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  1. Hi and welcome fellow Brisbanite If you post your question in the Digital Sources, DACs & Music Streaming tread you may get some answers This may be also be of interest to you https://www.techradar.com/au/news/phone-and-communications/mobile-phones/if-iphone-7-ditches-the-audio-jack-these-three-dacs-will-keep-the-music-spinning-1321629
  2. Hi What do you mean by "The records where stained". if you mean they have the misting, you some times get from off gassing of PVC sleeves , I am afraid there is nothing you can do. If you are referring to dirt try cleaning one record at a time for thirty minutes, perhaps a couple of time and see if that make a difference. I picked up a first UK pressing of Dark side of the Moon, that was filthy and would stick at two or three spots. After cleaning three times ,one record only, the sound was ok and it did not stick.
  3. I may give it a try but not sure if I do need some velvet or a micro fibre cloth. Raising the wand slightly , with the tape, before the grooves start and at the edge of the record means that nothing touches the grooves and I think no contact may be better than scrubbing them with velvet or a micro fibre cloth. Using a scrap record, I did try rubbing the felt I purchased on the blank area of the run off grooves and this did leave some scratches.
  4. Vinyl Vacuum Not intending to use the vacuum to clean records as I have an Ultrasonic cleaner, but I did want a way of speeding up the drying process. And if it adds any extra cleaning element, that will be a bonus. I had been looking at record cleaning wands on line and whilst a reasonable price, as they all appeared to be in America, adding postage doubled the cost. Then when looking at a wet vacs on line, at Bunnings, I noticed that the crevice cleaning tool, looked just like a Record cleaning wand. So with the end of the attachment blocked up with some plastic cutting board, glued in place with super glue, a spindle hole and cleaning slot I was there. A lazy Susan, purchased from a Garage sale, is used to sit the records on with a raised platform to keep the wet records form touching it. The red O ring is to help keep the record in place. Three turns is enough to dry a record. I then just wipe the edge and can put them in a new inner sleeve. I did purchase some stick on felt strips but they appeared to be quite abrasive, so I have gone with electrical tape, wrapped round three times, at the point that the wand would touch the dead wax and again at the lead in at the edge of the record and this just stops the wand from touching the record in the area of the playing surface. ( see second to last picture) Vacuum was $49.99 from Bunnings and the other parts could not have cost more than $20. https://www.bunnings.com.au/ozito-1250w-12l-stainless-wet-and-dry-vacuum_p6290589 With plenty of time on my hands, I have ordered some inner sleeves so I can do some cleaning and now all I need is for them to turn up
  5. Well @April Snow if you like Holograms and the idea of a record being a talking point, you really need to get a copy of Jack Whites, 2014, Lazaretto LP. Evidently the title means "a hospital for those affected with contagious diseases, especially leprosy". "a building or a ship set apart for quarantine purposes". So quite fitting at the present time. On top of the "Dancing Angel Hologram" it offers 2 vinyl-only hidden tracks hidden beneath the center labels - 1 hidden track plays at 78 RPM, one plays at 45 RPM, making this a 3-speed record - Side A plays from the outside in - Dual-groove technology: plays an electric or acoustic intro for “Just One Drink” depending on where needle is dropped. The grooves meet for the body of the song. - Matte finish on Side B, giving the appearance of an un-played 78 RPM record - Both sides end with locked grooves - Vinyl pressed in seldom-used flat-edged format - Dead wax area on Side A contains a hand-etched hologram by Tristan Duke of Infinity Light Science, the first of its kind on a vinyl record Plus the music is good.
  6. Recent post ,just above yours. Should be some one in most area that can do this.
  7. Here is the manual from the Vinyl Engine site https://www.vinylengine.com/library/pioneer/pl-514.shtml To adjust the counter weight you need to adjust the weight backwards or forwards, until the arm is floating in the horizontal position. Then holding the main body of the weight, move the black scale ring at the front until it is set at 0 at the top. Then moving the entire weight ,turn until the correct tracking weight is shown at the top. perhaps 1.5 - 2
  8. "Here's how records give you more of what you want" Was cleaning some records to day, when I came across this CBS inner. From the records advertised on the other side, I would say it is from about 1969. I especially like reason No 5 THEY'LL GIVE YOU HOURS OF CONTINUOUS AND UNINTERRUPTED LISTENING PLEASURE. Just stack them up on your automatic changer and relax. !!!!! No wonder records are still popular.
  9. From looking at their web site it looks like a good deal to me. May have some cosmetic wear and tear to the black plinth, finish but some may think that it gives it a bit of character. Price included post. No lid, but I understand the reloop ones fit. https://djcity.com.au/product/reloop-turntable-dust-cover/ And if you change your mind you would probably be able to get back close to what you paid for it in a year or two's time and that would not be the case with a new Turntable.
  10. I would agree with Simon's points but @Bonnieprince you need to have some idea of the history of the deck, has it been used by a DJ in a club and subjected to heavy wear and tear or has it been used as part of a Hi Fi system. Is the seller a reputable dealer and what do they mean by "recently serviced" is there any warranty ? The SL1200 mk3 could be up to thirty years old now. As an example of a new belt drive turntable ,you could get a Rega Planar 2 for $849 new . Two quite different Turntables so hard to say witch is the best. http://www.livingsound.com.au/turntables/rega/ I have a pair of Technics SL1200 Mk 2's that I mainly use to DJ with plus a modified ,mid 70's Regar Planar 2 but I am presently using a Technics SL Q2 as my main deck,, mainly because it is well built, has the feature I need, plus I can change speed with out removing the platter and the arm lifts automatically at the end of the record and stops turning.
  11. A https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/DIGITAL-STAINLESS-ULTRASONIC-CLEANER-ULTRA-SONIC-BATH-CLEANING-TANK-TIMER-AU/173240414757?var=471952170261 @DEANO23 I agree with all the others recommending Ultrasonic. You are already half way there with your record holder and motor, just order the tank linked to above and you will be complete. Just one thing, in your photo it looks like you have more than one record clamped together, is that the case?
  12. It is an ok Turntable to start out on. Between $150 and $250 , depending on condition and cartridge.
  13. Hi to you Brett. I am also in Brisbane. The first LP I purchased was Electric Warrior by T Rex. Unfortunately I stuck the poster it contained on my wall so now it is not complete ☹️
  14. I Saw this movie on a plane recently too and loved it. Even made me appreciate Bruce a bit more as I never really got in to him at the time.
  15. Facebook market place https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3202146879814193/?ref=feed_rhc
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