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  1. Weighing in late here but I would think using a step down transformer would offer a modicum of protection due to inbuilt current limiting so there’s actually an advantage over running direct! This is one odd case where a smaller transformer might also be better. The only possible down side I can think of is the standard concern of having an extra component near your hifi (vibration, radiation etc). Just keep the transformer as physically separated as possible and/or get a good quality well shielded transformer.
  2. Nice! Glad to see you stuck with the unipivot. I hear the gimballed version has very high quality bearings but the uni on VPI’s is something special I think. Enjoy!
  3. I should also add that if you’re not loving the Koetsu at least as much as the AC2 something might be amiss. Both are very fine cartridges.
  4. So the Koetsu is mounted now, but you’re wondering if with a new phono stage you might prefer the AC2? Did you get to spend much time with the Koetsu before the head amp died? It sounds to me like you got the Koetsu for a reason. Maybe you should live with it for a while before making a decision.
  5. Very cool looking unit. Love those Play, Stop, Pause buttons! GLWTS
  6. 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
  7. Pm sent with intent to purchase (for a friend)
  8. 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,
  9. 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
  10. 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,
  11. 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:
  12. 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:
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