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  1. @khairilazhar2010 if you really really want this I can recommend Pack and Send in Kings Cross. I’ve used them to collect, pack and send to me in Qld for a few delicate items in Sydney now and they’ve been outstanding. Not cheap, but for hard to get items that you must have shipped, I highly recommend them. Not sure if they’ll go as far as Cronulla though but worth a call.
  2. Thanks @Telecine I’m not well versed in the workings of the 401, but thanks to this wonderful forum I found a Brisbane based SNA member who is very knowledgable and is giving them a once over for a reasonable fee. One is now functioning well, the other is having speed issues (too high) but a potential fix has been identified, hopefully it will be implemented later this week. I’ve since been doing some reading about the mechanical design and they are almost completely mechanical which is quite amazing when you compare it against my Technics SL-1500 which is jam packed with electroni
  3. Top effort @t_mike and I reckon there would have been still something in it for you too. i agree with your sentiments, integrity is important. There’s no way that I could have lived with myself by turning up to the home of that elderly couple and taken two 401’s for $250. The gent even logged on to a charity website while I was there and donated some of the sale money after I handed over the cash.
  4. I must say that the used section was a tad disappointing for me, I dug through every box and wasn’t surprised by much. The wax and sleeves were very good quality but not many rarities. If you were starting out in vinyl I would highly recommend because all the classics are there. I miss record fairs, that’s where the thrill of the chase really happens.
  5. I’ve always viewed hifi as a subject of diminishing returns. Much like wine - is an $800 bottle of wine 10 times better than an $80 bottle of wine? Not likely. Is an $80 bottle of wine 10 times better than an $8 bottle - possibly. So my hifi purchases have sat in the middle range, there’s no chance I will spend >30k on a WAVAC amp but hell yes I will spend 5k on a Weston Time Machine. Similarly, I haven’t bought a single piece new, all has been bought from SNA members or other market places, this probably reaffirms your point that unless new equipment is entering the market place, all used
  6. Thanks @lenticularis I can’t wait to get at least one of them running at 100% but I’m still not sure how much that will cost me.
  7. For years I’ve been reading about people scoring bargain basement deals through the used goods marketplaces in various forums. I read most of the post purchase comments to these posts, and there are quite obviously two camps when it comes to bagging a bargain: it’s the sellers responsibility to do their research and understand the market value. Fair play and kudos to the first person that makes contact with the seller and takes it for the list price. The buyer should draw upon their own knowledge (and morals) and negotiate a fair deal for both parties. So on
  8. Hey Jay\David, If the local interest is limited, I'd certainly consider postage\courier to Tassie if you were comfortable with the risk. I would pack it well, but there are risks none the less. I actually had it posted to me originally and had no issues. It would be a considerable upgrade to your Denon TT.
  9. The Thorens TD 160 Super was the top end model of the 160 Series. This premium Thorens model was not manufactured in great numbers, in fact there's a business that creates these as reproductions from standard 160's. For those who don’t know, what made the Super model the Super was a heavier platter, and a 'floating suspension' system. The platter and main bearing are supported on a secondary chassis which is spring-mounted to isolate it not only from the main case and external forces but also from vibrations of the motor. To preserve pickup/platter geometry, the pickup arm board is also
  10. Item: Denon DP-3000 Direct Drive Turntable Price Range: $800-$1000 Item Condition: Used Extra Info: Hey all, I've got a Thorens TD-160 Super MkII that I'd like to convert to a direct drive, preferably by way of a swap. I think the Denon DP-3000's attract a similar market value as the Thorens. I'd be interested in other direct drives of a similar ilk. Please get in touch if you might like to sell or swap and let me know what DD you have. Item is located inner northwest Brisbane. Thanks
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