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AussieMick

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  1. New arrivals. Heavenly to have the Apheta 2 on the RP8. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Can someone assist with speaker selection

    I agree with all of the above. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Ha! Gold. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. I'm drooling again. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Can someone assist with speaker selection

    The KEF images spectacularly well and is very dynamic, but again, very different to the B&W. easier to drive but less colourful. I agree about trying Australian speakers if you can. They can be cheaper for the same performance level due to lack of shipping and import costs. However, some seem to hike the price up to meet sound competitors. Second hand is a very good idea for speakers. You can save a lot and the technology moves a little slower than electronics. Elac make terrific speakers. Crystal clear and open. Having said all that, I still don't think you should buy something you haven't heard. Way too much variation compared to amps, for example. If you're being cost conscious, check out the range from Graham Slee. Stupendous value for money and there's a loan scheme so you can try gear in your own home for the price of postage. No obligation to purchase. It's run by forum member cheekyboy. www.hifisystemcomponents.com Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Can someone assist with speaker selection

    If you liked the B&W the most, that is where you should head. Speakers impart the most character on your system, so you should really like the sound they make. You won't be able to change that through any other part of the system. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Learning about HeadFi

    Good luck! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Learning about HeadFi

    How's the new bub? Tolerating your headphones? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. GS Accession Phono Pre-amp

    I've just ordered an Elevator EXP. My MC journey has begun! [emoji389][emoji389][emoji389] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. I bought this set from Jaycar for around $12. Use the T10 hex head. And this is the Acoustic Signature pack. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. The Acoustic Signature ones are great and super easy to use. I'm glad I bought them. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. It's super easy. Carlton AV should have them, although they often don't use them with the 2M line. I've tried my 2M Black no shim, 1mm, 2mm, 3mm and 3.5mm. Honestly, as is works very well. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. The Bronze is a beautifully balanced cart. Plenty of detail but also warm and rich. The Black is more open and immediate sounding, and some find it way too bright. I use both regularly. Bit excellent just different. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Vinyl Boxsets everyone needs to have

    Hoping that the complete Reprise Sinatra albums will be released as a box set. Simon Rattle Berlin Phil Beethoven Symphonies is remarkable. Two point microphone set up yields amazing results. Sounds wonderful and they're terrific interpretations. Sting studio albums! Terrific to have these, many in vinyl for the first time. An if the old DG box sets if Dietrich Fischer Dieskau singing Lieder. They've aged very well. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. It's a dodgy old argument, that one. MC carts are more expensive, but dollar for dollar are they better, fundamentally? I wonder what would happen if Clearaudio started from scratch and made a cost no object MM like they do MC? They've just released the Charisma V2 at an elevated price point ($2k+). I've no doubt the Lyra carts are better than the 2M Black, but so they bloody should be. Until there are carts of equal cost, I'm not sure can compare. The other problem is that it's much more difficult to build an MC stage or step-up unit because of such low output from the cart. Can of worms. All you can do is try a really good MM and judge for yourself. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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