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  1. Very cool looking unit. Love those Play, Stop, Pause buttons! GLWTS
  2. I also had one of these. Hard to beat at this price for someone. The belt which controls the arm lifter is also not hard to replace. GLWTS
  3. Pm sent with intent to purchase (for a friend)
  4. Late response but I’m surprised nobody’s mentioned a suspended turntable like a Linn or Sota. They’re designed to deal with just this type of feedback issue. I also suffered feedback at higher volumes until I upgraded my Japanese direct drive (Pioneer PL-L1000) to a Sota Sapphire. Cheers,
  5. So tempting. Saving for a new DAC -blasphemy. I used to have a Garrot Gold version. Would love to take this but have to be sensible. If it's still available in a week or two I'll be in touch. Not often you see a nice sample come up for sale. GLWTS
  6. Late response but I have a similar setup and might be able to assist. Have I got this right: JRiver > ASIO (Lynx AES16) > DAC and you experience occasional drop-outs of 50 milliseconds did you say? So like less than a tenth of a second? How often does this happen? Every few minutes or hours while playing music? Where are your media files located? Are they on an internal hard drive? USB storage or network location? If your music is on the LAN what is the server and how are the server and media centre connected (both on gigabit LAN, or WiFi etc). What is the model of the PSU in the media centre PC and how old is it? Also how do you control your media centre PC? Directly with a screen, keyboard and mouse or via an RDP connection or some other client / server arrangement? Thanks,
  7. Item: Orsonic AV101b headshell (16g) Location: Melbourne, VIC Price: $130.00 Item Condition: Light use, current arm has integrated headshell. Reason for selling: No longer required Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Note that this is a heavy (16 gram) headshell. Suit low compliance MC like DL-103 which is what I had it paired with (great combo!) Pictures:
  8. Item: Origin Live DC Advanced DC motor kit with DC-200 motor upgrade Location: Melbourne, VIC Price: $495.00 ($990 current new price with DC-200 motor upgrade) Item Condition: 9/10 (excellent condition, few minor signs of use around speed knob but barely noticeable, has been in storage for most of last 5 years) Reason for selling: No longer required - upgraded TT Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Purchased new from Decibel HiFi approximately ~5 years ago. Was for a second turntable restoration project which was completed but barely used so selling to fund other HiFi. Pictures:
  9. I'd like to give it a shot at that price! PM sent with offer. Cheers,
  10. Chiming in late, kind of on topic. Vinyl is the most affordable way to distribute analogue sound. Analog recordings cut to an analogue master, pressed then reproduced on your analog reproducer - the sound suffers very little. What I love about vinyl is the sound. It's extremely transparent. It doesn't change anything like digital, it may add a few things (a little bit of extra noise and distortion), but the underlying signal is about as pure as you can get (excusing the reel to reel folks).
  11. My Sota Sapphire has the motor, platter and arm firmly coupled together on a subchassis which is decoupled from the main plinth by the spring suspension system. It's impossible for the motor and platter to move relative to each other so you won't get any speed issues caused by the suspension (on the Sota anyway). It also does a great job of isolating the business end of the turntable from foot falls on my wooden floor. If it's your first turntable, you'll see how there are valid yet contrasting opinions on the Internet for everything vinyl. I'm not suggesting you go out and buy yourself a Sota, Oracle or Linn but merely look into those as popular and well regarded examples of suspended type designs. Your decision will be based on many factors such as the engineering philosophy you agree with, aesthetic considerations, price, brand reputation, advice from fellow audiophiles etc. I think, if you already have experience in hifi and a decent system you should get a first turntable which will do your system justice as a poor initial experience may put you off vinyl. Vinyl has many good factors and a well pressed, good recording on a quality vinyl playback system can be glorious. High quality vinyl equipment is always in demand so you shouldn't have much trouble moving it on if you find vinyl isn't for you.
  12. I wish my speakers were bi-wireable, would to give this a shot! GLWTS very reasonable price for a rare piece of ARC history.
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