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  1. Item: Swan M10 Location: Rowville, 3178 Price: $80 Item Condition: Used Reason for selling: NLR Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Complete with original box and cables. In fantastic working order and condition, never skipped a beat. Always used at conservative volumes, never cranked the bass or anything stupid like that. Only selling as I've upgraded to studio monitors, these are great if you need PC speakers without taking up a lot of space. Pick-up strongly preferred, but will consider shipping at buyer's cost if there's a lack of local interest. Feel free to ask any questions! Photos:
  2. All records have been taken, thanks everyone. Happy listening.
  3. Candlemass and Triptykon have been taken.
  4. I'm giving priority to pick up but I will PM you if no locals organise pick up.
  5. Item: Records Location: Rowville, Melbourne Price: free Item Condition: varying - listed below Reason for selling: Just want them gone Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: taken Triptykon - Eparistera Daimones has some damage to the front cover (scratches or something, that's how I got it and why I asked for a replacement). It also has a small pressing defect, on side B I think it was, resulting in 15-20 seconds or so of a repeated click or pop each rotation. Sounds good otherwise. taken Candlemass - Nightfall only reason I'm getting rid of this is I've replaced it with an '88 Metal Blade pressing as I prefer the original mix and master. It's near mint, nothing wrong with it, giving it away as nobody has wanted to buy it from me. taken The Dynospectrum - Self titled Arrived banged up in the mail, was sent a replacement so I don't need this one. Haven't listened to this copy but my replacement sounds immaculate and looks great in the black and white mix. taken Deltron 3030 - self titled I just wasn't very happy with this copy I received and am probably going to settle for the CD version. It's sibilant and noisy in places for me, mostly side A and D, even after cleaning. Maybe it'll work better for you, no harm in trying it for free. Pick up from Rowville would be strongly preferred, but if somebody wants to cover shipping costs I could do so if there's no other bites. I could provide pics of specific things you want to see if needed. Photos:
  6. I probably will as I like the look of them ergonomically, being able to adjust to the specific height I want them is something I was thinking about being able to do, but I also appreciate that they don't increase the footprint of the monitors the way the foam slabs typically do. But because of the price, I probably won't get them to start. We'll see.
  7. Yeah, I noticed that. It's gotta be said that they are pretty eye watering by comparison to the far more economical 'foam slab' style isolation pads that are widely available.
  8. Yeah, RCA in will be most convenient for me. Seems like he doesn't think the E8 are really any worse, though considering this pair I've found for the price I have, I can't help but feel it's a good deal. A good $200 less than new from the store, and $100 less than what storedj want for their own open box E8s. I'm gonna chase the guy up and see if they would include a receipt. He said he's willing to demo them so I'm strongly leaning towards giving them a shot. I did the measurements on my desk and they'd be a bit of a squeeze with very slight overhang off the edge of the desk, but I could fit them.
  9. Thanks for posting this! I was actually wondering if something just like that existed to be able to get the monitors at the right height. Do you have some experience with the brand? Funnily enough there's a guy nearby trying to sell some Eris E8s brand new for $490. The only reason I didn't jump at them was just due to the size probably being a little big for my desk. Link appears to be wrong?
  10. I've thought about going the passive route but I prefer the idea of actives for both simplicity but also the aforementioned space restrictions. Depends on how big and costly a good amplifier that can handle both speakers and a sub would be, I suppose.
  11. I'm looking to upgrade to some proper speakers for use at my desktop and could use any pointers I can get as I have essentially no experience with speakers or monitors. I've been getting by with the Swan M10s and relying on headphones for when I wanted something higher fidelity, but I want that to change. My comfortable budget is up to $500 for a pair, though I could be persuaded to stretch a bit if it was worth it. I intend to add a sub in the not too distant future, I just have to pace my expenditure for now. Due to both space and cost constraints I'm thinking 5 and 6 inch models would be ideal, beyond that and it would be a bit of an awkward fit on my desk (my desk is not small by any stretch, but I have two screens and a sizey computer on it, so there's only so much room to spare). I don't currently have room for stands beside my desk, either. I would be using these purely for casual listening pleasure, I'm not doing anything critical or professional with them. Music is my primary concern with my bread and butter being electronic and metal, with some other miscellaneous genres on the side, but they will also be used for a bit of gaming, youtube and movies. My source is an AudioGD NFB15.32, which I can use to control volume, so I'll be outputting RCA but it's no big deal to just buy some RCA to TRS cables. My desk is against a wall and because of this I was under the impression that a front ported monitor would be beneficial, though I don't know if this is true or not. A few of the new options I've been considering; KRK Rokit 6G3 @ $435 a pair shipped (after ebay voucher) Mackie MR524 @ $498 a pair shipped JBL LSR305P Mk II @ $569 a pair shipped, however it includes a Nano Patch 2 which I could probably sell for $80-90 pretty quickly to bring me under $500. I'm also not afraid of the used market, though nothing I've seen on gumtree has been particularly impressive, mostly people asking too much lol. I'll have a look on the classifieds here and maybe make a wtb thread. Sorry if this is the wrong forum, but the desktop audio section is overwhelmingly headphone related so I thought it was better to ask here. Thanks!
  12. OK, my Nagaoka sleeves arrived, some even better results with these. First off, I bought some mini LP sleeves. I went with the gatefold ones as I heard the regular ones were too small and the three mini LPs I own are 2 CD gatefolds anyway. They're good, nice fit, no issues. The second sleeve I got was a thick multi-disc sleeve. I'd say these were a tad disappointing, I'm probably not going to buy any more of them, but they're decent. My 3CD blade runner soundtrack is the only thing they're a decent fit for, however it's a little bit too thick and baggy even then, but I'm gonna keep them around as I can imagine I might eventually own something that these are a good fit for... It's also lacking some height so anything taller than a standard digipak will poke out. This sleeve has the bottom corners cut out so it sits nice and flat on the shelf. I've saved the best for last. These DVD sleeves are excellent. The DVD sleeves I bought from sleeve City were just a tad too small to fit CDs in horizontally, and when I saw that these ones were marginally wider I thought they might be spot on as a medium sleeve. They are. They beautifully accommodate anything thicker than a standard jewelcase such as slipcase releases, digibook releases and some multi-disc digipaks. The largest CD I've managed to fit into it is a 6 panel, 2 CD (2 plastic trays) digipak that is around 12-13mm thick. It fits pretty much perfectly without much trouble getting it in, I wouldn't want to go much thicker than that for this sleeve. Their bottom corners are cut out so they sit nicely. I'll definitely be stocking up on these. As long as you don't mind having to trim their height yourself, I highly recommend them. Pretty happy, I at least now have sleeves of some kind for everything in my library now, but I'm still on the hunt for something ideal for my thickest CDs. I'll see if there's anything else on cdjapan that's worth trying, as I'm going to buy more stuff from them anyway, but I'll also have a look at what bags unlimited offer. I've saved them as a last resort because of their shipping charges, but here we are.
  13. Yeah, I may end up needing to get some kind of other anti-static solution. I was basing my assumptions on this video which seems to demonstrate felt and cork imparting much less static on the record than rubber;
  14. The potential issues of coupling two mats was something I forgot to ask about, however the reason I wanted to go that way is because it seems like it would be a lot easier as my table has an unusual spindle which is wider at the base (due to it being swappable it seems). The stock mat is about 3mm thick or so. I didn't know headshell spacers existed, thanks for the heads up, that has good potential to help me achieve the same thing.
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