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Mark Krause

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  1. Ultrasonic may loosen up the material in the grooves as suggested in earlier replies. Some people will do your records for a few dollars each, better than replacing them. Best of luck. Mark
  2. I've had a good listen to the 4.4's after a friend purchased a pair after the Stereonet Melbourne Hi-Fi 2019 show and I can say these are a good speaker at a reasonable price in today's audio market. I would not only be happy to recommend them to anyone who is starting out and has a large enough space to place them but also I could happily live with these for a good many years. We were using a new Audiolab 6000a integrated amplifier to drive these at reasonable volume levels in a large room.
  3. Item: Plinius II & III Pre and Power Amplifier Location: Rosetta Tasmania Price: $500 Item Condition: Used Reason for selling: Replaced Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Constructed in 1980 this Amplifier has give 40 years of reliable service and great listening pleasure to our family. It is a completely dual mono design with point to point and hole through wiring and connectivity. The solid power supply has allowed me to drive my IMF Transmission Line Speakers with a sensitivity of 81db (difficult to drive). The unit is sold and transported in its original box along with a copy of the Australian HiFi magazine review, information sheets from Audio Associates (NZ) and Bel Canto (Hobart Dealer that sold it to be), and a circuit diagram. I have been the only owner of this Amp and when it was produced it was compared to the Naim Amplifiers of the time with that minimalist look and basic features but solid engineering. There are minor scratches on the case work and this has been used in a smoke free home. I can set it up for listening if needed. Postage extra. 80 Watts per channel Phono Stage built in Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  4. I have recently replaced my 40 year old Plinius II & III combination amplifier and I've been looking online to see if these are salable or even desirable but I've had little success. It would appear that they are easy to maintain or modify due in part to the point to point & through hole construction. This amplifier is in full working order. Does anybody know of a likely sale price and possible market?
  5. Very true about being treated as a time waster. It's also true that sales staff shouldn't treat partners as lesser forms as well. My partner now dislikes going to our local because of the condescending nature she was treated. Brick and mortar stores don't have this luxury anymore. Interesting that there is still a Douglas Hi-Fi in WA which has moved to bigger digs, I wonder if there is a connection to the older Melbourne shop?
  6. Anyone remember this shop and can you confirm that it was in Melbourne?
  7. The other option is designed and QC done elsewhere and manufacture done in China or any developing country for that fact. Hegel is one brand that comes to mind.
  8. I don't have a phono (preamp) stage. I've just purchased a Hegel H360 and I already have the Denon cartridge and step up transformer. This missing piece is the phono stage. If I buy a new MM/MC phono stage I would think something that would except the Denon 103r and other future cartridge purchases. Cheers Mark
  9. It's starting to sound like the best option is a new phono stage with low and variable gain. That would also future proof and new cartridge purchase. Cheers Mark
  10. Still trying to work it out, I have a Denon AU320 stepup transformer which would solve some issues but I wonder if adding "two boxes" is defeating the purpose? Opinion?
  11. Has anyone had a good result with a MM phono stage and a stepup transformer?
  12. Thanks for your reply, can I assume you have had experience with what I have asked or this is an opinion? It would appear that to look passed it's low price may well ignore it's reputed sound quality. Reviews are suggesting to better one must spend over $1.1k to make a substantial difference, of course this is only opinion from those who have heard and compared it to other preamps. I'm also open to matches of alternative preamps people have experienced. Cheers Mark
  13. I'm looking at buying a Schitt Mani phono preamp and I have read that low output cartridges like my Denon 103r with a very low output aren't a good match. The Mani has been reported to have a hum. Has anyone had this issue, resolved this issue or not had this issue? Cheers Mark
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