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  1. Brilliant buy for someone - get back to me if no result in time frame you set.
  2. Great value. I was looking for just such a deal just before relenting and buying a new one a year or so ago to add to my stable of DD t/t but ended up having to pay twice that! It's also one of the few three speed turntables around, so can do 78 as well. Plenty of scope for upgrades to mats and cartridges.
  3. Item: Theta DS Pro Basic II DAC, three inputs Location: Baulkham Hills 2153 Price: $475 Item Condition: Very Good Reason for selling: Reducing my high-end stable of components Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Direct Bank Deposit Extra Info: The Theta Pro Basic II DAC is a veteran, has been around for some years, but remains a favourite for several reasons. Firstly the sound quality – nothing harsh or edgy, astringent or unnatural. Airy, smooth, and none of the giveaway problems with digital sound that some still find irritating. Secondly, the build quality, which means a rugged full-width chassis, heavy faceplate, and high-grade components. Thirdly there are the three coaxial inputs, a phase reversal switch, and even a digital coax loop out. Of course there are L+R RCA analogue outputs too. The unit comes with power cord and will be packed in Theta packaging. Can freight at buyer's cost and risk. Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  4. Item: Technics DD Turntable SL-1100 modified Location: Baulkham Hills 2153 Price: $895 Item Condition: good, see photos Reason for selling: I have three DD turntables Payment Method: Cash or Direct Deposit Extra Info: The SL-110/1100 were made by Technics back in the late 1970s and were bigger and heavier than the DJ standard SL-1200. More of a purist stereo turntable, particularly as they were often modified. The SL-110 came with a timber armboard but without an arm, while the SL-1100 had a metal armboard and a fairly unimpressive standard Technics arm. With Technics making a new generation of its extremely popular direct drive turntables – costing thousands of course – and reintroducing them to Australia, I can say that this has been a superb turntable for my music enjoyment. The heavy platter gives a stable speed, and I have not heard that rather obscure thing called “cogging” which might have been more noticeable in some of the lesser brands or more lightly built models on the market in the 1970s/1980s. There have been a number of superb direct drive turntables, many only sold in Japan or Europe. Apart from Technics there have been excellent models from Denon, Luxman, JVC, Goldmund, Dual and Nakamichi. This one, originally a SL-1100, has seen some changes in its lifetime. I’ve had it for about ten years, bought it incomplete, and have refurbished aspects of it over that time. It’s now fitted with an Acos-Lustre arm (nice) and a plywood arm board (basic but quite ok). You can get custom arm boards made by a chap in Germany for around $300 if you want to glitz it up – see this ebay ad: https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Tone-Arm-Panel-for-Technics-SL-110-1100/332955230922?hash=item4d85ada2ca:g:9vUAAOSwXI1cFVFc I also had made the heavy duty lid which cost heaps! Included also are a dust bug, CEC-Micro (I think) cartridge, and 45rpm centre adaptor. Leads are Thorens (Swiss) which plug in to the arm's under-column with the normal 5-pin plug. UPDATE: I've added another arm board to this offer, heavily made, plywood, could suit for other arms, bonus! This is way beyond what $895 will buy you in new turntables, and could be further improved/upgraded with whatever arm, arm board and cartridge you’d like to use. Delivery: pickup preferred from Sydney or I can possibly meet in Goulburn/Canberra area. Freight: at buyers risk and expense - turntables are tricky to freight. Cost will depend on final packed weight and size. Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  5. Excellent value. I have a similar one as my #3 t/t, also in black which I think looks better than the silver.
  6. Nice job I say as one modest DIYer to another. It's of interest to note (for any hifi trivia nights) that the head of Focal was once a driver designer with Audax.
  7. Now there's a brand of t/t that's been around a long time. Used to be used by some German radiogram makers in changer form.
  8. Item: Technics SL-110/SL-1100 DD Turntable, modified Location: Baulkham Hills 2153 Price: $895 Item Condition: good, see photos Reason for selling: reducing from 3 to 2 turntables Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Direct Deposit Extra Info: The SL-110/1100 were made by Technics back in the late 1970s and were bigger and heavier than the DJ standard SL-1200. More of a purist stereo turntable, particularly as they were often modified. The SL-110 came with a timber armboard but without an arm, while the SL-1100 had a metal armboard and a fairly unimpressive standard Technics arm. With Technics making a new generation of its extremely popular direct drive turntables – costing thousands of course – and reintroducing them to Australia, I can say that this has been a superb turntable for my music enjoyment. The heavy platter gives a stable speed, and I have not heard that rather obscure thing called “cogging” which might have been more noticeable in some of the lesser brands or more lightly built models on the market in the 1970s/1980s. There have been a number of superb direct drive turntables, many only sold in Japan or Europe. Apart from Technics there have been excellent models from Denon, Luxman, JVC, Goldmund, Dual and Nakamichi. This one, originally a SL-1100, has seen some changes in its lifetime. I’ve had it for about ten years, bought it incomplete, and have refurbished aspects of it over that time. It’s now fitted with an Acos Lustre arm (nice) and a plywood arm board (basic but quite ok). You can get custom arm boards made by a chap in Germany for around $300 if you want to glitz it up – see this ebay ad: https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Tone-Arm-Panel-for-Technics-SL-110-1100/332955230922?hash=item4d85ada2ca:g:9vUAAOSwXI1cFVFc I also had made the heavy duty lid which cost heaps! Included also are a dust bug, CEC-Micro (I think) cartridge, and 45rpm centre adaptor. UPDATE: I've added another arm board to this offer, heavily made, plywood, could suit for other arms, bonus! This is way beyond what $895 will buy you in new turntables, and could be further improved/upgraded with whatever arm, arm board and cartridge you’d like to use. Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  9. Slightly o/t but Audeze sounds to me like a brand of medication to cure audiophilia nervosa.
  10. This ad will stay up until Christmas if not sold before. However if not sold it will prove that high end is in a coma.
  11. Don't despair Batty. Making arm boards isn't that hard. In fact, (pay attention prospective buyers!) I have a very solid DIY arm board that suits a lovely old Technics SL110/SL1100 turntable that I can include in the sale for free.
  12. Item: Dynavector DV-501 High End Tonearm Location: Sydney - Hills District Price: $1175 Item Condition: Very Good Reason for selling: downsizing analog section Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Direct Deposit Extra Info: The Dynavector DV-501 tonearm is one of the most famous and sought-after arms in the world. It gives any cartridge an advantage in separation & tracking stability, but will of course do its best work with high quality MC cartridges. It comes with one counterweight, which I've found suits the cartridges I've used in recent years: Supex SD-900 IV, various Audio Technica MC carts, the old Sumiko Blue Point, and assorted Dynavector MC models. Others can be sourced by the buyer. It also has the anti-skate counterweight, and arm lift mechanism. As far as I and many others are concerned the Dynavector arms are simply the best! I have used a 505 in the past and this very similar 501 more recently, and the performance is superb. The bi-radial design has the ideal mix of stability (left-to-right) from the massive main arm, plus the lightness of touch and sure-footed-ness of the sub-arm. The current model 507 looks fairly similar and costs about $8-9k. Secondhand examples of the 505 will usually cost approx. $2k. The 501 is intended for turntables for which the 505 is too heavy, with its large direct mount-to-surface foot - this one it has a lighter mounting system, a more conventional one! It just needs about a 30mm hole and sufficient depth in the plinth. I tend to think it's best used on a solid plinth rather than a floating sub-chassis type, but I'm told it was a variant used by some with Linn LP12. I have been downsizing my LP collection and can't justify continuing with the Number One setup that I've been using for about ten years. I have three turntables at present and will soldier on with something lesser but listenable. Delivery: ask me about this. It's a piece of fine engineering and I'm a bit nervous about sending it by post or courier, but we can come to some arrangement about that. (If you're in the Sydney area things might be a lot easier.) Also: I do travel down to Goulburn fairly often these days as well, and will have reason to visit Yass and Canberra some times. Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  13. Item: Infinity RS4000 Speakers, black, 8" three way, with Emit K tweeter Location: Sydney - Hills District Price: $175 Item Condition: very good, see photos Reason for selling: too many speakers Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, Direct Debit Extra Info: These are quite heavily built cabinets and host an 8” three-way design with EMIT K ribbon tweeters, hence the extended upper frequency range to bat levels, 45kHz. The sound is clear and spacious, the bass tight and down to 45Hz. Recommended power covers a wide range from 25-125 watts, and at 89dB efficiency you have a fair bit of leeway. I'd tend towards the upper third of that range. Nominal Impedance: 6 ohms Power Recommended: 25-125 watts RMS Sensitivity: 89dB @ 1 watt, 1 meter Crossover Frequencies: 800Hz and 3,500Hz Frequency Response: 45Hz-45kHz +/-3dB Dimensions: 57cm(H) x 31.75cm(W) x 26cm(D) There’s a tone adjustment on the back to fine tune for room acoustics. According to the included manual there’s a protection circuit for the tweeters. Probably get best sound when used with short stands (maybe 250-300mm) but they can be floor standing and still work well. Update: I have an old pair of metal stands about the right height that can be added for $25 the pair - no time to photo at the moment. Freight: ask me about this. No boxes at the moment. Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  14. I had a pair of these from 1988 to 2002 and loved them. Rich sound, great for LP as not too prone to showing every bit of surface noise! Used to run them with Phase Linear Pre-power.
  15. Brilliant speaker, bargain. I used to sell these in my shop (quite a while ago!) and found them very well built and sonically tops.
  16. There were a pair of Sabre speakers advertised some years back, and you can find that ad with photos by searching on Richter Sabre in classifieds audio. I think these were produced by the next phase after Ralph sold the company to Audio Products, but I don't recall them precisely. They appear to be a development along the lines of the Excalibur, and should deliver plenty of oomph! IIRC, John Fahey formerly of Yamaha was involved and told us that bass impact was an important factor! Len Wallis used to stock them and he might have something on file.
  17. I have a similar one and it's allegedly as close as you'll get to a Koetsu for bargain price.
  18. Item: Dynavector DV501 Tonearm Location: Sydney Price: $1175 Item Condition: Very good Reason for selling: Rationalising my LP and turntable collection Payment Method: Cash, Direct Deposit Extra Info: As far as I and many others are concerned the Dynavector arms are the best! I have used a 505 in the past and this similar 501 more recently, and the performance is superb. The bi-radial design has the ideal mix of stability (left-to-right) from the massive main arm, plus the flexibility and lightness of touch of the sub-arm. The current model 507 looks fairly similar and costs about $8k. Secondhand examples of the 505 will usually cost $2k+. I have been downsizing my LP collection and can't justify continuing with the #1 setup that I've been using for about ten years. The turntable it come off may be sold separately, I'm still working out which goes and which stays out of the three direct drives I have. I'm a bit surprised that the Gemini XL1800 DD I advertised last week has had so little response, as it's a good unit and has served me well as #2 turntable. Note Added 30/6/19: This is not an easy thing for me to offer to part with, and it will not remain on offer here for long. I can very easily drop it back onto the turntable it came from and carry on using it. Delivery: ask me about this. It's a piece of fine engineering and I'm a bit nervous about sending it by post or courier, but we can come to some arrangement about that. If you're in the Sydney area things might be easier. I do travel down to Goulburn fairly often these days as well, and will have reason to visit Canberra some time early in July. Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  19. I auditioned these some years ago, really liked them and wrote their original brochure as a gift to the lads - John and Brad. They have been a deservedly very successful speaker here and overseas. Hard to beat at this price!
  20. Item: Gemini XL1800Q-IV DD Turntable with Stanton V cartridge Location: Sydney - Baulkham Hills Price: $295 Item Condition: Very good except lid has some cracks. Reason for selling: rationalising tt collection Payment Method: cash or direct deposit Extra Info: This is a heavyweight direct drive turntable that has been my #2 unit for some years. I'm reducing my turntable herd from three down to two, and my LP collection from 2000 down to 500, bit by bit. It has all the usual features, 33/45 with slider pitch control and strobe light check, cue lamp, 12v plug-in socket for gooseneck lamp (I've never used that facility), a spot to store a second headshell. The Stanton is a short cantilever model, sounds fine, has D5 stylus. The lid has various cracks and scuffs, hard to capture them all in a photo, has had a repair done to one hinge, but remains quite ok and usable, holds up well. Delivery: I can pack and send, have a fair bit of experience at this, but only if the buyer accepts the risk, and of course the cost. Can deliver in person if you're not too far away! I travel periodically south to the Goulburn area. Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
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