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  1. Looks like Garrott Bros does a new cantilever for $100 plus micro line stylus for $300. You’d need to check with them though. https://garrottbrothers.com/sites/default/files/garrott-cartridge_service-2019.pdf
  2. Further information: Outstanding high end MC cartridge. Current retail price is around $1,600. This one was purchased late 2019 and then I was clumsy and broke the cantilever. Still have the broken off cantilever complete, clean break, stylus tip is intact. Suitable for repair by someone with the expertise. Eg Garrott Bros. Only about 50 hours use. Bargain for you to repair or use as a 25% trade under the Ortofon trade in scheme. Photos:
  3. Further information: An outstanding high end MM cartridge. Sells for $650 at Grooveworks. I’ve used it for around 20 hours only whilst waiting for delivery of a new MC cartridge. Has an amazing level of detail retrieval and soundstage, beautiful sounding. More body and depth than Ortofon 2M Bronze. Very wide stereo image. One of the best MM carts I’ve heard. review here. https://hifipig.com/review-goldnote-vasari-gold-and-red-moving-magnet-cartridges/ Photos:
  4. Item: Ortofon MC Cartridge Price Range: up to 1k depending on model Item Condition: New or Used Extra Info: Looking for Quintet Bronze, Black, Rondo Bronze or Cadenza Red please
  5. eBay seller joannemcng did mine as a custom job. Expert job well packed for shipping and well priced.
  6. Item: Denon CEOL Piccolo N5 Network System with speakers and ATLP60 USB Turntable Location: Ridgehaven SA can ship Price: $350 Item Condition: excellent in original boxes. Reason for selling: not being used. Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, EFT Extra Info: This complete system was in second room and hasn’t been used much. The Denon mini system has Spotify Connect in built, Internet Radio, NAS, wifi, Airplay and an Aux input into which the turntable is plugged. It’s powerful at 65w/ channel. Sounds really good for a compact system. Complete with Tara Labs Entra speaker cable. https://www.whathifi.com/denon/ceol-piccolo/review Photos:
  7. Don’t know but for that money just buy it the Rega arm is worth that amount alone.
  8. Item: studio Connections Power Cord 1.2m AU Plus Location: Ridgehaven SA can post Price: $210 incl post Item Condition: excellent Reason for selling: not being used Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, EFT Extra Info: Outstanding power cord. Very quiet. Outer insulation includes carbon which dissipates noise from the earth wire. It provides a very open spacious and detailed sound. Photos:
  9. As luck would have it I just rewired mine today and replaced the arm bearing collar. Section C is meant to be movable it goes closer to the magnet attached to the pivot to increase the antiskate, and further away when you decrease it. Section B is meant to be fixed to the arm pivot and moves around with the arm. The magnetic pull of section A to section B creates the antiskate. At the rear of the mount pillar there are two screws. The top one loosens the pivot shaft and you can then lift the arm a little bit from its mount collar to move the magnet. The screw below it secures the DIN plug (if you have one). If you remove both screws and take out the arm pivot and the DIn plug carefully (the wires and quite fine) you won’t damage any bearings as it’s just the mount of pivot shaft assembly to the mount collar. This gives you full access to the magnets. Just be careful when reinserting the DIN plug afterwards so it is aligned and the grub screw can go into the indentation of the plug. BTW it is a really good tonearm. Exceeds all others I’ve had so far - SME 3009, Jelco 750D, Rega 303, Clearaudio satisfy. Has excellent detailing and tonally sounds just right. Of course benefits from a good tonearm cable as well.
  10. Item: Goldring 1042 cartridge Location: Ridgehaven SA Price: $400 Item Condition: New in box unused Reason for selling: recent purchase but got something else instead Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, EFT Extra Info: Unused new cartridge only opened to take pix. A high end MM model with Gyger S stylus. Reportedly one of the best MM cartridges at any price. New price in AU around $799. See review. https://www.whathifi.com/goldring/1042/review Purchased brand new recently in UK, but in the meantime I got the MC cart I always wanted So this one is now available. Photos:
  11. I saw the Adelaide gig last night. He still has so much intensity and played for over 2.5 hours. I’d like to know the set list because the first half they played some great extended prog rock numbers off early albums. And with 50 years as a performer it was multi generational. Even the 14 year olds were dancing around and singing the hits toward the end.
  12. Item: Ortofon Quintet Bronze MC Cartridge Location: Ridgehaven SA Price: $sold Item Condition: see below Reason for selling: upgraded and need to fund Elton John tix Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, EFT Extra Info: Purchased retail new Dec 2018 for $850, receipt provided. Has played average 3 albums per week so approx 150 hours only. Superb sounding cart has recently been upgraded so it’s now spare. Plays perfectly. So for just $you get a near new cart that would otherwise cost between $900 - $1,000. Note small glue mark because the orange acrylic cover needed to be reglued to the base, a common issue with these carts apparently. Has no effect on performance. Photos:
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