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  1. Heifetz

    SUT Upgrade

    Hi Andy, I've been overseas for a few weeks and just returned last night, so haven't been following SN. I won't have any time to do much listening or comparing over the next period. Need to 'reset' myself first Bob
  2. Heifetz

    I let go of Foxtel

    Just like Fairfax.
  3. Item: Thorens 160 with heavy Jarrah Plinth/tone arm Location: Burwood East Price: $700 Item Condition: excellent. Reason for selling: nlr Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: I had this up for sale a few weeks ago together with a separate power supply/speed changer. I have decided to separate into two separate sales. I bought this from German Ebay Store Art-and-Sound except for the plinth. I wanted a heavier plinth than what they offered so had the one in the picture made from Jarrah. The 'engine' was professionally restored by Art-and-Sound and still in perfect condition. You can see the excellent workmanship from the photos below. This Thorens 160 also has the aluminium pulley that is an upgrade to the original (included by Art-and-Sound. I have the original pulley which I will include if you like. Mat also included. The Thorens tonearm is terminated but no cartridge included. This Thorens 160 sings beautifully and provided me many hours of musical experiences. Pictures:
  4. Item: Power Supply with switch for a 33/45 speed Location: Burwood East Price: $220 Item Condition: excellent Reason for selling: NLR Payment Method: cash or bank deposit Extra Info: I used this unit to switch between 33 and 45 for my Thorens 160 so that I didn't need to use the Thorens 33.45 switch at all. The unit consists: 45 speed: mains AC to isolation transformer (made from a company in S.Melboutrne) to Step down transformer to Frequency inverter to Step up transformer to switch to output 33 speed: mains AC to isolation transformer to the switch then to the out output. Pictures:
  5. Item: Power Supply with switch for a 33/45 speed Location: Burwood East Price: $250 Item Condition: excellent Reason for selling: NLR Payment Method: cash or bank deposit Extra Info: I used this unit to switch between 33 and 45 for my Thorens 160 so that I didn't need to use the Thorens 33.45 switch at all. The unit consists: 45 speed: mains AC to isolation transformer (made from a company in S.Melboutrne) to Step down transformer to Frequency inverter to Step up transformer to switch to output 33 speed: mains AC to isolation transformer to the switch then to the out output. Pictures:
  6. Heifetz

    El-cheapo turntable isolation

    No, the audio rack,
  7. Heifetz

    El-cheapo turntable isolation

    I've gone down the 'springs' isolation approach recently and its made a huge improvement. I aimed for springs that would compress near their maximum. Not bouncy. i also used bamboo board. Then I had dampened the audio table with rubber form Clake Rubber. When I have tried rubber previously it has a slight 'deadening' 'lost life' effect on the sound. However, when springs are used and I use table dampening as a separate issue/goal then there has been only a positive affect on the sound. My table dampening is not part of the isolation equation. Another SN member gave me the advice, "dampen the table and isolate the components". The springs help to do that. That's been my experience. Sometimes springs can ring. Just use something to help stop the ring such as foam/velvet.
  8. Item: Thorens 160 with heavy Jarrah Plinth/tone arm Location: Burwood East Price: $750 Item Condition: excellent. Reason for selling: nlr Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: I had this up for sale a few weeks ago together with a separate power supply/speed changer. I have decided to separate into two separate sales. I bought this from German Ebay Store Art-and-Sound except for the plinth. I wanted a heavier plinth than what they offered so had the one in the picture made from Jarrah. The 'engine' was professionally restored by Art-and-Sound and still in perfect condition. You can see the excellent workmanship from the photos below. This Thorens 160 also has the aluminium pulley that is an upgrade to the original (included by Art-and-Sound. I have the original pulley which I will include if you like. Mat also included. The Thorens tonearm is terminated but no cartridge included. This Thorens 160 sings beautifully and provided me many hours of musical experiences. Pictures:
  9. Heifetz

    SUT Upgrade

    I own a Sound Tradition HM 7. This was a big improvement form my previous Cinemag. Agree with above comments - open and spacious, detailed. The maker was very communicative and easy to deal with.
  10. Item: Thorens 160 with heavy Jarrah Plinth/tone arm PLUS 33/45 Speed Power Supply Location: Burwood East Price: $1050 for the turntable and power supply, mat. Item Condition: excellent. Reason for selling: nlr Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: I bought this from German Ebay Store Art-and-Sound except for the plinth. I wanted a heavier plinth than what they offered so had the one in the picture made from Jarrah. The 'engine' was professionally restored by Art-and-Sound and still in perfect condition. You can see the excellent workmanship form the photos below. I bought the power supply from a well-known forum member for $250. It means that it is not necessary to change speed by the switch on the turntable. Instead, just flick the switch on the PS to change from 33/45. This Thorens 160 also has the aluminium pulley that is an upgrade to the original (included by Art-and-Sound. I have the original pulley which I will include if you like. Mat also included. The Thorens tonearm is terminated but no cartridge included. This Thorens 160 sings beautifully and provided me many hours of musical experiences. Pictures:
  11. Heifetz

    Japan Record Shops!

    Matsumoto is in the Japanese Alps. If I remember correctly, it was a 4 hr train journey. I was there in 1986! You can google it. Bob
  12. Heifetz

    Bought a new Turntable - Garrard 401

    Thank you, The arm was made by a friend who has since passed away. I adore and love the sound it makes. Its made of ebony and has a ZYG Airy 3 cart. @palexsia built the plinth with sound in mind and made the calculations to match. The same as what my friend did with when making the arm. Palexsia got the 401 unit new in the original box before he built the plinth just quite recently. Palexsia's system is the quietest valve system I have ever heard. In fact you can not hear that it is on at all, even with your ear up close. The 401 has no noise that my ear can pick up even with my ear virtually sitting on the platter! Bob
  13. Hello, I bought the Garrard 401 from SNA member @palexsia . Palexia is a wonderfully interesting gentleman who has quite a number of t/tables including two Garrard 301's, Micro Seik,i Sp10 mark 2, and others too including one that has a vacuum sucking platter technology and various tonearms. He also has a number of amps which he made - EVERTHING is exquisite - mostly 100v and uses a garden ground stake for anything else. A very passionate and talented man with great skill and knowledge. I really enjoyed meeting him I regard myself as so lucky. Its one of the best purchases I have made. Yesterday afternoon I reorganised my rack and set up the Garrard 401. I listened for several hours and made minor adjustments etc. It is sounding just wonderful. I am so happy and my wife also is happy. She said, "Wow!! it is so big, I wonder what it will sound like?". Well after setting it up and a bit of fine tuning, she came and sat down and she said, " It sounds great- a big improvement!" If the wife is happy, then I am even more happy. The 401 sound stage is big, detailed with great accuracy of platter speed/ pitch. The 401 has super pace, energy and life too and dynamics are dramatic. My whole system sounds new and I am confident that my 13inch tonearm is sounding the best its ever been. There is plenty of room to mount my tonearm on the plinth but for now its sits on its own base pod. I will definately mount it on the plinth though after working out the best option. The main problem with my Thorens 160 was that I could not fit the long 13 inch tonearm on it and therefore it was not coupled to its subplatter. This then compromised accuracy with the arm and platter not sharing the same world. I loved my Thorens 160 but the tonearm together with the Thorens was not just reaching its full potential. Thank you @palexsia
  14. Item: TWO PS Audio AC-12 Power Cord 2m US plugs Location: Melbourne Price: $1000 FOR THE PAIR Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: NLR Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Bank deposit or COD Only Extra Info: PS Audio Perfect Wave AC-12 Power Cord 2 metres Excellent condition Currently new US$1199 from the Cable Company https://www.thecableco.com/perfectwave-ac-12-power-cord.html Original boxes From the PS Audio Website https://www.psaudio.com/products/ac12-power-cable/#tab-reviews The AC12 is our finest power cable ever made. Heavy gauge, low impedance, the finest pure copper available in the world. The AC 12 is perfect for digital, analog, or any application where you want the very best performance possible. PCOCC single crystal construction 8 gauge power cable Quad shielded low noise Hollow tube conductors for treble performance Rectangular conductors for midrange performance Multiple gauge conductors for bass performance Gold plated connectors Welded connector to conductor Quiet for digital Unrestricted for analog I bought these from a fellow SNR member who had purchased them in USA before he returned to Australia. They are US plugs. I am only selling them because I am going to buy a PS Audio AC Regenerator which has Aussie plugs. Therefore, I am letting these go to another deserving SNR member to enjoy. I will post at buyers expense. Pictures: Pictures:
  15. Heifetz

    SOLD: FS : Garrard 401 TT

    Hello Palexsia, Pm sent.
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