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  1. Item: Speakers Price Range: up to 1k Item Condition: New or Used Extra Info: Looking for some second hand speakers for a friend. Budget about 1k. Open to any offers / suggestions. Their preference is for floorstanders or large bookshelves. Some old JBL monitors or similar would be great.
  2. Or open to any other high quality 6SL7..
  3. Item: Tung Sol Black Glass 6SU7GTY pair Price Range: depends on usage Item Condition: New or Used Extra Info:
  4. Item: 2x 6SN7 and 2x6SLZ Price Range: open to offers Item Condition: New or Used Extra Info: I'm looking for something that will add a bit of warmth. Other than that I'm open to any offers. Cheers
  5. Ah ok thanks. I'll use the standard counterweight then. I just always read people commenting they sound better with more weight.
  6. Thanks everyone for the replies. I had been using the ME trick, although in this case some debris had built up on the cantilever itself too. Anyway, the cartridge is pretty long in the tooth, so I've decided to err on the side of caution and not use it. Will just order a replacement for it when funds allow.
  7. So I've recently purchased a Denon DL-103 which I'm using with my Jelco SA750D. I understand they perform best on an arm with a bit of mass. I'm using the heavier counterweight that comes with the Jelco (which seems to be recommended). The issue is that with it, there's no longer enough mass to balance the headshell. To get around this I've added some bluetack and a dollar coin. (and of course re-adjusted the tracking force to 2.5g). My question is though, I'm not sure exactly how much weight is the optimum amount to add to the headshell for best performance and avoid any issues with resonance. Will it cause issues adding too much weight to the headshell? I also wanted to get an idea of how hefty my next headshell purchase should be. I was trying to use the calculator here, https://www.vinylengine.com/cartridge_resonance_evaluator.php - Denon dl103 weighs 8.5g - headshell weighs 13.5g, - bluetak & coin 11g I have this as a reference:
  8. Item: DIN to RCA Phono Cable Price Range: Open to offers Item Condition: New or Used Extra Info: Something well shielded, my current one is picking up some hum
  9. Item: Headshell Price Range: Open to offers Item Condition: New or Used Extra Info: Something to use with a Denon dl-103 or Nagaoka Mp-50 on a Jelco SA750D arm.
  10. I'll try to get some better pictures, but interested in thoughts on how worn this stylus is? It's an old nagaoka mp-50 Disgusted at the filth the (pretty crappy) microscope has revealed. Any tips for cleaning the stylus and cantilever? Isopropyl & qtip?
  11. jack_b

    WTB: Tube Amp

    @rantan Cheers - yep Line Magnetic is high up on the list. Dreaming of the 805 but can't justify it right now.. https://line-magnetic.com.au/portfolio-item/lm-805ia/ @dr_carl Haha yep, always have my eyes peeled. Just missed out on a bargain amp a few days ago, which prompted the thread.. Congrats on the score.
  12. jack_b

    WTB: Tube Amp

    Willing to stretch this budget a bit if there's anything out there
  13. Item: Tube Amp Price Range: ~$2000 Item Condition: New or Used Extra Info: Looking for a tube amp (with a bit of grunt) to power Yamaha ns-2000s. Any leads greatly appreciated. Cheers
  14. I picked up a cayin A88T from @kelossus in the classifieds for cheap, with the intention of testing the tube waters. I think I'm converted, just a more enjoyable listen (to my ears) all round, and all the usual superlatives people generally wax lyrical about tubes with. The only department the old solid state has an edge on is bass slam, but I was expecting that dropping to a tube amp of ~30 watts. Nethertheless, not wanting for much at all - getting the best sound I've heard from the Yammies. As always will look to upgrade soon, so very handy knowing knowing Line Magnetic are sold locally now, thanks @muon* - I had been eyeing off that exact amp a while back I wonder if this https://line-magnetic.com.au/portfolio-item/lm-805ia/ would also do the trick? Very tempting, but a bit unsure if I could handle the heat it would throw out, apparently they run pretty hot.. Would certainly do the trick! Might not be so easy on the wallet when it comes time to replace the tubes though.. ha
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