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  1. Hi, as someone who bought a pair of valve monoblocs to try to see if I would like them, I agonised over the same question for years as you, until I made the leap. My recommendation is give this a try - there has been some great advice and personal experience above - I owned a Musical Fidelity KW (which the valve monoblocs replaced - I owned them side by side and kept what I preferred) and recently tried a PS Audio BHK Signature 250 stereo power amplifier (a kind local dealer lent me one to try) and my Cymer M160's (now with KT120's) have a better sense of a real musical event happening (it wasn't all one way). Against all normal thinking I find that they have a greater sense of real instruments (great midrange and sweet clear treble, which is expected from valves) with bass that sounds like real bass instruments (tight, clean , textured, natural - which is not - according to common thinking). To me, valve amplifiers don't sound like hi fi, they sound like real instruments and singers. I played bass in bands (hobby / semi professional) for 20 years both live and in studios - to me, and based on what I have heard to date; valves get closer to real music and instruments. Good luck with your search. cheers Cameron
  2. Hi, I have one along with a Linn LP12 (relatively recent build) and a Technics SP 10 mk2 (which is waiting to be built into an acrylic plinth - I bought it as I was so impressed with the sound quality of the SL10), and I think it is a very good turntable with great ease of use and sound quality comparable to a Rega PP3. Mine has the original Technics EPC310MC cartridge, which is very good sounding - the turntable has great clarity and the diction with vocals is especially noteworthy. I would be really interested to hear how you go with Linear DC power supply - I don't know anything about them but keep us updated if you do try one. cheers Cameron
  3. Hi the Systemdek 11X is a really nice turntable; works well with the Rega RB300 / RB 250 arms, and also consider the Origin Live modifications for the Rega arms, which make a decent improvement to the sound, as do the Origin live Arms especially a Silver / other OL arms which are even better. A Systemdek with a Rega arm is very nice sounding turntable. If you want to take it further consider power supply upgrades such as Heed / Isokinetik. good luck cheers Cameron
  4. These linear trackers (SL7, SL10. SL15) are high quality turntables (think at least Rega P3 performance) with extreme ease of use and high quality build. I have an SL10 and it is so good I have bought an SP10 mk2 to try out. I also have a recent Linn LP 12; the Technics SL 10 is not better overall, but does outperform the Linn in some ways - hence me trying an SP10 - which has still to be built up - I am looking forward to trying it. The SL7 is reportedly slightly better than the SL10 , which I have no reason to disbelieve. This is great buying for someone.
  5. This is probably the most beautiful looking amplifier I have ever seen - such quality too.
  6. Hi Mark, agree totally with all of the above - especially re Technics new models.. I would be keen to hear how you think the SL10 stacks up against the SL1210's out of curiosity. cheers Cameron
  7. Hi Mark, the SL1200GR looks great - how does it compare to the other turntables you have had and the SL10 (which we both own and hence a common reference). I am currently agonising over checking out some of the vintage high end Japanese DD turntables (Technics SP10, Yamaha GT2000, Kenwood 9010 etc), and my sensible head (or the chicken in me if you prefer)is saying that the new SL1200 GR or for more dough SL1200G would be a safer bet. cheers Cameron
  8. Hi Tase, sorry to hear about this - your Linn's look amazing by the way - I have modified LP 12 myself although not as highly specc'ed (or as funky - in a good way - as yours:); How is the ball bearing Mober sub platter looking - is there any sign of wear on this? Are you still using it / would you still recommend the sub platter upgrade? I am asking because it was on my radar as the next upgrade along with the Mober DC motor unit. Would really appreciate and value your thoughts. cheers Cameron
  9. Hi Bill, email Brian Maddern at Decibel Hi Fi - he is a turntable specialist and has a cartridge / stylus main order business, so he can probably identify what would suit your turntable and be able to mail it to you. cheers Cameron
  10. Hi Mark thanks or your feedback - it is a great sounding turntable - I am fortunate to have also have the original 310MC with mine, which was confirmed as in good condition (what a relief) - how do you find the Ortofon compares? I will get the 310 re tipped when the time comes, but would buy another cartridge to use - hence the question. cheers Cameron
  11. Hi Terry, I don't own a Rega 3 but have done a direct comparison (some time ago) with Rega 3 and the Revolver / Linn LVX I owned at the time in my own system over a couple of weeks and I preferred the Revolver(although I think the best combination would have been the Revolver with the Rega arm). My original Linn LP 12 was a late 70's model with an Origin Live RB250 arm and was a clear step above both and that was a red button model. The gap increased significantly as other power supply and sub chassis improvements were undertaken. The Linn I currently have is new built from Linn Cirkus, plinth, new motor, with Isokinetik power supply, Vinyl Passion subchassis and top plate, acrylic base, Tiger Paw Tranquility and Origin Live Conqueror Mk2 arm. This sounds really good; the point I was making is that the sound of the Technics is right up there. It is currently being played through a Project Maia DS amp in a bedroom system whilst my main system is stripped down. The Linn jumps with the wooden floor boards in the house so is in its box. When I get the main system set back up again I will do a back to back and report back. The phono stage in my main system is an Icon Audio PS1 Signature valve set up. As you rightly identity this will readily show up the differences. Brian Maddern who serviced and repaired the Technics rates it to the extent that he is now looking to buy one. cheers Cameron
  12. Hi just an update to this thread - Brian Maddern at Decibel Hi Fi sorted my SL 10 and now enjoying it. Really great sound - way above Rega 3 level and not embarrassed by my Linn LP 12 (I will do a comparison one day) and so easy to use.
  13. Item: SOVTEK 6550 VALVES X 8 USED Location: Brisbane Price: $80 or $10 each Item Condition: Used Reason for selling:NLR Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Got these with amplifiers I bought from SNA - they are still wrapped up in the bubble wrap they came with. Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  14. Item: Mission PULSE PC active speaker Location:Brisbane Price: $125 Item Condition: Used but effectively brand new in the box Reason for selling:NLR Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Bought these and then went another way- usual MISSION / CYRUS quality - include box instructions and remote. $300 new. Speakers feel heavy as you would expect from Mission. Sound like Hi Fi speakers rather than the usual contrived PC speaker sound. Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  15. Item: Isotek EVO3 Premier C19 mains cable 1.5m Location: Brisbane Price: $150 Item Condition: Brand New in Unopened box Reason for selling: NLR Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Got this with my Isotek Sigmas but have Furutech C19 so not required - brand new in unopened box - $225 new - 1.5m length Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
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