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  1. Thanks for the advice everyone! I assume most of these packing materials could be found at a Bunnings, Officeworks or National Storage shop? I'll pay a visit on the weekend.
  2. Thanks Ben. As I don't have any experience in this area, would you mind advising what would be required to ensure safe shipping? If there is a company out there that specialises in the packaging itself that would be handy.
  3. Hi All Does anyone have any advice they can provide when it comes to shipping a secondhand turntable domestically? I assume contracting a private courier would be the best option - are there any particular companies that do a good job when it comes to moving/packaging fragile goods like a turntable? Thanks
  4. Item: Thorens 160 B MkII turntable with SME 3009 tonearm and Shure V15-III cartridge Location: Canberra Price: $1350 plus postage (if applicable) Item Condition: Very good for age Reason for selling: Upgrading Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal Extra Info: The Thorens TD-160 turntable is a tweaker’s heaven and arguably one of Thorens’ best. This one is in very good condition for its age and sounds great. It comes with a SME 3009 tonearm and Shure V15-III phono cartridge - an iconic matching with the Thorens. The SME 3009 has a reputation for being the perfectionist's tonearm, so if that is your thing you will not go wrong with this setup. Just send me a PM if you need more information or any specific photos and I will be happy to assist. Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  5. Fair enough. 'm not sure where you might find one with an Australian plug or warranty though?
  6. Never say never! $2,499.95 from Discrepancy Records and a much more reasonable (but still expensive compared to US/UK pricing) $2,299 NZ from Mix Foundation. Seems way too expensive when I can pick up a Planar 3 or a secondhand MK2 in good condition for literally half the price.
  7. Hello Sorry to bump such an old thread but it seemed like the most relevant to raise the following query. I'm weighing up options for posting a Japanese TT from Tokyo to Australia while visiting later this year. It's a new product (Technics SL-1500C) so the packaging shouldn't be a worry. Purchasing additional checked-in luggage with the airline is probably the cheapest option, but it comes with the most downside risk in terms of handling. The better option may be to pay a bit more and go with Japan Post. Their online calculator estimates shipping for a 10kg package at around A$200 inclusive of insurance for their EMS service, which is also pretty fast. Has anyone had experience posting gear from Japan to Australia? Any other options that I'm overlooking? Cheers FE
  8. Fair enough. I'll be in Tokyo in a few months so perhaps I can pick one up from an electronics store and post it back. Should save around $500+ compared to other available options, such as buying from this NZ supplier.
  9. Nice review on What Hi-fi for the SL-1500C. https://www.whathifi.com/reviews/technics-sl-1500c I'm pretty keen. Anyone heard anything about an Australian specific release date or pricing? It is selling for US$1,199 - so hopefully we see it in this part of the world for under A$2000.
  10. Nice set up you've got going. You obviously don't live in the O'Connor area otherwise I probably would have heard it by now...
  11. Nah I haven't had the chance yet - but I've heard some good things. Why do you prefer the M10s? They're pretty pint size so I'd worry about filling a larger room.
  12. Hi All I'm also in the same boat as OP, with a slightly bigger budget ($800-1200). I was originally considering the Klipsch RP600Ms, however after a trip to the local audio shop today the sales rep quickly disparaged that matching. So unless someone has a differing opinion, I'm now tossing up between the Dynaudio Emit 20s or the B&W 606s. I listened to the later with the CXA60 at the shop and it sounded great. Any advice is much appreciated. F_E
  13. I'm thinking about pairing my CXA60 with the Klipsch RP-600M speakers discussed in this thread. I'm only just starting out down the path to build a nice audio ecosystem, and I must admit most of the discussion on the optimum amp power for these speakers is a little over my head, so I'd definitely appreciate any advice as to whether this could make a reasonable pairing. I'll also call in to a local hifi retailer to see if I can hear it for myself. I've provided what I think are the relevant power specs for the amp below. Thanks! POWER OUTPUT 60W RMS into 8 Ohms, 90W RMS into 4 Ohms MAX POWER CONSUMPTION 600W
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