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  1. Totally agree - bloody ridiculous! If you have to look at the figures to determine a result then surely the team that lost fewest wickets in achieving the tied score should win - similar to how the Duckworth Lewis system factors in wickets down in rain affected scenarios.
  2. I have a pair of the Maximus’ and they are exceptional standmounts with the most prodigious bass you will hear from a speaker of this size. Great price for new as well!
  3. Assuming both amps were specced at the same wattage into 8 Ohms, they will put out the same “power” into that 8 Ohm load. But the reality is that no speaker is a fixed impedance. The issue you experienced will more likely be different power output specs for lower impedance loads and different ability to meet the high current demands of some low impedance speakers.
  4. Adding a pic of the original Grace container.
  5. Had a couple of queries about the suspension so have remounted the cart and taken this shot. Suspension exactly as it should be. And sounds bloody wonderful!
  6. Item: Stanton CS-100 WOS MM Cartridge Location: Sydney North Shore Price: $425 - Donation to be made following completion of sale Item Condition: Excellent. Stylus is sharp and cantilever straight. I’ve used for approximately 60 hours but can’t indicate use prior to that. Tracks superbly and no hint of distortion. It comes without the brush (shouldn’t use anyway as it is universally accepted to sound worse) and no original box/paperwork and is priced accordingly. There is noticeable discolouration on the body of the cartridge which was a common occurrence with this cartridge but doesn’t affect the sound in any way. Would prefer a local sale as I would like to demo the cartridge to prospective buyers. Reason for selling: Cartridge rationalisation and I have two CS100’s and only need one. Payment Method: COD, bank transfer Extra Info: The Stanton WOS (William O Stanton) CS100 is very rare and considered by many to be the best cartridge ever produced by Stanton. It is certainly the best sounding MM cartridge I’ve had in my system and thus the reason I will be keeping one of the two I own. With very high compliance, this will pair best with very low mass arms (under 8g is ideal) or arms that may be a little more massy but have a damping system. Get the combination right and the outcome is extraordinary. Specs: Output Voltage 3.8mV Freq Response 20Hz - 20kHz Tracking Force 0.75 - 1.5 g Mass 5.5 g Channel Separation 35 dB Channel Balance 1 dB Load Impedance 47k Ω Output Impedance 500 Ω Stylus CS100 Stylus Tip 8 x 71um Stereohedron II Cantilever Sapphire Coated Dynamic Compliance 30 x 10-6cm/Dyne Photos:
  7. Item: Dynavector Karat DV-23R Low Output Moving Coil Cartridge Location: Sydney North Shore Price: $525 - Donation to be made following completion of sale. Item Condition: Excellent. Stylus is sharp and cantilever straight. I’ve used for under 60 hours and the cartridge was purchased NOS in 2016. Comes with original box and paperwork (no stylus guard or mounting hardware). In as close to new condition as a cartridge of this vintage can get and the photos show the stunning condition of the stylus. Reason for selling: Cartridge rationalisation and I also have a Karat 17D2 Payment Method: COD, bank transfer Extra Info: The Karat 23R was the forerunner to the Karat 17D series of cartridges with the “23” referencing the 2.3mm cantilever (versus 1.7mm for the Karat 17D series). A wonderful sounding MC and rare to find in this condition. This is a very low output cartridge (0.2mV) so needs a phono stage with good gain (think at least 65dB). Specs: Output Voltage 0.2mV Freq Response 20Hz - 50kHz Tracking Force 1.5 g Mass 5.3 g Channel Separation 25 dB Channel Balance 1 dB Load Impedance 40 Ω Output Impedance 35 Ω Stylus Stylus Tip Super Elliptical Cantilever Ruby Dynamic Compliance 15 x 10-6cm/Dyne Photos:
  8. Item: Grace F9-E Moving Magnet Cartridge Location: Sydney North Shore Price: $425 - Donation to follow completed sale. Item Condition: Excellent. As the photos show, the stylus is sharp and cantilever straight. I’ve used for approximately 30 hours but don’t know the use prior to that. It comes in the original inner container but with no outer box or paperwork. I would prefer a local purchase so I can demo the cartridge to any prospective purchaser. Reason for selling: Cartridge rationalisation Payment Method: COD, bank transfer Extra Info: The Grace F9-E is a wonderful sounding MM cartridge with an understandably big following. This cartridge routinely fetches well over $600 and often with a stylus in nowhere near this good shape and without the protective inner container. https://www.hifishark.com/search?q=grace+f9e Specs: Output Voltage 3.5 mV Freq Response 10Hz - 45kHz Tracking Force 1.2 g Mass 6 g Channel Separation 28 dB Channel Balance 1 dB Load Impedance 47k Ω Output Impedance 1700 Ω Stylus RS-9E Stylus Tip 0.2 x 0.8 mil Elliptical Cantilever Low Mass Alloy Dynamic Compliance 12 x 10-6cm/Dyne Photos:
  9. Just to avoid confusion, the 212 is a 9” arm despite the Ortofon literature describing it as a 12”, which was the overall length rather than the effective length. May help your sale as there is higher demand for 9” arms and this one is a bit of a classic. GLWTS!
  10. A retip may cost anywhere from $350 up to $700 depending on stylus profile chosen and where you get it done.
  11. The headshell is the original Fidelity Research shell that came with the FR-12. Quite a heavy headshell IIRC.
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