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  1. Currently Spinning

    Agree 100%! He more than makes up with "Run Like Hell" and "Comfortably Numb" though. And a hidden gem is "In Any Tongue". Cheers, Alberto
  2. I like the Martian. Read the book first and then watched the movie. It's one of those cases where there's little left behind (same as The Godfather). The movie wins on the soundtrack, the book makes a less action-packed rescue possible. Still, both gripping. Cheers, Alberto
  3. 1 pair sold. Cheers, Alberto
  4. Item: Self made 2 metres speaker cables - 2 pairs Location: Rockingham, WA Price: 200 AUD each pair (+3% Paypal) or 360 AUD (+3% Paypal) the lot. Express postage across Australia included. Item Condition: 10/10. These puppies are new. Reason for selling: Not required. Payment Method: Cash, Paypal (+3%), COD Only Extra Info: I've built these cables using 4mm2 multicore copper wire. The build quality is rock solid, and they're covered in a braided sleeve. Images below show the actual cables for sale. Fork terminal inner size is 8mm, outer 13mm.
  5. Just saw this now... If there's still space, I'm keen. Whatever we must contribute with, no problem! Cheers, Alberto
  6. The AC/DC Appreciation Thread.

    Just my humble opinion as an expat. Cold Chisel? Not even close... Australia was (is?) known worldwide for two things and two things only: Crocodile Dundee and AC/DC. The rest is nice to have. Cheers, Alberto
  7. Queen

    I was lucky enough to watch Queen on Tue and Robbie Williams last night. Bit of a digression, but hey. Both shows great in their own way, but not apples vs apples. Queen were belching out song after song in a tirade of Rock, supported by 3 additional musicians, whereas Robbie would take his time and do the standup bit (he does that pretty well) accompanied by an 11 strong band and a group of dancers (no complaints there), a more laid back approach to a rather cabaret like performance. I was blessed with a summer of music. Paul McCartney, Queen, Robbie Williams. Not in my wildest dreams I'd have imagined that. And I didn't go to Roger Waters, well, because The Wall raised the bar too high for me when he toured it. One wonders if we'll have these dinosaurs around again in Oz. Cheers, Alberto
  8. Queen

    I beg to differ... no surprises... I don't know but the show last night blew me away bigtime! First of all the props were amazing, the robot images seemed to pop out of the screen. That guy holding up Brian May during the solo was incredible. The music selection was great, a classic setlist from most of the 70's and early 80's with the odd exception being "Kind of Magic" (which, by the way, was a tribute to Brian May by himself on how incredibly talented he is) and "I Want It All". Adam Lambert did a great singing job, he nailed it! I was expecting a good show, but I got more than my share I think, it was really a fantastic experience, the whole nine yards. Hope it comes out in BD at some point in the future. Cheers, Alberto
  9. Help required from a kind Perth resident

    If you don't find any helpers, I could go the other weekend. Sadly this weekend is a no go for me. Good luck! Cheers, Alberto
  10. Hi @dastinger, my TT is a Thorens 280, but with similar symptoms as yours, although from your description I think your problem may be louder. I just listened at moderate levels "Venus and Mars" by Wings and I could not hear anything disturbing. I'm more aware of it at loud headphone volumes. Cheers, Alberto
  11. Queen

    Yay! I'm going next week in Perth. I saw them once on 2005 and then in 2008 with Paul Rodgers, and I loved both shows. A few years ago I caught a video of Queen + Adam Lambert doing Rock in Rio, and I also think he nailed it, I'm very curious as to the setlist this time. Pity about John Deacon not playing, still I think Brian May and Roger Taylor do a cracking job, and I'm more than happy to go watch them play some of the classic Queen tunes. Cheers, Alberto
  12. Vinyl Ripping

    Zoom H1 handheld recorder, with Audacity as editing software. Good luck! Cheers, Alberto
  13. I'm following this thread with interest. I also experience a slight hum/buzz at rather high levels on very quiet passages. Especially annoying on "The Wall", on the quiet bits, with headphones (I'm being rather picky). If I disconnect the TT from the amp's phono input, the amp is quiet. If I touch the headshell or around the plate of the TT, the hum varies, but doesn't go away. My guess is the cartridge (which is a coil in the end) picks up some garbage from somewhere. Or the wires. However, because it's so low, this buzzing, I haven't bothered with further tests to be honest. I can't quite hear it during normal listening. Cheers, Alberto
  14. DIY audio: what are you building?

    +1 on more info @Benjet!
  15. Anyone else into BBQ?

    Right... so, what was your address again?