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  1. Hey all, I'm hoping someone on here may have some experience with old TEAC 4-track machines... I have a a TEAC A-3440 in really lovely condition but at the moment it's running slow and I can't figure out why. The speed of this machine on high should be 15ips but it runs at more like 3 1/2. I've replaced all the belts for the correct replacements, checked that the capstan and motor spin freely. I've cheeked the feed motors and they run freely as well. Everything works perfectly except for the slow speed. Any ideas would be appreciated
  2. RTR001

    SOLD: FS: Grace F8 MM cart & stylus

    Sorry mate, just sold via an earlier PM.
  3. RTR001

    SOLD: FS: Grace F8 MM cart & stylus

    Cheers! $15 USB microscope off ebay 👍
  4. Item: Grace F8 mm cart & stylus Location: Canberra Price: $170 inc postage Item Condition: excellent Reason for selling: not used / not needed Payment Method: Paypal, cash on pickup / transfer Extra Info: This came on a TT I recently acquired from a deceased estate. Plays beautifully and looks to have had minimal use. The carts aren't terribly rare but an original F8 stylus is hard to come by. Original (I think) screws etc included. will ship in the protective case shown for protection. I did my best to get some photos via a scope, sorry if they're a tad blury.
  5. Hi All, I have a problematic KEF T52b tweeter on my hands at the moment. The tweeter works but I suspect a slightly loose connection somewhere as when it drops out, gently touching the rubber surround brings it back to life for a few more hours. Has anyone worked on these before? I'm assuming the rubber ring surrounding the dome, if pried up gently, will life the entire diaphragm off? Poke it around here and it comes good again: I'd appreciate any advice. Cheers!
  6. Stunning!!! I have a set of these sitting in the garage awaiting some attention. I haven't heard of John before, is he a Canberra local by any chance?
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    RTR 280DR - 10 driver 4-way

    Price drop. $1100 and to sweeten the deal, I'll do free personal delivery within 300km of Canberra as I know these are big and hard to move.
  8. Also interested if the sale doesn't go ahead. Cheers!
  9. Item: RTR 280DRs Location: Canberra, ACT Price: $1200 $1100 + free delivery within 300km of Canberra Item Condition: 7/10 - awesome for their age Reason for selling: Dad has upgraded Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Hi all, I’m selling these beautiful and rare old RTR 280DRs on behalf of my Dad (not to be confused with the cheap RTRs after BIC bought the company in the 80’s). Matching serial numbers 3838 and 3839. The story goes that as an 18 year old, dad had a choice to make – a new car or a stereo system. Needless to say that he choose correctly and they’ve been in the family since new in 1977. It’s actually quite a sad day for both of us really as these were my first introduction to the glorious world of hifi as well – in fact the couple of dinted dust caps were at my own hands as a 5 year old – apologies! Anyway, here they are in all their Teak clad glory (real Teak, not plastic veneer). They pack in 10 drivers per tower. 5 paper mids/tweeters, a front facing piezo horn, 3 front/side facing 10” woofers and a downward firing 10” woofer. I’ve checked all drivers and they are in good working order. The rear of the crossovers have pots for treble and mid range as well as an protection override reset button. One speaker will on occasion cut out but a reset is all it needs. The switch probably just needs a clean. The cloth grills look loose in the photos, that’s just due to the screws being removed for me to take photos of the drivers. The crossovers have recently been recapped with Jantzen MKTs from Speakerbug.com.au. Dad reckons they now sound exactly like he remembered back in 77’ as they had lost a lot of sparkle and bottom end prior to the recap. Sensitivity wise, I can’t find the original specs but they’re clearly pretty sensitive when compared to my -89dB Martin Logans. Easily over 91-92dB. They’re not in perfect condition being 41 years old but overall present very well. There has been some loose veneer over the years which has been reglued. One tower has a chip to the bottom rear corner. I’ve tried to show all of this in the photos. A few of the tiny dust caps on the paper tweeters have been pushed in but they’re such shallow caps, I hardly noticed until dad pointed them out. I’m not sure what else to say about these but please feel free to ask questions. Dad is asking $1200 for them and I realise that’s on the higher end but given their rarity here is Australia it’s probably a fair price Pictures:
  10. I'd snap these up if they were closer to home. Why's all the good stuff always in WA 🤣 GLWTS
  11. RTR001

    records for sale

    I'll be out of the office today from 4:30pm I'm afraid. I can possibly pickup at lunch time this week if you're home one day? I've sent you personal message to arrange pickup and details.
  12. RTR001

    records for sale

    I'm in Belconnen but work over in Deakin 9:00-5:00pm. I'll PM you
  13. RTR001

    records for sale

    G'day mate, where abouts are you based in Canberra? I'm keen on Bowie Tonight and Fame and Fashion as well as Midnight oil. Cheers, Tim