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  1. Hi, I thought I would share this parts list for the sp10mk2 recap and a copy of the service manual. Might be useful to someone. Cheers. Technics-SP-10-Mk2-P-Service-Manual.pdf sp10mk2partslist_1.pdf
  2. Hi, I've tried asking Richard to do both but I don't think he is interested. Ian. not sure if anyone here can do the PS recap. I will ask around my circle of contacts. The problem with recapping a MK2 is that there is a bunch of them in the main board inside the TT as well as in the external power supply. This means that it is not a small job Anyone in AU that could do this and then send it to me for the upgrade itself? Hence, I'm looking for either someone in AU or NZ for the recap. I've looked at getting Bill in the US to do both, but it's a pricey option. Cheers, Ian.
  3. Hi everyone, I'm having a bit of trouble finding a tech to recap my Technics SP10 Mk2. It's been put in the too hard basket already by one and I thought I should put it out there for a recommendation. My plan is to have the turntable serviced and recapped then sent on to Richard Krebs in NZ for an upgrade to the motor unit. I live on the Gold Coast, so ideally local would be good, but I'm prepared to post to whomever if they come highly recommended. Thank you for any help you can offer. Ian Jackson.
  4. Hi, just thought I'd add my two cents. I've been buying quite a few abums from both the states and the UK, and three now have been warped beyond playable. Due to the ridiculously long wait I decided not to send one record back, instead borrowing a vinyl flat sans pouch. I put the oven on and used a temp probe to maintain the temp as best I could at between 55 and 60 degrees C. According to the instructions, I was to leave the vinyl flat with record in the oven for 45 mins (200g record). I put the oven timer on, and followed the instructions. The big mistake I made was to leave the vinyl flat in the oven after the 45 minutes to cool down slowly. Bad idea. The record came out impressively flat but with a micro impression of the protective fabric that sandwiches the record in the vinyl flat stamped into the vinyl. This caused a background hiss when the record was played. A throwaway basically. Advice I received was to leave the record in the vinyl flat out in the sun for a few weeks. I can't confirm if this works however and I don't have the patience either to wait that long. If I was to repeat the process again, I'd drop the temp down another 5 degrees C, make use of a baker's silicon mat and not leave the record in the oven to cool down. All the best with your endeavours. Ian J.
  5. That's great to hear a good review. No, as far as I can tell via Google he doesn't make them anymore. I've tried his web address and it doesn't work. It'd be fantastic if someone on here knows Mike and could flick me his email. Cheers.
  6. Item: Mike New SL1200 MK2 platter bearing Price Range: market rate Item Condition: New or Used Extra Info: Hi there, I'm looking to buy a Mike New platter bearing for my SL1200 MK2. I realise I just might be dreaming, but you never know, I could get lucky. If one just isn't available, has anyone got any feedback on the Funk Firm Spin Bearing. I can get ahold of one of these for £420 from MCRU. Cheers, any help is much appreciated. Ian J. Please don't forget to report your post as FOUND when possible. (You can now delete this text).
  7. Hi all, I'm running my Special 40's with a Plinius Hautonga. Easily the best set up I've ever had. Simply more of everything. I was using a couple of bridged Rotel RB-03's (2 x 180W @ 8ohms), which I thought was killer till I hooked up the Plinius (2 x 200W @ 8ohms). At first I though it was brighter, but really it was just my brain adjusting to hearing more information. So I can't offer any support for a 40W tube amp with the Dyns, but I can certainly vouch for them when they're paired with the Plinius. I had a brief audition at Soundline Hifi in Christchurch of an Accuphase hooked up to some Sonos Faber's ( to be fair not an apples with apples test, but...) I'd go so far as to say as to say that the Dyns/Plinius combo is better. My experience is limited, but I'm yet to hear better than the Special 40's in this price bracket. This thread has peaked my interest in the Elacs though, I keep hearing good things about them. Cheers 😁
  8. Cheers Brian, I haven't tried the phono stage yet in the amp, I'm running the Rega fono mini A2D. I'm looking forward to the A/B listening. How do you find those ProAcs, I had a listen a while back, pre COVID, to some Elacs FS409 with the ribbon tweeter, and I must say I was impressed. Take care.
  9. Hello, I'm no longer looking for an amp anymore. Just bought a Plinius Hautonga (AUD$3400). Sweet Jesus! I thought the system was good before this, but hell no. I used to read the various reviews of different amps and thought I knew what they were talking about, but experience truly teaches understanding. I paired up new Dynaudio Special Forties to my twin mono Rotel RB-03's and RC-03 preamp. I thought, well those speakers aren't much of a step up from the Dynaudio Audience 42's. But when the Plinius made itself at home in my rack, wow! To use a cliche, it was like lifting off the blanket. At first I thought the sound was thin with more resolution, but with more listening I've realised that it was the removal of the confused mid bass. When it's called for bass is taut and punchy and freaking dynamic. Someone told me in a Hi-fi shop some time ago, that only two things really matter in your sound system. They are the two electro mechanical parts, the speakers and your cartridge. Now I believe all the parts have an important role to play in the fidelity and flavour of the music. If I never changed out the amp I'd always think there was something missing. Next steps for me are an overhaul of the second hand SME309 I bought and the fitting of a decent cartridge (that'll be a task) with phono preamp. I'm going to be looking for a trial listening of the Dynavector 17dx and the Sumiko Blackbird. Anyway, cheers to you all and here's a couple pics 😀
  10. Hi Mark, I have these same units and I bought them in NZ about 12 years ago. They cost me then NZ$600. I've seen plenty for sale since on TradeMe for around that figure ever since. I ran them through my Dynaudio Recitals, sounded great. I've moved on since but still recommend them. All the best with your sale. Ian.
  11. Hi, my name is Ian Jackson and I'm a keen hi-fi hobbyist. I've spoilt myself recently by buying some Dynaudio Special 40's and I must say they are superb. They'd have to be the strongest part of my rig. I am though in the process of carrying out a common upgrade to my Technics SL1200Mk2 by changing out the tonearm for an SME309 (harder to get ahold of than at first thought). Advice is sought on either fitting a Dynavector 17dx or a Sumiko Blackbird (both giving a resonant frequency of 10.5Hz). I have just put in the wanted to buy classifieds a request to purchase either a Plinius SA103 or SA100Mk3 with preamps (either an M8 or M16). A friend back in NZ recently scored an SA250 and M16 matched to some Dynaudio Contours S 5.4. They sounded amazing, although the YouTube file source was a bit dubious. So I know where I'm heading in terms of sound quality. I joined up here on Stereonet to meet like minded souls and to learn what I can. Cheers everyone and thanks.
  12. Item: Plinius Price Range: negotiable Item Condition: Used Extra Info: I'm looking to purchase an excellent condition Plinius 9200, preferably with phono stage. I had previously advertised on the WTB for an SA103 or SA100 with pre-amps to suit, but I've changed my mind after budget considerations. Thank you.
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