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  1. Issue solved! My friend with the TT in question found a review which explains the 5mm difference in overhang. Full article here: https://www.audioappraisal.com/technics-sl-1200gr-sl-1210gr-turntable-review/ Below is extract which answered my question...
  2. Hi Sean If you are receiving any sort of electrical shock (tingle) touching your gear then something is definitely wrong and could be very dangerous. I recommend you have an electrician check and confirm that your power points are properly earthed and that the active and neutral is correctly orientated. If that all checks out, then the sound gear also needs to be checked for the same things. Story. A few years back I found I would get a tingle if I touched the metal housing of my espresso machine and the kitchen sink at the same time. Many years before this I did have the old electrical switch board with fuses replaced with a modern circuit breaker type and ELCB so I assumed all was correct. However, upon investigation it was found that a few power points that did have earth wires connected to them did not actually connect back the switch board earth. Once this was fixed the tingle was eliminated. So do not assume all is correct with your house wiring.
  3. Hi Andy That is what we did, set it per the Feickert. Happy to help friends with TT setup using my Dr. F and electronics scales, so no need for them to buy their own. But will look into your recommendation.
  4. Thank you for the input so far. I think some photos will make the issue clearer. I did not take photos at the time so I have simulated the issue by using my very old different TT & cart. PLEASE NOTE THE PHOTOS BELOW ARE SIMULATIONS AND NOT OF THE ACTUAL TT, HEADSHELL & CART IN QUESTION. Baerwald, Lofgren & Stevensen options are on the protractor and regardless of which one we compared the Technics gauge setting to, it was still between 4 - 6mm short of the Dr. F protractor. The 1st image shows the Dr. F protractor setup and positioned correctly. In the 2nd image the green dot highlights the location of the stylus. 3-5 images show the cart at the 3 setting positions. Aim point is marked with a circles on the protractor. In all images the stylus is in the down position and resting on the protractor.
  5. Hi Guys Was helping a friend check the setup of his new Technics SL-1210GR with a Ortofon Quintet blue cart. The cart had been fitted to the head shell by the retail store using the supplied gauge which fits onto the back of the head shell and indicates where the stylus tip should be. However, when I checked the over hang with my Dr. Feickert Protractor NG (which I have used many times) it indicated the over hang was around 5mm too short. (meaning the cart needed to be further forward) I did not expect such a large difference so I triple checked that the protractor was setup correctly, and it was. So we re-adjusted the over hang as per the Dr. Feickert Protractor NG Did a listen test on outer and inner tracks and it seemed to both of us that the cart sounded better. Still puzzled as to why there is a 5mm difference between the Technics supplied gauge and the Dr F. Internet searches proved unfruitful so asking if any of you can shed some light on this?
  6. According to Discogs data... US version is pressed by RI which I think has plants all over the place and was most likely pressed in the USA. EU version is pressed by Optimal (Germany) If it were me I'd opt for the EU version as Optimal pressings usually have better QC (but not always)
  7. I use Amazon AU (Amazon USA/UK before the GST shite), JB, FleaBay and sometimes Discrepancy, and of course Discogs. http://www.redeye.com.au These guys are pretty good too, but the site is a bit weird so you gotta do your research to work out which pressing versions are which. On the subject of Fleabay. Avoid these sellers.... kishkash-entertainment & another one called something like Simply Best Prices
  8. Item: Pair of Martin Logan Ethos electrostatic hybrid speakers like new Location: Everton Park, Brisbane QLD Price: $6,299.00 includes $60 donation to SNA (new price $10,000) Item Condition: Like new, perfect with original packaging Reason for selling: Upgraded to another set of Martin Logan's so these are no longer needed. Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, bank transfer if shipping is required and you cannot pay in person. NO PAYPAL Extra Info: I upgraded from conventional three way cone Tannoy floor standing speakers to the Ethos Martins and the improvement was astounding! Nice seamless delivery of top end thru mid range and down to 375hz which is all handled by the electrostatic panel, and then below 375hz is punched by the 8 inch forward facing active powered cone driven by the internal speaker amplifier and the passive downward facing 8 inch. Sound stage appears wider than the speaker placement. Very good looking speaker and while they are a reasonable size do not look imposing due to the see through nature of the panels. Purchased new in box from authorised Brisbane dealer and used for 2 years in non smoking home. Perfect condition. Never exposed to direct sunlight. 8" forward facing bass driver with downward 8" passive. Has bass control knob so you can tweak to suit your situation. On rubber feet which can be swapped out for spikes included. Full data here. https://www.martinlogan.com/en/product/ethos From ML website... "An advanced combination of sonic technologies establishing an unprecedented new direction for audiophile design. Descended from the renowned CLX speaker, Ethos features advanced XStat electrostatic technology and a proprietary Vojtko crossover delivering the highest sonic standards of efficiency and precision. An immensely dynamic PoweredForce woofer and passive radiator duo utilize a 24-bit Vojtko Digital Signal Processing Engine and powerful 200 watt class-D amplifier to generate effortlessly detailed bass down to 34 Hz. Frequency Response: 34–23,000 Hz ± 3dB Sensitivity: 92 dB/2.83 volts/meter Impedance: 4 Ohms, 0.8 @ 20 kHz. Compatible with: 4, 6, or 8 Ohm rated amplifiers. Crossover Frequency: 375 Hz High/Mid Frequency Driver 44” x 9.2” (111.8 x 23.4 cm) CLS XStat electrostatic (405 in2/2,616 cm2) Low Frequency Drivers: 8” (20.3 cm) 200 watt PoweredForce aluminum cone woofer and poly cone passive radiator. Recommended Amplifier Power: 20–500 watts per channel Weight: 19 kg per channel Dimensions: height 150.7cm width 27.3cm depth 46.3 cm Can demo Pick up and pay cash preferred, but if you require shipping I can arrange for transport via TNT or DHL on my account in original shipping boxes. Ask for a quote, not as expensive and you might think. For remote purchaser I can provide two SNA members that have met me and will vouch for my honesty if required. (both of these guys have heard these speakers at my house) Pictures:
  9. Shrink wrap sucks and instead new records should be packed in loose baggies. I always remove shrink wrap, but if there is a hype sticker or even a barcode sticker on the shrink wrap I save it and stick it inside the jacket for future reference.
  10. Cheers Terry. Fully qualified comment because you have heard my speakers.
  11. For best results with a REL sub they have a high level connection so you can run directly off the speaker terminals on the amp or speakers. They also have a line level input (RCA) Shame I am in Brisbane and you are in Melbourne as I have a REL T1 10" sub woofer that I do not need anymore and would possibly sell it for $700. REL are very musical subs
  12. Item: Pair of Martin Logan Ethos electrostatic hybrid speakers Location: Everton Park, Brisbane QLD Price: $6,600.00 (includes $70 donation to SNA) Item Condition: Like new Reason for selling: Upgraded to another set of Martin Logan's so these are no longer required. Payment Method: Pickup - Cash. Definitely no PayPal. Extra Info: Purchased new in box from Brisbane dealer about 2 years ago. Used in non smoking home. Perfect condition. Never exposed to direct sunlight. Shipping boxes and all packaging included. 8" forward facing bass driver with downward 8" passive . Rear has bass control knob. Electrostatic panels excluding frame are 23cm wide. 4 ohms On rubber feet which can be swapped out for spikes included. Full data here. https://www.martinlogan.com/en/product/ethos Can demo Pictures:
  13. You can Google the Garrott Brothers story and reviews of their carts. I've owned two GB cartridges. Both have been great. The P77i and currently running the Optim FGS Ruby. You can order direct from GB or sometimes Dennis White has specials on them https://www.deniswhitehomecinema.com.au/ The P77i at $500 is a very good performer. Just check when ordering as some models are built when ordered and can take a couple of weeks.
  14. https://www.crutchfield.com/S-7ZX9qJfpJYW/learn/learningcenter/home/nonHTspeak.html
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