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  1. This is a great sounding amplifier. I have in my spare room its baby brother the AU555, and it never ceases to amaze me just how well it performs GLWS Cheers George.
  2. Hi Buddy PM sent regarding Origin PSU & Motor. Cheers George.
  3. At least a rack like this is within my Grasp.
  4. What a fantastic set of speakers. I had a set many years ago Out of all of the speakers that I have ever owned, these were the ones that I regretted selling. Would have snapped them up in a heartbeat - but went the way of electrostatics some time ago. Best of luck with the sale. Cheers
  5. Good to See some more Amateur Radio operators' here!! Kind Regards George VK5ZG PS: What a great classic preamp. Always loved the ME gear
  6. Hi Buddy Once you get the hand of drilling large diameter holes in thin sheet, you will be set for all future projects. Do not try and use a 12mm standard type drill bit in thin sheet, as it will "wonder" . The reason being, that the point will break through before the edge of the drill starts cutting. For this reason, use a stepper bit, or a good quality hole saw, and undertake a trial with other material. 1. Centre punch the exact hole location. 2. Drill a pilot hole with say a 2 or 3mm drill. 3. Drill required hole with stepper or hole saw. 4. Do not go at max speed. All you will do is damage the cutting tool. 5. Use lubricant. (even CRC will do at a pinch) 6. A stepper or hole saw will leave you with a very clean cut, with little of no de-burring required. 7. If available, use a drill press, and clamp the work. I promise you, once you have done a few times, it will be second nature, and you will not have any fear for future projects. Cheers George.
  7. Hi Andy Not a problem. There is nothing wrong with good quality polypropylene or polystyrenes. The types of capacitors used, and where they are used does play a role in sound quality. Keep doing your research, its a great way to find out differing opinions. However back on the Silver Mica bandwagon, these capacitors are known for their tight tolerance, stability over a wide temperature range, and lack of any sonic signature (according to the subjectivists) Silver Mica are also used by many Hi End Audio manufacturers. Eg, I use a Pass Labs XONO phono stage. all the RIAA Caps are Silver Mica. Cheers George.
  8. Hi again Andy. Here is a pic of what they look like.
  9. Hi Andy. Unfortunately the they are not sold by the local guys. You need to go to: Digikey Mouser Element 14 RS component's. I have quite a few of these here at home on hand. Tell me what values you need and quantity. No Charge. Happy to help out another DIY'er. Cheers George
  10. Hi all Just my 2 cents worth - here goes. Having built many RIAA phono stages, and in particular selectable loading stages for MM / MC, the best in my opinion are Silvered Mica. They are very stable, excellent tolerance, and lack any sonic signature. Yes they are a couple of dollars more, but not outrageous. With regard to Jaycar MKP / MKT's, in my opinion they ae cheap and nasty Chinese no name cr-p. At least go for Wima or Vishay or some other well known brand. Cheers George
  11. Hi Wimbo. Thanks for the advice. I have downloaded the manual, and will take a read tonight. Kind regards George
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