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  1. no i was just chewing time in the shop - too many other things I could buy but shouldn't i thought slippage wasn't a concern. is it too tight, or loose? did it get lubed up accidentally? yeah if that kept happening I'd think about doing the same
  2. https://www.spectator.co.uk/2018/09/the-personality-test-that-conned-the-world/
  3. this from Spotify Black Uhuru The Dub Factor
  4. i came across some crates of records in an old bricka-brack shop that is literally a tin shed with the back half on stilts extending out into SE Qld's Morton bay. I think it was $10 for 5, olden jazz and classical etc. albums from the 60's, covers a little worn and who knows how long they had been there. the items I got were in branded inner-sleeves so must have been loved at some point and they looked clean enough. I figured they's be rough with an Amazon jungle's worth of mould and mildew growing in the grooves, plus salt hazing etc. so I didn't have high expectations they're all fine, so you can't be keeping them any worse than these were kept! this one gets regular rotation : Frank Chacksfield And His Orchestra* - Film Festival
  5. moving on but returning closer to the roots of Jazz. although a recent re-issue this one they kept mono despite stereo release being out there
  6. wow some really good reading archived here and expands beyond just talking mats. Belonging to the Hitachi club i'll be digging through to pick out some pearls o' wisdom. i replaced the stock ringed rubber mat with cork and on top I've a fancy (in my books anyway) Origin Live mat. under all this directly on the aluminium platter I played with a very thin layer of silicon (cut it from a $3 dog's bowl matt I saw in the Reject shop), I've been happy enough to leave it in the mix. @rantan did you replace the tonearm on your unit?
  7. sound sounding plan I've got the GS Gram Amp 2 SE, acquired the PSU1 about 6 months ago, and recently moved up thru the Ortofon 2M range to the Bronze after running a blue stylus in a silver body for about a year and a half
  8. earlier: Mystery Jets - Curve Of The Earth now: Tame Impala - Currents
  9. came today, is on second end to end spin David Gray - White Ladder (IHT Records - IHTLP1910) To celebrate the 20th Anniversary of White Ladder.
  10. Item: Garrott Bros OptimS2 Location: Brisbane CBD Price: $280 (plus postage) Item Condition: used (recently inspected) Reason for selling: NLR Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Here we have the combo of the highly regarded Australian Garrot Bros cartridge with a Shibata stylus. Recently inspected and deemed "excellent condition". I picked this up from SNA last year. I've rotated it in and out of my rig but never for long. I found it had an extremely low noise floor, very refined with nice top end detail and good with difficult female vocals. However I'm not sure it made for a good fit with my system as I found myself enjoying my other carts more. I can't adjust VTA which may have benefited from some tweaks. I had Decibel HiFi look at it to ensure it was otherwise in good condition. Specs: https://garrottbrothers.com/sites/default/files/garrottoptim.pdf Favourable review http://stereotimes.com/cart081402.shtml (Cart and stylus FS only, headshell etc. not included) Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  11. from JB also, pre-ordered a few months back, came today, 20yr in the making, sounding pretty good on first spin
  12. can you thro in that 80s floor rug? it would really tie any room together
  13. timing just not right otherwise would seriously consider this ( or another of the units you've done) GLWTS
  14. certainly not a New York second, the Yank concept of time is whack too, even the 92nd Oscars went way more than the minute and a half they were touted as
  15. Spotify just informed me of this fresh 2020 LP release. getting into it now. so smooth and well produced, simple but nicely polished. bass riding shotgun up the front, lazy guitar funk wondering around out the back
  16. can you explain why across the 5 there are 4 different labels? (I'm hoping for good back back story to essentially trivial information - just what my Friday arvo needs)
  17. Top 10 Albums Of The Year not quite 10 and in no particular order The John Butler Trio - Home Black Mountain - Destroyer The Cat Empire - Stolen Diamonds Olympia (11) - Flamingo Hot Chip - A Bath Full Of Ecstasy Tool (2) ‎– Fear Inoculum Michael Kiwanuka - Kiwanuka Discovery Of The Year (bought, but not released in 2019) GUNSHIP - Dark All Day (Horsie In The Hedge LLP - HITH008LPS) 2018 Genre Album Of The Year Japanese feel-good Jazz Scar Funk Fusion crossover (or something like that) Your Song Is Good - Sessions (Kakubarhythm - DDCK-1059) Australian Album Of The Year The Cat Empire - Stolen Diamonds Olympia (11) - Flamingo a close second
  18. belated post - last week picked up that bronzed pack from the classifieds here: - Ortofon 2M Bronze cart with practically new stylus mounted and set in the matching Ortofon bronze headshell - Spare Bronze stylus with 150hrs on it So far just did a one for one swap of the 2M Blue stylus I had running for the loose Bronze stylus. Me likely. hearing much more detail especially percussion, string plucks and top end sparkle.
  19. saw this bad boy in the shop yesterday. I don't usually dig Cannondale and their left field approach but this looked potent plus lights and bumper protection integrated into the frame. at $2.7k tho... including a few pedestrian components like breaks and BB https://www.cannondale.com/en-au/bikes/active/urban/bad-boy/bad-boy-1?sku=c33100m10sm
  20. on my daily commute into the CBD I pref to share the road with traffic vs the river side walkways which are just too random. road traffic rarely gets above 40 km/h (even when the limit is set at 60) and cars etc. yes you have to be confident and balance assertiveness and courtesy but on the whole obey rules and are more predictable than e-scooters, pedestrians with headphones, dogs, tourists and walking clubs. plus there's johnny come lycra-clad lately who thinks the congested paths are his personal raceway
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