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  1. Hi Colin - would greatly prefer pick up but will consider post if no local interest - thanks, Richard
  2. Further information: Bunch of classic rock (and adjacent) CDs. Condition is mixed, some are perfect, some look average but upon testing played fine. None are diabolical. Mark Knopfler and the two Beach Boys twofers are HDCD and in nice condition. Cases range from good to beaten up. These are mostly CDs I picked up second-hand myself so price reflects that. Selling as cheerful listening copies in the hope that you'll be pleasantly surprised. If there's a particular item you wanna know condition of lemme know and I can describe. Inspection before sale very welcome. Thanks for looking. Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  3. Further information: Hi, here's a bunch of Australian rock CDs - some good listening here if this is your thing! Condition is mixed, some are perfect, some look average but upon testing played fine. None are diabolical (you know, those ones where you wonder how people got them like that - did they sole their shoes with them?) Cases range from good to beaten up. These are mostly CDs I picked up second-hand myself so price reflects that. Selling as cheerful listening copies in the hope that you'll be pleasantly surprised. If there's a particular item you wanna know condition of in lemme know and I can describe. Inspection before sale very welcome. Thanks for looking. Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  4. Hi Cameron, nice to hear from another SL-10 user and fan - I also have one with the EPC310MC and agree it's a great cartridge - in fact alongside the linear power supply project, I am also thinking forward to a time when I might get the cart retipped. What you say about vocals is very true. In fact I was listening to a spoken word LP the other day and was blown away by the quality of speech reproduction, which I've always heard was one sign of a decent system. I have been exploring Technics linear trackers for a while now (with the SL-5 and SL-Q6) but the SL-10 represents a massive step up in quality - not sure how much of this is due to the cart and how much the TT build quality, I expect it is a combo of both. It really is a very satisfying combination of unique aesthetics, solid construction and pleasing sound quality. Will certainly keep you posted if I do have good results with a DC power supply!
  5. Is anyone else on here running one of these currently? I'm really enjoying the one I'm using at the moment. I'm interested in picking up a Linear DC power supply to see if that has an effect on the sound. Does anyone know if/where these can be sourced locally - and the kind of price I'd be looking at?
  6. On this topic, I have a couple of (cleaned and otherwise nice) records that have a series of grey specks that follow the groove for one track only - and when playing this section there is an (intermittent) nasty scrape sound that both impairs listening to the music, and doesn’t sound like something I want to expose my stylus to again. Any thoughts? Visually I would think groove damage from a mistracking stylus - but I would expect breaking-up/distortion from that kind of damage. I’m almost wondering if something nasty was pressed into the vinyl? Or maybe some other kind of hard-to-shift gunk. Hard to photograph but you can sort of see it in this pic:
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    Gone - thanks!
  8. Best in terms of most influential would be a little Denon CD micro system with Monitor Audio speakers that I picked up off Gumtree 10 years ago. Like all my previous sound systems I bought it cheap and purely for convenience, but it quickly dawned on me that I was hearing more range and detail in the music and consequently enjoying listening a great deal more. In the past I had always been an avowed luddite with a punk rock sensibility - if you could hear the tune well enough to whistle along then that was good enough for me. Now I became intrigued with the idea of sound recording and reproduction being a hidden third dimension of appreciating music. Best in terms of biggest leap up in quality is probably my Accuphase E204 amp (which is also probably my best buy in terms of snagging a bargain - I won't tell you how much it cost). Such a great sound and a solidly made and reliable piece of kit, I love it. My Kef 104AB speakers were also a bit of a revelation, particularly in terms of how well they reproduce jazz & classical.
  9. I have this amp in my living room and have always been super pleased with it - dedicated 2ch amp with plenty of power, great sound, the convenience of remote control and classic styling. Excellent value IMO, GLWTS.
  10. I have a pair of these and they are lovely. I listen to all sorts of music on them and they do a superb job, particularly great at reproducing vocals and organic instruments - sax, violin etc. Extraordinary to see a pair in such pristine condition, I’m not sure I’ve ever seen them advertised with the grilles before. GLWTS.
  11. Thanks wartman, maybe I need to peel it off sooner then. The instructions are frustratingly vague about drying times etc.
  12. Soooo... after initial skepticism I have become a pretty big fan of the Blue Goop. I buy a lot of records second-hand, in all sorts of conditions. Some records I have bought from stores where I know they've been through an RCM and still had pops and scrapes, which the Revirginiser has removed or greatly reduced. I also have records that I bought in op-shops 25 years ago that were so scratchy and nasty that I was only keeping them for sentimental purposes (what I could listen to on a crummy Sanyo all-in-one in a teenage bedroom doesn't really cut it in 2019), but have now become pretty excellent listening copies (Bowie's Man Who Sold The World and The Cure's SeventeenSeconds if you were wondering). For me the cost of a couple of bucks on top of a cheap record to get it up to VG+ (or sometimes EX-) is worth it. Incidentally I find it endlessly surprising how visually poor records can often sound excellent, and records that look spotless can sound terrible. BUT!!!!! I find it an infuriatingly inconsistent product to use, and despite going through a couple of bottles I still don't feel I've totally mastered it. I think I'm pretty good at putting it on, but sometimes I get a lovely clean peel off and sometimes it'll break up during peeling and little fibre strands will visibly lurk in the grooves. These can be coaxed out with the peeled off bit, and don't seem to make any notable sound - but I feel there's a bit of variablility and voodoo about how long it should be left to dry and how to tell when it's time to remove it. If I stuff it up I just go again but obviously I'd like to be getting good results first time. So given it's an Aussie product and there must be a few users around here (?) - I was wondering if anyone has any tips on application and dosage, drying times, peeling techniques, anything that they've discovered to get this cool but sometimes frustrating product working to its full potential.
  13. Hey Phil I'll grab the Dean Blunt if still around and okay to post to 2204. Thanks, Richard
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