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I was out last night for dinner and when I got home my back door had been smashed up, someone/s had come in to my hifi room and stolen mostly everything.

 

Please if anyone see's any of this stuff (possibly bundled together on ebay, gumtree, Facebook marketplace or local hock shops) please send me a private message

 

What they stole:

Project carbon tt

PC in Silverstone case (pentium g620)

Schiit mani phono stage

My own DIY passive pre (will upload a photo of that)

Oppo udp105

Bryston 4bbst

Over 1000 cds

Over 500 vinyls

Pioneer kuro pdp 5090lx

Krix neuphonix mk 1

2 rel t/5i subwoofers

50ish blu rays.

Topping d50 dac

Most of this I have bought from gumtree or similar sites.

Any leads would be much appreciated.

 

The thing I am most upset about is the vinyls as everyone knows the effort we go to to collect and keep our collection in good shape.

 

I am in sydney so these would most likely be listed in Sydney.

 

Thankyou again.

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40 years ago I had $6k of Hifi stolen. Wharfedales, Linn Sondek, dynavector ruby etc etc......... Claimed the lot on insurance. 5 years later went to visit an old ‘friend’ , only to find it all in his

Insurance should cover hopefully most things. I had theives break into my car and steal my cd wallet when I was 17. The insurance company said if I provided all the empty cd cases they would help. So

Hi anewmisson,   terrible thing to have your home violated. As others have stated I hope you are insured. If so take your time to list all the items stolen, it is surprising what you can for

I'd be pretty suspicious that this is targeted. I wouldn't have expected an opportunistic burglar to be prepared to take Neuphonixes and a plasma

 

I hope the insurance pays out well

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The driveway goes all the way up to the back room, so they must have parked right next to the door and loaded everything in.
They stole a few other bits and pieces around the bottom floor of my house thought upstairs seems to be untouched.

I haven't sold anything in a while and usually do so from work.
The only person that has been around has been a handyman, though he is a friend of my mother's I still have given his details to the police.

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I’m sorry to hear this, I  feel your pain, this would be my worse nightmare, time to review my security, geez there is some scum out there.

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6 minutes ago, anewmission said:

Pretty much all interconnects and power cables were left behind.

So the thief was a cable denialist.... 

I knew there was something wrong with those guys !!! :no:

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That is a serious amount of gear physically, must of had a van and knew they had plenty of time? Would take a good hour to do all that?

Terrible news.
Yeh I was out for about 3 hours. I had been getting calls on my home phone, when I would answer they would hang up. So the police are looking into that also.

The cabling would have just been ripped out so they could take the equipment faster I guess, as it was going between cabinets and some through the wall.

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1 minute ago, Rockford said:

That is a serious amount of gear physically, must of had a van and knew they had plenty of time? Would take a good hour to do all that?

Terrible news.

Easily a good hour, incredibly brazen.

I would have thought most house jobs the **** would want to be in and out as quick as possible.

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6 minutes ago, Rockford said:

That is a serious amount of gear physically, must of had a van and knew they had plenty of time? Would take a good hour to do all that?

Terrible news.

 

More like 5 minutes, 10 tops.  Sit and time 1 minute and imagine clearing out your gear, especially if you don't care for it, then multiply that by 5 or 10.  

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25 minutes ago, anewmission said:

 

I was out last night for dinner and when I got home my back door had been smashed up, someone/s had come in to my hifi room and stolen mostly everything.

 

Please if anyone see's any of this stuff (possibly bundled together on ebay, gumtree, Facebook marketplace or local hock shops) please send me a private message

 

What they stole:

Project carbon tt

PC in Silverstone case (pentium g620)

Schiit mani phono stage

My own DIY passive pre (will upload a photo of that)

Oppo udp105

Bryston 4bbst

Over 1000 cds

Over 500 vinyls

Pioneer kuro pdp 5090lx

Krix neuphonix mk 1

2 rel t/5i subwoofers

50ish blu rays.

Topping d50 dac

Most of this I have bought from gumtree or similar sites.

Any leads would be much appreciated.

 

The thing I am most upset about is the vinyls as everyone knows the effort we go to to collect and keep our collection in good shape.

 

I am in sydney so these would most likely be listed in Sydney.

 

Thankyou again.

 

Man, l am absolutely gutted for you.

Talk about being violated. Felt sick when l read it. It's always on the back of my mind when l go over seas.

 

The stereo can be replaced (hope you were insured) but LPs and even some CDs can never be replaced now.  Hope they catch these mongrels,and you get some of your stuff back. Keep your chin up buddy. All the best.

Ken.

 

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40 years ago I had $6k of Hifi stolen.
Wharfedales, Linn Sondek, dynavector ruby etc etc.........
Claimed the lot on insurance. 5 years later went to visit an old ‘friend’ , only to find it all in his living room.

I was not impressed to say the least. When confronted he said ‘ I thought you knew’
WTF I said.
He then described a conversation we had where he asked how I would feel if the stuff was ever stolen. I replied along the lines of ‘it’s all insured and I bought it all wholesale, so I’d just get a better system with th insurance money. Apparently that was permission enough for him to knock off my prized possession.

He is dead now.......and no, it wasn’t me :-)



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34 minutes ago, anewmission said:

 

Please if anyone see's any of this stuff (possibly bundled together on ebay, gumtree, Facebook marketplace or local hock shops) please send me a private message

 

Over 1000 cds

Over 500 vinyls


The thing I am most upset about is the vinyls as everyone knows the effort we go to to collect and keep our collection in good shape.

 

I am in sydney so these would most likely be listed in Sydney.

 

Thankyou again.

 

May be worth keeping an eye out on the vinyl flippers on Discogs (and on here too... 😬).

Searching and keeping an eye out for your rarer record titles may be the easiest way to find your collection if it does get put up for sale.

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Just be aware that more than likely it's someone you have invited into your home either when you've sold something or a friend of a friend who got impressed with what you have , e.g. you demoed your gear .
Further in 3 months they'll be back , I lived in Carlton had bars on the window's and they ripped those out of the wall. Our insurance got declined after 4 burglaries the place was like Fort Knox bars on the window's and doors , alarm we moved . Camera's are great after the event personally I favour two big barking dogs to deter them . Certainly will keep an eye out .

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Mate I am totally gutted for you, however I see your SNA handle or nickname is "anewmission" I can only hope you are insured and that you can remember most of the vinyl and cd you owned and make it your "new mission" to start again bigger and better, sorry don't want this to sound like a pun.

 

Its a horrendous thing to happen and a reminder to us all to make sure we are properly protected and insured. I know I I am going to review mine this week. 

 

Guys that do this to others just have no idea what it means to collect music , to create a collection and to spend as much money as you can on making it sound good. They are drop dead mother fxckers...

 

I will keep watch from Perth for any off the items just incase they try this side of OZ.

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17 minutes ago, fish said:

40 years ago I had $6k of Hifi stolen.
Wharfedales, Linn Sondek, dynavector ruby etc etc.........
Claimed the lot on insurance. 5 years later went to visit an old ‘friend’ , only to find it all in his living room.

I was not impressed to say the least. When confronted he said ‘ I thought you knew’
WTF I said.
He then described a conversation we had where he asked how I would feel if the stuff was ever stolen. I replied along the lines of ‘it’s all insured and I bought it all wholesale, so I’d just get a better system with th insurance money. Apparently that was permission enough for him to knock off my prized possession.

He is dead now.......and no, it wasn’t me 🙂


 

This is not for this thread but WTF I would have loved to be a fly in the room for the next minute or so.

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Really sux!

 

Sorry to hear of this, and it is everyone's nightmare :(

 

Like others I think this is far from a run of the mill theft, it was planned and targeted.

 

Hope the bastards get pinched for it.

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21 minutes ago, fish said:

40 years ago I had $6k of Hifi stolen.
Wharfedales, Linn Sondek, dynavector ruby etc etc.........
Claimed the lot on insurance. 5 years later went to visit an old ‘friend’ , only to find it all in his living room.

I was not impressed to say the least. When confronted he said ‘ I thought you knew’
WTF I said.
He then described a conversation we had where he asked how I would feel if the stuff was ever stolen. I replied along the lines of ‘it’s all insured and I bought it all wholesale, so I’d just get a better system with th insurance money. Apparently that was permission enough for him to knock off my prized possession.

He is dead now.......and no, it wasn’t me 🙂


 

With friends like that....

All I can say is good riddance to them !!

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ALSO...A reminder to all to check your insurance is up to date as we all move things on or buy new gear and forget to update the insurance and these days its got to be recorded with exact serial numbers .

 

Please take pictures of all the hardware gear, cables  and vinyl / cds you own. Imagine saying to an insurance claim guy , hey I bought a $3000 pair of speaker cables on a thread on a website called SNA, no receipt no paperwork. At least are adverts stay up. Maybe a good reason to also keep the prices in the adverts for future reference , I know sometimes I remove and its bad practice.

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Yeh, I just checked my router settings and both the computer and Samsung tablet(which I forgot to mention) mac I.p addresses were able to be seen.
So I am passing that on to police also.

As far as rare vinyls, I am tryinh to think. Mostly rare punk bands
Nofx surfer 7"
Nofx the p. M. R. C can suck on this 7"
Nofx **** the kids

I had a limited press boxset of a band called anberlin. The boxset is called help yourself.
Many more my head is just a mess today

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Sorry to hear about this.

 

Contrary to others in the thread, I think that you have probably been the target of some random thieves, likely supporting a drug habit.

 

There is a good chance that your music will end up at a pawnbroker or second hand music store. That is where I would focus any effort if you.

 

I hope that you were adequately insured.

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Very sorry to hear about your loss, I know the feeling and having our things stolen wasn't the worst thing, it was knowing someone came into our home and went through our things. Hope they get caught and you get your stuff back, this was most likely targeted as they knew what to take and where it was. Someone gave them the scoop of what you have.

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6 minutes ago, anewmission said:

Yeh, I just checked my router settings and both the computer and Samsung tablet(which I forgot to mention) mac I.p addresses were able to be seen.
So I am passing that on to police also.

As far as rare vinyls, I am tryinh to think. Mostly rare punk bands
Nofx surfer 7"
Nofx the p. M. R. C can suck on this 7"
Nofx **** the kids

I had a limited press boxset of a band called anberlin. The boxset is called help yourself.
Many more my head is just a mess today

If you have a find me capability on any of the devices, turn it on now and provide the location to Police.

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Damn that sucks! Mongrels! I feel for you. In fact it makes me sick thinking about it.

 

Alarm system (inside/windows/roof), inside /outside cameras, external sensor flood lights, a big American staffy and always someone house-sitting when I'm overseas. Can't do much more than that if they still break in.

 

Anyway, hope they get caught and things work out for you.

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gosh this is terrible. what is sad indeed that yes often it is someone you know, especially seems quite targeted.

 

things like vinyl and CDs are a pita to sell. as goes with hifi these days... its a pretty limited market place (few outlets for sale) and not worth a lot in resale for likely hood of jail time if get caught. So unless plan to use themselves its not going to be a lot in selling.

 

i have some respect and faith in the police in these cases too... i as i have known folks to be burgled and stuff to be recovered and surprisingly quickly to... known suspects i guess. 

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If you have a find me capability on any of the devices, turn it on now and provide the location to Police.
Not for this tablet, as both the tablet and pc were purchased for purely music streaming purposes. The tablet didn't even have a screen lock on it. I'm just happy that I literally only used it for controlling the pc and it didn't have any of my personal photos ect on it.
Yes it's definitely a feeling of being violated.
My guitars, microphones and recording equipment is all upstairs and still all there so I feel as though they didn't go upstairs.

It just sucks because as a musician I have never had much money and most things were bought second hand, and took me a while to save for. Apart from the bryston nothing was too expensive I suppose, well to me it was but I guess in general not too expensive
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22 minutes ago, Telecine said:

Contrary to others in the thread, I think that you have probably been the target of some random thieves, likely supporting a drug habit.

Very unlikely random.

 

And the majority of addicts are not so organised, usually.... far from it.

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6 minutes ago, Muon N' said:

Very unlikely random.

 

And the majority of addicts are not so organised, usually.... far from it.

I think that the statistics show that 90% of property offences, including Break and Enters, are drug related crime.

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I remember my parents house being burgled when I was a kid, about 25 years ago (I am 32 now).
It turned out to be some heroin junkies that lived around the corner. They took literally everything including one of the cars and it would have taken them quite a while.
Most things were returned after they were caught through a pawn shop.

I live in the southern suburbs of Sydney and have never in my life felt unsafe around the area, then again I can't imagine my friends would do this either. Or atleast I don't have any suspicions of who it could have been.
Sucks but I just need to figure out where to go from here and hopefully the police find them.

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