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  1. Agreed. I'll soon be shopping for a new car, and a decent sound system is a major consideration. I'd settle for one that you can easily upgrade, but that's getting hard in modern cars. Once upon a time handling & horsepower were more important to me, but I'm getting old The car that I'll be replacing has an optional (factory-fitted) Bose system, which is pretty poor even though it was hyped at the time. I'd hate to image what the standard system sounded like!
  2. The above should be site:stereo.net.au searchstring (Works for me, anyway) e.g. https://www.google.com.au/search?q=site:stereo.net.au+adc
  3. This turntable is now back on the market. Local pickup only, please.
  4. @rantan was the first person to arrange an audition, so he gets first option. So no further callers for now I'll update this thread afterwards either way. It's heartening to see how much interest there is in vinyl nowadays!
  5. Item: Linn Axis turntable with arm and cartridge Location: Adelaide (pickup only) Price: $650 Item Condition: Good Reason for selling: Upgrading Payment Method: Pickup - Cash Extra Info: I’m selling my Linn Axis turntable. I bought this second-hand somewhere around 1999 (maybe later). It includes the Linn Akito arm, the Audio Technica OC9 MC cartridge, the felt mat, original manual, and the perspex lid. Phono cables are built-in. Cosmetic condition is quite good; the lid is much better than other ones I’ve seen. The OC9 still performs well but is probably fairly high in hours by now. This turntable makes it easy to switch between 33 RPM and 45 RPM, many other turntables need the belt repositioned, but on the Axis it's just a button push. Selling because I’m gradually updating my whole system, finally. I don’t have any packaging for this turntable, so it’s strictly pickup only. Pictures:
  6. So my Axis is now happy on one of those Ikea chopping boards (with Vibrapods underneath that). Is there something similar that I can get for a bigger turntable (more like 45x60cm or so)? I couldn't see anything on Ikea's web site, and I'd like to avoid buying something expensive unless that's the only option. Or maybe I just use a pair of the Ikea ones side-by-side
  7. That's the plan, I'm waiting for my isloation pads to arrive. I'd like to experiment with a mouse mat in the interim, but I've thrown all mine out.
  8. How do they fail? Do they just gradually "sound worse", or do they suddenly stop working? Is it based on hours of use, or how hard they've been worked, or just age?
  9. I've decided to jump into the "Ikea chopping block under turntable" club. At this stage I can't tell any difference, but I'll try some proper tests this evening when the ambient noise has dropped so I can listen more carefully. But at least it's a safe purchase, at worst we have a new chopping board for the kitchen!
  10. I ended up buying a pair of new ML1 PlusR, with matching stands and cables. They sound fantastic, look good, and Mike is a pleasure to deal with.
  11. Grab one for me while you're there, I can't stand the place but I think I need one of those boards! More seriously though, maybe I should pull my finger out and grab what could be a good bang-for-the-buck HiFi tweak.
  12. Sounds like Herbies Gliders are well-regarded. I might splash out on a set of their Cone/Spike Decoupling Gliders. A little pricey for what they are, but not crazy, and I won't then be having visitors asking me "did you know you had some coins under your speakers?"
  13. What I mean is that I haven't noticed any vibration. Which may well mean there is none. Seriously though, thanks for your suggestions (and other respondants). As @buddyev says, it's good to keep it simple, so I'll keep the setup similar to what I had before. Note that I haven't yet received the speakers & stands, so I'm not sure exactly what spike protectors are included, if any. Thanks!
  14. Firstly, I have tried searching the forum for previous discussions on this, but only found a bunch of things mentioned in passing, nothing in the way of firm recommendations. (Or maybe I've been searching for the wrong search terms.) So my house has sprung wooden floors. But they’re fairly stable, I can easily walk up to the playing turntable without causing any noticeable vibration. My previous speakers were on spikes, I've been using the spikes on top of 20 cent pieces on the wooden floor. Those speakers have now gone, but I’ve still got the 20 cent pieces My new speakers will also be on stands with spikes, what’s the “best” way to manage this on a wooden floor, since I'm changing things anyway? Some people I’ve spoken to think that the 20 cent piece approach is fine, other people recommend bluetak between coin and floor, but i worry about marking the floor when I later on move things. One idea is to remove the spikes entirely, but I've been told that makes things worse because it then won't be sitting perfectly flat and stable. Is there a recommended off-the-shelf product, or maybe an easy DIY option?
  15. When I'm listening to the radio in the car, 80% of the time it is a public radio station. Much less aggravating than commercial radio! (The other 20% of the time is one of the ABC stations.)
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