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  1. Yeah that post was mine. I remember being surprised by them. I think they were quite clear and lively and bass was nice from memory. A tad shrill on the highs after a while, though that could have been the transistor amp I was using at the time. I have the silicone chip paper downloaded somewhere can have a look around if needed.
  2. Thanks. Yes 4343, well spotted!
  3. Item: Accuphase A-30 Location: Woolloomooloo, N.S.W Price: $2500 Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: Funding non-Hifi, life stuff. Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Beautiful sounding, 30W, Class A power amp. Excellent condition with original box, packaging and manual. Bridgable, balanced XLR or RCA input, handy attenuator knob on front. This is a 100v Japanese unit. Step down Tranny not included. I've been using it happily for years with a Tortec step down. But these amps do have taps off the transformers to allow easy conversion to 240V, you basically just need to move some jumper leads internally from one position to another, no big deal but I had the tortec already so never bothered. Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  4. Item: SME 3009 arm Location: Woolloomooloo, N.S.W Price: 500 Item Condition: very good Reason for selling: Not needed Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Very clean SME 3009, possibly even unused (though I can't be sure). This is a non detatchable headshell type. SME Headshell and SME cable included, though the cable itself looks like it's seen some use. Photos:
  5. Item: Yamaha NS-1000. Ebony Veneer version Location: Sydney, Alexandria 2015 Price: $1700 Item Condition: Used Reason for selling: Too much gear, too little sleep due to our little baby Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Come to a time when the earth was plundered of rare resources such as Ebony and Berylium in the pursuit of audio, come to 1974. Behold the NS-1000, the more impressive and extravagent home version of the NS-1000m. This is a matching pair with in tact grills. They sound great, with all drivers working properly. Cosmetically they are not perfect with some little chips and scratches to the polyurethane coat here and there, I've tried to take the most detailed pics I can. Also one cabinet looks a little more faded than the other (probably sat a bit closer to a sunlit window than the other) which is often the case with these. Still they look pretty good to my eyes and you'll be proud to own them. Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  6. Item: Yamaha NS-1000 speakers. Location: Alexandria 2015, N.S.W Price: 1800 Item Condition: Used Reason for selling: Need space. Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: These are of course the rare home version of the NS-1000m monitors. Veneered in Ebony, and 7kg heavier. Veneer has a few scratches here and there. Matching serial numbers. They sound great. Can ship. Pictures:
  7. Thanks for this info audiofeline, very intersting. I still have the turntables but haven't done anything too them yet. My problem is I just keep adding to my collection, so now I have 2 garrad 301s and a commonwealth 16a.l and the two argos This is a great lead will be interested in following it up. As I said before this paor were formerly used by the A.B.C in melbourne. They have BSR motors I think. I showed them to a former ABC audio technician who is very knowledgable about ABC gear, as well as a couple of other experts. Nobody has ever heard of them. So very great to finally find some info, very keen to find further info. Thanks.
  8. Item: Altec 604E with Mastering Lab Xovers Location: Alexandria, NSW, 2015 Price: Price drop $3000 (was $3500) Item Condition: Used Reason for selling: Not enough space Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: All original, alnico, 604E's, early close serial numbers. With rare Mastering Labs crossovers. Theses xovers are a big improvement over the Altec crossover. These are basically "big red monitors". The cabinets are not perfect aesthetically with marks here and there but are very solid and well braced with thick baffles. Comes with black grills as well. Pictures:
  9. Thanks very much for those detailed instructions kttiong! This sounds like a very good plan. Will let you know how it goes.
  10. yeah the argos are tanks. The platter on them spins so freely. I do wonder if the idle wheel of the commonwealth will be inherently more quiet though. Will be fun to find out. Interesting about the slate. Shouldn't be too hard to source a big thick bit that was intended for some home application and get it waterjet cut to what I need.
  11. ...and here's the pics of my Commonwealth electric that just arrived. Seems to be complete and in good condition. Just needs a clean, some lubrication of the mechanism to get that Idle wheel biased in. Idle wheel looks nice and soft and in good condition.
  12. Could be quite the job. Will try to sort the byer motor out first and see where that gets me.
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