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  1. I recently scored a pair of scan speak illuminators that I would like to potentially replace the peerless ring radiator in my whatmough speakers. I know that Colin used to play around with these different combos and offered the upgraded tweeter in his signature speakers. Does anyone know of someone in Melbourne who they could recommend to make the appropriate changes to the crossovers in the speakers?
  2. Location: Melbourne 
Price: $200
Item Condition: Excellent
Reason for selling: NLR
Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, COD Only
Extra Info:
This was my primary AV receiver for a number of years. Has been rock solid and it’s built like a tank.
  3. Location: Melbourne Price: $200 Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: NLR Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, COD Only Extra Info: Had an easy life. I bought it with a pair of whatmough speakers that had hardly been used. I’ve never used it, only tested to make sure all good.
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    My Custom made turntable

    Sanded with 240, 320 then 600 grit on an air sander. Then polished it with a buff wheel on a linisher. I own a sign manufacturing company so it’s something we know how to do well.
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    My Custom made turntable

    Definitely have some more improvements in mind... although it’s everything I wanted it to be so far. The feet will be changed to something that can support the weight of the heavy acrylic a bit better Like the isoacoustics Gaia III and then I think I’ll enjoy it for a while. I’m about to build some solid timber shelving around my fireplace for it to sit on so that will make a massive difference. The modified Kmart stand with speaker spikes on it is a little light weight. I’ll will definitely make another one at some stage. Something more aesthetically pleasing again. Even considering designing and potentially making something commercially available. It’s definitely a passion of mine and I would love to take it to the next step. I would focus on making the arm board more universal and using better components. I still prefer the look of a double plinth with motor hidden than a remote belt/motor setup. We’ll see what the future holds!!
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    My Custom made turntable

    Cheers joz, I guess I'm a bit of a tinkerer and like to make things. Have the tools and equipment so why not! I recently upgraded my amps and speakers (emotiva & Whatmough Performance series) and found it revealed a lot about the project 1expression carbon classic I had. It had a hell of a noisy motor in it and I could hear the rumble coming through all the LP's I was playing. I tried the SE motor pulley upgrade, playing around dampening the motor and still could hear it coming through the music. After hours of reading and looking at things it was apparent I needed to de-couple the motor from the main plinth. I didn't want a remote motor so thought of building this concoction. I've since replace the cart, tonearm wire, bought some audioquest sydney interconnects and couldn't be happier with the results. I dare say soon down the track I'll be looking for a nicer tone arm to mount on it - but this will do for now! Who knows... I might build a few more..
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    My Custom made turntable

    Cheers. Lots of sanding and buffing!!
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    My Custom made turntable

    It’s a pro-ject DC motor with integrated speed box controller. All components are acrylic and I designed it from scratch. Put the 2m black on and it sounds so sweet. Can’t wait for it to break in.
  9. Had a crack at a double plinth setup based on project carbon tonearm and a few other project bits and pieces. I’ve got a CNC router so did all of the machining and polishing myself. First time I’ve attempted something like this and was a pretty good learning curve Working out correct geometry and noise isolation. Was a success all in all and the sound coming from it is pretty darn good. There is absolutely zero motor noise and definitely a lot less feedback into the player. Bass has opened right up and the overall sound is really nice. Just treated myself to a 2m black so se’ll see how detailed it really is.
  10. Thanks for letting me know - I'm glad I did it though as the sold today
  11. Item: Location:Melbourne - Tecoma Price: $350 Item Condition: good Reason for selling: surplus Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Bought them new and they still sound great. There is a knick in one of the speakers on the front corner and some general wear on the underside. Also have grilles. Pictures:
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    SOLD: FS: Krix Acoustix Mk2 Bookshelf Speakers

    Same drivers and tweeter used in Whatmough P12 & P25. Peerless Dual Ring Radiator Tweeter. Should sound real nice - GLWS
  13. I just showed my wife this and she said to lighten up a little At least she saw the funny side....
  14. My bad, Couple of reds in and I'm also selling a 540R My wife is also doing the washing - That's more of a phenomenon...
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