving mine. Item price: AU $299.00 -AU $59.80 Your price: AU $239.20 Enter code at checkout to redeem. Hurry, your coupon expires 30/08/18. Terms and conditions https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Pioneer-SX-10AE-Bluetooth-Power-Music-Stereo-Receiver-Amplifier-Home-Audio-Black/112932586950
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    Denon SL-5AS Turntable - motor rubber mounts

    Hi The TT is more likely to be 40 plus years old. New motor mounts could probably be made up quite easily. The first thing I would check is does the motor turn with power on. Perhaps put a drop of oil on the motor spindle first and give it a turn by hand first. If the motor turns and you think you would enjoy bring it back to life go for it. The TT in good cosmetic and working condition it would only be worth between $125- $175 so perhaps treat this as practice run for a restoration of a more valuable TT.
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