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  1. Item Condition: Very good
    Shipping Options: Pickup available but audition is not available.
    Suburb or Town: Balgowlah
    State: New South Wales
    Payment Method: Paypal, Cash on Pickup
    Reason for selling: NLR

    Further information:

     

    These are one-owner, purchased new from Len Wallis Audio at Lane Cove. Only reason for sale is we've moved to a smaller home, so I've decided to also downsize to bookshelf speakers.

     

    The speakers have been well cared for and the cabinets are in near-perfect condition. All the drivers are in excellent condition.

     

    The "very good" rating above (instead of "excellent") is only because the speaker grilles, like a lot of Focal grilles, have lost a couple of the plastic lugs that clip them to the speaker. They still attach fine though. I started working on a magnet solution and can show how this will work to the new owner. Fabric on the grilles is in excellent condition.

     

    Supplied with the original floor spikes (unused), the original user manuals, and Focal Chorus catalogue.  

     

    I no longer have the shipping boxes, so it's pick up only please.  

     

    SPECIFICATIONS:

    Description:  3-way bass reflex floor standing loudspeaker

    Drivers:  2 x 6.5 inch Polyglass woofers; 1 x 6.5 inch Polyglass mid-range; 1 x 1 inch TNC inverted dome tweeter

    Frequency Response:  45Hz - 28kHz

    Sensitivity:  91.5dB

    Nominal impedance:  8 ohms

    Minimum impedance:  3.0 ohms

    Power handling:  150 watts

    Dimensions (HxWxD):  1000 x 220 x 320 mm

    Net weight (per unit):  20.3 kg 

     
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  2. On 25 May 2020 at 11:32 AM, grorr76 said:

    I have the UltraDeck to myself I definitely concur 2grams is the sweet spot anything under 2grams I get miss tracking. I have the master tracker version the cart definitely improves with burnin . Im loving mine how's yours going. I paired mine with the new elac ppa-e pre amp stunning combo.. so exciting when you get a new setup playing through your collection and hearing it in ways you didn't before.

    Hi grorr76, sorry for the delay in responding.

    Thanks for the info on the tracking weight, and also for the info on the Elac ppa-2 phono amp. I wasn't even aware Elac made phono amps. Sounds really like a great pairing for this particular turntable. I've just Googled and found Michael Fremer's glowing review and noticed you've commented there about how great it sounds too. You mention a big price increase is on the way. Should I jump now before it hits, and where did you get yours? Cheers.

  3. Hi and thanks for the follow up question. I think the advice I got here from members is correct in that the initial bright or slightly overly treble sound has settled with use and a bit of burn-in and the deck is what I'd call more balanced in sound now than it was. As suggested by thimmy118  I have taken to leaving the StereoPhono pre amp on all the time, and I've also been experimenting with a couple of different cables between it and the turntable. Also, as a reviewer mentioned in this recent article http://www.hifiplus.com/articles/mofi-ultradeck-m-turntable-package/

    I've also experimented with the tracking weight (mine is the Ultra Tracker, not the Master Tracker). Mine too was pre-installed at the factory and, similar to the experience related in the review, the mark they put on the tonearm as being the correct position to put the counterweight is not at all accurate. So I got a digital stylus gauge and now have it set at 2 grams. That also helped a lot I think, especially with the imaging. (The range MoFi suggests is 1.8 - 2.2 grams). Oh, and I also got a record weight to put on the spindle. Not the $369 MoFi one! but a generic one with the same weight as theirs - I figure that weight is what they've worked out is best, and won't put undue stress on the bearing. This has also been really worthwhile and has made a further incremental improvement to the sound I think. It's also practical as it anchors the record to the Delrin platter much better. Without it if you try cleaning a disc with a fibre brush it slips badly - so an added practical side benefit. Long answer - but all-in-all I'm very happy with it.

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  4. Hi,

     

    New here, but wondering if anyone else out there also has the MoFi Ultradeck,  Ultrtracker cart and Studiophono pre-amp? 

     

    Only recently bit the bullet and I'm liking the the sound, but am wondering if there's much of an element of "burn in" with this combo. Will the sound mellow after a good few hours of play, or stay relatively the same? REason for asking is that sometimes I find the sound a little on the bright or treble side.  Any other MoFi owners thoughts welcome!

     

      

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  5. Hi all,

     

    Have only recently become aware of the Forums section of Stereonet, and so I'm now enjoying reading many of the different sections. Lots of great knowledge being shared here which is good to see.

     

    Am enjoying scrolling through the Classified section too and seeing some of the lovely gear on offer. (Could become a problem for the wallet....)

     

    Have got a lot of vinyl, but my turntable has been out of action for many years. CD and more recently streaming has been the focus.

     

    However, just got inspired and have purchased a Mobile Fidelity Ultradeck, Ultratracker cartridge, and Studiophono phono stage.  Will post a photo on the discussion site and see if there are any other owners out there.  

     

    Cheers! 

     

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