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  1. Guys, this thread has been a real eye opener. As I suspected, the digital input would strongly benefit from an upgrade, and I am pleased that the DAC stages are still highly regarded. If I had received these insights a few years ago I would be all over upgrading it (I still have an Amanero and iancanada FIFO here somewhere), and I would be unscrewing the lid right now. Sadly, my life has taken a few unexpected turns over the past year or two with health matters. With a great deal of trepidation I have decided that I need to sell it. I love the enthusiasm in
  2. http://www.audio-gd.com/Pro/dac/RE7.1/RE7.1EN.htm Looking for the collective wisdom of the SNA crowd again. I'm on a journey to simplify my life and as a consequence to sell off all of the audio gear I'm not using. I have a Audio-gd ref 7.1 that has been in storage for a couple of years now. It doesn't have USB but I have used with a rage of USB to SPDIF digital interfaces. The DAC scaled very well as the digital interfaces improved in quality. Most recently I was running a Singxer F-1 digital interface to very good effect. This thing sold for in excess of $
  3. Indeed. Of course I am super reluctant to part it out despite it probably being the better financial option.
  4. I've listed this turntable twice before at what I thought was a reasonable price - apparently it wasn't. I need it gone. $500 is a steal. I've had this turntable for 30 years. I haven't played vinyl for many years and so time has come allow someone else the joy of owning this. Specs are: CJ Walker brand (1980s) Grace G707 tonearm Goldring G1020 cartridge and stylus Original cover (repaired - see photo) Original hinges with covers Original platter Original (bronze) bearing is lubricated and in good condition New belt I
  5. Further information: I've had this turntable for 30 years. I haven't played vinyl for many years and so time has come allow someone else the joy of owning this. Specs are: CJ Walker brand (1980s) Grace G707 tonearm Goldring G1020 cartridge and stylus Original cover (repaired - see photo) Original hinges with covers Original platter Original (bronze) bearing is lubricated and in good condition New belt It has just had a full service and set up. The timber veneer is pretty good. It has a few little marks. I didn't attem
  6. Further information: I've had this turntable for 30 years. I haven't played vinyl for many years and so time has come allow someone else the joy of owning this. Specs are: CJ Walker brand (1980s) Grace G707 tonearm Goldring G1020 cartridge and stylus Original cover (repaired - see photo) Original hinges with covers Original platter Original (bronze) bearing is lubricated and in good condition New belt It has just had a full service and set up. The timber veneer is pretty good. It has a few little marks. I didn't attemp
  7. To everyone following along at home; this will be the final update. The turntable looked good, but it didn't sound great. Despite watching many Youtube videos and my best efforts, I failed to set up the turntable and make it sound good. Perhaps the stylus wasn't any good? A little disheartened, I took it to an expert - local Canberra repair place called 'The Factory'. Diagnosis revealed that there wasn't anything wrong, but it did need a set-up. And, the record I was using to test the turntable - Rainbow's Finyl Vinyl - was a poor pressing and sounded terrible.
  8. I was really tempted to cut and buff the lid, but I chose to leave it alone. I kind of like that it's shiny but up close it is obvious that it has some age. I bought the Ortofon balance. If I was going to keep the turntable I would buy the small digital scales, but I'm going to sell it and probably won't have an ongoing need to measure <5 grams.
  9. Righto - the second to last update So, I tried a couple of DIY belts but they didn't work. Fortunately, the new belt has now arrived and fits perfectly. I have set the anti-skate, and the RCA plug is fixed. I gave the lid a polish with some acrylic polish, which doesn't seem abrasive at all. Consequently there are still some swirls and such in the cover, but it is shiny. And everything seems to work and the turntable looks pretty good. I have inspected the stylus with the 60x magnification and it looks like astylus shape. Nothing obviously buste
  10. As an update, I ordered a new belt, a bullseye level, an Ortofon stylus cleaning brush, an Ortofon stylus balance, and a set of the"Currency Detecting with LED Microscope" with 60X magnification. With postage delays being the new normal, everything apart from the belt has now arrived. I've checked the platter is level, and the tracking force is spot on. I still have to set the anti-skate. The glued cover seems to be holding well. The lid opens and closes perfectly. The repair is not obvious at all from the front with the lid down. I still need to
  11. Thanks. I will certainly closely inspect and test the current one before I pay for a new stylus.
  12. How long should a stylus last if it isn't being used? As I said previously, I've probably used the turntable 30 times. Otherwise it has been sitting around unused.
  13. I'll start looking for one at a decent price.
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