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  1. Don't want to prick your balloon but @acg is the mad genius. However, if my speaker plans come to fruition.......
  2. They certainly are two extremes.......with the common factor being DIY, I suppose.👍 This thread is fantastic....I would never attempt what @acg is doing here but it is fascinating to observe and maybe be inspired to attempt something less demanding (but ultimately, equally satisfying). Thanks to @mwhouston I am merely the wannabe apprentice to the mad genius......
  3. I have found an Oz site that stocks them: http://www.darcher.com.au/ and they are selling the Alpair12 for $198 ea. I may well go for a (site recommended) pairing of the Alpair7P(full range driver) and Alpair12PW(Bass/Mid driver) at $97 ea and $179 ea respectively. $552 all up plus delivery. I'll use the plans from the Markaudio site (and maybe research other designs) to come up with a cabinet design to suit the two driver configuration......when funds permit of course! These drivers have fairly low handling power so I may have to resurrect my old Luxman L3 amp (42w/ch) for a start and see how that sounds with them, subject to this idea getting off the ground. You know what they say about best laid plans.........
  4. ....and taken that way👍. I've already checked the Markaudio website, downloaded some speaker plans and am checking availability of these units in Oz. It's got me a little excited. I've always dreamt of making my own speakers but with limited tech knowledge, these full range drivers would simplify the job......thanks @mwhouston 👌
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    JVC QL-Y3F

    Here's just the links then....for your consideration. https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Grace-F-8M-Cartridge-and-Headshell-1960s-Vintage/142799921050?hash=item213f89df9a:g:00kAAOSwrpta~xJe https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/1972-Vintage-GRACE-F-8E-MM-cartridge-EXCELLENT-WORKING-CONDITION-61802-F-S-JP/142836599120?hash=item2141b98950:g:4YUAAOSwb39bJuLp https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Pickering-XSV-3000-Cartridge/263048367786?hash=item3d3ee78eaa:g:zBgAAOSwSzRZScpO https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Pickering-XSV-3000-Cartidge-with-Stylus-and-Brush/282837026945?hash=item41da668881:g:jFwAAOSwZ3BaeOai https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/STANTON-881S-SERIAL-8-2652-CARTRIDGE-NO-NEEDLE-IN-GOOD-WORKING-CONDITION/263435572283?hash=item3d55fbd43b:g:S4AAAOSwuhFaHPJ3 All within your budget......
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    JVC QL-Y3F

    Formatting errors....tried to put up some Ebay carts, with pics, but it didn't work....got all stretched out beyond bottom of post. Weird.
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    Jazz: Currently Spinning

    Cheapest I found on Ebay for the single LP (around $Au49 incl. postage from UK): https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/JOHN-COLTRANE-BOTH-DIRECTIONS-AT-ONCE-THE-LOST-ALBUM-VINYL-LP-NEW-29THJUNE/292596410097?hash=item44201ae6f1:g:Dx4AAOSwsLBbGnrJ Plus 5% off item cost with code PULL5 at checkout......
  8. It's a 'balmy' 11.4C here in Castlemaine at the moment (after an overnight low of 1.4C!)....... not the sort of weather that invites you outside to work.
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    Jazz: Currently Spinning

    Something that might be of interest to all you jazz heads....... Read about it (and buy it) here: https://store.udiscovermusic.com/search.html?term=Both+Directions+At+Once%3A+The+Lost+Album&utm_campaign=Storeemail&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Storeemail
  10. Welcome to the site James. I agree......I've found the people here on Stereonet are very helpful and friendly.👍 This isn't Audiokarma.......where opinionated ego's run wild.
  11. I remember Sansui being highly regarded in the 70's and 80's as an entry to mid level audio product.....I would say that hi fi store owner was a (possibly euro) brand snob with prejudice against 'big' audio companies from Japan......although when you think about it, broken down 'Sans' and 'sewer' together could mean.....'no ****!'
  12. I bought 3 Blu-rays for $40 at Sanity today. Deadpool, Transformers: The Last Knight and Star Trek: Beyond. I'm on holidays at the moment.....out of interest, which should I watch first? I'm leaning towards Beyond.
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    Currently Spinning

    I've had this album for years, unfortunately only on CD but I don't think I can recall ever being aware there was a nose on the cover! Bloody tiny CD cover art!🧐
  14. Interesting stuff. Keep going...... the world needs enlightenment on this subject. Long Live Vinyl!