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  1. Highwaystar

    School me on 70's marantz

    I did actually...
  2. List has been updated and I have replied to everyone.
  3. Hi everyone, Thanks for the interest. Will get back to you via PM tonight. Thanks
  4. Item: Various cds for sale Location: Inner West Sydney Price: Various Item Condition: VG to VG+ Reason for selling: No longer required Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: UK Prog Rock, Krautrock and Italian Prog CDs for sale. Prices below and happy to do bulk lots/prices. PM for more details Caravan - If I Could Do It All Over Again, I’d Do It All Over You - $5 Genesis - Nursery Cryme - $5 Amon Duul 2 - Carnival In Babylon - $5 Pink Floyd.- Relics - $5 Nektar - A Tab In The Ocean - $5 Eloy - Dawn - $5 Goblin - Suspiria - $10 Le Orme - Felona Esoronia - $10 Goblin - Phenomena - $10 Nectar - Journey To The Centre Of The Eye - $5 Yes - Fragile - $5 Neu! - ’75 - $5 Premiata Forneria Marconi - L’Isola Di Rierte - $10 Al Di Meola - First 5 album set - $10 Gong - Angels Egg - $5 Rush - Grace Under Pressure - $5 Premiata Forneria Marconi - Per Un Amico - $10 Rush - Hemispheres - $5 Buffy Sainte-Marie - Illuminations - $5 Yes - Closer To The Edge - $5 Magma - Udu Wudu - $10 Magma - Attahk - $10 Genesis - Trespass - $5 Camel - Mirage - $5 Camel - The Snow Goose - $5 Amon Duul 2 - Vive La Trance - $5 Caravan - For Girls Who Grow Plump In The Night - $5 Eloy - Power And The Passion - $5 ELP - Brain Salad Surgery - $5 Caravan - In The Land Of Grey And Pink - $5 Caravan - Waterloo Lily - $5 Catharsis - 32 Mars - $10 Goblin - Tenebre - $10 ELP - Trilogy - $10 Return To Forever - No Mystery - $5 Banco - Del Mutuo Soccorso - $5 Herbie Hancock - Maiden Voyage - $5 Rush - Moving Pictures - $5 Eloy - Ocean - $10 Uriah Heap - Salisbury - $5 Uriah Heap - The Magicians Birthday - $5 Rush - A Farewell To Kings - $5 Gong - You - $5 Goblin - Profondo Rosso - $10 Marillion - Clutching At Straws - $5 Amon Duul 2 - Tanz Der Lemminge - $5 Amon Duul 2 - Yeti - $5 Rush - 2112 - $5 Van Der Graaf Generator - H to He Who am the Only One - $5 Eloy - Silent Cries and Mighty Echoes - $5 Marillion - Misplaced Childhood - $5 The Moody Blues - On The Threshold of a Dream - $5 Pictures:
  5. I’ve just switched over to another amp while my usual is in the shop and I’ve noticed when the volume is turned right up I can hear static with a radio signal/voice. Has anyone experienced this before? Is there any suggestions to beat it? When I switch to another channel with a digital source and then turn up the volume, the amp is dead quiet. When I remove the head shell from the arm the radio pickup disappears. Signal path is Denon DL-100 -> Technjcs 1210 -> EAR 834P -> Nikko 5055 receiver. Thanks
  6. Item: Madden and Harris - Fool’s Paradise Location: Inner West Sydney Price: $800 Item Condition: EX+ Reason for selling: Raising money for new amp Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Super rare and beautiful Australian folk/prog rock album from 1975. Only 500 copies pressed. Record plays very close to near mint with only the slightest of crackles here and there. Record sleeve is EX+ and includes both inserts. Happy to record sound samples for serious buyers. PM me if you’re interested. Discogs listing here: https://www.discogs.com/Madden-And-Harris-Fools-Paradise/release/3225289 Pictures:
  7. Hi, This question is for those who use power conditioners in their stereo setups. What do you notice when using them? Is the improvements night and day? Subtle? Do you notice it more on amps? turntables? DACs? What is a good starting point? Is it worth trying to borrow one first to see if any benefits can be found?
  8. Highwaystar

    Discogs and GST

    I just opened a ticket to discogs. What kills me is this: 1. Seller in EU/UK prices their item to include VAT 2. When sent to Australia, the VAT cost is not removed (this can be demonstrated on sellers who also have an online shop as well and the prices are the same) 3. On top of cost including VAT there is 10% increase due to GST 4. Essentially Australian buyer is paying not only the (approx.) 20% VAT, 10% GST, they are also paying GST on this VAT amount. What will be even worse from this is that I can see some greedy Australian record stores who price their records off the selling prices of Discogs adding an extra 10% to their general prices as well (on top of the 10% GST they already charge).
  9. I came across this interesting resource recently: http://dgmono.com/mono-cartridge-database/ A list of mono carts and their various details. A question though, I have read conflicting reports around the Miyajima Kotetu cart. Some saying it does have vertical compliance and others saying it doesn't. Can anyone here confirm? Any other Mono MC carts that aren't on this list which is true mono and with vertical compliance that anyone can recommend?
  10. Highwaystar

    Recommended speakers for 20 watt valve amp?

    Hi All, Thanks for all the replies. I’ve essentially paid a small refundable deposit on the valve amp to borrow it for a couple of weeks to see if it suits my system-nothing lost nothing gained. The amp is a Golden Tube Audio SE-40 power amp. The seller has explained it has had a series of upgrades but also one value input removed which has brought the output down from 40 watts to 20 watts. I’ve given it an audition with a pair of Tannoy Venus MK II speakers (93db sensitivity) and there’s definitely some great room filling synergy happening here, sounds great. Completely different to the CM6s. Should a difference of 5db make such a difference? Thanks Andrew
  11. Hi All, I’m currently trying out a 20 watt valve amp at my place at the moment. While early impressions are good, my speakers (B&W CM6 S2) do not appear to be a good match as I cannot get my volume happening at all (at about 1 o’clock the volume is still below say talking levels). Any recommendations for more efficient speakers to keep an eye out for? Preferably second hand under $1000. Thanks
  12. Highwaystar

    Show us your Phono Stages and Phono Cartridges

    That’s the confusing part! My SUT (EAR MC-3) has inputs for 4, 12 and 40 ohms. The 40 ohms equates to 1:10 which is 400 ohms.
  13. Highwaystar

    Show us your Phono Stages and Phono Cartridges

    Hi, After being confused about this too, I wrote to my SUT designer (Tim de Paravicini from EAR Yoshino) and he confirmed that the 40 ohms input (IE 1:10) is the best option for the Hana SL. PS, fantastic cartridge, listening to it now.