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  1. Discogs, Ebay sold items plus Popsike https://www.popsike.com/ can all be used as a guide. Condition and completeness is everything For the same record Mint ie not played $50 Good ie played so many times sound has noticeably deteriorated $15. https://rarerecordpriceguide.com/condition-rating With Discogs make sure you are viewing your actual record, rather than a UK first pressing ,when yours is a Au 70's reissue. If posting from NZ or Au to the rest of the world, you may have to take in to account your post cost, as records may be able to be purchased nearer to home with less post cost. If you want to sell in bulk, 100 plus, the fact that condition may differ and some may be less wanted than others, needs to be taken in to account, so $5 to $10 each is about the going rate.
  2. I have been attending Record Fairs in the UK and Australia for over forty years and regularly selling at them for over twenty years. I also ran three Fairs about ten years ago. The problem with putting "signs up all over town" is that the local Council contact the venue and then the organizer or the venue get threatened with fines. I have also been one of the organizers of an annual motor bike Rally for over twenty years and although there was a time when sending press releases to the print press was vital, we are now in a digital age and the only publicity we now do is on our own website, this is then picked up by dozens of other sites and Facebook pages. The UK has Record Fairs for the month ,listed in the Record Collector magazine and I have always found this useful when I make a trip back there and it does appear that there is not a comprehensive equivalent in Australia apart from perhaps, Mat's site. https://thevinyljunkie.com.au/event-directory/ This appears to be a missed opportunity to promote record collecting. Record Fairs are, by the main, commercial activities for the organizers and sellers so I think it is really up to @Marc to say if he believes it is appropriate to post details of Record Fairs on this site and what form the posting should take.
  3. I have a Rega Planar 2 with a Luster GST 1 arm fitted and recently sold an original Planer 3 ,in excellent refurbished condition for $520. I think the value would be between $350 and $450. IMO they are above entry level and under valued. This is mine
  4. I have a pair of KEF104/2 speakers and have changed the woofer dust caps. It is not that difficult, tutorials on the web. This appears to be about the lowest cost with post presently. GLWS https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/KEF-Reference-104-2-Donut-Dust-Cap-Center-Foam-Kit-4-Pack-FSK-KEF-4-Free-Ship-/140997403401?hash=item20d419a309
  5. Sold recently on ebay $225 WTF
  6. Certainly a bargain at $150. And I really like the look of the wood trim. I am a bit biased as I own one too. What you have done goes against Roy Gandy of Regas approach, that is to reject the need for heavy solid plinths and aim for the lightest possible plinth, with the stiffest possible brace. He believes this helps stop noise from the motor and the platter bearing from reaching the tonearm / cart. Lott's of people though believe dense and heavy is better. Who is correct is a matter of discussion. Do you have your turntable on a timber floor? Are you trying to stop vibrations reaching the TT from the floor ?
  7. Hi I have a Rega Planar 2 from the 70's, that I have done some mods to, platter, sub platter, tonearm and tonearm cable. But if I owned a RP10 I don't think I would feel the need to upgrade it. With regard to selling ,the market for a second hand Turntable, in Brisbane, is quite small so to get a reasonable price you really have to be prepared to post it. No problem if you still have the original box but a pain if you don't. In my opinion Ebay will reach more buyers than Stereo net. I am being sent offers to list on Ebay with no fees at weekends presently ,if you are getting the same, that would help make the decision.
  8. You can get a P1 for $449 ,including delivery . https://www.audiotrends.com.au/rega-planar-1-black.html?utm_source=google_shopping&m=simple&gclid=Cj0KCQiA4aXiBRCRARIsAMBZGz_cSagzSejOUqj_e51CadnqL2yjRUBAEYuI6Y_dsX9EDo0HCXeAFXQaAqVmEALw_wcB The only real difference is the cost of a phono, about $100 for entry level one, so why not go for the one you want, the REGA.
  9. https://www.ebay.com.au/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=m570.l1313&_nkw=+HD+800+EAR+PADS&_sacat=0 Plenty on ebay I have some HDR 170's . The fake leather started to come off so I replaced them with a set of ear pads with a velvet finish. The pad on the head band was not available though so I just removed the remaining leatherette by putting stickie tape on it and then pulling it off until it was all removed.
  10. You may be correct or it could just be some dust you did not remove ,still attached. I have examined the stylus with a x60 magnifier before and after cleaning with magic eraser and cannot report seeing any thing left on the stylus that I would associate with ME. Plus with a second pass of ME there is normally no remaining debris that can be seen with the x 60. Tried being quite ruff with an old cart and now use on my $400 AT440MLb with no concerns. With out the x 60 magnifier it is not that easy to tell what is there. $8 free post X 60 Magnifier https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/60x-Zoom-LED-Microscope-Micro-Lens-Silver-Mini-EMAGN9882/132004936687?epid=562346733&hash=item1ebc1b7bef:g:xXcAAOSw4GVYLBZ9:rk:23:pf:0
  11. Hi Mike Is there an actual issue with the turntable now? With the platter on the turntable does it turn correctly at a steady speed? You can tell this by looking at the strobe. There is some external and internal adjustment. If this is ok try connecting to an amp and speakers to check the needle / cart. This is a link to the owners and service manual on the Vinyl Engine site. It explains how to set the Turntable up. https://www.vinylengine.com/library/rotel/rp840.shtml You will have to registrar to be able to view them. If the needle is damaged something like this Audio Technica for under $50 with post will be fine. https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Audio-Technica-Stereo-HiFi-Magnetic-Cartridge-Complete-Inc-Stylus-Screws-NEW/113403877719?hash=item1a6765d957:g:VZMAAOSwkitb4lu9:rk:5:pf:0 They can also be obtained from HK for $14.99 but post is longer. https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Turntable-Record-Player-LP-Vinyl-Needle-Pickup-Stylus-Moving-Magnet-Cartridge-GF/163156674882?_trkparms=aid%3D555018%26algo%3DPL.SIM%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20140106155344%26meid%3Dff14d4a0ae974bfb94312edba0d34481%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D12%26mehot%3Dag%26sd%3D123258880380%26itm%3D163156674882&_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851 If every thing is ok enjoy the turntable for awhile an do some research on what to upgrade to. Plenty of post and threads already on this site regarding first Turntables. If there is an actual issue with the Turntable it is probably not worth the cost of a service and repair. Cut your losses and move on. Value of this Turntable ,with good stylus, fully working is only about $250, IMO.
  12. I will be in Hobart for ,four days starting Thursday, staying in Battery Square. Any good Record shops / Markets in the area? Thanks in advance
  13. Do you just need the clip that attaches to the cart re-soldered to the tone arm wire ? Either way ,for any Service Tech, re soldering or rewiring a tone arm is an easy job so should not cost too much. I have just changed the antiskate belt on a Acos R200, that was on a Rega Planer 3. Original wires were damaged so I sourced some Litz wire from the US for $50 and had a local Tech rewire it for me for $80. He even reconnected the RCA end for free ,after I realized I had put the bearing in the wrong way up and the wires had to be disconnected again, so the bearing could be turned over !!! 🙂 I can't say if the Litz wires sounded better than the originals as the original wires were damaged when I purchased the TT but I can say it did sound very good after rewire.
  14. https://blog.audio-technica.com/audio-solutions-question-week-anti-skate-feature-turntable-need-set/ Anti skate is not related to skipping and it is as important to set it correctly as tracking weight and the other settings. The anti-skate feature applies a small outward force to the tonearm, counteracting the tendency of the arm to move inward (skate) toward the center of the record plus having too much force on the inner face of the groove. But too much and force and it will go the other way though and have too much pressure on the outer face of the groove. I use a test record with some vinyl with no groves on it to set the anti skate on my TT. When you have the correct force the stylus will sit still in the middle of the clear vinyl. Too much it skates to the center ,too little it move to the outer area. The degree of adjustment is quite fine and is probably not achievable with a weight on a string.
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